Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Wreath Idea

How is it JUNE 23rd????????  I truly feel like this is the beginning of summer!  I have been so caught up with grad work, PD's and catching up on life that I haven't done the laundry list of Summer todo's....such as:  lay mulch, fertilize, finish planting herbs, etc.

So needless to say it's beyond past time for me to create a summer wreath for our door!!!!  I think I found a crisp clean look here.  That I will be attempting in the next few days.

Fabric Folding

Though I'm new to sewing I have tried to accumulate cute fabric when I find it on sale for future projects.  Somehow my two fabric drawers have quickly become crammed.  Like the rest of my craft/laundry room I'm still in need of some serious organization.  If I opened up my drawers to dump my fabric out they'd look something like this.......

I think I found a solution today with a tutorial on folding fabric onto old comic book boards.  Hopefully I'll be able to score some cheap on ebay or at a yardsale soon and get to fabric folding fast! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

When life gives you new Windows

You put the old ones in the garage and refuse to let your husband throw them away.  :)  Or at least that's what I've done.  I know there has to be a great use for them but I just haven't pounced on the perfect idea yet until maybe today.  A few weeks ago I discovered a huge mirror that was large and beautiful enough......that it wouldn't fit in my house.  But it got me thinking about having a big mirror in my living room to sit against a wall or on a dresser.  I have been on the search since then but then discovered posts about the Krylon looking glass paint.  I decided to google the paint used on mirrors and found a couple posts.  I like the look as a mirror but I'm just not sure it's what I want for my living room space. 
However I need a screen for the basement fireplace and have been too picky thus far to find one that fits.  I love this look and believe I'll be heading to the garage later to measure the windows!!! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Smoothing into the day...

For the past 2 months or so I have enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast every morning along with a hard boiled egg. I started having serious cravings for them and making them on the weekends. Then my sweet Barry took over and began making them for me through the work week. :)
We usually do frozen blueberries, mixed berries, pinapple, mango, or banana with Greek honey yogurt, milk, and extra honey.
This recipe found at This Chick Cooks looks simply divine. I love that she adds oatmeal to it. If I did that I could leave out my egg too.
I would love to buy a juicer and start substituting meals with them but that will have to wait for another day. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rosette Cake Love

New blog love at I am Baker where I found the most adorable tutorial for decorating a cake. I love to bake but for some reason have never gotten into decorating too much. However, this cake is right up my alley (rose obsession), and it actually doesn't look difficult. I'd like to try it out for Katie's shower if she doesn't have a cake made by their yummy baker. It would also be super cute on cupcake toppers!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jigsaw Awesomeness!

I'll know I have arrived into the real world of handiness when I can create a mirror like this. Seriously just created a design on her (AllthingsThrifty) computer and jigsaw to MDF here we have a beautiful mirror!!!! I'm in love with the possibilities here.

Hanging around.....everywhere

I've been lacking in the jewelry storage department for quite sometime. Long necklaces in one rooms closet, regularly worn necklaces and earrings in a jewelry box in our room, and earrings, rings, bracelets in my silver box.
Now that we have our new closet doors I'm trying to think of a way to utilize that space for necklaces as well. I have been thinking of hooks on the door but don't like the thought of them clanging around all the time. I have found this tutorial at Cat on a Limb

that is inspired by Pottery Barn. Again we'd have the clanging but I think if I backed the frames with cute fabric it would be less annoying. :)
I really like the bright color she chose too. I'd probably keep with a shade of orange in our room though.

I'm on the lookout for cheap yet large, lightweight frames now.