Friday, August 27, 2010

Candy Pencils

I wish I'd have seen this sooner!  I might have made these for the teachers instead of the apples (maybe, it's a toss up)!  Aren't they cute!  The Blackberry Vine made these yummy pencils with Rollos and Hersey Kisses!

I guess I'll just save it for another day!

Here's how the apples turned out I made for Kylie's teachers!  

I had originally made the leaves out of  the sour candy straws, but they broke by that morning, and since I'd eaten all the rest of them :), I had to come up with another idea.  I was out of time to fix it before my daughter headed off to preschool, so I came home and printed out a little label, then outlined it with some glitter glue from the dollar store.  I was pretty pleased with how they tuned out! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Christmas Calender

So is it really that bad to be looking at Christmas stuff already??  I've actually got my list of gifts all figured out for everyone in my family!  Now I just have to get shopping!  My goal this year is to have all my shopping done by the end of October, as to fully enjoy the holidays without stress!  Every year I'm overwhelmed with one thing and one thing only, getting gifts for everyone.  I've vowed ever year to get my shopping done early, but thanks to money, it never seems to happen.  The worst part is I find it hard to focus on the true meaning of  Christmas!  I've tried every season to get in the right mind set, but it never happens, this year will be different!  I hope........

When I came across this Christmas calendar I knew I had to have one!  Oh I wish I could sew!  I'm lousy with a sewing machine, and the one I have is an old hand me down.  The last time I got it out, I could not for the life of me figure out how to thread it!  I'd done it before, but this time, it was hopeless.  However Ashlee Woolf has amazing sewing skills and was kind enough to showcase her beautiful Christmas calender and I want one!  I'm thinking I might actually try it as a magnet board instead.  I'll let you know how mine turns out (whenever I get around to it).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Acorn Cake

Again, I know I'm ahead of myself with the holidays, but I came a cross this cake and thought it just looked SO delicious!  Oh it'd be great for Thanksgiving!

I actually really don't enjoy cooking, but when it comes to cakes or anything involving sugar, I can usually find the desire to do a little baking!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stocking Holder

I know it's early, but I saw this and knew I had to save it somewhere!  So here I will save it!  Stocking holders are not something I particularly love.  They're heavy and just downright dangerous with kids in the house (or even pets)!  I usually use those command strip hooks every year, but this year, I hope to be using something a little different!  The Many Faces Of Mom made these amazing stocking holders and was kind enough to show us all how to do it ourselves!  It's genius I tell ya!

All dangers go out the window, it's decorative and will actually hold the goodies Santa leaves behind, unlike most of your traditional stocking holders!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Laundry Room Dream

Awhile ago I came across a post of an amazing laundry room make over.  The best part, the storage under the washer and dryer!  I'm dying to get my hands on a nice front load washer and dryer and when I do, I will beg my husband to build me one of these!

Show & Tell gives step by step instructions making it look so easy!  Hopefully it will be a project the hubby wouldn't mind taking on, although I'd like to think I could do it myself if I had too!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gift For Teacher

I've been wanting to give a gift to my daughters teachers this year, but wasn't sure what to give them.  I don't know them (I think she'll have two teachers), the budgets a little tight, and I'm not in the mood to spend forever on a project (thanks to my lazy pregnancy hormones).  So when I stopped by Someday Crafts and saw these adorable little apples, I knew I'd found my gift!  I'm off to the store tomorrow to purchase my supplies, oh I can't wait!  I love simple projects!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Personalized Home Decor

Here's another creative idea I have to save!  The Crafting Chicks came up with the gorgeous canvas picture display!  If you had enough members in your family, you could do the word 'FAMILY' also!  What a great gift this would make for grandparents!  So excited to give it a try!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Knockoff Clock Face

I just have to bookmark this idea because holy clever!!  Remodelaholic come up with this oh so cute decor, and so cheap too!  So my type of project!  The tutorial  can be found here.  You have to take a look at how she made this beautiful wall clock face!  I can't wait to give this a try.