Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shut the Back door!

With the completion of my wreath for the front door I realized no one hardly ever enters in that way, so needed something welcoming but super fast and yes you guessed it super cheap for the back door.

Here are the few main supplies and basic steps to my quickie wreath:

1. Foam plate, Dollar Store printed napkins, scissors, utility knife and white glue. (All stuff I had on had, so I guess you can say this wreath cost me $0.)
2. Cut out the center using a utility knife.
3. Folded my dinner napkin into fourths and cut into strips.
4. Attached one end of a strip with a dab of glue to the back of the plate and began wrapping it around and then glued the other end of the napkin down. Repeat process until covered.
5. There you have it, your  basic wreath to decorate. How easy was that!

These would make great gifts for any occasion but especially to all my friends out there who participate in Advent Conspiracy and make their Christmas gifts.

That's all folks!

                                       Happy Memorial Day!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012


My inspiration comes in spurts but so does my free time to craft, so you can imagine my joy after finally finishing a wreath I started 2 days ago. But this is not a tutorial on how to make a wreath but rather a neat and easy way I discovered to make flowers(and I'm not trying to take any credit if someone else has done this before me)

So here's a tip don't just reuse or re purpose your food jars, but save those lids too!

As you can see below using crepe paper( party streamers whatever you call them) I began a rolled flower and hot glued it to a lid.

Then just glue, twist and roll

glue, twist and roll

and glue and twist and roll covering all the edges of your jar.
I wish I had taken a pic of what that looks like too.

 Voila a beautifully and easy rosette covered lid. The difference between this method is it's a lot easy to handle holding the lid than just the paper and the flower becomes a bit 2 dimensional.
Fun right!

I made a couple more using ribbon, and twine although it's hard to tell on the photo.
Then glued them altogether.

Now onto my wreath!

What do you think?
I'd love to see what you can do with these cute rosette covered lids.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift

I was literally cutting and gluing minutes before having to take my eldest child to school, because I completely forgot she had to bring in a flower to her teacher today.
And we don't have a garden, and I didn't want to share any of the flowers my husband gave me for mother's day(I'm just saying).

So with some construction paper, glue and a lot of pressure; I came up with these little gems.
Super cute, super easy and super cheap. (I feel like I say that a lot).

Luckily I had these little 2" pots leftover from a previous craft, but like this rolled paper tutorial , you can make them with stems.

When life gives you lemons... Craft!

Have a great day and I hope this helps to inspire someone today!

The Mama

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Serious Mother's Day Stuff!

This Mother's day has been a little bit more than just getting the recognition of being a mom, beautiful flowers, cards and gifts. I'm going to admit something and hopefully I won't get hate mail sent to me.

Motherhood is not easy, its not for the fainthearted, marriage is certainly not easy either but unfortunately so many couples quit being married you can't quit being a parent.

But I digress....You see God has been showing me that it is a privilege and an honor that I'm married to such a wonderful man and given 3 great healthy kids.

Because for a while I wasn't seeing it that way, I consumed myself with myself! Complaining about everything I had to do yet playing the "Martyr", impatient, angry, frustrated, snippy and just plain mean sometimes to my husband and kids.

It took me watching a certain movie for the first time (which I am ashamed to admit that we'd not seen yet being a "christian family" and all) and reading the book inspired by the movie.
Ok, ok it was Fireproof, and we're reading The Love Dare, we're just about the only couple in our church that hadn't seen it,
But it has truly challenged our marriage, and though we are still very early into the 40 days, it has helped me to step outside of myself and see what I was acting like. I'm no where near "changed" but certainly trying my best to get it right.


"Phew" I needed to get that off my chest!

Here are some pics from my wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Trinket

We're nearing the end of one of the coolest moms groups I have ever been a part of, and I just wanted to bless all the mama's with a little Mother's Day trinket.  So hopefully none of them will be reading this before I hand them out.  

You can never go wrong with embellished clothespins at .08 cents each(thanks to 2 Michael's coupons)  and so easy to make.

This little gift is nothing in comparison to all that I've received from the fellowship of such a wonderful group of ladies.

And I also have to plug a great website just recently started by one of our mentor moms; that had developed learning activities for children way before anything we've ever seen on Pinterest (I'm just saying!)

Check it out here

Happy Mother's Day!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Eight is great!

It's hard to believe that our sweet girl is now eight. She is growing up so fast and we're so proud of the young lady that she's becoming. 

Our little rock star loves to dance, sing, draw, jump rope, hula hoop and just added whistling to her repertoire of talents.
She's doing great in school and up until recently had a PERFECT attendance record.
Loves to laugh and be silly with her dad, loves doing crafts with her mama, is attached to her new Nintendo DSI, but most importantly loves Jesus.
Being an older sister is not always easy put she does a really good job of it.
Each one of our children have taught us something and it's because of her that we learned what it was to be parents.
Gabi we love you so much Mama and Daddy.