Friday, March 30, 2012


Too excited to find out today that Design Dazzle featured the Easter Bucket I made for my sweet baby girl!  A HUGE thanks to Toni for the feature!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Quote Board DIY

I have had this one place in my living room that really needed something, but everything I purchased didn't look great.  So, I decided to make something. This is one of my most favorite quotes, it helps me remember not to take the everyday grind of life too seriously.  I need to look at it everyday! And what better place than in my living room?!

 I purchased 2 12x24 unfinished wood boards at Hobby Lobby.  I painted them white, then distressed them with dark gray acrylic paint.... 

I didn't want to jsut put vinyl on there, I wanted to actually paint the saying on, so I cut out the vinyl for a stencil...

And painted it.  I wanted to do something other than just all black and since turquoise is my accent color of choice right now, I used it also!

I let it dry for about 30 minutes and pulled the vinyl off.  I LOVE the finished product!! 

I think it's perfect for the spot between my curtains!

I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!

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Guest Post

I am guest posting at Decorating Insanity today, which I am so happy to be doing.  They have a great blog with some awesome ideas.  Stop over and check it out :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012


I saw this morning that my Picture Frame Tutorial was featured on two of my favorites Design Dazzle and I heart Naptime :)  A big HUGE thanks to these ladies for the feature!!  Stop by and check out their blogs, you will be as inspired by them as I am!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Personalized Easter Bucket

Since Easter is just right around the corner, I decided it was time to make my daughter's Easter bucket.  My sister-in-law and I purchased the buckets several weeks ago but I just haven't had a chance until this weekend to actually work on it. 

We purchased the buckets at Hobby Lobby in the Spring section, they have just about any color you would want!  Then, I ordered some Polka Dot Vinyl and cut out the designs on my Silhouette.  Once the vinyl was on the bucket I tied some ribbon and tulle on the sides. 

This project was super easy!  I love the finished product!!

I'm linking up to these fabulous parties...

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Found out today that my Baby Clothing Dividers were featured on two of my favorites....  Design Dazzle and I Heart Naptime!!  This has absolutely made my day and a big THANKS to them for the features :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Picture Frame Tutorial

I was asked to guest post by Jenny at The NY Melrose Family yesterday, this is the tutorial that I posted :)

I happen to love pictures, as a matter of fact, I am constantly thinking of ideas for my daughter's next pictures.  Actually, I have been thinking of what to do for her spring pictures since before Christmas...  sad I know, but it's who I am.  My mother happens to be a photographer which works out great for me.

Since I love pictures so much, you know I love frames too. So, today I am going to show you how to embellish a unfinished wood frame, which will end up looking like this.... and be prepared for lots of pictures!

First, I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a 5x7 unfinished wood frame this cost me $3.99.

At that point, I painted the entire frame 2 coats of white acrylic paint.

I wondered for years how to get perfectly straight lines when painting stripes and finally this year found out!  Actually, it is pretty simple....  put the painters tape on the frame, then take the same paint (in my case, I used the white acrylic paint). Go over the tape where you are wanting to paint the different color, this seals the tape so it shouldn't bleed, but if it does it will be the white (genious!! and I would have never thought of that myself by the way).

Once that is dry, you are ready to paint your other color.  I did two coats of the barn wood color I chose.

Then peel off the tape once it is dry and see.......  Perfect lines!!

I like the distressed look.  So at that point, I sanded all the sides and the front of the frame.

I purchased a craft Miter Saw kit from Joann's which was perfect for this project, it  wasn't a bad price $14.99.  I have used this thing so much it is well worth the price.  I wanted some color to the frame so I cut 45 degree angles on a piece of craft wood (you can purchase at probably any craft store).  I have purchased the craft wood at both Hobby Lobby and Joann's for about $.79.  Once it was cut I painted it the turquoise color.

Then, I used wood glue and glued the pieces to the frame. This dries really fast.

Some people may choose to stop here because this is a really cute frame even now.....  But I love girly things so I chose to embellish it more. 

At this point, I took a 2 inch silky ribbon (you could also use the wire ones) tied a bow and trimmed the ends.  Then, took a decorative pin and pinned it in the middle of the ribbon.  I glued everything to the frame with a glue gun. 

It is really an easy little project and makes great gifts!!  Here are pictures of the finished product!

By the way, the picture of the kids in the frame was taken by my mother at Tena Wood Photography.

Thanks again to Jenny at The NY Melrose Family  for letting me stop by yesterday!  I enjoyed it!


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