Monday, February 28, 2011

We have been soooo busy

Between being sick and willing myself better just in time to hit the streets for Mardi Gras in New Orleans we have been soooo busy around here. I have had NO TIME for crafting...NONE. But I have been blog surfing which is how I spent my Friday night and look at all the great ideas and inspiration I have found:

These are all on my March to do list:
(I love how I make these list and more than half of it never actually gets done, but at least having a list is an attempt right? LOL)

From the girls at eighteen25
I mean seriously,How cute is this for your kids?
My students usually graph lucky charms as an activity in class, the activity just got a WHOLE lot cuter!

From KikiCreates

Isnt this just the sweetest thing? Great to hang on the door as loved ones walk out, that way its the last thing they see as they leave for the day.

From Crafts By Amanda

I think these are just adorable and are so easy to make, hours of fun for the kiddos.

Thats all for tonight folks...I hope to be back tomorrow with some birthday craftiness soon very soon

Friday, February 25, 2011

Because I have a Cold...

I am joining in on this because I have a cold and all I have the energy to do is lay on my sofa and surf blogs. I hope you can find some inspiration from these blogs as well. There are some AWESOME women out there. Geaux there and check them out.

The Girl Creative


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Headache Free Headband

I don't think I have ever posted about it here but I get severe migraines and take medication for them daily. So when I can find a headband that doesnt give me a headache from wearing it all day I am going to JUMP at the chance to get one or well, FOUR.
Well Happy Wednesday to me! Because today when I opened my email I had an email from GroopDealz. These oh so cute headbands are the deal o the day.
They are regularly $15 on sale for $7 !
Yay for a bargain!
from the Etsy Shop

Geaux there and check it out NOW!

Really geaux now!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Party Planning has begun

I have made my first purchase for Ben Henry's 1st birthday. I found an ADORABLE shop on etsy.
They have adorable boys and girls shirts that are GREAT for birthday parties even stuff for the holidays, decorative signs, and cute baby gifts, as well. Check them out if you get a chance.
They have a facebook page too!

Here is what Ben Henry will be sporting for his Mickey themed 1st b-day

I cannot wait. I cannot possibly imagine that my BABY will be 1 year old next month!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Awesome Giveaway!

Ashley over @ Little Miss Momma  is teaming with Purse Bling for an AWESOME giveaway. YOu can win a Purse to Go OR anything in their shop up to $25...head on over and check it out..Giveaway!!

Mardi Gras Yarn Ball Garland Tutorial friend was able to pull SOME of my pics back from the dead. I have a few take with my iphone those are pretty crappy quality, but you get the idea. I love the way this turned out. LOVE it!

My inspiration from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
 Here we go. I am using traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold. You could use this for whatever holiday/occasion who wanted to celebrate.

Gather your materials, colored yarn, Styrofoam balls of assorted sizes, and of course your glue gun.

Because I don't have a snazzy kitting needle like the tutorial from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, I had to use a pencil to make a hole through the ball :) So that I could string it through on the yarn to make the garland.

A help from Boy Wonder #1, I can see you.

Pick a color and start wrapping, a put a dab of glue every once in a while where you feel its a little loose.

Make sure you leave the holes on the end uncovered so that you can string them on the garland!

All done wrapping and gluing.
I may make some more and put them in a hurricane vase on my island I love these so much!

WARNING: Here come the iphone pics...YUCK...sorry couldn't get finished product pics back from the dead computer.
String them up in a cute pattern you like.

Waaaay to fuzzy but I hope you get the idea....its really really cute.

Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011


I made the cutest Mardi Gras yarn ball garland last night and was so excited to share it with you except today when I opened my computer...NADA...nothing...I was so sad...this is being typed on my phone, I hope I find all the typos...I am working on getting it fixed tonight and hopefully..fingers crossed..I will have it up by tomorrow sometime..I really dont want to loose it. It oh so cute. really I promise!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Caffiene STAT!!

This is how I felt ALL.DAY.LONG.
 I have tried everything to give myself a boost but no amount of caffiene has helped.
Hoping to make it to bedtime with the boys and then I will be in bed 10 minutes after them.
Hopefully I will have some craftiness for you all tomorrow..

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!

Popping in to say Happy Valentines Day to y'all! And to give a few shout outs.

#1 Shout out goes to CORTNEY! She reminded me of where I foundthe idea for the cute-o Valentine cards I did for the boys...

#2 Shout out goes to Jen @ Tatertots & Jello she is having a $50 give away to Maya Road. Stop by and check it out...Both places have GREAT stuff, Jen has great tutorials, and crafty ideas, and Maya Road has all the materials to help you complete the projects. :)

#3 Shout out goes to Linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous she is having her

with giveaways and fun stuff going on, geaux and check it out.
That's is it for my shout outs.. Hope everyone has a Happy Happy Valentines Day...XOXOXOX

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Finds...

Check out how cute this is from Funky Polkadot Giraffe
I am sure you know why I love it! Wish I had the time this weekend to make these for my friends!!

I spent all night making these on for the boys to give out on Monday.  I cant wait to give them out I saw the idea on someone's blog and for the life of me I cannot remember who's. SO if you see it somewhere please oh please let me know so I can credit them with the "moustache" idea.

I love love love it!! It was so easy too! If you have never used I highly reccomend it its like free photo editing software! (thats just my opinion, I have no affliation with them)

I hope you all have a great weekend and a Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Feb to do list

Here is my to do list for this month..I've been doing some blog stalking lately and here's what I have found and am really liking.

From the totally awesome Jen at Tatertots & Jello
Chevron Stripe Tiered Trays from the Dollar Store for under $5!!

I have the perfect space between my stove & microwave for a sign like this.

And I must must must start working on Ben Henrys Mickey themed 1st Birthday party!
My baby turns one NEXT MONTH!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dear Shape Magazine: I want my $$ Back!!

So dealing with sick kiddos and baby teething..and teaching and all kinds of other mommy stuff I have negleted my blog for that I am sorry. But today as I was checking out at Walmart while have one of the worst migraines I have had in a long time I saw SHAPE magazine with a huge headline. THE DRUG FREE HEADACHE CURE: IT WORKS!! Now if you dont know me, you wouldnt know this but I suffer from severe migraines. I take two daily preventative meds and have two other meds if Iget a migraine, so something like this would catch my attention. I have had migraines that have put me in bed for days, sent me to the ER for shots, IV's etc. Yes, they are bad. So a headline like this had me interested. So after dealing with mommy stuff tonight I sit down with the magazine tongiht all ready to read up of the latest new headache cure. Here it is: Are you ready?  Are you sitting down? Get a pen? Get a piece of paper?

An ice pack.


If you have ever had a headache or a real migraine an ice pack is not going to help. I was seriously so mad. I know maybe for a tension headache an icepack may relieve the pain, but for anything else its not going to work I am seriously wanting to write SHAPE a letter and telling them I want my money back. I know maybe it was the day I had and the amount of meds I had to take to actually have my migraine go away..but things like this bug me. OK..soap box over...

I promise to be back tomorrow with my Feb. to do list of crafts. Jen from Tatertots & Jello has to cutest project from the Dollar Store!! Yay!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mardi Gras Crepe Streamer Wreath

I finally have some Mardi Gras decorations in my house! Yay me! In New Orleans there is always a party so we go straight from Christmas to Mardi Gras. Not many people decorate for Valentines Day. I have lots of decor up for Valentines Day but since its almost over and Mardi Gras is right around the corner on March 8th, now I start decorating for here is my first attempt at a Mardi Gras wreath.

I started with a $1 store wreath and 3 colors of Mardi Gras streamers

Cut them into long strips and then over lapped them into a cross and made little pinwheels

Here's my little pinwheel parking lot- I made lots and lots these.

I also cute about 6-8 strips to wrap around my wreath, to section off my wreath. I found it was easier to glue to the streamers than to the wreath itself.

It looked like this from the front when I was done wrapping the wreath in the strips.

Here's the back view.

Half way through, adding pinwheels and fluffing as I went.

Here is my finished product, I dont LOVE it, but I think its Cute Enough!

Happy Mardi Gras :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Vintage Wanna Bee

Lookie what I bought today

From one of the greatest shops on Etsy- VintageWannaBee- one of my newbie blogger "friends" I'd like to think she's my friend ;) Nichelle, she MADE this bag. Her shop has some AMAZING items, bags, headbands, wallets, rings, all kinds of goodies. Go check it out!

PS: She even did the design for my blog! She is all kinda crafty !!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Door Hanger Tutorial

I successfully completed a craft and I am happy with it! YAY Me!!
With all of my crafts going wacko these days I am happy to post this tutorial for my front door

Valentines Day Door Hanger:
I had the door hanger cone from years ago, 3 styrofoam balls ( only used 2), scrapbook paper of your choice, skewers, paper streamers of your choice, had the "be mine" hanger but didnt use it.

Step 1: Wrap your cone or other hanger shape in the scrapbook paper of your choice, my piece was a little short at the top so I cut another strip and glued it to the top to cover.

Step 2: Add some tissue paper to the bottom of the cone or container you choose to "fill" and leave a little at the top for "show" you will see why later.

Step 3: Start cutting strips of your streamers- LOTS of them, I made bunches of  ruffles like this and cut the ends and then stacked my strips like the 2nd picture.

Step 4: Then start to glue and glue until tomorrow- just joking ;) I glued one strip of the streamer around the ball and one square on each side.

Step 5: I laid one strip criss crossed over the other and pulled upward to make a tiny looking pinwheel like these- my pinwheel parking lot. Start gluing them on in rows or where you think they look good and it looks poofy.

Step 6: When I was completely done with the ball and I like the fullness of it I added my stick, I added a glob of hot glue to make sure it would stick.
Step 7: Repeat for 2 or 3 flowers, depending on  how big or how many flowers you want.
Step 8: Add flowers to your hanger -hang on door