Thursday, September 23, 2010

A $2.00 Magazine Holder

I found this frame at a second-hand shop for $2.00 in great condition and wanted to take up the challenge of making a cloth insert for it. WEEKS went by with no inspiration but I finally grabbed some scrap material and got to work.

I decided to make the bottom of the insert more sturdy by encasing a rectangular piece of cardboard with the material I was working with. I did some sewing and hot-gluing and here's how it came out-

Not too bad but let's just say, it looks better when there are magazines inside! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hair Clip Frame

So, I saw a friend of mine do this for her little girl's hair clips and I really thought it was an awesome way to organize, show off what they've got and its so easy to see what would match the outfit of the day! :)

I found a frame with a cardboard insert at a second-hand shop for $1.00. I painted it off-white and using a hot glue gun, covered the cardboard with material. Added some strips of ribbon and gluing them on the back and popped it back into the frame. I LOVE IT!

Check it out!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake

We have 4 birthday's in our family in the month of September and since our entire family was together last weekend, I made a few of these. What a fun recipe! A little bit of work since I needed to slice the Swiss rolls very thin and line a bowl with them. I followed a Taste of Home recipe which I'll let you check out. The hot fudge layer never freezes completely and kept puddling at the bottom of the bowl for me but with a bit of muscle, I was able to make it work.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Savannah's Chalk Board Table

We had gone to IKEA and found this adorable table and chairs for Savannah. It's unfinished wood and very easy to put together. But I wanted to do something to the table like paint it- I love the idea of chalk boards and have seen some pretty sweet chalk board coffee table tops just from a can of chalk board spray paint! So I picked some up and my dear hubby and I started the project last night out in the grass.

We kept all the parts of the table in the box except for the top and taped the sides. Once it was laying on the grass, we sprayed away- layer after layer. This morning I did one final coat and then ran chalk over the whole thing before calling it quits. Once it was dusted off, I put the table together and WALA! It's is now a little doodle pad for her and her friends.

I LOVE IT! And she already has it covered in squiggles!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Fabulous Five

Today marks 5 years for us and what a journey it's been! I have loved every moment of being married to my man.

I love you, Wesley! You are a man of God and I am proud to be called your




Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Laundry Suds

No, that's not cheese- It's a bar of soap!

SO today I did something new with a friend of mine- helped her make laundry soap! She sent me the link for the recipe she follows and I was impressed with the step-by-step pictures and details. We can wash 312 loads for $6.97!! Check it out here- The Simple Dollar.

We filled up these buckets and I brought one home. Can't wait to try it out!

Thanks, Bekah! I had a fabulous time with your family today!