Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Art photo frame collage

I made this fun art collage for my sons room.. I love that we can just switch out the art in the frames for a new look!! Sorry about the very blurry pics..

This is one of my most favorite pictures from him.. this is a picture he did of himself in the sunshine!!

Some of these are printables and some more art from my son..

When I saw this printable I knew it was meant to be in my sons room.. since he was a baby he would tell me "love you to the moon and back" - plus the little monsters in the basket look like they would fit in well with my monster!!

I love these giant clothespins I found at Hobby Lobby!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Guest posting....

I am guest posting over at Lolly Jane today .. and I am so excited I can barely stand it :)
So go check out my tutorial on this bad boy:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some more changes to Elley's room...

So I have a magor decision making problem- or maybe I am just a women and that comes with the territory.. but I have already changed things around since my last post...
If you remember my previous post - I had shown you my picture ledge that I made for her room.. well I took it down and did this instead....

I made the banner out of some scrap fabric - I actually go through my kids closet and if they have anything that is to small but still in good shape then i save it to cute up later... most of this fabric was from some little sundresses that my little stinker has grown out of it.. the others I bought really cheap at Walmart.
I love that we were able to find a cheap tv mount at IKEA- it cleared a lot of room to have it hung on the wall. But do you know what I don't like so much - the cords hanging out under the t.v and the huge honkin dvd player just sitting on the shelf- still workin on this !!!
The storage units are AMAZING!! Seriously.. half of those bins are empty I am so excited that we have so much room to hide her stuff :)We got them from IKEA- I was really surprised at how reasonable they were - the storage towers were 64.99- and that includes the bins!!! I can't remember how much the center unit was - we bought that like 2 years ago..

I knew I wanted to hang this old window somewhere in her room.. I kept it empty for a while because I just had no idea what to do with it.. Then I stumbled across this freaking amazing blog that gives you free art that you can download. I just printed them out at Costco.. seriously people go check it out.. you will love all the cute little prints they have!! I freaked out an ordered way to many and now I have no idea what to do with all of them :)

Here is her little bed.. guess where its from ? If you guessed IKEA then you are so smart:) And guess where the bedding, bed canopy,nightstand and flower light came from? Did you guess IKEA again? You are so GOOD!! I can't help it ok - they are so cheap there!! It's such a nasty trick- everything is so cheap there that you convince yourself you need way more then you NEED!!
The bed was only $30.00 and the light was $10.00, the nightstand was $25.00 and the canopy was $20.00!!
Not sure why I am telling you guys the price of everything- maybe I need you guys to help me justify what I spent!! I need you to enable my shopping habit and tell me I got such a good deal!!! :) By the way you guys are the coolest!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We are gonna trap ourselves some Leprechauns....

So here is our little surprise for our little leprechaun friends... I am not sure how I am going to break it to my son that we will not actually trap any of the little guys - he is dead set that he is going to catch one and take it to school tomorrow!! Should be an interesting discovery for him in the morning!!

So just so you all know how "on the ball" I am .. I have been so EXCITED about this idea for weeks. I totally spaced it until tonight when we were walking around Costco and I saw a bin of empty boxes .. and I suddenly remembered - so I snagged a few!!
So because I am so good at planning this out... I forgot to buy gold coins to leave for the leprechauns- so if you look really close you can see my lame excuse with circles cut out of gold paper!! I just told my kids we were being sneaky like the leprechauns.. and only pretending to leave them real coins- good thinking huh!! They thought I was pretty clever for that one!! And as long as I can fool them then that's really all that matters -right?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feelin' pretty special...

So pardon me while I toot my own horn.. TOOT TOOT!!! :)
I have to tell you how cool I am feeling that I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by 3 AWESOME bloggers:
Stephanie @ Pete ans Stephanie- has a super cute blog and always leaves the sweetest comments!! Thanks girly!!
Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite- I think she is like my long lost best friend lol- she is seriously so funny!!!
Shannon @Swainston Vinyl&Dezign - I admire her strength and am super jealous of her wood cutting skills!!

Ok here are the rules:
1-) Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award...
2-) Share 7 things about yourself...
3-) Award 15 great bloggers... and
4-) Contact the blogger and tell them about the award.

So here we go :

1. I am totally scared of the dark.. I have to leave the closet light on every night- dumb right?

2. I love to throw things away - I am really good at throwing things away that my husband needs lol- I HATE clutter!!

3. I love to have dance parties with my kids.. I turn on the Disney radio channel and we rock out with our sweet dance moves! Hey I have to squeeze in a work out wherever I can get it..

4.So I have to admit that most of the music we listen to during our dance parties is Justin Bieber- we do have some serious BIEBER FEVER in my house!!!

5.I love Diet Coke.. I can't do anything in the morning until I have one in my hand. I used to think my mom was so crazy for drinking them all the time but I have developed her habit!!

6. I am a junk food eater- I LOVE candy, and chips, and cookies and really anything that's not good for me.. I wish I wanted to eat healthier- I have all these really great intentions but I am horrible at following through!!

7. I love crafting.. well duh huh!! I love to look at pictures of some of the things I made when I first started- boy have I come a long way lol!! It has been such a great release for me and I love all the fun friends I have made since I started this blog!!

Here are a few bloggers I would like to recognize :

1. The Painted Home

2.Tattered and Inked

3.Lolly Jane Boutique

4.Simply Crafty

5.Krazy Craft Lady

6.Blue Roof Cabin

7. A diamond in the stuff