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Valentine’s Day {DIY wreath}

16 Feb

Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I know this post is a little late but I got sick on Valentine’s day and stayed home sick yesterday so I just didn’t feel up to posting anything.

I had been working on my wreath for a little while and finally finished it Monday night….just in time, right?

Well here it is.

I used pipe insulation from the hardware store and wrapped 2 layers of yarn around it. I found some cute ribbon and accessories at Michael’s and only added a few on.

What do you think??

Enjoy the rest of your week!


friday five {what I’m loving this week}

3 Feb

This post is coming a little late in the day but Dan and I went out to do a few things tonight when he got home from work.

1. super fun cookies!

Seriously, how fun are these Mr. Potato Head cookies? They were found at Oh Sugar Events. They are some of the cutest cookies I have ever seen. They would be amazing for a party. Or just to eat. I hope they do come out with the cookie cutters. I would buy those suckers right up.

2. cute hair

I still want to do fun things with my hair. I found this really cute up do that looks so simple and pretty {found here}. I’ve kind of tried this but not for real to wear it all day. I feel like mine always ends up more in the middle of my head and not so close to the ear, which I would want it to. I’ll keep trying.

3. converse sneakers

And polka dot ones {found here}???? Sign me up!!

4. fun crafts

These vase fillers, found at Landee See, Landee Do, look so cute. They seem like they would be so easy to do and would add wonderful color to any room, especially because you could make them any color you want. I love that they could  be small or big and fill a bowl or a vase or anything you have. I love easy projects that would make such a difference in a room. I will definitely be trying these!

5. TV frame?

This seems like such a simple idea….but why didn’t I ever think of it? Framing the TV? When we have a house and are living somewhere for a good amount of years, I will definitely want to try this. I feel like it would make a room feel so much more cozy.

What are you loving this week??


enlarged photo diy

2 Feb

I absolutely love this idea for a big picture to take up a big space! I’m not sure we have a space for it right now but I know we will eventually. And maybe I’ll have to move some things around just to fit something like this up.

new makeup

28 Jan

I’ve never been much of a makeup person. I wear it but the minimal amount….a little concealor for under my eyes, some eyeshadow, and some mascara. I feel like I’ve never really known how to do my makeup well. I’ve played around with different things, like eye liner and smokey eyes, but it never came out right. But I’ve always wanted to do more.

A few months ago, I got a groupon {which I love by the way} for e.l.f. cosmetics {}. It was like $10 for $35 worth of mineral makeup. I thought it was worth it so I bought the groupon. It was about the expire, so last weekend I searched the site for what I could get. They have a ton of stuff. And a bunch of stuff is only $1 or $2. The groupon was only for the mineral makeup so I got my $35 worth, plus a bunch of other stuff. I think I ended up spending about $20 extra dollars…and the shipping was free!

So I came home on Thursday to a big box full of new makeup!image

I pulled it all out to remember what I had gotten. I’m looking forward to playing around with it all and seeing what I can come up withimage

I painted my nails that night to at least try something. I love the nail polish. It was $2 a bottle and it is amazing. I did one coat and it was great. It dried pretty fast and I love the color!image

Now it is just finding a place to keep all of it…I found this on pinterest and I am in love. I think I could make something like this and it would be perfect…we’ll see when I can get around to it.

Happy Saturday!

wreath made out of ties

16 Jan

So, since I didn’t really accomplish anything today, I figure I will share a craft I did for a Christmas present.

A few years ago, I got a bunch of my Grandfather’s old ties. I thought I could maybe wear them as belts or something like that. I think I did for a few days but since then they have been sitting in the closet.

My grandmother made all of these ties for him way back in the day. I think they are fantastic, especially the material choice.

So, I found a wreath online that was made of our ties. I thought it would be the perfect solution of what to do with these ties.

For Christmas,  I decided to make a wreath for my grandparents. I love how it turned out and it was super easy to put together. I got a foam wreath form at Joann’s. I covered it in plain teal fabric I had laying around. Then I cut the thick ends of the ties off and hot glued them to the wreath.

They loved it and knew pretty much right away what it was made from. I love seeing their faces when they open and love something I have created.

friday five {what i’m loving this week}

13 Jan

So I find so many things I love each week, via Pinterest or other blogs and websites. I thought I would start sharing 5 of my favorite things from each week. Friday seemed like a fitting day to do this post because it ends the week. So, from now on, I will be posting 5 of my favorite things every week on Friday.

My hair is getting a little longer and I have been thinking that I should probably start trying to do different things with it. I tend to just leave it down or throw it up in a ponytail because whenever I do attempt something cute, it doesn’t usually work out. I need to start practicing and I’m sure I can get some things to work. I came across this adorable hair do that I absolutely love {found here}. And I’m pretty sure I could pull it off….I just need to find a super cute head band like this one.

I am not pregnant and we are not planning on getting pregnant for a little while but I came across this pregnancy announcement {found here} on Pinterest and I think it is so cute! The other pictures are really cute too, I just really love the bump ahead sign. So smart.

I also found this next idea on Pinterest. I absolutely cannot wait to try this. It is genius and I wish I had thought of it. Making your own stamps with erasers?? So simple and so cheap. And you could make basically anything at all. I’m buying erasers next time I’m at the store. {found here}

I don’t have a bookshelf I need to makeover right now but I know someday I will. And I think this idea is brilliant. Using foam board in the back of the bookshelf instead of painting the actual bookshelf {found here}. It would make it so much easier to see if you really like it and to change when you feel like it. My mom has bookshelves that she is going to be painting soon and I shared this idea with her. We’ll see if she uses it….

This is a super cute gift idea. Making little hearts and hiding them around for the person to find {found here}. So sweet. And really, you could do any kind of shape depending on the holiday or event that is going on. I might just have to do this for someone….

I have to get crackin’ on all these DIY ideas I want to do. And practicing with my hair. Good thing I have some time coming up.

a calendar for our life

10 Jan

So, as I have mentioned before, I absolutely love pinterest. I find so many amazing ideas and I want to try them all! I know eventually I will get to them all but it will definitely take some time.

I found this calendar pin a few weeks ago. I knew immediately that I wanted to start this in January.

So I got it all together so we could start it right away.I decided to use a photo box so maybe we could add some pictures in or add more cards once these get filled.

The only thing I couldn’t figure out was what I wanted to use for the dividers. Then, this past weekend, I was going through and organizing a lot of things around the apartment. I found a small photo calendar for 2011 that I never used. So I cut the calendar part off and cut the picture so it would fit in the box and they work perfectly!

I am in love with this idea. I know in a few years it will be awesome to look back at what we did on each day during each year before. I also think it would be a cool thing to put together as a gift.

Now I just have to make sure we write in it every day…..

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