Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Now that's a wrap... my first doily project:)

I have a lot of home decorating ideas involving my doilies... that I've pinned. But I thought I'd start with something simple. My little boy's kindergarten teacher is out for 2 weeks because of a bad knee. So, we thought we'd get her a get well gift. I picked up some tulips at Lowe's. I didn't want to spend the extra money to buy a really nice pot... plus they are meant to be planted outside, so I thought I'd wrap the pot with one of my new doilies.
I had the boys help hold the doily up around the pot while I tied the ribbon on. Then I secured the ribbon to the pot with some glue dots. I tied a few extra ribbons to the front and made a cute little flag to go in the pot.
I think it turned out really cute. Now, if I could just get it to her before the flowers dry up and lose their petals;)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I bought a stack of doilies at a yard sale yesterday... So excited for some fun doily projects!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pinned it and Made it!

Oh blessed....
... do you ever find yourself pinning idea after idea after idea and never doing anything with them? I often find myself doing that, but every once in awhile I really get some great ideas that I do use. I LOVED this idea from The Anderson Crew. I love the idea of being able to write "love" notes to each other. So, I dug into my mom's box of random brass candle sticks. I spray painted them with primer then with black spray paint. Then I glued my cute dollar store mail boxes on the candle sticks. I made our monograms on my Cricut with my mini monograms cartridge. To tell you the truth, I think mine are a little cuter:)
The thing that I do pin the most and actually make the most are recipes. Just thought I'd post a few that I made recently. These Rolo Cake Mix Bars from Cookies and Cups are heavenly. They really are easy except for unwrapping 40 rolos. The idea behind this brings endless possibilities. I was thinking of trying chocolate cake with Reeses Pieces or maybe chopped cashews with a Scores bar... I don't know... endless possibilities.
This Easy Cashew Chicken from Eclectic Recipes really was EASY. I thought it was good, but anything with cashews is good to me. My mom said it was nothing special... maybe that's the way to describe it... good, but nothing special.
I hope you are enjoying Pinterest as much as I am!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I've been scrapbooking!!!

I had about a million projects going on a Christmas and just not time to blog. Once Christmas was over, I really wanted to spend some time scrapbooking. I'm trying to get caught up on last year... good luck to me.

Here are a few 12x12 2 page spreads that I've been working on.