Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December! 24 days of Christmas Free Printable

I've created a list of activities for the kids and I to do until Christmas.  We will select one each day to complete.  I'm hoping this will help the deployment speed along and keep us nice and busy! 

I borrowed some ideas from various other websites and came up with some ideas that will work for our own family.  Please feel free to use our 24 days of Christmas or create your own 24 days of Christmas with your own blank sheet.  Free printable for Personal Use only, please link back to the site and let us know what ideas you've come up with! 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wreath Update

If you've followed my sporadic postings over the last couple years you may have noticed a recurring trend of my family and I moving frequently.  Well that time has come again and we have moved away from our little piece of paradise outside of Yelm.  We are preparing for my husbands upcoming deployment by moving closer to family.  This move and deployment have me reflecting on life, people we have met, relationships that have developed and what home means to me.  So while this may be just another wreath, to me this was an absolutely therapeutic piece of crafting with so much meaning behind it.  I am so thankful for all of our adventures we have had and the many more adventures which are to come, the awesome people we have met on the way, the friendships we have built, and today I am really thankful for us being together as a family.  

Thanks for bearing with me through all my cheese on this post, and enjoy the wreath, which is an updated version of this wreath! :)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Printables: Home Movie Theatre Night

I put together these fun tickets for an upcoming family movie night.  So grab your cuties, a movie, a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy a fun movie night on me. :) Here is a preview of the tickets...

To print the tickets click on each image below, click on the image with the magnifying glass, and print for your own enjoyment. Please personal use only.  Contact me for commercial use.  Thank you!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Craft Booth Design

Wow! My sister and I put together a booth for the sidewalk squatters show in the parking lot next to Art in the Park in Richland.  Minus the 3am nights for way too many nights it was a ton of fun! We had to scrap our original plan because we ended up being on a pretty decent incline, but we made it work and here's what we came up with for our displays...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!  We spent the 4th soaking up the sun with my sisters in a magical place. In fact we spent 4 days in this magical place and enjoyed every minute of it. In fact in the 30 minutes it took to drive from I-90 to our campground we decided this may be our new location for our property search.  Have I mentioned how much I love the state of Washington!? 

Oh and what's that you say about being a crafting blog? Yea, I'll get to that soon. :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Adorable Puppets!

One of these days I will get around to actually posting something that I've crafted, after almost 2 months, I'm finally starting to feel better after a severe (and lame!) back injury. But then again, I hate to make any promises because I'm famous for breaking them! ;) 

Until then I've got another awesome find for you!  I have a friend who just started selling these adorable puppets on ETSY.  She's been making them for quite some time, and I was lucky enough to try one out for a few minutes before shipping it off for a birthday gift.  They are well made, reasonably priced, even cuter (if that's possible!) in person, and Micah and Hallie absolutely LOVED it! I will most definitely be ordering more for our own family.  

In fact, I already have an order in for a couple of these...

And as an extra bonus, she is always looking for more ideas, so if you have something in mind, run it by her and she'll do her best to recreate it! 

So go check out her shop, Hand on Fun and visit her blog for a discount code which makes them an even sweeter deal, but hurry the code may be ending soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vintage Scale

Pretty much in {love} all around!

Found this beauty at the Olympia Weekend Market, pretty much my new favorite place ever!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Unfinished Projects

It's confession time! I have a serious issue with starting and not finishing projects.  I've tried to be better about not having so many projects going at once, but since leaving my crafting partner in crime in Virginia, I've slipped!  Bad! I need someone to hold me accountable, so in a moment of weakness I thought I would see how many projects I actually have going right now. 

So off I went around the house.  It wasn't pretty.  I have at least 15 going right now, I'm sure I missed a few and that doesn't include the 10 swarming in my head right now or any etsy projects! So here we go...

Honestly- just finished this one tonight.  Yea! I'll show it to ya later this week.

This one needs touch ups on the paint and then to be hung...

Throw pillows recovered...

For those of you who have been to my house and have thought I was a HSM fanatic, I'll put your mind to ease.  I've never seen the show, but they were on sale for CHEAP at Target... that orange sticker gets me every time! So here they sit- over a year later still sporting their obnoxious pinkness!

This is where it gets ugly.  And there's a few more baskets like these hiding in random places. Yikes!

Super fun project which I'm waiting on the hubster for.  Need him to cut some sheet metal and be home :( so I can use the jigsaw... so excited!

Another fun one!!

Micah's bed.  Waiting on the hubby again on this one, although I may start building it soon!

Throw pillows for Hallie's bed.

Train duvet cover for Micah

Baby scrapbook, which were 90% finished when kids were born 3.5 years ago... and there they sit!

Just need to add some pictures!

Phew! That's rough! So many projects so little time.  Good thing is, I'm still in love with all of them! So here's to be motivated to finish these before starting more!

What about you? Do you have a similar problem? Or are you awesome and finish your projects before starting another?  If you are a compulsive project starter like me let's keep each other accountable and I'd love to see what you have started, just add your link here! Here's to hoping there's someone just as bad as me! ;)

Spring Flower Fondant Cake

After the pirate ship masterpiece, we didn't have much time to practice with the fondant cake.  It thankfully came out looking ok and we now know how to use fondant!

If we hadn't been 2.5 hours in and had 9 children frantically begging for cake at this point, :) I think we would have changed up the colors a bit on the flowers, but otherwise it turned out great!