Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kids boredom Busters...

Each day this summer I tried to do something fun & crafty for my kids. I usually made it about once a week!! oops....
I would assign a letter of they day & my girls were in charge f thinking that something that began with that letter that we could make...Here are the pics from our letter "B" day. (I forgot to take pics for the other projects...another oops!!)
This is our magnet Bumble Bee. We used plastic bags for the wings & Pipe cleaners for the Antoni & mouth. I also attached a close pin to the bad so they could hang their other projects from them.

We also made Butterfly puzzles. I printed off a cute pic of a butterfly off the internet & the girls each colored them. They then clus them to a piece of constuction paper & once the glue was dry we cut out the puzzle pieces.






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Children's Aprons...

I have been OBSESSED with aprons lately. I am so excited about the one that I just made for my 2 oldest girls & my 2 of my nieces. I started out by measuring from their torso to their collar bone to hip & then from hip to the knee. I took it from there to come up with the pattern. I made 1 that is just one solid piece of material & the other 3 are 2 pieces....well the pink camo ones are actually 3 counting that I added a belt down the middle. I have NEVER made these before. I have just been blog stocking like I LOVE to do & have seen SO MANY cute aprons out there & thought "I can TOTALLY do this!!" It was a LONG day of sewing & making mistakes & re-sewing. Then I FINALLY got it!! I LOVE THEM & so do my girls. They beg me to wear them all the time...& I just want to frame them because I worked so hard..lol!!! =) But now I know how & so I have a few friends & sisters & more nieces, so I am going to be making a BUNCH more & I'll post pics when I make the adult sized ones. For my 2 nephews I am making some tool belts!! I don't have boys so I was a bit stumped but they are almost done & they are WAY cute!!! I'll post pics once I finish them as well. The hubbs was a bit tired of all the sewing mess so I am taking a break. Let me know what you think.....

I put a pocket on the front of each of them to hold a marker, 2 pencils & some scissors....
This is the one piece...


Hope you all enjoy & it sparks all you sewer's out there to try one out!! This was a Major challenge for me....which I TOTALLY LOVED!!!





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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

PEACHY COOL!

Holy Moly! I am so excited about these sites!!!!!!!! You probably knew about them long ago, but I just found out about them yesterday. Take a look!

Peachy Chic has the cutest do it yourself jewelry for way cheap. They send you everything you need to make trendy jewelry all by yourself!

Peachy Cheap has daily deals on scrapbook stuff!

A Side of Peaches has a special deal everyday on everything from jewelry and other accessories to home decor!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dresser Redo

I finally finished painting my old dresser for the girls' room! Take a look!

Here's the BEFORE picture:

Here's the AFTER picture:
Just in case you're wondering, I used the same technique on this as I did on the bunk beds!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another great GIVEAWAY!!!!

ANOTHER giveaway hosted by Lolly Jane Boutique!!! Can I just say that I LOVE THEM!?!! Check them out http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/

This is the fantastic prize to one lucky gal.......

We know, we ♥ it too :)


So, here's your chance to own a one-of-a-kind Lolly Jane home d├ęcor:


1. Be a follower of Lolly Jane's blog
2. "Like" us on FaceBook
3. Leave a comment so we know how to find you :)
aaaaaaand
4. For an added bonus, link it up!


Wait! There's more!
We have a SuRpRiSe twist when we announce the winners... oh darn, did I just ruin the secret? Wait 'n see............ ;)


You have until 08/05/2010 at midnight to enter

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