Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Candy Jars

I'm sure you could do this with any holiday! I got the idea HERE from the blog Brown Paper Packages! I saw it the first of the month and wanted to make them for Visiting Teaching, well i did end up making them the week of Valentines, but I'm just now delivering them today! With kiddos being sick constantly I never made it over to visit, whoops! Next month will be better :)
I painted the lids with pink acrylic craft paint that I had on hand, and tied a bow around them with pink baker's twine. I never did get a cute little saying to go with them, but I think they still turned out cute!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tried a New Recipe!

Peanut Butter Blossoms from the blog eighteen25, they turned out super yummy!!! The boys are excited to have them as our treat for FHE tonight (Cooper was too tired last night to stay up and do it, so we decided to have it tonight). The hubby even loved them :)
The recipe said to roll into balls, and roll in sugar before baking. I was lazy and used my small pampered chef scooper and completely skipped rolling them in sugar, below is how they looked when they came out of the oven. I baked them for 9 minutes each, and it made 2 cookies shy of 4 dozen! They turned out great though! The boys also loved unwrapping all the chocolates!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dry Erase Calendar :)

So basically the same pic, but couldn't decide which one looked best :) they're iPhone pics, so not the greatest but it works! I saw the tutorial for the calendar here a year ago, I finally ordered the vinyl in October and bought the frame early December! So I am SO happy to finally have it done!
The vinyl is on the underside of the glass, as well as all the lines, it took an hour in a half or so to get it all done, the little guys nap time this morning! Now I need to get some dry erase markers and I'm set! I would suggest checking out the TUTORIAL, the frame I used is 16x20. Can't wait to have the hubby hang it tonight!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Newly Organized Craft Room :)

It may not look like much, eventually I'd like to put some cute stuff on the walls! But I love it! It's super functional and the kids are able to come in and out without getting into too much.
Below is my sewing table, in the back left corner is my die cuts for my accu quilt, I love having the serger and sewing machine set up full time so I can use either one whenever I want.
Along this wall I have my wonderful desk that I painted last August, I love it! I have a laptop and my new Silhouette set up on there - and yes people, I finally opened it and used it this week :) Can't wait to try more with it!!! Those two messy baskets underneath are all my fabric scraps - I plan on getting to work on using up some of those soon so that they'll fit in one basket!
In between the desk and table are my bookshelves - both were free so it worked out great to put all my stuff onto it! On the left the top shelf is a basket full of serger thread, a roll of elastic lace, 2 boxes of holiday embroidery thread and a pouch full of regular sewing thread. The second shelf has a basket full of patterns, a cute round box full of ribbon and a basket full of yarn and ornaments. Then the last three shelves house almost all of my fabric...I love how pretty it looks all organized! The shelf on the right has some more fabric, baker's twine, squares cut and ready to sew for some rag quilts. A basket full of craft paint and different glue's. A basket full of cards and stationary, A shelf full of Sunday coloring books for the kids, some things that need to be framed eventually, stamps and scrap booking, and at the bottom some finished pillow cases, receiving blankets and some more squares that are cut and ready to sew into rag quilts.
A better view of the pretty fabric! I bought comic book backing boards and wrapped my fabric around them. I bought mine for 9.50 at a local comic book shop, it was a pack of 100 and I have 3 left! Woot! The green tote right under the table houses my accu quilt cutter.
Well I think that's pretty much it, it's super functional for me and I love my new craft corner/room! Sorry the lighting was so bad in the pictures! But you get the gist of it :)
**Here's my previous craft room, we moved it over a room since we have a little girl on the way, my previous craft room was painted pink, but i love the blue in this room :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I finally took a picture of something Valentine! Heart shaped pizza was our dinner last night :) What did you guys do?
On another note, I saw this cute idea on a blog last week! So I did it for my hubby and he thought it was super sweet!!! So glad I did time I"ll have to take a picture of it!

Lastly...I've been working on my craft room off and on the past month...okay, so i've spent probably about 3 days working on it in the last month, BUT it should be done today! Yipee!!! The hubby and I even hooked up the Silhouette last night that I won the first of December (yes, it's sad that it has taken this long). I would have done it sooner but this pregnancy has pretty much nipped my craftiness in the butt!
To give you an idea of how bad my craft room was here's a before of half the room...
...pretty scary! This is only have the room, I promise the rest looked just as bad! But tomorrow I'll post pictures of how it looks now :) Such a happy craft space now! So excited!!!