Sunday, December 5, 2010

JiNgLe ALL ThE wAy!!

In the mood for some JINGLE BELLS?? This is SUCH a dah-ling idea that Shanade posted on her blog....
She was even kind enough to explain HOW she did it!

If you make sure to leave her some LOVE!! These jingle bells remind me of the one(s) on Polar Express! LOVE THAT MOVIE!!

Christmas Cards & Shutters?!?

They TOTALLY go together!!  :)

I haven't quite found a way (that I absolutely LOVE) to display all of the Christmas Cards we get from our friends and family.  I once saw a wire wreath that was ADORABLE....that you place the cards in...unfortunately I didn't snap a pic!  

This idea is pretty awesome!

A Christmas Card Shutter Display

The gals at are pretty creative!

   Click HERE for the tutorial.

This MIGHT be the winning idea for us this year...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Homemade Ornaments...

Last year, Heartland Paper posted about these adorable homemade ornaments! I thought the star one would look AWESOME as decor on top of a present! They even gave us instructions....LOVELY, huh! Here are the links for the ribbon candy & vintage ball.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Dating Divas Blog

I know, I know....I have been MIA forever.  *sigh*  The bad news is....I am probably not comin' back!  I get on these "kicks" where I am SUPER passionate about something until something ELSE takes over!  {lol}  Has that ever happened to you??  Don't get me wrong - I am still SUCH a craft-a-holic!!  Big time!  I am just channeling those creative juices in a different direction....towards my NEW blog  - The Dating Divas.  It's a blog I do with eleven of my friends.....and it's ALL about dating our husbands!

You know how some wives like to complain about their men?  Well, we are the complete opposite!  We like to DATE our men.....and keep the romance alive!  We love coming up with FUN and NEW ways to do that and we share ALL of our ideas with our readers!  Come on over and check it out!  ....even if you're not married, you can still pick up great date ideas!  :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dah-ling Temple Block

What a FUN and easy temple picture!!  The talented gal who made this has a few other temples on her blog and is letting anyone download them for free.  WHAT a doll!  You can find it HERE.  Make sure to leave her some "comment love"!  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day DUCT-TAPE Card!

I thought this was HILARIOUS!!

Make the man in your life a DUCT-TAPE card!  Tee, hee...

Super cute, huh!  Heartland Paper was the creator of this gem!  Even though we have moved to another state...I STILL love that scrapbooking store!  I sooooOOoooo *heart* them!  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Love Notes....for the LOVE of Your Life!

My cute cuz, Kristin just posted a GREAT idea over on our dating blog!  She wanted a way to remind her to leave cute little love notes for her hubby....and THIS is what she came up with:

Check out her tutorial HERE!  

P.S. She included a FREE download, too! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday....


Holy CUPCAKES!!!  Now that we live pretty far away from ALL of our family members....we have got to be "on-the-ball" with sending B-Day cards....thus my mass production of 'de cupcake ALL colors!

Yep - pretty much something for EvErYoNe! peeking!! :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baby 'O Mine

Wanna see the CUTEST baby pictures EVER!?!?  Head over to Peekaboo Photography!!  The pictures she just took of her newborn are to DIE FOR!

Thanks Kristen for telling me about her!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You've Got Mail...AGAIN!! have something you need to mail off to a loved one that is a little fragile, you go to the Post Office...pick out a padded envelope to put the item in (that costs a TON), get in line....wait forever, and then mail off your package.

{Pause for Dramatic Effect...tee, hee...}

Now - ONE of those steps can be eliminated!!

Sew Sweet Stitches came up with a way to create your OWN padded package....that is actually CUTE!  This caught my eye because I am needing to mail off some items....and this is JUST what I was looking for!  :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Are You Prepared?

My husband and I are trying to get a little more prepared in case of an emergency. can NEVER be "too prepared" and I think it's smart to make sure we all take precautions ahead of time!  The Creative Homemaker recently had a post on a whole LIST of great blogs and websites that can help you get prepared for any emergency.  I love her list....thus I am linking up.  I hope this helps some of you, too!  

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This ToTaLLy Says SPRING!

Isn't this card precious!?!  Little Birdie Secrets has a video tutorial showing how to make the paper roses.  We recently had our Spring Break and I mass-produced Birthday Cards to last us all my appreciation for other homemade cards has gone up in just a week!  LOL

Click HERE to be sent to that post.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mucho Maternity Makeover...

K....this post is prob more for ME....but we are getting to that point where we are thinking a li'l one would be a nice addition to the fam...

...we aren't preggers... ;)


BUT - I just HAD to "bookmark" this link for future reference.  :)

I found a ToN of cute maternity "makeovers" on clothes....HERE!

Check it out...hopefully it helps some of YOU also!

Friday, April 2, 2010

You've Got Mail!

I have been searching for the PERFECT way to keep our mail from cluttering up the counter space.  Wa-lah!  How Does She featured an idea back in January that I stumbled across and would LOVE to try.  This means breaking down and purchasing the power tools that I dream about.....

....Husband, Dear?!?

Check it out HERE!

I love how the sides are open so it can fit any size of mail.  In her post, she talks about how a friend wanted one of the boxes to read, "Coupons", too!  I would do: MAIL, OUT BOX, & COUPONS.  

...but that's just me!  :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Takin' The BUNNY Outta Easter....

I don't know about you....but I feel that the true meaning of Easter is completely lost when all we heard about is Easter Bunnies and colored eggs.  I know this is my craft blog....but it's also the place where I store ALL of the crafts or ideas that I would like to try myself.

....AND with there only being a week before Easter is here....I wanted to share an idea that a gal is doing that I think a LOT of your families might benefit from!  

SugarDoodle is a great resource for ALL people, especially if you are LDS.  She has lesson "helps" for Primary, Relief Society, YM, YW, etc.  Even if you aren't LDS....there are ALL sorts of wonderful things that you can use/download/learn.  She also recently added both this blog and my "Dating Divas" blog to her blogroll...AND featured the dating one on her Facebook page!  :)

I was exploring her website and she explained how she REALLY wanted her children to experience the true meaning of Easter so she created a week of family activities.  Each night they will have a short lesson accompanied by pictures, treats, activities, etc. to help the children further understand why we celebrate Easter.  She has some really cute things posted as well as things that will touch you!

Don't get me husband and I LOVE our Cadbury mini-eggs.....{WINK}....but we love the Lord even more and when we have children of our own - we both want to make sure they know the real meaning of Easter.  

Click HERE to check out SugarDoodle's "Week of Easter." starts tomorrow...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Shoe Fetish...Startin' NOW!!

I guess I am a little extreme when it comes to shoes....

...either I like my HEELS or I am in flip-flops!!

Flat shoes have just never been my thing....but that might all change 'cuz I saw the following pics!

Sarah at For The Love turned THIS...

...into THIS:

Lovin' it, girly!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How Stinkin' Cute! cute is this?!?  I found this here on this crafty l'il blog and pretty much fell in love with the polka dots!!


Edited To Say:  As I was browsing the search of a cute homemade Easter gift for the hubby....I stumbled across THIS!  A tutorial that looks pretty much like the basket above!  :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Technical Difficulties...FIXED!!

The "Grab A Button" on my sidebar is currently not working...
...give me a day and I will get 'er up and don't "grab" it quite yet! :)

Edited To Say: All fixed!  Wahoo!  I just learned a TON about Blog Buttons...kinda a crash course!
Feel free to GRAB it now!  :)

Sassy Sandals

I haven't been checking my fav blogs for quite some time now...I have been SO busy having fun working on my NEW blog....

SO - I JUST looked at Make It and Love It's blog...and thought THIS was an ingenious idea!

Interchangeable Flip-Flops

Here are all of the diferent styles she created...

I LOVE the black ruffly ones!  OoooHHHHHOOOOoooo!  
It's already SO Spring-y here....might have to break out the sewing machine!

Click HERE for her tutorial!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Quote Of The Day!

"If you sometimes get discouraged, consider this fellow. He dropped out of grade school. Ran a country store. Went broke. Took 15 years to pay off his bills. Took a wife. Unhappy marriage. Ran for House. Lost twice. Ran for Senate. Lost twice. Delivered speech that became a classic. Audience indifferent. Attacked daily by the press and despised by half the country. Despite all this, imagine how many people all over the world have been inspired by this awkward, rumpled, brooding man who signed his name simply, A. Lincoln." (Wall Street Journal.) 'It is important to know, when you feel down, that many others do also and that their circumstances are generally much worse than yours. And it's important to know that when one of us is down, it becomes the obligation of his friends to give him a lift. I hope that each of us will cultivate a sensitivity toward the feelings of others, and when encouragement is needed, make an effort to extend it. Be a friend, and you will have a friend. God be thanked for wonderful friends.'
(Gordon B. Hinckley, "Strengthening Each Other," Ensign, Feb. 1985, 3)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Even BABIES Need Tents!!

So....I have seen these adorable "tents" everywhere...and finally decided to "file" the idea for when we finally have kiddos!  The Creative Crate posted about the following two pics.  

The TOP pic is from Scraps N' Strings and she even includes a tutorial.

I absolutely LOVE this next one for a little girl!!  Little Monkeys created this "tent."  I love the "look" of ribbons to tie it on!

I also LOVE the embroidered name....I just don't know if I would want to do that since we are planning on having 10-12 kids and this just wouldn't work for "hand-me-downs".....