Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Glittered Pumpkins


We are so decorating for Halloween already in our house!  Aiden keeps asking if it’s “Hawoween” everyday.  I love to see his excitement and it makes me want to keep decorating.

I can’t take credit for these as I found them listed as an idea on the Martha Stewart website.


I found some cute fake pumpkins at Michael’s for $2.99 and some of the Martha Stewart glitter.  This glitter is awesome!  I grabbed my trusty spray adhesive and a little helper (not really much of help though)!


I put them in my china hutch and love the sparkle they throw off when the light is turned on! The top pumpkin is a white pumpkin with some fake accent leaves. 


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Art


I was looking through a Pottery Barn catalog and was inspired by this kitchen d├ęcor.  I decided to make my own!


I was able to find the letters at JoAnn’s and applied two coats of black paint.  Too easy!


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Owl Wall Art

Katie’s new room is nature themed.  I found this super cute comforter set at Target and decided to make some wall art to go with it. 


I started with a pack of canvas and painted them with a solid color.




I then cut out the images I wanted on my Silhouette and used spray adhesive to attach them to the dried canvas.


To finish them, I painted them with a coating of Modge Podge using a foam brush.  The Modge Podge dried and left them with a little shine.


And here is the finished project!


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cars Themed Goodie Bags


I made these for Aiden’s 3rd birthday back in June.  I found all of the goodies at Michaels for $1 a pack and the party decorations were on clearance.  I imported a picture of Lightning McQueen to my Silhouette software and added the text.  The font used for the title shot of Cars is magneto.  I was able to cut out the Lightning McQueen from the top and add a perforation so that the card would fold over the goodie bag.



Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!


Monday, September 19, 2011

New Home, New Adventure

We have been in our new home for about a month now and what a busy month it has been!  It was a long process to find a home and to purchase it! 

Our home had been sitting empty for about 2 years so; while it us in good shape, it has a lot of work that needs to be done.  The floors definitely had 2 years of dust on them!  The biggest project will probably be the front and backyard.  Stay tuned for all of my projects on creating our dream home!  Thanks for tuning in!

We were in such a hurry to move in, that I didn’t take any before shots of the house.  These pictures are from the real estate website, but show were we are starting off at!

Home front

(The front lawn is all dead and the sprinklers where broken.)


(We’ve already replaced the dirty appliances with new stainless ones)


(Loft area, I was really drawn to the dark laminate flooring.)

Entrance to master

(Entrance to master bedroom, I love all the built in cabinets!!)

Master bath1

(Dual master bathroom sinks)

Master bath2

(Master bath shower and garden tub!)


(Ugly, unfinished backyard with a lot of potential!)


Happy crafting!