Thursday, April 16, 2009

Farm Chicks Giveaway!!!

If you haven't been on the Farm Chicks Blog, or seen their AWESOME new cookbook... head on over to their blog and check it out!! They are hosting a wonderful spring giveaway from Pixie Dust Decor. Stop by and check it out!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

On the Hunt...

Spring is here and the sun is shining!! I can't wait until garage sale and junk picking season here and I am getting a little anxious!! I am making a trip to Goodwill today to get my fix. I have plenty of projects to finish here, but what crafter finishes a project without having a ton more waiting in the wings?? Here are a few projects / items on my list to find and finish!!
I love these message boards and already have some things that would work.. but HELLO... I can always hunt for more!!

I love these ideas with the old rake heads, but can't decide which project to do, so I will be on the hunt for THREE old rake heads this year...

I may have time (LOL ) to whip up some of these cute egg cozies by Sunday...

And my kids are going to be eating a lot of soup so I can have these cute vases on my picnic table this spring....

I SHOULD use all of my scraps and make some of these cuties..

And I am always on the hunt for vintage dish towels....

So until I can go garage sale hopping and hang my laundry on the line with out my delicates being frozen overnight.....

I'll have to settle for a Goodwill run...

Monday, April 6, 2009

We have a winner!!

We have a winner in my mom's blog party travel mug giveaway!! The winner is Melanie of Whimisical Creations!! Check out her blog it is adorable and she has a wonderful Etsy Shop!! Melanie.. and email will be going out to you to get your mailing info!!

I have had a busy weekend and haven't been able to post. I cleaned up my basement scraproom a bit as well as worked on some scrap projects. I got this cute Orange frame for $1.00 at Michaels last week and spruced it up a little with scraps in my scraproom.
I have started painting my guest bathroom downstairs and it is taking me a bit more time than painting used to with three kids in the house. Thank Goodness spring break is over and school is back in session. Now during the day I only have one little one at home during the day and maybe I can finish that bathroom!! Before and after pics are soon to come, I promise!! I DID repaint and distress a dresser I have in my upstairs hallway. Once the hallway is painted I think it will pop. It wasn't painted before and I bought it last year at a garage sale for $2.00 to hold all of my towels since this house doesn't have a linen closet. It works well. I painted it and distressed it and I think it turned out well.
Last week I was on a mission and completely scrubbed and cleaned the girls room and the toy room. Needless to say, one week later both rooms look like I never even touched them!! I did manage to sew some curtains for the toy room and I scrapped some ABC wall decorations to give the room a little style. Maybe one day it will be picked up enough to actually post pics of the WHOLE room!!! A girl can dream, can't she??
I did also hang some curtains in the baby's room. I had been looking for SOMETHING for his room ( we have terrible windows.. the more coverings over them the better! ) I found this curtain for $ 4.99 at Goodwill. Not my first choice for a window covering, but it works and it was cheap. believe it or not I chose the colors of red and blue for his room and it is getting hard to find stuff for little boys rooms in those colors!! Huh... Anyway, I also got these cute camping lanterns for Jayson's room at Goodwill for $1.99 each. I grabbed both, one was red and one was green. For now they are on a shelf in his room, but they may move. Once I get Jayson's dresser painted, his room wil basically be done for now... but nothing is EVER finished, really, is it???

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm in the Zone..

the crafting zone, that is!! I have been a busy bee finishing some long overdue projects and sprucing up some items I've had around the house. I did this cute little recipe box / organizer last night and I will be listing it on Etsy soon..

I was also very annoyed at all of the magnet clutter on my refrigerator, so I dug out this old wall basket, painted it a light blue and spruced it up to corral all of my magnets on the fridge. I think it looks kinda cute, and much cleaner!!

I had leftover scrap paper from my recipe box and decided to cover an old red Matted pic that was in my closet. I still may paint the frame, but it already looks better. Sorry about the pics, I left the glass in the pic because I was too lazy to take it out to take the pics!!

I just love this paper... it's glittered.. I know you can't see it in the pics. Yesterday I made a trip to town and hit Joann's and Michaels and I struck out at JoAnn's, but hit the jackpot at Michaels!! I was looking for plastic Easter eggs for a craft project and JoAnn's was completely out!! So the kids and I hit the burger King drive through and drove on to Michaels. They had some GREAT deals and their dollar section was loaded with things I needed. I got these cute magnets in the dollar section and later I will post some pics of the other clearance items I got.. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I am going to head back there this weekend to get some gifts for upcoming birthday gifts.

Now I am anxiously awaiting my UPS man for a large Close to My Heart scrapbooking delivery!! Ya HOOOOO!!!! Remember.. tonight I will be drawing a name in the travel mug giveaway, so leave a comment to be entered to win a cute travel mug!!