Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Shutterfly Account Link :))

Here is a link to get 50 FREE prints from Shutterfly.  All you have to do is sign-up!  I say, it's totally work it ;)


Saturday, April 27, 2013

My New Toys!!

I can hardly contain my excitement!  I have been wanting these machines for quite a while now.  I have so many things I want to learn and make!  I plan on getting started first thing Monday morning!

Take a gander at my new babies ;)

I will share as soon as I finish something awesome!!

~Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Adventure Time Birthday Centerpieces!

I love planning and decorating for my kids' birthdays!  It's one my favorite things about being a momma!  My oldest son is a HUGE Adventure Time fan and since we were decorating around that, I decided to make his traditional numbered centerpiece to match!

Here is Jake the Dog :)
I painted him orange and then drew (in black paint, of course) his trademark eyes and snout.

Here is Finn the Human!
Finding the lines for this one was a bit difficult.  However, I think it turned out great! :)

The kids loved them at the party and I had two kids ask me to them for their next parties!

I still can't believe the child is 11.  It seems like yesterday that he was just learning to hold his own bottle!  I suppose time flies when are busy growing!  Hope these inspire you! :))

~Happy Party Planning!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

An Adventure Party~Free Printables!

My oldest son and I are planning his party for Saturday.  In our research for our ideas, he informed me he wanted an "Adventure Time" birthday party, themed from a popular Cartoon Network cartoon.  I began searching the internet with with expectation that I would have to make all of these decorations myself!

Much to myself surprise, I found Clickable Party where a mom had already "been there...done that" and is sharing her work FOR FREE!!!!

Here is what she is giving away!

~Happy Birthday Banner
~Cupcake Wrappers
~Cupcake Toppers
~Water Bottle Wrappers
~Food Flags
~Food Cards

I can't explain how grateful I am that she decided to share her hard work with the rest of the Adventure Time moms for free!!

Here are few pictures of what we used from her!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My First Featured Post!!

I can't even tell you how excited I am to share with you all that I have been featured on another blog!  I link up to several "link parties" through out the week and one of them has featured my Pin the Princess Game!!

Gingerly Made  is one of my favorite blogs to visit and her link up is every Thursday.  Ginger, the host has put together some pretty cool stuff and I am thrilled she has featured one my projects!  Thanks a ton Ginger...it means a lot! :)

Thanks~ Brandie

Gingerly Made

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Duck Tape Change Jar

I saw another blogger crafting with some zebra print duck tape a couple of days.  It was so cute so I had to do something with it too!

I started with an empty clean jar and my zebra tape.  I ran the tape along the bottom of the jar and covered the lid with it.

I then dug out some pink zebra card stock I had and booted up the Cricut machine!  I made my own stickers with it.

I used the Opposites Attract Font Cartridge at the 2 in setting.

Here is my finished product!

~Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baseball Shelf!

My favorite part of spring....BASEBALL!  I love that my boys play and I love displaying what they do!  I have a section for each sport in my house where I show off their trophies, pictures and favorite teams!

I bought a white cubbie-hole type shelf to put in my entryway.  It sits under neath some Royals/2012 All Star hangings we got last summer and displays my boys' autographed baseball, their own all-star stuff, and displays my favorite picture of the three of them.

I bought a couple of red drawers to house their hats and mittens for winter wear as well as their extra school supplies for homework assignments.  The other four holes currently house their "good" shoes....that is changing and whole other blog post!

I have been feeling like the shelf is too plain and was in need of some dressing up!

I dug out my red paint and a thin paint brush....and decided to change that.

Since this shelf sits with my baseball display decor...I decided to turn my shelf into one big baseball :))

What do you think?

~Happy Decorating!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My First Button!!

Oh my!!  I am moving on up in the Blog World!  I have my very own "Grab It Button"!!!  I can't even explain to you how excited I am to finally have figured this all out!

The hardest part of this entire task was figuring out how to edit a .png file!  Come to find out...all I had to do was change the settings in my photo editor to include the file name!!  Who knew!?

I want to send a HUGE shout out to Code It Pretty who provided me with the original code...I would have NEVER figure that out on my own!

She posts some of the most amazing stuff and her website/blog is my "go-to" place for all things BLOG!

Here's my button and the code is on the right hand side of my blog!  What do ya think??

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Break Slushies!

The kids are out of school today for Easter Break at school.  Earlier last week, I replaced the blender that was missing a very vital piece (the lid!) and decided to put it to work today!

We made "Mio" slushies!

Here is how we made them!
4 Cups of Ice
2 Cups of Sprite (we used our homemade stuff)
2 Second squeeze on the Mio

I put it all into the blender and went to town!  I am already in love with this idea and it is something that we will be doing ALOT!  It's cheap, easy to make and has very few calories in it! (They all come from the sprite!)

~Happy Spring!
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