Tuesday, December 4, 2012

House divided

Made this as a Christmas gift for my brother in-law and his girlfriend they can't seem to find the teams featured together anywhere so I thought what a great gift idea! Did it with scrap wood printed pictures and paint....of course mod lodge as well. Super simple and I think it turned out great! Hopefully they love it!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Teachers Christmas gifts

I decided to stick to handmade for teacher gifts this Christmas as I am an avid Pinterester I saw this and had to revamp it a little and try it out myself. With some frames I found at the goodwill and some old broken crayons I made These cute initials. To spruce it up a bit I added a border to the frame from the printer and some foam adhesive letters from the dollar store! All in all this cost me about 3$ to make for both

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas in the making

I am so excited it's this time of the year once again!!!! I will be posting various crafted christmasy stuff and I HOPE you all love them! This one unfortunately I didn't take before only after pictures but they pretty much speak for themselves! Just string ornaments onto your favorite crafty ribbon. (I cut about five pieces about 2 feet long each) Then I strung ornaments on them in various places holding the ribbons together as I added each one to see where I would like the next one to go the finished product is very pretty and as I already had the ornaments left over from last year and only bought the ribbon this craft cost me a whopping 50 CENTS! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Turned this into that

I needed weapons for my sons Halloween costume (call me what you want he's a boy) and just couldn't find the stuff I needed anywhere so I decided to improvise like I so often do!!!! And now my little Raphael has his little glow weapons for trick or treating!!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jack o lanterns

We were so excited to get pumpkins this year maybe bc we bought them a little later than usual but now they are all finished

Classroom snack 2

Cheese sticks bugles raisins and bologna makes these cute little pencils perfect for a class snack

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Feeling Halloweenie!!!!!

I absolutely love Halloween! 

This is my super easy weekend craft! On my trip to the DG today I picked up some 1 dollar window clings....when I got them home I decided to use them for a craft lol who would've thought! 

I went to my trusty wood pile and got just the right piece...painted it up with my acrylic paint and then out came the mod podge! I glued on the window decal and mod podged over it to make it stay in place for outdoor weather! This thing is my favorite weekend project so far!!! It came out so flippin cute!!!!

I'm sure this is the first of many of this project because it was so simple and the window clings come in so many different designs the possibilities are endless!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trash bag witch!!!

So while I was realizing that fall is upon us I realized I HAVE NO HALLOWEEN DECOR!!!! OMG!!!!! So I grabbed my black trash bags and got started!!! 

I took my exact o knife and cut out the shape of a witch hat through two pieces of trash bag....added some wooden skewer sticks for stability (w/ hot glue) 

Took my resse's puff box and made a semi-circle for the face!
(OH and make yourself some hair from the trash bag as well!)

SEE lol

Here is the face after mod podge and green glitter

And now after black nail polish ;-D

Scrap wood for the sign!


And here it she is in all her trash bag glory!!!! ;-) Super easy!!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!!!!!

So I am so super excited to tell you that I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by my new best friend{;-D} the beautiful host over at Must have wear!!!!!

And now it is my turn to nominate my own 5 bloggers for this award to pass on the love!!!  When nominated you must tell 10 facts about you and nominate your own 5 blogs for the award and pass it on!!!! Be sure to include the link for the blog that nominated you {common courtesy} and to thank them!!! Best of all have fun with it!!! I hope that you are as excited as I was to receive this award!!!! ;-D

So 10 fun and interesting facts about me:

  1. I grew up in a small town of S.C. for 24 years in the same place then moved to the coast (2yr ago) and cried the whole way! ;-D 
  2. My best friend all through my life has been my older sister because I never got along with anyone else :-D
  3. The hardest job I've ever had is being a mother (and I love it)
  4. I have very open religious views....meaning I will believe anything I hear 
  5. I am a Taurus and yes we are very stubborn
  6. I am a clemson tigers fan!!!! (I love football!!!!)
  7. I am dramatic about everything! Little things to me are always worse or better than they appear! 
  8. I hate my hair today, will love it tomorrow :0
  9. I have a great since of humor and love life!!!
  10. Lastly I dance in front of the mirror and sing way off key when no one is around!!!! 
Ok enough about me how about those nominees........drumroll please lol

  1. Jessica at The thriftiness miss
  2. Iida at I Love doing all things crafty
  3. Terri at A creative princess
  4. Bonnie and Trish at  Uncommon
  5. Leslie at Night owl Crafting
Congrats ladies and I hope you enjoy passing on the award!!!!! I have enjoyed it and hope I am lucky enough to be nominated again!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jack-o-lantern Jars!

I am so ready for Halloween!!! So I have been saving every jar I have used lately and couldn't figure out what to do with them but now....dantandaaaaa I have made then into Jack-o-lanterns!!! Yay super easy and cute! What you will need:

  1. Orange paint
  2. jars 
  3. sharpie marker
  4. paintbrush 

And have at it!!! Super cute...the plan is to wait til they dry and add candy or lights to them for the front porch!!! (The baby one isn't for outside) ;-)

Easy As Pie

Chicken Pot Pie that is!!!! Super yummy and this is my FIRST ONE!!!! I was so caught up in trying to get everything perfect that I honestly didn't take any pictures but we're in luck cause I found some pics of all the ingredients online lol! So I loved this recipe and it was so much simpler than I thought it would be! What you need......

  1. Pillsbury Pie Crust....(or whichever you prefer)
  2. Cream of Chicken 
  3. 2 Cups each of frozen peas and corn
  4. Few baby carrots sliced
  5. Half an onion finely chopped
  6. About a pound of fresh Chicken cubed
  • Once you have your chicken cubed throw it in the pot with the baby carrots until both are done then drain.  
  • In a pot together put your soup corn and peas (when chicken is done throw it in too!!!
  • line the pan you've chosen with the pie crust and rub on some butter to taste (if you like I LOVE BUTTER) ;-)
  • When your veggie mixture is finished pour it into your pan and  cover with the other pie crust and decorate with your fork however you want! 
  • Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes and 
  • ENJOY!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Keeping team spirit!!!!

My husband is a Georgia fan so I decided I would put up something Georgia for him since there is SOOOOOO much clemson stuff around our house it was only fair. LOL So I decided to revise the CD art from my prior Scratched Cd upcycle!!! And here is what I got! Whataya think?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tennessee gift wreath!

As my mother in-laws birthday draws nearer and I know how much she loves Tennessee I decided to gift her a team wreath! It turned out so great so I decided to post the tutorial here! ~~~~~~I purchased the wreath form at A.C. Moore it cost me 5.99 then I purchased the wooden letters which honestly didn't cost near as much as I expected them to the large T=2.99 the small VOLS: .49 a piece so they weren't awfully expensive! Well worth it!
I also found this horn at the craft store for 2.00 and used some tulle and ribbon to decorate the remainder of the wreath!
Had to run to the bedroom with my saturday project so I could catch some football lol
And here is the finished product hopefully she loves it!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Classroom snack! Round #1

So my son has just started 4k and it has rolled up on his first snack day! I wanted to celebrate this little milestone by making a special snack for his class. His classroom discipline chart is fish bowls with named fish and the teacher judges who's fish stays in the bowl due to the child's behavior. So, with that said I decided to make "fish bowls!"
I just made the jello and poured equal amounts into these clear cups I found at the Dollar Tree {my fav. store} had to get 3 packs of 10 bc there are 24 kids in class.
With that said I put the cups into the refrigerator for about 45 minutes until the top was almost thick and slid two fish in each cup, I had to use a skewer in to keep some of the fish from falling over and emotionally scaring 4 year olds for life lol.
Once the fish were in I then placed the cups back into the fridge for the rest of the time it takes for the jello to set.
Now I know this isn't the prettiest looking project here but the 2 trays I purchased at the dollar store weren't the sturdiest things in the world so I had to insure that the cups wouldn't fall off while carrying them into the class. Anywho here they are in all there 26 cup glory! {2 for teachers} And my son is super proud to be taking these to his "friends"

Sept. 11 th Memorial!

I figured since my family vacation this year was to New York City I would post some memorial pictures that we took from there! It was very heart wrenching to see all those names, and think that the world trade plaza was a HUGE tourist attraction, and that some of those names were of people who where just visiting there to see the view! (As we had done in the Empire State Building) To think about that was a very scary and very sad thing!!! So this is my way of remembering those lives lost!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Omg!!!! I love candy corn and oreos!!!!

This is absolute halloween lovers heaven on earth!!!! I am so excited and I am hiding these from everyone in my house lol