Monday, February 28, 2011

Kitchen Canister Vinyls

I did these a while back, but I still love them. I have seen a lot of these, but on glass and plastic containers. I don't think I have seen any on stainless steel canisters. 

I have 6 canisters, but the other 2, I'm still trying to figure out if I want to keep what's in them. 

Wanna know one of my kitchen helpers? I'm sure you have heard about or seen this before.
I keep drink stirrers in my canisters for leveling. Some use chopsticks.

Now, when I am measuring flour I don't have to use my finger or search for something to level it with. Clever! 

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentine's Pictures


Sorry for that little hiatus. I decided to take a little break to enjoy this beautiful weather with my lil man. It's been nice, and I wanted to take advantage of it.

I know it is a week past Valentine's day, but I just remembered that I didn't share these cute pictures. This is a really cute idea for Valentine cards. My mom sent me this link as an idea because she knows I love to take tons of pictures of my lil man. 

I have only so many "backgrounds" to work with in my home because we have a small home. So, I just used a white bed sheet that I keep just for photos. My mom cut out the cute hearts on her Cricut for me. And, I let lil man go to town with some candy. 

Here are some of my fave shots:

Ok, maybe more than a few....

Oh, and that mean look, that's lil man's I'm-trying-to-be-mad-at-you look. Still cute. 

Hope y'all enjoyed this lil post of pictures!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zippered Pouch

Suzanne, if you're reading this, CLOSE THIS NOW until you get your birthday package....I'm serious! NOW! =)

Are you still reading? Close it! I know you girlie! =) 

Ok, now that she's gone...

I have sewn my first bag...well, small bag. I found this adorable owl pattern, and knew I had to make something for my bestie for her birthday. She is obsessed with owls. I have been friends with her FOREVER it seems like. Since about 8th grade, I think. 

This is us the night of my wedding rehearsal:

Anyways, her birthday was like a month ago, and I'm still working on her stuff that I'm sending her. Everytime I think I'm done, I want to add something else. But, I'm working on the last thing. Finally. 

I am still intimidated by my sewing machine, but I thought this would be an easy project to tackle. It didn't come out perfect by any means, but I hope she likes it!

I didn't have a different fabric for lining so I just used the same.

You can tell it's my first. Look at the inside. Oh well, right? I tried. She can use it for makeup in her purse or something.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another Thrifty Makeover

I got this box from Michael's just like the basket. I could not pass it up. It was $5.99 @ 80% off. I didn't know what I was going to do with it when I got it, but I knew I could do something with it. After I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. 

This is what I started with:

This is what I ended up with!

And this is what it is used for:

Whatcha think? I love it. We needed something for the remotes bad. 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Subway Art

Subway art is so hot right's everywhere. I am liking eighteen25's the most. They are so cute! I loved their Christmas version, but the colors weren't going to work with my decor. I wanted to put my own spin on it. So, I did this....

You can download it if you want HERE.

Then, they came out with their Valentine's version, so because I am going grays, pinks, and white, I decided I needed to make my own for this holiday as well. I changed it up a little bit, but I got the inspiration from them.

You can get it HERE.

All you should have to do is right click and save as on the pictures. All I have is a Photobucket right now. I should probably get one of those accounts to where you can just download it straight from the day...

I know Valentine's day is just a few days away, and I'm sharing this kinda late. I forgot about it really, but if you're having a Valentine's day party, you could use it as table decor or something. 

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine "Heart-Gyle" Yarn Wreath

Yes, I made that word up. I tend to do that. 

When I decided to go with soft grays, pinks, and white for my Valentine's day decor, I knew I wanted to make a wreath for the door. So, I started looking, and found this one. I love it because I knew I could totally try to make one, and I love argyle! 

Mine didn't turn out quite like theirs...should've made the hearts bigger...oh well, right? I still love it, and I think it's perfect for me and my decor! 

I didn't think to do a tutorial, but if requested, I can try.

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