Decorate With Pumpkins for Thanksgiving
Who says pumpkins are just for Halloween? You can use pumpkins for Thanksgiving decor too!
Now that Halloween is over it's a good time to buy Halloween decor at discount prices. I grabbed a few foam craft pumpkins at Walmart for half price; scrounged up a few old cups in my kitchen cabinets, I used freebies we got from Bubba Gump, Spaghetti Factory, and Circus Circus; picked up metalic spray paint, ribbons, and dried foliage; and made centerpieces for my dining tables. It's a great and ...
Fun Pun Cards to Say “I Love You”
I know that we're all looking forward to Halloween which after all is just 2 weeks away. But Jules from Shari's Berries sent me these cool Pun Cards and I just have to share them with you! (She also wrote the short introduction below!)
I think these cute cards would be a fantastic way to tell your loved ones just how much you care! Tuck one into the kids' lunchboxes, I'm sure it'll put a smile on their faces for the rest of the day. Or slip one by your partner's first cup of coffee, ...
DIY Baby Super Hero Costume
I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price. It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46. In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween.
I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost. But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...
DIY Distressed Picture Frame Jars
I got this idea of Picture Frame Jars from a pin I saw on Pinterest.
The difference between the pin and these jars is basically the frame around the photos, the one I saw had zig-zag edges.
I read the directions to try to make it, I couldn't figure out how to attach the zig-zag stencil on to the glass so that you paint around it. Stumped I looked around for an alternative and came up with these jars with the help of the Washi tape I found at Walmart. I just love that the tape ...
DIY Photo Centerpiece
We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party in her Texas home the other year. 3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house. We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row.
Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme. For our event ...
DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet
Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume. She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.
When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.
A few years ago she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton. Alas all her ...
Me Time With DIY Scrubs, Oils, and Soaks Recipes
The kids will be going back to school soon, that is if they haven't already. (My grandsons started school 3 weeks ago). You've made it thru another long summer, yay!
Now it's time to concentrate on you! Yes, you deserve some "Me Time" after months of listening to kids grumbling "I'm bored, there's nothing to do!" or "Are we there yet?"
Before you start your fall routine, and definitely before you start thinking about the holidays that are fast approaching, take some time to rejuvenate ...
Crocheted Newborn Ruffled Diaper Cover
I had plenty of left over yellow yarn from making my grandson's chick hat so I've been looking for ideas to make.
I made a yellow diaper cover as part of my newborn grandson's super hero costume so I decided to make his twin sister a matching diaper cover to go with her little flip flops.
I used the same free pattern from The Braden's blog and added my own ruffles. It took me about an hour and a half to make. The pattern is for a new born size, you will have to make adjustments if you ...