Month: February 2014
I have been obsessed with making jewelry for the past 2 months. I love to switch up the necklaces and earrings that I wear. It’s nice to make my own versus spending a lot of money on accessories that I cannot afford. I’ve had my eye on a few Peter Pan collar necklaces. Here’s my version of a statement collar necklace.
I don’t have a step by step visual tutorial to make this necklace. Let me know if you’re interested in a tutorial. Unlike the other necklaces that I’ve made with regular felt, I used stiff felt to help this necklace maintain its shape. I bought all of the materials (felt, chain, jewels, buttons, and pearls) from Joann’s.
For this necklace you’ll need:
- Stiff felt
- Glue gun
- Jewels, gems, buttons, pearls, or any other embellishments
- Trace a semi-circle shape on to regular paper. Cut out shape.
- Repeat step 1 using the felt.
- Using the glue gun, glue your gems onto the felt.
- Glue chain to the back of the two felt pieces.
What can I say? I was dressed like a bum two days this week. lol. But reality is that there are some days where I don’t leave my house and I don’t want to waste an outfit! Please tell me I’m not the only one…please. Anyway, I think this week was all about wearing peices that have been sitting in the back of my closet for awhile. That’s what this challenge is all about – taking what you already have and making it new. I never throw clothes away, even if they are too small. You never know how you might use them.
My favorite outfit this week was…February 20! I felt cool and sophisticated. I can’t wait to wear this one again!
I have one more week left and then it’s March. So, I’m asking you all for some help. What challenge should I have for March? It can be fashion, crafts, hair, I don’t care. But help me out!
Peace, Love, and No more bummy days!
I threw this Milk Mustache baby shower for my best fried back in August. There were two showers that I couldn’t decide between: got milk and mustache. I decided to combine them together. The color scheme was black, white, and of course blue!
Peace, Love, and Parties!
Last year for my son’s 2nd birthday, I chose to do an “UP” birthday party because I wanted color. Plus, all 2 year olds love balloons and UP is super awesome movie.
I made the invitations by printing off images of the movie onto the envelope and the invitation.
A chalkboard sign welcomed the party guests.
I tied balloons to golf tees and placed them all over the yard. Also, I had a cardboard house for the kids to play in and to color.
I think the rest of the pictures speak for themselves!
Peace. Love, and Parties!
My goal this week was to add a little more color to my wardrobe. I think that I accomplished this goal. Since Valentine’s Day was this week, I threw in a little red for good luck. My favorite out was February 12. I got this dress from Ross for $16. It came with the pearl chain belt (I love belts!). I paired it with some black ankle boots. I kind of felt like a sophisticated rocker. lol. Which outfit was your favorite?
Yesterday was my birthday! I’m finally 31 and over the mini hill. lol. I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine’s Day filled with love, chocolate, roses, and a lot of kisses!
Peace, Love, and Crafts!
Hey…doesn’t that picture look familiar? Lol. A good crafter makes use of what she has! Anyway, I love this Valentine because it gives you the element of surprise. Just give your sweetie a coin and let them uncover your surprise message/photo. Wouldn’t it be super sweet if someone used this valentine as a proposal?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- glossy picture
- black acrylic paint
- masking tape
- hand soap
- paint brush
- Place masking tape around the edges of your photo (to mimic a polaroid) and tape to a piece of paper.
- Mix the arcylic paint with the hand soap (2 parts paint/1 part soap)
- Paint the photo. Let it dry about an hour.
- Paint another layer of the paint/soap mixture. Let it dry completely.
- Remove tape and write “Scratch Me!” at the bottom of the photo.
- Give your sweetie a coin and scratch off!
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I always think of chocolate covered strawberries. So, here’s a cute play on traditional chocolate covered strawberries.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
Step 1: Wash and slice the strawberries in half.
Step 2: Slide a toothpick through 2 strawberry halves to form a heart.
Step 3: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second integrals.
Step 4: Dip strawberry hearts in melted chocolate.
Step 5: Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second integrals.
Step 6: Drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberry hearts.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! If you need a last minute valentine idea for your child, this is the valentine for you!
I love creative Valentine’s and when I saw online that used those chocolate lips, I knew that I had to make one for my youngest daughter. I took a close up picture of her. Then, using Picmonkey (if you have never used Picmonkey, you have to check it out. It’s an awesome free photo editor), I added the words and kisses. Next, I sent the pictures to CVS to be printed. Unfortunately, CVS chopped off half of the words at the top and all of the words at the bottom 😦 So, I had to add the words again using Picmonkey. I bought a bag of chocolate lips from the Dollar tree. I think these Valentines turned out pretty cute!
Here’s the before picture:
Don’t you just love that smile?
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These nails are great way of showing off your Valentine spirit! I love the fact that they’re subtle and not too Valentiney (is that even a word?).
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 nail polishes – 2 shades of pink and one red
- paper reinforcements
- Paint your nails with the lightest color pink. Let nails fully dry.
- Take 2 reinforcements and place them side by side (overlapping slighty to create a heart shape) towards the bottom of your nail. Paint your nails with a darker pink. Let nails fully dry.
- Repeat step 2. paint your nails with the red color.
- Find shades that aren’t too similar. The next time I try these nails, I will find a lighter base color.
- Put the reinforcements on all of your nails (both hands) first. Trust me. It’s so hard to try to put the reinforcments on when you have wet nails.
- Be patient and let your nails dry completely. I’m so impatient and one of my nails smudged when I was taking off the reinforcments 😦