Month: February 2014

DIY Statement Collar Necklace

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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.

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For this necklace you’ll need:

  • Stiff felt
  • Glue gun
  • Chain
  • Jewels, gems, buttons, pearls, or any other embellishments
  1. Trace a semi-circle shape on to regular paper. Cut out shape.
  2. Repeat step 1 using the felt.
  3. Using the glue gun, glue your gems onto the felt.
  4. Glue chain to the back of the two felt pieces.



Happy Crafting!





Week 3 – February Fashion Challenge

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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!

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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!

Milk Mustache Baby Shower

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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!

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Peace, Love, and Parties!

Happy Crafting!

Up Inspired Birthday Party

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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.

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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!


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Peace. Love, and Parties!

Happy Crafting!

My granola bar OBSESSION!

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I’m in love…with a granola bar! My name is Porsha and I have an obsession. One that just can’t be helped. These granola bars are so YUMMY! You won’t even realize that they are healthy. I try to eat as healthy as I can. The key word is try. I’m a vegetarian which makes eating healthy much easier, right? So, my eating a bunch of meatless chocolate is perfectly acceptable.

Seriously, with all natural ingredients and great flavor combinations, 18 Rabbits (Isn’t that the cutest name? There’s a whole story behind the name. Check out their website for more info and products) is staying on my pantry shelf. My favorite flavor is date, pecan, and coconut. I don’t have a picture of that particular flavor. I finished eating them before I decided to write this post. I got my granola bars from Costco in a 15 pack with five bars of each flavor (date, pecan, coconut/apricot, walnut, coconut/fig, cranberry, hazelnut). You’ll have to ask hubby for the price but I’m pretty sure they are pricey – the one downfall.

Have any of you tried these granola bars? if so, what’s your favorite flavor?

Peace, love, and granola bars!

February Fashion Challenge – Week 2

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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?

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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!

DIY Scratch off Photo Valentine

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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
  • bowl
  • paint brush
  • sharpie
  1. Place masking tape around the edges of your photo (to mimic a polaroid) and tape to a piece of paper.
  2. Mix the arcylic paint with the hand soap (2 parts paint/1 part soap)
  3. Paint the photo. Let it dry about an hour.
  4. Paint another layer of the paint/soap mixture. Let it dry completely.
  5. Remove tape and write “Scratch Me!” at the bottom of the photo.
  6. Give your sweetie a coin and scratch off!

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Diy Chocolate covered Heart Strawberries

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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:

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  • Strawberries
  • Toothpicks
  • 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.

Happy Crafting!

Diy Valentine with Chocolate Lips

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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:

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Don’t you just love that smile?

Happy Crafting!

Ombre Heart Nails – Day 8

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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

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  1. Paint your nails with the lightest color pink. Let nails fully dry.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 😦

Happy Crafting!