Patriotic Ribbon Wand

Independence Day is quickly approaching and I wanted to whip something up for my oldest daughter that would be fun for her to play with while teaching her the importance of the day.

So, I grabbed some red, white and blue ribbon from my stash and went to town. I came up with this super easy toy for kids that would be a GREAT alternative to sparklers.

No fear of kids getting burned, YAY!

These literally took me less than 10 minutes to make and I am going to show you step-by-step how to make some of your own. read more

Weekly Blog Shout-Out #3

Hello! And welcome to another week of fabulous blog shout-outs! There are some crazy-creative people out there, and I want to send them a huge hooray for their clever and talented ways.

I hope you all have had a fabulous Memorial Day. I’d like to give an extra shout-out to the brave men and women of this country who have served and are serving to keep us free. May we never forget!

With that being said, let’s get started!

This first shout-out goes to PC from MeiJo’s Joy for her DIY Bias Tape Maker, made from a cheap craft cutting blade. This DIY is GENIUS! I have been looking at bias tape maker machines, but this is so much more frugal and looks super easy to use! I cannot wait to go out and get the things I need to start making my own bias tape! read more

TRS Blog Shout-Out #3 {Mother’s Day Edition}

This week I’ve seen a ton of blogs with some really cute Mother’s Day gift ideas.

I can’t wait to share them with you, so let’s hop to it!

This first post is so stinkin’ cute that I can’t help but want to make like 100 of my own! Check out this stenciled cupcake liner jar from The Creative Princess and get ready to run out, buy the supplies and make one of your own!

These Button Charms from NorthShore Days are so unique and so fancy! I’d love to make one for my mom. I’m sure she’d love it too! read more

{Hand Painted} Chevron Frame Matting

If you read this week’s TRS Blog Shout-Out, you know that I absolutely love the Chevron design. LOOOOOOVE it.

When my husband recently found some of my acrylic paints that were buried in the laundry room, it gave me some major inspiration.

So, here it is.

I took an old picture frame and hand painted a cute Chevron design on the matting to match my older daughter’s room. I think it turned out so funky and so fun!

Along with the acrylic paints, my husband also found this picture frame with a picture of us at a costume party when we first started dating in 2003. read more