This is the first year that my girls attended “school”. It was a pre-school program for 2-year olds but I was amazed at how much they learned and grew during this past year. Not only socially, but academically, as well. While I try to teach them new things everyday, I am NOT a teacher. I have no idea what is age-appropriate material and sometimes lack the patience necessary to follow through with a lesson. Read the rest of this entry ?
Archive for the ‘DIY Holiday’ Category
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while I always rack my brain to come up with something for Mom, she always tells me the same thing, “I just want your love.” Now that I am a mom, I understand more what she means by that. While bling is nice, I would much rather have something that was made from the heart. Read the rest of this entry ?
The other day I told you about the beautiful paper flowers I saw at the stationery shop across the street from me. Paper flowers are too cute and a great way to add a little spring ( with no possibility of killing them) to your home, but did you know that you can also make faux flowers from fabric? And I’m not referring to the plastic and fabric ones that remind me of a funeral home. If you love fabric rosettes, you’ll love decorating with these!
My fabulous friend Melissa, made a beautiful burlap floral arrangement for her sister this past holiday season, and she was kind enough to offer some tips Read the rest of this entry ?
Whenever I casually talk to someone about social media and how it affects my life, I sum it up by saying, “Facebook makes me feel like a success and Pinterest makes me feel like a failure.”
Now, I have had my fair share of “successes” with my DIY projects, but I have had ten times as many “fails”. If any of you caught that in my last post, I started out with two bookshelves and then showed the “after photo” with just one… uh… there’s a reason for that… shelf #2 didn’t make it… well, not yet at least… Read the rest of this entry ?
I’m sure Brit will go over the highs and lows of Oscar fashion with you tomorrow, so I’ll move onto utilizing Goodwill for the next holiday which is one of my favorites – St. Patrick’s Day! Since my Irish eyes are always smiling, I especially like it when everone breaks out their Irish heritage, dons green apparel and noshes on corned beef and cabbage while Read the rest of this entry ?
My personal goal of creating 25% of my Christmas gifts this year is very difficult. Commercialism sometimes gets the best of me when I’m out and about. There are just so many cute things to buy! But my personal goal keeps me focused and is beginning to train my brain to look at more items in the big box stores with my “Goodwill Eyes”… My “How could I make that? Eyes”… It’s getting kind of fun – I love a good challenge!
I was perusing the aisles at World Market (incredible stuff, great inspiration, by the way) the Read the rest of this entry ?
While running over to our River’s Avenue Goodwill store in search for a festive tablecloth ( which I didn’t find- but it’s okay because -) I spotted this gem- Read the rest of this entry ?
I have to admit, in the beginning of the month, I was NOT looking forward to the holidays. I had been so busy with so many other things (including my twin girls’ third birthday!) that it was difficult for me to get into the holiday spirit. Then we decorated. Isn’t it amazing what a little lights and laughter can do to put you in the mood? We let the girls decorate the tree (see photo to the left) and are planning on leaving it exactly the way it is. In their eyes, it is perfect… and mine too.
But I am having fun creating some holiday gifts Read the rest of this entry ?
You definitely don’t need to run out and purchase gift wrap for the holidays. Simply use bags and paper that you have- it’s easier than it seems to turn a shopping bag into something beautiful!
The gift above was wrapped using all items, minus the cotton, from an Anthropologie bag!! Read the rest of this entry ?