Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Firecracker Favors...........

Saw these and fell in love!! I have seen many different types of firecracker ideas but I really love the old look to these ones!!!
Firecracker Favors:
Guests will get a bang out of these "firecracker" favors, which can be filled with sparklers. Wrap paper towel tubes with crepe paper; add favor, then hot-glue a cardboard circle to the tube's bottom. Insert a pipe cleaner "wick"; tie off
Also click here if you want to copy some of these "old fashioned images" to put on your firecrackers!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A great giveaway from a fun blogger!!

So.............this cute blog called Frills, Fluff and Trucks is having an awesome giveaway!! She is giving away a Marshalls or TJ Maxx $25 giftcard!! I LOVE TJ MAXX to pieces! I have one about 1 hour away and I love to scour the store every time I go down! I have found so many things I wouldn't even know where to begin..... everything from stationary & books to decor items to bedding for my husband and I and our kids!! It is one of my favorite places ever!! So head on over to her fun blog and enter to win today!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Fourth of July Cone.........

So I was playing around with these adorable cones I printed off from Martha's website, (I posted about these a couple of days ago) and I decided that they would make adorable favors or little gifts for friends! I really love the red! I just put some red vines into a cello bag and tied it with some ribbon I had that happened to be red, white and blue! I really loved how it turned out! But I do love her idea about putting chips into them as well.....
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just had to share this quick cute idea!

As I was going through my posts from my other blog, I remembered posting this super cute idea from Country Living. Covering your old ugly erasers with really fun scrapbooking paper! So today I decided to try it and I love how they turned out!! I noticed on the Country Living picture they had a little jar for their chalk (looked like they used a baby jar but since I have no more babies I used a little canning jar) I, like the picture, added some wire to it to hang from a hook and it is really fun! Love using things for different purposes :o) My boys have an entire wall that is pained with chalkboard paint and so this chalk hanger will be perfect in there! I have a chalkboard in the kitchen and my new erasers will look adorable too and they match my colors!

Before - Just boring old erasers
cute little canning jar now used for chalk

BTW - this was a five minute project!! Gotta love those!!

Only a week and a half away.... 4th of JULY!!

Found these fun and yummy ideas for the 4th and had to share! Do you have any fun ideas for the fourth that you would like to share?? Post a comment and tell us!!

Red, White & Blue Delight!!

Plastic cups
Large and small star stickers (red, white, and blue)
Time needed: 30 Minutes or Less
1.Add a large red, white, or blue star sticker to each cup, along with a few smaller stars for decoration. 2. Next to an assortment of markers, set up a placard directing guests to choose a cup for the event and write their name on it.

Red, White & Blue Pops!!

All of these great ideas were found on Family Fun!

Monday, June 22, 2009

FYI for all of you seamstresses out there.........

Just thought I would do a little post about this.......... I dont know how many of you sew but for those of you who do and those of you who like AMY BUTLER.... I just listed 6 of her patterns on Ebay this morning with a starting bid of only 2 bucks and only 1 buck to ship!! So if you are interested just click on my Ebay button on the right hand side of my blog and bid away!!!!!!!! Or you can just click right here! (The pics above are two of the ones I listed.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Some Fourth of July Fun.........

I found some fun things to get you excited about the 4th!! I hope to do some fun decor with my kids this year for this wonderful holiday! Enjoy!
PAPER CONES from Martha
Tools and Materials:
Matte heavyweight paper
Craft knife or scissors
Glue stick or double-sided tape
Waxed paper (optional)
for red cones pdf click here
for blue cones pdf click here

Adorable Martha Ribbon Stars (I am loving these!!!!)

Star Bubble Wands
from BH&G

Hope all of the DADS in your life are having a beautiful Fathers Day today!! Or to any dads who may look at this blog....HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finally....... a blog button!!!!!!!

Holy Cow.... HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A BLOG BUTTON???? TOOOOOOO LONG!!!! But I finally figured it out thanks to a great blog! So feel free to grab my button over to the right of my blog and copy and paste the text onto your blog under your HTML/Java script!
Hope you are all getting creative with your Fathers Day gifts

Monday, June 15, 2009

A few more ideas........

Love this idea from Martha!! This is a definite need at our house!!
Belt Rack
Make a handsome rack for Dad's belt collection: To attach cup hooks to a good wooden hanger, first drill holes with an appropriate-sized bit. (If you try to screw hooks in with your hands without first making holes, the rod might split.) Space holes evenly, about 2 inches apart; if the screws of hooks are too long, snip off ends with wire cutters before screwing them in.

Also another one I just LOVE!!
Dad's Travel Kit
A box full of tools for the road is a useful gift for fathers who travel a lot. Use a sturdy cardboard box that will fit under a car seat. Cut self-adhesive Velcro into small pieces and attach to a tire gauge, flashlight, Swiss Army knife, compass, and other useful tools. Adhere the matching Velcro pieces to the inside of the box top to hold the tools in place. Fill the box with other travel necessities: maps, a pencil, and a notebook for jotting down directions, all neatly rubber-banded together. A hand-printed card on the front of the box states clearly what's inside: "Dad's Travel Kit."

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

More Fun Father's Day ideas...........

Craft an Apron for Dad
If Dad likes to BBQ, make him a special apron. Trace shapes of a hamburger, ketchup and mustard bottles, and other grilling accessories onto felt squares. Cut out the shapes and attach them to the apron using craft glue.

Simple Canister
Fill a jar with Dad's favorites. Buy a large glass jar then use scrapbook paper to add a touch of color. Let your little ones measure and cut the paper to fit the jar. Fill the jar with Dad's favorites, such as golf balls or candy.

Personalized Boxers...monogram a pair of boxer shorts to furnish his dresser drawers. (Confirm Dad's current waist size before proceeding.) Purchase iron-on letter patches at fabric stores. Place the letters D-A-D on the lower corner of the shorts and iron.
Hope you like these fun ideas!
All courtesy of BH&G

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hello.........I'm back with some fun Fathers Day ideas...

Hi everybody, I am back from a wonderful vacation to Texas with my kidlets!! We had a blast with our family....we went to concerts, my niece's graduation, shopping, movies and much more! This was my kids first time in an airplane too which made it even more fun!! But now I am back into the swing of things (LAUNDRY, CLEANING, BLOGGING...YOU ALL KNOW THE DRILL :0) Anyways, as I was surfing the internet I came across some fun things for Father's Day for your kids to make! These four are from Martha. I will post some more this week! Enjoy!


Fill a galvanized bucket with car-washing necessities like a chamois or diaper cloth, soap, wax, glass cleaner, natural sponges, and a squeegee; then attach a coupon for three car washings.