Getting Ready for Christmas

I LOVE this time of year!!!!!  The songs, the lights and just the general joy of the season. We kicked off our Christmas season by going to see Christmas lights!  I got some cute ones of Avery next to some snowflake lights.     She also got to meet Rudolph!   She also decided that…

Fall Festivities

Oh boy has this been a school year!  I am pretty tired by the end of the day and have little time to sit down and think let alone blog!  But with Thanksgiving a few days away, I made some time to show you what we have been up to around here.  Despite my crazy…

It has been too long…

Holy crap it’s September!!  How did that happen?  I feel like my wonderful summer, so full of time and promise, just flew by without so much as a “how-do-ya-do”!  Part of that was because I spent most of it packing for our move.  Can I just say I HATE PACKING!  It nearly sent me over…

SMASHing Darling

Ok so I have to make a confession…I am addicted to the SMASH book line.  If you don’t know what SMASH books are all you need to do is a quick google search and you will find tons of information on the new scrapbook/journal phenomenon that has taken the crafting world by storm.  I have a…

Easter Time!

Easter is almost here! I am so excited because with Easter comes spring and I REALLY can’t wait for spring! These beauties decided to make an early appearance in my flower bed! Feeling the need to be crafty, I decided to upgrade Avery’s Easter basket. I wanted something that would last the test of time…

Getting My Craft On!

Having Monday off was wonderful!  I got a lot of stuff done including house cleaning, a good workout, and some crafting.  This was all accomplished during Avie’s unusually long nap time.  I have been itching to do something crafty but haven’t had a moment.  Monday was my day!  Avie’s new crayon box was a mixture…

Memory Jar

With Avery having her very first beach vacation this summer, I wanted to do something to her help remember it by.  I know Avery will not have any of her own memories so I brought a little of the beach back for her.  When she is older I will give her this memory jar, filled…

Recycling an Old Metal Shelf for only $35

As the commercial says… having a baby changes everything!  This includes the accumulation of stuff!  Now that Avery is walking there is also a need for things to be up and out-of-the-way of little hands.  I also know that with her first birthday looming, our home will explode with even more toys.  It just so…

Recycled Bottle Cap Frame

For some reason my husband has been “collecting” the caps of his beer bottles in his golf bag.  I asked him why he was doing that and he didn’t really know.   So I informed him that the “collection” now belonged to me :).  I told him that I would create something beautiful with them.  He…

Valentine’s Craft for the Grandparents

I wanted to do something special for Avery’s first Valentine’s day.  So my sister and I came up with a really sweet and pretty simple treasure-keepsake for my parents and for Jeremy’s.  A foot print card.  Interestingly enough, I enlisted the help of my mother for this craft!  I didn’t tell her what I was…

Blog Idea Notebook

The creative bug strikes again!  After making my knitting and sewing binders I had a hankering to use up more of my scrapbook paper collection ( can you hear my husband cheering in the background?).  I decided I needed a blog idea notebook.  There have been times that I have been out and about and…

Knitting/Sewing Binders

Now that I am really into both knitting and sewing, I have been downloading patterns and ideas like mad.  As a result, I have a lot of pages and no home for them.  I wanted to keep things organized and at hand for easy viewing.  I figured the best way to do that was to…