Thursday, December 29, 2011

birthdays suck

I kinda don't like that word, but I also kinda say it a lot. I saw this on pinterest, and HAD to make it. Luckily I know several people with too close to Christmas crappy December/January birthdays. It was so easy.
1. Wrap Styrofoam cube with wrapping paper.
2. Put lollipops in top of cube
3. Make a cute sign

bath towels

My sister's SIL made these darling bath towels for the kiddos. Are you dying at the cuteness? I know I am.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Cheer

After busting out the glitter and pulling together the neighbor gifts, it's finally starting to feel like Christmas around this place.

Monday, December 19, 2011

pinterest hair

I saw this hair on pinterest forever ago. I've been wanting to do it forever. I finally tried it on roommate Suzie's hair last night. I love how it turned out. I also love that her head looks like a mannequin head. You french braid the hair, but you drop a strand each time.

Gift Idea

I love makeup. I love eye makeup. I really love MAC eye makeup. One of the amazing moms I work with gave me this for Christmas. I love it!

Friday, December 9, 2011

cookie swap

who has the best cookie recipe? if you want to know, head over to and participate in aubry's cookie swap. give your favorite recipe and get everyone else's favorite recipes in return. seems like a win-win to me.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

churchy craft

my young women's binder has been driving my crazy so i finally decided to do something about it. is anyone sick of mod podged paper yet? i still kind of like it. 10 minutes later my binder is much better.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

book club

I got to host book club again in October since we never talked about the book last time. We had witchy hats (that I probably saw on pinterest) and hummus with pita chips and peppers. Mauri and Aly showed up all matchy matchy (which I not so secretly kind of love). We chit chatted and ate and had a great night.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


cousins abby and shaylee made these darling place cards for thanksgiving dinner. they're so cute, and i love the thankful. i have so much to be thankful for on this day of thanks.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

mindy's craft

mindy made this darling twine and paper garland for her sister's baby shower tomorrow. it turned out oh so cute, and i'm a little jealous of it. might be time for me to pull out my paper.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

more scarves

I loved my bamboo infinity scarf so much I HAD to make more. They really are a pretty simple sewing project. I wore the pattern scarf to work, and everyone loved it. I must make more!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

bamboo infinity scarf

It's that time of year again for all things winter. Even though I really dislike winter, I do like a few things about winter like scarves. Bonny and I got together yesterday and make these scarves adapted from this tutorial. The bamboo fabric is so soft. I want one in every color.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ya never know

Please excuse the pictureless post. I'm supposed to be working right now (It's 7pm though so I don't feel too guilty), but this is blog worthy if you ask me. I've kind of been dying over the blog world lately. Confession...I'm a little jealous of all the bloggers who have tons of followers. I kind of want to be one of those, but I usually feel like only 2.5 people read my blogs. Well, I guest posted last week over on roommate Suzie's blog. Only 2 people commented which made me think less than 2.5 people actually read my blog. Roommate Suzie just called to inform me that 66 people viewed my post and in her words "you're way cooler than you think you are". Way to make a girl's day! I feel so popular even if it really is only for a minute. Thanks for reading people (whoever you are).

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Guest Posting

We all know I LOVE summer and HATE winter. I know I know. I live in Utah, and Utah has winter and snow...lots of snow. I'm guest posting over on Suzie's blog today on my plans for surviving winter and beating my seasonal anger disorder this year. Check it out here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Crafting

Ashley showed me these pumpkins, and I practically died at the cuteness. She made them, and they turned out so cute. After I painted the pumpkins, it inspired me to get it together and get the rest of my Halloween decor up. My current residence isn't the most conducive to holiday decorating, but I put up a few crafty things to feel festive.

spray painted pumpkins and used craft paint to free hand embellish with circles and stripes

finished product on the porch

candy corn wreath from last year

i mod podged scrapbook paper on these letters a few years ago. they used to go on a shelf at my old place. since there's no shelf here, i tied ribbon and hung them on the door.

ashley's cute. once i saw hers, i HAD to have make my own.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

cute fruit

maybe this is turning into a food blog...

i saw these on pinterest and couldn't wait to make them. so easy and oh so cute.

cut fruit
cover with honey/lime/cinnamon glaze (1 lime, about 1/2 as much honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon)
spoon into waffle cones

everyone will ooh and aah at the me.
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Friday, September 16, 2011

suzie got crafty

Some people say they're not crafty. I don't believe it. Suzie('s mom) made this darling banner and cake for Emily's bday a couple weeks ago. We all ooed and aahed at the cuteness.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

freezer meals

When co-worker Brianna was on bedrest before little Ruby came, other co-worker Aly and I went to her house and made freezer meals. We found a few things online and supposedly made 32 servings of food(bbq chicken and curry chicken) for $37. I will definitely make them again.
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Friday, September 2, 2011

multiple project craft day

We wanted to get in one more skip work and craft day before Brianna had her baby so after lots of arranging we found a day. Most people didn't end up making it even Brianna, but we did some great projects.

Kimber's dessert stands. She found plates and stands at DI and spray painted them red. I think I NEED them.

ribbon and felt flower belt. how to here

necklaces from ties. to die for cute. Mikael the self proclaimed uncrafty one found this tutorial, and made her own darling necklace. i must make more of these.

I really really love craft day. It makes me feel just a little bit like a stay at home crafter.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

another yarn letter

I spent a spontaneous evening of crafting with Brynn over at Blooms & Co. She worked on flowers while I made this wedding gift. I love the green and brown. I think this is my favorite one so far.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stuffed Zucchini

I don't know why this blog is turning into a food blog all of a sudden. It's probably because I've had zero time for real crafting lately. I saw this recipe on Pinterest a while ago, and I've been dying to try it ever since. I finally made it for dinner tonight, and it is delish.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amazing Grace

how many of us pray each day for opportunities to serve others?!? here's your chance.

my roommate Suzie is putting together a yard sale/bake sale/silent auction to help raise money for her darling niece to get physical therapy at the amazing Now I Can.

check it out here and make sure to read Grace's story (it will melt your heart) and the miracle of Now I Can and then donate or stop by Saturday, August 27

Sunday, August 14, 2011

food craft

I made these darling ice cream cone cake pops for Chelsea's bday back in April and have been wanting to make them again ever since. I figured co-workers' Aly and Michelle's bday was the perfect excuse. It seems most good ideas have a little complication.

First the majority of the box of mini ice cream cones was completely crushed. Since it's Sunday, I had to come up with plan cream cones turned ice cream sundae. I bought 2 bags of m&ms and ended up with 19 red ones. Luckily I found another bag in my kitchen. I wanted to scream a few times along the way, but I've already practically forgotten what a pain in the rear they were and will most definitely make them again.

Monday, August 8, 2011

kiddie craft

I saw this fun rice craft on a random blog and have been dying to try it with the little tykes. It's so simple and so fun.
1. Put about 1/3 c rice in ziploc
2. Squirt hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol in bag...just enough to set the color
3. Put food coloring or paint in bag
4. Squish to mix
5. Play
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yarn Letters

I made more yarn letters. I'm kind of obsessed lately. I even got Chelsea in on the fun.
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Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July wreath

I went down to Vegas for summer break this week. Chelsea mentioned she might want to make a 4th of July wreath so I brought some stuff down. We found something similar to this on Pinterest (my new obsession) and got to work. The worst part of the whole thing was wrapping the wreath in yarn.

Chelsea's wreath
Chelsea's turned out so cute I had to make my own
I might be a little obsessed with bandana right now.

wreath form (we used the straw kind because they're the cheapest)
white yarn
red and blue embroidery thread (to wrap around the wreath)
red, white, and blue pins (to stick the circles and stars in the wreath...instead of hot glue)
red, white, blue, and confederate flag bandanas (hobby lobby for $0.99 each)
various red, white, blue material
blue ribbon

How to
wrap wreath form in white yarn (if you do it thick you might only have to do 1 layer)
cut stars and circles from material and bandanas
wrap embroidery thread around wreath weaving back and forth as you go
arrange circles and stars on side of wreath and pin in place
hang wreath with ribbon and attach circle at top (pin into knot to hold in place)
so easy and so cute!

Monday, June 27, 2011

old jeans turned cut off shorts

Finding cute shorts that are the right length is practically impossible, and almost everyone has old jeans in their closet. Here's the fast and easy solution.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

mylar flowers

Michelle and I decorated co-worker Mikael's desk for her birthday. We made a poster from butcher paper that needed a little something else. I love love love how these mylar flowers turned out and will definitely make them again. I used strips of mylar and rolled them like the fabric flowers. I used tape to hold them together. So cute!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

more baby burp cloths

I made a few more baby burp cloths with ribbon and material. They were pretty easy and fun to make. I can't wait to make more.
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