Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lemon zucchini bread

a little while ago i saw a post on instagram for lemon zucchini bread. i basically refuse to make zucchini bread unless i have fresh from the garden zucchini. i got some from a family i work with on friday so naturally i had to make the bread. it's delish. find the recipe here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Parade of Homes...things I want to make

i hit the salt lake parade of homes this past week with celsey and shawn. it's nothing new, but it made me want to be a stay at home and craft my life away. i kind of loved the DIY blogger house. here are a few craft projects that i probably need to make right now.

canvas with cardboard letters. this might even find it's way to baby kyler's wall

i've been saying i'm over burlap, but i keep seeing things i like. cork board covered in burlap with ribbon.

these little farbic birdies nearly killed me


i'm dying to make something out of pallets. these chairs looked horribly uncomfortable but instead they are ergonomically perfect

more pallets...i want

apparently i just need to decorate a nursery. most of my favorite decor of the whole parade of homes came from nurseries.with summer coming to an end (major sad face) maybe i will have a little more time to craft.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

outdoor wreath

i love having a wreath on the door, but basically everything i put on my door gets ruined. even though the little porch is covered it's bad news. i have been meaning to make a wreath that can stand the weather for a while and it never happens. i finally did it this past weekend. the super talented brynn has a wreath kind of like this and mentioned painting it. i ran with the idea and love it.

i had a slight blogger fail and didn't take pictures along the way, but I did use my new fancy pants camera instead of my crappy cell phone. hopefully they at least cancel each other out.

i bought the wreath at hobby lobby. i bought what i thought was gold even though it was called satin spray paint at joann. i sprayed at least 2 coats on the wreath before realizing i still had gold spray paint leftover from last year. i did another couple of coats of paint. i sprayed mod podge adhesive and sprinkled gold glitter. i used some green ribbon i already had and voila...a wreath for the door that might actually survive the weather.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

little maxi skirt

while i was down in vegas i made karlee an itty maxi skirt. i followed the same tutorial as the maxis i've made for myself EXEPT i forgot to make it wider at the bottom. she was walking around all funny so i ended up cutting it off to make a short skirt. she's pretty picky about clothes these days so who knows if she will even wear it. i might have to try again and make it a little easier to walk in. there's nothing cuter than little things.

Friday, August 3, 2012


My sister had a baby on Sunday so I've been down in Vegas playing with the little tykes. I brought my sewing machine down here. First project...sewing ripped pants. Mending makes me feel old, but I'm glad I can actually do it.