Alright Bloggy world. I am in charge of throwing my sis-in-laws bridal shower, and I need LOTS of cute and thrifty ideas!!! PLEASE!!! And just because- here's my dress for her wedding in February-   except it's "apple" red. And no- that is NOT me, just the model from the site.  Originally I thought it would be WAY too short, but I'm … [Read more...]

A Little Love!


So, I ran to the dollar tree today to pick up a few random items, when I came across the Valentine's Day decor. I usually don't decorate for this particular holiday, but I'm also new to the world of being crafty! lol So, I picked up a few random items: a glass, some little white rocks, and some heart picks. I came up with this little cutie that I'm … [Read more...]

What the new year brings!

So excited about this upcoming new year. First off, we have been slowly remodeling our house. We did the bathroom this summer, and now we are slowly ripping up all our carpet, and we're going to refinish some pretty beautiful hardwood floors. Then, on to the ugliest room in our house- the laundry room! When we bought this house (4 years ago), it … [Read more...]

Ringing Bells


Today my hubby and I took two of the boys from our youth group and rang bells for the Salvation Army. Me and one of the boys went to our local Kmart, and hubby and the other one went to Big Lots. We rang bells for about 4 hours, and even though we froze our tushies off, it was really an uplifting experience. It was a little hard to keep a 14 … [Read more...]

…Brownies in a Jar!


So, as a gift for a few of my friends and family, I decided to make something cute, and yummy! I got the recipe for the Brownies in a jar, and looked up a few others...soup in a jar, etc. I picked up some adorable Christmas-y jars at the dollar tree, added another dollar tree find- a double ended spatula, and voila! Yummy goodness! I had … [Read more...]

my new present.


I saw something cute last year while at the Chocolate Walk, and pointed it out to my very crafty friend. So, this year for Christmas, I got this little gem: I love the stained glass, and the colors look awesome hanging in my bay window. And get this, she made it herself.  … [Read more...]

Apple Cranberry Crisp


So, tonight I decided to try a new recipe...well I decided yesterday, but I was too tired after church last night, so tonight it was. The recipe was for Apple Cranberry Crisp. I love apple crisps, and I've also been doing the Homey Goodness Challenge over at Crazy Domestic. One of the challenges is to make something with apples, so here goes. I … [Read more...]

My Placemat Throw Pillow….


So, I've seen around blogland that people were creating some cute lil throw pillows out of placemats- and I thought, "Even I can do that!" Hee I did! I'm not going to show a tutorial, because my camera was dying, and it was pretty self explainatory. Basically, I took a placemat that was already backed, that I picked up from Wally … [Read more...]

…my lil “beaded tree”


<Note: Notice how much better camera resolutions have gotten over the years, because these pics are terrible!> So, the other "tree" I posted in my last post was a "beaded tree". I got the idea here: Tree! Here's how I made mine...I will mention beforehand that I really like my ribbon tree a lot better, and the blog who I got the idea … [Read more...]

…my lil ribbon tree!


I was looking for some cute decor ideas for Christmas and I came across this one here: Ribbon Trees. I ran with the idea and I came up with one of my own... I started with these materials:  A foam "tree"    Some cute Holiday-y ribbon   and my handy-dandy pink glue gun. (Notice how it's covered in hot glue- as are my … [Read more...]