Sunday, December 5, 2010

a healthy post!

I love to cook and eat healthy.  I absolutely love mexican food.  What is better then a steaming plate of veggie fajitas?  mmmm


 This is my book page rosette wreath.  I took and old book I was going to donate and cut the pages out of it and rolled many, many, many little rosettes.  I hot glued them to a dollar store wreath and I just love it!  My camera is not the best so it does look a lot better in person.  Maybe santa will be our family a better camera ;)  Here is the great tutorial I found that I followed to make this.

Here is an ornament wreath I made.  I used a wire hanger that my sweet hubby bent into a circle for me.  I got all the ornaments at the dollar store.  I needed close to 60 ornaments for this.  A package of 12 ornaments at the dollar store is yup you guessed it a dollar.  Grand total for this project $5.  I am not happy with the ribbon bow part.  I am going to play around with it some more so that the hanger part is hidden.  I was just excited that it was just about finished so I took a picture and shared.  Here is a great tutorial to make this.

Have a great Sunday!

Fun Frame

I am fortunate that I used to work in a frame shop in Hawaii.  Ten years later I still have all my lovely frames.  However, I am looking for a little update on said frames.  I have been busy painting some frames and creating such crafty useful decor.  My most recent transformation is this...

I removed the glass and backing, added eye hooks and strung rustic string across.  Then, I added some mini clips.  I painted it a sage green then sanded a bit to distress.  I had an idea to hang it in my kitchen where I can clip a recipe on it.  I love having my recipe right there to look at as I am cooking.  Of course my two cute kids are awesome inspiration to look at also.  Love it!  Hoping santa brings our family a new camera so my pictures will look a whole lot better.  Cheers!

Birthday cake

My sweet little girl recently turned three.  She wanted a rainbow cake.  I found one on a blog I can't recall which one right now.  I will give credit when I find her lovely blog again.  I think it turned out cute and she loved it!  This was my first attempt at a six layer cake.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Advent Calendar

Hello I have been working on a cute advent calendar.  I have seen these on different blogs.  has a great tutorial.  

I used a mini muffin pan that I got for $4.  First, my sweet hubby drilled two holes at the top so I can hang it with ribbon.  Then, I spray painted it with white primer and then two coats of Krylon white spray paint.  I used my cricut to cut out all the numbers, letters, circles and other shapes.  I like how it turned out.  My kids will have fun opening each one.  Cute Christmas decor too!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


My husband is being promoted to Senior Chief in the United States Coast Guard tomorrow.  We are having a little luncheon after the ceremony.  I made these cute little CG tags and attached them to peppermint patties.  I printed out Coast Guard emblems and used my circle punch to cut them out.  Then, layered them on circle cut red card stock and blue scalloped card stock.  My original thought was the tag would cover the entire peppermint patty wrapper but apparently they changed their packaging.  So this is what we have. 

Congrats to my dear sweet husband who has kicked butt and made Senior Chief in 13 years of enlisted service!! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A painting

Hello there!  My very first post- how fun!  I was browsing blogs a few weeks ago.  I came across this wonderful blog

I am not a painter by any means.  However, I wanted something to hang on a blank wall in our bedroom.  So I followed the tutorial at A Crummy Marriage and I really like how it turned out.  So a big thank you to A Crummy Marriage Blog for your inspiration and great tutorial!

Here is what my finished product looks like.  Have a great day!

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