Thursday, January 26, 2012

State your love

I have seen the cutest state art on different blogs and online.
I have often said to myself,

I wish I could buy everything I see/saw.
My husband is in school and I do not have that luxury.

One day.

Anyway moving on from my pocket book.

This is what I made with my new favorite toy!

I got this beauty because of my Santa-in-laws.
Yes, he still visits me.
I have been good.

Two Christmases ago my husband told my in-laws that he didn't want a big gift. He wanted me to have this under the tree instead. I did not know this until after Christmas morning.
I about died when I saw it. I was so afraid to use it for about a year.
This past Christmas I got vinyl and heat transfer paper.

So for the last few weeks it has become a close friend of mine.
Since Sillie and I have become BBF's (maybe I will give it a better name)
we have made a few cool things.

Including this:


It also made me finally put things on my wall, with nails.
It has a home.

I love my wall art.

Canvas $4.70 (HL coupon)
Images $0 (online)
Vinyl $0 (Christmas)

I love my Silhouette!
(My mother-in-law, too, she believes in my crafts)
(She also really makes me feel like they are the coolest thing she has ever seen)

P.S. GA is my hubby and AZ is me


I am so sad.

I just finished a project that I was so excited about doing.


I wanted to make my kid's some Valentine's Day shirts. I bought them each a black shirt or onesie. I decided to start on my infants onesie, first.

I had this great idea to dollie paint hearts on the girl's shirts.

This is what my inspiration was.
I found these really cute, smaller hearts, at Target for like a buck.

I had all of my supplies ready.
2 Dollies ($1)
Fabric paint (leftover)
Sponge (drawer)
Onesie ($4)
Cost $5
Fun: Priceless (so I thought)

My template and what I wanted it to look like.

Came out "OKAY" not what I wanted, but I was "OKAY" with it.


What you are about to see made me SAD!

The paper got stuck to the shirt, too much paint.
I have tried a few things, but I am still working on removing it.
So so so so ......x1 million sad.

I think I will leave cool art to my heat transfer paper via my silhouette.

She is still going to wear this onesie. I will fix it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spray Paint is my friend

I love shopping!
Who doesn't like finding something useful and cool?

One if my favorite places to shop is at my in-laws house.
They had this old chair in their garage.
My father-in-law had it next to the trash can and I asked if I could have it.

So now I was a proud owner of an ugly faded kid chair.
May I say, "A PROUD owner!"

A Little bit of ugly never scared me

My friend the spray can and I had a job to do.
We made ugly into my son's favorite new chair!

Look how pretty, or um cool (if you're a guy).
My son was so HAPPY!

Project total $4.50

PS with the leftover paint I colored his bookshelf.
Two for one fun!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Picnik Fun

The previous post was of the most wonderful pictures I took of my kids. They were so GOOD. Everyone did what I wanted them to. I took like three pictures of each kid.

The following is of two of my youngest that did not make the cut.
I feel kind of bad because I think she is cute when she cries.
I probably should not think that, but it is true.

Here is the story.
Giggles and laughing.
She hit her head on the tree when she wiggled while she giggled.


I did make a good thing out of a bad situation.
I took my images to my fav site PICNIK.COM
Came up with this fun little picture.

She is going to have plenty of Valentine's days to find out how cool
AND lame guys are.

I hope she finds a guy like my husband. He was cool enough for me to say, "I do."

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Decor

I know I took these pictures this morning, but I had to have them on my wall!

I went over to Wal-Mart and them printed. I even finished spray painting my new frame so I could put this up before I lost momentum to do it. I love the way it came out.

I had to add a few pictures of the rest of my decor.
My husband is a student so we have a budget. These are last years pillows I made from leftover fabric and the red pillows are from a quilting project (leftovers).

Doesn't frugality look awesome!

I am so happy how they look.

Here is our table.
Place mats I got after V-day last year for like $2.
The flowers are a year round thing.
My husband gave those to me when he proposed.
Red carnations are my favorite flower.

Valentine fun

This cutie

Plus this one

and Mr. Stud muffin


I must say that I love because look at my cuties! I actually saw this idea on another blog, but I don't know where or what it was called. I am going to be printing out each picture and framing them. I love cool picture ideas and Picnik. we go well together.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


In the honor of my birthday I am hosting a giveaway! Go to my Facebook page to Enter!