Wednesday, May 18, 2011

wiww #2

It's another edition of wiww, with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy.

Just one outfit this week as we have had nothing but constant rainy weather all. week. long.

I am so ready for the beach next week! Warm weather, sunny skies, and sand between my toes. Ah, I can almost taste the salt water now!

Top: Motherhood
Tank: Sports Bra, Target
Jeans: Motherhood {my fav pair}
Shoes: Target, my new loves
Necklace: 31 Bits {heart this so so much!}

Next weeks wiww, beach edition!! Only 3 more days baby!! I also have a few crafts lined up that are beach themed, so hopefully I will find all the supplies I need. Can't wait to share them with you.

Now go head on over to The Pleated Poppy to see what everyone else wore this week. It's so much fun, you won't be disappointed! Promise!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


i haven't participated in WIWW before, but thought it would be fun

like the pleated poppy, i am a stay-at-home work-from-home homeschooling momma

getting dressed sometimes seems like a such a chore

and being pregnant in the hot months....

it's just no fun wearing clothes

but i promise, no nudy pics, i did get dressed

so welcome to the maternity edition of WIWW

enjoy, be inspired, and get dressed

my mother's day outfit

jeans: motherhood
shirt: target
cardi: target {non maternity}
belt: off of my dress from marshalls

 this was my run to the post office and clean the house outfit

capris: motherhood
shirt: old navy maternity
cardi: land's end {non-maternity}
 necklace: 31 bits

 today we are headed to the market, library, and awana derby race

jeans: motherhood
tank: motherhood
top: motherhood
flops: gap
ring: daily chocolate
necklace: the vintage pearl

linking up with lindsey @ the pleated poppy


Momma Go Round

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How-To Tuesday - Memo Holders

as mentioned a few days ago, i planned on showing you how i made these mini memo holders

they are very simple and require only a few items

these also make perfect gifts for teachers, family, friends, neighbors, really, anyone who can hold a pen

the supplies needed:
plastic picture frame 3.5x5 or 4x6 ($.95 at walmart)
fun paper
fun embellishments
square post-it notes (pack of 4 for $1.95 at walmart)

remove the paper insert, trace onto your pretty paper and insert into the frame

next you want to lay all of your embellishments on the frame with the pad of paper to see how you want the placement

once you see how you want it place, add your adhesive and place

i use double sided tape as it has a really great adhesive and won't show through the ribbon like glue would

i stamped 4 images of my elephant in order to add decorative balloons

i also added some glitter to his hat and the strings

now you have a cute little personalized gift

or make one for yourself

they're so easy you could make several in one afternoon

and just think, you'll have a ton of gifts already made, ready for the giving, at a moments notice

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Mother's Day

yesterday was such a wonderful day spent with my family.

the hubs got tickets to the baseball game so after church we headed to camden yards

we had a blast and i ate a lot of sunflower seeds washed down with delish icy cold cola... yup, i sure did!

one thing we love to do as a family to go the baseball's just so much fun.

of course our favorite part is the food

er, where was i? Oh, ya, so we spent the afternoon at the game, then we went to get ice cream.

it's what was for dinner

cause i'm an awesome momma like that :]

then we came home and played outside for a bit

the weather was gorgeous

the boy went looking for another snake

i dragged him back to take a pic with his momma

he was dissapointed

but did a great job of hiding it

all in all, a pretty perfect momma's day

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quick Mother's Day Gift Ideas

still need something for that special momma? so did i! i was actually ahead of the game this year...but when i went to use my sewing machine for my gifts...the silly things wouldn't work!

Which is really very interesting since i had just used it the day before on a test run and it worked just fine!

but never mind...we move on...or so we try

i had to rack my brain and think of something cute, simple, cheap, easy, and fast!
i finally thought of my gift idea last night. in bed. at 11:32pm. 

of course normally i would have jumped right up to get started...
ha, who am i kidding. i need my sleep people. 
but i did get up first thing this morning and start. or at least would have, if my 5 yr old hadn't been terribly sick.

eventually i did get my gifts started and let me just say that if you start these tonight. after dinner. after a glass {or two} of wine. or whenever you just "get to it". you'll still be done in time to gift them first thing in the a.m

that's how little time these gift ideas take. promise. 

ok, pinky promise.

1st up...

these adorable free printable posters
i stumbled upon these last night in my quest for inspiration.

i already had the frames, the ink and the paper.

this definitely met my criteria

cute. simple. cheap {free}. easy. fast.



i decided to make mini fabric rosette magnets

again, cute. simple. cheap {free}. easy. fast.

i already had the fabric and magnets


i needed something cute to put the magnets on

so i decided a magnetic memo/picture frame/recipe board would be nice

and last...

mini memo holders

these are great to keep near the computer, phone, fridge

and they are super simple to make

i finished these in very little time

and promise you can too.

{i'll even have a little tut for you on tuesday to make these. they are perfect for any gift.}

Friday, May 6, 2011

Barn Star Makeover

Lately I haven't really had time for crafting, DIY'ing, or upcycling. I've been so busy with end of year activities, new design clients, and family "stuff", that all of my super duper fun ideas have had to be placed on the back burner.

I did get a chance to spray paint something yesterday! 

Never mind I was supposed to be spray painting derby cars...

I have had this barn star for a few years now, and while I love the red and the rust, I was ready for it to be new again.

Not a huge deal, but I do love the outcome! It makes me smile to see more color.