Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Sappy Saturday!

Cute, huh! 

Want to know what made them even cuter? 

The $4.49 price tag!

Crazy, I know!

So, I bought 3 pairs...


Happy Sappy Saturday! 

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Friday, June 29, 2012

A Moment of Temporary Insanity that turned out to be Awesome...

Ok, so to explain the final highlight of this past weekend we have to start from the beginning.

I have long hair.

Like, to my waist long hair.

It is thick and wavy, and I love it.

Well, at least I thought I loved it...

For the past year I have pulled my hair up in a bun on the side of my head.

No matter how my hair started out each morning by the middle of the day it would end up in a bun on the side of my head.

Now, don't get me wrong I saw nothing wrong with my bun...until I started getting headaches.

Yep, for the past couple of weeks I have been getting headaches from my bun.

At first it wasn't that big of deal, and then one night while I was at work my head started hurting so bad that I basically had to ripe my bun out.

Yep, that would be 9, count'em, 9 elastics were holding up my one bun!

That was enough to realize that I was in desperate need of a hair cut.

However, over the next week or so I hummed and hawed about it, and the level of desperateness dissipated...until I tried to actually "do" my hair on Saturday.

I will spare you the details, and just tell you that after 2 hours of blow drying, curling, and combing I was still standing in front of the bathroom mirror.

There was hair everywhere, I was late, I was in tears, and I had no choice but to pull my hair into a bun.

It was horrible.

Then, on Sunday N8dogg said let's do it. Let's just cut it off...

And I agreed.

So, he grabbed a razor blade...

And 17" later...

I had a new do.

I call it a moment of temporary insanity...that turned out to be really Awesome.

What do you think?

Happy Freaking Friday!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Pillows...

So, moving on with more highlights from my weekend.

On Saturday N8dogg and I headed up to Cedar City for a Bridal Shower.

Remember on Monday when I asked if you all had a go to Wedding Gift?

Well, I think I may have finally found mine. :o)

Cute, huh!

Oh, and they were Super Simple to make.

I just bought some plain white pillow cases and pillows at Walmart.

Then, made some Mr. and Mrs. Freezer Paper Stencils.

Ironed them on, painted them with a little black fabric paint, and then waited for them to dry.


A Super Simple, and Super Cute Wedding (or Bridal Shower) Gift.
What do you think?

Would you like to receive these as a gift? 

Happy Wednesday! 
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Presents for another Wee Baby!

Hello, and Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?

Mine was most definitely Awesome!

There are a lot of highlights to go over, so we better start from the beginning. :o)

On Friday I sent some Happy Mail to another Wee Baby!


Any guesses on what I sent?

Yep, you guessed it, A Faux Chenille Blanket.

It's crazy, after I finished my first Faux Chenille Blanket I swore I would never make another one again!

So, never in a million years did I ever think these would become my go to baby gift.

Of course, there is always room for improvement....ahem....such as the binding.

One day I will master day.

Anyway, I also made some personalized onesies using some Freezer Paper Stencils.

The "G" was my favorite. 

I just loved the Pearl Pink paint.

The Yellow Peace Sign was pretty cute too...

And the Love Birds just made my day. :o)

Anyway, once everything was finished I wrapped it up, and created a custom tag for it in PicMonkey (which I am really starting to LOVE).

Then, I did the same for some coloring books and crayons for the Wee Baby's Big Bros. :o)

So, what do you think?

Do you have a go to baby gift?

What about Wedding gifts?

....We'll get to that later. :o)

Happy Monday! 

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Sappy Saturday!

Yep...That's a whole lot of Taffy...

But more on that later...


Happy Sappy Saturday! 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Winner! Winner!

So, a couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway over at Uncommon, and guess what?



I probably enter 10 giveaways a week, and this is only the second time I have ever won so I was super excited.

This was my first WIN from over at Noodlehead, and since it was way before I really started blogging I have absolutely no documentation of it. :o(

However, I will tell you that bag is still well used , and very loved at my house. I hope to one day make another just like it. :o)

Anyway, back to my most recent WIN.

Here's what came in my kit:

  • Facial Cleanser
  • Instant Radiance Facial Scrub
  • Skin Renewal Clay Mask
  • Cellular Activator Face Serum
  • Restorative Eye Cream 
  • Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream (Which is AMAZING!)  

Oh, and I almost forgot it also came with this super soft terry cloth headband. :o) 


I was so excited when I won this because I really needed to step-up my facial routine, and this has been the perfect upgrade! 

Thank you again Uncommon for the AWESOME Giveaway! 


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Banded Tunic...For Me!

So, this Summer I really want to try and make some clothes for myself.

So far...I have a skirt...and now a tunic! :o) 

I started with 2 yards of blue knit fabric from that I bought on clearance for about $2.00 a yard. 

I folded it into fourths, and then waited for my helper to leave. :o) 

After BB left, I took one of my shirts, folded in half, and laid it on the right hand corner of my fabric. 

Then, I cut around the outline of my shirt cutting all the way down to the end of the fabric. 

I removed my shirt, and then cut the neckline. 

In hindsight I wish I had cut the neckline a little smaller, because after it was hemmed it was a little wide. 

Anyway, after I got it cut out I hemmed the neckline and the sleeves, and then sewed up the sides. 

Then, I determined how long I wanted my tunic, and cut off the bottom band. 

Next, I measured the band around my waist, and cut off the excess. 

I took the bottom piece, sewed up the side, folded it over into a band, and pressed it down. 

Then, I sewed the band onto the tunic just like an elastic... 

And that's it! 


All in all I am pretty happy with how it turned out. 

It fits just like I wanted it to...except for the neckline...and if anything it's definitely comfy. :o) 

2 pieces of clothing down...hopefully more to come! 

Happy Tuesday! 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Ruffled Power Shot Camera Strap

Hello, and Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?

Mine was very productive, which made it Awesome! :o)

Want to see something that I have been working on?

It's my very own camera strap!


Ok, let me explain. When it comes to cameras I use a little (pink) Canon Power Shot, and for the most part it works great.

However, when I am taking photos for my blog or at family events I tend to set my camera down...and then never pick it back up.

I have a wrist strap, but it's just not that awesome...

So, I decided that I needed a cute camera strap, like the ones you see for DSLR cameras, to hang around my neck.

However, I could never really find anything like that for Power Shot like cameras. I found a ton of cute camera straps and strap covers for DSLR cameras, but nothing for Point and Shoot cameras.

So, I decided to make my own, and share it with all of you!


Oh, since I kind of had to make this up as I went along,  it's a little rough around the edges just so you know. :o)

I started by cutting a strip of fabric 8" wide  x 36" long.

Then, I cut another strip of fabric 8" wide x 36" long in a contrasting color.

Note: The strip of contrasting fabric doesn't need to be a 36" long, but because I wasn't really sure how much I needed or how long I wanted my strap to be I cut it long just to be safe. :o)

Next, I cut the strip of contrasting fabric in half so I had 2 strips of fabric that were 4" wide x 36" long.

Once everything was cut I took my 8" x 36" piece of fabric, and pressed it down the center with right sides facing. 

Then, I sewed up the raw edge, and turned it right side out.

Next, I pressed the strip with the seam down the center. 

Then, using the center seam as a guide, I used my sewing machine to ruffle the strip.

Not sure how to make a ruffle? Check out these Tutorials over at See Kate Sew. :o)

Once my ruffle was done I set it aside, and stared working with the strips of contrasting fabric.

Just like with the 8" x 36" strip:

I pressed right sides together.

Sewed up the raw edges.

Turned it right side out.

And then pressed the seam down the center. 

Next, it's time to pin! 

I pressed down my ruffle, and then pinned one of the contrasting strips down the center with the seams facing together. 

Then, I flipped everything over, and did the same thing to the other side. 

Before I started to sew I made sure that both sides matched up.

Then, I topped stitched down both sides unpinning as I went.

Once everything was sewn together I trimmed up the ends and set it aside.

Then, I took my wrist strap, and cut it in half.

If your camera doesn't come with a wrist strap, no worries. Just use any camera/cell phone/ lanyard that fits your camera. I found These on Amazon for pretty cheap. 

Oh, and I like the ones with the little detachable hook. That way you can make several camera straps, and then just clip your camera into the one you want. :o) 

Anyway, next I placed the end of my wrist strap into the end of my camera strap. 

In hindsight I wish I would have trimmed the wrist strap down a bit. My finished strap is a little long, so the next one I make with most likely be a little shorter. 

Once the wrist strap was securely tucked in I folded down the edge of my camera strap, and pressed. 

Next, I folded it over one more time, and pressed again.

Then, I sewed horizontally across the folded area. (I actually sewed it twice for more strength). 

Finally, I repeated the last couple of steps on the other side, and that was it! 


Now, just attach to your camera, and your all set!

Happy Monday! 

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