Thursday, January 27, 2011

For the MEN in your life!

This is such a fun book! It is multiple short stories about hunting, lack of actually shooting anything, and some hilarious stories of hunting trips. I promise you won't be disappointed!

It seemed like a good idea at the time: My misadventures in the outdoors
Here are the chapters in the book:

Chapter 2: I buy a skunk and get an education- MY FAVORITE CHAPTER
Chapter 3: Can you tan a squirrel hide?
Chapter 4: A new rifle and a sore shoulder
Chapter 5: What’s a federal duck stamp?
Chapter 6: Are you cooking a rat?
Chapter 7: What’s that smell?
Chapter 8: Finding paradise
Chapter 9: When caught trespassing, lie
Chapter 10: In the ditch
Chapter 11: Who needs a spare tire?
Chapter 12: Securing me freedom with a rifle
Chapter 13: We need a dog
Chapter 15: Hit by a logging truck
Chapter 15: My son poaches his first buck

To read the first chapter go here and check it out!
The paperback edition of this book is only $9.99 
The Kindle version of the entire book is only $2.99

Simple Shirt Decorating

I ALWAYS hit the old navy clearance when the clearance goes half off. I know I will be able to find some plain tees that I will be able to do something with. So I had this gray shirt from old navy and it has been sitting here waiting for me to figure out something to do with it. I had some leftover striped shirt from a project I did earlier, so I decided just to add a little embellishment.
First I just cut out this flowerish shape and put it on the shirt.

Then I added some little no sew flowers and it is complete! Just a little something to make the shirt more exciting!

Latest DRESER Rescue!

My husband calls me a dresser hoarder... I LOVE old dressers and fixing them up. Our household of 3 has 6 dressers! Everytime I get a new one, I always tell him I will fix it up and sell it, but then I can't stand to part with them! This dresser will go perfect in our bonus room to house my fabric! Here is the before picture.
$20. Thank you craige's list!

First I painted the front portion white.

Next I got these great flower vinyl stickers from ikea for $5! They came in a pack of 5, so I still have four more to use on whatever I want. I painted over the stencil in white to seal the stencil so when I painted over it with green, nothing would bleed through.

Then, I painted over the entire dresser with a green paint I had on hand! Added some knobs at my house and here it is! I LOVE it. All in all this dresser cost me $25 between the original dresser price and the stencil! I love dressers!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I really LOVE these books! My husband and I are hoping to adopt again, so we had to make a profile book to show prospective birth parents. I used this site because I got to use a lot of coupons to get them cheap! DEALS RIGHT NOW! Buy one Classic photo book or Calendar, get a copy free through January 31st at Picaboo. Use code BGFCBC.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ugly Sweater to Ear Warmer

I got this idea from Delia Creates. She has a much more detailed tutorial, but I am a little less... organized? :) Here is my little project.

I started off with this ugly sweater that I got form a thrift store. I thought it would make a cute bag, and then I decided to do this ear warmer thing with it too. The bag will come soon!

First I cut off the bottom portion of the sweater. I made it about 4 inches wide, which was probably too big. I wrapped a ribbon around my head to measure the lenght. Then, I cut a piece of fleece the same size I cut the sweater.
Next, I sewed the two pieces together right side to right side, leaving a small opening to flip it right side out. And that was all! I clasped the ear warmer together with a button. I don't have a picture but I just sewed on a button by hand and then did a button hole on the other side. That is how it stays together.

For the flower detail, I just cut out four awkward flower shapes, of different sizes. Then I laid them one on top of another and sewed them on the ear warmer. Then for a little flair I glued on the rhinestone.

Awesome picture of myself. If I were to do this again I think I would have made it a whole hat, but the ear warmer is a fun change!

Here is my "pretty" husband in the ear warmer! It was huge before I re-sized it and fit him perfectly! Good man.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

I love making cupcakes. I really don't have a huge sweet tooth, but I love to bake! Here is my latest creation! They are a very refreshing cupcake! I added a little bit of green food coloring to the icing for the color.

                               Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
2006, Barefoot Contessa at Home, All Rights Reserved
• 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
• 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup buttermilk, shaken, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup good cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Mint Butter Cream Frosting

• 4 cups confectioners' sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon mint extract
• 4 tablespoons milk
• 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
• 2 tablespoons butter
1. In a large bowl, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter or margarine, and salt. Blend extract, 2 tablespoons milk, and remaining sugar into mixture. Gradually stir remaining milk into frosting until desired spreading consistency is reached.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Hello people who read this! :) I am sorry I have been so boring and have not posted anything lately. My mind has been focused on some other matters and I can't seem to make any room to craft. Next week hopefully my mind will be at ease and I can do some more crafting! Thank you for reading my blog and I am sorry I have been idle!

Canister Fun

My sweet heart husband brought me home a suprise today. He brought me a $20 gift card to hobby lobby! He is always surprising me with fun things. So this evening I headed to hobby lobby to find some goodies. It seems like everytime I go there without a gift card, I find tons of stuff. Then, when I go there with a gift card, it's difficult! I ended up finding some glass canisters that were 50% off! I got four for $10. Here is what I did to make them pretty!

The look really cute on my counter! Try it out yourself!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cheap Photo Books!

I made a BUNCH of these for Christmas presents for the family. Now that Christmas is over I need to make one for myself to show all the great Christmas photos we took! I love these books because you get to design them yourself and they are super easy and very reasonable! Click below for some of their current offers! Here is a book I made of our cutie.

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