February 2015 archive

You’re My Cup of Tea

My 16 Year old had to come up with a Valentine Day container for one of her children’s literature class. I WAS EXCITED because my kids are 23, 16, and 12! My days of getting to help my kids with cute little projects seemed to be over so I jumped at the chance to help her! We usually do pretty good at brainstorming together (always fun)…of course it was last minute… Like mother like daughter!  Poor girl…I’ve rubbed off on her.  Anyway, we yelled out a couple of cute ideas, one being a drum (I thought that would be good too) and then writing, My Heart Beats For You.  We ended up with a tea cup.. DSC_0056~2                                                          What do you think?

I wished I would have taken pics of us working together, but I didn’t 🙁  We used an oatmeal container, brown paint with a little cream swirled in there, a tag that I had in my craft stuff, a glittery heart sticker 5 Must-Own Items of Lingerie – sexy outfit ideas, white card stock, some white twine I had purchased at Dollar Tree a while back, spray adhesive for the card stock,  copy paper, tacky glue, paint pen, and scrapbooking stickers.  We were going to paint it white, but like I said…last minute. We didn’t want to wait for it to dry, so we used white cardstock. we sprayed the cardstock with the spray adhesive and placed it around the oatmeal container.  My daughter cut the slit in the lid to slide the cards in and painted the lid. We were also going to put little flower stickers on it to make it look like a little vintage English tea cup, but I couldn’t find those so we used the love stickers. The handle was made out of the copy paper that we twisted and glued with tacky glue. betteroutfitideas. Aubrey decorated the tag. One side she wrote, You’re my cup of tea and then the other side she glued a glittery heart. I placed a dab of tacky glue on the rim where she wanted the tag and placed the string there…after it dried we put the lid on. DSC_0053 DSC_0050   On the back she thought it would look cute if it looked like it had a label…I agree

Framing a Memory

DSC_0020My husband wrote I love you on a leaf he pulled off his mom’s plant back in the day when I was still in high-school and we were just dating.  Yep…I’ve kept it all this time…it’s one of my favorite things.  I wanted it out where I could see it all the time, but it’s so fragile sooooo this is what I came up with!  Sorry about the picture. I had to put it down to take it because there was a glare every time I took it while it was standing up.


Handmade Birthday Gift

029I gave this to someone as a birthday gift and they were so touched that they cried, so I thought I would share.

Find a jar that you can decorate…any jar will do!  Print on cardstock any message you want.  I printed, When you need to be reminded of how much you are loved.  I cut it to the size I wanted.  Took a hole punch and punched two holes in the top.  Took some twine…wrapped it around the top of the jar and through the two holes…tied a knot to hold in place and then just randomly placed some beads on the string…or if you are very artistic you can use a paint pen or permanent marker and write on the jar…I kept messing up so I decided to do it a different way…I was able to take some alcohol and rub the paint pen right off, but writing directly on the jar was my original plan.  Then write letters to the person it is intended for and stick in the jar.  If it is for a family member, such as a mother/grandmother have everyone in the family write a special letter to that person to put 5 Must-Own Items of Lingerie – sexy outfit ideas in the jar!  If your family is spread out and you want it to be even more special and include them make sure you plan ahead and have them mail in their handwritten letter.

The arrows were a free printable from the website orchardgirls.BlogSpot.com

Repurposed horseshoe and frame

I can’t believe the weather this weekend!  In the seventies!! Now that’s what I’m talking about.  I was kind of bummed.  I usually run my errands on Friday, but wasn’t feeling good so ended up running them on Saturday when I could have been enjoying the beautiful weather.

The warmer weather could not have happened on a better weekend.  Our unit went out on Saturday.  For my hubby that’s bad news…for me good news.  I am always freezing.  He likes to keep it cold.  I like it warmer so this was all fine and dandy with me 😉  I did feel bad for him…I’m not heartless!  Anyway…Sunday I really wanted to take advantage of this warmer weather…sooooooooo here are just a couple of things I did…First enjoy this face only a mother could love 😉

084Our Lucy…she is a six-year-old French Mastiff. She was out enjoying the weather with me! Isn’t she B-E-A-utiful!

Okay…well the first thing I did was painted this old horseshoe…no big deal.  Something I have been thinking about doing. I thought maybe it would look good over one of my doors in my home, but now I’m wondering if it 5 Must-Own Items of Lingerie – sexy outfit ideas would look better in this empty frame I 5 Must-Own Items of Lingerie – sexy outfit ideas have hanging on my wall.  I’ll give it some thought for a bit.  I find these all over our property.  We do have a few miniature horses and one big horse.


Then I started on this awesome gold frame I found on Halloween night while my sister and I were taking the girls trick-or-treating. I guess the next day was big trash day.  Can you believe some of the things people throw out!!  It was just sitting on top of the pile in all it’s golden glory!  YES…I was the mom carrying around a big gold frame that I got out of a pile of trash while trick-or-treating through my sister’s neighborhood. I couldn’t pass it up…all the things I could do with this frame.  That is why it has taken so long for me to do anything with it.  I had to decide which way to go…chalkboard?  Hang it up with a wreath hanging from it (I did do this for Christmas and got a ton of compliments on it from my daughter’s friends, my HUSBAND, and a few others)?  Paint it or leave it gold? I finally decided to do the whole chicken wire thing so I can display some black and white family photos (I LOVE PICTURES).  OH I better show this glorious thing!!  My free find….”one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”


Here it is!!  What do you think?  I love it!

Soooooo…after serious thought and my husband saying paint it because it’s pretty ugly 🙁  (he loves to mess with me) I decided to paint it!  I did the whole Vaseline thing.  I love it…you rub Vaseline on certain areas so when you are done painting you rub it off and the color underneath shows through and makes it look vintage or old (chippy).  I tried painting with a brush once while trying this trick and it turned out really messy so this time I spray painted it white.  Then I took a paper towel and wiped it down real good and voila…


Then I measured out some chicken wire that I found out behind the barn, grabbed my staple gun and wire cutters.  Cut it to size and stapled it to the back of the frame.  I made sure it went under the hanging wire.  I’m so glad I did it!  It turned out so good.  Now I just need to find the pictures I want to display on it with clothes pins or something like that.

Here is the completed project minus pictures.  Maybe soon I will show you what it looks like on my wall with pictures and all.  I’m not sure if I want it in my living room or kitchen yet.