Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tutorial Candle in a Bottle

Candle in a bottle tutorial HERE

Simple idea yet so creative, unique and pretty. Great idea for a Valentines day gift. Or really a anytime little love gift. Who doesn't like candles? I like that any shape you choose  besides a heart can be cut out.

Thanks to Denise of Lovethisandthat blog for this idea and tutorial!  

Linking to  thespacebetween

Monday, January 30, 2012

Country Burlap flower bouquet

Tutorial can be found here:

I hear burlap anything is big this year. I have seen many different wreaths made with burlap flowers, plus bouquets, centerpieces and one of my favorites is burlap roses on toss pillows. 

I found tutorials on how to make the flowers and found this one the easiest.  What will you make with burlap? Please feel free to add your comments. We love comments!

Linking to : fivedays

Monday, January 23, 2012

How to Make Karaoke Birthday Cupcakes

Ttutorial for these adorable karoake cupcakes at IVillage

IVillage adapted the recipe for these cupcakes from the unique cookbook called :

Have fun baking cupcakes!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What to do with used dryer sheets

Click on photo for tutorial

Can you believe that beautiful lantern was made from used dryer sheets?  Blogging ladies are sooo creative! I can see this beautiful idea as a mobile or a lantern.  Myric from PetitesPassion blog was kind enough to give a very detailed tutorial.  She did mention concerns about using this as a lantern, as a potential fire hazard, her husband didn't seem to think it would be but caveat..

Recently I learned how to use coffee filters to make a wreath, (can used coffee filters work?)  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Word of the year 2012 - Blessings

Thanks to Layla at TheLetteredCottage for her "Word of the year" linky party for inspiring me to think of one word I would wish or want to happen in 2012. 


Basically, you choose one word that has the potential to inspire you and create intention in your life, all year long."

Many words came to mind, Believe, Encourage, Love, but ultimately the one word I chose is 

Blessings, because of health challenges, and the pain I have endured this past year I pray daily that God Bless me with good health and take all pain away. I pray The Lord bless my family with health, happiness, joy. 

The definition of blessing is:


the act or words of a person who blesses.
a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.
a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
the invoking of God's favor upon a person: The son was deniedhis father's blessing.
praise; devotion; worship, especially grace said before ameal: The children took turns reciting the blessing.

Be Blessed!

Linking to:  WowUsWed  Kristenscreations  Romantichome  Shabbynest

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine Snow Globe cake

Valentines day is almost here, amazing isn't it? What brings memories of Valentines day past? Remember those little heart candies with messagaes like, "Be Mine, Kiss Me" etc. Called Conversation heart candies by candy maker Necco,

A beautiful and new idea for a Valentines Day party cake, how about a Snow Globe Cake?

Snow Globe Cake
For more info click on the photo.

Bake a 10" round layer cake or buy a ready made cake from the bakery, sprinkle round white non-pareils from any cake baking section on top of the cake for snow. Imagine a red iced cake with the white sprinkled on it, cute! Use your creativity to make it a snow-globe scene.
The secret to the "snow globe" is a bowl from IKEA,  8" round glass 'Blanda' bowl from IKEA.
Linking to Blogparty  Kissandtell 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinterest is fun and addicting

If you don't know what Pinterest is and why it's cool and addicting we will try to explain by showing you what Boards are, what Pins are, etc. a Pinterest 101 so to speak.

 Follow Me on Pinterest

On my Pinterest I have, 11 Boards · 276 Pins · 2 Likes

And I'm proud to say I have, 10 followers16 following

A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic, such as Mantels,Crafts, Recipes, or even a dream board. You can add as many pins to a board as you want. Pinboards can be used to plan weddings, parties, redecorating a home, etc. What is a Pin? It's an image that is added on your board. Where do you get Pins or images? There are tons of resources such as blogs, articles, from your own files.Use your imagination. Be creative.
You can repin others pins as well. Every day I get emails from Pinterest whenever someone repins one of my pins, So Pinterest is connecting people with shared interests and tastes. Share recipes, clothing ideas, travel, crafts, even products you like and want to share.
Use your virtual pinboard and share it with others. 

Photo's of what boards look like, following are photo's of my boards.
  • Mantels

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  • Organizing ideas

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  • Crafts DIY

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  • For the Home

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Resolution for 2012

One resolution I made for 2012 is to redecorate our furniture and our home. I get inspiration from Becca's blog "Adventures in decorating". She posts some awesome before and after pictures. Becca uses a lot of Anne Sloan's Chalk paint.
Chalk paint

She used "Old White" and "Chateaux Gray".

See her before and after pictures, the following is one of my favorites......Look at the dramatic change!



Isn't it amazing?
Go to her blog to see the rest of her before and after photo's and get your own inspiration. My concerns are how to use chalk paint,  how long it will last, and if it will chip or not.  I'm also wondering how many coats are needed to cover the object. 

Bottom line is I need to do more research about chalk paint on furniture, walls and all surfaces. If you used the paint I would appreciate comments, tips, suggestions good or bad.

Linking to: petitehermine