Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Items In mY Store...

I have added a few new items to my etsy store!! Yay !! I have been taking a little more time to do the things I love. Life can be stressful, thank goodness for crafting!!! I know I am so behind on both my scarf challenge and my photo a day challenge. I will be catching them up this week. I also want to set some new challenges for May ! Hope you will tag along for the ride.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Emees Easter Hat.

We decided it would be fun to wear big fancy hats on Easter. My little girl has tons of hats but nothing fancy, we then decided to make her one.  We started with a plain hat from the 99 cent store, feathers , flowers, gems, a hot glue gun, and a little creativity.
 First I took off the flower that was already there and added 4-5 fluffy white feathers. I pointed them in all directions and they sat higher then the top of the hat.
 Next I added some red feathers, and the first flower toward the front. I also glued a large gem in the center of the flower.
 I had a few more red ones so i added where the would fit. Next came the smaller white flower that also had a gem in the middle. That finished it off. It only took maybe 20 mins and turned out great.
 Elegant, romantic, sweet, and festive. Emee girl Loved it too.
 She was so Happy to have a special hat of her own.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Instagram photos

Here are a few photos from the week.

Kitty love.

Yarn? What yarn?

Alexi, afraid of the wind.

A tiny bloom from my rose bush.


A candid photo of my Emee girl while waiting for vinee to get out of school.

Stay tuned for more next week.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Give away!!

Im going to have a giveaway when I reach 20 "likes" on my fb page Here  or 15 followers here on the blog. When I reach either goal I will give away 2 Hair Flowers from Mj's Sweet Things!! Please share!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Burlesque Inspired Pillows

Burlesque Inspired pillows for you sassy girls out there !!

Surfing the net I was inspired to make petals with my serger. I am pretty new to it and figured it would be a great way to practice. I cut out half moon shapes and sergered the bottom part of all of them (About 20) then they sat on my eswing desk for about 2 months. Feeling creative I remembered these the other day. I used to make cocktail purses and thought they would make a cute one. I recently thrifted a bedspread and thought, what about a cocktail pillow. I was thinking ruffles and zippers and lace and petals then I thought BURLESQUE!!! The Ideas are just pouringin to my head!! I made these right away and with a few more supplies I hope to make some more!! They will all be one of a kind, and in different colors, shapes, patterns, sizes, textures, breath !!......... I could go on all day but instead ill make another pillow. Then I need to get more stuffing!! I hope you love these Burlesque inspired Pillows, they are a great way to add Romance to your home or bedroom. Their is a link to The Etsy store in the sidebar. Check them out!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Updates and a sneak peak...

I have changed things around here and I hope you like it!! I made a new banner and added a few fun things. I am so happy to be posting more, with the 2 challenges going on now their is all kinds of stuff going on.

I am hoping to get things going on the next challenge or tutorial. Just trying to find the right one. If you have any ideas please let me know! Once the blog acquires more followers I think ill start doing some giveaways! Stay tuned and please tell your friends!

I want to show you guys what were doing around the house but we have not been able to do much :/ Sometimes life happens. Soon though.

Tomorrow I will be adding some new items to my etsy store. They will be something completely new and fun! Please "like " me on facebook for updates and sales. Sneak peak...

These are very Romantic...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Instagram photos

These are a few pictures from last week. I am new to instagram but I am having a lot of fun with it.

Vinee and Emee playing a and singing a song for me.

Rest day, from beachbody photoaday challenge. Crafting.

Beautiful Blooms from my rose bush.

Emees finished Easter hat.

Hand made ladies from my grandmother. I entered these in the weekend challenge #twoofakind

Stay tuned for more next week.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

4 Ideas for things to do with scraps: Felt

Felt: This is the last post in the 4 things to do with scraps series. This idea is one I have been thinking about for a long time I love mustaches!!! I have been thinking about having a Mustache bash and this is a party favor I can give out!

Supplies: Felt , kebab stick or dowel, glue gun, glue, paper, pen.

Step 1: Make a template for you stache. It only needs to be half, that way it will be even on both sides.

 Step 2: Fold your felt in half and cut around template. You will need 2 so make sure you have enough scraps to do so.
 2 Mustaches
 Step 3: Put a little glue where you kebab stick will go and place stick in.
 Step 4: You have to work kind of fast here so the glue does not dry but fill the one side with glue all the way to the tips.
 Step 5: Place other half on top and press together , please be careful the glue is really hot!!
 You have done it! Now you will always have a Mustache!
 Had to try it on the family

Hope you liked the series! The next one I'm thinking 4 things to do with a Trader Joe's bag! In my opinion Mustaches are very Romantic!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April scarf challenge.

I am challenging my self to wear a scarf every day of the month of April. I have a lot of them and sometimes feel i don't get the most use out of them so here is a way i can! I have bought some second hand and brand new, I have also been given some from family . Scarves can brighten up a shirt or bad hair day. Here is how i wear them !
April 1, 2012 I wear this style the most when I am short on time and have messy hair! It can be done with all types of scarves!! I also added a clip in flower.
April 2, 2012 I am having a busy day and need my hair colored badly so this helps !!
April 3, 2012 Funny story about todays scarf. I have still not done my hair :/ Just been super busy and if i have a choice between working out or doing my hair, ill take the workout!! Wait did Ijust say that?  Well good thing i had my scarf on today! My mom wanted to go to the store but not alone. I had no problem with that, I needed bread and eggs! So she pulls up, and I noticed it right away. I get in the car and ask her. "Going hatless??" My amazing mom is going through Chemo right now so she has no hair! It poped in to my head! Im wearing a SCARF!! So I fixed her up and we went to the store. So glad I had it on ! Hope the pic is not too small.
April 4, 2012  I was crazy busy today and almost forgot to post my pics!! I have recently changed my life and have been loosing weight. My mom gave me this awesome jacket and 6 months ago i would not have been  able to wear it... It feels so great to wear things i like not just what fits. The scarf i have had for quite a few years i love it because it is warm long and a great shade of purple!! This is also one of my favorite ways to wear a scarf. It is a simple tie knot but looks great with bulky and thin scarves :)

April 5, 2012 I was so lazy today!! Came home a watched supernatural till dinner!! My scarf today im wearing like a bandana. I STILL need to do my hair!! so again it is a way to distract from my ever growing black hole!! Josh calls it my "house wife " look ! Oh and my face is covered cus I look bad!!

April 6,2012 Today's scarf is a fun scarf that I thrifted from a parking lot sale! I bought 5 scarves for $1!! Great deal!! The way I wore it today can be used by any longer rectangular scarf. This one happens to be really long. Hope you like! ( sorry for the blurry pic :/)

April 7,2012 Today's style is kind of a funny story between my mom and I. We watch Bonanza every afternoon, and I mentioned that the men wear neckerchiefs a lot. One day I told her I'm going to start wearing them, and I have!  while I was taking the pictures ( I didn't really like the pictures) Alexi one of our cats was casually laying on the couch..... So I put it on her!! She is a guest model today. Her picture was way better then mine.

April 8, 2012 Happy Easter!!! Today was a great day!! Lots of family Lots of food and Lots of fun!!! We decided it would be fun to wear big hats on Easter! So my mom, daughter, and I wore our big hats and I wore a new thrifted black and white polka dot scarf. We went on half off day so I only paid .99 cents for it!!!

April 9,2012 today was a lazy day after all the egg hunting and what no. I didnt really feel like doing my hair so I put it in a pony and wrapped a scarf around my head. This one was also thrifted with the polkadot scarf also .99 cents!!

 April 10, 2012 Busy day today and stressful one, this scarf dressed up my plain tee. Sometimes accessories make you feel better :) Espically when they are so pretty!!
April 11, 2012 Today i almost forgot about my scarf picture!! I did it just before bed and was feelin silly so I give you the " Hollywood " look.
April 12, 2012 We have a special guest today Emee my sweet little girl. I was getting ready to do my pictures and she says "I want to wear one too!!" So Here we are! She is so adorable. Behind us is our beautiful rose bush in bloom.

April 13,2012 ( Yesterdays pictures were actually taken today, it got a little warm out so we decided to move our scarves. I also did not take any pictures yesterday so it worked out.) Im calling these "scarfletts" Its a scarf but also a bracelet. Agreat way to use smaller scarves that you dont want to just put on your head. I will have some in my etsy store soon.

Somehow I am behind..... I will fill in the blanks tomorrow :)

April 16, 2012 Scarves don't always have to be worn just to keep hair back or just to keep you neck warm. The weather has been weird here, today it was warm and yesterday it was cool. So today i wore my scarf on my shirt!!

April 18, 2012 Getting warmer everyday here. Decided to wear an odd scarf its some sort of metallic fabric, gold, red, green and not comfortable on the skin. I'm not even sure where i got it from. It does make a nice bow though.

April 19, 2012 Busy day today. Warm again, so I needed a scarf that was going to be light but pretty also. This one worked because I could wipe my brow and look good all day. I used to wear this scarf a lot but I left it in my hubby's car and somehow grease got on it so I have to hide the spot.