Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It is WAY TO EARLY in the morning for my mouth to be watering like this!!!

I am SO trying this recipe as soon as I can!!! So much for my DIET!
Find the scrumptious instructions HERE on

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mini Album

Can you tell I am in the mood for crafting again!? LOL. Suddenly I am finding all these FUN ideas and I just have to save them all here on my blog so that maybe someday I can USE them!

I am a lover of MINI ALBUMS! I think they are so fun!! This is such a cute idea for a gift album!! I am already itching to go play in my craft room!!! (too bad I have to FIND the craft room first!) The photo for this album really doesn't do the idea justice! You should watch the first few minutes of the tutorial video to really see what is so fun and creative about this album!

You can find the tutorial HERE on A Creative Operation

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hand towel apron!

AAACK!!!! Will somebody PLEASE remind me that I am NO GOOD at sewing!!!! I recently had a 'friend' fix my sewing machine for me! I really had no idea it was even broken! HA HA!! I took my machine to a group activity by request and my friends husband saw the trouble we were having with the tension on my machine. He came over and started poking around and VOILA! Who knew that he worked in a sewing machine repair department! I DIDN'T!!!! LOL. Every since then I have been ITCHING to get my machine out and see if it was really the machine... or me... that had trouble sewing! My craft room is a nuclear war zone at the moment though... so that must change first! In the mean time I just keep staking up MORE fun looking sewing projects!!!!

Ok- so on to the CUTE project I found! A HAND TOWEL APRON!!!!! When I cook or work in the kitchen I CONSTANTLY use a hand towel!! I am thinking that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable apron!!!!

Find the fantastic tutorial HERE on A little of this and a little of that


EEEK! I am SO EXCITED about this one!!!!!

I share this crafters love of fall decorating and PUMPKINS!!!! These are TOTALLY ADORABLE and seem TOTALLY EASY! My favorite combination!!!

I really have got to get the sewing machine out again and remind myself how much a hate sewing!!! LOL - I keep collecting sewing projects!

Anyway - here is the link to this fabulous tutorial

Fabric Pumpkins

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

T-shirt to Nightshirt

So Miss A. has been growing like a WEED lately!!! I can't keep this girl in clothing that fits!! One particular problem area is pajamas! Miss A. sweats while she sleeps so her pj's STINK every morning. This requires a new set of PJ's for EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK! Now considering how picky she is in her sleep wear and the fact that most sleep wear is SHRINK PRONE..... we have a problem!

I saw this tutorial a while back and shyed away from it since I am not a sewing gal. however, I am thinking now that I need to give it a go. So here is the link to the tutorial and a picture of her lovely creations. Hopefully I will be able to post some of MY lovely creations here soon!

T-shirt Nightgown tutorial
on Sparkle Power

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cool Card idea

This is such a neat idea! You kind of have to see the video to get the full idea of what this card does... but it is worth your time to check it out! So unique!! I especially like the 12x12 idea for a photo page!!

Find the Video Tutorial HERE on A Creative Operation

Monday, July 12, 2010

I *HEART* Expedit!

Summer has been CRAZY!!!! Oiy! I have done quite a few projects but I haven't had time to post a thing! I have basically been on vacation for a month and a half! Now I finally get a week at home and I have a COLD! Grrr.....

Anywho.... browsing the net today I came across this!!!!

I am an Expedit LOVER!!!! The Expedit line is a square shelving system found at IKEA. I totally am in love with these!!! I already have one 4x5 unit and am saving for two of their 1x5 units. I saw this fabulous idea of how to use these units and just about went nuts!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Overhead storage..... WOOT WOOT!!!!!

You can find the instructions HERE on this FUN site called IKEA Hacker

When the kids start school I plan on being back around here more often! But for now I am going to go lay on the couch and die until this cold goes away!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Long time no post!

So it has been a while since I have hopped on here! Maybe because life has been insane and I haven't had time to sit at the computer! Anywho - I found these and thought they were WAY TO CUTE not to post about!!!! ENJOY!

Find the tutorial HERE on Holiday Crafts and Creations

Friday, April 23, 2010

Teacher Gift

How totally cute is this idea!!?? I am thinking this would make a great gift for my kids teachers at the end of the school year!

Find it HERE on Skip to my Lou

Friday, March 26, 2010

Perfect Tutorial

I have been wanting a jeans skirt like this for a while! I knew it wouldn't be too hard but since sewing is NOT my forte I was afraid to jump in with out a guide. I think this tutorial is fantastic!!

Paneled Jeans Skirt Tutorial

Thank you for the great tutorial -You can never have too many-

Monday, March 22, 2010

More flip flops!?? YES!

Have I told you that I really don't like flip flops!!??? So WHY am I so IN LOVE with all these cute flip flop ideas!!!! EEEK!!!!! Either I will have to learn to like flip flops or live vicariously through miss A's feet!!! lol

Here is a fun tutorial to dress up your flops without much effort at all!
Find the tutorial for "Bows for your toes" HERE on Suzanne's Crazy for Collars. I don't have a puppy to dress up... but if I did I would for sure be in LOVE with this site!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheep and elegant!

My hubby and I recently purchased an entire new bedroom set!! SQUEAL! I am in the 'cheep yet amazing' decorator mode! Now that we have stunning furniture I need some snazzy decor to go with it!! The problem now is that the bank account is a bit... uh.... depleted! lol. Now I have a severely restricted budget and a nearly blank canvas to work with!!! Here is an idea I saw today that I am thinking may be a winner!!

Get the tutorial for this Romantic Hurricane Candle Holder HERE on Hello Marzipan

I am thinking a nesting of three of these would look great on the new dresser, maybe on a pretty little square of amazing fabric!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flip Flops anyone!??

Ok- In all reality I am NOT a flip flops fan.... but this summer I just might be!!!! How great is this tutorial!???


This is like a whole wardrobe of shoes for PENNIES!!! HELLO!?? I know that my daughter is going to flip out over these! I can't wait!!! Who wants to do a girls craft day!??

Find the tutorial for this ingenious idea HERE on Make It and Love It!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sugar and Spice!!

I am in the process of getting together a play kitchen for my son along with some yummy felt food! I saw this today and totally fell in LOVE!!!

My son will get a kick out of these! He loves my spice cupboard. One night he even created dill pancakes. (I turned my back for ONE SECOND!!) lol. Now my only challenge is to find wooden spools.... any ideas ladies?

Get the easy tutorial for these cute shakers HERE on Nap Time Journal.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thank you cards

It's a miracle! I am actually posting something that I MADE!!!

Now the miracle is not that I made The miracle is that I am posting about it before I get distracted by yet another project!!!

I don't hold that these cards are anything amazing, but I was happy with how they came out. I just used random bits of paper and card stock I had lying around. The embossing plate is for my Cuttlebug. Hope you enjoy looking!

My goal is to post more pictures of the projects that I actually finish. This blog has just been too fun for collecting ideas more than sharing them! lol

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quickadilly post

I am SO tired... but I am waiting for hubby to finish up some stuff so we can go to bed. Wanted to do a super quick post about a cute idea I found today.

Find the tutorial for stenciled wall art from a fabric pattern HERE

I just got some cute plane sheets for Mr. B and I have been DYING to duplicate them somehow on the walls. I am NOT an artist however so free hand is OUT! This is the perfect idea!! WOOT WOOT! Now I just have to finish my 1000 other projects so I can do this one! ROTFL!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here we go again.....

As if I don't have enough project ideas collected to keep me busy for the next 3 years (and supplies to keep me busy on those same projects for at least 2 years!) Here are some MORE ideas I have found. SHEESH!!!! Good thing I have this blog to 'store' my great finds. I would really be in trouble if I bought the supplies for EVERY fun project I found and wanted to do!!! Anywho- here are my "I want to" finds for the day!

Recycled organizer project.

LOVE LOVE this little goody!!! What a great way to organize all those odd's n end's stickers and rub-on's!
Get the instructions HERE.

Art Supplies caddy.

How great is this!? I think I really do need one of these for my kids craft table. they have all kinds of pencils, pens, and crayons lying around!
Get the EASY and CHEEP how to HERE.
(I love easy and cheep!)

Well that is all for now. I do have some of my own projects to post up here finally. Maybe I will actually get around to that soon! lol

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


How good do these look!??? I WANT SOME!!!! These look so easy and you could do them for any season--- M&M's providing of course.
Get the tasty how to HERE

Here is another goody I came across today! I love the new take out box fad but I am so not willing to pay 1$ each for them at the craft store! Here is a little printer friendly template! YAY!! Get is HERE

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The craving is back!

Well I am glad I didn't delete this blog!! For a while I did nothing with it.... now I can't seem to keep my hands off of it!!!! LOL. Guess the crafting bug bit me again!!

Here are the projects I have found today that I love!!

Valentines Surprise Crackers!

I think my kids are going to LOVE getting these for V-day! What a great (and CHEEP!) v-day gift! I have seen the party crackers tutorial before... but I love the idea of using them for Valentines!! Find this tutorial HERE on Lilly Cakes.

Dressed up Cork Board

I am in love with IKEA!!!! This is a tutorial that I love mostly because it uses a simple and cheep IKEA product!! WOOT!!! What a cute way to have a coark board!! They are usually so ugly! This is a fantastic idea! Get the tutorial HERE on Craftzine.

Earring Holder

This next project is one I may not do... but I still love the idea!!!! I am on the look out for great ways to hold earrings. I think this idea is fabulous but I really don't know where I would put it. So for now I will share this idea and keep hunting for something that will work for me! Find this idea HERE on A little of this, a little of that.

And last but not least a little up-date on THIS POST. This morning I came down stairs to find this in my family room....

AH HA!!!! Caught in the act, snuggled up in MY pink snuggie playing video games!!! He claims that it was just the closest warm thing and that it wasn't warm enough... YEAH RIGHT!!! He is so getting one for V-day!!! He wasn't happy about me taking the picture... and didn't believe me that I was posting it to the net! Good thing he doesn't read this blog eh!!! LOL

That is all for now. I think I will go clean my craft room today so I can actually USE it!!! Until next time...

H.H. Addict

Friday, January 29, 2010

Got me thinking....

So I have been browsing the lovely red and pink Valentines day crafts this morning. This is the SECOND Valentines day countdown project that I have found.

Now don't get me wrong.... I think this is an adorable advent calendar idea, but my thought was.... WHO counts down to Valentines day!??? Not me obviously. So I was thinking to myself... why in the world would you count down to Valentines day? Then the greatest idea hit me! Put a picture/idea on the back of each of these papers for a gift that hubby can get you for V-day! ROTFL!

Ok- it made me laugh. :) Anyway, I really do like this cute and easy idea. Find it HERE.
The idea is by Love, Actually but is posted as a guest blog on U create

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dare I???

So for Christmas I got a Snuggie. Yes- I acctually even asked for it! I WANTED ONE! And for the record... I LOVE IT!! My kids kept stealing it from me so I bought them some after the holiday and MAN those buggers are $$$! Someone suggested I sew my own... my answer was "HA HA YEAH RIGHT! I HATE TO SEW!"

Well since that time (what... like 2 weeks ago was it?) I have been giving my hubby a hard time that he should get one and join our Snuggie family! Secretly I think he kinda wants one... but he is with the majority of humanity in saying "those are so totally lame" and really thinking... I want one too! So I decided not to buy him one at the crazy price the store's charge for them.

BUT THEN- I saw this.... a post/pattern for a really easy Snuggie. Soooooo..... dare I make him one for V-day!?? I think it would be kinda funny and he would enjoy it.. even if he didn't admit to it! And really .... it is simple sewing... RIGHT????

So I am saving myself a link to the instructions HERE. Maybe some of you out there are Snuggie addicts too!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Time to craft!?

Apparently I am feeling the need to craft. I have spent only a few minutes blog hopping this morning and I am already in love with SEVERAL projects!!!! OIY. Maybe it is because I know how long my actual 'to do' list is and I am avoiding it with everything I have! Oh how I would love to spend the day in my craft room!! Ah well, life calls and must be answered. For now I will just have to be happy posting all these cute ideas here for my own personal 'later reference'. In the mean time I hope you enjoy them too!

We will start with my least favorite. lol.

Lace Votive Holder

I am sorta kinda not liking this idea 'AS IS.' I mean.... wouldn't lace sprayed with fabric softener be a bit flammable??? Here is why I am posting the idea anyway though. I think this would be cute used in other ways (and there is always the beauty of the electric votive candle). I would LOVE to do my daughters room in a modern Victorian theme. I think a string of these hanging on Christmas lights would be just adorable!!! Sadly I don't think Miss A. shares my love of the Victorian motif so it probably will never come to pass. Anyway, you can find the instructions to this craft HERE.

Next up - nice, easy, and festive! LOVE IT!

Heart Garland

I LOVE this idea! Totally easy, totally cute, and totally disposable!!! I am not into holiday decorating at the moment because I feel like I already have SO MUCH STUFF!!! I just used a good chunk of my storage space to put away the ONE ROOM of Christmas decorations I have! OIY. So this idea 'tickled me pink' because you could CHUCK IT IN THE CAN when V-day is over and next year have all new decor instead of the same 'ol same 'ol taking up space each year!!! My personal opinion of course! Any who, you can get the instructions for this HERE, on Serving Pink Lemonade. CUTE CUTE Site BTW!

Now these are my two FAVORITE FINDS!! I am all sorts of into creative storage these days! (yeah... did you read the paragraph above... can you tell that I am fighting with my storage room at the moment!!). These two ideas combine storage with decor, an idea that I am IN LOVE WITH!

Fabric Storage

How great is this idea!??? All your fabric out to see!!! LOVE IT! Of course if you had TONS of fabric this might not work so well.... but for me, who hates to sew but somehow seems to want to anyway, this is a great way to store my bits and pieces! And what a fun decor addition to the craft room!!! Get the EASY INSTRUCTIONS (that is my favorite part!!!) Here on Prudent Baby

And last but certainly not least.... my personal favorite (and unfortunately the hardest of today's great finds)
Game Board Storage!

Isn't this just the COOLEST IDEA EVER!!!!! Clear up a whole closet, have GREAT game room decor, and AWESOME functionality all at the SAME TIME!??? OH YEAH BABY!!! I AM "FUH-REAKING" out about this idea!!!!! Infarrantly Creative you ROCK MY WORLD! Get the great 'how to' for this project HERE. Now... to get my hands on a table saw.... OH KIERAN!!!!

Ok folks... that is all for today. I guess I have to go tackle that mountain of laundry now.... yay. Hope you have great crafty finds of your own to enjoy!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Popcorn anyone?

Now here is a fun and cheep idea! I am thinking my family will be doing movie nights more often now that we are signed up for Net Flix. Maybe we could do this just for a giggle one night!

Find it HERE on Natalie Jost Designer Mom

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I wonder.....

..... if this would work at my house!??? I am tempted to try it!!!! What a GREAT IDEA!

I desperately need to get my kids motivated to do chores. I can't ever get myself organized enough to get that far though! At any rate I LOVE this idea!!!

Find it HERE at Shannon Makes Stuff

So on a side note....
Yes- I am still doing this silly blog. It is no longer the vision I once had of fame and glory, I have realized there are more important (and less time consuming) things in my life right now. I won't often be posting thing that are my own idea and design. When I do post things I have made there is not likely to be a tutorial with it. But the fact remains that I enjoy browsing the craft blogs out there for fun and unique ideas. I can't possibly remember them all, so this will be where I store links to the things I find most interesting. That way if I ever get ambitious I will have the links at hand an ready to go! In the mean time I hope you all enjoy looking at what I find every now and then. If nobody ever looks at this blog other than me... well that is ok. I think just the mere act of blogging about the crafts I want to do helps me not to run out and buy the materials for every single thing I see and like! It is a way to curb the addiction I can't support I suppose! LOL. Anywho.... that is what is going on with this blog. Just thought I'd let ya know!