Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why didn't I think of that #5 - Snowman Lightbulb

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - JensBowdaciousBows
Can't ever pass up a good bow - how cute!


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Hot Chocolate "Seduction"
Yum!



Ok. I know it's fun to be all eco-friendly so I changed out all my lightbulbs. Now I have all those swirly ones that look weird and are way too bright but save me energy so i'm like whatever. Saves me money I'm in. Bam. But it NEVER and I mean NEVER occurred to me to just change those lightbulbs into say an ornament. Dang I could have been the eco-friendly queen! Plus since this is my first Christmas all married and such I am severely short on ornaments. So I may have to go buy these energy suckers. Don't judge. My tree needs help. And it involves glitter. Hello.


Check out the FULL tutorial HERE.

Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh Hello.

#1- SHOP of the DAY - SleepyKing
I love all these little woodland creatures!



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - CYBER MONDAY SALE Feathers-Modern Gold Feather Earrings-Fall Fashion
Who can pass up great feathers?



*It's Cyber Monday! Enter CYBER30 at my shop and receive 30% off any item or towards any custom order! This deal ends Friday =)


Hello everyone. Wasn't that a fun holiday? For my first hosted thanksgiving EVER I had 14 people at my house. Oh yeah. I wasn't stressed at all.... Needless to say it was oodles of fun. It really just gave me an excuse to go shopping for decorations. I mean 80% off at Hobby Lobby...who can resist? Did I need like 5 pumpkins and a fake turkey? Well at $1 a piece you betcha! I am most proud of my first from Pinterest to real life creation to decorate my table.  Let's be honest we LOOK at a lot of pictures and in "our minds" we made them...but really...we just felt crafty. Which is a close second people. So bam. First ever.


Popcorn, burlap, mason jars, and string. It was fancy.

Happy Monday!
Natalie

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Thanks

I will not be blogging this week. Why? It's family time. Time to sit back relax and get all kinds of fat. Yep turkey, pumpkin pie, mushy peas, and rolls. Oh the rolls. A time where you get to break from your normal routine and just be thankful for your house, time, money, friends, family, and life. I think we forget to do that. I know I forget to do that. So I encourage my fellow bloggers and crafters. Take a break. Look around. Be present. And give thanks.

* I know I already showed this once. But it's now on my wall. And I love it.

Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Natalie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Voice

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - TuckandBonte
Super Cute






#2 - ITEM of the DAY - 15" Macbook or Laptop bag with handles and 2 interior pocket- Paris tower Newspaper-Ready to ship



I lost my voice today. No, but really. Apparently when you yell a lot this happens. Who knew? This is when i need to know sign language or have pre-prepared cue cards. "Be Quiet", "Sit Down", "Yes I've lost my voice do you have any more questions?" Just a few thoughts. Good thing I can still type. Cause if I lost my voice and my finger, that would have been a bad day.

Happy Friday!
Natalie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #10 -Ruffled Can Cozy

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - TheFancyLamb
Great vintage goodies



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Crochet scarf lace shawl stole grey gray white black
These colors are wonderful




I love drinking sodas. Until recently. I gave them up. It's ok. It was an unhealthy relationship. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a cute cozy for my coffee. Come on. It's couldn't be all caffeine. I would never wake up. 



Ruffled Soda Can Cozy TUTORIAL!


Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why didn't I think of that #4

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - OldBarnRescue
*wonderful mix of vinyl decals


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Monkey Baby Hat in white
* my cousin got this hat for her new baby and it is seriously the cutest thing ever!!



I don't curl my hair often. In fact when I discovered I had wavy hair, not just an unruly mess - bam came the mousse. So as I have found trying to curl your hair with major product in it = a major bad smell and bald spots. It's ok. It's all grown back. But on the rare occasion I DO curl my hair I always don't know what to do with my curling iron when it's done. Do I leave it out? Nope the house will burn down. Do I shove it in the drawer? Now the drawer won't close. Solution. Bam.


PVC pipe glued into the inside of your bathroom doors. No house fire and happy hair.

Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Monday, November 14, 2011

Funk

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Simplyasthat
*Burlap table runner...yes



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Give Thanks to the Lord Home Decor Decal Free US Shipping
*LOVE this - must use for my Thanksgiving!






I must admit people. I've been in a creative funk. Blame the Halloween candy or the impending holidays but I could just NOT get it together. The thought of even organizing my craft room was annoying. But then this weekend happened. Maybe I just needed to stalk Pinterest awhile but all the creativity started coming back. I think it helped that I got a seriously good nap. I love naps. Minus my childhood name No Nap Natalie. I know. Every parent's dream. I am proud to say the sun in shining and I'm coming out of hibernation. Hobby Lobby watch out.

Happy Monday!
Natalie

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #12 - Christmas Candles

I started decorating for Christmas. I know it's not that time and in fact there is another holiday. But it's like my little fingers couldn't help themselves. They said - forget Thanksgiving...it's snowmen and reindeer time. And like any normal person I gave in. So in honor of my new Christmas addiction when I saw this tutorial - I almost drooled. What pretty candles and simple. And today I'm all about simple. And late apparently too. Always tardy to the party.



Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why didn't I think of that #5 - Felt decorations

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Tobestiched



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Merry Christmas Y'all - Green






Felt decorations.

I own felt.

Lots of felt.

I guess I was too busy in flower making wreath world to go duh.

Make some decorations.

It is the most wonderful time of the year.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Monday, November 7, 2011

Caved

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - CreativeSugar



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - hand knit fingerless gloves - the coffee break hand knit fingerless mittens in tweed beige- mix of wool and angora



So I caved.

I got a sewing machine.

And by I, I mean my mother got me one as a birthday present.

You know it's bad when we are both staring at it like what are all these pieces?

I bet Betsy Ross didn't need all these pieces.

I bet she also didn't have the internet to get distracted with.

It needs bobbins. WHAT.ARE.BOBBINS?

If this doesn't work. I'm buying a loom.

Pioneer lady here I come.

Happy Monday!
-Natalie

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Favorite Things

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - littlemissloolies
*anything fall/winter...hello totally a fan.



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Melmaine Dinner Plate - Mac Loves Cheese
*Whoever doesn't like mac and cheese... needs counseling =)




So I think I could be a candidate for hoarders.

Don't worry.  In about 20 years.

Because I saw this puppy.

O.M.G. look at it.


How could you not just want to squeeze it's little legs?

So when I look like a crazy person with 30 dogs. Now you know.

It all started with Pinterest. 

Happy Friday!
- Natalie

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #11 - Mug Rug

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - CityCrochet



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Birdhouse "Roundhouse"



If you love coffee. You will love this. 



My little hands got so toasty warm just thinking about coffee and this cute this rug to pair with it.

Hello Cold weather. 

Happy Thursday!
 - Natalie