Friday, October 26, 2012

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It's my birthday. I'm taking the longest nap ever. That's what you do when you get older right?

Happy Friday!
Natalie

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tutorial Thursday #35 - Boo Bags

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - gudbling



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Bohemian Princess Necklace. Autumn Wedding Boho Bridal Necklace.


I'm always looking for fun Halloween crafts that are easy and not the traditional plastic bags with jack o lanterns. Enter Boo Bags. Get iron-on transfer paper and any picture you like and just transfer. That's easy as long as you know how to work an iron. I'm halfway there. 



Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why Didn't I Think of That #40 - Secret Hairbrush

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - iHartFelt


#2- ITEM of the DAY - Orange and white chevron earrings - fall chevron earrings - ready to ship - halloween jewelry


Bobby Pins. I think I could write 50 posts about my love hate relationship with bobby pins. They save my hair and make it look pretty but in the same second hide in my carpet for me to step on later. Enter the brush that holds your bobby pins in the back. WHHHAAAATTTT. If you find this in the store let me know where it is. My feet will thank you later.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chevron Pumpkin Attempt

I went to Michaels this weekend. It had been so long. We both cried for a bit. Then I saw all the fall madness and the sadness melted away. Forty-two dollars later and I had an idea. I saw on the front of my Country Living Magazine (represent) about making chevron pumpkins and I went psh I can do that. While I must say they DID NOT turn out the same I believe that after a bit of Dallas flair, I could at least compete. Miss Congeniality award perhaps?







Happy Monday!
Natalie




Friday, October 12, 2012

Queens of the House

#1- SHOP of the DAY - juliegarland


#2- ITEM of the DAY - Pumpkin Spice Soap - Natural Soap, Handmade Soap, Olive Oil Soap Bar, Cold Process Soap



There are two things who run my household and they are not my husband and I. 
Nor are they human. 
Yes. We are those people. We love our dogs. We let them sleep in our bed. 
I buy them Halloween costumes and bows for their hair. 
I fear having children if I'm this obsessed with my dogs. 
Of course i don't know why I want to make this craft because I know they will just sleep on my coach but at least it will look cute on the floor. 
Maybe I'll sleep on it instead. 


*You make them JUST like the blankets from fleece just add stuffing. Easy floor pillows as well!*

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why Didn't I Think of That #39 - Photocopy

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - HopscotchCouture



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - SLUGS Fleece Boot Liners Brown with a Tribal Pattern Cuff, Fall Winter Fashion, Rainy Day Style, Fleece Socks (Sm/Med 6-8 Boot)


I'm sure we have all played this game.
The game is called see if I can guess where the holes for the picture go in the wall without actually measuring game.
I don't win often.
I also don't like to measure. Measuring is for pansies.
So when I saw that I could keep my ego AND get the picture to hang well psh, I'm good.


*Photocopy the item you want to hang and use the copy as your template*

Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Friday, October 5, 2012

Aint nobody got time for that

This picture describes craft projects I find on Pinterest PERFECTLY. You. Are. Welcome.


Happy Friday!
Natalie

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tutorial Thursday #34 - Cheap Dog Bookends

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - AnthologyOnMain



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Rustic Personalized Guest Book Pen with Flower


Let me start off by saying that when I originally followed the link for this picture it took me to the website PBTeen.
I almost hid in shame. 
Really? Have I gone to that place. A place where I want to make crafts that are featured in teen like magazines.
Yes. I have gone there. And I like it. 
THEN i realized it was not an actual tutorial at this site - just someone's idea on how to rip it off for cheap, excuse me I mean lovingly copy.
I like this person already.


The pinner suggested getting these materials so you could recreate for WAY cheaper than the $49 they want.

1. Spray Paint
2. 2 Plastic toys
3. 2 Wooden Blocks
4. Glue of your choice (I would think super glue would be best)

Bam. Cheap-o bookends.

Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Why Didn't I Think of That #38 - Problems with Cups

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - SasasHandcrafts



#2- ITEM of the DAY - Vintage Bouquet felt flower brooch with freeform hand embroidery


I have a problem with cups.
Well I don't think of it as a problem, my husband does.
APPARENTLY getting a new cup every time you need to get a drink is unacceptable...psh.
So my house ends up looking like that scene from Signs where they leave water cups everywhere to fight off the aliens.
See. I'm just protecting myself.
I really do think it drives him crazy though. So when I saw that this mom puts magnets on the backs of her children's cups to keep them readily available I thought to myself....birthday present.
To him of course.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie