Thursday, April 19, 2012
So a few weeks ago I saw this picture on Pinterest originally from Girl Loves Glam.
I adored the idea of all my little lists and to do's in one place. With a lot of birthdays this month and next, I wanted to try to do it as cheaply as possible. I also wanted this command center to hang on my pantry door, which is hollow. So a large piece of wood was out.
I pride myself on being pretty
cheap resourceful. So I rounded up some cardboard boxes and got to work. This is what I came up with with the help of some packing tape and "the general", aka my hot glue gun.
This part cost me $0. Yay!
Then I covered the body with fabric I already had and covered the pen holder with black fabric. Then I wrapped bias tape around the edges (in craft closet = $0)
The only thing I had to purchase were the plastic covers for the chore chart and my meal calendar (Hobby Lobby = $3 each).
So there's the $6.00 version. Good luck with all of your to do list projects!
at 3:58 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I have been working on lots of little projects that have been on my list and finished one today! There's just something about crossing off a task on a to do list (I'm totally the kind of person who adds something to my list just so I can cross it off!).
I needed a birthday gift idea for a friend of my boys and remembered that she had a little play kitchen. I searched Pinterest (where else?!) for a DIY child's apron. I found this one at Quilt Fabric Delights Creative and this one at Tidbits. I wanted to incorporate some things from each tutorial in my apron. I also loved that Cami's at Tidbits had a link for a chef's hat tutorial!
Here's what I came up with! (Sorry about the grainy phone pictures!)
I decided to make this one reversible with pockets on both sides.
And I loved the chef's hat tutorial and that it could really fit any size kid.
I really liked how these turned out so I made two more for my nieces birthdays. I thought I took a picture of my youngest niece's apron, but I can't find it and I've already wrapped them....
I used my oldest as a model for the hat (don't mind Hightops the giraffe, he had just woken up).
I feel like I could make these in my sleep now! So I got to cross this off my list, but I have added making a really "manly" one for my son to go along with the felt food that's on my to do list! :)
at 4:43 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
My boys Cowboy Party has come and gone. It was such a great party filled with lots of family and friends!
I sewed orange and navy bandanas together to make a big backdrop for the Trail Mix Bar and Cupcake display. It also served as a backdrop while the boys had their cake and cupcake!
The Trail Mix Bar included Granola, Frosted Cheerios, Mini Marshmallows, M&Ms, Pretzels, Teddy Grahams, Banana Chips and Raisins. Along with paper cones for guests to mix their custom Trail Mix.
Mini Cupcake display in egg cartons.
L & P General Store favors display
Cowboys and Cowgirls bags were for the 3 and up crowd
Wild West's Wanted were the adults who got Mini Apple Pies
Little Buckaroos bags were for the 1 year old crowd
I used aluminum pie tins for plates and it actually worked out great with all the little ones!
I have been saving aluminum cans and wrapped them in butcher paper. Then I made chalkboard labels and labeled them for the silverware.
Veggie Cups with Ranch and Fruit Kabobs with Dip
For drinks I repurposed jugs (Apple Cider from HEB)
We moved out furniture to make room for all the tables
The boys enjoying their cakes
I also had a photo booth to document everyone who shared the day with us. Here's me and hubby
The whole family!