You probably have everything you need for this DIY lying around the house. I’ve been laid up trying to recover from a cold-turned-sinus infection. I was able to easily complete this while “resting” in bed.
Imagine all the potential combos!
Not only is it Friday, it’s officially the first day of summer vacation around these parts. Woo Hoo!!
Some time ago I fell in love with Picnik for all my photo enhancing needs. Well, it got bought up by Google. So it is no longer. If you managed to get on there before April, you had access to all its features, including the ones that typically cost money, for free. Sadly, now its gone.
Fear not, friends! I found a replacement!
PicMonkey is my new go-to for photo editing. Its easy and doesn’t require a membership or downloading any software. I used PicMonkey to take a photo I snapped at home of my newborn and turn it into something really interesting and nearly professional.
Sharing some Friday Love! Have a great weekend everyone!
I remember as a kid noticing that the moms in my life had rings with various precious stones in them, representing the birthstones of each of their children. Some of those pieces are not really my style, but I adore the idea. I love wearing jewelry that represents my little guys.
I came across this tutorial via Pinterest and fell in love.
I immediately ran out and purchased beads and wire, a rare outing as I recoup from my C-Section. Luckily for me, making these pendants is low impact and can be done while “resting” in bed.
These are so simple and sweet that once you start you won’t be able to stop until you’ve made one for each Mama in your life! Too bad I didn’t get on the ball before Mother’s Day!
I realize this is a little late, but hey, I just had a baby!
For Mother’s Day this year, I gave my Grandmother a pretty rock ‘n’ roll bracelet. You see she and my grandfather frequent Home Depot. They have never met a project they weren’t willing to tackle.
So, when faced with a gift idea for Grandma, I went to her old stomping grounds for inspiration.
Using small door hinges and jump rings, I made her a super easy bracelet.
The best part? When she opened it, she genuinely marveled at its simplicity and said she couldn’t wait to wear it on her next trip to Home Depot. I am certain she’ll rock it while picking out new paint or flooring options!
The weather is warming up, the flowers are in bloom and I am planning to spend a lot more time outside. I’ve dusted off the patio furniture and realized I was missing something…
On one of my many recent trips to the dollar store I found a hanging plant basket like the one I used here. I know that other retailers charge more than a dollar for them so I snagged it, figuring that I’d find some good use for it…
Following this St. Patrick’s Day party I found that the approximately 33 beaded necklaces that I, my hubby and my dearest Carrie had acquired throughout the night could be put to good use by creating a hanging, beaded chandelier. I cut each necklace and strung them in two stages: (1) from the top of the chain to the top of the basket, and then (2) from the top of the basket to the bottom of the basket. I used small pieces of floral wire to attach each piece. It was pretty simple and only cost me the $1 I spent on the hanging basket.
While the beads were green, it was more of a Mardi Gras green than the Kelly green I wanted, so I did spend another few dollars to spray the whole thing a modern Kelly green.
If you need me, I’ll be outside!
St. Paddy’s Day is coming! What will you find at the end of the rainbow?
I found a sneaky little Leprechaun!
My six year old and I made this leprechaun beard with some dollar store streamers.
You can find a tutorial here.
Of course, Easter is also around the corner…So we took down a box of Peeps while we worked…
Be sure to check back next week for more St. Paddy’s Day tricks and treats! Have a great weekend!