Friday, February 3, 2012

To Stick on My Fridge

Ever ask yourself, "What's for Lunch?" And then do you just wander the kitchen and open the fridge and cupboards over and over?

I go crazy when it comes to lunch time. For some reason I can never think of anything to make. Instead, I snack on something small and forget to finish eating lunch and then I get super hungry again around 3:00. I'm hoping this visual lunch menu will not only help me with ideas of what to eat for lunch, but it will also help me when I'm making a grocery list so I remember to buy lunch foods. Feel free to print it out yourself and stick it on your fridge.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chevron and Minky combo blankie

I love this turquoise zig zag fabric I found online after lot's of searching! I added some super soft yellow minky fabric to make a baby blanket for my little sisters baby coming in October. They are waiting to find out the gender. I thought these colors could go either way ;) I also made some curtains for Alexa's room with the zig zag fabric. (pictures to come in the future... possibly)

Other Minky Blankets:
Minky Baby Blanket  Boy Minky Blanket  Satin Minky by BabyBeanzy, $39.00

The Simple Life Minky Blanket - Patchwork Minky Blanket - Baby Minky Blanket - Patchwork Baby Blanket - Riley Blake - tasha noel

Ruffled Minky Blanket Sewing Tutorial

Personalized Baby Blanket Minky Baby Blanket by FunnyFarmCreations, $47.00

Double Sided Chevron Minky Blanket Ready To Ship by BornPlatinum, $38.00

Insertable Car Seat Blanket with Optional Minky Backing by CozyCarSeats, $52.00

Gender Neutral Baby Infant Minky Stroller Blanket, Funky Orange, Navy, Grey and Red Chevron and White Minky, via Etsy.

Ruffle and Minky Baby Blanket

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Zig Zag

I love this idea for a party!
as seen on Oh Happy Day

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A is for Alexa

I made an alphabet book for Alexa for Christmas. I put in her relatives and as many 'churchy' words as I could. I also made books for her little cousins. It was a lot of fun! I used to make it.

Still Loving Greek Food

Dinner Tonight! I love this and have made it several times! So yum!

 Serve it with this:
(note: recipe says 1/2 cup of Orzo, but it needs 1 1/2 cups.)
Recipes from Epicurious.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Baby Bunting Banner Quilt

This quilt was too cute to not share! Found on Little Birdie Secrets. I love the bunting and the ric rac on the edge! So cute!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I made this dress today for Alexa to possibly wear at my sisters wedding this Saturday. It's two pieces. I just kinda made it up. I may add sash... I still need to take care of the wrinkles.

beaded lamp

Alexa needed a cute lamp in her room. I threw this together because I love the beaded look and these colored ones are fun.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

my clutch

So I decided to make my own clutch. I like how it turned out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

gathered clutch

Um... cute. Check out the tutorial here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

play kitchen

cutest home-made play kitchen ever! someday i will be copying this!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


These are just basic pillows I made. Nothing fancy. I love the houndstooth pattern.

Behind-the-Door Book Shelves

I was going to make these rain gutter bookshelves I posted earlier. But, it turns out the end caps are more expensive than the actual gutter part. So, when my family came to visit a couple weeks ago, my wonderful dad and brother helped me make these cute shelves. They were just different pieces of molding from Home Depot. The piece that the books sit on have a little ridge which keeps the books from sliding off. We just self-cut them with the saws they have in the store, nailed them together, and painted them. Simple! And a great way to use the dead space behind the door.

More Ideas:
PERFECT!!!!  We have so many kids books (and grown-up books) that I'm afraid the house will explode and all the words will be let loose into the atmosphere!!!  This is a great way to use a space that is normally ignored - behind a door - $4 ikea spice rack book shelves - behind the door...I love that it's making use of wasted space
$4 Ikea spice racks

Rain Gutter book shelves behind a door. Galvanized Paint Buckets for everything else . . . indestructible!!!
Rain Gutter Book Shelves

DIY Picture/Book Ledge - May be the perfect solution for part of that awkwardly long wall in the guest room. (or behind a door!?)
Picture Ledge Shelves

Thursday, February 11, 2010

ruffle scarf

Vera ruffled scarf $35.
$32 scarf from Anthropology. Very cute!

These are two I made for less than $5 each. No, I didn't show my face :) I'm not a model! Mine are made from a knit fabric unlike the Anthropology one. But a very similar look. I made mine from a tutorial on Hope Studios. Hope studios shows several ways to wear the scarf. These can be made in about 10 minutes.

ruffle bib and burp rag

These were a lot of fun to make. I somewhat followed the tutorials from Homemade by Jill. I used flannel which worked very well and did not use batting. There are a ton of cute flannel fabrics so I need to get to Joann's again!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

leg warmers

I made some leg warmers for Alexa several months ago. Leg warmers are great because it takes a lot longer to grow out of them. Alexa still wears hers five months later. I made mine from the tutorial at Everything Your Mama Made.

Another cute (and easy) style are ones with ruffles at the bottom, which can be found at Calico.

Monday, February 1, 2010

flowers and bows

i've been experimenting making baby bows... it's fun! I really love this little pink one, especially since alexa finally has enough hair to hold a bow!