Friday, July 30, 2010

Beach Toes

Here are my pretty pink vacation toes. I started the day off with a pedicure, what a treat and a great way to kick off my vacation week! Did you see my little bee tatoo? I got that three years ago while on vacation at the same beach. Such great memories!
Do you like to vacation in the same place or do you like to try out a new place every time?
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Countdown 'til Christmas Tutorial

Step 1- Apply days til Christmas on the bottom of the chalkboard. I stamped mine on with acrylic paint or you could use stickers, vinyl, paint pen, whatever you have on hand.Step 2-cut card stock to fit the sides. I cut 2 strips 3/4" x 12" for and then cut that strip to fit one long side and one short side. I was able to get 6 chalkboards covered with one 12"x12" piece of card stock.Step 3-Apply glue to the chalkboard frame then add the paper. Once it is dry sand the edges with sand paper or a nail file to remove any paper that is hanging over the edges. This will also give your paper a distressed edge.Step 4- Drill two holes at the top to put your wire through.Step 5- Put the wire through the first hole and then wrap the wire around a pen to curl it then thread the end through the other hole, finally wrap the end around your chalk to make a holder.Step 6- Cut three pieces of ribbon mine were seven inches long and seal the ends. You can use fray check or melt the end with a lighter or candle. Then tie the ribbon on the wire opposite the chalk holder.This is a great beginner project. I hope you give it a try and have fun counting down the days until Christmas!

Check out all of the other great ideas for gifts from Raising Olives.

Christmas in July

101_8277, originally uploaded by beepink.

Hey people there are only 152 more shopping days until Christmas! Don't know what to give your neighbors, friends, teachers? You know those people you care about but can't spend a lot of money on? This is the perfect gift for you. Cute, easy and inexpensive! It took me longer to gather my supplies than it did to actually make this thing. It was way easy and I think it turned out super cute, I mean what kid wouldn't want to use this to count the days until Santa pays them a visit. Parents can even use this as a motivational tool..."Billy, Santa will be here in 152 days so you better change your attitude." And to all my friends that look at my blog here's a sneak peak at your Christmas present, hope you like it!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July

There are a ton of great gifts that you could win check it out, it is so easy to enter! Tip Junky is such a great site. I hope I win!!!!

Holly at the park

Holly at the park, originally uploaded by beepink.


Emily at the park

Emily at the park, originally uploaded by beepink.

cinema scope

Picnik collage

Picnik collage, originally uploaded by beepink.

Picink photo editing

While checking out my favorite blogs this morning Chris Kauffman at Just Beachy recommended this free photo editing site called Picnik. This site is so fun and has so many cool things (it is totally free) like collages, night vision effect, and my favorite 1960's. Remember all of those square faded pics with rounded corners they look just like it. I had so much fun applying the effects to my pictures, and did I mention it's FREE!Emily at the parkCinema ScopeHolly at the parkSepiaGrady at the park1960's

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Maybe this will help

I was checking out a blog and I saw this website by Justin Kloskey.He has some great ideas and I would love some organizing help! You can also check out You are what you keep where OCD is having a giveaway.
Now lets start organizing!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dollar Store Craft

What do you do when your baby is going to VBS for the first time and needs his own lunch bag? Why make a trip to the local dollar store and make over a plain lunch sack. A little paint, stenciling and a cute tag and you baby is ready to roll in style!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

From firewood to folk art

My friend John brought over some firewood so we could roast marshmallows the other day. Thank goodness we didn't roast those marshmallows, because then I wouldn't have this awesome American flag. This was the easiest craft just wood, paint and nails. The best part is the wood was already painted white. I even let the kiddos hammer in a few nails.
I am now ready for the 4th.
God bless America, land of the free and home of the brave!
I pray it will always be that way.
Trivia question: How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?

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Thrift store goodies

I went to the thrift store with $5 in my pocket and look what I found!

1. Awesome round tray $1.99- to be spray painted some sort of blue color for my coffee table display (I haven't had anything on my coffee table for six whole years because of the kiddos. They use it for everything from cars to trains to a diving board.)

2. The cool plastic bag holder $1.99- which now holds my girls underware in their closet. I saw the idea in a magazine and it is great. I love repurposing things.

3. The cute little box with a heart $.50- for the girls room I thought they would like to carry little pets stuff around in it.

4. A book for my little monkey $.50- It is so amazing that she is reading chapter books already, she gets so excited about what she is reading and wants to tell us the whole story at meal times. So much fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ribbon Jar

I have seen ribbon storage all over bloggy land and here is my take on it. It is made using an old peanut butter jar, scrapbook paper and spray paint. The little tag has a poem by William Carlos Williams. So easy, now we just need to use up 9 more jars of peanut butter and I will have a jar for each color!

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