Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hydrangea egg

With all that's been going on personally with my parent's health, there has been no time for Easter or Spring crafting or decorating. I did manage to put up a small Easter vignette on the sofa table and this hydrangea egg is part of it. These were popular a couple of years ago, so of course I had to make my own.

All you need is a styrofoam egg and a couple of faux hydrangea stems. Pull off each individual flower and pin to the egg with ball head pins until you have covered the egg. Easy.

I'll be sharing this project here:

*This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Soap dispensers with vinyl monograms

Hi everyone. I was a little quiet last week but it was one of the worst weeks yet. Friday a week ago my father returned to the hospital for three days (just two days after being released from his bypass surgery) for some infections and then two days after he came home, my mother went back to the hospital after having another horrible a-fib episode that caused her to pass out (and caused vomiting). We had arranged for private sitters to stay with them, so we thought the week would be smoother but and we could get back to work, but not so. I only managed to work two days last week and I got sick after my mother's last trip to the hospital. I have the worst sinus infection I've had in years. I say worst- in terms of pain and pressure, the worst. I have been bed ridden all weekend. My brother had already planned to stay with my parents, but wouldn't you know, my first weekend home in a month, and I'm in.bed.SICK.

Thanks for letting me whine. And please continue to pray. My mother is having surgery tomorrow to hopefully correct the a-fib.

I shared the post below as a guest post at Sumo's Sweet Stuff last month, but in case you missed it, I thought I'd share it here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Here comes Peter Cottontail- five bunny crafts

Easter will be here soon and bunnies are a fun way to celebrate the season. Certainly not what it's all about but fun nonetheless. Here are five bunny crafts to make.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fabulous Friday find- the garbage bowl

Hi all. I am happy to report that as of Tuesday, both parents are home. My Daddy is improving and recovering well, but my mother is continuing to have problems and still has surgery ahead of her. Prayers are still welcome. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, see my post from Monday.)

I just popped in to share an idea I found a few weeks ago - the garbage bowl. Yep, a garbage bowl. Not can, bowl.

Hop over to the kitchn to read more about this fabulous idea? I'm one of those people who makes countless trips to the trash can while cooking. It's really not that far of a trip, but this little tip has really saved me time since I started using it in my kitchen.

I usually grab a plain boring plastic bowl, but wouldn't some of these be fun?

*This post contains affiliate links.

Spring cleaning lists and how to

Are you in the mood for spring cleaning but don't know where to start? This fabulous deal will help you out.

Spring is just around the corner, and this spring cleaning bundle will walk you through decluttering, cleaning and organizing your home! This week only, get all 5 ebooks for just $7.40 (a savings of more than 75%)!

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae Part cleaning handbook, part devotional, this ebook is not just about the how of cleaning, but about the why. In 31 Days to Clean, Sarah Mae provides you with two challenges each day -- a Mary challenge to encourage and engage your heart and a Martha challenge with a specific cleaning task. At the end of 31 days, your house will be clean, and you'll have a new perspective on housekeeping as well!

Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott Deal with tangible and intangible clutter in just 30 days with Simple Living, which will help you have a simpler and cleaner home...and keep it that way. Tackle thirty different clutter areas in under an hour a day and create drastic and permanent changes.

A Simply Homemade Clean by Lisa Barthuly Rid your home of commercial, toxic products without the high price of all natural, organic products that line the shelf. Learn to make everything from your own laundry soap, to homemade dryer sheets, antibacterial spray cleaners, potpourri blends and fabric softeners!

Project Organize Your Entire Life by Stephanie Morgan With a simple and customizable approach, Project Organize Your Entire Life helps you walk through your daily habits and weekly routines to conquer some of the biggest obstacles to living the simplified life you’re yearning for: decluttering, cleaning, organizing, meal planning and more.

Pulling Yourself Together by Becky of Clean Mama In Pulling Yourself Together, Becky provides you with the tools to declutter and organize your home in the midst of a busy life, implement a cleaning routine that really works and strategies to continue with the perfected plan! The Spring Cleaning bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 3/18. Get yours today:

*This is an affiliate post.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A personal storm

Hey blog friends! I haven't been around much in the last ten days. My father had a heart attack and triple bypass and my mother has been in the hospital for five days during the same time. My brother and I have been stretched out across four towns trying to provide care for them. Needless, to say, blogging is not top priority right now.

But don't give up. God will provide a way and all will be well again. I'll be back later. Please keep my family in your prayers.