Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quick and easy fleece Easter bunny

If you are limited on time, you will love this little Easter craft. Following this tutorial from Gluesticks, I whipped up this little bunny in just a few minutes. I improvised to use what I had on hand. Instead of filling my bunny with beans, I used some quilt batting.

I glued on some googly eyes and a button nose. I think he needs a mouth and a tail, but I skipped those features. My bunny is also not the same dimensions because it ended up being a little shorter after I squared up my fleece scrap.  I have a few more sewn up ready to fill and embellish, so I'm going to try a few things different. I may send one to my 2 year old niece and the eyes and button nose would not be very safe for her.
However, this little crazy-eyed guy will be just fine on display at my house.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIWW- gingham and floral

Shirt- TJMaxx
skirt- Old Navy
shoes- Payless
necklace- Our World Boutique
worn March 23, 2014
We had such a nice day Sunday I couldn't help but to bust out the florals in celebration of spring. I paired this skirt with a gingham shirt. I received lots of compliments on this outfit at church. It was a little suprising who they came from too. I wish I had a better location for photos because the lighting here is not doing this justice.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

7 Easter projects

Easter is coming! Here are 7 fun Easter crafts to help you get ready to celebrate.


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Friday, March 21, 2014

DIY Monogram Plate

Are you in love with the monogram trend? Do you love it on your clothes and accessories or just in home decor? I'm more drawn to home decor. I decided that I wanted a monogrammed plate to add to our home decor and knew I could do this quickly and easily with my Silhouette and some vinyl. (Thank goodness it's quick and easy, I haven't had time for much else craft wise lately).
I picked up an oval shaped platter from the thrift store. You can see it in it's "before" state below.

With just a little cleaning and some vinyl decals, I now have a fabulous decor piece.

I first measured length and width of the area I would be working in so I'd know how big to size my overall design in Silhouette.

Sorry, I don't have screen shots but here's the basic workflow.

I chose some swirls out of "Swirls set of 7". I ungrouped them so I had just the one I wanted and then copied it and reversed the copy. I took the ellipse tool and drew two circles, one a little larger than the other, with the smaller inside the other. I lined up the two swirls on each side. Then I typed my initial in the middle of the circle using the font "Monogram KK". That's it.

All I had to do was cut it out and apply to the surface of the platter.

Check out my round up of one dozen magnificent monogram projects for more ideas.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIWW-Plaid, stripes, utility jacket

Jacket/scarf- JCPenney
shirt- Forever 21
jeans- Levis mid rise skinny
boots- Target
Worn March 8, 2014
I know you saw very similar plaid and stripes not too long ago. This time I added the utility jacket. It was cold enough for the extra layer. But soon, and very soon, I'll be peeling back the layers....ah spring! And then maybe there will be some new outfits instead of repeats on the same old formulas.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014


Jacksonville Zoo
August 2013
I don't even remember taking this shot, but I thought it was just too interesting not to share. This creature looks like he's playing peek-a-boo and sticking his tongue out at me. I think I know what he is but I could be wrong so I won't say, but if you can identify him, please let me know.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIWW- Denim jacket

Jacket- Old Navy
shirt- Belk's
skirt- (old)
shoes- Target
wing necklace- JCPenney
I wore this a couple of weeks ago. I finally gave in and purchased a denim jacket with a gift card because I keep pinning looks with denim jackets. I'm just not sure how much wear I'll get out of it since I can't wear it to work.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

One Dozen Magnificient Monogram projects

Monograms become more and more popular every day. I tend to prefer the kind I can make for my home rather than the kind to wear. Here are one dozen diy monogram projects.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WIWW- Cardigan and stripes

Cardigan - August Silk/ TJMaxx
shirt- Gap
jeans- Levis
shoes- Payless
necklace- Sassy Steals
Spring... winter...Spring...winter. It's back and to for us, but we had a really nice day a couple of weekends ago and I wore this to take care of an unexpected issue at work and then run errands.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

5 Fabulous Ways to Decorate for Spring

We keep being teased with spring by mother nature- a few spring like days, and then more cold. Nonetheless, spring will be here soon. Here are five fabulous ways to decorate for spring. It's all about bringing in those earthy, green and natural elements.

1. Decorate with moss.

2. Use bird nests ( ready made or make your own.)
4. Use fruits and vegetables for fresh spring displays.
5. Bring in green plants.
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