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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shut Yo' Mouth Saturday

We've got a busy day planned today!!
Here's what we're doing:

Santa Is Landing On The Lawn Of The Pink Palace!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mod Podge Mini Pumpkins

We Love Mod Podge!!!

These cute pumpkins will make a beautiful addition to 
Fall decorated mantles or your Thanksgiving table as part
of the centerpiece!

First spray paint your pumpkins 
and let dry completely.

Next, cut tissue paper into strips and
apply a line of Mod Podge 
to pumpkin before applying the tissue paper.

Cover the paper with another layer of Mod Podge.

Continue this pattern making sure to overlap each strip of tissue paper.

You can also cover the pumpkin without spray painting, 
but I love the white showing through the paper better than
the orange! Of course this would depend on the pattern of 
tissue paper you use! 


Life: A Tangled Tutorial

TangledEutopia: A Year In Review

The year started off with a Super Bowl Party!
We were halfway through our one year Leadership Ministry Internship at church
and making lifelong friends!

We celebrated birthdays of good friends in March.

We had a girls night by heading to downtown Memphis 
and strolling through the famous Peabody Hotel.

Valentines was celebrated with fun crafts!

We had family dinners together!

In March, we spent our Anniversary by coming home to a busted pipe 
and a flooded bedroom.

But that was a perfect time to update our bedroom with my very own craft area!

Plus new floors, new wall color, and amazing wall decor!

Easter was spent with the Granny's and just being ourselves!

As the weather grew warmer, we played at the park!

We celebrated the Royal Wedding with a Party!

We traveled to Atlanta for my daughters' Choir Competion
and took home First Place in EVERY category!!!

In June we celebrated 3 years with this little monkey!

Love this kid!

He loved his new shirt that mommy made him!!

July 4th was spent in the ER with a four wheeler accident. 
Poor Baby, busted his head open and sprained his arm!

I ended my Internship by traveling to Haiti, a trip I will never forget!

I returned from Haiti with renewed sights and decided 
to kick it off with a new haircut! 
In September, we spent time at our annual family reunion on the lake.

We had fun taking crazy pictures!

And mama got really crazy by letting this girl drive her car for the first time!
I video taped it but you don't really want to subject yourself to the yelling
 (not by me, but by her telling me to calm down...)

We played some football during the Summer and Fall!

We spent time at our Favorite Hangout...STARBUCKS!!

We celebrated 14 years with a candy themed girl party in October!

And after the craziness of 10 teenage girls partying all night...

Mom and Dad took the night off to have a Date Night!!!!

We ended October with a fun night of trick-or-treating on Halloween!

We spent time at a family farm in November.

In November, we celebrated my uncle's 
50th birthday and his retirement from serving our country 
for the last 155 years! Okay...not really 155 years, 
but a long time and I couldn't be more proud to 
call him my uncle!!

Thanksgiving and Christmas will round out our year with great family 
time and more crazy pictures to come, I'm sure! 

So much more happened this year than just these few highlights! 
I'm so thankful for every second I've had, both good and bad! 

I can't wait to see what 2012 brings for our family!!!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

No Sew Crinkle Robot Lovey

Crinkle Bots

Boys love robots!

This super cute lovey was made using scrap fabric,
felt, different textured ribbons, and an iron. The back is a nice silky satin in royal blue.

Rotary knife
12x12 scrap fabric
Scrap ribbon
3/8" Heat Bond Infusion Tape (you can use any size)
Notions for accessorizing

I used the robot template from PrudentBaby.com/crinkle-bots but gave it my own flair.

1. The template printed small on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper, but I grabbed a 12x12 sheet of my scrapbooking paper and hand drew it a bit larger.

2. Instead of keeping the box shape, I turned the right side of the two pieces (front and back pieces) toward each other, pinned the pattern to both, and cut using my rotary knife. To keep the box shape of the robot head, cut a small slit diagonally where the head meets the shoulders.

3. Next, I flipped the top (gray) fabric back, revealing the right side of the underneath (blue) fabric and lightly marked where I wanted to put my Heat Bond. Keep in mind the different infusion tapes will affect the finished size and feel of the lovey. I used 3/8" but could have even gone smaller. I also used the heavier (ultra hold) infusion tape for durability.

4. After you have a strip of infusion down, start ironing the pieces together. I like to iron smaller strips at a time so I make sure the placement is exactly where I want it. If you are more advanced, you can insert ribbon pieces as you go as long as you keep in mind that you will be flipping right side out when you're done. OR you can take the easy route and iron all edges together except for a 2" slot for flipping inside out.

5. Once you have ironed the edges closed, gently start to pull the inside fabric through the opening until it's right side out.

6. The rest is up to you! Add any ribbon/embellishments you like!