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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Paper Circle Christmas Cone Tree

This is the third of three tutorials on making Christmas Cone Trees

Felt Christmas Tree

Here is the 2nd of 3 tutorials for making Christmas Cone Trees.

Christmas Cone Tree Tutorial

This is the first of 3 tutorials to make trees out of either fabric, paper, or felt

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Treats

Easy Thanksgiving Treats Your Kids Will GOBBLE Up!!!

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Treats
I posted an in-depth tutorial on my SnapGuide account.

You can check it out here:


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Number Cake

This is actually a big brownie!

I combined 2 boxes of brownies into one large pan,

then cut the number out!

Number Cake
M&M Number Cake

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Good Behavior Tree...

With A Twist!!!

Here's a fun way to encourage (bribe) your little ones into good behavior!

Did I just say that? Ummm, hello? If you have a 4 year old at home, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
DISCLAIMER: If you're not from the south, you probably didn't appreciate that bit of intentional grammatical error or that I admitted to bribery of my kids to lessen the daily tantrum total. Sorry, I'm just doing my part to carry on the stereotypical traditions.

Think I'll get back on the subject now!

This is a super easy project!
All you need are:

1 Styrofoam Ball
1 Red Solo Cup
Mod Podge
1Bag of Dum Dum Lollipops
Acrylic Paint
Ribbon and Letter Stickers

1. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the inside of the cup.
2. Stuff newspaper into the cup.
3. Add a ring of Mod Podge to the rim of the cup and the top layer of newspaper. Set the styrofoam ball on top of the cup.
4. Decorate the outside of the cup.
5. When all is dry, stick the lollipops into the styrofoam.
6. Go show your kids then immediately put it on top of the fridge and let the bribery begin!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

Candy Cane Striped Stocking

Union Jack Stocking

Snowflake Stocking

Polka Dot Stocking

Christmas Stockings

Before and After

I'm excited to show you a few of my Thrift Repurpose Projects!!!








Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Birthday

My son Houston turned 4 in June. I have to admit, this party was one of the most fun adventures I've planned yet! All thanks to Pinterest!!!!

With the exception of the candy cake (which I've been doing for years) all my ideas came from Pinterest.

In the next few photos you'll see the Pinterest idea on the left, my creation on the right!

Excuse the Redneck on the bottom right...he is NOT my husband.
I swear. But that is my 93 year old great grandmother on the bottom left!!!

I reuse the same stacked bowls everytime I make this famous treat! Every friend my kids have, ask for that candy cake! They could care less about a real cake anymore!

I'm so proud of my homemade photo booth! My uhhhem...redneck handyman of a husband made an actual booth for the frame! You'll NEVER believe where I got the wood either...my grandmother's next door neighbor was throwing away an old bunk bed and I grabbed a few pieces! The photo booth literally cost me about $3!!!