My grandma’s hutch was a big part of my family’s gathering and lives growing up. The holder of all things we werent allowed to touch. I loved it, growing up I always dreamed of some day having a hutch filled with beautiful china, and all things untouchable. My uncle called one day and told me my grandmas hutch was at his house and ready to be picked up! I could barely remember what it looked like anymore, I dreamed of all the ways I would re-do it and fix it up. I was worried what if it isn’t as magnificent as I remember?! I walked into my uncles shop and heard angels sing ( i know dramatic right) I couldn’t wait to get it home and start painting!!! I went to walmart, I have heard alot of bad things about their paint, but let me tell you the better homes and gardens paint is AMAZING!! I got “vintage lace” (it had me at its name) and “cocoa cappachino” I was uncertain about the brown color but now love it. If you are thinking about redoing a hutch or any piece of furniture you should get some of this, its $14 at home depot not too shabby
The hutch had some awesome details like gold chicken wire on the glass and some horrific knobs, I wish I would have taken a picture of the bottom piece but just take a moment to imagine it in all of its glory. My super studly husband took off the door and out the glass, AND he helped me prime while looking perfectly handsome
We primed and painted and taped and painted, and painted and waited. And said studly husband made some super awesome slat shelves.
Then the FUN part came, DECORATING!!! It still needs alot of work but here she is!!!
These awesome knobs courtesy of hobby lobby and plates from pier 1 and ross.
Hey guys!! I know it has been a while, and I have missed blogging. I have been taking lots of pictures and have been working on a ton of projects.
My husband surprised us with a visit to the ”Great Wolf Lodge” this weekend, and although a bit pricey we had SO MUCH FUN and it was great to spend some quality family time together. My husband even surprised me with a massage and facial. I now feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of our summer. Many of my friends have kids out of school and many have expressed the feeling of running out of ideas of things to do and projects to make. SO I made a super awesome tutorial on a fun easy project for you and your kids!
We made ours for the boy’s play room, mostly because I wasnt totally confident in how they would turn out. I really do love them. Depending on where you want to display them will determine the words you use and the colors you choose. Since these were in the play room I tried to use words that would encompass life in the playroom (i considered using words such as “messy” and “zoo” but refrained ;P) and I chose bright playful colors.
*canvas any size
I spelled out different words with the painters tape on the canvas, I did each letter a different size giving it a playful feel. make sure you take the time to really press down firmly on the tape.
Put down some newspaper, or even do it outside and let your kids go at it, make super it is COVERED in paint, this makes the lettering stand out more.
Wait until the paint is completely dry and then peel off your tape. Hang where ever you heart desires and admire your handy work, and enjoy the fact that you feel accomplished for the day!
The last few weeks have been a BIT chaotic. Getting ready for the farmers market alone had me hanging out in my own little hole away from the rest of the world. Last week I did the market and although very very chilly, it was fun and it was good to get my first one in. I have been working on so much randomness that it was hard to keep my mind on anything for more than a minute or two. As I have thought about where the blog should go next I felt as though I need to write more (yay! I know) more DIYs and more about our life. Writing has always been therapeutic for me so here we go!
What to expect:
I will try very hard to do a weekly hair accessory, I have one that I just have to finish up today and then I will post it, it is awesome and I think you will love it!
I will be posting DIYs as I redo my house
I will be posting fun party planning ideas (this is a passion of mine and I would love to share some fun ideas!)
I will be posting hair & makeup tutorials, I was really unsure about this, I feel like everyone in the world has them right now, but after alot of people asking I think I shall try it out!
I will be posting about my family’s switch to paleo life, recipes of all sorts!!
I am very excited for this new chapter as I hope you all are as well!! Now just to find a decent camera that doesnt fight with me on a regular basis!!!
The last couple of weeks have been a little crazy, I made my friends wedding dress, made some table cloths for another friends wedding and am getting ready for the farmers market which starts on June 1st. I have been in my little hole of craziness and this headband is what made me decide to come out and have some connection to civilization. (picture courtesy of the AMAZING www.handinhandphotography.com )This headband is one of the BEST little girl headbands on the face of the earth! I love it, there is nothing better than a beautiful little girl with a giant flower on her head!! I seriously need a girl to torture with such things!!!
*Felt, you can use as many colors as you want but you will need approx 2 1/2-3 sheets.
*Matching button or other cuteness to put in the center of your flower
Step1: First you will want to draw a little template, the bottom of my petal is 2in and I just folded it in half and tapered the end so I had a cute little chubby petal. (here you can change the size for the size of the flower in comparison to your childs head) Begin to cut out your petals, I used 28 petals in total you can use less or more depending on the fullness you desire.
Step2: You will also need to cut a felt circle approx the size of the flower you want.
Step3: Once you have cut out all of your petals you will begin to form them into their petal shape. Put a line of glue on the bottom of the petal and fold it onto itself (see picture below) hold it until it begins to dry.
Step4: Next you want to start gluing your petals to your felt circle. Glue your first row each time you add a petal slightly overlap it ontop of the previous petal. Do this around and then continue to do it for the next two rows.
Step5: Once you have all of the petals attached, you can add either a button or another item of your choice to spruce it up.
Step6: Turn your flower over and put a line of glue on the back and press your headband down on it.
You can find these and many other accessories at www.impassioncreations.etsy.com
It has been beautiful and sunny and warm, I could maybe even use the word HOT to describe atleast a couple hours of the day!! I have two boys and they LOVE to be outside, so my days have been spent outside playing hide and seek, a little tag and even a little transformer and choo choo trains. When the sun is shining I always have my hair pulled up, it is thick and dark and halfway down my back and hot. This headband is great at covering a sweaty even greasy head of hair all while looking super cute!! It looks good with a top knot, or a pony tail!
*sewing machine and optional serger
Step1: You are going to cut two peices of fabric both 16″ in lengthx5″width, one you want to keep a rectagle the other you want to taper at the ends so that the very ends only measure 2″.
Step2: Serge around the edges of the piece with the tapered ends. Or sew with a zigzag stitch around the edges.
Step3: Put the wrong sides together on your rectangle sew and turn right side out.
Step4: Cut 7″of elastic and slide it inside.
Step5: Fold in the ends on both sides of your rectangle, let the elastic hang out a little on one end. Insert one end of your taperd fabric inside, pin and sew over it 3-4times.
Step6: Repeat on the other side. You are finished! Now you can look cute while having fun in the sun!!
FInd tons of cute hair accessories at www.impassioncreations.etsy.com
The fabric rose bobby pin is one of the first hair accessories I ever made. It is fun and easy and adds a cute touch to any hairstyle. It is petite enough that it doesnt overwhelm your head but still stands out.
I am out of town staying with my aunt this week and these have been a staple for my hair. I can be chasing my boys like crazy and still have cute feminine hair.
*Hot glue gun
Step1: Make the flower the same way as previously shown in the fabric flower tutorial. I usually make a bunch and pin them.
Step2: Cut your felt into a circle with two small slits fot the bobby pin and slide it in
Step3: cover the felt with hot glue and press your flower on top, make sure to clip any extra fabric or felt.
This one is simple but one of my all time favorites! Last year at the market it was one of my top sellers, and I love it. You can be extremely creative, use farbic scraps maybe some lace, ribbon or twine. It will spruce up any fun summery hair style.
*three 25″ scraps of fabric
* elastic, any windth you would like
Step1: Pin the three strands together on one side. then braid until it is your desired length (leaving room for elastic)
Step2: Place one end of your elastic in the end of your braid (see pic) sew it down.
Step3: I like to measure the headband around my head at this point and cut the elastic to size, then repeat step2 to the other side.