Showing posts from September, 2012

Damask {my favorite}

500 Followers on Facebook! And {nearly} 350 Followers here!   And 950 on Pinterest! Time for a favorite FREEBIE! I love Damask! Everyone loves a damask print right? Right click to save off! Enjoy! I've been saving these off on my phone  and using them as backgrounds! :) Linking up to THESE parties this week!

Star Wars Birthday Party!

   My son turned 4 over Labor day. We had a 4 day birthday party celebration...meaning candy, games, decorations and gifts for 4 days in a row! It was just the family, but we made it lots of fun! We used Red for the Empire and Blue for the Rebellion! The table was set the same way...   A fun banner made by coloring book pages my daughter colored!  Pin the Lightsaber on Yoda was the kids favorite game! They each had several turns each day!  I scanned a coloring book picture into the computer... printed it out on several pieces of paper... and then taped it together, cut it out and colored it!  We had a bean bag toss game!  That's No Moon!  Lollipop death stars!  Random Star Wars quotes everywhere!  And any toys we owned that were Star Wars themed!  We had some double-bladed lightsaber dueling on a balance beam!  the older kids loved it, especially when I joined in!  He got a gun!  And wore his "D2" shirt from here.  It

Another Chair! Restored, Rescued, Rehabilitated, Recycled, Reclaimed, Rustic, Recovery

 I've got a cute TEAL chair sitting on my front porch now! It's rustic and reclaimed! Here's the story. I was driving home from somewhere with my little 8 year old daughter. We were on a semi busy street. I saw a couch and a chair on the curb...FREE right? I jumped out, quickly grabbed the chair and threw it in the hatch... I figured I'd get out of traffic before I looked too close at it. When I got it home...I was mortified. The chair was totally warped, dilapidated and disgusting! I was so embarrassed. I quickly chucked it in the Yard Sale pile of the garage and forgot about it. A week or so later, my husband found it. I explained how crappy it was and was going to junk it. He lovingly went to work. Quickly taking off the grease stained, worn and sick-o seat cushion. When I saw him out there with gorilla glue and hand clamps, I got my camera. He fixed the back board and preserved the distressing.  He used some wood that he had the lit

Make your own Silicone Cabochon Molds!

You will need Easy Mold Silicon Putty. Looks like this.  I got it at Michael's with a 40% off coupon (19.99) So I paid about $12.  It's food safe too!  It has 2 jars.  1 white goop, 1 purple goop. Make sure you have your desired item to mold ready to go. This stuff dries fast! Now, here's the hardest part...estimating how much clay you need to make the mold you want. I had a bunch of things ready to go and picked one that  I thought would work in that amount of clay. Some of them I made, I pressed too hard and they made  holes out the other judge carefully. Still worked though. Take equal parts of each and mix them together. Mix them until totally mixed.  Make a ball...smoosh it slightly Press your object into the silicone. Don't rock it around when you press...just set it straight into the clay. It will need to dry for about 25 minutes.  Then it is flexible! You can just push your item right out of the clay! Then you can