Tomato Cage Holiday Trees

This weekend I decided to work on a quick holiday project that had been on my to do list for a few years.  Driving by my home to look at lights, you would never know I made these holiday trees with wire tomato cages!SuppliesWire tomato cages (you can find these in the garden section of most stores; I purchased mine from Lowe's)String of lights (I used holiday lights found in the garage)Optional: shatter proof ornaments (I used a few leftovers from our holiday decorations)1) Wrap the top of the Read More... {Read More...}

Will you be out shopping for Black Friday? Visit Rod Works in Gilbert!

Last month I was introduced to an amazing store that is only a quick five minute drive from my home.  I was so excited to share my first visit to Rod Works.  I was there again last night and learned about their great Black Friday sale. Day After Thanksgiving Sale November 23-24, 2012 Doorbusters start at 6:00 am Friday! Doorbusters while supplies last! I will definitely be there Friday morning...and probably again Saturday morning too!  In addition to some great doorbusters, each Read More... {Read More...}

No Sew Costume: Bird’s Nest in a Tree

Last night I went to a Halloween festival wearing a fun costume I put together in less than an hour.  My bird's nest in a tree required no sewing and was made completely from items I already had at home. Supplies: Green shirt (tee, cardigan, or sweater) Green and brown felt Markers Fabric Glue Toy nest and bird The tree sweater only took a few minutes to make.  I found a green cardigan that I'm sure I've never worn hanging in my closet.  The leaves were cut with Read More... {Read More...}

Halloween Kids Craft – Paint Chip Frankenstein

With Halloween just days away, quick and frugal kids crafts are happening frequently in our home.  The Paint Chip Frankenstein was a fun project this week! Supplies: green paint chip (most stores have plenty of these out for free) black glitter googly eyes green pom poms black marker (not shown) glue (not shown) Start by giving your Frankenstein sparkly hair.  Apply glue to the top of the paint chip and then sprinkle on the glitter.  My daughter loved this step...the Read More... {Read More...}

Preschool Halloween Snack – Candy Corn Pizza

Earlier this week I shared the Frankenstein Jello Cups my daughter shared with her preschool class.  In addition to the jello cups we also brought Candy Corn Pizza.  The slices were extra small for little hands.  I'm tempted to call them "Candy Corn Pizza Bites". I've seen this Halloween themed pizza everywhere online recently but I wanted to try and make a smaller version. Ingredients: Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought, we used Pillsbury canned pizza dough) Biscuit cutter (or if Read More... {Read More...}

Frankenstein Jello Cups

Last week we brought snacks for my daughter's preschool class.  She was very excited to share Frankenstein cups!  I've seen so many green pudding cups with funny faces drawn but I wanted to avoid adding dye to pudding.  I used one of my daughter's favorite snacks, Jello, instead. Supplies: Clear cups Black pipe cleaners Hole Punch Black permanent marker Green Jello (not shown)   Use the black marker to draw faces BEFORE pouring the prepared Jello (per Read More... {Read More...}

Add Height to Halloween Decor with Books

I don't have a mantel in my home but I do have fun decorating the top of our piano.  This year for Halloween I was looking to add a little height to some of my decorations.  I went to our bookshelf and pulled out the scariest books I could find.  Aside from some college text books about the psychology of serial killers I ended up with Edgar Allan Poe's poems, Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales.  Stacked together they added the perfect height to my Read More... {Read More...}

Sunday Showroom {a list of handmade pretties} #12

Today's Sunday Showroom is inspired by the summer Olympics.This has to be the cutest onesie and leg warmer set ever!  Kakabaka gold medal onesie with red, white, and blue star baby leg warmersThese cookies would be the perfect addition to a party.  They would also make a great family treat while watching the games at home in your living room!Sparkling Sugar Cookie hand decorated Olympic rings sugar cookiesI'm loving this soap!Butters and Bubbles Olympic rings inspired soapIf you want to Read More... {Read More...}