Friday, February 6, 2015

Quiet Book

I made this Quiet Book for my niece for Christmas. I used my Silhouette to cut some of it out, but did a lot of it by hand. I got to practice putting grommets on and applying snaps. I made it so I can add pages as she gets older, by using 3 inch binder rings to hold it together. 











Monday, February 2, 2015

Bridal Bouquet Ornament

My best friend got married in May, and left her bridal bouquet at my house to dry. It was hanging awkwardly in my guest bedroom inside a brown bag. I saw a post on a Silhouette page that I follow that had the petals in an ornament. Perfect! I got out her bouquet and picked out some of the better (not moldy) flowers! I found a plastic ornament at Hobby Lobby and filled it with the petals. Then I cut out Mr. & Mrs. out of gold vinyl and 2014. I tied a little bow on it and boxed it up! I like that it is small and she can remember her wedding every year at Christmas time!





Friday, January 30, 2015

Quelf-- My New Favorite Game!

QUELF- it sounds weird, but it will make you laugh harder than you have in a long time.  I played this game twice over break and it was so fun. 

My favorite was probably the draw an elephant and rhino arm wrestling with your non-dominate hand. I laughed so hard at the results and the competitiveness of my friends! 

There are pictures and videos of us doing ridiculous things such as holding a plunger, wrapped up like a mummy,  singing a dong song, and much more, but I think my family and friends would kill me for posting. 

Here is the description from Amazon: 

  • Get ready for a hilarious, unpredictable game night Winner of over 6 awards, including Board Game of the Year, Quelf will make you laugh till you cry
  • There is no right or wrong answers, just read each card aloud and follow the instructions
  • Have you ever balanced a shoe on your head? How long can you go without blinking? Have you ever wanted to sit underneath the kitchen table? Well now is your chance
  • If you obey the card, you move forward Be the first player to the finish space that completes the Scatterbrainz question and you win
  • Quelf is the ultimate party game made for 3-8 players ages 12+

Quelf on Amazon get it, you won't regret it! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pork chops & Potatoes

WARNING: THIS POST WAS CREATED AND PHOTOGRAPHED IN OCTOBER. I HAD IT IN MY DRAFT FOLDER. IT'S MOSTLY GOING TO BE PRETTY PICTURES, AND NOT A RECIPE!

These beautiful purple potatoes came in my Door To Door Organics box. I sprinkled some salt, drizzled some olive oil, and added some fresh rosemary and baked them for 30 minutes or so. 

I also made this pork chops and apples using up some of the apples I had from my box. However, it was so long ago, I can't find the recipe I followed! :) So you just get a pretty picture and know that apples and pork chops go great together! 




Monday, January 26, 2015

I teach, therefore I drink

These tea towels were a hot gift for my teacher friends! They are available in my Etsy shop
                       

                                   

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mustache baby

This might be one of my new favorite gifts/outfits! My cousin asked me to make her something for her good friend. I sent her a bunch of ideas and she went for the mustache option. I had the little onesie made and the burp cloth and went to Target and found these AMAZING pants for $5! 
So, of course, I went back and bought 2 more pairs. Wishing I would have bought about 10!  

I made it again for my friends new baby, Ian. I even got to use my new tag gun and Create Cook Teach tags!! I love that I can make my own personalized things and take them to the hospital, especially when the baby's name is a secret, or undecided! 

                                

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dream big

My friend asked me for this sign for her nursery. I think it turned out so cute, just like her little one! I had this board leftover from when I made my table, and it was the perfect size and already stained! I used my handy dandy Silhouette and cut out some vinyl. I was able to get this made and delivered in less than an hour! :)