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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - Pearls

super easy super fast and super cheap bracelet.

It is just what I was hoping it would be...   fast, dainty, and white.
start with a string of cheap knock of pearls or other beads.  You can sometimes find them on sale for around a buck or two.  and it really is time conusming if you are going to thread that many beads yourself.
double it up and thread a crimp bead onto the ends, add a larger pearl or even a button,  put the string back through the crimp bead and squish it!
You will need to play with it to figure out how big the loop needs to be to fit it over your pearl, this will be the closure, no clasp required here.
then......YOU ARE DONE. 

SUPER CUTE         SUPER FAST           SUPER CHEAP           SUPER EASY

If you need clarification on any instructions just let me know in a comment.
♥ Becky

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wear it - Wednesday PJ's

Rawlin is showing of his new Jammies.  I fell in love with this Robot fabric.  But the fabric is thin and it gets pretty dang cold here at night. So I lined them with some matching flannel.  He loves them so much and tells me these robots have "stwange powers".

Dana at MADE has some pretty good tutorials for making kid pants. Here.   Look for the LINED PANTS tutorial.
His shirt has a rocket I appliqued and then I cut out a robot from the fabric.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tips - Jewelery

There are so many cute jewelery organizers on the craft blogs, I even made a couple of them, but none of them were very practical for me, and I was always loosing jewelery!!   UNTIL NOW
I don't remember where I first saw this, but it made a huge difference in how long it takes me to get ready in the morning, and being able to find stuff.  I always put my jewelery away now, no more earrings laying around.  Because I LOVE to see it full of earrings.

Who doesn't have a cooling rack laying around, and even a bulletin board you aren't using.   - thrift store maybe??

 The Necklaces and bracelets are on a bulletin board covered in fabric,  they both hang in the bathroom, so I can try several on quickly to decide which one to wear,

I know, I know what you are thinking,  I have a jewelery problem.  *sigh,  My excuse, Jewelery is never too tight or too small, it fits just right and if I didn't shower a pair of earrings makes a world of difference.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Week #2 - my house?????

HAH, I lasted one week before messing up my new schedule.  Let me tell you why, cuz I got a real good excuse.

I spent 3 days in bed sicker than I've been in a long time.  But let me back up. Before I got super sick I had moved all furniture, taped baseboards, put about 10 cans of paint and rollers and brushes all over the dining room, filled the kitchen counter with fresh produce from the garden to pile for making salsa. then BAM.......  No mom for 3 days, or more,  now I am working on cleaning up the mess, I finished a lot of the painting and even the salsa, but with sick kids, I don't know if I will ever get this place straitened up.

I envy HOH, for her courage to post her unfinished projects with her challenge to finish them.  I am not sure I coulden handle that kind of presure.  but check her out here.  Her last project is so awesome.





Let me share another one of my VERY FAVORITE decorating blogs with you.  Pretty Handy Girl. 




I seriously love her blog, she makes me think outside the box, I will be using  a lot of her ideas as I decorate our new house.  That ladder for one, I even bought an old ladder a while back, KNOWING I would need it someday.


okay, I will post some of my to do list here so there is a little pressure
 (things get done quicker with pressure)

1. Entry, painted, now hang my shelf and redecorate it.
2.  A new Fall wreath for the porch
3.  The matle, oh I can not wait to show you!
4. Tile the backsplash, Tile purchased, just need my good budy Paige to show me what to do.
5.  Finish McKinley's room, hang chandelier and make her bedspread.
6.  The kids bathroom, YIKES.
7.  Paint the basement
8. Basement art gallery.
9. Make a memory wall in hall.
10.  Laundry room, finally organized, now just needs painted.
11.  boys room, redecorate. I've got big ideas, but Hubby is not quite on board, yet
12.  Dining wall - decorate with the pictures I am gonna make
13.  Temple picture project. 
14.  re-do the dining table top and chairs.
15. mending pile.
16.  baby gifts to sew.
OH NO, I just keep thinking of stuff.  I gotta stop, maybe I will have to give stuff a priority number.

Those are pretty big projects, now I hope I can get something accomplished this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thrifty Thursday- rug and earrings

Here are some dollar store earrings. I really don't nee more silver earrings, and I almost never wear gold. However, I sure could use some black or brown earrings.  So I whipped out the trusty Krylon Spray paint.

I can't wait to wear them, I am a kind of obsessed with earrings. 


Here is the rug from Monday's post,  It is made with 6 dollar store jute rugs.  I tied them together with a ball of Jute.  I love it,  To go buy a rug this size would be about 40 or 50 bucks.  I hope my 6 dollar rug will last a while, for 6 bucks its worth a shot!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wear it Wed. - Cute little MONSTER

This monster shirt is my favorite thing I have made in a long time. R. Loves it and thinks he is so big. We pass this train with all the graffiti on it every single day, and he always comments on it. We had so much fun taking pictures there. I am glad at least one of my kids lets me take their picture.
To make it I uses a Shaun White t-shirt I got at Target on clearance for $2. then I used scraps for the sleeves. My inspiration came from the blog. Lil Blue Boo.  She has such fun style. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday's Tips - Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

Tip #1 - You only need 1 zucchini seed, so maybe just share a pack of seeds with someone because there is usually 12 in a pouch and let me tell you from experience. - THATS TOO MANY.
I am kinda the joke of the neighborhood/family, I must have been thinking I would thin them out or ???? who knows really.  but  I have used zucchini in every way possible.  and I don't think I could ever get sick of it, but... my kids can!
Zucchini Sticks, recipe I used is found here.
 Zucchini pineapple -  All it requires is pineapple juice and sugar.  directions found here. This is a substitute for real pineapple, there is a great zuc. pinneapple bread recipe and I love it in smoothies.
 Zucchini Parmigiana - THIS WAS OUR FAVORITE. go here for the recipe
 Zucchini Lasagna, - just substitute the noodles in your favorite lasagna recipe with long slices of Zucchini, we loved this too.

These are the ingredients I use to make smoothies,
1 1/2 c. milk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1/ 4 c z.pinneapple. and 1 cup frozen berries.  so yummy, better than Jamba~ and about 1/10th cost, if you allready have frozen berries. 
Zucchini bread, muffins, and Brownies.  My friend made Zucchini Fudge cake, I liked those the best. just google it.  While your at it, Zucchini PIZZA, and Ratatouille, those were our favorites last year.

~Oh my, I almost forgot relish,  I made some great Zucchini mustard relish, I canned about a dozen pints,  it is great on burgers or dogs etc.  Here is a recipe for that.

Don'tbe afraid to try some of these, they are seriously good, and.... what do you have to loose, I mean besides Zucchini .... hahah.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Mondays at My House - The Front Porch.

Seriously with a view like this..... I wanted to be able to sit on my front porch to sit and enjoy it.

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I was SO excited when we bought this house a year ago, I loved our last two houses, but, I have always wished for a front porch. NOW I have one. I love it.  Well... that rug has to go, and I couldn't wait to decorate it.



I added some flower pots from Costco, These were only 39.99. Honestly, I think in this case it was cheaper to buy them all planted. I weighed the options and just bought them, next year I will just reuse the planters.
Isn't my plant hanger awesome!! My father in law made that for me one Christmas, he loves to weld cool things, so when he made one for my MIL, I said I would love one for Christmas. Then Jeff ran hoses through it so it would water automatically, because.... I kill plants.
I've been yard saling all spring for some awesome wicker chairs, but sadly, no luck.  I wanted something that was inexpensive so that when I come across the perfect wicker furniture (for cheap) I can go for it.  I added this wooden trunk, from a yard sale.




My biggest goal on the front porch was COLOR, I think I managed to achieve that.

Does she look annoyed or what? I think she wanted my attention. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A new Blog Schedule

Blogging makes me happy....  Well the new blogger interface is giving me issues, but anyways, I have decided that I am going to do more of it.  I have a camera full  of projects and I think the reason I don't post them is they aren't organized.  SO I think I will  break it down this way.


Monday at My House - This will be the random one, Most of the time it will be something I have made or redecorated at my house.  We will see how  it goes, haha.



Tuesday's Tips - I will share a tip that I have found very useful.  (usually a link)  I am kind of into food storage, preparedness stuff, and saving money, but this might change with the seasons.


Wear it Wednesday - A handmade or refashioned item to wear of course!


Thrifty Thursday -  Hi my name is Becky and I am a recovering garage sale addict, (sometimes I still sneak in a side trip on our way to baseball games etc.) but I am ALWAYS lookin for bargains.  It could be anything that I have found a way to save money on.  Thrift stores are my favorite places to hunt for a bargain.


Friday's Fantasies - Links to pictures of projects I think are fabulous and hope to one day try out myself.


I hope you will leave coments, let me know what you think of that days post, or if you have tried it let me know and I will feature you!!  I love getting to know the bloggers.



So Here it goes it will all start on Monday. 
A pre-view??
Zucchini, Earrings, Dresing up my Cute little boy,
and other fun stuff.
(haha, no I am not making earrings out of Zucchini,
but that would be a new one)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bird Hurricane Jar

I just love this new addition to the entry.  cost. $2.00
I found the glass at the thrift store and looked for tin that had  a lid that could fit on top, then I bought a little birdie knick knack to glue to the lid, the rest of the items I had around the house.  ♥

I know, my entry is boring,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Where did the summer go????

Oh... Now I remember, I helped the kids raise lambs. We started out not knowing nothun!

....but now we are lots more smarter!!  We started out with 3, and my 8 year old sons lamb died out of the blue one day.  oh man it was traumatic, 2 weeks before fair, he worked sooooo hard.  My daughter had the biggest lamb at the whole fair,  it weighed 170 lbs,  that thing was a monster, and right after this picture it got away and jumped up onto the judges table, knocking down the ribbons and trophies.  I think he wanted one of those trophies.   Hmmm I almost miss him.

This guy kept us busy, and thought it would be fun to drag potty training out through the whole summer. He loved the Fair and thinks that the lambs are still there. awww

This is me and moon, If the kids are getting animals so am I. Sorry about the wierd face, I was trying to get Moon to smile. ah, I just ♥ her!!

Rawlin couldn't part with his favorite "cars" winter long sleeved shirt, so I cut off the cute picture and put it on this little old navy shirt. Now he has a NEW favorite shirt.

I didn't have much time for crafting between all the vacations and animal care but I have been wanting to make these cute little ties forever, so Here they are!! The velcro in the back.

Trip to Oregon to visit old friends, after a little hike I looked back to see where the babies went, and here they are. SO cute they love their big bro's and their big bro's love them too.

Made it to Seattle for my neices wedding and squoze in a couple days of playtime.
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we had lots of visitors over the summer, my niece on the far right got to come up from TN anad stay with us for a couple weeks, it was awesome!!

Now the school is back in session and the lambs are OUTTA HERE, I have lots more time for crafting, I just took a load of pics of all the things I have recently done so get ready for lots of projects up ahead
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