Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quirky Pickings and Randomness

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My bloggy friend Jenn (AKA Criticalcrass) over at Quirky Pickings did a little spotlight on me and let me ask her a few random questions then she said it was my turn to answer my own questions lol.

First a little about Jenn…..her blog is a fun place that always makes me giggle. She likes Coke and Never Pepsi, and Pringles but not Hostess products. She also shares my love for books and is a fellow fan of Nora Roberts. We also have the same embarrassing fact from our past in common. Yes we both played the clarinet in grade school ha ha. How did we get roped into that?!!

Here are my answers to the questions I asked her. You should go check out what her answers were to the same questions!

1. If you had a giant yacht what would you name it? (I stole this answer from the hottie hubbie)  401k

2. Is it ok to wear socks with sandals or to bed? Never ever on both counts ewwww

3. If the president was calling you with an emergency what would he need your help with? He must have heard I have mad scrapbooking skills :)

4. If you had a super power what would you want it to be? I think I would like to be able to fly (wouldn’t errands be so much more fun?)

5. What can you hear right now? HLN news concerning the oil spill DISASTER (so sad)

6. Would you rather be way too hot or way too cold? I would rather be too hot next to a cool pool, with a cold drink, and a good book

7. What would your dream vacation be? That’s easy….FIJI

8. If you had an extra $100 to be selfish with what would you get? I seriously need  a new curling iron but I want a good one and I am way to cheap to buy one lol.

9. Would you ever sky dive? Nope I am a chicken, although I am considering paragliding

10. What is your all time favorite book? I am a huge Twilight fan (the book not the movie) and I loved the book The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Ok there you have it!!  Now I put it to all of you: What is your dream vacation?

Oh and on a side note I apologize for having to turn on word verification for comments but the spam comments have gotten out of control. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life is good AWARD!!

My friend Lisa over at Smell the Coffee Lisa has brought sunshine into my day by giving me this cute award!


(I think the bowls I made out of cooking CD's put me over the edge lol)

What do you do when you're bored?
Blog surf or read

Are you an Autumn or a Spring?

Quick! You're stuck at an airport for hours, and the only options are crossword puzzles, or an old novel no body's ever heard of. Which do you pick? As much as i love to read I would probably pick the puzzle ha ha

Jane Austen or Emily Bronte?
Jane Austen

Do you feel prepared for the five other questions coming your way?
Bring it on ;)

Who’s your hero?
I have a few but my husband ranks pretty high. I have never met anyone as hardworking and loyal as he is.

Favorite word?
Because I have a five year old boy I say “dude”, “sweet”, and “awesome” way more than a normal person should. But I love the words serendipity and surreal.

Are you one of those “checklist” people, or are you a “wing it and hope everything goes well” sort of person?
I have lists everywhere and I am learning to actually use them

What phrase has stuck with you in your life?
”Don’t worry about the people in your past, there is a reason they didn’t make it into your future” This one makes me happy and sad but reminds me that there is a reason for everything even if I don’t like it or understand it and it reminds me to be grateful for the loving supportive people in my life.

If you were to choose between coffee and tea . . . which would you go with?
How about option “C” diet Dr. Pepper

Who do I think deserves this award?

Together We Save (because she helps me find the best deals ever)

Quirky Pickings (because she makes me laugh)

My Minds Eye (because she inspires me)

Ma What's for Dinner (because she helps me feed my family)

The Idea Room (because she helps me decorate)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guest Bogging and Melted Bowls

Today I am guest blogging over at Everyday Mom Ideas!!

I was featured badge

I had a blast getting this project ready so come on over and see how I made these bowls out of regular CD’s and one out of fabric!!!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pretty Purple Tissue Flower

I have seen these amazing tissue paper balls and flowers all over the web and I couldn’t wait to make some myself. I thought Mothers Day was the perfect reason to use my new creation.



I used this fantastic tutorial from All Things Thrifty…..if you haven’t visited this blog before you are in for a treat they are amazing ladies.

So what do you think about the flowers cheezy or cute?     ***Oh and heads up to all my girlfriends and friends with little girls you will most likely see these on the next gift I give cheezy or not ha ha ha!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Touch of Spring

Well since spring just won’t come to my part of the country yet I decided to bring a little bit of sunshine to the offices I delivered to this month. Most of you know by now that I am in marketing and get to do this sort of thing every month (best job ever).

I wanted to get the flowers from our local farmers market but like I said spring is being slow here, so I got an assortment of flowers from Costco…….


I decided to use a mason jar as my vase and my goal was to have them be simple and classic. I was really happy with the outcome. I am thinking that I should put a disclaimer here and say I am certainly not a florist but I had fun pretending for the day lol.

IMG_8368 2IMG_8369 2  IMG_8367 Have you ever delivered flowers to people before? If you haven’t I totally recommend doing this, especially on a day that you might be a little down. It is an uplifting experience. I would love to do this again and go to a hospital or nursing home and just pick some random recipients. 

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Fabric Flower Bandwagon

It’s official, I decided to jump on the rosette bandwagon! I have seen these amazing fabric flowers on everything from headbands, rings, and purses, to picture frames, t-shirts, and necklaces. Then my sister tells me that she is opening up an Etsy shop to sell her version of these amazing flowers (trust me hers are way cuter and sturdier than mine) so I will let you know as soon as she is up and running.

After absorbing all of this wonderful inspiration this is how mine turned out!!


I cut some fabric into strips and twisted the strips around a barbeque skewer to make my flowers. Then I hand stitched some of the pieces of the flower together so that they wouldn’t fall apart. Lastly I used some hot glue to attach felt to the backs.

I couldn’t decide what to do with my pretty little flowers and then I remembered I had a stash of old magnets that I could cut up and glue to the backs….


I love how they turned out!!


What is the best use that you have seen for these flowers?

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The best homemade play dough and an apology

I have to start with an apology to anyone who has left me a comment and waited for a response. The entire time that I am been blogging I thought that when a comment was posted and the notification was sent to my email that I could simply hit reply and shoot a comment back to you….guess what? It doesn’t work that way :)

When a comment comes to my email it is just a notification and has a “noreply-comment” address (most of the time). I am so embarrassed that I didn’t know this sooner. So I guess what I am saying is that I always try to reply or visit the blog of every comment I get and I thought I was doing so good. If you have a question or comment that I have never got back to you about please please resend it and I promise to reply properly :) (I know I am such a dork)

Now moving on to the best play dough we have ever made……We took out our play dough the other day and it looked like this

IMG_8314It was hard and crunchy and yep all mixed together. So I searched some of my favorite bloggers and found This Amazing Recipe from The Idea Room.


We mixed it up and it is not only the softest best homemade play dough ever but it smells soooo good. Ours was cherry flavored yummmy!!

IMG_8313  Now go get the recipe and make it because you will not be sorry!

Last but not least I am wondering How do you reply to comments on your blog?