Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine's Day card ideas

I'm sure you've seen these all over the Internet.
I saw them over on a few months ago (then again in last month's Family Fun magazine) and decided it would be a perfect idea for my kids valentine's day cards this year. So after doing a very quick photo session with each kid I printed off these pictures over at SeeHere To make your own at this amazing price ($1.50 total for 20 cards w/envelopes shipped) just visit this link over at Frugal girls

Since I had gotten a few extra cute shots of Jackson during our photo session, I decided to make a couple of cards using some other ideas from Pinterest. These will be for his teacher and Daddy.

(It's a little hard to see, but he has lipstick kisses all over his face in the second picture).

Isn't he just the cutest!

Melody :)
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A few little things I've been working on.

I've been trying to build up my dining room decor little by little on a small budget. So a few weeks ago I made this burlap table runner (inspired by Pinterest of course).
Pretty simple, just attached two pieces of burlap together in the middle added some pleated ends and painted 2 black stripes down the sides.
Nothing fancy, just something simple (which is just the way I like things).

*Burlap (2yds depending on how long you need it)
*Black acrylic paint
*Hot glue gun (I usually try to avoid sewing when possible, so I actually hot glued the two pieces together in the center and the pleated pieces on each end.
Now with my daughter's baking birthday party coming up in March, I've been needing to work on a few projects that I can incorporate with her party but still be practical to use at home afterwards.
So since I had decided that one of the activities at the party will be having each girl decorate their own small individual cake. I realized I needed to make a cake stand for each cake to sit on while they decorate them and then later to display them.
So after finding a few different ideas on Pinterest, I set out for the Goodwill store over the weekend.
I'm starting to wonder if and the Goodwill store are in correlation? Most of the materials needed to create items on Pinterest, can be found at The Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. It is definitely imperative that I go in there with a certain amount of cash and a time limit!

OK, back to the cake stands. I found a set of 8 candle holders w/ tops, and 8 white small dessert plates all for $1 each. So I snatched those up, and after picking up some E6000 from Michaels I created these...

I had originally planned to paint both the plate & candlestick with white spray paint so they would look more unison, but I think i like them the way that they are.
What do you think? Should I leave them like they are or decorate them more?

Tomorrow I'll be posting pictures of the Valentine's the kids will be handing out this year and a few other Valentine related items... so stay tuned :)
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