Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Charming Charlie love...

Charming Charlie's Fall Preview

I just discovered that Charming Charlie came to my city today! If you haven't heard of this chain
of stores, you can check them out here. Basically, it's a accessory boutique. They have everything from earrings, necklaces, scarves, purses, shoes etc... They sort everything by color and have a huge, affordable selection of accessories. My almost 5 year old daughter loves the store as well because they have a section called Charlie Girl geared towards little girls to preteen with all kinds of goodies. =) Check the link above to see if there's a Charming Charlie near you!

Giveaway over at 'Our Vintage Home Love'

One of the blogs I follow, 'Our Vintage Home Love' is giving away a set of four small bread boards. They are handmade out of walnut and oh so gorgeous! The giveaway ends September 9th and the winner is announced on the 10th. Head on over here if you're interested!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Macaroni and Cheese

Pioneer Woman's Mac and Cheese

I'm so excited about Pioneer Woman's Food Network show! This video isn't FN but I found it on YouTube and I thought I'd share it. ;) This mac and cheese is SO delicious! Watching this video will definitely make your mouth water!
 ...p.s I have the same top she's wearing?! Gotta love Ann Taylor Loft. ;)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Crayon Initial

A few weeks ago I saw an idea on Pinterest for crayon initials. I've seen people use crayons or pencils but I like the look of the multicolored initial. This project is pretty cheap. All you need is a glue gun, crayons and a frame. I bought a frame at Target and took the glass off and then traced the letter E. 

Then I chopped the crayons in half with a sharp knife to make them fit inside the E and mix up the colors.

I arranged the crayons inside the traced letter and then took a glue gun and started gluing! ;) I wrote my daughter's name alongside the E after it was all finished. Ta-Da! It's a super easy craft. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Another Pottery Barn Knock Off

I love looking through Pottery Barn kids magazines. The price tags aren't so fun, though. Like the price on this adorable bed canopy for a girl's room. ($99.00)
A good friend of mine made a knock off one for her daughter's room and it turned out so cute! I asked her if she could help me pull one off for my daughter's bed. By the can check her blog out at

My friend said she found a petal pattern online. She blew it up larger and printed it off. Here is an example of one off Google images. You need 9 little petals and 9 large ones.

You'll need an embroidery hoop, 9 yards or so of tulle ( depending on how long you want it), 2 yards of pink fabric, 1 yard of green fabric, thread.

I sewed all the petals sides together and then added the button holes on the tips of the petals. Then you can hang them all around the hoop using a little leftover tulle as 'rope'.

You have to 'break' the hoop in one spot to be able to feed the tulle around the hoop after sewing about a couple inches all the way around. Then you can wrap tape around the hoop to seal it up. Tie some tulle in 3 strips around the hoop and then attach the top of the petals and layer them around as desired.
Here is the final outcome. Thanks LeAnn for all your help with this project!

"In My Seat"...A pilot's story of the September 11th attacks

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:3