Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

I decided to join Tiny Sidekick’s Pinterest Challenge. This is where bloggers were challenged to create something that they pinned.  Since it is close to Easter, I went to search for Easter Bunny Craft Ideas.  I created this plush bunny, an easy Easter craft to make.  It’s such an easy to sew pattern!  Especially since it uses felt, which makes it very easy for little fingers (if you are completing this Easter project with children), or adults with fat fingers (like me). I traced the template and ironed it onto plush material.  Sorry for the blurry picture. 🙁 Here are all … Continue Reading →
Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Welcome to spring, everyone!  I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dip dye and lace.  Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come! Continue Reading →
Sewing Some Cute Little Purses Edition

Sewing Some Cute Little Purses Edition

I was going to do a different kind of post today, but then a sewing bug hit me last night and I heeded the call.  I saw my ratty old wallet and I needed something better.  Time to look for some purse patterns to sew! I did some research and I came up with these three wonderful little purse tutorials to help me create my own.  Find out next week what I created and for another wonderful giveaway in dedication to my daughter, who will be baptized this Easter. I actually wrote this blog post because this blog owner won’t … Continue Reading →
Goal Setting : April 2014

Goal Setting : April 2014

Download the March 2014 calendar here. Hooray for Spring! I didn’t do so well on my goals for March, but I feel more focused for my blog. March 2014 Personal Finish filing all the bills for 2013. Do the taxes. Crafty Project Make a curtain out of some leftover quilting material for my office hutch. Repurpose the curtain that used to be on my table for the vanity bathroom. The Perfect Five Celebrate with the Perfect Five St. Patty’s Day Edition 2014. Life & Love Spring is here! Do a little bit of spring cleaning, love-style! Holidays Happy St. Patty’s … Continue Reading →
House Organizing & Upcycling Curtains

House Organizing & Upcycling Curtains

I have been furiously trying to declutter my house.  Mainly due to spring fever but also because I am part of the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge.  One of the projects I tackled this past week is organizing the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink, which is a total mess.  (Sorry that I didn’t get a before picture!) I bought this pedestal sink organizer to store all those cleaning things that were previously under the kitchen sink cabinet. Here it is installed.  Nice and neat, but also nice and ugly. Underneath the kitchen sink looks nice too.  Trash, … Continue Reading →
10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

Here’s another round up of cute ideas for the Luck O’ the Irish! 1. Clover Headband 2. Growing Shamrocks from Martha Stewart 3. Shamrock Hair Clips from felt 4. St. Patty’s Day T-Shirts really cute for going out with the buddies on the luckiest day of the year 5. Decorate in Green Bottles this is really fun for any time of the year and I have some old wine bottles that could really use a facelift 6. Rainbow Stache Bag I just simply love this 7. Chocolate Mint Brownies Yum — enough said 8. Interchangeable Holiday Picture Frame 9. Key Lime … Continue Reading →
4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge: Week 1 Update

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge: Week 1 Update

I am participating in Crystal Paine’s 4 Week to a More Organized Home Challenge.  I will preface this by saying that I utterly failed this week on all of my cleaning expectations.  It’s the end of the week and my house is a mess. What happened???  I had such dreams of a clean, clutter-free house! Be Realistic. Anxiety comes when your reality does not meet your expectations.  Therefore, the easiest solution to having a cleaner home is to lower your expectations for perfection. You might think that this is just the opposite or counterproductive, but it is not.  When I … Continue Reading →
All-Natural Homemade Lotion

All-Natural Homemade Lotion

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making my own beauty supplies, so you will probably start to see a bunch of blog posts about my attempts.  One of the first things that I need is some lotion.  The winter always dries out my skin, and I have very dry skin anyway. This recipe is very easy and I have to say, the lotion melts into your skin and makes it super soft.  The best part is, you can get all the ingredients on Amazon. You will need: 1/2 cup avocado oil (you can also use extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, … Continue Reading →