Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tortillas!



I LOVE making tortillas!  It's super cheap, so when my hubby and I lived in a 350 square foot apartment and his $8/hr a job was our only income we made a lot of tortillas.  

Friday, August 26, 2011

My New Cake Stand



I love to bake, but until recently didn't have a place to display my baked goods! On Pinterest, I recently found a DIY for a cake holder made out of a plate and a cup, so I decided to make a trip to Goodwill so that I could make one of my own :)  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Presents for Geeks

Two of my friends moved into a rental house a few months ago and so I decided to make some geeky housewarming gifts for the two :)


My friend loves mustaches!  I decided that he needed more mustaches in his room, so that's when I came up with the idea for pillowcases that had one huge mustache.  With these his room definitely makes the statement "I like mustaches!"  I bought the super cheap white pillowcases from Wal-Mart, then I used black fabric paint and free-handed each side of the 'stache.  Before giving these to him, I put them back in their original packaging, so when he opened the gift it looked like I just gave him plain ole boring pillowcases!  It was great when he pulled them out and saw what they really were :)   


Here is a computer wreath for my computer technician friend :)  My hubby (also a computer tech) helped me take apart an old computer so that we could make this.  First I wrapped a wreath with green yarn like I did for the wreath on my door, which took forever!  I definitely recommend putting a television show or two on while you do it.  Next I arranged the parts how I wanted them and started hot-gluing them in place.  At the top I used colorful computer cords to create a bow, so that it looked more like a wreath.

These two projects were way fun, incredibly cheap and most important, they were personalized for two great friends :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Wedding Shelf


The different wedding items have been moving around from shelf to shelf for 2 years now, but since my hubby and I redid our second bedroom and added a large bookshelf, everything gets to be together on my new wedding shelf :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nail Art

Ok, so I am wayyyy not very good when it comes to doing my nails, but I still love to do them!  I don't have the steadiest hand, so all of my nail designs can be done by anyone, so I thought I'd share :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Organize Your Jewelry!


My jewelry was all over the place and it was getting really difficult to find certain pieces so I decided that it was time to get organized!  It was getting to the point where I was only wearing what was on top because it was easier than sorting through the mess!  

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Make a Door Wreath to Welcome All!


I have seen a few awesome wreaths on Pinterest and I finally decided to make one of my own!  Our home wasn't nearly as inviting until I made this project.

Food!

I absolutely love baking and trying out new recipes.  Here are a few recipes I've made in the last few months with links where I got the recipe if there is one :)


These were a Valentines gift for my husband.  Every year I buy him cherry cordials since they're one of his favorite treats, but this year I decided to put a spin on them.  These cherry cordials were baked inside of brownie mix and placed in muffin cups.  I call them cherry bombs!  He absolutely loved them.  Oh! I froze the cordials so that they would keep some of their consistency throughout the baking process.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Homemade Decorations

This is my first blog and I've decided to devote it to decorations that I've made around my house.


I took an old window frame and turned it into a personalized decoration for my dinning room.  It took a while to sand it down, but it was well worth it!  I edited the pictures of my dogs in picasa to make them the same colors as those in my dinning room.