Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween fun!

So Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. It's so much fun, all the dressing up and cute kids. The fun decorations and the corn mazes. Pumpkins and carving parties. I just love it!!! Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween marks all of those fun festivities!
I know I moved in August but it's been a weird transition.... so this Halloween hasn't been as festive around our house as I would like. I've been trying to create a fun Halloween mantle so the house seems decorated and in the Halloween spirit but even that hasn't gone very well.... it looks horrible :o)
One thing I am in charge of is decorating the lobby in my office. And this year it's exceptionally cute! I'm glad I am able to have these fun decorations around me all day so I have a little fun to stare at for 8 hours of my day while I'm at work.
That being said, let me show you a few fun things I have done!
I found this great print here, Jessica has made this free printable!!! She so rocks!
So I found a frame, it had a baby blue mat, not working too well for the whole Halloween thing, so I flipped it over added some white paper and black ribbon and we have this:
See now, isn't that just so cute! I love the big fat black ribbon and not only is it cute, it's functional!
(It's covering up those annoying lines because I covered this large mat with 8 1/2 x 11 paper, now you don't see the seams!)
And here it is in it's new home at my work:
Doesn't it sit just perfectly in the little drink station?
I love it and it's so fun and festive! I'm so excited I found this frame, I will be able to swap this print out for others during the year!! Can't wait for the possibilities!
One of the other fun things I've done is this fun little sign from here.
Shelley created this for her awesome Halloween display and I loved it! I took the free printable and created this sign for my home:
And this one in the office!
This was a frame I already had and I swapped out our normal candy box for this great vase that I found, added the spider rings to the rim and as you can see in the background, I hung up a cheesy pumpkin garland. This is an office, there has to be some cheesy decorations when it comes to the holidays!
You can also see, those Christmas lights in the plant above the frame, yes, I put those in last Christmas and no, I have no intention on taking them down. EVER.
You see, I sit right there and look at what would be a boring blank wall, I like the lights, and they are mood lighting... therefore they are year round decoration! And I love it!
When you sit at a computer for 8 hours a day you need things around you that make you happy, this is one of mine!
So, there you have it, Halloween fun around the work place!
Thanks for stopping by, you have seen a glimpse into my office, it's a great place to work! And the decorations make it that much more enjoyable!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Camera Strap Slipcover


Last week I saw this post by Amanda, she rocks!
I followed all her easy instructions and within an hour I had my strap!!!
This was such a fun project!
Here is my before:
Ya know, a normal plain black strap
And my gorgeous after!
 
Aren't the ruffles just so cute! I love it!!!!
I can't wait to make another one.
So go here and learn how to easily make this project yourself!

Friday, October 1, 2010

BUTTON, BUTTON

who's got the Button?
I DO!! I DO!!



I'm pretty excited about this! I just figured out how to create a button today!
So... if you want it, take it!
It's on my sidebar :o)

Monday, September 27, 2010

The blog!

If you haven't noticed, I redid the entire blog this past week! I love the new background and I've cleaned up and made all my links so much easier to find. I love to keep things categorized and alphabetized! This was mostly for me, if I happen to be away from my computer I can still find and read all the blogs and sites that I follow. Hopefully these are helpful for anyone that happens to follow my silly little blog......
If you have any good ones you like that I don't have let me know, I don't think you can ever follow too many!
I love these and get so much inspiration from everyone!
Happy blogging!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our deck

Okay, so we moved and things have been really crazy! It's been a long time sense I have been able to do anything really creative....
I just want to share my new favorite space with you: the deck
It's a lot of fun having a deck, the puppies love to lay out and keep an eye on everything.
And I like to sit out here and relax and read or eat cereal or whatever....
Well, that's all folks....
Hopefully I will have something else to blog about soon!
See ya

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Moving Announcements

I was so excited about these!! I just couldn't wait to share them.... but I had to at least wait until after they were sent out.
So... We moved!
And the most fun part about the move is that I got to make announcements!
I got my inspiration from Vandella Design.
I love Diana, she is beautiful and amazing! And she creates such wonderful projects!
~please spend some time browsing her site, you will be glad you did~
The quatrefoil background I got as a FREE stencil from HERE.
I have been dying to make a little envelope like this for something so this was my perfect chance! Aren't they just so dang cute?
Then I just taped the label on to close it up!
These were so much fun to make!
I created the whole thing on the computer and printed them off on white card stock so they would be stronger than regular paper. Then I cut them out!
The label is printed on regular paper, there was no need for card stock there because it was just being taped to the front.
After I had one envelope made and the announcement in it I realized it needed something else, there was just too much white. So I grabbed black card stock and glued them to that. This made them look so much better, also they stood out from the envelope that way.
All done and ready to ship out!!
This was such a fun project for me, I can't wait to make something else like this.
Don't you just love to send and receive things in the mail? I just love it!
Now, I'll leave you with a shot of my darling little boy!
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 30, 2010

mmmmm

I've made a few things recently that I need to post about!
First off, the Aloha card!
This I made for a friend's wedding reception/baby shower. They were married in December and had a BBQ Luau to celebrate this summer.
I think it turned out super cute I love the palm tree!
So my birthday was earlier this month and I decided to whip up a chocolate cake with strawberry frosting. It was supper yummy!
So here is a great frosting:
Take 1 Strawberry Jello packet and dissolve in a little water or milk then add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and butter. Tastes great as long as the Jello packet is dissolved otherwise it is very grainy.
It was a very yummy cake, but not very pretty :)
Last weekend I decided to try a new cookie recipe. 
I used a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I have but instead of adding the chocolate chips I added a few chopped up mini-Butterfinger bars! MMMM it was so good!
A couple of weeks ago there was a birthday at my office and one of the girls made these chocolate cupcakes! So I had to snap a few shots!
Doesn't it look delicious!
And the last thing I must share:
D's cake!
He did such a good job on this, he made it all by himself while I was at work then I came home and made some frosting and he decorated it all by himself! I'm so proud of him, it was such a yummy cake!
mmmmmmm

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blueberry Pies: a Recipe

I made Blueberry Pies this weekend!

And they were delicious!
First I made the CRUST!

2 cups all-purpose flour
I teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Warm the butter in the microwave until it is soft, but not melted.
Mix in a large bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour
I teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Then cut in using the dough blender:
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Wrap your pie crust in plastic wrap. Then place in refrigerator for 20 or more minutes, while you make the PIE FILLING.


3/4 c. sugar

3 tbsp. corn starch

1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. water
4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. butter

In saucepan combine sugar, salt and corn starch with water, blueberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

I made mini pies:
Aren't these so cute!!!
The minis baked for 15 minutes each @ 400.

Then I made a regular sized one:
This baked for about 50 minutes @ 400.

DE.LISH!

Fun Photos

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yummy Dinner: a Recipe

This is one of our most favorite dinners to have my house.
It is quick and easy and delicious!
(click to enlarge)
Enjoy!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade Slush: a Recipe

If you love lemonade as much as I do you will love this simple little treat. If you have a Magic Bullet it will make this so simple but if not a blender will suffice.
You will need.....
frozen strawberries
Country Time Pink Lemonade mix
Ice and water.
for an individual serving in the 'Party Mug':

Strawberry Lemonade Slush
4 frozen strawberries cut in half
1 scoop Pink Lemonade
4 ice cubes
1 cup (or more) water
blend and enjoy


Memorial Day Tags

Memorial Day came and went so fast this year! I had a ton of fun designing and making these sweet little tags for the cupcakes/poppers.
They turned out so great!
And 3 Funfetti cake mixes later......
we had a ton of yummy cupcakes and cake poppers to celebrate!