Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Day

Hubby got up with the kiddies so I could sleep in a bit
Went to church with the family
Last ones to leave....visiting with friends
Went to lunch at BP's
Filmed OOTD for YouTube
Cleaned a bit at home.....having friends over for New Years Eve
Movie night with popcorn(watched WALL-E)
Watched many many episodes of The Nanny(Netflix)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's Christmas!!!!

Wishing you all a joyous day filled with Love, Laughter and Peace from our family to yours!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

DIY-Christmas Ornaments

 These tree ornaments are super simple to make and add a colorful touch to your tree.
I went with a different shade of blue for each frame each piece of scrapbooking paper I used for the frames was different as well but you need to find the paint colors you like and the paper that is to your taste and be creative. The supplies you need are listed on the picture below....

Step 1-Remove tag, sticker and anything else attached to your ornament
Step 2-Paint your ornaments with white paint and let dry
Step 3-Paint your ornaments with the colored paint you have chosen and let dry
Step 4-Cut out paper to glue to the back of the ornaments(trim the paper to show just in the main
           middle hole)
Step 5-Glue your paper to the ornament so the designed part of the paper is showing on the
           painted side of the ornament
Step 6-Attache lace, ribbon, twine or something else to hang your ornament on your tree

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our Christmas Tree

I am in love with our tree this year!!! It's super simple but just perfect to me.

The above burlap garland was made by yours truly.....burlap was from Michaels, blue/red ribbon from Dollarama and string of lights from our crawl space.

Purchases the above sign from someone who use to decorate in a vintage style but is now doing something a little different.

I purchased 5 of these from the same lady as sign above.

And these beautiful hearts were given to me by a fellow crafter/farmers market seller and I am loving them!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Day

Got up stinkin' early to pack my car for a market
Spent 7 and 1/2 hours at the market
Left early due to lack of shoppers and boredom
Edited and uploaded YouTube video
Took off shopping with Megan and Christy for the evening
Completed a $20 outfit challange
Finished the night with Menchie's

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Tree Hunting

I'm super excited because we don't normally get one till much much closer to Christmas
and I would put one up in November if I could. Anyways, we went West for it, got a little lost in the process but found a great spot and picked up three trees. One for us, one for our friends(who came with us) and one for N8's parents. It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time. Now to get our tree up and decorated.....hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Season!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Movember Baby Shower

Being that it was November and a baby boy shower I thought it would be fun to decorate with Mustaches!!! The older ladies did not get it at all and thought it quite weird but the younger ladies enjoyed and appreciated the humor in it.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Day(Yesterday)

Got up at 7:30 to pack up for a craft show
Did a craft show from 9-4:30(included set up and take down)
Went to The Mongolie Grill with a few girlfriends
Did a little shopping
Bought a push up bra from HandM(only $10!!!)
Saw Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2(loved it)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Evally Jewelry

Getting ready for the Christmas Craft Show I am in tomorrow.....very excited! These are just a few of my newest pieces that will hopefully find new homes tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Day

Woke to an "accident" in the bathroom
Bathed my daughter
Went back to bed
Showered and got ready for church
Bathed my other daughter(she wanted one)
Took my girlies to church(met hubby there)
Took photo's for this post
Did two YouTube videos(edited one)
Picked up pizza for supper(chips for later)
Watched some House Hunters International
And American Music Awards

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My New Boot Cuffs

 These just arrived in the mail today and I couldn't wait to share them!
I am super excited to wear them this winter and I am in love with the colors. These were made by Shara of  SharasCreations on Etsy and she did an amazing job.
I'm looking forward to trying different looks and combinations with them and for any of you who don't know what boot cuffs are, they are like a leg warmer but get the look but not the bulk or warmth. These are going to come in so handy. If you are interested in these I will put her link at the bottom of this post. Get your shop on people ;)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Day(yesterday)

McDonald's bacon and egger for breakfast
Edited a YouTube video
A visit with the inlaws
A night out with my girlfriend
Got the flu :(

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY-Christmas Newsletter

I'm not much for the Family Christmas Newsletters you give in Christmas cards. I love receiving them but just not a big fan of giving them.....until now!!!
On Pinterest I have seen a really fun new way of doing them and so this year I have done up my own. Below is the process of what I did to create it. I used PikMonkey for all of my editing.

I used a random picture, grayed it out and added this texture to it....
 I customized a collage and put the above pic in all the spaces for my background....
 I added some overlays for visual interest....
Figured out my titles for each section and put them in....
 And finally did my write ups....

I am LOVING how it all turned out but when I printed a copy to see how it would look (a)my hubby thought it was way too dark and (b)the texture in the background didn't really turn out. So instead of redoing it I uploaded it back onto PicMonkey and lightened it.

This one turned out much better when I printed it....

A huge thank you to the other two bloggers who have inspired me! If you want to check out their newsletters they are both pinned onto my Christmas board on Pinterest....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Touches

Nov. 1st seems like an excellent day to begin Christmas decorating....

The picture above is a new piece I picked up at Homesense(6.99) and I love the vintage feel to it. The colors are gorgeous. I'm not normally one to decorate with small village pieces but I just couldn't leave this one behind.

The birdcage(LOVE birdcages) I found at Michaels(half price) and of course I had to bring it home. It's really doesn't scream Christmas but I'm planning on tweaking it with some greenery and maybe a red bow.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Evally Jewelry

Came up with these designs for my Niece....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our Living Room Coffee Bar

I have finally finished our coffee's been set up for quite some time now but I just recently put all the wall stuff up. We are LOVING it and, ya, just loving it. I found the coffee bar itself at a store called The Dented Can in Leslieville, Alberta for $55 bucks(woohoo) and the white picture at the top as well(it was $10). The shelf I found at Winners for $16.99 and the birdcage on that was from Idon'tremember for Idon' was on my bookshelves and I moved it. The two small white frames were garage sale finds for a couple bucks(I painted them white) and the picture below is of me(my hubby took it) and the frame was $16.99 from a small town store in Fairview. On the coffee bar itself we have a Nespresso(fathers day gift) and a Keurig. A coffee holder from Winners($15ish) and a black place mat from urban barn. Have I already mentioned how much I love it......cuz I do ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Evally Jewelry

 I was involved in a home party this past weekend. A few of us who craft came together and had a sale at a friends house. The turn out was great and we are already excited for the next one in the Spring. We have decided to have it twice a year. 
It was really fun setting up and as you can see my beautiful jewelry box took center stage(there is a blog post on how I distressed it). For any of you out there who craft and sell your things on line or at markets this is just another way to do so.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Day

Slept in till 9:30
Took my youngest to church
Made some jewelry
Did some tidying
Watched Charlie and The Chocolate Factory(the old one)
Took it easy.....not feeling well

Saturday, October 13, 2012

DIY-iTouch Case

I really wanted to have a fun case for my iTouch so I bought a clear hard case and did a little DIY. This was my first one so I did a little learning on it but I am very happy with the outcome. 
I used the craft glue to glue all the fabric down and then I used the Amazing Goop for the edges and to attach the rhinestones and butterfly. I would have used the Amazing Goop for everything because it works so much better but it is very hard to spread. You may have noticed I did not cut out the camera or volume adjust holes......I really wasn't too concerned about them :)
Lesson to learn from not glue anything to the inside, I did(I actually wrapped my fabric around it) and then it wouldn't fit on my iTouch so I had to do some altering.

If your interesed in attempting your own here are a few things you will need...
A hard case(soft cases will not work)
A really good glue(I recommend the Amazing Goop or something similar)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Day(Yesterday)

Took my oldest to Wee College
Visited with some of the moms there
Picked up my kiddie and visited even more
Lunch with the family and some general tidying of the house
Shopping with a friend(found some retro fabric at a thrift store)
Took my oldest to dance class
Threw together supper
Went to friends house to watch Bachelor Canada....
LOVED IT!!! :)
Exchanged names with some of the girls there to start a gift exchange
Went to bed a bit too late....

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Day

Did a Haul video for YouTube
Cleaned up our Livingroom/Kitchen
Had a friend stop by for a visit
Went to my parents for Turkey Dinner(Happy Thanksgiving!!!)
Did some dishes
Visited with family
Had another friend stop by once we were home
Edited/Uploaded a video(the haul)
Watched TV and ate junk food with my hubbie