Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Easy DIY Flashcards

This is probably the easiest project I've ever done! took just a few minutes. While I was at target I got these flashcards for $1.00. They are really great and there are 20 cards with pictures on both sides. For the rest of the project you will need a book ring and a hole punch. I used my crop a dile but you can use just a regular hole punch.

Punch a hole in the upper left corner of a card. Then you can use the first card as a template for the other cards so the holes are in the same spot. Once all the holes are punched put the cards on the book ring.

See....I told you it was easy!
Austin loves them so much we've gone through them countless times. He also wanted to do the flashcards instead of reading a book before bed :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Toddler Fun

Austin loves to paint. He asks to paint every day. Sometimes he is content using water colors and printer paper but sometimes he asks to paint something bigger. When I was at Joanns he saw a little wooden birdhouse and asked if we could get it for him to paint. I used it to bribe him to be good for the rest of the day :) It was $1.00 at Joanns and I already had the sponge brush and the acrylic paint. You can get all of the supplies at Walmart or any other craft store. I also took an old t-shirt I had and I put it over him and tied it in the back so it wasn't falling off of him. Happy Painting.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DIY custom art

 I love art. The only problem is it can get expensive. Especially if there is something you have in mind. I like the things I hang on my wall to mean something and to be enjoyed by everyone living in the space. That is why I decided to make my son's art for his room. I'm not much of an artist so I got crafty. I took one of my son's favorite books "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," and cut it up! Yes I know...cutting a book can be scary but I had more then one copy :) I used scrapbooking tape to adhere it to a piece of black 8 x 10 inch cardstock and framed it.

 I got my frames 40% off at Joanns.
 I will eventually hang these on the wall but the kiddos were sleeping so I'll have to do it later :)
 You can frame an entire story or do a collage of a bunch of different books that match your kid's or even your bedroom or family room.
I think eventually I'll have a play room and I'm planning on doing a bunch of different books as art.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kitty Cats and Airplanes

I am so proud to be able to feature Kitty Cats and Airplanes on my blog. Not only is Amie Allen a very talented jewelry artist and craft blogger, she is my friend. We were college roommates our first semester at BYU-Idaho. She is very active in the blogging community and has been featured countless times on other blogs.
Amie does just about every type of crafting. Her blog is so much fun to read and follow. There are always awesome giveaways and great new crafts to try. Right now Kitty Cats and Airplanes is hosting a week of giveaways to celebrate Amie's 500th follower! I'm hoping one day that will be me. I can't even imagine having that many people read my blog ever let alone read it on a regular basis. Congrats Amie! If you want to win some awesome stuff then go on over to her blog and check it out.

Amie also has an etsy shop. I've included some pictures of my favorite things from her shop.

Pearlescent button bracelet and earring set

Frosted cream cabochon starburst filigree cocktail ring

Orange cluster earring and choker set ***This one is one sale***

Teal rose earrings

So go on over to Kitty Cats and Airplanes  and win some awesome products. You can also participate in some fun contests! HAVE FUN!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shaving Cream Toodler Activity

I love great toddler activities. The only problem is a lot of them are really messy. I love this one because it is mess free. I got the idea HERE

What you will need:

Shaving Cream
Plastic Bag
Food Coloring
Something to mix it with

First add the shaving cream and the color of your choice to the bowl. 

Then you need to mix it up. Add more color if needed.

I think this was Austin's favorite part. He loved mixing the shaving cream and the color together.

Then put it in a zip lock back and make sure all the extra air is out.

And there you have it! It is easy. After he was done finger painting in the bag I emptied the bag into the bowl again and put him in the bath tub with a pastry brush and the bowl of shaving cream. He loved Loved LOVED "painting" in the tub.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Chunky Bling is having a HUGE sale!  You can get Watch Sets for only $19.95!

Just head on over here for the details and be sure to use promo code WATCH1995 to get the deal!

Purchase any watch band of your choice and you’ll receive one of the “branded” watch faces for FREE!  This promotion is unlimited!  Stock up on Gifts now! From what I understand this is the best promotion they've ever offered. Don't wait too long because the promotion is only good for another five days.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Circus is in Town

This paper reminds me of the circus. I think it is so fun and colorful and energetic. Well I guess as energetic as paper can be. I used the thanks embossing folder again. It is actually my last one. I don't have any more of those. I borrowed a friends embossing folder and now I'm living far away and won't be able to borrow it anymore. I'll have to try to get a hold of my own. I haven't been able to find it in any stores so far but maybe it will turn up here in Florida!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Exciting News

I have some exciting news! I was asked if I would be interested in advertising for Chunky Bling. It is an awesome jewelry company. You can make your own custom jewelry on their site for a great price. I want to offer a giveaway but first I need 100 followers. So please try to spread the word and if you aren't already a follower please click the follow button for my blog. 

If you are interested in advertising for Chunky Bling please contact me and I'll give you the information you need to join their ad team.

Happy Shopping!