Easy DIY matching M&M costumes

For Halloween this year my daughter and her friend want to be "matching cute M&M girls". They had it all worked out in their minds, all I had to do was take them to the costume store to buy some accessories and then make M&M shirts using my Silhouette Cameo. I think they turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me! If you'd like to recreate this costume, here are the accessories: Hair bow, fish net gloves, tulle tutu, t-shirt. They paired the entire outfit with some black leggings. To make the shirts I dusted off my Silhouette Cameo, found the M&M logo on google, … [Read more...]

I Am My Beloved’s custom artwork sign

So, ya, I made another sign. It wasn't for me though. A friend asked me if I could replicate some art she found on pinterest. I had her send it to me and decided I'd take a stab at it. Here is the original art she sent me: It's from a blog called My *PINK* Life. Isn't it such a pretty piece of art? Well, here's how mine turned out. My friend chose teal paint for the lettering instead of black. She also changed the reference from "Song of Songs" to "Song of Solomon". I think it's a pretty good replication if you ask me. We were both happy with it at least. My friend came … [Read more...]

Buddy the Elf loves singing loud (vinyl sign tutorial)

I know it's terrible to even mention Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I want to share this craft with you guys asap in case you want to bust one out before Santa makes his appearance. My all time most favorite Christmas movie in the history of ever is Elf. Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel seriously MAKE this movie. Not only do I watch it at least 20 times in the month of December, I also quote this movie year-round, pretty much daily. How could I not create a sign with the most epic phrase from the best Christmas movie of all time? (Sorry Miracle on 34th Street and A … [Read more...]

Andy Warhol inspired chair pop art

{I have been glued to the TV all evening watching the hurricane coverage. It's heart wrenching to watch. Ben and I (and our chicklets) lived in Long Branch, New Jersey for a year in 2008 so I have a special place in my heart for Jersey and its shore. Watching it get slammed with this terrible storm is just awful. And poor New York City. I cry every time I see more footage of Battery Park. I feel like Jersey and New York are my homes away from home. I hope everyone affected by this awful storm stays safe, dry, and warm. Please know I am thinking about you guys and crying for … [Read more...]

Meet Longhorn Vader

Did you know my family are all Texans? In fact, I'm a native Austinite, which is hard to come by these days. My kids were born in the same hospital that I was! (Us showing our Texas pride in Washington DC) Our family are big University of Texas Longhorn fans. Ben is a UT alumni, and graduated in 2001 from the Business School at the University of Texas at Austin. My grandpa was even a Professor at UT in the Computer Science Department. Ben and I have been going to games together since we were married in 1998! The kids have been longhorn fans since birth. Here they … [Read more...]

Decor with Bling; rhinestone dress & laptop bag tutorial

Nothing is safe from bling at my house. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. My daughter's favorite dress got some sparkly bling: Even my super boring laptop bag got a Pick-Me-Up fit for a tween. {Get it? A star for House of Hepworths? No need to point out how much of a dork I am. I am already well aware.} Like the cute rhinestone embellishments I added to my daughter's dress and my laptop bag?    Here's how I did it. I started with a Rhinestone Starter Kit from Silhouette. These images were found at the Silhouette Store. I hate wasting my supplies, so I crammed them … [Read more...]

DIY vinyl Baking Labels for your pantry

I made some cute baking labels for my pantry with my Silhouette CAMEO: I bought these ho-hum plastic containers for all my baking stuff. They are practical, yet boring. Plus I keep getting my sugar and splenda mixed up. I purchased them from my local grocery store (HEB). They are Rubbermaid brand. I wanted to make 'em all purty with some labels to stop confusing me while in a baking trance, so I busted out the CAMEO and some premium black vinyl and had these cute labels cut out in a jiffy. To make the labels, first measure your area you want your vinyl. The font … [Read more...]