Favorite band decals using a vinyl cutter (Silhouette)

I busted out the Silhouette machine! Every time I get it out I wish that I had done it sooner and made more projects. It's just so fun and makes such cool stuff! My heading-into-10th-grade son wanted a few custom decals for his laptop and asked me if I could make them on the Silhouette. My reply, "Mission accepted!" So fun right?! He obviously loves Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and a computer game called Half-Life. He wanted stickers for each. I googled images for each of the bands and imported them into the Silhouette software. First up, Weezer: I hate wasting vinyl, so if I'm … [Read more...]

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...]

Black Friday Sale: Silhouette CAMEO, Portrait, & accessories more than 40% off.

Silhouette is having a killer Black Friday sale. It is the best sale I've ever seen at Silhouette. If you've ever wanted a Silhouette, now is the time to snag one. If you already have one, stock up on vinyl and supplies while they are 40% off. **You MUST use the coupon code HOH4EVER for the discount to apply. Here are all the promotions spelled out with all the details: Package 1: Silhouette CAMEO, a Silhouette Portrait, and two $25 download cards for $299.99. (Buy a Silhouette CAMEO® at full price, get two $25 download cards and a Portrait® FREE! Retail price for all of this w … [Read more...]

Silhouette CAMEO & Portrait + Accessories black friday deals

Here are all the Black Friday Silhouette deals. These awesome promotions end Friday, November 30th at the stroke of midnight, so make sure you stock up this week. Get a Silhouette CAMEO® + 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition for only $229.99 (MSRP $349.98). Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Or Get the brand new Silhouette Portrait™ for only $179.99 (MSRP $199.99) Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Save 40% on this year's limited-edition Advent Calendar Kit. It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas—or any occasion. Click H … [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...]

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...]

Labeling & organizing massive amounts of Legos

Well hello hello! Things have been cray-cray around here! I have been doing stuff around the ol' hood, but mostly I've been trying to soak up the last few weeks of kid action before they head back to school... which they did, Monday. sniff. I love having them home, but I'll admit, it is time. It's been two days and I've already got the house totally torn apart with projects! The first of many is to get some labels on the Lego Organization System I set up in my son's room. {Lego Organization} Remember that post? About a month ago I showed these cool storage units I found over … [Read more...]