Furniture switcharoo and stuffing the Advent

So. How's it going?! First off, a huge thanks for all the well-wishes. I'll keep you posted. :) Okay, so I showed you how I moved the sofa table over to the staircase wall... In it's previous life it was a headboard. I cut it down, gave it a coat of paint, and turned it into a retro sofa table: I'm still totally diggin' the table. Like, A Lot. I like it a lot. You couldn't really see it very well behind the couch though, so I moved it where my kids art desk use to be: Which is just fine by me because their desk usually looks like a complete disaster. Don't … [Read more...]

The cutest Advent Calendar you ever did see

Well guys, I FINALLY finished the Advent Calendar from Silhouette. And, ohmeeegosh, it's pretty cute. See for yourself. First off, if you want to order one of these, you DO NOT need a Silhouette machine to make one. So if you don't have a machine, you can keep on reading, mmm-kay? Also, I'm giving all of you the files to cut out all the box fronts as well as all my numbers. They will be at the bottom of this post. Just click them then follow the prompt to save them to your computer. Okay, so you guys love it when I keep it real. So I'm gonna keep it real about this … [Read more...]

Start Being Awesome typography art

Hey you! Ya, you.. I order you to I made something. Something really really awesome. Wanna see? I found a piece of typographic statement art on pinterest* that was so amazing I even used it when I talked about mean comments last month. I'm really bummed though because the original source has been deleted and I can't find who to credit anywhere. If you know who made this, please let me know so I can give them credit! I LOVE love love this saying so much ("awesome" is kinda *my* word, ya know) that I just had to recreate it. I put my own spin on it though by changing … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Silhouette CAMEO + Starter Kit!!

** This giveaway is now closed. The winner is comment #448: Samnang Roeun*** Yes, you read that right. It's... Silhouette Time!!!! You guys know I love my Silhouette. In fact, here are just a few of the many projects I've made with mine over the past year...          My heart's beating a little faster just looking at all the fun I've had with my Silhouette. And guess what? Silhouette now has a brand spankin' new model! I'm not even kidding. Check this puppy out! Oh ya baby. It's the brand new and it's bad-er and even … [Read more...]

Hibiscus pillow from a bedsheet

A few months back I scored several decorative pillows from my neighbor's garage sale, all for $1 each. A dollar for a pillow is cheaper than buying a bag of pillow stuffing! If you need a pillow, like, right this very second, or you just aren't lucky enough to find a garage sale 3 doors down with dollar pillows, Goodwill always has a plethora of crappy pillows to choose from. Then I found this purdy teal flat sheet at Walmart for only five bucks. Yes, I went to Walmart. {sigh} I try to avoid it at all costs (you guys know how much I love Target!}, but sometimes I head over … [Read more...]

Fit for a {K-9} Princess {or Prince}; stylish food containers for your pampered pooch

Last week my sister came over and I made some labeled bins for her Dogs' food. She has 3 fur babies and each has it's own particular food (don't ask why. I have no idea). Meet my sister Merideth and her husband Dan: {Merideth is an awesome hair stylist in Austin, TX. Contact me for her contact info.} I also posted another picture of them over Christmas (Mer is in blue). Just ignore Ben's wonky face: So anyway, Merideth has these three dogs that she honestly believes are her children. Here are two of them: I swear Judge reminds me SO MUCH of Dan. I don't know what … [Read more...]

The cutest rhinestone butterfly bag you ever did see

Check out this adorable butterfly bag I made for my daughter! Silhouette has a fun new product and I.Am.In.Lurve. RHINESTONES! The first thing I did was go to the Silhouette store (from your software installed on your computer) and I downloaded this butterfly template. Then I cut it out on the special Rhinestone Template Material my kit came with. The kit also comes with these rhinestones: Next, I began the tedious process of inserting each rhinestone into the appropriate hole. It wasn't hard, it just took a lot of patience. Then again, I chose probably THE … [Read more...]