Monday, May 9, 2016

Disney Inspired Sweet Treat Charm

With our Disney trip coming up, we have been in all things Disney mode. Today I want to share with you this simple cute cupcake charm.

I used scupleys clay and a package of their tools. Which I do recommend buying. I purchased a 10 pack, tool set, and a strand of beads for another project. I spent $18 at Joanns. (Tip: the clay is $19.99 and my total was less than that. Joanns takes competitors coupons and theirs. So I used a ac Moore for 55% and a Joanns for 50%.)

Below are the items I purchased.

Next was the fun part of creating. I've done a diagram of each step to give you a visual of what I did. I'm going to show you my Belle inspired cupcake. 

First I took some yellow and shaped it into what somewhat looked like the bottom of a cupcake. (I did about 1/8 of an inch thickness) Next I rolled some brown into a worm looking shape for hair. I then molded the two together. After that I used one of the tools to make lines on the bottom to make it look more like a cupcake. Step five I made two small balls and another small worm out of the yellow.

Alright now to step six, I added the worm shape from one corner to the next of the bottom of the cupcake to make a smiley face. In the corners I added the balls I made and patted them down a bit. I then took the tool to add a few lines. Step 7, I rolled another small worm in red and rolled it up to resemble a rose. Then add to top of the cupcake off to the side. Last step I added glitter and a jewelry eye hook to make it a necklace. Follow clay instructions for baking. Then you have the perfect charm for any necklace.

And the finished project on my princess.

And some other sweet treats I whipped up. You can get as creative as you like and make all your favorite characters.

I've got 99 problems, but Disney sweet treat necklaces aren't one...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

My big fat amazing playhouse

So I decided my toddlers needed a playhouse. Not a plastic store bought playhouse, but an epic under the stairs playhouse. I did my research via Pinterest of course.

The plan has been in the works for sometime. When we built our home, we even anticipated for it and had wires moved for it. We took pictures during the build to remember where parts of the frame were.

Anyway enough with my rambling, everyone knows you just want to see pictures...

Only before I have

Playhouse, take note of the hidden Mickey.

And of course the inside, which is not finished.

I have a few more finishing touches to do but overall, I'm in love!

I've got 99 problems, but a playhouse ain't one.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Distress for baby

For starters you will need a pair of jeans. I found a pair at children's place for $4.80. You could use a pair you have or even find some at a thrift store. For girls, either gender is ok in the size you need. Then I went to JoAnn's and bought a pack of studs for $3.24. (Used half off coupon, check for one.) 

Next you will need a razor blade, disposable razor, and scissors. I made the mistake of not using a disposable razor and the razor part kept popping off

Next put the jeans on your babe and mark where you want them to be cut. Then take them off your babe to cut the legs off.

After that I marked where I wanted to distress and used the razor blade to cut the lines. Make sure you have a piece of cardboard in the leg hole to keep it from going through. Then I used the razor to scuff around the pockets and various areas of the jeans.

Next they were ready to be washed and dried. After my first wash and dry I added more cuts, because I wanted more. Here they are after the first wash.

Now after the second wash, they came out perfect. (You need to wash and dry twice) So I then added the studs after. I randomly put them in places and for the studs a good pair of pliers would be handy. Here is my first pair of baby distressed shorts.

I ended up adding liquid stitch to the back of the studs to help secure better and make softer edges for baby.

And final product on baby...

I've got 99 problems, but a pair of baby distressed jeans ain't one...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bringing back Hank the Elf!

So I've decided to bring Hank our elf back tomorrow to start our school week off with some fun. I look forward to sharing Hanks shennanigans with you all.

Yes, my older kids may be too old for Hank... But I don't care. Our elf is super fun and reminds me to do something for my kids each day. Sometimes Hank is mischievous and other times he's a sweetheart. I even use Hank for some good lessons. 

We are 38 days away from Christmas, not counting today! Can you believe it? Hanks first mission is to let the kids know he's back and issue them these naughty warnings I made on my studio app.

Keep a watch out for more Hank posts and Tis the season! 

I've got 99 problems but lack of an elf ain't one.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Muffins

Today I'm sharing my easy peasy go to pot luck recipe for fall. I don't have tons of time for baking or cooking, so these pumpkin muffins are great. And tasty! Literally two ingredient. One box of Spice cake and one 15 oz can of pumpkin purée.

Pour both in a bowl and mix....

The consistency will look like picture above and then you're ready to put it in muffin papers or a greased muffin pan. 

Bake at 350 for 18-22 mins. I do mini muffins, because they are great for the kids. You can add chocolate chips or put cream cheese frosting on them. The possibilities are endless. They are delicious and easy. Hope you Enjoy.

I've got 99 problems, but lack of pumpkin muffins ain't one.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

DIY felt rose crown

Here's what you need: felt, scissors, glue gun, round stencil, and elastic. I have found the gerber puffs lid to be perfect size. Otherwise you need a round stencil about 3 inches wide.

Next you cut your circles out of the felt, you want your roses to be.

Then you're going to cut from the outside to the inside following the circle and leave a bit of the circle in the middle. It will look like a snake.

Then start rolling your tail towards the center circle remaining. (I usually cut a tiny bit off the tail.)

See the rose forming? No once you get to the circle end you'll put a glob of hot glue and stick the part you rolled to the top.

Now you have your rose. For the size crown I did (14 inches/ 6-12 months) I used 5 roses. Now you need to cut a rectangular piece of felt the length of your roses. See below.

Now comes the elastic you cut. You're going to attach it to the rectangle felt piece with hot glue.

Now cut some leaves to compliment your roses. I chose gold sparkle, because I thought it looked elegant with the red. The leaves do not need to be perfect or exact. I ended up using 8, but you can add as many as you'd like or none. Now start hot glueing your roses to the top of the rectangle.

Add the leaves in and bam there you have a felt rose crown!

I've got 99 problems, but lack of a rose crown ain't one.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

Since it's the first day of fall, I thought it was appropriate to post one of my favorite seasonal recipes. I've used this recipe for years. It was my grandmothers. As you can see from the retro cookbook. 
So what is this mystery recipe? Peanut Brittle! I actually made my first batch Saturday and it was absolutely delicious and easy. Plus it's all done in the microwave! This recipe will carry you to the end of the year and is perfect to package up for neighbors or deserving family and friends. Later in the season I will do a post of some fun ways to wrap it up. 

For now here is the recipe you've all been waiting for! Do not double it, just an FYI. Happy Fall Y'all! 
I've got 99 problems, but lack of peanut brittle ain't one.