Nothin’ wrong with a lil’ competition!

Update: There has been a slight change in the rules... click here to see the difference. introducing...HOW IT WORKS: There will be five contestants (could be you!). Each week we will have a different theme and the five contestants will anonymously create something with that theme in mind (ANYTHING, … [Continue reading...]

a hand-stitched Friday: Walmart Wonder

  What you need:Step One: Cut two 11 inch strips of ribbon (I used: Offray, satin antique white, 5/8 inch). Cut one end of each ribbon into an angle (as shown). Heat treat all ends with lighter.Step Two:Cut two 14 inch strips from the other ribbon (I used: Offray, large ric rac trim, cream). … [Continue reading...]

The Walmart Wonder

Before I left for my husband's summer internship I perused my craft closet and packed a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie full of crafting goodies. The supply shortage has really forced me to think outside the box in terms of what I can make. After staring at some ribbon and beads for a very long time … [Continue reading...]

Made by You Wednesday

I am a long time user of picnik (an awesome photo editing site) but was clueless of the endless, amazing things that can be done with this site. Jill over at Homemade by Jill has the most amazing tutorial on how to make printable like this one...I actually used her method to make my cute sidebar … [Continue reading...]

Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten (i.e., Barefoot Contessa) might be my favorite cook. Seriously everything she makes is sooooo tasty... I made this cake last 4th of July and it was amazing! I will make it every 4th from now on... yes, it is that good. Enjoy and happy 4th!Ingredientsnocoupons18 tablespoons (2 1/4 … [Continue reading...]

The New Look

yes, I might have a little blog design OCD...but I am done now! I am... for sure... I promise... (?)by the way, I have an amazing 4th of July cake recipe that is a must! Will post tomorrow... … [Continue reading...]