Oct 26, 2009

2nd Birthday

Happy Birthday Skylar!!!!

Cupcake Tower

Rice Krispies sticks

Marshmallow Pops

Chocolate covered pretzels

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frostings

Cupcake toppers

Number "2"

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Fall Wreaths

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Sep 16, 2009

Magazine organization

I subscribe to alot of magazine. All You, Coastal Living, Renovation Style, BHG, Family Circle, MS Living, Traditional Homes, Woman's Day to name a few. I also have the parenting and family ones. But what do you do with all those magazine that piles up month after month??

I tried to rip the pages that I want to keep and store them in a binder but that didn't work to well. I never remember to put them in the binder, it alway end up piling on my table. So that was no use.

Piles, Piles, Piles.....

It was getting way out of hand, there were just magazine everywhere so what did I do?

I use this nifty thing (my printer, scanning and copier - love it) and scanned all the ideas, recipe, tips and tricks that I wanted to keep and saved it on an external hard drive that I use to store all the family pictures.

Yes, paperless is the way I (the family) is going.

I can actually see the floor and shelves again....

Sep 12, 2009

Diaper Cake

One of our friends is going to have a baby this Oct and today was their baby shower. For the past couple of weeks I was searching high and low for ideas on what I can make for them. So what's better than a cake made out of diapers??? My first attempt and I might say I did pretty good.

They are having a boy, but I didn't want to do the traditional blue. So I choose chocolate brown and beige with a hint of yellow and green. Topped it off with ribbons wrapped around some baby powder, baby wash, baby lotion, baby oil and q-tips. I also wrapped receiving blankets on the outside (that's where the green and yellow comes in). Then I made a plaque with the word "Baby" on it with ribbons as ties.

I came across a blog recently "The Idea Room" and this is where I found direction for making bath salt and brown sugar scrub. Check her out she has some amazing idea's.

The diaper cake is for the new baby and mommy deserve a little gift too. They are fun and easy to make.

I had a great day today and is wishing that this little baby bring joy and happiness to their parents.

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Sep 7, 2009

Plain Glass Vase

Boring and plain glass vase or any glass jar. ( I think this came from a centerpiece I got at a wedding)

Add some ribbon and a bow.

Throw some sharpies, pencils, crayons or flowers.
And you will get :

Not so boring and plain anymore...

Aug 12, 2009

Little Sewing chair

This is a little $4.00 sewing chair that I bought at a yard sale recently. Don't you just "love" the yellowish gold fabric cushion. I'm pretty sure you all are jumping for joy and is ready to knock me down to get your hands on this...

Anyway I have been very inspired by some of these blogland ladies out there like Centsational Girl, Life in the Fun Lane, A Soft Place to Land and many more. Yes I and a bloggie Junkie...

With their guidance and their encouragement I did this to the chair.......

My first furniture piece and I think I'm in love.......



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Jul 5, 2009

Seashell, Seashell....

I wanted to create this project from Cindy at My Romantic Home for a long time. I never got around to do it but I as I was roaming around at the dollar store yesterday I found all the material I needed and what's better to spend so little and create so big.
And this is what I created:
I didn't want to put a bow on top because I like the way how the ribbons hang down so I created a loop on the back with the twine that came with the bag of shells and to cover up the area where I glued I added a small seashell to cover.

The cost:
Seashell 2 bags: $2.00
Foam wreath :$1
Martha Stewart Ribbon (AC Moore sale): $1
Total cost : $4.00

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The chairs in my dinning room are from Ikea and so far I have been happy with them. (it's the only item from Ikea so far that I'm happy with) It's sturdy enough for my kids to not fall over while wiggly on them and it's plain enough for me... But now I want more... Who doesn't?
Here is the before picture.... yes, yes I know it's lime green.... I though it was a fun color for my kids but they really didn't care much for the color so this is how it looks like now:

much better...

But my mission is to turn my house to look like hers. (o.k not exactly like hers but I use her as inspiration) I love her white theme everything is just so neat and clean. I am done with Ikea and is off to find thrifty Sunday finds to fill my house with style...

Jun 29, 2009

Thrifty Sunday's finds


$10.00 for 3 frames. I think it was a little expensive but really liked the frames.
$5.00 I can't wait to work on this piece

O.k. I don't know why my picture is sideways... I promise I'll fix it once I learn how too....

Edit: I fixed the pictures.......YEAH!!!!!!

Jun 18, 2009

Thrifty finds Sunday's

.50 a bag

.50 Cent

Free, The woman just wanted to get rid of it so YEAH, for a free box.

Jan 11, 2009

Walgreen 1/9 again.....

Sorry no pictures...

4 Cereal 4/$10 - 1 (Q 4x) = 6 get 3RR
4 garnier $2.99 - 1 (Q) - 2 (IVC) = Free
6 Reese Whip bar 2/1.69 - 1 (3x) = 2.07

Total OOP= 8.03 + 1.43 tax + Back $3RR

Jan 8, 2009


Here is my haul tonight....

Walgreen (1) 1/09

4 Cereal 4/$10 - 1 (Q 4x) = 6 get 3RR
4 garnier $2.99 - 1 (Q) - 2 (IVC) = Free
2 Reynolds Wrap $.99 - 1.00 = Free
4 Progresso Soup 4/$5 - 2x (1.10) 1x(1) = 1.8
3 Glade Candle 2/$5 - $1 (3x) = 4.5 get $Rebate
2 B&J ice cream = 2/$6 - 6 (printable) = Free
2 ring pop = $1

Total OOP= 13.24 + 1.88 tax + back $3RR + $3 rebate


CVS (1) 1/09

2 Colgate toothpaste 2/$5 - 1.50 (2x) = 2
1 Garnier 2.99 - 1 Q = 1.99

Total OOP 1.41 plus tax get 4 ECB back

Waldbaum (triple Q)

I don't have pictures but total before Q : 28.02 plus tax after Q = 7.53 plus tax....

Jan 6, 2009


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Jan 1, 2009


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HELLO 2009

The Peachy Papaya Family


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