Posts Tagged ‘Crafts & Celebrations’

Amy’s Notebook 02.06.13

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Source: the zen of making

 
I am over the moon for this Downton Abbey embroidery project. A perfect one to tackle while watching the show this season (the zen of making )

I love this twine wrapped lampshade for an inexpensive way to dress up an old shade (@ A Night Owl)

Making these DIY window clings would be a fun winter project to tackle with the kids (@ Merry  With Children)

This outdoor Instagram wreath would be a cute way to display your photos (@ tatertots & jello)

Source: Love vs. Design

 
I love these free printables for Valentine’s to share with your sweetie for the holiday (@ Love vs. Design)

These knitted bracelets would be a great project for a beginning knitter (@ design sponge)

I adore this idea of transforming a shed into a playhouse (@ ohdeedoh)

These DIY Instagram magnets are another cute way to display your photos (@ design sponge)

Taco salad tacos? Best idea ever. (@ The Pioneer Woman)

Source: inspired by charm

 
This “everything”  flatbread looks delicious (@ inspired by charm)

This double fingerprint heart necklace is such a cute idea (@ Rae Gun Ramblings)

This brown butter orange rosemary cornbread looks sinfully delicious (@ Joy the Baker)

I love this list of 17 plants you can grow from kitchen scraps (@ Black Thumb Gardner)

I will have to add these ten Oscar winning films to our Netflix agenda (@ Apartment Therapy)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 01.30.13

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
source: how does she?

I can’t wait to print out these family dinner questions for our Friday family nights (@ How Does She?)

I adore this bunting made from an old dictionary (@ Brooklyn Limestone)

I love this simple yoga mat bag for a beginner sewing project (@ design sponge)

These peanut butter & jelly bars look like a great after school snack (@ Eat At Home)

I love this old sweater turned into a lampshade (@ Unskinny Boppy)

This creamy polenta with roasted mushrooms looks like the perfect lunch for me (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

source: u-create

I love this thrifty project for turning tights into leggings (@ u-create)

I can’t wait to try one of these ten microwave in a mug desserts (@ Love Stitched)

My kids would flip for this octopus pizza pie (@ instructables)

I love this tutorial for how to make oat milk (@ Oh She Glows)

These homemade black bean burgers look divine (@ Smells Like Home)

source: design sponge

I am dying to knit this adorable chunky cowl (@ design sponge)

I love these stylish ways to display black-and-white photos (@ Centsational Girl)

I love these tips for how to tie the perfect bow (@ my own ideas)

My family would love these whole wheat honey waffles (@ Cooking With My Kid)

I want to try this recipe for two ingredient pancakes (@ Recipe Girl)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 11.28.12

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Source: The Idea Room

This DIY vintage Christmas crate is absolutely stunning (@ The Idea Room)

I love these adorable DIY sleigh bells to decorate a door handle (@ The Centsational Girl)

This good morning cowl is simply stunning (@ Pickles)

Source: tatertots and jello

I love this painted glass ornament advent calendar (@ tatertots and jello)

This pumpkin spice playdough looks like a fun recipe to create (@ Small & Friendly)

I adore this wooden LOVE sign (@ make it & love it)

I am bookmarking this basic hat pattern for every member in the family (@ the purl bee)

These Sharpie mugs would make fast, easy, and low cost gifts to give (@ infarrantly creative)

I am madly in love with these DIY instacards (@ say yes to hoboken)

These crumb topped cranberry eggnog muffins look absolutely divine (@ inspired by charm)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.31.12

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Source: Love Stitched

These s’more brownies look sinfully delicious (@ Love Stitched)

I love these adorable pumpkins made from book pages and twine for Fall decorations (@ Holy Craft)

I can’t wait to try a few of these dishes from this list of  fifteen pumpkin recipe ideas (@ the kitchn)

These barbecue meatball sliders look like an easy & kid-friendly weeknight meal (@ $5 Dinners)

I love these tips for capturing spooky Halloween photos (@ Simple As That)

 

Source: ellinee

I am going to have to download & print this beautiful Christmas gift giving planner (@ ellinee)

This kale and feta quiche looks like a fun dish to try for an easy brunch (@ The Perfect Pantry)

These cheddar rosemary cornbread muffins look like the perfect accompaniment to our soup or chili suppers (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

I am going to have to try a few of these pumpkin beer recommendations (@ Serious Eats)

I am bookmarking this Disney World Binder Builder idea for our next Disney vacation (@ WDW Prep School)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.24.12

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Source: No Biggie

 

I love this easy party tassel garland made from plastic tablecloths (@ no biggie)

These pumpkin spice latte scones sound like the perfect Fall treat (@ Inside BruCrew)

I love these tips for making your home work for you (@ Centsational Girl)

I want to try this recipe for cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins (@ Smells Like Home)

Source: U Create

 

I am madly in love with this fabric thankful tree canvas (@ U Create)

I am in love with this little no-sew baby owl costume (@ Girl Loves Glam)

This bow topped sweater is so feminine and pretty (@ Love Stitched)

This ruched apron is beautiful for holiday entertaining (@ The 36th Avenue)

I want to try this hummus crusted chicken (@ gimmie some oven)

These gluten-free pumpkin donuts sound amazing (@ Gluten Free Goddess)

Source: Design Mom

These yarn pom pom bookmarks would be a great yarn stash buster (@ Design Mom)

I am so inspired to paint some curtains for a room in our house (@ infarrantly creative)

This Killer Bloody Mary recipe would make a fun Halloween cocktail drink (@ Mighty Girl)

These chai spiced cinnamon rolls sound divine (@ Joy the Baker)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.17.12

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Source: Half Baked

 

My kids would flip for this chocolate chip cookie cake (@ Half Baked)

I love this idea for creating a ghostly potato soup bar for a pre-Halloween meal (@ One Charming Party)

These are great vacation tips for traveling to Disney World (@ Home Stores A to Z)

I want to try this recipe for foolproof slow cooker Greek yogurt (@ One Good Thing by Jillee)

Source: the decorated cookie

I adore these monster cookie sticks (@ the decorated cookie)

I am in love with this homework tri-fold station for keeping schoolwork organized (@ Ucreate)

I am bookmarking these tips for how to soothe a canker sore (@ How Does She?)

 

Source: infarrantly creative

 

I am so inspired to make this chalkboard door in our garage entry (@ infarrantly creative)

I can’t wait to try a few of these twenty soup recipes for these chilly nights (@ the kitchn)

Source: Skinny Taste

 

I can’t wait to try this pumpkin spiced oatmeal for a warm breakfast (@ skinny taste)

This skillet eggplant lasagna looks so yummy (@ smells like home)

I love this tip for a DIY programmable slow cooker (@ Eat at Home)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.10.12

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Source: Clover Lane

I love this idea for creating a Halloween photo garland to display your kids in their past costumes (@ Clover Lane)

This is a great list of 31 things to freeze to save time & money in the kitchen (@ One Good Thing by Jillee)

I love these ideas for decorating with vintage book pages (@ Inspired by Charm)

I want to make one of these picture frame memory wreaths (@ Infarrantly Creative)

Source: Wild Ink

I am in awe of this super awesome toy soldier costume (@ Wild Ink)

I want to print out some of these free vintage-style bookplates (@ How About Orange)

I love this upcycle from sweater into leggings (@ Make It & Love It)

I need to make a, “meh,” banner for my husband’s office (@ Ecka & Pecka)

I can’t wait to make my iPhone festive with these free Halloween iPhone/iPad wallpapers (@ The Crafting Chicks)

Source: Poppytalk Handmade

I am madly in love with these adorable copper planters (@ Poppytalk Handmade)

I adore this artwork display frame and want to make this for my kid’s rooms (@ make it and love it)

I want to try this recipe for pumpkin doughnut muffins (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.03.12

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Source: Wee Society

 

These paper bag costumes are too cute and a frugal way to dress up for the holiday (@wee society)

These black widow spider snacks would be a fun & easy Halloween treat to create (@ Mom on Time Out)

I want to make some of these adorable boot socks for myself this winter (@ infarrantly creative)

Source: I Heart Organizing

I want to create my own Instadesk with my Instagram photos (@ I Heart Organizing)

I love these DIY ombre tights for a fun nod to this trend (@ M&J Blog)

These witch’s hat cookies are also an easy assembly Halloween cookie to create (gingersnap crafts)

I love this tutorial for how to paint a bike (@ A Beautiful Mess)

I can’t wait to print out this handmade holiday organizer (@ giver’s log)

Source: The Purl Bee

I want to knit some of these adorable knitted candy corn hats (@ The Purl Bee)

I am bookmarking these twenty tips for making the perfect smoothie (@ The Kitchn)

I love these adorable chocolate icebox cupcakes (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

I love the look of these DIY spray painted countertops (@ Southern Hospitality)

I am going to have to try making this microwave popcorn without the bag (@ One Good Thing)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 09.26.12

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

This idea for paint organization in your craft supplies is simply genius! (@ Mad in Crafts)

This cloth napkin storage container is absolutely adorable! (I Am Momma Hear Me Roar)

These jack o’ lantern shade covers are such a cute way to decorate for Halloween (@ Easier Than I Thought)

I love this idea for creating a paint references chart (@ i heart organizing)

I absolutely love these ideas for fall decorating (@ eighteen25)

I love these tips for creating a vignette in your home (@ Home Stores A2Z)

These healthy whole grain freezer waffles look so good (@ Mary Jolley)

I am madly in love with this house and ideas for decorating with kids (@ Design Mom)

I adore this beautifully decorated fall mantle (@ The Lettered Cottage)

I love these monster cookies with a real monster spin (@ The Idea Room)

This Dollar Store Halloween village is such a cute way to decorate for the holiday (@ The 36th Avenue)

My kids would flip for these JELL-O jack o’lanterns (@ zakka life)

This pumpkin garland is too cute for words (@ tatertots & jello)

I am madly in love with these vintage camera bookends (@ Smile and Wave)

 

 

Painted Address Pumpkin Topiary

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

One of my favorite things about Fall is the fun crafts that I get to do with all of those beautiful Fall pumpkins! Today I wanted to showcase an easy painted address pumpkin topiary that you an create with just a few supplies from your local Walmart store. This painted address pumpkin topiary would the be the perfect way to dress up your porch, porch step, or a little corner in your room.

Craft Supplies Needed

2- 75 inch pumpkins (any color)- $4.87 each

8″ pumpkins (how ever many you need to complete you house number)- $4.87 each

Black Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint (I chose the shiny variety)- $1.77

4″ Plaid letter stencils ($3.77)

Stencil Brushes ($5.47)

Clear tape (in supplies)

Hot glue gun & glue sticks (in supplies)

8″ pot (I found mine in the clearance section of the store for $11.96)

1. Begin by twisting off the stems on all of the pumpkins that will be going on the bottom of your topiary. You will want to leave your top pumpkin (the 75″ one) with the stem intact. All the other stems can come off.

2. Center your stencil on your pumpkin and attach it with clear tape. Make sure when positioning your numbers that when you stack the pumpkins, you will be able to see the number clearly in the center. You will especially want to do this for your bottom pumpkin since it will be wedged in your pot.

3. Trace your number with a pencil. Remove your stencil.

4. Pour your acrylic paint in a disposable cup or bowl. Using a small paintbrush, carefully paint your number on your pumpkin. If you make an error, use a cloth or a damp Q-tip to remove any painting errors. Set your pumpkin aside, and repeat the process on each of the other pumpkins until you have stenciled your address number.

5. Wedge your 75″ pumpkin into the pot. This should be a tight fit so you will not need to glue or attach your pumpkin into the base. Stack your next pumpkin and carefully hot glue in each spot where the pumpkins are joined together. Hold the pumpkins together to secure for a minute or two. Repeat this process until you reach the top of your pumpkin stack!

Stand back and behold your pumpkin glory! Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever? I know all of my neighbors are going to be so jealous!

I hope they are half as impressed as my cat.

Seriously.

Looking for more Fall crafts? Be sure to check out my round-up of the Best Fall Crafts on MomAdvice. I hope you will find it inspiring, friends!

 

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