Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"The Happy Chair"

With 2 two year-olds, the "Happy Chair" (i.e. time out chair) is a popular place at our house.  I needed to have something help me smile since we visit it often throughout the day! 

So I took a plain and boring wood stool from AC Moore...

and gave it some smile potential with some spray paint, fun papers, and my trusty new Cricut machine.  :)
I love the end result!  It really does brighten a not so enjoyable time!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Wreath

Wow! Ever since I saw this wreath from Dana at Made and this one from All Things Thrifty, I've been obsessed with wanting a wreath.  Well I so excited when we moved to our place and the dirt mound yard was covered with acorns, I had my little Halster help me gather them and set off gluing my gathered acorns for hours.  

Either my hot glue gun sucks, or I suck at hot gluing because there were pesky strings EVERYWHERE! I thought spray painting it pink might help hide the strings, nope I was wrong.  It looked like pepto-bismol.  It was awful!

Seriously.  I'm not exaggerating.
So I gave up and threw it in the trash where it belonged.

Now I'm glad I did, because here's what I came up with.  I'm not overly excited about the fabric choice for the flower trio, but I wanted to use what I had- so it works. And it still brings a smile to my face. :) And best part, it was completed during naps with plenty of time to spare... yea for having time to eat! Enjoy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cupcake Dessert Platter

What do you get when you combine a plain and boring $1.00 candlestick from Goodwill, 2 I-have-to-have-them-right now-they're-super-cute plates from TJMaxx, and a little clear Gorilla Glue?!

You get an adorable cupcake, dessert, and anything else you want it to be platter. 

Add these incredibly easy last minute Easter treats and it's too cute too handle! :) Love it all!

For the Bird's Nest Clusters I found the idea here at Sew Much Ado with the link to the recipe here found on The Trendy Treehouse. Thanks gals!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Color Inspiration

I'm ankle deep in the middle of finally potty training Hallie, so we're hanging low at home for the next few days, some post-Easter plastic egg fun broke out this am and all I could think about was how I wanted some fabric with these colors or to make something with these colors! 
Aren't they gorgeous!?

Even after Captain Destructor got hold of the snake they're still gorgeous!  
(i.e. Hallie who was given this nickname during nursery at church because she would go around destroying what everyone else was playing with... she's a feisty one that's for sure!)