Sunday, January 29, 2012

Twine Wreath

I had fun making a simple twine wreath to hang over my mirror. The best part was I only spent $3.47 on the entire project. I already had the twine on hand from a previous project. I bought the foam wreath from Joann's and used my 50% off coupon which made the wreath only $2.50. I then bought the flowers from Hobby Lobby for 97 cents each but ended up only using 1 instead of 3.

You need:
Foam wreath
Thick twine
Hot glue gun

Christmas Card... a little late!

Here is a Christmas Card... a month too late! ;)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A new home for my earrings!

I have had my earrings in the same holder since high school and I was ready to have something new. Something where they didn't get tangled, and something that made it easy to see them all. I have seen lots of ideas on pinterest so I kind of combined a variety of ideas and made this one.

I used an old frame that I had, bought some chicken wire from Home depot, backed it with some scrap booking paper, and placed my earrings in the hooks. I hung it up by my bathroom and I am loving it. I am always a fan of something organized and in its place.

BTW I have like 7 feet of chicken wire because they apparently won't cut it into smaller pieces at Home if anyone is interested in doing this project... please come take some chicken wire off my hands. ;)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Menu Board

I have been dying to make a menu board to record what we are having for dinner each night. I finally saw an idea on pinterest that I really liked and decided to give it a try. I love the way it turned out and it is so nice to have my meals planned out and organized. Stephen also doesn't have to come home and ask everyday, "Hey babe... what are we having for dinner?" ;)

I bought some chalkboard vinyl and cut them into 4 x 4 squares. I cut each day of the week out on the cricut and made a "Menu" sign. I bought the magnetic eraser from Hobby Lobby and modge podged paper on front and added a flower!

It was a fun project. I have been doing tons of crafts lately... I need to post more of the things I have done. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Photo Shoot

I am having so much fun exploring my new camera Stephen got me for Christmas. It takes such crisp pictures.. i love it. Savannah is my favorite subject and the pictures always turn out pretty darn cute with her in them...even if I don't really know the in's and out's of photography!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Years!

I hope everyone had a great New Years! We had a blast hanging out with the Young family. We put the babies to sleep, played games for 4 hours, drank some Sparkling Cider, ate junk food and cheered on the New Year!

Adam and Amanda
Stephen and I
We are big fans of the game "Sorry" ;)

So much happened in 2011:

Stephen's accomplishments:
-Became a Dad
-Graduated from BYU in April
-Studied his little heart out studying for the LSAT
-Took the LSAT
-Stayed as one of the top salesman at Pinnacle Security
-Applied to Law School
-Bought a car

My accomplishments:
- Gave birth to our sweet Savannah Jane.
-Began taking the last 12 credits of my college career. (Only 2 more classes to go until I have my bachelors degree)
-Became a stay at home mom (best job out there)
-Crafted like crazy
-Learned how to sew
-Learned how to coupon shop (btw I have saved so much money...anyone wanna learn?)

Savannah's accomplishments:
-Found her vocal chords
-Learned how to sit up
-Started crawling
-Waves hi and bye
-Gives kisses
-Claps her hands
-Says "mama" and "dada"
-Discovered how to go up and down stairs

What a great year! I don't know how 2012 can top 2011... I guess we will just have to wait and see. ;)