Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #116

I'm still out of town so there won't be a Feature Friday but I still hope you guys have fun and party without me! 

Let's PARTY! 
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Life is Like Riding a Bicycle" Printable

Travis and I are spending the week in San Diego, YAY, but I have another printable for you today.

I made two different options again for ya of the same quote, one regular and the other with a more vintagey vibe to it so pick whichever one you like best! 

Hope you like! 

Download your choice below.



allison

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Cheeseburger Rotini

I've been on a real cooking kick lately and Travis is loving it! 
I actually made a whole bunch of recipes that I've had pinned on Pinterest and they have all been a success! 

After one of my shopping trips for ingredients, I noticed a recipe on the back of a pack of Target brand shredded cheese I bought and thought that it looked and sounded pretty good so it got added to my to make list. 

Bacon Cheeseburger Rotini

(Sorry for the not so perfect pictures! Trying to cook at night and not so great lighting in the kitchen!)

Here is how to make it:
Ingredients:
-6 slices of Bacon
-1 lb. ground beef
-2 cups water
-1 can (10.75 oz) condensed tomato soup
-1/4 cup ketchup
-2 1/2 cups rotini
-1 cup Ceddar Jack Shredded Cheese

Monday, January 28, 2013

The 7 month Adventures of Miss P

Holy cow! 
How did my baby just turn 8 months old? 
Time is flying by WAY too fast! 

Well, guess that means it is time to recap her 7 month adventures. 

 Started the month off with our monthly photoshoot on her 7 month birthday.
That evening, she started Army crawling REALLY well! AHHHHH! 
I am so thanksful she waited until Travis got home before she decided to become mobile!

She turned 7 months old on Christmas Eve so she got to experience her very first Christmas this month. 
And HOLY PRESENTS, BATMAN!!!! 
Talk about one spoiled child!!!! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

{Feature Friday} #98

Friday is here and that means it is time for another Feature Friday post! 
Lots of fabulous ideas were linked up this week. 

 Here are a few that caught my eye. 



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #115

Let's PARTY! 
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tulle Valentine's Day Wreath Tutorial

I still had my live evergreen wreath on my front door from Christmas and wanted to replace it but wasn't sure with what. 
I didn't have a Valentine's Day wreath for my front door so I got to work on making one.


It was a pretty simple wreath to create as well. 
Here's the how-to:

Supplies:
-Wreath form- I used a 14" form
-Tulle
-Ribbon
-Cardboard tube pieces (toilet paper or paper towel rolls)
-Felt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"You Only Live Once" Printable

How about this?! 
I have another printable for you guys. 

I was just playing around one evening and created this printable. 
I made on regular colors and then made a second one with a more vintagey-antique feel.
 Hope you like!! 


 Download or print your version below.




allison

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dresser Mirror Turned Bathroom Mirror + Half Bath Reveal

We have been working on our half bath lately adding new tile floors and working on a new mirror-light project.

For about a week our bathroom was tore apart and the sink and toilet was sitting in between our kitchen and family room... awesome.
But it is finally complete with new floors, new mirror, and new art work!
 Here is it! 

To start, I will show you the new mirror.

We used to just have a plain oval mirror on the wall, no frame, just a mirror. 
We changed the light fixture before Travis deployed because it was just one of those ugly vanity lights of just bulbs but they didn't center the hole for the light over the mirror when the house was built so when we changed it, the light fixture wasn't centered over the mirror anymore. This was our solution! 
BTW- when I suggested this to Travis, he thought it was crazy. lol

Travis found this dresser mirror at a little thrift store down the road from us for $5.
(He was a little excited to work on it when he brought it home so I didn't have time to get a full before picture!)
It had two crazy points on the top of it above the very side moulding pieces so he cut them off and then gave the whole frame a sanding since it was just a stained wood frame.


 Then we primed and painted the mirror a white gloss.

Once the mirror was complete, it was time to attached the light.
Travis found the center of the top portion of the mirror and drilled some holes.

A large hole in the center for the wires to come through and then a small hole on the top and bottom for the screws to attach the light fixture. 

He then treaded the screws through the mirror.

The screws were a tad too long, so Travis took our Dremel and cut off the ends to make them the proper length.

Then we attached the light to make sure it all fit properly.

Light attached.

Once we made sure the light would be properly secured to the frame, we removed it to place the mirror back into the frame and attached wire to the back of the frame for hanging.

Before we hung the mirror, Travis covered up the light junction box with a cover that he drilled a hole in to pull the wires through.

Then we just took a Gorilla hook and inserted it into the wall and hung the mirror.
We reattached the light properly wiring it up and we were done! 

Now the mirror and light are centered on the sink!

Here is the completed bathroom and new floors.

Entering the bathroom, you see the mirror immediately.
It is quite large but we like it! 

To the right of the sink is the toilet and then my new Vintage Inspired Bird Art is on the wall next to the toilet.

Across from the toilet and next to the doorway, is this shelving unit on the wall. 
It holds our spare towels and extra toilet paper plus it gives a little more space for decorations.
I have a picture frame on the shelf then some shells and drift wood we collected while living in VA.
I have plans for Travis to build me a new shelving unit at some point to replace this one. 

Here is our new tile floor.
We also used this tile in our entry way of the house and it will soon be in the laundry room.
We wanted slate but not the upkeep of slate so this is a porcelain tile that was made to look like slate.

I wanted yellow accents in the bathroom and it took me FOREVER to find a yellow rug! 
I finally found this one at World Market and debating on getting another one for in front of the toilet.

And here is another shot of the new mirror and sink just because I like it! 
I got the towel at World Market as well. 

There wasn't much of a change to the bathrrom but I am so happy that the tile floors are finally down and we have the new mirror up.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #114

Let's PARTY! 
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Vintage Inspired Bird Art

I have been looking for some art work for our half bath FOREVER now and just couldn't find anything that I love or am willing to spend the money on. 
I saw this picture on Joss and Main and LOVED it but when I clicked on it, it cost over $100! 
 WHAT?! No way I was going to pay that so I decided to try making my own. 

We just put down new tile floors and did a whole mirror/light project thingy so I knew that I wanted to finally get some art done to put up in there. 
Off to Michael's I went to get some supplies and this is what I came up with:
 I'm thrilled with them and wondered what took me so long to make some! 

It is a quick project too. 
Well, would have been done in one day if my printer didn't decide to stop working and now I am waiting for a whole new printhead to arrive in the mail to replace my old one. UGH! 
But anyways- here is how I created them.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Printables

Guess I better start thinking about Valentine's Day already! 
I thought I would jump on the Chalkboard bandwagon (hope you aren't too sick of it yet) and make some fun printables.
I thought I would add some color to them because you know, there IS colored chalk. 

Hope you like!
Download or print them below.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Styrofoam Snowmen Family Tutorial

Look at me... sharing another tutorial! :) 
And this won't be the only one this week. 

I had this idea to make these little snowmen one day out of the blue. 
 Super simple project and would be excellent to do with some kiddos and let them dress their snowman any way they want too.


Here is the how to:
(WARNING: SUPER picture heavy!!)


Supplies: 
 -Styrofoam Balls in 3 different sizes. I bought 4", 3", and 2" inch balls and the harder more condensed Styrofoam that even had a hole pre drilled for a dowel rod.
-Mod Podge
-Dowel Rod
-Glitter
-Exacto Knife
-Felt
-Super Mini Pom-Poms
-Low Temp Hot Glue Gun or other craft glue (be sure it is low temp otherwise you will melt your Styrofoam)
 
To Start:

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