My little A turned 4 last year, and she told me she wanted a Ladybug Birthday Party!
I started checking Pinterest for ideas right away, and believe me, this is a very popular party theme for little girls! There are loads of ideas out there, so it’s not so much a matter of figuring out what to do; it’s a matter of choosing which ideas you like best. And, of course, which ones fit your budget!
This is a very short post, because this card is seriously SO easy to make.
You will need:
• A blank card (preferably white or off-white)
• A large stamp (spring-themed)
• Black stamping ink (preferably fast-drying)
• Pencil crayons (at least a 24 pack) Continue reading
So I was going to quit blogging. Forever.
As much as I love doing the stuff I blog about, I had discovered that I don’t like the actual blogging part. Sitting at a computer for hours, typing, loading photos, re-loading photos that didn’t work, editing, more typing, more photos, more editing. . . I’ve never been a HUGE fan of computer stuff, and honestly, I always feel like I’m being a bit lazy when I’m just sitting on my butt at a computer.
I can’t knit. Okay, I can knit, my Mom taught me how, but I hate it. All of that counting drives me crazy! I’m really not a fan of arts or crafts that involve too much math, but I am a huge fan of cable-knit pillow covers for my winter decorating. I’ve been drooling over them for years, but couldn’t afford the $40 (or more) price tag.
Living in an A-frame house, I have very few vertical walls on which I can hang art or photos. It makes me sad, but it also causes me to really appreciate the walls I do have.
One of these vertical walls is in my stairwell, and there is just enough of a ledge at the top for me to put an EXPEDIT bookcase from IKEA. I love to create seasonal displays on top of the bookcase, as if it were a fireplace mantel, and hang things on the bit of wall above it. Continue reading
I have been trying to make caramel apples since I was a kid. We didn’t have the Internet back then (gasp!), so if my Mom didn’t have a recipe for something, we couldn’t make it!
So two weeks before Halloween, I was racking my brain, trying to think of something relatively fast and easy that I could use or make for a costume. We had no money for buying large amounts of fabric, so sewing a whole outfit was out of the question. I also had to find something that would work with my short hair, which I had recently dyed red. Suddenly I remembered: one of my Facebook friends had done the most adorable (and easy!) deer costume last year. The costume was mostly make-up based, and deer do have reddish hair, so, I thought, I should be able to make it work! Continue reading