Monday, April 30, 2012

Life as of Late via Instagram

$1 Taco and Margarita Night (and a 9:30 bed time...last week wore me out)
Date Night at Em yummy!
Such a cutie!  Glad to have cold 10:15 softball games behind us.
I can add wedding videographer to my resume now
Crafting in the car on the way to St. Louis

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Scrappy Tutu


My friend’s two year old needed something to wear for her spring/2 year pictures.  Her momma asked me to whip something up, so I did. 


In the past, I have only done tutus with tulle, but I didn’t have enough tulle and didn’t really want to go buy any because I have too much craft crap and need to get rid of it.  This fabric came from a fat quarter bundle that I got for something else. 


All I had to do was cut the fabric into strips and then tied them on to a ribbon.  I like to keep the ribbon long so she can grow into it.  Oh and you might want a lint roller.  She looks adorable in it and I can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dessert Kabobs

Alex’s sister is in town, so we his family over for dinner the other night.  His sister can’t have dairy, so I had to get a little more creative than normal on what I was going to make for dessert.  Plus, I’ve been kind of worn out lately so I wanted something quick and easy.  Strawberries were on sale and one of my favorite summer desserts is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.  I had to modify it a little and here is what I came up with.  I thought I had something like this pinned but couldn’t find it when I went back to look.


I used some thicker skewers that came with my cake pop maker.  They are also a little shorter than the ones I have from the grocery store.


We bought an angel food cake although you could make one or use pound cake.  I put two chocolate bunnies in a ziplock bag and stuck it in some hot water until it was melted.  Then I cut off the tip (don’t cut off very much) and drizzled it on top. 


Best of all, they were super tasty.  That is the most important part right?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fridge Frames

I have been looking for ways to add some color to our kitchen.  It is a big room and could use some brightening up but since we are renting I don’t really want to paint the walls.  I also don’t want to do anything that might mess up the cabinets since they are both brand new and not ours.  I had gotten a set of frames from Wal-Mart that ended up being way cheapo and pretty much worthless.  I had taken one apart to use for something else, but then I got the idea to it and a few others on the fridge. 


The black ones stayed black, and the others got painted.  The red ones also got a coat of Glitter Blast spray paint because I love that stuff.  They bring a little order to the fridge and a lot of color. 


I try not to keep a ton of stuff on the fridge and the frames help accent the stuff we do have.  Like our friends’ cute kids and invitations and cards that we get.


I used E6000 to glue heavy duty magnets to the back, so I can rearrange the frames at will.  Best of all, this project was free because I had everything I needed on hand. I love how it adds some interest to the fridge without making it too cluttered and adds a pop of color to the kitchen.