Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Love} Tour...

I'm going to take you all on a virtual {Love} tour of the V-day decor in my house!! I don't have as much as I do for other holidays....But I love the pinks and reds!! So let's get started!!!

First stop...my fake mantel....my Fantel! (top of my entertainment center!) Here is the last V-day board I did a few days ago. It says "I love you a bushel and a Peck and a hug around the Neck!" Tutorial to follow soon!!! :)
Next is the other side of the "fantel". My valentine stackers {Love} them!!! Then a few stuffed hearts from last years V-day! Tutorial is on the right side bar of the blog :)
Hangin on my wall is this Super cute board!! I found this puppy at DI for a whole 50 cents!!! I was so excited when I found it!! :)
Then to my entryway shelf! My favorite spot to decorate!!! Filled with refurbished black candles courtesy of a yard sale!! The "Bee" Mine Set....some more stuffed hearts and a lovely filled hurricane jar!!
Hurricane jar...filled with Valentine candy corn!! I found it and had to have it :) So fun! Then some kisses in between and a white candle to top it off :) Sitting at the base are some more stuff hearts!!
"Bee" Mine set!! Love this set! The tutorial is a few posts below this!! So easy and fun to make :)
Candy corn covered styrofoam ball and a simple white candle with some red and pink ribbon around it.
My "HOME" set that I ordered from a lady!! The "O" changes out each month to be something different!! Lots of fun!
Next.....Hugs and Kisses! I made this last year around V-day!! Super easy and cheap...all 2x4's! Tutorial is on the right side bar of the blog!
{Love} blocks, also made last year for V-day!!! I love the brick red in it! Tutorial is also on the right side bar!!
My sweet hubby gave this to me awhile ago and it is so fitting for this Holiday!! :) Love it!!!
On our way out you will see this super cute refurbished wreath!! Tutorial on the right side bar of the blog under "valentines"
Hope you enjoyed our tour today!! Come again soon for the next Holiday!!!!
{Love Tour}

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine Stacker...

I have been trying to use up a bunch of my scrap wood...(my pile is taking up a large section of the garage) :) So....I went out and looked at what I had and came up with this project! :) I love how it turned out...although the colors I'm still not sure! But it looks cute on my shelf!!! So here is how I did it!
{Valentine Stacker}
Item's Needed:
3 pieces of wood these are 2x2's I believe- 6in, 8in, & 10in.
Paint (3 colors)
Paint Brush
Vinyl words

Step 1: Take your 3 pieces of wood and paint them with your 3 colors of paint!
Step 2: Let them dry really well
Step 3: Using your sandpaper and ink...distress the heck outta them!! :)
Step 4: Take your transfer tape and vinyl and apply your words to the 3 blocks.
Step 5: Take your wire and wrap it twice around all 3 blocks and then twist it at the top.
Make little "swirls" on top (2) like so:
Step 6: Find a cute pic of you and your sweetheart, or your sweetheart kiddos and put it in the swirls :)
Set it on your shelf and enjoy!! :) {LOVE} it!!!!

{Valentine Stacker}

Thursday, January 13, 2011

{Bee} Mine...

{Love} Day is just around the corner! Man this month is flying by!! I love Valentine's day for many of reasons. I {love} making little things for my kiddos and daycare kiddos and I love the pinks and reds!:) So the other day I was diggin through my pile of scraps! I found 5 different sized blocks and came up with this {Bee} Mine project. Now I'm not extremely fond of the little "bee" I did above the "I" but..oh well you win some you lose some! All in all in turned out pretty cute! So this is how I did it:
{Bee} Mine
Items Needed:
5 different size blocks of wood (honestly couldn't tell you the measurements) :)
Paint brush
Paper to make your "Bee"
Mod Podge
Step 1: Take your 5 blocks and figure out how you want to stand them...I played with mine a few different ways and decided on a set up. Then decide what colors of paint you want to do!
Step 2: Paint your blocks the different colors you want. The two colors of pinks were mixed pinks and reds and whites! They turned out that color so I went with it :)
Step 3: After they dry very thoroughly..sand and ink your edges all up!
Step 4: Take your vinyl letters and place them onto the blocks
Step 5: Embellish (My favorite part) :)
Step 6: Make your bee...I just cut a small oval-ish shape for the body, some stripes out of a different color of pink, then a head and some wings...inked it up and mod podged it all together and onto the block!
Step 7: Set them up and display!! Yay! So cute :)

Monday, January 10, 2011


Chores can be boring, chores can be a punishment (to some)! But if you make it "fun" and with an inticement it seems to be more fun and done with less complaining!! SO....my kiddos have all pretty much reached the age of being able to help with simple things ie...dusting, helping fold laundry, cleaning up toys (organizing), making there own beds...and so on. So I had an extra piece of sheet metal and came up with this Chore Chart!!

Item's Needed:
1 piece of sheet metal
3- 2 sets of scrapbooking paper that coordinating ( Because I have 3 kiddos)
Circle clear rocks (for lack of a better term) They are pictured! :)
Mod Podge
Circle Magnets
Cliparts of the types of Chores
Word Document
Vinyl for their names
Dollar Items
Step 1: Lay your sheet metal down flat and measure how long you want each child's section of "Chores" to be! (See Pictures to see how I cut and laid them out)
Step 2: Trace your "Clear circle rocks" onto the 3 different scrapbook papers and cut them out.
Step 3: Using E6000 glue glue the front side of the paper to the back side of the rock...it will "magnify" it so it is bigger. After they dry E6000 the circle magnets to the paper and rock. :)

Step 4: Using Mod Podge glue all your scrapbook paper down to the sheet metal (pictured below)
Step 5: Also using Mod Podge glue your "chore clipart" to each childs chore section. The way I placed the vinyl is as follows. Their name was on the left side running vertical to their "section" if that makes sense. Then I did a "Done" section (shown below) where they put their magnets after they have completed the chore. Then I did a Points Section to the right of the chore Clipart.
Step 6: Now I implemented this from the IDEA ROOM blogspot and use it with my chore system and it has worked beautifully!! :) They have a SUPER card, AWESOME card, WARNING card, CONSEQUENCE card, and POINT cards. They get Point cards 1 point or 3 points (per chore) depending on how well they do the chore and if they were asked or reminded. The Super cards are given if they do their chores without being asked and if they do extra stuff. (They are not required to but it is a little incentive). Awesome cards are just to remind them how awesome they are doing :) Warning and Consequences are obviously them not completing and having to be reminded and reminded. I made these on a word document, printed them and had them all laminated. Each child has a little bag under their "Points" section and I will put there points and super cards in there at the end of the day. They always get SO excited to see how many they get and count them out! :)

Step 7: The Shopping Cart: A basket filled with odds and ends of Dollar Store items. Puzzles, coloring books, cars, babies, stickers, candy, fruit snacks and so on. I have used colored dots to "price" each item so they know how many points they have to have to buy something. Every Saturday they get to go shopping and purchase 1-2 things from the cart! They LOVE it!!! :)
Step 8: Hang it on your wall, pantry door etc as long as it is within your kiddos reach and each morning move their magnets to the chores they are to complete for the day. They do their usual teeth, get dressed, make bed stuff and then I add a few extras. Then I let them go check it out and remind them that I have moved their magnets so they are good to do them whenever. It has been a huge hit in our home. The kiddos LOVE to do it and best of all it helps there momma with little things and they are learning to help!!! Good Luck!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New
Thanks to all my wonderful followers and commenters!! Here is to a great 2011!!! :)