Saturday, March 31, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
My name is Sumo and I’m a pattern-a-holic.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Linking up here:
Friday, March 23, 2012
I’m a total book worm. There’s not much better than finding a book so good that you just can’t put it down.
Life is great!
Until they find her.
Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows,
Thursday, March 22, 2012
We all love for our homes to look and feel nice. With spring coming in right now, one of the best ways to do this is with flowers!
Bulbs are a great way to get an easy fix. No complicated planting instructions, and the best part? They last! Easter and Mother's Day are just around the corner, and what better gift to give than something your gift receiver can enjoy over and over?
Along with making a great gift, this is also a great beginning planting activity to do with your kids. Bulbs are so simple to use; you literally just dig where you want the bulb to go, drop it in, and you're done! I know my girls would love getting in on something like this. It would be really neat for them to be able to see the fruits of their labors, as the flowers grow.
I love the idea of potted bulbs because you can easily make this match the decor in your home. There are tons of great pot options these days, or better yet, get your craft on and create a pot to match your home using paints and a stencil. The possibilities are amazing!
Bulbs also make a great centerpiece. Spring is a popular time for weddings and showers, so something like this would fit perfectly: a centerpiece that is the favors! Perfect! Wouldn't you love to take one of these babies home with you?
Bulbs are easy to come by. You can find them in garden centers and flower shops, but assuming that most of you are like me and like to get as much done in one stop as possible, your best bet might be your local grocery store. That's convenient!
iBulb is a Dutch foundation that is committed to growing the Dutch bulb sector. As a result, their site is going to be offering lots of different planting information for us to benefit from. It should be noted that iBulb is not a bulb supplier.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I was excited when I got a chance to try out the new Silhouette chalkboard vinyl. It was a happy day when the UPS man rang my doorbell to deliver it.
I’ve been wanting to get my craft supplies organized, and I had just the idea of how to use the chalkboard vinyl to help me do it.
I’ve been starting to collect glass jars to store my crafting supplies in. We’re hoping to move soon, and I’m really hoping to have my own craft room. Which meant that I needed a new system that doesn’t involve Ziplock bags.
So the supplies have started going into the jars, and now the jars have some lovely labels that I made using Lucy II and the chalkboard vinyl. I wrote the labels on using a chalkboard marker, which is so much nicer than using traditional chalk.
And the best part it, I can switch supplies out if I need a bigger or smaller storage solution, and just re-label!
I’ve got some other ideas for the chalkboard vinyl once we get into another house that hopefully has a play room. Wouldn’t it be fun to have it on the wall as a little art area for your kiddos?
What would you use chalkboard vinyl for?