Hi All! Guest blogger extraordinaire Liz from Here's to Handy Andy is here with a great craft! And be sure to stop by her blog after you read...she is one smart cookie! And if you need a Janel fix I am at the lovely Between U & Me blog today (starts Monday Morning) sharing my Jelly Toast Coasters. Now on to Liz... Can I hear the loud applause? Hello Hating Martha readers! I'm so . . .
Archives for January 2012
Yep, no genius here! Just cheap, and lazy. I have seen homemade Swiffer pads floating around blog world and Pinterest and I was kind of baffled by them. Why on earth would you go thru the trouble of doing all that homemadeness when you could simply use washcloths? (A capful and some water) Just leave those sitting in the solution until you need them. Then squeeze them out a . . .
This gift was for a friend of my 13 year old daughter. It isn't perfect, in fact I won't score any points in the sewing department. But, it scored lots of points in the cool factor and that's something isn't it? I started with an old sweater that was on it's way to the donation box. The cable pattern and little tab closures were perfect for this. Any old sweater you have will . . .
So here is how I transformed this chandelier into something I, once again, adore. First, I painted it with a homemade chalkpaint. Without removing the light, 'cause I am lazy and didn't want to make Nathan help me more then necessary. (I realize chalk paint does't hold up well when painted on metal. But, who was going to go up and chip it? Really?) Here's a tutorial on how to . . .
Hey all...I am super excited to have Marilyn here today from over at The ArtsyGirl Connection. She is a super cool, incredibly kind bloggy friend. I have been blessed to share on her blog and she has kindly done the same for me...cause she rocks that way! So no more talking from me...Herreeee's Marilyn! Happiest Of New Year's Friends... I am Super EXCITED to have an . . .
Since the antics of my 8 year old son were so well received in his Hypnotizing a Chicken post I decided to go ahead and put this post up. I had been holding it unsure if it would be offensive. But, I decided that since Levi means no disrespect and you all have been exposed to his personality already (You seem able to handle it :)), I would post it. So...here goes... How to make your very own . . .
Here at NellieBellie we rarely create projects like this mini bow and arrow. Why? Usually they suck up a bunch of time and don't add to the beauty and joy of our lives. So we skip them. If crafts aren't making your life better, we encourage you to skip them to. Go get coffee instead. This particular craft was different, so we've decided to share it with . . .
After a weekend of smelling fumes and sore shoulders, the dining room makeover is finished far sooner then I expected! And I am so pleased! Considering how tight my budget was, I was a bit concerned that I was stretching my luck with expecting a complete transformation in this space. But, with less than $100, I was able to remake my dining room into a space that really fits my . . .
In keeping with the theme of this blog I am showing you a project I did recently that did not turn out the way I hoped. In fact, it is turned out worse then I thought. I think it kinda stunk. Looking at it in the edited and beautified pictures it doesn't look as bad as my head thought. Don't be fooled. I am getting good at pictures and editing. I wanted to make my H something for Valentines Day. I . . .
Before I introduce my guest blogger let me just say... This is honest to goodness All him. There is no way I could even THINK about encouraging him to do anything this random or ridiculous. He is just awesome all by himself :). I have been giggling off and on for a couple of days just THINKING about you all reading this... Sometimes I love my life! Today I would like to introduce you to my son . . .
Let's talk about Ipad's and e-readers...shall we? I have both an Ipad and Sony e-reader that I love. And carry around. In my purse. I did have seperate cases for both of them. But it took up serious space. So I came up with my own solution. The culprits... This is the way I measure. Eyeballing. I cut 4 eyeballed squares. Put right sides together of 2 . . .
Here in MN campfires are a summer fun activity. Come October and they become something of legends. Snow comes, cold comes, and a campfire exists in dreams. One of the saddest parts to our family about missing the campfires is missing the smores. So ever since the children were young we would have a camp night in the house and make oven smores. True, it's not the same thing. But it's pretty darn . . .