This concept for "gotcha spaghetti and meatballs" has been something I've used for years. Recently, though, I have discovered its source. So, I won't give you the play by play tutorial. I will simply let you go to the big dawgs. I'll just say... It's easy. It's fun. It's a disgusting mess of frosting, cake, and candy. Which I don't like. (mean mom) But my kid's . . .
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are looking for the Stinky Linky Party...read this post and then go HERE. My H and I own a nursery. Of sorts. We wholesale ferns and wildflowers across the country. You would think growing some flowers in pots would be easy peasy for me.Nope...it's a running joke that I can't keep plants . . .
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pfister for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So , I use plumbing products. Thank goodness. Because, that means I have plumbing...and I love that! I especially love that one of the great plumbing product companies...Pfister Faucets is joining forces with Rebuilding Together to help communities in need! Rebuilding Together is a national . . .
Why make a gorgeous cake out of dog food? Because I can. And it's fun. And because I can. Three really good reasons. April Fool's Day is a great time to use my photography skills to trick you into thinking something could be delicious, and to trick my family as well. Moral of the story: Just because you see a beautiful picture of something on the internet doesn't . . .
We do April Fool's in this house. We do it long before April 1st and long after. It eventually gets old. And annoying. You can only get sprayed by the faucet so many times before you just want to scream. But...I have my own little fake-out's that I use on the kids. They almost always involve food. Cause, the little cuties *ahem* still don't cook for themselves...slackers. I have a couple . . .
I love bags. I hate the prices. I love Spring. I hate the prices. (of springy things.) So, I made my own Spring Bag. I took a iece of fabric and cut it into a shape of sorts... The fabric is pretty blue. Soft. With a nice pattern. I sewed that up on all 3 sides. And added a vintage cowboy print for a liner. And vintage lace to the outside. I really should have done this BEFORE adding the . . .
We love the idea of finding new and interesting ways to use up old materials. We live in small spaces, so we just can't hang on to everything hoping it will one day be useful. So we ask ourselves: "how can we use this now?" That's where this necklace came from. That's also how we got the gold shell cake plate, our giraffe bookends, our bottle centerpiece, and the . . .
I had this sad, old, hay wreathy thing sitting in my crafting supplies pile. Just sitting there. Looking pathetic. I took pity and found an idea on Pinterest... don't get excited...it's just my old wreath with rags tied on. And a cut up sweater. then I hung some butterflies from old hardware and tied that on to the wreath with yarn...so sweet! I'm loving it. What do you got laying around your . . .
I had this scheduled a few weeks ago. Since writing this there have been many other blogs with similar thoughts and posts. I wondered if I should repeat. But then I took my own advice and didn't worry about making a "mistake". So there you go... If you are a blogger...don't hate me at the end of this post. Cause I am a blogger too. We are comrades. But I'm needing to let . . .
Okay people! It needs to be said. You need to know... If you are from the midwest where it feels like summer...acts like summer.. and is even starting to look like summer... You need to know...it's NOT summer! What? Why? Whatcha talking about? I'm talking about your gardens, your yard, your living outsides. And yes...I am an expert. Kinda. On some outsidey things. You see...it's what my H and I . . .
You all are in for a treat. Of epic proportions! Cause my dear friend Gwen is here. You'll love her, you'll hate her (cause shes stinking cool), you'll wanna be like her. You'll promptly go over to her blog and follow along. So you can be cool. And fun. Now...give it up for Gwen!! (rawr...rawr...rawr...!!!) Hey-hey all you Haters! Hmmm....that doesn't sound the way I mean it.... I'm . . .
I wanted to wait until I have the whole room done before I start posting. Yeah right...this is over 2 months in progress. I decided that I would show you all this fabric wall a little early. Which I love. A reminder of the before... Truly, truly it's the same room. Truly. I have lots of projects that went into this room but I just want to show off that wall in this post. It was my solution to a . . .
Easy Peasy. Wire and Yarn are the tools you need to create these yarn bracelets! cut some wire. shape it how you want. dab some hot glue on the end for the yarn to grab. then just wrap. keep it going the same direction on each wrap around. find 2 large beads that have larger holes. fill those bead holes with hot glue and shove them on your ends. ta-da! you got yourself some cute . . .
This was a project my brain thought would look cuter then it did. I was originally going to do this project for the American Crafter Round 1. It stunk. So I did the L.O.V.E. plaques instead. But, after some paint fixing I rescued this project and it is sitting at my front door. Not my proudest moment. But not my worst either. Good enough to give you the run down on the how to's... Grab a cheap . . .
Happy Monday readers! Or not. I hate Mondays. But...I like having guest bloggers here on Mondays. And this guest is a great DIYer with fab projects and a fun personality. She makes Mondays bearable. Be sure to stop over to her house and say hi! Cause we are swapping blogs for the day. So that means I am over there! How cool is that! Hello Hating Martha readers! I'm Maury from Life on Mars. My . . .