Seasons · Spring

Bunny Hunt Spring Wreath

Winter is almost over….I know some of you are looking forward to Spring. To welcome spring…I decided to make a Spring Wreath!DSCN4495.JPG
I had purchased the white basket….filled with hydrangeas. I found it at a garage sale for $2. Those flowers are so expensive to purchase at a craft store.This was a great find. I started pulling them apart. I used the greenery all around the twig wreath I was going to use.
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Lots and lots of great stuff I can use on the wreath.
I had this neat little bunny I had from a few years ago….pushing her little one in a cart!
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I just love how cute they look….I used thin floral wire to hold it on. I attached it to the bottom right side of the wreath.I added some more greenery I had from a grape vine. Aren’t they adorable. Then a idea struck!!!DSCN4498.JPG
I looked around for something round. I found a empty ‘painters tape’ roll…perfect. Then I grabbed up some lavender grass.
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I then put the lavender grass inside and held it down while the glue dried. I applied hot glue to the sides to hold the grass in place…and there you go…DSCN4501.JPG
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I attached the nest to the wreath. I then started adding the hydrangeas, butterfly and hid eggs among the greenery!
This is what it looks like on my door!
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You can buy these vine wreaths at Walmart. You can add anything you already have to the wreath. Just use thin floral wire to attach.
I hope you like this and it inspires you to create a Spring Wreath for your front door!

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awards · Just a Thought

Thank You So Much!

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I am humbled and so very honored that Kelly from: http://theunicornwife.net/  nominated me  for ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. This is my second for this and I am just as happy! Kelly is new to blogging, and I must say..when I first saw her site…I fell in love with it! Not only are our names similar…but our passion for  makeovers!! Now you all know me…and you know how I love to take something junky and make it into something wonderful for your home and garden.  Well, so does Kelly! You really have to check out her site! I am so thankful she nominated me.

So now the rules:

Since I’ve been nominated, here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 5 other bloggers for this award.
  • Comment on each of their blogs, letting them know they’re nominated and linking back to this post.

I started my blog Aug.28, 2016. I love creating! Do you ever go to stores and see something and think  ‘I could do that’. So a lot of times I see something, and try to recreate it, but for a lot less expense.

I would say to new bloggers, to be sure they are passionate about what they are blogging. Go to ‘Reader’ and check out others blogs. Look at the bloggers who have your same passion, but also the bloggers who are writing about what you love. Whether it’s cooking, traveling, photography, DIY or anything else…check them out. Follow them. They may have your same passions and will follow you. Also be sure to like and comment to others. Not only are you letting them know you enjoyed their post, but your interacting with them, and making new friends.

After saying all that…I am going to nominate the following DIYers…

  1. http://theunicornwife.net/author/theunid1/   I love her blog and will continue to follow her on her DIY projects….you must check her out!
  2. Shana at https://chrisandshanascraftshack.wordpress.com/
  3. http://paperfluff.wordpress.com/ She creates such beautiful cards!
  4. https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/
  5. https://thecraftymummyblog.wordpress.com/

If you love Crafts and DIY please check them out! Thank you again ‘ theunicornwife’ for the nomination!

Another Blogger Recognition Award:

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I would sincerely like to thank https://cookwithsmileblog.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award, she cooks up and shares with everyone such delicious recipes! Yummy!!!

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I want to say thank you so much Aditi Singh for nominating me for the Blue Sky Tag award. She has a wonderful DIY website…and  beautiful watercolor paintings!!!

My answers to her questions:

  1. Where in the world are you?    I live in the USA
  2. How many languages do you speak?  I only speak English
  3. How is your relationship with your parents? My parents have passed.
  4. What are you best at?  I would say I am best at using my imagination!
  5. What are you absolutely bad at?  I have no talent in drawing, painting a picture. I really wish I was better, but I have learned to just appreciate the gifts God gave me!
  6. Which fictional character would you be best friends with? This is a hard one…I will have to think about this one~
  7. How would define success? I would define success as being happy with your life choices. Content-in a state of peaceful happiness.
  8. What is one thing you wanna do before you die? Travel cross country with my doggies.
  9. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Don’t stress about the small stuff…it’s all small stuff.
  10. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?  Hang gliding without lessons off the nearby mountains.
  11. Do you think you are a creative person? Yes, I am.  I love creating, designing, and upcyling.

I would love to nominate the following people for this award. They are such wonderful crafters, and I really enjoy seeing all of their creativity. Here they are:

  1. http://malinispace.wordpress.com/
  2. http://craftyboutiquebytam.wordpress.com/
  3. http://renewthisrenewme.wordpress.com/
  4. http://berryvillelibrarycrafts.wordpress.com/
  5. http://anorchidsview.wordpress.com/

The rules:

  1. Nominate 5 people for the award
  2. Give them 6 questions to answer
  3. Answer my 6 questions
  4. Thank the person who nominated you

My questions to you are:

  1. Where in the world are you?  
  2. What is your passion?  
  3. What original creation are you most proud of?
  4. What is your worst project fail?
  5. How are you inspired to create?
  6. When did you discover your creativity?

I can’t wait to hear their answers! Thank you again Aditi Singh for the nomination! And…congrats to the nominees!

Seasons · Spring

Bunny Pot

A young friend came over to my home to create a cute springtime craft!This is what you will need for this cute project. Kids will love to make this!!!!

I purchased the following at Walmart…love that store!
Terra Cotta Pot
Pink yarn
Easter green grass
Cotton ball
1 Sheet of Felt in White, Green, and Pink
1 sheet of Orange Foam
Wire
Hot Glue

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We put some styrofoam in the pot to have something to stick the ears, sign, etc into. We then glued the green plastic grass in the pot.

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We cut out 4 ears with the white felt

Next we drew some pink for inside the ears, and copied it onto the pink felt.We glued the pink onto the front of 2 ears.

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We took one of the plain ears, placed the thin wire around the edge of the ear and added hot glue on top of it. We quickly took the front ear (with the pink), and placed on top of wired piece. Repeat with other ear. I made two 2 long U shapes with the same wire and glued to the bottom of inside ears.
Look at those cute ears…..and we made a sign, in shape of a carrot, with orange foam paper and wrote ‘carrot patch’ on it. With the green felt she cut the carrot top and glued on carrot.

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We made the same U wire and glued onto carrot and stuck it in the pot,into the styrofoam to hold securely.
With the pink yarn, I started wrapping around my hand. I tied a small piece of yarn in the center. Then I cut all the loops, so the yarn was nice and full . We added a cotton ball for it’s tail

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She cut out the bunnies feet with the white and added pink for the pad. We glued them to the to rim of the pot by the bunnies bottom.
Isn’t this adorable….Such a fun and easy project for kids!!

If you make one…would love to see!!!

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Home · Organize & Tips

How to Clean Microfiber Furniture

Do you have Microfiber furniture that you just can’t seem to get clean. When you do try to clean…it leaves more stains from being wet.In my family room I have a microfiber couch. Well over the years with kids, doggies and everything that goes with them…my couch really needed some cleaning. I had a couple of spots that just wouldn’t come out. I tried so many products to no avail.

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See the spot above….stubborn stain! Well guess what I did? I put some Rubbing Alcohol on a white rag then started rubbing the stain with it. Every spot came off with the rag…yuck! No way was I going to show you a pic of the washcloth afterward…You should have seen the rag! It made me cringe thinking how dirty it was. With this particular stain above…it was being more stubborn, so I took a soft bristle brush and lightly went over the stain.

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Stain is gone!! The Rubbing Alcohol dries so quickly…it doesn’t leave those stains you get when it’s dried. Fabulous!!!! Instantly clean!!!

This really works great!

Home · Home Decor

Shaggy Ottoman

A few months ago, when taking my doggies for a walk, I found these outdoor foot stools discarded on the curb . My bestest friend in the whole world walks with me every night with her doggie. If you’ve been following my projects, then you KNOW, I love free finds. They were in good condition. I knew sooner or later I would do something with them. You should have seen it. I was walking two doggies, and trying to carry 2 foot stools, walking down the street….hahaaa

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Well, I spray painted the whole thing with  Rustoleum  Rubbed Bronze Spray paint…

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I had known exactly what I was going to do with the footstool. I had recently made a rag rug that I was so happy with, you saw it here, I thought I would use a similar, but different, technique. I purchased 3 different types of yarn, in various thicknesses, hemp string, foam   and a non slip rug protector. For the next few days, I was watching movies and working on it.

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This is what I purchased….this pic also shows what the back looks like when done…What I did was find a small book 6″ wide.  You could also use a piece of cardboard cut 6″.  I wrapped, and wrapped, and wrapped one of the yarns around it. ‘like your making a pom pom’ then cut at the top, then bottom…there you go…lots of pieces at once. Do this with all the yarns.I used 3 Rolls of the larger Yarn and just 1 each of the other yarns.

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Start at one end.You slip a crochet hook in one little square with a strand attached and come up on the one next to it.then tie a knot. Keep going..using a random pattern. This is what the back of it looks like when your finished. I watched movies and did this. It took lots of hours….so take your time and know this isn’t a rush job. It will take time.

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This would look so much better on a ottoman, I had put some new fabric around it. Then on the lid…I did the same technique.

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So what I am trying to prove to you is you can do this shaggy piece, and put on anything. Ahhh, my toes are so comfy!!! I must also add…if you saw this in a store, it wouldn’t cost $50.  You could make a rug, by figuring out the size you want, then cutting it into fourths and let your family each work on a section!!

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Home · Home Decor · Trash to Treasure

Crusty Heirloom Chair

I’m sorry I couldn’t post this yesterday as promised. There was a glitch in the system on the site I needed to post the entry. This chair used to be part of a dining set that we had when my boys were small. As you can see, the black paint is almost gone, and it’s in pretty bad shape.

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I started by sanding the chair with 120 -220 grit sandpaper. I used my Ryobi Mouse…love that little guy! It’s like the energizer bunny…just keeps going. I was able to sand down the small cracks, but the larger cracks were still there. I would have used wood filler, but I was worried the color wouldn’t be the same in those areas after I stained. Also the chair was made of different woods.(something I couldn’t tell when painted). At this point, I must say, I was a little discouraged.

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I started by using the Briarsmoke stain on it first..but I thought it was too dark for the look I was going for.I wanted some glam to it.

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I then went over it with the Bleached Blue stain. I liked how the brown stayed in the cracks of the chair, and the blue kind of highlighted them.  I lightly sanded different areas to bring back some of the brown stain for the aged look.

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From there I used painters tape and plastic to cover the chair…all but the front bottom legs. I sprayed them with the Gold Mirror Effect…I love this product and the look it added to the chair.

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I then applied a coat of Varathane Triple Thick Poly to the chair. I had never used this product before, and I love that I only needed to use one coat. The chair feels so soft and smooth.

I had known exactly what I was going to do with the seat. I had recently made a rag rug that I was so happy with, you saw it here, I thought I would use a similar, but different, technique. I purchased 3 different types of yarn, in various thicknesses, hemp string, chair foam pad,  and a non slip rug protector. For the next few days, I was watching movies and working on it.

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This is what I purchased….this pic also shows what the back looks like when done…What I did was find a small book 6″ wide.  You could also use a piece of cardboard cut 6″.  I wrapped, and wrapped, and wrapped one of the yarns around it. ‘like your making a pom pom’ then cut at the top, then bottom…there you go…lots of pieces at once. Do this with all the yarns.

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I started by cutting the yarns in 6″ lengths.You slip a crochet hook in one little square with a strand attached and come up on the one next to it.then tie a knot. Keep going..using a random pattern. I had purchased a foam pad from the store and cut to fit the seat of the chair.  This is the back when done!

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I then purchased a canvas, and spray painted the sides with the Aged Gray Chalked spray paint. I then taped the sides and sprayed the front of the canvas with Rusto oleum Chalk Board spray paint.

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I used white paint for the lettering.  I then took burlap ribbon and went around the sides and attached thumbtacks to hold it down, and tied a bow at the top.

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I then purchased a canvas, and spray painted the sides with the Aged Gray Chalked spray paint. I then taped the sides and sprayed the front of the canvas with Rusto oleum Chalk Board spray paint. I used white paint for the lettering.  I then took burlap ribbon and went around the sides and attached thumbtacks to hold it down, and tied a bow at the top.

And here it is….finished….Please let me know what you think.

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