Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Post-Money Organizer

Remember my kid's job charts?

They have been working great this summer!

But what do we do with all that money? Check out my guest post over at Chicks Dig Deals for an easy money organizer anyone can create!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #24

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we show off our creativity for $10 or less!

Here are a few projects I would like to feature from last week:

#1 most viewed link was
Homemade Nail Polish from Heck Fridays


Some of my other favorites were:

Family Rules Sign by Taking A Sunday Drive


Picnic in a Vintage Suitcase by La-Dee-Da Creations


Lamp Shade Makeover by You Are Talking Too Much


S'More Croissants by Northern Cottage


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!




At Home With K



Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.
*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #23

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we share DIY projects, recipes, thrift finds for $10 or less!

Here are 3 projects I would love to feature today from last week's party:

Chocolate Covered S'mores from Ask Anna. 




Thrift Store Mirror Gets A New Life by Busy Home Adventures


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!
Now it's time to link up to this week's party!


At Home With K



Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.
*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #22

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!
I am back from vacation and I guess it's back to business. :) It was a break for my family that was well needed. Now we feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the summer hustle and bustle.

Thanks to all who linked up to last week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday! Here are a few projects I would love to feature:

Pink Piggy Cupcakes from Craptastic
I love the marshmallow and chocolate chip details!


Applique Onesies from JENc Inside Out
These are so cute! I need to make an applique shirt for my youngest son before he gets to "old" for this cutesy stuff.


Chair Redo from Sass and Frass Crafts
A great update with paint and fabric!!


Americana Wood Flag from The Heart Desires
A wood lathe flag made from my tutorial! How fun to see her flag on that gorgeous porch!


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!

At Home With K


Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vacation


I'm heading off on a little road trip for a few days with my family. I'll be back next week for Terrific Under Ten Tuesday. Have a great week!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #21

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY #21!

I love to see what kind of project, recipe or thrift find you can show off for $10 or less each week! Here are 3 I would love to feature from last week's party:

$4 Vintage Tin Flea Market find from Snowflakes and Dragonflies. Pork Livers...yum. :) But I love the colors and the idea of using it as a planter!


Frou-FruGal shows us how to create a wonderful Aged Silver Finish. Check out her FAB chairs she made over while you are over there! So pretty.


Patriotic Frozen Delight from Fresh From the Farm. Yum! Doesn't this look good?!! I put myself on a dairy free diet so please have a piece (or 2) for me if you decide to make this yummy recipe!


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!


Now it's time to link up to this week's party!




At Home With K


Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Americana Wood Flag

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
I hope you are all having a safe and happy Holiday weekend!

Just in case you missed my guest post over at Chicks Dig Deals, here is fun Americana DIY project you can whip up this summer!
I really heart this wooden flag from Pottery Barn. But not for $129! Ouch!


I thought I would make one of my own with stuff I already have at home.

I cut lathe wood to the length I desired. I wanted to make my flag light weight but you can make it with any kind of wood your prefer.


Lathe comes in a bundle for probably around $6-$7. I am still using my bundle of lathe from my purchase more than 2 years ago. So it lasts a long time.


Here are the measurements that I used but you can use any length/number you choose.

6-10 inches
6-26 inches
7-36 inches


I went ahead and painted the pieces red, white and blue. And also stenciled on stars. Hobby Lobby and Michael's both carry cheap star stencil sheets for around $2-$3. If you don't want to stencil then you can hand paint. Since I love the distressed look, I sanded the wood and added Early American MinWax Stain.

After the stain dried. I attached 3 pieces of lathe to the back of the flag with Gorilla Glue. I love Gorilla Glue! It's strong and waterproof. I then stacked some heavy boxes on top and let dry overnight. 

Then at one end of the flag I attached one 1x3 with glue and nails. I'll be hanging the flag vertical with wire so that is why I added the 1x3 for added support. If you want to hang horizontal then you don't have to do this step.


I want to hang my flag with wire, so I drilled two holes at the top of the flag through the lathe and 1x3.


I cut 2 pieces of wire from my bundle I have below. You can find wire at any home improvement store.


Before I show you the reveal...I wanted to show you my daily frustration with my outdoor flags. They always look like this. :( I'm always unraveling them. They're supposed to unravel themselves. So I was tired of the daily battle. LOL


A light weight wood flag looks so much better! Great for summer! Plus it was Free for me!


Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to come back for Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!

*UPDATED*
Stars always on the left

Linking Up HERE


Friday, July 1, 2011

Pinterest Love

Happy July!

Can you believe July 4th is just around the corner?! This summer is flying on by!

Have you visited pinterest yet? If you haven't yet, then I'm warning you that it's another computer addiction that will add to your daily blog reading.

Pinterest is literally 1000's of ideas, photos, recipes, inspirational quotes, style...the list goes on and on. You can leisurely look around at the main categories or if you have something in mind that you're looking for then you can type it in the search box. So much easier than looking for an image on google.

Once you find images you like, you can save them onto your own "page" in categories that you have made. Each picture provides a webpage where the picture/tutorial/recipe was grabbed from. So convenient for us bloggers when use a picture and can attach the source PLUS so much easier to save future projects we would like to do.

Here are just a sample of the fun photos, projects, recipes and inspiration that I have found:

My Home
1.Courthouse Rock in Western Nebraska from Journey of Light Photography
2. Old Barn in Southeast Nebraska from Flickr 
This barn is actually just down the road from my hometown.
3. i heart nebraska necklace from Etsy-truche
4. Memorial Stadium from Huskers Gameday


1. Tin Fence Photo from Emily Avila
2. Backyard Scrabble from Sunset
3. Pretty Outdoor Living image from Belle Inspirations
4. Lovely Tablescape from Cedar Hill Ranch


1. YUM! Stars and Stripes Pie from A Lady's Findings
2. Americana Centerpiece from Better Homes and Gardens
3. Outdoor Americana from Country Living

As of now, you can only have a Pinterest account by invitation only. If you would like an invite let me know. All I need is your email address.

If you are on Pinterest, come on by and follow MY PAGE.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!