Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Treats

As I'm sure you all know cake pops are the popular thing right now. Well they seem a bit too complicated to me so I tried something else. Oreo pops!
What you'll need
double stuff oreos
white chocolate chips
sprinkles of choice
and little wooden dowels or scewers

First melt your white chocolate (in a microwave safe bowl of course!) in thirty second intervals making sure not to burn the chocolate. Next, twist open an oreo, dip your stick in some white chocolate and press down into the oreo frosting being careful not to break the cookie. Replace other cookie, and let cool. Once all your oreos are on your sticks its time for the fun part! Dip and sprinkle! They were delicious and adaorable!



They were quick, easy, delicious, and adorable!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Toms Makeover

Toms. I'm obsessed. They are so comfortable and stylish and I can wear them all day without my feet hurting. If you haven't got a pair. GET ONE! I have a few pairs but my black ones have about had it. Observe....


My toes protrude out both shoes and they are very faded. I had some left over hounds tooth fabric from a project that I loved so I decided to make myself some new shoes.  First I stitched the holes shut and then got to work! It took me about six hours of hand stitching. (I'm not much of a sewer, remember?) But they turned out fantastic and I am extremely proud of them.




My stitching isn't perfect on the edges but once its on my foot you can't even tell!! 

Family Pictures (yes that includes the doggies!)

My fantastic photographer husband Tyler, has done it again! This time, were the subjects. And I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. The sun in the backround looks like it wouldn't be too cold but trust me, it was fuh-reeeezing!! I know you'll like them as much as I do. Check them out HERE

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jewelry Fix

In case you guys didn't know, I love anything sparkly. Needless to say my jewelry situation has been getting out of hand.
 I simply could not find a way to organize everything I have in a good way. I've been mulling this over for the past couple weeks and have attempted a few different things. I finally settled on a cork board frame with hooks.


As you can see, this is only my necklaces and some of my bracelets. I am currently working on another idea for the rest of my jewelry. But this is a perfect way to display my jewels, keep them organized, and save them from getting ruined and tangled inside of my old jewelry drawer.
Lovely isn't it?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Ghoul's" Night!

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. And you know how I love throwing a good party :) so of course I had to take advantage of the opportunity and get my girls together! We had food, costumes, fun music, and a spooky halloween craft. If you missed it, check it out it was a blast.


Everything we would need to make our craft project on display















There were lots of yummy goodies and sweets!




Costumes.....






And David Bowie of course....lol



Now on the crafts. I asked every guest to bring their own clear glass jar to decorate, and I would provide the rest. We made scary terrarium display jars and it was so much fun! Everyone has different ideas, and vision, so it was fun to see what everyone came up with. I hope you're as impressed as I was.








 All in all, the party was a success! Thanks everyone who came, helped, and had fun:)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finally! A finished master Bedroom

The trouble with us DIYers is that finishing a project can sometimes take FOREVER because we keep collecting Ideas and trinkets etc. until we feel our project is finished. This is the case with our bedroom. It started with the bedspread, pillows, and awesome bed frame that my husband made. Since then Tyler surprised me by painting the bedroom, installing new handmade shelves on the wall (that he made from old dresser drawers) and redoing our nightstands. It turned out great. I added my collected decor and here is the finished project! (although I am still working on curtains)


Lovely isn't it? I'm a lucky girl to have such a creative and hardworking husband. Here are the shelves he made...

we moved our bulky dresser into the closet wich created so much more space! I added fabric into the back of them to tie them into the room. It really brings the color the wall and mades my decor stand out. Oh did I mention said hubby ALSO bought us a new hd tv and blueray player for the bedroom?? He spoils me.
I am currently working on a jewelry cabinet to hang on the blank space on the wall under the picture frame so stay tuned

Saturday, October 8, 2011

For Your Little Man

I have two friends with new additions coming into their lives. Both expecting little boys. Through surfing the blogosphere I got inspired and found a few things I wanted to try. First, the mustache binki.

Super funny and cute. LOVE the "fu-man-chu". First sanitize the binkis in boiling water, then simply cut out felt mustaches and glue in place. Now your little man will look debonaire!












Next, the Bow Tie Onesies. This would have been rough to do on my own, but I used the tutorial HERE
They were a bit time consuming but they turned out completely adorable.


Great use of extra fabric, durable, washable, amazing! And Finally, the most useful item of the bunch. The Pee Pee Teepees. For when your little man starts workin on his aim and you DONT want to get sprayed in the face:) Again, completely washable, handmade, and durable plus totally functional!! Life saver:) I found the tutorial at this site.  Here are mine....
Functional, unique, inexpensive baby gifts that show u really care!(and have a sense of humor!)
til next time pretty sitters!
xoxo
sarah g

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SMASH*




Ok followers, I cannot believe it has been an entire month since I last posted! But I was on vacation for two weeks. One week in Utah to visit my family, then an entire week in beautiful Ireland with my sweet husband for our one year wedding anniversary. It was AMAZING. But I'll post on that later once Tyler is finished editing the pics.

So for now, I'm just going to tell you all about my new obsession. Smash Books. Its basically a handy notebook designed for us crazy creative people who want to jot down quotes, save a card, a fortune from a cookie, or anything else. Its the greatest. There are a number of themed books to choose from and plenty of accessories. Check it out! I promise you'll love it.





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneak Peek

This craft room has come together soooo fast. We did most of it in just a few days. However, I'm still waiting to finish a few more things before I show you guys. I want it to be at its best! But for now here is a sneak peak at a few things in my room.

I found this chandelier for $10 at a yard sale. It was a dated gold color, but it still had ALL of its crystals and was functioning properly. So of course I bought it and transformed it into something beautiful. Here are the before and after pictures.


A very ugly before

And After!! *sigh* sparkly things make me happy. And good photos, thanks to my hubby.






Tah Dah!! Isn't it lovely? Gorgeous? Perfect? Yes, yes, it is. I used a soft grey because its a very versatile  color and will be easy to decorate any room, for when we have a baby, we move, yada yada yada...

Next I found these cabinet doors for 25 cents each and some crystal knobs at an antique store. The knobs were pricey but it was worth it when I have been saving money everywhere else. I decided to paint them black and add the vintage door knobs.

First I gave them a good cleaning with some lysol wipes. I then sanded each door so I had a good clean surface to work with.  I also had to culk up a few holes and sand it down. It was my first time doing either of those things and I think it was a success. After a few coats of black paint Hubby attached the door knobs and hung them up for me.



Not only do they look great as a decoration, but they are functional as well, coat hangers, keys, ribbons, anything that hangs. I love them and hope you do too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lovely Cake Plates

Remember these....?



I've been busily crafting and havent had time to post a how to. So here it is!
I found these pretty cake domes at an antique/thrift store. They were actually some sort of a cheese set? Ugly. But the domes were beautiful so I had to purchase them! And at $5 a piece, how could I not?

I needed to find something for the base. I decided to use candlesticks. One was a tall ceramic, the other was a short glass one. I went to the hardware store in hopes that I could find a terra cotta pot plate that would fit under the domes. And I did, they fit perfectly!  So I spray painted them white and got ready to glue!
I went with a silicone sealant so that I could wash it safely and the glue would stay strong.
While I was in the process of making these I found some small white coat hooks that would be perfect for miniature stands. I had my husband cut the round top off so it would have a flat surface to glue to the terra cotta plate. This is how they turned out.

These gorgeous glass birds were my wedding cake topper, as well as my parents. Isn't it lovely? I like to display it anywhere I can.
 These are the stands I made out of those wooden coat hooks I told you about. The miniature stands definately add a new element to the display don't you think? I found this little guy at a thrift store as well, for free!!

Nothing like a little lace and rhinestones to finish the look. As you can see these cute homemade cake plates are not only functional for desserts, but for all sorts of decorating purposes as well.  As the holidays come and go it would be fun to fill them with creepy displays for halloween, or decorate it like a little snowglobe for Christmas. The possibilities are almost endless! All you need is a little creativity and some inspiration, which I have provided, so get going!

Simple, Elegant, (and eaaazy!) Chalkboard

My sister-in-law had a birthday coming up and I wanted to make something special and functional instead of attemptingthe to buy something that probably would never get used. And she appreciates the crafty stuff too. So I decided to make her a menu board for her kitchen. I started with this ugly gold frame I bought. The design was pretty but the gold made it look tacky. I started by giving it a light coat of white spray paint. Enough to cover it, but light enough that the gold would show through a little to give it some extra style.

Then I spray painted the glass with a basic black chalkboard paint. Three coats, let it dry and tah dah!

Isn't it fancy?! I'm In love and want my own! ps sorry I dont have any before pictures, I was in a rush to get it done before the partaay.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Darling Dresser Drawers

Still working on my craft room and the progress is faster than I thought. But I dont want to post pics until its all done and fabulous! I have had this vanity for years and years and it has been great. 



My Mom spray painted it for my bedroom when I was 17 and it has stayed gold since and more than served its purpose.  We totally used it as a wedding decoration and it made for some fun pictures that I couldn't resist posting. 

While the gold was fun, it was getting sort of dindgy and wasn't really fitting in with the decor I had in mind for my craft room. Which also doubles as my make up and hair area fyi. So I painted it black and I love it! The drawers had ninja turtle stickers and crayon on the inside (from the previous owner! I always hated those stickers even as a little girl) so I decided to decopauge them with the rest of the book pages from my previous project. Here is how they turned out.





Sorry guys but no pic of the entire thing until the room reveal. 
xoxo
Sarah G