Map Love

When you have too many maps lying around your house, you find yourself wanting to create some map art. Regardless of what you do with the map, it always seems to turn out lovely – especially when you pick cities that have sentimental connections.

Merry Unbirthday Party Decorations

I had the honor of creating decorations and some food for a surprise unbirthday party. I don’t think that I have ever had so many ideas for one party before.

This is what was created.

Somehow, I didn’t get pictures of all of the card garlands and pom-poms.  They were hung in the room with the food and the main sitting room.

The Eat Me signs were purchased as digital pdfs from Etsy seller ianandlola.  I hot glued the signs to toothpicks to make the signs stay up easier.

The card houses were also hot glued together to ensure a perfect card house at party time.

FO: Old Top, New Skirt

My new skirt!

My new skirt!

This skirt (forgive the bad iphone photo) once was old babydoll halter top. The old top was adorable but the halter ties were too thin which constantly caused pain.

After years of yearning to wear it, I decided that it would better serve me as a skirt.  I cut off the halter top and attached a wide elastic band.  With less than 2 hours of energy, I now have one amazing skirt with functional pockets.

Adorable skirt with functional pockets

Adorable skirt with functional pockets

Crafting: Parade of Elephants Baby Shower

A friend asked me to craft some decorations for an elephant themed baby shower … and this is what I came up with.

Beginning of the parade of elephants

Beginning of the parade of elephants

As a crafter, I always try to link to the exact place that I bought a specific template, fabric, yarn, or the name brand of a product; however, not all bloggers follow this method. After a googling and cursing websites, I went with Plan B – I traced an elephant and made my own template.

This template became the medium parade of elephants, the large parade of elephants, the small elephant mobile, the mother and baby elephant rosette, and an elephant mom to be pin.

Elephant Mobile - Almost too cute to give away

Elephant Mobile – Almost too cute to give away

Mom to Be Pin

Mom to Be Pin

Welcome Baby Rosette for Door or Lamp post

Welcome Baby Rosette for Door or Lamp post

A finished elephant parade garland on my mantle

A finished elephant parade garland on my mantle

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

When we came back from Florida (and Disney), I decided that I need to show our friends how much we care about them all year – not just at Christmastime or birthdays. This is just a little example of how I am showing some love to our friends this year.

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick's Day!

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick’s Day!

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

Magnetic pot of gold

Magnetic pot of gold

The cards are from a printable at Pumpkin Petunia’s blog and the magnetic tins were bought on sale at Michael’s.

Our Container of Love

This is our container of love.

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Over the next year, we are going to be putting mementos from our adventures together as a newly wed married couple into this container – movie tickets, wrist bands, silly little things. The only rule is that it has to be from what we did together. At the end of the year, we will pull everything out and remember good times & smiles. I can’t wait until New Year’s Eve to see what crazy things we put in here.

We have put in already:

  • A King Cake baby from our Sweet Love Bakery cake
  • Mardi Gras beads obtained at our favorite bar
  • Notes from Z’s Valentine’s presents

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