DIY artwork

I’m ashamed to say that I have a case of the bare walls at my house. I have a lot of posters from my college days, but I want to upgrade for our house. There’s much more permanence in what we put up now…any hole we make, we’ll have to fix.

I’d like what we put up to reflect our personalities…so of course I’m looking at different ideas to make our own artwork

I absolutely love this idea from Ali Edwards.

She used a vintage letterpress type drawer and filled it with pictures, keepsakes and scrapbooking embellishments. It’s beautiful! I’m already scouring ebay for a drawer/case of my very own.

And to go along with the letterpress theme…I think this block letter W (for our names’ sake) would look quite nice hanging somewhere.

Do you have any ideas for DIY artwork that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

Mini Caramel Apples

Really? How awesome are these? They are the perfect size.

Sakurako Kitsa on Flickr posted this mini caramel apple recipe from Cat Cora on Iron Chef. Sadly, it’s 1000 degrees outside, so nowhere near time to make candy apples. Now I’m even more anxious for fall to arrive!

I love all things miniature, so these tiny little treats are seriously blowing my mind. Plus, we have an apple tree full of apples in our backyard. Perfect match if you ask me.

I cannot wait to make them!

Coasters!

Love these coasters Jessica at How About Orange put together.

Make your own bath bombs

Great, easy directions on how to make your own bath bombs. These would be great and so cute all packaged up for gifts! Directions here.

Fabric covered clips

I’ve been meaning to try some of these for a while. I loove office supplies, especially when they are super cute like these. (polka dots, really!?) I just can’t seem to focus these days on my projects. I thought some of you may want to give it a try though.

There are some variations on how to make these little cuties. Here are directions from How About Orange and Dandee Designs.

Lego silverware!

How cute are these? Annd…they all snap together like real legos so you’re less likely to lose them.  Mark loved legos as a kid, but I’m not sure if he’d be caught dead using these for his work lunches.

To get you through the day…

Another fun game for you to play with! Photofunia allows you to put any picture in a number of different scenes. I was lacking pictures today, so I had to use this one with the watermark. All rights Lisa Marie photography! (lisamphoto.com) :)

And while you’re at it, sign up for the photojojo newsletter (that’s how I found out about this). They send you all kinds of neat ideas. :)

Have fun!

Shower Recap

I headed down home this past weekend for my sister in law’s basket shower. It was a tad bit stressful in those hours beforehand, but we got it all together just in time

Elizabeth, mom, and myself

Now to the decor and food!

I hung red lanterns outside

Mom cut out hearts with her Cricut on the most perfect Martha Stewart paper.

We wrote in starters for marriage advice and had guests fill them out.

Then had them hang them on our little advice clothesline that made into a pretty garland.

Of course a few cupcake flags had to make an appearance. yes, those are red velvet cupcakes

We used a mini red collander for forks and made different sized poms around the room.

Yummy strawberries filled with a fruit dip. Recipe here.

Mom & Ashlie worked together to create a ‘Congrats’ banner using her Cricut.

Table setup (sorry for the poor lighting. It looked great if you were there!)

Our little lemonade station. We even had the recipe for Toomer’s Corner’s lemonade!

In true Southern style….Mason jars w/ a lemon slice

Thanks to mom, gma, Brittney, Aunt Cindy and Ashlie for helping out!

Keeping it Together

An organizer made from gluing multiple envelopes together. What a handy way to keep up with all those little bits and pieces. I defintely could use something like this for receipts and bills.

Directions at Paper Source.

Free Paper Dolls!

The lovely Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls is offering a free paper doll download.

She has lots of cute outfits, but I think this one is my favorite. :)

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