Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Patriotic Craft Ideas

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the small lapse is postings, me and my husband are starting the process of buying our first home.....not a fun time, but it will be exciting when its all done! I am currently working on a Mother's Day craft and will hopefully have that post up by the end of the week. But at the moment I have been looking for new Patriotic ideas for the upcoming summer. With my husband being a Marine ( and our families being very patriotic) I love decorating for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Here are a few ideas I have seen on the Internet and I hope they get my creative juices flowing!

Here is a wreath I made out of burlap scraps. I was not able to take pictures while I was making it, but it is super simple to create. Look for a more in depth posting later.

Also, check out some of these great crafts and websites.
Both of these great ideas are from http://www.framefanatic.blogspot.com/ 

LOVE this wreath! I really want to try it out for another holiday too, maybe Spring or Autumn.
Tutorial available at http://www.allyou.com/


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Great Discount at L Boutique!

Enjoy 10% off your order at www.lboutique.etsy.com now through Friday! Enter coupon code FBFRIENDS10 during the checkout process. Happy Spring!!

Come look at the new little boy ties and Easter hair accessories!


Thrifty Finds

Hello everyone! As I posted earlier this week, we are going to start a regular post on all the thrifty finds we have been collecting to show everyone how finding that little piece of thrifty and some imagination can create a great find! There are a few places here in UT that I love visiting. One is the Deseret Industries here in St. George. I am always finding great items there and always at a great price.

 I found these items there for a total of only $5! That would be the cost of the wreath alone at any Craft store. I am thinking about painting the tin vase white and putting it in our upstairs bathroom. And the pumpkin candle holder for only $1! I saw that at one of those large retailer (we all know the one that starts with a W), for at least $15. What a score!

I picked up this picture from my FAVORITE store Tai Pan Trading for only $5. I don't care for the picture itself but I have been looking for a frame for a upcoming project (Burlap Memo Board) and I think this one will do nicely! I can't wait to get to crafting.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Cleaning Time

Sorry about no posts this past week, Lauren and I were together on a small vacation with the kiddos. I have also begun the long postponed spring cleaning (and may not have started at all if the in-laws were not coming next week). I have so many craft projects on hold too! I can't wait to start them but I am on a finishing what I started kick at the moment. I am also trying to ween my daughter off her pacifier....we will see how that goes. As for upcoming posts, here is a small taste of what is to come:

Lemon vanilla cake balls
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Baby Bird Baby Shower Decor
Mothers Day Brag Book

I am also going to start posting by Thrifty Finds as well. I have been obsessed with the local thrift shop and can't stop coming up with ideas about what I can create! If you have a get Thrifty Find, email a photo and a description to us and we will post it on the blog!