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DIY Embellished Hair Comb: Part One and Two

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, In : Crafter's Toolbox 

  I gave myself a mini craft challenge this weekend. A little homework per say. I find that if I get a bogged down with stress or life and I just can't get those creative juices a flowin.. I  buckle down and step it up (oh boy...how many cliche sayings did I just fit into that statement???). Any whoser,  just like how actors and singers have voice warm ups, we crafters have warm ups too. This was a great mini warm up, as now my creative muscles are are loose and limber. Ready to tackle a few ...

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Etsy Love: Glittered Gifts

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Love'n Etsy 
 I have been doing some xmas shopping (& DIY brainstorming) for my brother's GF and a few other very stylish ladies. While you think it would be hard to find such fabulous women something fabulous.. its not. I just shop like I am shopping for myself, or diy like I am diy'n for myself ;)
Hey, what can I say, we share good taste :)

So here are my etsy picks, make sure to click through the links at the bottom. Check back in soon cuz all of these will soon turn into easy diy tutorials ;) .... my gi...
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DIY Fabric & Paper Stitched Cards (Tips For Sewing On Paper)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

   There really is nothing like a handmade card. Such a special little treat when you open up an envelope and you see this little piece of crafty heaven. Someone made it with their own two hands. It is like getting a chunk of the love chocolate bar via the post.
And giving a handmade card?

Oh it is so nice to be nice :)

Sometimes you just want the person to feel how special they are to you.

   I plan on sending some fall valentines to my sweethearts who are spread out across the US. Here are my ...

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Learning Good Habits

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Life At Home 
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    Here is Lou with the attitude's newest gift from her father. Yes it is a tractor... of course it is a John Deere.

    It is much to much to big for her, I don't think her feet even reach the pedals. But that doesn't mean good habits can't begin. So while her father gave his big rig a wash she took it upon herself to give her green goodie a good ol scrub down. All by her little self. I asked if she wanted help... but that just got a big 'No!' and my jeans being...

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Every Kid Needs A Bounce House

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This post has been sponsored by Craigslist (not really), but it is definitely a testament to the awesomeness of CL.

While mama bear was at a neighbors baby shower this weekend the hubs was on Lou with the attitude entertainment duty. I thought there would be some playtime in the kiddy pool or perhaps some sandbox castle building...

umm no. Not with my husband. He don't work that way.

I should have known. His eyes are permanently glued to CL always on the look out for a screaming deal for cars/t...

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Gifts of Joy... Joyful Gifts

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Getting gifts are the best right? There really is nothing like tearing open some pretty packaging to reveal the goodies inside. Lou with the attitude received a package in the mail from her grandma... and you can feel the joy she is experiencing playing with these new toys. I really hope she keeps that innocence for as long as possible.

    She received her own set of cooking utensils and lots of play food to go with it. Not plastic (ugh) play-food but handmade felt play-food (sigh :) ). Alon...

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Friday Finish Line: Last Minute DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Friday Finish Line 

Well I decided to take a little 'mini vacay' and enjoy some time gardening with my to little buggers. Thought I could get a lot done planning some DIYs but alas life as a mama of two is very distracting. I got lots of reading of story books, bath times and snacks made but little work done. Oh well. Not much will get done this weekend either because it is good ol mom's day and I will try to relax. Yeah right!
Please enjoy this selection on handmade mother's day gifts. Perhaps I will give a coup...

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Hot Glue Vase

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
How to Decorate a Vase with Hot Glue

   Ready for a super quick craft? Ok.. all you need is a glass vase/jar/cup/wine bottle, a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint. Ready set GO!
     Well it might actually take you a few minutes to decide what pattern you will make on the vase with the glue, that is the only difficult part of this tutorial. I had a left over glass vase from the Dollar store and couldn't quite decide what to do with it. Here is a simple fix. These would also we great gift, ...
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Hardware Store Jewelry Party

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : Accessories 

Hardware Store Jewelry
    Ever needed a quick gift & don't have time to run to the mall? Well hardware store jewelry is my go to answer for you. Using just what you have in the garage and your craft cabinet you can easily craft unique jewelry for a personalized and memorable gift. This is a 'light' tutorial because most of these pieces are fairly self explanatory. Enjoy!

     What you will need: Chain (heavier the better), ribbon, washers, nuts, twine or string and needle & thread

For this brac...

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Drawing On Ceramic (How to Transfer Lettering)

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

   What a pretty plate right? And it was so easy to do! The is the perfect craft for gift giving. The hubs has been asking for some coffee mugs to bring to work that are not super feminine. What anthropologie tea cups and cafe au latte mugs are not good enough for you!?!?! Oh well
   I poked around on the internet for the best types of materials to use but it wasn't until I dawdled a Sunday away at Micheal's did I find this super star product! Please read on and I hope you give this one a try....

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Cake Plate

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Hello Again! Welcome to the worlds fastest tutorial on how to make a cake plate! This craft is based off the Mason Jar Goblet tutorial that I completed earlier. You can see that by clicking HERE. Hope you enjoy! Those cookies sure do look tasty don't they ;)

What you will need: A plate and a candle stick holder & glue... simple enough right?! Try different combinations and materials. Here I chose a glass plate and candle stick holder that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. If you prefer white, ...

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