Travel Canvases I Made

travel canvas

FOR SALE: $20

I made these travel canvases. I just came up with the idea to mod podge scrap book paper to canvas and add an emelishment on them. I really love how they turned out. I also made this droor below. It sold this AM 🙂 It is hard selling things I made because sometimes I honestly want to keep them. I never feel like I get my moneys worth for selling them because art takes so much time. However, I want a camera and am going to continue on towards that goal one dollar at a time. Here is a closer look at the canvases and the droor. The canvases are still for sale so if by chance someone sees this and wants them, please post on here! I can easily put them on my etsy site and you could buy from there. Three 8×10’s for $20

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SOLD

Up Close of canvases

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DIY EASY How to Painted Mason Jars

HOW TO MAKE PAINTED MASON JARS

Supplies:

mason jar (s) – use as many as you want to paint!

A few sponge brushes (can buy at Michaels for cheap)

1 small bottle of black chalkboard paint

1 bottle of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating 1303 Spray (this gives mason jars a protective gloss finish that is moisture resistant).

1-however many bottles of colored acrylic paint you want to buy. They range in price from 79 cents-$2 a piece at Michaels.

Step 1: Buy two mason jars. You can find these at consignment stores (like Goodwill) sometimes, Walmart, or Michaels, etc.

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Step 2. Use your sponge brush to apply one light coat of black chalk board paint.

Wait an hour before applying color.

(excuse our cat Bella as she photobombs in the background 🙂

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Step 3. Use sponge brush and paint one light coat of paint (color of your choice).  Check the drying time on your bottle of paint. I used FolkArt paint. The drying time was ONE HOUR between coats.  The shades I used were 639 French Blue and 1625 Fresh Foliage (this was an outdoor acrylic paint).

Finished Product:

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The link where I learned how to do this:

Love Of Family And Home

Two new bows and new Etsy shop

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I loved the above quote 🙂

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I made these two bows tonight. I’m getting better at it 🙂

I am going to open a new Etsy shop and add things other than just photography.  One really nice thing about items made of fabric and ribbon is that they are LIGHT (aka low shipping!!)  I will post the link on here when I open the new shop.

I have also started a new book called One Child by Torey Hayden. I just happened to see it at Goodwill.  It is about a special ed teacher, her class, and her one in particularly challenging child. This child was abused and abandoned. She did not cry, always acted out, and normally refused to speak. This is a TRUE STORY.  I am on Chapter 3 but already recommend it!!! It is intense!

Project DIY Pet Bow Ties

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My latest project has been learning to make dog bows that go on collars. I have decided that the market for pet products is pretty big! I see dogs coming into the kennel/vet office with bows, bow tie collars, and clothes. I figured that making a bow would be simple enough….

You know how you watch one of those youtube videos and say wow that looks easy. I could do that just as fast as they could. hahahahaha well let me tell you…. I have come to the assumption that either A. I make easy things really difficult OR B. The person in the youtube video is somehow magical at DIY.  The jury is still out on what the conclusion is. While we let them deliberate, I will go on to say that my bows are starting to look much better. If you had seen what my living room floor looked like a few hours ago, you would have raised your eyebrows.  There was hot glue, fabric, and more hot glue every where. It looked almost like an art box blew up.

It is still a work in progress but it is getting better.  To those interested in how to make them…. here is a youtube link to get you started:

DIY Dog Bow Ties 

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Thank you to the people who read and supported my last post on depression. It is hard to share those kinds of moments with people. Those are dark moments that feel lonely and scary.  To get on a computer and share that level f feelings with the world is hard for even me (who shares about everything). I am still pondering the idea of getting the semicolon tattoo that represents depression awareness. For those interested, I posted an article a few days back about it or you can google project semicolon.

Hoping everyone is doing well 🙂

Ice Cream Dough for the TUB *not to eat*

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Ice Cream Dough for tub play **not edible!**

The “recipe” can be found at Bath Activity For Kids

I think all children love playing in the tub! You can make this easy dough and use bath confetti/bath salts/etc for your child to use as “toppings” for their ice cream!

The ingredients sound very safe and this dough is 100% tub safe!!!

I would highly recommend though that you do this with 4 year olds and up unless you are right there to supervise, as this is not meant to be eaten 🙂 just played with!

***Is it wrong that I’m an adult and think that making ice cream dough for the tub sounds so much more amazing than ever leaving the house?***

One Year Blogiversary… Thank you to my followers

I just got a Happy Anniversary update from wordpress saying that a year ago today I began this blog. Wanted to do a shout out to my followers who make my page what it is.  The support, advice, and endless motivation has kept me coming back here for the past year. Though I have taken a break here and there, I’ve always returned because I missed sharing my life and reading about others.

In the past, I tried to narrow my blog down to have more specific content. There are those people with art blogs, DIY blogs, cooking blogs, etc. The fact that mine is a vast variety felt a bit out of place in the blog world.  However, I have fast come to realize that this blog is who I am. It’s not meant to be contained, shortened, or edited.  It’s a journal of my life but more specifically, my journey.

Thank you for joining me on it.  The road is much less lonely when people walk beside you.  ❤

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And this is random but another craft I want to try is Yarn Wrapped Bottle Craft! Check it out at Craft and Creativity!

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South Carolina Art – Pinterest Inspired

Hello!

So I am posting a lot today guys. Sorry, bear with me! This is probably last photo for today.  I have seen state drawings/paintings on pinterest before and wanted to try making one.  I used a small canvas from Michaels, some paint, mod podge, decorative paper, and a paint brush!! If you want to do it the easy way, just print out the outline of your state (or whichever state you choose). Cut it out. Then trace it with pencil onto the canvas.  Personally, I did mine from eye because I did not have a printer. Other way is PROBABLY EASIER! haha. Once you have your state outline on canvas, use paint to carefully paint around the outside of it. I recommend working from the inside out. Want to make sure you don’t get paint inside your state 🙂 .  I picked up a multi pack of all different sized paint brushes from Michaels for I believe $4.99! Totally worth it! You will notice I have words inside my state and notes inside my moon and star. I used mod podge and decorative paper for this. Basically, while your paint is drying around your state, cut up little squares/shapes of decorative paper.  (You can even use magazine paper!) Once you are SURE your paint on canvas is dry, add a little heart to where you live on your state <3.  Following this, use a paint brush to fill in your state with mod podge. Use cut up paper to fill in your state. This will take some patience. If something isn’t sticking, just add more mod podge. As I was working, I was also painting mod podge OVER the paper to get it to stay down.  It looks white but dries clear so don’t worry!!!!! This is how mine turned out below : )

**And if you see what looks to be an outline of a bigger moon going the other way, you are right! I found out that a crescent moon is very hard to draw symmetrical. I also, according to my husband, had the moon “facing the wrong way.” So me, being my OCD self, tore my original moon off and spent a good hour trying to cut a moon that we both agreed upon looked better. hahaha I do not recommend this unless you have a beer with you . My frustration level was quite high!**

Jenny Art

Pinterest DIY Photo Craft

DIY

DIY Mod Podge Photo Frames

Hello Friends 🙂

I found this idea on Pinterest. Unfortunately, it was not linked to a website so I have no idea of knowing who actually came up with this. Thought it was cute though! Below is what was stated on the “pin” about how to make these….

“Just print off any picture you want, then spray paint a piece of wood black, cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila”

A Child’s Garden

I just came upon the page of My Small Potatoes. This idea I found on their page is too adorable to not share. I’ve done a post on a small garden for kids but it was not decorated in this way. It talks about how the writer let her child pick out the plants, decide where to put them, etc. LOVE. I’m pro getting kids off tv and into nature 🙂 Please check out link below!

A Little Garden Grows…Building a Sensory Play Garden.

Starbucks Christmas Wreath (updated)

Hello Guys!

I spent the first part of today studying at Starbucks. I love the feeling of getting to grab one of the umbrella tables out front as soon as people leave it.  It makes me feel heroic haha~!  The drink I’ve gotten the past few days at starbucks is the Skinny Peppermint Mocha.  Well, what’s hilarious is that as soon as I get it, I drop about 6  Sweet N Low Packets into it haha. I would prob be better off just getting the sugar version! I guess psychologically a “skinny” drink sounds perfect to a woman.

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My friend Lisa made this awesome looking Wreath below. She found it on Pinterest and went by what the picture looked like. I’m sure she had one of those moments (like I later had) where she felt like… this really didn’t come with any directions?? haha.  I hate when I find a great pic on pinterest but the link is just that… a PICTURE.  I need step by step, hold my hand, easy directions. Anyway, I decided to brave it since Lisa’s came out great.

Lisa

Lisa’s page can be found here on facebook ❤

So I went to Michaels with the FULL intention of doing a all year round wreath. But of course, Michaels has to have Christmas stuff EVERYWHERE. I don’t even like Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving but when I went in that store…I was magically brainwashed by all the sparkles and holiday colors :). So my wreath turned into a Christmas Wreath! I did use the initial idea though! The wreath itself was cheap (under 6 bucks). The initial was under $3.  I also bought a few fake sparkly poinsettias and some leaves to glue on around them.  They sell the wood initials at Michaels but you can choose to paint them to if you want too (I did). I got the paint that was the closest to the Christmas Tree Green Color.

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I let that dry while I used my hot glue gun to glue on some of the poinsettias. I will say, if you are like me, you will try to cut the flowers off their stems with a pair of scissors. Nope. There is a wire under the plastic so that will not work haha. I realized though you can just pull the flowers right off the stems .  The leaves that hung off the sides of my flower stems did not have a wire going through them so I could use a pair of scissors to just cut those off. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the wreath and then took my time just gluing them down. Not a process you want to rush, as glue guns are VERY hot. Once my letter was dry, I glued that down too! I was able to do this project in ONE night !

Here is how my wreath turned out below!

Wreath Nov 2013

I later however decided to get a different “F” and paint it light green. The dark green, though “Christmas Tree Green”, was way too dark. A friend suggested a lighter shade. I think it looks MUCH better (Below)

Wreath Nov 2013

I will later do a all year round wreath hopefully 🙂 If you prefer to try that here is a GREAT tutorial on how to make roses out of felt here at JanaesDayBeu Youtube Channel

Good luck and if you try this, please let me know how it worked out for you! 😉

Keeping Fall Alive

Who doesn’t love fall with all of the beautiful colored leaves? I know I do! The weather is also beautiful.  Even though we are leaning towards winter now, there is still time to save a few leaves! I found on Mommy Savers that I would be interested to give a try! It’s called

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How to Preserve Fall Leaves

I encourage you to check out the tutorial —> here

Let me know how it goes!

Career Binder

I came up with the idea today to make a “Career Binder.”

If you are like me, you have papers all over your house!

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So  I came up with a solution!

Go buy a cheap school binder:

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Some Dividers:

dividers

And Page Protectors:

page protectors

Label dividers for things such as:

-resumes

-loan information

-Transcripts

-Career Section (different college major plans that you may be interested in)

-Contacts (important phone numbers)

-Diploma Section (unless you prefer them on your wall)

Also, if your binder has zipper pockets or small compartments you may want to stick your social security card in one.

This binder will help you keep your life and career goals organized!! I am moving and now feel confident that I could just unzip this binder and pull out my resume and other additional info I would need for  applying/interviewing for employment.

Good luck! ❤

Sillhouette Canvas

Hello!

So I finished my Sillhouette Canvas tonight 😉 I started it last night. I think it turned out pretty good. It took a lot of patience but then again, I haven’t painted since I was LITTLE! I hate to say I forgot to paint…but yeah haha. I had moments where I was wishing I had an eraser. I found some cool Modge Podge Sheets that had notes on them at Michaels. I used the same concept that Tater Tots & Jello used but also gave it my own spin by using words as my stencil and Modge Podge paper (instead of magazine paper). Everything else was the same though !  I would recommend getting a multipack of different sized paint brushes… I got mine at Michaels for $4.99 I believe. It just helps to have different sizes if you are outlining a stencil. There may be some small areas that you would need a tiny brush for and then some larger areas that a bigger brush may come more in handy.

Here is a pic of some of the supplies I used….

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Not pictured are the black paint and canvas.

So here is me working on it….

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And here is how it turned out!

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MOD PODGE CRAFT LOVE <3

One of these days when I get some time and money I want to do some crafts with Modge Podge! I looked up a few that I think look super easy & creative.

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Simple Canvas Print

FOR DIY click here

Thank you It’s Overflowing!

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Decorating a Picture Box

For DIY instructions click here

Thank You Girls Gone College!

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Mod Podge Suitcase

This picture did not come with instructions or a link but I would assume that you would mod podge inside of suit case and then use scrapbook paper with designs to press down into suitcase. Covering with another layer of Mod Podge. Cool Idea!

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Library Table

For DIY Click Here

Thank You Too Much Time!

Going with this same idea, I’ve also seen pics of people using a map for a table top (just cutting to fit to size of table), scrapbook paper, music note sheets,ticket stubs, etc!

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For the kids: Mod Podge Rocks

The DIY can be found here

Thank you Momtastic!

Blocks

Mod Podge Blocks

The DIY can be found here

Thank you Stories By Me!

For those of you who do not know what Mod Podge is…here is a picture! It can be found at Michaels or a local craft store. Also, can be purchased online.

Mod Podge

And if you are not lazy like me 🙂 and want to make your own Mod Podge from scratch, check out DIY below

mod podge DIY

I hope you enjoy!!!

Affordable Photo Display

As many know, I’ve gotten back into photography. I have taken many shots that I would love to blow up into a 8 x 10.  My question is though, then what do I do with the prints. Here are some ideas below of AFFORDABLE photo displays! Hope these help!

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Clip Board Frames can be fount at :

Katie Pegher Blog

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12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography Into Your Home

Freshome Blog

DIY Plush Owl Pillows

Hello Friends!

sorry it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a DIY  😦 I’ll try to find a few to put up today! I came across this one and found it to be really cute. I unfortunately do not sew but know that there are many who do !

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The DIY can be found at Easy Home DIY And Crafts blog

The DIY only has a few steps so I imagine that it’s easy! Also, children can help you with picking out the design, placement of eyes and nose, and over all design ❤ Hope you enjoy !

DIY Kids Garden-Does your child LOVE flowers?

I just came across the sweetest  summer project idea on Pinterest! I would have never thought to make a”child’s garden” but it makes so much sense!

Does your child love to pick flowers?

Do they enjoy having a space of their very own?

Do you want to teach them about responsibility and nature at the same time?

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Check out how to make an easy, simple, and affordable child’s garden at >>>The Simple Sister’s Blog (K.I.S.S)  .  I do not have children but this idea is definitely something I would use if I did! I  I agree with the blog when it says that you should let your child choose whatever flowers they would like to put in their garden. It makes it feel more special. Adding vegetables is also a great idea !

DIY Modern Country Frames!

I  found a really cute DIY on Pinterest! I love anything that reminds me of the country! It’s hilarious because I did not grow up on a farm.  I can’t say this craft is “easy” because it does involve tools haha but if you know how to work them (or have a husband who does 😉 ) check this out at >>>>> It’s Over Flowing.

 PS. SORRY ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I POSTED A DIY!

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DIY Gardening Tips

Ever since I went to Lowes the other day and saw all of the beautiful flowers I can’t stop thinking about them. I’m so excited about the weather right now. If your from VA, you know the fact that it’s not sleeting or freezing is amaazing. I wish I had the money to buy lots of plants! Sadly, I’m a poor broke college student. So for those of us that are struggling and can’t afford bloomed flowers or veggies…just go the seed route! THE CHEAP WAY

I encourage you to check out growindie’s blog on Wordpress !

Here are a few of her ideas

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Make a Mini Greenhouse out of a plastic Eggland’s egg carton!

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Or a Mini Biodegradable Pot out of Newspaper! How cool is that!

There are many other ideas that I am saving on her website  growindie here

Enjoy!

Toilet Paper Tube Craft

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Toilet Paper Tube Craft

If you are like me you can never find a pen when you need one!! Even the magnetic pens that stick to the fridge seem to get lost at my house haha! I found this awesome refrigerator pen/pencil holder on sowanddipity’s blog here . It’s one of those oh wow how did I not think of that things! Super easy. I encourage you to check out her page!

Personalize Your Frame with Book Pages

Sorry friends that I have been away for a few days. A lot has been going on with school (reports ick) and family drama (once again ick!). If you did not see it feel free to check out the post titled “Depression” on my page.  I do want to post some DIY stuff for yall today!

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Personalized Frame

I found this cool idea of adding  book pages behind a large frame in Show And Tell’s blog! Beth chose to use pages that had alphabet on them, however, you could use any type pages you wanted. For a child’s room you could use pages directly out of a children’s book! If you don’t want to tear pages out I highly recommend going to Goodwill or other thrift store. Their children’s books are usually 50 cents to $1.00.  Take a moment to flip through and look at the illustrations.  This is a perfect example of never judge a book by its cover!!

This DIY with photographs of the project can be found here

Enjoy!

Outside Umbrella Light Chandellier

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Light Chandelier

This is a Pinterest idea that came with few instructions and was not linked to a DIY page. However the wording underneath the picture explains what would be needed:

“1 hula hoop (spray painted) + 2 strings of icicle lights and duct tape = outdoor dining area chandelier”

This is one of those self exclamatory crafts haha~! It seems super simple. Just get any hula hoop, spray paint it, and use duct tape to tape 2 strings of white icicle lights around it (or you could use colored!)

As soon as I get an outside umbrella I’m doing this!! ❤

How to make a Candle out of an CLEMENTINE!

I just found this idea and think it’s incredibly cool. I bet it makes your house smell amazing! Here is a pic of it below:

orange candle

Apartment Thereapy has a DIY slide show.

Just as with any candle, DO NOT leave this candle un attended.  I may even rest it on top of a candle holder of so me type just to be safer.

Be patient with this. It may take a few oranges to get one to “light”.

Some tips from someone who tried this:

* keep the oil high and the wick low
* the clementine will absorb a good amount of the oil
* the clementine will shrink over time
* cut the star big or it will catch on fire

Glitter Candles

I found a great blog with cheap DIY projects (along with recipes and other fun stuff) called AlotOnYourPlate .  One of the ideas I really liked was the

“Glitter Candles”

Glitter Candles

This idea was originally from Martha Stewart. Her DIY can be found here  . Scroll down towards bottom of the page. There is like 3 easy steps! I’m sure you can get these candles at the dollar tree! Supet cute for parties or just to add some color to a room!

15 Things to Do with Kool-Aid!

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I had NO idea there was so much one can do with those little 20 cent Kool Aid packets! I’ve honestly stayed away from them because of the high sugar and the fact that I normally associated them with a fruit drink haha! Come to find out..thanks to Momma’s Fun World Blog that Kool Aid can assist you in making:

  • scented play dough
  • colored rice
  • scented color glue
  • scented sand
  • coloured pasta
  • paints
  • etc!

To find otu how check out Momma’s Fun World page here . Though I don’t have kids, this makes me wish I did so I could try some of these cool ideas!

Unique Wall Art idea for us penny pinchers & A Green Smoothie Recipe!

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Yarn Wall Art

For those of us who know what it’s like to not have two cents to rub together, this is a fantastic blog and idea! The blog is called BetweenHeAndShe and can be accessed here This page explains how to make wall art and/or words with just some yarn and nails! I honestly would have never thought of this! Just wanted to pass on.  🙂

Green Smoothie

BetweenHeAndShe also posts an amazing looking Green Smoothie on their page! I’ve done one with spinach before but never almond milk, protein powder, and flaxseed. Going to give this a shot! Cand be found here

Scrap Plants. Fascinating!! I’m doing the Avacado and Carrot ASAP

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I fell upon a wonderful plant blog with photography and tips over the past few days.  I quickly discovered the article “Plants you Can Grow From Scraps.” I think I’ve heard of this but honestly never really knew how to do it! If you want to know how to grow:

  • Avacado plant
  • Carrot plant (who knew you can get white flowers from planting a carrot back into the ground!?!)
  • onion
  • pineapple
  • and others!!

The only word of caution about the avacoda plant is to be very careful about having it out of the way of pet’s. I’ve heard contradictory stories about dogs eating avacados and getting extremely sick. I do know that there is something in the avacado that can be deadly to birds. Please research if you have pets before you plant.

Check out aristonorganic’s page here  for planting instructions and pictures! Also, another huge thank you for the Inspirational Blog Award! It really made my day. NOTE: I apologize one of the links was sending people to the wrong page! this has since been fixed!

New to Planting?

I would really like to be succcessful at planting something. Everything I plant though dies. Like dies really fast haha. I looked into it. I think I may be doing it wrong! There is an  article  on Gazett Extra here that talks about how to first start off, what you need, and the most important things to know.

Also, I discovered a gardening chart on www.pinterest.com explaining the right time to plant indoors and transplant outdoors.

gardening dates

sorry so small!! going to try this out in a few months and see what happens 🙂

 

Mixing Color Craft & Book!

This past week, ,the child I am a nanny for and I have been reading the book called “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Walsh . If you need a good one on colors and mixing colors to make other colors check this book out! Extremely durable and hard back:

 

mouse paint

Amazon sells it here  USED starting at 1 cent! Ok, so to go along with our book I wanted us to do an activity that involves learning to mix colors. On wikihow there is a page that explains the basic  food coloring  colors and amount that needs to be mixed to make different colors. My idea is to just get some water bottles with tops and do basic colors by squirting food colouring in them and shaking them up. Then, to add more food coloring to each one to create different colors. I hope it works!

I also found a really cute 1st grader (or other age group) printable FREE craft that on WhatATeacherWants page here . It’s Valentines AND about mixing colors. You print off the page with the several hearts that touch. There is a place to paste colored construction papper on each one. Where the hearts actually touch/combine you put the color as if they were mixed.  Sorry hard to explain but really simpe! def check out! Below is the pic I found on www.pinterest.com that linked to the teacher page:

hearts

Enjoy!

 

 

Child Safety Bracelet

You can’t keep kids safe enough anymore! I found a really cute, easy, and useful idea for kids that will be traveling through an airport or place where they have potential to wander off. I may have my child one day wear one around her ankle at ALL times!!

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I’m sure you can get beads and string at your local craft store.

Just put your phone number (with area code) on the bracelet in case of emergency.

It will help children remember their number or stand out to those who may find your child and are unsure how to find the parents.

Best of all, it can be made into a little boy or little girl theme! The kids could pick out the charms on it depending on what they like.

Also, you could put your child’s allergy, blood type, etc on this type of bracelet. The possibilities are endless.

Wanted to pass on! 🙂

idea found on http://www.pinterest.com

It was not connected to someones blog.

DIY Ideas!

meal organizer

WEEKLY MEAL ORGANIZER

Who doesn’t need more organization in their life! I know I do! 🙂 Unfortunately, this was a pinterest.com pic with no link attatched to it. However, it looks pretty self explanatory. You could get some stationary, velcro or take, and close pins. Viola! Stick it on the wall or cabinet and you have an organizer !

MOD PODGE CANVAS AND LAMP

For those who who have kids that love to read and would occasionally like to save one of their pages check out this awesome craft! Even if your adult and have a few special pages of books or quotes you would like to hang on your wall check this out!

The pictures are copyright but go to this link :Fabulously Flawed for the step by step DIY

CHEESE GRATER UNTENSIL HOLDER

I have never thought of using a cheese grater at a utensil holder!!! What a great idea! I encourage you to check out her website. It has tips on turning a antique or regular cheese greater into a holder.  The website is : Death By DIY

$3 Fitness Motivation For Visual People

Hello! If you are a visual person like me and need to SEE things to get motivated then this is a really cool idea. I found it on pinterest! So this is the idea…. I want to make a “Pounds to Lose and Pounds Lost” jar. When I lose a pound I will move a stone into the pounds lost jar but if I gain I will move it back. If I get a certain amount of stones (say maybe 10) into lost pounds jar I will come up with a reward for myself!! cool idea huh? You can get jars and stones at the dollar tree so seriously this idea could cost you 3 bucks! If you have a lot of weight to lose you could have each stone represent 5 pounds or 10 pounds as opposed to one pound. If your like me though and wanna see a lot of stones in that pounds lost I would recommend having each one represent a pound! 🙂

pounds to lose

On a random side note I just watched Ice Age Continental Drift. HILARIOUS. I liked it much better than the last one that came out. Totally recommend if you need a good movie to make you smile.

If you want to check out the awesome blog that this was on go to Fit Girls Martini

Sprinkle Candles and a Detox Bath

Ok so I know weird combination! However, the two ideas I found today were sprinkle candles and how to make a detox bath. I must share both!

sprinkles

Sprinkle Candles

These are pretty self explanatory

WHAT YOU NEED:

Votives

Tea Lights

Sprinkles

How To:

Put some sprinkles in a  small votive. Fill about half way

Set the candle on top of sprinkles

light it

voila! Great for Birthday Parties!! so inexpensive.

-Photograph from Pinterest

detox bath

Detox Bath

1. Run a hot bath. It opens pores and prepares body for  cleansing.

2. Add three pints of hydrogen peroxide (3%). This oxygenates the body and helps purge toxins. It’s also antibacterial and antiviral.

3. Add two ounces of ground ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory that increases blood circulation and helps promote the elimination of toxins through sweat.

4. Soak for about 30 minutes.

5. Drink lots of water; You need to replenish what’s being pulled out of your system.

The Detox Bath tutorial was found on: Beauty Bets blog which can be found here

For all of us that are getting sick right now, this type of bath may be worth a shot!!

ornament

I just made an ornament that looks exactly like this one pictured above.

SO EASY

You need one silver ornament. (I found mine at the $1 Tree. Made out of plastic)

1 or 2 Permanent Markers (I used Red and Black)

HOW TO

Write positive things that have happened during the year!

Honestly, This has been such a bad year that my husband and I made a positive ornament and a negative one.

I think one day we will look back and laugh!

That’s all 🙂

DIY Spring Flower Bowl

So Cute! I can see a little girl loving to do this to incorporate into her tea part, birthday party, or other. I first found this idea on Urban Comfort’s blog. However, it is a Martha Steward idea. The tutorial can be found here. Even though I do not have chilren I could still incorporate into a spring party snack table!

spring flower

  1. Glue cup to center of filter. Glue green leaves to underside of filter.

DIY Doily Lamp- BEAUTIFUL and under $20!

I found the blog EmmmyLizzzy that showed an awesome and easy tutorial on how to make a doily lamp. I’ve never heard of it but it’s beautiful.

doily

I encourage you to check out the tutorial here

I would love to try this at some point! You do have to order a “Lighting Kit” from IKEA which almost stopped me from posting this because we all know IKEA = EXPENSIVE but the lighting kit is only $5 I checked! Can see it here. Everything else can be purchased from dollar tree or extremely cheap. 🙂 Enjoy!

ALSO. the blog ValeriePaperie tried out this project too and had a few good tips about making sure to overlap the doilies so they do not come apart and to be concious of your time whime making these so that the balloon does not deflate. She personally recommends a large round Latex balloon from a party store. Her blog can be found here.