Monday, November 30, 2015

Cork Christmas Tree

I've got another Christmas craft for you today!  Now, I've mentioned in the past that I have a huge stash of unused corks in my arsenal thanks to my winemaker brother-in-law.  From time to time, I come up with ways to use them and am starting to incorporate them in my holiday decor.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

DIY Camper Snowglobe

Can you believe it's almost December?!?!  I know I say this every year to just about everyone, but time flies by so fast.  I've already started getting ready for Christmas - I figure that the earlier I get things done, the sooner I will be done and have time to just relax and enjoy the season!

Today, I have a really cute Christmas decoration to share.  I actually made it as a gift, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to some for myself and for other gifts!  It's so easy and cute!

Friday, October 9, 2015

DIY Peter Pan Group Costumes: All of the Costumes!

I've been sharing our DIY costumes for the Disneyland Halloween Party that we went to a couple of weeks ago and here's a round-up of all of them.
Top picture via of Davelandweb

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DIY Peter Pan Group Costumes: Tiger Lily (Part 2)

Ok, kids.  Here's the last of my Halloween costume DIYs for this year (but I'll do another post with a round up of these plus the other 2 we put together).

Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Peter Pan Group Costumes: Tiger Lily (Part 1)

Are you ready for Tiger Lily?  This was the costume I was most anxious about since I've never actually sewn clothing from scratch.  I had originally wanted for my niece to be a Lost Boy since I could easily make a costume from a hoodie with matching sweatpants, but I couldn't find any!  I mean, I know it was early August when I started gathering supplies, but I figured I would be able to find some, but no-can-do.  So, Tiger Lily it is!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DIY Peter Pan Group Costumes: Tick Tock Croc

Since Halloween will be here before you know it, I'm sharing our Peter Pan group costumes with you all.  I made 4 of the 6 costumes and 3 of them were super easy.  ;)
Next up is Tick Tock Croc!

Monday, September 28, 2015

DIY Peter Pan Group Costumes: Tinkerbell

Ok, people!  It's that time of year to start thinking about Halloween costumes!  YES!  So, back in July, I got our tickets for the Disneyland Halloween Party for the end of September and we started thinking up costume ideas.  Yep!  We started brainstorming in JULY as soon as we got our tickets.  Considering the Halloween Party was one whole month before actual Halloween and with 6 people in our group, we needed to start planning early.  Our original idea wasn't working out, so my friend suggested a group costume.  After a bit of research, we came up with Peter Pan - I've always wanted to be Peter Pan for Halloween and with our big group, we had several characters to choose from.

First up, we have Tinkerbell.

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Paint in the Hallway

I'm just going to say it, so you don't have to.  This isn't going to be the most interesting post by a long shot.  But, I finally painted my little hallway earlier this year, so figured I may as well share it.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bamboo Roman Shades: Dining Room Update

So, I STILL haven't made my dining room table.  All of the wood is just sitting in the garage waiting to be sanded down and stained.  I swear, I will get to it one of these days!  So, until then, here is a dining room update!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spring Fun 2015

I know Summer is almost over, but I just realized I never shared my Spring Fun post.  Oopsie!  So, let's get started...

Spring started out with a visit to see family for my nephew's birthday.  It also happened to be Easter weekend, so we dyed eggs also.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Updated Kitchen Shelves

Hey there - long time, no write!  Life's been busy in so many ways, so this little blog has taken a backseat.  I would love to be blogging more frequently again, but that won't happen until things slow down a bit more.  Until then, I'll pop on every once in awhile to share things.

Recently, I put in new shelving in the kitchen.

Monday, April 6, 2015

DVD Organization

A few weeks ago, I finally finished one of the projects that I had been working on.  "Technically" it's not really done, but I'm done for now.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Master Closet Header: Round 2

I previously shared how I covered the cracks & finally painted the master closet header.  It was just a quick fix so I could finally get it painted & wasn't done correctly.  I finally took the time to fix it properly.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Winter Fun 2014/2015

Now that Spring has officially sprung, let's take a look back at my Winter fun!  (Apparently a lot of it had to do with Disney).

We celebrated a friend's birthday by going to Disneyland after work.  Christmas-time is always a great time to go there - so pretty!  We saw actor Alfred Enoch who is currently on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" and is also known for playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter movies (didn't snap a picture, but we walked right by him).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cork Bunny & Twine Wrapped Eggs

Hey there!  I'm in the middle of a couple of projects, so I'll share those once I'm finished.  But, in the meantime, I wanted to share a little bit of Easter with you.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter Blooms

While the rest of the country is getting hit hard with some major winter weather, here in Southern California, we're getting our first bout of cool weather in the last few weeks.
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY T-shirt Re-fashion

I actually completed this a few months ago and never shared it.  Oopsie.  I've gotten a bit more into sewing and finally experimented with clothing!  I had signed up to do a charity walk for work.  For the team t-shirts, they only had men's sizes, so I decided to jazz mine up a bit and make it cute.  Spoiler:  I wasn't able to do the walk after all, so I gave the shirt to my boss to wear.  She was super excited and bragged to everyone that I made it.  Embarrassing. lol

Speaking of embarrassing, here's me modeling my newly re-fashioned shirt!
 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Garland

I'm not big on decorating for holidays, except for Halloween & Christmas.  And even then, it's minimal.  My house isn't very big and I don't have room for a lot of "stuff" nor have the space to be storing "the stuff", so I try to keep it low-key.   But, when I was putting away the Christmas decorations a few weeks ago, I decided to be early & bring out my one Valentine's Day decoration - the Cork Heart that I made last year.

So, I put that out and decided to make a garland for the mantle as well.  I didn't take any pictures of the process as it was pretty easy.  I had some Ikea heart ornaments that I hadn't been using and strung them onto some red baker's twine from my stash.  I tied each heart onto the twine so they'd stay put.  And then hung it on my mantel with clear Command hooks.  Easy.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Fall Fun 2014

Hello!  I hope everyone's year is off to a good start!  Can you believe it's February already?  Did you catch the Superbowl?  Even though I wasn't rooting for either team, it was a pretty exciting game!

Anyhoo, I know we're already in the middle of winter, but I never shared pictures from all the fun happenings from the Fall (my favorite season).  So, here we go...

The Totally 80's Bar & Grille opened up right by my friend's house.  Since we *heart* 80s music, we went to opening night and it was a blast!  This place has become a popular spot.  They often host cover bands, but have even hosted some of the real deal like Missing Persons, ABC, Tiffany and Berlin is going to be playing there in April.  If you live in the Fullerton, CA area, go check them out! It's an awesome place (and yes, that's a Delorian, like the one in "Back to the Future".  It's the owner's car, so you'll see it parked out in front all the time).