Monday, June 27, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #20

Welcome to Terrific Under Ten #20!
Where we show off our thriftiness and creativeness for $10 or less!

Here are a few projects I would like to feature from last week's party:

Dresser Makeover from A Simple Klassic Home


Beach Mat Lined Bookcase from Harbour Breeze


Bedside Table Makeover from Make The Best Of What's Around


If your project was featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!




At Home With K


Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wood Flag Guest Post

I'm guest posting over at Chicks Dig Deals today! I'll show you how to make a fun wood flag inspired by this $129 Pottery Barn one. BUT I made mine for FREE! Come check out MY PROJECT and let me know what you think!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Drink Carrier

Since I have 2 boys with me all day during these fun summer days...the house is getting a little chaotic. Hard to keep up with the everyday pick up. I wouldn't trade it for the world but it does get overwhelming sometimes. LOL

One of the problematic areas is our drinking cups. I use one everyday but my boys use several. So plastic cups are everywhere!

I had to find a solution to this madness. :) So I got my thinking cap on.

I got this metal basket at a vintage store this spring for $3. It has 4 slots perfect for a drinking glass for each member of my family.


I wanted to personalize each space, so I found these metal label holders that I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents. I wasn't too thrilled with the color. So I sprayed them with metal spray primer and then Indoor/outdoor oil rubbed bronze spray paint.


For the labels, I cut up an old cardboard box from the recycling bin to the size of the metal label holders. Cost-FREE


I found these cute MINI stamps in the dollar bin at Michaels! I used these to stamp our names on each of the cardboard pieces. After the ink was dry, I added a thin layer of Modge Podge over the cardboard labels, for protecting them from any water splashes.


I then attached the metal tag holders to the wire basket with twine. Then slid in the cardboard name tags. So easy!


I bought 2 packs of 4 summertime cups for $1.99 each at Target. They're the perfect color for summer, plus my kids love them!

Now there is less countertop clutter! My kids are learning to be organized, plus they seem to be drinking more water as a result! Bonus!



Linking up HERE

Monday, June 20, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #19

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY #19!

Here are a few projects I would love to feature from last week's party:



Dad's Day Triptych by Two Ginger Princes


$1 Kitchen Table Makeover by Christina's Adventures


DIY Anthro Inspired Faux Zinc Letter by From Gardners to Bergers


Beading to Beat Autism from Pam's Party Planning


If your project was featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!


At Home With K


Here are the rules:
1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Time Wood Plank Picture Frame

I just love wood plank picture frames. If you search for them online, you can find them easily for about $50 each! Yikes! Well I'm going to show you how to make your very own for Free-$3, depending on what you have at home.

All you need is wood, screws and paint.

I will show you how I make mine but really you can make it out of any size of wood you have on hand or prefer. As long as each of the wood pieces have the approx. the same thickness, then you should have no problem.

I started it off with 3 pieces of 1x3's and 2 pieces of 1x2's. I had all this wood leftover from a previous project. I wanted my frame nice and big, so each piece is 20 inches long.


I then decided what size I wanted my opening for a picture. I wanted to work with the wood and not against it. It makes for easier cutting.
You can see my box below that I measured out with a ruler. For this frame, I wanted around a 5x7.


This is how it looks with the "center" cut out.


The hole looked a little big for the frame. So I added 2 more pieces of 1x2's to the outside. Now I think that looks much better.


I then went ahead and painted each "plank" with my preferred colors. With summer just around the corner, I'm choosing RED, WHITE & BLUE.

After the paint dried, I sanded down the edges for that distressed look that I love. Then I flipped them over to connect the pieces all together. I cut 2 pieces of wood lathe just a little shorter than the width of the entire frame. Then I screwed in from the back. You can even use wood glue to secure it more.


I also nailed a small piece of plywood to the back for the picture opening.
It doesn't have to look perfect. :)
Attach a small sawtooth hanger to the back for easy hanging.



Flip it over and now it's a fun frame to enjoy those summertime memories!


Here's a better look at my sanded edges.


It can displayed horizontal or vertical.


A fun and easy project to whip up in no time!

Click here for another version of a wood plank picture frame I made.

Linking up HERE

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Party Balloon Fun

My youngest son turned 4 last week. So exciting for all of us to celebrate this fun milestone!

I saw this great idea on Increasingly Domestic awhile back and tucked it in my idea file. I was itching to try it for the big Birthday!


I took a 4 balloons (his age) and placed a dollar in each one. Then hung them in the doorway between our dining room/kitchen.

 With a safety pin, one by one, my son got to pop them. He had the best time collecting his $$! 


At first, I thought he wouldn't want to "ruin" the balloons or get scared. But he immediately saw the money inside them and was more than willing to pop them! Fun squeels and jumping up down as the money rained down on him. :)

A fun birthday event I hope to continue through the years as my boys grow.


Linking up HERE

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bieber Fever

My niece turned 12 last week. And she's a BIG Justin Bieber FAN!!


 I remember when I was her age being in love with Joey McIntyre from the New Kids On The Block. I had the shirts, doll, posters, videos, magazines, blanket and even a trunk with NKOTB! LOL Oh to be a tween/teen again...

Joey's in the pink.

For a fun gift, I whipped up a fun freezer paper shirt with Justin Bieber being the theme.

For the front, I did a simple heart with his initials.


And for the back:


A fun and simple design and she loved it! It cost me less than $2. I also included a gift card for Itunes. So she can listen to Justin Bieber while she's rockin' in her new shirt!

Freezer paper stencil projects are fun to make!! I shared a tutorial HERE, just in case you missed it.

Linking up HERE

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #18

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

As always, I'm always amazed on what you talented bloggers create for $10 or less! Here are a few I would like to feature from last week's party:

Men's Shirts Dress from Second Chances


Kit Kat Stuffed Cookies by Two Ginger Princes


Blue Bird Makeover by Craptastic


Fun Green Mirror Makeover by West Furniture Revival


If your project was featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!




At Home With K


Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.
*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Heart Garage Sales

I hope you are all having a FAB week! We've been definitely keeping busy this summer! I'm treasuring each day with my boys while I have them all to myself before the hustle and bustle of school starts in just 2 short months.

Garage sale season is in full force. Something's quite different for me this year...I'm a little more picky on what I'm dragging home. Things are getting quite cluttered lately, so I'm being very selective in my bargains. But I sure enjoy the thrill of the hunt!

Last weekend I went to a few garage sales in my area. I hit a fun one with many cheap antiques. Boy I could of brought a lot home with me...But I came home with 3 sweet flower frogs. For only $2! Can't even buy one for that price at a store or flea market. So I was more than excited!


Flower frogs look kind of dangerous and could be if my boys decided to toss these things around. LOL They make great picture holders!!


I added them to my mini collection. The big one I got at one of my favorite stores, Simply Bungalow. And the mini one was found at a flea market in Sparks, Kansas.


Another fun bargain I found during my outing is this planter (minus the flowers). I got this baby for $1! And I didn't even have to paint it, BONUS!


It's a wonderful light shade of blue. And it came with 3 little planter tins.


It looks perfect out on the back deck. That is a BIG project I have been working on this past week as well. Wow, so glad that is done! You can kind of see it in the background below. I'll be sharing more pictures of my deck redo in the next week.


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**The GATHERING, Sarah from All Roads Lead Home and I were planning on June 25th has been postponed until further notice. Summer has been super busy and we just thought it would be best to have it at another time. Thanks for your understanding.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #17

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN!
This is where you share your project, recipe, craft, makeover, thrift find...for $10 or less!

Here are a few I would like to highlight from last weeks linky party!

Strawberry Delight from Screaming Sardine


Desk Chair Makeover from Repurposed Life Designs


Nautical Monogram Tutorial from Busy Home Adventures


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button from my sidebar. Thanks!

Now it's time to join in this weeks party! I can't wait to see what you have been up to!



At Home With K


Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...

2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.

3. You can link up multiple projects.

4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.

5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.

6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.