Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #56

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WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

WHERE WE SHOW OFF OUR CREATIVE AND THRIFTY SELVES FOR $10 OR LESS!

Here are a few features from last week:

DIY Wooden Frames from Rubys and Purls


Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie from Permanent Posies


Primitive Wash Stand from Island Rustic


Sand Dollar Pendant from Artsy VaVa


Dresser Makeover from Chase the Star



If you were featured today, please grab a button! Thanks!



Now it's time to link up to this week's Terrific Under Ten!

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. I will not feature your project unless the linky button or a direct link to the party is on your blog.
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, March 22, 2012

DIY Subway Art for My Son

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This week I created some easy DIY Subway Art! You don't need an expensive cricut or silhouette...but it would sure be nice to have. LOL Come on and I'll show you how to make one yourself!


After I found a quote I wanted, I created the layout I wanted on Picnik.



I recently learned about blockposters.com, thanks to Because (I Think) I Can! This is a site where you can create posters from any size image. You then print it out on our printer. I printed mine at the approximate size of the canvas I had.


I watched Celebrity Apprentice on my computer and I started cutting away each letter with an exacto knife. It was easy, just time consuming. It took the whole episode. :)

I then taped the sheets together for easy stenciling.


I got a 20''x 20'' canvas at Michael's for 40% off. I painted it a shamrock green color as the base. I placed my make-do stencil on top and stenciled away with white craft paint.


This sign was created for my youngest son's new room. I wanted something to best describe how mommy and daddy feel about him and inspire him as he grows. I took weeks looking for the perfect quote. Well at least it took me that long to decide on the perfect one.

This special boy has overcome many obstacles in the past year. We are so proud of him.
And he's super happy because his room is finally done! :) The reveal coming soon!



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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Resurrection Eggs

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This is an old project I shared last year but thought I would repost for any newbies here at At Home With K!

Do you have any traditions to celebrate Easter with your family?

I have a fun and easy project to do with your family as you count down the days.


All you need is an empty egg carton, some recycled eggs from last year (or new) and some trinkets for each egg.

Label each egg from 1-12 with a permanent marker.

The trinkets can be found throughout your house. If you google Resurrection eggs then there are many examples on what you can use for trinkets.

Here is the list that I used for my family's set.

#1 The Palm branch/leaf--represents the triumphal entry. Matthew 21:8

# 2 The 3 Dimes--represent the money that was paid to Judas for his betrayal of Jesus. Matthew 26:14-15

#3 The cloth--represents the scarlet robe that was placed on Jesus during the trial. It was making fun of the fact that He was the "King of the Jews." Matthew 27:28

#4 The thorn--represents the crown that was placed on Jesus' head. John 19:2

#5 The knotted rope--represents how Jesus was bound and led away by the soldiers. Matthew 27:2

#6 The cross--represents the cross that Jesus was made to carry Himself. Along the way, Simon was ordered to carry it the rest of the way. John 19:17

#7 The nail(s)--represent the scars that were in Jesus' hands when He showed them to the disciples to prove it was really Him. John 20:25-27

#8 The dice--represent when the soldiers cast lots (gambled) to see who would get what was left of Jesus' clothes. John 19:24

#9 The sponge--represents the vinegar water that was offered to Jesus while He was on the cross. Matthew 27:34

#10 The Linen fabric--represents when Peter came to the tomb and found the burial cloths that had been around Jesus, but no body! John 20:6-7

#11 The rock--represents the rock that was in front of the tomb. It was rolled away by an angel of the Lord. Matthew 28:2

#12 The empty egg--represents the empty tomb when Jesus had risen from the dead. Matthew 28:5-6

I printed out the list and cut each egg description out into strips and slipped them into each egg.

A simple way to teach my kids the real reason for the season. It's also fun for mom and dad. :)


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #55

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WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

WHERE WE SHARE OFF OUR CREATIVE AND THRIFTY SELVES FOR $10 OR LESS!

Here are a few features for last week's party:

Mail Organizer Makeover from NorthShore Days


Chocolate Chip Scones from Northern Cottage


Lovin the Lorax Yoga Mat by Bringing Beauty




Yarn Wrapped Eggs by Turtles and Tails


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Now it's time to link up to this week's Terrific Under Ten!

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. I will not feature your project unless the linky button or a direct link to the party is on your blog.
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, March 18, 2012

DIY Door Couch

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I've been slowly adding details to our new craft and kid rec room. We have many areas of our room and one area that I am concentrating on now is the sitting area. This room is a space where I envision my kids and I creating and hanging out together.

I had this idea for a couple years now. So I was glad I finally had the space to finally do it. :) With the help of my handy hubby we created our own Door Couch just for this space!



I have a lot of old doors. I love them. I see one and want to take them home. LOL I scored some very cheap doors a couple years which turned out to be about a $2 a piece. That is a big bargain on old doors!


For the construction of the couch, we used 3 doors. One of the doors my hubby cut down in half to make the sides.

To attach it all together, we used pieces of scrap wood, mostly 2x4's.
We screwed one on the back.


And a couple pieces on the sides. These pieces are what the bottom door will sit on. It provides enough support for the weight of the door and people to actually sit on it.

We also put a piece of scrap wood in each corner on the inside for more support.


We then screwed all the doors together.

We purposely set the back door up a little bit to have a more 'couch' look.


I painted the door an off white. See, you don't see all the scrap wood when it's all painted and put together.

The actual couch construction, including the mattress box spring was free to make for us. These were items we had hanging around the house. The pillows I used were pillows I had all around the house as well. :)

The expenses I had was a piece of foam to go over the box spring, the cream blanket, pillow cases and fabric.


Painting the door was very quick to do actually. I love the distressed and worn look, so I purposely painted not a 100% of the surface. I didn't even have to sand or use stain to give it an aged look. The old doors had a wonderful old and crackly surface to start with.

I even left the door knob on.

And some hinges.


This room is our bright and cheery room. If you remember, I let my 8 year old pick the vivid turquoise wall color. Accent colors in the space are red, green, and yellow.

I used affordable pillow cases from Wal-Mart for the standard size pillows I had.


I also had pillow forms that I scored for $1 at a garage sale (They came from a clean house and pre bed bug scares...). So I splurged on some fun fabrics at Hobby Lobby. And yes, don't fall over, I sewed some envelope pillow covers for them! There was a lot of cussing, but I did it and I'm so proud of myself! If you know me, I don't sew.

We just love our new couch! Who knew how easy it was to create some furniture on a budget?!!


Just a few more details to finish to reveal the entire room to you. Stay tuned!



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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Add A Little Green to your Smoothies

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I love my Protein Shakes in the morning! It gives me a great boost that I need to start and continue with my day! Plus they are super yummy!

This morning I decided to add a little green to my smoothie. It's great to sneak in your veggies when you can!


This "GREEN" Smoothie includes:

1 cup almond milk
3 big frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana
Hand Full of Spinach (you can use chard or kale as well)

Mix in a blender and enjoy!

Cinch Smoothies keep me full and help me lose weight at the same time! Love them!

Email me for details on my today only special!



Friday, March 16, 2012

500 Facebook Followers Giveaway!

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Are you a part of my Facebook community?
 
This weekend I am having a 500 Facebook Followers Giveaway!
Stop on by and like my page and leave a comment!
 
Hurry up and enter! The giveaway ends Sunday, March 18th at 11:59pm
The winner will be announced on Monday on Facebook.
 

Make sure to share my Facebook Page with your friends for an extra entry to win! Have a super weekend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #54

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WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we show off our creative and thrifty selves for $10 or less!

Each week I get the hard task of picking features through all your wonderful links. You make it very hard for me to feature  just a few. But it sure is fun!

Here are a few features from last week's party:

Vintage Enamal Table Makeover from It's Robin With An I


Toddler Backpack from Folk Haven


Baked Chicken Legs from Turtles and Tails



BE*you*TIFUL Message In The Mirror from Tails From A Trophy Wife



Spray Paint Your Old Shoes by Christina's Adventures


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Now it's time to link up to this week's Terrific Under Ten!

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. I will not feature your project unless the linky button or a direct link to the party is on your blog.
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.