Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Car Air Fresheners

I love making my car smell pretty, but I don't like the price of the really good air fresheners and sometimes my hubby and I are unable to decide on a scent we both like.
Mostly I don't like having to buy a new one every other week because the scent don't last long.
So what did I do.......

I made my own.  :)

Its really easy peasy, just gather a few supplies

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, my favorite is eucalyptus and lemon.

And you have  a longer lasting, healthier, cheaper version of the ones you buy in the store.

And when the scent fades away all you need to do is just add a few more drops.
 Fun and super easy, the kids can help make these and give them out to their teachers for a small teacher appreciation gift.
What fun crafts have y'all been up to lately????

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thrift Store Mirror Makeover

As I mentioned in this post, I found a large mirror at a thrift store for $12 a LONG while ago.  I knew I wanted to paint it but wasn't sure what color.  After much thought and still not coming up with a solution I turned to my hubby.  without hesitation he thought it should be our daughter Heavnely's favorite color, aqua. And since I do plan on putting this in her room one day I figured he could be right.  
Three coats of  this Rust-Oleum's sea side paint

We now have this

I think it turned out very pretty.  I know she's gonna love it!!!  

Now lets see the before and after, shall we.

I defiantly like how much the color brightens it up.  So have ya'll been up to any thrift store makeovers??
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Decision's, Decision's .......

I really, really, desperately  need your help. 

 I bought this mirror at a thrift store

And I'm thinking I really really want to paint it.  However, not sure what color.  

What do you think? Paint or no paint?  And if I do paint, what fun color do you think would look best?  The colors I had in mind are Aqua/teal, cherry red, or bright green.  
Too many decisions for something so minor.  But truly I am stuck :(

P.S. I plan on painting it sometime this weekend.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I really can not believe I have allowed myself to neglect my blog.  It truly is my favorite hobby and here lately I have not even tried to do anything about it.  I miss it so much.  I may not be the best writer out there but I do love to write.  Lately though, I have basically been taking a break from everything.  I just recently graduated with my associates degree in healthcare administration, and I guess I just needed a break from it all.
 A few months ago I developed some kind of anxiety disorder that hits me without warning and leaves me feeling sick most of the day.  Since this happened I have been so tormented with the thought of it happening again.  I have had about three attacks all together.
 Because of this I have given myself some much needed rest and feel good about getting back to normal.  I actually start school again April 30th and have many projects planned that I cant wait to share with you.  I think this was my bodies way of letting me know that I shouldn't allow myself to stress so much, and to take better care of me.

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Easter Pinsperation

Is it just me, or is Easter early this year?  I mean I feel like Christmas just ended. We still have Christmas boxes out.  I guess I should get on that stat!!
Easter is one of my favorite times of the year because that means Spring is here :) Everything is so beautiful and new.  The flowers, the colors, the weather, all of it is so nice.
In honor of Spring and Easter I wanted to show ya'll a few of my inspirations from Pinterest.  My Easter/Spring Pinspirations :) Enjoy!!

1.  Easter Mantel with Moss Wreath
2.  Nesting Baby-Bluebird Cupcakes
3.  Easy Felt Carrot Garland
4.  Happy Easter Mantel
5.  Spring Wreath
6.  Bunny Napkin (how to fold a napkin like a bunny)
7.  Bunny Jars
8.  Fabric Easter Eggs

So these are just a few of my favorites. I'm thinking those bunny jars would be so easy, and a very thrifty craft, especially if you have a ton of baby food jars or mason jars laying around :) And what about that felt carrot garland, another easy project, and one that I'm thinking the kids would love to help with.

Anniversary Weekend

I have totally been MIA from blog world.  I haven't wrote any blog posts nor have I been spreading any love around to other blogs.  (sorry for that by the way)  I have been so stressed out with my classes that I really could not concentrate on much else.  Fortunately I have graduated, Yay, and am now ready to dedicate all my spare time to catching up on some blog time.  Well not really all my spare time cause I do have a life outside of my computer, like for example being a wife and mother :)
Speaking of my life outside of the computer, this past weekend was mine, and Mr. Fireman's 9th wedding anniversary.  Its so hard for me to believe we have been married for nine years already.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  :)
We started our weekend off on Friday with a date night for just the hubbs and I.  Then on Saturday we took the kids to the place where we said I Do.  The Fort Worth Stockyards.  We had so much fun.  I know its a little late but we decided to make this our new tradition each year on our anniversary.  On Sunday after church we took them to Six Flags and spent the rest of our anniversary weekend there.  It was a great way to end the wonderful weekend we had together.

So I'm curious what are some ways you celebrate your anniversary??  Do you dedicate an entire weekend or are you more traditional?  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentines Scarf, and How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms

Not too long ago I wrote about my New Years Resolutions, One of them was that I wanted to teach myself to knit.  Well consider me taught.  :)  It took me a month but I can finally say that I am a knitter.  There are still many, many techniques that I don't know but I'm sure I will learn them along the way.  So far in my first month I have knitted two ear warmers, and 3 1/2 scarfs.  (I'm still working on one)  The one that I'm going to share with you beautiful people today is the latest one that I finished for my lovely Heavenly.  

This scarf was made with a simple basic pearl knit stitch using size 10 U.S. needles.  I found this stitch to be loose, more loose than I originally wanted it to be.  All I did was CO 30, and kept going until I felt it looked just right on her.  I then added the pom-poms to the ends to give it a little something extra.  

To make the pom-poms;

1. simply wind up the yarn around your hand depending on how thick you want your pom-pom's.  I went around my hand 100 times.

2. Next you carefully slide the yarn off your hand, doing your best to keep the same shape as it was when it was wrapped around your hand.
3. Taking a piece of yarn, you then wrap it very tightly around your poof knotting it about two times.  It should now look kinda like a butterfly   

4. Once you have it very secure just take some scissors and start cutting the loops until your pom-pom looks like a pom-pom.  

Then, lastly just cut the scraggly parts off and fluff.  
Super simple.  :)

If my instructions were a bit difficult to follow, I suggest taking a look at this tutorial.  Good Luck!!!
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