Monday, September 19, 2011

Spray Starch Fabric Wall Art

I've heard about it, I've seen ideas, and just had to try it.

I was given some spray starch and thought, what will I do with this? (long story)

Then I remembered hearing something about spraying fabric onto walls like wallpaper but it comes off easily and without any fuss.
(Full disclosure, I haven't tried taking anything off yet)

So I printed the letter "R" in a giant font, cut it out, traced it onto fabric, cut that out, and sprayed it!

Slap, smooth, swipe, done!

This may be a dangerous habit until the spray starch runs out.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Baking

Christmas Cookie turned Patriotic

Left over batter with a drop of blue food coloring.
I'll be making these again, so fun!

1 of 3 layers to make a checkerboard cake. Cake worked perfectly.
Frosting + not enough powereded sugar + warm = no picture

Wedge of Patriotic checkerboard cake
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Christmas in June

For the 2nd time I purchased my Christmas tree at a garage sale.

This one, for 5 bucks, is prelit, and is very full and realastic!

Finally, the best part compared to our last tree is that the stand, and the tree both are able to stand up. Not being broken in 2 different places and wanting to constantly fall over means this one is a winner!
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Earring Holder: Picture Frame

I finally hung up a shelf that I put a bunch of screws into the bottom to hang necklaces on. I've also been thinking of ways to try to store my larger earrings so they don't get destroyed or otherwise displaced.

I've had lots of ideas, but while at a garage sale saw this picture frame. It already has a way for the earrings to hang, so even if I don't do anything else to it I could stop.
I'd like to get a bar to put across the middle of it, and also hang it so I can put earrings from the bottom section of the frame that is currently resting on the shelf.

But hey, for a quarter, it's a start!
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Home Knit Slippers

Great package in the mail.  I try to look at knit (I think...I don't even know) products and still don't get how they are made, but glad that someone else knows how to make them!

My 2nd pair of homemade knit slippers.  The most comfortable house sock I've ever had.  And these ones have the most adorable hearts on the toes.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Extract

So, I thought we had more vodka but this was it.  Use what you've got!  The ratio of this amount to one vanilla bean was about what I found online to be appropriate.  There are a variety of opinions about the ratio's and wait times, so we'll see.  Just google it!

Vanilla Bean from Mountain Mama's.  It was $146.00 per pound but since one weighs nothing they just mark it as 0.01 of a pound, so 1.46. Buying several so the scale could actually read it would probably be a more frugal idea.

Glass jar, vodka, and split vanilla bean.
Shake, keep dark, and wait!

One week later (not pictured), it is a nice tea shade.  We'll see how long it takes to get a nice dark color.  Every day I swish it around it smells delicious!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Waldo Canyon Hike

7 miles
dropping temeratures
great hike!
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Monday, March 7, 2011


In preparation for a busy and potentially stressful week I've made a bucket o' lunch goodies. Pre-bagged grapes, breads, sandwiches, and other various lunch items. Then in my stupor each morning I can pick a few different items and go. If you've seen my lunches, you konw they don't always go together as a nice ensemble. These might not either, but they will be fast!

It worked!  Lunch was just about the easiest part of my week!  Yea for planning a head!
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 Cupcakes

BIG frosting tip and disposable tube

Pre-baked cupcakes from Baker-noon frozen for later in the week

White frosting for the base and blue hair for the topping.  I did a big glob in the middle and then tapered it into somekind of "hair-do" and added blue sprinkles.
I forgot to get a picture after I cut out circles and wrote "Thing 1, Thing 2" and glued them on the cupcake liner.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011


So this picture has nothing to do with my craft because I don't want to show people who might be the reciepent of my craftyness. But isn't this an adorable fabric swatch! Yea craftyness
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This week I ended up doing a late afternoon baking extravaganza!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - didn't last long.

Peppercorn Cheddar whole wheat biscuits
Not pictured: Black Russian Rye bread
Chocolate cupcakes
Poppyseed Blueberry Coffee Cake
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lots 'o Hits

So I don't usually check this too often but I was wasting time online and checked my school blog stats. 

They tripled last month! 

 I'm still trying to figure out how they would be so high, and not some kind of fluke.  Either way, it is exciting to think that perhaps people are interested in what is going on in our classroom.  Are you?  Go to More Than ABC's!

On my to do list:
See what comes next if people kept coming at this rate.
And why?!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

David: Seeking a Heart Like His

Loving this study and an awesome group of women!

Don't you just want this little guy following you around for a few hours?

Stuff I've Underlined This Week:

See what happens when we focus more on our battles than on God?  Our enemy appears bigger, we appear weaker, and God appears smaller.  wow!

God sometimes stays the encouragement of others purposely so we will learn to find it in Him.  (when it seems like we're alone...who should we be looking for?)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


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Favorites in February

A favorite paper, favorite dishes, favorite tea, and a chocolate cookie!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book: Double Comfort Safari Club


I do not know how this cover has to do with the book.
I don't know what made this fit the mystery genre.
I didn't like it.
I was mad enough to finish it to prove how much it wasn't fit for printing.

Need good book!!!!

(did like the phrase "matronly air passages")

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HorseThief Falls

It was a beautiful day, but the Horsethief falls seems to have...disappeared in the winter?

It was some pretty cool wavy ice flowing over rocks and whatever lies under the frozen blanet of ice and snow.

Outside Divide, CO on HWY 67.

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