Friday, July 29, 2011

winner, winner & visiting.

Hey everyone! It's time to announce the winner of the July idea board giveaway. The winner is #6, aka:

Who said: "Fresh eyes and a new perspective would really help me with my office. It needs to be functional but I so want it to be pretty and warm. Not sure how to get there! Being a mom who works from home this room is a challenge for me. As for the 4th I wish I had done this fun door wreath for my home but everything "crafty" is in storage right now. We did watch the Macys fireworks {AMAZING} and our local fireworks from our rooftop!"

Fireworks from the rooftop? How fun does that sound!

Congratulations and please email me at so we can begin working on your office!

Today I'm also guest posting over at...

Denise guest posted for me in the beginning of the summer here. Click on her blog image above to go to my guest post and say hello!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is this guy's birthday...

And it's not just any birthday for him, it's his golden birthday!

Thank you for making me laugh...

And being a hero to our boys...

Happy birthday to my high school sweetheart {who had me at hello, or rather a hand wave}, my best friend, the love of my life!

Happy birthday hubby {or boyfriend}!
I love you!

love, Me

Monday, July 25, 2011

water photo and mister.

I'm entering a photo contest at I Heart Faces. This week it's about water.

While we were in Brandon Vt. my kids decided they would create a little "water park" out of the town's drinking fountain. They ended up soaked from head to toe. Here is my middle one trying to get the water to go as high as it can, and obviously pretty excited about getting it go high as well.

Enter your water photo here.


fabric silhouette art.

This past week me and the boys stayed at my parents since my oldest was attending golf camp at their golf course, and while I was there I worked on some art for their 2nd guest room aka the boys' room.

Here's how I did it:

{Materials needed:}

2 different {but coordinating} fabrics
a canvas of your desired size {we used 16x20}
iron on webbing
soft tip marker
scotch tape
spray on fabric adhesive
glue gun {optional}

First take a side profile picture of who you are making a silhouette of and upload it onto the computer. Make it your desired size.

Tape the paper to the computer screen and gently trace the profile picture with the soft tip marker. {You could always print out the picture and cut the silhouette from that but this way saves on ink}. You can always edit with your marker any fly aways or what not, if you look closely you'll see my son was having a wacky hair day so I tamed the back of his hair a bit.

Iron on the fusible webbing to the fabric you have chosen for the silhouette.

Cut out the silhouette from the paper you just traced.

And trace the profile onto the fusible webbing that is now attached to the fabric. {make sure you trace it facing the opposite direction you want the finished piece to face. I wanted my profiles to face towards the left when hung on the wall so I traced them facing right}.

Cut them out.

Now peel off the back paper of the webbing and iron onto your main piece of fabric {this fabric must be big enough to wrap your canvas}.

This step you might want to go outside for. Spray your canvas with the adhesive spray and carefully place the fabric with attached silhouette onto the canvas {if you don't want to be stressed during this step pick a fabric that does not have stripes or any other pattern on it that will show if it is not perfectly straight on the canvas, my mistake here}.

Here is where you can use the hot glue gun to attach the fabric to the back or continue using spray. I used the hot glue first time around but decided to finish the 2nd two with the spray, it worked a lot faster but be careful not to over spray and get the entire back sticky. Attach your corner like this first.

Then fold the sides like this to create a simple and neat fold.

Trim the excess material.

To finish it off you can trim the border with upholstery nails, my mom has to order some from here before we can finish it 100%. But now you have a fun and personal piece of art work.


Have fun making yours!


{linking to the parties above}

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July giveaway.

I'm a week late in starting the...

But now is your chance to win an idea board for any room in your home. Whether it's a few changes you need help with or need a complete room re-do I'd love to help you with it!

Just leave a comment and let me know what room you would like help with if you win! And just for fun, did you decorate for the 4th? What did you do to get your home ready for our nation's holiday?

Blog about the monthly giveaway and leave another comment letting me know for another chance of winning.

I'll announce the winner on July 29! Good luck!