new year means new organization and refreshed decor at my house. Last year I shared some of the changes I made to Cameron's room to transform her space from messy to marvelous. Well, now it's Jordy's turn.
Throughout this post I'll share a few easy makeover ideas which helped to totally transform this room.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2012 and with the new year comes my annual recap of all the creative blog posts from the year that was.
If you missed any of my posts last year, simply scroll through the links below to review the projects I featured throughout 2011. Enjoy the browse.
Year in Review 2010 Check out a quick recap of all my posts from 2010. Lots of easy, inspiring projects to create for fun or gifting.
Bloggie Awards My first ever entry into the prestigious Bloggie Award competition. Thanks for all the support and votes for my blog. Feel free to nominate this blog again this year and don't forget to nominate your own blog too.
In the Kitchen with Nana Candy making has never been so fun with a little help from my mom, Nana Banana. These Martha Washington candies are a sweet treat, well suited for any time of year. You'll also fall in love with my mom who can belt out a pretty nice tune as you can hear in this post.
(Log) Cabin Fever If you've always wanted to make a quilt but never thought you could, the Log Cabin quilt pattern is among the simplest for any beginner. Even veteran quilters return to this tried and true quilt pattern that produces gorgeous, versatile results every time.
Magnificent Monograms Handmade napkins get a special, personalized touch with a little fancy embroidery. Check out the embroidery process along with easy tips on constructing your own handmade napkins. You'll love the monogrammed gift bag I made to go along with this project.
Spring SpringerlesThese cookies have a distinct taste and an even more distinct appearance. Old fashioned Springerles are a long-time tradition that uses special molds that can not only be used for cookies but also used for crafting projects too.
After my last post on the discovery of five kittens in our backyard tree, I thought I'd stay with the kitty theme with an embellished, apple green apron project fit for any fan of felines.
If you've never tried stencilling an image onto fabric before you'll love seeing how easy it is. But first...
KITTEN UPDATE: The mama cat moved her entire litter to a hidden location shortly after I snapped all those photos of the kittens. Also, the recent attention focused on the hollow portion of the tree highlighted just how rotten the Chestnut Oak really was. We called in tree experts who warned that the tree could be toppled by a strong wind at any time. Not good, considering the angle would have brought it down through the center of our house. We had the tree removed three days later.
When it comes to crafts, I'm definitely the go-to gal in my circle of friends. It's a fun position to be in because many of the projects I help with also end up getting shared on this blog for all of you to enjoy.
Recently, my friend Suzie asked me to monogram a baby blanket as a gift for a friend of hers.
Throughout this post, I'll walk you through this embroidery project and I'll also show you how to pump up the "too cute for words" factor to make a gift like this even cuter (even if you don't have an embroidery machine).
Don't you just love the bold and wonderful contrasting colors of red, white and blue? I certainly do, and considering the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner, that makes this red, white and blue-themed post perfectly apropos.
This post is all about creative gift giving and how you can combine a few inexpensive items to create a fantastic and memorable gift for someone special this summer.
You've landed on a blog owned and written by Lisa Tutman-Oglesby. Creativity abounds here from DIY projects to yummy recipes, home decor to LIFESTYLE ideas to everything in-between. If you live and love a creative life, or just need a little inspiration to do so, then this is the place for you. Browse and enjoy.