Friday, February 6, 2015

Craft Warehouse Round 2

When I was in Idaho last weekend I vowed to get to Craft Warehouse and Saturday night, we made it! Here are some pictures I took of the store and the cool treasures I found!


So much wood, cut and assembled, ready for projects!
  

I love the backdrop of lights behind the burlap



I love this display! Those 4 boxes on the shelf, you can make these! You can buy a whole book of the material with the different patterns and designs. Then you need this tool to make the boxes. I love that everything to make the project is available to buy right here in the display. If I saw just the book of material, or just the tool used to make these boxes, I would have no idea what to do.


Good prices and sales


Check out the cute Valentine stuff. Where in Utah do they sell the wood board with the 3 small hanging boards? I think what they made with it is adorable! 


And this! So badly I would love to make this, esp for the Pinterest party. I wonder if Craft Warehouse works with bloggers. Would have been so fun to make this at my party.


Tinting spray?! Like spray paint but for glass. I wanted to get all the colors and spray paint glass from the thrift store or something.  I guess this product is in Utah? I havent seen it yet. I just thought it was super cool.


Fun idea to do with the tint spray.

So we only spent around 30 minutes or so, maybe a bit longer, walking up and down many of the aisles, oohing and aahing over everything. I cant wait to go back again next time I am in Idaho. 

What is your favorite craft store where you live?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Pinterest Party


It's time for another Pinterest party and this one was Valentine themed!


The whole set up!

Food Details First 


Huge thanks to my sister Laura who helped me make these fun kabobs. (Inspiration found here.) I love food on a stick! This was just a brownie mix cut into squares (use a plastic knife!), large marshmallows and strawberries with the tips cut off. Slide them on to a kabob stick and you are done. I love easy treats.


To make this jello, (inspiration found here) you have to tip the cup on its side almost and a muffin tin is great for doing this. Plus a little bit of tape and a super steady hand!

You can put sliced strawberries on top of the jello or whipped cream but I skipped that this time because I used the strawberries for the kabobs instead.


Diana brought this Red Velvet Puppy Chow. I am not a huge fan of the red velvet taste but I actually liked this pretty well!


Frieda brought her amazing sugar cookies. 
I love how she decorates them & how soft they are!


She also brought these healthy Cupid's Arrow Appetizer
I think they turned out way cute and they were so delicious, a nice break from all the sugar!


Diana's friend Melissa brought these little shortbread cookies in the shape of hearts, topped with chocolate and sprinkles. They melted in my mouth and I had to have more than one.

Now on to the crafts!


Melissa brought some Valentine ideas and they are all free printables you can find online. I love the use of the light bulb filled with candy. You can get these containers at Hobby Lobby.


Another way to use the Valentine printable...the finger lights can be found at Walmart or any party store. You can also buy them online in bulk.


Mustache tattoo Valentines that you can print yourself!


These bubbles are fun and can be cheap. You can find them in the wedding aisle or at party stores. This Valentine turned out super cute!


Diana and her two girls brought these bookmarks, this is what her girls are giving to their classes for Valentines Day. Any store that carries paint has these sample cards and you can grab a bunch, trim them to the length you want and use a heart punch to decorate it. Tie a bit of ribbon tassle for the top and the project is complete.



This was my project! I found the frames at DI (thrift store) and The Dollar Tree. I love how different everyone's turned out. Inspiration found here.


Melissa brought everything set up and ready to make this super cute Valentine Heart Chain. I love how mine turned out!

I am so happy that people came and we could make a lot of fun projects! Next Pinterest party will be late April/early May and the theme will be spring crafts and treats so start getting ready and thinking of a yummy food or craft you can bring!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3 Fun Moving Tips for Moms

Moving can be an extremely stressful process, but if you take the right precautions, it can be a great time to get organized, throw out old things, and start fresh in a brand new house. Take these three tips with you on your move so you can be better prepared to have a fun experience.



1.     Get Creative with Padding
It is critical to have as much padding in your boxes as possible. You can use soft items like stuffed animals, extra socks in your kitchen glasses, old shirts, newspaper, old phone books, and other items that might be around your house. Wrap your mirrors, lamps, and artwork with blankets, and make sure they are extremely padded.

2.     Create a “Packing Supplies Basket”
For your moving convenience, create a “Packing Supplies Basket” to store things like labels, scissors, screw drivers, tape, razors, and more. This way, you can carry around your packing supplies easily and have everything ready to use.

3.     Do your Research on Moving Beforehand
Make sure you are ready and prepared for your move so that you are not scrambling to organize, pack, and make sure nothing is broken. Check out this moving guide from Extra Space Storage that highlights some great tips to make sure your move is smooth and organized. 

Your move should be enjoyable, so stay prepared and ready for action, and take these tips with you to make sure you are well prepared and organized.


If you sign up for a storage unit through the website linked above, you will get $25 paypal cash from me! This is for all states in the US so share with your friends as well!