Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Chicken Restaurant Shirt

And, since I support Chick-fil-A and their freedom to express their beliefs, I decided to make some Chick-fil-A love shirts. 

The easiest way is to use iron-on transfer paper and printables (which, I made some for you).

The alternate way would be using fabric paint to write, and some material and fuse web or fabric glue.  Cut your material to the shape you want, and glue or iron it to the shirt, and use your paint to write or fill in details. You can also use the paint to 'seal' the edges of whatever you iron/glue on.

I may go back and add some fabric paint cow-spots to ours. Let them do double duty, and be used for dress like a cow day. 

Download the printables here!
(For personal use only.)
There are .pdf, .jpg, and powerpoint files, as well as the font I used, and the bandana and cow print backgrounds. 

Friday, July 20, 2012


We're now on Polyvore

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What is Polyvore?

It's like a fashion pinterest. You can clip things to polyvore, then create your own outfits and such. 

Project : Mini blinds

Ok, so this was a project that really doesn't need a post. Seriously, how hard is it to put up blinds? We're having a harder time finding the other two blinds we need. 
{18" wide, 1" vinyl blinds, white, room darkening}
But, this was one of our projects to tackle - so here it is. 

Our old blinds were/are metal and don't work properly. They get stuck all the time, so you could never open them up. So we wanted to replace them with something that did work, and was fairly cheap, but would look nice. Having children means we will probably be replacing them. Several times over the years. 
The project only took them about an hour, and cost less than $15 for the blind on the center window (I haven't been able to find the smaller ones).
ps - our house is messy. It's a side effect of having a baby. Sort of.

Baby is supervising for me.

 1 window done. With blinds I can actually raise and let light in.

Our projects to tackle :
Front flower beds & sidewalk
Front porch lights
Ceiling fans in the 2 bedrooms
Lower baby's crib
Pantry cabinet for the kitchen
Build a workbench for J
Replace kitchen sink faucet
Buy and replace living room mini-blinds

{Replace broken microwave}

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Project: Four Hour Faucet

The Four Hour Faucet Project.
Ok, it didn't really take 4 hours ... maybe 3 ... but 4 hour faucet has a better ring to it. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Project : Beautify the front yard

Something that has really bugged my husband and I since we moved in was our front yard. We've done little things here and there (like weeding and planting some bushes), but the yard truly was horrible when we moved in. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A June Wedding

Last weekend my brother got married to his wonderful girlfriend of over 5 years.
The whole weekend made for a perfect story they can tell their children one day.
(Note: This is a 'picture-heavy' post. No pictures in this post may be copied or used in any way.)

Last Week

So you may or may not have noticed my blog was a little MIA for the last week or so. That was partially intentional. I intended to be "away" from June 30-July 9 for a "vacation", but alas - plans change.