Small Update, Big Changes

I've been totally MIA and neglectful of my blog recently. Why? Because we randomly decided to put our house on the market last month and escrow closed within 20 days! In three days from now, we're officially "homeless". I'll explain that story later, but in the meantime, I'll be stuffing my entire house into a POD.

Don't forget about me, I'll be back soon.
Happy holidays everyone!

Wedding Direction Sign

This is the last of 3 signs I made for my sister in law's wedding. You can view the tutorial here. The fun part about this sign was picking out different fonts for each word.

In my attempt to have all of the words end in "ing", I came up with "relieving" for the bathroom sign. What do you think? Can you think of anything else bathroom related ending in "ing"??

GFC Blog Hop w/ The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be co-hosting with Melissa at The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife. 

Halloween Table Decorations

I'm going to make this post short and show a few pictures of the decorations I used on a small table in our kitchen. 

Canning jar lid pumpkin: click here to see where I got the idea.

Pumpkins: Target {dollar section}

Basket: Home Goods

Happy Halloween!

Cinnamon Toast Cookies

This is kind of a cop out, but if you are ever sitting at home late at night and desperate to bake something, I have the perfect "recipe" for you... cinnamon toast cookies! 

You've made cinnamon toast before, right? Obviously. Well this is pretty much the exact same thing, except on a baking sheet. Here's what I did: 

Bread (preferably sourdough)
Melted butter {spray butter would work too}

Step 1: Cut the crust off your bread. Nobody likes the crust anyway. {or is that just me?}

Step 2: Roll out your pieces of bread to make it feel more doughy. 

Step 3: Cut out shapes using cookie cutters on the thin pieces of bread.
Step 4: Brush on the butter.
Step 5: Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Step 6: I don't really remember the specifics of this step, which is unfortunate because it is the most important one. {classic.} I'm pretty sure I put them in for 375* for a couple of minutes until they started looking toasty. Like 10 minutes maybe? You'll be able to tell because they kind of plump up and look hardened. You could always touch test them every couple of minutes too.

I admit that this may be one of my worst tutorials, but the idea and intention is there! 
Try this yourself, you won't regret it!

Wedding Advice Basket

I just wanted to show everyone this adorable picnic basket I found at The Goodwill a while ago. It worked out perfect for both of the weddings I just worked on. 

I used my Silhouette drawing pens to make the sign and cut it out using two different pieces of scrapbook paper. 

Specifically, this made the perfect drop basket for my Sister-in-law's personalized Guest Libs that I made. Check that out here.

"Guest Libs"- Personalized Mad Libs for Wedding Guests

Have you seen this on Pinterest? I thought it was such a cute idea! I made this personalized Mad Libs for my Sister-in-law's wedding. I liked this wording because it allows for fun {whether appropriate or inappropriate} responses from the guests!
I printed them 2 per page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of cream colored paper. 

We scattered them all around the venue and had people drop them in a basket up front.

So fun! I made this using Photoshop, so please let me know if you are interested in one of your own!

Rainbow Party: DIY Round Banners & Streamers

Ever since I started crafting, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't use crepe paper to decorate for parties. Why? Because I know I can be so much more creative than that! 

So, here we go... 

The best way to decorate for a rainbow-themed party is to start by buying a stack of rainbow cardstock. I bought this at Michael's using a coupon and I was able to use it on a ton of projects. That much paper for less than $10 is a great deal!

Project #1: Streamers

How to: 

Project #2: Banner

How to: 

Now do it over and over again until you've created an amazing wall of color!