Friday, January 28, 2011

Fun Friday Finds-Valentine's Day!

I have missed having the time to do my Fun Friday Finds but I am going to make a real effort to post something every Friday!  I couldn't resist sharing some of the amazing crafts that are being shared amonsgt bloggers.  There are some brilliant and easy ideas on this list!

Valentine's Day Countdown @ Infarrantly Creative
Valentine's Day Mail Pouch for back of chair @ At Second Street
Valentine's Day Felt Garland @ Sweet Bee Buzzings
Sparkly Banner @ Lemon Tree Creations
Scrapwood Valentine's Blocks @ Scissors & Spatulas
My Heart has a Key artwork @ Red Heads Craft More Fun
 Valentine's Day Bark @ My Computer Is My Canvas
Felt Valentine's Day Pillows @ Felt So Cute
Tootsie Roll Valentine's Day Treats @ Random Thoughts of a Supermom
Valentine's Day Canvas Art @ Crap I've Made (Love the name of her blog!)

Share your links if you have an inspiring Valentine's Day Craft or if you've seen something you just are dying to share!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day Mobile

I have really enjoyed seeing all the amazing Valentine's Day craft ideas that are flyng around all the blogs so it's kept me inspired to do more crafting.  I wanted to make a mobile for the special day so this is what I came up with:

You will need:
1 flat wooden wreath form.  I think it was 12 inches.
Thin ribbon
Decorative Papers
Red Paint
Glue stick
Double Sided tape
Foam paint brush

Take your wreath form and drill holes around it spaced evenly--maybe about 12 to 14 holes. 
There I am drilling 
Take your paint and paintbrush out to get ready to paint. 
Paint your wreath form. 
All the papers I used. 
Trace hearts on the backside of your paper and then cut them out. 
Thread two pieces of your thin ribbon through 4 holes making it as centered as you can. 
The holes I used were straight across from each other which is what you want.  You will thread the ribbon through 4 holes. 
There I am threading.  
Put two extra pieces of ribbon right in the center not connected to anything.  This will be what you attach you hearts to so you have something hanging in the center. 
Pull all the ribbons tight and then tie a large knot.  This was the hardest part of the project because if you tie too loose then you have one side leaning so you have to make sure you are pulling all the strings evenly. 
Place a piece of heart shaped cardstock between your papers unless your paper is cardstock then you won't need to do that.  I taped one patterened paper to the cardstock with double sided tape.   
Place double sided tape down the center of your half assembled hear and then tape it to the ribbon placed where you want it.
Then take your glue stick all around the backing paper so the edges are nice and tightly sealed.  Adhere that to the half assembled heart.  Then go down a few inches and add a smaller two sided heart. 
I found it was easiest to work with while it was hanging up. 
I liked having three hearts in the center and the other "dangles" have 2 each-one small and one large. 
It was a really easy project it just took longer than I expected and tying off the ribbons were harder than I thought they would be.  I would say this is something almost anyone could do but plan on having a couple hours to complete it.   

The DIY Show Off

Monday, January 24, 2011

Adding A Signature

I have been wanting to add a signature to my blog for awhile now but everytime I do one in photoshop and then try to load it through Photobucket it doesn't work.  I get infuriated and frustrated and just find myself giving up.  Today I clicked on Sassy Sites--one of my new followers--and there she had the simplest way to add a signature!  This was her great Post.

Here is a play by play:
Go to
You can opt to register or not (you will get the same outcome)
Create the signature you want
When you finish all the steps and it asks you questions click on "Want to use?" (or some wording like that-it's the last option)
Create the HTML code and copy it
Go to your Blogger Dashboard and click on Settings
Click on Formatting then scroll to the botom to Post Template
Add the HTML text into your template and tada you have yourself a signature!

Good Luck!

A little Blog Lovin' for Itsy Bitsy Paper

I got an email yesterday from Kathryn over at Penguins Gift Blog and she wanted to feature my Valentine's Day Cards on her blog so here is the feature on her BLOG.

She has some great stuff featured on her blog so it's worth taking a minute to click over.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Recipe

Do you LOVE Peanut Butter!?  I know I do!   This is the simplest dessert recipe and QUICK which I love.
You Need:
2 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1 /2 Cups Peanut Butter  (Save 1/2 Cup for chocolate mixture)
1 Cup butter, melted
2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
2 3/4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
Gather your ingredients 
mix everything together except your chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter 
your mixture will be almost crumbly in texture 
press into a 9x13 inch pan 
melt your chocolate chips and peanut butter either on the stove or in the microwave  
pour your melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture 
spread the chocolate evenly across the top 
stick dish in the fridge for about 5 minutes or until chocolate has set up. 
cut up into squares and serve.

Told you it was easy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Things you might want to know...

Ashley, over at Little Miss Momma is so inspirational to me because she is so honest with her thoughts and feelings and everytime I read something I realize I am not alone in my everyday feelings.  She did a posting called:  Things You Should Know If We Are Gonna Be BFFs and I loved it!  I loved that she put it all out there and loved learning more about her.  It was my inspiration behind this post...get ready because you are going to learn more about me than you ever wanted to know. 
I met my husband online--yikes right?  The first phone convo we had was literally 12 hours long!
My Husband and I

I am sort of a Leather and Coach Purse snob...I know I'm one of "those" people but I can't help it.

I try to see the Good in everyone and I do mean everyone.

I was voted Best Dressed and Best Sense of Humor my senior year of High School...oh if they only knew that now my favorite outfit is pajamas.

You would be just as likely to see me wear clothes from Target as a Designer Label--I love all things fashion.

My sister is adopted from El Salvador and is the reason I want to adopt someday--She is {amazing}!

My Sister and I

My husband is Indian but get ready--not from India.  What?  He is from NYC and his parents grew up in South America.  Cuhrazy

I have LOTS of Social Phobias which always surprises people because I'm a talker and very outgoing but deep down I fret over having to be in a social situation outside of my comfort zone.

I have been to many hair stylists but my mom still gives me the best haircuts
I have lost ALOT of weight over the years--and I've gained alot too.  I have kept it off for awhile but I fear it will creep back on.  Don't believe me when I say ALOT, check out the photo:
Yep, that's me
I'm always thinking of how I can make something...crafts, food etc.

I love the beach--not the ocean

I L♥ve to Cook!  I mean I really really love to cook and bake.

I am obsessed with Jewelry...the good stuff and the fun pieces you can buy almost anywhere.

I hate to cry in front of others...I feel like it shows a weakness in me.

I worry everyday about failing

I love my son so much it can bring me to tears!

My son and I

Sometimes I hate being a Mom.

I am a little crazy over celebrity gossip.  Love it but feel bad for them at the same time because they have no privacy.

I judge myself very Harshly.

I hate it and feel inspired when I'm told I'm just like my mom.
My Mom

Pretzels are my weakness

Have an amazing Cheesecake recipe that I don't share

I can't stand Hair...hence my short hair right?  I can't stand it on my body or head--weird, I know.

I shave my legs every single day--remember I hate hair.

I can't draw to save my life.

I love my dog almost as much as I love my son.
Maggie ♥

I wonder if I'm a good mom...

I love my friends but I don't keep in touch.

I believe everyone should feel special on their birthday!

I want more children.

I always laugh at people falling down or running into something before I ask if they are ok...I know I'm terrible so I give you permission to judge me.

I want to be the best at everything I do.

I hate exercise!

I am very close to my parents and sister! 

I sleep with a Puffalump from when I was a kid...when am I going to grow up?

My son carries an old tshirt of mine as his security blanket.

I love gadgets and technology.

Talented and successful people both inspire me and intimidate me.

I don't sleep through the night.

I try to read at least one book per week.

I love my {freckles}

See my freckles?  I wish they were as plentiful as when I was a kid.

I hate getting dirty!

I run the vaccum everyday.

I'm a MAC Cosmetics snob especially the eyeshadow!
MAC Cosmetics

I love lip gloss and lipstick

I'm a people pleaser.

I can't wear cheap shoes...I know I'm so annoying

I'm always stressing about something

I love Peanut Butter anything, even straight from the jar.

I don't have a college degree (and I regret that I didn't finish everyday)

I can't wear cheap sunglasses--not because I don't want to but they make me nauseous (at least that is how I justify my expensive glasses)

I love Real Housewives of New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Orange County and any other city they will add in the future.

I am passionate about my business, family, life and love.

{There are many of you that blog and might want to think about doing your own list.  It is freeing to put it all out there.}

Leave me a message if you enjoyed learning more about me or if you've done your own list.