Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Handmade Olympics - rikrak studio

I love to see what creative people can make and do!  Rikrak Studio held a "Handmade Olympics" and the winners' ideas are posted with links to their sites.  There are so many different and interesting things that are highlighted here.  Have fun - this is a great site with lots of good ideas!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Drop and Give Me 10! ~ Cake Push-Ups

Not a summer has gone by in many years that we haven't had a box of ice cold push-ups in our freezer!  Did you know that you can buy plastic push-ups to use at home?  Look at these yummy cake push-ups that you can create.  This would be so much fun for a birthday party, special dinner, or holiday treat!  You could do trifles, puddings, flavored whipped creams, fruit, Nilla wafers, Oreos, etc.  You have to buy them in bulk, so get with a group of neighbors, friends, (or sisters *hint hint*) and split an order!  Check them out here:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Organized Living ~ Great Ideas!

If you need to refresh your routine, get your schedule pulled together, or just want to see some new ways of organizing your life, check out the wonderful ideas these bloggers have shared!  It is definitely worth a few minutes of your time to see how others stay organized.  I love the binder ideas, printables, and ways to label household items.  And if you don't have a labeler, you need one!  It is an essential piece of household equipment.  Watch the sales ~ I found a great Brother label maker FREE at Staples!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Art - Jen Stark

If you want to see some new and different ways of creating art using paper and a knife, then check out this site!  Jen Stark uses layers and stacks of colored paper, blocks, pencils and other mediums to create interesting pieces of art.  I love how her pieces pull you in and encourage you to look at the piece and the method of creating which she used to get it just right.  Have fun!

Coupon Tips! ~ Target

Here's a quick and easy coupon tip - you can COMBINE a coupon with a manufacturer's coupon for big savings.  Just match your coupons to the sales and purchase items for pennies, or even free!  Check out the Krazy Coupon Lady for this week's list of deals!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fresh & Fun Decorating Sites

I hope your Valentine's Day was full of love!  We are moving out of winter and into spring, which means time to spring clean and redecorate.  Here are some sites that I like to visit for decorating ideas:

*I have to admit that this site is a favorite!  You will love the tutorials!*

Thursday, February 10, 2011

La Petite Ecole ~ French General

Oh how I love the fabric in this line!  If you love all things francais, then this website is made for you.  Check out the darling fabrics, the paperie, the cuisine tags, the jewelry, the mini journal set...the list goes on and on!  I adore it ~ every one.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Decoration Inspiration!

I think you will absolutely love these great photos of interiors, some before and afters, to totally motivate you to redo, clean and organize your living environment!  Check out the good ideas here!

Reusable Swiffer Sweeper Tutorial ~ Sew Much Ado

If you use a Swiffer, then you know how often you go through those Swiffer sheets.  Here's a great tutorial on how to make a reusable Swiffer sweeper pad using an old t-shirt and a large chenille sock!  I bet you could pick these up at the dollar store if you don't have any around your home.  Check out this good idea, along with the other ones she has on her site!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thrifty Blog ~ Thrifty Decor Chick

I love to check out before-and-after pictures of organized spaces!  It's just so motivating to see how someone else organizes pretty much the exact same stuff that you own.  You can look at all types of blog posts on her site by clicking on the category that interests you.  Check out this blog for some good thrifty tips and ideas!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cute Idea - The 14 Days of Valentines ~ Wants and Wishes

If you are interested in doing a fun project that starts TODAY, then head over to the Wants and Wishes blog to see the cute idea she has for you to do!  It would be a lot of fun to put this together and do for someone who needs a little cheering up at this time of year.  Take a look at her cute ideas!


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