Saturday, January 29, 2011

I'm sticky.

I tried today to make a glass tile pendant using a picture I printed and a tray/tile kit I purchased. I think it turned out pretty cute, but I almost did a better job of gluing my fingers together than I did with making the pendant.

I haven't quite figured out how I can actually make these and still be reusing. This one is going to be tough. ;)

And, of course here is today's shot o' the day.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Playing Catch Up, TGIF!

I hope everyone's week has been good so far. Just a few hours left until the weekend! Woo-hoo!

The weather in NC is supposed to be gorgeous (for winter anyway), and the family is hoping to get outside for some deck work!

This week something very exciting happened for Green Mum! One of my absolute favorite companies,, posted a "how to" article on their blog. Guess what it was about? Our upcycled gift card bracelets! Check it out: "How to: Upcycled Gift Card Bracelet"

Finally, here are 3 days of the 365 challenge:




Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25/365 and a little bragity-brag

Sometimes I make things that I actually think are pretty cute. Ha! This sock monkey gift card bracelet is one of those things. :)

last minute shot

Monday, January 24, 2011

24/265- My Mondays are wacky so....

I'll be brief.

"Yeah. That."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New product and 23/365

Let's start off by posting my 365 challenge shot:

Now here's what I think is the good stuff! Photo magnets! They are 1.5" round and they are super de-duper cute! Here's a look. (Special thanks to the ladies who volunteered to be my test photos.) :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

crafting retreat?

I am sitting in my house making a to do list of all that I would like to accomplish this weekend, and I realized that I need a couple of days dedicated solely to arts and crafts. I it possible to ever do that? Is there a retreat I can take? In my wildest dreams maybe.

So, here's me...wishing on a star, hoping that I can have a weekend of expression and creativity.



Friday, January 21, 2011

21/365- a sneak peek

Just a glimpse into something I might be doing for someone someday...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a new family member

Things are super exciting here at casa de la green mum. We got a new furbaby!!!! His name is Miles, and he's a 9 year old "Gollie." His previous owner is a super cool friend of a friend who had to move and just could not keep him.

He's a love bug, and we are so thrilled to have him.

In honor of Miles, we'll take a break from crafty stuff and just post our 365 challenge brag pics... :)

"lucky boy"

"nice to meet you"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lots of stuff going on! Woo-hoo!

I have 3 days worth of photos to add, but first I have to squeal about the box that UPS delivered today. Maybe tomorrow I can show you one of my new ideas...Can say too much more until the stuff is together, but... yay! I*heart* UPS!

Oh, and I also made a few of my gift card bracelets. I am happily accepting any gift cards that you don't need anymore. ;) Email me and I'll pay shipping!


Pics from the 365 challenge:




Saturday, January 15, 2011

14/365 and 15/365

"boogie shoes"

"future mechanic?"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

13/365 and a do it myself project

Today I decided to be a total mom and take a picture of my cutey pie.
"Cheesy Boy"

Also, recently I've been drooling over things in the Pottery Barn Kids Catalog. I've been particularly drawn to their "Plane Art Cable System." Well, the concept anyway. What I liked most is that it hung on the wall. So... I made this! I plan on taking better photos on the next one. ;)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12/365- love is in the air

I happened upon a great blog today, Crafts by Amanda. On there I found a tutorial for making these super cute magnets. Way awesome! Anyway... here's my 12th day of the 365 challenge image:

"I love you, I love you, I love you so well..."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


"frosty beverage"

Monday, January 10, 2011


Today's ramblings are dedicated to the weather. Today is an unexpected snow day for all of us at my house. My son had no preschool, my college canceled classes due to inclement weather, and my husband works at a private school-no work for him today.

I took this photo for the challenge to document this day. As you can see, we are clearly "SNOWED IN"

Also, I wanted to a photo of the goodies I am sending to my pal in Germany. Hope she likes them!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

a 2fer...

Classes start on Monday for this crafty/student/pseudo stay at home mom, so I got a little behind on my uploads. I didn't cheat, I swear. My shots were taken on the correct days. So, here are the 8th and 9th installment of my 365 day challenge. Drum roll please.



"in training"

Friday, January 7, 2011


"what happened to the good old days?"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

6/365-lunch date and mural is done!

"lunch date"

And, this is the finished project! Wa-hoo!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

5/365. Granddaddy came over.

This one is my favorite.

"Naming truck 76 of 100"

Here are the other pics from today of my boy and his Granddaddy... love!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4/365 and a trip to the craft store.

"The clouds. They made me go in there."

Well, the outline is done on the mural and my little requested the colors of the 'bots. Off I went to the craft store. I have so MANY things going on right now, and my purchase was soooo random. In fact, I remembered some other items I was supposed to pick up while typing this blog post... sigh....

Oh, here's the latest pic. ;)

Monday, January 3, 2011


Sunday, January 2, 2011

A 365 challenge?

A lot of my friends are doing a 365 photo challenge. I have tried in years past to do something like this, and I haven't made it past about 18 days. I love taking pictures, and I do find myself snapping shots almost daily with the iPhone. However, my 365 challenge is to post something CREATIVE on this blog every day. Maybe it's a picture of some work I've done-maybe it's a cute shot I took. Maybe it's a brainstorming post... Who knows???

So, let me play catch up!

Entry 1/365:

January 1, 2011: I made the decision to paint a mural in my son's room. I am very excited! I have started the process, but the plan is to create it next week while he is at preschool. Looking forward to posting pics!

Entry 2/365:

January 2, 2011:
taken with iPhone.
"Rain, Rain- Go Away"