Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Super!

I saw these pinned on Pinterest a while ago, and I decided to go ahead and make them so I can have them ready for next month.  Being a mom, full time student, and a crafty genius wanna-be sometimes forces me to do things early.

They are just about the EASIEST Valentines EVER. Hey, you friends, you have to wait until next year. :P I saw it first!

This is the pin. The blog I was directed to is It's simply really. Get a close up shot of your kiddo holding his/her hand out. Add some text. Print it. Cut Slits. Insert lollipop.

Totally cute and totally awesome.

Yay for the internet. Yay for crafty people sharing their goodies. Yay for Pinterest!

Now, as far as the picture, please pay no attention to the scalloped edges. I couldn't find my scissors. The actual Valentines are being printed on better paper. This was just to give you all the general idea. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Foodie Friday

In 2012, I am trying to teach myself to bake. I can usually make a meal for family and friends that is tasty, but my desserts leave little to be desired.

Last night I tried my hand at a peanut butter cookie. I found the website They had this recipe. With a few tweaks (I added more oatmeal and also had to compensate because I only had all purpose flour), I got some pretty fabulous treats.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crafty New Year

Hello everyone!

So, a year (just about) has gone by without any blog postings from me. That's really terrible. Busy doesn't even begin to describe it. Also, I think I was looking at the blogging as work and not as fun.

So, for 2012, let's just have fun.

What do I like to do for fun? I like to create things. Lately, I have been looking through the pins on Pinterest for ideas. Sometimes, I just try to create (or duplicate) the project or the recipe. Yet, sometimes, I use it for inspiration-just something to start my brain. Here let me show you:

I saw this vase before Christmas. So, I decided to try it for myself. I found some vases at the Dollar Store and had a little fun.

This is the end result:

Just yesterday, I was looking for an idea for a teacher's gift for my son's preschool teacher. I wanted to do something with a monogram, but I wasn't sure WHAT exactly. So, I headed back to Pinterest and found this awesome pin. I quickly texted my good friend for a French lesson and was all set to gather the supplies needed to make this. Soon, it hit me that I should try to use what I already had at home. I was going to use whole crayons and cut them, but I had already done that for his other teacher. After what seemed like an eternity (probably just an hour), I decided to make crayon sprinkles and use it like glitter. So... here you have it... The crayon sprinkled Monogram with the words in English instead of French that was inspired by something wonderful I saw on Pinterest. :)

I will try to be better about blogging. I will try to have more fun.

Crafty New Year and Happy 2012, everyone!