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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Toothbrush

Do you ever use the wrong toothbrush? I do. lol!  But shhh don't tell my husband. And the instant I put it in my mouth I know it's not mine cause it's all blown out and needs replacing. Yuck!!! Why don't I EVER notice before it's in my mouth?

I have NEVER had this issue (ever) but here's the problem I secretly wanted the orange toothbrush really bad. But to save him from having to use the pink one I took pink instead. Apparently I still want the orange one. Pink toothbrush I don't like you.

So do you ever use the wrong toothbrush?  Someone please tell me I'm not the only one. Or do you just give your hubby the pink one?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Printables

The party printables from our Diary of a Wimpy Kid party are now available to download for free on our website! You can pick them up HERE on the Tutorials & DIY page of our website.

Available downloads include:
Diary Label

Bag Topper

Favor Tags
Wimpy Kid Favor Tags

Keychain Art

Enjoy! We'd love to hear if you pick them up! And feel free to email or comment with any questions. Also be sure to come back and share links to your Diary of a Wimpy Kid party.

Monday, August 29, 2011

In the works.

Just a little sneak peek at a project that is currently in the works.


Any guesses at what it might be???

Boy I love thrift stores!

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Gift

Here's a little gift for a blog buddy.  I am so happy for her family! And their adoption of Judd! He will truly get the love he deserves now!!! The beautiful awesome God love!! Yeah!!!

Have a good weekend friends.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A giveaway anyone???

Hello, just a quick note to let you, our lovely readers know there is a giveaway going on over at 517 Creations for their 100 followers milestone! Winner gets one of these and can customize the bottom word.

Go check it out HERE.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

From the Garden

Something so rustic and beat ...



...becomes so pretty when adding flowers.




We love our flowers and we love our "garden junk" as we like to call it.

Last summer we bought a little six pack of these flowers. I'm sorry I don't recall the name. When they died I told my son that if we keep the seeds from the dead flowers we can plant them again for next summer. From that one six pack he collected thousands and I mean thousands of seeds! He saved them all winter long and in the spring we planted them. They are doing fantastic! We only wish we would have planted them all, all over the yard.

You can bet we will be collecting the seeds again this year! He did such a great job caring for them. He planted, he watered and he patiently waited. He looks at them daily and says "I can't believe how much my flowers have grown!" love it.

Love him seeing how is work and patience has paid off!!! Serious patience going on here by the way. From the waiting all winter to plant the seeds to the waiting until they sprout to the waiting on the flowers to bloom.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Okay folks, here are the "details" from our Diary of a Wimpy Kid party. We definitely had to put on our thinking caps for this one!  Not a lot out there (where ever there is lol) in terms of decorations or ideas on this theme.

My oldest who's now 7 absolutely loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. All of them! So it was no surprise when he selected this as the theme for his party. We kept it small and pretty simple.

Invitations
Went with the "cheese touch" for our invitation. Firm believer that the invitation sets the tone for your party. How about you? Our invitations looked like the nasty piece of cheese from the story! I decided I wanted it to look like it was in the wrapper too.

To make these we simply printed our party details on yellow card stock. We were able to fit 4 on one reg. 8.5x11 sheet. Cut each into squares and punch holes around the wording with a 1 inch circle punch and a regular hole puncher. We used a brown ink pad and a green ink pad for the yucky detail. (You can pick up colored ink pads in the dollar section at craft stores.) Then we placed them into a cellophane bag that was just the right fit and folded the top of the bag back and sewed each edge.

Tables/ Decor
This was our only decor for this party and it was a last minute thing. Seriously like 30 minutes before party time! Oh no what about decorations? I know I know! Wimpy Kid books!!! We have all five of them so they worked out perfectly. Simply tie on some balloons and you have yourself a perfect Diary of a Wimpy Kid decoration. Love it!
Activities
Since Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy and his journal diary we went with the writing idea. We let our guests write on their cookies! Yeah that's fun! All you need are plain white frosted cookies. You'll want the type of frosting that hardens of course. Is it royal icing???  And some food safe markers. We found them at our local craft store but you might find them at a cake shop too. Here's a tip - have your cookies ready the day before your party or the frosting will still be soft making it a bit hard to write on.

Party Favors
We made Wimpy Kid tags and printed them on label paper to make the stickers. We filled the bags with the Wimpy Kid inspired items below.

Handmade keychains made using the tutorial by Little Blue Boo.
Wimpy Kid journals i mean diaries, personalized with each child's name. Got this idea from Seaside Interiors.
 Candy with a fun bag topper.
 We also threw in a pencil for writing in their diaries and a toy cockroach.
Fun stuff those goodie bags! I love me a good goodie bag! We had a blast!

Is anyone interested in the printables? I'm thinking of posting them for you all to snag. I have the diary labels, goodie bag labels, chocolate bag toppers and keychain art. Let me know.

• UPDATE • The printable items are now available for free download on our website! You can pick them up HERE.

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Thankful for...

Hello and happy Monday morning! I am thankful for children that do NOT cry when you drop them at their first day of school. Yay!!!  Today my little one started his very first day of preschool and my oldest, second grade. It was a great morning. Thank you Lord for a pleasant and peaceful first day drop off.

So what are you thankful for today? Share it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DIY: Pretty Posies

 The lovely Heather Bullard has allowed us to share her idea on how to pretty up some plain ole grocery store flowers.
Most of us see grocery store flowers on a weekly basis while we're running to pick up the usual milk, butter and eggs. Sometimes the bundles seem a little sterile. Tightly bound and shrink wrapped. It's hard to find them as lovely as a bouquet from a floral shop or even our own backyard gardens.
I thought I'd share a quick way to spruce them up and give them that wow factor for very little money and only a few minutes of prep time.
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  • Purchase a bundle or two from your local store.
  • The two I bought cost $9 for both.
  • Gather a few "extra" flowers, branches or vines from your garden.
  • Go through your ribbon stash and choose your favorites.
  • Think about a variety of colors and textures when choosing.
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  • Dig up some old jewelry. Pins, brooches, clips or earrings work well.
  • If you don't have those on hand, make a cute homemade tag instead.
  • A tiny picture frame, antique key or locket would be pretty too.
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  • Divide the flowers and foliage into several posie bundles.
  • Clip all the stems at an angle as evenly as possible.
  • A small Ziploc bag will hold water. Secure with a rubber band.
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  • I love using brown kraft paper to wrap them. It adds an earthy, natural feel. 
  • You could also use gift wrapping paper or vintage wallpaper.
  • Scallop the edges with decorative scissors for a finished look.
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  • Tie your pretty posie with a beautiful ribbon.
  • And finally, add your favorite embellishment or gift tag!
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These would make lovely hostess gifts or could be given as bridal shower or party favors. Very simple to do, gentle on our wallets and packed with thoughtfulness. Be sure to let me know if you give it a try and have fun!

Monday, August 15, 2011

DIY Canvas Print

Love the look of canvas prints but not the price? Yeah you can get a good deal on a canvas print sometimes but usually they are pretty pricey. You can create a canvas look for a fraction of the cost. And it's very easy. Here's how I did it!

Supplies:
• 8x10 Canvas (craft store, walmart, big lots has them too)  You can pick these up for $2 or less!
• 8x10 Photo/Print printed at a photo lab. (Costco is the best!)
• Paint Brush
• Paint to match your print.
• Mod Podge
• Scissors or Paper Cutter

Lets get started shall we? If you'd like to use our print you can get it HERE. Don't have a photo of this step but trim your 8x10 print to fit your canvas. It's not much, just enough so your photo will not hang over the edges of your canvas.

Paint around the entire edge/sides of your canvas. Go ahead and cover just a tiny bit of the top edges too. I give mine 2 coats for good coverage. Let dry.

Once paint has dried add a layer of Mod Podge to the entire surface of the canvas and stick on the 8x10 print/photo. Basically you're gluing it on.

It should now look like this.

Next, cover the entire photo with Mod Podge. Also be sure to cover the sides that were painted earlier. (Try not to be jealous of my lovely manicure hehe!)

Here's a close up for some detail. You will see the brush strokes when it dries. I personally like them, makes it look like maybe the canvas really is painted. But if that's not your thing smooth them out as much as possible. Let dry and use your best judgement as to whether or not you need a second coat of Mod Podge.

Let dry and display as you please. Looks great on an end table or hang on a wall.

For our who can i bless canvas I think somewhere you'll see each day when you leave home is perfect. Like a simple last minute reminder as you're stepping out the door!

What do you think? Easy right? Don't for get you can snag our who can I bless today print HERE. This printable was created with products from Michelle Underwood Designs.

If you have any 8x10 printables you'd like to share with us please leave the link to it in the comments! Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Who can I bless today? {Printable Freebie}


Lets try to remember to ask this of ourselves daily.

Who can I bless today?

Basically what can I do today for someone to brighten their day?
or
How can I help someone?
or
Is there some act of kindness I can do?
or
How can I show some love today?


Download the 8x10 image above by clicking on it. Have it printed at your favorite photo lab and use it as a daily reminder to be a blessing to others. To show Gods love!

Come back next week to see the project made with this exact 8x10. I created this printable using products by Michelle Underwood Designs.

Enjoy your freebie and have a great weekend friends. Who can we bless today?

Monday, August 8, 2011

How about cupcake? & A winner!

Is this the best AFV video or what?

Love it! My family gets a kick out of it EVERY SINGLE time!!!

Now for the Lucky winner of the Along for the Ride store credit. Was it you was it you??

Well if you were comment # 10 and your name is Jessica then you've just won yourself a $20 store credit!! Yippee!!! Contact me Jessica with your email address and we'll hook you up!

Monday, August 1, 2011

{DIY} Mason Jar Soap Dispenser - By Heather Bullard

Absolutely love this mason jar soap dispenser by Heather Bullard and she was kind enough to let us share it here on the Cap Creations blog! Here it is in her own words.

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I made this Mason Jar Soap Dispenser to use on my potting bench. I'm always needing to wash my hands after working in the garden and this sturdy jar should last me a lifetime of hand scrubbing. I think it would look just as great in a bath or kitchen and I thought some of you might want to make one too. Here's how to do it:
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Gather your supplies...old plastic soap bottle, mason jar, 2 part epoxy, drill, scissors and marker. A box cutter also came in handy in removing the top of the soap bottle.
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Cut off the top of the soap bottle leaving the screw threading intact. Also leave a small rim just below the threads for the epoxy. Drill a hole in the mason jar lid so your bottle top will fit through it snugly.
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Mix the epoxy according to the package directions and apply to lower rim of bottle top. This will make a water tight seal. Please excuse my hand model...he's been building a hen house (chicken mansion) for us and is a bit dirty. But that's another story for another day.
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Lastly, insert the pump through the hole and screw tightly to secure. Let it dry according to the epoxy instructions before using. If you're not worried about the seal being water tight and don't mind the pump spinning around you can completely skip the epoxy step. It's entirely up to you. : )  All that's left is to fill it with your favorite soap and put it to good use. Enjoy!

Thank you for sharing Heather! Be sure to check out Heather Bullard the Blog for some major loveliness!
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