Banners seem to be the in thing right now. I made one for Stockton's baby shower and now it is hanging above his crib. I chose to use chipboard and scrapbook paper, although I think it's really cute to use fabric too. To connect the chipboard together I used tulle, super easy and lightweight.
Here is the banner at his shower. Sorry, I know the lighting is terrible!
and here it is above his little crib. :)


Framed Burlap.

{and oval frames.....}
I found this lovely frame at the thrift store for $2.00. Broke it down and got ready to spray paint!While in the process of drying, I started making flowers. Lots and lots of them so I would have some to choose from. I also covered the backing of the frame with the burlap and glued it down.When the frame was dry I put the lovely burlap in place. I loved it already. I bought some stencils at Wal-Mart for around $2.00 as well. I cut and taped them where I thought looked best and then painted brown.With the stenciling done and dry, I glued on the flowers!The finished product. I love green, obviously. But I am also lovvving burlap right now. What do you think?!


Dressed Up Treat Carrier on the Go

I totally forgot to take "step" pictures but you can figure this one out reeeeal easy. I always try to make little treats every month for the ladies I visit teach. This month I made some cupcakes and put them in tupperware - not so classy but it's all I had. To make them a little cuter I used the cupcake wrappers (Jamie always uses these and they are super cute!) I layered a doily and some cute black and white polka dot paper. I folded green cardstock to make a loop and added their initial to the front. Then just tied it to the top with some tulle. It took about point5 seconds and made the tupperware look a little more dressed up.


Pickle Jars + Bubble Gum!

This project was super easy and so inexpensive! Start with some pickle jars. I decided to only use 2 of them - and since Claussen Dill Pickles are my favorite it was no problem emptying the jars! I hope you love the end product as much as I do! I soaked the jars in water with about a cup of bleach to get all the sticky gunk and wrappers off.
I went to a thrift store and found a few candlesticks, I liked the tall ones best.
I primed and spray painted them white. {including the lids}I had some green gumballs from Stockton's baby shower left so I put them in the jars. I found the knobs at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.36 a piece - score.I {ok Justin...}marked the center of the lids and drilled holes. I put the knobs in the holes on the lids, obviously :]I then used Gorilla glue to bond the jars to the candlesticks. I also used some hot glue around the edges after just to make sure they didn't come off.
and ta-da....

...wait for it...


...wait for it...


I love them!

They will go in Stockton's nursery one day since they match his colors.

So, what do you think?!Price Break Down:

Jars: Free (after finishing off the pickles)

Knobs: $2.72 from Hobby Lobby

Candlesticks: $2.00 from Thrift Store

Paint: Around $3.00

TOTAL: $7.72


Dole Whips

I found this recipe and had to try it. My family went to Disneyland every December growing up and I love love love the Dole Whips that you get by the Tiki Room! There were a few things I would change with the recipe though. I found that when it is complete if you mix it with vanilla ice cream it tastes sooo much better! Also, if you save all of the pineapple juice while draining the cans you can pour it over the top - so yummy! Give it a try! You can find the origional recipe through this link, but I will give you my directions as well. Enjoy! {http://prudencepennywise.blogspot.com/2011/03/dole-pineapple-whips-from-magic-kingdom.html} What you will need :

-TWO 20oz cans of Dole Crushed Pineapple

-TWO tablespoons Lemon juice

-TWO tablespoons Lime Juice

-1/3 cups Sugar

-1 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

(-Vanilla Ice Cream)

{Blender/Cups/Spoons/Straws/Mixing Bowl, Stirring Spoon, 2 Freezer Bags}Directions :

-Drain pineapple and set aside (all) the juice.

-Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of the reserved juice in the blender, cover and blend until smooth.

-Pour into Two 1Quart freezer zipped bags.
-Store bags flat in the freezer for 90minutes {or until slushy}.-Pour slush into a bowl and add your 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream.

-Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream.-Repeat the process of pouring into the freezer bags. {i was lucky to have a helping husband}-Place mixture flat in the freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour.
Mine didn't seem to turn out as pretty as the ones at Disneyland, but they still tasted pretty good...I guess we will have to make a trip there soon!
Don't forget to add half of your Pineapple mix with half Vanilla Ice Cream-it tastes so yummy!
Invite some friends over and enjoy.