Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturdays Scrapper

Tiffany over @ Shabby Scraps
Look at this room! I love it, not only is it a craft room, but its SHABBY!
Not only does she have a fabulous craft room but check out her blog! I love her home. It is wonderful and if you love Shabby Decor, check her blog out! I fell in love with it.

Dont forget to enter in my Easter Giveaway here!
Also Check out my new button, Steal it for your blog if you desire...I would appreciate it! I had it made BoxofHearts Etsy store, Check her out, she is great to work with and her pricing is GREAT...Glad I found her!
PS-I will be posting Pictures from the Bachelorette Party last night, which went really well. We all had a BLAST! Thank you all for your ideas, they all saved me!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I need your help!

Okay so my sister in laws bachelorette party is TOMORROW and our plan was to go to dinner and then go out no need for decorations or entertaining ideas, well now (as of 5 minutes ago) we are not going out but coming back to her girlfriends house, and since the party festivities were planned by me I have got to come up with quick ways to entertain like 25 gals at one of their houses and have NOTHING to work with. HELP PLEASE.....I cannot even go and set up any type of decorations until 5 pm tomorrow and dinner is at 7.

I know you are all some amazing women so please help me come up with the RAD party they think "martha stewart (me)" can come up with to put together fast.

Thank you all in advance! I have gotta run to do some shopping, but I will be posting pictures of how tomorrow evening goes!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Love Blogging

Katie over at Katie's Nesting Spot gave me this award today. She is such a creative crafty supermom, not to mention a great blogging friend! I swear with all of the crafting she does, I wonder when she has time to sleep! All of her work is brilliant and just FABULOUS!The rules of this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

So...I wish I could give all of you this award, but linking it would take me a zillion years!

{So here it goes}

Jen @ Tatertots & Jello
Wendy @ Some of my Favorite Things
Taryn @ Colorado Dessert
Shay @ Everyday Moments
Rachel @ Our Crazy Beautiful Life
Crystal @ Olive Rue
Sweet Carolyn @ PitterPacker
Sarah @ Mrs D.Lightful
Julie @ Tattered Threads & Willing Hands
Erin @ Rare & Beautiful Tresures

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easter Giveaway

I have finally gotten some things in my Etsy store, with much more to come, that I am working on...So I wanted to do a blog giveaway. This giveaway is for a set of 6 handmade "Happy Easter" Gift Tags. These tags are made from cardstock & designer paper. The backside is ready for To and From.
To Enter:

*Post One Comment for one Entry
*Become a Follower or if you already are: Post Two Comments for two entries.
{Thats a total of 3 EASY Entries!}

This Giveaway will end on Sunday March 15th at midnight. I will announce and contact the winner via email or blog comment.

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

By the way this is my 60th Post with lots more to come!

I love you all! Cheers to my blogging friends! ;)

Mondays Mix of Tips

My Idea Book - I came up with this "Idea Book" to get rid of my mountain of magazines. I have my 3 ring binder with all of my ideas neatly placed into plastic sheet protectors. I have it separated into categories:

*Decorating Inspiration
*Organization Ideas

Tip Jar - I have this jar sitting by the washer & dryer to put spare change in...I usually only find pennies ;) I used stickers to spell "Tip Jar" it makes me smile everytime I find change while doing laundry.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturdays Scrapper

I am in the mood for Spring...And that means Easter is coming! I thought that this Saturdays Scrapper I would show some Easter Cards and Decor from the TwoPeas Site that are some of my favorite inspirations.


And of course I couldnt leave you hanging without a Scraproom Photo or three...From GimmeCaffeine

Friday, February 20, 2009

Moments In Time

Candy from Moments In Time asked me to design her blog header. Besides my own this is the first I have done. It was so much fun to do.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How to Grow Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors
Growing herbs is easy and fun to do, but it can be a challenge to do indoors. Basil & Dill are usually harder to grow indoors in the wintertime. Some of the most successful herbs to grow indoors will be Parsley, Chives, Thyme, Tarragon, Mints, Marjoram, and Sage.
I am going to ATTEMPT to grow:
*Lavender (flowering herb)
*To begin, make sure you allow enough pot space for each plant and don't overcrowd them. Use containers which will be able to dry frequently, good drainage holes are very important.
*Choose a location which is very bright and away from heater vents and fireplaces. Most kitchens have enough light! If your kitchen does not have enough light you can buy special bulbs. The lights are not enough on their own but with a window as well, it should be bright enough.
* You will need to keep them warm as well as sunny.
*Use good potting soil and include a little bit of compost such as worm castings or black cow which will help the potting soil consistency. Make sure you let the soil become dry in-between watering, not enough to wilt the plant, just don't ever water a plant with wet soil.

*Large pots are crucial, 8-10" pots seem to do best for long term growth. Those cute little pots marked with the name of the herbs are very short term.
* Make sure you have good drainage, so watch for trays that catch water and keep the roots wet all the time.
*Rosemary, Thyme, Sage and Oregano must have a period of dry soil before they are watered again so make sure the soil gets dry most of the way down by only watering when the soil is very dry to the touch. Overwatering is the number 1 killer of indoor herbs. You can add gravel to trays or saucers and fill them with water for humidity, or mist the leaves of the plant once a week with a spray bottle.
*Pick your herbs frequently as it stimulates new growth but limit your cuttings to very small amounts, you don't want to cut too much of the plant away at one time...only clip away about 1/3 of the herb.

*To keep indoor pests that bother herbs in wintertime, mostly fungus gnats and whiteflies use soapy water to spray the leaves. Fungus gnats can be a problem since they live in the soil. The best thing to do is to try to remove the top 1/2 inch of the soil and replace it with fresh. If you still have a problem, drench the pot with soapy dishwater. Whiteflies should be sprayed with Neem II or sprayed with soapy water making sure to get the soap actually on the flies to kill them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wedding Cakes

My sister in law is getting married next month as are quite a few people I know. So I am in the mood to post about Wedding cakes. I just recently went with her to a cake (bakery) store! My oh my are there some gorgeous cakes and ideas to choose from. Here are some of my favorites!
Cake Toppers

Mini Wedding Cakes

Cupcake Wedding Cakes
Wedding Cakes


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturdays Scrapper

This weeks Saturday Scrapper from Two Peas is Scraplink.
Her room is full of storage and beauty.

I love how she has implemented all of the storage ideas. It looks very neat and organized.
I love this wall mounting storage idea. especially for ribbon. It makes it so everything is out where the eye can see.

I love these tags. It makes everything look so neat and organized.
Same with these photo boxes. I love photo boxes.