Friday, September 28, 2012

I am the luckiest woman alive!

Just kidding! While I am blessed with a loving husband and two wonderful children, that is not what I'm posting about today. 

In the last 12 hours, I have been targeted for 2 separate scams. One was via email, the other was by phone. I want to share them with you, so that you are a little more aware of these scams. I'm also going to share some common sense tips to avoid falling victim to these scams.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cleaning with coconut oil

I don't know how many of you use your cutting mat for things other than cutting, but I know I do. I have a large mat, thanks to my husband. I sent him to the store for a rotary mat, and in true man fashion, he came home with the largest one they sold. So, my mat is 24"x36". I keep it on my craft table, as that is the best place to store it. For this reason, it gets used as many things.

A while back, I was making a fabric covered photo album. It involved the use of spray adhesive. The overspray caused this lovely speckling on my mat, which attracted lint from the black fabric I was using. I immediately grabbed my goo gone, but it was taking off the ink on the mat as well. So, that was out.

So, I was left with a mat that looks like that. Not so pretty, but at least it wasn't tacky.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Organizing under the kitchen sink!

If you are anything like me, you have a TON of cleaning supplies under your kitchen sink. It may look like this:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Towel Holder/Napkin Ring Tutorial

I have had this idea in my head for a week or so, and decided to make it yesterday. It took very little time, cost very little, and now I'm left wondering why I never thought of this before! The best part, it cost less than $2!!

What you'll need:
Plastic shower curtain rings - You can pick these up at the Dollar store
Fabric scraps - A fat quarter will get you at least 2 rings/holders
Sewing machine, iron, buttons

Monday, September 3, 2012

Deco Mesh Fall Wreath

Even though the weather is still hot and humid here in Central Illinois, I am getting a jump start on my fall decorating. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and if my husband wouldn't think I'm nuts(I'm quite sure he does already) I would leave my fall decor up year round. I love the colors, the textures, the smells, everything about fall!!

To get into the swing of decorating, I decided to make a new wreath yesterday. It is my first craft project in well over a month, and the first one in my new place. I didn't really need a new wreath, my burlap one from last year is still in good condition.

Fall 2011 Wreath, painted burlap.