This year I voted by mail to avoid the long lines and that means I didn't receive one of the coveted I Voted stickers. Sooo I decided to make my own! Feel free to print one for yourself. The easiest way to do it is to print it using a shipping label so the back is sticky. Just click here for the large image.
Looking for a fun DIY pumpkin project to try this Halloween? Give this ice cream cone a try!
What you'll need:
-three round pumpkins
-small saw or knife to cut the pumpkin stems
Start by cutting off the pumpkin stems and then spraying the bottom of each pumpkin with insulation foam. Let the foam harden over night. Paint each "scoop" a different color. I used spray paint. Once dry, stack the scoops on the clay pot to form a triple scoop! You can use more insulation foam between the scoops to hold them together. I even sprayed some inside the pot to hold the bottom scoop.
Note: You can also stack the pumpkins while the foam is still wet and let the triple scoop harden all together, then hand paint the entire thing with acrylic paint.
Over the weekend we went to Austin to attend the wedding of our good friends Andrew and Nina and we had so much fun. We stayed at a really cool Airbnb. It was actually a retro-style trailer. It was perfect for 4 people. We also went on a miniature Dazed and Confused tour, ate a ton of good food, drank too much Lone Star, and, of course, had a blast at the wedding.
I don't know about you but I hate turning the oven on during the summer when my apartment is already 500 degrees. So, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite summer recipes, none of which require using the oven..
Cheesy French Toast and Tomatoes - I love breakfast for dinner and this is a really interesting savory way to prepare french toast and use tomatoes which are everywhere during the summer. You won't be disappointed.
County Fair Chili - Unfortunately, the county fair closest to me won't be having a chili competition this year but that's not going to stop me from making my favorite chili. This recipe takes a little bit of time and effort but it's well worth the work.
Summer is fast approaching and I realized that although I've made quite a few wreaths in my day, I've never made a patriotic one for the 4th of July. So, after some Pinterest browsing, I decided to make a burlap wreath with some red, white and blue accents. Read on to learn how to make your own!
Start by wrapping your wreath frame with the burlap. I used this tutorial. It's way easier than I thought it would be.
To make the bow, make three loops with the ribbon and use the wire to tie them together in the center. Take a smaller piece of ribbon and wrap it around the center. Glue two long pieces of ribbon to the back for the tails of the bow. Wired ribbon is ideal because it curls and holds its shape perfectly.
Attach the flowers to the wreath. I trimmed the stems and used wire to attach them to the wreath frame. Add a flag or two, glue the bow below the flowers and you're all set!
Good morning, everyone! I'm spending my Sunday perusing Curensea. It's a brand new website that my friends Natalie and Sofia have been working on for years and it just launched! I'm so excited to share it with you all.
So what exactly is Curensea? Well, it's basically an artist's dream.
Curensea is a social platform for artists to share their work and it runs on the idea that artists should get paid for their work. Anyone can share their art and you can enjoy other people's art for free but if you want to show your appreciation for a piece, you can unlock that ability by tipping. "Coins" are worth half a penny and the minimum tip is one coin. This means that for just a dollar or two you can interact with hundreds of pieces of art. We're talking photography, illustration, painting, writing, music. If it's something you created and you love, it belongs on Curensea.
Also, sharing other people's art that you enjoy allows your followers to find cool new stuff and if your followers tip what you've shared, you receive 10% as a reward.
Think about it. Lots of us share art that we love all the time on things like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. This is a brand new way to show artists that you love what they're doing and to interact with them directly. It's so fun!
Have you guys heard of these exploding boxes?? I know, I'm really behind. My friend Jess introduced me to them recently and I think they're so cool! Hers are far more intricate than mine. Most are actually. I just wanted to show you the one I made for my Mom for Mother's Day because I love how it turned out.
If you'd like to learn how to make your own, this tutorial is extremely helpful and detailed. There are tons of crazy exploding boxes on Pinterest too. The possibilities are endless!
It's February! To celebrate this brand new month, I've compiled a round-up of some of my favorite February free printables, starting with Groundhog Day of course...
This Groundhog Day card measures 5 1/2" x 4" when folded. Click here to download. Print the image (including blank space and instructions) so that it fits on to a regular sized piece of paper (cardstock is best). Enjoy!
This little music lover Valentine's Day card measures 5" x 3 1/2" when folded. Click here to download.
These are perfect for the men in your life. All you have to do is print these free valentines I whipped up and stop by your local market (or liquor store, or gas station) and you're all set! Click here for the free printable.
Last but not least, show the Roseanne fan in your life that you truly care this Valentine's Day! Click here to download.