Posts made in July, 2012

Sew Simple Matching Jersey Dresses For A Little Girl And Her Doll

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Clothes, Fun for Kids, Gift Ideas, Sew It, Summer Projects | 2 comments

Sew Simple Matching Jersey Dresses For A Little Girl And Her Doll

A great garage sale find, and a clearanced yard of fun jersey fabric inspired this super easy sewing project.  When my little lady scored a Cabbage patch Doll for $ 0.75 at a garage sale that needed some clothes, I decided to make not only one for her new dolly, but one for her that matched!  She loves that she can match her new baby, and they couldn’t be a cuter pair. We were doing a little garage saleing this summer when my little girl spotted two vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls.  There were two of them at this particular sale.  One had clothes and a diaper and there was another that...

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What I Wore Wednesday 2

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Clothes, For Moms | 4 comments

What I Wore Wednesday 2

Week two of What I wore Wednesday went great!  I noticed a colorful and positive change in my outfits this week.  Something about taking photos of yourself in each outfit makes me try a little bit harder!  Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day.   What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day.  The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears...

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Mountain Dew Cake

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Food | 1 comment

Mountain Dew Cake

Do you or someone you know love Mountain Dew?  Like the kind of person who may have it  pumping through their veins at any given point during the day?  If so, this simple cake is a must try!  Adding a can of Dew to a boxed lemon cake mix and topping it with a glaze infused with the lemony soda makes this cake irresistible to anyone, especially a Mountain Dew connoisseur! My sweet hubby has a serious Mt. Dew obsession.  I am certain a day doesn’t go by without at least two cans of Dew running through his veins.  For his last birthday I was searching for a great way to make a...

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Preschooler Activity Using Things From The Kitchen

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Kids Party, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Preschooler Activity Using Things From The Kitchen

Here is a great activity that will keep the kids busy for a long time – marshmallow and toothpick towers.  Grab that stale bag of mini marshmallows from the cupboard and a package of toothpicks.  You will be shocked at the amazing stuff your kids will be able to create with those them, and how much fun they will have creating with something so simple. I have been enjoying every second of having both kids home with me for the summer.  I can hardly believe that I need to go school shopping in the next few weeks.  We have been quickly checking things off of our summer fun list all...

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Outdoor Mason Jar Lanterns

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Outdoor Mason Jar Lanterns

I love mason jars for decorating inside and outside of the house, and I simply cannot get enough of the pretty blue jars lit up at night with candles in the summer time.  I have been experimenting with different ways to turn my blue Ball jars into outdoor lanterns, and think I have finally found the easiest way to do so.  Thanks to timed tea lights my lanterns are now very low maintenance. Last summer I used mason jars hung on a line of wire between two trees near our deck to illuminate our outdoor space.  I loved the look of it, but found myself forgetting to put the covers on at the end...

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