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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IT'S HERE!

I ordered the Gypsy bundle last week from HSN. It wasn't supposed to be here until October 5, but it came today. I am very excited! Yeah for me!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm Cheap

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what the girls should be for Halloween. I've been thinking about this for months. Seriously. I guess I'm worried that this might be the last Halloween I get to decide what they will be. (Not that there is anything wrong with wanting to be a Disney Princess - which I'm sure one or both of them will want to be sooner or later.)

A few weekends ago, my husband - the King of Garage Sales - came home with a box of black and red pirate accessories he'd picked up from someones driveway for 5 bucks. Since I had not been able to come up with any costume ideas on my own, I decided to see what I could do with the miscellaneous pirate paraphernalia hubby had brought home . I started googling and found some really cute girly pirate costumes, but the prices were ridiculous - especially since I need two. And I really, really liked the costumes that included tutus. After another few minutes on google, I discovered some DIY tutu making instructions that didn't look too hard. I hit Joann's first thing Sunday morning armed with coupons, bought my supplies, and made my first tutu during naptime. I made Baylinn's tutu first and when she tried it on, she didn't want to take it off. It looked so cute with her Steeler jersey and stretch pants that I let her wear it to Buffalo Wild Wings when we went to watch the Steeler game (I refuse to say any more about that game.)

Since my first tutu was a success, I'm headed back to Joann for more supplies. I'm going to make Breena a red one as part of her pirate costume. I bought a couple plain t-shirts from Walmart and I'm going to use my cricut to cut stencils and paint them to go along with the theme. I'll post pics of the finished look when I'm done!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've Been Creative - No Really, I Have!

I like blogging my craft stuff -( usually )- but when I make things for other people that read this blog, then I can't post the pictures! And since I haven't been scrapping for myself at all lately, that means I have no new stuff to post right now.

We took the twins to DisneyWorld yesterday and I hopefully will get around to scrappin' those pictures soon. After I've fully recovered from the experience. Which might take a few weeks. Or months.

Friday, September 11, 2009

100th Cricut Cartridge

Provo Craft just released their 100th cartridge - Winter Woodland. They are celebrating this milestone by giving away 100 carts in just 5 weeks - that's 20 carts per week...not too shabby if you ask me!

Here is a link to check out Winter Woodland:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Halloween



Now that it is September 1st, it's time to start thinking about Halloween. Right? RIGHT?! C'mon, who's with me?!!

Halloween is a big holiday here at our house. Before the twins were born, hubby and I would decorate outside, get all dressed up and scare the trick-or-treaters. It was great! Now we don't have time for all that, but I do need to start thinking about what the girls are going to be. (I have a feeling this might be the last year I get to decide for them.)

Since I'm already in the Halloween spirit, here's a couple shirts I painted last night. These are actually 18-month tshirts that the girls have outgrown, so I thought I would try out my designs on these before they head off to Goodwill. Who says Halloween has to be black and orange anyway?! The hot pink one says "Free Broomrides" - in black sparkly paint and the bat is done in pink metallic paint. I can't wait to get some more shirts and make these for the girls!