Pinterest Projects

I’ve added a lot of things to my Pinterest “Completed” board, which is always exciting. So, I thought I would share some of them here. Click on the picture to go to the website.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants- I’m starting with the best. These things were absolutely amazing. And easy, which is a major requirement in my book. I used raspberry jam instead of strawberry, but I think they would both be super tasty. AND Ryan liked them, which is great because he doesn’t really like sweets.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad- Something that is important to know before you make this: do you like whole chickpeas or not? Personally, I do not. However, I did not know this before I made it. I just wasn’t a fan. But if you like chickpeas, you might be.

Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats- I LOVE Rice Krispie Treats. Perhaps one of my favorite desserts. So good and so easy. If you’re a foodie, you might like these. I like the regular ones better, personally.

Teeth whitener- this was a massive fail. It was way too liquidy. I started just adding some baking soda to my toothbrush and that was good enough for me.

Grilled Shrimp and Corn Tacos- These were awesome! They were also the first meal that I cooked after we got married. And technically, are probably still the only. (Hey, Ryan gets home an hour and a half before me. Don’t judge.) I made them with fish instead of shrimp. We both really liked these a lot.

Curled Flower – My friends and I made about 300 of these for the wedding. They were relatively easy to do and fun. I’ll show a picture of what we did exactly later. It was fun to see everyone wearing them.


31 Days: Day 24

Part of my 31 Days is no TV on Tuesdays, so that I will take that time and actually get some things done, because I am the Princess of Unfinished Projects. (Last time, I said I was the Queen and Mama corrected me and said she was the Queen, so that made me the Princess.

Well, my Tuesday nights have been surprisingly busy, so I haven’t actually had a chance to get much done, but on Monday, I actually had (most) of the day off, so I took the opportunity to get a project done.

Now, here is where I admit a shameful secret.

I made this pillow using a tutorial from Jones Design Co about 2 (um, maybe closer to 3) years ago.

Super cute, right? Red gingham and ruffles, you can’t go wrong. But this little guy had a dirty secret.

(Cue the screachy Halloween music.)

Yes. For THREE YEARS this pillow has been unfinished. Which means I have MOVED this pillow like this. Y’all. Clearly, I have a problem.

So Monday night during Gossip Girl, I grabbed a needle and thread and 15 minutes later, it was finished

Now, it’s not the best finishing job ever, but still. This is just ridiculous. So now, he’s very happy that his butt is covered up.

And so am I.


In the mood for Fall

The other week, we had dinner at Ryan’s parents house. As I drove into the neighborhood, I noticed fall decorations. It really doesn’t feel that much like fall yet, but it’s getting there. The days are getting shorter (boo) and it has been cooler in the mornings and evenings.  So I though by pinning some autumn images, it might help me get in the mood.

I’m obsessed with this plaid ruffled pillow. I might need to make myself one.

Source: dearlillieblog.blogspot.com via Sloan on Pinterest

This pumpkin could not be more adorable. I want a kid wearing a mummy costume. Precious.

Source: bhg.com via Sloan on Pinterest

This wreath could totally be made out of book pages that you dyed with tea bags. Fun and easy. I love it.

Source: marthastewart.com via Sloan on Pinterest

If Ryan and I were getting married in the fall, we would definitely have these pumpkins for decoration. Unfortunately, the groom wouldn’t show up and neither would the father of the bride and half the guests. So we will stick with May. But I do love these pumpkins.

Source: marthastewart.com via Sloan on Pinterest

I don’t remember the last time I got dressed for Halloween. But I love this shirt and would totally make it. Only Martha could make it look this cool.

Source: blogs.babble.com via Sloan on Pinterest

 


Pinterest Challenge: Wreath, Bulldog Style

I actually do pretty well with making the food that I pin on Pinterest. It’s the craft projects that I get hung up on. So for the Summer Pinterest Challenge, I decided to tackle a wreath that I’ve had the supplies for for about 9 months now. It’s a fall/football season wreath, so I still have to wait 53 days until football season to actually use it. But I’m glad I went ahead and completed it for Georgia’s National Championship year.

Bahahahahahahahaha

Well, hopefully not.

ANYWAY. Onto the crafts.

This wreath was my inspiration. I loved the stripes and the flowers, how they almost took up half the wreath.

Source: nestofposies-blog.com via Sloan on Pinterest

I also had a lot different flower tutorials that I used. I killed several Pinterest birds with one stone. I also just made a few stacked circle flowers. 

Source: ahootandaholler.typepad.com via Sloan on Pinterest

 

Source: littlebitfunky.com via Sloan on Pinterest

 

Source: jonesdesigncompany.com via Sloan on Pinterest

(I have no idea why that middle picture is behaving that way and I won’t see my HTML expert until Wednesday, so it’s just going to have to stay that way. Sorry. Very professional, we are over here.)

Here is my “cast of characters.” I forgot the fabric scissors, but truly having scissors dedicated only to fabric will make any crafts MUCH easier. (That is my tip from this whole thing.) Striped fabric, felt in different colors, hot glue gun, buttons (to up the cuteness factor), and a styrofoam wreath.

Next time I make a wreath like this, I would love to try the pipe insulation idea, but I had already bought this wreath form. I was a little worried how it would work because it has squared edges, but I didn’t think you could tell the difference.

The first thing I did was cut the striped fabric. I just counted a certain number of stripes and started cutting. After a while, all those stripes made me start to go cross-eyed. (Speaking of that, this picture sucks.)

I just wrapped the fabric around and hot glued it. It’s a little wonky, but I like that about it.

All of the flowers I made were super easy and have great tutorials for them, so I didn’t do step-by-step. But they aren’t hard to figure out at all.

I didn’t get any pictures of the stacked flowers. Oops. But so easy.

Then I arranged them all on the wreath form and hot glued them down. (Hot glue is my other tip. I LOVE it!)

And my finished product!

And a few detail shots.

I love this wreath and think it’s so fun and festive! It would be so easy to change to fit any theme or holiday. A navy striped one with yellow flowers and green leaves would be so super cute! Hmm that may be a project for next summer!

But for now, this one makes me excited for football season! Goooooo Dawgs! Sic ’em!


Pinnable Friday: DIY

This week on Pinnable Friday with Stefanie, I’m featuring DIY things I’ve pinned. Most of them are sewing or just little random projects that I’d like to do. But the real question is will I ever actually get around to doing them??

I think this bow pillow is super cute, especially with the stripes! And it looks like it would be really easy to do.

Bow Pillow via Lizzie Gardner via Pinterest

I love the idea of this frame! And I already have the perfect frame and plans to make it. I can’t wait!

Photo Frame via Chelsea Braden via Pinterest

These sweet little button flowers are just precious and so easy! I think they would be adorable in a little girl’s nursery.

Button flowers via ME! via Pinterest

I think this is the sweetest thing for garage steps! And maybe do little feet prints? Precious!

Garage Steps via Katherine Aldrige via Pinterest

This wreath is my next project. But I’m totally doing red, gray, white, and black flowers for football season. Although at this point, football season will probably be over before I get around to it.

Nest of Posies via Sloan via Pinterest

I love the look of white sheets with different, fun pillowcases. A cheap and easy way to change up the look of your bedding! I think this tutorial is great and looks super easy. It doesn’t hurt that the fabric they used is adorable!

FITF via Sloan via Pinterest

Looks like I better get to work!


Pinnable Friday: Wreath Edition

According to my Pinterest boards, I have a pretty serious wreath obsession. Which is interesting, because my mama barely hangs a wreath on the door at Christmas. (Okay, that’s a stretch. But she’s not a wreath-constantly-on-the-door kinda person.) And maybe y’all think it’s not interesting, because what does my mom have anything to do with this anyway? Well, I firmly believe that I’m turning into my mother. (Not a bad thing, by the way. I just am.) But apparently not with the wreath thing.

OR maybe I will have/make all of these wreaths and then never put them out or change them because it will be too much trouble, so I’ll give them away. And then, I will be my mother. :)

Okay, on to the wreaths!!

This pearl wreath would be beautiful for a wedding, a little girl’s room, or as a Christmas/wintery wreath.

The link to the original page is gone but via Sarah Nemec via Pinterest

I love the untraditional rectagle shape of this wreath, made by using a frame. Super cute and fun!

Delia Creates via Lauren Mccuistion via Pinterest

I kid you not. I found this wreath YEARS ago online and could never find it again. When I discovered Pinterest, I went looking for it because I thought it was so neat. This is why Pinterest is one of the best things to happen to the internet. So cool for Halloween and easy to do different colors to suit different seasons.

The Long Thread via me!

Last one. I think this clothespin wreath is great for Christmas. I always wonder how I will display Christmas cards in my home and I think this is a great solution.

Craftiness Is Not Optional via Gabriela Rytirova via Pinterest 

Of course, once again I’m linking up with Stefanie at Paw Prints and Pastry Bags!


The Return of the Random Post

It’s baaaaaaack!! I really feel like I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I’ve really just been doing a bunch of random stuff, so here ya go!

I made these flowers from Jones Design Company (yes, because I’m slightly obsessed with her stuff) and put them on a headband. Well, when I put it on, it looked like I had flowers growing out of my head. (Please excuse the lack of makeup and clean hair.)

So, I simply tucked the last flower behind my ear and now I LOVE it! It makes me feel French or something like that. I just love little things that put a spring in my step.

I painted my fingernails yellow. It was a little too intense for me at first. But I think I could get used to it. Also, it was the best nail polish EVER because they barely even got chipped after being on for over a week! (It’s Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. Not sure what color but I have the Lacey Lilac and it’s my favorite summer color! Also, super cheap!)

I’m way excited for the last Harry Potter movie to be coming out. If I had time, I would re-read all of the books, but I don’t. My friend Catherine told me about this guy that reads and blogs each HP book chapter by chapter. It’s called Mark Reads Harry Potter and it might even be better than reading the books again because he is reading them for the first time and you get to relive all of the emotions you had when you first read the books through him. Forewarning, he uses some pretty terrible language though.

I love these Anthropologie shoes and feel like I could totally make them. So stinkin cute!

Well, I think that’s all I’ve got for now. Clearly my life is less interesting than I thought. Oh, well.