Monday, February 6, 2012

My new Kindle!

My sweet husband gave me a Kindle for Valentines. I know its not Valentine's Day yet but I am going to the hospital tomorrow for surgery and wanted to have something to read while laid up. I got the kindle touch and I really like it even though I haven't figured it out completely. I made this cover for it and it was really easy.
As you can see when closed it looks like a book. Then you open it and it holds my e-reader.
I got an old book from the DI (for $2) and then cut the pages out. I found some reversible quilted fabric at the store. You only need about a 1/4 of a yard. Did a little sewing, but you could do it with fusible tape, and then got out the glue gun. (My second favorite tool!) I saw the idea on pinterest and just made it to fit what I wanted. So... cute cover and it only cost about $4.50 total.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Avocado sandwiches with chive spread

Made this yummy & healthy sandwich the other day. Sooo good! It is from a blog called, I will post the recipe here because I hate going from site to site looking for the recipes. 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
squeeze of lime juice
2 TBLS chopped fresh basil or cilantro
salt and pepper, to taste
4 slices of whole grain bread (but would also be great on tortillas)
1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
2-4 slices of pepper jack cheese (I grated mine, it gives you the flavor with out using as much cheese)

Chive Spread:
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 TBLS finely chopped chives
salt & pepper to taste

In a small bowl mix yogurt, chives, salt & pepper. Then set aside.
In a medium bowl, gently toss, avocado, tomato, cucumber, lime juice & basil. Season with salt & pepper then set aside.
Spread the yogurt and chive mixture on your bread. ( I lightly toasted mine) then put cheese on one side of your bread top with avocado mixture then top with sprouts and other slice of bread. So yummy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Honest Opinions Needed!

Honest Opinions Needed, Please! This is the bracelet that my dear friend saw and wanted me to make for her. The picture above is the Anthropology version and below is what I came up with. (She wanted hers to be pink, btw). So far the vote is even and I just don't know what to do. My husband laughing didn't help.

Always did love paper dolls!

I have always loved paper dolls ever since I was a little girl. So this project was purely selfish. I sketched a doll figure on plain paper and then traced it on to an old book page. Then I made an outfit for her. But then what to do with her? I looked around and remembered buying a plain wooden box on clearance for about $3. It was roughly 11" X 9" X 5". Perfect. So I dug through scrapbook paper found some pieces that went together that were actually given to me a friend. Then glued my paper doll & dress on the top. Got out my acrylic paints and layered on a few different colors for hair. Used a q-tip to give her some cheeks (I can't paint faces to save myself). Glued on a ribbon for a sash and ta-da! Done! Well not actually done, I did need to decorate the rest of the box. But just used paper, ribbon, and mod podge.

So other than the $3 box and a little bit of time it didn't cost anything to make. I honestly can't wait to make another paper doll, just need to find something to put her on. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New grandbaby

One week old, weighing a whopping 5lbs.Aunt Aubree and Anistion (1 day old) at the hospital
She didn't like the bright flash!

Welcome Aniston Faith Harris.

BOO to You!

This is another new DIY decoration. I bought these letters at Hobby Lobby for about $2 ea. Painted them black and then Modge Podged the scrapbook paper on them. I inked the edges and attached a little ghost (Cricut) at one end and some tulle and ribbon at the other.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New little decoration

My new little decoration. I figure it can be used for fall, halloween & Thanksgiving. I saw it on Pintrest, from a website called It was super easy and cheap! This is a $2 frame , a half a sheet of 12X12 scrapbook paper & a small fake pumpkin that I got 50% off at Michaels. You cut the back 1/3 off the pumkin and glue it to your scrapbook paper that has been cut to fit your frame. After it dried I added a little bit of distressing ink, a bow (which is hard to see because I am not the best photographer) and a couple of coils of floral wire. And it was done. Fun, cute & easy.