Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Easy No-Sew Pinwheel Hairbow

Hello Sweeties!
Today I'm bringing you a quick and easy hairbow tutorial:
The Pinwheel!
This literally took me 5 minutes to make!
 
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 coordinating fabrics
- Heat n'Bond
- scissors
- an iron
- glue gun
- a button
- alligator clip

 
Here's how I do it:
1: Cut two coordinating 4-inch squares of fabric and one 4-inch square of Heat n'Bond.
 
2: Place the Heat n'Bond square on the back side of one fabric square; make sure the Heat n'Bond is "rough side" down.
 
3: Iron with NO STEAM for 2 seconds to adhere; trim edges.
 
4: Peel away paper backing of Heat n'Bond.
 
5: Place other piece of fabric, face up, on bonded surface of previous fabric.
 
6: Iron for 8 seconds; trim edges.
 
7: Cut a 1-inch line from each corner toward the center of fabric square.
 
8: Be sure cuts are even.
 
9: Place a small dot of hot glue in center of square.
 
10: Bring in right corners of cut edges and push down onto glue.
 
11: Glue a button in the center.
 
12: Glue alligator clip to the back.
(I add a piece of fabric inside the clip to create a more finished look.)
 
And viola!
Fun, festive, and freakin' cute!
 
Special thanks to Britany at 32 Turns for loaning me a model. =) 
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Monday, June 30, 2014

NOW FEATURING: Sweat Is My Sanity

My Boys and I are back from our roadtrip and I'm so happy to be guest posting on
Check it out!
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Roadtrip Game Printable

My boys and I are heading out on a little road trip tomorrow.
They're great travelers and love to keep busy playing games.

My oldest son's favorite game it to spot license plates from other states.
I whipped up a couple of sheets they can use to track the ones they've seen.
 
I did a full color version that they can simply check-off:
{PRINT COLOR VERSION HERE}
 
And a black & white version that they can color-in themselves:
{PRINT B&W VERSION HERE}
 
Hope you enjoy! =)
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"A Mustache Bash" Themed Baby Shower

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for . . .
 { okay, maybe it's just me! =) }
THE BABY SHOWER POST!
These fabulous ladies: Melissa, Amy, and Shenna helped put this together.
 
My bestie Britany, who blogs at 32 Turns, is having a baby in a couple weeks.
 Isn't she abso-freaking-lutely radiant?!
 
Since she's having a boy, we threw her A Mustache Bash.
See our collection of inspirational pics on our Pinterest Board.
 We put some sandwich boards out front to welcome the guests.
I tried to make them awesomely chalkboardy but it actually rained here in the Valley of the Sun and kind of messed them up. Typical, right?
 
We decorated with pom-poms, paper fans (tutorial here), and bowtie garlands.
(Amy, you're famous!)
  
 We found a backdrop picture on Pinterest that looked perfect but the pin didn't lead to anything.
(BTW, if you know who created the original, please let me know so I can link back!)
So we had to wing it. I covered cardboard with newspaper (nice & cheap!), Amy and Melissa attached the fans and prints I made.
 
Amy had our sweet friend Pica make an AMAZING cake.
Check her out at Picaflor Cakes. She's awesome!
Melissa did the edible centerpieces with Shenna's Candied Popcorn.
I whipped up my favorite Pasta Salad, with a bowtie twist.
 
We also dressed up the water bottles by removing their labels and replacing them with
some suh-WEET mustache duct tape that I found at Wal-Mart.
We finished them off by adding a "Wet Your Whiskers" label.
 
We originally planned to have it outside but, due to the unseasonal weather,
we had to cram it all indoors.
 
It was a bit tricky with crazy-high ceilings but it turned out just right,
including some Hanging Orbs (tutorial here).
 
We added a few tables on the patio but the guests there were blown right back inside!
Before we sent our guests off with a Popcorn Ball favor,
we had some fun with photo props that Shenna made using her Silhouette.
 It was so much to watch everyone playing!
 It turned out great and I think everyone had fun!
 Good Luck, Brit!
Can't wait to meet your Little Man.
Love you, girl. =)
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Monday, June 9, 2014

33 Perfectly Peachy Recipes

I love this time of year (despite the sweltering Phoenix heat).
One of the best things about summer is the food.
The fresh fruit is my favorite part!
 
Here's a round-up of SWEET PEACH recipes
to sweeten your summer:
 
 
Buttermilk Peach Summer Cake from The Baker Upstairs
 
Peach Cobbler Protein Shake from Dashing Dish
 
Peach Bread from Mother Thyme
 
Mini Peach Pies in a Jar from Home Cooking Memories
 
Peach Enchiladas from A Well-Seasoned Life
 
Cinnamon Peaches and Cream Pancakes from Go Dairy Free
 
Caramelized Peach Pull-Apart Bread from Alaska From Scratch
 
Peach Pie Eggrolls from Raining Hot Coupons
 
Peach Cobbler Trifle from Jen's Yummy Fun
 
Peach Oatmeal Muffins from Damn Delicious
 
Homemade Peach Cobbler from Salt and Pepper Moms
 
Frozen Peach Pie from Sweat Is My Sanity
 
Peach Mango Ice Cream from Love Bakes Good Cakes
 
Peach Frozen Yogurt & Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches from Desserts for Breakfast
 
Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicles from My Invisible Crown
 
Peach Filled Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting from Smells Like Home
 
Peach-Stuffed French Toast from Taste of Home
 
Peach Wontons from She Wears Many Hats
 
Grilled Peaches from I Save A2Z
 
Vanilla Honey Peach Butter from Nutmeg Nanny
 
Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart from Sally's Baking Addiction
 
Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream from Cathlin Cooks
 
Raspberry Peach Lemonade from Damn Delicious
 
Peaches & Cream Cake from A Kitchen Addiction
 
Peach Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake with Peach Soaking Syrup from Week of Menus
 
Peach Cream Cheese Pie from Ai Love Baking
 
Peach Dumplings from A Flock in the City
 
Easy Peach Turnovers from Serious Eats
 
Crock Pot Peachy Dump Cake from Recipes That Crock!
 
Blackberry Peach Coffee Cake from Southern Living
 
Peach Cobbler Scones from Joy the Baker
 
Peach Raspberry Granola from Annie's Eats
 
Blueberry Peach Cobbler from Redfly Creations
 
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