Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Fever

Well - at last I am feeling a little settled.  I have unpacked the last of the boxes.  Still have some organizing left, but pictures are hung, and it looks like a real house.  I hate moving, and will die before I do it again.

But being settled brings time to get some projects done.  I have been having a little fun in my new office, so I thought I would share with you!

My first project was some gifts I gave away for mothers day to my kids "other" mothers.  I found a tutorial for these super cute momma bird necklaces, and knew between that and a super cute box, it would be a rockin' gift.  I used Lori Whitlock's hello Summer paper collection from Echo Park and her cute necklace box file found here, then topped it off with a cute flower found here.

You can find the necklace tutorial here.

ok, next up to bat was a fun and simple count down.  I have always wanted to make one of these, and never had the spot to put it, until now... so I grabbed an unfinished 12x12 frame, painted it turquoise, and inserted a 12x12 chalkboard.  To top it off, a little vinyl countdown.  I think its message gets changes once or twice daily, but it's all good.  I guess they are excited about school getting out, because all of my kids have written schools out and changed the day number.... I even think it looks cuter with their hand wrtiting on it...

You can find the file for the countdown here.

ok, last but not least, I dressed up some pots for my front porch.  I saw some pots on pinterest that had painted polka dots on them, and I thought I could do better than that, so with some out door vinyl, a couple of borders, a house number and a G - for Graham of course, I made my front entry so happy!

Just wish me luck keeping my plants alive for the summer!

Have a great week!


  1. Great job on all your projects. Thanks for the link to the darling necklace you made.

  2. I love your projects, so practical and inspiring!!

  3. Love all your projects. As far as the plants go....I think that I may have already killed one of mine. It is so dry here right now.(Iowa)


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