Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall is here!

My favorite part of fall is decorating my house! Even though I am sad to see summer ending, I am very excited to have my house all decked out with all the autumn colors! I have witches, pumpkins, and scarecrows scattered throughout my house. The only thing that was missing was fresh pumpkins & gourds!

I drive by the local pumpkin patch everyday going to work but its always closed when I'm heading home. Well today me & Hubs drove out and went pumpkin pickin! It's not as fun as taking the kids & playing all afternoon (they've grown up on me), but I was as excited about pumpkins as they would have been about playing in hay!

I might have went a little overboard but you really can't have too many pumpkins!!!

I found this great way to display pumpkins in the fireplace on Pinterest last year. Since we don't have a working fireplace, I had to try it!!!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Two Little Owls

I made these Owl canvas' a while back.  I used an 11x17 canvas.  Painted the background.  Then assembled the owls using scrapbook paper, book pages, and mod podge to glue them down.  I used branches, buttons, burlap & ribbon to accessorize them.  They were super quick to make (so quick I didn't take any during pictures!)

I loved how they turned out!  They'll be perfect for a little girls room!  My daughter actually asked if we could keep them!


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Additions

These two items are new additions to our booth.  Both are old, paneless windows, with quotes on them made on the Cricut.  Both are priced at $24.

I <heart> You

Live Simply
Love Generous
Care Deeply
Speak Kindly

-Lindsay (:

Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Coasters

I had recently broken several of my coasters, so I decided that I was going to make some new ones that matched my decor.  Let me tell you....these babies were quick and easy AND CHEAP!!!  What's not to love?!?!
First, I bought 6 tiles from Lowe's.  They are very cheap.

I also bought some felt pads (normally used to put on the bottom of furniture) to put on the bottom of the tiles so that they don't scratch my furniture and slide easily.

Next, I cut scrapbook paper just a tad smaller than the tiles, so they would have a slight border.

Here you can see my paper is cut, and ready to be attached to the tiles.

I used Modge-Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the tiles.  This also seals it so when my drink sweats, it won't damage the coaster.

And this is the finished product.  I absolutely love them!

- Lindsay :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

love windows

For this project, I just took an old window, and cut out "LOVE" in vinyl on my Cricut.  I attached it to the 4 panes in the window, and then attached a ribbon to the back for hanging. 

This window will be for sale at the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall in Woodbury, TN for $24.

- Lindsay :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lindsay's Craft Room Tour

Well, I finally got my craft room organized the way that I want it.  Let me remind you what it looked like BEFORE.  I know, I know, it looks organized already, but it just wasn't working for me.

Pictured below, is the closet in my craft room before some serious organization.

Now, for the AFTER exciting!
This picture is taken standing in the doorway, entering my craft room.

Pictured below is one of the shelved in my craft room. 
Details on some of my favorite pieces on this shelf:
* The old rusty fan on top, I found under my house when I was checking for a water leak! SCORE!
* The picture on the top shelf is of my Papa, Alton Reed.  This was his army picture.
*The wooden tool caddy (second shelf from the top) was my Papa's.

This countertop height desk is technically suppossed to be used to fold laundry, but I moved it to my craft room.  I use this desk primarialy for office related tasks.  This is where my laptop stays, and where my bills and other clerical duties are performed.

This is a close-up of the shelf above the desk.  The milk glass pieces were given to me by my Nannie Allene.  The canvas pieces covered in fabric may look familiar because they used to set above my mantle.  You can find that post here.

This is the other shelf in my craft room.  You can find tutorials on the following items:

* I used old freezer baskets to store my burlap and fabric.

Closet in Craft Room...probably doesn't look like it, but it's super organized now!

This is the hutch that I recently refurbished.  You can find the full post here.

This is an old teacher's desk, that I have setting in the middle of my craft room.  I use this as a workspace for all my crafts because it's so big, and I can spread out how I need to.

Hope you enjoyed my craft room tour!

- Lindsay :)
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Hutch Redo for the Craft Room

I bought this old hutch at the beginning of May to add additional storage to my craft room.  It is ugly as sin the way that it is, but I thought that with a little paint, I could make it work...and I got it for $75 which is a steal for a hutch!

This is the top half...

And the bottom half.

I had to wear a mask because paint really bothers my asthma.

Here is the final product...I think that it turned out great!  The white really made a drastic change to the look of the hutch.  I use this to store tons of crafting supplies.

- Lindsay :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Barnwood Scripture Sign

I created this barnwood scripture sign out of a piece of wood taken off an old barn in Readyville, TN.

The little birdie.

Ollie was watching me diligently while I was painting.

This barnwood sign will be for sale at the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall in Woodbury, TN for $20.

 - Lindsay :)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Burlap Bird Door Hanger

This burlap bird door hanger was a challenge for me because I am by no means a seamstress.  Both my grandmothers can sew and my mama can sew...but me, NOPE!  So I compromised...

First, I printed out a picture of a bird that I liked.

Then, by looking at that picture, I drew a much larger version of this bird on a piece of cardstock.

Next, I traced the design twice onto burlap.

Since I can't sew, I used stitch witch to attach the two birdie pieces together.

Stitch Witchery is "sew" easy to use.  You simply iron it on where you want the seam, and it sticks just as good as if it was sewn.  I made this bird around February (yes, it took me awhile to take pictures and post), so I had some leftover "snow" that you buy for Christmas decorations.  I used this to stuff the bird.  It's way cheaper than quilt batting and works just as good!

Here's the finished product...I think it turned out cute!  I put it up in March as a spring door hanger, and I love it so much that it's still hanging on my front door.

- Lindsay (:

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Homemade Pizza's - 6 WW Points

I promised you a post about my dinner on Sunday night...Homemade Pizza's worth 6 Weight Watcher's points.  I started Weight Watchers a little over two weeks ago, and have lost 4 1/2 pounds in that 2 weeks.  I am super proud of myself, but I have struggled making healthier food choices that fill me up and stay with me.

The ingredients are pictured below:  Flatout Light Wraps (2 points each), GV Pizza Sauce (1 point), Armour Turkey Pepperoni (1 point per 16 slices), and Kraft 2% Milk Mozzarella Cheese (2 points).

First, I sprayed Pam on both my baking sheets, and then I laid the flatbread out.  Next, I spread pizza sauce over the flatbread.  The picture on the left below is Justin's pizza's.  Not only did he get turkey pepperoni, he got some delicious turkey sausage on his as well.  I opted for just the turkey pepperoni to keep my WW points down on this meal.

Below are the finished products, I baked them in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.

Hope you enjoy these awesome pizza's that are actually really healthy.

- Lindsay (:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Projects, Projects, Projects Galore

     Yesterday was a rainy Sunday, so what better way to use my time yesterday afternoon than craft.  It's been awhile since I've made some stuff to take to the antique store to put into our booth, so a rainy afternoon was just what I needed.
     The first project, was one that I started last week, but for some reason it took me forever to paint, so I didn't finish it up until yesterday.  The cool thing about this piece of wood is that it is architectural.  It has a piece of molding attached to the top.  This piece of wood was taken out of the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall when they added their cafe onto the back this past winter.  Mike was nice enough to call me and ask if I wanted the wood, so we were able to get several good pieces. 
     This second project was another of my old roofing tin signs.  I painted "Family" on it, and used jute string to hang it.  Such a cute and simple project.
     I did (or started) several other projects yesterday, but these two were the only two that I finished completely.  Both of these items will be for sale at the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall in Woodbury, TN.
     I also made delicious homemade pizzas yesterday for dinner that were only worth 6 Weight Watchers points.  I'll post that recipe with pics tomorrow.  Until then...have a great day everyone!

-Lindsay (:
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