Wednesday, April 23, 2014

$6 DIY pin boards on a desk

 I love my rolltop desk. That being said, it had a serious flaw: ME. I tend to have lots of small projects going at once, and I make notes for later on small bits of paper, and then stick those bits EVERYWHERE. I knew that pin boards would be a good idea for me to use, but didn't want to take up any more of the limited wall space in the office room (which features Chris's Wall O'Me- his awards and diplomas and such from his military career). Also, I'm lazy, and if that pin board was across the room, I'd likely never look at it, or use it. Let's be honest, lazy wins, every. single. time. And then an idea started fermenting in the back of my brain. I've got these shapely little bits just sitting here all plain and stuff...

and they make thin cork tiles....
yes. Let's hook that puppy up. A quick paper template, some slicing with a razor, double sided sticky squares (which came in the pack of 4 tiles), and suddenly, the little pile o junk building up behind my monitor and taking over my desk now has a home. I even have room to tuck the tape gun out of the way now. And then I started tackling the mess on the TOP of the rolltop desk. Organization? Yeah, I guess that's okay.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birthday Fun

So, my daughter turned 5 last weekend. And she LOVES Princess Sofia. So guess what I had to find?

My mother, THANK GOD, was able to sew her a dress that looked like it would survive more than 5 minutes.

The fun part, I wanted to marble the color of the batter. So I made my batter, split it into two bowls, colored, then alternated pouring them in & ran my spatula through it to make some swirls!

Turned out AWESOME!!
 Of course, I was going with my heart cake plan again. Very simple actually. Take a square cake, turn it at an angle, take a round cake, cut in half, place each half on a side of square & voila...big heart! Then I happen to have a small heart pan, so I just stacked it on top!

She LOVED her cake!!
Now of course, we had to set the theme with more than cake. Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby candy molds & cookie cutters!!
Chocolate Princess Pretzels

Sugar cookies
With buttercream icing & sprinkles

Plain 'ol PB&J!


I was proud of my stands...thank you dollar store candle holders & plates!

Her friends had such a good time & so did she! I think everyone came together on the theme!
Good night little princess