Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4 W's and 1 L

Pinterest, sweet pin-ter-est! So knowing, so consuming, so love...ed.
Five Coly bucks to the person who can identify the inspiration of this poem! And believe me you want five Coly bucks. :)
Pinterest. If you haven't been taken over by this site, well I am sorry.  Check it out.  It's amazing.
It has been the filler of my time for the last couple of days.  My mommy was here over the weekend and we spent a beautiful amount of time scouring this site.  Coming up with an amazing amount of ideas for our houses, lots of fun things to dream about, and some delish recipes to try out!
The best part of the weekend was that we actually followed through with a few of the ideas.  And in no particular order I present to you.........

Special dates art

The original inspiration came from this blog.  I pretty much followed her directions except rather than cutting out the numbers on the cricut I just printed straight onto the paper.  And in looking at the picture I am noticing that I should probably move the paper down in the frame just a touch to center it.  Other than that I LOVE it!  Mom and I decided to use yellow in the living room and I thought this would be a great start.  

Laundry Soap container

I found this on pinterest and picked a different font. I feel like mine is way cuter.  See here
I used my cricut and some black vinyl.  Font is called Channel and Modern. no 20.
Container is from walmart.

Behind door number 3 we have the lovely 
Snicker-doodle Cupcakes

The original recipe for this was for a cake but we decided to do cupcakes.  I think because we did cupcakes rather than a layered cake we had a ridiculous amount of frosting left over.  Not a problem I mind having.  Theses cupcakes are incredible.  You must make them, or hurry up and come to my house, there are about one dozen left. (yes, I ate one since this picture was taken) 

Next I present something that looks disgusting but tasted wonderful.
Crock pot Salsa Chicken

I totally should have taken a picture when it was pretty because by looking at this picture no one in their right mind would want to make this. But it was soooo good and sooo easy.  You can check it out here.
We ate it with noodles, and I also had it on a tortilla.  Both were great.

And now for the L.

This was supposed to change my life.  The idea is to modpodge a regular photo onto a canvas and viola you have an inexpensive canvas to hang around your house.  Well guess what?  The beauty cost about $3 and that is about what it looks like.  I think if I had taken the time to do it properly it would have been better but really, who wants to do that.  The problem was that the photo that I had to use was weird and had white down either side.  I thought that I could fix that by cutting out a cute frame in black vinyl and cover it up.  Well it totally didn't work.  It's crooked, off center and over all just looks lame.  Good thing the kiddos in the picture are cute.  Cause that's about it.

Well I have to say 4 out of 5 isn't too bad.  I had lots of fun with my momma and am thankful to have gotten a few things done around here.  

I had such a wonderful time this weekend with my mom.  I am so thankful to her for taking the time to come over here and see our place.  We did some shopping, some pinning (obviously) baking, and a little resting.  :) 
I am already looking forward to her next visit in October and my sis is coming the week after.  Yippee! It was so fun showing her around our town and having her meet our great neighbors. Thanks Mom! I love you.

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Hey you! Glad you're keeping busy way up there! Those are some mighty cute projects you've got goin' on. Someday I will be as cool as you are. Meanwhile, "I ordered a large!" Also from So I Married an Ax Murderer. :)

  2. Hahah Andrea that is my favorite line! HELLO!!! I love it.

  3. "Head, go cry on your huge pillow!" (scottish accent). Loved your blog post! The last part about the $3 canvas totally made me crack up.

  4. very sweet nicole. love the numbers but mine go back to BC so i can't possibly do it! :) keep up the blogmania. u r so very good at it!!

  5. Looks great!!

    I'm a new follower from the FNF hop. Hope you can stop by

  6. New follower from Finding New Friends blog hop! Hoping you follow back!! =0)

    My Crazy Life

  7. I agree with Behtany....the part about the canvas made me laugh out loud. I do canvas work and know just how tricky it can be! Thanks so much for your other tips, though. Think I see a Christmas present in the making with those special dates. On canvas with fabric letters....hmmm...yeah....liking that idea!

  8. Thanks Lena! I'd love to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be leaps and bounds ahead of mine. :)

  9. Could you explain to me how you get your #'s to stretch from left to right. When I type my #'s they are centered on the page and don't fill it up.

  10. Oh boy Jo, which program are you using? I used photoshop and I feel like I just typed it in and it worked. Probably not the answer you want. In some programs there is an option for "justify" along with right, left and center. Usually that will do it for you. I will look into it a little closer in the morning and get back to you.