Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Teacher Gift

With the kids back in school, I thought I would share with you a simple little gift that I made for my son's teacher.  I've seen a few of the pencil vases on Pinterest and thought I would give it a go.  You will not need many supplies.  Glue gun, pencils, glass (I got mine from the dollar store), ribbon (American Craft from Craft Warehouse), and flowers. Make sure you buy a glass or vase that is straight so your pencils will glue around it nicely. When you're  finished gluing add ribbon and flowers.  Simple and cute!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Craft Warehouse Guest Design Team!

I'm super excited to announce that I made the 2012-2013 Craft Warehouse Guest Design Team!

The Craft Warehouse is a family run company with locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  They have a great selection of all kinds of craft making products-jewelry, fabrics, scrapbooking, home get the idea:)  They also have wonderful projects on display which inspire me to get creative.   

Craft Warehouse Store
Craft Warehouse Blog
Craft Warehouse Pinterest

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our Outdoor Kitchen is Finished!

Here it is...I really wish I would have taken pictures of our progress.   It was about a month long project for us and I am thankful it is done!  We started in June and finished tiling just after the 4th of July.  

Joe drew up a wonderful design which included a bar area.  He and my Dad then built the structure around the BBQ.  Then Joe and I spent several days cutting and adhering the tile.  My parents came over one more time and helped us with the grouting...thank you:)    

We are so pleased with it.  Joe absolutely loves the Huntington BBQ we purchased a Cabela's.  It's well built, cooks wonderfully and is made in the USA!  Happy grilling for us!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Recycling Crayola Crayons

Hmmm, what to do with all our old Crayola Crayons?  Really the only thing to do with them is melt them and create new "shaped crayons". And what mold would my boys like...a Lego mold!  The mold I used was a Lego silicone ice cube mold.  I wasn't sure the mold would hold up in a 300 degree oven, but it did:)  Check them out!  My boys loved them.  

Here's the mold I used.

Peel crayon labels off (we used an Exacto knife).  Heat oven to 300 degrees.  Break one crayon per Lego brick.  Put in oven for 10-12 minutes.  Cool crayon completely and remove from mold.

Enjoy coloring with Legos!