Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FREE!!!!!! Will & Trust Kit

Suze Orman is offering her Will & Trust Kit from Hay House for free for one week. Go to suzeorman.com from September 27 to October 3 and click on the Will & Trust link. Then click on the Gift Code Button and enter code 898989.

When you enter your code, you'll receive an activation code that allows you to upgrade to the all new on-line version of her Will & Trust kit for free. I haven't looked at mine yet so I don't know if it is the real thing, but I just get excited when I see the words FREE!!! If you check it out let me know if it is a good deal!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Since I pulled out my sewing machine I have made a few things that I have had on my to do list. I saw this Twirly Jean Skirt on Makeitandloveit that I thought was just adorable. Ariel had a pair of jeans that fit in the waist, but were too short. We cut them off....

Ooopps! I cut them off way too short. My antique sewing machine won't sew through the thick pockets. I was tempted to cut off a pair of her new school jeans, but thought I better not. So now we have a pair of cut off jeans that are really short. Anybody have any ideas on what I can do with these before I throw them away?
Remember my no sew pillowcase curtains. I used the left over material to make a sofa pillow.

I painted a Fleur de lis on the opposite side. That little thingy is really growing on me. They will soon be painted all over my house! I found a picture of a Fleur de lis that I liked on the internet, printed it off and then traced it onto freezer paper. I then cut it out and had a perfect stencil.
Did you notice I now have two panels and even a curtain rod? What do you think of the final product?

Now if I can just get a blind like this one below I think it will look tons better. I am just afraid enough light won't shine through. That window is the only one in the living room. I got an estimate a while back for a custom made shutter for that huge window and the estimate was over $1,000.00. No thank you!

Any window ideas for me? Notice the window above where you can see the dark lines. That is a metal separator on the outside for each window pane. I thought maybe we could get 2X4's and make it look like 4 separate windows from the inside and then hang smaller blinds. They would be cheaper than one great big blind. I am just afraid it would make the window look like it was from the 70's.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Halloween Dress

I am such a copy cat. I saw this idea here so I had to make my own. It took ten minutes to sew these dish towels into a cute Halloween dress. I made two for my nieces and one for Ariel.

The purple one is for my niece Emmaly. She can wear it with a turtleneck and tights.
Logan felt left out so he had to do a little modeling as well!

This one is Ariel's. The back is striped like the bottom of the dish towel...I mean dress. It will be super cute with a turtleneck underneath.

I sewed the edges with right sides together. At the top I left 6 inches for the arm holes and then sewed a casing 1.5 inches for the ribbon. Leave a total of 7.5 inches at the end when you begin sewing. I suck at tutorials so read the other posting for better instructions. She also made dresses out of bandannas. They are adorable.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Greyson's Gift

I saw this posted on another blog and thought it was a wonderful idea. I can even get the girls involved in a little sewing lesson. They are in need of 82 more....read below!
Posted by Meryntha
I am looking for your help. Hospitals all across the country are in need of small, very small, baby blankets. In cases of fetal demise, babies are so tiny, even the smallest nursery blanket is much too big to wrap around their tiny bodies. I know how parents feel when they are presented with their tiny baby, for the first and last time. Having to deal with a large blanket that doesn't fit, is a distraction. And, unnecessary. If you can sew or crotchet/knit, would you please help me to supply blankets for these mothers?My doctor informed me that 30% of all pregnancies end in fetal demise!I know we can make a small yet, dramatic difference in the experience these mothers and fathers have in the hospital. It is heartbreaking for the nurses to try and present these tiny babies in the best way possible to grieving parents. They are extremely appreciative of any donations we can give.

For more information, go here http://greysonsgift.blogspot.com/

If you are interested in helping, leave me a comment or email me. Even if you do not sew, there are other ways you can help.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pillowcase or Curtain?

I had looked and looked all over the big city for material that I liked that was burgundy or green. I was laying (or is it lying) in bed one night thinking about what I can do for curtains in my living room and it was like an epiphany....these $3.99 TJ Maxx pillowcases solved all my problems!
I could hardly sleep. I got up the next morning washed the drool off these things, ripped the seams, heat and bonded the edges (thank you Thrify Decor Chick)and waaaaalaaaaa.....
I finally have ONE curtain panel that I love. I still need to finish the other one and buy a curtain rod or do you think those tacks are working up there?

Now if I can just get rid of that ugly blind I'll be in heaven! Not bad for less than $6 bucks!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blowout, E.R., Motorcycle Wreck

We experienced all of these things over Labor Day weekend. We took the kids out of school early on Thursday like really bad parents! We headed out of town and had a blowout on our camper! This was the first sign we should have stayed home. Luckily we were still in town and just drove it the tire shop and had it replaced.

Friday Logan's head met a golf club. We had to take him to the E.R. He didn't need stitches. The doctor pinched the skin back together and used superglue like stuff. I pulled myself together long enough to snap you this picture. See how I love you!! This is just to warn you that if you decide to start gushing blood around me, I start acting like a crazy woman and you'll need somebody else around to save you!
Logan was fine by the time we even got to the hospital. The worst part at the hospital was when they took x-rays of his head. Afterward he got gum and a Popsicle, walked out of the E.R. and was running around the hospital playing with his cousins. This picture is on the way back to his grandparents. We got back to the camper, changed our bloody clothes and went to the football game.

Saturday Jose and I got to visit with old classmates and enjoy Rhett Akins at a street dance in our hometown.

On our way home we were exiting off the freeway onto the access road when a motorcyclist got in a hurry and tried to pass us on the curve. He hit gravel, wiped out, and slid across the street. He was darn lucky that we didn't run him over. He apologized to hubby for being stupid. Hubby said he agreed with him and told him if he does something like that again he might get himself killed. This is the second time we have witnessed a motorcycle accident right in front of us. Hubby says we need to post a sign on the truck that says "Motorcyclist are prone to crashing around this truck."
We had a good weekend overall, but a little too much drama for me. I was ready to be at home and try to figure out how to keep Logan in a protective bubble!