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DIY Puppy Potty Training Bell

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 in Crafts |

DIY Puppy Potty Training Bell

With getting a new puppy, my FIRST puppy, actually, there was a lot of prep.  We gave a lot of Winston’s things to my vet as donations, so I had to purchase new stuff for Pixel – a few things I’d given away but mostly stuff I’d never had before, specific to a very small puppy.  I decided that bell training would be great (it’s basically a bell the puppy is trained to ring to go do her business outside).  I had seen many of them  on Pinterest and thought it was a terrific idea, but none that I really liked.  So I decided it couldn’t be THAT hard to make one myself.

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Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar Luminary

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Crafts | 2 comments

Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar Luminary

With my upcoming trip to Disneyland, I started pinning projects to a new #DisneySide board months ago when my friends & I finally settled on a date.  One of the crafts I came across while scouring Pinterest for Disney or Disneyland related crafts that were more adult was not something I could use for our trip, but something I loved the idea of: a Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar Tutorial.  It looked cool, and I’d bought a vector silhouette file of Phineas, Ezra, & Gus last year, but it was needlessly complicated.  So I hacked it and came up with my own.

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Stardom Crafts Liquid Chalk Markers Review

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Crafts, Reviews |

Stardom Crafts Liquid Chalk Markers Review

There are a lot of trends in crafts right now, but one I have just not jumped on board with is the CHALKBOARD THE EVERYTHING trend.  It’s a look I just don’t find appealing, most of the time.  I like things to look more precise, more measured, and while I have nice handwriting, I can’t draw for shit.  That said, I have previously bought cute little “chalkboard” clothespin signs and a standard white chalk marker for entertaining purposes, but found that the chalk never really removed from the signs.  I think being able to play with these liquid chalk markers had taught me the limitations and how I can be happy with a chalkboard look project!

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Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Food

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Crafts | 1 comment

Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Food

Continuing in my series about the Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle I threw in April for my friend Jennie, today we’ll talk about the food.  I pretty much wiggled my way out of this one, except for one major except.  Also, I’m not responsible that people did not read the back of the invite that explicitly said it was a potluck because the inside of the invite ALSO said “Bring a dish”.  #notmyfault

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Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Clothes

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Crafts, Manicures |

Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Clothes

Continuing in my series about the Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle I threw in April for my friend Jennie, today we’ll talk about the clothing gifts I made for baby Colin & his big sister Joy.  Of course, putting together this whole shindig wasn’t enough for my crazy ass.  I had to go overboard and test the waters of heat transfer vinyl by way of onesies and t-shirts for the kiddos.

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Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Favors

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in Crafts | 1 comment

Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle: The Favors

Continuing in my series about the Rubber Ducky Baby Sprinkle I threw in April for my friend Jennie, today we’ll talk about the favors.  My first idea was dashed once the main items showed up, so I had to do some brainstorming with Lorenza for a new idea.  It turned out SO much better!

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