Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tip Tuesday: Gummy Mascara? Heat in Hot water

Does it ever seem that your practically NEW Mascara starts to get GUMMY soon after purchasing? That makes it pretty difficult to apply, especially for me. My lashes are so LIGHT COLORED and SHORT that I look "lash-less"!  Here's a quick tip to help...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Apple Berry Ivy Eucalyptus Wreath TUTORIAL

I saw this wreath in an old Country Sampler 
magazine a long time ago and made it.
It was high time for some new eucalyptus
and in need of a good dust off,
so I decided to blog about this wreath re-do. . .

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Remembering Mothers' Days of Past

Happy Mothers' Day, Ladies!
Here are only a couple of my favorite
little things from the past...

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Win and A New Shelf with Vintage Goodies

I've been meaning to post my Sweet Win from 
And I have a new shelf in my kitchen loaded with some
vintage tins and old wooden cheese boxes....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Advertising Magnet UpCycle: Photo Frames

Turn old advertising magnets into pretty
refrigerator frames with light weight craft foam!
We have a few of these old advertising magnets on our fridge. Most unsightly, but I didn't want to toss them out.
Grab some craft foam, which is practically weightless.
Position your magnet, giving yourself plenty of room for the "frame" and for trimming.
Trace the outside of your magnet, for positioning the magnet later. Then trace an inside section, which is the opening for your photo. Cut out this section.
Using either a glue stick or regular white glue, trace around the edge of the magnet, remembering to leave one side UN-glued, this is where you will insert your photo.
Set the magnet, glue side down, onto your frame, lining it up with your first set of drawn lines. I didn't have a glue stick, so I had to set an old book on top to keep it flat and to allow time for the glue to dry.
Slide in your photo :)
I found some old fancy trim scissors
and trimmed around the edges.
This is a picture of our Boxer Bulldog, Sugar, from about 16 years ago. We loved her so much, and she loved our kids and was so protective.
She was part of our family and we will always miss her.
Since bulldogs were bred to round up bulls / cattle, I thought it appropriate to place Sugar on our fridge next to our daughter, Stephanie's Bull photo, taken on a trip while in Spain.

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!