Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time for Snuggles

I know this is 2.5 weeks too late.  But I've had this on my computer for a while and figured, why not share it now!  Let's face it, what else is February good for?  It's been unseasonably miserable.

Download your own computer background here!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas Yorkie

For all of my nieces and nephews I've crocheted them a special friend. (like this little turtle.)  It was time for my newest niece to get one of her own. 

My in laws happen to have a Yorkie named Sugar that my niece loves.  So of course I made her a little Sugar of her very own.

I based the pattern off of this one

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shower Invite Design

When I hear the good news of two people deciding to take that leap and get married, I get really excited for them.  Marriage is awesome and completely worth it.  During all of the excitement of another upcoming family wedding, I got the bug to design a couple of mock invitations like this one...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Organizing the Spice Drawer

I love the feeling of a new year, full of new ambitions.  Why not try to make your life a better, healthier, happier one.  Even if you don't succeed on a specific goal, at least you are trying to improve something!

....all that to say, so many of us try to organize and simplify things in January.  I am starting out with my spice drawer.

Well, actually, my husband started this project.  He just couldn't take it one day and decided to label all of the spices in our drawer.  This is when I found out that I buy repeats of spices because I can't find them, or remember if I bought a replacement or not.  ....so 4 jars of curry later I decided to help.

I made these really simple labels for the top of our spice jars.  They are 1" in diameter.  I found this fits most of my spices perfectly!  You can download your own blank labels here!

I printed a sheet of the labels at home.  I don't have a laminator so I put the cut circles in between two pieces of packing tape and trimmed the rest.  I used double-stick tape to adhere the circles to the spices.  This way I can transfer the labels when I buy new bottles!

Doesn't that look so much better!  I can tell you my husband was more excited than I was for this DIY organization project.