Lovin’ Mod Podge

Our house is basically a work in progress.  It was built in 1905 and needs alot of tender loving care.  I painted the kids playroom/guest room.  The light switch plates in that room were a hideous beige and I wanted a quick fix.  Modge podge and scrapbook paper to the rescue.  Took a total of 15 minute to create a new look.  I may have to start mod podging all the hideous light switch plates we have!!

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Valentine’s Day Tree

I’ve never been one to decorate much for holidays. My mom was always great about making a big deal about every holiday. I’ve decided to try to be more like that for my kids. I did a thankful tree for Thanksgiving. As a family we all wrote down things that we were thankful for, and put them up on branches I had collected from the yard. I left it up all thru Christmas. I think its something that should be up all year and added to periodically.

I decided to take off the tags (and save them of course) for a bit and decorate our branches for Valentines day.  I used little origami hearts ( I got the how to video of YouTube of course!) and attached baker’s twine w/ a glue gun.  I hung them on our branches that surprisingly are still in tact.  I used some Chianti colored paper I got from Big Lots for $5.00(pack of 24).  I only need about 3 sheets. It came out cute, and it makes for an inexpensive decoration. 

I may need to do a shamrock tree next……

Lavender Buddies

My daughters went to a yoga birthday party, and the teacher made them rice packs with lavender oil in them.  She used good old white tube socks.  Ashley over at www.lilblueboo.com did a tutorial this week using kid’s leg warmers.   I made some today from a pair of argyle knee high socks.  They came out cute, and they smell wonderful.