Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hair Bow

Here is a quick and easy bow you can use in a little girls hair or to add a lil' something to a gift.


Items Needed:

Three or four different coordinating ribbons
Hot glue gun and glue

Step 1:

Cut 2 pieces of your widest ribbon.  About 10 inches long.

Step 2:

Glue the ends together in a loop, for both of the ribbons.  Use a thin line of glue.

Step 3:

Cut the next ribbon 7 inches long. (You will need 2 pieces.)

Step 4:

Take both of the ribbons and make an X shape and put the smaller ribbon on top of the larger ribbon. Take a small piece of ribbon and tie it tight against the ribbon.

Step 5:

Tie a knot in the back to help keep it secure.

Step 6:

Add an embellishment to the middle, and fluff the bow, and you have a cute and simple little bow!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Elf on the Shelf

Hey everyone!!!  Well, with turkey day behind us it is time to move forward into another Christmas Season!!!  The tree is up and it is time to start decorating the rest of the house!!!  I love pulling out all of our decorations and the memories that come with it.  I love seeing the kids excitement as the put their ornaments on the tree.  Traditions are such an important part of the holiday season.  I love our old traditions and I love creating new traditions.  A couple of days ago I was visiting with my sister-in-law and she was telling me about an awesome book.  Many of you may have heard about it, but for those who haven't yet, I am speaking to you!!!  It is called The Elf On The Shelf.  

Here is the plot of the story found here at Wikipedia.

Every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, each family's scout elf watches over the children and then at night, once everyone goes to bed, the elf flies back to the North Pole to report back to Santa about what activities, good and bad, took place throughout the day. Before the family wakes up each morning, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides. By hiding in a new spot each morning around the house, the scout elf and the family play an on-going game of hide and seek. The Elf on the Shelf explains that elves get their magic by being named. In the back of each book, families have an opportunity to write their elf's name and the date that they adopted it. Once the elf is named, the scout elf receives its special Christmas magic which allows it to fly to and from the North Pole. However, the magic might go if touched, so the rule for The Elf on the Shelf states: "There's only one rule that you have to follow so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won't hear all I've seen or I know." Although families aren't supposed to touch their scout elf, they can talk to it and tell it all their Christmas wishes so it can report back to Santa accurately.

Doesn't it sound FUN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, so to help you start this tradition I am going to list some fabulous links.

 The official Elf On The Shelf site is a lot of fun.  On this site you can visit and explore the North Pole.  When you visit different parts of the North Pole their are activities, games, coloring pages and more!!!!

If you want ideas for your Elf,  visit Blossom Bunkhouse with 101 Elf On The Shelf ideas.   CUTE stuff and will help you keep the traditions going!!!

If you use Pinterest, just type in Elf On The Shelf and there are sooooo many ideas.

If you need to buy a copy of the book Amazon has several different packages that contain both the book and the elf with other bonus products in the packages.

Now that this great idea has been brought to my attention, I am noticing the Elf On The Shelf  EVERYWHERE(there is even a movie)and I am looking forward to enjoying it with my children.

Lets go CREATE some amazing traditions!!!!!!
Love Bry

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Blog

Hey Everyone!!!  I have be on vacation and then we have been dealing with some sickness in our house.  So there hasn't been much happening in blog-land for me the past couple of weeks.  Sorry, but we will get back to it and you will see some more creAcipes real soon.

Today I just want to post a new blog that our sister-in-law recently launch.  Cori is fun, creative and an inspiration to all who know her.  So if you don't know her yet, I want to invite you to get to know her through her blog Run Your Legs Off.  Lookin' forward to seeing her blog progress and the information that is going to come from it.  Can't wait to make the Shrek smoothie she has posted!!! 

Keep creating!!!
Love, Bry

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello everyone!!! Just wondering what everyone is up to today??? Bry and I are working up some really fun projects!! Can't wait to share them with you all!  Have a great day eveyone!!!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Distressed Candlesticks

Here's some more thrift store candlesticks.  These are super cute but...they needed a new life.  So we washed them up and removed some of the dust from them.

Then we spray painted them.

Let them dry completely.  
Sandpaper them lightly.
That's all there is to it and they are amazingly cute!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mod Podge Tip!

Hello everyone!  Here is a quick little tip for you all!  When using mod podge before you apply your paper to the surface give the back of the paper a light spritz of water.  It will keep the paper from bubbling!  You may see a few little bumps but after a while they all go down!  It works I swear!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quick Tip

This is something simple that will make your crafting life so much easier.

Put your glitter in a salt shaker and you can just shake it onto your next project!!!