Monday, May 13, 2013

Remembering What Spring Feels Like

One of my most favorite things about spring is remembering what it feels like to walk outside and feel the warmth of the air and sunshine.  Waking up to the cool breeze of an open window, sweet songs of birds chirping, the whir of mowers, the smell of fresh cut grass.  My senses are heightened and it is totally invigorating!  I'm also reminded that there are many things I enjoy doing when spring arrives.  I've been enjoying spring yard-work (well most of it), bike rides, visiting garden centers, golfing, and spring cleaning.  

Geraniums are among my favorite flowers!

With the warmer weather comes super-fun yard games!  The husband and I have been busily making and painting sets of cornhole boards for Father's day gifts and just plain ole fun! {Check out our Cornfusion Board Design post here!}

Our latest set of boards for Active Endeavors!  We did a combo of staining and paint for these and they are among my most favorite boards to date!

There will continue to be few posts this month due to my work schedule and prep for the craft fair at the end of the month.  (I will definitely post about that!!)  Hope you are having an awesome May!!

Love ya bunches!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Things I Love | Garden 2013

Vintage bed spring for garden climber  |  Kelly Rae Roberts 

Rustic Garden Basket  |  BarbedWireMercantile

Room Essentials Garden Shoe - Gray  |  Target

Rustic Potting Bench  |  One True Love Vintage

State Flower Collection Screen Print  |  thimblepress

Love ya bunches!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Dreams

It officially feels like Spring here in small town Illinois!  With the rain and warmer temps we've been having, the grass is turning green and flowers are popping up.  Spring is such an exciting season!  It is filled with so much possibility.  I catch myself getting a little carried away daydreaming about all the things I would like to do during the warm weather.  It is so easy for me to get lost in possibility.  Therefore, I am declaring now that I will have a mindful spring, focusing on my VIP's!

Spring Dreams

Attach the rain barrels
Spring-time yard work (I love yard's like meditation)
Train Wrigley to use a specific area to take care of business
Sew oodles of fun aprons
Paint four sets of cornhole boards
Ride my bike
Hammock reading
Spring cleaning
Kitchen island makeover
Take some "after" photos for fun before and after blog posts
Make lots of things for my first ever craft fair!!! {post to follow!}

Happy Monday Friends!

Love ya bunches!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wrigley the Dog

Adorable & Hilarious
Keepin' it Real.
Workin' it.

Love ya bunches!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring has Sprung

{Spring has least on my front door!}

I'm very much looking forward to the weather warming up!  Oddly enough I am also looking forward to doing some yard work and cleaning out the garage.  It is time to tune up and store the winter gear and get the summer gear ready for upcoming adventures!!

This week I plan to sew, paint, bike, golf, and clean up the yard!  Hip hip!  What are you planning this week?

Happy Spring Friends!!

Love ya bunches!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

DIY | Mini-Bunting

Two DIY's in one week!?  Hip hip hooray!!

Continuing with my scraptastic theme we'll be making a mini-bunting!

The Goods:

  • Scraps of fabric {i chose all cotton fabrics}
  • Twine or string
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Bunting template {old file folder, used mac-n-cheeze box...whatev}
  • Craft Glue
  • Starch {optional}

The How To:

1.  I like to iron all my scraps and starch them to give them some rigidity and it also keeps them from fraying as much.

2.  Draw and cut out the shape you would like your bunting to be, keeping in mind you will need it to be about 1/4" longer on top to fold over the string later.  I wanted traditional triangles so I drew my shape on an old file folder.  Since it is a mini-bunting I made it about 2" in length plus the 1/4" for the fold-over.

TIP: When making a triangle bunting template that you intend to fold the top, it helps to draw the template like a diamond.

3.  Cut a length of string leaving extra length on the ends for securing to it's future home.  

TIP:  Better to have too much on the ends than not enough.

4.  Cut out lots-o-flags to accommodate the length you want your bunting to be.

5.  With right side facing down, finger press or iron the top edge of each flag 1/4".

6.  Apply a bead of craft glue to the inside crease, place string {a ways in to leave a tail for the tie}, and smoosh.

{nice smoosh}

{I placed my flags about 3/4" apart.}

7.  Continue gluing and smooshing until you reach the desired length. 

Ta-Daaaa!  You just completed another scraptastic project!

Love ya bunches!!