September 15, 2014

DIY Yarn-Wrapped Bottles

If you have a few bottles of wine every now and then, you should have some empty bottles sitting around just asking to be DIY'd. There are only about a million and fifty different projects on Pinterest that you could do with wine bottles, but this is easy and cheap!



Supplies:
Empty Wine Bottles (I used a whiskey and a wine bottle)
Yarn
Elmers Glue
Flowers (Pre-made from Hobby Lobby)

Instructions:
All you do is run a line of glue down the side of the bottle and start wrapping.  Literally that's it! Easy-peasy/Lemon-Cheesie (what the heck does that even mean...)


What I like about this project is that it's so simple and you could do any color of yarn to make it more seasonal.  I'm thinking about doing some red and green yarn for christmas and maybe hanging some ornaments off the top.  I know, it's only September and I'm already talking about Christmas, but I'm excited!  Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

September 10, 2014

Wannabe Photographer

Every since I got a Canon Rebel for Christmas I have been slowly, but surely learning to use it.  I would like to say that I've always considered myself somewhat creative and photography is the perfect outlet.  Mostly I take pictures of my little guy, but I had the privilege of taking pics for my brother and his fiance.

What do you think?  Would you pay for these photos??  It's okay if the answer is no because I'm just doing this as a hobby right now, but I'm curious what you think...













10 Fall DIY Projects I'm Dying to Try

I've really been itching to do some more DIY projects.  With an 8 month old son that's getting close to walking and refuses to take naps longer than 45 minutes, my time is really limited. However, that doesn't stop me from pinning and dreaming about my next project that I may or may not ever have time for. 

I know it's only the beginning of September and it won't be cool in TX until November, but I'm already really wanting to do some more Fall Decor Projects.  Here are some that are on my list:

Not only do I love glitter, but the fact that you can make all this from Dollar Store Supplies is a total bonus!!
The Thinking Closet
I love the simplicity of this project and the burlap Fall Banner.  I actually have a spare pallet laying around in my garage just asking to be used!
The Turquoise Home
The House of Smiths
Unoriginal Mom
Duct Tape Pumpkin - Source Unknown

This is from Etsy, but I think I could figure out how to craft it on my own...  Might not turn out quite as good, but I sure will try!
Etsy
For Your Home
Burlap, Burlap and more Burlap!  I seriously need to add more Burlap to my house, I think that it totally screams "Fall"!
My Cherry Topped Life
Source Unknown
Source Unknown
Are you planning any fall DIY Projects?  I'm really wanting to glitter some pumpkins for my front porch, might be a little messy, but I think it will be worth it!!

August 26, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats



I'm a huge fan of any recipe that has the ingredients Chocolate and Peanut Butter.  I'm taking it back to one of my childhood favorites, Rice Krispy Treats. I mean who doesn't like rice krispy treats?

Ingredients:
6 cups Rice Krispies
6 TBSP Butter (yes, I double this from the original Recipe)
4 cups OR 10 oz Bag of Mini Marshmallows
1/2 Cup Melted Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Directions:
Heat butter on the stove, once melted add marshmallows {Continuously stir so it doesn't burn}
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave 30 - 60 seconds
ADD Melted chocolate chips and Peanut Butter to the Marshmallow/Butter mixture
Once everything is combined, remove from heat and add Rice Krispies
Spray a 13X9 pan with Pam and press treats into pan
Let harden and ENJOY!



August 21, 2014

Diaries of A Bargainista: Marshalls Style


This skirt is another oldie, but goodie.  It's one of the first skirts that I posted on my blog, check out the original post.  For some reason, I have hung on to it all these years, but yet I still am loving it.  

After gaining 50 lbs with a baby I was afraid it would never fit again, but thankfully I held on to it and it still fits!!  Both the top and the skirt is from Marshalls.  If I remember correctly the skirt was only $14.99 and the top was $16.99.  My wedges are also from several years ago that I wear all the time! Let's just consider these "Free" since they are so old, LOL!

What do you think about this look?

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