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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Emoji Rings - DIY

It has been awhile since I have shown a jewelry tutorial.  I'm super excited to share this idea with you guys.  Emoji's are so fun to use on our phones and I have a sneaking suspicion they are going to grow in popularity over the next year!  (Just a "Jenny" prediction.... we'll see. )

Items Needed For This Project:

  • Photo Paper:  Any photo paper will work.  
  • Ring Supplies:  I ordered mine HERE.  They are cheap, and super easy to use! I ordered 16mm size.
  • Emoji's:  I copy and pasted from HERE. These images are exactly 16mm! 

Click on video for Step-By-Step Instructions!

Have fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Floral Cat Ears | DIY

For this project I have a cute little guest.  Rylan from Cute Girls Hairstyles was such a little trooper.  She went with me and helped me shop for supplies ( which turned out to be way longer that we planned ) and stuck around till the very end!  Of course the ice cream offering was helpful. Wink, wink!  I just love Rylan and we had a great day together.  


- Coiled Wire:  I bought mine at Michaels in the floral department.  I am pretty sure that you can find similar at most craft stores.  

- Flowers-  Originally I set out to get paper flowers from the scrapbook section.  However, I found that the packages were mostly muti colored and I wanted the flowers to be uniform. In the end we chose several different silk flowers.  Michaels and Hobby Lobby have the best options.  

- Ribbon:  I used a cotton ribbon.  I would not recommend satin as it slips and comes untied easily.  Grosgrain would also work well.  

- Misc:  Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks, scissors, wire cutters

Have a wonderful summer.  This is a perfect DIY to do with your kids.  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Summer Drinks

Summer is here! With summer heat just around the corner and kids home from school, these drinks will make you the favorite place to be! I think the slashes are my favorite.  I grew up on kool-aid and slushies taste so good when it is hot.  


1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Ginger ale
1/2 cup Sprite/7-Up (lemon-lime soda)
2 tablespoons Grenadine
Garnish: Cherry, Lime Wedge/Slice

Fill cup 1/2 full with ice.  Add above ingredients in order.  Stir.  Add Garnish.  Enjoy!
Serves 1

Ocean Water Recipe (Sonic Replica)

3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Coconut flavoring
Blue Food Coloring
2 cups Sprite/7-Up (lemon-lime soda)
Optional:  Sweedish Fish for Garnish

*Combine water and sugar. Place in microwave for about 1 minute.  Stir to dissolve sugar.  Add Coconut flavoring & 2-3 drops Blue food coloring.  
Fill glass half full with ice.  Pour in Sprite.  Add Coconut syrup to taste.  Stir.  Enjoy!

Kool-Aid Slushie

2 cups Cold Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1 package Kool-Aid
4 cups ice

In blender add above ingredients.  Mix.  Enjoy!
Makes about (4) 8oz. servings

Monday, May 25, 2015

Embellished Sunnies

This project was so much FUN!  I never know what my kids are going to actually get excited about but this one was definitely a huge hit with Bella.  I am not sure what I enjoyed more... the cute sunglasses we made or having a good bonding evening with my baby girl.  


- Sunglasses:  I went to a few different stores before I landed at Claire's.  Lucky Me happened on a sale which made all the plastic sunglasses shown $2 each.  The metal were $8 each.  So depending on how many pair you want to embellish, check around at pricing or use an existing pair!

- Embellishments:  I purchased all items shown at Michaels.  Look in the scrapbook isles and the bead/jewelry isles.  You want things that are flat on the back.  Be creative!  I used roses, crystals, and pearls.

- Misc:  E6000 glue, scissors, toothpicks, pliers

Have fun, be creative & send me pics of your cute sunnies!  #smcsunnies

Monday, May 18, 2015

Baseball "Fan" Bracelet

Baseball season is in full swing again!  Last season the KC Royals went back to the World Series.  They waited almost 30 for this return.  It was an exciting time to live in Kansas City.  
I thought this was the best idea to show your love for the game and your team!


- Leather Baseball:  Ball must be real leather.  Imitation does not work.  I didn't want to cut up anything my husband was attached to.... so I went to my local sporting goods store for a ball.  They range in price.  You don't need anything fancy... the cheapest version will do. 

- Xacto Knife:  Please be careful!
- Scissors

Extra Info:  I used my scissors to straighten up my edges.  I also did a little tugging/pulling/twisiting to straighten my bracelet.  It straightened out more with a little time.  
❤️‍ �� ⚾️ Be Royal KC!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Delicious Crepes - Perfect for Mom!

With Mother's Day next week I wanted to share a good recipe with you!  This is really easy but impressive!  Perfect for Breakfast or Brunch. 

My kids absolutely beg me to make these for every special occasion.  Holidays, First Day of School, Breakfast in Bed and definitely when Cousins & Family are visiting. 

Grandma Debbie's Swedish Pancake Recipe:

6 Eggs
2 1/4 Cups Milk
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Mix above ingredients together.  I use my food processor but you can use a mixer, blender or whisk. This recipe makes approximately 15 crepes.  (8")


Powdered Sugar
Whipped Cream
Berries:  ( I used strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries )

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fabric Banner DIY

It has been the month of bedroom makeovers! First at my house, next at Mindy's (Cutegirlshairstyles) and then my step-daughter.  It was a ton of work but the results are serious cuteness!
There is one common item in each of the rooms I worked on.  It is something very cute and I decided to share the tutorial with you.  I love these fabric banners.  They are such a cute and colorful accessory for kid/teen bedrooms.  I am thinking I could use this same format for  a table decor at my next party as well!

Items Needed For This Project:

-Fabric/Ribbon: I used 9 different designs of fabric/ribbon.  I cut them 18" long and 2" wide.  The size of your banner will determine how many strips you need.  In Emma's room I used 54 total strips.  The Vintage Blush and CGH bedrooms were about double the size.  
I purchased all supplies at Hobby Lobby for all 3 rooms.  

-String:  I used a black string in the video.  Twine in the other rooms.  
-Misc:  Scissors and ruler.

(Emma's Room)

Vintage Blush Bedroom (Video Tour)

Cute Girls Hairstyles: Dax & Paisley Room (Video Tour)

Don't forget to share your creations with me on social media using #smcfabricbanner