Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sassy Satin Sashes

This weekend I am off to Vegas for one of my close friends Bachelorette parties, yey! I am in the wedding which is in May.  The other bridesmaids and I wanted to do lots of special things for the bride this weekend and I knew it was a perfect opportunity to use my craft skills to whip up some fun stuff!!

A bachelorette party isnt complete without sashes pointing out who everyone is, but the ones they sell in the store first of all are huge (my own was literally falling off me my entire bach party) and they are just pretty standard.  I figured I could buy some fabric, do a little fabric painting and whip up some pretty awesome custom ones.

I am really happy with how they came out, I hope the bride is too!  Now you could make these sashes for so many things other then a bachelorette party like - halloween costumes, birthday party, mother-to-be for a baby shower, or princess for a day for a little girl would be super cute!!

Heres how I did it

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shamrock T-Shirt

Happy St. Patricks Day!!! Hope everyone is having an awesome day! As you all know from my St. Patricks Day Wreath Post I LOVE me some St. Paddy's day*!! So I decided to share another little project I whipped up for the day.  A Shamrock T-shirt!

Wanna know how I did it?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Changeable Cork Centerpiece

When we moved into our new place in Austin we splurged on an awesome dining room table and chairs. Ahh I am obsessed! This one was much bigger/nicer/sturdier/long lasting/etc/etc than the one we had back in DC. So immediately I really wanted to get (make) a nice casual centerpiece for it that we could use year round.

If you know me and the hubs at all you know we loooove our wine, so I figured something wine themed would be appropriate, and I came up with this:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Longhorn Car Decals

Since moving to Austin our cars have been feeling a little...well left out.  See here in ATX almost every car is sporting a longhorn logo.  Something similar to this
But they are like $16 each at the campus store! Thats like $32 to get one for both our cars....I think thats a bit steep for car decals.  So I figured pssshhhh I could make something! I had some adhesive vinyl on hand that I figured I could cut using my cricut machine. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baked Ziti thats Easy Peasy

Baked Ziti is always a huge hit for a weeknight dinner in our Casa.  Its easy, delicious and for some reason never gets old.  My mom and brother even like it so much they always request it for Christmas dinner when I am back in home NY.  Wow, now thats definitely a compliment!

Nom Nom Nom
I am going to share the receipe here since its such a big hit with my family I hope it is with yours too!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Crayon Roll for a Cute Cousin

This week I was sending a baby blanket to one of my cousins who just had a baby boy. But I couldn't leave his big sis empty handed! I had seen this great tutorial for a crayon roll on Prudent Baby and thought that would be the perfect thing for his big sis (she is about 3). Paired with a little coloring book and its suuuuper cute.  I really hope she loves it!

Wanna know how to make one for your own cute cousin/niece/nephew/anyone?