Thursday, July 26, 2012

Make your own cute scarf---out of an OLD T-SHIRT!

Last night I posted this picture on the EP Facebook page… ((excuse the resolution…all I had handy was my iPad!))


I made my own cute scarf…out of an old t-shirt! Seriously cute and frugal…and BIGTIME easy!!

I was inspired by this outfit…..

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image via fashion worship


To stinkin’ cute right????

Then I found this tutorial from Lake and Local on Pinterest….


Visit LAND AND LOCAL by clicking HERE to make your OWN!! It takes like 10 minutes TOPS!! Imagine all the CUTENESS POSSIBILITIES!!

Hope you are having a MARVELOUS week so far!!



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hiking adventures…

One of the best things about where I live now…is that at any given moment…on any day…I can go hiking if my heart desires.

This weekend my marvelous friends and I took full advantage of this.







It was WONDERFUL!!!!

Hiking is good for the soul!!

Hope your week is MARVELOUS so far! =)



Thursday, July 19, 2012

homemade notes tutorial…

Are you a list maker?

I am. I have been my entire life.

My favorite paper for making lists = index cards.

I find lists from my past and laugh. Oh how my lists have evolved. They used to be about Jaxon’s bottle schedule. Now days…they reflect graduate homework, business items and grocery lists.

This week I couldn’t find my index cards but found some cute cards I bought awhile back from Hobby Lobby.

I wanted cute notes…so I pulled out my stamps and ink.


You can make your own using whatever paper and stamp supplies you have. You really don’t even need stamps, you could just use a pen or marker to decorate your own.

Cute notes…are so much better than blah notes.



The cards I used were meant to be used as folded cards….I just cut each in half to make two.


I also made a few VENDOR cards to keep handy as well. I always find the cutest vendors for marketing and photography goodies…but I forget who they are. Now I have a cute note card to keep track of all the inspiration.



I really love my sparrow stamp. It reminds me to f l y and live inspired.♥


It took maybe 10 minutes to craft the entire set. It is a simple way to make being organized…CAA-UTE!


Hope you are inspired to make your own cute notes…and enjoy your cute organized fabulousity!

Have a BLESSED day!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Farmer’s Market goodies…

Well I didn’t score anything marvelous this morning at garage sales…but I did get a few goodies at the Farmer’s Market.

I loooove my flowers! They are $1.00 and they last all week!!

Rosemary – $1.00

Banana bread – $2.00

They had fresh pie too…it was a hard decision. LOL!





Happy BLESSED Saturday!!



Friday, July 13, 2012

Organizing my jewelry and belts…


Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share a little organizing fun with you.

With my move + new house….I have new organizing challenges. I have a REALLY BIG bathroom…with no storage options. So I created my own.

I made chicken-wire frames awhile back as memo boards.

I used a big one to store my earrings….

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I have yet to unpack/find the rest of my earrings…but I really like that they are in full view…ready to pick and wear at any given moment.

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It’s really simple…just hang each pair in a section of the wire.

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For my necklaces, belts and headbands….I used an old rake head I bought at a craft fair.


It keeps my necklaces from being tangled…and in correct shape.



Super easy…super cute…and super organized!!

Do you have any organizing secrets for jewelry and goodies??

Have a BLESSED day!!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What I’m working on…

Lately I have received a bunch of emails requesting a tutorial on how I make my burlap flowers! I have heard your requests…and it has taken me a little while to have the time to make one…but I’m working on it this week!

I can’t decide if I should do a regular photo tutorial or a Vlog for it. Hmmm….decisions…decisions.

burlap flower

I really can’t wait to get this ready for you guys….and I can’t wait to see what awesome PRETTIES you create!!


Hope you are having a SUPER BLESSED week so far!


Monday, July 9, 2012

I love Farmer’s Markets…

Do you go to your local farmer’s market? If not, you really should. It is a marvelous way to get fresh fruit, veggies and all kinds of homemade and home grown goodness.
After we garage sale on Saturdays, we always stop by the Farmer’s Market.

My goodies from this week were….

fresh flowers….

and peach jam….

Don’t they just look marvelous! They make my heart happy!


Hope your week is full of LOVE and BLESSINGS!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you all have a MARVELOUS 4th of July!!!




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mini Tacos Recipe…

So I found this too cute recipe on Pinterest….
Mini tacos:  Won ton wrappers in muffin tins filled with taco seasoned ground meat, cheese & bake.
image via Ginnerobot

And I tried making my own….
They are SUPER DUPER cute and SUPER DUPER easy!!
All you need is:
Won Ton wrappers (I bought the pre-cut ones)
Hamburger meat
Taco Seasoning

Brown the ground beef. Season with taco seasoning. Place the wontons in a cupcake pan…bake a few minutes on 350 degrees…or until wontons are golden. Fill each cup with meat and top with cheese.
Cutest tacos ever!

Happy Tuesday!