Pinned and Did | Sharpie Lampshade Redo

It's been so long since I've actually done a craft for my house!  I've worked on just about everything else in the world lately, it seems!  Though, the other night my husband left to go play basketball with some of his friends and I decided to get a little crafty.

I have seen and even pinned the writing-with-a-sharpie-on-a-plain-lampshade-thingie and wanted to try it so bad.  We rearranged our tiny living space not to long ago and I had the perfect lampshade for this project.

This little project probably took me a whole twenty minutes to complete and turned out great!  I used the lyrics to our first dance song so, it's pretty special to us!

Here's how I did it...


Work Made Fun | Asscocia Day Food Tent Cards

Yesterday I shared with you that I work at Associa - the Nations Leader in Community Management.  I love working for this company! All member companies across the county are holding Associa Day on July 11th.

I have been recruited (quite gladly) to help out our CEO to plan the Associa day for our Jacksonville office.  Yesterday I shared with you FREE printable water bottle labels I created for the event.  Today, I have food tent cards.  You know, those cute little cards on fancy food tables which label what the food is!

Associa Day 2012 Food and Drink Tent Cards

These cards were SO incredibly easy to make and I will probably be making more for every party I ever have!  I used Microsoft Word to create these tent cards.  I kept it simple with these, using a square and four star shapes...that's it!

These do not have the Associa Day 2012 logo on it, so they can be used for anything, really!

How to make them:

Click the link above or RIGHT HERE to open the document
Print out the tent cards
Write your food item names on the cards
Cut the cards apart
Fold each card in half and there you have it!

I will be sure to share pictures of our event with you and how we used each of these items in decorating!


Work Made Fun | Associa Day 2012 Water Bottle Labels

It's been a while!

I've been quite busy with work and I put some new products in my Etsy store and it absolutely took off!  Though, I've not forgot about my first love....you bloggies!

I work for Associa - the Nations Leader in Community Management.  Next Wednesday we are having Associa Day.  Each member company (we have companies all over the continent!) will be holding an even on July 11th to talk about where Associa as a whole would like to be in 2020.

Our little bitty office in Jacksonville is SO incredibly excited for Associa Day.  And, you know me...any reason to make something crafty or throw a party, I'm there!

I made some water bottle labels and wanted to share them on here so that any member company could use them to create custom water bottles for Associa Day 2012!

Simply follow the directions found HERE or HERE (plus, some extra labels) customize your water bottles for Associa Day!

Happy Associa Day!


Foodie Friday - Taco Pie

As you may or may not know, I LOVE (and by love, I mean adore with most all of my being) tacos!  I loved taco night growing up, I am always up for a Mexican restaurant, when I worked at a summer camp, Taco Tuesday was my favorite night.  I'm telling you... I. Love. Tacos!

I am always looking for new ways to prepare my tacos and 'spice it up' a bit.  Taco Ring (find the recipe HERE) is a staple at my house.  I love that stuff!  Recently I found a recipe for a Taco Pie and I just had to try it.

Here's how I did it...


Goals Scrambled. Outcome: Scrabble!

So....remember those goals I set back in January?  I did so well on meeting my January and February goal!  Check out my Barbie Birthday Cake and Lumpia.  I know that my March goal was to make a flowerpot jewelry holder but...I kind of skipped ahead.  I jumped on down to my June goal of making scrabble tile throw pillows.  With good reason!

My husband's best friend is getting married...TODAY!  We drove from Florida up to Northern Virgina for the special day.  I knew that I wanted to make the couple something rather than buy it...I'm that kind of gal.

I just knew the scrabble tile pillows I keep seeing all over Pinterest would be the perfect little gift for this funky fun couple.

Here's how I did it...


embriodery hoop art

We've recently moved into a new place and we got to paint the walls...ALL the walls!  Our landlord agreed to pay for the paint (the place needed a fresh coat) if my husband and I would paint the walls.

We jumped on that chance and chose Sherwin Williams 'Blonde' for most all of the walls.  Though, for the kitchen we went with Sherwin Williams Nurture Green.  I loved it so much that I decided to do an accent wall in the bedroom in it.  I love love love how it looks with our orange bedspread (picked up on clearance for $45 at Target).

There is a soffit above the bed and I knew that I wanted to put some sort of art on that wall.  We do not have a bed frame, so a headboard wasn't going to work plus I didn't want anything too bulky.  I remembered some simple art I saw on pinterest.  I absolutely love how it turned out...here's how I did it...



My grandma used to make potato cakes all the time and I remember my older sister absolutely loving them.  I never really cared too much about them.  Then, one day a few months ago I had some left over mashed potatoes and thought 'hmmm....I bet the hubs would like some potato cakes' and called my mom to get the recipe.

I knew it was simple...but I didn't realize it was THIS simple!  I customized my cakes a wee bit more than my grandma would have...but, she wasn't married to a Puerto Rican who LOVES seasoning!

Here's how I did it...


Lumpia: revisited

If you recall, my first attempt at lumpia wasn't exactly a success.  Yeah, the hubby and brother-in-law gobbled them up like they were going out of style.  Though, they just weren't pretty and I wasn't quite satisfied with the outcome.

I wouldn't quite until I felt as though I had conquered it and by golly...I did!!

Here's how I did it...
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