Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Minimalism and Craft Blogging

Minimalism is about getting down to just the necessities while craft blogging tends to be about creating excess items. How can these two lifestyles co-exist? As I mentioned in my update about our journey towards simple living, my blogging has been pretty sporadic lately and that was mostly because I was confused by how our new semi-minimalist lifestyle could coincide with craft blogging. The two are kind of on opposite sides of the spectrum. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fried Green Tomatoes

The other day I fried up some green tomatoes for the first time. Why? Because this is the South and apparently we fry everything down here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Super Mario Coin Bank

Just a few months ago I shared a tutorial for a Super Mario Savings Bank using a cardboard box and colored paper. That one worked well and was really cheap to make but I decided that I wanted something smaller and I really like the look of perler beads for 8-bit projects so I made another bank. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

FREE 2014-2015 Printable Planner

While getting the house organized I decided that it was time to consolidate all of my calendars, lists, and paper work. I searched all over the internet and every planner that I found was either too expensive or didn't have all of the features that I wanted. So I decided to make my own and I am sharing all of my files with you in case you want to make one too!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Simple Living

It has been awhile since I updated you on our home life..or much of anything really. My blogging has been pretty sporadic for awhile now but I will get to that another day. Our journey towards simplicity has brought us so much peace and happiness. This last year and a half has taught us a lot about what is really important to us and what direction we want our lives to take. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Walking Tacos

I think for these to technically be "walking tacos" they are supposed to be served in a mini bag of Fritos but those are way more expensive than a full size bag so I usually just serve it in a bowl. So I guess this would be more of a taco salad. What ever you call it, it is yummy and a great meal for a busy summer night. Most of you probably already know how to make these, especially if you ever went to summer camp, but sometimes I need a reminder of the old classics that I love but forget about if I haven't made them in awhile.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I Like BIG BOOKS Tote Bag

Oh, my, gosh. Becky, look at her bag!
It is so big. She looks like,
one of those nerd guys' girlfriends.
I like BIG BOOKS and I cannot lie...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mini Cereal Box Notebooks

Two years after adding some mini cereal boxes to my craft stash, I have finally used all of them! I started out with a Mini Cereal Box Desk Organizer which my son still uses every day. I love the fun pop of color that it adds to our living room. Now I am going to show you how to turn the rest into fun little notebooks.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mustache Outlet Stickers

I never really understood the trend of putting mustaches on everything even if it doesn't make sense at all. I do, however, like putting them on faces like a finger tattoo or coffee mugs with a mustache painted underneath and now - electrical outlet faces!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Taco Pizza

I have a thing for the taco pizza from Casey's but I am too cheap to buy it very often. So I learned to make it myself! It tastes just as good and it is pretty easy to make too. I actually like it even better because when you order a taco pizza they put all of the toppings on at once so the leftovers have soggy chips and slimy lettuce. When I make it myself I can just put toppings on the pieces I am going to eat right then.