October 24, 2014

Happy Friday, people!!

As you've probably noticed, I share a ton of freebies on this blog. :)

Lately I've had some requests for free smart phone wallpapers, and of course I'm happy to oblige. 
I went through some of my most popular free printables and turned 35 of them into phone sized wallpapers.

CLICK HERE and you will be taken to a free download for all of the above options. Pick your favorite(s) and update your wallpaper using the directions below if needed. :)


Directions on how to change the wallpaper on your Android.


October 23, 2014

I looked at the calendar a few days ago and saw how quickly Halloween is coming

I decided that I had to get to work on Vivi's costume. I knew about a month ago that she would be a fox since she already had some key accessories...a fox stocking hat, cloak, mittens and old coat...yes we might have a thing for foxes. :)

I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a 1/2 foot of fuzzy white material, which cost me $1.50. This was the only purchase I made. Not too shabby!

Here is what I used to create the costume:
- Hot glue gun + glue
- Fuzzy fabric
- Spray paint
- Coral colored coat with ears (or a sweatshirt or long sleeve t-shirt + homemade ears)
- Coral colored pants
- Sheet of paper
- Safety pins or velcro
- Scissors

I started with the tail.  I rolled the fuzzy fabric together and hot glued the ends together.

I cut a simple paper template that I used to shield the tail end from the spray paint. I took my coral spray paint and painted the exposed tail fabric.

I left the tail outside to air out for 2 days, which took away all of the spray paint smell. Perfect!

That's it....Not too shabby for $1.50. :)

The rest was easy. I safety pinned the tail to the waistband of the pants as well as a rectangle of the white fuzzy fabric to the chest of the coat from the inside of the coat.

Lastly, I put the coral pants, fuzzy boots and fox coat on Vivi, and added a little eye liner pencil to her nose (the coat is a size 3-6 months and she is 16 months, but we made it work, haha).

Then I let the fox loose, ha.

She didn't even mind wearing's a miracle!

Are you DIYing your Halloween costume(s) the year? If so, what are your plans? I wanna know. :)


October 22, 2014

I discovered that our $500 DIY kitchen was featured on the Zillow Blog yesterday! That was a nice surprise. :)

I wish the kitchen was always this clean. :)

Click here to read the article, which is about 6 common obstacles that remodelers face.

Zillow Blog has a ton of useful tips for everything HOME, and is definitely worth following.

PS. I'm working on my next freebie and a DIY child Halloween costume....xoxoxo