Oct 21, 2013


 Things have been a little hectic lately. Wrapping up summer. Moving. Birthdays. Celebrations. Just life in general. But things are finally slowing down. Which finally means a little more "Me time". Every mom deserves a break now and then, which is why I love my craft group I belong to. This months past craft we did consisted of darling BUTTON EARRINGS. I'm a die hard for earrings. I love them big. I love them small. I love them colorful. I love them ALL!

 (I may or may not have just finished a Dr. Seuss book with my daughter). 

That's besides the point.....

Anyway, so if your looking for a fun and SUPER easy craft, that takes hardly any time. Check this out.

Supplies you will also need:
 E6000 Glue
 Needle nose pliers, or wire cutters

Follow the directions on the back of the cover button kit. There is a template to cut out and use. (Easy peasy directions, don't worry). Once you have completed the directions, use either your needle nose pliers to bend the button loop on the back, or wire cutters to completely cut it off. Then, add a little glue and stick the earring back on and let dry over night. Easy enough? I told you!

Here are the ones I made in less than about an hour!

 Until next month....

Jun 9, 2013

What I made Wednesday

Let's be honest. I love crafting. Like really like crafting. However, like many of you... I'm super busy. Finding time to actually work on a project is hard to come by. So, I take advantage of nap times! That rare time when I manage to get both littles to sleep at the same time. Oh it's a beautiful thing. 

While I came out victorious yesterday (I deserve a pat on the back), I was able to whip out these two 4th of July wood projects. 

For those of you locals who love a good DIY craft project with very LITTLE effort, you've got to check out  The Wood Connection on state street in American Fork! It's a bit dangerous that I live right around the corner from this store. But I'll take the risk. This store has tons of awesome wood cut outs. Not to mention- the cutest holiday projects. They have them all on display, so you choose what you want to do and then pick out your paper, wire, paint, ribbon, etc. You can copy theirs exactly or add your own flare. I love that its a one stop shop, and also very affordable! 

Here is what I ended up with: 

Thrift shop style

Needless to say Macklemore would be SO proud of me! 
A couple weeks ago I scored this little crate for a whoppin 2 bucks. I had been looking for something to place some flower pots on and when I saw this crate,  I knew immediately it was what I was looking for. With a little spray paint it looks as though it was meant for my backyard, it matches our porch swing perfectly! 

While venturing around the store I also found these lovelies that I knew I could use as a flower pot:


That's right, do the math! $4 for it all, and worth EVERY PENNY! 

Love D.I.
Love D.I.Y

May 28, 2013

Pesto Panini


This delicious dinner tastes just as good as this picture looks:

Okay, okay. Now wipe the slobber off your chin. 
Now, this totally looks like something you could get at Zupas (for you Utahns) and it even tastes like something from a restaurant. The best part you ask? It's TOTALLY easy! So basically its a win-win. 

I found this recipe via Pinterest (of course). It actually calls for Turkey, but my family eats chicken like a fat kid eats cake, so I switched it up a bit. You could do either. 

View the full recipe HERE

Easy. Fast. Delicious. It meets all my requirements!!

May 24, 2013

DIY Outdoor lighting

If you're like my family, there is nothing we love more than a little s'more roast out in the back yard on warm summer nights. I've been toying with the idea of finding a cute way to light the back yard. Tikki torches, light strands, etc.... 

I came across a wonderful idea on Pinterest and thought this would be a GREAT addition. How cheap, and easy! 

Find some old light fixtures at your local D.I./thrift store:

add some of those extra strands of mini white Christmas lights you have stashed in a box somewhere:

And ta da...What a brilliant idea!!

May 13, 2013

Dinner tonight consisted of this:

       Bruschetta Chicken 
Was it good? YES!
Was it easy? YES!
Should you try it? Duh!

1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crushed garlic croutons
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 large tomatoes
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced (appox. 1 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9x13 baking dish. Place flour & beaten eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken into flour, then into eggs. Place into baking dish. Combine Parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, & melted butter then sprinkle on chicken. Loosely cover with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until top is browned and chicken is cooked through. Chop tomatoes and combine with last ingredients. Spoon mixture over chicken, and return to oven for 5-7 minutes or until tomato mixture is heated through.
*note: B

ruschetta (tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil) can also be made in blender.

May 10, 2013

Canning jar soap dispenser

Next up on the to do list:

I FINALLY found something to do with all those canning jars I have laying around the house. 

If you're looking for a quick and easy DIY project to switch things up a little, look no further. Check these out,  they would even make a very cute homemade gift. I found these lovelies via Blissfully Content and fell in love. How simple, yet cute. I'm thinking of spray painting my lid though.(You could even repaint for different seasons, if you wanted).

Apr 19, 2013

Mothers Day Printables

Mom if your reading this..... STOP! 

With Mothers Day right around the corner, I wanted to share the following with you. As you may have noticed, I have a slight obsessed with printables. Thanks to Pinterest, I come across them all the time. I've been brainstorming ideas for Mothers Day this year, and I wanted to do something different besides the traditional perfume/outfit/jewelry thing that I seem to do year after year. I wanted something more than just a tangible item. So I found these lovelies. Simply click. save. print. frame. It's that easy.  And it's something they can display in their house year round and think of you each time they see it. Simply perfect. 

Visit the links for optional colors and styles.

Apr 5, 2013


A friend of mine shares pictures from RAW FOR BEAUTY on Facebook every morning. I saw this one the other day and thought.... YES!! 

I love knowing that I'm able to take something each and every day that helps alkalize my body, and help prevent this. 
I've shared with you before the Greens, one of my favorite IT WORKS! products.


Seriously, one of the best things you could be taking daily for your body! Order it here https://ryannewalker.myitworks.com/Shop/Product/475 for less than a dollar a day! You can't even buy 8 servings of fruits and veggies at the grocery store for that cheap!