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Friday, July 9, 2010

Headband Organization

So, as our home is being built we are living out of boxes. It is truly awful and I can't find a thing. 
 As I went for my "go-to" headband the other morning, it had snapped from being stuffed in an old make-up bag! 
 So on my lunch break, of course, I googled headband holders and found this wonderful idea over at Joy's Hope.
What a fabulous idea!
Here it goes.

I took an empty oatmeal container, that luckily my mom had just finished, and pealed the label off.

I picked out some really cute pink damask paper to cover it with.

I put the paper around the container to make sure it fit, it took two 12x12 sheets.  
We couldn't find the lid, so I thought I would make a paper cover for the bottom as well.

After it was cut, I applied Mod Podge, to put the paper on the container, then a thin layer over the paper and let dry for about 30 minutes.

And Voila!  A perfect headband holder!  Love it!
If I would of had a lid I would put my other hair jewels in there as well, but this will work perfect for now!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

So I am trying this Follow Me Back Tuesday thing!  Hopefully I will gain some new followers and find some new blogs to follow!
Happy Tuesday. .. one day closer to the weekend!
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

My 4 day weeks have started!  So now through Labor Day weekend I will be off every Friday.  I am super excited to take advantage of some extra time with my peanut!  
Here is Mommy's little Firecracker!
I was looking to do something fun for July 4th.  While searching through blogs and good ole Google I came across 17 and Baking.  This is a wonderful blog and inspired me to make her cake.

So, I attempted to make the Flag Cake earlier this week as a trial run.  Let me just say that I am NOT a baker.  I usually burn everything, so I knew I would need a trial run.  Good thing I did too, because the red and blue cakes stuck to the pan and just crumbled.  I was so bummed, I threw it away.

So here are my three cakes.  All ready to go.  It was 2 boxes of White cake, split into 3 equal parts, and then dye 1 blue and 1 red.

Then you begin to layer red and white... Recipe here
So again, I cannot bake but was super excited that it came out PERFECT!

So fun right?!  If I make this again I might get those sugar sprinkles for the top because the blue cake kinda carried through the rest of the icing.  But again, since I cannot bake, I give myself an A on this project!

We even had enough left over for red, white, and blue Trifle!
That was my back-up plan in case the cakes stuck to the bottom of the pans again!

I hope your Fourth of July weekend was as fabulous as mine!  Have a great week!