Monday, October 18, 2010

"Spooky" mantle

I love Halloween!  It's the only time I can see spiders without having a little freakout! lol! (I still don't decorate with those big hairy ones you see in the store, though!)  This year I wanted to add something to our's what I came up with...

These letters were white and plain when I bought them.  I painted them black then applied a thin layer of mod podge and these Halloween papers.  The next day I cut around them with an exacto knife, sanded them, inked the edges, then embellished them! I really love how they turned out! Here are some close-ups:

As you can see, I used rub-ons, 3d stickers and ribbons to embellish the letters. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clothes dividers

So, I've been in a weird cleaning, no more like organization mood lately.  Which is good, but weird for me. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the idea of being organized...I'm just not that good at it.  Well, lately, I'm getting better!! Yay for me!  So, in my effort to have things organized, I made clothes dividers for my daughter's closet. I felt like school mornings would go smoother if clothes were  already chosen. Well, I showed them to my husband and he said, "these are great...where's the other set?" When I explained that I only made 1 since we only have 1 daughter going to school every day, he replied simply, "yeah, but Kayla is harder to dress." Point taken! Another set made last weekend, so now both girls have their clothes set up for the week.

Here are some close ups:

And a veiw from in the closet:

They seem to be working out pretty well! The girls love them and we don't need to help them every morning--They can get dressed while we are in our own bathroom getting ready!