Saturday, July 27, 2013

Back to School Bulletin Board

I can't believe that there is only one month left of summer. This has me thinking about a theme for the back to school PTA bulletin board. I thought I would share with you a couple of boards that I have done in the past if you are looking for some inspiration too.

back to school bulletin board ideas
This is the first board that I ever created for the PTA. I liked the idea of doing a retro style school even though it doesn't look anything like our actual building.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Baby Basket Idea

baby basket ideas
I love putting together gift baskets. My mother has been an influence in that department sharing with me that the presentation of something should be as important as the gift itself almost shaming me into making sure that all packages are carefully planned and not just thrown into a bag with some tissue. (I still do this sometimes but only when I'm in a hurry ~ sorry mom) For big gifts like first babies though, I have to put in the extra effort.

 baby basket gift idea
I thought I would share this quick and easy way to personalize a plain basket. I found this unfinished wood letter at Hobby Lobby, painted it the same color as the basket and hot glued it on. A basket is a good choice too for a babies room for storage of small baby supplies. White is a classic choice if you don't know the colors of the room. I know this couple was using green and yellow so I just purchased some coordinating ribbon and tissue to embellish the variety of items in the basket. So even though all of the gifts are not color coordinated, the colored ribbon ties it all together. I hope baby Callahan likes it!!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! We are swimming and cooking out today. I hope you are enjoying your day too!

Check out my Pinterest 4th of July board for some last minute Patriotic Inspiration.

God Bless America!!!!!

Here's my last minute $10 Hobby Lobby 4th decor....

Nothing like some last minute decorations ~ just add some flags and done

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For Dog Lovers ~ Pet Bed Shopping

my favorite dog beds

Pet beds... let's face it, they are a necessity that everyone with a dog needs to buy, but they are, however, in most cases not very attractive. (A designer's nightmare ~ those items that people NEED but you don't want out in the open for people to see.) I guess there are more to choose from than there used to be. Now with the Internet, you don't have to go into the pet products super store only to find the thin, sad, ugly fabric version of a bed that used to be the norm. Even the big pet stores are trying by adding designer merchandise like Martha Stewart's line of doggie supplies. Regardless, it does still take some effort to find a good one. This is one of those times when I wish I was more of an entrepreneur and I could come up with my own line. Nope, too lazy. Next option, I could sew my own, but zippers still intimidate me and for a pet bed, this is a necessity in order to clean it. The only option left... countless hours of shopping on the Internet. I'll save you some time and show you what I found.....