Tuesday, February 28, 2017

the one about Chick-fil-A

I love everything about Chick-Fil-A...I mean honestly what is there not to love? Great food. Friendly staff. Clean restaurants. Incredible business model. And Christ centered. Love it all. So I've been very excited to be a part of the Chick-Fil-A mom panel for the last 4 years!! Incredible. They send us some awesome gifts, we give feedback and we participate in fun challenges. (my latest gift is pictured below)

The most recent challenge was to take one of their tortilla soup containers and re-purpose it. I love taking things that could be "trash" and turning them into something useable and even bigger bonus is if they can be helpful for me in my quest to be more organized. So as you know I'm a big crafter and I love to have my supplies easily at hand. So when I thought about how I could use my container I thought about what craft items I needed a new storage solution for. My washi tape is currently in a big glass jar, which is fine...but I cannot see all my tape or easily access it all. So I decided to use my soup container and a bigger container that held my favorite avocado lime chicken wrap. I just hot glued some empty spools to the two containers and called it good. This is so much easier for me to access my washi tape. Once we move and I figure out all my colors for my new craft room I plan on spray painting the whole thing to make it pop a little more!!! What would you make with the great plastic containers from Chick-Fil-A?

At the begining of the year a friend of mine who owns a local Chick-Fil-A told me that they remodeled their dining area and they have a new chalkboard. She had seen some of my lettering on facebook and asked me if I would come and letter on their chalkboard. I jumped at the opportunity and am so so glad she asked. I love creating a new piece for them on paper and translating it to the chalkboard! I have had so much fun doing these!!! Here are the chalkboards I have done so far. And I hope to get to make at least one more before we move!!

So what's your favorite thing about Chick-Fil-A?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

easy mixed media tutorial

I shared this a few months ago on my friends blog but wanted to share it here as well!!

I have a creative brain...which means I have issues with ideas popping into my head and then ACTUALLY making them a reality. I fully realize that not every idea that pops into ones head needs to become a reality...but for a creative person we kinda think they do! 

This project was loosely inspired by a photo my best friend shared on Facebook one day (years ago). When we were getting our three girls bedroom all set up I knew I wanted to make this project come to life...and it has changed a bit from the original idea but I love how it turned out.

 It started with a HUGE blank canvas, 20x30 huge! And this wrapped canvas was hung on the girls wall...and neglected. When you run a creative business and have 5 kids and a part time job the things you want to do for YOUR home rarely get done in a timely manner. So this hung in their room for almost a year. And then I had had enough and I needed to get working on it so I wouldn't go crazy!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FREE valentines day bookmarks

Hi there friends!! So glad to be back with you today!! I hope you are all enjoying this year...is it crazy that January is already over? Time really doesn't slow down does it?! My kiddos have been sick with strep throat and a lingering cough...good thing you can't catch germs from reading a blog. I have just started to come down with the cough and the head cold in the last couple of days. I hope you and your family have remained healthy so far this year!
So in the midst of being sick I asked my kids if they would like for me to create Valentines that they can color for their friends, like I did last year. They were so excited at the idea and said a resounding YES!!! So, I'm excited to bring you my second set of downloadable, printable, giftable valentines. 
This time I decided to make them as bookmarks...my kiddos LOVE to read and they are always looking for a bookmark, so I figured it may not be an issue for only my kids. I thought it would be fun for them to give a little "gift" with their Valentines Day wishes!!
These are FREE for you to download and print as many times as you need, for personal use. I made a sheet more suited for girls and one more suited for boys, but obviously both pages can be used for both genders. I was thinking of my own kids when I made these and my son is not interested in telling anyone they are "Sweet" or that he loves them! ;)
Please don't alter, copy or reproduce to sell these bookmarks, just send your friends here to download and print their own!!

You can download the boys bookmark Valentines HERE!!