Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer Bucket List

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It is officially Summertime and the Mommmmms have already begun and I only have one child, even though at times it feels like more!! :/ But thanks to Pinterest I have been able to get ideas for a Summer 2012 Bucketlist of things for my son and I to do all summer. Things ranging from art projects, science projects, to outdoor fun and trips. I first created a Chart that you can download here: Summer Bucketlist 2012. Then I created a page of blank labels that you can download here: summer bucketlist labels. I filled in the labels and even color coded the list.

Blue: Sweet Treats
Green: Indoor fun
Yellow: Outdoor fun
Pink: Art Projects
Purple: Travel & Trips
Orange: Science Projects
Red: Learning Activities
Black: Nighttime fun

Or you can make them like this:

I can’t wait to get the list finished and printed out and get started on our list!!!!

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Strawberry Brownie Cupcakes!

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I know this isn’t crafty or glue gun required but I just had to post this recipe I found and modified. I found it from a pin on pinterest. It took me to this blog: I(heart)2stamp which took me to a recipe that she found on allrecipes. I used a box brownie and a box strawberry mix (eek..I know but I didn’t have time to gather everything up to make it from scratch and this is just a test run of these cupcakes) I followed the recipes on the boxes instead of modifying them like on allrecipes. I scooped a layer of brownie mix into the bottom of a cupcake liner then scooped a layer of strawberry cake mix on top of that. Baked them at 350* for 25 min…checked them and then baked them for another 1o min. They are so delicious! I topped them with whipped vanilla icing. I normally fill all my cupcakes with icing but I figured with the brownie on bottom and strawberry cake on top that they wouldn’t need the icing filling!

Mini Modpodge Clipboards

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More Graduation Gifts!! While at the Dollar store earlier this week I found these plain mini clipboards. I bought a couple of them so I could decorate them and add them to the gifts for my niece and cousin for their graduations. While Pinterest this week I searched for ideas on how to decorate the clipboards and came across this blog: Marta Writes. I scrounged up some scrapbook paper and printed out 2 pictures: 1 a collage of Paris and girly things, and 1 of a Graduation Subway Art. 

For the second clipboard I used 2 pieces of hot pink cardstock and modpodged it onto the each side of the clipboard. I cut out the scroll pattern from Green cardstock and modpodged it on top of the pink!

Graduation Gifts For Girls

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Just like my Previous Earring Holder gift idea that you can check out here this is an earring holder I am making for my cousin for her High School Graduation! I am trying to twist hooks into the bottom of the frame but so far I’ve only been able to get one in…Does anyone have any tips on how to make it easier to get these hooks in? I painted the wooden frames a fuchsia color and hot glued the costume jewelry onto the front. It gives it a very classy posh look…I want to keep it it is so cute… but I don’t have enough earrings for it! I will post pictures of the finished products since I have one more to fix for my niece. This is really easy and cheap to make too… I bought the frame at a garage sale for $0.50, the jewelry and mesh screen came from my grandmother’s house so it was free…the most expensive part of this project was the can of spray paint..which was about $4 at walmart!

Finished Product:

Here is the other Earring Holder I am making for my niece for her graduation gift:

It is the same color as the one above but I just took the picture with a different camera…

Finished Product:

I’m so happy as to how these turned out! I would love to keep them for myself!

More Earring Holders…

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I’m thinking of maybe starting a little side business and selling my earring holders…I’ve bout a bunch of different sized wooden frames and I am going to sand, paint, and decorate them. here is one set I’ve finished this week..I’m working two more right now for my step-niece and step-cousin’s graduation gifts!