Friday, May 17, 2013

Childrens work space


One of my favorite parts about being a mom are the little treasures that come from our favorite little artist's.  Kids think of the most crazy, funny, sweet, weird and wonderful ideas when you give them the opportunity to exercise there creativity.

One of my not so favorite parts are finding a way to organize and store all of the supplies for my budding artist.  As i was working on MY work space it hit me, why don't I make Addie her own art area. So i went to the web and started searching. There are SO MANY fabulously creative ideas out there from something as simple as a well organized desk or table designated for art time. To some of my favorite ideas as up-cyling a old armoire into a self contained art studio for you little Picasso or Matisse.  Short on space???? Well i found two great compact ideas for making simple wall hung self contained desks that simply flip down for use and when you are ready to hide the mess you just fold it back up!  If you have any of your own creative solutions please share them with us!

Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kids Costumes - Etsy Finds



Hostess Oncse here Cup Cake here Super Hero here Superman here

How-to download and install FREE Fonts

Sometimes new things can be overwhelming, and one of my favorite internet finds, Free Fonts can be one of those things. When I first found about these wonderful people who create and put out these wonderful tiny typography gifts I was overwhelmed trying to figure out everything I have to do to get them on my computer and working in my programs.

If you do NOT need to find a font and you just want to download the font, skip to step 4

It is pretty easy just follow the steps below:

Find your font, I like to go to www.dafont.com and follow the steps below :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Free Halloween Fonts

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Favorite DIY Projects for DIY newbies!




String art is a really fun easy way to do art with your kids. 
Trace a shape like a heart or your child's hand, the state you live in, or the first letter of your child's name on a piece of plywood.  Nail finishing or upholstery nails into piece of plywood about a 1/4 inch apart on the traced line.  

Next is the fun part, let your little prince or princess pick out the color string they would like to do and tie one end onto a nail and let them go at it until the shape forms. Follow the link at the bottom of the post for a full tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes.
Every time I go to Anthropologie my daughter and I oooooo and ahhhhhhhh at the different handmade decor that hangs around the store and in the windows. When I stumbled across this amazing DIY garland I just hat to share!  This will be one of the first projects I do when I get back home!  
Can we stop the bus!!!!!!!!!  I am blown away by this DIY, what a cool, amazing, wonderful, fantastic (do you get the paint I like it yet?) idea for a handmade flower! I am picturing these at my daughters birthday party this summer, or tied to the headboard of her bed. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Team USA Spirit!


As the 2012 London Olympics are nearing the end, our medal count is strong but we are in a game of "cat and mouse" with the China athletes.  It seems every time I check the medal stats we are flipping back and forth positions with china, bidding for first place. If you are feeling the TEAM USA spirit like I am you have been searching threw the stores for a fashionable way to wear our colors!  It’s mostly about doing simple pieces, not decking ones self out like an American flag Christmas tree head to toe (unless you want to then send us pics!).  I have collected a few of my favorite pieces for you that give team spirit that you can wear with pride!



We are so lucky we are in the heat of summer because we can default to super cute dresses and shorts!  I have had an amazing pair of American Flag shorts for like 8 years and the more I wash them the cooler they look!  

Top Shop put out two pairs of awesome American Flag shorts, one pair found here, that is a bit more vintage looking here (kind of like my pair after 8 years of wash and wear).  Contrasted by another pair found here that has a fresher looking print set off on a white short.  Cant go wrong either way, perhaps both depending on the mood hehehehe... Urban Outfitters put out this dress which I just have to have, makes looking fabulous effortless!  It is that lazy summer day dress, watching the finals of your favorite Olympics event or a casual summer backyard barbeque.  

Esty is a GREAT place to look for pieces to finish off any specialty outfit AND supporting independent artists at the same time!  Like these adorable heart shaped American Flag earrings found here. 

If you are a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal like myself on most days I found this adorable American Flag t-shirt here at my FAVORITE website EVER, SHOPBOP!!!!!!!  It is 9 times out of 10 my default place for any outfit. They ship over night and are great to work with if you need a freakish fast outfit.  So I was not surprised by my next fabulous discovery, by Catherine Malandrino found here.  I would normally say decking yourself head to toe in any flag is a bit cheesy but Catherine Malandrio has put together a gold metal worthy sweetly tailored knee length, belted dress with a tailored collar.  She has combined layers of Silk Chiffon with off key bits of the stars and stripes in a very classy feminine but tailored silhouette.  



 
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