{favorite fonts}

Jul
08
14
century gothic

 I have hundreds of fonts of my computer, and I use many of them, but there are a few that are my clear favorites--ones that I use over and over again. ..... This is my go-to font, and my overall favorite.  It's clean, simple, with just enough rounded lines to make it interesting.  I especially like it for any kind of labeling.  It came loaded on my computer when I bought it (Windows 7), so check to see if you already have it.  If you don't, it's a purchase-only font; you can't download it for free. ..... Similar to century gothic, but not quite as plain. It's a little bit thicker, so it works well for larger projects (vinyl in particular). Download it HERE. ..... Oh, … [Continue reading...]



{enough swings for everyone}

Jul
07
8
swing boys names logo

With five kids that all love to swing, there just isn't enough room on our play set to accommodate everyone--especially needing two baby swings.  So I came up with a plan. There are two trees in our yard spaced at what I thought would be the perfect distance apart for two baby swings.  My husband came up with this brilliant plan using a 4x4 post and some hardware to get them up. I really wanted to paint the wood (and probably distress it, lol) but my husband reallydidn't want me to. Okay, so I gave in on the painting part, but I still used vinyl.  :) I bought the bucket swings on amazon, and I {love} them.  My darling Henry is a big boy, and he was already too big for the … [Continue reading...]



{prayer rocks}

Jul
04
10

Prayer rocks have been around forever, but I had completely forgotten about them until last week, when I was reminded by my friend about how fun they could be.  It was perfect for our upcoming family night lesson on prayer, so I whipped up a few for my kids. It's placed on their pillow during the day, so they will be reminded to pray at night, then at night, it goes on the floor, so they'll step on it when they wake up and remember to pray.  I really love this idea, and I always have. I may have had a prayer rock before, but it certainly didn't have vinyl or mod podge on it.  :)  This is a really fast and easy project--also fun for things like girls' camp, activity days, … [Continue reading...]



{weekend recipe edition} frozen chocolate mousse squares

Jul
01
8

Consider yourself warned.  These are very, very dangerous to keep in the house for very long.  You will want to eat EVERY single one.  They are ridiculously good, and a certain crowd pleaser!Chocolate Mousse Squares12 Oreo cookies, crushed1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter, melted2-8 oz. packages cream cheese1 can sweetened condensed milk4 squares Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted1 c. thawed Cool WhipMIX crushed cookies and the butter in a foil-lined 9-inch square pan. Press firmly onto the bottom of pan to form crust.BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on lowspeed until creamy. Gradually add condensed milk, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate. … [Continue reading...]



{summer beauty favorites}

Jun
28
4

 I am loving a few summer beauty items right now, and I thought I would share!1.   Ion Repair Solutions--Effective Care Treatment  Summertime means lots of sun and chlorine, and it's easy for hair to become really dry and damaged.  I have also been bleaching highlighting my hair for a long time, and it also adds to the overall dryness.  This repair solution is fabulous!!!  Each packet is only $1.79, and can be found at Sally Beauty Supply--both b&m and online.  I use it once a week, and it really does make a huge difference in how my hair looks and feels.2.  Loreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner I cannot tell you how long I've … [Continue reading...]



{ruffle flag pillow}

Jun
28
2

Combine two of my favorite things...ruffles and flags...and what do you get?  This ADORABLE pillow by Jedda from This Little Project!   Head on over to My Little Project to see how she did it.  {LOVE} it. … [Continue reading...]