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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Last Minute Valentines Printable

My kids have all been sick for the past week, so I got completely off schedule.  In my head, I thought I still had a couple days to come up with a cute Valentine for their class party.  Then I got an email from my sons teacher reminding me that the party was the next day. Whaaaaaat?  Ahhhhhhh!!  I had an little idea in my head, but hadn't done anything about it yet.  After only 2 hours of sleep the night before, I grabbed some tea....aaand then some more, and got to it.  Between doctors appointments and nose wiping, we came up with this fun and easy valentine.  We bought the candy at our local Winco where they have the rock candy in bulk.  After the kids went to bed, we scooped and stapled all 60 valentines. 

The hardest part was creating and printing and cutting the labels, so we made it easy for you.  Here is "You Rock" printable all ready to go.  We printed ours on white cardstock.  Just fold and staple!   Enjoy

Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY Valentine Wreath - Conversation Heart Wreath Tutorial

I don't have a ton of Valentines decorations, so we decided it would be fun to make some really big conversation hearts to be put around the house. However, I was also racking my brain for a Valentines wreath idea. Uh durrrr!!  These would make a super cute Valentines wreath! We cut a couple more hearts out and put this together. We thought it would be a fun tutorial to do, but for those of you who don't want to brave the project, you can also buy one in our Etsy shop.

The hardest part is cutting the hearts out of the wood, so once you get past that, it's cake. I promise! 

Supplies Needed:
- Jig Saw
- Hot Glue Gun
- 4" heart stencil
- 1/2" wood plank
- 15" Diameter wreath form (we cut ours out of plywood)
- White primer
- Sander or sanding blocks
- 3-4 Pastel paint colors (spray or can & brush)
- #2 Pencil and standard white paper
- Red oil based Sharpie paint pen
- Fabric to wrap wreath form
- Ribbon for hanging

Step 1 - stencil on hearts on your wood plank and cut each one out with your jig saw. (fhew hard part over).
Step 2 - sand the edges of the hearts rounding them out to give them that soft look
Step 3 - prime and paint each of the hearts.  I chose to go with traditional candy heart colors, but I thought some non-traditional colors would be really fun too.  I had to mix in a little white paint to a couple of my colors to give it that more "pastel" look.
Step 4 - You can either hand write your sayings on the hearts, but if you wanted it to look more like the real candy hearts like we did, we found a similar "candy heart" font and printed out our sayings.  Then we used pencil to trace the border of each letter on the back heavily for transfer, then traced the printed side of the letters to transfer the graphite onto the wood heart.
Step 5 - With a steady hand, outline and fill in the graphite stencil transfer with the red oil based Sharpie pen.
Step 6 - Wrap your wreath form in any cute fabric or ribbon that you choose.  I used grey fabric with white polka dots.
Step 7 - Layout how you want your hearts before you glue them on.  This makes it easier to make sure they are correctly spaced.  Start gluing the hearts on the wreath form - make sure to leave room for the ribbon.
Step 8 - Wrap a cute Valentines ribbon around the top and hang

AND THATS IT!  It's really pretty easy once you get past the cutting part.  Hope you enjoy and if you make one, I wanna see!  Also linked up at Tatertots and Jello, I Heart Naptime, Lil Luna, Somewhat Simple, Today's Creative Blog

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fiddle Fig Leaf

For quite a while now, I've seen pictures of beautifully designed rooms with these awesome Fiddle Leaf Fig trees that just brighten up the whole space. I instantly get jealous and throw myself on the ground crying.  I have had the WORST luck with plants and fish!  I gave up on the fish thing, but I cannot, for the life me, figure out how I keep killing my plants.  However, last year I bought a snake plant, and by some miracle, it's still alive...and doing good!  Encouragement!

I was drooling over some pictures on Pinterest one night and came across a little gem of a blog called Joe&Cheryl. She gives very detailed instructions for how to care for a Fiddle Leaf  Fig and even gives suggestions to commenter's.  So in a brave moment I saw this baby one at Lowes and just went for it.  It's now home and sitting happily (for now) in my bright living room. I'm feeling confidant, following the instructions to a T, and keeping fingers crossed that this pretty lady survives.  In the meantime, here is some of those pictures I was drooling over.  Now you want one too don't you...
*Photo sources from top left: The Marion House Book, Harpers Bazaar, Emily Henderson, Domaine (designed by Jonathathan Adler)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm Baaack!

I've been absent from the blogging world for a little while now. Part of that was The other part was because we we've been working on shifting things over to the Cheeky Nest and doing non-stop projects. However, as I increasingly lay awake at night thinking of all the fun stuff I am NOT blogging about, I thought it was time to get back in the game. If only to help me sleep better at night. So pardon our dust while we still work through some kinks on the blog, but I am super excited to get posting again. I have a TON of fun and easy (always easy) DIY tutorials that I've been wanting to share. Then of course there's my ADD decorating - always moving, always changing. It'll be crazy and a little bit spazzy, but fun for sure Hold on tight!!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kitchen Fun: Easter Oreo Pops

Things have been a little quiet here on the blog because I've been in the kitchen playin with some Easter Pops for the shop.  It takes a lot of trial and error for these to come out the way that I want, so we have a lot of duds over here.  Meh, they still taste good though and the kids are always happy to eat them. The funnest part making these is hangin with the hubby.  Not only does he help, he has awesome ideas, and we just get to chat. It's like a little mini-date! Yes I know how sad that is, but we have 3 kids, so whaddya gonna do?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Messy Bun

Recently, I stumbled across this beautiful lady's blog. Aside from her being absolutely gorgeous, she has a killer eye for fashion and can style her hair like no body's business. Wouldn't that first do be perfect wedding day hair?  Since I'm ALWAYS drawn to a good bun, I was smitten with the big messy-ish one she wears a lot.  Looks easy enough for me!


 Is it just me or does it seem like all Scandinavian women are beautiful and chic?

Sunday, February 24, 2013


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