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Friday, July 27, 2012

Banana-Berry Smoothie

We're going to the beach for a week in August, so it game time to get in shape for bathing suite time! I've been supplementing my lunches with mostly drinking smoothies. Also It's a great energy booster to have right before you workout! I recently have started Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30! I'm on day 5 and finally not in pain anymore but just feeling a warmth all over.

Banana-Berry Smoothie

~2 cups plain yogurt
~2 medium bananas, peeled
~1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
~1 cup fresh blueberries
~1 tablespoon honey  *optional*
~touch of vanilla  *optional*

Put all your ingredients in your blender and blend for at-leaast a minute or until everything is well blended! This smoothie was very good & full of wonderful nutrients, perfect for a good workout! Plus my 3 year old loved it!

If you make this yummy smoothie, let me know!

On a side note, go on over to my etsy shop! I'm having a sale, enter "HAPPYFRIDAY25"  for 25% sale off! : http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaindropsOnRosesB

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A New Coffee Filter Wreath..

I saw this cute idea on pinterest and had to give it a try.
 The original post used a hula hoop however I didn't have one on hand and didn't want to run out for one either. I had this metal hoop, that I actually broke off a broken lamp shade.  I knew I could use it, so I held onto it! Inner craft hoarder speaking<---- hahah
 You start by flatten all your coffee filters. This projects doesn't take many filters. Only 1 package you would most likely need.
 You hot glue each filter to the hoop by over lapping them.
 First layer
 Second layer
Final layer!

 For the center, I followed the other tutorial & made a cream color lace rosette.
 for the center.
Then I used floral wire to hang it up with!

 Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Well, check that off!

Completed another project off my to-do list on pinterest! Very happy & pleased with how it came out! 

I took this ugly gold frame I had and turned it into something lovely & so very shabby chc!

Great way to decorate your fridge!
 Thank you pinterest for such a cute idea!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Decorating on a budget~

There are tons of ways to decorate your house, especially if you make the decor yourself! Crafting can cost a lot, but if your smart to browse your local dollar stores, thrift stores or even your local craft store for awesome reasonable finds, it's a win win! I'm a big fan of browsing all of them, for hidden treasures! 
Recently I found brown coffee filters and I have never ever seen them there before. I instantly leaped for joy & of coursed  bought 1 pack for a $1.00! I was browsing Hidden cupcakes blog,  on a side note... I totally am in love with her blog! She comes up with the cutest DIY projects! If you haven't seen her blog, go follow it! As I was reading her latest post, I was inspired to make some, cute coffee filter wall flowers, with my recent awesome dollar store purchase! Here is what I made!

My brother gave it to me, after my Dad passed away. Very special to me=)
 Did you see my recent post on to make this lovely plate?! Cost less than $3.00 to make!
You can always recover any of you lamp shades, by browsing the clearance rack at Joann's! I found this scrap of fabric and got a yard of it for only $3.00! This lace fabric was too pretty, to resist right?!
To add a cute touch to it, add some cutout birds from an old book to inside! 
Super cute & super shabby chic!
This canvas was actually very damaged & I saved it by re-painting it! You would never know how bad it looked before! Sadly I forgot to take a before picture! All you need is some branches from your back yard & some paper flowers! Very easy craft to make & hardly cost $$ anything!
Make your own throw pillows! I made these out of a damage fabric laundry hamper! I wasn't able to repair the hamper, so I held onto the fabric!  Yes, my name is Sarah & I craft hoarder!  It kills me to throw away just about anything, when I know it can be turned into something lovely! It's a great way to re-use & recycle! 

Make your own signs, with this awesome method, that I have fallen in love with! http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/05/how-to-do-custom-lettering-without.html
Plaque I found at A.C.Moore for under $2.00, another super easy, no fail craft!

I hope my post encourages you, that you can decorate
 on a budget & feel good about not spending a lot!
Don't forget to leave some comment <3
Happy decorating!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY: Dollar Store Wall Decor Plate!

I've been hunting around for tutorials for using sharpies on mugs & plates, everyone I found, has failed  me.  However I messed around and figure out how to make mine work without coming off in the dishwasher! I do suggest to hand wash them, just to keep the plate or mug from fading.

All you will need is :
*KItchen Plate: from your local dollar store or mug if you like.
*Black Sharpie
*Black Charcoal Transfer Paper

Pick whatever quote you would like & print it out in the size font you want on the plate. Line it up and center it correctly. Then slowly transfer your image. It helps to tape it in place, so you don't have to worry about the paper sliding.

Once you have your quote successfully transfer, go over it with your sharpie pen. Put the plate aside for 24 hrs. Once Your 24 hours have passed,  bake it the oven at *150 for 30 mins.

I made mine for my kitchen and just have to hang it up! Have you made anything like this? If so comment below! I would love to hear about it!