Posts tagged ‘crafts’

September 19, 2011


Weekends seriously aren’t long enough. Whoever made the rule we should work 5 days and only be off 2, clearly had no job.

Unfortunately Adam had to work all weekend so it was up to me to entertain myself for part of the day. I started off with a trip to Trader Joe’s… I was honestly shocked at how much I got for $67!!

I thought the cashier forgot to ring up some items but I’m just THAT good of a shopper 😉

But then I went to Target and bought 9 things for about 80 dollars so that was a FAIL. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

I headed to Michaels after Target to buy some things for a project I saw on Pinterest .

Patterned Scrapbook paper, Sticker letters and a 8 collage frame equals:

Our new menu dry erase board! It’s so cute and I love it! I have lots of paper and letters leftover so I’m thinking of making something else. Ideas?

After the pinterest project I headed to LA Sunset to be airbrushed. I won a free airbrushing session ($55) last weekend and I never turn down a tan!

Although I may be a little too tan? :/

Crafting, grocery shopping and tanning sure do work up an appetite so I decided to make some pizza. I got the idea from Cooking Light – I absolutely love their recipes!

Started off with a whole wheat thin crust pre-cooked dough (I’ve been having a rough time with raw dough lately 😦 )

Spread with organic tomato and basil marinara and added pepperoni (adams) to half of the pie

I then sauteed up the following veggies w/ garlic/evoo and added them to the pizza: corn, asparagus, red pepper and onions

Sprinkle some crushed red peppers and add some fresh mozz

Bake for 8 minutes

MMM MMM good. Dear Cooking Light – Please make a fall version ASAP.

After the pizza deliciousness we headed to Yogurtland. What would a weekend be without a little dessert??

Yes, this was the line to get into a fr0-yo place!! Did I mention it was 50 degrees outside? People (we) are crazy.

We made the wait worth it and loaded up.

Our eyes may have been bigger than our stomachs?

so what’s in the cup bigger than my head? Oatmeal Cookie fro-yo, strawberry cheesecake fro-yo, cookies and cream fro-yo and red velvet cupcake batter fro-yo with way too many toppings to name 🙂

If you have a yogurtland near you GET the Oatmeal Cookie. Adam and I agreed this was the best fro-yo we’ve had…and we’ve had A LOT of fro-yo.

Now it’s time for bed – with the windows open! Weeeee.

QUESTIONS: Who else is addicted to pinterest? 

September 15, 2011

Mini Martha

This past weekend I spent a little time getting jiggy crafty with it. I bought some simple items at Michaels and turned them into masterpieces. Ok, not really but they’re cute and easy and ANYONE could do them.

Wreath – made with a twig round wreath, glue gun, berries & leaves. SO simple – Just glue everything where you want it.

Leaf Ribbon? No idea what to call this. I bought a package of leaves and a small thin silk ribbon. I attached the leaves with paperclips and hung it over the mirror. It was so simple but it really looks great in our living room.

Adam got crafty with it too – He built this buffet and hutch! It took a while because there were a million bajillion pieces but it looks so good. All I did was paint those letters you see up on top. You will need paint, paint brush and letters – See? My projects are so simple! I also painted some wine & martini glasses you see up there but we’ll get to that a different day.

More letters – More Paint – and added glitter!

Um, have i mentioned I’m obsessed with monograms?

and this I bought. But I thought you needed to see my last fall decoration (so far).

I have ideas in my head for a chandelier over the bed and a couple of other things so hopefully Adam will agree to Goodwill this weekend.  Last weekend he told me I am banned from Home Goods but I think he will be OK with Goodwill – It means I have to work on a project and he gets the TV to himself to watch all things sports related. Win-Win situation.

PS: Check out my guest post over at Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill today!

QUESTIONS: Have you done any crafts lately? Any fall ideas for me?