Sunday, February 5, 2012


The end of last year, I did a lesson in YW about "Recognizing our Individual Worth." For that lesson, I thought it would be fun to give each of the girls a small compact.
I found some online for only .75 each (that included shipping). Then I added a small tag that said "Be-YOU-tiful," that I found on Pinterest.
Here's a look @ how it turned out.

Heart up your house

Raise your hand if you're addicted to I am, I am!! I've given myself a rule to only log on, IF I'm looking for something? Otherwise I could waste hundreds of hours searching and clicking and pinning.
However, I do LOVE that it has made coming up with holiday decor & crafts easy. I'm a REALLY good copy cat and pinterest is perfect for copy cats. Here is a look at my valentine holiday decorations...all of which I got the ideas from that AWESOME site!!

 Last year I got this adorable heart candy dish on clearance at Michael's. This year I got the idea to dress it up by putting it on a small stand (which is actually a cheap dollar store candle holder, spray painted white). Cute & Cheap!! Fits perfectly next to my plate stand in the kitchen that I put small Valentine plates on which I got years ago from Crate & Barrel on clearance.
My Valentine plates on my hanging plate rack.
I got the idea for the heart specimen art from
I put my own spin on it by using heart that were 3D that I got from the dollar store and cutting them in 1/2. I love the look of the glittery hearts.
And are my Valentine mailboxes that I bought for my boys last year. This year I just glued them to small stands. Which again were just small glass candle holders from the dollar tree that I painted white.
I hope I shared a couple ideas that you could steal as well. All are simple and CHEAP!!
Happy Heart Day!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Laundry Room Decorations (on NO budget)

Ahhh...laundry rooms in AZ...They're not really a "room," but more of a laundry "pass through."
I got a new washer and dryer about a year ago but never completed decorating my laundry pass through. Last week I finally finished it up & I'm loving it.
Best part, I finished decorating with supplies that I already had around my house so completing this room literally cost me NOTHING!!

I got all the large bulky baskets of supplies off the shelf and just put all my laundry supplies I use in cute jars.
Love my new "headless lady" (as my boys call her). I found here while out shopping for something else and just had to have her. I also love my little white "finders keepers" jar. I now have a spot to put all those little treasures you find in the
washer after finishing a load of laundry.
Have had these old table legs in my home as decoration for years but recently took them down thinking I was done with them.
 I put them up on the shelf & they fit perfectly!!
Found these adorable laundry pictures online and fell in love with them. I printed them out, backed them with scrapbook paper & put them in some dollar store frames that I already had. They are a perfect little filler for this wall.
I've had this old antique washboard for over 15 years. It was just natural wood, old and tattered. I painted it black, decoupaged some scrapbook paper to the metal part and then added the vinyl to the top of it.
Lastly, the baskets I do still use, I spray painted black (they were a natural wood) and put them way up high on top of the cabinet.
Doing laundry in NEVER fun!! But it makes it more bearable when you have a pretty room to do it in.