Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Monday Blogger Friends

Happy Monday to all my blogger friends. I woke up this morning & I must say the day didn't start that great. First it was a snow day, then Holdyn started to feel sick around 11am & you guessed it on top of hurting his hand yesterday at hockey he now has the flu.:( I knew it was going to happen sooner or later because everyone seems to have it or have had the flu. Hopefully it runs through the house quickly. But on a happier note I got invited to enter another GIVEAWAY WHOOP WHOOP!!! Nothing like making your day better then opening your email to find a giveaway. It's free all you have to do is follow, that's it that's all.....

Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Here it is go to Slumber Designs @ & Follow. Thanks Jen.xoxo


Hello my friends!! Because I love all of you so much and because I want to start this week off right, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY for this bottle of MARC JACOBS DAISY perfume!! {YEAH!!} Most of you who know me know this is my all time favorite scent. Now one of you can have it too!! GIVEAWAY ends midnight March 4th & is open to all!!

HOW TO ENTER: So simple.... just be a FOLLOWER of this blog!!

3 EXTRA ENTRIES: Blog about this giveaway and let me know you've done so!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Check These Out

Just wanted to share this way to cool coaster tutorial I found on "The Cottage Home". I am so excited for Monday to come now because I can't wait to go to my local hardware store & get the supplies to get this project started. Make sure you check out the other great ideas on The Cottage Home Happy Sunday everyone.

Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Tile Coaster Tutorial

There's nothing better than a handmade gift. And what better way to celebrate than with some fun, festive coasters. These coasters are made from inexpensive tiles from the hardware store and are embellished with fun, designer scrapbook paper.

Make these coasters as a gift or make them for your home - either way, they are sure to get noticed!

4 square tiles from your local hardware store (4.25" x 4.25")
4 pieces of scrapbook paper (3.75" x 3.75")
4 pieces of felt (3.75" x 3.75")
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
Glue (i.e. Fabri-tac or other strong adhesive)
Clear acrylic sealer

1. Gather your supplies.

2. Brush one coat of Mod Podge onto tile.

3. Place one piece of paper on center of tile. Allow to dry.

4. Brush on another coat of mod podge on top of paper. Allow to dry 15 minutes and repeat 2-3 more times.

5. After mod podge is dry, take tiles outside and spray with clear acrylic sealer. Follow manufacturers instructions. The sealer makes these tile coasters water-resistant.

6. Allow coasters to dry completely. Once dry, glue felt squares to the bottom center of the tile.

Wrap four of these coasters up with some beautiful ribbon and you've got a gorgeous handmade gift.

And finally, grab yourself a cocktail and toast to a wonderful New Year!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Busy Afternoon

So today we had a great day Holdyn won his hockey game 3-0 & I got a project done that I have been wanting to try that I found on Two girls ... being crafty . I must say I am pretty happy about how it turned out & thought I would share it with you.

What you Need:

1. 5-7 sheets scrap booking paper
2. Hot glue gun & glue sticks
3. Ruler
4. Pencil
5. 12" wreath

Step one cut sheets into 2"x 4" strips

Step two take one strip at a time.

Step three glue one end then fold it over. Picture to show you down below.

So it looks like this when you have folded it over.

Here are all my pieces when I had them glued.

Step four start gluing on your wreath.

Another picture of the it half done.

Step five.............................................IT'S DONE!!!!!

Well what do you think? I am pretty happy about the finished product.

So tell me what you think. You have to check out there blog they have great ideas for crafts & so much more. Have a great night.

Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Friday, February 25, 2011

One of My Favorite Blogs

Hey Everyone today I am sharing one of my favorite blogs with you. I am busy working on project's right now that I will post soon but for now Check this blog out I didn't even tell you the best part she is starting "Daisy's Favorite Things" I have posted it below it is a must see you won't believe it.

Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Join me tomorrow for "Daisy's Favorite Thing" This is not a Giveaway..cause your ALL getting one!!!

Have you ever watched Oprah's favorite things show? And have you ever thought, boy I wish I was in that studio audience today? Am I right?
Well...{like Oprah} I have favorite things too.
{Not nearly as extravagant by a long shot!!!}
But, I don't think I have to be Oprah to share them.
I mean, why should she have all the fun??
So here's the plan. One Saturday a month I am going to host a blog event called: "Daisy's Favorite Thing."
What... you ask? Well let me tell ya! I will post something that is now, or has been one of my favorite things. Then, I am going to send you one {yes you!} and then maybe it will become one of your favorite things!
I know right?? Every body is a winner! YEAH YOU!!!

So here's the rules, cause you got's to have rules or all heck could break loose :)

#1. You MUST already be a follower or become a follower of my blog.
#2. Please leave a comment on the "Daisy's Favorite Thing" post. Be sure to leave your email address. Failure to leave your email address may result in not receiving my favorite thing. Sorry!
#3. Comments must be posted between 9am and 12pm the day of.
#4. Tell all of your friends!
#5. Have fun!

Simple right?

We will have our first "Daisy's Favorite Thing" Tomorrow.
Saturday, February, 25th, 2011 at 9 a.m. be there or be square! :)

What a great start to the weekend right?


Sharing Is The Word.

I came across these trees & just had to share way to cool & so easy to make. Hope you love them as much as I do. Looks like I found another to do project. Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Lolly Chessie's Famous CP Christmas Trees


Hey Everyone! My name is Lolly Chessie and I'm thrilled to be sharing my first tutorial here on the Crate Paper blog! One of the projects I did for CP this past Summer CHA was two little trees! I thought it would be fun to share how I made them with you all!

What you need:

  • Two paper mache tree shapes. The ones I used were 16 and 22 inches tall. I got them at Hobby Lobby and I have seen them at Michaels too! If you can't find them, you could also use Styrofoam cone shapes as well!
  • Crate Paper - "Snow Day" collection (two of each for both trees): Melt, Sparkle, Blizzard, Festive, Mittens, Flakes, Candy
  • Hot glue gun and 2 large glue sticks
  • Green acrylic paint and foam brush (I used Plaid - Folk Art- in #503 "Yellow Cintron"

Lets Get Started!


Start by either cutting the petal shape using the Sizzix - "Flowers, Beauty Bloom" die (found HERE) or if you have SCAL and a Cricut you can use this .svg file found HERE (1 sheet for the larger petals) and HERE (1 sheet for the medium and smaller petals). You will need 96 large, 98 medium and 16 small petals. If you don't have SCAL you can print and trace these shapes on to your papers and cut them out too!

Just a note: If you use the Sizzix die, your petals will be all the same size and that's totally ok! That's how I did it for the CHA trees!


Paint the bottom of your tree shapes with the green paint! I used a foam brush and two coats and they came out nice and opaque!


You will want to split the pile of "Mittens" and "Candy" papers into two groups as you will be using both sides of these papers!


Wrap each shape around a round pen or sharpie marker to curl the edges! You can do this as you are gluing each piece (no need to curl them all at once)!


The curled petal should look something like this!


Dab a spot of hot glue on the pointy ends of each petal and....


..starting from the bottom, adhere them to the base of your cone shape!


Start layering each petal shape around the base and then work your way up the tree shape one row at a time!


Just keep in truckin'..curling and gluing!


...If things get a little slanted, that's ok! It just adds to the charm of the tree!


Almost there!!!


I ran out of daylight before I finished the pics for this tutorial but I figured you have the basic idea down on how this is done!


When you get to the tip of the tree, wrap a little piece of felt or fabric and glue it to the top and snip it off! That adds a nice finished topper to your cute little tree!

Thanks so much for joining me today! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at!


P.S. I would like to dedicate these little trees to the memory of my Great Aunt Mary..she made something exactly like them before I was ever born (using construction paper and glitter). I remember seeing them in her living room at Christmas when I was younger! She had some amazing craft skills! XO's Aunt Mary.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

To Long

Well it's been way to long my blogger friends. Happy to say just been really busy with both boys in play off for hockey & work has been nuts which is a good thing but it makes it hard to get time to blog.:( But hopefully I am back in action now that things are slowing down. I have been looking at lighting for different rooms in the house and thought I would share some cool ones I came across.

Just thought I would share some different ones with you. Hope you enjoy.
Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Baking Fun

Yesterday I started Valentine's for the boys hockey teams & school. I always love making there gifts myself it just seems to have that added touch of love to it. I decided to make heart shaped cup cake pops for Jakob's hockey team & for Holdyn's I made heart shaped cup cakes because he is 13 now & he really didn't seem to be to keen on taking anything but he knows I always make something. So that's what he decided. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Off to hockey we go. Hugs & Kisses Curly.

Here is some picture's of the finished products.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Outdoor Living Wow

So all I can say is WOW. I have been looking at some very beautiful outdoor living spaces & I am so amazed at what people are doing & how they are making there indoor spaces flow to there outside. Myself I love the outdoors & spending time in my gardens both vegetable & flower. This pass year we have been really working on the outside getting it to the way we have wanted it since we moved in 5 years ago. Both my husband & myself not only like to save money. Like who doesn't. lol Both of us enjoy getting dirty & doing the work ourselves, we enjoy doing house projects as well as spending the time together doing it. We do really well not fighting either which I know is surprising. Here are some of my dream outdoor spaces enjoy.
Hugs & Kisses Curly.