Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Personalized Snowman Necklace

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Etsy Tuesday:
Personalized Snowman Necklace

How cute is this!? What a great holiday necklace for any mom or wife! You can personalize your snowman with 2 names. Maybe your kids, you and your husband, or even your pets! I just love it :)

CYBER MONDAY SALE Custom Holiday Snowman in Sterling Silver Copper personalized your way

Check out Sweet Ride Designs for more great pieces.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Frugal Chritmas Ornaments

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DIY Monday:
Christmas Tree

I am BACK from my Thanksgiving break! I'm so thankful for so many things, but I'm most grateful for my family....
Of course, they can drive me insane at times, but they still make my heart smile everyday :)

CHRISTMAS TIME!

We always put up our Christmas decorations on Black Friday. When do you normally put yours up?

This is the first year Jaxson is really seeing all the Christmas Decorations since he was only 2-3 months old last year. He couldn't get enough of them. He laughed and wanted to grab EVERTHING. He loved the lights the most.

Madison always puts the star on our tree with Daddy's help :)

Here is our finished tree! I do not use glass ornaments. I've heard of kids chocking on the metal caps of the glass balls and passing away. I'm a worrier and rather play it safe. All my ornaments are plastic or metal. 

Our Glitter Star Burst Ornaments.

These ornaments value for $2.99 a peice. My husband worked at the store that sold them and after Christmas they gave him 2 small boxes full. We got over 40 of these ornaments for FREE!! They were on a display tree at the store and after the holidays they were just going to throw them away.

Frugal Tip: Stores throw away all display items after Christmas or sale them for dirt cheap. Ask the manager how you can get some display ornaments after the holidays. Great frugal way to have some great Christmas decorations.

I'm thinking of adding some pink and purple ornaments to our tree.

What color is on your tree?
Send pictures of your decorated tree to TutuFairy@sbcglobal.net. Will be featured on an upcoming blog post.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Toes Teacher Gift

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Turkey Toes

Madison wanted to give her teacher a Thanksgiving Gift, so we made a jar of Turkey Toes for her.

We wanted to use the Candy Corn Candies (with the brown) but all our local stores was sold out. I guess it's only a Halloween candy?! So, instead of using the Candy Corn we used the Reeces Pieces Candy.
We filled the jar with a bag of candy, and decorated it with brown and orange ribbon. I made the "Turkey Toes" Tag from the computer and glued it on the jar. Then I just cut a square peice of brown fabric and coved the lid.

Her teacher loved it!

Happy Pre Turkey DAY!

*Sorry for the bad picture. I took it with a camera phone, because I forgot my camera at home and I was already at the school.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Hats for Babies

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Etsy Tuesday
Turkey Hats for Kids
FREE SHIPPING crochet hat and diaper cover Baby Turkey Set/ photography prop or just for fun
Turkey Hat and Diaper Cover from Modiste Bee

I am disappointed that I didn't find this last year for Jaxson. It might just be my new favorite thing I've ever seen :)

Or make a Turkey Hat of your own...
PDF Wild Turkey Character Hat CROCHET PATTERN All sizes from baby to Adult included
Using this ADORABLE pattern from RAKJ Patterns. I LOVE IT!!

I haven't crocheted in awhile, but I'm ready to start back up. My step-mom taught me how to crochet when I was eight. I use to crochet blankets, hats, baskets, placemats and rugs. 

I plan on buying a few of these patterens next week. I will let you guys know if I was able to pull it off :)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

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D.I.Y. Monday

Thanksgiving is in 3 days!!! Here are some cute Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas that would look great on your table.

Turn a Clay Pot into a Pilgrim's Hat...

Pilgrim Place Cards from Jellybean Junkyard


 Use M&M Candies to make...
Indian Corn Place Cards from Holiday Crafts and Creations


For the Kids.....
Painted Pinecone Place Cards from Almost Unschooled

Love them all! I can't pick a favorite!
 Our thanksgivings are very casual, so the Pilgrim Hats or the Pinecones would work best for our table.

Which Thanksgiving Place Card would fit your Thanksgiving table the best?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Award :)

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I Won A Blog Award!

*To accept this award, there are 4 rules*
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

Thank you, Harvest For Tomorrow for this award! Please, go check out her great blog and become a follower :)

2. Share seven things about yourself.

(1.) I am 25 years old
(2.) My favorite color is Hot Pink :)
(3.) I'm addicted to Coca~Cola
(4.) I think smoking is nasty
(5.) Tulle is my favorite material
(6.) I have 5 brothers and 3 brother-in-laws, so I'm always the only girl :)
(7.) I hate to sew but I love the outcome.

3. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic. (My list is not in any order)

(1.)Chubby Cheeks Thinks
(2.)The Love Lives Here
(3.)Pink Little Cake
(4.)Punk Rock Momma
(5.)And Then There Were 4...
(6.)Giovannas Cakes
(7.)The Mommy Chronicles
(8.)Who Are You Calling Crafty?
(9.)My Life As A Mom & Wife
(10.)Busy Mom's Tips
(11.)Cake Mom
(12.)Bassgiraffe Thoughts
4. Contact the bloggers you picked and let them know about the award.


Thanks again, Harvest For Tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Safety Pin Bracelet Tutorial

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Tutorial Thurday
How to make Safety Pin Bracelets

You will need:
  • Safety Pins (70-100 for adults and 50-70 for kids) depending on wrists size and size of beads.
  • Beads (I use glass beads)
  • Elastic for jewelry making
  • Scissors

I bought my safety pins from a dry cleaning company. This box was $12.00 for 1440 safety pins.

I can make 28 kids bracelets with this box or 20 adult bracelets.
  • Pour all your beads in a bowl
  • Fill each safety pin with beads
  • Close safety pin
  • Get 2 peices of elastic and thread your safety pin through the top hole and bottom hole
  • Alternate sides of safety pins each time
  • Once it fits the size wrist you need tie each side of the elastic together.
  • Cut elastic and tuck through safety pin

Great gift!
If you do not want to make your own just send me an email and I'll create one for you :)

What do you think?

*Note* If you seen this exact tutorial before you are right. I reposted it, because it was linked to my other blog that no longer exist. I wanted it to be apart of My Creative Way :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New York Jets & Dallas Cowboys Tutu Set

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New York Jets Tutu Set
Includes: Applique/Rhinestone Shirt, 2 Detachable Shoulder Bows, Hair Bow, Tutu Skirt with Bow.

I do not know much about footboot, but I do know the New York Jets are doing better than the Dallas Cowboys. My husband is a loyal Cowboy fan, even though it has been hard to watch!

Dallas Cowboys Tutu Set
Includes: Rhinestone Shirt, Two Detachable Shoulder Puffs, 2 Hair Puffs, and Tutu Skirt with Silver strands of Ribbon and a Rhinestone Star.

Custom orders are welcome!

or

Who is your favorite NFL team?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Buy 1 Get 1 Free: Starbucks

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I've seen this on a few different blogs today and I didn't want my readers to miss out on this great deal, so I'm posting it!

I am so excited!
Go to Starbucks website Here

If you buy 1 Starbucks Holiday Drink, you get 1 Starbucks Holiday Drink FREE!!

Valid through 11/18 -11/21 from 2pm-5pm

BONUS:
Text "12Days" to 29943 for 12 daily offers starting 12/1/10

Thanksgiving Blocks

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.Etsy Tuesday.

I love these Thanksgiving Blocks from Simple Block Sayings on Etsy. Wouldn't these look great in your home? All items are handmade and, although she has many designs to choose from, custom orders are welcome.

3 Different Styles...Come See...BE THANKFUL FALL HARVEST AUTUMN THANKSGIVING PUMPKIN TURKEY PILGRIM Wood Sign Blocks PRIMITIVE COUNTRY HOME SEASONAL DECOR


GIVE THANKS - TURKEY - FALL TREE LEAVES Wooden Sign Letter Shelf Blocks PRIMITIVE COUNTRY RUSTIC HOLIDAY SEASONAL HOME DECOR

What about the other seasons? Well, Simple Block Sayings has got you covered!

She has blocks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Babies, Kids, Bath, Laundry, Grandparents, Family, Pets, Home, Teachers, and Weddings :D

Christmas Blocks....

Sweet and Simple...BELIEVE LET IT SNOW Wooden Sign Shelf Blocks PRIMITIVE COUNTRY RUSTIC HOLIDAY SEASONAL HOME DECOR

and my favorite.....
WEDDING MARRIAGE CUSTOM PERSONALIZED FAMILY LAST NAME MONOGRAM INITIAL EST ESTABLISHED DATE CAKE TABLE TOPPER BOOK Wooden Sign Blocks PRIMITIVE COUNTRY RUSTIC HOME DECOR WEDDING GIFT


If these do not match your decor don't worry, because you have a color selection guide to pick from :D

What is your favorite?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

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Do It Yourself Monday

Flower Turkey Centerpieces


Learn how to DIY HERE 

Pilgram Hat Centerpiece


Learn How to DIY HERE


Thanksgiving Cookie Bouquet Centerpiece


You can DIY or Buy one Here

I think I'm going to create the Flower Turkey Centerpieces for my table. What will your Thanksgiving centerpiece be this year?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafts ~ 5 Ideas!

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Cute Thanksgiving Craft Ideas from last year.

Thanksgiving Crafts #1

Chocolate Covered Marshmellow Pilgram Hats

Click Here to see the post.

Thanksgiving Craft #2:
Matching Mommy and Daughter Turkey Applique Shirts.

Click Here to see the post.

Thanksgiving Craft #3:

Make a Fall Leaf Cake.

Click Here to see the post.

Thanksgiving Craft #4:

Orange Glitter Pumpkin Table Centerpeice.

Click Here to see the post

Thanksgiving Craft #5:

Fill a Bowl with Silver Acrons for a cute centerpiece.

Click Here to see the post

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tutorial: Team Spirit Gift

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 Cute and Easy Team Spirit Gift
 
Madison was asked to bring 26 team spirit items for drill team. We could have brought anything, they just had to be a blue or orange item.

We decided to make Carnation Flower Hair Clips. These were a BIG hit with the girls and we even saw several Mom's wearing these on competition day in their hair.

What's great about carnations is they are not expensive and you can find them in almost ANY COLOR!
All you need...
1. Hot Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, Carnations (I used two colors blue and orange), Rhinestones (I used 25mm), Scissors, Ribbon, Alligator Hair Clip, and a Lighter.

Steps....
2. Seperate your flower petals from the stems. Hot Glue 4 carnation petals together.

 3. I used the bottom of my lighter to push down so I didn't burn my finger.

4. Hot Glue your Rhinestone on top.

* Orange Petal, Hot Glue, Blue Petal, Hot Glue, Orange Petal, Hot Glue, Blue Petal, Hot Glue, Rhinestone*


5. Line your Alligator Clip with Ribbon and Glue to the back of your Flower.


SUPER EASY, RIGHT?!

Madison at Drill Practice :D

Other Team Spirit Gifts...
Batons with Blue and Orange Curly Ribbon
Blue Strand of Hair
Candy Bouquet
Blue or Orange Bubbles
Candy Wrapped in Blue or Orange Wrapper
and
Blue or Orange Tote Bag

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Now on Facebook!

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"Like" My Creative Way on Facebook and stay up to date on the latest! Our first giveaway is coming soon :)

Tutorial: How to make a Kids Fleece Fringe Scarf

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 Kids Fleece Fringe Scarf

I see ladies and kids wearing these Fleece Scarfs everywhere! At the super market, at the park, but mostly at our drill and football practice and games. 

Fleece Scarfs are easy to make and look super cute to wear. 

All you need...
  • 1/4 yard of each color of Fleece you want to use. I used orange and blue to match my daughters drill team, the Gators.
  • Scissors
  • A sewing machine
How to make a Fringe Fleece Kids Scarf....
  • 1: Cut 4-6 strips of Fleece Fabric into 3" by 60". (4-6 strips- depending how fluffy you want it to be. I only used 4 strips for this scarf)
  • 2: Stack your stips. (My Strips are stacked Orange, Blue, Orange, Blue)
  • 3: Sew down the middle of your strips.
  • 4: Cut 1" Strips all the way around your scarf. Make sure do not cut over your sewing job or you will cut your scarf in half.
  • 5: wear your cute scarf or give as a gift.
Madison, with her new Fleece Fringe Scarf for drill :D

Learn how to make a matching Knotted Fleece Blanket here.

If you have any fleece crafts send an email to TutuFairy@sbcglobal.net. I would love to feature your idea!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas

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1st Birthday Cowboy Party

Are you planning a Cowboy Themed Party?

Here are some creative cowboy ideas I did for my son's first birthday.

1. Cowboy Boot Cups : Use to hold forks/knifes, Candy,  even make a Candy Bouquet out of it! I love these boots! I got four of them and if I had extra money to spend I would have made these the party favors and filled them up with candy. They are so cute! What's great, you can reuse them by filling up with goodies and give to a cowboy in your life :)

2. Western Picture Frames: I bought 4 western picture frames and added Jaxson's First Birthday Pictures and his Invitation in the frames. Looks great to add one or two frames on each table. Makes the party more personable.

3. Cowboy Hat Garland: I found this garland and Loved it. it came with 12 or so hats and I was able to cut it up and use it many different places throughout the party.

4. 1st Birthday Cowboy PlatesCowboy Cups, and Cowboy Party Favor Box: I love this 1st birthday cowboy theme! It is new, super cute, and something that your local stores do not have in stock, which means it will not be played out like the Prince Parties (which are super cute but I've already been to three this year).

5. Fabric Party Hat: Learn how to make this party hat HERE.

6. Food: How about some hot dogs cooked on a party grill. Don't for the Chili :D


Cake
Splurge on a cute cake or make it yourself. Just remember the cake will be your main centerpiece of the party, so make sure it is cute and fits the theme.

Here is the Cake Table


Make your own 1st Birthday Bandana Shirt HERE.

Hope you like my ideas! Please, email your party ideas to TutuFairy@sbcglobal.net so I can feature you on My Creative Way!


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