Perfectly Pinned Monday

Welcome to the VERY first installment of “Perfectly Pinned Monday” 
Do you love Pinterest as much as I do? I cannot tell you how many times I have referenced my boards! Remember what is was like before Pinterest? Searching for a link…trying so hard to remember where you saw that idea, recipe, craft!! Ahhhh! Thankfully those days are over!!!
Each week I will showcase some of my favorite pins from the week before! I will include all the links if available! Also I will notify you if a link is corrupt…I have been sent to some less that family friendly sites 😦 Thank the Lord my kiddos were not around!
Please feel free to comment your Pinterest link and your favorite pins!
I’m so very excited to share with you some of the great pins from this week! 
Love these money saver jars to teach kids about giving/saving/spending.
We live in a world full of “want want want” “me me me” This blessing jar gives us the chance to show our little ones how truly blessed we are! Every time the Lord answers a prayer or you get blessed by a kind word write it on a little piece of paper and put it in a jar! Have your kids do it to! At the end of every month go dump out the jar and read the blessings! Oh the Lord is so good!!

My little girl LOVES hair “Pretties” This is super cute and super easy….maybe one in EVERY color?!?!

Check it out Here!

Directions: Buy plates from Dollar Store, write things like, Night Before Christmas, wedding vows for a gift, happy birthday song, the possibilities are endless 🙂 Please note, they used a Porcelain 150 Pen which is permanent and safe once baked for 30 mins in a conventional oven. Have children write to preserve their special handwriting at different ages and stages!

Directions: 1/2 your fingerprint, 1/2 his– Salt Dough – 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint.good recipe for thumbprint pendants

Make a personalized mug cozy for that special teacher in your life. An inexpensive and thoughtful Christmas or teacher appreciation gift.  View directions HERE!
Looking for a beautiful fall centerpiece??? Check these out!

NEVER EVER will I pass on a VERY faded car again!! Paint it black…What’s up Batmobile!!! 

Click on the Birdies to Follow me on Pinterest!!

Happy Pinning!


Yo Ho Ho…A Pirates Life for Me!

Pirate 7th Birthday Party!

We had a great time making and creating!
AHOY! Cap’n Elias is his scallywag crew!

 DIY Fun for hours!

Pirate Ship full of cannon balls

Swords! I will post a tutorial soon! You will want to make these!!!

FEED THE SHARK!! Shark made from a box that was in our garage – painted! How cute! Big hit!

Handmade bean bags – felt (I already had) hot glue and dried beans!

Walk the plank – over the ocean! The kids LOVED this!

 The Pirate Ship…

Tiny Treasure Chest full of cannon balls (whoppers)

Marshmellow pops! BIG HIT!

 Cannon Ball Fight…
24 half filled black balloons – – – this was hours of fun for these little boys – and only cost $1.99!!!

 The Presents…
All the kids had so much fun!!!

Other games included:
Toss the Anchor – the kids had a great time tossing the anchor in the front yard!
Treasure Hunt! –
The boys followed the map that Cap’n Elias had  to the X where they found personalized backpacks full of booty – pirate hat, eye patch, looking glass, candy, ect.

All in all this was probably the funnest and the cheapest party we have ever thrown!

The Key? We shopped garage sales last summer – that is where we found the decorations, pirate hats, patches, blow up boat ect. for a total of around $20!

I hope this gives you a few idea of your own!!


Another Day with Pinterest!
From My KIDLINS board –

I am completely in love with this! I think my kids would adore it as well! For more info click HERE!

 This would be perfect for school time and lunch time! For more info click HERE!

 YES! My Boys NEED this! For more info click HERE!

 Awww! So Cute! My little miss would have so much fun! For more info click HERE!

And…the perfect addition to the little Kitchen and the big Kitchen!! For more info click HERE!

*If you are new to Pinterest – once you are on the pinterest site click the photo to be redirected to the site- (for the tutorial, or to buy)

Want a invite to Pinterest? Let me know! 
Already Pinning? Follow Me! 


A cool fall day, what should I do? How about Pinterest!!!
From my CRAFTYNESS board –
I love this! For more info click HERE!
My Kids love these! For more info click HERE!

I think this would be fun to do with my oldest! For more info click HERE!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I NEED this in my living room! For more info click HERE!

*If you are new to Pinterest – once you are on the pinterest site click the photo to be redirected to the site- (for the tutorial, or to buy)
Want a invite to Pinterest? Let me know! 
Already Pinning? Follow Me! 

Before and After!

If you know me, you know that I love the Other Mother’s quarter sale! I have been going to it nearly every month since I was 5 months pregnant with Elias! I Love getting a good deal!

I have paid .25 cents for some truly awesome stuff! But my most recent find takes the cake!!

The Changing Table: Hmmmm, what can I do with Satin Lagoon Paint and 2 hours??


**When we bought it (for .25cents:) It didn’t have the two bottom shelves. We actually made them out of a hollow wooden door taking up space in our garage. I removed the top shelf and traced it on the wooden door, then my husband used his circular saw, with one cut the blade went through the whole door, thus creating 2 shelves.

Please note the hollow door has cardboard glued between the boards, so if you cute through one, be sure to have a sander ready to remove all the glue reside.


Satin Lagoon up close!

Perfect fit in the Twins Room!
The “New” BEAUTIFUL changing table holds, all the Cloth Diapers,
All the Baby Carriers, and the Twins Shoes…and there is still room!!

Happy Crafting and Creating!

Two hours well spent! I love it!!

A little bit Country…Bandana Dresses!

Cute Country Bandana Dresses!!

I’m always looking for cute dresses to make for my little girl! Check out this adorable little upcycled dress!

Hot Pink & Black Halter Bandana Dress

Hot Pink & Black Halter

w/ pink Ribbon tie back Bandanna Dress!

(I recyceled a old black t-shirt to make the halter)

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Purple and Denim Bandana Dress

Purple & Jeans w/ lace Ribbon tie back

Bandanna Dress

(I recycled a pair of baby jeans for the top of the dress)

Recycled Gift Packages!!

Fun Recycled Gift Packages!!

So we all have the left over cardboard roll of
many, many, many rolls of wrapping paper…right?

What about turning those rolls into cute little gift boxes!
The kids will even enjoy this!
They can make their very
own gift boxes for their friends!

Here’s how to do it:

3 different size roll, cut random sizes.

Other supplies you’ll need:
Decorative Paper
paint brush

with the pencil, mark the size of paper you will need.
cut it, then lay it face down
apply glue to the edges of the paper, then smear with the paint brush.
Place the cardboard roll on the paper.
Then…roll, until the cardboard is totally covered.
use glue to seal the end of the paper for a clean edge.
Allow to dry!

Once dried this is what it will look like,
Already cute!

At each end bend on side of roll in.

Then the other side to close it!

Now how cute are these!!!
Add a ribbon or other embellishments
to add your own style!
To fill just simply unfold one end:)
Hope you have fun with this, I know we did!
Have a crafty Thursday!!