Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Patriotic Wreath

I wanted to find a 4th of July wreath but didn't want to pay the ridiculous price that most stores have it for.  Am obviously addicted to Pinterest and saw this project to make, but didnt know it would be a tad time consuming. 

What you will need:

  • 1/4 yard (or 6 sheets) of red felt fabric
  • 1/4 yard (or 6 sheets) of white felt fabric
  • 1/8 yard (or 4 sheets) of blue felt fabric
  • 300+ Straight Pins
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • A Foam Wreath
  • lots of time and patience :-) 

Cut 2 x 2 squares. I am a bit OCD and I had to have them perfect but they really don't have to be, It is totally up to you. Before you start placing them on the wreath figure out the format you want. I measured the white and red sections to be about 3-4 inches and the blue about 8-9 inches. 

Fold twice as shown in picture, place pin on the bottom folded part of the triangle. 

There really is no method to the madness. Just fold, fold, and pin over and over again. You can pin the fabric as close as you want or spread them out as much as you want. You’ll get the feel for it after a few pins. Sometimes I would pin one down and spread out the fabric to see what surface area it could cover. It helped me to know where to pin next.
Almost done!
I didn’t see it necessary to cover the back of my wreath since it would be hanging on my door. I just did enough to where the fabric covered all the visible foam when looked at from all angles. Here is the back of my wreath.

After the wreath is complete I added some stars made out of a sheet of the white felt.


And there you have it! The complete wreath hung on my front door.

Happy 4th of July! Be safe everyone.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Crayon Wreath

Several months ago became a Child Care Provider so I decided to make something that would make my home feel warm and welcoming. I came across in Pinterest with this little project.

You need:

  • A wooden 12 inch floral/craft ring (I got mine at Michaels for $1.99 or so),
  • 96 pack of crayons ( didn't use them all) 
  • Tacky Glue
  • Ribbon, any of your choice
  • Embellishments and paint, if wanted
Start by planning out the crayons, If you don't it could get a bit tricky. Then glue the crayons on. It is very important that you let the crayons touch on their bottoms but spread apart at the top. It is the only way that they will make a circle; its tricky at first but then you get the hang of it. I did one crayon at a time and alternated the colors; or which ever way you like.

Once the crayons are on, place the ribbon where you would like it and tie a bow.  If you are adding an embellishment, just glue it on. I got the wooden turtle and letters at Michaels also. I decided to paint the letters orange so they can "pop" and have a good presentation. 


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just a thought!

Was browsing thru Pinterest and I came across this. It made me realize that even though times are hard, we gotta remember to thank God through it all. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The White House Fall Garden Tour

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the White House last weekend thanks to the Hubs. 

The White House Grounds are the oldest continually maintained landscape in the United States. Twice a year, the grounds are opened to the public for a Spring & Fall Garden Tour. And we had the chance to hang out at the White House! 

 I was ready to snap away! 

It was surreal to be walking around the White House Garden as if it was my own home. 
Albert was excited to be touching the grass @ the White House
In front of the White House doors 
Washington Monument & Jefferson Memorial
Rose Garden 
White House Kitchen Garden
Another view of the White House Kitchen Garden  

We had an amazing time exploring the South Lawn and experiencing the breathtaking views of the warm Fall colors. 


Monday, October 1, 2012

Office/ Craft Room Facelift

New house, new mess! I was looking around my office and realized I needed it to look better and functional; some TLC and love!

We moved to Virginia in January and I need to get back onto my crafting/scrapbooking days, its been a while. So in order to get into the grove, I gotta make it look GREAT!

I have managed to create a mess and do research and lots of brainstorming. I am trying to be frugal and smart at the same way, so its going to take a bit of time to find the best deals and items. 

I need to get all my things organized and thats a lot. I used to be a Creative Memories Consultant so I have lots of scrapbooking things but since they haven't been organized, I don't know where they are.
My little helper
I started by making an inventory list to get an idea of what i had and what I needed to get. I wasn't surprised to find all sorts of things. It was an exhausting procedure but totally worth it. 

As of today this is how my room looks.  

Stay tuned for a more details.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Photography, How I love you!

About 2 years ago I bought my first DSLR and I was immediately in love! Not only am I able to take pictures but I am able to make them my own but I was fortunate enough to be have been living in Hawaii. I took advantage of that and took tons of pictures that express the great time I had while I was there. 
They aren't only pictures but they are memories in the making!

Windmill @ North Shore, Oahu

Black Sand Beach, Maui 
Opaeka'a Falls- Kauai, Hi
Halemaumau Crater, Big Island Hawaii
Mauna Kea, Big Island Hawaii
Enjoy these pictures as much as I do.

Take Care

Friday, May 4, 2012

ABC's of Happiness

While doing my daily Pinterest searching I came across this awesome pin. When I read it I thought it was brilliant and then decided I should spell my name out and see what's up. 
Not to my surprise but all my letters said things that I have thought about or were true,creepy! I was speechless, and that doesn't happen very often. 
What do your ABC's say? 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Missing in Action

Hello guys, been MIA lately but am back in the game. I was away on a little mini vacation and taking care of some things.

I was excited to go back home to Miami to meet the new addition to the family. My sister gave birth to an adorable baby boy.
I was able to be at my nephew's 1st Birthday and my niece's 8th. My little munchkins are getting soo big and cute. Love them!
and of course I chilled with the old lady (my mom). She's a trip.
So it was a little bit of family reunion, not complete but good enough.
~ B

Monday, March 19, 2012

Being a Tourist

Last week the hubs was bored so we decided to go for a drive and we ended up in DC. What a beautiful city but If you don’t know your way around, you will get lost like we did and we had a GPS. Go figure!
We walked around for a bit to get a little familiarized with the area since we will be going there a lot. 
White House- North Lawn 
Cherry Blossoms- My first time seeing this beauty
Side view of Lincoln Memorial
View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

Inside the Lincoln Memorial- pretty cool!
Capitol Hill
Ended up driving to Georgetown and stopped at Georgetown Cupcakes, they have a show on TLC~ DC Cupcakes. The hubs thought I was a dork but I was super excited! 

Can't wait to go back and explore all the wonderful places that DC has to offer. 

Stay Tuned!!

~ B