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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Movin On Up...to a de-luxe iphone in the sky-y-y...

Well, I did it. I finally took the plunge...I got a smart phone.
And not just any smart phone, I got an iPhone.
Ack! An apple product. I've been anti apple for...ever awhile now.
Surprise! I love it. Really. Love. It.
My iPhone...I even like the way that sounds.
The best part?
It was free.
Yep, you read that right f r e e.
I hoarded waited to use my upgrade until the exact right time. Good thing too, because my darling daughter lost her phone while on vacation. In Tennessee.
She got my old one, I got a new one! Yay!
My favorite new apps you ask??
FB(of course)
Twitter(I'm a loser, I know)
It's just awesome to be able to have all this stuff with me at all times. All the time! And I LOVE IT!!!
I love to Instagram pics of my kids. They are so cute.


*Sigh*  I just love my new phone and wanted to share...
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DIY Personalized Wedding/Family/Kid Gift

I have given up Facebook.  It is a very hard thing to do.
Very. Hard.
I deactivated my account last night.
Why? Do you ask?
Because it causes so much drama...
So. Much. Drama.
And I usually hate drama.
So I have had to find new stuff to do....lots of Pinterest, and Amazon and this new page called Tagxedo.
I made some really cool word clouds today.
You put any words you want to use and you can pick the shape and the colors and save it as a JPEG file.
I made one for every family I know.  It would be a cool wedding present too.  You could do the Brides name and the Grooms and their last name.  The date maybe too?
Here is the family one I made.

Here's the wedding gift for my brother and his new wife. I hope they like it.

Here is one that I made for some friends of mine...I already cropped this one.

These would also make great kids gifts.  Here are the ones I made for my kids.

My baby boy's star. This one is un-cropped.
My sweet girl and darling daughter's heart.

There are just so many different cool ways to do these, I spent hours today making some as gifts for all of my friends and neighbors.  I figured out how to make them into really cool wall art at Wal-Mart Photo Center!  I'm going to take a minute and tell you how.
1. Go to Windows Photo Gallery and crop it to an 8x10.  I did this so I could crop off the border and the words.  I think it looks better this way.
2.  Upload the cropped pic to walmart.com photo center.
3.  Choose Wall Art, then Mounted Photo.
4.  Choose horizontal 8x10 and choose the word cloud of your choice.
5. Order it and you're done.
Super easy and only around $12.  There is a coupon on their website right now that allows you to get $5 off an 8x10 mounted photo, so that makes it about $8.  The very best part?  It is done in about 4 hours.  Perfect for a last minute gift. 
Take that FB!  I can still spend hours on the computer without you.
Thanks for reading!  :)


Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Bridal Shower Invite

My little brother is getting married.
My mom, sis-in-law and I are giving her a local shower.
(Her family lives 3 hours away)
I decided on a small little intimate coffee shop venue.
The room we got is so cute(and perfect), it makes me want to move in. The snacks are so yummy and the coffee is de-lish! It's a locally owned business too, so it's a win-win.
The bride loves yellow and lilies are her favorite flower. This made the invitations a no-brainer for me. Pic-Monkey to the rescue. Go here to see how I did that. (PS: It's super easy.)
I also made all the decor and cloth napkins.
Everything turned out beautiful and I was happy to do it.
Here's some pics from the shower.
I made the runner and got all the plates an silverware from the thrift shop.  It was the perfect shabby chic theme.
You can see the prizes for the games in the background there.
I used white sacks and yellow ribbon.
Fresh yellow lilies on the tables...
I love the Dr. Seuss quote...so appropriate for a bridal shower.
My favorite thing?  The small chalkboard I decorated and used chalk ink on.  That stuff is amazing!
 Thanks for reading!