From House to Home {Link Party}: Valentine’s Pitcher

  I’m so excited to be starting this new link party today! As I mentioned earlier, the inspiration came from a story my daughter wrote where she mentioned that the ladies made their houses into homes. I know that as women in all walks of life we love to do that. It’s a God-given desire. We focus it in different ways, though.  Personally, I’m not very good at decorating.  I love to craft/sew/quilt, but not cook!  I’m good at organizing {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge- Lego Crayons

We bought a coupon of silicon molds for my son’s Lego Party last April to make candies and ice cubes. After seeing this pin on Pinterest, I decided we could use up our broken crayons and create some fun new ones! We removed the paper and cut the crayons into small pieces.  We set the oven for 230 degrees.  It took about 30 minutes for them to melt and another half an hour to cool!   Linked to    

DIY Lego Building and Storage Table

I’m happy to share with you today this neat Lego building and storage table that my husband made. My Pinterest name is genamayo–come follow me! A while back my oldest son was complaining about how his younger brothers always had their Legos all over their bedroom floor.  My second son told me he needed a place for his Legos–like “another room.”  Well, that wasn’t going to happen!  But I did find this great pin of a Lego Table on Pinterest! {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge- Fun Reading/ Phonics Games

Our daily “learn to read” time has been growing boring, so I decided to find some games to spruce things up a bit.  Of course, it was easy to go to my Pinterest Learn to Read board to find lots of great ideas.  Here are some that we tried this week! Hopscotch Very fun for the kids.  Toss a rock and hop to the square.  Say the word there!   Cootie Catcher I put phonograms on the outside that I {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge: Library Crate

**6-Week Fitness Challenge is coming Monday October 1! Follow my blog so you won’t miss it! Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner   I try to keep on top of when library books are due, but it’s another one of those things that have been a little out of control lately. Last month I found this beautiful crate at a resale shop for $5! It was perfect for turning into our library book crate. I painted the side with chalkboard paint {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge- Denim/Flannel Picnic Rag Quilt

I’ve been wanting a picnic quilt for a long time.  You know, the kind you can just leave in the van and pull out when you want to sit on the ground.  It needed to be big enough for our whole family, so that’s pretty big!  And intimidating as far as making a quilt goes!  I had made a rag quilt with both sides flannel for one of my son’s beds and thought that might be a good way to {Read More}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches- Pinterest Challenge

Last night I made these yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, that I originally saw on Pinterest.  I used my husband’s wonderful chocolate chip cookie recipe. This post is linked up to the Pinterest Challenge.   New Quizno’s Coupons! Get Free Small Sub with purchase of any sub of equal or greater value and a large Fountain Drink. $1 Off a Regular create your own steak or Chicken Sub or $2 Off a Large create your own steak or Chicken {Read More}

Nursing Cover–Pinterest Challenge

A while ago I saw this unique pin of a nursing cover on Pinterest, so I decided to make one!  (If you like it, you can get one from her Etsy shop.)   I haven’t had a chance to use it yet since I’m still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new little one.  Hopefully soon!  Today is my due date! I’m linked up to the Pinterest Challenge.   (contains affiliate links)

I Spy Bag–Pinterest Challenge

Here are the I Spy Bags I made for a Busy Bag Swap. I sewed 25 of these! They are filled with Poly Beads and lots of little objects. Most were found around the house: pennies, paper clips, pieces of ribbon, brads, beads, broken crayons, buttons, safety pins, etc. I used gauge 4 clear vinyl, which sewed up great with my Bernina and jeans needles. The outside fabric was a very soft fleece. These were inspired by this pin and {Read More}

Quiet book cover–Pinterest Challenge

My final Quiet Book post!  Here is what the cover looks like.   I used ideas from this pin and this pin from Pinterest. There were several things I was thinking of as I designed the cover. I wanted it to have a handle, an inside pocket to quickly store loose items, and a thick outer material (I used denim) to protect the pages. I also wanted to use rings so that I could swap pages in and out as {Read More}

Quiet Book–My Pages!

I’ve shared before about the Quiet Book page I made (times 11) for the page swap. When I received the other pages, I decided to make three more that were VERY easy! The first was inspired by a page using old overalls. I didn’t have any overalls, but decided to use an old pair of jeans from my stash.  There are 4 activities on this page:  zipper, button, Velcro, and snap! The second was for practicing tying a bow and braiding. {Read More}

Car Seat Cover–Pinterest Challenge

I’m so excited that I was able to get this cute carseat cover made!  I love the sweet summery fabric with butterfiles and bees.  It will be perfect for covering up our little girl when we’re outside this summer. I found the tutorial for the cover here. I’m linked up to Pinterest Challenge.   (contains affiliate links)

Pinterest Challenge- Ribbon-Petal Flower T-shirt tutorial

    I saw this pin on Pinterest last fall, and thought I’d adjust it for a spring shirt.  Here’s what I came up with.  Enjoy our flower t-shirt tutorial!   Tutorial: 1.  Cut the ribbons all the same length.  Mine were about 6 1/2 inches long.  (Next time I think I’ll make them a little shorter.) 2.  Cut out the circles.  I used my glue container as a pattern. 3.  Tacky glue the ends of the ribbons together. 4. {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge- New Shower Curtain

A year ago, my husband began a renovation of the kids bathroom.  The two main changes we wanted to make were to replace the carpet with tile and add a second sink.  Here are the “before” pictures.  He finished his part last year, including repainting the walls a pretty yellow/ gold color and replacing the inner door with a beautiful oak door that he finished.   So, my job was to do some redecorating.  The shower curtain and window valance {Read More}

Pinterest Challenge: Decorating for Valentine’s Day

I’ve done a little decorating for Valentine’s Day, and of course, one of my ideas came from Pinterest!  See this pin. Here is my candle globe with conversation hearts. This second one would have been fuller with candy hearts, but my kids keep eating them! I’ve linked up this project to the Pinterest Challenge. Also, my son made some Lego hearts that are decorating our mantel! Here is another cute idea for decorating for Valentine’s Day: Feel the love this {Read More}