Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Must Read Post - How To "Do It All"

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Abbie over a Five Days 5 Ways just posted a fabulous piece on women feeling they have to "do it all", and it spoke to me.  Go on over and check it out, her writing is *truth*-ful, honest, and hilarious!  Love her!

Creating in Glass Slippers: Liebster Award

Wow, I am honored that  Creating in Glass Slippers thought of my little ole' blog when she got to hand over her Liebster Award.  I had seen this award on other blogs, and always wondered how awesome it would be to have it bestowed on me, and here we are!

Stop by Paula's site and check out her super cute pin cushion!  Wishing I could sew right about now just so I could make one!

"Liebster" means "Dearest" in German and the award is a "share the love arrangement" that is given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.  There is a list of things that recipients are required to do upon receiving the award.
  1. Thank the person who presented you with the award on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog
  4. Present the Liebster Award to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  5. Let them know you've chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.
I am excited to award the Liebster Blog Awards to:

Brie Brie Blooms
Carolina Hendrix
Distressed Donna Downhome
Family Love Home
The House Made Home

Thank you so much Paula, I really appreciate it and you've truly made my day!  *MUAH*

Saturday, June 23, 2012

4th of July Tablescape

I put together this lil' tablescape for the 4th and just wanted to share.  What says "4th of July in Florida" like coca-cola, seashells, and the beautiful red, white, and blue of old glory!

I found these super cute 4th of July toothpicks in the Target $1 section and couldn't resist!

The shells come from Kennedy Space Center Florida.

I just wanted to share my 4th of July tablescape!  Thanks! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Burlap & Buttons Monogram

Hey everyone!  Happy happy happy Friday!  It's been a long week here at the Cole House, and I am beat.  However, I did want to share a button monogram that I made a few days ago.  Remember this?  I couldn't resist.  Here it is!

All you need is a canvas, some burlap (or other material of choice) cut about 3 inches larger than your canvas, a variety pack of coordinating buttons, glue, and a heave-duty stapler.

First, staple the fabric onto the the back of the canvas.  Start from the middle, and work your way out, tightening as you go.

Next, trim the corners so you don't have a ton of fabric to form your corners.

Then fold like you're wrapping a present and trim as necessary.

If you've ever reupholstered furniture, this should be a cinch!  Then just glue your buttons in the shape of your letter, layering to fill in the gaps.

I also attached a ribbon for hanging by stapling it to the top edge of the canvas.

Another easy-peasy project!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ryan's Banana Split Party

Hey, everyone!  I just read a story that touched my heart as a mother, and just wanted to share.  There's a little boy named Ryan that is very sick and doesn't have much longer until he goes "home".  You can read the story on his Facebook page.

His mom is asking that everyone have a banana split for dinner with their kids.  So tonight we had banana splits for dinner in honor of Ryan.  We should all live life to the fullest, and make memories with your babies because we never know how much time we really have!

Our banana splits had bananas (of course), Blue Bell vanilla ice cream (so good!), peanut butter, chocolate syrup, strawberries, and Dulce de Leche Cheerios.


Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cheerios Monogram Wreath

Last weekend was monkey's first birthday, and I made a wreath for the door for the occasion!  I used a foam florist wreath, burlap (of course), and some bunting made from all those Cheerios boxes I needed for the food and decorations!  Then I just printed out the word and taped the letter on.  The C I made using a
birdseed recipe, but with Cheerios instead.  It shrunk quite a bit, but still turned out cute.  I just hope the squirrels don't tear it down...I should probably move it off the wreath.  To see the rest of the Cheerios party, click here!

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