smash book update 6.24

I’ve done a few additions to my smash book, mainly using things from our recent Charleston & Savannah vacation.  For other smash book posts check out this, this, and this.


More game scores, a thank you card, Silver Dollar City tickets, and magazine clippings.  Random.


Charleston & Savannah stuff


Our itinerary and a brochure that folds out into…


this map of Savannah.


Magazine article about bulbs.  Random.

As you can tell my one rule for my smash books is to make them as random as possible, it makes it no stress.  🙂

craft closet

We had a bunch of available space in one of our pantries in the kitchen.


See.  Not much going on.  I thought it’d make for a great craft closet.  Especially since all of my craft supplies were dumped into a couple big baskets, not very accessible.  So I cleared out that particular cabinet and went to get some storage bins.  I got:

6 plastic shoe tubs from Walmart – 94 cents each

2 small drawer organizers from Walmart – 5.57 each

2 paper storage units from Target – 6.84 each

So the whole project cost a little over $30.


crafts closet

Nothing is labeled right now, I may do that later.  There is plenty of room and the shelves can be moved up or down if I need to rearrange in the future.






This is much more user friendly than digging into a couple deep baskets.  Looking forward to putting it to good use!

smash book update 5.16

I haven’t done a post on my smash book for a while.  Here are my latest spreads.





Lots of game score sheets.


More stuff from magazines.




Flowers we planted (more on that here) and Mike’s swim team banquet brochure.



Mike’s race day number and route.


As usual, lots of randomness.  But it’s easy to do and fun to flip through.

Have a great weekend!

easter decorations

I only have a couple decorations up currently.  One of the decorations is this egg garland:



I was going to make my own.  Similar to something like this (from Eclectically Vintage).

dig egg garland

But these strands were on sale at Hobby Lobby and I thought they’d look better than the shiny plastic.  I bought 2 strands and I believe they were around $5 each.

I also got these guys:


They are super tiny.


They’re from Hobby Lobby too.


Here are some other Easter decor/craft ideas:

wooden eggs

Painted Wooden Egg Centerpiece – Better Homes & Garden

some bunny loves you

Some Bunny Loves You Gift Print – Lil’ Luna

loom bands

Loom Band Easter Eggs – El Hada de Papel

jesus eggs

Jesus with Eggs – source unknown – I’m guessing they put letter stickers on the eggs or used a wax crayon before dying

bunny silhouette

Bunny Silhouette – Just a Girl

robins egg wreath

Robin’s Egg Easter Wreath – Uncommon Designs


Can you believe it’s only 2 weeks until Easter!?!?!  …April fools!  It’s 3.  Lame, I know.

10 diy ideas for st. patrick’s day

St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday.  Here are some fun and easy ways to decorate.

Paper Shamrocks – How About Orange


St. Patricks Day Free Printable – Paisley Petal Events

shamrock print

Tassel Garland – Merry Thought

tassel garland

Printable Lucky Banner – HGTV

lucky banner

Another Lucky Banner! – Etsy

lucky banner 2

Shamrock Pillow Cover – Etsy (this one would be easy to DIY too with some fabric paint)

shamrock pillow

St. Patrick’s Day Treat – not a decoration, but still really cool.  Use rainbow licorice and rolos!

st pats treat

St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath – source unknown

st pat's wreath

Framed Shamrocks – source unknown

shamrock art

Rainbow Shamrock Garland DIY – Make and Takes

rainbow garland

May you have the luck of the Irish this upcoming Monday!

smash book update 2.20

I recently finished my second smash book.  Here were the last couple pages.


These layouts include magazine cutouts, a napkin I doodled on while waiting for my niece to be born, pictures, and smash pad tear-outs.




I liked the last page too much to put anything on it.


Then I started my 3rd smash book, it’s the green one and the pages are probably my favorite.  I liked the front page on this one too, so I left it bare.


I’ve only done a couple spreads and here they are.


In these I had a newspaper cutout, ticket, menu, smash pad tear-out, and more crud from magazines.




So here are all 3 of my Smash Books thus far.


And my supplies haven’t changed at all except for maybe a few stickers courtesy of Mike.


For more Smash Book inspiration you can check out my previous posts here, here, and here!

diy art ideas

You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to have nice looking art in your home.  Here are some easy ideas for making your own diy art!

art1 – gold and color on canvas


Source Unknown – frame some different maps and hang them in a set

art3 – large chevron canvas

art4 – diy metallic art using painters tape

art5 – diy watercolor art

art6 – pencil eraser painting

art7 – frame fabrics in nice frames

art8 – paint samples cut and framed into art

art9 – mod podge silhouette canvas


Source Unknown – frame maps of places you’ve been, cut out into cute shape

All of these ideas are cheap, easy, and look great!  I’m loving the map ones right now.  Happy crafting!