Thursday, February 21, 2013

happy birthday dad!!

Oh we had a good weekend for my dad's birthday. :)


Two days before we left for Ohio I found a pin on Pinterest that lead me to this adorable website. And honestly what better way to celebrate a milestone birthday with not one, but TWO pinatas!


I'm actually so surprised at how simple and rewarding the craft project was, time consuming, but what was I to expect with only two days before we left? I wish I had a few more days to make the decorations a bit better, but the end of it I felt like I was just slapping gluing tissue paper on.

I think the hardest part was actually just cutting out the cardboard..


Lucky for my that boy of mine was just as excited as I was and he cut out all the cardboard for me. Crippling his hand in the process, of course.


The concept was so simple and I was afraid that they weren't going to be very sturdy pinatas-- but they turned out to be almost too sturdy!


I'm not going to lie-- it was so much fun!!


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and I know that he loved them because it took some convincing for him to tear them to pieces! And I'm happy to say that I wasn't heart broken at all seeing them in shreds. :)


Happy 50th Birthday Dad!

Monday, February 4, 2013

hearts and more hearts.

Oh I was in a crafty mood. Pinterest will do that. There are just too many cute Valentine crafts out there that I had to get in on it.
Sadly my lack of red paper almost put an end to it all-- luckily I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas and found myself some pretty red wrapping paper that transitioned to Valentine's Day decor quite nicely.


This was so easy and almost therapeutic and I secretly loved that the grid lines of my wrapping paper made all my strips nice and even. Looks like I have a tad bit of OCD when it comes to crafts.

Seriously though, I could not stop. It kept going..

and going..

until the universe put an end to my plans..

Staples need to be added to my shopping list..

So my plan of having a long enough strand for the length of my bookcases died with the lack of staples.

But for the time being my world map is rocking the heart garland nicely. :)