Crazy Picture Lady

Crazy Picture Lady

Monday, April 29, 2013

Piper's Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

 I had chosen the theme of my daughter's birthday party a few months before her actual birthday thanks to pinterest.  The zebra print must be very popular right now, so it was very easy to find everything to match.  I showed my mom the colors that I was using and she created Piper's so cute dress so that she matched perfectly.  Pretty much all of the decorations were from hobby lobby.  

Cake table

Further view of cake table

Banner I made using my silhouette

Ribbon Topiary (I made this over a month in advance,
and it took almost 4 hours to make)

Mommy-made cake

Cookie/cupcake decorating station

I ordered a mickey mouse cookie cutter from Amazon for the these 
If I do this again I would get the Ready to Decorate frosting by Wilton (like the black one in the middle).  The  decorating bags I used were to difficult for the younger kids and made a huge mess.
Got all the utensils, napkins and plates from Target 
Zebra Print duct tape
Favor Table

I had gotten a bunch of M&Ms the day after Valentine's Day to match the pink theme
I love these white frames from Ikea.  I find myself using them for every party.
Close up of wreath on front door.  
Front Door

The party room!
Center Pieces

Balloons from Party City
Got the bib and iron on 2 at hobby lobby

Such a fun party for such a fun girl!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Picture Gallery Wall

I found a template for a photo gallery wall on pinterest that I thought would be perfect for one of the walls in our living room.  Luckily I had most of the frames, and just got the remaining ones I needed from Michael's when they were 40% off and I had a coupon for an additional 25% off.

The Template

Original Wall (sorry this was the photo I had of it before)
Finished product 
Finished Photo Gallery Wall

Wood Signs

I have seen so many cute wood signs on pinterest and etsy, and I was so excited to find out I could easily make my own using my silhouette and vinyl.  Here are a few of the ones I have done.

Office Wall Art
A Few of My Favorite Things

Wall Decals

I'm still a very spoiled, almost 30 year old, whose parents still get her expensive christmas gifts :)  This past christmas I received a silhouette cameo from them.  I was most excited about designing and making my own wall decals for our new house, so these were the first projects I did with it, and I love how they turned out.

Decal over the entrance to the playroom
Playroom Wall Decal
Fairy Garden Room Wall Decal
Pirate Room Decal

Pirate Room Decal

Gallery Wall Decal

Our Home - Before & After

We purchased a new home in 2012 that was built in the 70's and had not had any updating since.  I loved being able to choose everything that went in it, from the siding, to the floors, to the cabinets and appliances.  It was like we were building a brand new home!  Here are the before and after pictures of the work.
Screen in porch that we enclosed and made into playroom



View from playroom

View from kitchen into playroom

Doorway to garage

View from living room to front door

Kid's Bathroom