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If you are having trouble commenting, you can contact me at kristathompson11@gmail.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Operation Christmas Card

When I saw the Crafting for a Cause over at Someday Crafts this month I knew I wanted to participate.

Hopefully they will brighten our servicemen's day!!  

<a href="http://www.ladybirdln.com/2011/10/crafting-for-cause-octobernovember.html" target="_blank"><img alt="Crafting for a Cause" src="http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/LadybirdLN/operationcards.png" /></a>

Monday, November 14, 2011

There's A Snake In My Boot

My little guy knew exactly what he wanted to be for halloween this year, and there was no changing his mind!! It's a good thing I was totally on board, and I challenged myself to make his costume instead of buying it. I think that it turned out pretty darn good for my first costume!! 

The only decent shot that I got of the Sheriff in his costume, he is not into picture taking these days.
 I used this tutorial for making the vest and it was super simple, the hardest part was the hand stitching all around the vest but I think it looks so adorable. 
 I love that I thought of this idea, I took a small styrofoam circle from Hobby Lobby and wrapped it in white ribbon and attached it to the back with a safety pin for easy removal. I could not believe how many people commented on the pull string! 
 I lucked out big time and found this yellow long sleeve shirt at the DI, brand new with tags for $4.00!!!! It was even the right size, thank goodness. To draw the lines I used the ruler that came with my rotary mat and a red fabric marker, it took some time and it is certainly not perfect but it pleased the 3 year old. 
 Our woody hat came from Joann's 
 This was the thing the little guy was most particular about, he reminded me about 5 times that woody had a holster and that it needed a match in it. I just winged the holster and belt which was made out of fun foam and felt, I used Velcro under the belt buckle for easy removal. Now the belt buckle was the only thing that I did not do, I enlisted the help of my super talented sister who cut it out of felt and put it all together. 

The little guy was so happy with his costume and it turned out way cuter and cheaper than the store bought ones!! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Random Crafts

Wow I have gotten way behind again.... sorry guys, and thanks for sticking with me! 

This is what me and my Visiting Teaching partner have decided to give our ladies for their birthdays this year, they have been a hit and they are super easy! 
 My very best friend is obsessed with Diet Coke, so the second I saw this free printable I knew it had to be part of her gift. It fits her perfectly!! You can get your own copy here 
 This emergency sign was the perfect addition to the gift, I picked this up at a local craft store for about $5 and screwed it to a wooden plaque from Hobby Lobby. Everyone comments on how perfect it is, she will only drink DC from a can if it is truly an emergency!! 
 This has got to be my new favorite way to wrap gifts, I love the simplicity of it!! 

Well that's all for now, look for a post about my DIY Woody costume coming soon!! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Long Time No See

Thank you for sticking around friends!! Life has been really busy and I can't wait to have the time to craft again. I have found the perfect thing to get me back in my groove, Crafting For A Cause.
Crafting for a Cause
I think that this is such a great idea and I can not wait to get started!! Please click over and check it out, I hope that all of you will participate. I am committing myself to make at least 10 cards, I will make sure to share them with all of you when they are done!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Twice The Fun...

I was recently invited to a shower for identical twin boys!! EEK, I can't imagine having twins! I knew exactly what I wanted to make as the dad is a geek, just like my hubby. I think that presentation is important to so I tried to dress up my plain bags to look like bow-ties. I think they turned out pretty cute.
I love how these turned out, it was my first time using heat transfer vinyl and I am addicted, so much easier than freezer stenciling.
I kept everything really simple and plain and the mom2be really loved it!
I think these bibs are "awesome"!! I am glad I decided to do them at the last minute.
This family has an adorable little girl who is almost six and I wanted her to feel included so I picked up a big sister charm and added it to a chain for an easy but meaningful gift. I think it made her feel extra special that day!

Linking up to these great parties, I hope you will check them out!
Todays Creative Blog

Monday, July 18, 2011

Play Kitchen??

I found this cute little cabinet that is in good shape at a yard sale this past weekend for $2.00!! When I saw it, my mind instantly went to-ooh that would make a great play kitchen. But now that I have it home I am confused as to what to do with it. I still think a kitchen would be adorable but I am wondering if I should just make this piece the stove and oven and find another piece of furniture for the sink?

I would love your opinions!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Please Excuse The Mess

I am changing this up a little around here so it looks a little messy, I will hopefully have everything up and running tonight, thank you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A little business...

First of all I want to say Thank You to Ginger over at Super Stinky Boys for featuring my end tables, I love you blog, if you haven't checked it out-you should do it soon!!

Second- I have more $10.00 challenge revamps to show you but I need to get the final pictures taken, but everything is at my sisters house and she is on vacation, so when she gets back I will definitely get those up for you! 

Third- I skipped out on yard sales last week so there is no $10.00 challenge post this week, but I am hoping to hit some yard sales tomorrow morning, wish me luck!!

Have a great weekend you guys and Thank You for taking the time to read!  

Friday, July 1, 2011

For Sale

I have these vintage windows listed on KSL (Utah Classified Site) but thought I would list them here as well. They are all in good shape and have the glass in them, there are no cracks in the glass, price & measurements are listed with each window.  

#1- 18x30 Inches
$15.00 OBO

#2- 21x24 Inches 
$20.00 OBO

#3- 25x42 Inches 
$25.00 OBO

#4- 25x42 Inches 
$25.00 OBO

#5- 28x30 Inches 
$20.00 OBO

#6- 30x28 Inches 
$20.00 OBO

#7- 28x29 Inches 
$20.00 OBO

#8- 44x58 Inches 
$70.00 OBO

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

$10.00 Challenge

I FAILED!!! Me and my sister set out this weekend to see what we could get for $10.00, good idea in theory I thought. Turns out I can't pass up a deal to save my life. I thought it would be fun to post pictures of our $10.00 challenge each week and then show you guys through out the week how I incorporate my finds into my home decor. Sounds fun right?


All together I spent $15.85, oops!! I got some great deals and cant wait to show you what I did with them!!
Scroll down to the next post to see what I did to the tables!

Linking up to these great parties!
Todays Creative Blog

What A Beauty

$10.00 Challenge #1
I love weekends!! They mean yard sales and I love me a good deal!! I picked these two awesome side tables for.... $1.00 each!! I was so excited, I knew they would be perfect in my sister's house. They were a little beat up on the top but they are solid wood and I knew that they were meant to be black!! I snagged them up in the blink of an eye. 


 This was my first ever furniture refinishing project and I must say I think it turned out amazing!!
Just looks at those lines!! I know it looks like we missed some spots, we didn't, I don't know why the pictures look like that!
I can't wait to redo some more furniture!!

Linking up to these great parties!
Todays Creative Blog

Friday, June 17, 2011


Thank You to everyone who entered the giveaway, it's time to announce the winner!! 

I will be emailing you shortly, Thank You again for all the support you guys are awesome! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


UPDATE: I have been noticing blogger acting funny today, if you have issues when you try to comment you can email me directly at kristathompson11@gmail.com to enter!! 

I am sorry that this took me an extra day to get up, we are in the middle of potty training so all my time and energy has been focused on that. Anyway onto the reason you are all reading, one lucky reader will be winning this adorable camera strap cover. It is about 2 inches wide and 25 inches long.

 Let's just keep it simple, leave a comment if you would like to be entered, please make sure you leave your email so I have a way to contact you if you win! The giveaway will be open for one week and I will announce the winner on Thursday June 15th. 
Thank You again for all of your support!! 

Monday, June 6, 2011


I haven't checked on this little blog for a few days (life has been crazy!!) so I was so freaking happy when I opened it up and saw that I have 100 awesome followers!! Seriously you guys, Thank You!! 
I am thinking it is time for a giveaway, give me a day to come up with an idea and I will be back tomorrow to give you the details. 
Thank You Again!!