Thursday, August 23, 2012

Personalized wedding plates

I have a friend getting married in 2 days! How exciting! And I wanted to something special for them and I still wanted to be personal, without going super expensive!

So I decided to make a personalized plate with their names!


It's not as pretty as I wanted, (I'm a perfectionist, as I've mentioned before)

But I still love it! :)

But then I wanted to wrap it pretty, but didn't have a cute box, or cardboard to make one, and I didn't know what I was gonna do! O dear!

So I found some candy cane striped paper and cut a thin strip, wrapped some lace, and tied it all together with a white ribbon! :) What'd ya think?!

 I actually like how it turned out! :) You can't see the names under the paper, but that's ok :) I still need to make a little tag so they know who it's from and all that good stuff!

I ended up liking it so much I made one for us! Except I just used our Last Initial :)

Pretty right? LOVED how it turned out! :)

BTW, if your wondering how to do it, she gives an excellent tutorial!

I also did our name on a glass baking dish, but I'll show how to do that later! :)

Have a fantabulous day!

How to only have to buy fabric softner sheets once for 2 whole year!

 ya you read that right!

My mom used to do this when we were little and it would help stretch the dryer sheets to last longer!

With a family of 6, mom was always finding ways to save money!

It's pretty simple actually :)

we buy a box of 160 sheets for like $4 and....

Just cut them in half! then you have 320!!! and I've never had a load come out all stat-icy yet!

So it does work!

So if you do 2 loads a week for a year (104) you'll have plenty! If you do 3 loads (156) You still have plenty! Now I know you're probably thinking *If I just buy one with 160 sheets I won't have to buy one for a year!* But who doesn't love to save money?! 

Am I the only one? Well I don't think so! lol :) But do whatever you want! lol :)

Or you could buy the box with 80 sheets and cut it in half and have 160! It's totally up to you! :) I just love not having to buy them! :)

And it does work on large loads too! I hate doing laundry so I have a habit of trying to get everything in only 2 loads (my hubby and I) and I usually fill my machines up pretty full!

Thank the sweet Lord that we have a heavy duty washer and dryer for maximum capacity! :)

We were blessed to be able to get them both for $100! and we also got a fridge for $50!
So all our major appliances we got for $50 each! Pretty sure we've been blessed big time!

We'll have been married for 2 years in September! :) And I just had to buy more sheets today... Pretty awesome if I don't say so myself! :)

Anyway! Have a fantabulous day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade bagels :)

I'm in the process of trying my hand at homemade bagels! :) I'm thinking I should have made the bagel hole a little smaller... Maybe I'll make a ball next time and then just poke or cut a hole in it! Lol :)

Lemme know what you guys do!

Friday, August 17, 2012

We've officially moved!!!!

Sorry I've been so absent! We've been busily working trying to get our new house all fixed up so we could move in :) I'll be sure to show you pictures as we go :)

Anyway have a great day and well talk later!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Diy Off Brand Swiffer Mop Pads (Libman)

Well I've been experimenting with making some pads for my mop :) its like a Swiffer mop but a different brand... Libman is the name :)

I've been crocheting some and I even have a friend who's buying some for her swiffer mop :) (the dimensions are different but same idea :)

So wanna make some?

*Start with a slip stitch and chain 50.
*DC in the second chain from hook and *DC across.
*Faux DC (if you dot know how to do a faux double crochet go to YouTube and look it up) and DC across.
(for swiffer mops do 8 rows)
(for Libman mops do 10 rows)

Now you might have noticed its much longer than the mop head. That's on purpose! :) you're gonna center the mop head in the middle of your mop pad and fold over the edges. It'll make a little pocket on each side :)

Starting with the end of the row where your last DC was, SC through BOTH layers and continue across the length of the mop pastille you get to the next "pocket" SC through both layers til edge.

Now in the last stitch SC 3 times and across the back and up the other side same as the other side.

You'll have to finish the first pocket til you come to your first SC. Cut yarn, pull through, and weave in ends :) Tada!

I'll do a full picture tutorial later :)

But for now have a fantabulous day!