Month: November 2011

Advent Dry Erase Calendar & Party Time!

    I am so excited for the party… I missed you all last week so I am ready to see your creations and make some new stickers! This is a little something I made today when my daughter reminded me that tomorrow is the first day of December…   What! If you are  having the same “WHAT!” moment don’t PANIC… Feel free to print my little Advent Calendar Tree and smile because you are ready for the count down baby.   That’s right… BRING IT ON SANTA! We are ready for you!       TUTORIAL   1   Paint the...

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My Christmas Wreath…

  I am sharing with you today my not so traditional Christmas Wreath.       I started this project  with a wreath that I found at my local Thrift Store for $1.00 and me singing I’ll be home for Christmas…         1   The first thing I did was to remove all of the 4th of July happiness that it was on the wreath. This is how it looked after the cleanup.       2 At the Dollar Store I found these gold eucalyptus branches. All I did was  gather a bunch of them together and tied them...

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Picture Perfect!

  Love this idea that I found over at The Sassy Pepper of making  a picture canvas.   The  tutorial is so easy to follow and the final look is simply awesome. Pictures can make a great gift and they are a super easy way to decorate your home as well. I love how she finished the sides of the canvas with the craft paper… They look so darling.  Check out the full TUTORIAL here.   Here are some  inspiring cute ideas for family pictures…   I adore how bright and CLEVER this picture is… Such a cute family pic. picture source   For this one...

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25 HairStyle TUTORIALS & EXTRAS!

Are you looking for a great new hair style? Today I am sharing the cutes hair tutorials and some extra make-up and nail tips. These are adorable everyday hair styles, easy to do and great to follow tutorials!    Whatever the occasion is I think we ladies deserve to look good, regardless of our age, size or taste. I think you are going to love these ideas! Ready to see? Here they are!    1 The Messy Side Updo.   What I like about this hair is that you can wear it casually or dress it up with some cute hair pieces...

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STICKER TIME! You are EXTRAORDINARY!

  What!? How? Why was there not a party here this week? Because I thought you would want to be with your loved ones enjoying Thanksgiving and having the time of your life with them… Did you have fun? We surely did!  I loved your projects last week so I still wanted to do STICKER time and show to the world how incredibly talented you are. Here are some of my FAVORITES!   I am starting today with a project from one of my favorite blogs… Simple as That. These turtle bars in a jar would make a sweet gift...

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DIY Dollar Store Christmas Village

Dollar Store Christmas Village For years my kids have been asking me to get for them a little Christmas Village… and I haven’t. The reason why is because the cool ones are extremely expensive  and the cheap ones are 15 dollars a house.  NO WAY!  But this year the Dollar Store made it possible! I made their little dream come true when I found the perfect little Village during a trip to my local Dollar Store. The price was amazing since we got the entire village { houses, people and trees } for $15.00… the price of one house… but I was still...

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Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Card

 Today I am sharing an easy Handmade Christmas Card Tutorial using cupcake liners. This is such a simple easy little project to make… 1 From a 12 x 12 cardstock cut three 4 x 12 strips of paper and then fold them in half. 2 Cut some additional pieces of craft paper for the background of your tree.  You can antique the paper using a nail file or ink. 3 Get a bunch of Cupcake Liners and cut the ruffle part out. Start building the Christmas Tree using the cupcake liner ruffles. Hold each ruffle in place with tape. Add some...

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…One more day!

Today I have all my kiddos at home and 1000 things { more like 10 but 1000 sound a lot better } to get ready for tomorrow’s BIG DAY but I didn’t want to let the day go without you knowing how grateful I am for you. I just want to wishyou all a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow… Eat tons, celebrate family and life, decorate, watch thegame, get ready for shopping madness, and remember howlucky we are to get 5 pounds in one day and to be ALIVE!   B Capital Free Printable   Happy Thanksgiving My Friends!   Besos! me 😉  ...

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25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Handmade Gifts are a great wait to show appreciation to family members, friends, and loved ones!  If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. These are beautiful ideas! Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best!   1 Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around...

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Extraordinary Guest: Button { UP } Snowman

  Hi, my name is Anna, and I blog at My Life and Kids. I’m thrilled to be visiting The 36th Avenue today!   I had three kids in three years and whew has my life changed! Just a few years ago I had a job I loved, a house in the city and a social life. Now I stay home with my three kids, I live in the suburbs, I wear mom jeans, AND I drive a minivan! {And I love it!} In my spare time, I blog about it all at My Life and Kids. Today, I’m...

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