Colored Pencil Rolls


Remember when my friend shared her tutorial last week HERE? Well I wanted to try it out but I didn’t have any crayons so I used colored pencils. We DIYers have to improvise… I mean I couldn’t just wait a day to buy crayons right :) 


I also had two sets of 12 pencils and AnnaLeigh gave a great tip on how to add or take away length to make it for any number of crayons/colored pencils. Her original tutorial is for 8 colors. 


Finn saw me taking pictures and was getting really curious but I am going to keep it hidden and take it out when we need it most… at a restaurant :) 


I also think this would be the perfect go to gift to throw in with something else. It took me about 20 or 30 minutes to make both of these! If I know you and your kid has a party soon, pretend you didn’t see this.


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Light Cider… I’ll Drink to That!

We have kind of started a new Sunday routine over here… Mom’s house for swimming, food and drinks. Just so happened that last week I also had the really lucky opportunity of trying out Michelob Ultra’s newest beer – Light Cider. So you know what I brought to the festivities :) I have to be honest, I am not a huge beer drinker. I just know that I don’t like “dark” or heavy beer. If you follow me on InstaGram then you know that I’m a margarita kind of girl! But when I saw the new light cider, I figured I love apples, I like “light” and its pretty; and that is reason enough for me to try one!
I have to say, I truly liked this beer. It wasn’t too appley, it’s super light, crisp and so refreshing. When you first sip it, it has a light beer flavor then just a hint of green apple. It almost has a white whine sangria taste because the sweetness is just from the real fruit. It is also Gluten Free and because it is sweetened with Stevia, it has less calories that your typical “girl drink”. It also smells like green jolly ranchers haha. 

It was a big hit with us grown ups, my husband even had three and he is typically a dark beer drinker. My mom made a summer roast and a fresh corn salad and it was the prefect accompaniment. Speaking of my Mom, she HATES anything apple flavored and we forced her to taste it… she said, “its not as bad as I thought it would be” haha. That’s pretty good coming from someone who doesn’t like apple or sweet drinks.
My favorite part… on the box it says to enjoy straight out of the bottle or over ice… Duh, what did I do? I am an ice addict and I can’t resist a straw! I think I might have found a new summer drink, and lets be honest… my go to margaritas don’t have 120 calories!
I was thinking about what else I could do with it… You know when you put a beer in the freezer or in an ice chest and it starts to slushy? That is my favorite thing… I wonder if I could do a Granita out of this?? I have never made one but I bet it would be so good. Which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Light Cider?

You can read more at Michelob’s Site HERE or at Michelob ULTRA Light Cider page on BlogHer.com.

Scenes from a Craft Room… In Real Life

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a great father’s day weekend. You might be wondering why I haven’t crafted all week? Well, other than the Chore Chart, I have been getting stuff done! I am a very organized person- sometimes to a fault. But we are busting at the seams in our small house, it was time to de-clutter and crafting was put on pause last week. Here it is… Introducing my Piles-O-Junk. Yes that is a skull in the bottom left picture, my dad gives my son weird things for his room (is it wrong that I thought about covering it in fabric or glitter?) 


These piles were stressing me out bad! So I did what any girl would do, whined and begged my husband to go to ikea. What on earth is on my TV?? haha… 

A few weird commercials later… Tada!


Meet the newest addition of the craft room family. An organizers dream :) Also, I might have thought of something so smart… I can’t get the boys out from under my feet so I just assigned the bottom rows for their toys. Now they actually play with their own toys in here.



This thing is huge, but I love it. I had to move the stuff on the walls so everything could fit. Remember the Bird Trio, Color Wheel Clock, Spool Art and my Green Table. I am so into the gallery wall that I am going to do one in my living room too! See the whole craft room Tour HERE.



If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you know I’m so excited about the quilt-a-long I’m doing at “Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night“. Here is a little sneak peek of things to come…


My poor machine hasn’t had any action lately. So, have you done any “spring” (or summer) cleaning? And is anyone else doing the quilt along? And what should I do about that skull haha?

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Mini Fabric Lamps

One of the very first things I ever “pinned” were these “Lamp Shades on a String” from Rebeccas DIY. They have been on my to-make list for months. When I first found this little project, it was only written in Swedish but I think she has an English version now. These are so cute and actually really fun to make, Finn even helped me a little :) I love a simple project, and one that uses scraps.
What you need:
Fabric Scraps, Lights, Mod Podge and Clear Cups

Then you need holes in your cups…
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Iron all of your scraps and then start cutting. I have a template HERE if you are using the same cups (9oz Hefty Brand).You can also always find any of my templates under the “freebies” tab.

Cover your cups with the Mod Podge and wrap fabric around. The template is cut for a little excess fabric and I just used more Mod Podge on that little lip.

Let them dry…

Push the lights into the holes.

Here is a little PSA: I posted a project about a year ago that involved tealights in a metal container near plastic and some commenters thought I had a death wish or something. I thought “its just a tealight people” and obviously I am always around when I burn candles. I write a craft blog not a manual on life…but if this project isn’t for you, just don’t make it and as always please be safe :)

The best part… plug them in, yay!

Look where they live now

I love them, I want to make some for every single room. Stay tuned later this week for a very ModPodge-tastic giveaway that I know you will LOVE!!

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