pennants, posies and pom poms

September 29, 2014
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I’ve slowly been working on some fun DIY nursery projects over the past few months to make Lolo’s nursery a wonderland of whimsy.  There is no particular theme for her room but I will say pennants, posies and pom poms are well represented.

The first project was dressing up our curtains.  I liked the look of our office curtains so I snatched up some butter colored ones and added pink pom poms to girly them up a bit.  The curtain rods are just wood dowels striped in washi tape.

diy nursery curtains

I do love the colors and textures of yarn but don’t have the patience to be a knitter so I resort to wrapping.  I got this large letter M at a crafts supply store and popped over to pinterest to learn how to make felt flowers.

diy yarn letter Big surprise ~ another yarn project.  This mobile doesn’t have sound or light, but Lolo does love watching it.  I chose the yarn based on color but the textures are all a little different which I think makes the mobile a bit more playful.  I had a general plan for this project, but decided on lengths and sizes of pom poms as I went along.  The base is a 14 inch embroidery hoop.

diy pom pom mobile

And now for the pennants… because they make everything more festive!  This fabric pack actually inspired the colors of the nursery.  I love how these fat quarter assortments have a color theme with complimentary patterns.  A perfect place to build a color story for a room.

I’m not a huge fan of sewing, which is why I love stitch witchery!  I grabbed this pattern, a sharp scissors, iron and was off!

diy pennants

Now that you’ve got the behind the scenes craft pass… stay tuned for the nursery tour tomorrow!

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beer lover giveaway

September 25, 2014
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925 beer lovers giveaway

Tis the season for football and what goes better with football than a tasty cold brew?  To celebrate this season we have rounded up a nice collection of beer themed goodies for those special sports guys on your list…. cheeky coasters to keep your table looking tip-top, a beer monster to rip though those pesky bottle caps, tips and tricks from the book, Beer Awesomeness and a handy insulated beer tumbler for those on the go.

These goodies could be yours if you just enter below.

We will select the winners name and announce it on the blog Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Have fun, good luck and thanks for playing!  

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it’s tailgate time!

September 24, 2014
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Are your weekends filled with football games?? Whether you’re tailgating with the gang at the stadium or enjoying the game at home with your family, there are always plenty of hungry mouths to feed.

tailgate treats

This week we’re taking the guesswork out of what to serve–everything from delicious dips to a couple of sweet football themed desserts!

Kelli from The Good Weekly describes this Walking Taco as the perfect tailgating food. It’s basically taco ingredients in a bag of Doritos or Fritos–it’s both satisfying and easy to handle if you’re out and about socializing before the big game.

We bet the Chocolate Dipped Football Pretzels that we found on My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream will be a big hit at your next tailgate party. You can whip up this easy treat using only three ingredients!

Jen’s recipe for  Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip will have your football fans coming back for seconds.  Head over to her blog- Yummy Healthy Easy- where you will find the complete recipe.

You don’t have to be a native of the Badger State to enjoy this delicious appetizer… break out a bag of pretzels and serve up some Wisconsin Beer Dip to your guests. It’s no wonder this tasty dip is a tradition at family gatherings and tailgate parties.

pep

Pizza fans will love this bite-size version of a classic–these Pepperoni Pizza Puffs may be small in size but they really deliver on the flavor front. If we’ve got your mouth watering, be sure to check out the full instructions on The Country Cook.

If you’re short on time, these Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders can be made a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to bake–then just a few minutes in the oven and you’re ready to head out to the game.

If you want to learn how to turn a pan of ordinary brownies into Football Brownies, you must check out the Confetti Sunshine Blog where Sara shares her insider tips!

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I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty.  Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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