An August Wednesday

Today I am working on August’s quilt!

I’ve been working on it for a while and today I feel like I’m making some progress. It is a T-shirt quilt for a friend from school. I think it is going to look pretty cool and I can’t wait to show you at the end of this month…so come back August 31, 2015 to see the finished product!

 

Also, college classes start in 2 weeks! I can’t wait but at the same time I’m a little nervous. Even though I’ve done college classes before, it always is a little unnerving to finally figure out what in the world you got yourself into for the semester.

I hope my professors are nice!

I hope it’s not too too too hard!

Will I pass?

Will I fail?

Who are my classmates?

Questions like this that I’m sure you may be asking yourself as you start your first day of school soon. Trust in the LORD with all you heart, mind, and strength! He will carry you through!

 

Good luck y’all!

 

lil’bro’s BIG room reveal

It was March 8th, 2014. I made a promise.

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A promise I could not fulfill that day, but it was a promise to make my little brother’s room (as he would say)

cool.

I went on a search. Here was the deal…
He wanted:

  • A game room/man-cave just a “cool” room he could hang out in
  • Games (duh)
  • A couch
  • Coffee table
  • Games….oh wait? Did I already say that?
  • Blue and brown as his colors
  • Pipes and wood as kinda his ‘theme’

So there we have it! I was ready to go…

I looked for tons of inspiration pictures, and finally narrowed it down to these:

Industrial Cast Iron Pipe Coffee Table

Coffee Table via This Etsy Shop

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Side Table via This Website

Platform Bed, Reclaimed Wood, Full, Queen, King, Twin, Kids Bedroom, Rustic Home Decor, Bedroom Set, Bedroom Decor, Cabin Decor, Headboard

This Awesome Possum Bed via This Etsy Shop

 VILGOT/NOMINELL Swivel chair with armrests IKEA You sit comfortably since the chair is adjustable in height.

“cool” desk rollie chair via Ikea

Amazon.com: Trademark Global 84 X 42 Texas Holdem Poker Padded Folding Table: Sports & Outdoors

Don’t worry…he loves to play board games and wanted a green felt table to do it on. via Amazon (the website, not the place)

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So…Without the price of Paint, balls, games, maybe a rug, you know…the little things, his room price would be:

Ummm…exsqeeze me?

I beg your powder?

Sorry, pal. You ain’t getting a new room for awhile ;)

lucky for us, however, there is a three letter word that spells: DIY

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Therefore, without another thought, I sketched out about a BILLION plans and finally came up with a set up he liked, furniture that the wallet liked, and a room we all enjoyed.

But then………….

He got a drum set! His dreams had come true and a drum was finally his own. This made the room a little problematic. I had the idea to paint and fill an existing shelf he already had with board games, but that was thrown out the window when the drum came into play.

The drum set takes up most of the room unfortunately and we couldn’t do all that we wanted. However, we added a table and a shelf and a bed frame and lil’bro loves it (basically just the drums haha) But oh well! I loved making the few items and I can’t wait to share them with you…so it all worked out :)

Take a look:

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Now, what if I told you, “you can make most of this?”

Would you freak? You would? okay…

“You can make most of this.”

There, I said it. YEP! You can learn how to make some of this stuff! Coasters, the bed, table…etc.

Hop on back throughout the month to learn how! It is national “littlebrighteyes.net DIY month” Legit holiday by the way, since, like, 2 seconds ago. ;D

Can’t wait to show you how!

UPDATE: click below to view different DIY tutorials

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What do you think? Is it,

cool.

Can I hear your thoughts below in a comment? Or on Twitter by tagging: @DIYCaroline

Thanks all!

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DIY Mini Pinata

Who likes candy!?

ME!

Who likes hitting things with a great big stick?!

ME!

Then this pinata is a perfect DIY project for you!

Woop woop let’s get started:

DIY pinata

What you need:

 

  • Cardboard box
  • Candy
  • Tape
  • tissue paper or crepe paper
  • Scissors

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Cut out two identical shapes. I chose the classic donkey look, of course. Here is the pattern I made, but it is slightly large, so you are going to need a big box (I used an Under Armour shoe box)

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Cut a strip of cardboard (mine was 2.5” wide) and following the shape of your pinata, make a sort of box using lots of tape.

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On the piece not yet attached, cut out a little “door” for all that candy goodness to get stuffed in.

fill the pinata

Assemble on the open end and stuff that sucker with candy galore!

Seal off the “door” with tape

DIY FUN 084Just as you did with the toot horns, cut about a 2” wide piece of tissue paper, cut it to look like fringe, and then hot glue around the pinata, starting with the legs and overlapping every time you move up.

It will look like this (hopefully) when you are done:

it's done!

That’s all folks! And don’t forget to check out my “Birthday in a Box” tutorial where you can stick this cute little pinata in for a unique and fun gift! :)

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