Date Night In a Bag {Dating Divas}

You are in for a treat today!

Today, I get to share the fabulous Dating Divas with you.  I love Corie and the other Divas so very much.  I can always use more ideas for dating my hubby!  I'm posting over at their place today... so come stop by and say hello!

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I am so excited to be a guest at Oopsey Daisy today!  I absolutely adore Alison and her wonderful site!

Whether you're in the mood for a yummy recipe, a new craft idea or want great ways to teach your kids...this is the place to be!

My name is Corie and I am from the website, The Dating Divas! I have been married to my man for almost ten years. It is so easy to get lost in the daily shuffle of life and forget to “date your spouse.”  The Dating Divas consists of eleven girls who love to date our husbands!  We post original, inexpensive and fun date ideas that are a perfect solution for any marriage! We also feature crafts, marriage tips, ideas for holidays, and SO MUCH MORE!

We enjoy dating our hubby's so much that we want to share our ideas with YOU.

We live in a world where everything needs to be hassle- free and fast!

How would you like a date night in a bag, sort of like fast food? This date idea can be ready in a jiffy!  We know life can get hectic and this idea is something you can prepare now and have ready whenever you need it.  I like to use our date in a bag whenever the kiddos are in bed and we actually have a little bit of free time.  A big thanks to Aileen from Lil' Buckaroo Designs for the incredible printables!

Introducing......Date Night in a Bag!

You can make your very own date night in a bag! The first thing you need to do is grab a bag. I found mine at the Dollar Tree for $.50. Then, all you need to do is glue the printable bag cover on the outside of the bag.

Download Bag Cover here!

P.S. Did you notice the "His" tag on the bag? That tag simply means it is "His" turn to plan and fill the date bag. After "His" turn, there is a tag that means it is a "Hers" turn.

Download "His & Her Tags" here!

The Date in a Bag Ingredients

After you get a bag, you need to think of a date idea to go inside of it. My husband and I wanted to see the movie, Red. So I Netflixed the Red movie and bought a ton of red treats to go with the movie.

I then put all of the items in a bag and voila, date night in a bag is ready to go!  Now whenever we have a chance for a date night...we are SET!

How would you like TEN different date ideas to put in your bag?

Okay, you've got it....Download "Date Night in a Bag" ideas here!

Dating your spouse doesn't have to be a big event. It can be something that is simple and easy!  This is a fast idea that will have lasting effects on your date night. :)

Be sure to check out our site The Dating Divas to find many more fun and creative ideas!

Thanks for having me!

Blog Swap with Positively Splendid

Oh my friends, I am delighted to share one of my favorite bloggers with you today!  Besides being *crazy* talented, Amy is one of the sweetest people I know.  She is a diamond in the rough. I just know you're going to love her!
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Hello, Oopsey Daisy readers! My name is Amy, and my home in the blogging neighborhood is known as Positively Splendid.
I am just an average girl striving daily to appreciate the simple pleasures of life by creating something beautiful, meaningful, or delicious. I love to share crafting and sewing tutorials, but I also dabble in cooking, home decorating and organizing. I would absolutely love for you to stop in for a visit sometime!
I truly covet the blogging friendship Alison and I have developed over the course of the last year or so. She is such a gem, and her blog is a true reflection of that! I am so delighted to be posting here today.
There must be something in the air, because where I am, it seems to be raining babies! The cost of baby shower gifts can certainly add up, so today I thought I'd share a little idea to upcycle something you might already have on hand to creative an inexpensive, yet unique and thoughtful gift.
For this project, you will need...

An empty beverage carrier
Coordinating patterned papers
Scrapbooking adhesive and/or glue
Paper trimmer and scissors
Ruler and pencil
Chipboard letters and/or letter stickers
Ribbon
Gift items to fill your finished carrier (see below for some ideas)
step 1 / Measure the length and width of all of the sides of your beverage carrier, and trim pieces of patterned paper to these dimensions. Also measure the length and width of the rectangle surrounding the carrying handle of the your holder, as seen below, and trim 2 pieces of paper to these dimensions, one for the front and the back. If one of the sides if your carrier is oddly shaped as mine was, trace the side onto the back of your patterned paper.
step 2 / Trim the flaps away from the carrying handle of your carrier, as shown. Cut out all of the remaining traced pieces, if you haven't already.
step 3 / Precisely align one of the small handle rectangles in the handle portion of your carrier, with the right side of your paper facing out. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the handle, and then trim this piece away. Adhere this handle piece to your carrier. Repeat on the side of the handle.
step 4 / Adhere your remaining to paper pieces to your carrier to their respective sides in a similar manner, taking care to ensure all sides are precisely aligned. At this point, you can be finished, or you can continue to step 5 and gussy you carrier up a bit!
step 5 / Apply strips of coordinating patterned paper to all sides of your carrier, if desired. (Just be sure when using strips that they are all lined up at each corner of your carrier!) Now, apply chipboard letters and/or letter stickers to the front and back of your carrier. Because I wanted one side of the carrier's content to be filled with items for Mama and the other with items for Baby, I decided to label mine, "For You," and "For Baby." Use your imagination! Finish everything up with a bright bow. Your carrier is finished!

Now, fill your carrier with the items of your choosing. Soaps, lotions and super-soft washcloths are great options for baby, while luxurious items like bubble bath and a loofah are terrific for the new mom!

Thank you so much, Alison, for having me over today! It's been tons of fun. :)
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Amy

www.positivelysplendid.com
Twitter: @splendidamy

Blog Swap with A Little Tipsy

Oh me, oh my!  I am excited to be hosting my blog crush today!  When I first entered the world of craft blogs, I quickly learned to love A Little Tipsy.  I have always been a huge fan, and can't wait to introduce you to the wonderful Michelle!!

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Hi there! I am so excited to be here on Oopsey Daisy today! Alison is adorable and I loved her recent L is for Leaves activity ideas!

Michelle, from A Little Tipsy here, taking the wheel for the day!

Nope not drunk (what a relief you will not be taking your tour with a drunk driver), I may or may not be a bit clumsy though.

A little about me, I am a SAHM with one crazy 2 1/2 year old boy, a baby boy coming in November, and a big geek for a husband (don't worry, he calls himself a geek). I love keeping busy and sharing all my projects and adventures whether they be Home decor, holiday projects, or discovering how to get permanent marker off granite counter tops.

So, enough about me...here are a few of my favorite projects.

Preschool at Home Activity Can

I Love, love, LOVE fall!


Fall Handprint Tree

Paper Pumpkins

Fall Garland "I've fallen for you"

and who can't use a good Eyeball Recipe just in time for Halloween?!

Well, I guess that about wraps things up. Thanks to Alison for swappin' it up and thanks to you for letting me be your tour guide today. Watch your step on the way out and don't forget to come visit soon!

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Thanks, Michelle!  You rock my world!!

Blog Swap with The Country Chic Cottage

Hello friends!  I am truly excited to introduce you to Angie from The Country Chic Cottage.  Angie's blog is full of charming ideas... just take a look and you'll be hooked!  She has a special tutorial all whipped up for us today!
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Hello all!!  I am Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I am THRILLED to be here on Oopsey Daisy!  Y'all are welcome to visit the cottage anytime!  Crafting, transformations, decorating, tutorials...all while on a tight budget!

The Country Chic Cottage
Okay I must admit I love maps!  I framed some a few weeks back.
Swoon!  I also have them in my etsy shop.  I decided to break out the maps and the mod podge!       
Yep I am decorating that often-forgotten area above my door!  For me maps and arrows just go together like peas and carrots....  :)  So get you some maps and a scrap piece of wood from a project that did not work.  (Surely y'all have those too!)  Oh and an arrow cut from card stock.
I cut my maps into pieces and mod podged them onto the wood.
After that dried I added my arrow.
Then sand all of your edges to remove any excess paper. 
I just set mine on that little ledge we all have above our doors.
Why do I always forget about that area??  Well forgotten no more!
Y'all be sure to stop by and see some of my other projects.  You don't want to miss my NO SEW Sweater Sleeve Pumpkins!
Many thanks to Alison for letting me guest post today!  :)  It has been tons of fun!!  I heart Oopsey Daisy and it is an honor to be here!  Y'all stop on by the cottage, take your shoes off, and stay a while! 
~Angie~



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Enjoy your weekend, my friends!  Thanks for being here with me!

Blog Swap with Naptime Crafters

What better way to start the weekend than to introduce you to a talented blogger?!  Amy's blog, Naptime Crafters, caught my eye with her adorable projects.  You'll love her ideas!
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Wow I'm excited to be blog swapping with Alison- she is so creative! I really can't get enough :)
I'm Amy and I blog over at naptime crafters. I'd love to have you come visit:) I'm a SHAM to my adorable little miss. During her very brief naps I love to bust out the craft supplies and get busy!! Here's our latest- little miss helped:) 
Materials:
  • Halloween Paper
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Googly Eyes
  • Tacky Glue
  • Chubby little hand:)
1. Prepare your work area. I started with a big piece of orange paper in case it took more than one try: surprisingly it didn't- I seriously couldn't believe it!! Make sure you protect your work surface too

I also stripped little miss down just in case and threw an old t-shirt on to protect my clothes too

2. Paint your kiddo's fingers on one hand- try not to get the thumb since you won't need it.

3. Make 2 hand prints on your orange paper. I repainted her hand in between. Try not to worry about those little smudges- you know grandma will love them:)

4. Paint in a black spider body.

5. Let your spider dry and then cut it out- I decided on a pretty wonky shape. ¿Add some googly eyes with a bit of tacky glue. Add your spider cutout to a folded pieces of Halloween cardstock and you're done.
*If you want to stick this cutey in the mail I think it takes extra postage since it's not flat...
Happy Halloween! Looking for some more fall fun? You can find these Halloween projects over at naptime crafters:
Paper Plate Skeleton
Mr. Pumpkin Toy
Candy Corn Ruffle Tee
Cheerleader Costume
Halloween Finger Puppets

Thanks so much Alison- it was a blast!!

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Isn't she fabulous?!  Go check out Amy's blog today.  Have a spooky weekend!


Blog Swap With A Glimpse Inside

Hip hip hooray, it's Friday!!  Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to my good friend, Allison from A Glimpse Inside.  She is incredibly creative, and sweet, too!!  She has a few pumpkins to throw in our Oopsey Daisy pumpkin patch.  Take it away, Allison
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Hello! I am so excited to be blog swapping with Alison today! Alison is so sweet and fabulously talented and I am so happy she wanted to have me over for a "visit" in her world today.


First off, let me introduce myself. My name is also Allison (just with two L's) and I am from A Glimpse Inside. I am an Army wife with a creative side. I LOVE to craft, paint, sew, take photos, decorate, go thrifting and more!

The dear husband, Travis, and I are currently living in KY. We just moved here in May from our first duty station in VA. We won't be here long but we enjoy being close to our home state of TN. He is super supportive and encourages me to create anything that comes to my mind.

But enough about me... I bet you all just want me to get to the good stuff. :)

On my blog, I share pictures and stories of our life along with my crafts, recipes, thrift finds, decor, and more. I started blogging almost a year ago and it has become quite an addiction.

Here are some things you'll find.

We bought these crates at a Flea Market and they are now a table in my husband's "man cave."

On Tuesdays, I share yummy recipes.
This one is AWESOME and a must try- Dalmatian Cupcakes.

I love to share furniture or project transformations. It is always so fun to see what something will turn into when you are finished.

Coffee Table Upcycle

Mail Center Redo

But I mostly share crafts! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to craf t! I love to share the tutorials on how to make them too.

"Spooktacular" Subway Art

Fun Fall Garland using toilet paper and paper towel rolls

But today I want to share with you a tutorial on how to transform these ugly plastic pumpkins into gorgeous Glitter Pumpkins. It's SUPER easy!

YUCK!

Supplies:
- Plastic pumpkin(s) of any size
- Glitter (I love Martha Stewart Glitter)
- Glue (I also love to use Martha Stewart Glitter Glue)

How To:
I highly recommend to put something down in your work area to catch the glitter. They sell pans that are for this but I actually like to just use a cookie sheet with wax paper on it. That way when you are done with one color, you can just pick up the paper and put the extra right back into the glitter bottle.

Also, just be ready to be COVERED in glitter. You will see glitter all over you, your pets, floor, kids, husband- it just appears! lol

Cover the pumpkin with glue.
Work in small sections at a time especially if working with larger pumpkins, otherwise your glue will start to dry before you get the glitter on.

Cover with glitter and knock off the extra. I chose a shade of orange glitter.

Continue working your way around the pumpkin.
If you accidentally mess up a spot, no biggie, just cover with a little more glue and glitter.

Once you have the main pumpkin done, set aside and let dry.
Depending on how thick your glue is, it can take a few hours to even overnight for the glue to dry.

Once the pumpkins is dry, you can now add glitter to the stem.
I chose a dark brown glitter for the stem.
Knock of the extra, set aside to dry and your done!
You can even add a couple leaves to the top if you like for a little extra embellishment.


From ugly and drab to Gorgeous and Fab!

Add to your decor.

You can glitter larger pumpkins and set them together for a fun grouping.
This is a my set of pumpkins I created two years ago. They are perfect to use outside as well and shimmer so pretty in the sun. They last in the rain just fine, in fact, even after two years they only needed a little touch up.

I would absolutely LOVE for you all to come visit me in my neck of the woods and take a glimpse inside my world. Stop by, take a look around, stay awhile and maybe leave a comment or two. Who doesn't love those comments? I know I do!

Thank you Alison for having me over to share this tutorial and blog swapping with me!
You are a fabulous host! :)

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Those pumpkins are gorgeous!  Go stop by and visit Allison' fabulous blog today!  Stay tuned for your Friday freebie!

Blog Swap With Lil Luna

Happy Friday, my friends!  I am taking the day off today because today is actually my birthday!  Mr. Oopseey Daisy and Little Man are spoiling me rotten today.  I am thrilled to celebrate with Kristyn from Lil' Luna!  I am over are her blog today sharing a birthday craft with free download.  Stop by and say hello!  In the mean time, here is Kristyn with a little party inspiration!
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Hello there Oopsey Daisy Readers!

I'm Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil' Luna.
It's a place where you can find fun, cute and inexpensive ideas, crafts and recipes for all occasions. Go check it out!

Alison and I have been exchanging emails for the last few weeks and thought it would be fun to do a swap.  (Thanks Alison for letting me guest post today!!)

Today, I will be showing you how to make some adorable and inexpensive
PARTY HATS!

The kiddos are turning 1 and 3 within two weeks of each other.

I thought it would be so fun to throw them a joint birthday party.

I decided on a Circus/Carnival Theme,
and have been going crazy coming up with fun ideas and decorations for the big day.

My daughter is currently obsessed with party hats, so I told her I would make her some FUN hats this year, hence this post
(ALSO fitting since it's Alison's b-day TODAY - Happy Birthday, Alison!)

SUPPLIES:
-Plain Party Hats
-Vinyl Dots or Scrapbook Paper Dots
-Hot Glue
-Scrapbook Paper
-Crepe Paper
-Sewing Machine
-Chipboard
-Glitter
-Mod Podge

INSTRUCTIONS:


1. I used my vinyl machine to cut out 1 inch circles of different colors. If you don't have a vinyl machine - no worries! Just cut out (or punch out) circles of scrapbook paper to glue on.


2. Add dots to hats in a random pattern. Set hats aside


3. Grab 2 crepe paper rolls. Put pieces together, back stitch the first inch or so and then sew along the middle. Each hat required about 4 feet of SEWN crepe paper.


4. Grab the unstitched piece of string at the end of the crepe paper and slowly pull, scrunching crepe paper as you go and pulling it towards the end that you started sewing at. You will continue to do this until all the crepe paper is gathered.

5. Once crepe paper is gathered, you can cut into the crepe paper making sure you don't hit the stitch so you can make it look more frayed. Take this piece and hot glue around the base of the party hat.


6. With your leftover crepe paper, hot glue around the top of the party hat.


7. Now you will make the piece that goes onto the hat. To do that you will need to cut TWO 12 inch long and 1.5 inch wide strips of scrapbook paper. You will fold the paper back and forth until you come to the end of the piece. You will then hot glue the ends together as well as the other ends so that it makes a zig-zag circle.

8. Then you will push the edges of the circle in so that it forms an accordion flower. Hot Glue the center and hold. Do the same for the back side of the flower.

9. Now you will need to trace out your number onto chipboard (or cardstock).
Cut out, mod podge the front and add glitter.
Let dry.


10. Hot glue your accordion flower to the front of your hat. Also hot glue your number to the middle of the flower.


Now you have a SUPER CUTE, ONE-OF-A-KIND
Party Hat!
You can even use the same concept for other parties/holidays, like I did for this Halloween Version:

These things are so fun and can cost about $15 A HAT on ETSY and other party sites.
I bought 12 hats for $5, and had all the other supplies at home.

Gotta love it!!

Be sure to come on over to Lil' Luna and say hi.
I'd love to see you there!

Thanks again, Alison, for letting me post, and for being a craft inspiration.
AND - Happy Birthday once again!!!

Have a great day!!
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Is she fabulous or what?!  And incredibly sweet, to boot!  You will love Kristyn's adorable blog!  

Blog Swap With The Dating Divas

Happy Friday, my friends!  I am thrilled to introduce you to The Dating Divas blog today.  Corie is here today sharing some fun ideas about keeping the love alive in your marriage.  I am thrilled to host Corie today.  She was actually my mentor teacher when I was doing my student teaching!!  I carried her inspiration all the way through my teaching career, and I was so excited to discover her in the blogging world also!!  She has so many talents to share!!  Enjoy her fabulous ideas!
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I am so excited to be guest blogging here at Oopsey-Daisy!  I have known Alison for a few years and was not surprised to stumble across her amazing blog!  I am so glad that Alison is sharing her talents with the world!
My name is Corie and I am a Dating Diva!  I have been married to my man for eight and half years.  I know that it is so easy to get lost in the daily shuffle of life and forget to “date your spouse.”  Our Dating Diva blog is the perfect solution for any marriage!  The Dating Divas is a 12-member blogging team that love to date our husbands and have a lot of fun coming up with original, inexpensive and fun dating ideas to do just that.  We love what we do and it shows!  We have fun creating new dating ideas, crafts, giving marriage tips, ideas for holidays, and SO MUCH MORE! We enjoy dating our husbands so much that we want to share our ideas with YOU.

A SAMPLE of the The Dating Divas Blog....
One day, I was watching The Sound of Music with my kids and the classic song, "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" was playing. It got me thinking about my favorite things and even better...my husband's favorite things! I quickly jotted down a list of things that I knew my husband loved. I then challenged myself to plan a whole week worth of fun and a date for us, all for under $10. My idea started on a Monday and ended on a Friday.
What You'll Need:

*Five of your man's favorite things.

*Print the book, "You Are One of My Favorite Things" click HERE!
Cut each of the "pages" out & write on them.  These will be the notes you give to your spouse each day.
*I saw a similar book on Studio 5 for Father's Day, so I just changed it enough to fit this date.

*A fun poem explaining to your spouse what this week is all about.

Poems for husbands click HERE!
Poems for wives click HERE!

Monday:
I placed the poem in his car before he left for work.
This poem states that this week will be a celebration of his favorite things. (Each day he will be receiving a favorite thing along with a note. He must keep each note because the notes will be payment for the date on Friday.) On his way to work, he called to thank me for the poem and expressed his excitement for the coming week!
Later that night, I placed his first treat by the bathroom sink along with a page from the book.

Tuesday:
I placed his favorite cereal out for breakfast with a new note.

Wednesday:
Inside his lunch I left Hershey bars and you guessed it...another note!

Thursday:
My man loves to read the sports section each morning, so I left a package of heavenly coconut M&M's, along with another note.

Friday:
The last note was left with some of his favorite jerky.

Onto our actual date!!

The first thing we did was head to Wienerschnitzel. Each week in the mail I get awesome coupons, so dinner was less than $5! My husband LOVES the chili cheese dogs and they did not disappoint!

The next thing we did was head to my husband's favorite store...BEST BUY. That's right! We spent over an hour looking at TVs, music, computers...you name it! Best Buy is my man's version of Disneyland!

The last thing we did was head home. Once we were home, we headed for the family room. We then laid down and listened to music. My husband LOVES music and we went through his IPOD. We talked about songs we love and why. We did this for over two hours! Even if you don't have an IPOD, you can use the Internet or CD's.

The best about this date was celebrating my husband's favorite things! I knew it would be a hit because everything we did was centered around things he loves. At the end of our date, my husband informed me that we would be doing my favorite things the next day! Wow, talk about a win-win for both of us!

Once the week was over, I collected the notes back and put them together to make my book. I lined them all up on the right side of a piece of scrapbooking paper & glued the left edge of the pages so they were secure.

Here are some other fun posts that I am sure you would just LOVE!!

Dinner Hot Topics

My Man's Twilight Survival Kit

If You're Wild For Him...Let Him Know

The Five Senses Gift

Thanks for letting me share some highlights from our blog!
 Be sure to check out The Dating Divas!


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See, I told you she was amazing!!  Be sure to check out Corie and the other Divas!!  Have a great weekend!

Blog Swap With Making the World Cuter

Each Friday, I am having a blast sharing some of my favorite bloggers with you!!  Tiffany is here today from Making the World Cuter.  I know she adds a lot of cuteness to MY Oopsey Daisy world!!   

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Alison is so dang cute! I am really excited to be here introducing myself to you all today!
My name is Tiffany, since we are now friends, you can call me Tiff...I have 3 insanely cute kids that make my world cuter, and me and my adorable husband are expecting another little boy next month. This picture, (taken about a year ago) cracks me up with my two silly boys being so uncharacteristically darn serious! :)

I blog over here at Making the World Cuter. I am on a mission to make the world cuter, one kid, cupcake or crafty thing at a time! I hope you come over and say hi!I also love photography and have a little photography blog called Pumpernickel Buttons.
Here are a few random things about me...
  • My favorite food is the sandwich-yummy deli style sandwiches are the best, but I love just about anything between two pieces of bread!
  • I'm a student right now, studying web design-but my true passion is photography and Photo Shop so I will probably get my bachelors in Photography when I'm done with this degree.
  • If I wasn't pregnant I would be eating a spoonful of cookie dough while typing this, it really is a wonder that I don't weigh 1000 pounds.
  • I LOVE to organize things...like closets, and offices, and craft supplies and rearranging rooms and...the nesting instinct has kicked in-this intensifies this insane sickness 200%, so if you don't see a post for a couple of days, it's because I buried myself in a closet somewhere, and haven't found my way out yet...
I love to do anything and everything creative, especially if I can do it with things I already have on hand. Here are a few of my favorite projects I have put together...
This wooden tiled mirror...
I like to do furniture makeovers, this glider is my favorite-it was so hideous before!
I generally do easy and cheap projects (and no I am not either of those things-just ask my hubby), like this burlap wreath with fabric scraps and salt dough buttons.

One of my favorite things to make are napkin rings, just because they are easy, and fast to put together and are so dang cute! These ones are made out of a tinfoil tube and burlap.
Here is one of my absolute favorites! Hooded towel ponchos! My kids have been living in these this summer at the beach, at the lake, at the pool, after a jaunt through the sprinkler...and I get compliments on them everywhere they take them. Plus the kids are all super cozy and warm in them. The pockets hold goggles, extra sunscreen, snacks, beach treasures...you name it, it's probably been in there! :)


I love meeting new blog friends and I have a big old linky party on Mondays as well Making the World Cuter Mondays, I really hope you come by for a visit!

Thanks for having me Alison, and thanks for making my world cuter! :)

-Tiff

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O man, I have been wanting to make that burlap & button wreath forever!  Holy cuteness!  Thanks SO much, Tiff!
PS I don't have a fresh freebie to share today, but be sure to check out all of my past freebies here.  

Blog Swap With Scraps N Strings

I am so excited to introduce one of my new favorite blogs to you today.  Scraps N' Strings is here to show us how to make an adorable sweet vintage bunting.  You're going to love it!
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It's wedding season!! If I wasn't already married, I would totally get married right now. Anyway, the point is, it's wedding season and Ruth does photography. And she's awesome at it! (Check out her stuff here!). Seriously, the girl has some talent. So she has this wedding that she is working this weekend and so we got to work making a cute little prop for the Hubs-and-Wife-to-be's pics.

Welcome to our tutorial for our Sweet Vintage Bunting
Ruth found this great old piano music and we simply cut it down to squares and folded them in half to make a triangle.
And then took some cute little round doilies that we found and set them on where we thought they'd be cute.
Then flipped them over and used a dissolving marker to mark where to cut off the excess at
And then glued the doily down.
And repeated on 4 triangles, so that they were all a little different.
Next I cut out 4 ovals from some drop cloth and glued them into the middle of the triangles.
I then used my sewing machine and put a zig-zag stitch around the outside of the oval, and then glued down the threading in the back so that it doesn't come undone.
I then used two colors of distress ink and marked up the edges a bit to get that old-fashioned feel. I used Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany distress inks.
Ruth found a cute little string of pearls and we cut strips about 8 beads long and glued them in between the triangles. I glued a longer strip to the ends.
Then I had to add some cute little embellishments to add some flair and make the ink and stitching pop.
And that's it! Super sweet, one-of-a-kind, vintage bunting.
If you want you could put lettering directly onto the bunting, but since Ruth will be using this for her photography, she is leaving it blank to photoshop whatever she want onto it. Think LOVE or KISS, all of those romantic little words ;D
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Thanks ladies!  Love those doilies!  Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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