Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Crochet Flower



I thought these were fun, cute and quick to make (I found them here). Here are the right handed instructions.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lasagna Spirals



This is one of my favorite recipes that I found on Cosmopolitan.com. It is super easy, quick, and pretty tasty! Here is the recipe:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Simple Framed Decor

Here is a simple way to add a little something to a blank space: just take scrapbook paper, cut it up in to whatever shape/pattern you like and stick it in a frame.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Paper Leaves Display



In our apartment, we wanted to fill some dead space in our upstairs hallway. I had a small table to put there, but nothing to put on it. Then I one day I found this paper scrap tree online and I thought something like that would fill our dead space nicely. Here is how we (Chris helped!) made ours:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Brownie Dessert



This is my newest peanut butter dessert, which I found here. This is the recipe:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ribbon-Hung Picture Frames



In our apartment we had some dead space in one of the hallways. I wanted to fill it with pictures of both my boyfriend's and my family members but I didn't just want to simply hang normal frames. Instead I wanted to do something like what I found on Michaels.com, which was just attaching ribbon to a frame and hanging the frame on a coat rack. So here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Frames 
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Coat rack

For the coat rack I wanted something basic. I found a simple metal rack that could hold 3 frames and I bought 2. You could used a rack that had a wood backing (which is what they did on Michaels.com) or you could make your own by buying the wood and hooks.


I wanted gray frames but I didn't want to buy any. I already had a whole bunch that I wasn't using because I no longer liked their color. So I just bought some acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby and painted my old frames gray. I also used different sized frames to change things up a little. 

My boyfriend and I picked out our pictures that we wanted to display. I then scanned them into our computer and re-printed them out in black and white. I thought this would make the photos match and would go nicely with the gray frames.

Next I figured out the order that I wanted the frames to go. Then I decided on the length of the ribbon just by holding the frame up to the wall and seeing what I thought looked best. I attached the ribbon to the frames using a glue gun.


I hung each frame one at a time so that I could see how I wanted the next one to look.


And done!

I am really happy with how it turned out. : )


I love walking by this display and seeing our families.




It was so easy and turned out great! We always get great comments on it when our friends and family stop over. 
stephanie