Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Make a Sham



Happy Monday everyone! The weekend always seems to go too fast and before you know it it's Monday again. : ( But today I have a tutorial for you all, so hopefully that makes your Monday a little better! Here is my Sham Tutorial to go with the Duvet Cover Tutorial I shared a couple weeks ago.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!! I don't know why but I've been over sleeping this week. Maybe the cool nights are very conducive to my sleeping? Who knows, but I'm glad it's Friday so I can sleep in tomorrow! 

Tomorrow Chris and I are checking out our first wedding venue! I'm pretty excited about this venue, but its Chris' least favorite. So we'll see how that goes! We have five more after this one to check out. And since we are doing this very early {like 2 years in advance!} we have plenty of time to check out more before we make a decision.

Okay Friday Favorites time! Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #27

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! I've had another busy week {whew, what is it with the fall?} and didn't have time to pick out my features. Sorry all. : (  But I will share the Most Viewed Link:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake


So I had planned on showing you all how to sew a sham, but I didn't get to it. : ( This past week was just too busy, but I'll try to get it to you all soon!

Last Friday was Chirs' birthday. We decided to stay in to save money, so I made him whatever he wanted for dinner and dessert. I thought I'd share with you what he choose for dessert! I had him go through my Pinterest board and he choose a dessert from The Domestic Rebel. Here is how you make it:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I'm a sure glad it is Friday! I have been pretty busy at work so I'm looking forward to relaxing over the weekend. 

Today is also Chris's Birthday!! He turns 29 today. {I know the big 3.0. is coming next year. I may have to plan something. ; ) } Since we are saving for the wedding, we aren't doing anything big for his birthday. I plan on making him this meal tonight for dinner {his request} and I made him a cake. I had him go through my dessert boards on Pinterest and pick out what he wanted. The recipe may make it's way to the blog next week. {HINT!}

Okay Friday Favorites time! Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #26


Hey everyone! It's link party time so let's get to it!!

Here are my features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{Guest Post} Lemon Butter Cookies


Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Kat from I Want Crazy as a guest blogger today! Take it away Kat:



I am so excited to be your guest and meet all the Simple Dream & Create followers!  My name is Kat and I blog over at I Want Crazy. I think perfect can get boring and so I try and embrace the crazy, while still trying to cook, parent and love fiercely. Today I can't wait to share with you one of my favorite cookie recipes! Anytime my husband and I take a long trip anywhere I get the case of the munchies. I hate driving through fast-food or stopping at the gas station to pick up the usual bag of chips or sour candies because I am a "no-stop" kind of driver. My husband has learned to not even ask unless it's an emergency and to go to the bathroom before we leave. ;) Therefore, I like to pack something to snack on while driving. I try and be adventurous and surprise the hubby with something that he will like as well and since he loves anything lemon I whipped up a batch of Lemon Butter Cookies!


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Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Make a Duvet Cover


Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a good weekend? My girl's night was a lot of fun. It was great to have a night out with just the girls. However, I had to get up early the following day to help my parents with the yard sale. So I was only able to sleep for about 4 hours. Eh.

We were supposed to have the yard sale over Labor Day weekend, but the weather was bad and I was sick so it didn't happen. Instead we postponed it to this weekend. And I'm glad we did as it was a beautiful Saturday. We sold a fair amount of things and all the money went to our wedding fund!

All in all it was a great weekend! : )

Okay onto today's tutorial. Lately I've been slowly redoing our spare bedroom. First to change was the bedding. This is what was we used to have:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Tonight is my girl's night and we are going out on the town! It should be a fun night.

Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #25

Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend is almost here. : ) Does anyone have fun plans this weekend? We aren't doing much, but I do have a girl's night tomorrow which should be fun.

Alright on to the link party!!

Here are my features from last week's link party:


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Package Pals


In August I participated in Package Pals hosted by the lovely ladies of CRAFT and Stars & Sunshine! It's where you get a "pal" and you send goodies to each other, whether it be craft supplies, a made craft, craft book, etc... 



Monday, September 9, 2013

Embroidery Art


Happy Monday everyone! I finally have a project/tutorial for you all! I know it has been awhile since I've shared a tutorial. Getting sick really set me back. But now I'm healthy again and back on track. {Oh and thank you to those who wished me to feel better!}

Lately I've been seeing a lot of embroidery art and I love it! I knew I had to try it out myself but what to I embroider? My blog title of course! I've been wanting to personalize my little craft corner with some art and I thought this would be a perfect addition!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites


I love that fall is here, as it may be my favorite season. But then again, I say that about every season because I'm usually ready for a change!

I really do love that during the fall the days are warm and the nights are cool. Perfect open window weather. : )  One thing I don't like about fall, though, are my allergies! Fall means ragweed pollen and I'm mighty allergic to that stuff. But I'll take the good with the bad.

Now that it is fall-ish {the days are still pretty hot}, it's time for me to decorate! I'm not a huge halloween fan. Yah I said it. So I don't usually decorate for halloween. I like to decorate for fall in September and leave those decorations up till Christmas time.

This weekend I'll probably start making and putting out my fall decorations. Here are my inspirations for my fall decor this year:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #24

Happy Thursday all! This week has been a strange one for me. I was sick over the long weekend which sucks because I wanted to make a dent in my never ending to do list. But instead I mainly spent the weekend on the couch. :(  I also took Tuesday off work because I was still feeling poorly. So today is technically my Tuesday and my Thursday. Weird week.

Anyway it's link party time! Here are my features from last week's party:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monthly Recap {August 2013}

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope your extra day off is going well. I've been sick all weekend, so we didn't do much. But at least I was sick over a long weekend where I was able to be lazy and not at work. 

Who can believe it's September, already?! This year is truly flying by. September means the fall and I love the fall. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing, and the football atmosphere. Go Bucks! : )

Since it's a new month it's monthly recap time. If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in August.