Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

 New Year means new goals. I have a goal to post on here at least once a month to keep you guys updated on what I am up to. I have been quite the slacker this year and I promise to post more in the new year.I also want to read a lot of books and finish the books that I have started a million times. What are your New Year goals?
  How was your holiday season? My holiday season was awesome and went way too fast! I had the chance to sleep in every day, stay up late, craft whenever I wanted to, read in bed for 3 hours, stay in pj's all day and just relax. Ahh, don't you just love the holiday's? 
 I have some very exciting news! A very nice blogger asked me to guest post on her blog! I have created my project for the blog and it's almost guest posting time! And even greater, I made up a whole new tutorial! Keep watching for the guest post!
  I just wanted to thank all of you crafters that are reading my blog. You guys are AWESOME! Have an awesome New Year!
Keep Crafting!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


One of my favorite months of the year would have to be October. I love how the leaves change color, the air is getting colder but not to cold, and of course Halloween. I am not into scary things, but I still love the candy. This weekend was my fall break, so I got to be home and do whatever I wanted to. I absolutely love cooking, so I made a few treats this weekend. First, I started with my mom's delicious taco soup. It is so simple, I just added the ingredients to the Crock-Pot and let it heat up! Then I made fruit salsa with chips. The fruit salsa had mango, strawberries, kiwi, and apples. The chips were just tortillas baked with cinnamon sugar on top! Yum! Then I made Mini Cheese cakes that were delicious! Sadly, I was too late to get any pictures, because we have now eaten most of it. On friday, I made oreo cookies with cream cheese frosting. They did turn out a little doughy, but still really good! 
  At my school, I am in the National Juniors Honors Society. If you don't know what I am talking about, National Juniors Honors Society, or NJHS, is the students that have had good citizenship ship or good grades get to be in it. To be in the club, you have to have 4 hours of service per quarter of the school year. I was trying to think up some good service and finally thought up service that would be fun. Making quilts for children hospitals. I have just started sewing the 5" by 5" squares into rows. Here's what it looks like so far.

I wanted it to be a mixed matched quilt. So, another bonus, I got to use a lot of my scraps from previous projects! 
A week ago, my family was fortunate enough to take a family vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico! It was one of the best trips I have taken. Mazatlan is so beautiful. I was able to take some pictures while I 
 was there.
It was so incredibly green there!
 I thought this milk sign was kind of funny. 
 When we got to the resorts there were peacocks,
 frogs, (sadly this little guy didn't make it)
and hairy caterpillars.(my sister-in-law found this little guy in the swimming pool and we decided to save him, except when we would put him on the poolside, he would jump back into the pool!!)
The trip was amazing!
I hope all of you are enjoying October as much as I am!
Keep Crafting!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cute Crochet Baby Burp Cloth and Freezer Pop Holders

Hey Crafters! So today I am going to show you a way cute, simple, and quite fast project. A few years ago my mom was really into crocheting around baby blankets and started up crocheting again. Well when we were at a really cute craft store I saw this idea of crocheting around burp cloths and blankets with soft yarn and decided to try it. I was really pleased with how it turned out. 
 I suggest if any of you crafters need a summer activity to make a crocheted baby blanket or burp cloth. While I was looking at my favorite blogs today, I came across Freezer Pop Holders and thought it was a brilliant idea. 
Pretty cool! I always feel that my hand gets so cold when I eat a freezer pop! I saw this first on iammommahearmeroar
but she found it at Under the Table and Dreaming
Thanks for Reading!
Keep Crafting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Books #2

Hi crafters! I know that I haven't blogged for a while, but I have been crazily reading. I have actually finished 3 books!(Unfortunately they were all not from the huge pile of books) I finished the book, "The Clockwork Three" by: Matthew J. Kirby and it was amazing. I really loved how all three of the kids have had rough lives but come together to help each other. You can go to Matthew J.Kirby's website click HERE Another book I read is "Beastly" by: Alex Flinn. I really liked this book because it was a fractured fairytale. It is a great teen romance without all of the sappy stuff. This book was chosen at my book club and I was really glad to read it. You can visit Alex Flinn's website by clicking HEREThe last book I read was called, "The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters" by: James Dashner. This book is over 400 pages and I read in about a week and a half! It was so great. I really enjoyed the fantasy and adventure in this book. You can also visit James Dashner's website by clicking HERE. I also found his other awesome website so go check it out just click HERE. I highly recommend all of these books! All three were way interesting! Keep crafting and reading!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Today I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with books! I am a huge reader, but don't have very much time to read. I am a huge book collector! Here is a pile of books that I have bought but haven't had the chance to read yet.(I went on picnik and edited the picture! It is really fun! Click HERE and check it out!)
A little pathetic, right?
To finish reading all of them, I am going to make a goal to finish the books by the summer of 2012! To get my self motivated I am going to start using this blog as a book blog! I kind of got the idea from this cute blog I love. She posts awesome things so go check it out, just click HERE! If you just want to see the section of posts on books click HERE! Her blog is way cute and inspires me to read! I thought that this would be a fun way to include all of you readers to get involved in this blog! The first book we are going to read is called, " The Clockwork Three" I already started reading it and it is awesome(the blog I linked to has a post on this book!) Here is what the cover looks like.
 The Clockwork Three is by: Matthew J. Kirby. This book grabbed me on the first page! Please read it and tell me what you thought of it! I got my copy at a Scholastic Book Fair. You can buy books for pretty cheap there. Here is Scholastic's website click HERE. I hope you all get a chance to read it!You can email me your questions or opinions at Keep Reading and Crafting!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kindle Case

Hey everybody!Has anybody done the book challenge yet? I sure did! My cute sister-in-law just barely got an Amazon Kindle and didn't buy a case yet. She was carrying around the kindle with a dishtowel around it. I made her  this case yesterday. 
 I would show you the inside of the case, but the pictures didn't turn out very well.If you are wondering where I got this last idea just check out my last post. Also if you want to find out what an Amazon Kindle is or about it click HERE. I hope all of you try to the challenge of making something with a book. Keep Crafting!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nook Color Case

Hey everybody! Today I am going to show you a really cute, and fun craft! My mom showed me this the the other day and I thought it was really cute! Click HERE to watch the tutorial. The girl in the video made hers for her Kindle, but you can make it for any electronic reader. I got a Nook Color a few weeks ago. If you don't know what a Nook Color this is what it looks like. Pretty Awesome! Right? If you want more info about the Nook Color click HERE.It is really awesome and I highly recommend it. Well their cases are kind of expensive and I want to change it up. I already bought one, but I saw this case and thought it was way cute. This is what mine looks like.
This is the inside of the case.
 I am going to start doing goals for all of you readers. I want you guys to all make something out of a book. It could be a case or make something out of the pages in the book. Then you can tell me what you made and I will put your project on my blog. If you guys need to contact me for any reason or just for a quick question you can email me at 
I hope all of you are enjoying my blog! Keep crafting.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feathers and Flowers

Hey Crafters! It has been way too long since I have posted. In December, our family went to New York for a family vacation. While I was there I went to the M&J Trimmings storeIt is a really fun store and website, so go check it out! Here are a few things that I made.
They already came as the zipper flower so I glued them to alligator clips on the back of the flower to put in my hair.(I got mine at Hobby Lobby) I also got feather patches and glued them on headbands. You can get headbands at Hobby Lobby or even your grocery store. Here are a few that I made.
 This next headband was made with feather ribbon.
 This next flower I got the idea from I am Momma Hear Me Roar. Then she got the tutorial from Trey and Lucy's blog. Check out theirs! It was really fun to make. I made it with a great friend and had a fun time!
Here is another cute flower that was way fun! It requires no sewing, only hot glue! Make sure to not burn your fingers, because I sure did! I also got this idea from                I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. 
She got the pattern from Vanessa at V and Co. This is how mine turned out!
 Sorry my pictures aren't very well! I hope all of you crafters are enjoying my blog! Do any of you have any suggestions? Please leave your comments. Keep Crafting!