Sunday, July 31, 2011

Relax and Surf

Here's where I'm going to party today.

Relax and Surf Sunday

Hop on over and play along!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Super Saturday!

I'm a little sad this morning. We were supposed to be on our way to St. Louis to spend the weekend with friends of ours and go to the Cardinals/Cubs game today. Greg had to work, so here I am having my own little pity party!

This will cheer me up, though. Here are our top 5 most viewed links from "It's a Party".

Frame the Date


Vintage Magnets


School Supply Bins


Table Tidies


DIY Heart Necklace

Thank you to everyone who linked up! If you were featured, be sure to grab a button.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Trash to Treasure!

I was on my way home the other day and stopped at a garage sale and bought something for $1.00, brought it home, and here's what it is now.

This is what I found. $1.00! Can you believe it?!

I painted the wood antique white and then rubbed stain over it. I didn't do anything with the metal because I loved the rusty look.

I wanted to cover up the holes, so I took cardboard and spray glued batting on it.

Then I added the fabric over it.

I just used masking tape for the fabric and the cardboard to the frame. I want to be able to change the look for different seasons and holiday's.


I don't know what was supposed to go in those rings, but I found clay pots that fit perfectly. Oh how I love my little find! I can't wait to change it around for Christmas, Easter, etc! Don't worry, you'll be seeing this little guy again!

I'll be linking HERE this week.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's a Party! #12

It's Thursday, let's party!

I've got a surprise this week, but first let's get all the "blah, blah, blah" out of the way.

I'm so happy you're here! There are no hoops to jump through, link up whatever your heart desires (craft, blog, giveaway, shop) and have fun. Please visit others and show some love.
If you would like to follow A Creative Princess and/or grab an "It's a Party" button, you would be awesome! Don't forget to enter the Giveaway while you're here!
Here's your added bonus and surprise! Amie at Pinkapotamus is featuring me today at her Blog Hop she's hosting on Thursday's. After you've linked up, be sure to hop on over there and join in the fun!
Two parties all in one stop!

Are we going to have a great time this week or what?!
Let's get this party started!

Feature: These Peas Taste Funny

I can't tell you how happy I am to be featuring These Peas Taste Funny this week! I've made so many sweet friends from this blogging world of ours, and Terry is one of them! She has so many great projects, but here are just a few of my favorites.


Oh, and her zucchini recipe is to die for! I forgot to grab the picture.

Please go visit Terry, you'll love her as much as I do!

See you tomorrow at "It's a Party"!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Giveaway!

It's really hot, so let's just have a giveaway and head to the pool! Oh wait, you might need this!

I made you a towel/cover-up and matching flip flops to wear.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is be a follower of A Creative Princess.

For an added entry, like A Creative Princess on Facebook.

Be sure to leave a comment for both and let me know what size flip flops you need.
S(5-6)   M(7-8)   L(9-10)

Winner will be announced next Tuesday (8/2).

See you at the pool!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pickled Beets

Greg was working nights last week and one morning when he got home he told me he had a surprise for me in the kitchen sink. My first thought was, "That's a funny place to put something big and sparkly, but okay, I'll play along!". Here's what I found.

No, that's not a diamond! Beets! The nicest guy ever works with Greg and is so generous to share his garden with us every summer. Besides all the other goodies, Greg came home with these beets and the recipe for Pickled Beets.

FYI, I don't like beets, but these are awesome! They are so sweet and taste candied. I honestly could take a jar out of the refrigerator and eat the whole thing, which is why I send them all home with the kids! As always, thank you Larry!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Sunday!

I thought my little friend would help cool you off during this heatwave!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Super Saturday!

It's the little things that make me so very happy, like over 100 links last Thursday on "It's a Party"! 101 to be exact, but who's counting? Thank you to each and every one of you who linked up! You are all fabulous! Here's our top 5 most viewed.

Bloomin' Flowers

Frenchie Update

Handibag from a Pillowcase

No More Baggie Mess!

Cake in a Coffee Cup

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button if you like!

Have a great weekend! Greg is working today, but tomorrow we are leaving early in the morning to drive about 2 hours away. We are going to pick up an antique vanity for our bathroom and barn roof tin! We've been looking for barn tin for so long and a friend of ours was selling the vanity and just happened to mention she also had the barn tin! Are you kidding me?! I'm so excited, but realize this also means we've got a lot of work cut out for us!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Are We There Yet? Bingo

This was the little project I started that wouldn't die! I wanted to make a Car Bingo game for the grandkids to play on their way to Alabama when they left for vacation 2 weeks ago. Didn't happen! I had too many "Hall of Shames"! I'm not going to bore you with all the things that went wrong, but here is what I ended up with (after they were back from vacation!).

The boards are magnet on one side for bingo and a chalkboard on the other side.


I just started with those little boards from Hobby Lobby. They came in a package of 6 (I ruined the first three) and I painted them with chalkboard paint.


This is the steel sheet that worked. The first one I bought wouldn't hold a magnet and no, I didn't think to check it until I was all finished! Trash! I took a couple of days to calm down and then went back to Home Depot with magnet in hand. This one worked!

I used Greg's snips to cut the metal and Gorilla Glued it to the board.

I printed all the words on pretty paper and mod-podged it to the metal. I added the trim so there wouldn't be any sharp edges.


I used the same paper for the markers and added the little magnet to all of them.

I hope you still like me after you hear my confession. I love Spam! I can only have it when Greg's working, it's my guilty little pleasure! Forgive me?


I mod-podged more paper to the can and added a little trim.

You probably all know about this, but Kathleen from Always Sew Love told me about it. I had no idea what a brayer was, but it sure makes mod-podging much easier! No lumps or bubbles! Thank you so much, Kathleen!

You can see I wrapped a magnet strip around the piece of chalk to store it.


It's just too bad I didn't get it done in time for the kids' vacation. Oh well, at least I'm ready for the next time they leave for a road trip!

I'll be joining these fabulous parties this week.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's a Party! #11

It's my favorite day of the week! Time to party!!

If anyone is new here, welcome, and here are the rules.

There are none!

Link up whatever suits your fancy (craft, blog, giveaway, shop) and as many times as you want. I'll feature the 5 most viewed links on Saturday and randomly pick one blog to feature next Wednesday!

I would love for you to join us and follow A Creative Princess and/or grab an "It's a Party" button, but it certainly is not required.

Just have fun and visit others. We all love comments!

Let's get this party started!

Feature: Science, Softball, & Something Sweet

Our featured blog from last week's "It's a Party" is Science, Softball, & Something Sweet and believe me, Jennifer is "something sweet"! Just look at some of her sweet projects.

Stop by and visit Jennifer, she'll be glad to see you!

"It's a Party" starts tonight, I'll see you then!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zucchini Cookies

We all love zucchini here at our house!! Seriously, Greg and I have it almost every night in the summer and the kids all love it too when they're here. My mom had a recipe for zucchini cookies and I finally found it. I made cookies (I know, don't fall over!) Saturday and they are to die for!!

Here's the recipe:

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup grated zucchini
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins

In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg then stir in the zucchini. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the zucchini mixture. Mix in raisins. Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven until set. allow cookies to cool slightly on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

I know some of you are probably thinking I've finally flipped putting zucchini in cookies, but you're going to have to trust me on this one. They are awesome!

Oh, and Terry at These Peas Taste Funny, this post is for you!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Have I told you lately how much I love Wordle? It's just so easy and fun for a quick little project.

Last week was Josh's birthday and for the first time in 35 years, we didn't see him that day. He was on vacation and although I was so happy for him and everyone having a great time, the mother in me still was missing him on his birthday. I know, it's a "mom" thing.

I made this little frame that afternoon using Wordle. I may be the last person on the planet who just found this great site about a month ago, but I sure am loving it! You type in the words you want and if you want any words larger, you type it more times. Like in the one I did, I typed Josh 3 times and the rest of the words just once. Then you just keep hitting random until you find the design you like. A lot of the designs are in color, but I was printing on scrapbook paper so I switched it to black & white. Oh, and the frame I used was one of those little $1.00 wooden frames from Michaels.

This is going to be so much fun for Halloween and Christmas!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Super Saturday!

What a great party we had this week! Thank you to everyone who linked up! Here are our top 5 most viewed links.

Hydrangea Scripture Cards

A Window Without a View

Ha Ha I have Tricked my Kid

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Easy Sunburst Mirror

If you were featured, feel free to grab a button!

I'm off to the Farmer's Market. Have a great weekend!