The Silhouette is MINE!!

So this is real life! I can't believe I am finally holding one of these in my arms, at my house!!

silhouette cameoIf you are wondering what it is, well it's a crafter's dream come true! The SILHOUETTE CAMEO is an electronic cutting tool! You can do so much with it!

I had the privilege over the past few months to use my friends and I did some amazing stuff with it for my gender reveal party! So much fun!

Then once I found out I was getting one of my own for Christmas, I started a Pinterest Board just for Silhouette projects that I want to do! Mainly having to do with cute baby stuff! I bought a bundle, so I got gift cards to their online store, a cover for the machine, two blades (one for fabric, one for paper), and fabric adhesive! I have done so much with vinyl already that I wanted to try out some fabric projects! I have cute onesies in mind :-)

Here are some things I did with my friends machine so you can get a better idea of project possibilities!

I cut the vinyl nativity scene out with the machine, and painted wood to put it on! So easy & cute!

I cute vinyl out to say Baby Boy, (there is also a girl one).  I then put it on the frame glass and put glitter paper behind it.

I made tons here: The banner, I cut the banner & letters out. I made all the frames with cute vinyl and scrapbook paper. & the gold dots on the table. I was going to string those together but it didn't work out!

So you get the idea, this machine is AMAZING!! I can't wait to play with some baby clothes ideas!!! & don't worry I will definitely be sharing them here, and on Instagram of course :-)

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DIY Starburst Mirror

DIY Starburst Mirror
DIY Starburst Mirror

Last week I showed you my DIY Canopy Bed with the Starburst Mirror as an accent on it! I loved the way it turned out! I got my inspiration from this post on Pinterest!


If you saw my Bedroom Makeover Inspiration post then you have seen this room before! This is the main PINspiration for my entire room redo! I love this look! And since I loved the Starburst Decor so much, I decided to have fun and make my own DIY Starburst Mirror!

I had the mirror at home already, and I wasn't really using it for anything great.  All we bought was a package of wooden slat door stoppers from Home Depot, then my husband cut some paint stick size sticks of wood, all from scrap wood he had in the garage.  So we probably spent a total of $8 on this project, including the gold spray paint.

(I almost used paint sticks for the longer parts, but they were just too week, and my husband figured he could do something I let him!)

First I laid all of the wood pieces out and painted them gold!

Then after they were painted I played around to see what type of design I wanted to make.  I finally decided to do it like this.

DIY Starburst Mirror

To start I glued all of my pieces to an old cd.  Then I saw how clumsy it was so my husband took the cd and cut a rough piece of scrap wood into that size of a circle and I used that for the back support.

DIY Starburst Mirror

DIY Starburst Mirror

Once I had all of my pieces in place I glued the mirror on top of the Starburst.  You definitely want to use a strong wood glue for this! I used hot glue at first and it fell off onto my bed.  Let's just say you don't want a lose mirror hung above your bed. It can definitely hurt someone!

DIY Starburst Mirror

 So there you have it! An easy & cheap DIY Starburst Mirror! Plus you could paint it any color you want!

Check out other posts of our bedroom makeover

DIY Canopy Bed

Drab to FAB Headboard Makeover

Bedroom Inspiration

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4th of July Wreath and Dessert

Happy 4th of July! 

So last year for 4th of July I made this O-So-Adorable Wreath to hang on my door! I absolutely loved this little thing, and just wanted to share it as a little inspiration with you this year! 
It seriously only cost me 4 dollars---but that was also because I already had ribbon and scrap-booking paper. 
All I did was go to the Dollar Tree where I bought a mini styrofoam wreath form for $1 then I bought three packs of red hots $3.  What a deal right. Then you just hot glue red hots all over the wreath, and cover it with mod-podge.  Really though I think a clear sealant spray would have worked better because it wasn't that great brushing it over the candy. 
Then you make the little banner from scrap-book paper and yarn and glue that on.  The rocket is made out of a toilet paper roll covered in paper.  Then you just glue the ribbon to the bottom! 
The wreath made me happy every time I saw it, and it held up so well! 

--Sorry I took this photos with my phone for some weird reason so they are really poor quality! 
-Little Sis
Celebrating Independence Day is such a wonderful time of year... and is near one of my favorite holidays. I especially love getting together with other families and celebrating this freedom that we are so blessed to have. One of my favorite parts of getting together with friends is the cooking. We love a good BBQ at my house. However, my job is always the sides and desserts. This year I am trying a new dessert that will help us remember why we are celebrating this awesome day. 
So, today I would like to share with you the recipe that I tried. I made individual cheesecakes with chocolate graham cracker bottoms and turned them into an American Flag. The only thing I would have done differently would have been to spend a little more time to make the strawberries a little more even and the same size.... but I didn't realize how they were so different in sizes until I took the pictures! :) 
Cheesecake Ingredients:
3 packages of cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1 cup of sugar
16 oz of sour cream
1 tsp of vanilla

Beat them together. 
*I put all of these ingredients in my Bosch Mixer from Nutrition Lifestyles and let it go. It mixed quickly and smoothly.*
After I had all of the cheese cake mixture together, I needed to make my crust. My initial plan was to have each individual cheesecake with a full crust, but I realized that was going to be much too hard. So, instead I just put the crust in the bottom of each individual cheesecake. 
Crust Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of Graham Crackers (in which I used chocolate)
4 tbsp. of sugar
4 tbsp. of butter
Once I had them together I washed my fruit. I used blueberries and strawberries... then I aligned them on the cheesecakes to create a flag. 
I think this is really adorable! Very patriotic!! 
Happy 4th of July! 

I hope you enjoyed this dessert as much as I enjoyed making it! 
Oh, and it is yummy... we had plenty of extra cheesecakes for our friends to taste! :)