Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crayon Sunburst Mirror

I am so excited about Samantha starting kindergarten that everything I have done lately has a school theme. My latest school-inspired creation is this easy sunburst mirror. 
Materials needed:
circular mirror
crayons
hot glue
an empty ribbon spool
Use a ruler to mark your mirror into 8 sections. This will make it easier to get the crayons evenly spaced.
Dab hot glue and apply your crayons to the marks you made. From there, keep adding crayons to them empty spaces until the areas are filled.

When you are done gluing the crayons to the mirror coat the flat bottoms with hot glue to reinforce them.
Next, glue your ribbon spool over the crayons. This will hold them more securely and add 3 dimensionality once you hang it.

Viola! A quick and easy mirror that can be hung in a study area, classroom, or any place that could use a splash of color.

Samantha pointing out her favorite colors.

PLEASE ignore the fingerprints!






Happy Crafting!
~Macy

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Cardio 4 Crafting Friday is Ba-aaaaack!


I have been lazy and horrible this summer. I started Cardio 4 Crafting and didn't even follow it for a week! Shame! I finally got a battery for my scale and saw that I went from 156 to 161 and realized how easily that 5 pounds could turn into 50. With some inspiration from my awesome sister-in-law, Teresa (you can find her over at Talented Terrace Girls) I bought Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 and got to work. I have lost 3 pounds this week and I already feel like I have more energy. Before I tell you my goal or give more details about Cardio 4 Crafting, let me give you a little background:
My high weight before I had my 2nd child was 193 and I went over 210 while pregnant with him. After I had the baby I vowed to get healthy and dropped to 125 pounds! I felt amazing, healthy, and beautiful. Then I got pregnant and had a miscarriage. I got a little depressed and put on around 10 pounds. We kept trying and I got pregnant again, but I also lost that baby. I had gained about 5 pounds before I miscarried and after that I gained 10 more from eating and little too much wine. At 151 pounds I got pregnant with my son Phillip and thank God he stayed with us and is now 10 months old. I gained 40 pounds during my pregnancy. As of today I am 158. My goal is 130. I know I can do it, because I have done it before. This morning I promised my kids that I will never be in the 160s again and I don't break promises to my children. If that isn't motivation enough, my crafting is being held hostage with my Cardio 4 Crafting pledge:
For every 20 minutes of cardio, you get 1 hour of crafting. Every Friday you can check in with a link-up about your progess or a comment. Sound good? Good! Now get off the computer, give it everything you've got for 20 minutes and then come back here and brag about how amazing you are. You can do it! I can do it! Let's go!

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~Macy

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back 2 School Countdown Printable

I was fortunate enough to guest post on A Molly Of All Trades on Friday and share my Back 2 School printable with her readers. In case you missed it, I'm posting it here to share with all of you.

Click HERE to download

We live in Utah and school goes on a 45 day 'on', 15 day 'off' schedule, so this can be used year-round in our house.  I have this framed in an 8x10 frame so I can use the glass as a dry-erase surface. 


We're in the single digits on our countdown until Samantha's first day of kindergarten! How soon until your munchkins start school?

~Macy

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