Thursday, May 31, 2012

Morning Silliness

Teeheehee. I made this while drinking my morning coffee. Anyone else with me?

I walked in to Michael's, saw that the paint brushes were 20 for $1, and walked out with 80 paint brushes.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Link Party 5/27/12-6/2/12

Happy Monday night! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Before we get started I would just like to thank our troops, past and present, and their amazing families who give so much to keep us safe. Thank you so much for all you do.

image via Pinterest

Tuesday Confessional Features from Last Week's Party

It is almost time for another Tuesday Confessional link party, but before that, let's take a look at some of the best and brightest link ups from last week:

Craftionary compiled a great list of Father's Day printables and gift ideas.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What You Need To Know To Customize Your Blog

Image via Pinterest.
Over the last year or so I have changed the appearance of my blog several times. I really like the way it looks now, but there are still a few small changes that need to be done. I've made all the changes myself, and while I figured some of it out on my own, I would not have gotten far if it wasn't for the help of those much smarter than me. I have spent hours and hours searching the internet for tutorials, and I've compiled them all here to save YOU time when you decided to make changes to your own blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Fun Wreath

I can't believe how quickly the last year has flown by. This weekend is Memorial Day and my sweet little Samantha has less than two weeks left of Kindergarten. With Summer quickly approaching I decided to make a summer fun wreath to get into the spirit of things.

New Name, Same Silly Blog

If you've been here before you've probably noticed a few changes to the blog, specifically the name. When I started this blog it was mostly about my struggles as a mommy, but over time it evolved into an outlet for my crafting obsession. Since my web address is I thought it would be nice to having the same name on my blog. After posting a Facebook poll I found that most of you agree, so here is the new name: Crafty Confessions (of a stay at home mommy)! Of course I snuck in 'of a stay at home mommy'. That is what I am the most proud to be.
I hope you all like the new title and buttons and continue to follow my journey in the world of crafting and mommyhood!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Features #2

Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of this week's Tuesday Confessional features! Without further ado, here are more of my favorite link ups:

Learn how to make this easy washcloth travel pouch with the Talented Terrace Girls.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Brolly Sheets Review: A Nighttime Sanity Saver

If you have a toddler or young child you probably have the joy of dealing with accidents. Accidents happen, but they are the worst in the middle of the night, because by the time you change your little one's clothes and bedding they are wide awake. My 4-year-old son is still having potty training issues so I was thrilled when Brolly Sheets asked me to review their waterproof covers. I received the light blue cover and it was super easy to use. I just threw it on top of Dax's top sheet and put him to bed like normal.

If you look closely you will see Little Mermaid sheets under the Brolly Sheet.
Gotta love laundry day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Features #1

Holy moo! There were so many awesome projects linked up this week that I'm going to have to do 2 features! You guys rock. Seriously. Wow. Here is the first set of my favorites from this week:

Brittany over at There Once Was a Diva Named Brittany made this adorable Mom Schedule. 
I could only dream of being this organized!

This DIY Chalkboard from Craftionary is adorable and inexpensive to make.

This sunburst mirror from Decorating Cents is made from paint stir sticks! 
I know what i am doing this weekend!

I was admiring this crochet pouf by Annemarie's Crochet Blog on Pinterest, 
so imagine my surprise when it showed up on my link party! I love it!

Check out this Before and After by From Gardners Two Bergers
I still can't believe that is the same piece of furniture!

Show Tell Share made this geektastic Storm Trooper beanbag. T
he Star Wars junkie in me just got her fix!

This crock pot chicken teriyaki from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
makes my mouth water. Nom nom nom.

Second Chance to Dream shared this beautiful printable. 
I can't wait to hang this in my munchkins' reading nook!

Congrats to all who were featured and don't forget your brag button!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Corner Reading Nook

For those of you who don't know, I live in a shoebox, A.K.A. a two bedroom apartment with 3 kids, two adults, and a dog. There isn't much space for the kids to have quiet time on their own, so one day I made them a makeshift hideaway in the corner of their bedroom.
Don't you just love the dresser with the missing drawer? Oh yeah.
They loved it, but it just wasn't what they needed. By that I mean it wasn't good enough for me.

The first thing I did was replace the dresser with one that had all the drawers. What a concept! I didn't like the dresser where it was, so I swapped it with the bookcase and that is how this cozy corner went from a hideaway to a book nook.

The next thing I did was sew a little curtain. I hung it by attaching a hook to the bunk bed and another to the walls. I ran twine across and hung the curtain.

I printed and laminated some reading posters and threw in a few chairs.

The kids absolutely love their reading nook, and it makes them feel like they have a bit more space. 

Our ever-growing book collection. 
Inside view
Daxamillion gettin' his read on.
Do you live in a tiny space? How do make it feel bigger?


Features from Last Week's Tuesday Confessional

I love, love LOVE looking at party link ups. It is so fun to ooh and ahh at the wonderful things you all make. Here are a few of my favorite link ups from LAST week's Tuesday Confessional. This week's will be posted soon.

Don't you just love this Sharpie Stenciled Pillow? 
Live Love DIY shows you how to make your own!

We Like To Learn As We Go made this teething guard rail for her little munchkin. 
My littlest guy gnaws on his crib, so I may be making my own very soon. Great idea!

This adorable purse from Reposhture is an upcycled placemat! So clever!

Here is another great upcycle by Fashioned 4 You. What a great way to reuse an old sweater! 

Naptime Delights was awesome enough to provide this great printable in a variety of colors. I have this quote on the wall in my kids' room, but I will be replacing it with a copy of this. So cute!

Check out this great color matching game from Sew Fantastic. 
It is a great way to amuse you little ones.

Reasons to Skip the Housework shared her recipe for these Almond Joy bars. 
My mouth is watering just looking at them!

If you're looking for a cute end-of-the-year gift for a teacher, this is a great idea from 

Adventures of Our Family solves the age-old problem of misplacing your lens cap. Love it!

OMG how freaking cute are these pincushions from Pinch a Little, Save a Lot?

Creatively Living turned an old icky rug into a piece of art, AND she will show you how to 
do the same. Check out this great tutorial. 

Are you inspired yet?? If not, you may want to check for a pulse.
If you were featured grab a button and get your brag on--you earned it!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Link Party

Happy Monday night everyone! I just got back from another awesome soccer game. I just LOVE watching my little guy kick butt! You know what else I love? Lots of amazing link ups. Yep...yours.
You know how we roll: 
Link back with a text link or pretty lil' button.
Follow me on Google Friend Connect.
Visit some of your blog sisters' sites.
Have a fan-freaking-tastic week! Muah!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day To My Mama

From the day I was born I was given a gift: My mother. She raised me under difficult circumstances, nurtured me, and passed along her fierce sense of right and wrong. She taught me compassion, charity, and gave me just enough disfunction to make me funny. As an infant she was my life source, as a child she was my teacher, and as an adult she is my best friend. 

I love you, Mama!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Link Party

Happy Monday everyone! I just got back from my 4 year old son's soccer game and he did such an amazing job! I'm one super-proud mommy! I can't think of a better way to start my week than by watching a bunch of adorable preschoolers play soccer and hosting a link party.
A few "guidelines" before we begin:
Follow me on Google Friend Connect, link back with a text link or button, and check out a few of the other great link ups. That's about it! Have fun!
Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Link Up Features and the Appliances Online Winner!

Good morning everyone! I loved all of the link ups last week. 
I'm featuring a few of my favorites today, but FIRST....
The winner of the $50 gift card is:

I'm #135 linked up with the sponsor text at the bottom of my Salted Caramel Banana Muffin post!
Thanks a bunch for hosting!
Thank you to Appliances Online and their Fridge Freezers!
Congrats Mallory! I'll be getting in touch with you!
Mallory linked up these scrumptious muffins.
You can check them out at Purplest Pecalin. Yes...I DID spell that right.
Now on to the rest...
These chocolate ice cream bowl from Talented Terrace Girls are brilliant and so easy to make!

Check out this duct tape covered Bunco table from Cookie and Claire.

This DIY lantern lamp from Red Headed Mommy is adorable! I may have to make my own.

This countdown to Disney calendar by A Creative Princess is a genius way to use  Disney paint chips.
I'm in love with this stunning prom corsage from Confessions of a Holiday Junkie.

Somewhere In The Middle teaches us how to get the scratches out of DVDs and CDs.
This is going to save me SO much money!

Creating My Way to Success has a genius car organizer tutorial for all you sew savvy mamas out there!

How brilliant is this sentence strip race track from Repeat Crafter Me?
I have 3 little ones who would flip over this.
Congrats to all of you who were featured! Make sure you grab a brag button so everyone knows that you are a big deal!