We Lived Happily Ever After: September 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY Marquee Light {and how to make it in your own Custom Font!}


Today is the post you've been waiting for! Well, really it's actually the post I've been making myself wait to share with you all! The colors in this playroom make me so happy! 



Monday, September 23, 2013

Yarn Ball Garland Tutorial {$55 Little Girl Playroom}


When designing June's Playroom (see the whole room reveal here), I had this nice bright window to do something with. I didn't want curtains because I wanted to keep the nice natural light coming in and it already had blinds. But I didn't want to leave it naked... that wouldn't look nice at all.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY Wall Decal for $1 {$55 Little Girl Playroom}


My daughter's playroom had tons of blank wall space that I wanted to transform without painting or putting holes in the wall. After brainstorming, I glanced over at my craft supplies and saw my stash of white poster boards and my stick and mount tape... *IDEA!* 

I've always loved the idea of a classy decal- but for a good sized one running on average $30, they have always been too pricey for my taste.

It hit me, "Why can't I make one myself?"



Friday, September 13, 2013

DIY Scrapbook Paper Flag Banner {$55 Little Girl Playroom Project}


Today I'm sharing the first tutorial in my $55 Little Girl Playroom Reveal Series.
As a renter, I wanted to come up with a solution to adding a splash of color to the room... without painting the walls. I knew I wanted to make a teepee, so after some brainstorming I decided to make a few garlands of colorful flags to hang from the teepee.

This is a super easy, inexpensive and fun way to add color to a room or a party.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

$55 Little Girl Playroom Reveal

Hey you! I am so excited about this post and the series that is coming with it. I love blogging about crafts, graphics, and recipes... but my hearts desire has always been to design my own space and make it amazing. And now I can finally start doing it!

We started our marriage off in a little cabin with a wood burning stove for heat during the New England winter. While it had some charm, we knew it wasn't a space to invest in because we wanted to move. 

Then my husband joined the Marines and I moved in with my parents when Silas left for boot camp in late January. By the time late July came around (that's 6 months apart people!) I knew that I couldn't wait any longer to have our family back together. We didn't want to move all of our stuff cross country because we will be moving again when my husband gets assigned to his permanent duty station in a few months. So most our stuff is in storage back in New England. 




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Seahorse Pattern and Tutorial


I have taken a long break from blogging due to my move to be with my husband. It's been crazy busy and I haven't had internet for several weeks. But I'm finally online now(!!!) and am so excited to finally be able to share my latest sewing tutorial & pattern with you all!