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  • Submarine Sunday #131

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty! Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy weekend to party with me. I spent a lot of time shopping again, and I'm ready to set up my new kitchen decor. Today, I stopped by my good friend's yard sale...

  • Vanity Reading Nook

    I've been working on my daughter's Frozen themed room for a while now, and I've noticed that she likes to sit on her vanity like it's an actual seat. So I decided to make a cushion for it and create a reading nook in her room. But before I sewed the cushion, I had to do a little painting...

  • Nautical Upcycled Cans (Update)

    This month's challenge for the August Craft Challenge is to upcycle soup/veggie cans, so the other day when I was cooking green beans and potatoes, I kept the cans instead of putting them in the recycling bin. I decided to paint them red on the outside and blue on the inside (to match my craft room's color scheme)...

  • 7 Quick Takes Friday

    I've been busy... very busy SHOPPING for things to redecorate our home! I'm always looking for new items to put in my craft room to help keep it organized and everything stored in it's place. And I'm working on redecorating our kitchen and dining room. I don't like our dinging room. It doesn't feel warm and inviting, so I'm going to change that...

  • Frozen Puzzle Gallery Wall

    We've been in our home since November, but I am still tweaking the decor. This week I created a Frozen gallery wall in my daughter's room using Frozen puzzles I purchased from the Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx, and Ross (my favorite stores). I considered framing the puzzles, but they'll all very odd sizes...

  • Sprout Birthday Card

    For my daughter's 2nd and 3rd birthdays, I made cards and submitted them to Sprout to be aired on her birthday. Well, this year, I'm doing it again. I'm noticing a trend with my homemade cards, they tend to feature Elmo and Caillou...

  • Crochet Larksfoot Pillow

    I've been slowly working on crochet pillows for the futon in the kids' play area in the living room. Actually... the whole living room is turning into their play area. I made this pillow to match the colors of the curtains and another pillow I crocheted...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Candy Corn Mug Rugs

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Thursday, September 03, 2015 Categories: , ,
My mother's birthday is in a couple days, so I sent her a handmade gift. My mom likes when I make stuff for her, and I know she likes candy corn, so I made her a couple sets of candy corn mug rugs. I like making owls, so I made one shaped like an owl, and the other is shaped like candy corn. 

Gymboree's Labor Day Sale

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Thursday, September 03, 2015 Categories:
Gymboree Sale On Now!*This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. I will receive a small compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.*

Gymboree's Labor Day Sale is going on NOW! Everything at Gymboree is 40% off, with up to 70% off clearance!

There are so many great outfits, shoes, and accessories at Gymboree. I have a four year old daughter and a 9 month old son, and I often shop for them at Gymboree. Summer is ending, and the temperatures are cooling down, so they'll need new clothes for fall. I was just browsing the Gymboree website, and here are a couple of the adorable outfits I found that I love:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Submarine Sunday #132

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Sunday, August 30, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy weekend to party with me. It was a busy week. My daughter turned 4 on Wednesday, and the birthday card I made for her was featured on the Sprout channel! That's three years in a row that she's had a birthday card featured on Sprout. I've been busy sewing candy corn themed mug rugs for my mom for her birthday present. She loves candy corn, and she's a coffee & tea drinker, so I enjoy making mug rugs for her. Over the last couple days, I've been quickly painting and decorating tin cans for the August Craft Challenge. So what have you been working on? I hope you'll link up below!!

Candy Corn Upcycled Cans

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Sunday, August 30, 2015 Categories: ,
When I think of fall, I think of leaves, Halloween, and candy corn! My mother loves candy corn, so I somehow ended up liking candy corn as well. I'm not sure how it happens, but whenever she likes something, I end up liking it, too. For example, my mother likes elephants, so I have a collection of elephant figurines. She says you need to have an elephant facing your front door. I have several on a shelf next to our front door. Anyhoo... Back to the candy corn. So fall and my mother's birthday are just around the corner, and I created two sets of candy corn mug rugs for her, so I've had candy corn on my mind all weekend. I saved a few cans to upcycle for this month's Creative Craft Challenge.  So I decided to paint some tin cans like candy corn.

Nautical Paint Brush Holders

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Sunday, August 30, 2015 Categories: ,
A couple weeks ago, I upcycled a couple veggie cans by painting them and embellishing them with burlap, painted anchors, and flat marbles. I wanted to upcyle more cans and create a caddy for storing my paint brushes, but I misplaced some supplies that I was going to use to join the cans together, so instead, I decided to keep the cans separate, and put them in my window planter in my craft room.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Submarine Sunday #131

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 22, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy weekend to party with me. I spent a lot of time shopping again, and I'm ready to set up my new kitchen decor. Today, I stopped by my good friend's yard sale, and she had some super cute dishes, and since we've been good friends since 2007, she let me have them for free. I'll share all the things I picked up from her later. Everything is still in bags and boxes in the kitchen. I have a lot to do in there including starting another Goodwill donation box. Since I now have "new" dishes, I need to make space for them by getting rid of the ones I no longer want. I've also been very busy in my daughter's Frozen room. I sewed her a satin Frozen pillowcase and a cushion for her vanity, which I turned into a reading nook. So what have you been working on? I hope you'll link up below!!

Vanity Reading Nook

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 22, 2015 Categories: ,
I've been working on my daughter's Frozen themed room for a while now, and I've noticed that she likes to sit on her vanity like it's an actual seat. So I decided to make a cushion for it and create a reading nook in her room. But before I sewed the cushion, I had to do a little painting.

Friday, August 21, 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Friday, August 21, 2015 Categories:
For last week's 7 Quick Takes post, I shared some things I bought to redecorate my kitchen and dining room and a few things I picked up for my craft room. Well, this week, I did more shopping for the kitchen and dining room. I'm usually a homebody, but this week I ventured out to the mall and TJ Maxx (just me and the kiddos), Ross, the Dollar Tree, and we took the kiddos to the summer reading program party at another naval base in the area. It's been a busy week!


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My friend and I spent several minutes on the aisle holding this cookbook holder and a smaller one trying to decide which one I should get. My friend was a fan of the other holder because it was smaller and had a bird; she doesn't like roosters. I liked the other one as well, but I have roosters in my kitchen, and this one would be able to hold my large cook books that I plan on using... soon.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Submarine Sunday #130

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 15, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday Aboard the USS Crafty!  Thanks so much for stopping by the party! I hope you 're enjoying the weekend. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy weekend to party with me. I've been very busy shopping for new kitchen decor, and I found a few new pieces for my craft room. I wrote all about them in my 7 Quick Takes Friday Post. I've been busy painting a few things. I upcycled a couple cans for the August Craft Challenge, and I painted a couple wooden tool boxes I picked up at the local Goodwill. My current WIP is a crochet fish pillow for the playroom. I hope to finish it this weekend. And I'm also working on a reading nook in my daughter's room. I just need to make a cushion for her to sit and read in her vanity. Hr Frozen themed room is almost done.  Anyhoo, I can't wait to see what you've been working! I hope you'll link up below, and remember to check out this week's fabulous featured craft. Also follow the Submarine Sunday Link Party Features Board below! :-)

Nautical Upcycled Cans

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 15, 2015 Categories: ,

This month's challenge for the August Craft Challenge is to upcycle soup/veggie cans, so the other day when I was cooking green beans and potatoes, I kept the cans instead of putting them in the recycling bin. I decided to paint them red on the outside and blue on the inside (to match my craft room's color scheme), and I added some burlap, blue flat marbles, and anchors. I painted on anchor blue and the other white. I'm going to use these cans to store my paint brushes!
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