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  • Easter Bunny Wreath

    I was inspired by Rock-A-Bye Parents' DIY Easter Bunny Wall Hanging and decided to make my own. Earlier this week, my daughter and I went shopping at the Dollar Tree to pick up a few straw hats. My daughter fell in love with the lavender hat I bought, and she's been wearing it around the house and when we go on errands...

  • Submarine Sunday #116

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the party! Easter is just around the corner, and I'm working on a crochet Elsa Easter basket for my daughter. I'm also working on some projects for her Frozen themed bedroom. I'm making a canopy for her bed...

  • Brown Granny Square Pillow

    I finally finished my second granny square pillow, and my daughter is very happy with it. When I finished it she said, "It's pretty Mommy! I love all the colors. So cute!" And then she took it and put it on the futon in the playroom...

  • Ahoy Matey Nautical Nursery

    I believe that I am done decorating my son's nursery. Yay! His nursery has a nautical theme, of course! And I made a few pieces to add my own personal touches to this special room. I fell in love with the Ahoy Matey collection by Michael Miller. so I ordered a bunch of the fabrics and used them to create the diaper stacker, curtains, crib skirt, crib blanket, and Patches the Pirate Puppy...

  • Crochet Granny Square Pillow

    I'm in the process of crocheting throw pillows to jazz up the futon in the kids' playroom and for my bedroom. This is the first pillow I've finished, and I'm very pleased with it. I used the join as you go method to join all the granny squares, and this was my first time using that method, and I am very pleased...

  • Crochet Seahawks Hats

    I'm not really into football. In fact, I only watch it once a year. This year I am so glad to be back in WA and the Seattle Seahawks have made to it the Superbowl again! So to prepare for the big game, I crocheted two hats for the kiddos...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Crochet Elsa Easter Basket

Posted by USS Crafty | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Categories: , ,
Easter is just around the corner, and since my daughter loves the movie Frozen, I'm crocheting a Elsa Easter basket for her. I'm finding that finishing projects takes a little longer than usual now that we have a new family member who demands a lot of my time, but of course, I don't mind. Anyhoo, I started the basket last night.

This is how far I got last night.


And this is how far I got today. The basket is kinda big, but I have a bunch of Frozen toys, books, etc to put in it.

I'm working with 3 skeins of yarn, and they all fit inside the basket. I'm not sure how tall I'm going to make the basket... I might add another row or two and then start on the handle.

So that's my progress so far. Check back soon to see the finished product! I hope my daughter likes it!


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Meal Planning Monday

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, March 23, 2015 Categories:
I'm really trying to get better about planning meals for my family and buying groceries. Since we've moved to WA, I've noticed that our grocery bill has gone up... a lot! So I'm using meal planing, so that when I go grocery shopping, I'm buying what I need to create meals that match. I hate standing in the pantry staring at food trying to figure out it's okay to make red beans and rice and green beans in the same meal... I mean, I know that's combining two beans in one meal, but green beans are more vegetable-ish than other beans... This was my dilemma last week. So here's my meal plan for this week.

I found this planner template @ http://gracegothealthy.com/2012/07/03/meal-planner/. I added the groceries section.

As you can see, I will need to visit the grocery store to pick up a few things. I'm also working on going to the store and sticking to my list. Of course, I'll probably need to add a few things like bottled water, bleach, laundry detergent, dish detergent, and diapers. My husband is great at grocery shopping. I'll send him to pick up a few things, and he sticks to the list, and he is in and out of there so fast. When I go, I'm gone for a couple hours, the trunk is overly full, and I've done major damage to the bank account. In addition to meal planning, I need to start back couponing.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Submarine Sunday #116

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, March 22, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the party! Easter is just around the corner, and I'm working on a crochet Elsa Easter basket for my daughter. I'm also working on some projects for her Frozen themed bedroom. I'm making a canopy for her bed, and eventually I plan to repaint her vanity to match her dresser. I have a lot of craft projects, and there just aren't enough hours in the day! So what have you been working on? Link up below and share your crafty creations!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter Bunny Wreath

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Categories: ,
I was inspired by Rock-A-Bye Parents' DIY Easter Bunny Wall Hanging and decided to make my own. Earlier this week, my daughter and I went shopping at the Dollar Tree to pick up a few straw hats. My daughter fell in love with the lavender hat I bought, and she's been wearing it around the house and when we go on errands. Everyone says, "She looks ready for Easter!"  I also bought pink, green, and blue hats. For this bunny hanger, I decided to use the pink hat for the face and half of the blue hat as the bunny's hat. I still plan to use the green hat to make another bunny door hanger since this craft project was fun and easy.

Get Married in ModCloth

Posted by USS Crafty | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Categories:
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Attention, wedding belles and gorgeous guests -- you're cordially invited to explore ModCloth's exquisite wedding collection! You'll fall in love with dreamy dresses and outfit finishers perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and attendees eager to express their unique perspective on style.

This year my sailor and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage. Unfortunately, we did not have a wedding, but we have discussed having a vow renewal ceremony (I'm not sure when that'll happen...). After browsing through ModCloth's lovely wedding collection, I picked out a few pieces that I'd love to wear.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Brown Granny Square Pillow

Posted by USS Crafty | Monday, March 16, 2015 Categories: ,
I finally finished my second granny square pillow, and my daughter is very happy with it. When I finished it she said, "It's pretty Mommy! I love all the colors. So cute!" And then she took it and put it on the futon in the playroom.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Submarine Sunday#115

Posted by USS Crafty | Sunday, March 15, 2015 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the party! I finally finished my second granny square pillow. The color scheme matches my curtains. When I finished the pillow, my daughter said it was pretty and she loved all the colors. So what have you been working on??? I hope you'll link up below!