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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...

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!

Shutterfly, Inc

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 15, 2015 Categories:
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In previous years, I've created photo books for my daughter using Shutterfly. And this year I will be doing the same. Creating photo books with Shutterfly is really easy, and there are so many different layouts and themes that make creating the perfect photo book so much fun! I've also used Shutterfly to create birth announcements for my baby boy, new address labels after we moved, and to print photos for pictures frames for my photo wall. Shutterfly, Inc. brands also include Wedding Paper Divas, Tiny Prints, and BorrowLenses. Check out their current deals below:

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tuft & Needle

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Friday, August 14, 2015 Categories:
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Over-priced, over-complicated mattresses have been the standard. Until now. Tuft & Needle offers the highest rated mattress in the world. Yes, the world! They proudly support American manufacturing, and each mattress is built with passion and sold at a fair price. Tuft & Needle cut out the middleman, so they can offer a great quality product at a fair price. They believe in cutting cost, not corners. All Tuft & Needle mattresses are carefully designed and expertly crafted in the United States. The fabric that comes from a 90-year-old family-owned textile mill in the Carolinas. The foam is freshly poured and cut here in the USA. The finishing touches are done in Southern California, and then the mattresses are compressed for efficient delivery. Tuft & Needle mattresses ship for FREE (except to Alaska and Hawaii) and arrive in a convenient, small box that's the size of a mini-fridge, so they are easy to handle and maneuver up tight staircases. These mattresses are everything you need to sleep and wake comfortably. They provide universal comfort, so they are not too soft or too hard. Tuft & Needle mattress foam adapts to your body weight distributing  it across a large area creating a float-like sleep. Hence, these mattresses are the American dream for every American's dreams.

7 Quick Takes Friday: Shopping & Redecorating

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Friday, August 14, 2015 Categories:
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. Anyhoo, so here are a few things that I've purchased recently for our home.

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I saw the metal cart on another blogger's blog, and I just had to have one too! I love the color. It goes perfectly with my craft room. It's hold some of my yearn stash. I've also added a bird cage. I was going to put yarn in it, too, but I just haven't yet. I found a couple Ikea spice racks at Goodwill, and I put them on the wall and put my craft paint in them. One is painted white, and the other isn't painted at all. I bought them like that. I'll probably paint the other one white today while I'm working on some other projects that involve paint. I added a metal dry erase calendar to my cork board. I have another one that I'm going to put on the fridge eventually. The fabric that's on my craft room chair is the fabric I plan to use to make a curtain for the kitchen and to recover my kitchen stools. I know it's not very kitcheny, but I'm so in love with the fabric that I want it everywhere!

Ultimate Back to School Sweepstakes

Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Friday, August 14, 2015 Categories:
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  • Demolition Wrecking Ball from SmartLab Toys
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  • Saturday, August 8, 2015

    Frozen Puzzle Gallery Wall

    Posted by Navy Wifey Peters | Saturday, August 08, 2015 Categories:

    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, so I wouldn't be able to buy frames. Instead, I decided to frame them using sticks. So while at a couple playgrounds, I picked up a bunch of sticks... and a tree branch!
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