Thursday, October 25, 2012

Five Things Friday

Since this weekend is Halloween weekend today's FTF is all about your Halloween plans!!

1.  This year I am dressing up as a "wicked bat" (see costume here)

2.  My dream costume would be Cleopatra!! It's too cold in Oregon to dress up as that though!

3.  The funniest costume I've seen is ... last year a little boy dressed up as President Obama, and he was wearing a suit and a HUGE Obama mask, it was hilarious!! By far one of my favorite costumes ever, especially when you see it on a little kid.

4.  This weekend I plan on carving pumpkins!! I'm not sure which design I'm going to put on my pumpkin this year, any suggestions?  Oh yeah, I'm also going to a musical Sunday night!

5.  On Halloween I plan on dressing up and handing out candy with some of my girl friends.  I LOVE to give out candy and see all the fun costumes little kids are wearing :)

**My favorite thing from around the web this week are these DIY Boo Bags!  I love the little spiders so much!!

Have a spooky Halloween weekend everyone!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY Lips Shirt

Kissed all over.  This is exactly how this shirt makes me feel!  I have been seeing shirts, sweaters and jewelry with lips everywhere so I just HAD to make one for myself.  I hope you guys love this shirt as much as I do!

Things You Will Need: 

Shirt or sweater (I got this shirt at Target for only $2 on the clearance rack!)

Red Fabric Paint (I used this one in Crimson Red)

Lips Stamp (Here is a similar one on amazon, I bought mine at a garage sale)

Paint Brush


Paper plate (to squeeze your paint on!)

Step-by-Step How To: 
Gather your supplies!
Place the cardboard in the shirt.  This will prevent the paint from bleeding to the other side.  You can cut small pieces of cardboard and place it inside the sleeves too. 

Place paint on the stamp with a brush.  Brush the paint on vertically so that you mimic the lines on real lips.
Carefully stamp it on your shirt
Lift up your stamp!  Ta-da, instant lips!  Let the front of the shirt dry completely before turning it over and doing the back side.
Lips, lips, lips!!!
I hope you guys liked this tutorial! Wouldn't it be fun to draw little fangs on the lips and make it vampire inspired?  I want to add lips to everything now!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Five Things Friday

What better way to celebrate the coming of Halloween than candy? (Other than costumes, of course!) I've definitely been investing in candy more lately...have you?! This week's blanks are for those of us with a sweet tooth!

1. I would rather have crunchy (chewy/crunchy) candy. I am really sick of gummy bears right now...ever since I received a ton of extra gummy bears from that one company that sends them with their products, I've had enough of them!

2. I like sweet (sweet/sour) candy more. Sour candy is usually much too sour for me!

3. I will never get tired of  crispy chocolate candies, such as Kit Kats and those Ferrero Rocher things.

4. A candy that I find disgusting is licorice, especially black licorice!

5. On Halloween, I usually give out Winco bulk candy, since it is cheap yet fun and delicious!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this fly necklace - I actually bought it and it will make a perfect present for my boss, although I was tempted to keep it!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Five Things Friday

What are you afraid of?  Since Halloween is right abound the corner, I thought I would make today's FTF all about fears!  So here goes!   Oh yeah, be sure to play along and link us to your blog in the comments so we can read your FTF!

1.  I get scared easily (easily/sometimes/never).  Sometimes even being alone in my house freaks me out, especially when the house makes weird noises!

2.  The biggest fear I have is driving in harsh weather (especially snow, hail, or freaky wind storms).  I had a terrible accident several years ago and I literally have a panic attack when the weather is crazy and I'm driving.  I grip the wheel so hard that by the time I get home my hands hurt!

3.  Something I am afraid of but can tolerate is/are big dogs!  I'm not afraid of little dogs but when a large dog (golden retriever size or greater) approaches me, I freeze up and need to remind myself to continue to act normal.

4.  When I was a child I was scared of germs!  I was such a germophobe when I was a kid, I would constantly wash my hands, ha!

5.  When I'm scared, something I do to make myself feel better is call my fiance!  He can usually talk me through whatever I'm panicking about!

 **My favorite thing from around the web this week is this how-to video on how to make cupcakes with a secret message inside!  Aren't these super cute?  They would be so fun to give out at a birthday party or get together.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Things Friday

Fall has been slow to come here in the Pacific Northwest, but it's finally starting to feel like it's here! Summer is my favorite season, but I am definitely in the mood for autumn now! There aren't a ton of leaves that turn red around here (mostly yellow and brown), so I always get excited when I see red leaves.

This week's theme is about fall!

1. I know fall is here when  it smells faintly of smoke outside from bonfires, and I have to break out pants and socks after wearing shorts and flip flops for a couple months straight.

2. Some fall activities I enjoy are getting a pumpkin (especially picking one from a pumpkin patch), and going on a hay ride and through a corn maze....and most of all, picking mushrooms!

3. Something new I plan to do this fall is go through a haunted corn maze. I have only been through the non-scary ones, since I am a huge wuss!

4. My favorite fall foods are anything involving pumpkin, squash, and of course Halloween candy (that counts as "food" right?!)

5.In fall I love to wear a dress with leggings - it's great for in-between hot and cold temperatures.

** My favorite thing from around the web this week: this chromatic cool!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DIY Halloween Potion Bag

I feel like I've been in the Halloween mood since mid-September!  I made this bag for EC's birthday, she is really into the Halloween jars with fun labels so I thought a Halloween themed gift bag would be the perfect addition.  This bag literally took me like 5 minutes to make, the hardest part was probably deciding which label to use! 

Things You Will Need: 

paper shopping bag or a gift bag will work too (yay for recycling, ha!)

glue stick

scissors or a paper cutter

black paper

Halloween potions and bottle labels I printed mine from this website:

Step-By-Step How To: 

Gather your supplies and cut out your labels!

Make sure you cut the backing big enough to cover any sign or image on your bag.

Cut your potion labels and black paper

Apply some glue on the potion label

Paste it on the black backing you created, make sure it is centered!

Now glue it one on each side of the back and that's it!!

That's all there is to it!  This bag would be great to decorate your house for Halloween, you can place fun jars or black flowers inside or you can use it to place a gift inside like I did.

I hope you guys are having a great October so far!