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Two Dollar Jewelry Holder

Let me start out by saying this: I have a lot of jewelry.  A lot, a lot.  I have 2 jewelry boxes (well, only 1 that I really use because the other one is one I’ve had since I was really little that holds special things like some old coins, my baby bracelet, etc.), an earring/necklace holder, a bracelet holder, one of those wooden figures that are supposed to be used for art who actually holds more bracelets, and 2 hooks on the wall to hold my long necklaces.  Even so, I’m running out of places to put things and when I’m taking my jewelry off at night, I’m not always the most organized person about it.  I have my wedding rings and my Aggie ring that I wear every day, but those are the only constants.  Earrings, necklaces and bracelets change out daily so as you can imagine, if I’m not organized, they just end up spread out all over the bathroom counter or all over our dresser.

Bottom line: I need something where I can throw my stuff in an unorganized fashion that still looks like I’m somewhat organized.

I had to go run some errands today, one of which included the dollar store.  I’ve been seeing the cute terra cotta jewelry holder all over Pinterest, and while that was my original intention, I ended up doing something a bit different.  Same general idea.  Use something small to connect your bigger pieces that will actually hold the jewelry.

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Simple Skirts (And a Dress)

I get to go back to Texas for my niece’s birthday this year, hooray!   As soon as I bought my plane ticket, I started trying to figure out what to get her.  I wanted to make something because (a) I like the idea of a more personal gift and (b) I knew it would end up being cheaper and money isn’t exactly growing on trees around here.  I remembered my mom telling me that she loved skirts and I knew I had seen some cute (and easy) patterns on Pinterest, so of course, I spent an entire night looking to see what I could find.

Well, I came across this post by “Made” for a simple skirt tutorial.  Man, she wasn’t kidding, this was so easy!  It literally consists of sewing together the sides, adding a hem and a waistband and putting in elastic.  This was WONDERFULLY easy!!  I made a skirt for my niece like this:

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Cheap & Easy Flower Centerpiece

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Did I catch ya with the title?  This adorable spring centerpiece is very cheap: $5 with supplies from the dollar store (I got my stuff from Dollar Tree).  It’s also easy, just wrapping and gluing: took me less than an hour.  I was able to get most of it done while dinner was in the oven.

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Easter Egg Wreath

Apparently I’m in quite the wreath-making mood.  (Check out my St. Patrick’s Day Wreath!)  Today I decided to make an Easter wreath.  I’ve seen all the ones around Pinterest using only Easter eggs but I know that I’m too much of a perfectionist to do that because I wouldn’t be able to get the eggs close enough to not see the wreath underneath and that would drive me crazy.  So I decided that it would (probably) be cute to make an Easter egg wreath with Easter grass underneath…. and it was.

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St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Although my husband thinks St. Patrick’s Day is all about shamrocks and an excuse to drink, I also think it’s another great holiday that I get to decorate for!  I finally have some free time after spending weeks studying for tests for work (more on that in another post) and what do I want to do?  Craft, of course!!  So today during my lunch break, I went to Michael’s and picked up some supplies.  This is what I came up with:

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Diaper Bassinet

I wanted to do something special for a co-worker and his wife who just had their first child but didn’t want to do the  general diaper cake.  I found a picture on Pinterest of a diaper  bassinet and decided, hey, I can do that.

The finished bassinet!

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Style By The Spoonful

Dear Blog (and any readers I may have),

Sorry for ignoring you lately, but there is a GREAT reason why: I have just opened my own Etsy shop!  It’s called Style By The Spoonful (a play on my maiden name of Spooner).  http://www.etsy.com/shop/StyleByTheSpoonful  I can’t take credit for the name either, it was with the help of my mom, hubby, coworkers and some wonderfully creative Facebook friends!  I have been working hard to make a lot of jewelry to put on the site so that it didn’t open with only 1 item (I opened with 20 listings and half of them are sets).

One of my favorite sets I made for the holidays!

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