basketful of easter joy

Easter Greetings | Kenner Road for Websters Pages

I had a little project you can create for Easter with your kids up on the Websters Blog yesterday. Simple, fast and guaranteed to make all of those in laws smile when they get one in the mail.


a little bit of this & that




i’ve been enjoying a slow start to the new year. easy mornings with no screens.
long vacation to north tahoe & 4′ of snow
the little man started a new amazing school last week
and we’re just waiting for room for the bean, cross your fingers there’s an opening soon
i’m researching home school options until then, any tips or advice?
i’ve been designing again, which has been fun and feels good
missing seeing friends at CHA this winter, but enjoying being home instead
layouts above are for the mid-month JBS gallery update (just a few are left)
the exclusive papers by the crazy talented lisa are fantastic
as are the new subscriber perks
flea market update tomorrow too!

happy monday. happy 2013.

silver bells

last week while i was over at my mom’s house i noticed some homemade silver bells that she had hanging on her hall tree in the dining room. i had noticed them in years past (and kinda remember making them in sunday school when i was little) but this year they really popped out and i wanted to create my own with my littles. since they were home monday and tuesday with the general winter icks we tackled them yesterday for a little restful project. simply made with items you already have in the house (or could easily save to use) i thought i’d share a quick tutorial in case you’re interested.

supplies needed : 5 egg cartons (this made two 4 strand garlands), tin foil, scissors, twine or thread, needle

time to complete : about 1/2 an hour

cut all of the egg cups apart using shears.

cut all of the pokey extra bits off of the individual egg cups until you have a simple round cup shaped edging

cut tin foil into square sheets and wrap over the cups and smooth down edges.


thread your egg bells onto twine or thread (i used bakers twine style yarn i already had & an upholstery needle). i made sure to use a different amount on each strand so that we would have different lengths when they were bundled together. tie together once you have 3-4 strands.

we made one longer strand than the other as i wasn’t counting the cups as i thread them.

i’m thrilled at the result and so happy we were able to make something with random household supplies and without having to spend a ton of money on “craft” supplies. the kids were excited that we had matching decor as their “nonna” too.

have a wonderful wednesday!

tahoe blue

things are changing around here. the bean’s getting a big girl room as she approaches the age of one whole hand (she’s been asking for over a year). so, in the span of 24 hours we sold her old bed on carigslist after finding the perfect loft bed (on craigslist) for her (and made a $50 profit for the switch). yay craigslist! paint colors were picked ‘tahoe blue’ won over lettuce green and eggplant. thank goodness. this is her inspiration, something we saw while we were cruising the internet together looking for cool bedroom ideas. not exactly what we’re going to do, too many colors, but i like the idea of adding pops of purple and fuschia, like in this palette, to add to the blue walls & white furniture.

bright. young. fun. and horses. we’re adding lots of equine themed items that i’ve been collecting for the past year. apparently the last time i talked about this was a year and two days ago. funny!

ok, got to get back to the decorating and putting away 5,204,834 pencils, pens, paper and crayons it seems she’s collected over the past 6 years.

happy monday,

booglie booglie boo

we’re on week two of winter break and i have to say, converting to the mac has been awesome. it’s also awesome for helping redirect the crankiness that consumed the littles yesterday (or anyday). from frog faces to buggy eyes it was the best 30 minutes ever. i’m trying to squeeze in every ounce of fun out of this last week so we’re off today to see a movie and then i’m taking them to go trade in some of their old books at the paperback book store (hoping to find 1 or 2 for me too. suggestions?).

i’m also trying to blog mwf. even if i don’t think i have anything to share/say. hoping the routine will get me back on a regular basis… once the littles are back in school i’m sure it’ll be alot easier. i’ve been piling up the craftyness and house diys and design work inspiration in pinterest and i am anxious to get my doing started after spending so many nights pinning all of the things i want to do.

what have you been up to / doing?

eta : just a quick note that my new kR vintage tabs kit is on sale at 2peas this week for 20% off, that makes it $1.60. seriously, a good deal.

happy wednesday!

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