Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One Project at a Time and The Two Week Spring Cleaning Challenge

One of my favorite sites is A Bowl Full of Lemons - Toni is the one that does the weekly organizational challenges that I participate in each week.  She is now also hosting a weekly link-up called

The link party is open each week from Tuesday-Tuesday and you can link up as the projects you are working on or have completed.  I think this is just one more way to get inspiration!  I don't know if I'll link up every week but I know I'll be linking up as I have stuff to do!  Projects are things I'm working on tons right now  - what better way to stay motivated than to share them with others!

There is another site that I started following recently called Ask Anna.  She gives inexpensive tips and ideas for organizing.  She is hosting a 2 week spring cleaning event that I've decided to join up with - more because I feel like I don't have time to get to deep cleaning the way I want and this might help jump start all of that, hopefully!! 

I've linked up with her for this and will be linking up for each "challenge" (hopefully) with hopes of winning the prize at the end!!  There is still time to join up if you would like and you can click here to get to a post that will also take you to the original post of explanation and to her post about what supplies you will need.  I've add the couple of items that I need to my shopping list for Friday. 

I told my husband recently that I feel like our house stinks - and why wouldn't it? Three kids in diapers in the house all day, windows closed, puke on the floor, crushed up cookies around in the corners . . I think it is time to really, really clean!! 

So - here's to Projects getting done and Clean smelling houses!!

Too Cute Not to Toot!

As always, lots of ideas I would like to make so I use these posts for two things - one to share the ideas I find with all of you and two, to save the ideas to make in the future.

One of my 40x40 goals is to make an apron.  I really like this one from A girl and a glue gun
I also saw this cute apron idea from While he was napping using placemats. I actually joined a giveaway on her blog to try and win one but if not, I guess maybe I'll have to try and make one instead. 
We just had a couple of baby showers at church so I'll tuck this idea away for the next one but this punch idea from Tidy Mom is so cute!
Just another hang up gives a really cute idea for making these adorable chicks to use for heating/cooling pads.

I love home decorating ideas (Not that I have room anywhere for new ideas but . . .well, I'm ready for some new things sometimes too!) Thrifty and Chic made this awesome mirror using PVC pipe.  How creative!!

I love this spring subway art from Today's Fabulous Finds
This baby blanket is so adorable - just one more sewing project on my list - this one is from Laura Thoughts.

This is a really cute craft idea for kids - a great spring break project or something for VBS too.  Check out the idea over at Mostly Food and Crafts
Enjoy Life and Love gives an easy tutorial for making a baby tag toy.

I've seen (and posted) about making the car mats before but this is a first for a race track.  This idea is from Chocolate Drool and Kisses (don't you love that name?) - I love that it can be rolled up and stored away for future use!
I just love this idea that is shared at Handprint and Footprint art - I had seen this idea last fall on one post and  couldn't find it again.  They show their version on this site and also give credit back to where they also saw it first :-)

She's Kinda Crafty shows a really adorable Easter Egg project.  It's a good thing Hobby Lobby is 45 minutes away or I might have to do a craft run . . .. maybe this weekend.  :-)
Here's another great necklace idea that I would love to make one of these days.  The idea comes from Hazel and Honeysuckle but I have seen it on other blogs as well.

This button art starting popping up a few months ago and I really like it alot.  This one for Easter is really adorable from Auntie Lolo Crafts shows one done in all pink buttons but I also saw one done in various pastels that also looked adorable.
Baseball is just around the corner and Sassy Sites shares a great idea for a treat bag for kids t-ball teams or it would also make a great Father's Day gift just by adding some tickets in the mix as well!
Just what I need, another idea for a project but when I saw this idea over at Miss Madisons Charmed Life it got me thinking.  My dining room table belonged to my parents who had it for years . .. we've had it for 9 years - it's a practical table but, sure, it could use a face lift.  This is just one idea, I've also seen one done in stripes that would be cute.  Some how I think this will be on the very bottom of my list though :-)
I'm feeling a little uncrafty lately.  I'm trying to work on some other projects going on here at home - the kitchen, the bathroom, getting ready to paint the house, and trying to get scrapbooking caught up  - and really had to let crafts go for now.  BUT I'm saving this ideas for the future and they are going to fit into my theme for next year (nope, not giving any clues!) once I'm done "simplifying" things this year!!!