Thursday, March 31, 2011

A little Planner Makeover!

I have been reading Organize Now! by Jennifer Berry and I love all the great ideas that she gives to help simplify and organize your life!! One of the suggestions is how to use a daily/monthly planner to help keep your life in order. Of course being a teacher, mother, and wife means my planner is like my bible, I can't live without it! For some reason I picked a boring, down right not exciting planner for this year. Why? I don't know I guess I must of been in a hurry when buying it and didn't think twice, so I decided it was time to give it a make over.

I started by choosing two coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper, some ribbon, and a few number stickers.

Next, I cut the scrap book paper to size and using Modge Podge I stuck it to the front of my planner. Then using my decorative scissors I cut my second piece of scrapbook paper and used my Modge Podge and layered it on top of the first scarp book paper.

Now, I was ready to add my decorative ribbon. I began by weaving it in and out through the existing three ring wholes that were already in the planner and tied a nice bow at the bottom.

Finally, I added my number stickers to label the current year, and there you have it a Planner Makeover.

This is much better than the boring, ugly planner I was using, don't you think?

Today I am linking up with these great blogs:

Catch a Glimpse Button


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fashion Wednesday!!

Today I am linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy, Nina at Momma Go Round, and No Model Lady's All Dressed Up. They are super fun linking parties every Wednesday! You must join in on the fun and get great fashion ideas as well!!


Gray Cords- Gap
Black & Gray Long Sleeve Top- Cabi
Black Tie Pull over- Cabi
Black Dansko Mary Janes- Local boutique


Hudson Jean's- Nordstrom
Black & Polka dot Bow Tie Top- Forever 21
Black Cardigan- Target (old!)
Black Ballet Flats- Forever 21


Jeans- American Eagle
Blue Polka Dot Cardigan- American Eagle (OLD)
Blue Top- Target
Boots- Steve Madden


Black Pants- Gap
White Tank- Target
Stripped Gray & white ruffle top- Quicksilver store
Red flats- Target
Necklace- Made by ME!


Black Tights- Target
Black Flats- Forever 21
Brown Dress- Target (OLD)
Black Cardigan- Old Navy

Tuesday Evening:
Heading out for a nice run & then off to kickboxing!

Running Shoes- Finish line
Work out pants- Old navy
Tank- Target


Denim Sailor Pants-American Eagle (OLD!)
Blue Tank- American Eagle
Flower top- ?? (maybe charolette Russe)
Brown Wedge shoes- Steve Madden
White Cardigan- Nordstrom

I am linking up with these blogs:

the pleated poppy blog

Momma Go Round

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday~Cheesy Chicken Roll Ups

These are very yummy, super easy, quick, and great for a spring dinner!

What You Need:
8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
1/2 cup Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, chopped

Make It:
HEAT oven to 350°F. Top tortillas with salsa and chicken. Fold in opposite sides of tortillas, then roll up burrito-style.

PLACE, seam-sides down, in 8-inch square baking dish. Top with cheese.

BAKE 15 min. or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with lettuce and tomatoes.

What are you having for dinner tonight?

Today I am linking up with these great blogs, check them out!

Beauty and Bedlam

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just a little something

This weekend was wonderful!! I had hoped I would've accomplished more as far a crafts but I did get a lot of other things done. I have been reading Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry. This is a great book and it has given me great tips to help organize my life. I have always thought of myself as being very organized but this book has made me realize that I can be much more organized. I did spend the weekend reading and working on organizing which made me just as happy as crafting!!

I know I am crazy!! I did take a little time to make this necklace that I just love!! It is very simple and adds a pop of color to my outfit!

Here is a shot of the outfit I wore it with today!

Today I am linking up with these blogs, hope you enjoy!

Craft Couture

Craft Couture

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ribbon flower bows!

Last night I only had about 2o minutes to get a little crafting done so I made a Ribbon flower hair bow. These are so fast and easy that I probably could have made 2 more with my 2o minute time frame but my little one was begging me to read her a few stories and of course I couldn't say No.

My little one wore this one to school today and she looked adorable as always.

Click here for the a simple tutorial on making these great ribbon flowers!

Happy Friday everyone! I am looking forward to this weekend, not because of the great weather we are going to have, yes the forecast is more rain and wind! However with this weather it will give me the opportunity to stay inside and craft!

Today I am linking up with these blogs:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just a little something for your hair

Things have been very busy around our house lately and I've not had a lot of time to craft this week. Luckily parent conferences will be done this Friday and things at home should slow down a bit, I was able to find a little time to quickly whip out a few ruffled headbands.

These are super fast and SUPER easy! I can't wait to make more. I even thought of making one for all the girls in my classroom for Easter. Then again it has just been a thought so we'll see what happens with that.

Today I am linking up with these great blogs, check them out!

Catch a Glimpse Button


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fashion Wednesday!!

Today I am linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy and No Model Lady's All Dressed Up. They are both super fun linking parties every Wednesday! You must join in on the fun and get great fashion ideas as well!!

Thursday (St. Patrick's Day):

Hudson Jeans- Nordstrom

White tank- American Eagle

Green Sweater- Target

Necklace- Cookie Lee


Jeans- American Eagle

Black & White strip top- Marshall's

Black Cardigan- Target

Black Belt- Forever 21

Black rosette ballet flats- Forever 21

Necklace- Cookie Lee

Saturday (A cold day in Monterey):

The Hubby & I

Seven Jeans- Nordstrom

Black Tank- Target

Gray Cardigan- Old Navy

Black Flats- Target

Black Jacket- ???


A Family Photo in Monterey with Sun!!! :)

Lucky Jeans- Lucky Store

Brown Flats- DSW

White Tank- American Eagle

Floral top- Target

Green boyfriend Cardigan- Target


Black Pants- Gap

Black Tank- Target

Peach top- Marshall's

Black Belt- Forever 21

Black Sweater- Old Navy

Headband- Made by ME!!


Black pants- ??? I've had them forever

Black tank- American Eagle

Blue rosette tank- ??

Black Sweater- Gap (Very OLD!!)

Dansko MaryJanes- Local boutique


Black Leggings- Forever 21

Tunic- Forever 21

Boots- Steve Madden

I am EXTREMELY tired of winter I am more than ready to get out my spring clothing, however, it is once again pouring rain and the winds are crazy. As I look back now I see that I wore a lot of black this week, I think that is due to the fact that I am mourning over the lack of spring weather!! The moment I walked out the door I realized trying to do anything with my hair was a total waste of time. I sure hope spring will be here very soon!!

the pleated poppy blog