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A Year of “going out” by Staying in! A few ideas on Pinterest led me to make Matt a little homemade Christmas gift.

A Year of “going out” by Staying in!

Due to our CRAZY schedules, I thought I needed to do something to make “date nights” I priority. But, getting a sitter AND spending money on a fun night out gets SUPER expensive, SUPER fast. So, take a look at what I made… Each page has a sealed envelope that has a fun “date” for us. It includes things like… January: Movie Night (with candy and popcorn) February: Wine & Cheese Tasting March: Game Night April: “One of the Guys” Night (video games, pizza & wings) May: Make a Yummy Dessert Together June: Picnic in the backyard July: VIP Lounge August: Ice Cream Sundaes in the Kiddie Pool September: Jammies, Snacks and Shows in bed October: Pumpkin Carving/Painting while sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes November: Go through my Project Life and talk about the blessings of our year December: Drink Peppermint Mochas while we make Peanut Butter Balls and listen to our favorite Christmas music.

Blog de critique: Coup de coeur DIY de la semaine #1. Une nouvelle rubrique arrive sur le blog, il s'agit des "Coups de cœur DIY de la semaine".

Blog de critique: Coup de coeur DIY de la semaine #1

DIY, si vous ne connaissez pas c’est l’abréviation de Do-It-Yourself en anglais, que l’on pourrait traduire par « fais le par toi même ». Chaque semaine, j'essayerai de vous présenter des DIY sympas et faciles trouvés sur le web, avec le lien du site d'origine où vous y trouverez toutes les indications si vous souhaitez vous lancer. Voici donc les cinq DIY de cette semaine : # Bijoux Sur le blog Les nœuds de Justine vous trouverez ce super tuto pour réaliser une collier inspiré des colliers IRM Design . Le Paper Globe — a DIY paper terrestrial globe. Hair Tutorial: braided 'do. I know I said I would post this hair tutorial yesterday, but obviously I'm a no good liar because today is not yesterday, it's today.

Hair Tutorial: braided 'do

This hairstyle is basically the same thing as milkmaid braids, only modified to up the volume and lessen the big part in the back. Pretty Side French Braid low Updo Hair Tutorial Fashion. I wore a more relaxed version of this hair style in an outfit post in June of 2009 but for reasons unbeknownst to me, I never did a tutorial for it.

Pretty Side French Braid low Updo Hair Tutorial Fashion

Recently though, a few of my lovely readers have asked for it …so here it is. Enjoy! If you can’t see the video go to: Pretty Side French Braid Updo * * * it would be so pretty with flowers pinned in * * * * . . . wearing the braid out . . . . . . and a few days ago, I wore it more casually, with straight hair . . . My bro took these last four the other day …the ones above these four, I took …from the reflection in the mirror, which didn’t turn out as fantastic, for obvious reasons. Hair Romance. Hair Romance is a wonderful blog dedicated to all things hair related, where Christina, a super lovely australian blogger, offers a lot of valuable hair advice.

Hair Romance

A few words from Christina : "I believe your hair is your best accessory. We want you to love your hair and to have fun styling your hair. Your hair is your headsuit and we want you to be well dressed at all times. " During the month of May 2011, she posted a hairstyle everyday. She created 30 gorgeous hairstyles in 30 days!

Her hairstyle challenge has been so popular that she designed tutorials for all the hairstyles in an easy reference ebook. She says that the hairstyles are easy to master and that if she can do it, we can do it too. You can buy the ebook here - it's only $9.95 and it's totally worth it! And until Sunday, June 26th 2011, you can win it! Christina is generously giving away an ebook to one lucky winner! DIY Project: How to Make Glitter Playdough. Day #2 of Bird-Day Week: Angry Birds Can Toss Game. I have thrown quite a few parties, but most of them have been for little girls.

Day #2 of Bird-Day Week: Angry Birds Can Toss Game

This week our party will be for boys...lots and lots of little boys. Very active little boys. I need activities. Lots of activities. Not coloring and art projects like I do for my daughters parties...I need lots of hands I think these turned out really cute! I started spray painting the cans, which gave a nice smooth finish, but the color just wasn't right. These paints are awesome. The glamourai. A CUP OF JO. Vintage Marquee DIY. This series of Movie Night Posts is sponsored by Skinny Cow.

Vintage Marquee DIY

When we were brainstorming ideas for movie night decorations we kept coming back to vintage marquees and movies signs. So we put together this DIY using foam core and poster board. This would be awesome in a driveway or on the front of a house telling people where the movie night is. My friend Brooke told me about these strands of super cheap globe lights from Target, which makes the whole project really affordable. While the materials aren’t too expensive this took us a whole afternoon to make.

Complete instructions and dowload are after the jump. Materials Needed: 1/8″ Foamcore, Box Cutter and Exacto, Poster Board, Free Printable template (download here), scotch tape, packing tape, ruler, string of lights (take the box apart for the circle template), spray paint. Step 1: Download the free template It has the word “MOVIE” and an arrow. By Jordan Ferney and Alexis Birkmeyer. DIY projects. Confetti Triangle Invitations by Joke Vande Gaer Living in China, I come across some of the most amazing packaging.

DIY projects

I’ve been seeing a lot of mini triangle shaped packaging lately: milk, black beans, tea, seaweed…It inspired me to create these triangle confetti invitations. DIY projects. DIY Circus Party Hats.

DIY projects

DIY projects. Paper Gemstone Crown by Kitiya Palaskas Here’s a fun and sparkly accessory that’s perfect for all of those upcoming holiday parties!

DIY projects

I made mine out of various shades of gold paper – but it would be fun to experiment with different colors of the rainbow. To start this easy project, use our template to make a bunch of paper gemstones.