Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Ruffled Daisy

I have an amazing new website!  I am going to be offering ONE AMAZING deal ONCE a week and then when it’s gone, it’s gone.  These are all items handmade by me.

I’d love for you to check it out and be a follower if you like what you see!


The Ruffled Daisy Logo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I SPY – Jelly Beans!

It’s a tradition in our family for the Easter Bunny to hide jelly beans around the house.  My mom started it when I was a little girl and I have done it ever since.  My hubby thought I was nuts the first year I did it when he was around.

The kids LOVE it though!

Unfortunately, at 11:00 at night, the pics aren’t the best.

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On top of the gumball machine!  I’m sure Parker will be the first to find these!  Ever since I filled it with gumballs, that’s the first stop he makes in the morning.  And if you’re wondering if I give him one as soon as he wakes up?  Maybe…depends on my mood!


This is on the shelf above the gumball machine by the front door.  I knew there was a reason I hadn’t put candles back in the votive holders.


These are in the corner of my photo frames.

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I’m wondering how many of these will be in the same spot when we wake up?  The cat may get a little curious tonight….

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These are sure to be found.  They’re on each bar stool…


I must say, I LOVE this tradition that my mother started no matter how “silly” my hubby thinks it is.  Hopefully it will be something that is done with my grandchildren someday :)

What are some of your traditions?

Easter Egg Hunt

What’s Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids…


It always surprises me how MUCH shorter I am than my hubby.  WOW!


All of the little ones under three got to go first.  Parker did a really good job.  I really thought his nervousness around people would have kept him from getting any but it didn’t.  I don’t even think he noticed anything but the eggs on the ground.

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This one…I couldn’t keep up with in order to get a good pick!  Obviously the older they get…they dart for the eggs!

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It didn’t take long for them to find a spot and dig in to all the goodies!

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Once again, Alysia didn’t get in any shots but one :(

Happy Easter to all of you!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and and an even better Easter Sunday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Etsy Shop!

Many of you may not know about my other crafty blog, Patchwork Creations.  It features my Makia Creations crafts and will have more of my own crafts in the near future.  It’s a really cool concept.  You should go check it out!

Do you see an item of mine that you REALLY wanted but are unable to have a craft show of your own to make it?

You’re in luck!!

I have created a Patchwork Creationz Etsy Shop where you can buy all of my crafts already made for you!

How cool is that?!

You can go HERE or, to make it easy, you can get there through the link on my sidebar!

Go check it out if ya want!

It’s Mine Now!

Hubby FINALLY agreed to me buying a Silhouette SD!


And, I get the biggest rhinestone bundle with it that you could ever imagine!!


The awesome Silhouette SD and Rhinestone bundle promo from April 21st-April 26th!  Go HERE to get yours!

For $229, you get:

  • A Silhouette SD
  • The Rhinestone starter kit
  • 3 additional packs of rhinestones
  • And 1 Pick Me Up tool

This Rhinestone Bundle includes:

  • The Silhouette SD
  • 2 sheets of rhinestone template material
  • 2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
  • 2 rhinestone backing boards
  • 1 rhinestone placement brush
  • 1 CD of rhinestone images
  • 1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
  • 1 Pick-Me-Up tool

This is an incredible deal worth $125 in savings!

AND… All things Rhinestone at Silhouette are 30% off (yes, you read that right! Thirty-freaking-percent off! That is, like, unheard of.)

Stay tuned….cute projects are sure to come ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brown Sack Easter Nest

I saw this nest in the Country Living magazine and thought I would try my hand at it. 
Supplies needed:
Bowl the size that you want your nest
Brown paper sack
Saran wrap
Mod Podge
Cut your brown paper bag into thin strips and of varying lengths.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Put some Mod Podge in a bowl and throw the paper strips in and toss until they are coated thoroughly.  {It’s gonna be messy!}
Wrap your upside down bowl in plastic wrap and start laying the strips around it to form a base.
At this point I was being very neat and realized it wasn’t going to be messy like a bird’s next.
After you get the base it all covered, take the remaining paper strips and jump glop then on the base.  Spread around until it looks messy and let it sit to dry for 12 hours.
Then, my friend, is a wonderful bird’s nest!
Fill it with some Easter grass and some pretty eggs and your all set!
This would be a project that the kids would love helping with!

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Happy Day!

It’s the day I get to show you all the newest creations from Makia Creations!

This is my favorite!

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Go to My Makia Creations Blog to find out more about it and for two more!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Random GOOD Stuff

I sure you know The Pioneer Woman.  If you don’t, you really are missing out.  You should go check out her blog!

She also has a “new to me” cookbook.  I think it’s been out for close to a year now but I just got mine in the mail today!!

The recipes in it look AMAZING!  And just like her blog, there is a photo of every step.  Makes it so much more fun to do the cooking, I think!! 

And it talks about her life on the ranch. 

It really is a must read!

You should get it!


Do you know what these are?


Before I met my hubby, I had no clue.


Let me start by saying I have never liked mushrooms.  Something about eating a fungus I guess.  And the fact that it’s a texture thing.  I think button mushrooms are slimy.  EWWWW….

Anyways, these are WONDERFUL mushrooms!!  Seriously!  My seven year old that doesn’t eat anything, loves them!

You can only hunt them this time of the year and they are very hard to find.  If you find a spot that has them, KEEP IT A SECRET!  They’re that much of a rarity, obviously.

Last week, my hubby found a small bunch.  Enough to whet our appetite for future ones.  He’s out hunting for more as we speak.  Hopefully, we’ll have some ready for dinner!



This of course is just too cute to keep to myself.  It was lunch time and Parker lined his trains up on the barstools and said “BITE”!  They were all obviously ready for some food!

Too cute!


Friday, April 15, 2011

“Hammer Time”

When you have boys, all they want to do is play with tools.  Parker’s favorite at the moment…



LOVE the tongue!

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Time for the BIG hammer now…


Well looky here!  James decided to come home from his friends’ house to play with us.  The neighbors are usually soooo much “cooler” than us. 

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Big Daddy even came out to play!  It’s a happy day!!


LOOK MOMMA!  I found something else….

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LOVE this pic soooo much!


Weird!  Parker is mad at James?!  He always is…

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See all that dirt?  It’s gonna be my garden.  I’m hoping to get some plants bought and planted tomorrow.  That’ll be another post in and of itself.