{Summer} wreath


I can cross another thing off my Summer Bucket List!! I got crafty the other night and made my summer wreath. I think it turned out pretty cute and for less than $10 I think it is even cuter!!


I found a wreath form at the dollar store. Already had the “G” initial that I picked up at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off for less than $2. Bought 3 spools of ribbon, also half off and the windmills were .49 cents!!

Pulled out my trusty glue gun and just started gluing! Took me about 15 mins and voila! my creation on the front door!! Fun & Easy!


what do you think?

xoxo, mamabird

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all crafts Homemade Projects ~ Add Yours {6/28}

Chalkboard Easel {up-cycling}


This week is VBS at church and our theme is Shake It Up Café. I am in charge of snacks and so I thought I would make a few decorations to add to the theme of the café!


I took this old train table top (it was in the recycling pile!) and spray painted it with krylon chalkboard paint.


It worked  perfect! It was already cut in half. Then I had Hubs drill 4 holes in the top of it and I threaded some cute ribbon through and tied tight!
That was it!! Isn’t that nifty?! I can use this for parties, in the kitchen all over!!

I LOVE my up-cycling!!
xoxo, mamabird

Summer Crafts for kids {Ideas?}

What an awesome list The Long Thread has compiled of 50 Summer Crafts with kids. I am thinking that if I could get in 1 a week I would be ecstatic. I think we will attempt that. 1 a week and I will link you to the tutorial that inspired the craft and what we actually did! FUN times!!

Please feel free to leave your craft ideas in the comments. Jack is almost 4. I don’t mind if it’s messy and the more creative the better!!!

Art in the Park {jack’s art}


Loving the Rainbow

Every Spring, 1st Pres Pre-school has

“Art in the Park” this is where the kids (really the teachers schlep all the stuff out and hang it via clothes pins in massive April winds!) display their lovely art work for all the school to see, along with the town!

This year was a little random, with pumpkins and snowmen but, still it was all cute. Here are a few highlights of my precious boy, Jack age 3. ART.



j’s is the 2nd from the left. The Halloween themed canvas!


Snowman (mulch) Graveyard

xoxo, Mama Bird

MAY {poles}


I do hope the old saying “ April showers bring May flowers” is true! Let’s WELCOME MAY with an ode to the May Pole!!

Chris over at Celebrations at Home did a fantab post on Maypoles and all the fun, festive things you can do with them! I had to share that I created my very own “maypole” for my God daughter to carry in my wedding! I LOVED the idea of her waving beautiful ribbons as she walked down the isle!


SO, wish I had this still! Wonder if my sweet Olivia still has it hanging in her room?

Happy May Flowers!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Easter Treats!

Easter is just around the corner! I have been working on our Easter Egg Hunt at church and completely forgot to plan for my own Easter celebration! Looking around at some of my fav spots I have seen some great ideas and love to put them all in one spot!


peep sushi

Peep Sushi

Adorable Spring Crispy Pops from Glorious Treats

Bunny Tails!! from eighteen25

Veggie Flower Bouquet Treat by LivingLocurto.com

Veggie bouquet by Living Locurto

Easter Basket cupcakes via Tori Spelling @torianddean on twitter

easter egg crayons henry happened

Easter Crayons by Henry Happened

Easter Lollipops


Here is a pic of last years pops. I haven’t started making them yet! oops….

My buds over at Sugarbomb Bakery

shared a great recipe with real fruit juice.

Go check them out!!

I am IN LOVE with ALL of these ideas!!

What am I going to do for Jack’s Easter Party?

What are you excited about this EASTER?

Mama Bird

Happy Home

I had to share this great idea that I saw via Roots & Wings, via SugarDoodle, via  Chicken Babies who is the ORIGINAL creator of the Happy House.


How cute is this?  I love the idea of sharing with your children how building each other up is a great thing. Jack just turned 3 and the MIL gave Hubs all his old legos! What a perfect time to build our own Happy House!

I am sharing this with everyone I know! In fact I think it would be a great thing to do with j’s class. I really feel like showing them the concept of what a finished product looks like and then breaking it down and allow them to build it back up by building up their friends, using their manners, being good listeners, sharing, all great ways for them to learn. I just LOVE it!! I think I will make something fun for them next week. Hum? What to build that boys and girls will get excited about? I will have to think…. Will re-post with the school one next week.

Have a great week/end Labor Day! We are heading to the BEACH!! Praying Earl doesn’t wreck havoc.

xoxo, Mama Bird

Color… {chalkboard paint}

I can not wait for this craft project! I just. found COLOR chalkboard paint. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this before?!


I am going to paint one wall in the playroom mercantile red  mercantile%20red

and in the kitchen I am going to paint the short wall between the entry to the next room .

 italian%20kitchen                  bakery%20green

   itailian kitchen                 bakery green

Which one do you guys like best? My kitchen is a pumpkin color with black and stainless.

The loco for the board will be perfect as it is where I have a current message board and calendar. It will be great to be able to jot messages as well as grocery list.