Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Curtain Holdback Ideas - For A Kid's Room

Today is a quick tutorial on how to update plain holdbacks into a fun and funky look for a little girl's room. I have been updating my little girl's room and here is another idea you can try. I found these holdbacks at a yard sale for 50 cents and I couldn't pass them up.

Pic 1 - You will need holdbacks, any color boa and a hot glue gun.
Pic 2 - Dab hot glue on the holdback
Pic 3 - Gently press the boa on the glue
Pic 4 - Work in small sections by adding hot glue and wrap the boa and continue till all sections are covered. 
Pic 5 & 6 - Now you have a cool new holdback. There are so many different ways to change the look of these holdbacks. You can add glue and glitter, spray paint them or wrap them in fabric and tie them off with a ribbon. 

I am happy to be back this week after being MIA for two weeks. My little girl was sick and then I got sick. I had no energy and I had a grumpy daughter, so it's great to be back and I'm so happy to be sharing with you. I appreciate you stopping by; have a great week!



Monday, February 25, 2013

Firmoo Fashion Eyewear

Have you noticed more people are wearing glasses as a fashion statement then for prescription use?When I was growing up, wearing glasses wasn't cool and you were made fun of. However, people without vision problems are wearing glasses as a fashion now a days. Glasses have come a long way and they are modern and stylish. I love how Firmoo frames are contemporary, trendy, and come in different shapes and colors.  You can choose to have sunglasses or regular glasses made into prescription or nonprescription. The process is so easy and shipping is quick too.

The frame I chose is this grey one -

I was very impressed with the quality of the frames and the prescription lens as well. The process is so easy. First I chose my frame, then I typed in the prescription information and I was done. So, if you are ready to change your look and just would like to try Firmoo out now, here is your chance.  Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices and fashionable frames. Give them a try and let me know how you like them.



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blog Trade - Amanda From Mommy Is Coocoo

I am happy to introduce to you Amanda from Mommy is CooCoo. I love her blog name! She has some great ideas, tutorials and I just love how she is not afraid to use colors. Enjoy this post and stop by her lovely blog and follow this lovely lady.

Hello! I am Amanda and I blog at mommy is coocoo.

I'm thrilled to be guest posting at DIY 180... !

~ My blog is all about fun! ~

Whether you are laughing about the realities of marriage and motherhood or being inspired to make your everyday surroundings lovely, regardless of your budget. I hope your 2013 is off to a wonderful start. I'd like to share some of my best projects of 2012  

My madness passion for doors continued when I...
mounted this 5 panel door on to the wall in {my daughter} Pearl's Bathroom
Which coffee table do you like best?
I bought two identical coffee tables when Nanny was in need of a new table. 
See what the boring coffee tables looked like before and see which one Nanny chose here.

I love fabric! My embroidery hoop wall art  is one of my favorite things in my home.  I feel happy every time I look at it.  It's an inexpensive way to make a boring wall beautiful.  
I bought this vintage metal glider when I was shopping at a craft co-op.
Read about the transformation here.
 I showed you a detailed how to glaze tutorial when I painted my Peacock Blue Table

 4th of July pallet artwork
 I showed you how to make a Yarn-Rosette Wreath
 Reupholstered Sofa
 Check out the UGLY sofa before picture here
Finally, I completed my favorite project of 2012 
and I helped you use your imagination when I taught you how to remove a large vanity mirror.

Thank you for allowing me to share today Vanessa!  If you'd like to see what I am working on this year or learn more about the whole coocoo family head on over to

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wood Art Plaque Display

I am so happy I can share with you a sweet and easy DIY Wood Project! I have been meaning to get this up on Monday, but my little one and I have been under the weather. I am not feeling 100% well, but I feel a lot better then yesterday.

This wood project I am link up to One Tough Mother . If you have any wood project you have created, please stop by and link up today!!!

 Mission Monthly Medium

Materials you will need - 

30x6 inch rectangular wood piece
paint of any color 
brushes (to color the wood and artist paint brushes to paint designs with)
clothes pins
Mod Podge and hot glue gun
scrap paper

This wood piece use to be red so I sanded it down and used white satin by Martha Stewart. 

Next I stenciled on "My Works of Art" and free hand some flowers. Once I created the flowers I painted them. As you can see it's not perfect, but I was going for cute.

My funky flowers! I forgot to take a picture of this step, but once I was done with the flowers I took clothes pins and cut of scrap paper to size and used mod podge to adhere the paper to the clothes pins. Once the clothes pins were dry I added hot glue to the back and adhere to the wood. 

There you have it a simple wood project to make for your children. You can free up your fridge and your kids will be so happy to have somewhere to display their works of art. I appreciate you stopping by and please stop by One Tough Mother and Link up any wood project you made. Spread the word about the link party too!! Have a great weekend.


 Mission Monthly Medium

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

One Tough Mother Monthly Medium Linky Party

Mission Monthly Medium

I'm very excited to be co-hosting with Kirsten this month Monthly Medium linky party over at One Tough Mother. This month the theme is "Wood". The link party will go live at 8am EST on February 12 and run for a week. If you need some inspiration go to our Wood Project board. We just love to see what you come up with.

Here are the details of this Mission: Monthly Medium craft challenge!

- Follow One Tough Mother and DIY180 (through any social media platform or our RSS feed)
- A text link or party button for One Tough Mother somewhere in their post
- Link only the blog post, not the home page
- No Etsy shops, giveaways, or linky parties
- Share the love - visit others and invite friends!

 Mission Monthly Medium

So what are you waiting for sharing those amazing "Wood Projects"!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Dinner Meal - Quick and Easy Pasta Dish

One of my favorite meals to make is a pasta dish, because it is a fast meal to make. I usually make pasta over the weekends so we can have extra for the next night. This meal is so easy and inexpensive to make.

For this Meal you will need -
**Start out first by placing the bacon to cook as well as an entire box of spaghetti noodles in a pot of boiling water. Then it is time to make the sauce. This way when your sauce is done, so is the bacon and pasta. Also save about 1 1/2 cups of the pasta, water, and set them aside. **

1. Bacon or turkey bacon cooked. I use about 10 slices of cooked bacon for this dish.
2. One small red onion chopped and saut├ęd in a tablespoon of Olive Oil. Cook till translucent.
3. Chopped up mushrooms and toss in with the onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Use the mushrooms that you like best and add as much or little as you like. I added a cup.
4. Crumble bacon when cooked and toss in with the onions/mushrooms.

Top Right Pic - 5. Add a 1 1/14 cup of whipping cream and three tablespoons of butter. 
Bottom Right Pic - 6. Mix them together and let them sit on low heat for about 5 minutes and then toss in spinach or broccoli and stir till cooked. If the sauce becomes too dry just add a few spoonfuls of the pasta water. 
Pic to the left - Toss the cooked spaghetti noodles in the sauce till coated. If you see the pasta is not coasted well enough then add more of the pasta water to the sauce. Next add Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese to the pasta. Stir it in. Than serve immediately. 

Their you have it, a quick and easy meal that you can make in 35 minutes. Seriously, it's that easy. Try this meal out and let me know how you like it. Thank you for stopping by today and leaving me a SWEET comment. 



Friday, February 1, 2013

Ideas For A Girl's Room

Happy Friday!

I will be co-hosting with One Tough Mother a special link party starting on February 12, 2013. For the month of February we will be linking up any wood projects you may or are going to make. For some inspiration, Kirsten and I have created a Pinterest board for you! We'll start linking those creations up on Tuesday, February 12th! So mark your calendar and come out and party with us. Please pass the word around as well. Thank you!

For some inspiration, check out our Pinterest board!

Burlap Linky Party

Here is an update on a couple of easy projects I made for my little girl's room. The colors she is picked out are so cheery and bright. I love it. 

Took some colorful pom pom's and string them along to make a garland. Then I added a ribbon with a cute glittery button and Voila!  

I love these colors my sweet girl is into right now. Remember the picture frames I bought her at Hobby Lobby? It goes great with these two frames I found at Marshall's. 

I made this lovely chalkboard bottle to hold her flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and I LOVE to hear from you. Have a great weekend and keep warm.