Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Camera, Tutorials, And A Winner!

Never have I been so excited about a gift!! Hubby did really good this year! My sweet in-laws also chipped in to get me my new baby! Yes, this is me and my birthday present! Don't we look good together?:) I think we are a perfect fit! We will from now on never be apart, I will always have you around my neck, ready to shoot at a moments notice! Now that you have met my third child, here are a few projects I have been up to lately. Jen at Tatertots and Jello amazes me constantly with her creativity and ideas. She recently gave a tutorial on how to make amazing tassels out of burlap! As soon as I saw them I grabbed my laptop and went to my creating center and followed her step by step! I had everything on hand, no trips to Hobby Lobby to make this, and I plan on making tons more!! Thanks Jen!
My daughters of course had to join in, and my 7 year old asked if I would PLEASE post the tassel she made, so here is my daughters version of Jens tassels!

Tidy Mom is another blog that I love and follow! So many wonderful tips and amazing ideas! She recently posted a tutorial on how to make these adorable candy corn cookies! I have now made these for my daughters birthday party, for a church activity day, and for 2 classroom parties! They are a hit, and really easy! Make these and your kids, their classmates, and friends will think you are the coolest mom ever!

And last but not least, we have a winner for the amazing Vinyl Silhouette giveaway!!! We had a huge response, and can't wait to have some more fun giveaways in the future. Vinyl silhouettes is an amazing company and we are proud to have them as our sponsor! And the winner is.....................................

Amanda@ imperfectly beautiful!
Who said...
Wow...what an amazing product! I am absolutely in LOVE with the full body silhouettes. I know what I'm saving up for now. Maybe that's what I'll ask for for of my 4 precious kiddos! Thanks for the "kick awesome" giveaway!And hello??? Your picture wall in the entry could not be any more beautiful. I love every single thing about it! Great job.~Amanda
October 22, 2009 9:49 AM
Amanda, shoot us an e-mail at and we will get you hooked up!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Text to go with my pictures, I seem to be blogger challenged...

Here is a bunch of boring text to go with my last post.  You can skip it and just look at the pictures.  It won't hurt my feelings!
My favorite Halloween decor this year is my collection of poison and potions bottles.  The 3 large labels are Martha Stewart from Micheal's craft store.  The smaller ones are words I cut out and taped on.  The skulls and other glittered bones under the cheese tray are from the Dollar Tree, I glittered some and left some plain.  More framed M.S. scrapbook paper. 
*We are in the process of picking out granite and tile for a new kitchen backsplash so those are samples you see in the background.  :)

The pumpkin pillows and runners are all things I made.  The glitter skeleton hanging on the wreath was also from Dollar Tree.  I added the glitter.  The Halloween banner is just black card stock cut in half (one sheet makes 2 rectangles) with letters cut out from patterned paper, then stapled onto black ribbon.  I burned the edges of the ribbon so they won't fray.

Fall & Halloween Decor in Kansas City

Halloween Tree


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Framed, Silhouette, Picture Wall! / First Giveaway!

I have been wanting to create a framed photo wall for some time now, to display some of the pictures my daughters and I had taken this summer. So, the hunt was on for some cheap frames that had good lines. Here are a few that I have picked up over the past few months, none costing more than three dollars. I also wanted some oval shaped frames and was having a hard time finding any, so I came up with this solution. I bought two of these cheap plastic platters at the dollar store and painted them. I knew exactly what I wanted to put in them.

After using one can of black spray paint, here is the finished product.

I am loving the dramatic statement this makes in my entryway! I used the same paint to paint the platters that I used on my entry table.

And put these AMAZING silhouettes of my girls in them, which brings me to some exciting news!
Enchantresses Three would like to welcome our very first official sponsor, Vinyl Silhouettes!

You've seen silhouettes and you've seen vinyl. Add them together and you get a modern twist on the classical favorite - silhouettes you can apply directly to the wall, or wherever your heart desires! In my case I added them to my painted dollar store trays!

This is how they arrived. The process is so easy, I just took theses profile pictures of my daughters,

And emailed them to Vinyl Silhouettes

When they arrived, they were so easy to apply!

I took off the paper backing,

and used a gift card to gently rub on to my platter!

I do believe this is squeal worthy!


For those of you who are new to Enchantresses Three, you might not remember the fairyland that Vinyl Silhouettes created in my girls room.

YES! Those are actual silhouettes of my daughters!

I dressed them up like fairies and had a fun photo shoot with them.

These are the pictures Vinyl Silhouettes used.

To create the wall vinyl wonderland in their bedroom!

Seriously, could this company be any more AMAZING! The possibilities are endless! What a fantastic way to personalize your home!

Although they specialize in custom life size and bust silhouettes they recently started selling non-custom stock decals for which they have already been featured in the L.A. Times trendsetting article for their silverware decals.

Now for the kick awesome news! We've teamed up with Vinyl silhouettes to offer our first product giveaway! For this giveaway, we will be picking one lucky commenter to receive a custom head silhouette- person or pet- up to 20" wide.

Rules~ You must go on over to Vinyl silhouettes website, look through their amazing idea gallery, and come back and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite product is!

It is that easy!

This giveaway will go through Wednesday Oct. 28th!

I am linking my photo wall up to Kimba's DIY party!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Isn't She Loverly?

We are finally done with our china cabinet, and I think she turned out better then I had imagined!

We scored the deal of the century on this one!  We love you Craigslist!

I would first like to thank my hunk of a hubby for all the help he gave me on this project! I had the inspiration, he  had the brawn, and the tools (this thing is freakin HEAVY!)

And of course I have to thank my new best friend Mr. spray gun, if it had not been for you, I would still be painting in all those nooks and crannies!:)
Drumroll please!!!!

I think the old man we bought her from would be proud with what we transformed his Momma's china cabinet into!:)


Is it possible to be in love with a piece of furniture?

I distressed her just a little with some sand paper

I might do just a little more

And here she is wearing all her accessories.

I shopped my house, and this is what I came up with.

Hubby says I have to wait at least a week untill I buy something else on Craigslist to redo.

Don't think I will ever find a deal like this again!  But that's not going to keep me from trying!:)

I am linking this post to A Soft Place To Land, for Kimba's DIY day and
And finally to The Shabby Nest for Wendy's frugal friday party