July’s Photo Challenge/ Photo a Day

July’s Photo Challenge/Photo a Day..

I’ve had so much fun doing these photo challenges these past few months I have totally neglected posting my DIY’s..You all know by now I am full of excuses..Summer is a crazy busy time with 4 kiddos running a muck..But the nice thing about the challenges is it keeps my creativity going and also grounded in accomplishing a monthly goal I have set out for myself. It may seem small in the big aspect of this crazy world but with a whirl wind of craziness around me, this I can do! AND enjoy doing it!


If you use Instagram and would like to participate please #julyphotofb

If you would like to just jump in and share please post on here or share with your friends for something fun to do between each other!

This is all for fun and to keep your mind moving, creative juices rolling and cameras clicking..


June’s Photo Challenge

Here is June’s Photo Challenge..Better late than never with only 2 days left in May..

I love that these challenges have kept my eyes open to so many different things when I am looking for “that” picture of the day..It keeps the imagination moving and always turning, as Alice from Wonderland says.. “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast…..”


Instagram Users, Upload your photo to Instagram, change it up add filters, experiment,  #junephoto in the caption so others can see your photos

Create an album on Facebook upload your pics there for others to see..



May Photo Challenge

Here are day 1 and day 2’s pictures for this month challenge. Feel free to add your own..I hope everyone is enjoying this month so far!

APRIL Challenge

So I have been doing a photo a day challenge for this past month and asked my friend Dani if she’d like to do one with me for April…So we decided since we are having so much fun with the March one we would try our hand at making this April challenge.. So here is our April Photo a Day Challenge for anyone who would like to join us..

Busy with Cakes

So this weekend was a busy one with 2 cake orders for little bits 1st and 2nd birthdays..One was a Barney cake and NO WHERE sells Barney stuff anymore..I searched high and low an about 6 stores to no avail..Yes, I could have ordered online but it was a last minute order and didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for Barney..So I decided I’ll just make him out of fondant…The 2nd cake was Mr. Potato Head, that I could find everywhere but again decided nah I’ll do it up right and make the whole cake the Potato..So here are my 2 creations both last minute to the wire get them to the party on time….



Our school has a Bake a Book cake auction to raise money, the idea is to bake any cake but it has to be in the theme of a book, so this year was my Deider’s year to pick a book, he picked his Angry Birds Doodle book for me to make a cake from…My eldest sons birthday was a week later and he requested the same cake for his birthday at school..well I totally flaked and at 6:00pm Thursday before his Friday school birthday he says “mom are you going to make my cake for school tomorrow?” PANIC mode set in because I totally forgot they celebrate on Friday if the birthday is on the weekend…So instead of a cake he got Angry Bird cupcakes..birds are made out of fondant..



8 Days…


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Whoa!! Times flies when you’re having fun??? Hmmm fun? Not so much fun just busy with day to day things and my baby brother coming in town..So lets see, what should I add for 8 days?? A couple new jewelry … Continue reading

Sweet Peas & Nest

So I have a new obsession thanks to my awesome friends who pin things at me on Pinterest and say “Can you make this??” or someone will comment on a pin and say “ask Hope bet she could make that” I love my peeps!! So what do sweet peas and nest have to do with making things?? Jewelry!!!

I’m waiting for cooper wire to be restocked so I can play with it as well. So far my nest are just silver and gold with random stones and pearls I have laying around.. Here a few of my nest and one added to a necklace for a Mama to be..

Birds Nest

Mama to Be Necklace

Baby Haynes

Now with the sweet peas.. I had an old wool sweater laying around and decided to cut the arm off and felt the material to make the pea pod..Felting is super simple, all you have to is wash an old wool sweater in hot water and agitate it to get the fibers to shrink and then throw it in the dryer and WhaLa FELT! I then cut it down to size for a pod, strung my green stones on a 20 gage silver wire and sewed the felt around the wire to create the sweet pea necklace..Had some scrape silver laying around cut out a leaf and wham a one of a kind new necklace…

Sweet Pea

Every time I look at it, it makes me sing ” Sweet Pea, Apple of my Eye

Sweet Pea Pod

So now you all are privy to my newest obsession, If you see something on pinterest that you think might catch my eye or your eye and want me to take a stab at it let me know!! You all keep my juices rolling and Night Owlness going!