Saturday, July 2, 2016

Meg vs. Father's Day: Necktie Cookies

This is ridiculously late, but for Father's Day we wanted to make a gift for the men that teach in our primary classes at church. We couldn't think of anything good that we could make on our very small budget, so we just decided to go with sugar cookies. I made ties, and our primary president made cute little circles that said "Thank you," and then we packaged them up in plastic bags with paper toppers.

Here was my part:

Piped in white

All decorated and drying

As always, I used my favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes from the amazing Sue at Munchkin Munchies. They seem to have been a hit with the men, and my boys were more than pleased with the broken and leftovers.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Meg vs. The Entryway: Just like I envisioned!

It isn't very often that I make my decor turn out the way I imagine it from the beginning. Such a thing requires me both finding what I am looking for and finding it cheap or on sale. But it happened in this one little corner.

Here's how it looked when we moved in. (Complete with mess.)

First order of business: take down those weird hooks and paint the walls. Then add a shoe cabinet from Ikea that I had liked for a long time.

Make sure little guy also approves.

Add a couple of spray painted Ikea frames, a Wal-Mart mirror, and leave it for several months.

Finally find a coat rack on clearance at Sam's Club, and spray paint the pole.

Voila! A little blurry (got to stop taking these pictures on my phone).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Back for More?

It has been a long time. My husband tells me I should document what we're doing to our house here in Texas now that we've settled in and are working little by little on making it ours. I added our new to-do list, and am using another tab to keep track of fun things to do with my kiddos around here, but I'm not feeling too ambitious so we'll see where I go from here!