Author archives: Maysem

Target Dress Makeover

In less than a month we have a family wedding. My husband’s brother is getting married, and of course Suraya is the flower girl! I really had no intention of making anything because I felt like making a flower girl dress may just be out of my league. I had planned on buying an already made beautiful dress. Then one day as the girls and I were shopping at Target, […]

DIY Vintage Cake Stand

A few weeks ago I had gone shopping at a resale shop in the downtown of a nearby town. It’s called the Carousel Shop. I love this little shop because you can find vintage pieces at thrift shop prices! It’s fairly small, but almost every time I do go there I find some wonderful treasures. On this one trip, a couple of my treasures consisted of a vintage glass light […]

DIY Vintage Tinted Jars

I did a little experimenting with tinting glass to make them look vintage. If you’ve been following my blog, you may know I love anything vintage or vintage looking. Also, you may have figured out that I love mason jars and that I always recycle jars. There all sorts of things… practical and beautiful things… that can be done with jars. One of them is tinting them to look like […]

Jungle Theme Birthday Cake

This past Saturday, my friend Jenan had a birthday party for her son Sulayman’s first birthday. It was a jungle themed birthday party. Jenan put together an adorable dessert table. She asked me to make the cake and cupcakes. A six inch cake and mini cupcakes. Going around the cake are fondant silhouettes of the same animals used in the party decor: giraffe, alligator, tiger, and lion. Each animal was […]

Mother's Day: Anthropologie Inspired Vase

If you know my mom, other than her plants, you know how much my mom loves her 1980’s Italian ceramics. You will find her collection throughout the house. Growing up, you better have been very careful not to touch… actually not to get too close to her lovely ceramics. Boy did my siblings and I hate them… and we certainly still do! Sorry mom! LOL! For all the Anthropologie lovers out […]

Be Inspired, Inspire Others [Mother's Day Ideas]

Does everyone know what they are doing for their moms on Mother’s Day? I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing for my mom… but I do have some ideas. I know I don’t have much time so I better get moving! In case you are in the same boat as I am, here are some ideas I found around the web that I thought are adorable. Ruffles & […]

Give Mom Some TLC!

How creative and cool are these tape measure bracelets? I oh so love these bracelets and just want one now!! That’s exactly what I told Mindie over at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo. Well, my wish was Mindie’s command! (hehe) Look what she sent me…. My very own tape measure bracelet! You rock Mindie!! Aren’t the charms adorable! Mindie also included one of her handmade whisk charms as […]

Teacher Appreciation: Apple Stamped Totes

I had first seen the idea of stamping with apples a couple years ago on Martha Stewart’s website. Since then I’ve seen it all over the web! I loved it from the moment I did see it and been meaning to use it, but I never got around to it. I always thought how fun it would be to use it for a teacher gift. So finally here it is… […]

Teacher Appreciation: Chalkboard Pencil Holder

Monday I showed you how to make No. 2 pretzel pencils. Today I’m going to share with you how I’ve decided to package them. After contemplating on a couple of ideas, I decided to go with a “pencil holder” after seeing this wonderful idea over at the Rachel Berry Blog which I also shared with you in the previous post. I really loved the wording and design that was used […]

Be Inspired, Inspire Others

Today I want to share with you some cute and creative Teacher Appreciation gifts from fellow bloggers. Get ready for some creativity folks! I was head over heals for Dixie Delights’ picked strawberries gift! The strawberries were freshly picked, packaged using a recycled cherry tomatoes container… and for the finish a cute label that says “I couldn’t have picked a better teacher!” Now, how cute is that? Cute and healthy! […]