Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pajama Party #10

Here we are, getting back into the swing of things with my Pajama Party.

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Please link up any projects you have been working on.

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. I have all my buttons on my buttons page. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs during the week. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pajama Party #9

Here we are, getting back into the swing of things with my Pajama Party.

Life in my PJs

Please link up any projects you have been working on.

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. I have all my buttons on my buttons page. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs during the week. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!


Life In My Pjs is now on FACEBOOK!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iPhone Art

Last night after my son fell asleep, I was looking at his hands. It’s amazing how much those little hands grow and so quickly! Just a few months ago we had done some hand imprint art and they were already bigger!

I had my iPhone with me and I snapped a few pictures. (Luckily the flash didn’t wake him). I just wanted the memory of his hand and the size. And of course, holding my finger like this:

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Later on I decided I would make some art from it. I have an app called FX PhotoStudio ( one of many picture apps I happen to have) and I loaded the picture in there. I cropped the picture to my liking and then added the effect called Color Charcoal Sketch and ended up with this:

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Uploaded it this morning to my computer while syncing the phone. Stuck it in Photoshop quickly to add the date and here is the finished picture ( date in very bottom right corner)

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I then printed it on 4x6 photo paper and here it is:

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I think it came out so beautiful! Took me about 5 minutes of my time and was free. On my next dollar store or thrift store trip, I will find the perfect frame for it. Right now I have it leaning against some candle sticks in my office. Its just the perfect picture of mama and baby (or almost 4 year old) love.

Linking to all the great parties found on my Link Party Page!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pajama Party #8

Here we are, getting back into the swing of things with my Pajama Party.

Life in my PJs

Please link up any projects you have been working on.

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. I have all my buttons on my buttons page. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs during the week. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!


Life In My Pjs is now on FACEBOOK!

Child Safety Tip

This may be something you already do, but after recently watching the Primetime with Jaycee Dugard, it really got me thinking.

These days with so many smart phones out there, or phones that take pictures, its really easy to snap a picture of your child before you leave the house. God forbid they get lost or worse, no one can predict the frame of mind, as a parent. It’s very easy to say…I would do this or I would do that. However, I have learned in my life, that personally, you just never know. I said that about completely different situation years (and years and years) ago and then I found myself in said situation and reacted differently.

So recently, I have started to take a quick picture, with my phone, before my son leaves to go to any crowded place. Amusement park, the zoo, even the mall. That way you have THE most recent picture of your child and the clothing they had on that day, already with you to give to the proper people.

I hope this doesn’t seem too somber, I just think its better to be overly prepared, than not.



Weigh Loss??

I need to lose some weight. I was wondering if there was anyone out there that was trying to lose weight, has been losing weight, has lost a lot of weight or just needs some motivation and support? I have a good friend that I talk to almost daily about the exercise portion. I need more support with the food portion. I notice that I eat when I am bored, or during certain times of the month. Sometimes I just want something specific so badly. The more I exercise the more I notice that the food cravings aren’t as bad, which is good. But I still need more support.

Does anyone want to be a food buddy? You can leave a comment here or email me directly at lucybeancouture@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Why I Was Gone So Long

I’ve been doing a lot this past 6 months. I have a dream of opening a bakery one day. I decided that I would work on that dream. I am going to start an online bakery, next year.

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For the past 6 months I have been baking like crazy. Mainly cupcakes, but as time goes on, I have tried new things like decorated cookies and mini pies. I have always loved to bake and thought…why not do something I love ALL the time? So here are a few cupcakes I have been working on:

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Banana Cupcake/Peanut Butter Frosting

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcake/Chocolate Frosting

french toast

French Toast Cupcake/Maple Frosting

red velvet

Red Velvet Cupcake/Cream Cheese Frosting

These were all sent to friends who agreed to test them for me. For taste, packaging, presentation upon arrival, etc. I still have a lot of work to do, but with each new batch, I am learning new things, especially about how to package them to arrive looking as close to how they left as possible. I think we are getting closer. It’s very exciting and a little scary too.

I’ll be opening the bakery after we move next year. I would love to move before Bubs starts kindergarten so he is settled in one school and doesn’t have to switch. I think that’s very important, at least to me it was when I was little. We moved a few times and I was always scared I would have to leave my friends. So I am waiting until we move to start this adventure.

Life In My Pjs is now on FACEBOOK!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Popsicle Stick Sewing Basket

I hope you all had a safe and Happy 4th Of July! Here is the project that got me back into the crafting swing of things:

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I’m so in love with this box! It is just so cool! Starz had Burlesque on, so I listened to some Cher and Christina and went to work. I just love how it turned out!  When shut, you can’t tell that it opens. Its looks like a great piece of art!

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But it does open! I don’t know what I will be filling it with yet, but its going to get something special in it.

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Here is a view of the inside:

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One of the best parts of this box? It cost me literally $4 to make!

Here is another link to Mark’s book which should be called the Big KICK Ass Book of Crafts IMHO:

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Life In My Pjs is now on FACEBOOK!

Now on Facebook!

Life In My Pjs is now on FACEBOOK!

You can click the "like" button on my right sidebar or visit the link here.

I thought it would be fun to have a place to chat about crafting or ask questions that may not fit into an entire blog post.

Thanks and ENJOY!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

We are finally feeling like summer here in California. Hooray! And just in time for some 4th of July BBQ’s and fireworks.

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We are having a block party today on our cul-de-sac. Great people, good food and lots of fun! We all get together at a neighbors house and BBQ. Everyone brings something different and this year I am bringing cupcakes:

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Red velvet, my favorite Smile

How are you celebrating today? However you do, have a FANTASTIC day!!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

I’m Back! And a Sneak Peek

I’m back to blogging and I’m so excited. I have been doing a lot of non craft related things, but I missed this so much that I HAD to come back. Recently I picked up this book and the creativity started flowing again:

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano. Find it here on Amazon.

I made a project from it last night and here is a sneak peek:

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(I’ll blog more about this in a future post)

I didn’t know how much I missed crafting until I sat down last night and did this project. Now this book has inspired me to do so much more and I’m excited again.