This blog is a hodgepodge of things I want to share, from the good deals I find to my newfound cake decorating hobby and everything in between. Enjoy!

Friday, March 29, 2013

DIY Headbands!

The suburban crafters are at it again. This month our project was DIY headbands. I won't tell you how I made them, because their are some great tutorials here:

Nautical Knot


DIY Name Hanger (for the new bride...)

I have always seen clothing hangers on Etsy that would make the perfect gift for a bride. They are customized with the future name of the bride such as "Mrs. Smith" and would make for some gorgeous photos with a wedding dress hanging off of them.

A friend of mine is getting married next weekend, and I really wanted to purchase one of these hangers for her bachelorette party. After looking at the price of them (you already know how cheap I am), I decided that I could easily make this myself!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • A nice wooden hanger stolen from my husbands side of the closet. (I'm sure he loves that one of his work shirts is now on a "crappy" white plastic hanger!)
  • Pretty ribbon, which I already had from wrapping Christmas Presents. (I suggest a neutral such as the white and brown I used, or ribbon using the brides wedding colors.)
  • Craft wire. (I had some leftover from a previous Pinterst project which I got in the floral section at Michaels, but I also found this example on Amazon.)
  • Screw driver and screws
  • Glue
I sculpted the wire into the new last name of the bride. This took some trial and error, but I finally got it to look how I wanted. Remember to keep measuring the name so that it fits between the arms of the hanger. Then, I took a screwdriver and used the screws to make small holes on the inside arms of the hanger. I put a dab of glue inside the holes, and then inserted the ends of the wire into the holes. Finally, make a nice bow and secure around the top of the hanger with some glue! Done!

BzzAgent Playtex Secrets Bra

Once again BzzAgent delivered. This time I got a Bra! I know- a free bra in the mail- it's awesome! The Bzz campaign I was selected for was the Playtex Be Uniquely You campaign for their new Playtex Secrets Bra.

I got the bra in nude so I could wear it under any item of clothing without it showing through. The fit is fantastic. The bra is available at Kohls.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Month 2 (2013) Gyros

For February, Greg wanted to make Gyros! I know, I know, I have been to Greece and I didn't try them there, instead I tried this frozen box from Dominicks. Oh well, I was pregnant and not feeling 100% when I was in Greece and wasn't in the mood to try new things!

These actually tasted really good. We had them three times in a row since their were so many left overs, and I really really enjoyed them. I would totally eat Gyros again!

BzzAgent Neutrogena Cosmetics

Thanks once again to BzzAgent for introducing me to some very cool products!

Neutrogena® is known for making radiant skin a reality with their skin care products, so we should have known they’d do the same with their makeup. Forget diamonds — Neutrogena® Cosmetics are the only best friend a girl needs, enhancing your natural beauty while helping to improve your skin’s healthy look.

In this Bzz kit- I received:
Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks for sheer, shiny color that conditions lips
Neutrogena® Healthy Lengths Mascara for 100% longer looking lashes
Neutrogena® Crease Proof Eye Shadows for 12-hour wear that instantly revives and brightens eyes

I have used all of these products, and I really enjoy them all. If it was up to me, I would use a different shade of lipstick, the sweet watermelon I received is a little bit light pink for my taste. The two eyeshadow shades I received I LOVED!

I would recommend these products and will continue to use them.