Browsing "Friend Show Off"
Today's post is not a normal "project". This is the note my eight year old son brought home about donations for Boston:
Instead of his usual "I'm going to my friend's house" line, he asked if he could go door to door canvasing our neighborhood asking for donations for Boston. Who cares that the fundraiser is for 6th graders and he is in 2nd. He has such a huge heart. So after a couple of hours of going door to door, he raised $91! he was so excited but really wanted to reach $100, so he ran up stairs and took $9 from his wallet and added it to his pile. Here is picture of him running out the door to deliver it to school.
He is my inspiration to do a little more, help others, and your are never too small to make a difference. And thanks to all of our neighbors who trusted him to take their donations safely Read more [...]
Erin Gappmayer, a Burlap & Denim reader, contacted me and wanted to share her BRILLIANT meal planning techniques. She calls it her Menu Board. I am honored that she has written the following tutorial for all of us to admire and recreate! Take it away Erin:
I love this menu board. It has been a work in progress for a long time and I absolutely would not do my meal planning any other way now. To create it in Microsoft Word, I first typed in any meal my family might eat during the month. I also typed in some things, like pizza, twice because we have a tendency to eat them more than once a month and “Out” to identify when we would be eating out that month. Then I changed the font color to reflect my own coding system – green for Mexican, purple for Italian, orange for sandwich-type meals, etc.
I printed off Read more [...]
So I have this neighbor named Kimble. He's the "Big Kid" in the hood. And by kid, I mean he loves toys, and has a lot of them. His house is amazing and even has a basement with a tiered theater, arcade (seriously, a real arcade), vending machines stocked with all the goodies free for the taking (try telling your kids to only take one! Sorry Kimble about all the junk my peeps have eaten!) and tons more. Kimble also collects Vespas, Harleys, and off-road vehicles. That is where the Man Cave comes in. His three car garage couldn't hold it all anymore so it was time to build something that would (and he did most of the building himself!). Kimble is a successful businessman and had some spare land behind his warehouse. He started shopping for shipping crates, leveled out the ground and hired a crane to set Read more [...]
Please welcome my friend Holly to Burlap & Denim
Hello! My name is Holly Marsh, and I blog at Life as a Thrifter. I am thrilled to be guest posting today! Although I used to teach kindergarten, I now stay at home with a busy toddler! Along the way, I developed an obsession for thrifting, and these days nap times are most often spent sanding or spray painting! Whether it’s a beat-up piece of furniture or a worn out pair of jeans, I have the greatest time producing something new out of something old . . . and blogging all about it!
I've compiled a few of my most favorite projects to share with you today. All of which are super cheap and ridiculously easy!
Laundry Room Display
This was a recent project I did using a few old hangers and (homemade) pictures.
Embroidery Hoop Monogram
This Read more [...]
'Tis the weather, at least around here, for some yummy Hot Cocoa.
As soon as the first snowfalls my kids are hitting me up for some cocoa in our Cocomotion machine. Tell me you have one of these, if not run out and get one! They usually carry them at Costco in the winter, but Target and Walmart have them too for around $20. It heats and whips the hot chocolate to perfection.
OK, now that we all have a Cocomotion machine,
lets make some cocoa.
Meet my friend Kara from Talkin' Chow Playin' House.
Kara is an amazing chef, yep its official, she went to culinary school! She says to put away the Swiss Miss (yuck!)
and make room for her family recipe (mmm).
Kara's Momma's Hot Chocolate
1/2 gallon whole milk
2 cans evaporated milk
1/4-1/2 cup dry, unsweetened cocoa
1/2-1 cup granulated Read more [...]
I'm excited to introduce you to Burlap & Denim's first guest blogger! Meet my sister, Amy Felin and follow along as she makes a beautiful Ruffled Dust Ruffle.
So I finally got the bedding of my dreams,
the Urban Outfitters Waterfall duvet cover in white.
I am redoing my bedroom and have had my eye on this particular duvet for a few years and they decided to finally make it for a King size bed.
Urban Outfitters, Waterfall Ruffle Duvet
I only ordered the duvet and not the dust ruffle because I already had a pretty, white one that I really like. But when the duvet came, it was much more cream than white. They really didn’t match
(and I love to mix creams and whites, but it was just too far off).
I liked what Urban Outfitters had to match the duvet, but it just seemed a little too much and expensive. Read more [...]