Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Flapper Girl and Selfie Sign, Gatsby Style

A few months ago I had the opportunity to help a friend, that was in charge of "The wedding chapel" for our high school After Prom party.  I was super busy and didn't get to help her out as much as I had wanted, but I was able to make a Flapper Girl and Selfie Sign.  I guess it was better than nothing. 
Great ideas for a Gatsby themed party!  How to create a life sized silhouette cut out, and a selfie sign.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How to build a Magazine Rack, or Piano Book Rack

The sun is shining in Colorado, oh happy day!  After a week under the rain and snow (yes snow on mother's day) I was needing some bright sunshine in my life, it does wonders to lift the spirits!

Today I am SO excited to share with you how to build a magazine rack, or a Piano book rack, which ever you prefer/need.   I wrote up some plans, my first ever, on sketch up!  Even if they are super simple, it is a start.  :)
Free Plans for How to build a Magazine rack, I need several of these!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Rustic Pallet Jewelry Holder

I can't believe it is MAY!  Where is the time going?!  I love that it is spring and almost summer, but sometimes I wish time would stand still for a moment so I could take life in a little more.  

We went on a walk yesterday afternoon and it was so nice to watch the kids enjoy the simple things of nature, to hear the birds, see the beautiful colors, pick the tall grass, and just feel alive.  These are the moments I treasure, the moments that matter, the moments that connect me with my family, and even my own childhood.  They make me happy.  In a word?  Simplicity.  It seems lost in this busy busy world!
Use up some scrap pallet wood and some hardware cloth to make a beautiful Rustic pallet jewelry holder!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SNAP Recap 2015

Hey, long time no see!

I wanted to share a quick recap of my experience at SNAP this year, for those of you who don't blog, SNAP is a blogging conference, where bloggers go to learn awesome stuff (about blogging) and connect with brands and other bloggers.  I can honestly say that I was a little overwhelmed, but not as bad as last year!!  Baby steps...
SNAP Recap 2015, MyLove2Create

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Leather Belt Crate

Howdy!  I am happy to have another contributor post that I shared at My Repurposed Life to show you...otherwise you would be getting, "Nothing. Zilch. Nada." (If you can name the movie that comes from then I am impressed, and you probably have small kids, or grandkids) :)

We have been in Utah running a Marathon this past weekend (which I am happy to say, despite a 6 hour delay because of weather leaving Colorado, we made it safe and the race went surprisingly well considering injuries and such, it stinks getting old!)  We got home late last night and I fly out early Thursday morning to attend the SNAP conference in SLC, which is where we ran the race!  So yeah, projects...on hold. 

Here is my Leather Belt Crate...
This Leather Belt Crate is a perfect way to add color and texture to your home decor!  A simple and stylish repurpose project!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coat Racks made with old License Plates

I think maybe I live in a false reality.

Ok, let me rephrase that.  My brain lives in a perfect world, and it makes plans and lays them out with such good intentions.  Oh, wait...I guess it is not just my brain, it is me.

When I am making plans I forget to include little things, like...eating.  Eating is overrated.  Right?  Wrong.  And people also think they need clothes...clean ones.  I can do that, just don't expect them to be folded.  Digging for that sock mate for 10 minutes when school starts in 5 builds character right?
*Just want to make sure you know the above was written in scarcasm. :) 

Then, there are all the other things life throws out, like kids needing stitches...life is full of fun little surprises.  

I guess my point is, when you think you can bust out something in a weekend...say?...I don't know...a bedroom makeover for example, including making the bed.  That is a false reality!!!  At least in my case.

Phew, I am glad we cleared that up.  Making sense?  I SO want to share amazing awesome cool projects with you all the time.  I have about 5 years of work all planned out in my head, but with real life going on (which really is the most important thing, and my priority) I just can't physically keep up with all my great intentions.  It get excited, but then remember I have to pull it back and take it at the right pace, which is much slower than my brain would like. :)

So bear with me...like Michelangelo paining the Sistine Chapel, someday I will make an end!  My bed is waiting patiently in the kitchen as we speak.

Sorry for that random thought...I needed to get it out, thanks for those of you that actually read it!

On to my project, Coat racks made with old License Plates...
Use up those old license plates and cupboard doors by turning them into cool coat racks!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pallet and Scrap Wood DIY Picture Frames

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I am so excited to share this fun and easy project with you!

I have a friend that is having a rustic reception and I decided to make these Pallet and Scrap Wood DIY Picture Frames for her to display on her tables.  Since I have scrap wood coming out my ears...seriously it is getting bad...I decided to use it up.  (a small fraction of it anyway)
Make some rustic and unique DIY picture frames from pallet and scrap wood.  Easy to make and customize to fit your decor needs!

Blog Changes and Cricut Explore Air Sale

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Hello!

Things are looking a little different around here, and I am loving the changes, and I hope you are too! My goal was to help you find projects more easily with my new menu bar, and have a nice clean looking blog for you to enjoy!  If you see any glitches please let me know!

I have had a TON going on and have not had a chance to finish or complete a project, but trust me.  Projects are happening...
taking out old moulding in window sill and adding new trim and crown moulding

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Because He Lives

Sending my love to you this Easter day!  May it be a wonderful time with family and friends.  I love the message of this video, it is a perfect reminder of what this holiday is all about.



I know my Savior Lives!  Happy Easter!

Hugs,
Mindi

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pottery Barn Knock Off Clock

Hey!  So remember last week when I said I would have my new blog look and logo?

Right...I was kidding, it was this week (wink wink).

You know how life goes, and things get pushed back....I am hoping it will be up soon!!!

Ok.  On to my Pottery Barn Knock off Clock.
Build this amazing Pottery Barn Knock off Clock for your home!!  Great DIY Tutorial you don't want to miss!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Date Night Gift Crate

Hello, wonderful readers!  We are starting our spring break and it is nice to just chill with the fam.

In the next few days you may see some changes around here, I am having some updates done to MyLove2Create and I am getting a new logo!!  Not that I had one before...so I guess this is my first....I can't wait!  Hopefully this week everything will get finished up.  

In the mean time, I wanted to share a crate I recently gave as a wedding gift to some friends.  I call it a Date Night Gift Crate.  I like to give the couples something to remind them to stay young and have fun by continuing to date after they are married, AND.... who doesn't need a cute crate?  Right?!
A super easy tutorial to build your own DIY crate!  Or build it for a friend and gift it with a fun theme, like a Date Night Gift Crate!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Crib turned Dog Crate

Hello!  We had such a beautiful weekend with perfect weather, it was heaven!  Track season has started and it is so fun to watch my kids run...life is good. :)

Today I am going to share my Crib turned Dog Crate.  But first let's back track a bit...

Last summer we got a new puppy, Sunny.
Sunny as a puppy