Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I love this message and wanted to share it with you!


Paper Bag Spring Bunting

I was totally inspired by AZ girls Night Out clever Paper Bag Menu holder and came up with my own Paper Lunch Bag project! They are the perfect starter for this fun new Spring Bunting!

There is something about sewing through paper that I just love so this project was fun to create.

Gather paper lunch bags, scrap fabric, scrapbook paper, ric rack,  ribbon, pom pom and any other trims and embellishments that you think will help jazz up this bunting.

Start by trimming off the bottom section of your lunch bag.

Cut bright vibrant fabric to fit your bags.

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Vintage Doilie Embellished Headband

When I visit my favorite Vintage Consignment stores I am always on the hunt for Doilies! Doilies seem to be a very useful and when you find some amazing ones and still don’t have a use for them, grab them anyway and hold on to them until you get inspired!

This project want meant for Doilies!

Doilies aren’t just meant for grandma’s end table any more! Use them as a modern supply for this trendy layered headband.

You can typically find Vintage Doilies at Thrift and Consignment stores ranging in price from $1-$8 depending on the age and condition. These were $3 each.

I folded this beautiful doilie twice to get this final shape. This piece will be the foundation of our headband! It’s the first section that is hot glued onto your fabric wrapped headband.

And here’s where the fun begins! Start layering! I found these glittered embellishments at an after Christmas sale for only 50 cents and they were going to be perfect! Black Tulle, lace and a vintage broach finish it all off! Layer and stack each item and secure with hot glue and you’ll get…

Super cute! The doilies make the perfect starting point for any headband. Here’s the other one I’ve made with the yellow doilie that I cut in half…

So grab a doilie and get start creating your a layered look all your own!


Mr. BCD as Mr. Mom

It warms a mothers heart to know that while she’s away her kids are in capable hands! I’ve been getting email updates with photos and the above photo came saying:

” Pony Bun! BAM!”

Shoot! Some days I can’t even get my kids to let me do there hair!

And a field trip to the Library with dad apparently doesn’t include story time or reading. It’s all about hide and seek!

“Hide! Hide! Hide!”


When I called home my kids were having too much fun to notice I was even gone! Bowling, eating out, mini golf, the arcade and a trip to the Gun Show!

Who needs mom!

Man I miss my chickens! Guess all the fun has to come to an end at some point! Sorry kids! Mama’s on her way home!


Dear US Airways,

Might I suggest that you refrain from making the following announcement over the loud speaker in the terminal:

” Passengers of flight 354, your upcoming flight is going to be delayed and you’re going to need to board a different  plane . We have your plane coming in but it was STRUCK BY LIGHTING so we won’t be using it. Enjoy your flight! ”

Really? Why not try instead…

” Passengers of flight 354, Sorry for the inconvenience but we will need all of you to board your flight at Gate 5 instead of Gate 2.  No need to worry! Rainbows and unicorns still await you! Enjoy your flight!”


See! Instead of invoking fear and and panic in anyone who was earshot of that announcement, you would have instead caused us to look forward to the Unicorn Show!

Just a suggestion.





(Passenger of US Airways flight who was on the verge of a panic attack the entire flight to Creative Estates!)










Two Truths and a Lie Revealed…

Thanks everyone for playing along! I had a blast guessing your lies so be sure to go back and reveal your own lie in your comment on the original post found here!


As far as my little lie…shall we figure that one out!


  1. As a child I trained to be a diver, as in spring board 3 meter and higher. I was recruited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Long Beach, CA at the age of 1o. TRUE!

I started taking diving lessons at the age of 8 and took to it like a fish to water! I had no fear and loved the 3 meter board. I was recruited to train at the McCormicks Diving center in Belmont Shore Olympic center. They train there for the Jr. Olympics and other national competitions. When I went for a tour I  chickened out when I saw the huge platforms and never joined the team. Still one of my biggest regrets in life. I did continue diving and was on the Varsity team as a Freshman but my diving “career” came to an end when I slipped in the locker room and broke my toes in three places.

2. I’ve been on American Idol. TRUE!

But only if you count the fact that it was during a recording of the show when they panned the audience!


It was 2007, the year Jordan Sparks won and my dear sweet friend Courtney got us backstage passes and tickets to see a recording. Her husband works for FOX so we got to meet the contestants after the show!

Dancing with the Starts was filming on the stage next door so all the dancers were coming out at the same time so we snapped a few shots with them as well. Hi Cheryl!

Umm yeah! That’s me being me and throwing up my dancer leg! Wish I could still do that!

3.I’m in the process of writing of book that will be published in the fall. It’s a compilation of DIY craft ideas for home and family! FALSE!

As much as I wish that were true it’s not! 10 years ago I introduced myself and when they asked me to include a goal for myself I said I wanted to be a published author in 5 years! Well we all can do simple math and you and I both know I’m about 5 years over due on that one! As fun as I think a DIY book would be, my passions in writing have always been with children’s stories, short stories and I’ve even written the first chapter to a novel. I have a file folder filled with my writing and yet there they sit…doing nothing but reminding me of the fact that I haven’t done anything YET!!! Maybe I need to work on that!



Thanks again for playing!


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Two truths and a lie!


Happy April Fools Day people! Hope you have some fun planed! For Aprils Fools Day here on BCD I thought it would be fun to play ” two truths and a Lie!” I’ll tell you three things about me. Two of them will be true and one is a lie! Can you guess which one if not true?

  1. As a child I training to be a diver, as in spring board 3 meter and higher. I was recruited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Long Beach, CA at the age of 1o.
  2. I’ve been on American Idol.
  3. I’m  In the process of writing of book that will be published in the fall. It’s a compilation of DIY craft ideas for home and family!


Ok! Take a guess! Which one is a lie? Make your guesses in the comments section! And I’ll tell you tomorrow if you were right!

And play along! Leave me two truths and a lie after your comment and I’ll guess along with the others so try to fish out your lie!