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Monday, July 13, 2009


Alright already……..I’m back…….I’m back from visiting my sister in Utah.  We left on a Monday, arrived in Utah on a Tuesday……….got lost in the Time Vortex known as my sisters house…didn’t go to bed before midnight and never knew what day it was the whole time I was there……visited Zion and Bryce Canyon……started our trek home a week and a half later on a Thursday…….It was perfect.  I tried meeting up with a few people…….but never did…… time…..for sure.  I actually started to write a post on this amazing blog, NannyGoat while there…….but the pool must have called my name so I threw my lap top aside and did a cannonball.  I’m rested and ready to get my bloggin on………So do me a favor and let me know you’re out there.  I mean if I’m doing this for nothing, then I can head back to Utah into the time vortex of sun, shaved ice and swimming.  But if I know you’re reading…….then I’ll become your crafty slave and get busy.  (I can only image the google searches that will be finding my blog now)

NannyGoat had my sister and I gasping……so I knew they could make both of us swoon……they were definitely going to be a featured bloggers!

You all know I love before and afters…….you know that.  And if they are simple…….even better.  I love the ones that leave you with that DUH factor.  Like adding this silk flower to your drawer handles.  DUH! Why didn’t I think of that?  So simple……I have all the stuff right here……..I’m sure if I had a girl, I would have figured it out……..I’m sure of it.  NOT!


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  Or what about this baby… of them made this baby and made this jumper work for her.  She picked it up on sale……..didn’t like what it had across the top…….so why not cut a few uneven circles and glue or sew them…….I would glue…..but probably not safe for the baby……but what a great way to re-purpose a bargain outfit you couldn’t pass up.  It’s a one of a kind now……just like the baby.DSC_0054

Here’s another uneven circle flower.  Very cute……love it.



Are you sitting down?  Do you have a sharpie around?  Gotta have a sharpie for this one.  Turn your ordinary lamp shade into an original that one one has………..I think I actually have these……….I bought them from Big Lots for $5.  She shows a tutorial on her site.  So sweet!  It’s all done with a sharpie!


Good eye NannyGoat!  Look what she found below………and then painted…….gotta get rid of that wood look.  Distressed black with new hardware…!



These girls do not stop until they gets it the way they want……. (ooh, another sentence that opens my blog up for some icky google searches… all know exactly what I mean) 

I need to go back and read the full story on this, but she had this hole she ended up making into a little girl play house room………….would you look at that cute window?  And the vinyl wall art…….so original….more love!

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For one of their  boys room………wouldn’t want them to feel left out…….



And because they are  Super Mom’s…my sister said they’re probably LDS…….they seem to have one up on me with the domestic talent and all……Anywhoo….they have a great recipe box tutorial that already looks to complicated for me………but I know most of you will love it.DSC_5938They use it with a whole 30 day recipe system…….you’ll have to visit their site to get full details.  Would you get a look at this below?…….Very organized.  My dream.


Back to those DUH moments.  I don’t know about you, but my sis and I had never seen this great simple tip for taco salad bowls.     And my sis is LDS.

 DSC_5237 Wad up tin foil…….the kids could help with this.  Place on a pan and drape your tortilla’s over the top.  GAAA……why didn’t I think of that?  Love these ideas!DSC_5240

So much more on this site.  You’ll be there for hours!  Please tell them how you found them.  Enjoy!

It’s great to be back.


Kari Sweeten said...

I love the Nannygoat girls! They are so creative. Huge fan!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Nannygoat is awesome!


ps. Everyone needs to take a break, so glad you did...and even better to do it with family!

Miss SassyLaLa said...

Love Nannygoat

Anonymous said...

Hope you had fun here in Utah. It sure would have been to meet you!

Now, I am off to check out Nannygoat, looks like she has some fantabulous ideas!

{amy k.} said...

glad you had a good Utah trip. I love Utah... and snow cones- yum!

And I'm a big nannygoat fan- so many great things. glad you featured them!

Kristi said...

Love Nannygoat! I first started reading when the 30 day meal plan started.

Thanks for all you do. My blog list increased three-fold because of blogs you have featured!

Sarah said...

Wow!! I love all those ideas!

The Runyans said...

i LOVE her site. she shows such neat things, doesn't she! glad you are back!

Amanda Lockhart said...

love that site and love your blogs...

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

WOw - super talented! Great stuff!

Unknown said...

What a great site. As I went and took a peek a saw some great/fun ideas. The funny thing is that my daughter & friends made some of those "GS Thin Mints" that they show on the blog a couple of weeks ago for Fathers Day for their dads. I wonder if that is where our friend got the idea. They were super easy/yummy by the way.

I think you and your sister are right about them being LDS.

Thanks for sharing this fun blog with us.


Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Oh my goodness... You are TOO kind. I'm so glad you like nannygoat and thanks so much for all the love!!!
ps Yes we are LDS... how could you tell? ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Nannygoat is pretty fun to read. I'm glad you posted about them.

Elise said...

I have never heard of this blog and I love to discover blogs that are bursting with creativity. off to check this one out and no doubt save it to my favourites.

Thank you for sharing.


ch said...

Great review! Leaves me wanting more.
Can't wait to check out the blog.
It sounds like you had a great vaca. And we are all here just waiting for your wonderful blog finds.

So glad you're back!

Sallianne McClelland said...

Goodness. Take me to Utah! This Australian needs good American holidays...details going in my holiday binder (no it is not Nanny Goat Fancy)

Nanny Goat? I have just spent 2 hours on her blog!

Nancy Sabina said...

Thanks for coming back to the normal/bloggy world just for me! It IS appreciated!

Love the flowers on the drawer pulls!

Lynn Kellan said...

LOVE these ideas! And welcome back from your trip!!

angie said...

i missed you - glad you're back!

valerie said...

Yay! Glad your home. First time I've left a comment but I really enjoy your blog and have found many new favorites from all your blog reviews. Keep them coming! Can't wait to check out the latest NannyGoat. :)

Unknown said...

Wow! I can't wait to check out Nanny Goat! thanks for sharing, and all you do, girl. I'm here, by the way... :)

Des said...

I'm not sure how I came across Nannygoat, but I do love them and check out their blog daily! I tried out their taco bowls a while ago and the family LOVED them! They are now on the dinner rotation. So easy, so good.

Glad I found your blog. So cute. You are one I will put on my reader list...just so ya know. :)

Love Utah. Glad you could come visit!

Andrea said...

I've been reading Nannygoat for awhile. Love them!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hey There!
I know you've seen some of the work we were doing on our wanted to let you know that it is FINISHED! Yippee!
Photos are posted on the blog in case you wanna stop over and have a peak.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I did as you said and visited The Nanny Goat and you are right! They are great! From there I visited and found great stuff there, too! My Google Reader will be so huge I will never finish reading each day!

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacay & the time vortex didn't keep you forever. Escapes are wonderful aren't they? Especially when they involve pools ;0)

Just so you officially know, we are so lucky to have you scouring the internet and bringing us fabulous blogs! We are blessed to have you as our blog fairy. Hugs & happy crafting! ~Amy

Michelle said...

Wow, thanks so much for the suggestion! I visited Nannygoat and promptly bookmarked it as a daily read :)

Have a lovely day!
(Treasure the Moment)

Anonymous said...

That is to cute! Love the idea with the tin-foil and the tortillas! :)

Tiffany said...

Welcome back-I've missed you!

Christina Lane | The Sometimes Crafter said...

Those LDS girls really area crafty bunch! I'm always amazed at their creativity.

Mandi Shandi said...

I discovered Nannygoat a few weeks ago, and LOVED all their ideas and crafts, but that playroom. To.DIE.FOR. Love everything about it!

Elizabeth Roche Studio said...

Great site...lots of fun ideas.