Friday, February 26, 2010

spring girls!

the baby girls in our lives should look as precious as they are sweet!
dressing up those precious peas is too much here's some super fab finds for spring for our little peas!

well, i think the picture says pretty much everything...a precious pea dressed in a little bunny tutu and bunny ears headband is just about as cute as it gets. the fab set is $28.50 from laurie's tutu boutique or on her website HERE.
laurie also has more gorgeous things available on her website this totally gorgeous angel floral halo for only $12.50! i see portraits in this precious halo!
caterpillars are a sign of spring, right? and i know your little girlie munchkins in your life would love these cuties for their hair!!! one of our fav little shops, mia bambina couture, has these super cute caterpillar hair clippies! and can i just say, "oh my word"!!

there is some uber ruffle-ness going on in this little princess bag! the color and the patterns just shout out spring and your little darlings will jump for joy when they see this perfect easter gift as their basket! this ruffle drawstring purse is handmade by polliwog designs on etsy. and because she is so fab, she is offering PCAH readers a 10% discount on any purchases {that will be refunded through paypal after the transaction is complete}. make sure to mention you came from PCAH and the feature in your comments to get the discount! you want something custom made? see for more options. and you want more deals... you are so needy!  not really...but become a fan on facebook of polliwog designs and get new discounts and sales all the time!
are you feeling the love in that bag or what? well, here's what got it all started...
"After having my 3rd daughter in November 2009 (she's 3 months old now!)... I decided I was not going back to work for a while... Daycare costs are too high, and I need to be with my girls. Thankfully, my husband has a decent job and we were able to swing it... barely.
I started Polliwog Designs in January, so pretty new! Polliwog is my baby's nickname (her name is Molly). Basically, I needed to make a little extra income, and be able to stay with my angels... VOILA!
I can honestly say that my mental health has NEVER been better. I really, truly LOVE making everything I do. I have so many idea's and things I still want to do... I have drawings and lists ALL over the place... my house is SUCH a MESS! I have boxes and boxes of supplies, half completed projects... all over the place. It's like... my brain just doesn't know what to do... CRAFTAPALOOZA ADD!!!"

can you say precious??? well, these ostrich puff feathers and bow headband from the pampered princess shout precious...and shout it loud! oh my word! and with easter being just around the corner, your precious baby girl peas MUST have this headband. my sofia just might be sporting one for sure! are you ready for this...they are only $8.99!! and if pink isn't your color, look around, there's a whole lot more where this one came from!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

spring fling...boys!!!!

for those of you who say that there are only cute little girl things out there...i say look around!

does your little bean have a pacifier? well he definitely needs this adorable stripes pacifier clip by brooks boutique for only $4! mention "createahome" in your comments when checking out and save 20% through 3/10!!! make sure it matches his new shoes and his easter outfit, but definitely don't forget to get one!
i just might have to get my nephews these precious hand painted wooden names for their rooms from va da velle for only $9.
or this super soft mommy and me decorative pillow also from va da velle for $20. it makes my heart swell with joy!

i know...right? did you see the uber houndstooth? if these don't shout "my boy is too cute", then i don't know what does! these baby boy loafers are from ivory and moss and are a great buy at $24...and if you mention PCAH in your comments when ordering, you save 20%!

if your little guy is in the 'losing the teeth' phase, this adorable custom made tooth fairy felt pillow is your perfect gift!!! it's personalized just for your little guy and there's a sweet little pouch for holding that lost tooth! and happy felties shop does all that fun goodness for $20...but for PCAH readers, grab a $5 off option by commenting at check out that you saw the feature at PCAH! how happy will your little guy be...and how much easier is it to get that stinking tooth for you?!
with 4 girlies in this house, i love getting super fab things for my 3 nephews...and i'm saying a big hooray to these super fab tie shirts for your itsy bitsy baby boy! i mean, they are seriously adorable and well, look at'll fall in love! we choose joy is the fab creator of these little sweeties...and for PCAH readers, she is offering $2 shipping no matter how many one-z's you order. take advantage...a handsome boy can not have too many!!

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there are 2 super fab giveaways coming to project{create a home} stay tuned!!!
you def won't wanna miss them!

march 8th and march 15th are the dates!!!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

st pat's fun

as st. patrick's day approaches, i start feeling my irish roots! i found some super cute little tidbits that would def make the irish in you and me, be a little more fun!

send me along some irish coffee, please! and i would love it in these awesome irish tall coffee glasses. so cute. from amazon and home essentials.

want a shot? these celtic clauddaugh shot glasses are cute for all year long! from amazon.

and when you're having your coffee, or beer or shots, you need these personalized pub coasters.
for the family...some homemade irish goodies.
i love these little cupcakes pops...i found them {with directions} HERE and i just have to make them for the girlies! aren't they just precious!?
no one will ever expect this one...okay, it's tacky, but i think it's a little hilarious too! a toilet seat sock! ok, i would def never put this in my house, but i would def give it for a fun gift!

An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Screaming Meme's Easy Organizing Ideas

I love to organize...Well, once I push myself to do it :)...Why do I do that? I think a lot of us are like that. We have so many things we want to do and so little time...Or we have the time, but we overwhelm ourselves with the details...This year, I want it to be different...I don't want to overwhelm myself with the details or put too much on my plate...I want to start one thing at a time and see if that is the key to getting it done...

I think having a plan is the key to anything...I decided that I am going to devote 5 minutes each day to work on one area...until that area is done. We can all find 5 minutes in the day, right?

You found 5 minutes to pop over to this wonderful blog, right? {And thank you so much for that :)}

I always use 3 shopping bags...One for trash, One for charity, and one for things that go in the other room...You simply fill the bags with your jUnK...When the 5 minutes is up you throw the trash away...You put the charity bag in a large bag and place it in the trunk of your car. {Everyday you go out and place another charity bag in that trash bag until it is full...Then you donate it ASAP...}

The stuff in the "other room" bag...I would put it in another large bag and place it in the closet of the room it belongs...until you get to that room...How easy is that?

I want to personally welcome you over to my main squeeze...The Screaming Meme Blog...She's a real kick! And I have a comical NEW blog about my "normal" family...INSANELY going gluten free...This Family's Gone Cracker's...It is sure to leave you in stitches...:)

Glad to be back in Blogland~
Screaming Meme

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Monday, February 15, 2010

cool keys

even if you don't have all your design projects and re-do's done yet, you can still have an eye catching house key! i have a leopard painted house key that honestly, makes my whole keychain look a little more saucy...and i love it! so why not spice it up a little with some key accessories!

my super awesome and fab SIL, meg, sent along these cuties to paige for christmas this year. not only are they cute, but hilarious! from green head.
there's saucy and retro designs out there too, that is in case you are not a teenager. ;)
still have a little yellow submarine love going on? how about these key blanks available at your hardware store?!
have a little robo love....then these guys just might be for you. has them for under $5.
i'm not gonna lie...this is so simple and so cute, i think it just might be my fav. from statkeys.
head to the store and accessorize that house key! make it look as good as the finished design does in your head! have some fun with it!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


do you know how awesome it feels to finally find that thing that you love and love to do? i mean, blogging is usually part of that, but pam, from moments with pam on etsy, is using her photography to bring a little joy to you, to others and make everything around look just a little better.

pam has some beautiful note cards that just make winter seem not so bad about right now! and they offer up a beautiful scripture along side of the photography too!
you can do so many things with the prints...which you can also special order through pam and frame up to make your won home a little more special too.

i say "my grace is sufficient" all the time to help remember that i don't need to be in control...and that my weakness is more than enough. and that's why i love love love this print. might have to get it for my office!
go visit pam at moments by pam on etsy or at her photography blog HERE or her personal blog HERE. oh and tell you you found her here at project{create a home}. i promise you will love this lady, not just for her photography, but for her heart!

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I {Heart} You!

Love. Love. Love. It's the darnedest thing isn't it? It can be messy, sometimes complicated, but always rewarding. A lot like this cute craft, minus the complicated - that it is not. Sweet & precious? Yes, it is. A lot like love.

Its another beauty from Khali of Little.Lovely fame. You should really check out her blog - it is FABULOUS! You may just fall in love. Go on, its OK.

If you would like to {How To} on this adorable craft please go here.

Is it me or is love in the air?

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Monday, February 8, 2010

valentine menu

{photo from HERE}

how about a chic, new and romantic valentine menu for you and the one you love???
real simple {a fab mag} did not let us down! here are a few of their best tips!!

you have to start with the bubbly...sparkling passion fruit apertif

6 tablespoons passion-fruit nectar
sparkling white wine, such as champagne or prosecco, well chilled

divide the passion-fruit nectar between two champagne glasses. top with the sparkling wine and serve.

next...the main course! mini pork rack with roasted potatoes.
can you say, delish? wow!

and what's valtine's without something delicious for dessert?
you can be a hero and make homemade brownies, or do what i always do...go for the ghirardelli double chocolate mix. super easy, moist, delish and always a crowd pleaser!
add a little vanilla bean ice cream and you are set!!!

if you want to make the dinner extra special, make a few handmade notes to serve with each course...and then a super cute gift for after dessert.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

snacky football foods...superbowl baby!

the superbowl is this weekend...and the colts are playing, so let's get our food game on too! {sorry, i'm a hoosier and we relish in these things}...

here's my fav things to fix up...


{from my friend, steph, over at live. love. eat.}

{ Click Here to Print Recipe }

3 large or 5 small chicken breasts
1 8oz package of room temp. cream cheese
24 oz ranch dressing
8 oz hot sauce (Texas Pete)

Boil the chicken until cooked. In a crackpot melt cream cheese with ranch dressing & hot sauce. When chicken is done, shred & put into the crockpot with the melted cheese mixture. Cook on low & stir occasionally for about an hour. Serve with Fritos, Scoops or fresh bread.

{ Food for Thought }

I recommend starting with 18oz ranch & then tasting to see if you'd like more. And just a reminder because I had to learn the hard way - try to get a bottle of hot sauce that has an opening which allows you to pour rather than just dash the sauce out. Otherwise, you'll be there forever.


touchdown taco dip...via pampered chef

1 -16 oz can refried beans
8 oz cream cheese -- softened1 pkg (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix
2 garlic cloves, -- minced
1 small tomato, -- cored and diced
1/4 cup onion, -- chopped
1/4 cup black olives, -- chopped
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, -- chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Baked pita or tortilla chips

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Spread refried beans onto bottom of deep dish pan. Combine cream cheese and seasoning mix in medium-size bowl. Add minced garlic t

o cream cheese mixture; spread over beans. Sprinkle tomato, onion, olives, and cilantro over cream cheese mixture. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until hot. Garnish with sour cream, if desired. Serve with pita chips or baked tortilla chips.

Note: To prepare pita chips, cut pita bread in half. Slice bread open and cut into triangles; spread over baking stone. Bake in 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until crisp.


  • annies fruit salsa and cinnamon chips
  • {for the full recipe click here}
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 cups cinnamon sugar


In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

have fun...and go colts!!!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

{Easy Peasy Valentine's Day Crafts}

I have to say, Valentine's Day does not get as much attention from me as it should. It's such a fun holiday, however, with our anniversary a few days after and Ryder's birthday a few days after that, I spend my time focusing on those two days instead. Valentine's Day sneaks up on me every year. LOL

I thought I would try to find something fun for the kids and I to do today that would be pretty easy since we are still on the mend. So, you know I turned to my fave crafty diva - Martha Stewart. She never lets me down. :-)

I think we will make these Valentine's for Brian today, to let him know he's "hands down" our favorite Daddy & Hubster.

If I had a little more time and my brain could focus, I would love to make this card. I think it is SO pretty....
For details on how to make this pretty quilled Valentine, just go here.

I think this Valentine is so decorative and festive. They simply decorated a clothes Pin with hearts and used the pin to keep the gift bag closed. So cute & it works double duty so you know I love that!

To make the clothes pin Valentine, just go here for all of the details.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
kacey @ chronicles of a mommy

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