Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winner:My Memories Digital Scrapbook Program

I used the Random Number Generator, but it wasn't copying right, but the number came out 13.

The winner is Heidi...she was the 13th comment!
HeidiJan 24, 2012 04:37 PM
I liked My Memories on fb! :)

Congratulations, I will be contacting you with how to download your new Scrapbooking Software!

If anyone is interested, you can still use this coupon to purchase the Software...

Just enter this Promo Code at checkout:
Promo Code: STMMMS90665

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paper Garland: How To

I have been wanting to make a paper garland for a long time.  When I pulled out my Valentine's Decor, I decided to try & make one for my mantel.  You can see it HERE.  I like how it turned out,  so I decided to make a Happy Birthday banner that we can put up for birthday parties.

I picked out some scrapbook paper I liked & some ribbon to coordinate.
Then I made a template for the shape of the banner...
Real fancy...huh?  It worked though!

Then I traced the template & cut out the paper.

Then I hot glued my ribbon onto the templates to create my banner.

Then I traced out my letters to spell "Happy Birthday".  
I actually got my letter templates from the dollar store....
They are the perfect size & included the whole alphabet & some numbers.
Then I just glued them on to the banner & I was done!
I'm really happy with how it turned out...

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Memories: Giveaway

I am so excited to be hosting my first giveaway!
My Memories was kind enough to offer one of my readers their My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Program for FREE! This is almost a $40.00 value!  This makes digital scrapbooking so easy!

My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.
They are also kind enough to offer my reader's $10 off the software (reduced price of only $29.95), plus get a coupon for $10 for the My Memories online store. 
Just click below & enter this promo code at checkout:  STMMMS90665

It really is quick & easy to use!
I was FINALLY able to get my daughter's "newborn" baby book done...she's already 8 months old, but now it's all ready to print!
Here is one of the pages from the album...
  I just used one of the templates that is already on the software, added my pictures & text & it was done!

You can also create your own custom Albums & Pages to be designed exactly how you want.
 There are so many elements that you can add.  These include video, music & narration.  

  I had a little fun & created my own custom Subway Art for my baby Sophie.  Then I just printed it on my computer & framed it...EASY!  

For the background, I used a small dot with the color White Magnolia.
I love how it turned out!
There are so many choices of background paper to choose from & they come in a variety of colors & textures. 

It's now your turn to try & win your own My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software.
 Stop by their website & take a look around.  
Then choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout & leave a comment here letting me know which one.

 And for a few EXTRA chances to win:
1- You can "like" My Memories on Facebook & leave a comment here letting me know that you did.

2-You can  follow the My Memories Blog & leave a comment here letting me know that you did.

3- Follow Love Of  Homes  & let me know that you did.

Good Luck!!
Winners will be announced on Saturday, January 28th.

Promo Code: STMMMS90665
Giveaway Now Closed

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Decorations

This is our porch.
Wreath with a heart...
I just added a heart with a ribbon to my pots.

I've added little touches of Valentine's Decor throughout our house.
In the entry way, I just switched my usual wreath to a heart one.
I hung these little wooden hearts from the lamps.
I added a little candle to my table lamp.
This is by my dining room & great room.

I changed the mantel this year & made a paper garland to hang.
Then I switched out my candles with some white tissue paper pom-poms. 
Then I added a polk-a-dot ribbon.
I also added a wooden heart & pom-pom to my wire bird cage.
A few more decorations...
It's kind of simple...
My little boy was so excited  to see the hearts up... 
Because once Valentine's Day is over it's closer to Easter, which means his birthday is getting closer! 
Yes, he's already on the count down to turning "5"...I love how excited he gets!  
For now, we are going to enjoy this holiday first!
Happy Valentines' Day!!
Dear Lillie Blog

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

House Tour: Kids' Bathroom

I started my blog by showing you changes we've made to our house over the years.
So far,  I've done posts on the changes to the:
Our Entry Way....HERE.
My Daughter's Room....HERE.
The Baby Nursery....HERE.
My Boys' Room...HERE.

Today, I'm going to show you the changes we've made to the kids' bathroom.
This was the bathroom before:
It had hand painted black flowers & swirls...
It was a bit overwhelming when you walked in & of course the cabinets were a light oak color.

Since we have boys & girls that share the bathroom, we needed a more neutral theme.
So we started by painting it a light blue color.
 We chose the paint that already had primer in it & it covered the black flowers really well.
Surprisingly, it only took 2 coats. 

 Then we lightly sanded the cabinets,
Painted them white, wiped on a few coats of  Poly and added new hardware.
I love the cabinets really brightened the whole bathroom.  
They have really held up well far no chipping & it's been a few years since we did it!

Here is the after:
My kids wanted a "beachy" bathroom.
We added a few star fish & shells...
Can you guess what was above the toilet before?  A hand painted black flower with swirls!
We found the oar at TJ Maxx...
My kids love this jar because it's filled with sea shells  & rocks they actually collected from the beach themselves.   It brings back fun memories from our trip to California.!
Here is another favorite...the fish!  
Now everyone is happy with the bathroom, although my little boy asked me to paint white clouds on the wall. Not sure if I'll ever get around to that! ;)

One more time:
I'm sharing with these blogs:

The 36th Avenue
ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 57

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Home Stories A2Z

TDC Before and After

Sunday, January 8, 2012

An American Girl Closet

American Girl....

My daughter LOVES these dolls!  She has a good size closet in her room, so we turned it into her American Doll's "room".
 We got these cork board squares on clearance for 50 cents each.  Then she went through the catalogs they send us in the mail & found pictures of the dolls she & her friends have. Then we pinned them on & added a sticker with each doll's initial.
Libby has Morgan, Lanie & the dog coconut.
Living Room
Bedroom & Salon
She does have clothes in there too...above the living room.
You can see the rest of her room HERE.  We just changed it a few months ago.

I'm sharing with these blogs:

Craft & Tell