April 27, 2011

point of {view} SPRING featured!

Thanks to everyone who linked up over at A Little Tipsy!
Love this Pussy Willow Wreath by Making Life a Bliss! Such a fun idea and I love how it turned out.

These spring blocks are darling from Happy Little Party. Love the flowers!

Be sure to check out the other five blogs to see if you were featured! Thanks for coming by and have a great Wednesday!

April 25, 2011

your {help}!

 Photos by Melina Moore. Amazing as always, and if you remember from the giveaway she is offering a discount until May 15th. Book now!

I need your help if you will! Parents Magazine is doing a cover contest where the semi finalists get to go to New York. And since New York is awesome, we'd totally love to go. So if you have a minute, or any desire whatsoever, vote for Button here at Parents Magazine! You guys are the best!

April 22, 2011

point of {view} SPRING!

Can't believe another month has flown by! Here are our 'Points of View' for SPRING!!

#1- Darling window art from Michelle at A Little Tipsy
#2- A school countdown calender from Camilla at Rosy Red Buttons (me!)
#3- Cute vintage hoop art  from Gwen at Gwenny Penny
 #4 Amazing bird nest frame from Stacy at Not JUST a Housewife
#5- Happy and fun Candle holder from Jonie at Just Between Friends
#6- DIY flower decor  from Amy at Ameroonie Designs

Such great projects, go check them out and tell us what you think! Now on to mine:
When I was younger, we ALWAYS made paper chains about 30 days before school ended. We would pin them to the wall and then rip them off as the days counted down. It was the best ever, mostly because summer was coming. I thought a more permanent advent calender would be super fun to make with and for your kids. The best part is that this advent calender can be interchanged with the holidays! Or the family vacations! Or the day you get to be an empty nester! I know how I was as a teenager, it's ok to feel like that. ;)

 I first found a board from the 'as is' section at IKEA for $1.50. I was shopping with Jonie from Just Between Friends and we came across a pair. Months ago. I think I was still pregnant.
 I knew I wanted 30 countdown days so I measured the board and made small marks where the nails would go.
 I used small nails and nailed them into the board.
 Then I went to walmart and picked up some magnetic tape and garage sale labels. The labels are in the office department, the tape in the crafts.
 Then I awarded myself the 'Mother of the Year' award as my poor neglected baby fed herself and I crafted. At least she's learned to hold the bottle alone, that's teaching right?? Right??
 I left a space on the top of the board for the interchangeable holiday sign. You can make the board vertical or horizontal or square, really whatever you want works. I added the magnetic strips to the board.
 Then I put them on the little sign so it would stick.
To dress up the labels I used a flower punch I bought at Joann's with a 50% off coupon. I got the scrapbook paper at Sam's Club. I just glued the flowers to the front of the labels so they are hidden.
 On the back of the labels I wrote what I assume might be good things for kids school age. I don't really know, and that was WAY too long ago for me to remember what I liked back then. It gives them a fun treat each day, much like an advent calender for Christmas would be.
 I'm sure at this point all you vinyl machine owners could whip out some vinyl numbers. I'm not that cool, so I just printed them on the computer and cut them out ghetto style. It's how we roll.
And voila! After some cutting and gluing, you have a simple, cheap advent calender you can switch out!
 I plan to make other 'hangies' and signs for the holidays when my kids are older. Who am I kidding, my husband has already asked me to. For him. In fact this calender will be used a little because guess who's graduating?

 This guy.
Yep the hubbie's graduating with his BS in Business Management in a few weeks. Wahoo! Just in time to start his masters in the fall. Sigh....

Come back and tell me if you make your own advent calender! I love to see your projects. And as always, I love your comments and followings. I'm pretty sure that last one isn't even a word.

Are you ready to link up your spring projects?? Awesome! Head on over to A Little Tipsy for the linky party! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Linking to THESE parties this week.

April 20, 2011

wednesdays of {whimsy}

Another week and here we are. On a bright note, Point of View is this Friday!! For those who don't know, the theme is SPRING so come back ready to link up and I'll let you know where it is. And don't you worry, I'm cramming in a last minute project so I don't look ridiculous by not having one. Yea. These projects, on the other hand, are quite finished and are awesome!!

Love these blocks by Cherished Bliss. She doesn't give herself enough credit, because I think they are just great and perfect the first time around. ;) I'll probably make these. Soon. Maybe. Soon being a few months or six from now.

Verdant Bents show you how to make a really cute empire waist dress out of a.... (drumroll).....sheet. Serioulsy. No lies. Can't wait to try it!

Love these knock off anthro-bobbies from Sew Much Ado. Really easy to make and such a fun dash classy look.

Hope you are all enjoying your wednesday!! Be sure to grab a button if you've been featured and come back Friday for the Spring link up!!

April 18, 2011

Contest {Winner}!!!

According to random.org, congrats to Stacy and Louise!!! Please contact me at rosyredbuttons@gmail.com to claim your prize!! You have until Tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. or a new winner will be drawn!

Thank you to everyone that entered. For all of you who did, Melina is offering a 15% discount on any session of your choosing! Go to Melina Moore Memories where you will find Melina's work and contact, or email her at melina.moore.memories@gmail.com. Just mention "giveawaydiscount" when you are booking a session and she will book it with the discount!! You must book by May 15, 2011 however to recieve it, so contact her soon!

Thanks again Melina for this awesome giveaway, and to everyone that entered!!

April 16, 2011

Win a Photo Session!

Just a reminder that there is one more day to Enter the Melina Moore Memories photo session Giveaway HERE!! Only 3 more people to go before she gives away ANOTHER session!! Enter now!

April 15, 2011

Friday {Flip}

Remember to enter the Melina Moore Photography giveaway here for your chance to win a session!!!

SO excited to have Michelle from A Little Tipsy here today! She is super awesome, love her projects and her blog is one of my favorites. Be sure to check it out! Her she is:

Hi There! I am so excited to be here on Rosy Red Buttons today! I love Camilla's detachable coat skirt and her new "canopy bed" is fabulous! She is so talented!

Michelle, from A Little Tipsy here, taking the wheel for the day!

Nope not drunk (what a relief you will not be taking your tour with a drunk driver), I may or may not be a bit clumsy though.

A little about me, I am a SAHM with one crazy 3 year old boy, a 5 month old baby boy, and a big geek for a husband. I love keeping busy and sharing all my projects and adventures whether they be home decor, holiday projects, activities for the kiddos, or discovering how to get permanent marker off granite counter tops. Turn to me for projects you can do during nap time for less money than lunch out.
So, enough about me...here are a few of my favorite projects as of late.

Paper Mache Eggs
with secret ingredient...water balloons

Ruching Re-fashion
in 10 Minutes

Flower Monogram Frame
secret ingredient...packing tape

Free Printable Behavior Charts for your kiddos (girl & boy version)

I just started a new link up party for projects that cost $5 or less. I would love to have you come link up and share your projects!

Well, I guess that about wraps things up. Thanks to Camilla for swappin' it up and thanks to you for letting me be your tour guide today. Watch your step on the way out and don't forget to come visit soon!
Thanks again for being here Michelle, go visit her site, you won't be disappointed!

April 14, 2011

Photography Giveaway!!


I am so excited to announce Today's giveaway!!! Melina of Melina Moore Memories will be giving away a session of choice to one lucky reader! (Excludes weddings) Melina specializes in beautiful child and family photography, so be sure to find out how to enter below!


Today Melina will be giving away a session of your choice with full rights to printable cd. To enter:

1. Put your name and email in a comment.
2. Like Melina on facebook here, come back and in a comment say you did so.
3. Look around Melina's blog here, and in a comment come back and say what your favorite post was.
4. Referring a friend to this contest that enters- in a comment say what friend you referred
4. Tweet, blog, or facebook about the giveaway and in a comment come back and say you did so
5. Follow Rosy Red Buttons (button on top left) and in a comment say you did so.

That's FIVE chances to win today and through this weekend!! The contest will close Sunday at 10:00p.m. And to make it EVEN better and incentivize you to refer a friend, for every 25 people that enter, Melina will give away ANOTHER session of choice. How awesome is that??? Melina's work is beautiful and she is so awesome to agree to do a giveaway here!

The session can take place in the Salt Lake or surrounding areas (including Provo). So be sure to tell your friends and enter to win a great session for your family!!
(And just so you know how awesome she is, she did my maternity pics here, my birth photography here, and my baby portrait here. Be sure to check out her site and come back Monday to find out if you won!!)

April 11, 2011

photography {giveaway}!!

I am ecstatic to announce this week's giveaway!!! Melina of Melina Moore Memories will be giving away a session of choice to one lucky reader! (Excludes weddings) Melina specializes in beautiful child and family photography, so be sure to come back Thursday to enter to win a session for your great family!!

And just so you know how awesome she is, she did my maternity pics here, my birth photography here, and my baby portrait here. Be sure to check out her site and come back Thursday to find out how you can win!!

April 06, 2011

wednesdays of {whimsy}

It's Wednesday again! And I actually got a crafty post of my own up this week, aren't you so proud of me? I know you just LOVED all the pics of my kid, all of the time. Admit it. So on to awesome Wednesday-ness:

There are a lot of bow holders out there and a lot of ways to do them. But this may just be my new favorite. Ever. See how it's done on A Very Dandoislion Life.

I could probably kiss this woman. Ok, not really, because it would be a bit awkward. But a shower curtain that looks this beautiful and cost FIVE BUCKS? Done. Really. I'm going to the dollar store as we speak. Head on over to See Kate Sew to check it out.

I really like how simple this skirt was to make... meaning I could probably do it. Maybe. I would love a skirt like this. Also legs that look like that to go with it. Just a thought. Sigh...my daughter better be grateful for what my body went through to get her here. (*snicker)  Find out how to make this lovely romantic skirt at dame*design*studio.

Be sure to grab a featured button and thanks for your amazing ideas! If you have a tutorial you'd like featured, email me at rosyredbuttons@gmail.com. Enjoy your Wednesday!

April 05, 2011

tutorial {tuesday}

 I have ALWAYS wanted a canopy bed. With huge curtains and a big fluffy bedspread. Every girl wants to be a princess right? Right? Ok, maybe I'm just lame. But then I married this:

And "this" would have none of that. Absolute refusal to have a canopy bed. So I figured there had to be a way to do a quick, easy canopy without it costing an arm and a leg and being princessy.
 So I started with some wooden dowels from Hobby Lobby ($.29 a piece) and some sheer fabric panels from IKEA (two for $5.00) .
 I inserted the dowel through the casing. Not. too. difficult.
Then I thumb tacked them to the ceiling. Yep, thumb tacked. Pretty easy, and I'm pretty sure I like it. And hubs hasn't seen it yet, because I figured it's always better to ask forgiveness than permission. Just sayin.

Have a great Tuesday and let me know what you think!
Linking up to THESE parties this week.

I wasn't fully loving the canopy until I went to IKEA and added two side panals as well, so it's basically a big rectangle at the head of the bed with curtains coming down. LURVE.

Gathering is also a great look. Thanks for stopping by!
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