Young and Crafty Sisters: July 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mother of the Groom Gift Idea

MOG Gift 2

I got married back in April!!  I wanted to get a simple gift for Brent’s mom, just to let her know how much I love and appreciate her.  I saw this idea all over Pinterest, which I looked at often for wedding ideas.  I did find plenty of Etsy sites where you could buy the necklace with the cute saying and everything all done…but that’s not this Young and Crafty Sister’s style.
I did buy the necklace on Etsy (here).  It came in a small little box.  I had this white box sitting in one of my bathroom drawers.

MOG Gift 1

I took a piece of white scrapbook paper and printed out the words “THANK YOU for raising the man of my dreams” off  I cut it down to the size of the box, cutting a small slit on each side to hold the necklace in place.

Finish it off in a cute gift bag with a thoughtful Thank You card and you are good to go!!  I gave this to her on the morning of the wedding while we all got pampered with hair and makeup.

MOG Gift

This craft could make a great gift for so many occasions!!

Brittany signature (1)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Flowerbed Facelift

Despite buying bags and bags of black mulch a few months ago, our flowerbeds were seriously sad.  The mulch and dirt just spilled out onto the concrete and looked completely disheveled.  I bought materials and completed this project in about 4 hours and on a budget!!

I love the finished product, much more clean and precise.  Such a big impact for a small price.  I bought 150 of these 6 inch border stones from Home Depot at $0.60 each.  I have TONS leftover and I’m going to continue lining the rest of the flower bed around the house!!

You may have noticed our 13 year old guard dog Katy in the window Smile.  If you love the white rocking chair on the front porch, click here for the estate sale rocking chair re-do.   Remember to drink plenty of water when working outside, especially if you live somewhere sweltering like I do (Texas)…I was literally dripping sweat within minutes of being outside.