A Must Read & Another Monday Made It! {June 30th, 2014}

I will admit, I got a little distracted when trying to decide what I wanted to craft last week. I love to read and summer is the only time I really get to relax with a book. I just finished this one by Emily Giffin!
So, I was uber lazy and did a bunch of reading this week.
But.... I did craft two things, so that I could link up again with 4thGrade Frolics for my another Monday Made It! Here is my first craft:


I made this cute banner with my Silhouette. My friend Jessica's little girl turns 2 this summer. She loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the color blue. I love making banners and my goal is to one day open a shop on Etsy.
My second Monday Made It is a FREEBIE! I got lots of great feedback for my Classroom Banners freebie, so I thought I would make another. Since USA is playing in the World Cup tomorrow and the 4th of July is also this week I made these fun banners. I appreciate any feedback on them of course.
Click HERE to get your set!
I can't wait to see what everybody else made this week. I need some good ideas myself.

Monday Made It!

I am finally linking up with 4thGrade Frolics for my first Monday Made It of the summer! I have had a busy first few weeks of summer. My schedule is slowing down, so it is time to get crafty and creative!

My first Monday Made It was inspired by a friend’s front door. I saw her adorable mason jar door hanger, and had to have one for myself. Here is the finished product:
It was actually rather easy to make! I started by taking some old newspaper, folding it in half (like a hotdog), and drawing a mason jar.
I cut out the mason jar template and traced it on a folded piece of burlap with a Sharpie. I found this burlap scrap really cheap at Hancock Fabrics! Once I cut out the mason jar on the burlap I had two 'jars' (a front and a back).
The next step was to paint the jar! I used a yard waste bag to put under the burlap since I did not have a tarp, and I did not want to ruin the granite! I learned that paint does not spread well on burlap, so it takes a lot of paint. I used an entire small bottle just for the blue.

Once all the paint had dried I stacked the two layers of burlap. Then, I hot glued them together. As I hot glued them I also stuffed it with old plastic grocery bags to give it some dimension.  To finish it off I made a little bow and added a loop of ribbon to hang it with.
Ok, this was easy, but it did take all day!
My second Monday Made It is for the classroom! I LOVE banners! I make them on my Silhouette for every occasion. I made some last year for my classroom, I use them in the corners of my bulletin boards to display the subject area. I thought I would make a set to share with everyone.... and it is FREE!  
Click HERE to download it for FREE!!! Please don't forget to rate it and leave feedback.
I am working on my first editable TPT item for next week's Monday Made It! Ok, off to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday at the pool!

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I was born and raised in Georgia! I’m a true Georgia peach!
I grew up in Alpharetta, but my husband and I moved to neighboring Marietta two summers ago. I thought I would share a few of my favorite Georgia things with you.
As a child we always had sweet tea in the fridge. I recently discovered the best, in my opinion, and easiest way to make sweet tea! 
Lipton’s Refresh Sweet Iced Tea K-Cups are divine! perfectly sweet and not too lemon-y.
We may be the peach state, but I am not the biggest peach fan. I DO love peach flavored anything… ice cream, pie, yogurt, candy.
I grew up eating these yummy treats: Peach Rings! A peach flavored gummy? I could eat them everyday!
I spent the first few years of my life living in Stone Mountain. I was young, so I don’t remember much, but I do recall going to Stone Mountain Park for the laser show.
It is fun for all ages. You can have a picnic and enjoy a light show. It is one of my favorite memories as a kid.
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