Friday, July 30, 2010

Initial in a Frame

Trying to decorate our little home on a budget has helped me be creative and cheap. It is actually quite fun going to D.I finding little treasures-- imagining what they can become! Using initials is popular right now, and I love this trend. We recently painted a coffee table apple green, and I LOVE the color. So, I decided to use it for another project.
I used:
* A $1 frame bought from D.I.
* A wooden block letter from Michaels- $2.99
* One piece of scrapbooking paper in a pattern I liked
* Leftover paint-- (You can by a container of craft paint at any craft store for about $1.50, but I like the finish from a higher quality paint from a hardware store. You can buy a sample container for about $3.00.)
*Glue gun- I have a really cheap one from JoAnns, but it works just great
I gave the frame another coat of white, and painted the L apple green, then sanded each a little to give a more vintage look. I cut the scrapbook paper and a piece of cardboard to fit the frame, stuck it in, and positioned the L where I wanted it. Elsie helped... And here it is finished and sitting on my bookcase. It gives the room a little pop! I love it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I love this blog!

Some time ago, I came across THIS blog from an awesome woman. She truly is a housewife extraordinare, offering helpful photography and scrapbooking tidbits, as well as giving plenty of how-tos. I LOVE her decorating style-- she definately shows what can be done with a little spray paint and imagination. Her theme is "For the love of sharing good living," and that is exactly what she does. Go check it out!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Easy-Peasy Earring Holder

All of my earrings are much too pretty to be sitting in a box. This cheap, simple holder adds some fun to my dresser! Best of all, it was super cheap to make!
I bought the frame at D.I. for $1, measured the opening, and cut a piece of screen to fit from a ripped one my parents had. Then I hot-glued the screen to the opening. Set it up on a frame holder and...TA-Daa--arrange the collection!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cute Little Creatures

I sure have a special place in my heart for all things bug-eyed and fuzzy. Check out these unique animal creations--
Although too expensive to give to my daughter to play with, these poofy-haired creations look so much fun. Check out more HERE.
These whimsical paintings are from a woman in Farmington. Wouldn't they look so cute in a child's bedroom? See them all HERE.
I love all of the one-of-a-kind felt animals on THIS site. An extra friend for you to cuddle.
THIS shop has such unique handmade jewelry. Check out the spork necklace-- hilarious!

We have a winner!

Using, #1 was picked as our winner. Yay Jessica! Send me your address and which dangle you would like. Thanks everyone for entering!!! All of your comments make me so happy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Our First Giveaway

Since finishing work and staying home full-time, I have been able to do lots of creating while Elsie naps. I have and will continue to add more beauties to my etsy site. In order to promote my etsy site, and because I love giving things away, we will have our first GIVEAWAY.

I love dangle necklaces like this one. The chain is very lightweight, and each of the baubles has a clasp attached so you can take them off and mix and match as desired. Plus, the chain looks cute and classy just by itself. It is like having several necklaces in one! Before I list these, I would like to give one lucky reader a 30" circle chain and the dangle of her choosing. (From those show in the pictures.)

There are 3 ways you can enter:
1) Become of follower of the Princess E. blog (and leave a comment that you did)

2) Blog/ Facebook about this giveaway (and leave a comment that you did)

3) Comment on your favorite thing in my etsy store/ give me a suggestion or something you would like to see/ etc. (You can do this each day)
Please enter whether you know me or not!

***Giveaway ends on July 13th at 12:00 pm MST. Good Luck!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Local Treasures

I love supporting small-business crafters who make handmade items. Utah especially has so many incredible creators. Here are a few adorable and interesting local finds--

This ring from Quiet Mischief is completely made with duct tape! I love the bright pink color and the intricacy of the design. This would definately be a conversation starter.

My heart will forever be in the small town I grew up in. State prints from qa design are a perfect way to display where your heart lies. The orange and turquoise combo is so unique and would look great on a piano or mantle. takes one of your prized pictures and makes a beautiful one-of-a-kind clock. There are so many styles on the website, you are sure to find one you love.