Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Barn Sale

We are vendors this year, last year we were just shoppers. If you are in our neck of the woods please stop by and say hello and check out all the really fabulous JUNK!

The Junk Mammas

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's almost here

With school starting on Wednesday fall is just around the corner. With fall comes one of our favorite holidays ~Halloween. While paging through some new catalogs I can across some great things for the season.

Love these shortbread cookie fingers from William Sonoma. They look pretty easy to make and would make a ghoulish table accent.

Who doesn't love PB kids? They have a Halloween count down calender and I love the other stuff in this picture like the word BOO under the cloches.

PB kids also has these decals, I think these would be pretty simple to pull off. The Internet has some great free clip art.

Love these white painted pumpkins by Martha Stewart, I will hopefully have some time this fall to paint a few.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, August 23, 2010

Maddie's Pink Party

My baby just turned 6 years old last week and we celebrated in Pink!

A purple pinata was turned pink with a little cut up tissue paper.

Above the birthday girl was taking a break from it all.

In the back ground you can barely see the banner I made for a previous birthday party with pink scrapbook paper.

I filled my shade tent ceiling with pink balloons, streamers, paper pom poms and a chandelier I picked up a few years ago from a sale.

The table cloth was made from pink fabric with a little ball fringe and I just used dishes and stuff I had around the house and filled them with anything pink I could find.

For lunch the girls had jelly sandwiches cut into shapes, grape kabobs, bugles and strawberry soda.

The Junk Mammas

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Target fabulous find

I saw these cute canisters shopping at Target today. Can I justify the price tag of $51.97 for all three. I do have birthday money left. I'd better decide soon cause everything cute flies out of our Target.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gracie's 7th Birthday Party

We celebrated my daughters 7th birthday this past weekend. Thankfully the weather cooperated, because I didn't plan for an inside party. It was wet and humid when I set up in the morning and I was really fretting over where to have the party inside or outside. Once I decided things fell into place.

My daughter picked a bird theme. Really. She has been into birds for about a year, so I went with it before she changed her mind to Pokemon.

The table was set up for to make bird houses, I love to start with a craft, it seems to settle the kids down a little bit. Even my neighbor commented how quiet the 8 kids were being. I used chairs and bedspreads that had been picked up from the the curb or garage sales to set the table. The party chandelier was made using the tissue paper pom poms and lanterns from Micheal's. Some of the pom poms I made from this tutorial and some were from the Martha Stewart kit.

The birdhouses the kids made looked cute hanging on the fence drying.

I also sewed the pendent garland. I was going to make some more they were kinda fun to make. Last minute I decided to make a mini garlands for the birdcages. I also used the leftover fabric to embellish the gift bags with a simple bird motif. The favor included a bird whistle and lip gloss or toy airplane. The bird whistle you fill with water and they really sound like birds chirping. I purchased them off amazon.

The project that nearly killed me was the pinata. Last week the weather was very humid, and the paper mache layers took forever to dry. I am an impatient crafter, so this was not a favorite project for me. I had to enlist my husband at the end to put the hanger in it. So if you make a pinata plan accordingly.

Another party for the memory book.

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Refrigerator pickles are a quick, easy and a delicious way to use extra cumbers. Mine uses 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup vinegar, a teaspoon of course salt and some dill sprigs. (cucumbers and onions of course)

I put everything except the dill in a sauce pan, bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Next, I pour it over my cut up cucumbers and onions, add some dill and refrigerate overnight. By morning you have flavorful pickles and as they are eaten you can keep adding cucumbers to the mix.

The Junk Mammas