Saturday, September 29, 2012

DIY Banners

I recently made a few banners
and wanted to show you some simple tutorials.

I made a 4 ft garland and made about 20 bows for it.
Each ribbon was about 10 inches long.
I got a variety of textures, colors and the widths were about the same.
Make all of the bows first.
 Choose one of the ribbons to cut at about 4 ft for the base.
I selected brown because I had a ton of it.
 Start gluing the bows on with hot glue.
 I tried other glue and the most durable one was hot glue.
Find the middle of the ribbon and start there.
Then put a bow on each side until it is at the desired length.
 I laid it out to make sure that it was long enough.

Find a font that you love, decide on your wording and cut out letters.
Cut the twine to the length you want.
Lay out the letters to make sure they'll fit and that it'll be centered.
Start gluing the letters on one by one.
Put a strip of hot glue on to achor the letters.
Continue this process 
and occasionally pick up the garland to ensure that they letters are hanging correctly.
Let dry for at least 30 minutes to ensure that letters will dry straight.
 Back view:
Front view:

 Choose a thick cardstock, make a pattern and start cutting.
 This will go very quickly if you precut the twine.
Put a long strip of hot glue on the back.
Be sure to apply the glue in the same spot on each triangle.
 Decide ahead of time how close you want the pennants to be 
because it's tricky to move them after you start gluing.
 Keep gluing.
 I purchased orange and white twine and blue striped washi tape to help with the banners.
I'd highly recommend shopping at The Twinery or Zurchers for party supplies.
I was really happy with how all three turned out.
 I think any of these banners would be great for the holidays, birthday parties and events.
Go make one today!

Go To Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soup and wanted to share my
GO TO CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP recipe with you.

 1pkg of frozen egg noodles.
8 c chicken broth
Lots of carrots
2 cans of canned chicken
salt and pepper to taste

Thaw noodles, combine all ingredients, simmer and serve.
It's very easy and has a great homemade taste.

This chicken noodle soup is sure to make you feel better, warm you on a cold day 
and be the perfect fall/winter meal.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Happy Friday!
I have a 3 day weekend and am thrilled.

The best parts of my week were...

1. I had fancy cupcakes waiting for me at home
after a long night of parent teacher conferences.
Thanks Kev!

2. Day 2 of my Art Show is today!

3. Watching football ball is serious business at our house.
EVERYONE watches :)
 What else would I be doing when ND football is on? Oliver

4. The leaves are changing colors in Utah
and I'm dying to head up to the mountains to take a closer look.

5. My boys have a new neighborhood cat.
He meows at the door, sniffs and hisssssssssssss.
Maybe one day they'll be friends. 

Hope you have a great weekend!
Linking up with Lauren for

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's Show Time!!

Jeni Gochnour's Fall Art Show starts TODAY!!!
Autumn Art Show
Thursday, September 27th 10am to 9pm
Friday, September 28th 10am to 9pm
and Saturday, September 29th 10am to 5pm

at The Holladay City Building
4580 south 2300 east

Holladay, UT

Kevin and I went last night to set up.
It was kind of stressful but I'm happy with how things turned out.
I also found a lucky penny in the parking lot so I've got that working in my favor!
Can't wait to come to the show and do some shopping!!
Hope you can make it :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Fall has arrived in Utah.
I'm loving this cooler weather.
I tried to wear layers & animal print this week.
Marion's trend of the month is animal print.

1.Jewel Tones
Cardigan - JC Penneys
top - Loft
Skirt - Limited
Belt - Macys
 brooches - vintage & gifted
animal print shoes - Bandolino

2. Going on a Safari
scarf - ?
Jacket & cami - Loft
belt - Michael Kors
Skirt - Thrifted
flats - Marshalls

 3.  Parent Teacher Conferences
blazer - TJ Maxx
Dress - Limited
Belt - Micheal Kors
Flower - JC Penneys
heels - Ralph Lauren

I'm linking up with Lindsey & Marion today: