Friday, February 26, 2016

Custom Wood Pallet Sign: Make Jesus Famous

On a whim, a new friend asked me if I could make her a sign on a pallet. "Sure! I can do that." She had a vision but was also willing to let me do my thing. Really, in the end all she specified was the wording "Make Jesus Famous." This was going to be a statement piece for sure.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hot Lemon Water Hack: Making Life Easier

Every day I try (really hard) to be healthier than the day before. There are many ideas I have implemented over the years. Some have stuck, some have gone bye-bye. One that has endured is drinking a cup of hot lemon water in the morning (in fact I drink it a couple times a day).

hot water, lemon water

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cherry Chocolate Almond Scones

Scones! Scones! Scones! You are chanting that, right? A favorite breakfast treat is scones. I admit I usually do not make them from scratch, but this was a special occasion and I wanted to try making some with some of my family's favorite flavors - cherries, chocolate and almonds! Man oh man they baked up just perfect and tasted even better. These scones would be amazing with tea, coffee or just because and best yet, you can play with the ingredients to suit your tastes!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Sweet Shortcut to Amazing Cherry Pie

It is hard to believe, but cherry pie is about to surpass chocolate as the favorite dessert in our house. In fact, even at Christmas - holiday of pumpkins and pecans - my daughter asked "Why cant we have cherry pie...its red and festive?" Can't argue with that logic, right? Well, we celebrated a birthday this past weekend and guess what I made...cherry pie. It is so good and I thought I'd share my sweet shortcut to amazing cherry pie!

504 main, cherry pie

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

3 Ingredient Red Berry Cereal Bars

Cereal is a staple in our house. No seriously, we could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We also love what better way to make us (and hopefully you happy) than by combining cereal and snack bars! One of my kids favorite cereals is Special K Red Berries, so I decided to turn that into a yummy cereal bar.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Printable Bookmarks Valentines: I've Got My Eye On You

I classify these printable Valentines "oops-I-forgot-it-was-Valentines day-easy-peasy-printable -bookmarks." For some reason I am overcome with Valentines this year (which is a complete 180 from previous years - my whole life even!). I have been dreaming about kiddo Valentines. Now, all designs for Valentines MUST be 8 year old approved...and apparently she does not share my sense of humor...BUT this one passed! And it has googly eyes! BONUS!

504 Main

This printable Valentine has a lot to like:
  • It is pretty cheap.
  • Supplies are easy to find
  • And it is quick to make! 
Now, lets do it! We are running out of time!

Cardstock (white)
Elmer's glue
Template (find it here!)
Googly/Wiggly eyes (I used basic eyes, but there are colored one, ones with eyelashes - be creative!)

Hole punch
Ribbon or thread

Make it!
Print out the template on cardstock (there are four per sheet)
Printable Valentine Bookmark by 504 Main 
  • Cut them out
  • OPTIONAL: punch hole in one corner and thread 16" lengths of ribbon through 
  • Place a small dot of glue on each googly eye.

  • Place the eyes on the heart. 
  • All done. That took, what, 5 minutes - so easy and so stinkin' cute!

Want some more ideas...check out my JUST DUCKY printable Valentines too!

Just Ducky Printable Valentines

Happy (EASY) Valentines Crafting!

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Heart Surprise Pound Cake

In my house we are creatures of habit. So, every year as hearts go up around school and stores, cupid makes his appearance, and everything starts turning pink, my daughter begins to ask for the "Special Valentines Bread." I am always happy to oblige...I mean this pound cake with a surprise heart is so darn cute and always surprises not only the kiddos but adults too!

Bake a surprise heart inside a pound cake

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cross-Stitch Wood LOVE Sign

I love wood signs. It's one of my favorite ways to decorate and express myself. I am always trying to come up with new ideas and new ways to incorporate all of my loves -textiles and fibers, wood, power tools, paint, etc. - into crafts and projects. This wood cross-stitch LOVE sign for Valentines Day (or any day), does just that and is so dang cute (if I do say so myself)!

You can stitch on wood!