Phi Lamb Big/Little | 2016

Hello everybody! I’m sure you have wondered where I have been the last month… And the truth is.. crafting for Big/Little, Phi Lamb Retreat, Prayer Night, we started painting our condo, New Orleans and my Big’s house for Spring Break, writing and re-writing this post, family birthday parties, and every home baseball game… along with school, and other random things that don’t really matter. The point is: too busy to stop for fresh air. BUT, things should kind of be slowing down, especially after the painters get out of my house and I can get things done a lot quicker. After this post, I will be working on my February/March Favorites since I didn’t get my February one up, I’m combining the two since they’re pretty much the same anyways…

Alright, since Phi Lamb is Non-Panhellenic, it was really hard for me to find things for my Little! When I did find something I liked (that wasn’t $65+), I got really excited and bought it almost immediately! So, I just want to share with y’all what I got! Let’s get down to it…

Big/Little- NIGHT ONE!

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I took this picture before I finished putting everything in, but wanted to show y’all as much of what was inside as I could, before putting things over all of this. I had to add the rest of the green Easter basket grass, the blessed cosmetic bag, and her clues after!

First off… I bought the crates from Walmart and spray painted them glossy white to make them a look a little nicer!

What’s in the crate…

  • One Bible verse canvas.
  • Two Phi Lamb t-shirts.
  • Milk Chocolate Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, and Lindor Truffles.. (her favorite sweets.)
  • Reese’s candy bowl from Belk’s.
  • Maxwell House International French Vanilla Coffee. (my favorite!)
  • Two cookies from Kelli’s Cakes in Oxford.
  • Sigma Phi Lambda Coffee Mug from Etsy.
  • Starbucks gift card.
  • Baby Lamb from Walmart.
  • A coral loofa (one of her favorite colors).
  • Lip Nail Files from Tuesday Morning, O.P.I. Chip Skip Top Coat and Bubble Bath nail polish from Chaney’s Pharmacy.
  • A note from her Grandbig and clues from me!
Close up of the Blessed cosmetic bag from Jo-Ann’s. I also gave her a matching notebook that you can kind of see in the first picture!
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These are the cookies I bought from Kelli’s Cakes! They are in her favorite colors and the green is supposed to be a lamb if you can’t tell!

 

img_5174I got this mug off Etsy from WhiteHotDesign because my Little is a coffee junkie (just like me) and absolutely fell in love with it! I will be buying myself one very soon because it’s so beautiful! {This photo was taken by WhiteHotDesign and sent to me to view before sending the mug to me.}

NOW TO CRAFTS!So, during Big/Little Week, the Big leaves clues for the Little to read to try to guess who her Big is. I decided to play “Two Truths and A Lie” to mess with her a little, so she wouldn’t figure out who I am (and it worked, she had no clue).

These are my truths and lie. Can YOU guess which one is the lie?? 😉

This is obviously her name that I put on the front of her crate! She had said on her info sheet that one of her favorite colors is Mint Green, and the theme was Spa Day, so I decided to make it look kind of like a bubble bath with circles cut out on the Cricut.My bright self completely forgot to take a picture of a canvas that took me HOURS and DAYS to complete, so I awkwardly had to ask my sweet Little to send me some pictures of it, and she did (thanks Shelb!)
SOO… If you can’t tell, this is a light blue canvas, white ΣΦΛ, and a TON of hand-glued “diamond” studs. This ended up being one of my absolute favorite ones and one that gave me a really big headache and panic attack cause I didn’t think I was going to finish in time. It definitely gave me a new-found respect and appreciation for people who have to do this kind of tedious work for a living–I don’t see how they do it, I almost went gray over this one canvas!The reason behind this simple canvas is, it’s her favorite Bible verse and color! I wanted it really show off the meaning behind it, so I did the HE and INCREASE bigger than the i and decrease, also.. I wanted the arrows to depict the number line as HE is increasing and i am decreasing. AAAANNNDDD it matches the next canvas! 🙂img_5269Again, this canvas is in her favorite colors, but it is also Phi Lamb’s hang sign! I got my mom to trace my hands on a different piece of paper, cut it out, and traced it onto the canvas. The flowers were cut out on the Cricut, curled with scissors, and then glued together! This is one my favorites (but aren’t they all)!img_5272Here is another canvas I made her for Night One. I saw one similar to this on Pinterest and decided to do one similar! This is actually my least favorite one that I made her, which makes me sad because it was originally one of my favorites, but it just didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped! 😦

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This is the way I had it set up for her in the Student Union. I could not be happier with the finished product! Her reaction to it all was pretty priceless as well!

NIGHT TWO!

Night two’s theme was “Lamb Love,” so I tried to keep the crate consisting of JUST Phi Lamb things and things in red or white!

Close up of Night Two’s crate!

WHAT’S IN THE CRATE…

  • ΣΦΛ red and white blanket from GreekU.com
  • ΣΦΛ red Tumblr from loveKenedie on Etsy.
  • A Phi Lamb t-shirt I ordered from TheShirtPlace on Etsy. (I’m completely obsessed and bought me one too!)
  • Two Phi Lamb buttons (one from a fellow Phi Lamb and the other off Etsy).
  • Lamb Keychain (from a Phi Lamb).
  • A mixtape from her Grandbig.
  • Two more cookies from Kelli’s Cakes.
  • Another lamb (she named him Lambden)!
  • Hershey’s Kiss candy dish from Belk’s.
  • White Cheddar Popcorn.
  • Plain Baked Lays.
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I added some red and white paper to finish it off! I think it really helped make it cute!
These are the cookies from Kelli’s Cakes that I gave her on Night Two!
These are the two buttons I bought for her! The red one is from ShopTheHangar on Etsy, and the blue one was from a girl in our chapter!

NOW TO CRAFTS!Alright… let me explain what’s going on here. These are my clues for Night Two! Since I had done the “two truths and a lie” for Night One, I wanted to do something equally as cute and fun for Night Two! I started searching Pinterest again for some inspiration, and saw that you could make your own scratch-off cards, so I decided to make it really unique by doing that!

SO… To make this, I first wrote my note and boxed off how big I wanted the scratch off part to be. From there, I tore off packing tape and put it over my clues. Then, I mixed one part Dishwashing Detergent and two parts Gray Acrylic Paint. I painted over the tape and let it dry for 24 hours. It is obviously wet here, but when it dried it was a lot smoother.

Also, I taped a penny to the paper so she’d have something to scratch it off with.

This is her name on the front of the crate! The triangles and letters were cut out on the Cricut and glued together, then I added the white puff paint for a little extra somethin-somethin! I let it dry for several hours and then put it on the ribbon! It turned out sooo cute!

THIS IS ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITES FROM NIGHT TWO!!! For those of you who don’t know, at the end of Ole Miss’s “Hotty Toddy” chant it says, “Flim Flam, Bim Bam, Ole Miss By Damn!” So, this is just a spin on that! I cannot take credit for making this saying up, I found it on Pinterest (again). But I just think this is so cute!! was actually not planning to do this one like this at all. I had seen the verse inside the “Love” on Pinterest, but really wanted to do it in Phi Lamb colors! But, I found this yellow canvas I had painted Freshman year for my dorm and ended up not using, and decided to make it completely different from what I had originally wanted. I am really pleased with this one as well!
Last, but definitely not least, is this little doozie! Besides the diamond one, this one took the longest to do! It is all hand drawn and painted, no stencil, nothing. I saw two like this on Pinterest (again) and merged them both together. This is definitely some of my best work ever and I couldn’t be more proud of the way it turned out!

 

This is a picture I took in my condo before taking it to the Student Union!

 

This is the final presentation before she found out who I was on this night!

Well, y’all that is finally it for this very long post! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what I gave my Little and possibly helped you come up with some ideas for yours! I really enjoyed making them and MAY consider doing more in the future! Love getting to bring out my creative side in any way I can!

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Xoxo.

Betsy

Volcano | 2016

Today, I’m showcasing one of my favorite non-beauty items of ALL TIME. No, it’s not my Pottery Barn Makeup Organizer…Yes, that is one of them too.

This is my absolute favorite candle IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!

I didn’t want to do another random post so soon after my last one, but it is just too good to not talk about..This is the Capri BLUE Volcano Candle, and I’m telling you, it is THE BEST candle I have ever owned.

The Capri BLUE Candles are hand-poured in Starkville, Mississippi and are eco-friendly!

Pricing starts around $15, but I believe this one was $30, and it is SO worth it!! They come in all different colors, shapes, sizes and fragrances! I am on a mercury glass kick right now, so that’s the one I got.

Each one of their scents are so unique and amazing, but Volcano is definitely my favorite, hands down! It has a very tropical fruity, orangey, limey, lemony scent that is just TO DIE FOR.

I have actually not lit this one yet.. Because, I can close my bedroom door with the lid off of the candle for about an hour and when I go back in my room, the entire room will smell just like it, which I think is pretty amazing!

If you have not gotten your hands on one of these candles, you’re really missing out and need to do so ASAP!! I really wish I could send this scent to y’all through my computer. IT IS JUST SO FLIPPING GOOD.

Well, that’s it for this short, little, random post! Thanks so much for reading. I will hopefully be getting up a brow (or possibly a haul) post on Thursday, so please stay tuned for that!

I also just want to say thank you to all of my followers! I am so thankful and blessed by how far my little blog has come in the short amount of time I’ve been here. It means so much to me!

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Xoxo.

Betsy

 

Sweet Treat Tuesday? | 2016

Hey everybody! I hope you are having a great start to your week! Today, I want to share with you something that I normally wouldn’t. If you can’t tell by the title, it has nothing to do with anything beauty. I hope I’m not going too far out on a limb by doing this, but I want to share this yummy goodness with you… So, let’s get down to it!

Late this afternoon, I walked in the kitchen, after working on a post that I was going to put up today (but will now be going up later this week), and caught my Mama in the kitchen! She was baking these Butter Pecan Cookies for Tea Time! We normally don’t eat sweets like this or bake unless we are going tailgating, have company, or it’s a special occasion. Which wasn’t the case, she just wanted to surprise us with a little sweet treat! (Thank you Mom!)

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These are the Butter Pecan Tea Cookies that she made! They are SOOOO good!

She found the recipe on Pinterest, which I will post the link for, in case any of you get hungry after reading this post, and want to try it out! It is adapted from a Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine in May 2004. They are sooo good and really easy to make, too!

To my knowledge, we haven’t tried any other recipes from this baker/blogger before, but that is probably about to change! They have some pretty yummy looking things on their site…Or maybe I’m just really hungry, who knows.

Mom thinks the baker’s cookies are prettier, but does that really matter when they are homemade? I think she did a beautiful job, and did I mention they are SO GOOD!??

I guess I will wrap this post up now, no need to keep rambling about how good these cookies are….even though they are! If you are interested in trying out these cookies, click this link to get the recipe! I really recommend trying them out, or any of this baker’s recipes. I’m normally not super into this kind of cookie…but I’m about to go eat another. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to get in your kitchen and bake something for you and your family! What is your favorite sweet treat to make?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Xoxo.

Betsy