Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Getting Ready!!!

I am so excited to announce that I will be opening my own space at the Quilted Bear in American Fork, UT on July 15th!  I have been working hard to get my items ready.

Last year there were quite a few changes in our family.  New job, new baby, new house, new state!!!  I am finally feeling like we are settling in and making friends.  Feels good!  I was involved in quite a few business opportunities in Texas and have been looking for a creative outlet since moving here.  Having young kids in the home has made it very difficult to continue teaching piano for the time being so I turned to my creative side.  I needed SOMETHING to do for myself and have finally gotten back into crafting.  Yay!  My first few projects have been Pinterest inspired but I can feel my juices going and have some of my own ideas in the works.

One of the things I have been most excited about is my Baptism, Priesthood Missionary sign I made.  When Tate was baptized earlier this year I looked and looked for something new and unique to give him.  I couldn't find anything so I decided I just needed to make something myself.  This is a 9x11" board and marks the age for each of the milestones.  I am hoping this will help some other moms, dads, grandparents, etc who are also looking for that unique gift.

Don't live in Utah?  Go check out my Tres Chic Daisy Etsy page where you can check out this and my other listings.  More items being made daily!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Easter Cake!

Easter this year was crazy busy!  We had family from out of town staying with us then dinner at another families house on Easter.  Since I was busy hosting I did not want to spend all my time making over the top treats for Easter that would keep me up all night.  After browsing through Pinterest I came up with a win after combining 2 ideas I had found.

One was an awesome find at Target.  Edible Easter grass!  So fun!  I found this idea on The Cake Blog.  The grass was super easy to use.  It comes in long strips so I used my kitchen shears to snip it into smaller pieces.  Fast and such a fun whimsical look.

I really didn't want an entire cake covered in the grass so I decided to use part of this idea I found on Family  Now truth be told, I would have loved to have done this entire cake but again there wasn't time. 

So I combined the bottom idea of one cake and the top of another and voila, my Easter masterpiece.  When my 4 year-old saw this he said it was "so awesome!"  He was pretty excited to eat a 4 layer cake! 

How did I make it you might ask?  I bought 2 boxes of cake mix, 2 containers of chocolate frosting, edible Easter grass and raspberry jam.  I used a chocolate fudge and white cake mix and alternated the layers putting the raspberry jam on top of the white cake layer.  This was fast, easy and made a statement.  I almost felt guilty that I hadn't spent more time on it!

This is what I am about.  Finding the time consuming ideas and making them easy for the every day mom.  Go grab some grass at Target and get ready to have some fun! 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Doors

So since we are on year-round school here we tend to have a different schedule then traditional schools hence our Teacher Appreciation Week starts this next Monday, April 13th.  I was asked to decorate T's teachers door.  His last school did not decorate the teachers door so this was a new project for me.  I did what any normal, rational mom does at this point when faced with a new task.  I turned to Pinterest!  I was able to find some great ideas and had settled on this one

then we were given the theme of Up.  Lift Up, Rise Up, Tee Up, Batter Up, the movie get the idea.  So back to the hunt.   I decided to go with Soar.  I found this idea on the Crafting Chics website and used it as a starting point.

I stopped by the school and picked up some paper from the workroom.  I took a little bit of every color so I would be ready for whatever direction I ended up going.  Then I started working on details.

I am a big fan of finding ways to make things easier so I started looking for hot air balloons that were already done instead of trying to make my own.  I found these on

They are only available in store.  I still had to put them together but did not have to cut them all out.   They came in different patterns and shades and attached to a sticker that went right on the door.  I originally used a craft glue to attach to the sticker but after it dried the paper part of the balloon pulled right off so I used a spray adhesive and that seemed to work better.  There is a basket at the bottom of each one but I ended up putting a pic of each of the kids here.

I also found some fun pinwheels to use as our flowers.  Again, easy to put together and so fun.  Michaels with another win!

I then used my Cricut to cut out the words.  I found some great green polka dot embossed cardstock at Michaels along with a colorful chevron for my standout words.  I used some of my school acquired paper to make the grass.  I did 3 different layers and fringed each one and glued the paper so it would fall away from the door not towards it.  I added the pinwheels to the grass then finished all the prep work to take to the school.

Once I was at the school it was very easy to tape to the door and the cloud and sun  on.  I took my spray adhesive with me and that made it go so fast.  Just make sure you hold the adhesive far enough from the paper so it doesn't soak through.  I help it a little too close to the yellow and it left a permanent wet spot.

Here is my finished door!

After I got this up we wondered around the school to enjoy the other doors.  I soon found out the downfall of having a theme for us all to work around.  Repeat doors!  lol!  Here are the other Soar doors.

Love the balloons on this one.  I didn't go with actual balloons on ours because I knew T would be nervous throughout the day that one would pop!  He's not a fan of sudden loud noises.  

And here are the rest of the doors that were already finished.  

I hope to get back next week and see the doors that were still going up.  The class next to T's was doing an adorable Mary Poppins door!  The had adorable kites and a fun idea for a sun.  I'll post a pic when I get one.

I hope this inspires you for your Teacher Appreciation Week!  Have fun with your door! 


Welcome to Tres Chic Daisy!  I have so many different interests and projects that I like to share and decided it would be best to start a blog separate from my family blog.  Here I will post my Pinterest wins and misses, design ideas and so much more.

So why Tres Chic Daisy?  I wanted something fun and whimsical and I love Fancy Nancy.  That's right, the children's book.  I adore reading them to my children.  (Adore is a fancy word for enjoy.) That is where the Tres Chic comes from.  The Daisy is in honor of my Grandma Jean who I and my daughter are names after.  Daisies were her favorite flower.  She was an amazing women full of love and I want to grow up to be like her one day no matter how long that takes.

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