Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Family Tree REVEAL!

Tawk of the day: .. "So, JHouseTawk has a new look.. You like? .. I do :)  I love free blog things."

HI everyone!!
Sorry I haven't been on in awhile! .. BUTTT,
I have a GREAT project to show you today! 
Hopefully it will make you wanna make one too :)

First I'd like to show you my inspiration..

Like?.. Well keep reading ..

I had the PERFECT spot for this..
Meet my very bare/boring hallway..

Note-- I free handed it.
I didn't mind NOT paying $50 for a wall decal :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Operation family wall mural!

Tawk of the day: .. 
Hold on to your family tight.. 
Tell them you love them daily.. 
Treat 'em as if it's the last day you'll ever see them.. 
 (<3 My heart goes out to y'all.)

...Haven't posted anything in a while.. Was gonna wait til the very end to post a picture of my [started] Family Tree.  Here it is thus far..
So much further to go! :) .. I'm happy with it so far..
Stay tuned in for more!!!
Planning on getting it done before friday!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Family Rules..

Tawk of the day: "Live the life you love, love the life you live."

So.. If you have been living in the life of blogland, you may have seen 'family rules' signs like these:

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(found these various ones on


I am not a huge fan on a lot of bold colors like these signs.. so I stuck with more neutral colors and used the bold color on the frame only.

If you like my version and don't want to spend lots on this project follow my steps ;)

Here is what you will need:
~Various scrap booking paper (I got mine from JoAnn fabric's for .41 cents a sheet!)
~A picture frame (Mine was free from my grandma)
~A computer, **, and a printer.
~Mod Podge
~Sharpie (I used this to color the matte in my frame.. It was maroon and I knew it wouldn't go with the color choice of the frame and the sign itself... So it was kind of a cheap way to transform your matting.)

1.)  If you do not like the way your frame looks, repaint it! 
This is what my frame looked like BEFORE:
(I forgot to take a before pic of the one I used, but this one is the same but different matting color and picture)

This is what I did:
-Skipped the priming.
-Painted it in Sherwin Williams
-Distressed it by glazing it in Behr's.

2.)  I went to pinterest and found a 'family rules' artwork that I wanted to use.. This is what I found:
I used pretty much all the same quotes, but placed them in different order ..

3.)  Go to and go to 'collage' and write each 'quote' in whatever font and color you like!
Save them to your documents.

4.) Print them like so:
(I trimmed mine down.. cutting wave-like lines on some of them)
I taped a strip of scrap paper to a piece of computer paper.

5.) Place them on your backing of your picture frame and Mod Podge them in place!!

6.) Let dry and frame it!

I LOVE MINE!! (not to brag or anything ;)

Total cost was pretty much under $5!!

Hope I inspired youns to make your own 'family rules' sign! :)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When life throws you old shirts... make scarves!!

Tawk of the day "Embrace Faith.  Pray Loudly.  Forgive ALWAYS."


I used two old American Eagle tanks size Med.
You don't want a shirt too wide.
I actually should have used smalls.

*The dashes are where I chose to cut my shirt.
[the bottom dashes are the hem of the shirt.. I didn't want that on my scarf]

*Next cut strips as displayed in this picture.

Thanks for stopping by!

How'd you come up with J House Tawk ??.

So how did I get the name 'J House Tawk' you might ask?..
Well, I was never creative with picking out stuff like this so my mother and sister actually came up with it.  My husband's name and my son's name start with a J also.. So that's how I came up with J House.. We are a house full of J's.
I wanted to incorporate something else along with my blog.. = like adding a quote/TALK of the day...  I wanted to make the word talk stand out.. so that's how ''TAWK'' came about! ..
There ya goes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Find me on :)

Tawk of the day::
[Younz] should all go find & follow me on Pinterest!!
:) Have a great day

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Please join, and Follow :)

Tawk of the day::
"As for me and my home, we will serve the Lord."

Hello, Everyone :) ... Can I tell you all how excited I am cause I have 19 followers?? Yes it seems like no biggie to most bloggers.. but to me, it means the world (:
Thanks, and for those of you who visit often, please join and follow me. ...and watch at how excited I will get lol.. 
J House Tawk-

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Anthropologie Inspired Lampshade

Tawk of the day::  Love the Lord your God with all your <3

So I am so happy to be *finished* with this so-called masterpiece I am about to reveal..
It took me 299949 hours to complete and I now feel like a sew-pro.
Ta-Da!! ..

Remember the inspiration?..
This sucker is $88 !!!

My version//My price::
Besides my time, ..Absolutely FREE.
I had EVERYTHING on hand, I didn't have to go out and buy anything for it.
Here's how I did it, and what supplies you will need:
--old lampshade--
--hot glue gun--
--twine/rope/etc.. for the border--
--sewing machine--
--lotsa thread.. in whatever colors you want to do it in--