Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gracylu Originals...

If you haven't heard of Gracylu Originals then you are missing out.
In fact she is so popular that you can't even be fast enough to purchase anything of hers!
She is currently doing a "Share and Steal" game  where she picks a winner and you pay
only $5 plus shipping!
You only have a little time left so hurry on over!
Good luck!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is a Beautiful Thing...

Today is Valentine's day!
We don't do a whole lot for this 'love'ly holiday. (hehehe, don't you just love my puns?)
We are going to take the girls out to use their book-it coupons :)

Today I just wanted to mention a friend's blog.
They have been on quite a journey.
Today is their second adopted daughter's "Gotcha Day"
It is also their oldest son's birthday.
You can read all about their story here.

Stacy is an amazing woman.
She homeschool's her 4 boys and one daughter soon to be two :)
She is a pastor's wife.
She is cute and spunky &
She loves God with all her heart and it shows!

If you have a few moments to go over to her blog and write her and Lucy a congratulations comment. That would be so sweet of you. They are going to make their blog into a book for little Lucy, so one day Lucy can read her story and see all the sweet comments!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dressed to the Nines!

She likes to dress herself!
I love this girl!
Happy Saturday to you :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snip, Snip!

I just love this necklace!
I don't know where the source is from?
If you know... Please do share!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Almost 10 on 2.10.11

Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments.

*This is my first Ten on Ten... so I didn't quite get them all :) Oh well!

1. 9ish... This morning I caught the little dude chewing on his sisters coat!

2. 10ish... We were freezing cold so we had some hot cocoa. With marshmallows of course :)

3. 11ish... I decided I better work off those marshmallows and cocoa! Sorry for the blur!

4. 12ish... Getting ready to walk out the door to go play at open gym time at our church. Addie wanted to bring the book :)

5. Between 12:30 and 3 we were at the gym... I picked up Alaina... and we went to the doctor to get their ears checked. (Addie failed her second hearing test, more on that later)

6. 3ish... Enjoying a Starbucks. Because I was good at the doctor's office :)

7. 4ish... The girls enjoying some quiet time on the computer!

8. 5ish... I went through Alaina's backpack and read all of the school stuff and looked at her paperwork.

9. 6ish... Making dinner. Do you like my apron? I feel so grown up wearing it :)

10. 7ish... I checked the front porch to see if we got any packages. The girls flower girl dresses came today :) (Well we have to check the color to see if it will match the wedding dress) They are so cute!
They are from Target and were only $20! I also ordered another dress from Target. Still waiting on it. I will show it to you when it comes. That one is super cute too :)

Planning a Bridal Shower!

My sister is getting married.
June 4th to be exact.
I am the Maid of Honor.
I'm not sure if I'm more excited to stand up in the wedding,
or plan her bridal shower? :)
It's going to be in March...
But I've already started planning.
Her colors are a daffodil yellow and a coral/pink. So pretty!
I decided to incorporate her colors, but to add some too.
I am doing a vintage floral theme.
Here are some of the things I've found so far.
These super cute cupcake liners from this shop!
They look kind of gold in this photo, but they are yellow :)

I also purchased these in pink and yellow! SO CUTE!!!
It took me forever to find a good variety of color choices, but I finally found a great site!
These straws will be the perfect touch!
I will be going back for more goodies :)
She is super nice and my items came quickly!

Who doesn't adore Amy Butler?
Her fabrics are so beautiful you could almost eat them!
Seriously I LOVE the new Soul Blossoms line!
I want every single pattern!
I did however order 8ish yards of various patterns... at this site.
It was like Christmas all over again! :)
I will be using these to make a fun floral bunting.
I just might make a few to go in the shop as well!

So that's all I have purchased so far!
I have lots more ideas brewing in my head about all the fun little details!
I love my sissy lots and I can't wait to throw her a shower she will remember forever!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

He's Just So Darn Cute!

I love this look when he is curious or not so sure of something :)
This is him looking at my camera, wondering 'what the heck?!'

Once I peeked around the camera... he saw me and then smiled :)

He got a hold of my embroidery hoop!
Oh I could just squeeze those cheeks... Hold on.
K I just did it :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Updating the Shop!

Today is the big day when I am going to be updating my Etsy shop!
The one thing that will be changing in the shop is I will no longer be taking custom orders.
Due to my growing family and my growing photography business,
I just can't take any custom orders.
I will only have a few cakes that are pre-made...So get those while you can!
Here is one of my favorites... Amy Butler paper, YUM!
I hope you come shopping.
Click HERE to come see.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday, Monday

Today is Monday...
I don't really mind Monday's.
It gets us back into a routine and that is a good thing.
However, I was totally excited last night when I went to bed.
I could not stop thinking about my trip to Cali.
I couldn't hardly sleep.
I kept dreaming about the trip.
Then I would wake up and then I would think about flying.
I would start to panic and think what am I doing?
Oy vey!

On a crafty note... Today I am working on
another heart bunting for a friend.
I want to send it her way before the 'lovely' holiday passes us.
I am also finishing up a iPad cozy I am making for a friend's little boy.
What do you think?
This is the back... His name is Josiah!
What a lucky duck to have an iPad!
This is the front side.
I thought the denim added some fun texture!
This is the closest thing I have to an iPad :)
Looks pretty dirty!
My girls play on it a lot and well 5 and 6 year old fingers are not always super clean!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Exciting News!

I am pretty much freaking out right now!
If you have never heard of Blue Lily Photography. Then you are missing out!
I am attending their goPro workshop the end of this month!
I am flying to Cali by myself.
I am staying in a house on the ocean, with complete strangers.
I am going to learn a ton of information about photography and business.
I get to meet Wendy and Tyler!
Aren't they cute?!

I found out about this amazing opportunity through Meg's blog.
So I am extra excited I get to meet her too!
I can't believe I am going.
I am excited.
I am nervous.
I just might throw up.
It will be an amazing experience. One that I will never forget!
Plus I get to go by myself. Like a big girl :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Springy Colors

I finally made myself a fabric rosette necklace!
I am in love and I can't wait to wear it!
I just used mostly scrap fabric I had for the flowers.
I purchased the baby pom pom trim from this shop.
Hope you have a beautiful Saturday.
Only 43 more days until Spring!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun and Easy!!!

I'm not one to wear lots of jewelry.
My wedding ring and that's about it.
It's not that I don't love jewelry.
I do.
It just takes extra time to figure out what to wear.
Extra time I don't always have.
It sure does spruce up an outfit though!
So my goal is to wear more jewelry.
Collect/make as many pieces to add to my collection.
Plus jewelry always makes me feel more grown up :)
I found this tutorial and had to make it! I did and I LOVE it.
I love it so much I bought fabric in yellow, gray, red and pink!
So fun!
I made another necklace that I will show you tomorrow.
I'm not quite finished with it yet!

On another note...
I have a girls night out planned.
I am so excited.
I need a night out.
About 15-20 of us are going to see the Princess Diana exhibit.
It should be lots of fun.
Seeing all of Princess Diana's pretty things.
Then we are going out for dessert and coffee afterward!
The hubby is going to have to give Levi a bottle.
Wish him luck!
He practiced the other night... it went so so.
Okay, happy Friday to you!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Heart Buntings!


One of my bestest friends asked me to make her a heart bunting
for the upcoming holiday.
I was excited to make one and even more excited at how it turned out!
So excited that I decided to make one for me :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We Got a Few Inches of Snow!

We are trying to dig out of the snow that dumped on us last night!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

$14 make-over

Ten years ago we moved into this house!
Ten years ago I didn't like that gold chandelier. (No offense to those who may like that sort of thing!)
Ten years later, I still hate the said chandelier!
After thinking about wanting to replace the 'lovely' gold, I decided to try and revamp the fixture. 
After all, how could I loose?!
If it didn't turn out, then I would have mangled it, needing to replace it = win.
If it did turn out, then I would have an in-expensive cute light fixture = win.
In August of 2010 my wonderful hubby went along with my hairbrained idea.
He took down the chandelier.
I quickly spray painted it black.
Fast forward 5 months later...
I was in TJ Maxx (love that store) and found a pretty tan linen shade for $12.99. SOLD.
I came home and pulled my chandelier into the kitchen.
I finished touching up the paint.
Tried to remember how to put the dang thing back together.
Once I figured it out. We were ready to turn the electricity back on.
Yes we didn't have electricity in our dining room since August! Talk about procrastination!
We got it all hooked up and the hubby went to screw the screws into the ceiling.
Can't find them... long gone.
So he makes a run to Home Depot.
We go through it all over again.
We bought the wrong screws.
Finally, we found some screws that would work and got it put up!
I love it.
I should say that I made a little sleeve for the chain and wires. It took all of 2 minutes to make!
It's probably not what I would have picked,
if I could have picked anything, but for $14, I will take it :)

Show me something you've turned from ug to fab!