Thursday, December 8, 2011


Pinterest strikes again...
Reusable Canvas bags for Christmas gifts
I LOVE this project! 6 bags and counting...

{bag, doily, fabric paint, spray adhesive, and fabric pen}

{spray adhesive to the doily and stick on the bag. Paint over the doily and peal off the doily before the paint dries}

{finally write an initial in the center. Tada! A personalized bag!}

Sights of the Season

these are a few of my favorite things...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


{a cup of water and a few drops of food coloring}

{streamers drying after absorbing all the water from the bowl}

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tree Trimmings

Christmas traditions. I couldn't even begin to count how many my family has. I love them all!

One Christmas tradition that I have continued is one my Aunt always did each year. When Thanksgiving rolled around, we could always count on my Aunt Peggy to be showing up with little gifts. My sisters and I would open up our gifts to find a new ornament for the tree that year. My Mom would help us keep record of the new ornaments and now, years later, I can look over the list and hang each one on the tree in my own home. They all mean so much to me.

I love the ornament I made this year for my seven nieces and nephews. I hope they enjoy them as much as I do! Hopefully the little treat will peak their interest!

{for all my little mice}

Happy Birthday

{a hanger, 75 balloons, and some twist ties cut in half. so easy and only $3}

For a little girl who is about to turn two

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lucky Kid

Dexter Warren joined our family just about 3 weeks ago. What a blessing he has been to our family already. We love the little kiddo!

The second born inherited his sister's old room, but thanks to some talented friends and family, it has a fresh look. Check out the amazing new art...

{his Aunt created some fun font art}

{his big cousin helped make this one}

{and check out what my talented friend Mariel did. love!}

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cheap Art

As promised, some of the art for Addie's new room...

{fabric scraps}


{paint samples}

Happy Halloween

Pinterest has stuck again! I just love these candy corn cookies. Much better than the candy if you ask me.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bleach Shirts

Oh Pinterest. You have increased my craft to-do list by about 20 project. This project was a little more pressing as our baby boy is set to arrive in about three weeks.

Big Sis/ lil bro shirts
{did I mention I am a huge fan of H&M kids wear}

{quick chalk sketch}

{now committed with the bleach pen}

{not as pleased with lil bro... it just got to big}

{but how could I not LOVE this?! she's gonna be a great big sis}

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Big Kid Room

My little baby is now a toddler. Sigh. With a brother soon to arrive, it's time to move to the big kid room. I haven't switched her yet, but come September, Addie will make the big change. Hopefully it is a smooth change for Addie and her parents!

I have been busy with lots of little details for her new room. Some of the highlights were...
~ Painting some white stripes on the grey back wall
~ Making a chandelier to replace the 70's looking one in her room
~ Hunting Craigslist for a white day bed
~ Painting the cream day bed I found white
~ Searching for a new bedding. IKEA had a great, cheap selection of course
~ Making pillow cases for her bed and also for her little doll rocker
~ Painting a bookshelf I found for $3 at a trash and treasure sale
~ Yarning up some letters for said bookshelf

All that is left is hanging some more art on the walls and finding an area rug. I will have to post again once that wall is finished. It was such fun getting Addie's new room all ready. I can't wait for her to move in!

{a little rocker for her baby}

{big bed for a big kid}

{for a girl who loves her books}

Monday, July 25, 2011

Flower Balls

For a recent wedding the bride was looking for some flower balls, but wanted to keep the cost down. I found a blog that had a superb alternative. It took a lot longer than expected, but I was very pleased with how they turned out!

{the bride's mom found some wreath stands to hang them on}

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What a party!

June was a month of crafting in preparation for my buddy Mariel's bridal shower. I had a blast putting together this tea party. Thanks to the help of some ladies, the shower was a success!

{the spread}

{notes of love and encouragement for the bride}

{fresh blooms of course!}

{thankfully my Mom has LOTS of china}

{Mariel loves Paul}

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Three cups of tea

New craft... tea cup candles. I have a tea party to throw!

{melting the pillar candles}

{wax poured and waiting to set}


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Family Wedding


{succulents and stumps}

{lovely bride. lovely flowers}
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