A different kind of craft...

>> Thursday, December 9, 2010

To be fair to both myself and my readers I thought I would share what has kept me busy this week.

Not so much a crafty project, but definitely a project.

In efforts to become a better photographer (someday I hope to do it for some extra $$$) and practice editing the pics I take, I offered to take family photos of our good friends the Harding's.

I thought I would share some of the pictures. And PLEASE feel free to leave feedback in the comments (good or bad ;)!

A big thanks to the Harding's for the practice.


Ahoy Matey!!

>> Monday, December 6, 2010

So one of the "things" that has been on my plate the last month finally got taken care of this last weekend.

We threw our son Thomas a birthday party at our house and like all parties of the past and I would imagine future...I WENT OVERBOARD!!

Now...let me tell you that it was completely out of character of me to do so much work ahead of time. I am quite the procrastinator normally (not proud, but honest). Anyway, I surprised both my mom and my hubby by getting started on everything I wanted to do for his party weeks ahead.

Like his Halloween costume he wanted a Pirate themed party. I won't lie, I threw out a few suggestions in hopes he would choose something I could run with. AND HE DID!!

Had to share some of the decorations and give a shout out to my wonderful mom and FRESH CUT FLOURS for the most amazing pirate ship cookies.

In the end I had one very happy little 5 year old!!

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Gone, but not forgotten...

>> Sunday, December 5, 2010

Having a crafty blog has an enormous amount of pressure that comes along with it. A good kind of pressure, but pressure none the less. If there is anyone that actually has stuck around, I have not stopped crafting I have just been a bad blogger. My plate has been 100% full the last month, but I am happy to report that I am back.


I even have something to share.

A few months ago I picked up this little find at the goodwill for $3.99.

I am not entirely sure what it's intended purpose was, but after staring at it for a while and perusing other crafty blogs I decided what I wanted to do with it.

With two toddlers I thought it would be perfect for a Christmas countdown. I had actually seen a Halloween version (I would love to link back to that blog, but I have know idea where I saw it...apologies) and thought it was a very cute idea.

I picked up the little Merry Christmas sign at Hobby Lobby for $4.99. I used some good ol' E6000 and glued it to the top, taped off the back piece and painted half chalkboard, cut out some vinyl lettering with some scraps of vinyl and....voila!!


For My Princess

>> Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Well my lack of blogging has a very legitimate excuse. My hubby's family was in town last week and although it was a really great week, it kept me completely out of my craftroom and out of touch with blogland. Totally OK with me, but I have a lot of catching up to do.

I did just a little crafting before everyone came into town and hopefully I can finish up those projects and share in the next few days.

However, I had one free night last week and decided to try my hand at a tutu for Taylor...

What do you think??

I can't wait to see her in it at dance class next week!! She might be more excited than me.


And the winner is...

>> Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lucky number 4...DeeDee!! Congrats my dear...Pick out any listing from my etsy shop and send me a message on my etsy shop or leave me a comment here.

Now, let me just tell you all (anyone that may be reading) because I only had seven comments I did not use random number generator. I went the old fashioned route and put seven numbers in a hat and my hubby drew the number. I had to just laugh at myself for the number of comments I got.

Oh well....

I guess the fewer comments, the better chance anyone who did comment had to win.

On a completely other note I have something wonderful to share with you all. My mom is holding an ebay auction for 100+ handmade greeting cards, all proceeds benefitting Susan G Komen. Of course you probably think I am bias, but this is an AMAZING auction. All cards are handmade and one-of-a-kind. You simply must check it out. You wouldn't need to purchase another Hallmark card for a few years.


Think Pink...

>> Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It is rare any more that you find someone who has not been touched by cancer in some way or another. Hopefully one day research and awareness will change that. In the meantime though I thought I would put together a post that is devoted to...

Thinking PINK!!

When I am not perusing blogs you will most likely find me perusing ETSY. I absolutely love all of the creativity that is out there and I am inspired on a daily basis.

I have decided to feature some of the wonderful items I have found that are 100% THINK PINK!! Along with a picture I have included the link back to the sellers etsy site. I hope you enjoy and maybe find something you can't live without!!

I am in love with this bookmark by Alison Kelley Designs

This Coffee Cozy by Sewing Granny would be perfect around my Starbucks everyday!!

This Hope necklace by Giggles and Grins would look great with a little pink-T, DON'T YOU THINK??

How about this Key Fob Wristlet by FOBulous? I wear my work keys around my neck, but I might have to make a change.

Go Green?? How about going PINK... with this set of 3 Reusable Bags by Mels Sells

Even if you don't purchase one of these wonderfully pink items...be sure to wear your pink all month long!!

Oh and don't forget to enter my very first giveaway on yesterdays post.


I am still here...and my first giveaway!!

>> Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I have just been a little busy lately. OK no excuses...

What's been going on??

Well, I have been completely consumed by hair clips over the last few weeks. I have done some thrift store shopping with my mom at least once a week, but other than that I have dedicated most of my free time to hair clips.

I was contacted by a lady in Prescott, AZ about selling my hair clips in her shop and my mom and I sold at a boutique sale last weekend. She sold aprons and I sold hair clips. I am pleased with how the boutique sale went considering I was not the only one selling hair clips.

The temps in AZ have still been hovering around 100 which has put all projects on hold. I am hopeful that they will start to drop and I can get working. My hubby needs to start seeing some completed projects or his irritation level with my buying great thrift store finds will start to climb.

Thought I would share my newest hair clips and offer my first giveaway....

Just leave me a comment...

Simple as that.

Just say hello, tell me which hair clip you like or what you have been up too!! The winner will win any hair clip listed in my Etsy shop. And don't worry I will be adding all of the clips listed in this post, plus a whole lot more in the next day. Become a follower for an extra chance to win.

I will draw the winner next Monday night!!


Tea Party for Two

>> Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So, last week I showed you my first re-do project. I was very happy with how it turned out and it has a home on my counter for all things mail/junk. I have now completed my second project (don't worry I do not plan on telling you every time I finish something what number it is) and I am so excited to show you.

For a long time now I have been looking for a little children's table. I have priced them from a few different places and haven't found anything that I liked for less than $100. That is not an option for me. And even if it was...who spends that kind of money on something that your kids will undoubtedly mess up.

Enter my new favorite place...

The Goodwill!!

My mom and I found this cute little table and chairs for $17.99.

After deciding that I could handle this little redo I bought it.

This was my first date with spray paint and can I just say...I am shocked we had a second date. After five minutes I quickly decided I am the WORST spray painter EVER!! All you wonderful bloggers out there that do this stuff all the time make it look SOOO easy.

I bow!!

After regrouping and doing a little breathing exercise I went back at it and finished.

And I couldn't be happier. I want to have a tea party, too bad Taylor is just a little to young

I spray painted the chairs and sides of the table and I decoupaged the absolute cutest paper to the table top. I mean who doesn't LOVE Doodlebug paper?

With just about the same amount spent on supplies, the table probably cost me $40. I would have considered paying a whole lot more if I had ever seen something like this in a store so it was totally worth every penny.

I am linking up to


Get Your Craft On Tuesday


My First Re-Do

>> Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I started this blog to do all sorts of projects, not just hair clips and scrapbooking. I have completed my first re-do.

I purchased this tray at the goodwill for $1.99. Of course I really did not know what I was going to do with it, but I figured after I put it in my craftroom something would come to me.

I figured I would keep with my theme of using supplies that I already have


Re-do with paper it was.

I am so excited about the way it turned out. After all was said and done I decided that it would make the perfect "Catch-All" for my kitchen. I added a little vinyl lettering to make it official.

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50% off Day

>> Monday, August 30, 2010

Mondays have become our "Junkin" Day...My mom, Taylor and I. Usually we hit up the a goodwill or two, maybe ReStore or the Salvation Army....or some place new. Where ever the car takes us. Today my sister joined us which was great because I rarely get to hang out with her...you know she is a full-time career girl and all.


Today we hit an antique mall that we had never been to before. Lots and lots of great things, but I really need to get a babysitter for trips like this. Although Taylor is always pretty good when we go out, an antique mall becomes a very scary place when you throw a toddler in the mix. Next we hit the Salvation Army and along with it being a lot less scary with the toddler...IT WAS 50% OFF DAY!!!!


I thought I would share my finds for the day....

The first time my mom and I went to the Salvation Army we (maybe it was just me I really don't remember) had no idea what Bric-A-Brac was. We soon figured out...it was pretty much anything that was not furniture or clothing.

I have been needing a little fruit basket for my counter... I thought this little stainless steel one was cute...and right in my price range. HeHe

And my best find of the day was this

I have been looking for a punch bowl with glasses that hang off the edge of the bowl. Not only was this just that, but I fell in love with the look. It is actually going to the home of a friend, but I love it just the same.



Pretty darn good day if you ask me!!


A Yummy Giveaway...

>> Thursday, August 19, 2010

I know that I am probably bias, but I can not tell you enough how talented my mom is. She has been quite the handy grandma to have around oh and extremely helpful.


She has done it again.

Introducing... FreshCutFlours

She has started a little cookie business and a blog to go with. Stop on by and check it out. She is having a little giveaway that I think you all will enjoy. Take it from me...her cookies are delicious and her aprons are super cute. I am actually not quite sure how the winner will choose.


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