An ABC Labor of Love {With A Little Help}

>> Friday, April 22, 2011

So back in February my mom sent me a link (she does this often) of a something she thought I might like...

Like most of the links she sends me, I liked LOVED it! This was the link she sent me...Girl In Air

And this is what I fell in LOVE with...An Alphabet Wall!

Oh and this one...from A Time For Everything

Oh and how about this one from ohdeedoh

Well, I just had to do this!

I started collecting letters and getting creative. I purchased quite a few of my letters at thrift stores and what I couldn't find I headed to JoAnn Fabrics.

And two months later and with some help from my mom...I am finally finished.

I thought this would be perfect for the wall in what is now my kids' play/TV room.

What do you think?

Some of the letters I painted, some I covered with fun scrapbook paper, I even covered one completely with bling.  It really was a fun project and my hubby was actually happy to help me put them all up on the wall.

Here are a few of my favorites...

The 'U' I covered with white silk flowers and then used whites buttons for each of the flower centers.

The 'X' was my moms idea and she was even kind enough to paint the scissors for me.  She purchased the scissors in the unfinished wood section of Hobby Lobby.

The 'J' I painted white and used some colorful fibers I had and just wrapped them around. I had thought I would wrap the entire J, but liked the way it looked at this point so I stopped.

I loved this project and it is definitely a conversation piece!! If you have kids and a blank wall that needs should do this!! don't really even need the kids...just the blank wall!

I'm linking too....

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Fun Find and a Sneak Peak...

>> Thursday, April 21, 2011

So my mom went to her first estate sale last weekend was pretty excited with her excited that she took me back later that day. It is a little weird just walking through someones home, but the weirdness went away.

And today her and I hit three more. My mom definitely came home with a little more than me, but I was quite happy with my two finds. This $2 clock that I loved and snatched up right when I saw it and two brand new cans of spray paint..$1 each.

I am not sure where her home will be, but I am thinking entry way table.


I thought I would share one picture from my kids room I have been working on. Thanks to something my mom picked up for my yesterday, I should have pics of the major conversation piece tomorrow.

Here is a sneak peak though...

I made the little numbers subway art with my photoshop and used a frame I had picked up a while ago. I wish it didn't look so dwarfed in the picture, but oh well. I love that I decided to make this formal dining/formal living (not sure which it is) into the kids room.

Those two pillows in the picture are from Ikea and were the inspiration for this room. I just loved all of the bright colors.

Stay tuned....


My Cookie's Sweet Shop

>> Sunday, April 3, 2011

My baby girl turned 3 on Saturday and today we had her party. I think she was pretty happy, but she is 3 so truthfully we probably could have done anything and she would have been happy.

I decided a while back that I wanted to have a little Sweet Shoppe Party for her and that we did. I started collecting candy and makes decorations weeks ago and today I finally got to put it all together.

I did a little "Thank You" table full of yummy treats for all of our guests to take when they left.

Of course my talented mom over at FRESH CUT FLOURS made her DELICIOUS cookies for me. And although you may think I am bias because she is my mom...I am not!! These cookies are to die for people and if you haven't seen her blog...then you need to stop reading this and go check it out. What are you planning? Chances are you need a plate of cookies!!

I even made some faux lollipops and created a little lollipop garden which doubled as a ring toss game. And if you play games at my parties everyone wins thanks to the wonderful dollar store.

Even my lampshades got a little updo for the party.

Happy 3rd Birthday Taylor "Cookie" Lynn Moore...You really are a wonderful light in our lives. We love you!!!

I am linking too...

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