Monday, January 31, 2011

Hip Mom Band: Brassy Accents

Ms. Tammy asked for a hip mom hairband and I hope she's happy with the result. Soft pastel colors and neutrals along with lace and brassy accents make this piece truly romantic!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

All in a day's work

Used ScrapbookSteals Midweek Mojo Sketch # 27 for this page-a little lo about my hairband work. things are doing so well and I wanted to document a bit of the process/packaging.

used some of the materials on the lo and the photo of the package was taken on the actual paper I scrapped it on.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The big 3 - 4!

So, my birthday has come and gone. Started out wonderfully with breakfast in bed made by two very special chitlins.
Dinner at Fuddruckers with the fam. I had a mushroom swiss burger and fries with cheddar cheese sauce. Travis got me the cutest card and made up reasons for the Milky Way and Almond Joy he gave "I was outta this world" and "He's nuts for me". SO SWEET! Also got my favorite from Vicotoria's Secret...LOVE SPELL.
No birthday cake for me...I enjoyed frozen yogurt at LOVE frozen yogurt. Super yummy. I really enjoy their Taro flavor and their sugar free/fat free chocolate.
Tessa loved the glass tiles. It was a wonderful birthday. Also had a great time with the gals this weekend which included some much needed gab time and a personal footrub from Laurel!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The first crosstitch of the New Year

I adore the lettering on this pattern. I found the pattern and a finished piece at the thrift store. I began stitching it up a couple of weeks ago and I am so pleased with how it came out. Someone very near and dear to my heart will be receiving this piece of me in a few days. I hope they love it! Have a great day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scrapbook Steals Guester

Sample project.
Yesterday was a big deal for me. I got to be a guest blogger on Scrapbook Steals!

Go HERE to see the post!

Aaron's Preschool pics!

I scrapped!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

1/2 cup cottage cheese ( I only use Daisy because it has no crazy additives), 1-2 tsp. psyllium husk, a little turbinado sugar and some frozen or fresh sliced fruit!
I love eating this combo!!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Birthday card

I made this birthday card for my dear friends birthday. I love how the flower pops with the white embossing powder.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tessa's Bedroom Makeover

This is what Tess' room used to look like. I think she was posing for her dad or maybe she just hated her room...haahaha. My mom made those curtains but sadly they got sun faded :(...and they wouldn't fit on her new window anyway.
Here we are starting the process of removing everything. The walls are wallpaper board that had strips inbetween each board that had to be pulled off. Then we had to tape over each seam and sand and mud and get the idea. We then hooked up the handy dandy texture bucket to the air compressor and began to spray texture on the walls. You hve to cover EVERYTHING!
In the meantime. I sanded off the handpainted flowers and dragonflies on her bedroom set (it was given to us by a wonderful woman at church and I was sad to see the designs go know that she paintd them BUT...).
Definitely needed some freshning up. I painted all of the furniture "Swiss Almond".
Here's the foot board before sanding.All painted in my kitchen, because it's freezing OUT THERE! I used foam rollers and the paint goes on like buttah.Let the painting begin. I choose this rich pink color by Valspar (thanks Lowe's for the coupon)Decisions, decisions, I really didn't want to paint the room two colors after having done the boys room, BUT one gallon wasn't going to cut it on bare drywall, even on primed drywall. Luckily, I had this gallon of "Softened Green" by DutchBoy in the shed (used to be the color of our bathroom). It went together very nicely.Painting is almost complete...touch ups on trim...used to be brown. Tessa loves her new curtains.Bed is put back together and bookshelf is in place.
Here's the dresser before:
I painted it 10 years ago when Travis and I were just married.And the after: See what a fresh coat of paint can do!!! I would like to get some fancy knobs for her to enjoy. I also painted the frame on the crossstich Rustoleum's Heirloom White, it used to be brown.
Here's the toybox her daddy made her with her doll house and Littlese Pet Shop playhouses. I painted the frame on the vintage "ABC" poster as well (thanks for that Mama) you can see how it looked originally in the "before" picture.Still need to do something with the desk...but I'm all tuckered out. Tess is a crafter like her mom so we need storage!
A bit of paint and some major elbow grease has made for one HAPPY little girl. I'm sure many beautiful memories will be made in this room.
Linkin' up to Li'l Luna's Linky Partay #7

Monday, January 03, 2011

Krispy Kreme is da bomb

I love a soft, melt in your mouth donut! Who doesn't? Our family took a little visit to our "local" Krispy Kreme. It's about a half hour away.

Donuts were enjoyed by all.
Yes, I was there, staring into this lovely man's eyes while I inhaled a plain sugar dream.