Saturday, April 30, 2011


If you want to be TOTALLY BAD and Indulge in a completely Decadent Treat, then you have to bake up some of these...

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


Go visit Becky Bakes for the recipe. It is VERY easy, and to be honest, even if it was Hard, they would be Totally worth it!!!


What do you think of my Beautiful Shades of White Paper Flower Bouquet?
The idea kind of all came about when I found the Gorgeous Green Glass Vase at the thrift store. Then, I saw the Q-Tips Flowers at Homemade Ginger. I thought they kind of looked like Dandelions, which is the floral mascot of my Blog and Etsy shop.
She was inspired by "Display" flowers she had seen at Anthropologie, and pretty much copied them exactly. My "Dandelions" are different, in that I didn't colorized them.
Then, a few months ago, the "Kissing Balls" were all over Blogland. I knew right away, when I first saw them, that I wanted to make some, but didn't know for what purpose. When my bouquet started to "formulate" in my head, I knew these Pomanders from Whipperberry would be perfect.
I went on the total cheap for these flowers, in that I used heavy weight computer paper, and used my Cricut to cut all the flowers rather than using a punch.
I now had two great flowers to work with, so my first thoughts were that my entire bouquet would be made up of just them... but then, I saw these Amazing Daisies over at Thrive.
She made hers using dried up baby wipes and burlap for the center. I used paper towels and rolled felt that I had cut with pinking shears.
Even though I really liked the basically monochromatic white scheme, I wanted to add a little more color to the overall arrangement. A few weeks ago, I had seen this darling Pinwheel garland at Peppermint Plum, and knew Pinwheels would be the perfect little touch of whimsy that my bouquet needed.
Using some left over scrapbook paper in green and white polka dots and little white pom-poms for the centers, I made three small Pinwheels.

Now, be sure to check back next weekend to see why exactly I created this bouquet...

and why my blogging posts have been so few and far between as of late.

I'm linking up here... be sure to go visit these linky parties to see a bunch of really awesome projects.

This project was Featured here...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Thanks to my wonderful Husband, this is where our family spent the Easter Weekend...
The Homestead. This is a Beautiful old resort, dating back to 1766, and is located right here in Virginia - it's in the western part of the state, in Bath County.

Weeks and weeks ago, LONG before the hubbs booked this trip, I found this wonderful tutorial by Erin at Lemon Tree Creations, for T-Shirt Tie Appliques. When I saw it, I knew immediately that I wanted to make them for my boys to wear Easter Sunday - thinking they would be wearing them to our little country Baptist church. Once the trip was planned, I have to admit, I was a little nervous about them wearing "T-shirts" on Easter morning at a Fancy Schmancy "Southern" Resort. But then I thought, "hey, I worked really hard on these, and they're going to wear them, no matter what".

And I'm so glad they did...

I cannot even begin to tell you how many kind Comments and Compliments we got on them. The boys were definitely unique, in that NO other little boy was as stylish as my two handsome little men.


AND to my Husband Marc. Yup, that's right, my husband and I share the same Birthday. However, we do not share the same year. I am totally... "Cukoo, Cachoo, Mrs. Robinson", or in another word - a "Cougar". My hubby is a young 35 today, while I'm an even younger 43.

Anyway, enough about how young I am (NOT).

I wanted to share with you the present I got for my hubby. I finally took advantage of the AMAZING offer from the Canvas People, and got a Free photo printed on Canvas. The promo that they run is for a free 8x10, but I upgraded for $10.00 to the 11x14.

This picture is from our first Crawfish Boil last year. The "Dinner" was putting up quite the fight.

Marc is going to hang it in his office. Right now, it's just sitting on the dresser.

The Canvas People aren't running that particular Promo right now, but they run it quite often, so keep checking back to their website so you can get one of your own.

I also wanted to share with you the creativity of my Husband. I don't know what it is with him, but he does not like to buy cards. I think it's mostly that he just doesn't have the time, but instead, he ALWAYS gives me something from the heart that he writes himself.

This is the "Card" he gave me last night. Love the "Ducks Unlimited" sticker.
Love that he took the time to think about the overall design.
But most of all, I LOVE what he wrote.

He told me when he gave it to me, that it was different from what he was originally going to write. But that after surprising him with a Birthday cake and the Amazing Canvas photo, I had inspired him.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I FINALLY DID IT!!! I found something REALLY AWESOME at a Thrift Store. All over Blogland, I'm always seeing posts about Incredibly Cool things that people find while they're thrifting, and I'm so jealous. Well yesterday, I got my first SCORE!!!

And here she is...
Isn't she Beautiful? And she was only...

wait for it...

(I don't know why I'm calling it a "she")

She has hanging brackets so I can hang her on a wall if I want.
She is perfectly Distressed and has adorable little wood knobs.
She has a shelf behind the doors...
and the drawers are cedar boxes.
Love the molding details at the top and bottom...
and I love the little scroll design on the sides.
I'm really not sure what I'm going to with her, but for seven bucks, how could I pass her up.

My boys think she should be a Car Garage.

Well maybe.....

but I think she will find a nice little home in my Craft Space.

Friday, April 8, 2011


I decided to add a little somethin-somethin to my spray painted shoes...
little white vinyl polka dots.

Can't wait to wear them while on our Easter weekend Getaway!!

I'm linking up here... be sure to go there to check out all the other awesome ideas.

This Updated Project was Featured Here...
kimbo's crafts

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Yesterday, just to get out of the house, we took the boys to Bass Pro Shop to have lunch and see the fish. But of course, we also had to do a little shopping.

This is what we got...
A Stuffed Animal Deer Head.
We got it for the boys room so that they could have a Deer Head just like Daddy's.
There was also a Moose Head, and if it weren't for the price ($30) I would have liked to have both of them.
Isn't it great?

I think it's the perfect addition to their room.
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