Thursday, April 29, 2010

~Somewhat Simple Giveaway

Hey! Go check out the giveaway that Steph @ Somewhat Simple is having! Get ready for the beach! :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

~Family sign turned wire picture holder

Oh, I wish I had a "before" picture for this sign! (...sigh...) Anyway, my mother-in-law found this wooden cut out at The Dollar Tree. She gave it to me and said, "Here. We can do something with this!" Oh, she saw the possibilities! So... I knew I would paint it black, but then what? Then I remembered Carson's first year block.... yeah, baby!
This project was so simple! I drilled small holes where I wanted to place the wire picture holders. I don't think you can tell, but there are 3 coming from the back, and 2 on the top, coming out from the "A" and the "L". I curled the ends of the floral wire using needle nosed pliers. Instead of zig-zagging the wire like I did with Carson's block, I chose to use a simple curve. Then I used a dab of gorilla super glue to secure each wire.
For a special touch... we added too cute pictures from the bride and groom's childhood, with an engagement photo in the center. Aren't they adorable?!
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~wedding candy dish

These dishes were used at my brother-in-law's wedding reception. Seriously... I made them using a glass candlestick and a round glass dish, both from The Dollar Tree (yes, that's $2!). I cut the "B" out using my cricut, just to add a personal touch for the occasion.

~ wedding rehersal dinner made easy(er!)

My husband has a big family! And the last of his sibilings just got married this past weekend. We wanted their wedding to be extra special, so Tara and I tried to add special touches where we could. My sweet mother-in-law was in charge of the rehersal dinner, so we jumped in to help. To see more of what we did, check out Tara's blog, therapy4roses. We are trying to "tag-team" all of our projects between the two of us!

Aww... me & my husband! Tara and I found these notecards at Michael's. This part was in the center of the card. We cut away the outside border to use just this demask pattern.
We found some scrapbooking paper that was an exact match to the green they chose to use. I printed the names onto the paper using a regular ol' printer. We cut them into this cute shape and added distressing ink to the edges for a little extra something. :)

So... you know how kids can get easily bored, then start to act up? Maybe it's just mine... anyway, we thought we would take care of that before it even became a problem! These tins came from IKEA (I stinkin' love that store...). Again, I printed the names onto the cardstock, cut them out into a cute shape, and then Tara distressed the edges and attached them to the tin.
At each child's seat, we placed activity pads, pencils, and markers (all from The Dollar Tree). We covered their table with butcher paper, letting them draw right onto the "table" to add to the fun.
They also had personalized sports bottles. With 10 kids to a table, we knew there would be spills. So again, we thought we would be preemptive with these bottles.
For the girls, we also included a button making kit. For the boys, we had army men. Crafts and war... all at the same table! BUT we had entertained children during the nights festivities. Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~prayers for Tracy and Carson

Hey everyone! I want you to meet my cousin, Tracy (I call her Tracy Faye... She was named after my favorite person in the world, my Aunt Faye, who was taken to be with Jesus when I was 6 years old.)
If you have been lookin around my blog, you will see that a few of my projects lately have been centered on Tracy and sweet baby Carson. Click here to see his name blocks and here to see his first year block.

Here is Tracy with my sister, Cheree.
Here is Baby Carson's prayer from us. We wanted to have this framed for Tracy so that she could read this prayer on those hard days and long nights.
Carson has been prayed for since before he was born!
I had to add this picture of my precious mama (Mama Sue to everyone around!) serving our punches. (1-chocolate coffee punch ~ heavenly... 2-reindeer spritzer (a Christmas recipe) modified for our spring baby shower, thank you!)

That's me, my sister Wendi, Tracy, and Cheree. As you can see... our Tracy Faye has always been, and will forever be, very loved in our family.
Which leads me to my prayer request: Tracy is in the hospital tonight with dangerously high blood pressure. They have tried to lower it all day with little luck. Feeling that they can't wait because of Tracy's health, they are starting to prepare her body for induced labor, which should begin in the morning.
Carson will be around 6 weeks early. The doctors believe that his weight is around 5 lbs. Their main concern is our Tracy. I know that God is in total control... He will make this a blessing in His own way. But right now.... I just want peace for Tracy and Carson. Please pray for them tonight. And pray for Ryan, Tracy's husband. He is a wonderful husband who will be an equally wonderful daddy.
We love you so much, Tracy Faye!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

~cricut cake giveaway

Cuttlebug Challenges is having a cool giveaway! Click here to check it out! Thanks~

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~beneath my heart giveaway

Hey! Traci @ beneath my heart is having an awesome giveaway featuring handmade jewelry from The Vintage Pearl. If you haven't already checked it out... go! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

~Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

It's my gorgeous new changeable frame from Kristi @ justsimplysouthern! I won this from a giveaway that Traci @ beneath my heart was having. Oh my.... how I stinkin' love this frame!

Let me tell you... this frame is a-maz-ing! I grabbed one of my favorites I had laying around and within seconds, well... let's just say I was in tears. It's so perfectly simple to switch pictures just like that!
Kristi was soooo sweet to me. She allowed me to custom pick everything. I told her what I liked, the colors that I use in my home, a TA-DA!

Please take note of the detail... oh my... can you tell I'm in love?

This is how the frame is packaged. Now tell me... with a cutie picture like this, how can you go wrong? How can you NOT fall for this frame? Adorable!
Kristi, you are wonderful. It is absolutely perfect! Thank you for making my day! (month... spring.... shoot, this should last me through till fall!)


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