Monday, August 31, 2009

Drumroll Please.......

We have a winner!!! 2 actually! It is so hard for me to just have 1 winner! I almost always give out 2 prizes!

Thanks for all the great comments! I felt so popular! :)
CONTACT ME AT to claim your prizes! You have until WEDNESDAY!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Are you totally amazed that I got some pictures up finally!!! Its been crazy around here. So here they are!!

Once again, so sorry my camera isn't fancy and therefore all the colors look a bit washed out!
I am feeling in the Halloween decoration mood lately so I thought I'd get you in it too! Everyone needs Halloween decorations right?
If you would like to win one of these babies simply:
1 entry become a FOLLOWER!! (the more followers, the better the giveaways)
1 entry leave a comment about your favorite blog, or one you like alot
1 more entry, blog about this giveaway!
This giveaway was going to end today, but due to my "slackerness" (is that a word) I am going to extend the giveaway until SUNDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 pm!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Its Time

I never thought this day would come and in a way I don't think I really believed it would. Yes...we are looking for a MINIVAN!! I really enjoy my car that I drive around. It is such a great car, but its getting pretty full and we would love to be able to take people with us to go do fun things, instead of driving separate cars and saying, "OK I"LL SEE YA THERE"....

We've looked at a few different ones, but are not sure what kind will be the best as it gets older with higher miles. Some people have told me about problems that seem to happen to certain makes when the miles get up there. What do you think? WHat vans do you like and what kinds of problems have you had or heard of with them. We've looked at Dodge, Toyota, and Honda! Thanks for your help

I Hope to have the GIVEAWAY prrize done today! It all depends on how long nap time lasts:) Keep posting those comments and becoming a FOLLOWER!!! YAY

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Makin Something out of Nothing

I made this little guy last year about this time. I made 2 signs, this one and a pumpkin patch one. I can't find that one. It in my storage room. I'm sure I put it in a special place so that I would remember where it was, but of course I forgot.
I had scraps of wood. That's all I had. I was actually kind of bored one day and started painting scraps of wood. I love to decorate with this. The colors add a lot from the traditional orange and black of Halloween. I add a few fun decorations around this and of course some candy.

Everything I used for this project I already had, so it didn't cost me anything. My husband drilled holes through all the wood for me and I secured them with a LITTLE wood glue. They were already on there pretty tight, but I didn't want them falling down.
The bowl is my latest thrift store find. I'm sad to say it looked better before I painted it, but thats ok I have a few other ideas to spruce it right back up. Don't you wish there was an "UNDO" or a "DELETE" button sometimes on projects you do?
SO BE CREATIVE!!! Look around at all the stuff you have just hanging around and make something FUN!!!
Remember to sign up for the GIVEAWAY!!!! Scroll down and you'll find the post. I still am not sure what the prize is! There are too many fun things to choose from!!
PS I will include comments on posts after the giveaway post for an ADDITIONAL ENTRY!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MIrror Mirror on the Wall

Its time again for Trash To Treasure Tuesday with KIMM from REINVENTED!

Sorry to say these pictures are not the greatest! How in the world do you take a good picture of a mirror? I will never know! I wish I would have taken pictures of the before and all of the middle stages this baby went through, but I forgot!!

This mirror now hangs in my little guys room and adds the perfect POP of color to a very blue room, which he LOVES!!! Go HERE to see the cool artwork on his walls.
Can you see all the colors underneath the yellow? I painted this SO many different colors and didn't like any of them. I actually just kept repainting and adding more and more paint!

I finally decided on a bright yellow to which I added some shiny gold paint to! I took my sander and sanded all the edges, but it still needed something. As I was sanding I made a mistake and sanded part of the face. I LOVED IT!! It went through all the layers of colors I had put on. It looked so good to see a few different colors pop through on the joints and edges! I planned on adding some vinyl and some embellishments, but after my "MISTAKE" , I changed my mind because I really liked it. It had an older feel to it now and looked perfect!

The more sanding and distressing the better!

Here is hangs, my picture is slanted, not the mirror and the picture is on its side. Can you see the doors in the mirror going the wrong way. Ps I added the little kid finger prints just for fun! SORRY I should have cleaned it off first! I told ya the walls were blue! They will be getting a much needed makeover soon!
Anyways here is my project, kind of simple, but it really adds alot to his room and only cost me the price of the paint!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pumpkin Fun

I am so excited for fall and Halloween. Halloween itself is not my favorite holiday, but I do love decorating for it! I came across some cute PUMPKIN carving and painting ideas that are a little bit different than the traditional ones. Isn't this a cute way to SPOOK up your pumpkins! I LOVE them!

I think these would be the cutest little decorations for a Halloween party or a fun project for you and the kids! Go here for these and more ideas from FAMILY CIRCLE!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ready, set, GIVEAWAY!!!

Its coming! Just wanted to get ya ready! I will be posting the PRIZE sometime this next week! Wanna know how to enter?

1 entry BECOME A FOLLOWER, make sure you leave me a comment and let me know!!

1 more entry, LEAVE ME A COMMENT

1 more entry Blog about the giveaway on your blog and link back

1 more entry, Let me know what your favorite blog is and why!!

** Please leave a comment for each entry!!!**

Holy cow I'm excited! Keep checking back for more details!!!

Entries will start counting today until..........Friday!!! Thats almost an entire week!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Calling all super moms out there. I need help! I used to HATE the laundry. I am slowly learning to "not mind it". Maybe someday I'll actually like it......maybe..... So my question
I do dry most of my clothes, is that the problem? It just takes so much time to hang dry everything, but if this is the problem, I am willing to try it! I am sick of having faded clothes. I'm sure Stacy London and Clinton Kelly would shudder at some of my faded shirts and pants
So any tips on laundry would be helpful!! Does ANYONE have the same problem? I hope so, then I won't feel so silly.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Wanna know how to make this.... or this....
and all of these???

I have been so stinkin excited to share this with you all! I cannot wait to make me some of these babies!!! I have thought about trying to figure it out by myself, but thanks to SISTERS STUFF, it is all laid out plain and simple! Go here for the complete tutorial!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

Its time again for TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY with KIMM @ REINVENTED!! Remember this little beauty from my parents garage sale?? I knew it had some potential

Here are a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure, well just because I accidently put them on twice and couldn't get them off!!!! :) Oh well!

I took some of my favorite paint, oil rubbed bronze and painted the entire thing! I knew I wanted it to go on my fireplace so I put it up there to see how it looked just plain, but it wasn't my favorite! So I took some scrapbook paper to match the AUTUMN BLOCKS that I made HERE!
Added a few embellishments and this is what I came up with!

I'm not quite sure if its finished. I think I will be adding some vinyl as soon as I decide what to put on it!

I also haven't found the exact thing that I want to put in it! I think I might get some greenery or something. What do you think?

Here it sits on my HUGE fireplace! I thought I'd give you the entire view. Now some might say that I have too much up there, but I tried it with less and I didn't love it, so this is what is gonna stay and I LOVE IT!!!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I should put in my new creation! Vinyl or no vinyl?

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Talked Him Into It!!!

Its official! I talked my husband into stopping down to wonderful store I just posted about, THE WOOD CONNECTION!!! Oh I can't wait. We are heading down that way for my brothers wedding this weekend and thought we could make a little detour to get some FUN stuff to work on! If anyone around here wants me to grab them something just jet me know!! I'd be happy to!

I am working on a few projects, but nothing is quite ready to show yet! Tune in tomorrow for Trash to Treasure Tuesday with Kimm from Reinvented!!

ALSO, I think there is a giveaway in the works! Lets just say being a follower and leaving comments are both very good things:) I'm excited about it!!

Hope you have a happy Monday! See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ever wonder....

Hi, I know 2 posts in one day, I'm avoiding laundry.

So ever wonder where people get their cute wooden letters they use for all their crafts? I know not all of us are so lucky to have the tools to make our own so thats when this wonderful place comes in. I am lucky to have a very handy husband to make everything I need for my crafting habits! However, we don't have everything we need to make these! As far as I can tell they do not ship everything they have, but they are currently shipping the WOODEN LETTERS!!! Go take a look here and see all of the amazing things they have! If you are lucky enough to live close to this store, I am jealous!

Whats all the Fuss About?

I was walking through the store trying to find the perfect can pf spray paint for this little beauty, of course I forgot to take a picture of it before I painted it! It started out just that really light natural color, not really my style. This basket was another item that was going to be sold in the garage sale. I thankfully snagged it. I snagged quite a bit! My dad looked at me and laughed and asked if I was gonna leave anything for the actual garage sale, We'll see I said!

So back to the paint, as I was looking for a black or a brown, out of the corner of my eye I saw a name that I recognized. Someone on one of their blogs had mentioned a color and said it was their favorite, so I thought why not, I'll give it a try! Lets just say it was LOVE at first spray! (ya ya, I know, I'm a nerd). Here is how the not so cute basket looked after a fresh coat of my new favorite! What is the color you ask, you'll see!

My new magazine holder fits right in with all of my colors! Perfect!

Get ready, here it comes! OIL RUBBED BRONZE by Krylon! Beautiful! AND, you can get it at Walmart! All you ladies that live close to me, if you want to get yourself a can of this you better go ASAP because I am going to go but my "year supply" :) Can you tell I LOVE IT! I have a few more projects that I am going to give this color to!

Coming up.......Can't wait to get this project done! I have some ideas for this!
......AND this, lets just say this has potential! Can't wait to get started!
Happy spray painting! Hope you love this color as much as I do! I'd love to hear about it!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

All Tied Up

I just linked up with KIMM @ REINVENTED for TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY!! I'm so excited!

This is an old plate holder that I got when I was going to college. It has been in my moms storage bay since I got married. My parents were getting ready for a garage sale and had us come look through everything to take what we wanted first. I saw this beauty and had to have it back! Sorry that picture is a little slanted. My bathroom isn't big enough for me to get a great picture without standing on the back of the toilet (not gonna happen)!

First I went to trusty ol' Walmart and got some towels to match my shower curtain. I cut each towel in half, little helpings hands are welcome, but not necessary :)! I decided to cut my towels for 2 reasons, I didn't want to spend a lot and the slots I would be putting the towels was not really big!
Next, I rolled up a red towel, brown towel, and then a cranberry colored towel! Loved it! Now I needed a way to keep them on so the kids wouldn't play with them. So I used some ribbon to tie them together and make them look finished!
There are actually 4 slots, but I couldn't get them all in the picture! I think it turned out great. Even my husband commented on it which is a BIG deal! It added some much needed color to my bathroom!

Here's a close up. One day I hope to get a really nice camera so my pictures will look great and the colors will come out right. The colors are a little richer and deeper than this.

I even had one extra bundle to add some color to the toilet! All in all I think this was a fun and easy project that made a big difference!
Come on back tomorrow for my NEW absolute favorite spray paint color! I might just spray paint everything with it!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blocks, Blocks, and More Blocks!

I think I'm obsessed with blocks!

My friend Emily and her cute little girls came over the other day to make some fall blocks! She is so good, she plans ahead for gift giving! Me, I think about it the day before I need to give a gift if I am lucky! Usually it is the day of! Anyways we spent the afternoon making blocks and having fun! My little boy has a crush on her little girl, so cute! Don't mind the wrinkles on my letter T!! ARGG! Oh well it just gives it some character right?
I gotta tell ya I have debated about that flower since the moment I put it on. I might be replacing it with something else, we'll see.

This is their new home atop my firepace, I know its not quite fall, but I just had to use them. It just didn't seem right to put them away.
Wanna make these or some like them?
All you need is:
Blocks any size you want! We just use the scraps from finishing our basement!
Scrapbook paper- I have found that I love to layer, so get plenty.
Also, when choosing your paper, keep in mind the lettering you will be putting on. If you have
light lettering, it is good to use papers that you know it will show up on. Does that make sense? If
you have tan lettering, I wouldn't use papers that would just blend in, you won't be able to see
that letter.
Mod podge, make sure to use on the bottom of your paper and the top!
Embellishments- anything you can think of! I like ribbon, buttons, flowers and anything fun to match the season.
Happy block making!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Background Fun

Are you looking for the perfect free background for your blog? I am constantly changing my backgrounds and looking for new cute websites. Here are a few of my favorite. Delightful Dots,
and my new found favorite
Check them out for tons of blogging fun!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fall Decorations!!

Oh I Love Love Love the rain. We have had thunder and lightning here all night! I secretly hope it keeps going! I love the feeling of fall coming! I know we're still a little bit away from it, but doesn't a nice sweatshirt and a football game sound fabulous?
Not to mention I LOVE fall decorations! I always put mine up early and my husband laughs at me! I'm tempted to go looking for them in my storage room! Very tempted! Maybe I'll just make some new fall decorations today to satisfy my need for more FALL!!! Stay tuned when I get it done you'll be the first to know!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tick Tock

GETTING HER CRAFT ON has such great ideas! They are a group of ladies that do a craft every month! SO fun! I would love to do something like this! Where do they get all their great ideas?

I love this clock it is so different than other ones I have seen! CUTE!!!! Go and check out all of these ladies fun ideas!

Anyone interested in a monthly craftin club?

Oreo goodness!

Are you ready for an amazing treat! If you love oreos, and lots of rich sweet goodness, then you need to try this recipe!
1 18-oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. white baking chocolate, melted

1. In large bowl combine crushed cookies and cream cheese. Beat with mixer on low speed until well blended. Form 1-inch balls by hand. Dip balls in white chocolate; place on baking sheet covered with waxed paper. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. To store, cover and refrigerate. Makes 50 truffles.
We make these from time to time in our family and they are heaven! I got the recipe here

Monday, August 3, 2009

I LOVE this!

I was browsing around blog land and came across the BRASSY APPLE blog and was instantly inspired by this little beauty! Isn't it fabulous!
Go HERE for the complete tutorial! I have some plans of my own to do this to my babies changing table! As soon as I get to it I will post it! Just gotta find the time!
Hope you all enjoy! I'd love to hear what you think and any ideas this project gives you!!!
Have a great Monday!
Ps Hi Shae! I miss you! How are those kids?