Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 is HERE!!!

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!!! Hope you have big plans for this upcoming year, I know I do!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Fun

With the holidays upon, I've been busy...Done a lot of shopping and I hope that my kids have the best Christmas ever...but, I also hope they know the true meaning of Christmas. It's not about the presents it's about the birth of Jesus . I'm thankful that I have such an amazing family and the holidays are always special with so many people to celebrate with. It's been a long year and we've had some tough times, but I"m certain this next year is going to bring great things. Here's a picture of my 3 kids... It took about 40 pics to get this ONE great one. I couldn't get all of them to sit still at the same time.... But, it all worked out... LOL!!! Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not too Shabby!!!

I made this adorable shadow box last night when I was just sittin around... It would be so cute in a little girls room or in a big girls room... he he :)... I love th e simplicity of it.. the soft colors and ribbons... I put glitter on the flowers of the dress to add some sparkle... Thanks for lookin!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Spirt

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way this shadow box turned out.. I needed something to get me in the holiday spirit and this definitely did the trick... I found this vintage Santa picture and had fun glittering it up... Added some red tulle and tons more glitter...It just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when I look at... And the scroll I added really was the final touch. I made it to sell at my Holiday Open House I'm doing next week, but now I might just keep it... And on to the next project... Here we go.........

Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting Ready for a Holiday Open House

Christmas is my favorite time of year.... and it will be here before we know it!!! I'm gonna be ready for the shoppers this year!! I have been invited to sell my cute things at a Holiday Open House. There will be lots of fun stuff to buy and some really yummy food!!! Flyers have been mailed and it's going to be held the day after Thanksgiving, so all the shoppers should be out in full force... So, I'm off to whip up some fun stuff to sell. Gives me a great excuse to hang out in my craft room all day long :) I'll post some pics soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Marine Corps Ball

What a crazy weekend...Been so busy, haven't even been on here in a couple days. My husband has been in the Marine Corps for 12 years and we go to the Marine Corps Ball every year. It was last night, we had so much fun. But, I'm tired today. Not used to partying til 3 in the morning, and those Marines can do some partyin!!! It was fun, though. Get to wear a formal and get all glammed up...Nice break from the kids too. :) We had a great time...and we'll do it all over again next year!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kitchen Remodel

So, my aunt called me a couple of weeks ago, panicking because her daughter in law asked her to host her baby shower ...Well, the panicking was because my aunt hasn't redecorated her house in, literally, 30 years.... So, she asked if I'd come over and just add some "updated decor"... Well, I can't just do something simple, if I'm gonna redo the kitchen, I'm gonna redo the kitchen... :) So, she handed over the credit cards and I went to work... In five days, I redid the cabinets and transformed her 1980's kitchen into a Tuscan Villa...She's always wanted a tuscan kitchen because of her Italian heritage. I did a faux finish on the walls, added lots of warm, rich colors... and distressed the newly painted cabinets. They added beautiful hard wood floors this past week and it just looks amazing. I had so much fun doing it.... Here are some before and after pics!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Here are some fun Holiday gift ideas...A great thing to give to a friend or to a family member. They are so personal and a great way to show off your favorite photos. Or go for the altered paint can and fill it with your favorite candy.... And, not to mention, they're so fun to make...I had a blast creating these...using all the fun papers and embellishments...Can't wait to make more!!!

So here are my 3 precious children...They are my life...They keep me going everyday and I'm so blessed have them...I made this chest for my mom, whom I couldn't survive without. She does so much for the kids and I and so I wanted to show her how much she is loved. So, I built this chest for her birthday...She LOVES it!!! It turned out much larger than I anticipated, but she can fill it with all the things that are dear to hear and it looks great at the end of her bed...