Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My new FAVORITE blog!

Katie, aka THE DAZED MOMMY, is currently running a series titled 31 Days of Lists.  Some are quite funny!  My personal favorite is October 10th!   She is a gifted writer coming at you from the perspective of being a new sleep deprived mom, sometimes silly, and other times she can be quite profound .  I hope you'll take the time to check out her posts and I promise you this, you won't be disappointed if you subscribe to her blog!

This is her "About Me" section, which I lifted directly from her page.  
(If you read to the bottom of this post, you'll see why I can do that.) 

I’m Katie, the dazed and confused mother of 1! My sweet little man is Owen and I could seriously talk about him all day. I love talking cloth diapers and natural parenting, as well as anything boy-band related. I consider myself somewhat “crunchy.” I love my diapers (cloth=happiness), I breastfeed and I practice baby-wearing, but that’s pretty much the extent of my crunchiness. I love crafting and singing, and I love Jesus Christ! I also took up gardening recently, and I’m not too terrible at it. I have an awesome hubby, a psychotic cat and a dog that is so clingy, I think he’d be happiest under my skin. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  Hope you enjoy her - Katie is also my oldest daughter...MY baby!

and this little precious man is Owen, MY grandbaby!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

God is Great Prayer - Paper Mounted on Wood

God is GREAT and this year I have so much to be thankful for.  I count each of you that take the time to read my little 'ole blog as a blessing!  So thank you, thank you, thank you....

I was recently contacted by a client who asked me to create a chalkboard print sign for her using the prayer, "God is good, God is Great..."  I wanted to share with you the process I used to do this. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A DIY Christmas Ornament Round - Great Inspiration!

I love the preparation and time leading up to Christmas just as much as the actual day itself.   

One of our family traditions is making ornaments together each year.  What better way to get into the ornament making mood than a round up of some great DIY  ornament projects.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I'm CO-HOSTING - Fluster's Creative Muster Linky Party #46

So remember the UPcycled Cable Knit Sweater  I shared with you last week?  Well, it is being featured this week at Fluster Buster.  
I'm thrilled that Robin asked me to co-host this week's link party!   

Welcome to week 46 of Fluster's Creative Muster Linky Party!

Linky Party

Linky Party

Linky Party

All of the views have been tallied from last weeks party and the link with the most views goes to Dorothy Sue and Millie B's Too. Last week Suzie shared part 1 of her Upcycled Cable Knit Sweater and created 2 jar cozies. She has plans on using the same sweater to create, pillows, wine bottle wraps, some ornaments and a cowl scarf. Be sure to follow her blog for the details.

Creative Muster #46

(begins every Tuesday at 6pm EST and end Sunday at midnight)

Linky Party

By linking to this party you are giving Fluster Buster and the co-host permission to use your photos in featured posts and on social media.
Linky Party

Linky Party

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TRUE LOVE Was Born in a Stable - FREE Printable ART

I'm excited for the rapidly approaching holiday season!
Each year, with the commercialism of Christmas coming at us from every possible angle, like many others, I struggle to keep the true meaning of the holiday at the forefront of my thoughts.    So today, I've created this cute chalkboard printable as a reminder for my family and I where our hearts and thoughts should be centered.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

UPcycled Cable Knit Sweater - Part 1


Last winter I was loving all the sweater-covered home accessories I was seeing. 
With the days getting shorter and colder -  and winter fast approaching, I set out to find some sweaters at Goodwill that I could upcycle.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Happy Camper Dresser Makeover


I've been wanting to paint a piece of furniture green for some time, but haven't really been inspired with the right piece. 

That was.....until I found this antique dresser last weekend.  I went to Home Depot to check out the selection of green paint and fell in love with Behr's "Happy Camper" green....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My First Giveaway! - WIN 2 Weekend Passes to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA (Oct 25-27)

Today I will be hosting my very FIRST GIVEAWAY
courtesy of 
Country Living Magazine!! 
Enter below to win
2 Weekend Passes to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta  Oct 25-27, 2013!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

UPcycled Tahoe Blue Media Center

Just finished this little beauty over the weekend.

I get the best feeling when a project comes to life EXACTLY as I envisoned it would.   In blog-land, this vintage dresser-turned-Media Center doesn't seem like all that much of a stretch....but now that I'm working with Mr. Fix-It on projects....I have a lot of convincing to do.  He is a carpenter by trade - even though he doesn't do that for a living - and I am a visionary - with no carpentry skills.... So, together we make a good team.  I just have to say "trust me" - a lot! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DIY Bridal Shower & Wedding Decor - Part 3

The other day I shared 
from my oldest daughter's wedding.
  You can see that post HERE if you missed it. 
Today I have some fun pictures of DIY Bridal Shower and Wedding Decor from my 2nd daughter's wedding, which just happened to be 3 months after the first....
That was ONE BUSY YEAR for me!