Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blog Giveaway Opportunity

There is a blog opportunity giveaway. Go here to check it out. It is being hosted by SewMamaSew. Go to to see all the other giveaways being offered. It's a really fun thing to get involved with.

Hope you find something you like!!!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009 it is.

I have been working on starting a little side business (like I don't do enough already). I am not at my home computer, so I can't really put any pictures up just yet, but they will be added.

I now have a little website with all sorts of goodies that anyone can buy for their loved ones. I truly enjoy creating each item and I hope it all takes off in a good way!

You can find me at Take a moment to look around. I hope to have links up that you can buy directly from the website via paypal. If you start looking and are super-duper excited about wanting something, just shoot me an email: I will get started on it right away!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Project #1-Master Bathroom and a New Car

New car in my garage (Note: Garage is totally on the list of the decluttering projects)
Finished product! (Note: I hung all the fixtures in here by myself!)
Picture of progess (Note the clutter around the room)
This was the tiny bit that I had painted for a couple of years in hopes that it would inspire me to finish the rest of the room. Not so much.
Check out those nice countertops! So clean!
A before picture! Messy, messy, messy!

Since my wreck, I had been driving a great rental car, an HHR from Chevy. This past Monday (January 19th) I got a new car. It's a RAV4. It is so precious. I absolutely love it!

This past weekend I went down to Micah's (I'm actually down again this weekend), came back to Conway and started to paint my bathroom, and got a new car. It was a busy, tiring weekend.

Here are pictures from my first de-cluttering project. I started with my master bathroom. I do realize that it is the smallest room and area that I could have possibly started with, but it's done and it looks great. I started with painting the bathroom the same color as my bedroom. When I moved in, like 6 years ago, I painted the bedroom before all the furniture was moved in it. I knew I wouldn't get it painted if I didn't do it then. I had every good intention of painting the bathroom at that same time, but never did. A couple of years go by and then I decide I'm going to paint a little bit in the bathroom, so I'll be inspired to finish it. A couple years later, here we are. I wanted to put up a shelf, but I knew I couldn't and really shouldn't put the shelf up unless I finished painting the whole bathroom. So, I decided Sunday that I was going to since we had Monday off from school. I didn't start painting until about 9 p.m. Real smart. I painted for several hours and then woke up Monday morning and painted some more. I needed an angled brush so I could cut in the edges at the walls and baseboards, so I had to go to Wal-Mart Monday afternoon and get that. In between painting on Monday, I picked up my new car, went out to lunch, and had several piano lessons with my students. THEN, I finally went back that evening and finished painting the entire bathroom. It was way past midnight when I was done, but totally worth it.

I didn't really finish cleaning out under the cabinet or decided where I wanted to put everything until Wednesday night after choir practice. I went by Starbucks with my Sissy, whom I was giving a ride in my new car. Then, I went back and got to work. I finally finished everything up on Thursday evening. I had to go to Lowe's and buy a new hand towel ring. I don't really like having a hand towel ring and I was really resistant to getting one, but I realized that I always have a hand towel in my bathroom. I might not like the rings, but I always have a hand towel that deserves to be placed in its correct area.
So, now that this project is completed, let me go over details:

  • 1 can of sage green paint from Sherman Williams
  • 1 new paint brush from Wal-Mart
  • 1 bag of trash collected and thrown out
  • 3 items that will be moved into the guest bathroom with a vast amount of cabinet room
    2 bags of things given to friends (1 bag-lip glosses, lotion, and perfume samples that kids adore, 1 bag-headbands, hair ties, ponytail holders, stretchy headbands)
  • 1 new towel ring holder
  • Completely clear countertop
  • tray containing my "A" items--items that I use everyday and it makes sense that they are out in an 'easy' accessible place
  • my 'nice' towels placed out in everyday use because I deserve such luxuries. I shouldn't save them for other people. I deserve to use my 'nice' things.

My next project is my master closet. It's going to be major fun to organize in there!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Day

I am posting a picture of the tree that will soon be decorated to celebrate Valentine's Day. It is going to be beautiful!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I have been baking and making up a storm. I hope I can upload some of these pictures. I've made pretezels, peanut butter balls, puppy chow mix, dog biscuits, and hot chocolate mix. Super yummy! If I can't upload pics, I'll try later tonight.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pretty Hairpins

I found this pretty hairpins off of the cool website One Pretty Thing. These were made for Reilly and Piper. I cut out the fabric and then arranged the circles, sewed them together, and then glued it onto bobby pin. I thought they turned out really well.

I'm going to some more for some other people. Very fun.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Place cards

Here is a picture of a turkey placecard that I made while watching the majorly disappointing game of Oklahoma and Texas Tech. I made 9 of them for our Thanksgiving feast. Micah was very impressed, as were all of his friends. I didn't really have a stencil for them, but just kind of free-handed it all. I used Martha Stewart's woodland paper pad for the paper. I found it at Wal-Mart after looking in the craft section, but finding it over with the birthday party supplies. Of course! Why didn't I think of that? (maybe because I'm normal and actually thought since it's craft stuff, it would be in the craft section) I think they are pretty darn cute!