Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 ways to wear a scarf...

Emilie posted this on her blog.  She asks the question if a chesty girl can wear a scarf? I say YES she can! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Salvation Army Hutch

I got this hutch for $47.00 at our local Salvation Army.  I got lucky and caught it at a 50% sale. In it's original state it was not bad but just looked somewhat outdated.  I sanded it down and primed it and then painted it a very pale turquoise blue and then put a Burnt Sienna glaze over it. I did not put the glaze on the inside because I wanted the inside to be darker. I also painted the original knobs and pulls and put the glaze on them as well. The glaze does not look orange in real life like it does in the photo. I think it turned out awesome - espeically for a first time project. It replaced  the generic hutch that I bought at a thrift store when we got married 17 years ago. That hutch is currently being painted pale pink and will replace the ugly Oak Express shelves currently in my daughter's room. That project was a little more labor intensive because I had to do some things to make it look like it belongs in a girls room and not in a dining room.  It's almost done and I will be posting photos soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever

Tanya at Grand Revival Designs has a book available for pre-order at Barnes&andNoble and at Amazon .  Go check out the book then go to Tanya's blog to find out how to receive a free down-loadable bag pattern.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hello Floyd

Meet the newest member of our family ~ Floyd Walnut ~ we adopted him Saturday evening. They say time heals all wounds and apparently so does a new kitten.  I was planning on waiting a while before looking for another cat/kitten. However, we all decided that maybe we should look.  I'm glad we did, he is very sweet and laid back. Right now he has an upper respiratory infection and we have to give him meds every day.  I think that once he feels better he might be more active and play more.  Oh, and he got the middle name of "Walnut" because that we his name when we adopted him and we felt he should keep it as part of his name.  We got him at the Denver Dumb Friends League  I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new pet.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Good bye Maggie Mae

Today we had to say goodbye to Maggie Mae - I knew when found her this afternoon that today would be her last day with us.  She was my cat for a long-long time and she lived a good life. She outlasted boyfriends and jobs; she was with me longer than I have been married. She lived 19 years and that is old for a cat. It will be hard to get used to not having her here with me. Grace cried and sobbed and carried on - then in the next breath asked for a kitten.  Something tells me she will recover from this trauma.

Friday, July 1, 2011

More Hollywood Studios

Me and Grace in front of the Large Wizards hat at Hollywood Studios.  I used paper from Cosmo Cricket - Circa 1934 line and the polka dot paper is from Daily Junque ( I think).  The Circa 1934 line has exactly the look that to me reflects Disneyworld - especially along Mainstreet USA and Hollywood Studios.  This layout was based on this Layout.

The layout to the right is based on a sketch found HERE. I used paper from Daily Junque and Cosmo Cricket-Circa 1934 and I used the Cricut (Alphalicious) for the title.  Coming up next: The Tower of Terror! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hollywood Studios

We didn't spend much time at Hollywood Studios and I wish that we would have - I found out after we came back from our trip that we missed a lot of what there was to do there.  Oh well, there's always next time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'm on a roll getting these Disneyworld pages done!  I think {hope} that this is
the last of Epcot - then I will be be working on Hollywood Studios!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Finding Nemo at Epcot

These are scraplifted from a layout I found (cannot remember whose it was) and changed, of course, to suit my photos and my style :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


More pages done - working steadily towards the goal of doing at least one page a day. So far so good. AS much as we enjoyed Disneyworld and as much as I enjoy doing the pages; I am ready to be done with the scrapbook and move on to other photos waiting for me.

I don't like the way the title looks on this one - should I change it for a larger font from the Cricut?  I think so and it will bug me until I correct it. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

My girl with a new hair cut and a dress I made this weekend

She got a new "Do" this weekend and she loves it - no more tangles. I think the cut is totally her style.  I first saw this dress at One Crafty Mumma and the pattern is from Sisboom.  A very easy dress to make and very versatile, it can be made with short or long or bell sleeves and it can be any length you want.

Disclaimer:  I just like the pattern, I have not received anything in return for giving it two thumbs up

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Magazine Giveaway

Mary Ann at A Joyful Chaos is having a giveaway for a one year subscription to Family Life magazine.  This is an Amish published magazine. Go HERE if you would like to enter for a chance to win,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is a skirt I whipped up for Grace to wear to school today.  It was made based on a tutorial I found on the internet. Sorry I can't remember whose Tut is was.  The skirt is made out of a size xl T-shirt that I got at Hobby Lobby using a 40% coupon, so it was very cheap.  For something that  took very little effort and  about 30 minutes to make, I think it came out very cute - or maybe its the model that makes it cute? ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Fabulous fireworks at Disneyworld. It was well worth waiting in the crowds to see.