Thursday, July 5, 2012


I had these AWESOME silhouettes made of my babes a few months ago and finally got the perfect frames for them. They are now hanging in our living room. LOVE the way they look. Lindsey is amazing. She is such a talented lady in many areas. Check out her blog Out of Alabaster. You can purchase your very own custom silhouettes from her Etsy store. I highly recommend it. =)

Here is my wall where I hung the portraits. It's a work in progress. I need to visit some antique shops. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

First Birthday

My little one is turning ONE on Wednesday! =) I can't believe it! Time has gone by so quickly. I did a monster theme for his party yesterday. Thank you Pinterest for inspiring me!

Tissue Poms with Monster eyes and teeth. I followed this video on YouTube

Fun chevron and green paper/ribbon banner with my baby's name. =) I used the Creative Memories circle cutter. That link will take you to the page with all the custom shape cutting tools.

Monster Marshmallow Pops with icing and dyed coconut hair. I used food markers to do the faces. My friend and I dyed the coconut with food coloring in zipper bags. SO easy.

The blocks are foam floral arranging blocks from Hobby Lobby and my cousin helped by covering them with wrapping paper, also from Hobby Lobby.

I made his smash cake and did the mouth/teeth with a homemade cardstock stencil and cocoa/powdered sugar. His eyes are a jumbo marshmallow cut in half

I made the monster favors with fleece and felt and my mom helped me stitch them together to save time. =)

All of the monster clip art I used for the labels was purchased on Etsy at Peach Pops Clipart.

Monster cupcakes: Strawberry cake, cream cheese icing, dyed coconut hair, marshmallow eyes and pretzel horns! =) They were a big hit!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Coming Soon: A Bridal Shop

I made a decorative wedding sash for a dear friend of mine. She is very trusting of me to ask me to make something I've never made before... and it turned out great!
 I'm seriously considering opening a bridal shop on Etsy. Thoughts?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

I made these for some special teachers this month. =)

I just put a package of microwave popcorn and a soda. You could also add a package of gum and several other "poppy" things. =)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I got a very exciting message from a customer last night. She told me her school was featured on The Today Show and they interviewed the Superintendent right in front of her classroom. The pencil sign I painted for her was hanging on the wall in the background! Crazy! My sign is famous. Ipso facto....I'm famous. haha My husband and I were FLIPPING out when I got the message. We ran downstairs to watch it on the real computer. So exciting!

Of course, I can't find a picture of her sign....I think it's the ONE sign I forgot to photograph before sending it off. Lame. Here's a screen shot of the video. Haha

The story is really cool. Watch the video!

Oh and here is an example of the sign in the video. Not THE sign =( , but one like it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Washing Machine is Your Friend

Somehow I developed this fear of putting things in the washing machine. If it's not sturdy clothing, you can't wash it in there!! If it says "spot clean only," you CAN'T wash it in there!!!!!!! Well, I have come to realize that this is a lie. It all started about a year ago with T's teddy bear, pancakes. He desperately needed a bath after being chewed and slobbered on. My first thought is, hand-wash....ugh. That can be way more difficult than it sounds. So, I decided to just go for it. Pancakes was taking a ride in the spinny bath. It was either that or he didn't get to play with T anymore. I figured I'd take my chances.

And what do you know?! He came out just fine. He actually looked brand new afterward! Why fret so much about a silly bear you ask? Well, my sister gave him this bear and her husband named him the perfect name of Pancakes. And T just loves him so much. He still sleeps with him every night and laughs when Pancakes dive-bombs him at bed time. =) Even mom got a little much so that I ordered his brother Flapjack off Ebay for baby brother J!

He's a they're step-brothers, ok? And I even got a little pink bunny for their future sister...haha I'm not pregnant! But I just had to snatch her up. Check these guys out on Ebay...they are going for a pretty penny! They're from Pottery Barn, btw.

So Joseph's bag got carrot-stained from a jar of carrots that broke inside of it. I was back at square 1, not trusting the washing machine. I soaked it in a bucket with soap and oxi-clean....awful. It had dyes running down it and soap crusted all over it. I decided enough was enough, this thing is going in the washing machine. I threw in two vinyl bibs of T's and they all came out looking brand-new! I love you, washing machine!!

Longest post ever.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Salt Tree

I just discovered an Etsy store with some GREAT wreaths! The Salt Tree. If you're looking for a ready-made wreath for your home, look no further. =)

I think this one is my favorite:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Clay Cabochons "In Action"

Here is what I've done with a few of the clay cabochons I've been making. =) 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Halloween Yet?

I REALLY love fall, especially Halloween. I mostly just love the colors though. =) 

Aaaand I finally made the bow organizer I've been meaning to make forEVER! I've had this frame since High School. The mirror broke out of it and I saved it. I knew I could do something with it. My first plan was to paint a square painting to go in it, but I kind of stopped painting. A year or two ago I realized it would make the most perfect bow organizer! Now I can finally clip up all of the bows I make for my shop. I may even use it at a bazaar. So, here it is. =)

Saturday, March 17, 2012