Thursday, December 31, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

...for a happy day.

Hubby ordered coffee at a fast food joint on the way back from vacation and when he set the cup down in the cup holder, I gasped.

I don't visit fast food places often, so I was surprised when I saw this little fella. (do you think they designed the lid like this on purpose, just to start our day with a smile? I like to think so).

Before he took his first sip,

I asked to take a picture of the lid,

explaining that I take pics of smiley faces in random places

(since he doesn't read my blog).

He probably thought I was crazy when he responded with, "Cool."

Gosh, I love that man.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009


The winner of my Santa frame is
please contact me so I can get this to you.
and thanks to every one who entered.
Have a fun Friday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Giveaway

Oh, dear Santa, please help me choose someone special to give this frame to....

Enter to win by midnight Thurs (EST). I will be choosing and shipping it out Friday morning.

*No anonymous comments please, unless you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Faves and a Funny

My merry mantle

filled with musical chubby doves

oh, how i heart them!

..and the reason I sleep with one eye open.
I came upstairs last night to find that one of our sons closed my boot in our master bedroom doors to make it look like my leg was trapped.
Nice, huh?
Have a great weekend everyone and watch out for closing doors!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dove Doings

I realize the title of this post could be misread and actually sound like
I'm speaking of dove droppings,
but I promise this is a poop-free post...
Just wanted to show a few things I've been working on.
For the LSU fan: Tiger earrings...

For Ellen's daughter and her friends: picture frame ornaments for BFFs!

and another wedding frame
because so many ladies will be getting an engagement ring for Christmas:

Alrighty, back to work for me.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Dove's Nest

Here's a pic of my nest so far.

I never feel quite done with decorating for Christmas.

I would love to have wreaths on EVERY window and garland going along my entire fence,

but I gotta draw the line somewhere.

There are so many more important things...
So, I went out to get the mail the other day and I saw, yes...another smiley.

(please note the ever so cute table that I made from the door I got at a tag sale for $15)
Ok, back to work. I stopped taking custom orders yesterday and I'm swamped. Yay!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cute Chalkboard and A Winner

I'm not one of these women who LOVES to cook.
I would rather bake dessert.
I've never once heard anyone complain about having chocolate cake.
My mom gave me this a.dor.a.ble chalkboard and
it's really helped me get more in the mood to cook.
I answered the same question three different times a day
and now my guys can just look at the menu and see what's for dinner.
Looking for a unique gift?
This little easel was painted with chalkboard paint.
Sold at craft stores,
anything can be repurposed into a chalkboard.
There ya go. Check off the rest of your Christmas list.
Ok, now for the winner of my Little Christmas Tree wall art:
*Chris Eden*
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Keep checking back.
The Chubby Dove is
planning another giveaway before Christmas.
Have a great day!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Faves

This cloche and stand was a little gift from my mom

that I brought back from FL this past week.

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the wee bitty birdie,

but I wasn't so crazy about the color.

I grabbed my white acrylic paint and went to work.

Sanded it a little here and a little there.....

and now I have a habitat for the snowmen my boys made me.

*If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you still have time. Click here*

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Have A Day

Last night, I was reading a book to our 5 year old boy.

Our other son came downstairs after his shower,
shirtless and still dripping wet.

When he leaned across the arm of the chair I was sitting in,

I noticed the water droplets on his chest and his still wringing wet hair,

so I told him to go back upstairs and dry off a little better.

When he got up from his position on the armrest,

he says, "Mom, look the water made a smiley face on the chair."

Well, whatdya know.

Of course, I had to go get my camera and take a picture of it.....

Not quite the smiliest of faces, like in the jelly jar lid, but nontheless, a cute little face.
Hope your day is full of unexpected surprises.

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Giveaway

Well, I'm back from my vacation.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Suprisingly enough,
I don't think I gained any weight this time.
I mean, I very easily could have. My favorite foods were there in all their glory,
but I was sick as a dog and I wanted nothing to do with food.
I had such a bad cough, the only thing I wanted was water.
I made myself eat because I try not to skip meals
(grr! I get a teensy bit grouchy)
and so I only ate enough to sustain life.
Anyhoo, enough about me...
it's time for you to have a chance to win something!
This piece of wall art is of a little tree... oh so sweet.
Perfect to hang on the wall or lean someplace special.
Just leave a comment on this post.
Make sure to include your email address in your comment if you don't have a blog,
so I can contact you.
Otherwise, I will have to choose someone else. poo.
I will choose the winner Saturday morning.
Tell me dear person.....
What's your favorite Christmas song?
(mine is O Holy Night)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Three Little Reasons...

to be thankful.

three teachers.

hope they like 'em.
*taking custom orders for Christmas until December 7th*

Happy Week!

We're soo excited to get to see family this week.
(I can tell ya that I won't be doing much blogging).
I whipped this up over the weekend and need to get an 8x10 frame for it,
but it goes with my Christmas decor
and I think it'll look cute leaning somewhere in our house.
*if you want one, let me know*

Now where did I put that pumpkin pie....

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friends, Family, Faith

My son's teacher celebrated her birthday yesterday and this is what I made for her.
Mrs. F came running up to me today at the school and was so excited to say that it was already hanging on a wall in her house.
It did my heart good.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dove Delivery

When I say that I've been busy, I truly mean it. Not only am I a wife and mom, but I try and manage my Etsy shop, sell my wares in two stores and take custom orders.

It's all great fun, mind you, but for the last couple of days, I've also added to that list:
getting my house ready for company this weekend,
packing for holiday travels,
rearranging the house to accommodate Christmas decorations
(yes, there's usually a tree in every room)...

Whew! Just typing that makes me want to take a big, fat nap.

Anyhoo, here are the frames that just shipped today.
(I promise, I do make other things, but these are the most popular.
We love taking pictures and having frames to put them in, don't we?)

for the lil buckaroo...

are you going home for the holidays?

and because some monkeys are girls....

and ya gotta have the matching crown....

I will be having at least one giveaway after Thanksgiving,
so make sure you keep checking back. My shop will also be closing in a few weeks, so if you are interested in ordering sumpin special, email me soon.
Peace out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

~wishing you a day of wonder and adventure~

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Heidi's Holiday

Heidi's holiday is off to a great start.
She recently saw some things I put in my etsy shop and placed an order.
For her dudes, she wanted polka dot star ornaments in traditional Christmas colors.

and of course, she wanted a pink and green one for herself.

(I've nicknamed her The Polka Dot Princess)

and she had to have one of my Funky Zebra frames, too.

and because I heart my bestest customers so, I threw in a little bonus...

Thanks, Heidi!