Saturday, December 24, 2011

not a creature was stirring...

wishing you and your family a very Merry CHRISTmas!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: you will find a baby wrapped snuggly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger." Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies of heaven-praising God and saying, "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."

Luke 2:8-14

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a happy day filled with love, blessings, family, and good food!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27 NIV

{This time of year can get pretty hectic. Rush, rush, rush, shop now, hurry!
We don't have to stress, we can choose peace. I'm so thankful for His peace, aren't you?}

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Doggie Bag

My husband knows me well.
He finished the last of the coffee this morning and before throwing the container in the recycling bin, asked me if I could use it for anything.
But, of course!

Whenever we travel with our pup, I usually put his food rations in a large ziploc bag.
However, this spruced up canister would be so much cuter!
So, I ripped off the label, broke out my Mod Podge and an adorable sheet of puppy paper.
Trimmed the paper down for the sides and lid.
Used Mod Podge as a sealer as well.
And now he can travel in style!

Have you made anything with trash lately?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tame Their Mane

Have you started your shopping yet?

There are lots of new goodies in the shops right now including these adorable hairbands for girls.

Check out my etsy shop and website to see them all. Very cute and very budget friendly.

Christmas is right around the handmade!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hi there, I'm linking up with Jeanett again for instafriday {except, it's Saturday. The weather is just too nice to be indoors on the internet, don't ya think?}

added some new hairbands to the etsy shop this week. goodness, i need a daughter!

took the boys on a field trip to camp flintlock where they learned all about colonial times.

went on a Dessert Date with my oldest. he made a card ahead of time and gave it to me while we were out. i have a feeling he'll make a good husband one day.

created a little "mousehole" and put one of the boys furry mice near it. so cute {especially because it's not real!}

made some hair clips for my friend's two girls who will be going to see mickey and pals this week for the first time.

how was your week?

Friday, September 23, 2011


Today, I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for instafriday.

I spent Sunday afternoon dressed as Elmo for Family and Friends day at church. So fun!

I brought out all my fall decor this week. Our boys and I made these pumpkins last year using this project recipe.

Anytime is a good time to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character! Discounted halloween costumes make great Christmas gifts! Last year, my boys got about 6 or 7 costumes and I got them for 75% off after halloween.

I made garland for our mantle using supplies I already had. Pine cones, twine and circles cut from cardstock. Super cute and TOTALLY FREE!

We snuck away to our favorite park one day to enjoy the beautiful breeze.

Went on a dessert date with my little guy. He chose Krispy Kreme. (I was good and didn't get anything. YAY for willpower!)

We took a field trip to see the Butterfly Lady at a nearby park. She's a NC expert on caterpillars and butterflies. The boys had a blast holding and seeing these real creatures up close!

What did you do this week?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faihfulness."
~Lamentations 3:22-23

Saturday, September 17, 2011

girl's best friend

Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend?
She may happen to be totally smitten with her wieney dog, Ralphie.

I received a custom order request this week for a 5x7 "Ralphie" frame.
Do you have a favorite furry four-legged friend?

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Today, I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for instafriday.

The days are cooling off here in NC. I'm enjoying riding my bike in the mornings.

Homeschooling is going well. These make coloring a breeze. No sharpening. Genius!

This house near us has been sitting empty for over 2 years. I feel we must occupy it, so it doesn't get depressed, don't you?

My pup. Sometimes naughty, always so stinkin' cute!
{he's terrified of my new phone's camera}

Mom knows the way to her men's hearts. Super easy and always a hit.

Got my hair done. Finally. Six inches cut off and some color.

Soccer started this week. I love soccer season!

We started this new devo this week. The boys love it and so do I. The cover alone is just plain cute!

We've been sneaking in some evening swims before the pool closes for the year.
Oh, and my baby (on the left) lost his first tooth. *sniff*

Sunday, September 11, 2011


{thoughts and prayers for those who lost their lives~

and for those who continue to fight to protect mine}

Sunday, August 28, 2011

sweet treats {new stuff in the shop}

Dum Dum wrapper earrings. So fun to wear and share!

Be Hoo You Are - a colorfully, cute reminder

and for your daily fruit servings, may we suggest...

hairbands from our fruity fun collection

Hope your week is full of sweet...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{new stuff in the shop!}

Lots of new stuff just listed.

Head on over to my shop and check it out

and while you're at it

have a fabulous day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lovely Little Lamp

I have two lamps that I bought from Target about 6 or 7 years ago. They were both white with white lampshades. Ho hum...So I painted both of them turquoise and sanded them here and there.

I really liked the color of the lamps, but still wanted to do something with those shades.

So, I decided to cover one of the shades with my "blossoms" and see how it looked. I used a white bedsheet that had recently ripped and hot glued the "blossoms" on.

After attaching the first few, I was in love!

It took many hours, but one is done.
My lovely little lamp.
Now to muster up the energy to do the other....

Linking to
The Shabby Nest ~ Frugal Friday