Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Fall!!

These frames were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2 each. Couldn't find my Halloween scrapbook paper so had to print out the word "BOO" on white. Still cute!!

We saw this idea in a Parenting magazine. Clear balls, orange tissue and a marker.

Made little Pumpkin's to hang from our little tree inside. :) Blake thought this was really cool.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just a little of what I have been doing

This recipe was really easy. Homemade rolls that went with our supper last night. Here is the link :

This is my next project. I found it at Goodwill for $4.99. Guess we will see how it turns out.

And this candle holder. I found at Goodwill for $1.99. Blake and I went to the park to find the acorns to fill it up. :)

The big thing I need to work on is Christmas gifts for people. Gotta get my idea's going and start crafting. :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Decorating for Fall

Welcome to our home. Fall is almost as fun to decorate for as Christmas!!
I made this wreath, I couldn't find one that was just fallish with not too much orange on it. So, I used a Michael's 40% off coupon and bought the wreath for $1.50 and a box of the fall fruit on clearance for $1.99 and use my handy glue gun. I like it!!

Nothing too fancy, the sofa table. With my homemade lettered frames.

A table I put together in the breakfast area with some things I had left over.
The boys BOO pumpkins on the mantle of the fireplace. Just used stick on letters.

The whole view of the fireplace. By the way, Eric made it by himself from scratch. :)

The Oven.

The buffet in the dining room.

My table with the new napkins I found today in chocolate with the hemstitch!! :)

The whole table, with pumpkin accents on the plates and small votives at each sitting.

So, this is what I have so far. I am sure as I look at these pictures I will change and add things. Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've been gone way too long!!!

Most everyone I know is fully aware of the fact that I had a stroke this summer. I'm 30 years old and had a stroke. I was at a chiropractor appointment and apparantly one of the risks with getting your neck adjusted is a vetebral artery disection. Which is what happened to me. I spent four days in the hospital and I am still on medication and am going through pysical therapy twice a week. It was crazy!! I'm friends and family where such wonderful support. I never would have made it through without them!!

So, I am ready to get back to normal!! What ever normal is for me!! ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yummy Cake and Cookies!!!

So, what do you do when you get stressed? I tend to bake and bake and bake a little more.

I saw a 12 layer cake recipe on this blog:


So, I decided to make it for a good friend's birthday. It was rather involved and ended up being a 11 layer cake because I had to sample a layer. Yummy!!!

This was a serious cake!! It felt like it was 10 pounds!!

Then today I had to make a dessert for my son's school - since the teachers have conferences the parents make meals to take in for them in the evening. I made 80 sugar cookies with the school initial and mascot. I love making sugar cookies!!! They are so much fun!!!

Tomorrow is a big day for Blake. He has a doctor's appointment. Please keep him in your prayers!!

Love Always,


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cake Pops

I came across this idea on another blog when I was looking for something to make for a friend of mine for her birthday. She is an awesome baker and just an ordinary cake would not do.

Here is the link for the directions:


Hers are soooo much better looking than mine!!

Basically all it is, is cake that has been baked crushed up with cream cheese frosting. Make that into balls and then cover with chocolate melt.

They did taste pretty yummy!!!
Thanks for stopping in!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Won a Giveaway!!!

I actually won a giveaway!! I really have never won anything. Thank you so much Sweet ' n Sassy!!!


This super cute diaper clutch! I can't wait to get it!!!

Thanks so much!!
Love Always,

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crazy Coasters

Well, I got this idea from Jenn. She and her kids made these at Christmas. I thought it was a great idea!! So, my boys made a few. So, we bought the .12 tile at Menards and the special acrylic markers from Michaels. The boys created pictures on the tile.

They had to bake for 35 minutes after they dried for 24 hours. I had a bunch of the felt pads so we put those on the bottom. They are cute and will make a great little gift. Thanks Jenn!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sick of being sick!!

We have been under the weather for far far too long. I feel like I haven't done anything in days!! I really just want to feel better and clean my house. Hopefully tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My little Super Star!!!

Next week is his week at school to be the star. He has been waiting for this forever and not to mention making practice posters constantly. I get to go in and read to the class!! So, here it is:

And here is the big guy with his poster.

Another little craft that I did today. I have never decopaged anything - and I prolly didn't even spell it right just now. But, here is a little sign I made for my office. It was very simple. I had been seeing these on many different blogs - they are all much cooler than this but I had to attempt to make my own. ;)

My second blanket. Stripes with a somewhat of a ruffley boarder.

Nothing too fancy.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful evening!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doing for Others

I have started to find that since my kids are getting older I have more time on my hands. Or maybe I have just started to realize that my home does not have to be perfect at all times. Anyway, I have started to look at ways that I can help out around the community. Volunteering and what not. I already go in and help in my sons kindergarten class once to twice a month. But, I need more than just that. I love to make crafts and work with my hands. So, I think I am going to work on baby blankets to donate for little ones. I made this one below and it took me about a day and a half working on it periodically. It is nothing fancy at all, I don't know alot of patterns. But, I hope to learn as I go. As most all of you know that I lost a baby when I was 26 weeks pregnant. So, to be able to do this and possibly donate them to someone is kind of theraputic.

Thanks for stopping in to listen!!

Love Always,


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Well, I got the itch to paint something after a friend started in on her home. So, the pantry became a darker shade of brown. And, it got reorganized again. I love this color. It was going to be the color of my fireplace accent wall but had a little too much of a purple undertone. So, this is the perfect spot for the color. ;)

My $5.99 Goodwill find. Of course I was so excited to get it painted that I neglected to take a before picture. But, if you can imagine it was a wood and very used. So, I painted it black!!

And here it is. I love the legs!! It is in the dining room right now but if I ever find a buffet for in there this will find a new home.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie

Chocolate Chip Brownie

I saw this recipe and of course just had to try it!! I love cookie dough!!! This was soooo very rich by itself but with vanilla ice cream. Yummo!!

Here is the link for the recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeID=34269&Source=SearchResultPage&terms=chocolate%20chip%20brownies

The frosting is a chocolate ganache. That was my favorite part!! Eric inhaled most of it by himself but I was able to send the second pie plate to my Dad. Gotta share the love!! ;)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paper Crafts!!

Today was an absolute crazy day!! But, in the midst of all my running - I took about a half hour to work on some Paper crafts that I wanted to try. I had read a few different things on a couple other blogs and they looked neat so of course I wanted to try. Below are a couple of cute folders that I made with regular file folders and scrapbook paper. I love these kinds of things to make your office a little more personal. These are for Jenn because the green in them will go with her home. In the lower corner are some magnets that I made to go along with them. I saw this idea on this blog and it has step by step instructions:

I literally made about 20 in 15 minutes!!

Also, below is a journal that I made after seeing it on this blog:

It was super easy too. Just a comp notebook and some scrapbook paper and ribbon.

So, I have been looking at these canisters for ever at Target. I love the color of them. I could not bring myself to spend $50 on a canister set. Today when I went they were 50% off and I couldn't hold out any longer. I had to bring them home!!

I love them!!!

A couple other things that I changed. I am not a flowery person at all. But, over the weekend I had come across a box of old plates that I was given that had belonged to my hubby's grandma. I wasn't sure what to do with them. Today I decided that they really are rather special and so I hung them on the wall in the dining room. Again, I am not a flowery person but I think I am liking these here.

Another thing I changed in the dining room. I added these pictures under this wall saying. There is a small matting around the pictures that is the exact color of this wall.

Tomorrow will by first day of the week at home - the entire day. I cannot wait!! :)

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Love Always,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Chocolate Brownie Pancakes!!

These are the bestest pancakes ever!!!! Yummy!!! They were a little involved for pancakes but worth every minute!!!!

With a little powdered sugar these were fabulous!!!

So, I really want to make a quilt. I would love to take a class and learn the real way to make one. I have found these fabrics below and am going to attempt to make a small lap quilt for my couch in the living room. I love the chocolate colors. I think maybe lately I have been on a chocolate kick!! ;)

Tomorrow I am off to help a friend paint her bedroom and guess what color it will be!!! Chocolate!!!!

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Love Always,

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A few of my projects. ;)

Well this morning started out rough. I'll take that back the night was rough. Blakey was awake running a fever during the night. So, he couldn't go to school today. He is better today but coughing alot and super crabby. Yikes!! I too have a cold that is affecting my day but we as Mom's push on and do what needs to be done.

So, I think my laundry room is about done. I did not stencil the wall due to threats from my dear sweet husband that he would kill me if I did. Did I mention that he doesn't like anything out of the norm. Puh! So, I decided to paint the stencil pattern on a piece of scrapbook paper and then frame that. It's ok - I think the wall would have been better. I also found a super huge glass jug at Target for $7.99 and decided the black top matched my laundry room nicely. I put powdered detergent in it and I love it!! Yes, Jenn - I am crazy but not as crazy as you!!! ;)

While Blake was napping. I tore into the pantry and reorganized it. It had been driving me crazy for some time. So, it was time to deal with it. I really dislike the wire shelving but I made the most of it and after about 2 hours I present to you the newly organized pantry. Sorry the picture is the wrong way. ;)

OH my gosh!! That's soooo much better!!!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Love Always,