Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let's catch up!


Once again, I've been a bad blogger. I promised I would do better and I didn't deliver; sometimes real life gets in the way.

After Mark passed away my creativity and my desire to blog went away. Two months have passed and slowly but surely Ive been working on a few projects here and there that I will be sharing with you in the next few weeks.

I will also be redesigning my blog with a fun new Spring time design! I do hope that you will come back and check it out.

Until then...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway Winner!

I wanted to say congrats to Liz who was my one and only entry for the CSN Giveaway!
Please check your email Liz.

I also have to say that I was sadly disappointed for my first giveaway...I hate to be a complainer but you would think that at least a few people might have entered!  I had/have high hopes for my little blog and if there is something I'm doing wrong  or need to improve upon as a blogger  please feel free to let me know; I'm trying to grow this blog one day at a time!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Just a friendly reminder to check out my CSN Stores Giveaway!

Be sure to enter for your chance to win!

Contest closes on Monday, January 24th

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I am so very excited to share with you my very first Giveaway!

I hope by now you have all heard of CSN Stores! I love browsing through the many shops; they have it all from Swingsets to Exercise Equipment, Jewelry, Shoes, Bedding... you name it, they have it! Why would you shop anywhere else?

Today I'm happy to offer a $15 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers! (Please note that this giftcard will not cover international fees)

Here are few ways to get in on the action:

Check out the awesome Swingsets and tell me which one the inner child in you would love to have!:
1 Entry
Become a follower of my blog (Let me know in the comments) :
1 Entry

Leave me a comment (If you already follow):
1 Entry

Suggest my blog to a friend (Leave a comment letting me know) :
1 Entry

That's 4 chances to win! You only need one entry to win, but why not try for more!! Please remember to leave your email so that I am able to contact you if you win!

EDIT: (I decided that I would extend the giveaway through the weekend) I will announce the lucky winner on Monday, Janaury 24th! Good Luck!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Canvas Wall Art

I just wanted to share a little (big)  project that I've been working on for my sister's baby shower! She's been searching for something to hang on the hospital door other than a wreath. She sent me a picture of canvas wall banner and I was inspired!

Now, Ive never been a really great painter but I knew I had to try for my little sister and my niece that is on the way. My sister has no idea that I've painted this for her and I think that she'll be very surprised when I give it to her.


The first thing you need is a roll of canvas and your painting supplies. My canvas came from Michael's. Cut to your desire length and tape off your border.

Tape your borders

After I tape off my edges, I painted the background a pink color and sketched out my baby face!

Face is drawn

I gave the little hair bow a few accent colors to make it stand out.

Upside down...but you can see it taking shape!

Then I went to work painting the features of the face.

Big pink cheeks!

Little red lips!

I finally gave her some eyes!

A little black curl and big eyes!

And a yellow and purple shirt!

I stared at it for a while hoping she didn't look like an Easter Egg!

Then added my niece's name (Which the daddy picked out!)


Painted the border black with white polka dots...and Ta-Da!!!

I still have to add the dowel to hang it...

If you would like one for your little bundle of joy please drop me an email ~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Life is not always glitter and sunshine

As most of my fellow bloggers know, life is not always full of glitter and sunshine. As much as I would love for that to be the case, it just isn't happening! I've thought long and hard about what I wanted to say in this post and nothing has come to mind.

I should start at the beginning - two years ago, my then husband left me for another woman. We had been married for eight years at the time. A year and a divorce later I thought my life was over until I met Mark. He was sweet, charming and absolutely hilarious. He was the polar opposite of my ex-husband and I couldn't have been happier.

I finally felt like I was able to be myself. He encouraged me to be creative in every way possible. If I wanted to paint he helped me pick out paints... If I felt like scrapbooking he took me to every store in town. The man cooked and cleaned without being asked to. His heart was made of pure gold.

But on Thursday, January 6, 2011 the lord had other plans for this angel and he passed away at the young age of thirty-three. While my heart is breaking I just keeping praying. I know that I will never have all the answers to my questions but I take comfort in knowing that Mark is in a better place and watching over me as I start a new journey in my life.

Please take a moment to tell the people you love just how much they mean to you!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm a bad blogger

I have a confession to make... I'm a bad blogger! Ive been absent from my little blog for a while now. I'm not sure if I should blame it on everything that's been going on; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years...or just a general lack of time to write.

There was a cookie party to attend

Family to see

Games to play

Kiddies to play with!

Presents to open

The first White Christmas in Alabama!

A dog that didn't know what to think about the snow!

A trip to Gatlinburg, TN

A very cold trip!

A lot of snow to play in

A pretty covered bridge to drive through

And a lot of pictures to take!

Then there are days when I think I can blame it on the fact that my creativity has taken a nose dive and I haven't felt very "crafty" for the past two months. Either way, I've been a bad blogger and I hope to make it up to you in this New Year!