Sunday, April 8, 2012

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!!

He is Risen!!
I hope and pray that you remember the real reason Easter is celebrated!
Have  a Blessed Easter!! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy 17th Birthday My Sweet Girl!

Boy ole Boy do they grow way too fast!! 
 I can't believe you are 17 already,
 seems like yesterday
 we were bringing you home from the hospital,
  now look at you all grown up and a Junior in High School.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pallet Fun!!

Sorry it has been so long since I teased you all with this project, it is complete and ready for its debut. Here is what she started out to be:

and here is what she is today:

I just love the way this clock turned out.

 I started by taking apart a pallet, then I lay ed  all the boards together and nailed them. I then used a big circular saw blade that my husband had as my pattern for the circle I traced it on an filled it in with some cream paint. I then used a little stain over the cream to give it a vintage look. I printed out roman numerals from the computer using word, cut them out and traced them on to the clock face and painted them in with a brown paint. I bought the clock hands at Hobby Lobby and my darling husband drilled out a hole and installed the hands for me.

 I have it in the spare bedroom and I think it looks great!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bad case of the DON'TS

I have had the worst case of the don'ts. I just don't want to do anything here lately. A great friend and I joined a gym about a month ago and that has really been the only thing that I have done productive. Weight loss is such a journey in and of it self. I am hoping that this journey will get me to a slim and healthy weight and off of my blood pressure meds. Blood pressure issues run in my family and I hope that with weight loss I can keep it under control with out the use of medication.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Hope your day is filled with LOVE and Happiness!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

We interrupt this blog!!!

We interrupt this blog to bring you my wonderful neice Ms. Reese,

She brings us such joy and laughter. I am keeping her this weekend and I have really enjoyed her. So there has been no time to post on the blog but posting will resume Tuesday. Hope you all are Having a great weekend!!

Joy and Hugs,

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A New Look

Boy this is work!! I am trying to give my blog a cute face lift. I can't seem to figure out how to center the header. I have followed all the tutorials that came with this header and still have a non centered header I just don't get what I am doing wrong.   Anyway I hope me changing my blog doesn't trow anyone off I am not quiet happy with the results so I will continue to change things around please be patient with me.

Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sneak Peek!!

I am busy working on a new piece for my room 
and decided I would share a little sneak peek into my little project.
 I am working this week with an old wooden pallet. 
My husband uses them occasionally for his side jobs
 so I confiscated one for myself shh shh don't tell him ;) 
Make sure you stay tuned in to see what it turns out to be.

Hope you are having a great week!!!

Helping to spread the word!!

The following post came from:

Linky Follow Tool

Google is discontinuing Google Friend Connect this March 
for all platforms except Blogger. It is also a strong rumor
 that they will also cancel GFC for Blogger  in the near future.


Some of our terrific Blogging Friends got together
 and contacted Brent, the man behind Mr. Linky.  
He has created a new Linky Followersplatform 
on which we can connect with each other.  
 I’m still using GFC  since I’m on Blogger, 
but I think this is a great new tool to have 
 to stay connected with non-Blogger friends and, 
who knows what may happen to GFC in the future.

It's easy to sign up, you just follow his clear instructions. 
 Plus, you don't need a blog to sign up either. 
 Brent’s  service is free and he has included some neat options:
  • View the blogs you follow
  • Read follower posts from your list or on a scrolling feed
  • Group your followers
  • Mark your favorites for quick access and viewing
  • Plus, it’s much easier to follow back someone who is 
  • following you (unless you use the "random" set up
  •  on how you want your friends pictures to appear) 
  •  I choose the newest to appear at the top.
  • Plus you can even "feature" a blogger!
    linky followers 2

    Non-Blogger users will not be able to transfer 
    people from their GFC followers and will lose
     all of their Google Friend Connect friends.   
    Don’t take a change of losing your followers 
    when GFC goes away for non-blogger platforms. 
     Sign up for Linky Followers now and give your
     followers have the option to follow you this way. 
     This also offers your followers who are
     not linked to Blogger an alternative.

    Another important thing, Linky Followers won't 
    ask you or your followers to sign up for any unneeded 
     or unwanted service, and Brent isn't using or selling
     the private information collected from use of his tools,
     unlike Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc.  Who needs
     another service to spread your personal information all over the web?

    You can  use the link above or the link at the bottom 
    of my Linky Followers gadget on the sidebar to take
     you directly to Brent's service.  After you sign up,
      won’t you please sign up to follow me in the new
     widget on my sidebar, right under the Followers 
    widget, just below  the Google Friend Connect sign-up.  
      You may also opt to sign up on GFC, if you are still
     affiliated with Blogger.   I’ll be keeping 
    that for as long as it’s available. 

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Layout fun!!

    Here are a couple of layouts that I created yesterday. 
    I have really been slacking on my scrap booking 
    since I have been more focused on my room redo.
     So I decided to get a few layouts done
     to try to catch up with some of the mountains of pictures I have. 

    Hope you Enjoy!!

    Have a Blessed Weekend!!

    Linking up with:

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Giveaway Time!!!

    Head on over and check out Sherry's blog for your chance to win one of these fabulous gifts. All you have to do is leave her a comment to be entered. Also let her know I sent you.

    Thanks Sherry for the great give away this week!!

    Good Luck everyone!!!

    Fun Finds

    My Glass Cloche's and fun finds.
    I am a lover of the grunge look as well as things with a vintage side.
     Here are a few fun finds I have found recently. 

    Here I have placed under a glass cloche, 
    a few old metal door knobs and a wooden ruler
     I opened up to look like the letter M to represent our last name.

    Under this one I added a couple of vintage wooden spools, 
    some vintage crochet trim and some wooden letter press letters.

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    2 of the 3 Blessings

    Here is a layout I did today of 2 of the 3 blessings that God has blessed my husband and I with. This is our oldest and our middle child. We were in College Station that weekend for parent weekend and had a great visit with our Aggie. We are so proud of him for all his accomplishments.

    Linking Up with:

    Friday, January 27, 2012

    Wall art

    I have always had a love for old keys and wanted to incorporate them some how in my room redo. I bought this frame at Hobby Lobby and decided I would decorate it with some old keys and burlap. I added a little bird that my sweet friend Tracy gave me. Believe it or not the bird was white with hardly any tail feathers I sprayed it brown with glimmer mist and added a few feathers to her tail I love the way she turned out.  What do you think?

    Linking up with:,

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Remember these??

    Well I have finally pulled one of them out of the garage and added a burlap wreath to it, and it will hang in my sons bedroom. I am redoing his room and making a guest bedroom. He went off to college 3 years ago and it has taken me this long to adjust to the fact he has grown up and will just use the room to visit. I am so proud of him and his journey. 

     I have painted his room and his dresser, hung some curtains that I made, sewed some pillows and I am now on the hunt for bedding. 

    Hope you are enjoying your journey!! 

    Linking up with:

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Our little Princess

    Our niece is such a precious little princess. 

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    It's Giveaway Time!!

    Head on over to for your chance to win this fabulous wire cloche. she is giving away this 20inch wire cloche to one of her lucky readers! The giveaway will go on until 1/17 at midnight. she will announce the winner on the 18th. Hope you join in on the fun! Good luck!!!

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    A Little something

    Here is a little wreath that I have made
     to go in my vintage room I am working on. 
    I started out with a wire circle. Cut some scraps 
    of burlap, muslin and cheese cloth and tied it 
    onto the wire. I then added a flower made from 
    burlap, made a lollie to go in the center of the flower
     added a bling and their 
    you have it a fun little wreath.

    Linking up with:

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    I know Christmas is over but,

    I was asked to post some close ups of the stockings that I made. Hope you Enjoy!!!

    (click on pics to enlarge)

    Tracy and I had a great time sewing these it took me a bit longer on mine I just couldn't figure out what I wanted. I made two others decided to scratch those and changed the plan and this is what we came up with. Not one of these is the same. I used burlap with a felt topper. The doilies where all hand crochet by my mother, I found the trim online and at different antique stores. The ornaments came from Hobby Lobby and Cracker Barrel. I love the way they turned out. My sister loved them so much I am now making a set for her. Fun stuff!!!

    Friday, January 6, 2012

    I hope you all enjoyed the Advent Calendar

    I had so much fun with it.

    Here is a layout I did of our daughter.
     Bliss describes her, 
    she brings so much bliss to our lives. 
    Very outgoing and a loving child.