Friday, December 31, 2010
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Addison was so excited Christmas morning. Santa brought her the Hello Kitty camera that she asked the Santa at Bentlyville for.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This year we made Santa Bellys. She really didn't get too involved with this one since I had to use hot glue. I bought the ornaments last year on clearance. Then I cut a piece of felt into strips that were 3/4 inches wide. I used gold pipe cleaners for the buckle. I hot glued those onto the felt and then the felt onto the ornament. On the back I used black permanent marker to write her name and the year.
I think they turned out really cute.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
They have Christmas Card designs here. What's nice is you can choose if you want one picture or more than three. Some years I pick one, others I choose to have more. It all depends on how many pictures are so cute that I can't decide which one to use.
This one is so cute and I can picture my blonde haired, blue eyed little girl on it.
They also have Holiday Cards here, incase you don't want to use the word Christmas in your cards.
This one is so cute. My daughter is going to be four this year and is so excited to make a snowman!
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I haven't decided which card to order for this Christmas, but I'm sure with all of the choices that Shutterfly offers it will be a wonderful one!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Linked to Just a Girl
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tonight I made two Christmas for her. She doesn't have bangs, but they aren't as long as the rest of her hair, so I like to pull it back a little bit on one side. She was so excited about these.
I also made three sets for one of my friends little girls that is turning one. It's her birthday this weekend and I wanted something a little extra to add to the gift. I hope she likes them.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
You can get the recipe by clicking on the link above. It was really good. I wasn't sure if I would even like it. My husband said he wouldn't try it and then after he saw it and what was in it he ended up eating two bowls.
I attempted to add a picture from the Kraft website but was not able to get it to load.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
These bars are so good and very addicting! I actually doubled the recipe and made it in a 13x9 pan.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The first was The Scent of Rain and Lightening by Nancy Pickard.
This book was really good. A little mystery, a little romance, twists and turns. I just stumbled across this one when I was on my librarys epub site and thought it looked good.
I just finished Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain yesterday.
This author wrote The Secret Life of CeCe Wilkes, which I've also read and was good.
This book had so many twists and turns. I think my jaw hit the floor at the end when I found out what really happened. This one was about a baby that was found on the beach and was adopted by a family. It's about her life and the families life that she was adopted into.
Both of these were really good and I would recommend them to anyone.
This table is in front of my kitchen island. I strung up my BOO banner that I made last year. I added the Autumn gourd that I also made last year. The tree picture my daughter made in daycare a couple of years ago. She sponge painted the paper and the teacher cut out the tree. I put it on some scrapbook paper and framed it. I made the candy corn topiaries a couple of years ago. The little glass pumpkin I bought at Walmart last year, I believe for $3. It is filled with mini pumpkin shaped potpourri that I got from a friend. Next to the topiaries are two leaf tea light holders from Party Lite.
Here's a close up of the items on the table. My little lamp I bought at Pier One last year. I have some ribbon that I'm thinking about adding to the shade, but I'm not sure yet. I have it sitting on top of the book, The Help. The colors fit into the fall decor. Plus it is one of the best books I have ever read.
I have linked up to Southern Hosptality and Tatertots & Jello
Me, Beth & Ricci. My almost 4 year old took the picture after she put a puppy sticker on me :)
I received three kinds of Chex Mix (Original, Honey Nut & Toffee), a Chex Mix bowl, napkins and plates from My Get Together.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The package includes various glue items like dots, runner, and sticks. There are a couple different kids of scissors and a very cool corner punch.
I'm so excited to try all of the goodies. I used to scrapbook a lot and haven't in quite awhile, pretty much since Addison was born! This kit is really making me want to create something soon. I'm thinking maybe some homemade cards.
Once I finally use the items from the kit I will be sure to come back and share my projects!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The first one was from Rhonda at Southern Hospitality
I won two prints from Rusty Cricket. I chose the Crab Nation and Chowder Cove. These prints are so cute and very good quality. We are going to start finishing our basement and I'm hoping to use these to hang on the walls. I'm thinking they would look great framed in a white frame.
This is one of the prints that I received.
Then I won one from A Little Etsy Love. Have you checked out this site? If not you need to. They showcase different sellers on etsy and have lots of cute things that I normally wouldn't even find out there. I won a gift certificate to Misty Dawn Designs I chose a necklace and it is so pretty. I've worn it with long sleeve knit shirts and it looks beautiful with such a casual outfit but would also be super cute with something more dressy too.
This is similar to the one that I got.
Yesterday I learned that I won a $25 gift card to Stella & Dot through Sisters Stuff. Katie Hartzheim sells Stella & Dot and offered the gift certificate. I'm super excited because I ordered my daughter a necklace that came with three charms. This is the one that I chose.
So, if you think that you aren't lucky, just enter, it's fun to win. I'm enjoying the things that I've received.
I also added links into the blogs and the sites for the stores and for some reason they aren't showing up. But if you search for the sites you should be able to find both.
Monday, September 13, 2010
However, the 1970's gold was not matching anything that I have! The before pictures really don't show how shiny that gold was! I figured a couple coats of white spray paint would help. I thought I would have to tape the mirror to paint. But when I looked at it, it was held to the base with 8 little nails. I was able to pull them out and just paint the frame. Then I just reattached everything. The back was also covered in a very thing layer of some kind of felt. It was falling off. I just scraped it all off.
I'm so happy with how it turned out. Taking pictures of this was so hard!
Linking up to Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday. http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/09/welcome-to-87th-metamorphosis-monday.html
The Francis Family Paint it Challenge
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Addison was very excited to help make the pie. She wanted her picture taken with the final result.
We also worked on a couple of projects today that I will be sharing later this week after we get them finished up.
Monday, May 24, 2010
When we bought our house in 2006 this area just had some sand and clumps of dirt. The following summer we dug it up, put down dirt and planted perennials and some annuals. We lost quite a few plants that first winter. Each year it has gotten better. This year I was excited. I only needed to replace three plants. I did also add some more annuals for color.
We have also taken down the fence that was on the side and back of our house. Because of the frost it as starting to fall over. In the back between our yard and the neighbors we decided to put in three Spring Snow crabapple trees. These should get between 20 to 25 feet high and 18 to 20 feet wide.