Thursday, November 29, 2012

Giveaway news and Project Update!!


It's been so long.  I've been so busy with the shop and all my lovely new clients.  I can't thank you all enough for how successful the shop has turned out because of all of you.  So thank you.  

And another way of saying thank you to all the followers we have not only here on the blog, Facebook, and pinterest,  We are hosting our first giveaway!  A few months back I said that if we reached 500 followers on Pinterest I would do a Pin It to Win It Giveaway.  With a box full of mine and Ashley's favorite things.  Later next week I will let you all know what those favorite things are!  You won't want to miss it. 

Above is one of the many pictures I took on our family vacation in October to Kona, Hawaii.  So pretty!  And the weather was fab!!  If I could retire anywhere, Hawaii would be it! But they don't have a Michael's! And that's just a must! ;)  

On other news.  Some of you may be wondering what I've been up to craft wise.  Well, let me show you whats in the works and completed.

I've been so lazy about showing you guys my newly renovated pantry!!  A few months ago it was completed. Well Almost.  I still need to make a few labels in vinyl for some jars!  But Above is a picture that kind of shows you what I was going for. Vintage pieces to store things and keep it nice and organized.  You all should see the before picture.  It's kind of embarrassing, but it is what is was..  I will be posting that very soon hopefully.  

The next picture is some nursery artwork I made for my cousin that is having her first baby!  I found the frame at a thrift store with glass for 10.00.  It's quite large.  She is very big on green and repurpose so I knew it would be a great way to make something old into new.  I painted the frame white and took a black sharpie and made a thick black boarder on the mat it came with. Then I designed the trumpet in Illustrator and cut out a pattern to trace on some scrap wood.  I used a jigsaw to cut the trumpet out and then stained it.  Then added some great typography crafting skills to complete the poem.  One of the cutest things I have made.  And she loved it!! ;)

I have been so busy guys!!  Crafting my little heart out!  but I love it.  I sold AB's Lemonade stand that I had made for her first birthday online to a photographer who wanted it as a prop.  She loved it so much that she asked if I could do another prop for her.  She wanted a Huckleberry Finn Raft done for a shoot she has been wanting to do.  So I made one for her along with 2 sails.  A girl one and a boy one.  The girl one is my favorite one!  I made custom flowers for it and I adore LACE!
This little project has been in the works since this summer, but I'm kind of at a crafters block!  I originally planned on putting a person quote on it for our bedroom but the layout isn't working.  Then I found a quote online that I love but everyone seems to be making signs with it.  So, now all I have is the word Love done with cable wire and wrapped with yarn that matches our room, but I still want it to mean more!!  So I'm at a loss right now with it.  Any Ideas or suggestions would much be appreciated!

Well, That is what I have been up to.  along with all the things I have been making for my business.  If you want to check out more on those projects just click on over to the Facebook page!  I update that as soon as a new product is listed.  You can find that here.
And check back next week for the giveaway!  So excited for that!

Until next time Keep creating, living, and obsessing!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Flowers & Traveling Workout

In the last blog I promised a healthy made over Oreo pie, but my weekend was bogged down with getting ready to travel for work and other plans...but I did happen to create a flower arrangement in a pumpkin and sucessfully made my first bow (thanks YouTube)!

Monday, October 8, 2012

On the go Breakfast Burrito

After many many many months here I am finally writing again! Sorry that it has been so long...I wish I could give you excuses, but I don't have any! :) I promise I'll be better on posting...

So onto the blog...

If you are anything like me I'm the type that rolls out of bed in the exact amount of time needed to get ready. Most of the time I have to chose between makeup and breakfast...and we all know what is more important in a girls world, but I also know how very important breakfast is!

Monday, October 1, 2012

What Would You Do?

Hey Everyone!

Guess what I saw while searching the web today!  A chandelier that looks almost like the one I had made!  Crazy price though!  

So there is mine!  But check out this $4,200.00 Ro Sham Beaux Malibu Up Chandelier!

I think I like mine better, but I love how they used different style of beads.  What do you guys think?  Would you spend 4 G's on a chandelier? Or just make one yourself using my tutorial for not even 5% of that cost!  It actually cost less than that. rounding around 2.5% of that cost!

What would you do?

Get creative!  Until next time keep creating, living, and obsessing!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Talk Like A What?...

Hey Everyone!

Did you know today is national "Talk Like a Pirate Day"!  Well, shiver me timbers! ;)  

If you go into your local Krispy Kremes and talk like a pirate they will give you a free donut!  If you go in dressed like a pirate and talk like one too you get a dozen free!!!  So put on those eye patches and boots and get your R's rolling off that tongue!  Here is the info for all you daring souls!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shop now OPEN

Hey everyone!!

Some of you may have noticed and others might not have, but.....
I finally got my shop up and running! I'm very excited. I was nervous at first but I really think this will be good for me.  I already have tons of orders I'm currently fulfilling and I couldn't be more excited.  

I really hope you all enjoy my creations and take a look! To view the shop check out my etsy tab. I'm slowly adding items as I create them for clients, but I can create custom orders as well! ;). You can also check out the shop by clicking this link

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Easy DIY Lemonade Stand

Hey Everyone!

If you all didnt get a chance to checkout my tutorial on one artsy mama im posting it here for you all.  I wanted to do something that I think every parent would enjoy making while the kids get to reap the benefits! ;)  As it is the end of summer for most of us and school is just beginning, it's time for us to clean out our houses and garages for those end of the summer yard sales!  Whats not a better way then to have your kids join in and sale a little lemonade and treats? It gives your kids something to do and will also spike interest in garage sale hunters!

....So today I bring you...

First things first,

The List
  • 2 Wooden "Drawer" Crates (JoAnns)
  • 1 2'X4' 1/4" board (Lowes)
  • 2 1"X2"X4' Side posts (Lowes)
  • Elmer's Wood Filler "Natural" (Walmart)
  • 2 Bags of 3/4" screws "#6" (Walmart)
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Clamps
  • Miscellaneous decor

BTW!!! Did you know that if you find a ding or a crack in any wood or craft items at JoAnns, they will  give you a discount!  I got 40% off just for this little crack on one of my crates! And it was already 25%! So on top of that I practically walked out of there with a free crate drawer unit!  Plus, JoAnns lets you use as many coupons you have all in one checkout! I <3 that store!

Step One:
Your going to measure the side of the crates.  ( I cheated. I took out my drawers and laid one crate down on my 2'X4' board and traced it.) Don't do what I did unless your good with eyeball dimensions.
Once you measure and trace out your measurements on the board, cut it out with a jigsaw. *Tip* Slow and steady wins the race.... "Just saying.."
Step two:
Then take your clamps and place the newly cut board in between your crates and place a  clamp at the top and bottom.  This will hold them in place when you screw into the wood.  Look below for reference to clamps.

*Tip* Lay the crates down so your screwing down instead of up right.  It helps the screws go in deep. review picture to the right for further tips......

Step Three:
 Measure the top of the crates where the table will be. It should come out to 9 1/2" X 24".  Draw it out on the 2'X4' board and cut it out with a jigsaw. (BTW, I should mention that you will be cutting 3 pieces out of this board so make sure your measurements count. If you have to make all the measurements before hand and draw them out before you do any cutting)  Once again, slow and steady with the jigsaw!  After your board is cut, sand the edges down. "We don't want our kids coming up to us with splinters!" Screw in the top board.  I went in from the outside with this one because the top piece is skinnier than the top of the crate. (Make sure you inset the screws.)

Step Four:
Take your 2 Long posts and screw them into the side of the crates. (Screw from the inside) It's nice to have someone to hold it for you while you screw the screws in. I was not so lucky since "The Man" is now on night shift. *Sad face* But it worked out great anyways because, "I have mad skills yo!" Use picture to the left for reference.
Step Five:
Measure the length from post to post and the length of how wide you want your sign.  I measured mine based on AB's height.  (Yes, I'm that mom that makes their two year old come out in the garage so I can have her stand behind the lemonade stand to get the right height for the sign!) Draw it out on the board if you haven't already and cut it out with the jigsaw.  Sand all the edges! And clamp it the the posts, one on each side.  Place one screw at the top and one on the bottom on each side. (make sure to sink the screw a bit, this will help with the next step)

 Step Six: 
Take your wood filler and fill all screw holes.  Let them dry for 15 minutes and then lightly sand them smooth.         Once that is done take one screw and Screw into one of the posts leaving the screw sticking out slightly to hang a sign on.  See picture below for reference.

And there you have it! A lemonade stand to decorate as you please!  

I have some very cool things to add to this to put all those other lemonade stands to shame! To see how this bad boy turns out check out our blog next week!  Hope to see you all there.  
Below are some awesome pictures of AB's First Lemonade Stand that I had made for her 1st Birthday Party.  Hope this gives you all some ideas for decorating your lemonade stands!

Until next time keep creating, living, and obsessing! ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

How to Build a Lemonade Stand

Hey Everyone!

On Saturday I posted over at the One Artsy Mama blog!  I did a little tutorial on how to build a lemonade stand!  So if you guys haven't had a chance to go check it out here is the link to do so.

I also shared the lemonade stand I had made over a year ago for AB's first birthday party "Lemonade Stand theme" Here are some pictures I shared!  Make sure you come back next week to see how the Lemonade stand I created in the tutorial turns out!

So until next time keep creating, living, and obsessing!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome BACK!

Hey guys!! I know i've been MIA all summer but i've been so busy with work and AB.  But I totally have some great stuff coming up to show you.  If you guys aren't subscribers on my Facebook page you haven't seen the sneak peaks.  I'm always updating on Facebook so I recommend you all check it out.  Ashley has been MIA for I don't know how long!!!  She needs a kick in the "Get on it" pants!  Tomorrow I will be posting at One Artsy Mama blog.  I'm a guest post for her fun in the sun series.  So make sure you all check it out!  It's a pretty cool blog!  It will be a part 2 post.  The first being posted on One Artsy mama and the second to be posted on here later next week!  So stay tuned!  I haven't left the blogging world! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Busy... Busy... Busy

Hey Everyone!!

I've been super busy lately that I haven't had much time to post anything!  I had to take a step back from a few things to get back on track.  During my little break you may have noticed I was unable to keep up with all the talented ladies in the One Crafty Contest and didn't make it through to the next round!  


I'm very proud to of made it as far as I did and I thank each and everyone of you that may have voted for my creations!  Here is a peak at what did me in for the fabric round.

I will have a tutorial up on this in the next coming weeks.  I also have some other fabulous projects coming up that I can't wait to show you guys.  The summer is among us!

Until Then... Keep creating, living, and Obsessing!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Chalkboard

Hey Everyone!

Today the round 2 results came in and I made it to round 3!  I'm so excited and can't tell you how thankful I am for everyone that voted!  There were some amazing projects out there and I was a bit nervous!  These ladies have some serious talent and I'm very grateful to be apart of the contest with them.  If you haven't got a chance to check out all the round two projects please visit this link here.  And if you want to see how everyone did with the results of round two please check this link here!
So now that the voting has closed I get to share my entry that was submitted. This week was a hard one for me because I never have used mod podge other than for gluing purposes or as a sealer for burlap.  I really wanted to recreate a Anthropologie mirror,but it was a bit harder then I had originally thought and I had messed up the mirror part too late in the competition to get another mirror and redo it.  So I turned my mirror project into a chalkboard project!  That was the bad news... The good news is, I can do a tutorial on the mirror later on and you all get another great tutorial to look forward to! ;)  Now on to how I created this beauty!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Round Two {Mod Podge}

Hey Everyone!

It's another week and it's also another time for you all to go and vote on round two entries over at One Crafty contest! You can vote up to 5 of your top favs!  Maybe you will be able to spot mine! :)  This week was a challenge for me.  It was one thing after the other.  I ended up having to scratch my original plan and change it up a bit last minute! It turned out good, but not what it could of been.  But on the bright side, I guess that leaves another project to do for me to get right! But please take your time and go vote and share the link!  The more votes the better the contest does! Link Below!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Family Spotlight Photo Display Tutorial

Hey Everyone!


About a year ago on pinterest I came across this sign that had a grandkids saying on it and had pictures hung from it with clothes pins! (I'm Not sure who made it but I will check if I can find it again to reference it here.)  I thought to myself I need to make that for "More Grammy!"  In our family we call "The Man's" Grandma, "Grammy."  We now call her "More Grammy" because we had a little girl and "The Man's" Mom is now Grammy.  ;)  


I knew I had to make it for her because she has so many grandkids and great grandkids.  Since her birthday was coming up I had the perfect gift Idea.  What do you get a lady that has everything? You make her something! ;)

If you love the sign but don't know or how to do it  yourself,  I make and sell them in my shop.  Just Click the link below to check it out!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Round One {Beads}

Hey Everyone!

Its that time for you all to go vote!!!  Round one material is Beads and I have to say I am surrounded by some very talented ladies!  Just click this link to go and Vote!  You may vote up to 5 of your favorites.  The link to vote is the little star above the photo you are voting for.  I can't say which project is mine but hopefully you can figure it out!  I will keep you posted on how it turns out Tomorrow the winners will be announced at who moves on to the next round!  And I'm getting all my ideas together so I can be better prepared if I move on!  Thanks for all the support And GO VOTE!  Spread the word! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Exciting NEWS

Hey Everyone!

Some quick exciting news I would like to share with everyone!  I know we are new to the blog world but I have to say I am Loving everything about it from inspiration to our fellow bloggers and their great posts, to even the exciting response we have had to a few of our projects we posted.  With that said I'm excited to anounce that we have made it into the top 20 for the crafting contest held by One Artsy Mama.  Make sure you guys follow along with the contest for some great ideas and inspiration.  The other ladies are very talented and I am just blessed to be added to the group.  I will post where you can vote once each round is done!  Lets see how far I can make it! To check out the contest hit the link!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers Day & Upcoming Tutorials

Hey Everyone!!

I had a great Mothers day! Spent the day over at one of our families house and had a BBQ with Jello shots and fun in the sun!  It was a gorgeous day!  I got Beautiful flowers from AB and "The Man"  I wanted to put them in something other than a pretty vase so of course I found a Mason jar out in the garage that "The Man had screws in and washed it up and tied some Hash twine around it and wah-la!
I also got the New iPad as a gift from my wonderful husband!  Mostly because I think "The Man" wanted my old one.  I had a 32GB First generation and I told him if I ever got a new one he could have it.  But I'm Not complaining!  I Love it and I've already been reading like crazy on it.  The Visuals are just crazy clear!  I'm currently reading the "Divergent Trilogy" and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  If you loved the Hunger Games you will love Divergent!  Heres a link to the book for download! I'm already on the Second book that just came out the beginning of May. So go check it out!

I've been working on some really exciting tutorials coming to the blog later this week!!  Here is what you have to look forward to!

So Until Next time... Keep Creating, Living, And Obsessing!

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