Saturday, February 18, 2012

Make a Wish Party!

My sweet daughter turned 8 recently. I wanted to bring a little of the two together for her party. So, this is what I came up with. It was so much fun pulling the colors of gray, pink and white together. Happy 8th Birthday Sweetheart!!!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jaidens Leg Surgery

Our son, Jaiden is in need of another leg lengthening procedure. We are anxious about this round. He is currently 4 inches short on his left side. We are flying to Florida Feb. 23rd to meet with a specialist in limb lengthening. His name is Dr. Paley at Paley Institute.  Our doctor feels that it would be a good idea to visit with a couple facilities that specialize in limb lengthening so that we can get maximum results. So, Stop #1 will be in West Palm Beach, Florida and then Stop #2 will be in Dallas, Texas to Scottish Rite Hospital.

Jaiden is such a strong boy with an amazing spirit. I can't imagine how much more he needs to go through. I keep telling myself that The Lord doesn't give us more than we can handle, but sometimes it feels like he's had more than his share of trials. You can read about his special story on our website. In order for us to be able to take him to one of these hospitals, we will need to raise money for the surgery and expenses. We will have to relocate our family for 4 months to one of these cities. I am planning to hold a scrapbook auction here on this blog to help with the all of the expenses.

Please visit our website, to learn how you can donate and help our family. Kindly, tell everyone you know and help spread the word. Thank you so much for your generosity!!!!

Fun Valentines Ideas.

I love the month of February! It's the month of love..... Valentines Day is so much fun and I just love all of the cute ideas floating around on Pinterest. Here are a few of my favorite pins.

Paper Plate Baskets
(Image via Shaken Together)

Valentine Card Holder Purse
(Image via Plaid)

Wood Love Banner
(Image via Bridgey Widgey)

Love Nest

Valentine Printable
(Image via The TomKat Studio)

Post Office Party
(Image via Wants and Wishes)

LOVE is all you need
(image via The Happy Scraps)

Chipboard Love Notes

Valentines Snow Globe
(Image via Lori Gentile)

Felt Heart Wreath
(Image via The Idea Room)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make your own Chevron Fabric

Looking for Chevron striped fabric, but you can't find it. Well, over at curbly, she started with striped fabric and cut and sewn it to this gorgeous chevron pattern. She has the full tutorial over at her site. Happy Sewing!

(Image via Curbly)

Cookie Exchange Party

I was so lucky to go to Jen's Cookie Exchange party over at Tatertots & Jello. Her house was decorated so festive for the holidays and she is so nice! I enjoyed meeting new friends and I'm so excited to go again!

(Image via TT&J)

Cute Fort

I found this fort on Pinterest. Isn't it so adorable. My kids would just love making this with some sheets.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Pinterest Finds.....

Here are some fun ideas for Halloween I have found on Pinterest. The trick is finding the time to create such fun ideas!

(Image via blueskyconfections)

(Image via A Fanciful Twist)

(Image via Trendy Tree)

(Image via Bake at 350)

(Image via wm craft goodies)

(Image via Daisy Pink Cupcake)

(Image via How Does She)

(Image via holly brimhall)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Too many pins....

I made this sign because there are so many ideas over at Pinterest that sometimes I am not sure if I've pinned it yet!!!!!

Pinterest Love

Here are a few fun Pinterest finds that I love this week.....

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I have pinned so many fun things this week. I can't wait to share more with you next week!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Three Scoops

Everyone knows I struggle with my little kiddos at Church. They are so energetic and rarely sit still. Our friends, Nancy and Jim told us that they use a system called Three Scoops. Basically, if the kids start to get rowdy, they quietly lean over and remind them to be still or they will lose a scoop of ice cream for dessert that night.

I was so excited when I stumbled on Three Scoops art work over at Brown Paper Packages. So, all I need to do is put this little baby together and I'm good to go..... Great minds think alike. You can go to her blog to get the ice cream printable.

Paris Bedroom

This is a picture of my girls Paris bedroom. They love all things pink and so do I..... There are so many more fun pictures and details. I will share them later!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A stunning staircase......

I have Oak all over my house. There is nothing wrong with Oak....... in fact is beautiful!!! But, lately I have been thinking about staining my stair rails and banister a dark brown stain. I've been so nervous to do it, but when I saw the before and after over at Centsational Girl...... I'm quickly changing my mind. Look how gorgeous it turned out!!!!! I love that she added moulding! Head on over to her blog for the full details.

(Image via Centsational Girl)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Picture Tiles

I'm always looking for a fun way to add whimsy to my coffee table. I have a love of pictures. It doesn't matter what kind of photo, landscaping, water, beach..... I'm in love with photography. I especially love pictures of my kiddos and enjoy fun new ways to add photos around the house.

So, when I saw these picture tiles made from little squares of wood, I wanted to share them with you. It's so easy to make and would be so cute as Christmas gifts for Grandparents etc.... Hope on over to Midwestern Sewing Girls blog for the full tutorial!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

DIY Wreath Hanger

I love wreaths for all occasions! They are so fun and bring the right amount of whimsy to your room. Over at Shanty 2 Chic, she has created such an adorable one. I want to make one of each!!!!!! Head over to her fabulous blog for the full tutorial!!!!

(Images via Shanty 2 Chic)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mary Janes + zipper = Fabulous!!!!

This is the cutest idea! Dress up those Mary Janes that your little girls have using a zipper. I can't believe how darling this is. I love it. The full tutorial is over at the fabulous blog Craftaholics Anonymous!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cowgirl Bash!

My little cowgirl just turned 3! She is such a spit-fire and we had so much fun at her party. We had a prop station that I made mustaches and little hats and lips from my Silhouette. We rented a pony. Everything was pink, brown and white. It was so much fun! Here are a few photos! My friend Jamie took all the pictures. I will upload more pictures later and list some details of where I got what.

(All images via JLHoltPhotography)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back To School

Back to School here we come! Over at Eighteen25 blog, she has free back to school printables with some great ideas! Head on over to her blog to download yours!

(All images via Eighteen 25)