me and my blessings

me and my blessings

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Birthday Week

Evelyn is taking the photo!
Turning 43 never felt so good thanks to my fabulous family and wonderful girl friends!  Thank you to everyone who shared this birthday with me - I will always cherish the time.
Steph is taking this photo!
We had a really good time at Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station...very relaxing.  Thanks girls for the memories!

Gay Lynn took me to dinner on Saturday at Mi Cocina.  I had never been is a delightful place with great fajitas...yum!  We then went to Home Goods and Target - needless to say I enjoyed my self.
Thank you Gay Lynn for the girl time!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sweet Embellished T's

I knew that I wanted to embellish some simple t's for Zoe's birthday present - so when we were invited to the her 2 year birthday party the morning of,  I whipped 3 t's up rather quickly.  One for my precious Parker Faith (3yr) and two for Zoe Faith (2yr).  The difficult part for me is making decisions on what fabric combinations to use.  Here is what I came up with.

Zoe's mommy loved the t's, but especially the cupcake one.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pottery Barn Jackpot

I love surfing blogs for great ideas! Thank you to Shanty2Chic for posting the blog that I hope pushes me into making some furniture.  If you love Pottery Barn Furniture you MUST check out  Ana, the editor at knockoffwood, is a carpenter who makes knock off furniture on the cheap...and she is generous enough to share her detailed plans with the blogging world! Not only does she offer the plans for FREE, she gives you the exact cutting deminsions, a supply list and detailed how to's on many techniques she uses when building! Shanty2Chic shares that Home Depot will cut everything for FREE as well, so why not make something.  Ana's plans are limitless - so many - where does a girl start...?  Maybe I can start with this bench - I am sure it would look great in my house.

I would love to hear what you think...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tutu Cute

I was so excited when my great friend, Stacey, asked me to make her, soon to be two, daughter's (Zoe Faith) birthday party invitation.  It is for a small intimate group at home.  I am very happy with how it turned out as is Stacey.  FYI ...I used photoshop elements 7 and Stacey's  sweet, sweet pictures to create it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mike's Office Picture

I have to share what I created for my Mike (the best father, husband, friend, and so much more) for Christmas .  Let me just say that he would rather money not be spent on him, so I got in the kids Christmas photo shoot so that I could make a poster/framed art for his new office (not in it yet - but soon).  I have found that COSTCO has a poster printing machine onsite and the prices and options are great.  I  bought a simple frame at Target that will be great in his office (kind of manly) and I look forward to seeing him enjoy it. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Home Remedy

GOOD MORNING!!!  Back to work I go....I knew that I would be up in the chair without some form of acid reflux medicine last night.  So I IM'd my great friend Steph and she directed me to the Arm&Hammer box.  Well, needless to say, with a box as small as it - I didn't find a remedy on the I went directly to the web source and found their solution.  IT WORKED!!!  I am so excited!  Check it out yourself.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Before and After

Checkout for the Thrifty Decor Chick's 1st Before and After event of the year. It can be anything as long as you have a before and after shot. I cannot wait to see what everyone has done - I love seeing your ideas, not sure that I will have one for this first one - but maybe.... Her first Linky will be up this evening, and she will be doing this the first Monday of every month.

...And, one thing that you may notice about me...anytime I have an opportunity to share a picture - I will. Here is a photo of Sierra (my beautiful 16 year old) with her Aunt Dee and Mollee-Jingle on adoption day. Sierra loves them both!