Just wanted to let you know that I won't be able to work on any new orders placed this week til after the 4th. I'm taking my kids to youth camp and am finishing up current orders before I leave.




Polka Dot Pot Tutorial

  As promised for those who needed it, the tutorial on how I polka dotted my flower pots. :) Very simple and fun though I'm not sure how long the painting will last...you may have to repaint them every year or two but hey, that's the fun of it. Change the colors up.

Here's what we're making...

1. Gather up all your ugly pots, clay or plastic...anything that can be spray painted. To keep your hands and arms from being spray painted I pushed a piece of re-bar (or you could use a stick) into the ground and place the pot upside down on it. 2. Now spray paint away. I gave my pots 2-3 coats. Make sure to spray paint the lip of the pot and at least 6" into the pot.

3. For the dots I used the round brushes I picked up from Hobby Lobby. They are approx 1" across. To make a bigger dot brush I took a car wash sponge and used a sour cream lid to draw a circle on it then used a knife and scissors to cut the larger circle out of the sponge. 4. Take your sponge and dip it in the paint, twirling it a little to soak the paint in. 

5&6. With a well loaded sponge, press it onto the pot and twirl the brush then pull up to make a clean circle. You have to give the dots two coats for a bright clean look.

7. before

8. after (the red pot needs another coat on the dots but you get the idea)


Happy Memorial Day!!

I hope you have had a safe and fun holiday weekend. Don't forget to take a moment to remember those who have blessed us with the freedoms we have today. :) And don't get too hot. ;) My kids have figured out how to keep that from happening.   


How is it that he will be 10 this summer? I don't feel old enough to have a child that old........wait a minute, some day's I do. ;) My firstborn love, my big baby. I love him!

Miss Sassy Sue, the perfect middle child that demands no attention but sweetly gets it. Going into first grade with Mommy as her teacher....she loves it and I love her for it. :) She gives me confidence to do it. She believes everything I tell her. When I tell her she can be anything she wants to be, she believes it with all her heart. Sigh....my only girl how I love her!

(and in case Meemaw is wondering why the sad look on B3, he was wanting his life jacket off and then when he seen the camera the look turned even more sour) just one more reason I love him.......he's so cute! He tells me he's 8. lol!

I love my family and am so thankful for those who have sacrificed so that they can be free!! Happy Memorial Day everyone!!



Little Pink Chicken House

Yep, I finally got him talked into it. Actually when he seen how much $ it would save us he got motivated to build it. How economical is chickens? You eat the eggs they lay, use the poop for fertilizer and then eat them! 3 in 1 kind of a deal, definitely his type of thing. ;) We're ready to roof it and hang the door, I'm so excited! It's going to be darling! Now to get some chickens to put in it. ;) Me and chickens go a long way back. I used to have them for pets........actually kept one in my bedroom. (can't believe my dad let me! he must have really loved me. ;) So it won't be hard adjusting to them, I'm ready!!

Here's a couple pictures of the construction of it. I'll share  more as it is completed. To do projects for the farm include a "real" clothesline, porch swing, tire swing and some other odd and end stuff I want done. We'll see how much I can get out of him. ;)

Oh and did I mention that it's going to be painted pink with white trim? Wreath, flower baskets, landscaping, the whole nine yards.......the kids think it's a big play house for them. ;) ewww....



Zoe Head Piece

You can find it here!



Celeste Hair Piece

I'm sooooo in love with this piece! I think you will be too. Check it out here!


Brielle Jumper in the shoppe now!

You've asked for it, now here it is!  Brielle

The jacket and pants are in the shoppe as well!



New Items in the Shoppe!!!

I've just put some new items in the shoppe. You must go check them out. I've got lots more coming in the near future. Fun, funky and unique items. Enjoy!

Mabelle Apron Shirt HERE

Blanche Denim Headband HERE

Alair Hair Bloom in Black HERE



Guess what we have??

A new baby!!!!!! No, not mine! My brother and his wife had a new baby. Their first. Landon Trent 8lbs 3oz, 21". He's a doll, isn't he?!



We're back!!!!!!!

I've just had to put the blog back like it was til I can figure out how to fix it. Meanwhile I'll leave you with a picture til I can get back for a longer post. Check out his new face....




Pardon the virtual dust!

I'm tinkering with the blog and obviously don't know what I'm doing. :) I'll get it figure out soon, I hope. My two sisters will be joining me to help with the blogging and we've got some fun stuff coming up. I'll be having a GIVEAWAY in honor of their arrival so keep your eyes peeled. ;)



Breckan is 2!

Our little guy turned two last saturday. He has added so much to our lives (you can take that however you want). ;) He enoyed presents, cupcakes, chinese food, ice cream cake and more presents. :) Here's some pictures I took of him enoying his cupcake. He was soooo sleepy! After he ate the cupcake I gave him a bath and he went right to sleep. lol!


Chalkboard labels

How darling and wonderful are these? I absolutely love them. I'm trying to figure out which ones to get and where I will put them. I really like the big one for the refridgerator. Give me some idea's.....

Chalkboard labels


The Sconce Makeover

I showed you the ugly gold sconces I bought at the thrift shop the other day for $4. Here's a picture to refresh your memory...they are the gold scrolly things on the left.

getting a coat of spray paint...

and then the final product. I think I need some little shades for these what do you think?

psst...notice the streaked glass mirror? That's another Upcycled item. Here's the before pic of the mirror.

Hope you enjoyed my thrift shop makeovers!

DIY Tutorial: Paper Pom Poms Martha Stewart Style

Ok, here it is. *drumroll please* The long awaited and promised pom pom tutorial!!!! You were just waiting on the edge of your seat wasn't you? :) Anywho.....what you are going to need is. Please note: the pom created in this tutorial was made using less than 12 sheets of tissue paper so it's not as full looking.

1. extra long tissue paper (20"x30") about 12 pieces for one pom pom. You will need 12 pieces no matter how small or large you want it, the number of sheets makes the fluffiness. You can change the size of the pom pom by cutting the paper smaller. Click here to buy or see the tissue paper. Or you can buy the big sheaf of it at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. It's smaller though so the pom poms won't be as big as the biggest ones I have pictured.

2. Scissors

3. Wire to wrap around the paper and make a loop with to hang it.

4. fishing line and thumbtack to hang it.

Ok, here we go....

1. lay out 12 layers of tissue paper
2. if it's the kind from Hobby Lobby cut about 2" off the longest sides to make the paper long and narrow
3. cut notches or scallop the longest edges of the tissue paper
4. fold the paper from the shortest side (notches will be at each end of the folds) accordian style. About 1.5"-2" folds from one end to the other. Like the fans you used to make in church. ;)

5. this is what it should look like when you get it all folded
6. twist a piece of wire (5" is enough) around it and then make a loop with the excess
7. now start pulling apart the tissue paper one piece at a time. I do it in sections.
8. this is what it looks like with two sides pulled apart (front and back of one side)

9. the finished pom with all the tissue paper fluffed out. Remember, the pom created in this tutorial was made using less than 12 sheets of tissue paper so it's not as full looking.
10. the little loop hiding inside...tie your fishing line here.
11. Viola! The finished, not so fluffy pom pom. I didn't have enough tissue paper so it's not as fluffy as the others but you get the idea.

Now I wanna see your's! Get some tissue paper and get busy! It's super easy and fun and the kids like to help....if they are gentle with it. :) Happy crafting!

Here's a picture of the poms I've hung in Bree's room. The colored ones are from the MS pom kit and the white ones are some that I made.


I DID IT!!!!!!!

I alway's said I could never make a quilt because it's too time consuming.....well I couldn't find anything for Brandon's bed to match his room so I made a quilt. Now mind you I only made the quilt top and my aunt put it together and quilted it for me but so what, I actually finished something huge!! The seams don't line up and there is no rhyme or reason to it but I'm thrilled with it. I've about broke my arm patting myself on the back if you can't tell.............LOL!

things I love

the sign I bought at the craft fair last year that resides over my stove...

the glass Coke pitcher that I bought before we got married...almost 11 years ago....everyone loves it!

the tea towels I turned into curtains for my kitchen...

my kids playing "store" with the canned goods....

Poor Man's Steak's

Need a quick throw together meal? This is my Mom's version of Poor Man's Steaks.

Make up some hamburger patties, season and  place on a square of aluminum foil. Cut up potatoes and onions (I microwave them to get them done quicker) put them over the hamburger patties.

Douse the whole concoction with a dash of Worchestashire and Liquid Smoke.

Close the foil packets up and place in a pan with a little bit of water in the bottom. Place in the oven and cook. (not sure on the cook time or temp. probably low and slow) Enjoy!

Ps. I would have had a picture to share of the final product but dh was in a hurry to eat them so I had to take the meat out and finish cooking it in a skillet with the potatoes on top. That worked fine too.


I'm back!!

Well, I've decided to come back here to blog. I get more traffic and it just makes more sense with having a website. Duh! ;)

Getting ready for some exciting posts! What are you interested in hearing from me?