Saturday, June 25, 2011

Guest Posting today

Hello sweet readers!
I'm guest posting over at 

Stop by and see my post and also check out the other Stay at Home Mom posts. It's really neat to see everyone's take on this awesome job...we call Mom!

Also, check out the items in my Etsy shop! I listed a few items last night and I'm very excited about my new business venture!

Hugs to you all!

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's official...I have a Facebook Fan Page

Just wanted to let you know....

I'm now on Facebook. Just click over and give me a "Like" if you will.

Thanks to my awesome readers, friends and sewing/crafty biz dream is about to become a reality!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Valentine's Day gift...

I LOVE love LOVE purple roses.

The hubby decided to get me purple roses for Valentine's Day, but wanted something that would keep giving.

He ordered a purple rose bush online and had it delivered to me. 

When it came in he planted it and we watered it and watered it and watered it.

Now look what I have greeting me every morning when I walk out the door...

Such prettiness!!!

He tells me I can have purple roses all year now....

I love my husband!!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chalkboard earring holder

Here is an easy way to make an earring holder 
(and a good excuse to use the chalkboard paint I bought forever ago)

Get yourself an old picture frame and a screen. You can use a piece of window screen, chicken wire, etc. I've even seen people string yarn or wire across a picture frame. Whatever suits you.

Prime and paint the picture frame. I painted it black to make a nice base for the black chalkboard paint.

Once the primer and paint dries, spray on / brush on a coat of chalkboard paint. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but Wal-mart, Lowe's and many other places sell the stuff.

Make sure to let the chalkboard paint dry for at least 24 hours before touching it!

Once the paint has dried, attach your screen to the back of the frame. I used hot glue. You could also use a heavy duty stapler.

I also added a couple pieces of pretty ribbon to make a hanger. You can do whatever your heart desires at this point.

Run a piece of chalk (held sideways) all over the frame, then rub off. This makes the chalkboard paint set and you can write until you are a happy camper. 

I just wrote my daughter's initials.

Put you some pretty earrings on it and hang it on the wall. 


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bassinet skirt

As you know...we're getting ready for a new baby girl. 
I can't resist going all out girlie with her room. (You probably already figured that out with the rosette lamp.)

I started searching for the perfect bassinet skirt. I found a few really awesome versions, but just couldn't afford their prices.

Source Price: $899.00

Source Price: $1100.00

Source Price: $1044.00

So, I decided to make my own version. Here's what I came up with...

Won't my sweet Scarlett be sleeping in style?

Just wait until you see the crib bedding!!!

Oh, and if anyone's interested...I'm going to be selling custom bassinet skirts and crib bedding on etsy soon! Just have to get all my pics uploaded.
 I'm VERY excited!!!!

Edited to add: I'm linking up with the following parties: