Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Carly

 Happy 11th Birthday Carly!  Thank you for making our lives so much better and keeping us all entertained!  We love you too much!
Mom, Dad, Macy, Jake and Sampson!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Poodle Skirt and a Play

Well I have been very very missing action the past two weeks.. with the end of school, school parties and Christmas Plays.. it has been crazy here.. Here is a little sample of what I have been up too.
Made a few poodle skirts for the Third Grade Christmas Musical

Here is Macy in her's.

My girls trying to get a good picture....

Leads to this... Love them!

Quick shot of all three, finally!

Macy and Matthew

Matthew and a LOT of girls.. way to go Matthew!

A lot of Happy Third graders singing Christams songs!

Macy in her poodle skirt and "records" dancing.. Most of these kids have NO idea what a "record" is.

And Finally our deer.. They have been coming in nightly to eat.. Last night we had 9 does in the back yard.. It is so pretty to watch them with the snow and moonlight.

We are super busy trying to finish up for Christmas.. I finally finished my wrapping and all the shopping is done! How are things going for you all for the Holidays?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Candle Craft

So what do you do with those old Plastic Christmas Candles?  Make them Beautiful and give them some Bling!

Super easy project.. Just need some Mod Podge, A brush, and some pretty sprinkles

You want to just paint the Mod Podge onto the candle (sorry no photos, my hands were messy) Then just get a shoe box and hold your candle over the box and shake away. That way you can save what does not stick. 

This was a light coat.. You can keep shaking till you cover the whole thing, or leave a littel showing through.  I used two differnet sprinkles (as my girls call it)  Silver and white.

Next I added vintage sheet music to two single ones and then sprinkled the bottoms.  Simply do the same thing.  Paint the candle with the Mod Podge and then cut the paper in to strips.  Wrap it around and then go over it again with the Mod Podge.  I also added a few sprinkles to the sheet music after I got it on there.  Ta-Da.. New life for a vintage old favorite..

I love how they turned out.. I will have some in my shop on Friday too.

And this is my favorite.. I just love this when it is all lite up at night.. Very pretty!

And of coarse.. my daily visitors..Deer.  Have a great day.  I will be back on Thursday with a new fast easy craft too.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I am in LOVE with this....

Dear Santa, Oh is this BEAUTIFUL or what?  Ohhhh, I want this!!! I know it is not a need, but a really bad WANT.
You can find it here

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Favorite Holiday Ornaments

Thought I would share some of FAVORITE Ornaments, hanging on our tree.....

This is my grandma Virgie, she raised me.... She passed away 8 years ago.. and to this day I think of her daily..want to call and talk to her about my life..good and bad.. and Thank God each night for blessing me with the BEST grandma on earth..She taught me many things about life and love and was wise beyond her knowing..She made us all these ornaments from the nursing home, her last Christmas here.

This is my favorite Humming Bird.. My grandpa Bill, who passed away 18 months before my grandma did LOVED Humming Birds.. I found this the year he passed away and it hangs on my tree each year.

This is my husband when he was 7 years old.. His mom made this from a panty hose egg.. Isn't it adorable?

Some fo these moms and teachers are so crafty!

All the ornaments my kids have made me, are my absolute favorites!

Who would of ever thought that a juice lid would be so precious to your heart?

The first ornament my husband gave me, over 20 years ago!

I think this was suppose to be a turkey hand.. turned ornament.. but I love it.

I LOVE this silverware Snowman!

So this tree.. Well I got it up.. and it is one of those pre-lite ones.. I have had it for years and half the lights did not work.. So I looked for a new one.. could not find one like it.  So I added lights to the parts that were out.. problem solved.. WRONG.. then the ones that were one to begin with, went out.. so I have had to take the ornaments off twice, and put new lights on again!  Sadly this tree will be seeing the trash this year, but It is still pretty and It won't ruin my Christmas! 
Stay tuned tomorrow.. I will posting some fun craft ideas for Christmas.
Have a great night!