Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BEST Cinnamon Roll Recipe EVER!

This is the BEST Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe EVER! This is from The Pioneer Woman and your family will have a new found respect for you after you make these!
My sweet dear friend Tracey made these for my family and dropped them off the other day, they were warm, smelled like what I think Heaven smells like :) and they were super yummy!  What I did not tell her, is that they were gone in minutes.. mostly by me and my husband.. I am making these today and I have to tell you, they will become a favorite in your house like mine.  I have had this recipe for a while, and have The Pioneer Woman's book, but never have I made them.. DUMB! They are sooo good.. So go try them, trust me you will be in love!
Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday with your families.. We sure did and were so busy, that I just dropped out of blog land for a bit to enjoy the family. 
I am back now and ready to re-stock my shop, and my online store too.. I have started to work in Valentine's day, as I am learning you cam't start early enough!
Well back to the cinnamon rolls.. Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pinterest Lampshade and Shows

Well here is my first Scrap Fabric Lamp Shade.. Found this on Pinterest and loved it.. It was a little more time consuming than you might think.. but I think it turned out great.. My 10 year old daughter's friend is dying to have this, so I guess it really must be "cool"

I have to say, it is really colorful and it was fun to make and a great use of scraps!

I also have been making a few of these little gift sets for little girls.. A purse and a scarf out of fleece

Made these years ago and thought I would bring them back again.

Fleece is soooo pretty! I will have these at the upcoming shows I have this weekend and next week.

Since Desperate Housewives was not on Sunday night I sat and made about 50 of these little things.. Some are for headbands, some for purses and some for pins They are not finished yet, but close to it!

I also made about 70 of these little things.. I love them.. Soon to be headbands. as well.
Well back to sewing.. I will post some new things tomorrow.. If you live local, Stop by Madeira Elementary School at 7840 Thomas Drive, Cincinnati Ohio  42243 between 10 and 5 on Sunday.. we have a Homemade for the Holiday Show going on, with some beautiful handcrafted items!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Thankful

Just  few things to reflect on this Thanksgiving...

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

I don't know if you are hosting dinner or going to someone's house.. Trust me I know it can get crazy with kids in tow, trying to clean your house, run to the store for 10 things you forgot and trying to make it nice for others.. we forget to stop and enjoy the day.. I do this and I was doing this, until today. I am choosing to slow down, trust I will get done what needs to get done and just be happy.  I want my kids to remember fun Holidays, not the ones where they say "oh, yea, my mom was a complete nut during the holidays :)"  So I am slowing down and having fun too.

I want to wish all who read my little blog, a very Happy Thanksgiving.  If you know of someone spending it alone, invite them over, or make a plate of food for a neighbor that is alone and take it over to them.  Start a new tradition, go around your table and have everyone say 3 things they are Thankful for.. We have done this for a few years and it is my favorite time of the day.
 I hope everyone has a wonderful day, great food and makes some fun memories to look back on.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sofa Before

Well here is my "new" project.. An antique sofa..

She has the BEST lines ever! When I saw her, I fell in love.. I had an immediate "vision" of what it look like when it was completed..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness for your kids..

I know this time of year we ALL get so busy.. as I am today.. Sigh...
But with Thanksgiving creeping up on us and Christmas right around the corner.. I found this on Pinterest and had to share it!.. It will melt your heart, bring you to tears and make you want to be a better person.. Please read this and pass it on!  You will be so glad you did!!!!
Go Here
I am so doing this with my kids.. I can't wait to share this with them.. Hope you share this too.. The world could use a LOT of random Acts of Kindness!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Cupcake Picks

So I have a confession to make.. I have a thing for vintage cupcake picks!

These are just a "FEW"

I had a ton of cakes when I was little with these little ballerina's on them.

Valentine's Day

A few of my Christmas ones

Baseball ones too.. and bowling and a few other ones


Yes, more Ballerina's

Even a few freaky Clowns

Tons of holders for the candles too..

More Halloween

And Beer Cans..

It is a strange collection.. but one I love and a cheap one.. I go through drawers and cabinets at estate sales and flea markets too..

I have them stored in plastic to keep them clean and damage free

And I have talked myself into actually "using" them.. I used a few at Christmas one year and made it very clear they were NOT to be thrown away, lol.. I had a bowl on the dessert table for them to be placed in, so I could use them again!  I'm hoping these 4th graders understand Mrs. Hyatt's crazy obsession with these today and obey the rules, lol.. Just Kidding...

Here is Macy's list she left me of things to "Remember".. I love the last one... to give Sampson a treat.. She loves that dog.

Here is an awesome idea.. I found this at a local shop in Milford and loved it.. It's an old window with "Give Thanks" on it.. It will be around till after Thanksgiving..

Found this adorable little light up ghost there too.. I mean how flippin cute is this and easy to make too!

And my FAVORITE for last.. my new light from Pottery Barn.. thanks to my Mom! I love it.. It is beautiful in my livingroom.. which I am still tweaking..
Well I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween.  I am super excited about seeing all the little kids in their costumes..It is one of my favorite holidays of the year!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

New furniture before and after

This is what my livingroom looked like before, well one end..

And this is after.. SO far.. We have out grown one sofa and one chair, so we needed a sectional.. We foundt his at IKEA, my favorite place!  Last night it was delivered.. We had it all the way against the wall, my husbands idea, but it was like a bowling alley in there.. So I pulled it out.. I am NO where near done.. and you will see why...

This is without the flash.. I am still working on moving pictures.. but I wanted to give a sneak peak.. SO far I love it! Trust me my husband will HATE that I moved it away from the wall.. Why do MEN think all furniture has to be against the wall? And yes.. Sampson does approve of the new sofa :) Still need more pillows.. that is LAST on my list.

Then I turn around and WHAM, look what I see.. The other end of the room.. YES that TV is my husbands new toy.. It is going on the white stand in the front.. I feel it is TOO big for the room, but he wants it.. I think I am going to move the curtain rods up near the ceiling and more to the sides to make the window look big and the TV smaller (is that possible) and not like a black hole in my livingroom!  Well back to getting it done.. I will take finished photos soon! This is a LOT of work, but a lot of fun.. Give me your opinions.. I want to hear them.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Girl Scout Picture Wall

Our Girl Scout Leaders are the BEST.. Look at his WALL, it is a side of a building here in Madeira. All there pictures were taken, and then pasted to the building as works of art.

That is my sweet girl in the middle...

All the photos were done in black and white.. And I LOVE them all!

The girls learned about a famous artist who would take photos of people and then paste them on the sides of buidlings.. Which artist? good question.. I have NO that was the one detail I forget to get for this post.. sorry!

But look how neat this is!  WE have had cars drive by and stop.. classmate stop to take a peek.. Everyone loves it!

Macy's best friend, Bella!  What a beautiful picture and Beautiful girl!

The coolest thing I have ever seen!

And my childhood life long best Friend Diann (aka Boo) had her first baby.. Jack..I am in love!  He is so sweet, has that sweet baby smell and I just loved holding him! My friend and her husband are just glowing and so happy. 

My Carly holding and Hogging Jack!  Congrats Boo.. He is beautiful and has the most Beautiful mom in the world!  How blessed he is!
Hope you all are having a great week.. Our Harvest Fest was a HUGE success and I am so glad it is over!  Now I am getting my house back in order.. and getting ready for my new sofa on Thursday.
Have a great day!