Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The hardest thing about ending the summer..... 
Flowers and Butterflies leave us!
has always been the greatest symbol of change 
for poets and artists. 
Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment 
and a butterfly the next.

Louie Schwartzberg

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I joined the Brave Girls Club  to help feed my need of being inspired. 
I was inspired by the "Truth Cards" class as I thought of so many fighting Chronic Illness and how these inspiring words may help them in their daily battle. One is now in the process of being packed up and sent out to a beautiful young lady fighting cancer.
 It's not much, but as I have to come to realize fighting my own illness, a mailbox can be your greatest adventure and friend when you are sick. I hope she will be encouraged in just knowing that she has people praying and loving her!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

In the studio....

Some of my latest works..... 
Photography by Brooklyn Claudia McDaniel!
You can find her here.....

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just a few more days and we will be having some recycling fun in the studio!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


New Class on April the 18th
The Charm House
Monroe, Georgia
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for sign-up and more information

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wedding Photo Shoot in Porterdale, Georgia

I had the opportunity to work with some great vendors on a photo shoot in Porterdale, Georgia.
I created the invitation, menu and place cards for the project. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Class

Embellished Baskets

The Charm House
Monroe, Georgia
more information

Monday, March 2, 2015

Another wonderful Saturday at The Charm House! A class on Artist Trading Cards. This is by far my favorite class to teach. I can teach so many techniques in one class.  It is the perfect beginner class for someone wanting to get into Mixed Media Art. You can go to my webpage to see upcoming classes.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Just a Smile... Creating a "Blessing Bag"

Just a smile.....
I know you all have seen people holding a "I am Homeless" sign on the side of the road. Most of us just drive by, trying not to look, thinking that person needs to go and get a job and the list could go on and on. Thinking about it, I can assure you that most of the people would love to have a job, warm home to live in, a car to get them about and a family that loves them. It is so easy for us to judge people and apply labels to them that are negative. What if we turned the tables and looked at it in a different way. If we looked at that person with love, we may see a person who was put out of work, who had a terrible health problem. a person that has never felt love.
I visit Scott's Antique Market every couple of months. I always know that at the top of the ramp I will find a homeless person. You can tell in the shrubs that a "home" has been assembled for them to stay in. As I was driving to the airport to pick up Jacks and Chase, my car just drove right off 285 onto the exit. I knew I was not prepared to help the lady so I started looking in my pocketbook for anything. I found a pack of crackers. This time the lady that I usually see was not there but an elderly Mexican man about 60 who was being supported by two crutches. I let my window down and told him that all I had to give him was the pack of crackers. I felt so bad that I had not thought about the route I was taking and been more prepared. He looked at me, his hand touched mine as he took the crackers and he said, "It's the smile that you give me that means the most".  I broke down into tears...... He needed kindness, a smile, someone saying that HE existed.  I am not sure but I can almost say that I was blessed as much as he was. I can still feel his hand touching mine and a feeling of thanks and love shooting from his body to mine.
We all have come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable. We see them in need and have no idea how to help them. Handing them money is not always the best idea. But, you know in your heart they are clearly in need. Hungry. Thirsty. In Pain. Seeking Help.

If you would like to help the homeless, prepare a special "Blessings Bag" for them containing some of the following:
Trail Mix
Granola Bars
Chap Stick
Band aids
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Hand Wipes
Coins (used to make a phone call or purchase a food item)
And always include a card of encouragement.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mama E's Recipes...

"A collection of amusing anecdotes and principles 
to live by from a Southern girl's perspective. 
The recipes are truly 'From the Heart of the Family'".
173 pages
$24.00 including shipping.

Friday, November 14, 2014


I love pinterest! I seen a piece similar to this on my board and I knew I had everything to make it in my studio. It was so completely easy to make!  You can find the shadowbox frame here....  When I purchased the frame it was only $2.99... It waited around the studio for some time waiting for its purpose!
I simply glued a piece of scrapbook paper onto the back, painted the frame red, sanded the edges and applied a dark stain. I then placed the glass back into the frame, put in some jingle bells and then I just slid the back on. 
I used my Silhouette to create the word jingle.
It is just to cute!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monday, June 3, 2013

Fairy Gardens at The Cotton Depot

Blessed with beautiful weather over the weekend to create three more Fairy Gardens for The Cotton Depot! These are the perfect small gardens to help a child's imagination grow.
Think of all the different miniatures you could use in your dish!

 Sit a while and smell the flowers!

Monday, April 15, 2013


Cheese Graters!

I can't tell you how many times I have sliced my knuckles with a cheese grater and boy, does it hurt afterwards. I have always tried my best to avoid them, but here lately they have captured my heart in a totally different way. Now, Don't get me wrong..... I WILL NOT be grating cheese or anything else with these. I will be Re Purposing them for my pleasure this time. I have found that there is something about a soft candlelight piercing through all the little holes that is so very romantic and soothing.  It is almost like a thousand little stars shining out for me. Can you imagine using multiple graters on tables at a wedding? Beautiful!!!!
I also love using the grater to hold my flowers and then using the handle for a tea towel holder. Just enchanting in the kitchen! Graters can have so many ways to play with them in decorating your home, especially that laid back romantic porch.
Old cheese graters can be found easily at antique stores, goodwill or thrift stores! Go out and buy at least three for a special summer table setting!!!!

The Cotton Depot....

As of February the 1st, I will be moving to The Cotton Depot in Monroe, Georgia.  I am really excited, we will have heat and air, making it so much better for our shoppers. Today I am working on getting my jewelry ready for the shop. Monroe has became one of the antique destination of the South. We have four large malls full of antiques and inspiration. If you are even close to Athens or Monroe it would be well worth your time to check us out. I promise you will want to make a day adventure of our shops! I also will be posting on my facebook page The Charm House. Join me there for upcoming events.

The Charm House II

Charm House I

I will turn Blessings into Praise!

I will turn Blessings into Praise!