Monday, June 3, 2013
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!!!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
I immediately rushed to my office and started coming up with a tag for the keys. I had to get this done before I hit the sack! I hope you like it and can use it for your own key! The poem came and idea came from http://picadillyandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/santas-magic-key.html. I just changed the look of the project. She ask that you not use the poem itself if you intend on selling the Santa Key. I found plenty of tarnished silver keys at Target. Now to find those special children without a fireplace to give it to!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
All month long I have been posting on my facebook things I am thankful for! Even with the health problems I have, I feel extremely blessed! I have a husband who loves and seems to just adore me, my kids are married to amazing people, in this economy we are somehow by the Grace of God hanging in there and I find my cup half full more so than half empty. When I think of the word Thanksgiving, I see two separate words Thanks and Giving. I truly believe our joy is found through giving to others and thanking those that give to us. I don't understand the world we live in today with all of the entitlements that are being given out. I question if we have become a nation of takers instead of givers. With that being said, I also believe that many in our nation have turned their back on God. For me.... I could not live if I did not have God to lean on. He is my foundation for everything, through His Word He teaches me how to live daily. Through Him I know the true meaning of ThanksGiving and Christmas.
I am thrilled about the Christmas season. I have been crafting for it since July with friends and family. I plan on having all of my shopping and decorating finished by the first of December. I want to relish all that the month and God has to offer me. I want to enjoy visiting with my children that I only get to see a few times a year. I want to be in the spirit of doing for others. I want to experience Christmas to the fullest!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Yes, I am back!
It feels like forever since I made my last post and I have so much to tell you!
Today's post will be about decorating a new bedroom in my home!
When we built our home, we had a small room in the front (probably most would use for an office) that I felt would have more potential if I put a door in the room entering our master bath. When you look through this door and my master bath/master bedroom door you can see straight through. We have been here seven years and the room has served as everything with the exception of a bedroom. To tell the truth over the last year I have hit the age where sometimes I need to allow my husband a good night's sleep and sleep in another room. This room does it. I can see him.... He can't hear me!
When I decided to decorate this room, I wanted something different from the rest of my house.... Something that showed my love for all things old. Most of the accessories for the room I already owned. The entertainment center came from our beach house and needed a good coat of latte paint. The room is filled with touches of blue glass (which I dearly adore)! The bed coverings are just a mixture of quilts and covers I have used in the past. I did purchase the mantle ($35.00) for my headboard and the lamp on the side table from Hobby Lobby (using 50% off). The shade on the little lamp on the metal table was made using burlap and trim!!! I also made a couple of new art pieces to display in the room! I still want to add a few things to the room.... It will happen when I find the special touches it needs.
So... What is your favorite thing in my new room???
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Another great class at The Charm House~
ChatterHangers are 4" X 4" pieces of art that tell a story. We all had the best time, talking and laughing! When it came time to attach the small jewels and charms, it was very obvious who needed glasses~ Thank goodness for my fancy looking glasses! The next class is this Thursday.... ChatterBoards.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Drawing to be held Friday at 7:00 in the evening. I will take all comments from my facebook page from now until then for the drawing. You have to hit the LIKE button on the facebook page to count. Drawing for a 9-1/2" X 9-1/2" Rejoicing Chicks painting.
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Now this is a great idea for a guest book. As everyone arrived, they put their thumbprint on the tree and then signed their thumbprint. This was an awesome idea. I am pretty sure that Katelyn's sister drew the tree and the two lovebirds for them.
And saving the best for last.... THE CAKE!!! Oh my goodness, the was one of the prettiest cakes I have ever seen! It matched the paper perfect! Zadie (Katelyn's sister) designed and created the cake topper! This will be a precious memory keeper for Katleyn and Daniel.
Monday, March 7, 2011
My daughter's sweet and beautiful friend, Katelyn, was married this weekend to the love of her life, Daniel. From the time that Katelyn walked through the door, crying with tears of joy, as one being in attendance, you knew this wedding was going to be special. Katelyn and Daniel, together, took the time to fill their whole night with symbolism of what Christ expects from us as we take this journey.
The wedding planning started taking shape when Katelyn and her MOM came to me asking for suggestions. When I found out she wanted to use apple green, I was so excited. I went to Archivers, our scrapbooking/art store, and started looking for papers that we could use. I had one paper that really caught my eye and I knew that Katelyn would be the type of bride to hop on the train and use it. The flowers on the paper were charming! After visiting the florist that I highly recommended, The Garden Gate in Monroe, the color scheme was set.... Apple green and a wine red. I LOVED IT! This was going to be a fun wedding!
The beautiful bride, Katelyn. She wore her Mother's veil.