Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Callie's Friends

Callie's has been needing some girl friend time, so I invited some of my friends over with their girls. They had so much fun playing in the pool, sandbox, and all the outside toys. I loved seeing them play together so well. What is it about the gentleness of a girl compared to little boys? There was no fighting, pushing, or pulling. There was an occasional temper tantrum, but that comes with any child. Not only did Callie have a great day that included a 2 hour nap in her own bed, but mommy had a wonderful day.

Quiet Books

I started out designing these pages to go in an ABC book, but that book is still sitting in my to do pile. I can't believe how well the name books are selling. I've completed 3 full books, have 2 in the works right now, and 1 more order on the way. These have been pretty fun designing and creating because they are each so different. I love this last one I finished for the name SCARLETT

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weird Dog

Bowser needed a pillow and decided the leg of the table would work. Man, he is a lazy dog.


Callie was out helping me water the flowers and bushes and couldn't help getting muddy. Here she is showing me her muddy hand.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Callie has her momma's sweet tooth and couldn't resist sticking her fingers into the freshly frosted cake.

Water in the gutter

Loren was washing off the driveway and Callie was loving stomping in the water. I remember doing this when I was little and just loving it, so I didn't mind changing her jammies after they were wet.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Callie kept bringing me flower blossoms the other day, and I caught her picking the clovers in the yard.

Smarty pants

While working on a project Callie showed me how smart she really is. She had taken off the paint cap and was sticking the brush into the paint. I guess I have to find a new place to store these now.

One sleepy girl

This is what we get at dinner time when she only takes one 30 min nap.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What a find!

I was reading this blog that I love http://vintagerevivals.blogspot.com/ and she had just posted pictures of a room she had just redone. It was gorgeous, and I was thinking, I can do that. So I hopped over to craigslist to see if there was something I need to buy. I did a search for furniture under $50 and this beauty came up.

Last month we sold my queen bedroom set to get a king size bed. We have been living out of plastic bins. I was planning on redoing furniture and making our room more of a collection. So...when I saw this for $25, I was very excited. Loren and I went and took a look at it and it was in great shape except for the paint and that is what I had planned on doing. I love the vintage look, but most of all I love the vintage hardware.
Loren dropped it off so he could return the pickup vehicle (thanks Kyle) and before he had returned, I had the hardware off and was sanding this bad boy.
I'm so excited to redo this piece. The only problem is I don't know what color I want to paint it. I want your opinion. Loren and I love the room the color it is (storm cloud blue)
and I need to have it go with that color.
I want to step out of the norm of black or white. What color should I go with? Take a peek over at Krylon http://www.krylon.com/products/indooroutdoor_paint/ and let me know what you think! Thanks

Eating her cereal

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I made up a digital invitation last night on the computer for my sister-in-laws bridal shower and I think it came out pretty cute. People are selling these things like crazy on Etsy. I think this will be my next endeavor. Lets see how the digital works for me. If any one has ideas for parties or invitations you need made up, let me know and I'll create something for you for free. As long as I get to use it as an example and sell it on Etsy too.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Custom order

I hit 200 sales this last month and exceeded my previous revenue high on Etsy. Someone had requested a custom hat and I thought I would show you what I made. I was very excited on how it came out. The hat took a little longer than what I thought it would to hand stitch, but the detail was awesome. I really like the red fish. The best thing about the whole thing was how happy the customer was.

My little helper

I love that Callie wants to help me with my crafts, the only problem is when she starts to put the buttons into her mouth.