From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

flirty and feminine

I love They have a sweet look book called A Melodic Daydream. Here are some of the beautiful accessories and dresses you can find there. I would love to own each one of these! Enjoy!
Lovin' it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Party Favors

I've really lost track of how many parties I have hosted since Thanksgiving. It's been a record for me. Every detail has been a joy to create. I finally feel like it's something I am able to do and do well. This Friday we are having a sleep over party for my little girls. A party "just to get us through the rest of the winter season" kinda party. Know what I mean? This one will be a little more simpler and less detailed. I'm tired.
Nonetheless, the party must go on! It's a Veggie Tales Sweet Pea Beauty Party. We are crafting heart mobiles with key Bible verses to remember that our true beauty comes from within. "You are wonderfully and fearfully made" the Psalms tells us. God made us for His pleasure! Imagine that! It makes me so happy to be able to share this good news with precious little girls. Just think how this could change their perception of themselves in years to come. BEAUTIFUL!!
Some of the mamas will even be spending the night. It is sure to be a double blessing!
All photos courtesy of Jersey Icecream Store

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vintage Crafting

Hello dear friends ....
I've been inspired lately to do a little crafting of my own. Have you been to Stampington & Company before? It's a wonderful crafting website with lots of ideas and crafting supplies. If you go to The Studio at the bottom of their page, it will bring up dozens of ideas for you to try at home. That's how I got started. I have a whole list of things I want to explore and try.

Isn't their inspiration board charming? I love the text and burlap and all the little bingo and flower details they added. This inspired me to come up with my own version. I started out with a piece of burlap that I cut to size to fit an old kitchen cupboard door we had. (saving for a project just like this!!) Then I applied a modest coat of Hodge Podge to the whole piece and stuck it down good. Then I started ripping and tearing out of my old books. (It's a great stress reliever if you're looking for one! HA!)
Then I slathered more Hodge Podge on my tattered book pages and pressed them onto the burlap. Simple. Simple. I just love how my vintage jewelry looked when I hung it from little tacks on the board. I may keep it this way for awhile and then embellish it a little more later.
Then I took this cute little white frame I picked up at Luckett's Store, and put some burlap behind it, .and......WAHLAH... another cute "frame" for my jewelry to hang from.
Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 10, 2012

White Friday

Oh, it's the weekend! Hooray!! It's my man's birthday Saturday, and the girls and I are going to spoil him good!
We are excited! Tonight we started our celebrations with a little "pre-birthday" dinner and "pre-birthday" chocolate chip cookie cake. I tried a new chicken Parmesan recipe and it turned out yummy.  Tomorrow the real partying starts! hee hee
A couple weeks ago we were out shopping and Honey spotted two shirts he liked. He had them in the cart for the longest time and then at the last minute put them back. Well, the girls and I snuck out a couple days later and bought the same two shirts!! I can't wait to see his face when he sees them! He's obviously going to love them, right? hee hee I love surprising people!
He wants to spend the whole day with just us. Isn't that cool? It's supposed to snow, so we may be in the backyard making snowmen! Then we are meeting some of my family and going to his favorite restaurant, Outback Stead house. What a treat!!

Did you see my little shabby bench? She's finally all chippy and white and in my living room. I love her new creamy, white color!
I hope your weekend is as wonderful as you are!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hello Dear Friends --
Today Honey and I went on a wonderful trip to Virginia. It was his gift to me at Christmas. If you live in my area of the world, Luckets Store and Design House is the place to visit for all things vintage and home. It's fabulous! Today was their annual Ground hog sale and I scored two white, cane chairs for my farm table. Exactly what I went for. Honey saw them from across the road and we bought them almost as soon as we got out of the truck. Great job, honey!!

While we are on the subject of furniture and white, I thought I would share these before pictures with you.
I have grown very fond of the little chairs that my girls sit on. They are just so adorable. My mom gave us this little bench, but I am not crazy about the wood color. In a couple days I hope to have an after picture for you looking all white and shabby!
Until then, have a happy weekend!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

Hi Friends --
I was browsing around Pinterest and was inspired by their creative projects!

I hope this gives you some ideas today to get creative on your end!