Friday, January 3, 2014

The New Year Is Here


I love the New Year and I love the idea of a fresh start.

With that said, I want to focus on some simple 
everyday things that I tend to forget sometimes. 
For example, we all know that we should be kind 
to others, but know it's hard to be kind
for 365 days of the year. I'm not a morning 
person and I usually don't even talk to anyone 
until I have that first cup of coffee. 
But I would like to change that.

So I made myself a list that I would like to focus on
in 2014. I use Photoshop to make it and thought I would
share it all with you. I plan to print it out as an 8x10 and
frame it. I will set it in my bedroom to remind me
every morning what I am striving to do.

I really want to be that person that 
when someone thinks of me, they
don't think of me as a "mean morning person".

Feel free to take a copy for yourself if you like.
I want to wish all of you a 
Happy New Year!!!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Found 2 New Blogs To Visit!


I have come across two new blogs that I found.
I wanted to share with you some of the
great stuff these gals have come up with.

The first one is from Melissa and her blog
Daisy Mae Belle is so sweet.
She has a lot of great looks for the fall
and even shows you how to set a Thanksgiving Table.


Her blog has great tutorials like 
Is this not the most simple thing you can do
to decorate a door?
She even paints furniture.
Which is my favorite thing to do.


Next, I want to introduce to you a blog called

Now is that not the coolest name for a blog?
Cathy just about does it all.
Check out one of her Before and Afters.
This beautiful Two Toned Buffet needs to be 
sitting in my dining room. I love this!
She even knits! Check out these leaves!
You could use these to decorate a mantel or table.
She also gives you the patterns to each leaf.
Isn't her Autumn Mantel to die for?
I love how she used music sheet for the back drop.

Next you have to check out her Cottage Garden!
I love the cottage look and she has put a lot of energy
into her little cottage to make it look so pretty!

Well there you have it!
When you get a chance, please
give them a visit and some blog love!

Please leave me a comment and let me know that you visited.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Covet Garden Magazine

In my Email, I receive a great magazine called
"Covet Garden".
This magazine has the most beautiful pictures to 
look at. Great articles of inspiration that will move you.

And the best part, is you too 
 can sign up to receive this magazine in your email.
Go to Covet Garden
When you click on the front of the magazine, 
it will then go to a website called issuu
This will allow you to read the magazine.
But what's really cool, is that there are many other
magazines that you can look through.
Some that you can read through are
In Bliss, Adore, Style Me Pretty,
Folk, Styling, Venu and so many more.

Each giving you so much inspiration,
great articles and beautiful pictures.

I hope you too, enjoy all these magazines
that I wanted to share with you!

Enjoy,



Thursday, August 15, 2013

1st Birthday Party & Invitation


Back in May, my beautiful
grand-daughter turned one years old.
We did a Paris theme party to
celebrate her 1st birthday.

I thought I would share with you the invitation
and some of the party set up that we did for her party.


Starting with the invitation,
I made this in photoshop and received a
lot of compliments on it.

The postal stamps and the Eiffel Tower were 
all free brushes that I found on the Internet.
Here are a couple of websites I used to 
download free brushes.
There are several on the Internet.
Just Google Free photoshop brushes.

Now, the look of the party!

*Her Birthday Cake*

*The Food Table*


*The Ceiling*
*The Photo Booth*

This photo Booth was made because I wanted
Jayden's picture taken with everyone who
attended the party.  These pictures will go
into a Time Capsule and be sealed up for
20 years. We also had everyone at the party
fill out a message card to write her a little note.
Now I have one more picture I wanted to
share with you. It makes me smile every time!
She dug right in and needed no ones help
to get started. By the time she was done
she had icing everywhere.

See you next time,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm finally back to blogging!



This past year has been really hard on me and
I want to apologize for not being around.
I love blogging and I hated that I could not
blog like I wanted to.

If you have been reading my post you know 
that I have a lot of back problems and have
been trying to get it resolved.

I am hoping that I may now have a cause
as to why I am hurting so much.
At the end of this month, I will be going
in and having a block injection and ex-rays
 in a total different area of my back.
I am dreading it but if this works,
then I will finally have the answers
I've been looking for.

As of now, I am being able to get around
more due to finally seeing an
acupuncture. This doctor feels that I have
been diagnose wrong the whole time.
Which I believe because the injections
they have been giving me aren't working.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch in with
you all and let you know that I am
not a blogger that started a blog and then
left it out in the internet land all a lone!

I will be posting a lot more and 
spending a lot more time in that
beautiful craft room I have.

Thanks for hanging in there,
  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Finished Craft Room

I know it's been a little while since I 
wrote a post, but...
I have been working very hard getting
my craft room together.
And,
I have finally got it to a point that I can 
walk in and start a project.

And I know as I go along, 
 I will rearrange,
and probably rearrange again.
To get it where I want it to be.
(but that's just who I am.)

So even though I say I am done
with setting up my craft room, well
I'm kinda not.  
But I wanted to show you some pictures
of what I've got done.

Please excuse the dust, It's taken me 
so long to get it set up that I just wanted to
take pictures to share with you.


This picture is when you first walk in to the right.
The cabinet is filled with supplies along with
the plastic draws to the left. 
Then my table to craft on.

The North side of the building is my sewing area.



 This is the main wall of the building.
I put shelves up to house all my supplies.
Under the shelves is another craft table
for me to work on. At the end of that table 
is where my craft computer will be set up.


This shelf holds all my paint supplies for redoing
furniture or anything I can get my hands on
to spray paint. 

Under the main craft table, I keep all my pretty papers.




I also wanted to show you my bubble gum machine
that I picked up at a garage sale for $5.00.
And yes, it works, so I'm going to fill it with
lots of bubble gum. I just love this thing.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my craft room.
As I go along, I know I will be moving things
around to suit me.

I am so blessed that my husband was tired of seeing,
what he calls my crap, all over the house that he
got me this building to call my studio.

Hope everyone has a great week,

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy 18th Birthday

 

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My son, Justin, turns 18 today.

I am so proud of this kid.  From the time he could walk and talk, he always talked about how he wanted to become an actor.

As his mom, I thought that this was just one of those things that he would grow out of. You know, like a little girl wanting to be a princess when she grows up.

Well, time as gone by and he still talks about moving to LA and seeing what is out there for him.

He has gone back and forth about going to college here in Oklahoma or maybe moving to LA and finding an acting school there.  I feel for him because he has a dream but yet he thinks that maybe he should just go to college and major in computers because that is more of a guarantee for a job in the future.

But that’s not his dream and as his mother I have always told my kids to follow their dreams.  I told them that the work you choose in life will be your life.  You will spend more time at work than you will at home so find something that you love.

Now again, as his mother, I don’t want to loose him to LA but yet I want him to follow his dreams.  I have explained how hard it will be for him there. That he will have to wait tables to make ends meet.  I don’t want him to have to live payday to payday and it be hard for him. But yet, what if he makes it? 

What if someday, you and I will see him in a BiG movie?

I can’t take that away from him by talking him into staying in Oklahoma and going to college here for a degree that I know he is not going to 100% love.

We have been praying to show Justin the way.

But, as for now, he still has not made up his mind and college for him starts Monday the 20th.  So he will be going to college this year in Oklahoma.  He did come to me today and said, “ guess what Mom? there are 5 acting classes that TTC offers.” 

Now if that isn’t God, then I don’t know what it is.  I know God is sending him that way and showing him the way to get there.

I believe someday, I will see my son on the big screen.

Happy Birthday, Son!

I am so proud of you!

 

We are having a party for him this Sunday and as part of the decorations, I have made this word art to put in a frame.

Never give up wall art

I want to show him that if God is pulling him that way and acting is your dream, then follow it. And follow it hard.

If you would like to have a copy of this wall art, then double click on it and copy it to your hard drive.

I have it set to a 300 resolution, so you should be able to print it as an 8x10 and it look good.

That’s all for now and I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

 

Melissa

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