Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Team Tuesday Bunny Love

Bunny Love Charm Bracelet

I had to put this bracelet up on my blog in honor of Emily. My little 4 year who is asking for a Bunny for Christmas. She is not getting one. I told her that elves do not make Bunnies and her response was, "Elves can make anything, Mommy!" and well, I can't argue with that. I will just risk her disappointment on Christmas morning, but I am sure she will be plently distracted.

Anyway, so this bracelet spoke to me, on this day being Team Tuesday, Etsy teamie, Jennifer of grey girl designs made this bracelet. She is a lovely person and I am glad to know her and her shop. Please go visit it today!

Have a good one, everyone! I am off to take the girls to their dentist appointment, fun fun! :)

Shopping for gifts

If you are looking for some inexpensive gift ideas then canvas craft bags may be just the thing. There are many choices available to you. Some that already have their own design, or some that you can add your own design to by painting, stenciling, or stamping. There are so many ways to make it your own.

If you are in the market for making a gift to give then craft rings are also a good purchase to make. There are many things you can make with them and they come in a variety of sizes. I even saw a ring-making kit that I know, would be right up Allie's alley. Ba bum bump, lol, that is funny - Allie's Alley. Anyway, a gift any 6 year old would love.

My nephew would not enjoy a craft ring kit, but he might enjoy something made out of some captain america fabric. Now.. if only I could learn to sew. Actually, that link will take you to many options available for the little boy on your list - costumes, accessory kits, superhero clothes. I actually find my nephews the hardest people on my list to buy for. I have been a notoriously bad gift giver for all of my life. You would think I would get better as the years pass. I don't. My husband is not any better with his gift-giving skills. One year, he got me a hair toolbox. Yes, he did. But, that story is for another time.

Maybe I don't give myself enough credit. I do give my girls good presents,and they don't have to be expensive or one of the "hot" toys of the season either. Anything and everything is a good present to them. I wonder how long that will last?

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Gray, White, and Yellow Striped Variety

Hi Everyone!
I was asked whether I was able to do more of the gray, white, and yellow striped design in various sized-vases. And I, in fact, already had them made. This design and color scheme are an obvious favorite of mine. They were at the Brick and Mortar store that I sell at, so I picked them up this morning.

The 2 on the right are the most similar in color and shape, the gray I used is called "dolphin gray", the vase on the left was painted in a slightly darker gray, called "Country gray".

These are the 2 same-gray vases. The vase on the left has an interesting octagonal shape and is a little larger than 8.5 inches tall. The slender vase on the right also has a unique shape, fluted and round, and it measures about 9 inches tall.

View from above.

Slender on its own:

Octagonal on its own:

Octagonal from above.

"Country Gray" on its own.

In other news, I found my Fluted Blue Vase in the Etsy Blog Get the Look Post, you can click HERE to be taken to the article. It was so very exciting!

And ---- I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend! We put our tree up yesterday... more on that later!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

I am thankful for my silly little daughters. (Vase available here)(Shameless promotion!) I couldn't help myself!

This is Allison, she took a picture of herself.

And Emily..I'm holding her pigtails up and Bobby snapped the picture.

I am wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Much Love,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Team Tuesday

Snowflake Sequin Hair Pins

What a beautiful way to add some sparkle to your hair. These pins
were made by Kimberly from Etsy Shop, Embellishing You. She has quite an extensive selection with nearly 100 items in her shop. Her pins are popular with brides and bridesmaids, but they are also great for dressing up everyday outfits.

And cute presents for the girls in your life!
Check these pins out!

Now.. I am off to clean. We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year!!

Have a Great Day, friends!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Perfect Gift Under 20 Dollars

I love these coasters.

Made by Michele from the Etsy Shop, OneDecember.

In case you are looking to buy me something, this would work!


Happy Saturday, everyone!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

And She was a Turkey

Now.. you didn't think I would leave out Emily, now, did you?

Gobble Gobble.

My head looks HUGE!

Have a happy weekend.

Oh Oh: And P.S. This was also yesterday... in case you were wondering if that sweater looked familiar...


Thursday, November 17, 2011

She was corn.

Today was Allie's school Thanksgiving play. There's my little peanut, all the way on the end.. she's tiny, can you see her?

I'm such the proud mommy.

And Emily is clearly - a proud little sister.

Pop Pop Pop! (That's what the corns said..)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Team Tuesday

Welcome to my first installment of Team Tuesday!

Team Tuesday is where I will be featuring a shop from some of my favorite shops within my teams on Etsy.

My first Feature is Lily, from MyHobbyShop! She is a leader on the Beautiful Home Team, a team that I just adore.

I am already filled with the Holiday Spirit, so these beautiful coasters are singing to me! Priced less than 10 dollars, they would make for the perfect One-of-a-Kind gift for a co-worker or someone you love.

And I am so in love with this Yellow Cowl. It looks so cozy and snugly.. and the color is bound to cheer you up on those cold dark winter days...

I invite you all to stop into MyHobbyShop! It is a shop you don't want to miss!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Family Picture

Every year, I replace our family picture on the wall, that we take every November. It has been a nice way to document all of our growing and changing, as the picture is replaced with the previous years behind it. It is one of my most favorite traditions that we started.

We took this on Saturday on our front steps. I think we might try it again this Saturday. I think my smile looks a little fake.. honestly, I think I was saying.. "Allison, Put your arm down!" right before the picture flashed..

So, if at first you don't succeed - try, try again!

Happy Monday to you all!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just Listed

Another set of Ornaments! They are so much fun for me to make. This one is listed in my Etsy shop, but I also want to make a few sets for my display in the store. It just seems I am running out of time!

Are you all ready for Christmas? It will be here before we know it! YIKES. (Yikes is code for I am NOT ready.)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

From the Witch and Rapunzel!