Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dry Spell

So, I ran into a girlfriend of mine at Savers this morning (Hi Jamee:) And she said to me "Girl you need to get a new post up!" And I confessed to her that the truth is, is that I have been going through a creative dry spell.  I have got NOTHING!  And I have been feeling really overwelmed and depressed about it!  It is not like me to not want to be creating constantly! 
She then went on to tell me that her and her crafting group made the flowers I posted about a while ago, and they loved them.  I then mentioned to her I have been making necklaces with them, and she said that I should do a post on them, so here I go!  (Thanks Jamee for giving me the push I needed to get back to blogging!:)

Can you tell by the above picture that I love these flowers?:)  I put them on EVERYTHING!  My clothes, my hair, my girls hair, my shoes, my bags etc!!

I decided to try to make one of those amazing bib necklaces that are all the rage right now, and it is pretty darn easy!  I didn't sew a stitch! I attached clips to the back of the flowers, and used a bowl as a template to cut out some felt

I then used hot glue to attach ribbon to the bib, then just clipped the flowers on.  This way I can change out the flowers to create other necklaces.  The possibilities, and color choices are endless!

Here is how it looks on, soooo simple! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season!  I know it is so hard not to get caught up in the hussle and bustle, the parties, and presents.  I hope we can all remember what we are truly celebrating ~ the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!!!  I am so thankful to know that through him I can be forgiven for all my faults and failures!!

"As we seek Christ, as we follow him, we shall have the Christmas spirit"~Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Favorite Things

320 Sycamore is having a My Favorite Things party.  I am late, but thought it would be fun to link up!


My mom seems to think this is going to kill me, but I LOOOVE Diet Coke, and it has to be from Sonic. Add some diet cherry and you have perfection!

Hot Tamales are also a favorite of mine!  They are too spicy for my girls so I get them all to myself!

Speaking of spicy, green chile is one of my very most favorite things.  Where I come from, people put green chile on everything, and in everything.  The hotter the better! I am not kidding when I say we bought 60 pounds this season.  They roast them for you, then you stick them in the freezer, so you can enjoy all year round!

Next on my list would have to be Forever21!  I love this store because you can find cute, trendy clothes, without breaking the bank.  Sometimes you have to look at outfits, and find ways to make them more modest.  For example they call this a dress, I could just see the look on my friends faces if I came to a playdate in this, but add some cute skinny jeans, sassy black boots that your hubby got you for your anniversary, and you have an adorible outfit!  This one is on my Christmas list!

Right in the middle of my favorite things list are my two daughters.  I had to stick them in here!:)

I have been using great lash mascara by Mabeline for years and I love it.  I recently tried the new Big brush kind, and it will now be what I buy!!  Works wonders, and is the cheapest.

I think everyone knows by now that my new camera is one of my favorite things!  I have been having the time of my life with this thing, and am obsessed with it!

                                            These are a few of my fav-o-rite things:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Too Much Dress:)

 I saw this amazing tutorial over at Hope Studios and literally got up and ran to find the supplies around mi casa!  I have made almost every kind of flower there ever was, and this is definately my favorite!
These were just what I needed to revamp an old dress, and if you look closely I couldn't stop there, I had to add them to my shoes as well!

Thanks for taking these pictures Momma! ( AKA~ The Queen Enchantress:)

 My hair was jealous, so I had to make one for it too!:)

Once when a friend and I were making a craft, she stopped to ask me "Do you think this is too much?"  I replied,  "You are asking the queen of too much, if it is too much?!  You only live once, so why not add a little too much to your life, even if it is only by sassying up your wardrobe with kick awesome flowers!! 

So, if you are a friend of mine, try to act suprised when you get some bee-you-tee-ful flowers for Christmas! The funny thing is, is that allot of my closest friends rairly read this blog, or don't even know we have one, so I think I am pretty safe!

I am linking my revamped dress up to Kimbas DIY Party!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I picked these blue sconces up when I was in Kansas City this past summer for 3 bucks a piece. They have been sitting in my garage begging me to give them a makeover every time I walked by.  I finally got around to it and have to say I love how they turned out!

I still haven't decided what color of candles to use, black maybe?

I also had to share some amazing pictures I caught with my new baby, I mean camera, the other day!  I had been sick with the flu and was up eariler than usual.  As I got up and walked past my window the view of the sun rising over the mountains stopped me dead in my tracks!

It was just what I needed to see, I even teared up thinking of all the beauty my Heavenly Father has blessed my life with!  I get so caught up in daily routines, I forget to stop and look at the beauty all around me. 

This is right outside my door!  And blessings are abundant inside my door!
I am linking my sconces up to Kimbas DIY party!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sick with my Snuggie

My dear sisters make so much fun of me because I am the queen of infomercials!  I seriously think I could get a job being a spokeswoman for all these amazing inventions!:)  I recently celebrated a birthday and I squealed with delight when this came in the mail! My sisters know me all too well!  This zebra snuggie was my b-day present from Enchantress #1, and I have to admit it has come is very handy! 

A few days after my birthday I came down with the flu and have been wearing my snuggie nonstop for 48 hours straight!  Hubby makes fun of me everytime he walks in the room, but I don't care!  I am warm, cozy, and stylish all at the same time!  I love me some animal print!:)

If you happen to be a seamstress (which I am not) you must go visit my friend Jen at Viette View, where she gives a tutorial on how to make your own snuggies!  She made them for her kiddos and they are ADORIBLE!

Before you go running off to either buy or make your new snuggies, you have to check out this amazing lamp transformation!  I pride myself on being able to see the potential in most things, but would have probably passed this one by!  My adorible friend Amber (who happens to be an AMAZING seamstress and makes the most beautiful quilts and made me the cutest apron for my birthday:)  Transformed this ugly lamp into....

This BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL lamp!!! My jaw dropped when I saw this!
Great job Amber!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Camera, Tutorials, And A Winner!

Never have I been so excited about a gift!! Hubby did really good this year! My sweet in-laws also chipped in to get me my new baby! Yes, this is me and my birthday present! Don't we look good together?:) I think we are a perfect fit! We will from now on never be apart, I will always have you around my neck, ready to shoot at a moments notice! Now that you have met my third child, here are a few projects I have been up to lately. Jen at Tatertots and Jello amazes me constantly with her creativity and ideas. She recently gave a tutorial on how to make amazing tassels out of burlap! As soon as I saw them I grabbed my laptop and went to my creating center and followed her step by step! I had everything on hand, no trips to Hobby Lobby to make this, and I plan on making tons more!! Thanks Jen!
My daughters of course had to join in, and my 7 year old asked if I would PLEASE post the tassel she made, so here is my daughters version of Jens tassels!

Tidy Mom is another blog that I love and follow! So many wonderful tips and amazing ideas! She recently posted a tutorial on how to make these adorable candy corn cookies! I have now made these for my daughters birthday party, for a church activity day, and for 2 classroom parties! They are a hit, and really easy! Make these and your kids, their classmates, and friends will think you are the coolest mom ever!

And last but not least, we have a winner for the amazing Vinyl Silhouette giveaway!!! We had a huge response, and can't wait to have some more fun giveaways in the future. Vinyl silhouettes is an amazing company and we are proud to have them as our sponsor! And the winner is.....................................

Amanda@ imperfectly beautiful!
Who said...
Wow...what an amazing product! I am absolutely in LOVE with the full body silhouettes. I know what I'm saving up for now. Maybe that's what I'll ask for for of my 4 precious kiddos! Thanks for the "kick awesome" giveaway!And hello??? Your picture wall in the entry could not be any more beautiful. I love every single thing about it! Great job.~Amanda
October 22, 2009 9:49 AM
Amanda, shoot us an e-mail at and we will get you hooked up!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Text to go with my pictures, I seem to be blogger challenged...

Here is a bunch of boring text to go with my last post.  You can skip it and just look at the pictures.  It won't hurt my feelings!
My favorite Halloween decor this year is my collection of poison and potions bottles.  The 3 large labels are Martha Stewart from Micheal's craft store.  The smaller ones are words I cut out and taped on.  The skulls and other glittered bones under the cheese tray are from the Dollar Tree, I glittered some and left some plain.  More framed M.S. scrapbook paper. 
*We are in the process of picking out granite and tile for a new kitchen backsplash so those are samples you see in the background.  :)

The pumpkin pillows and runners are all things I made.  The glitter skeleton hanging on the wreath was also from Dollar Tree.  I added the glitter.  The Halloween banner is just black card stock cut in half (one sheet makes 2 rectangles) with letters cut out from patterned paper, then stapled onto black ribbon.  I burned the edges of the ribbon so they won't fray.

Fall & Halloween Decor in Kansas City

Halloween Tree