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!


Aweir said...

I love your new camera! You two look beautiful together!! :)

TidyMom said...

CONGRATS!! mine is a Nikon too!! which model did you get? I have the D40 and LOVE it!!

Thanks for the linky love! you're cookies look AWESOME!!! They're so fun aren't they?! I may make a batch for tomorrow's basketball game!


The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from Jen's to say hi!

April said...

I didn't even know it was your Birthday!!! Happy Birthday, and I'm so glad that you got something so amazing for your birthday. I love when the hubby gets a gift that's right on the money!

jenjen said...

Your tassels turned out so cute!!! Isn't that the funnest project? I love those cookies - I am going to try my hand at those!

And congratulations to Amanda - she is just the sweetest girl!


Katie said...

Okay, I really want to know more about your camera. I would love to get a camera that takes better pictures without me necessarily knowing how to be a better photographer. Right now we just have a dinky digital camera (you know, the little rectangle kind) and I'd love to upgrade, but I wouldn't even know where to start. So, what kind of camera do you have? Do you feel like you need to know very much about different kinds of lenses and settings to take wonderful pictures with your camera? I would love to know. Thanks!

Katie said...

Thank you so much! You are so kind to answer all of my crazy questions! Have a wonderful day! :)

Shelia said...

Hello Most Enchanting One! Oh, I love your blog and you get the golden star for the most wonderful makeovers! I've scrolled to the beginning of your blog!
Oh, we lived in New Mexico for ten years and our two children grew up there. What a beautiful state.
I'll be back. You're so full of inspiration and I'm glad I found you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shaela said...

happy birthday. love you camera. i know you will have lots of fun with it.

Jennifer said...

You do look perfect together! I have a Nikon D40 and *love* it!! Your tassels looks great, that is on my list of things to work on. I love your daughter's tassel... she did a great job! Love the reds and pinks with a strawberry on top... too cute!! :)

Janean said...

oooohhh a new camera. Yay! the silhouette is too sweet for words. you have a wonderful blog.

Stacey said...

Love your new camera!

Congrats to Amanda!! She is a sweet girl who offers so many great ideas. She loves her kiddos to pieces and will have a blast using a silhouette of them in her decor.

Thank you for your wonderful blog!