Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Re-solve:  to cause resolution of (a pathological state)

                                              4 a : to deal with successfully : clear up                                             
 b : to find an answer to 
c : to make clear or understandable

In 2011..... I resolve to persevere.....

Persevere:  per·se·ver·ance noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\

: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness

I resolve to spend 15 minutes a day loving and believing in myself more
so that I can love and believe in others more.
I will recognize my strengths more
so that I can recognize the strengths in others more.
I will look for my beauty more
so that I can more easily see the beauty in others.
When I feel less then adequate I will try to focus on my best quality,
 to work through it and

What is your best quality? How will you resolve to love yourself more??

Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas...

"The spirit of Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul.

To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas,...

 we need only drop the last syllable
and it becomes

 the spirit of Christ."

-President Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An Intervention,...maybe???

My friend came for a visit and while she was staying at my home we realized that we have at least 11 matching pair of shoes,...


she had brought 6 of them with her on her trip. :)

Are we a little bit excessive??

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Talented Friend.....

So,... my amazingly talented friend Jen over at My Happy Place FINALLY decided to put her mad photography skills on the market (after much persuasion/nagging), and so my little family got to reap the benefits. We will have the first nice photo we have had on a Christmas card in a couple of years.
It is really fun to work with Jen!! She has a very artistic eye and the girl will play "twister" in order to get the photo she has in mind. (Seriously,... I have have seen her crawl under furniture for 'the perfect shot'.  I am in love with these photos and wanted to share,...just for fun. :):)

 Now, If I could bother you for an honest opinion??!!
I haven't updated my Facebook profile picture,...
Yep, I'm one of those people.......
I was hoping for a little vote if you have a moment to spare. :)

Which one of these??





or #5

Thank You,... and  THANK YOU JEN  for the pictures! It was soo fun and I love them all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin pedestals........

So I had these bases left over from old lamps. You know when the lamp breaks but the base is too pretty to get rid of?? Hate when that happens. I always cut off the cord, and yank it out of the base,... then I let the lamp base collect dust for a really long time.
Well,... I finally found a use for a few of them.

I bought a few clearance pumpkins from my local craft store. They are foam core in the center so all you have to do is literally shove them onto the base. It doesn't take any grace,... just a little bit of elbow grease.

I was also able to push the stems of each pumpkin into the bottom of the one I was stacking above it, so by the time I got a nice wad of tacky glue in between them they were very secure.

I didn't bother to glue the bottom pumpkin to the actual pedestal, because I plan to pop it on off of there and re-use the pedestal for every occasion. I think I may do stars for Christmas, hearts for Valentines, eggs for Easter. You get the idea.

This super easy project found a home on top of my piano. Love it........

Monday, October 25, 2010

Caught Them.....

Finally caught my rare Halloween Pixies. They came out of hiding yesterday. Actually,...spurred by a fun find at Michael's Craft store, I had a renewed motivation to figure out which pile of paper goodies I had stashed them in.

(I like to think I am a relatively organized person.....
until I try to find something.
I tend to put things in a "safe place".....
only to never see them again.  oi)

I was at the craft store and in the dollar section they had these adorable Little bird cages. They had half a dozen different styles and colors. I bought three for various projects,
and wish now that I had hoarded a few more.

My point is...
some things are too good not to share
and maybe you better go get you some before they are all gone.

And,...before anybody goes calling 'Pixie Protective Services' on me,
I happen to have it on good authority that they like very small confined spaces.
It makes them feel safe. (What with all the Halloween creatures running amuck and such.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fit for a princess......

A while ago I did this ribbon project. I have been trying to come up with decor that is light in weight because I live in major earthquake territory. (Like I am sitting smack dab on top of the San Andreas fault. I think we may invest in a boat in case we really do become an island when that earth starts a shakin.)


I had to rethink the decor above the bed in the room my girls share. I took down a shadow box frame with a blessing dress in it, but I had one of my daughters names up there and didn't want to take it down because I poked....oh....six holes in the wall to put it there. So I needed to devise a plan to get my other little girls name up there as well.
The ribbon-hangy-thingy was the perfect solution, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to attach it to the wall. Last April I was in Arizona with some friends and we went to Hobby Lobby. (drool.........)
I found these crown hangers.
Because every little girl is a princess!

So I finally hung them up. (does it take any one else 6 months to complete an incredibly simple project, or is that just a me thing?)

Well I love the result. Too bad my pictures are stinky. My camera is stuck in flash off mode.
In fact, I hope that Santa Clause reads my blog between now and Christmas because I am in desperate need of a new camera!

Alrighty then, I have to get my other little princesses name up on that wall. I think I will get chip board letters from the craft store so that when things start flying they will cause scratches in stead of cuts. :)

I will share again when the project is done,...
so maybe...
6 months?? ;)

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