Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'M BACK !!!

Ok I know it's been FOREVER !! Thought id share a few pictures of what's kept me away.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We have landed !!

 We are here in Portland ! It's beautiful. Had a hitch in the house we rented so our new choice will not be ready until next week. I can update more then.


Friday, September 10, 2010

I LOVE Lavendar ... don't you ?

How to Dry Lavender Flowers for Sachet


Harvest lavender flowers one stem at a time by cutting 6 to 8 inches below the bloom cluster, or just above the woody part. This allows enough length to bundle the flowers together for hanging.


Cut lavender when the first few flowers are fully open.


Bundle lavender stems together with a rubber band or small gauge wire. Bunch about a dozen together.


Hang upside down in a cool, dark place to dry. This usually takes about 2 or 3 weeks, depending on humidity.



Carefully remove the bundles from their hanging rack, trying not to disturb the dried blossoms. They fall off pretty easily.


Shake bundle into a large plastic bag or container. The lavender flowers should fall off easily.


Keep the container covered and in a cool dry place until the flowers are ready to be made into sachets.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's a boy !!

  Yeah.. I am having a nephew. It has been nice to buy some blue boyish things for the little guy. Can't wait to meet him !!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

2nd grade !!

 Sweetpea started 2nd grade, yes she will just be in this class for 3 weeks before the move but it will give her a chance to say goodbye to her friends.

 This is the outfit she picked for her first day.


Boxes, boxes everywhere...

 So we have started to pack and just have 2 short weeks left until the move. I won't be on line or able to update you until a few days after landing.. lol ... But here's a few things I made recently and a few more to come once we move. Plus a tutorial and give away after the move so watch out for that !!

Decopage block

flower headband for sunshine

first attempt at scrapbook charm. for Sunshine's preschool teacher

redo of table (was walnut brown) and rose topiary !!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bookshelf is done !!


 AFTER !! 

I love this beachy blue look. My Honey did an amazing job on this book shelf. I did help a little but he did most of the work and it came out just like I imagined it would.

Here's a close up detail


Monday, August 23, 2010

What a blessing ..what a joy.. my friends baby came.. and it's not a Boy.. LOL ...

Beautiful Natalia was born last week. I can't wait to send my little care package..


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pacific Northwest - The Coast [HD]


A garden gate

 I love them. So peaceful and inviting. You just know there will be something beautiful behind them.


Sunshine's last day of toddler school

 Since we are moving I gave notice and Sunshine had her last day of toddler school. We made this lovley charm necklace for her favorite teacher in the whole widest world (sunshine's words) for her teachers gift. We will stop by with a few goodies and this gift before we go.


Friday, August 20, 2010

we have waited .. not so patiently for this

 We are MOVING !! finally.... it's just about a month away. It's time to pack and soon very very soon you will see posts like this...

from the tulip farm and .....

Beautiful houses like this and ...

visits to the lavendar farms and ...

relaxing days at the beach and  ....

trips to the saturday market and much much more !

 Can you guess where we are moving too  ?


Touch up

 I made a few touch up's to this painting I posted before. The tea pot in the center had a hot pink lid & handle.. though. I LOVE pink, it just seemed to harsh for the picture. I also removed the black labels from the potters on the left. Here's the new painting !!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

 So awhile back I posted about my feet being blue. I had flip flops on while I spray painted this item for the 5th time.. lol yes I did not like the black. then the pink was just not right, and the white looked to plain, so back to the pink and NOW it's blue. I LOVE it .. yes I am a pink girl but Blue is it's color !!

 Tell me what you think ?


Monday, August 16, 2010

I Love Fried Zucchini

 Anyone else ? So on the way home from work the other day I treated myself to some (I should get some treat for working 8 days straight so far, and 4 more to go) When I got to my mom's I had the snack in my lap and sunshine grab one and shoveled in before I could warn her. LOL ... the look on her face was priceless. She pulls a have eatten piece out of her mouth and yells "EWW WHO put a pickle in my chicken nugget ?"  .... 2 days later and I am still cracking up !!


My next project

 I have fond memories of this bookshelf as a kid. It sat in my grandparents den for as long as I could remember. My granmother was always very crafty and a true DIY 'er ! I had reservations paiting this.. I mean it's always been brown, my mom said. You grandma would have loved that fact that you made it your own and even more than it became a treasure to you. The back was in very bad condition. Bless my grandpa's heart but he had cut a odd hole in the back at one point to put his tv in it. We took that off and have painted it blue to match the china cabinet. a after picture to come in a few days !!

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