Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Whether they are given as gifts, store bought, or handmade, new Christmas ornaments added to the tree each year continue to create those holiday memories and traditions we so love.
The snowflake on the left was included in the Little Pink Studio's November Little Pink Box. Instructions for making it were on the blog which included the photo of the vintage girl on the right. I was happy to have all the materials I needed to make one myself!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
One of my favorite questions I like to ask this season is "What kind of holiday cookies do you bake?" I love to hear stories about how cookie baking is linked with family traditions. Ashleigh recently spent the night with us and we baked our two must haves for the holidays: molasses and bon bon cookies.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I've been wanting to write about our October stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel (WBSH) at French Lick, Indiana for some time, as it is such a special place. But every time I started to edit my photos of the trip, I got overwhelmed because there were so many of them. I finally decided that it would be helpful to break the pictures down into segments. Once I did that, it wasn't so daunting. So this post is only a couple months late. :)
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I mentioned recently how we visited Franklin and French Lick, Indiana where I found so many old treasures. On our way to French Lick, we ate at Benjamin's Coffeehouse/Bakeshop in Franklin on the square across from the court house.
Friday, November 8, 2013
I have heard for many years about the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), but had never been there to see what it was like firsthand. Last evening I had a blogger opportunity to get an inside look. When I got there I was so glad I took the time to do that because I learned so much about this home away from home. The Indianapolis RMH is situated on the Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) college campus near Riley Hospital for Children on a little tree-lined side street off Michigan Street. It's purpose is to offer a place to stay for families whose children are hospitalized so that they can be near them.
|The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana on Limestone St.|
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I mentioned how much fun I had at the Country Living fair while attending the Sweethearts on the Homefront weekend in Atlanta, Georgia here. Today I want to share some photos of the beautiful things we made and the decor that was in the room on Saturday. We celebrated 1940's themed jewelry, baking and sewing.
The memorabilia in the room added so much to the enjoyment of the day. Rosalyn-Sue Smith is an amazing event planner and artist.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I just returned from my first art retreat - Sweethearts on the Homefront, held in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalyn-Sue Smith of The Patriot Girl Society and Jennifer Hayslip of The Whimsical Belle were our beautiful hostesses. This event was created in honor of our troops overseas through Operation Stars and Stripes.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As I had mentioned in this post, when I shopped at Horton's of Tipton's autumn market, two very talented ladies gave us a tablescape demonstration. They are sisters who work well together. One is an interior designer and the other makes awesome things for J'Ann & Co. in Noblesville, Indiana.
Here was the first tablescape which was for a sunflower country-themed fall lunch. They even had menus that went along with the events.
|Sunflower seed packets would be given as gifts to the guests.|
Friday, October 11, 2013
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Studio Movie Grill. All comments are 100% my own.
WOW! I received an invitation to the Studio Movie Grill's (SMG) Indianapolis VIP Opening Celebration. We were to enjoy a night of eat, drink and movies. I am not sure really where to start here. I am still overwhelmed with the WOW factor of the evening. Ashleigh was my guest and we were given the red carpet treatment every step of the way! It all started at 6 PM.
|Ash and I out in the parking lot before entering the SMG|
Friday, October 4, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Circle Center Mall in downtown Indianapolis hosted a Girl's Night Out. We were given a passport on which to collect stickers from vendors located throughout the mall. The first 200 ladies to turn in their completed passports received a swag bag that contained samples, gifts and coupons.
|This was our prize, a really nice bag that zipped closed at the top for carrying lunch or wine bottles.|
Monday, September 2, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
This platter was very colorful and I was about to give it to Goodwill when I remembered that we can transform things with paint. So I sprayed it with silver Krylon Metallic paint and am now eager to decorate with it this upcoming holiday season. Sorry, I forgot to get a before picture because I got caught up in the moment...it was really unattractive to me before, just take my word for it.
Friday, July 26, 2013
One thing I know for sure is that I need exercise every day. It would be so easy for me to stay inside doing things around the house or working on my computer. I am a much happier person when I get out, get some sun and either ride my bike or take a hike. Today a new friend introduced me to a neat place to walk, a place that is very close to where I live in Indiana. It was an exciting new discovery for me.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dan and I stopped at a really great antique store in our town square. He spotted some frames he thought Ashleigh could use for her art. They were a good price and could be refinished or touched up with spray paint if needed. I didn't pay much attention to them until we got home. When I took a second look, I got excited about what was in them: old wedding photos!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
This week my favorite thing includes all of the treasures I have received in the mail from my first year of blogging. This collage is not only about presents, but also about friendship, creativity, and my love of blogging.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Well, I finally made some sock monkeys. Did you have a sock monkey as a child? I never did, and I wondered what they were all about. I wanted to know how they were made, and why they have remained popular for so many years. Would you agree with me that my becoming a grandma may have had something to do with the pursuance of this project?
|I made each a little differently according to a couple different tutorials.|
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I'm getting a head start on Christmas this year instead of waiting until November and stress myself out! Last year I made a glittery church. This year I am adding to my collection as I found a few more pieces at Goodwill.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Graphics Fairy shared this vintage peacocks with a sign image. I just happen to love peacocks and the colors fit in perfectly with my decor. I immediately downloaded it and typed "Welcome to our home" into the sign.
Sharing with the Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I have been wanting to make little drawstring bags for quite some time. Well, I finally got in the mood to get sewing last week. This is what I came up with after thinking through several ways to sew it. Since I have just gotten back into sewing, I do not have a stash of fabric yet, so I made this one from remnants from my master bathroom window treatment.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I am having fun making tags. Most of the images were supplied by The Graphics Fairy.
1. from one of Ashleigh's recent drawings 2. teacup can be found here 3. another teacup - I added little pearls to each flower center and sponged the edges with ink 4. carriage has rhinestone stickers and sponged edges5. butterfly graphic 6. same as #4
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I have been wanting to make tags to have handy throughout the year for gifts and such. I showed you in an earlier post how I used my die cut machine to make tags from Christmas cards. I really like this particular tag. I like how it folds over so you can write something inside and tuck it closed.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day 2013. This is my second year to post about St. Patrick's Day. Last March, I showed you my St. Patrick's Day figurine and green checkered table cloth. This time I am showing you a metal bucket I picked up at Michaels and a little matchbox I made for Andria of Drawing near.