Monday, October 2, 2017

Builders Home Tour

Each year toward the end of September, there is a builders home tour in my area. Do you enjoy looking at the latest home building and decorating ideas? I sure do! Even though we just moved, I was interested to see if I could pick up an idea or two for my new house. Let me show you what I found.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Once Upon A Christmas

I had the pleasure of joining a fabulous art retreat called Once Upon A Christmas.  It was held at the historic Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. 


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sewing Ashleigh's Wedding Dress

When Ashleigh asked me to sew her wedding dress, I experienced a mix of emotions. First of all, I felt honored that she trusted in me so much that I could do the job. Secondly, fearful in that I could potentially make her look bad on her wedding day. And lastly, overwhelmed imagining the steps it would take to make her dream a reality. 

The Bridal Shop

The first thing we did was to visit a bridal shop. We wanted the experience of her trying on bridal gowns to see if the style she liked looked good on her. (I also wanted to make sure that she wanted me to sew the dress - wouldn't it be easier to purchase one?) She immediately gravitated to this dress. This is what she wanted, a simple A line dress. Well, it looked simple enough, right?! No frilly lace to work around. "Why can't we purchase this one?" I asked. She said that she wanted the skirt to be another color, like beige or blush. "No store will have what I want," she said. "So you need to sew it for me." Well, ok then.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ashleigh's Bridal Shower with a Vintage Twist

Last Sunday we held our daughter Ashleigh's bridal shower. She and Kyle will be getting married in the Fall. It was a beautiful day to celebrate our bride-to-be. Since we catered the food, I was able to focus on making projects and cleaning our home.

I was thrilled that Ashleigh requested to have a vintage-themed bridal shower. Here I will share with you the projects I made, many of them with my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine (I will refer to it as "Cameo"). As you will see, the Cameo is a machine that has amazing capabilities.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wedding Wonderland

It's my time to enjoy the experience of planning a wedding with my daughter, Ashleigh.

Photo taken at the Indiana Fairgrounds Bridal Show

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Girls' Weekend in Atlanta - Part 2 - Faith On The Homefront

In my last blog post, I shared with you my trip to Atlanta, Georgia, where I spent a glorious girls' weekend with Becky, Missy and Julie. This blog post is a continuation of the fun times we had where we attended a creative event called Faith on the Homefront, hosted by Rosalyn Sue and Valarie, at Neiman Marcus in the Lenox Mall.

Faith on the Homefront was Rosalyn Sue's 5th annual fundraiser for Operation Stars and Stripes. Operation Stars and Stripes is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting America's military and their families at home and abroad. 

I cannot imagine how much time and effort Rosalyn Sue and Valarie put into planning this wonderful event. When we entered the room, we were simply awestruck by its beauty, and it took awhile for us to take it all in. It was fun snapping photos of every detail while catching up with old friends. This time the theme was Bible journaling which is a very popular thing to do these days.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Girls Weekend in Atlanta - Part 1 - Country Living Fair

I just returned from a fabulous four days in Atlanta, Georgia, with my Southern friends Becky, Missy and Julie. We all met and became instant friends exactly two years ago at an art event called Sweethearts On the Homefront hosted by Rosalyn Sue (I blogged about it here.) During that weekend in 2013, we attended the Country Living Fair at the Stone Mountain Park.

Stone Mountain Park is a gorgeous place to be. You can see the mountain in the distance from the entrance to where the Country Living Fair was held.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October Happy List

I am really enjoying the geraniums that have been on our front porch since June. They continue to grow and look beautiful. I keep thinking I should plant some fall mums, but why upset the apple cart? We have had a mild fall in Indiana. 


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ironworks at Keystone's Fall Block Party

Ironworks at Keystone, Indianapolis' premier living and retail property located at 2727 E 86th St., hosted its first-ever Fall Block Party on Saturday, October 3rd. In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the North side development offered complimentary family-friendly entertainment, live music, food, beer and more. It was an opportunity to get a sneak peak of forthcoming Indianapolis projects from the developer. 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Halloween Ideas

My friend, Karen, who has a booth at the Logan Village Mall in Noblesville, does an amazing job staging her booth. She had been talking about painting one of the areas with black chalkboard paint and recently did just that. Note how it brings out all of the beautifully rich colors of the items that she has for sale.