Wednesday, February 9, 2011


 Really???  I didn't know anyone still even read my blog?!?!?!  I've been such a slacker on the blogfront...
Ashlee, from My Swanky Crafts, has kindly awarded me with a “Stylish Blogger” Award.
My Swanky Crafts

*To accept this award, I have to…
1. Thank and link back the blogger who awarded me!
2. Share 8 things about myself
3. Award 8 more “Stylish Blogger’s” of my choice!
4. Contact the bloggers and inform them of the Award!

About me --
1. My kids are my life!  Everything I do, or in some cases don't do, it's all for them!  They are amazing and it's so fun to re-live experiences through their eyes.
2. I am full-time nursing student.  This may be why I have little to zero time to blog, craft, socialize etc.  I am looking forward to graduation in December so I can have my life back!
3. I love to read!  Back when I had time, I could easily read 2-3 books a week.  Pretty ridiculous when you walk out of the library with a stack on Monday and return them on Friday.
4. I have played the piano for 22 years now and LOVE it.  I also love to teach piano, but haven't been do so in Arkansas yet.
5. I was raised in Utah, but love my southern roots.  I don't like snow.  I do like humidity.  I know, you're all flabbergasted.
6. I am a classic blog lurker.  I have probably been on your blog at some point.  I'm just too "in the closet" to comment...
7. I am a married to a veteran who makes my life interesting everyday!  We're very patriotic and love all our servicemen and women!
8. I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper. There, I said it.  Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery.

Okay, here is where I choose 8 fabulous bloggers to pass this Award on to! {Just a note: I'm having a hard time with this one...too many choices!}
1. Dana & Gina  @ Bloggy Got Back
2. Taija @ Sweet Shoppe
3. Jen @ Baby Blvd
4. Marshall & Mylinda @ Eighty Daisies
7. Brit @ Poppy Snaps

Congrats to all who have received this award. Thanks for posting, letting us all share in your genius and making us want to be a little craftier :) Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glitter High Heels

Absolutely cannot wait to make these found
at Little Shop of Shavs.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Aniston in Wonderland

Yes, Yes, I know I went a tad overboard on my daughter's birthday party, but it couldn't have been any more wonderful!  Our tea party was a smash and we had so much fun!

We started off decorating our own mugs for keepsakes.

After that it was tea time!  We mixed our {herb}tea with sugar and cream and had some fantastic cupcakes. 

It was a great day and totally worth it for our own Queen of Hearts!

Friday, August 27, 2010

FREE Small Popcorn From Regal Theatres

Go over to Regal Theatres Facebook page and "Like" them to get your coupon for a FREE Small Popcorn. The coupon is valid 8/27 - 8/29 at participating locations. See coupon for details.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Yes, I really Did

It's true.  I don't know what I was thinking.  Or how my husband let me do it.  But I painted my counter tops.  I wish I had a before picture...come to think of it...I'm sure I can scrounge one up.

See the nasty faux wood circa 1980s

So anyway, I just did it.  I think the results speak for themselves.  I am SOOOOO happy!
Primed.  Thinking, "What did I just do?"
Painted.  Thinking, "Okay, this has potential"
Finished.  "AHHHH!"

Friday, June 4, 2010

SLR Camera Bag

I don't know about ya'll but I HATE toting my massive nikon camera bag with me everywhere I go, but I can't afford to spend a bajillion dollars on a chic boutique one.  Found this one HERE at Creating Happiness and am so impressed.  I don't know if my sewing skills are up to par, but one can dream!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mom's Day Boutonniere

How sweet would this be to give to your Mom on Mother's Day to wear to church?!?!?  Loving it - especially that she can wear it over and over again.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


So I am a slacker.  But it's not just this blog.  It's all my blogs.  My life has become one big whirlwind of activities and some little annoying voice in my head keeps telling me it isn't about to get better.  So, in the likely event of posts being few and far between, I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to. 


I've been cooking in a slow cooker ALL the time because my oven has been broken for ten days...and the guy can't make it out until NEXT Friday.


 I've been dealing with a teething baby, who is also attempting to crawl.  Lord help us all.

I've been studying Anatomy pretty much non-stop because Professors believe in jamming everything they thought they could get done, but didn't, in the last three weeks of lecture.  

I've been researching and reading reviews on all sorts of breast pumps and finally took the $250 plunge and bought an Avent Isis IQ Duo Pump.  It's magnificent, beautiful, and nearly soundless.  Lovin' it.
What are you doing?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lovin on Mango's

Find out how to turn these
 into this

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Design Aglow

Have you seen the beautiful new camera bags by Epiphanie Bags? They are giving one away HERE to a lucky reader (you choose your favorite style too)! And, three runners-up will each receive a $100 shopping spree in Design Aglow’s shop.

Have you seen all the beautiful new products & contest for pro photographers on

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tulle Pom Pom Winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-03-29 02:07:51 UTC

Congratulations Baby S!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Notebook Cozy

How great are these to throw in your bag for church?  I'm usually the last to discover things, but I have NEVER seen these.  Too cute!  Check out the great tutorial HERE from Camille's Casa.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burlap Bunny

Pretty sure this is the most darling bunny I've seen this season.  Easter decor tends to be a tad cheesy in my opinion, but I'm loving this!  Check it out HERE from Projects, Pinching Pennies and Plugging Along.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pouty Faces!


Here are some great pouty faces - keep them coming!  I will update this post daily and make sure all your sweethearts get their day of fame!  To see the giveaway post, click HERE.

#1 Micah

#2 Baby S.

#3 Mary-Grace

#4 Griffyn

# 5 Baby H.

#6 Morgan

#7 Lizzy

#8 Baby J.

It's Definitely Time!

Ever just have one of those weeks?
Well, that's been us at our house.  But Spring is finally here and so to get us out of our winter funk, My Tiny Sweet Cheek's is having a Giveaway!!!

Send in your best pouty face photos of your little ones to be displayed right here and be automatically entered to win this darling set of Tulle Pom Pom Clippies!

These are seriously SO cute in pigtails, and you can also clip them onto headbands if your little one is bald like mine!

There are no rules, just capture that pouty moment and email it to ME.  Contest ends Saturday, March 27th at 11:59 p.m.  Winner will be selected randomly and announced Monday, March 29th.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blueberries & Cream

Want a few minutes of heaven in a bowl?  Dump some frozen blueberries and pour Half and Half over the top.  I didn't say calorie free, just heaven...


St. Patty's Fortune Cookies

Check out this pure awesomeness!  SOOO excited to show off some of these at my St. Patty's Green Dinner.  Found HERE on Sisters' Stuff.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mason Jars

Love this idea and fresh take on storing your extra ribbon in Mason Jars.  Found HERE on Refresh Reuse Redo.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Loving the ways a Pom-Pom can be used -- so gather up all your extra yarn hanging around and get to work making something fabulous.  Use this great tutorial HERE from Domestifluff.