I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

(Update) DIY Ric Rac Cuff Sheets

   Hello my friends! First of all I am so thankful for each of you!!! The prayers, love, support, and encouragement means so much to me! You inspire me to keep writing and crafting, so THANK YOU!!!
  Today I washed all the bedding in our house, and I realized I never gave you an update on Abby's Ric Rac Cuff Sheets. Well they have held up GREAT in the wash, and still look GREAT! I just finished making her bed and taking some new photos of her room. I think I am going to work on the headboard next :D I also had a friend of mine add Abigail to her pillowcase, just like the Pottery Barn Kid's set. Here they are together...

 Here is my set which cost $16 with embroidery...

Here is the Pottery Barn Kid's set for $101.50

Here are a couple of shots with her bed made :D


  Have you made your little sweetie a set yet???? I think they are so much better than her plain old white sheets :D Hope you all are productive this weekend! I know I am going to be!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Price of Freedom

Just wanted to share this picture of Cole at my husband's Deployment Ceremony. Before Greg's deployment, I never realized the great sacrifices, and heavy burdens that are placed on the family of a soldier. To hear my children ask everyday "When is Daddy coming home?" and to know the answer is one, they will not understand. It is just heartbreaking.

Here is another picture I found while I was on pinterest  today...

If I saw this picture a year ago, I would of thought "how sad". Now that I am a wife of a soldier overseas... I burst into sobs... because it really is SAD! Each pair of those boots represent a soldier, who laid down his life for MY freedom. He or she was someone's child, spouse, sibling, or friend. Those aren't just boots lined up in a row... they are memorials. To help us remember WHAT FREEDOM COSTS!
I am so thankful for the men and woman who serve our great country each and everyday! I am blessed to be the wife of an amazing man, who felt called to serve his country at 17 years old.
 Lord give me the strength I need to stand by my soldier. Give me the peace I need get through the long nights without him, and the faith to know it is all in your hands!
This is just what was on my heart today, so I thought I would share. :) I hope you have a wonderful week. I have a few awesome projects coming up soon! Just taking it slow on the blog, so I can be here for my kids! I know you guys understand!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Photo Prop Beds

  I wanted to share with you some cute photo props, I made for my AWESOME Photographer friend Amy! She did our Fall Family Pictures last year. They turned out GREAT!!! :D


   Amy found these adorable prop beds on etsy, and they looked SO EASY to make! I told her I would love to give them a try. Here is my inspiration from Sally Bubblegum Etsy Shop

   This bed is ADORABLE, but it cost $89...  Here are my plans! I made mine for a little over $10!!!

    I had Lowes do all the cutting for me, so all I had to do was come home and nail it together! How AWESOME is that!!! I used my brad nail gun with 1 1/2 brads. :)

***Update*** Here are some CUTE shots Amy just got for me!!!

     I also came up with a tuffed headboard bed too! :) I just cut the shape I wanted out of thin plywood, and then drilled small holes where I wanted the tuffs to be. Next I glued the foam over the plywood, and cut off the excess. All that was left was to added the fabric over that, and sewed on the buttons!

 Here it is!!! I am just in love with the look of it! Didn't Amy get the cutest shot? Her little model is just to ADORABLE for words!

  Easy enough right, so do you think you are going to make one? They would be CUTE doll beds too, and you cant beat the price! Hope you guys have a GREAT WEEK!!!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I am having a PARTY

  Saturday I had a 31 party! It was my very first and I AM IN LOVE!!!! How can you not LOVE fun prints and personalized goodies! hehe Here are a few of my favorites...

  Do these bright colors scream BEACH or what! haha I just love all the fun patterns and color choices 31 offers along with the personalization. I don't know about you, but anything with my kids name on it seems TWICE as cute! I am I right... ;)

   This cute Thermal Tote -  with the Awesome Blossom pattern $15!!! I love the way the crisp yellow brightens the gray/beige color with over powering it. Great bag to bring to the pool with you to keep your drinks and snacks cool on a hot day!

      Ok so I like everything in the Awesome Blossom, Lottsa Dots, Lil Blossoms... but can you blame me! It is just so cute!!! I never heard of 31 before I moved to NC so I just thought I would share. Have you had a 31 party before? They have GREAT hostess gifts and specials! I will have to share with you about the items I picked after using them for a few weeks. :)

I also wanted to invited you to shop at my party! It will be open until thursday :D They have a GREAT special right now on their cute purses!

Here is the link to MY PARTY, if you would like to get in on the deals!!! Follow link and click My EVENTS, Then click "Shop" next to Jeni Ream's house party! My party is only open until Thurday night, but you can always have your own!!!