Sunday, May 31, 2009

A beautiful day!

Just clipped some fresh cuttings from my yard. A little of this and that and put it in one if my favorite pitchers. It's a perfect day to be on the porch just relaxing!Hubby is not home from work yet but thought I would have a little something waiting for him when he comes home!
Such a pretty Sunday afternoon! The kids are all at the neighborhood pool and I'm sitting here wearing one of my latest creations. I call this necklace "Stella"! Not sure why? It's tough coming up with names for items! I love the way it came out. It's pretty unique. This can be found in my etsy shop!

Lol! Yes ...I am wearing clothes too! In case any of you were thinking I wasn't! Just wanted to blog about this beautiful day and wish you all the same!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Want to Ride my Bicycle...

Well..not really.,but I just love this garden bike! It's so cute and I get to change out the pots of flowers with the seasons. I've told you all before I pretty much have a brown thumb but I love flowers!! Around my mailbox is looking pretty perky actually!!

I think because we've been getting alot of rain and things are staying alive! I tend to be a pot and basket girl and like to use elements in the garden to distract people from my not so pretty landscaping.

A rusty ,old mailbox a friend gave me and I just loved it!

This is my rosemary bush that is growing wild and free...I love herbs just growing here and there! I like to know I have some in the yard for cooking. Well actually for my hubby cause he's the chef in the family! Anyways..just thought I would share some elements of my yard!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fashion Forward

I have a little fashion designer on my hands! She is 12 and already knows that she wants to be a designer! She is so inspired by Betsey Johnson! Every time we are at the mall she begs me to go in and look at the dresses! She already invisions herself wearing one at the prom! We shall see...I'm hoping she can design her own!Lol! It would be possibly cheaper!I love to look at her little drawings and I think she is very talented! One day I believe her name will be on labels!I just thought I would share some of her inspirations! Have a great day!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Greetings

Wishing you all A Happy Memorial Day! Thoughts of our fallen soldiers who have sacraficed for us and to those who are serving our country now!It's a day of new beginnings. Barbecues and warm summer months to come.A day of rest and remembrance.Enjoy your family and friends! Thanks to my friend Suzee Que for this sweet image!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

These are supposed to be crowd-pleasers!

This is how sad my green thumb is! When I saw this photograph in the latest Martha Stewart magazine(of course..picture perfect)....I thought to myself..hmm? Didn't I but those flowers last Spring? I just love them! It's a type of verbena. They are so pretty and remind me a bit of Lavender. Anyways I noticed in my yard a a stem with purple flowers on it..yes that's right one stem! LoL!

It's sure a crowd pleaser! Poor thing standing all alone. I try. AnnMarie if you read this I know your thinking I'm pitiful! I can dream watching your garden grow!Wishing you all a day of Happy blooms!


Monday, May 18, 2009

The party is over

This past Saturday my daughter had her birthday party/sleepover. It was with 9 girls including her sister and her friend! The party was a Juicy Couture theme. I got many ideas from different blogs and pictures on flickr. I loved the candy idea! I bought all these different size jars at TJ Maxx! They was perfect for fillling with candy! My husband who works near the big mall went to the Juicy store and asked for stickers for the party. We bought candy necklaces,attached little charms on them and brown ribbon and put them in the boxes for the girls. It was really cute! I don't know why I didn't take more pictures..I guess because it was a little grey outside and we had the party on the porch! Everything was pink! Ballons, pink lemonade and the cupcakes........

were perfect! I bought them at Coldstone Cremery! They were Ice cream cupcakes with cake batter center and chocolate hard shell for the cup part and lots of pink frosting! The girls loved them!!! in case your interested. They are a great idea!So that was my weekend! I recovered on Sunday. I was pooped! They had fun And I had fun helping with all the planning! Have a great Monday!!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Vintage Metal Flower frog

I have to admit awhile back I didn't know what a flower frog was! I heard my friend Lori from talking about them one time and I was clueless! Then I saw in her displays what they were! Oh how cute they are! I was so lucky to come across one on Etsy in a really cool shop called.. I bought the flower frog for $3.95. I was so excited!! My mother in law from France has been sending us the cutest postcards!!!Merci Beaucoup Maman! {just in case she's reading this!}
So ..So Cute!
And to think......

I could get tinkled pink all over a little green vintage frog! Just wanted to share my find!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Featured on a blog!

Whoo Hoo! I just found out my cupcake tags were featured on this fun blog! I was so excited to take a peek!I thought the mosiac looked so fabulous! I would like to thank Julie for this feature! Oh what fun! Who doesn't love polka dots?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A pot full of names

This morning I cooked up a pot full of names for my 100th post giveaway!
Then I stirred the pot vigorously!

Then I scooped up the name Debby you are the winner of my giveaway!!Please e-mail me with your address! I would like to thank everyone who entered! Look forward to more giveaways in the future!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Ooh la la A night In Paris

Keep going down the hall..................................

Here we go...........................

As promised I am going to show you some pictures of my son's 8th grade dance. I was on the decrorating committee.It was alot of fun and hard work! There was only about 12 of us and we worked many hours starting Friday right after school was out until the dance on Sat. night at 7:30 p.m! The above picture leads you down the hall and into the gym!
Which leads you to one of the banners I made.
Then you enter the gym! There is the other banner I made. 8' X 20'. It was huge!
There we have a 17 ft. Eiffel Tower! That took about 6 hrs to put together with hot glue! We don't know what to do with it now. It's ashame to dismantle it but who can store it is the problem!
This was the bistro area!
The food station.
The drink station.

And last but not least...The park bench scene. Ooh la la! The kids truly enjoyed their night in Paris! It was fun working on this dance! In a couple more years I'll be doing it again for my daughter! Just a reminder tomorrow I will draw a name for my 100 post giveaway! If you have not commented on that post ...go ahead an do so!Have a great day!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ring Around the Roses

Wishing all moms a happy day with their loved ones! I woke up to my three sweet children showering me with their handmade cards and their presents all on my bed. They were so cute just waiting for me to wake up and open everything!What a happy feeling to know how much your loved!! A day for mom's is a lovely thing!Every day is a gift with your children but on Mother's day it's just a special day. A day when Ring around the roses is all about you!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Be Happy Today

Today is going to be a good day! Be positive and don't let those negative thoughts even be a possibility. Do something good for yourself. Even better...give someone else a compliment and make their day! That will make you feel good too!Every day is a new day filled with inspiration,creativity and whatever you want it to be!If you change your outlook on things and be positive your day should be happy!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's time to Ooh and Ahh

I just recieved my Nordstroms May catalog in the mail.Its loaded with all the summer trends! I just love to ooh and ahh at all the clothing and beautiful fashion accesories. I absolutely love watches! I wear a very classic two toned silver/steel Tag Heuer watch. My husband offered it to me when we first got married and I've replaced it once in our 17 yrs of marriage!It's a diver's watch{indestructible} Not that I dive at all except in a pool. Lol! But I can bang up the face and the crystal face never scratches! It always looks sharp and I never take it off! But I'm a sucker for the colored watches! I just spotted these and love all these colors! The turquoise is my favorite! But..I love the off white and orange too! They have a mother of pearl face with crystal markers.These are awesome! The maker is SKAGEN. They go for $135. So we shall see....! Just wanted to share with you these lovely tickers!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

100th Post Giveaway

Hey everybody! I've been out of the loop for a couple of days. My ear is better! Thank you all with your well wishes! I did get it flushed out! Wow! What an experience that was!Anyways...on to happy thoughts! I was debating on having a giveaway and decided to because it's fun to give! Better to give than to recieve right? I gathered some special items that I hope you will love! An adorable tea towel I found at a yard sale, a pink paper rose I just purchased from the lovely shop Your angil,a sweet cupcake ornament( in celebration of my post!) a vintage cabachon adjustable ring I made and last but not least a painting done by yours truly! I will count your name if you comment on this post once and if you comment and are a follower I will put your name in twice! I will announce the winner in 1 week! Thank you so much for all of you who follow me,I truly enjoy all your comments and look forward to all your blog posts too!Have great day!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Excitability is down......

The past couple of days I've been dealing with a wax build up in my right ear! I went to ths doctor's on Thursday because I can't hear to well in that ear! It's like going up in a plane and waiting for your ear to pop. It's not painful just extremely uncomfortable! The doctor perscribed antibiotic ear drops to use three times a day. I can't stand using them it seems it fill my ear more with no relief. Ugh! I've never had this happen before. Anyways to say the least excitability is down like in the diagram above! Lol!Any tips for making my ear feel better let me know!