Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Inspiration

I've been inspired by all the sprouting buds!I just love the pretty colors that Spring brings!I made this little doo dah. I call her Prissy the Peep!I had fun making it. I had the inspiration bug this morning and it's been raining cats and dogs yesterday and today.So I decided to create something cheery and fun!I hope you all having a great week-end full of inspiration too!Let me ask...Where do you draw your inspiration from?


Friday, February 27, 2009

Baby's Breath is Blooming

It's a dreary day today but my Baby's Breath bushes are really starting to bloom! I just love these bushes! I have two of them in my front yard. They only bloom for a short period in the early spring.The flowers are so pretty and dainty.I love cutting them and putting them in flower arrangements!Just thought I would share some more of my Spring sprouts in my yard!I just love seeing everything come alive again!Have a happy Friday!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

The TicTock Box

The cat's out of the box! Well actually the clock is in the box. Voila! This is my new creation. It's a clock in a box. I'm part of a new Design Team that DuctTapeandDenim on Etsy has created.I've been feaured on her blog:www.keepin' I had fun creating this and a few other items that I will be listing on Etsy.Notice the Cork feet and on top is a fancy champagne cork Veuve Clicquot.It has a metal top with an image of a woman.Thanks for taking a peek.Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Creation With Corks

I'm so excited to say I finally have found something to do with all the corks we have accumulated. My husband and I like to drink wine.I enjoy trying different kinds. My husband is a connoiseur I would have to say.He is in the food and beverage business at a major hotel.He's also French. He knows a good wine!I am not that knowledgeable on them. I actually like Trader Joe's $2 buck chuck!LOL!Anyways I have and can get as many corks as I want.I've been creating a fun piece that I'll be showing you all real soon! I'm so excited about it and love the way I have incorporated corks!You soon shall see.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Favorite Store

Just to let you know a little more about me.I have to let you know my absolute favorite store is Anthropologie!I'm obsessed with it. People ask me where my inspirations come from and they come from many places but Anthroplogy is who I am! I walk into that store and it's me!If you ask any of my friends or family they will tell you this is true.I'm so lucky to have two stores here in the Atlanta area.If you have never been you must go or visit their website. It will be a feast for your eyes.Or at least it is for mine.I just had to share because I'm feeling the need to visit the store soon!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hold A True Friend With Both Hands

This is a cup I recieved from a friend of mine.I thought I would surprise her by showcasing this cup full of flowers. Yes the dafodils were picked by my girls in the yard!Just plucked away. That's okay I love them in the house too!Anyways my friend is Debby. She just started a blog and I told her to start one. Deb is extremely creative and a fun gal to be around!I wanted to give her blog a shout out because she's my friend and I told her how many new friends she will have in blogland! Her blog is stop by and say Hi!Tell her Tracy sent ya! Thank you all! Have a happy day!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Morning Bagel Time

I love Sunday mornings as I've said before...reminds me of France with a hot cup of coffee and a pastry of some sort. Doughnuts are always tastey too but this morning we are having bagels! Soft and chewy with a bit of cream cheese,slightly warmed. I just love them! My favorite right now is the cinnamon crunch bagel!These were from Panera if anyone has one around you will have to try one, I have a sweet tooth so I always go for the ones with more sugar!Wishing you all a happy Sunday! Bon Appetit!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Three little Mary's and their sheep

I wanted to share my latest creation! I just love how it turned out! I could not have done it without the sweetest vintage image that I got from Ms. Suzee Que! I just loved it! It's so fun and I added cotton on the sheep's heads.Too funny! Anyways this can be found in my Etsy shop! I'll be making more of these types of hanging plaques. I think they make great gifts and look lovely hanging in a Spring wreath!Have a happy Friday!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Full of life

My sweet daughter tried cheering me up all day yesterday. She shed some tears too when she saw how sad I was. What a sweetie! She is so full of life and just a happy go lucky girl! I wanted to share this collage she and I made for her bedroom which truly describes her personality!She is very creative and loves art too!This collage is so fun ,bright and cheerful! I just love her so and I want to thank her for making me smile and making me feel happy every time I walk by her room!P.S I look way beyond the clutter! LoL!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My friend Annette

Annette was a co-worker of mine who passed away . She fought a long battle with cancer. Today was her Memorial service. It was a beautiful service with all of her family and friends.Annette was 48 years young leaving her husband and 2 children.{ Middle school and high school ages} This for me was really hard!Annette did not ever worry about herself but for her family and how this will effect them.It really makes you think how precious our life is and real eye opener on how we should live every day as though it was our last.This was a quote on the back of her sympathy card by Ralph Waldo Emerson."It is not the length of life,but the depth of life."I love that! Also Annette wrote these words before she passed"Remember me with joy and laughter for that is how I will remember you."It was a very sad day but I know Annette is peaceful now.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oh the Monday blues

There's nothing like Aromatheraputic household cleaners to kick start your week! Yes...It's Monday! Time for me to start my weekly chores.Oh what fun!I do enjoy Mrs. Meyers products though. I just bought this floor cleaner and surface scrub and love the fresh basil scent.It's alot better than clorox!!I also use the hand soap too.Right now I'm using lemon verbena in the kitchen and bath.I really think I'm drawn to the cute packaging. Anyways it gets me cleaning and the house smells good too! Happy Monday!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My first ATC Swap

I had so much fun creating these ATC's. I'm in a group called The Faerie Zine on Flickr and were having a bunny/spring ATC swap. Well I thought I would show you what I made and I am sending them tomorrow to 2 different partners and I will recieve 2 back!I love to make them! I made a Valentine's one for my neighbor.Anyways, I thought I would share and I'll show you what I recieve when I get them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My one daffodil

Signs of Spring are all around my home! Buds are starting to come out.I thought I would show you how far some of my daffodils are coming.On Friday one of my sweet little girls came up to me and said"I have something for you" and she handed me my one dafodil that has bloomed. It was very sweet.I remember walking to school and picking the flowers out of peoples yards and giving them to my teachers.Those people were probably so mad that their garden was being plucked! I think of those days when my kids come to me with flowers! I really don't have much of a garden so it's kind of funny! I'm a flower pot,baskets and container girl! Anyways ..Here's my one daffodil!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

A sunny little Valentine greeting

This is my most favorite vintage Valentine that I have!I just love the sweet sentiment.Wishing you all Happy Valentine's day and sending you this greeting your way!" A happy little, sunny little Valentine.For a happy little, sunny little friend of mine."


Friday, February 13, 2009

Romance is in the air

I just love this photo! My husband took this when we were in Paris a couple of summers ago. We were taking a tourist ride on a ferry boat. He must of captured it along the way.To be young and carefree and kissing on a park bench.It's very sweet!Yes it's true we don't need Valentine's Day to show or love. It could be any day!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Made with Love

I told you all I was going to try and bake that chocolate cherry stack cake. Well...this is my attempt.I ended up making cupcakes.I just baked them fresh today! I decided the kids would enjoy these more and I'll save the cake for entertaining or something! Ha!Anyways these chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting will be waiting for them when they come in the door! The kitchen smells so good right now!I think I'll eat one before they come home.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I just love giveaways!

I recieved a wonderful package in the mail yesterday! It was from Kathy from catnip studio! I entered her Valentine's giveaway and one 2nd prize! Wow! What a prize! I love it all!Kathy is a very talented artist! I love the ornament she made! It's so pretty and all the wonderful tags and the magazine I just love!Thanks Kathy!!! So in keeping with the giveaway spirit today I pulled a name for my first of hopefully many more! Thank you to the three of you that participated. The winner is....starrynightimpressions!These giveaways are so much fun! The best part is recieving that special something in the mail!Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beautiful Blog Award!

I'm so excited and happy that Debby from the Pink Bird House has given me the Beautiful Blog Award! Yay! Debby is so sweet! She is always stopping by with a friendly hello and giving me wonderful compliments. I would like to thank her and please stop by her blog if you haven't been!www.

So now I get to give this award to 5 blogs that I think are beautiful. I'm inspired by so many but today I will give it to....

Monday, February 9, 2009

In the mood for.....painting

I really have spring fever! It's a pretty day again here. Temps in the 60's.I've been trying to get the house clean and I'm in the mood for change! Last spring I painted my front staircase. I painted the dark wood a distressed white.I loved how it turned out.It was the best thing I could have done! With three kids the distressed look is perfect! The more scratches and bings the better! It was simple to do too! I just liquid sanded the steps.NO priming. I painted them a white color and then sanded them down. Believe it or not you can never see the dust! Anyways thought I would share with you my steps! I have distressed barn wood frames going up my wall on the staircase and it goes well.So anyways I'm thinking of painting my kitchen chairs an olive green color. The swatch is on the chair. I think that's my next project!I'll let you know how they come out!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Spring is in the air

Happy Sunday to all! It's another beautiful day in the ATL ! Clear blue skies and temps reaching 70 degrees. It feels so nice. I've been in a springy mood and have been playing with my sewing machine. I'm starting to make sweet ,little cottages on hand towels. I think they are coming out cute.I'm using fresh,springy,summery style fabrics that give you that cozy feel.It all started because I needed to change out my Christmas hand towel in my guest bathroom and started to think.I could make something!Anyways I have one in my etsy shop already and this one will be going up soon. I hope all of your weather is sunny and bringing you happy thoughts!That's what the weather does for me!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Krispy Kreme morning

The sweet smell of coffee brewing and the anticipation of biting into a slightly warm Krispy Creme doughnut is such a wonderful thing! My daughters had sleep overs last night. I have a total of 6 girls this morning and my poor son who is stuck in the house with them.Anyways it will be doughnuts for breakfast! I love the Valentine's box it came in! Very sweet!I thought I would take a picture of it and tempt your tummies!Have a happy Saurday!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oh Happy Day

I would like to thank Barbara from Southern lady's vintage! She is so awesome for helping me figure out how to put this treasury I made on my blog!! Thank you again!!! Please take a look at this bright and cheery treasury I made. It ends on Saturday. I just love all these wonderful finds! I hope these treasures bring a smile to you and check them out on etsy.


Be Mine Giveaway

Be my 1st person to win my 1st blog giveaway!In this giveaway you will recieve a scrapbook piece of paper,a gold foiled heart doily,purple glitter(fairy dust),a white silk flower and my 1st attempt at an ATC.I think my dimensions are a little smaller though.I think it came out cute and I hope you do too! I would like to thank Ms.Suzee Que for the wonderful fairy images and the Faerie Zine for inspiration!I will draw a name on Feb. 11th.Please leave a comment and an e-mail I can reach you at if you win. So be mine and this can be yours!



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Come fly with me

Just flown in....These fun loving bird tags can be found on my etsy shop.Keeping up with the Valentine's spirit these bird tags are sure to spread the love!!Wishing you all a Happy Wednesday!


Monday, February 2, 2009

Chocolate cherry stack cake

Oooohhhh doesn't this look scrumptious! Well I thought I would keep up the Valentine spirit and share this picture I took from Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I saw this and instantly wanted to make it! I'm inspired to try and bake it! I'll let you know when I do and show you mine compared to this photo! LoL! I'm sure it will not be the same.Anyways if you want the recipe and other ones like this one it's in the February issue!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Vintage Valentines

It's February 1st! My vintage Valentines are up for display! I just love them. I put them around my mirrior in the foyer entry way of my home.They are on display for anyone who visits us!I love the nostalgia of the old valentines. The sweet and funny sentiments.Just too cute!I thought I would spread the love and show you my collection. If you haven't got your Valentine decorations up....what are you waiting for?Start spreading the love!