Thursday, April 30, 2009

Playing with Paperdolls

While perusing the Web one day I came across these adorable paper dolls on the Site, Hop Hop Jingle Boo.On her Site, she gave the web address for the stamps you can order to make your very own.
Here's my take.

: )

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just a Bit of Tweaking in Sara's Room

Just having fun with Sara's room last week. We purchased the bare shelf from either Michael's or JoAnn's a while back and painted it black.

Isn't this old camera great? She especially loves the retro strap. We got it for $10.00 at Goodwill and she actually used it for her photography class. She got some amazing pix with this little beauty. I will definitely post some of them one of these days.
Sara got this frame from Hobby Lobby last week and of course chose the perfect photo of the Eiffel Tower to go in.
This huge picture of Audrey Hepburn given to Sara on her last birthday from sweet Brother and Sister-in-law.

Little mirror above closet came from TJ Maxx.
She got it for a steal because the left corner was broken off. We just put a cheap Christmas ornament over it. Good as new, with a fun little twist.
And last, but not least, Sara purchased this beautiful frame from IKEA ($20.00) a while back with the intention of turning it into a corkboard.
We got the cork from Hobby Lobby with the 40% coupon, of course. : )
I'll post the final result when it's finished and hung in her room.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesdays with my Mom

Proud new Parents! Welcome to the world, little Diana.
This pic (below) is actually from Monday's Dr. appointment, but I was intrigued with the wall decor so I snapped this pic. My mom has told me many times of how she and her little brother would sit outside their home, look up at the clouds and tell each other what they could see. She LOVES to study and observe things. So of course she told me what she could find in these abstract works of art. So cute!
Another good sport about my blogging. Thanks, Dr. K.
Guess who didn't feel like going to Ballet today. Little Miss G. So GG and I entertained her while Mommy and big sister went. But she was told, "only for this one week." : )
Busy little artist.
I will leave you with a fun little daughter wanted to cheer up a friend of hers the other day so she went to Walmart, bought these roses for $9.99, the vase for $1.??, trimmed them and added the bow. Very pretty! That's a lot of cheerfulness for that price, I'd say. : )
Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You Asked For it...I Delivered. Hee-hee!

Some of you asked if I would post pix after my brother and SIL decorated their newly remodeled kitchen. How perfect that they chose to decorate in red, white and black using the super cute Chefs from the Dan Di Paolo line.

Above the oven.

Below, in between sink and oven.
Above sink.
Below, right of sink.
Below, left of sink.
Over the fridge.
What's this? WOW!! The best looking accessory in the kitchen? What great taste!!! Brilliant!!!Oh, wait a minute. Isn't that the new 'kitchen warming' plaque and towel I gave them? I'm just sayin'! Don't worry, my sweet brother and SIL know I'm J/K. I Love the whole new look guys!
And before I go... I had fun making this new little bottle last night for sweet of Sara's adorable friends. Happy Birthday again, Julia. : )

Friday, April 17, 2009

Still Playing With my New Header

One of my favorite things...playing with and planning a new vignette. Silly me!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom

Look who became a Mommy and a Daddy! Number 1 of five sister, Diana. So Cute!!!
My dad LOVED making his children and grandchildren laugh. : )
Today was a slow day, but I got a big job done. Remember when I painted this small ledge brown for my mom because it was bothering her?
Well, she decided that the trim around the cabinets in the kitchen would look better if they had that same brown trim. I'm not sure I understood it, but it doesn't matter. It made her VERY happy, so I was glad I could do it.

And since we're on the subject of kitchens, this is what ours looked like Easter Sunday.
I didn't go all out like some years, but the girls got a kick out of it and snapped lots of pictures.