Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Well, spring has sprung and we made it through the winter here in Oklahoma. This is a picture of a beautiful Bradford Pear tree I have been blessed to have in my front yard. Isn't it just gorgeous? I have one in my back yard too!
These next pictures are the last of the ornaments I made for my spring birdie tree that is in my kitchen area. I can't wait for you to see how it turned out.
And this, my friends, is the finished tree in my kitchen. It is a branch cut from a tree in James' yard that we spray painted white. Then I got busy making all of these beautiful decorations you see here.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I want to thank Beverly at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com for hosting another fun Pink Saturday and I want to apologize because my link to her site did not work last week. So sorry!
I also want to thank all of you sweet ladies that stopped by my blog and left me a comment. I was OVERWHELMED with the amount of sweet comments you left last week and I feel SO MUCH BETTER now cause I know you still like my blog. Thank you for your encouragement. You are all so wonderful and I am going to try really hard to personally answer and visit each one of your blogs to say thank you.
I hope you like birdies cause I have a bunch of sweet one's to show you today. I have been crafting away and I can't wait to show you what I have made.
The first pictures are a set of ornaments I have crafted from chipboard, scrapbook paper, and embellishments. I did some for Valentine's Day and now I can't stop. I am hanging these on a branch James cut from one of his trees and spray painted white for me. It is my spring birdie tree and I love it. I can't wait to show it to you when it is done.
This ornament is James' favorite. He says he likes it because the two birds remind him of him and me perched close together in love. Isn't he just wonderful? What a sweetheart.
Here are some more ornaments I made. I took these cute baskets and painted them ivory. Then I filled them with "nesting material". Then I made some bird eggs from clay, painted them, and speckled them. Then I glued the eggs into the basket nests and added some ribbon and flowers to make them pretty.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I appreciate all of you that have been leaving your sweet comments for me. I have been a bit discouraged lately because I haven't had very many comments and it seems like nobody is really looking anymore. It makes me question why I am even blogging anymore? But I do enjoy it when I have the time and I really love to hear from those of you that are leaving your comments, so thank you so much for your encouragement lately. You all are truly sweet friends and I am so thankful for your friendship.
I want to thank Beverly at http://www.howsweettheshound.typepad.com/ for hosting another great Pink Saturday for us again. I was so pleased to hear that she was enouraging us to show pink and green this weekend. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I try to decorate and celebrate every single thing I can since I absolutely love my life . . . so I had to bring out my St. Patrick's Day decorations and put them around the house. The picture above is a shelf in my dining room decorated with one of two sweet ceramic shamrocks I purchased plus ivory roses for a feminine touch.
This is my favorite cake plate. Although it is hanging on my wall in my bedroom and not serving any cakes it is still serving a useful purpose . . . making me happy every morning when I wake up and see her hanging there, reminding me that life is sweet and beautiful!
Ok ladies, if you love your house to smell sweet and fruity or maybe fresh and floral all the time but you hate hastling with candles (I can't believe I just said that knowing what a candleoholic I am) I have the perfect solution for you. You have to get a Scentsy warmer. All you do is plug it in, put the wax chips in, turn it on and your whole house will smell divine in no time. When you are done just turn it off. There is no fire - so no soot, no pet or child knocking it over to start a fire in your home. There is no mess, just pure happiness and sweet smells all the time. When you want to change your fragrance just pour the melted wax back in to the original container to use another time. So it's economical too. Oh, how I love my Scenty and I have one in each room of the house. I still decorate with candles but I use my Scentsy a lot more than candles. You HAVE to get one. Go online to find a dealer near you.
This is a suitcase I decorated several years ago. It is pretty pinks and greens now but it used to be an ugly blue. I am so proud of how pretty it turned out.
Here is a better picture of the lace detail. Isn't that just gorgeous! Sheets are great for crafting, sewing, and decorating too. It seems hard to find good fabric to use in my area so I just use sheets for most everything now. But you will never see a pair of scissors anywhere near these beautiful sheets any time soon.
I hope you enjoyed my pinks and greens. Please let me know you stopped by. It's always nice to get a word of encouragement and I need that right now . . . I know we all do.
Blessings to You and Happy Pink Saturday