Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Yet Another Tuesday

Seems like Tuesday is just about the only time that I take the time for my blog anymore. I apologize! But at least I've got all of these friends playing along! So I'm happy for that!

Boy did it rain this morning! I felt so bad that my husband and kids had to go off to work and to school, while Glynis and I stayed cozy-dry in the house. It actually turned into a really great day. For one, I did a "craft!" Ha Ha! Not really a craft, but I took a shoebox, covered it with wrapping paper and designated it the "playdoh box." Glynis helped of course and she is so happy with her new pretty box.

By the afternoon, the sun was shinning and it warmed up into the lower 60s. We went on a walk and stomped through the puddles. It felt soooo good compared to our usual 40 degree winter days.

The other cool thing I have to share today is a special video for my new-found crafting friends. A little scary, but funny none the less. :) I actually came across this artist while watching one of Glynis' favorite shows, Yo Gabba Gabba. You've probably seen it if there's a preschooler in your life. Leslie Hall did a "dancy dance" on the show. She was such an odd character so I figured I'd look her up on the Internet. Turns out, she's a crafting/rap artist!
I dedicate this video to all my CRAFTY TOOTERS!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Ceiling Medallion Mirror @ Calamity Anne's Adventures
2. DIY Milk Glass Cake Plate @ Made By Stephie
3. Cheap Frame Makeover @ Made By Stephie
4. DIY Monogrammed Cake Plate @ Made By Stephie
5. My Book Wreath @ Made By Stephie
6. Altered love coasters by Carla Brasher
7. Mod podge photo letter
8. Finished office@ No Minimalist Here
9. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (Valentine Ice Cream Cone)
10. Valentines Banner@HowDoesShe
11. Why I love You Pillow@HowDoesShe
12. 30 Family Dinner Questions@HowDoesShe
13. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove - Valentine candles
14. How to Build a Table-Look Vanity @ Remodelaholic
15. New Craft Room Makeover by Amy @ Design-Aholic
16. Fluffy Valentine's Fabric Wreath @ Design-Aholic
17. Adventure Mom Janna- Create a Blog Button & Code Box
18. Persnickety Peacock's Burlap Stained Curtains
19. ruffle make up bag
20. Prudent & Practical {DIY Kitchen Countertops}
21. Felt Flower (& Heart) Headband Tutorial
22. stylish coupon organizer @raegun ramblings
23. Felt Eggplant Spinach & Tomato Lasagna
24. Gift Bag Tutorial
25. Crocheted Toddler Bracelets
26. Little Lizard King - Boutique Burp Cloths, DIY
27. Magnificent Screen Room Divider
28. Creative uses for Old Neck Ties!!!
29. All Things Heart and Home~Heart Felt Wreath
30. Life As Lori Valentine's Wreath & a giveaway
31. Fragrant & Gorgeous Orange Pomander
32. glitter and cake @ sit relax and read
33. pillow @ sit relax and read
34. Gift Box Valentine's Decor
35. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Love Blocks)
36. Jane @ Finding Fabulous...hangin' plates!
37. Painted Silk @ Murals&More
38. Repurposing Toddler Shirts to Baby Shoes!
39. Fireplace Makeover w/Stain @ Stepp Into My World
40. Book Wreath {Everyone Else is Doing it!}
41. Amanda
42. Junkblossom's Mobile
43. Old Window Crafts
44. Valentines Attire @ Second Street
45. Credenza REDO Before and After by Snowman Hill
46. Bathroom Makeover @ Everything Design
47. Lost Socks Board @ somewhat simple
48. Valentine chair backers
49. Frugal Room Decor Redo
50. A Scrap of Time - Beautiful Framable
51. Finesse Your Nest-Easy DIY Wall Decor
52. Some Pillow Talk
53. Melody Shorey
54. A New Nursery
55. Kimberly @ Attempting Creative {Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies}
56. Car Seat Cover DIY
57. Simple (but the best ever) Burp Cloth Tutorial
58. Emily
59. Emily @ Frilly Details - Blonde Brownies!!!
60. bon @ Drab to FAB
61. Valentine’s Week: A Whole Lot to LOVE! @ Remodelaholic
62. Armoire RE-DO Style Sisters
63. Milk Glass Grey Birdie Compote @ Design-Aholic
64. DIY Sham Pillow & Monogramming Jen @ Just for Rachel
65. DIY Sham Pillow & Monogramming Jen @ Ju
66. Sweeyest Stenciled Dresser @ Icon Inspired
67. Greenearth : Bathroom Renewal
68. A dress for myself
69. Bedroom remodel
70. Pretty Pink Little Girl's Kitchen & Anthro Giveaway at Yoga Gal
71. Skip to my Loo at Becca's
72. Valentine's Bingo @ childmade
73. Lana Austin Mixes High/Low Pieces in the Library
74. Saving Money & Living Life (Walgreens: Spent $4.47, Saved $37.07)
75. First Advertiser & Ad Giveaway=earrings for you!
76. Book Adventures @ Lakewood
77. DIY calendar blocks with a tutorial
78. once a door, now the perfect window seat!
79. Plaster Kiddie Keepsakes!
80. Breathtaking Ice Wreaths
81. Karla @ Its The Little Things - Vertical Storage For Gift Wrap
82. Distressed Sewing Box

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Don't know what's going on with my blog today. Is it loading properly for you? I'll try to figure this out, but if you have any ideas, please HELP!

ok, seems to be working fine...it's just me...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I've been waiting....

....for a girl like you

Know the song? It's Foreigner! I use to sing this song all the time when I was about 12 years old. I had the 45. As in, the record! (guess I'm getting old because some of you won't have heard of Foreigner and won't be familiar with the "45" reference.)

Any old way, I noticed a bit ago that I had 99 followers!! So I've been waiting for NUMBER 100! And she's finally here! What a wonderful comment she left for me today!
Let me introduce Kristine @ I Love You More Than Peanut Butter! Her blog is adorable as she shares about her life in a family of 6. 3 children of which she adopted from Russia. What a story. I hope you'll visit her.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - You made me do it!

I couldn't help myself. I checked out all the participants last week and it totally motivated me. I had to choose the quickest project and I love Valentine's Day so I went for this one.

The credit goes to Heather @ My Frugal Family


Her wreath might look a little prettier then mine, but she sold me when she mentioned that she had made this while lying down! Sounded good to me.
I had a coat hanger, had to run to Dollar Tree for the tulle and to the craft store to pick up some ribbon. Twas as easy as tying a bunch of knots!
Thanks Heather!

This craft project is probably just a fluke, I'm sure I won't have time for another. *wink

Start your tooting NOW....

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Complete Master Bedroom Remodel @ Remodelaholic
2. Tara
3. Bracelet & Jewely Organizer
4. Finesse Your Nest-Coastal & White Makeover
5. A Valentine's Day Banner @ My Frugal Family
6. Thrifty Love from TLGB
7. Tara@JustDevineStyle-Quick Easy Scarf
8. It's a party @ The little Green Bean
9. The BEST of Valentines Ideas
10. Battery Powered Night Light
11. Talented Tuesday MckLinky Party
12. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Valentine's Day Heart Garland
13. Adorable crocheted flower bunting; a breath of Spring!
14. Little Lizard King - Office Reveal Before and After
15. Life As Lori ~beach bathroom makeover~ and a Giveaway
16. Heart of Mary - Crocheted February Doily
17. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Pedestal Vases)
18. Junk Can Look So Good
19. Kerri@averyblessednest
20. Capital L-O-V-E @ Fun to Craft
21. Mini Mail Boxes!
22. Little Sofa Makeover @ Home Sweet Home
23. Jamielyn@Chocolate Sundaes
24. Not a craft, but a SNACK @ Quarry Orchard
25. ellen with Window MIStreatments
26. Baby tie @ Keeping It Simple
27. One Cheap B*tch Valentine's Day Dollar Store Frame
28. Painted Closet Doors @ Murals&More
29. Fun Valentines Party
30. Vinyl Lettering Ideas
31. Felt Fortune Cookies
32. Tons of VDay Ideas!
33. Update a cheap bookcase FAST! @ Remodelaholic
34. jen at mimibellaboo
35. DIY Dry Erase Calendar & Memo Center by Amy DA
36. New Kitchen Countertops @ DIY Newlyweds
37. Real Housewife in MN: 1st ever sewing project!
38. easy dulce de leche {caramel sauce}
39. Sheri: wonky and ollie
40. Kids Valentine ard @HowDosShe
41. Helga from My World
42. Kimberly @ Attempting Creative - Easy Lollipop Valentines
43. Decorative Wall Art by Brooke at All Things Thrifty
44. Easy Artwork @ Made By Stephie
45. Cute Paper Mache Box @ Made By Stephie
46. Silhouettes @ Made By Stephie
47. Condo Blues (Wooden Crate Craft Storage)
48. Jelly Roll Skirt
49. Valentine Felt Bracelet/Cuff
50. Cut Tulle for a Tutu Using a QUICK and EASY Method!
51. Little brown house - Easy Chili - 2 ways
52. DIY Kids Banner and an Anthro Giveaway at Yoga Gal!
53. Saving Money & Living Life (Publix Before: $57.86 After:$25.08))
54. Wha-Cha-Ma-Call-Ums and a Give Away
55. Danish Woven Hearts @ RootsAndWingsCo
56. TONS of Homemade Valentines Ideas @ RootsAndWingsCo
57. A Scrap of Time
58. Amber: From Plaid Skort to Trendy Bag
59. The Curse! redecorating a hutch for free
60. Bubble Bath Bottle Wrap
61. Litle Burlap Leaves {Stephanie Lynn}
62. Clothes Pin Ballerina @ childmade

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - My Un-Crafty Years

I've had some really "crafty" years, but right now I'm in the middle of my "un-crafty" years! I'm so excited about how many people are playing along with Toot Your Horn Tuesday, but I've realized that they're all tooting about the same things! Crafts or DIY projects.

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of stuff. Sewing, painting, refinishing, re-purposing etc. I don't think it's my age that's made the difference. Just my time schedule. I have no time for that stuff right now. But I dream of the day when I can once again sit down and CREATE!

Oh, I've done some DIY projects around the house recently, but only because I couldn't afford to pay someone.

How about any of you other non-crafters? (nothing against the crafters.) Have you done something amazing this week worthy of "tooting?" My biggest accomplishment this past week would have to be the fact that our house has stayed clean!! It's amazing how motivated I am. Now that the house is on the market, it absolutely has to stay neat and so far, so good. This Saturday is our first Open House! I'll be taking time to go over the house with a fine tooth comb and get it even cleaner! You know, organizing closets and cabinets. UGH!

Ok, onto Mister Linky, but one more thing. If you are playing along today, you must ABSOLUTELY leave a comment! I'd like to know that everyone is playing along for fun and not just advertising their crafts. (although I love looking at all the pretty things.) Please go through the list and comment on the other participants' blogs too. That's the fun of it!!

Happy Tuesday!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Junkblossms Vintage Ornament Display
2. Update your Front Door With Paint @ Remodelaholic
3. Chas @ A Woman's Haven
4. The Gaines Gang {Red Burlap Valentine Wreath}
5. Countdown to V Day- an advent calendar @ somewhat simple
6. Candy
7. Treasia-Paint & Glazing Table and Desk
8. Finesse Your Nest-Jute Balls
9. jen at mimibellaboo
10. A VAlentine for The Birds {Stephanie Lynn}
11. Seal Softie from a Sock @ childmade
12. Decorate For Winter - Somedaycrafts
13. Little Lizard King - How to Make Hair Bow
14. Lovely Tissue Paper Collages On Canvas!
15. storage solution @ sit relax and read
16. Lori Sparkly V-day candle
17. Lori's Orange beach bedroom
18. REINVENTED (Pretty Free Storage)
19. Conversation Heart Pic (Red Heads Craft More Fun)
20. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Borax crystal snowflakes!
21. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Fun with scrapbook paper!
22. olive jars turned twine jars @ Quarry Orchard
23. Brandy--Personalized Fleece Blanket Idea!
24. Ornaments aren't just for December!
25. Valentine Wreath@ My Frugal Family
26. Valentine's Stick-Ons
27. Kalleen- Nursery Art
28. How To Make your Base Board Moldings bigger
29. Dictionary makover@ Le Monde dErika
30. Molly
31. Kimberly @ Attempting Creative Game Night Table
32. Ribbon Bow Tie
33. Easy Valentine's Day Pillows
34. The Sweet Life {Homemade baby shower decorations}}
35. Monogram Canvas @ Made By Stephie
36. Yoga Gal's Cousin is Single, Cute, and Good With His Hands!
37. Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! DUMP CAKE!
38. Jane @ Finding Fabulous, A Refinished Antique!
39. Twirly Tee Tutu Skirt Tute
40. Felt Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies
41. Turn Socks Into Long Sleeves
42. Bethany @ Happy By Design
43. Office Re-do from The Little Green Bean
44. Sheri: Keep calm
45. Powder Room Makeover (CasaHaus)
46. Real Housewife in MN: 1st ever sewing project!
47. Just PERFECT except for one lil' thing
48. Saving Money & Living Life ($1500 DIy Kitchen)
49. Saving Money & Living Life (Grocery Bill: Saved $38.48, Spent $26.75)
50. ILTWYD-Couponing Binder and LBB Giveaway
51. Carissa:photoshop elements trick
52. marissa w/some home planning
53. Clip Board Tutorial@HowDoesShe
54. Valentines Banner@HowDoesShe
55. Colorful Cabinet Upcycle @ The House That Jade Built
56. The Gaines Gang {Look what a $1.62 can do}
57. DIY Kids Banner and an Anthro Giveaway at Yoga Gal!
58. Junkblossoms Spice Rack Redo

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Monday, January 11, 2010

I Heart Faces - My Face

I heart faces' theme today is Best Face Photo and the idea is that we're not suppose to use an old photo. Since it's freezing outside and Glynis won't let me take her picture, here's a webcam shot of ME! :) I used Picnik to do a little editing. I love how I'm able to soften my wrinkles and make my eyes sparkle. I used the 1960's feature because I liked the colors that it brought out. Check out Picnik! It's loads of fun.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

House for sale

Our house went on the market the week of Christmas! The question I keep getting from family and friends is... "Why?! Why are you selling your beautiful home?"

That's a good question and here are the answers....
Our yard is so much work, I want my own bathroom, I'd like a newer kitchen, and I'd like to be closer to the kids' schools. Plus, we're ready for a change!

Here are a few pictures of our lovely home, in case you're interested.
5BR, 2400sq ft on a beautiful waterfront lot!
Come & Get It!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010