Friday, January 28, 2011

Soul Surfer Movie!!!!

Last night I got to go and see an advanced screening of the new Bethany Hamilton movie "Soul Surfer".
This is the t-shirt I was given after screening the movie.


The photography and surf scenes were beautiful. Especially on the big screen. WOW!

The acting was superb and the story line was sad, funny and exciting all at the same time.
Her mother also has a new book coming out....

I want to take the kids to see this and their friends. It opens April 8th in Hawaii...then April 15th in all other theaters. So worth the time and money.

I'm praying lots of youth groups go see this movie as well.

.99 Makeover

I purchased this decorative board for .99 at the thrift store and decided to use it for my grocery list. I dropped it on the ground out side which cracked the tile...

then took my Pampered chef spatula and used it to help pry out the other pieces of tile.

The backside was black, so I sanded it, taped it off around the edges, then used my chalkboard spray paint, and painted the inside square. It took four coats....

After letting it dry for an hour, I hung it up and wrote a little list.

Works perfectly!

...and I already had chalk in my craft room!

Quick and cute . Love it!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Teacher's Gifts for Valentines Day

I surprised even myself-I got some gifts done before a holiday!
I saw these natural notebooks at Ben Franklin for $1.00 and these pens (3 for .99)
and I figured a notebook is more useful than another candle, mug, etc... for a teacher.

So I decided to cover them with some Bo Bunny Valentines paper.

...took out some pink rhinestones...

and applied them to the paper and front of my notebook....

I covered the pens with paper too..

All done! Packaged and ready to go next month. I may need to make some more!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sawyer's faces..

...He loves my camera-and he loves to make faces.
I think? this is...



and his favorite thing to do the "cool boy"..

Lately, he's been saying to me, "Whats up darlin'?".
and calling his sister "Lily girl".
funny funny

Christmas Card Girl

I realized I haven't posted a card in awhile..
I used the set "Greeting Card Kids" for this one.
Soft Suede paper and ink, vanilla seam binding for ribbon...and my Martha Stewart hole punch.

Added shading and some glitter to the image as well. Plus I'm trying to use up my button stash.

I like how it has a somewhat vintage feel...


Here's Connor -grandson #2- with his lovely eyes open!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Over the weekend, my husband tore out the old sink and rotten cabinet. He tiled the floor and back wall, then painted, and added under cabinet lights and a shelf for my supplies.
It was very hard to find before pictures of this room...
Here's one with the original wire shelf and the older sink.

I tried to reorganize it -using wicker baskets to hold my supplies...

Now-the after shot!
You can see the lights (on a dimmer switch) and the tile behind the appliances.
My new faucet and sink.
Sweet little shelf- holding my detergent, clothespins and dryer sheets.

Washer dryer all cleaned off. (However, there is 5 loads of laundry behind me-due to this remodel)
All cleaned up with no place to go. I love this and maybe, just maybe I'll keep up on the laundry!