Weekend of Family Fun

Dec 23, 2014

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­i­ly came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a tick­et to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It was­n’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decid­ed to have a fam­i­ly Christ­mas par­ty for him at our house. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jel­ly beans for the nose and mini choco­late morsels for the mouth and eyes. A cup of hot choco­late is a great drink to go with the snow­man donuts too. Sat­ur­day evening, we had our fam­i­ly par­ty....

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 1

Jul 1, 2014

Last week, my niece Made­lyn was vis­it­ing. Tues­day, start­ed our insane­ly fun road trip. We left Frisco bright and ear­ly (7AM) to head to San Anto­nio. On our way we saw bill­boards for the Inner Space Cav­ern and decid­ed that once we got to George­town we would stop and tour this cav­ern. We loved the tour and high­ly rec­om­mend it. It does get a bit humid and warm inside but we all felt it was worth the sweat. If you decide to take a tour make sure you are wear­ing run­ning shoes. Flip flops would be a real chal­lenge when walk­ing into the cav­ern. You are walk­ing at a slant for quite a bit, it is wet and in some areas a bit slip­pery. We were all glad we were wear­ing run­ning shoes. Hav­ing some cold water bot­tles wait­ing for...

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Walk, Eat & Shop

Mar 5, 2014

To off­set all the calo­ries Alan and I have been con­sum­ing with just one meal a day Lola has been get­ting some nice walks when the sun decides to show its face. My gosh, Ter­ri and Laren live near so many amaz­ing places to eat.  Hon­est­ly, all we can eat is one meal and I can’t even fin­ish my entire meal. The food in Deep Ellum is so incred­i­ble. For Lunch/Dinner Alan and I went to All­go­od Cafe. He had their amaz­ing Chick­en Fried Steak and I had their OMGOSH lick your plate clean Truck Stop Hot Beef Sand­wich. This sand­wich was so darn incred­i­ble. Their mashed pota­toes are absolute­ly to die for too. I could only eat half of my sand­wich so Alan fin­ished it off for me. I have no idea how...

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Winter Ice Storm

Dec 9, 2013

Fri­day, all of Frisco was cov­ered in a blan­ket of ice and sleet. Thank­ful­ly, we were lucky enough to keep our elec­tric­i­ty but lots of oth­ers were not. Since I love win­ter so much I had to step out­side and snap some pho­tos as the land­scap­ing was so gor­geous enveloped in ice. There is some­thing so calm­ing to me being out­side in the win­ter. I love breath­ing the crisp air, feel­ing the cold on my cheeks and my nose run­ning from the chill in the air. Win­ter tru­ly is my favorite sea­son. Dur­ing the day, I enjoyed sit­ting in my stu­dio sip­ping hot choco­late while work­ing and watch­ing a lit­tle girl ice skate up and down our street with her friends run­ning along her side. This is the first time I’ve ever seen any­one...

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Imperfect is Perfect to me.…

Mar 29, 2013

When I found this beat up old util­i­ty cart at Frisco Mer­can­tile I could not get my hands on it fast enough. I had been walk­ing up and down each and every aisle look­ing for some­thing to put in this very spot. I knew I need­ed it to be a cer­tain width and height, want­ed it to be an open piece so it would not close off the room too much, look nice and it had to be large enough to hold all the items seen. Well when I stum­bled onto this cart and saw that the price was $18.00 it was sold. Yes it is scratched, yes it leans a bit to one side (but it’s still lev­el) and yes it squeaks when the wheels roll but I think it’s imper­fec­tions are what makes it...

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They did it!!!

Jun 5, 2012

Yes THEY, as my nephew Brit­tain grad­u­at­ed high school the night before Ans­ley. So my mom and dad get the grand­par­en­t’s award for sure. They went to Brit­tain’s grad­u­a­tion in Kountze, Texas Fri­day evening, then drove straight to Frisco to attend Ans­ley’s grad­u­a­tion, Sat­ur­day morn­ing. They arrived at our place at 2:00 a.m. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, slept a few hours and then bam it was grad­u­a­tion time all over again. Ans­ley and Brit­tain have wor­ried about Mom Mom and Paw Paw attend­ing their grad­u­a­tions since they were in the 6th grade. My mom and dad always told them they would get there one way or anoth­er and they stayed true to their promise. Brit­tain’s Grad­u­a­tion ~ Kountze High School ~ Kountze, Texas June 1, 2012 ~ 7:00 o’clock in the evening Ans­ley’s Grad­u­a­tion ~ Cen­ten­ni­al High...

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A few more finds…

Apr 6, 2011

Yes­ter­day, I decid­ed to head to Frisco Resale for a lit­tle thrift­ing. Thrift­ing always does the mind good when you get writ­ers block. It’s so fun to walk around look­ing at things and try­ing to fig­ure out dif­fer­ent ways of using them. While I was there I found two cute glass pieces to use for hold­ing tools and small­er embell­ish­ments. I plan on using this dish to hold micro tip scis­sors, tweez­ers and small­er tools. And this dress­er dish will store lots of vin­tage but­tons. I love that the lid is mono­grammed. It adds such charm to the piece. Have you had a chance to do any thrift­ing late­ly.… if not get out and do some… it does a lot of...

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Magnetic Board and Doily

Apr 5, 2011

Here is how I plan on using the tray I found a few weeks ago at Frisco Resale. Once my scrap­room is cleaned up from all the book projects being cre­at­ed it will find a per­ma­nent home in there until then it will sit out in the liv­ing area. The but­ton mag­nets are old but­tons my dad attached mag­nets to the back of. They work per­fect­ly on this tray and look adorable. I plan on using this tray as an inspi­ra­tion board, receipt hold­er and what ever else I need to not mis­place at the moment. I always keep the let­ter from my sweet Uncle Ed near by… he always has such won­der­ful words of encour­age­ment and is so proud of my book. The doily flower mag­net you see at the bot­tom of the...

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Did a little Thrifting yesterday…

Mar 24, 2011

I love to shop at Frisco Resale because not only do you find awe­some things but the mon­ey goes back into our com­mu­ni­ty to help those in need. It’s a win, win sit­u­a­tion. As you can see in the pho­to it was a good finds kin­da day. I found a nice sil­ver­plat­ed tray and plan on doing this with it. I’m on the look­out for anoth­er one as I real­ly like how the two look togeth­er. This will be a pret­ty way to keep reminders and oth­er things out in front of me. And I plan on using vin­tage but­ton mag­nets my dad made me to attach those reminders too. They’ll work per­fect­ly. The book I found is going to be torn and turned into this bird and paper flower wreath some­day after my...

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Adding to my glitter containers

Mar 17, 2011

Oh how I love to see my glit­ter inside these salt shak­ers and sug­ar dis­penser BUT when I was in Frisco Resale not too long ago I found these adorable ceram­ic hous­es. They were only .50 a piece and were scream­ing TAKE ME HOME with YOU! I had to fig­ure out what I was going to do with them as believe me I have enough lit­tle pret­ties here and there around the house and I do NOT need any­more. Well I was look­ing at the chim­ney on both hous­es and instant­ly thought they would be per­fect for pour­ing and then BAM new glit­ter con­tain­ers came to mind. Hon­est­ly, they are per­fect and look so cute sit­ting on my shelf in my scrap­room. I took these pho­tos in our liv­ing room to get some much...

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Snow day..

Feb 4, 2011

It is nice to get a snow day instead of ice days. Frisco is on day 4 of no school due to ice and snow. I do believe we got more than the 1″ they were pre­dict­ing and we should get anoth­er 1″ this morn­ing. I must admit I do love look­ing at it and watch­ing the snow flakes fall but I’m sure all the peo­ple try­ing to arrive today for Super Bowl week­end aren’t too hap­py. This much snow in our area real­ly is not good. I heard Love Field Air­port is closed at the moment… yikes. Not sure about DFW. The left of our neigh­bor­hood look­ing out the front door. The right of our neigh­bor­hood look­ing out the front door. What you see when you open the back door. And our back­yard....

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Monday…

Sep 20, 2010

I hope your Mon­day was as great as mine… got up this morn­ing, ate some fab­u­lous Greek yogurt with pineap­ples, oats and hon­ey on top then topped it off with choco­late crepes. I am cer­tain­ly not starv­ing that is for sure. After break­fast I walked around the hotel and took some pho­tos… I love the door­ways  in Mykonos. This is the door­way lead­ing from the lob­by to the patio. Here is the door­way lead­ing out of the hotel. What you see look­ing out the door. Today there were 7 cruise ships in view. Love the shades they have in the win­dow and notice the pop of red. The lob­by decor here makes me want to go to IKEA. And thank­ful­ly liv­ing in Frisco I have one just around the cor­ner. Tomor­row will be pret­ty...

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Vintage Postcard Easter Ornaments

Mar 21, 2010

If you are cre­at­ing the East­er Orna­ments I am post­ing here are a few more for your tree. I love vin­tage post­card images… espe­cial­ly East­er ones. I real­ly think I was born in the wrong time peri­od. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Foun­da­tion Chip­board Set, Maya Mist — Sil­ver Metal­lic, Ger­man Glass Glit­ter — Sil­ver, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cop­ic Ciao Mark­er RV13 Ten­der Pink, Self Adhe­sive Cream col­ored Pearls — 2mm & 5mm, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Aleene’s Acid Free Tacky Glue Stick, Aleene’s Orig­i­nal Tacky Glue, Vin­tage East­er Post­card Images, Vin­tage Sheet Music (The Crafty Scrap­per most like­ly has a lot of this prod­uct if you need to order online… give them a call 972.923.3151) Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Sand­ing Block Instruc­tions: Cov­er...

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Doing the major Happy Dance…

Mar 15, 2010

Before I dropped off all the items I was donat­ing to Frisco Resale I decid­ed to stop in and take a look for any old books they might have sit­ting around… well no books were to be found but I did score this won­der­ful lit­tle set.… I near­ly faint­ed when I saw these sit­ting on the shelf. Seri­ous­ly I could not get to them fast enough… I got all of these for under $15.00. From what I can find out this is Pink Frost­ed May­fair Open Rose Depres­sion glass. It was made in the 1930’s and I LOVE it! I plan on tak­ing these with me when I teach and fill­ing the bowl with Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, sort­ed but­tons will be placed in the rel­ish dish and the plat­ter and sug­ar and cream­er will...

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Homecoming in Texas…

Oct 3, 2008

WARNING… very, very, very long post about 2.5 days in my life. Cen­ten­ni­al High School has their home­com­ing game tonight. If you live in Texas you know all about the MUMS! Those of you that do not, well… girls and boys wear them… girls have these big honkin things pined to their shirts that hang almost to their ankles and boys wear a small­er ver­sion around their arms attached to a garter. Well Ans­ley and her boyfriend Tay­lor aren’t going to the dance (decid­ed to just hang out instead) so I was­n’t real­ly sure how all this mum stuff worked. So I asked Ans­ley last week to please find out for me ASAP as I need­ed to know the garter eti­quette. Well she found out for me all right… TUESDAY night at 11! I...

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Thanks so much…

Apr 11, 2008

I don’t know how you all do it month after month after month but I am clap­ping and bow­ing to you all. I have searched high and low for Fiskars new “THREADING WATER” scal­lop bor­der punch and I’m so hap­py to say she found one and is mail­ing it to me.

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A few “Getting to know you” Christmas Questions…

Dec 6, 2007

Here is a fun “Get­ting to know you” Christ­mas ques­tion­naire. When the girls were lit­tle we opened one on Christ­mas eve and the rest Christ­mas morn­ing, now we cel­e­brate on Christ­mas Eve. I love the room dark with just the glow from our tree and a few years ago it actu­al­ly snowed here on Christ­mas Eve.

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Cleaning out my project closet…

Nov 15, 2007

Alan added a shop­ping cart to my blog so I can now sell projects I have cre­at­ed. Yes­ter­day I cleaned out my project clos­et and list­ed a few items. crisp air, blue sky and leaves gen­tly falling of the trees.

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Rain, rain and more rain as well as something new!

Jul 5, 2007

I tell you I think we are going to wash away here in Texas. it’s a kit club called Bad Girls Kits. Still avail­able is a real­ly cute project kit called Beach Beau­ty and two add on kits called Sun­set Love and Angel Baby.

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A bunch of this and that…

May 3, 2007

A por­tion of our fence was knocked down and our neigh­bors tram­po­line (they live 3 hous­es down) end­ed up in our back­yard. I have been play­ing with some alco­hol inks by Ranger and must say Ranger + Maya Road = pure delight! Look at how pret­ty these Sheer Blos­soms look inked and accent­ed with glass glit­ter.

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Look at this smile…

May 1, 2007

my niece Made­lyn LOVES this mechan­i­cal horse out­side of La Hacien­da here in Frisco. I have start­ed to work on some Maya Road projects for CHA‑S and some Art Ware­house lay­outs using the new Fresh line.

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