Surprises are so FUN!

Mar 26, 2012

Terri and I headed down to Beaumont, Wednesday to surprise my mom and dad. This surprise has been in the making for over a month and if you know me well, you know it is a miracle that I kept the surprise. The photo above was taken on our way home because on the way down it was pitch black. We decided to leave at 8 o’clock in the evening instead of bright and early, Thursday morning. This means we arrived at mom and dad’s at 1:30 in the morning.

There is nothing more fun than surprising your parents with an unexpected visit and of course hearing your mother come out of a sound sleep saying, “What in the hell is going on” (still makes me giggle) as Terri, Amanda (my niece) and I are trying to get up the staircase quietly and making so much noise dragging suitcases and laughing that the quiet plan was a total failure. I have to admit we called Amanda to let her know we were coming in the house because honestly, my momma might be small but she is mighty and I shudder to even think what she would do to an intruder and Terri and I did not want to find out. So to eliminate that worry Terri and I decided it was best to call ahead. LOL

Not only were mom and dad surprised but Bellie and Madelyn were so surprised to see us as well. They don’t get to see Terri all that often so she was the source of entertainment all morning. It was so cute.

Friday, I made Peeps cupcakes and a cake with Bellie and Madelyn. I have step by step photos to share in a later blog post. It was so much fun and SO easy that I think you will want to make them with the kids in your family. Two words of warning “SUGAR HIGH”


I have a fun App on my phone called Pocketbooth so Bellie, Madelyn and I took lots of fun photo booth style photos together. This was super entertaining and lots of fun. We spent Saturday, digging in antique stores and a flea market for awesome project pieces to which I scored some fun stuff that I cannot wait to use in projects. Oh and on our way home Terri and I stopped in Cut N’ Shoot (yes that really is the name of a Texas town) at a flea market where she scored some awesome Pyrex bowls for little of nothing. She kept a cool poker face while I nearly had my eyes pop out of my head when they told her the price.

And now a few surprises for two lucky blog winners, the winner of Ronda’s book giveaway… “Art of Layers”

Theresa Grdina March 25, 2012
LISA!!! I was brows­ing Julie Balzer’s blog and I FINALLY GET THIS BOOK!!! It looks fab­u­lous! HOW did I miss it this long???? LOL!! Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to own it!!!

And the winner of my book “Delight In The Seasons” is….

Patti March 20, 2012
I love fall, the col­ors the smells, the trips to the apple orchard. It some­how is very calm­ing to me.

Congratulations, ladies. Email me your mailing address so your books can be mailed to you.


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