Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Silhouette Necklace I Made For Myself

You know the old saying, "If you want something done, you have to do it yourself"...? Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands when I saw THIS adorable  necklace at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss.  I love her blog; you'll always find neat things to do or make.  So, I made my own (for myself for Mother's Day)!

The background is from a couple of book pages from a book of poems that was my dad's. I don't know if you can see the words but they each have words under the portraits that remind me of each girl.

SO, what do you think?  The tutorial is the best,  and you can find it HERE!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Showers

We've had so much rain here even the poor ducks are confused...

This is in the middle of our local park.  Emily and I walked there the other day and found them swimming in the grass.  Poor ducks.

I'm so grateful that my loved ones and I have been spared any horrific damage from recent storms.  Praying for those who have not...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Have Shoes Will Share

Well, it finally happened!  This daughter has had a little growth spurt in the foot area and we can FINALLY SHARE SHOES!!  That's the beauty of being a 42 year-old tired, worn out mother,young stylish, energetic mom with teenage girls, you may not be able to always share clothes, but accessories are usually a shoe in!...pun intended!!

I'm currently loving these and these and especially these! Miss Em and I are sharing them now!

I'm trying to outlaw flip-flops for any more than a trip to the basement for laundry or a run to the store...

Although the rainbow of colors is quite enticing, a physical therapist friend told me they were horrible for teenage girls' and womens posture, foot health, etc.  So, hey, any excuse to buy cute flats! 

So, what are you wearing on your tootsies this summer?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Living Room Curtains

So, I promised pictures back in this post and I'm just now getting them on here.  My curtains have been done and up for a couple of months, but sadly, no pics. So, here we go...

Sorry about the picture quality.  It was hard to get a good picture with the sun shining through but I thought the sun made them even more beautiful and of course, I used my phone :(    I had originally planned on lining them but am glad I decided not too.  They make the room feel so light which of course was my intention.  
This is the fabric I used
It's from fabric.com.  I ordered a swatch and when I didn't order fabric right away, they sent me a coupon, so...just sayin'...

I thought I'd add just one sad little picture of my sun room.  Again, not great quality but I did end up using the fabric I had mentioned before.  It, too, is from fabric.com.

So what have we learned from this post?  Joy can sew curtains AND it's time to buy a camera!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Is J Lo Crafting?

Did you see Jennifer's Lopez's ENORMOUS flower in her hair this past Wednesday?

I wonder if she's been crafting and made it herself?  That girl has all kind of talent!