Thursday, October 9, 2014

BOO, I'm Back

I've been trying to get into the Halloween Mood, and I haven't been too successful until now.  Not to long ago, Pick your Plumb had some cute Halloween decorations, and, I am always too late to get the cute ones.  The ones that say, "BOO".  So, this is what I came up with instead.

I thought it was kinda cute ;)

I didn't even have to buy anything to make it.  I had a zip bag full of Dollar Store bugs from years past.

I don't know where I got the earthworms though.  I just had a few (three to be exact), but, enough to make this.

I know they are brown, but, they were the only bug that would bend to make my B.

I originally had a couple of big spiders for the O's.  My hubby saw these spiders in a web and told me they would make better O's.  I know there is a crafter burried deep inside that man.

Gotta have a cute flowers, and, a little burlap - ha ha.

Wishing you a "Boo"tiful Halloween.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Happy Thursday!  I think Thursday is a great day to start blogging again.  I know I have been a human yo yo, but, I have had many obstacles in my family life this past year.  I know I have shared a little with you, but, my blog hasn't been very personable.  I hope I can let you in a little and get to know you on more of a personal level.  I am always 110% going into things, and, I tend to fizzle out after a while.  That has always been a struggle for me.  So, I am going to try to get CONSISTENT this year.  Wow, did I wait until June to make a New Year's resolution???

I am ready to begin.  As you can see by my picture, I have everything I need to start this.  First fun fact about me, I LOVE coffee.  Any kind of coffee -- raw sugar and fat free half and half is my favorite, but, I will drink it black, cold, old, strong, weak, frappuccino's, cappuccino's, lattes, macchiotto's, mocha's, frothed, shot, in, over and through ice cream.  I LOVE coffee.  I don't understand energy drinks when there is coffee, unless it is a coffee Monster.  Those will do in a pinch - ha ha.

I found this awesome sign on clearance at Target.  It is totally me.

So, let's begin.  I would love any advice from you regarding regular posting and how you keep on track.  I look forward to you getting to know me, and most of all, Me getting to know You.

Be back soon!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Love Shadow Box

Hi everyone, I just wanted to check in to let you know that I will be returning soon.  I only have one more week of daycare and we will have a little break.  I watch mostly teacher's children so I drop way down in the summer.  I am only open a couple of days of week for crafts and fun.  It also keeps the kids in contact with me so it is not such a shock when school starts again.  I have been wanting to share my shadow box with you for sometime now (since Valentines Day).  I made it for my Red Hutch's Valentine display.  I liked it so much I decided to keep it and hang it it my bedroom.  I still can't believe I got the shadow boxes (I actually have two) from savers for only $1.99 each.  I LOVE them and can hardly wait to fix my second one. 

I did add a little pink to our wedding picture to tie it into the pink heart.  Here is how I made the heart.  I also painted the Love sign to match my black and white vintagey (is that a word?) feel.  It used to be bright pink.

The flowers are from Pick Your Plum and I made the cute burlap rosette.

I got the key for only .50 cents from Micheal's when they had all of their dollar (1.50) items on sale.  I got a few other things and will have a couple of crafts soon.

I even got to use on my clay hearts.  I just tied a little lace and ribbon on.

Well, that's it for now.  I also wanted to tell you, THANK YOU.  Thank you for following along and leaving me during this crazy year.  I appreciate you all and look forward to regular posts and visits with everyone.

See you soon.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Grassy Easter Glass Block

I love Spring and Easter.  My husband loves the Fall, don't get me wrong, the Fall is equally beautiful.  Spring is just a time of renewal and rebirth.  I remember when my brother passed away (four years ago he was only 39), my aunt reminded me that John was like a tree in winter dead, but with spring (Jesus in his heart), comes renewal and rebirth in heaven with Jesus.  I instantly felt better.  So, here is to my Cowboy, John, Happy Spring Baby Brother.

I still enjoy my glass block, but, it is getting harder to come up with things to put inside.

This year I decided to fill it with fake grass and Easter Eggs.  This is all I needed.  I cut the grass into two rectangles (it was easier to handle when putting them into the glass).  I then stuck the light through the back of the grass and shoved it in the bottom.  I used the tongs to put the Easter eggs in and fix the lights a little, added a cute bow, and TA DA... done!

Oh Hoppy Day!


Egg-a-Rrific Chalkboard Picture

This is such an easy project and I love the black and blue together.  

Remember this frame?  I used the red one for my Valentine Hanging Hearts.  I love these frames and got them for very little at Michael's, so, I couldn't help myself and purchased five (in different sizes of course).

 This cute little decal, I got at WalMart.  I wanted to use them on my large glass storage containers, but, they didn't want to conform to the rounded surface. 

I just cut some white burlap to fit under the glass and popped the sticker on top.  I tried my hand at a little chalk art, but, I think my kids smudged it a little.  The bigger they are the higher they can reach.

Anyway, have an "egg" cellent day!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Valentines Day / St. Patty's Day at The Roost

Well, here I am again, freaking out because it has been a while since my last post.  I really want to apologize for not being consistent.  I just let life and all it's crazy get in the way.  I can't promise it won't happen again, but, I can promise to try harder.  If you have any tricks to help you keep consistent with your blog, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, share them with me in the comment section.  I would really appreciate it.  Now, a little in my defense, the structure of my daycare has changed a little.  This is the first time in twenty years, that every child attending is the youngest in their family.  All of them are very emotional with a side of crazy tantrums.  Even though I don't have very many kids, I work harder now than I did when I first started this business (please, keep me in your prayers).  So with that said, I wanted to share my Valentine and St. Patty's Day decor with you even though it is very late.

I got these candles for a song after Christmas and  fell in love with them.  They are so gitchy.  They also inspired the candy cane hearts again this year.

This was hanging in the Daycare zone.

Sweet LOVE Birds.  Can you believe I got them at the 99 cent store?

Can you see that the jute is in the shape of a heart?

Well, that was my Valentine decor.

On to St. Patty's Day.  I really had fun with it this year.  I pulled things from everywhere.  Anything green wasn't safe - ha ha.

This was my favorite grouping.  I love the fuzzy green rocks in the cylinder vase, and, I got these bunnies last year and didn't know what to do with them.

Sweet green birdie from my "Bird Box".

I did do a couple of little crafty things, but, you will have to wait until next year to see them - tee hee.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Hanging Hearts

I had so many candy canes left over this year, I just had to use them for Valentines Day, again.  But, after you see my entryway shelf, you will know why.  I made quite a few, fifteen to be exact.  Now everyone knows what they are getting for V-Day from me - ha ha.  Anyway, this little ditty has my heart a pitter patter.  

I got the frames at Michael's for only eight dollars.  I couldn't believe it because it was originally thirty.  I loved it so much a got a couple including the cute red one.  I wanted to use it at Christmas, but, didn't get around to it -- next year I will.

I just tied the hearts on with a little raffia.

I made these a couple of years ago.  I truly make these every other year.  I think they are so pretty.

In the corner of the frame, I just tacked on these rosettes.  I had them in my stash and just added a pretty red heart to the white one.

I love how it turned out.  I have it hanging in my entryway.  I will have additional entryway pictures soon.