Thursday, March 31, 2011

coffee talk...

 a simple little set of coffee mugs I created for a few gifts...
(and a set for us to keep as well!)

beginning with solid colored mugs,
and using a porcelain paint pen (following the directions found on the pen)

I painted words chosen from some of my favorite scriptures,
with simple illustrations...

for the gifts:
I printed out the words, followed by the scripture that I had used for inspiration,
and enclosed it with the set of  mugs...

just in case you would like to create a set (or two!)  for someone (or yourself!)
I'd love to share my list with you! 
  just click the picture and print! 

and now I'm off to enjoy my "coffee talk" for today...
I think I'll choose "shine"- with an extra muffin too!

Have a wonderful weekend!
love & blessings!

Monday, March 28, 2011


eating cake for breakfast,
sprinkled with delicious fresh blueberries-
because that makes it a "healthy choice" right??

savoring beautiful words...

and preparing to enjoy a "creative feast"!
a lovely Monday indeed!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

* sharing with my sweet friend Heather's "Life Made Lovely" Monday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

A pocket full of posies...

quite literally!
A simple little spring surprise I created for Princess #2...

beginning with a t-shirt I found with a tiny pocket...
(from Walmart for $4.50!- they have other colors too!)

then using one of my all-time favorite creative supplies:
fabric scraps!
do you save all your scraps too?
 sometimes just seeing them all together makes me smile!- so bright & cheerful!

I simply cut my designs from chosen scraps,
layered circles and strips for the stems,
and stitched them to the shirt!
(I did use heat-n-bond first for durability, I also chose to stitch
a bit away from the edges to allow a little fraying- which I love!)

but my favorite part of this little project was how excited Princess #2 was
with her new "spring surprise"!-
and then finding she had prepared her little outfit for the day...

complete with her precious accessories!
just melts my heart!! 

all from a simple "pocket full of posies"!

Happy weekend! &
Many Blessings!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Playin' dress-up! {Shabby Apple dress give-away!}

how about a delightful navy blue cotton poplin dress?,
contrasted with lovely golden metallic buttons-
nodding gently toward the military inspired style trend,
but with soft feminine details- like ruffles and a bow (both my favorites!)?
A perfect new spring dress!
just for YOU!

(a wonderful online vintage inspired dress boutique!)
has so graciously offered one lucky
"A pocket full of posies" reader
an opportunity to win this beautiful "Cortez" dress!!

simply leave a comment on this post!
winner will be chosen randomly this Friday March 25th
and will be posted on this post after 12:00 p.m. c.s.t. Friday- 

Shabby Apple has also generously offered
"A pocket full of posies" readers
a 10% discount on all purchases!!

simply use the code:

and also if you would like to receive special promotions
and exclusive discounts for Shabby Apple,
you may "like us" on facebook!

Congratulations Glenda!!!
Your name was drawn!,
please email your contact info.!

*give-away closed*

Happy Monday! (and happy "playin' dress-up"!)
love and blessings!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"I once was sad...

when I opened a box holding three of my favorite keepsakes-
the silhouettes of our children-
and found that one of the {matching} frames had not survived the (two!) moves...

however, a quick trip to the local Hobby Lobby during the 50% off frame sale
provided the perfect frames (that I liked much better than the old ones!) for a "new look"!

I also purchased a few decorative papers that I thought I might like
for the background of the silhouettes
...decisions! decisions! decisions!

finally, I decided on the soft black and white paper...
then re-framed and matted all the silhouettes...

and placed them in one of my new favorite spots {that I see all the time}
and found I was no longer sad, but now was delightedly very happy!"

  {and wondering why I ever chose the first frames to begin with!?-
and even feeling a bit thankful to open that box with the broken frame-
to remind me that, sometimes being "broken" gives us the perfect opportunity
to start fresh and look at things with a "new" perspective,
and often make them better!}
love and blessings!

Monday, March 7, 2011

two words:

"happy mom"!

{just counting a few blessings today-and wearing a bit of the rainbow as well!}

Happy Monday!
lots of love and many blessings!

*sharing with my sweet friend Heather's "life made lovely"!