Monday, November 21, 2011

Just ANOTHER {really} random Monday...

I can't believe Thanksgiving is already here!!- THIS week!
I'm not sure I'm ready!  Are you? 

We have another birthday in the house this week!!
My Thanksgiving baby- Princess #1! 

Winston is getting so big!
Have you seen the movie "Marley & Me"?-
Winston IS "Marley & Me part 2"!
He is such a sweet dog- BUT, ALWAYS. HAS. SOMETHING. IN. HIS. MOUTH.!-
which always leads to something torn apart!

I made a little "scrappy-chic" tassel from a few fabric strips,
tied together with a pretty velvet ribbon and a vintage rhinestone pin,
then hung with a loop of burlap.

I also made a trip to the E.R. with precious little Princess #2-
Bless her sweet heart, not the birthday present she had in mind,
a head full of stitches- she has been so brave! (and I have been worried sick!)

and this horse gives new meaning to a "mud bath"!-
clearly he just took one! (he used to be white!)

Sunday night dessert was pumpkin pie!
recipe can be found here (and I still make it the "wrong" way)

Speaking of pie, the American Pie Council and Crisco found that people who liked
certain pies described themselves in the same words. Here are some popular pies-
and the traits of people who love them!

Apple- independent, realistic, & compassionate
Pecan- thoughtful & analytical
Chocolate- loving
Pumpkin- funny & independent

What's your favorite pie?
I like them all!- and I like how that describes me! :)
Guess that goes to show you, sometimes too much of a good thing IS a good thing!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

To top it off...

I just love to add a little extra something special to cupcakes ...

like a simple "cupcake topper"!

1. punch desired shape using a paper punch
2. draw (or print) your design of choice
3. add a little color with paint (or glitter would be awesome too!)
4. punch another shape from coordinating paper and adhere to first shape

5. place a dab of hot glue to the back of shapes and add stick
6. place another punched shape to the back to cover the glue and stick 
(AND because it's always nice to look pretty from behind too :)!)

7. add a little ribbon 

8. then place atop your yummy cupcake and enjoy!

 off to Princess #2's class
to help celebrate her 9th birthday today!

Oh happy day indeed!

Many Blessings,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just another random Monday...

It's supposed to storm today...
from the looks of the sky this morning, I'd say it probably will-

I feel like Elvis today in my "blue-suede-shoes"...
(thank you Target!)

I get to play in these today!!!- and I'm SO excited!!
(it's been a long time!)

We have a birthday in the house this week!
Oh, how I love birthday weeks!!

and I'm making this for dinner tonight!-
super easy! super yummy!

Happy {random} Monday!
love & blessings!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Southern Snow"

A.K.A. Cotton!

fields and fields of beautiful cotton!
one of my very favorite things during this time of the year...
driving by the fields just bursting with glowing white blossoms!

 simply breathtaking!!

 "There is beauty all around...
often we need only open our hearts
that our eyes may see."

Wishing you a beauty-filled day!
Many Blessings,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Good news for girls!!

EVERY girl is a princess, the daughter of a King...
the greatest King who created and rules over everything! 
Isn't that good news?!!
(Psalm 47:2, Psalm 103:19)

I decided to create a little something bearing this good news for Princess #1...

hung in her room with another simple hoop I created for her...
my prayer is that she will always remember,
on good days and not so good days,
just how very special she is and that God will always love her.
She is God's little princess!
(Psalm 139:13-14)

that is also my prayer for ALL girls!
Isn't that just a wonderful thought to treasure in our hearts always?!
We are His little princess'! {no matter our size or age :)!}

Happy Monday!
love & blessings!