Friday, April 30, 2010

150th Post and Triple Giveaway

Here I am at my 15oth post with my 100th whooshing by months ago without my even being aware of it! So in honor of blogging giveaways I decided on a triple...

To enter please comment on my blog saying which one you would like to win. The giveaway will end May 8th at 12:oo noon. Please comment on just one item so everyone gets a chance.


9-12 month size hand made sundress and bloomers


Yellow Challenge purse and "Finding Martha's Place", a wonderful book about a woman who finds God in her search for a life worth living and a place to share her love of cooking good food!


And this one's for all the Moms who have asked me "are you ever going to make little boys clothes?" Size 2/3 purchased polo shirt and handmade "clam -diggers" or (x-long shorts).

I saw a pair of these in JCrews kids catalog and knew some little guy would look so cute in them.

Thank you to all my followers and others who check on my blog now and again, you have made this such a fun experience, to share my life, my crafts, my travels!

Its been a blast...150 times over:)

More Rainy Day Pages

The last week with the gray skies and dark rainy days I haven't had much energy
to sew or craft, but because I had organized my photos and papers I have done a few pages.

Hope you all have had a good productive week:)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yellow Challenge #5

Here is my yellow outfit that I shopped my closet for...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring/Summer Room Spruce up

I love my den/coffee room with its warm colors and cozy feel, but when spring comes it starts

to feel a little dark and in need of a mini makeover.
This year I decided to change out the curtains from rust to some tan ones w/ white lining that buttons back to show the white more. These are curtains I've had for years but because they are from Pottery Barn they last forever!

Then I changed out the branches and berries for white and yellow tulips, (silk of course).

I also took out the dark paisley pillows and plush rug. These green pillows and a white and tan rag rug complete the fresh look.

With the late afternoon sunshine streaming in it feels like a whole new room and a breath of fresh air.

Extra Color Challenge?!

If any of you color challengers are up for it there is an extra week this I thought we'd add in a new category for anyone who can join in.

Week #5 Challenge

Put together an outfit (shopped from your closets) for you or someone else using the color yellow. You can take a pic of the outfit alone or modeled by the person who would wear it.

This could be a challenge, because a lot of us don't think we look good in yellow...sounds fun though!

You up for it?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yellow Challenge #4

Here is my Yellow Recipe.

Key Lime White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

24 Oreos (I used Gluten Free chocolate K-Toos, a GF oreo type cookie)
1/4 C. butter melted
Crush cookies and add butter. Press into an 8x8 pan and chill

8 oz Cream cheese
3 T. sugar
3 T. Key Lime Juice
4 oz white chocolate, melted
1 c. Cool whip

Mix cream cheese, sugar, and key lime juice, until thoroughly blended. Add white chocolate and mix well. Stir in cool whip gently. Spoon over oreo crust and refrigerate for 2 hrs. Cut into squares to serve.

Note: Key lime juice is from a special lime that has yellow juice. It is very tart and has a unique flavor.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Week of Sunshine

I was so blessed to be able to spend last week with my husband on the panhandle of Florida!
The weather was perfect, so was the beach, the food was Southern which I LOVE!

The houses were painted in beautiful colors and named cute things like"Better than Chocolate", "Cherry on Top", "Lemon Drop", "Latitude Adjustment", "Mamas Happy" etc.

It was so wonderful that neither of us ever wanted to come home:) We just wanted our family to join us and stay another week...or a year...I especially loved all the use of color in that area of the USA as my year is focused on the color challenges every month. The name of the resort we stayed at was "Water*Color" you think I might have picked it for its name?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Yellow Challenge #3 ( a week early)

I'm heading on vacation for a week:) so I'm posting my unusual yellow challenge early. I found this very tiny miniskirt at the Goodwill and knew instantly what I'd do with it. When I went to pay I felt I had to explain to the cashier that I wasn't going to wear it, just make something out of it! She looked at me like"Yah, sure! you think you're a teeny bopper don't you."
Then I found some fabric and home dec sample pieces @ Joann...sewed the bottom shut above the ruffle...added a handle and belt....buttons...

This is the top detail...

And it is lined with the flowered fabric that was used to make the belt and bow.

Here is the finished bag! It even has 4 ready made pockets on the back and front for cell phone, keys etc. I ended up liking it even more than I thought I would, because the added blues of the fabrics and embellishments took it from blah yellow to sweet and summery.

And by the way its never too late to join the Color My World Challenge! has just joined us, welcome Madison:)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Little Taste of Holland

After all these years of living not 20 miles from the Woodland Tulip Festival I finally got there!

I happened to make it there just as the rain stopped and it began again just as I was leaving!

I was feeling blue and this was the perfect pick- me -up. For an hour the tough things in life faded away and I was awash in color. Thank You, God, for tulips!

Yellow Challenge #2

This was an easy craft project...unclip the fall photos from these frames...take photos of spring

flowers and clip the new photos into the frames. These are from my "coffee room" which I will be changing over to a spring/summer look soon.

Monday, April 5, 2010

More Rainy Day Pages

Well its raining and windy and I've been sick for 4 days with what I thought was a 24 hr flu...however as the days passed and I realized I may never be able to eat again :)I decided I better find somthing else to occupy my time with...So heres some scrapbook pages!

Hope you are all well out there in Blog land and I pray with all my heart that none of you get this 24/72/? hr flu!

Thursday, April 1, 2010