Monday, October 10, 2011

Chha Chaaa Channnges!

I haven't had the chance to update in SO long... A LOT has happened since my last post in July.

I've been VERY busy with my work- I got an order to Puerto Rico for a princess party & this week I got another to Australia for a red riding hood banner!!

I got a new "real" job AND we moved to our new house!!

I'm always busy with new orders, I have 3 right now, and I am always coming up with new ideas for the shop and my home that I often WISH I had enough time to make!! :)

Here are some recent pics... Enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I've been working on...

Not exactly the same kinds of things I usually post, but I wanted to share with you my most favorite piece of furniture, ever!!

I envisioned this in my head for months.... I knew I wanted (and needed) a hutch for additional storage in the kitchen at the new house. I searched Craigslist over and over again- I'd find a great piece but too pricey. I'd find something within my price range, but too big for my space.

Then, I found the perfect piece!! It rained the day we were suppose to go get it- and she had two others coming to look. I was soooo upset. I told myself whats meant to be is to be.

She e-mailed me the next AM and said that she decided to save it for us. Whether or not this is true, I do not care. I was thrilled!! We closed on our house that day and then headed over to pick it up. It was the very first NEW HOUSE purchase- and it was perfect!!

I, sadly, didn't take any before pictures (I did take some in progress, but thats no fun!)... but here she is in all her glory!
I love her!!

Adorable fork, spoon & knife drawer pulls... I have a large fork and spoon from the current house that I am spraying yellow to add to the kitchen, too. I figured it would tie in and be super cute! ;)

The top hutch... I wanted something with doors ( I may eventually remove the glass and put in chicken wire!) and an openng where the hutch and buffet met to place plates (I have several awesome colors of Fiesta dishes I want to display)! An added bonus... I place to hang glasses and a small drawer for extra space!

 Aganist the walls... they are two shades apart and I like how the hutch really pops... I will be adding sunflower yellow as a main accent color; along with shamrock green, lemongrass, cobalt blue & more turquoise!

From another angle... I didn't take any good close up shots, but I did distress it all over to give it an aged look. Perfect for the look I am going for throughout the new house!

And a rooster... from my fabulous Daddy!! I love them, and they are said to bring good luck. :)

Hope you all enjoyed seeing one of the things thats been keeping me so busy lately!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

{FREE} Father's Day Subway Art Printable

Hey ya'll...

I'm here today to share with you my first EVER {FREE} design!!

Father's day is JUST around the corner and because I love and appreciate my father SO much I'm doing something FuN for him this year... shhh, it's a surprise!! Soo... I thought I'd share this cute printable I designed with all of you so you can tell the father/s in your life just how much YOU appreciate THEM!!! :)

Go HERE to download your personal copy!


Please... just leave a comment if you choose to download & check out my Facebook page here!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

{It's FUN to BEE Two!} G's 2nd BEEday party!

We woke to a VERY rainy spring day, here in MI. I had worked SO hard all day Friday to get it all set up, I think that by this point I didn't really MIND the rain, but with the cheerful theme some sun would have been nice ;) The BEEday girl woke with a smile and her face and kept talking about eating cake balls and cookies- so we knew she was excited ;)

We hosted the party at my parents' house... they live near by and their home is SO much bigger than ours and much more condusive to the elaborate party I was throwing ;)

We set it up in 3 rooms... The kitchen had the main event... a HUGE sweets table & a taco bar for lunch! YUMMO! The living room got turned into a dining area, gift table & photo prop station. The "porch" was also a dining area and decked out for the event. It all turned out great- everyone ate a lot, talked a lot and laughed a lot at my childs silly antics. Great day!! She was also SO polite when opening gifts and told each and every person "thank you". Little Miss Manners! Without further ado... PICS!!

A ribbon wreath welcomed the guests

A photo prop station for pics with the BEEday girl!

Sample of the centerpieces I made & my little BEEutiful girl ;)

Picture from her 2 yr photo shoot with The Camera Chick

Photo prop sign; Frame from TJMaxx

 Props! Mini pinwheels from Hobby Lobby

 Bee photo stands; Hobby Lobby

Bee mask props thanks to the suggestion of Claudia of TiniPosh; From Target
Bee basket from my dear friend, Leslie {Leslie's Chocolate Covered Creations}
 Dining table with centerpieces and damask runner from Plates & Napkins

 Another centerpiece

Hanging decor with large and mini bees over the photo prop station

Gift table for my spoiled litte girl
Upon entering the kitchen, guests saw this:

Plates, bowls, napkins and rolled silverware... and of course a bee hive ;)
Plates & Napkins from Polka Dot Market

Paer daisies from Polka Dot Market & "Happy Bee-day Grace" Banner

And now, the TACO BAR!!

 Balloons from Polka Dot Market & a decorated high chair!

I used leftover ribbons from the ribbon wreath!

And then, the SWEETS TABLE!!

Bee hive cake that my mom made!

 Doughnuts from Dough-a-Deer

Bee Cake Balls from Terri's Treasures
Cake Pop holder from AtoZebra Celebrations

 Shortbread hive and bee cookies from Dandy Delights

 Chocolate covered pretzels from Leslie's Chocolate Covered Creations
Homemade gluten free cupcakes for me! Topped with cupcake toppers, of course! ;)
Black and white polka dot cupcake wrappers from Bake It Pretty

And the stand was complete with a number "2" and some mini bees!

 Favor Boxes from Polka Dot Market

Favor sign, close up. Frame from Home Goods.
 Main drink station; Izze drinks, Water & Lemonade

Izze drinks with paper straws from Bake It Pretty

 Water bottle labels

Bee Hive dispenser from Christmas Tree Shops {Thanks, Leslie!} 

My BEEutiful daughter whom I do ALL of this for:
Shirt from *golden*
Hair bow from Etsy

 Tutu from Trinity's Tutus
Tights from a daily deal on Zulily

Earrings from Etsy

Our happy little family with our BIG two year old girl!

Okay...whew! That was a HUGE post!! I hope I covered everything and tagged everyone who helped make it SUCH a special day for us! Thanks to ALL of you for your encouragement over the last few months... it made me work so much harder to make this party a huge success!!!