my childhood desk comes to life!

I had been oh so eager to use Annie Sloan's new chalk paint. Finally, I had a reason! I found the old desk I used as a child with phone numbers and doodling in sharpie all over the top, the only answer to restore this desk was chalk paint! Yes! I found myself in C'est Moi (the only place in town that sell's Annie's paint) deciding over while color of Annie's chalk paint to buy. I ended up with Duck Blue and this beautiful desk, if I may say, a few days later! Check out C'est Moi http://shopcestmoi.blogspot.com/
With all the fun I had with my sharpie in middle school...

duck blue is painted on the desk and just a regular ole acrylic  paint a  few tones off on the drawer

the amazing paint!

my work space... outside! 

coming to a close... I painted some frames while I was at it

Finished!! painted knobs too! Such a proud moment, first piece of furniture I've ever painted!


jewels from Lily's Bead Box

weekly worn necklace! love the stones from Lily's Bead Box, what a great shop!
visit their website for inspiration http://www.lillysbeadbox.com/

family time at the farm

starting the day out right with a wagon ride
i love how this picture captures these little ones personalities so well
remarkable setting sun
how blessed am i!

wrap up that wrist

wrap bracelet for a dear friend

also can be worn as a necklace...

its in the details

stones for your birth month. 

perfect visual to help pick your length

my thing is this turquoise cross

Goodness gracious, this was such a fun necklace to make. green onyx wrapped at the top of large turquoise cross, purple stones to clasp it and the 3 birthstones of her grandbabies; peridot, pearl and opal 

the grandbabies on Easter

just a little left over bunny painting on our faces

shadow fun on a summers day


its simple with Jesus

Simple cross bracelet, reminds me its simple with Jesus! Made the side cross necklace and decided that I wanted a cross bracelet, so I made one! Its hard to tell but one is a wrap bracelet that I made and the cross is on a single strand.

Here's the picture of it along with my other favorite bracelets, complements of Pangea.


close to my heart...

is the cross and one that wears this! Made this necklace for a special lady in my life-- Momma Lambert! Hope you are loving it! love you! 


Hayden Kate

ahh! what a precious name! painted these sweet flowers for a super great girl that I work with at the hospital. Turned out a lot better than I expected! love it and can't wait to meet you Hayden Kate!

I love love painting these flowers for a little girl! 

Wedding Verse

 Painting of a verse for one of the sweetest couples I know! 

congrats Marshall and Wesley!! love you two!

wedding card i made for them with my new learned embossing...

All of her grandbabies!

For Christmas this year I made my mother a necklace with a stone for each of her grandbabies!  I loved making a necklace for my mom because it is such a huge part of me. 
Each separate link represent a separate family. 

if case you are curious....from left to right; pearl is for June: Cord. peridot is for August; Weston. The 3 emeralds are for May; Asa, Chapel and Jude, aquamarine colored stone is for March; Ava Wren. Lastly is opal for October; Thomas, amethyst for February; Emily and ruby for July; Shannon.  

Mom, Dad and some of their grandbabies on Christmas! so much love in this picture!

Mimi and the girls making Jesus' birthday cake!

The Love's Stationary

A quick trip to paper source one Monday afternoon to order stationary for a wedding gift, turn into a 2 hour exciting, inspiring and yes expensive trip! The sweet girl that helped me encouraged me to do something I would never have thought to do. To make my own monogrammed/personalized embossed stationary. After the purchase of blank stationary, lower case stamps, stamp pad, zap dryer and embossing powder, I was off to make stationary! 

This was such a fun process! Here is how it turned out... 

half of the stationary I stamped aLt for their initals 
the other half  I stamped todd and amber love on the card and the loves on the envelope

paper source even supplied me with a stationary box for the cards, got to stamp that one up too!
my favorite girls and I at the wedding! xoxo

Check out paper source for some inspiration... they will never let you down!