Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hair Flower Clips

So....I've always loved the look of flower hair clips. My best friend sent me over to her sister's page, Ruby Sweets and I was in awe. Her work is absolutley beautiful. I ordered a set of hair bows and won a set (from her facebook page) and when they got here, I can tell you the pictures don't do justice! After looking at them closely, I realized that it would actually be fairly easy to make the flower clips. So, I tried, and they turned out cute :) I took them to work and within about 30 minutes they were gone! I made more last night and decided I'd sell the next batch (about 10) and see if they still went as fast. They did. I only have 3 left lol. With help and advice from my wonderful husband, my fabulous best friend and her amazing sister Rhonda, at Ruby Sweets, I have decided I'm going to try and sell these (outside my office).
If these flower hair clips are something you might be interested in, please let me know. There are several different styles, colors and sizes :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

This year I decided to make a few gifts to those special to me, and then I'd make cards for the rest. Since my Mom is no longer living, I try and make those that are in my life and have made the biggest impact, feel just as special as I would my Mom.
My amazing Mother-in-Law has forever impacted my life! She has been the Mom that I've needed for the past 9 years. I honestly couldn't of picked a better Mother-in-Law if I would of hand-picked her myself. For Mother's Day I made her one of the message boards that I've shown a few posts down. She loved it :)
For my best friend.....This woman has been amazing! She is the best friend EVERY girl should have. She gives honest, and heartfelt advice when needed....She is always there when you need to cry, vent, or laugh! She has the best sense of humor, the biggest heart and is an amazing mother. She has shown me that no matter the NEVER give up! She'll tell you "It's ok to make mistakes, just don't let them take control of your life", and she couldn't be more correct! I really can't explain my true feelings for her....but she knows them, I'm sure! So...for her I made a woden decor of her Mom. Her mom too has passed! I was hoping to capture her mother's beauty in this, and so I made it simple!
Here is a picture of it:

This picture show's the side view of the wooden decor. It has a stand on the back so she can set it on a bookshelf or fireplace mantle. She loved it, and that is all that matters :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I am scared :( I've had a rash type mess on my face for about 3 or 4 weeks now. When I went in for my regular check-up my doctor indicated that she wanted to do blood work to try and see what was going on. There were several things that could be going on. I wasn't too worried at that point because I didn't know. I wasn't stressing about it. Today, the doctor called me, at work, to tell me that I have Lupus. Are you kidding me? My best friend, and her mom both have lupus. Her mom passed away from complications of lupus settling in her heart. Ugggh. Are you sure that I have it? I listened very closely to things she was telling me, and thankfully my doctor was speaking in normal people terms and not some big doctor terminology! One of the test that they had did (testing inflammation level) indicated that it was slightly elevated...which makes sense because I don't have a lot of pain in my joints. But, that may be a bad thing too because if it's attacking my organs than I probably wouldn't feel a lot of pain, right?
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Phone Message Board

Here is a phone message board that I made. I got the idea off the Silhouette blog. I had a lot of fun making it :) Everyone keeps telling me I need to sell these type of things but it's so hard for me. I don't feel my "stuff" is something people would buy. I wish I could get past this thinking, because I'd really like to profit some money! Let me know what you think.