DIY Mother’s Day Gift

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This year I made my mom this little decorative tray for her bedside table or bathroom.  The tray I choose to use was already painted gold.  I used paint markers and acrylic paint to paint the flowers and initials.  Once everything was dry I covered it in varnish.  It took a couple of days to finish because some of the paint markers were oil based and took longer to dry.  But overall it was pretty easy to make and my mom loved it.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Happy Cinco de Mayo!  I wish I could have a margarita. Too bad today is a work day, I'll have to celebrate tonight.  How are you going to celebrate?   *Please note:  These pics were not taken today and I would never drink on my lunch...

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I heart these apps!

May 5, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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I love finding new iphone applications that make my life easier or improve  my life in some little way. Here are a couple that I am into right now: 1.  Fooducate I love this app because you can scan barcodes at home or at the grocery store and it tells you all about your item.  It grades the item, tells you about harmful ingredients and even offers alternatives.  I have pretty much scanned everything at my house with a barcode.  Who would have known my Special K Chocolatey Pretzel cereal bar...

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Shop Update

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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  I added new items to my Etsy shop.  Stop by and see what you think.  I am still offering FREE SHIPPING on all items. Here is a quick preview

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It’s unreal to me that Osama Bin Laden is dead.

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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I feel a bit of cognitive dissonance about Osama Bin Laden's death.  It's weird to me that people are celebrating death. Seeing his picture on every news channel only makes me think about 911, our troops and the wars that have been a part of our lives for the last ten years or so and I don't feel like celebrating. Honestly,  I just hope that his death will be the catalyst that brings the rest of our troops home.  Also I am very proud of our President and the decisions he has had to make recently.  I can't imagine how hard it is...

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Oh to marry a Prince…

April 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Remember YM Magazine?   The Royal Wedding was so beautiful and these little royals are way too cute.

 

So I am kind of obsessed with the Royal Wedding.  But in my defense I have been "stalking" Prince William since about 5th grade.  It was then I realized that Princes were real and there was a very attractive young prince who was my age.  I remember seeing...

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Cotton District Arts Festival 2011

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past Saturday, Nikki Ballard and I had a booth at the Cotton District Arts Festival.  This was our first year to have a booth and we had a blast.  It was a pretty day, everyone was nice and complimentary and we sold more than we did at the Prairie Arts Festival.  Overall it went really well and I am very proud of us.  Our booth was really cute but unfortunately all of the photos I took were horrible.  I am so thankful that Ben snapped a few here and there.

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Easter Weekend

April 25, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Yesterday, Ben and I got together with some close friends to grill out.  We also dyed and decorated Easter eggs.  It was pretty laid back and nice.  

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  I had a wonderful Easter weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival was a blast as usual.  I promise to share photos of our booth this...

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This will melt your heart…

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Recently, my friend Nikki showed me this sweet video.  This little girl and her father are...

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Nikki & I were in The Reflector!

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Yesterday The Reflector (Mississippi State's student newspaper) did a story about Nikki and I having a booth at the Cotton District Arts Festival this year.  How exciting is that?  Read it

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