Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I need help...

update on 01/31/09:

I had the sweetest offer from Melanie to take a look at it. Isn't she sweet?? I ended up figuring it out on my own, I don't even want to go back and think of all the hours it took me.

Now I need to get back to spending my energy on being creative! :o)


See that annoying "exceeded bandwidth" error in my header up there? Where is that coming from? Ugh! I cannot figure it out.

I was using a free blog template and a few days ago, I signed on to my blog and saw those ugly errors everywhere! I panicked! I quickly reverted back to using one of the blogger templates, but that one error up there remains. I have gone thru the HTML code line by line (I am no programmer/coder/smart computer person, but hey, I tried! ha ha)

Can anyone tell me what I need to do? I would be eternally grateful and you would save me from going completely insane.

My sanity is in your hands....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mason jars + hose clamps + molding = FABULOUS!

photo courtesy of Country Home.

How cute is this??? Another project to add to my To Do list.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm (almost) famous!

One of the blogs I follow is Layla's over at The Lettered Cottage. She is such a talented designer and she posts such inspiring photos and decorating advice.

Several months ago as I was cruising Layla's blog, I came across this post and stopped dead in my tracks. I had been trying to figure out a home improvement project to work on with my Stepmom over the Thanksgiving holidays. I quickly sent her the link to Molly and she thought it was a great idea.

Once we got the project completed, I decided to send Layla and email to say thanks for the inspiration and sent her the before and after pictures. When I heard back from her, she asked if I minded if she shared my pictures with her readers. MIND?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? What a huge compliment! I was so excited!

So, last night as I was catching up on my favorite blogs I came across her blog entry from last week. (Can you tell where this is going yet? ha ha)

I'm famous!! Go and check it out for youself! Country Kitchen Cabinet re-do.

Thank you Layla! What an honor to be showcased on your blog!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First project of 2009 - Done!

Okay....so after seeing silhouettes of sweet children all over blogland, I knew that I had to do one of each of my boys.

So after coaxing and bribing them to stand against the wall, turn to the side, "STAY STILL FOR A COTTON PICKIN' MINUTE! QUIT JACKIN' WITH YOUR BROTHER!"...deep breath, take about 10 shots of each kid....breathe....

I got this:

and this:

I pulled it into my photo editing software, (AKA Photoshop Elements 4.0) and turned them into this:

Then I pulled that into my electronic die cutting machine, hit a few buttons and came up with this:

Aren't they cute?? I got the frames from Hobby Lobby. The clothespin in the middle was a 2008 project. (click on the picture to enlarge)

Now, I can mark this one off the list of projects. I only have about a bazillion left on there.

What is next on your To Do list?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Year In Review....Top 10 Pictures

I'm joining Jules in the Top 10 party over at
The Roost. Here are my favorites from 2008

Us with Doug's brother Scott, our SIL Lisa and our nieces Sam and Katie at the Gaylord Texan Ice Show. Over the past year, we have grown closer and I am so thankful.

For the animal parade at school, Brady was a puppy with a pet monkey.

Cade lost his first tooth.

Having a scrapbooker mom, these two are used to having an camera in their face all of the time and really know how to ham it up when they feel like it.

Look at these two beauties. Doug surprised me with them....he finally gave in to all of the hints I'd been dropping for about a year! Now, if they'd only come out with an invention that would fold and hang up all the clothes I'd really be in heaven.

A day of garage sales with my MIL and SIL. We had soooo much fun and found so much stuff! We're going thrifting next week for SIL's birthday....can't wait!

Kitchen project. I was inspired by Layla over at
The Lettered Cottage. My stepmom helped me remove the doors on the upper cabinets, paint and we added hardware to all the other doors and cabinets. I love the way it turned out.

Our Brady Bear turns 4.

I saw this sock monkey and wanted to get a picture of Cade standing in front of it since our pet name for him is "Cade Monkey". He was not cooperating with me and decided to make a face when I snapped the shot. He wasn't even trying to look like the monkey, but he totally does! ha ha

The love of my life. This picture was taken after our 4th of July vacation in Crystal Beach. He didn't shave at all that week and on the last day he shaved all of his scruff into a goatee. Hubba hubba!