Thursday, April 11, 2013

Free Printable!

I have been busy this week. I just got back from St. Louis. I went to the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention.

It was so much fun! I learned alot and shopped alot and made new friends! That made it an amazing trip.

This was the bag you could purchase. $3 for the bag by itself, I got the $12 bag loaded with all kinds of goodies in it!!!
I loved everything that came in the bag. It was so so cute!!!

These are a few of the things I purchased. I went to Melissa Frances' booth. She was actually there working her booth. I was totally in awe of her. I didn't do the whole pose for a pic with her. I really am just not that kind of person. But I loved all her stuff. Her blog is so fun to look at. Tons of Yummy stuff! I have to say that now that I am back, I am sure going to be putting a big order into her shop. She has these amazing houses, that I want to do too. Set them up as a Christmas village like she has way too cute.

Then one of the other people I got the pleasure of being around was Teresa @ Craft Fantastic. I made the 2 make-n-takes. They turned out so cute. It was so fun meeting so many people, and Teresa was just amazing! The product is so easy to work with. It is such a great way to make a custom gift for anyone! It is so easy to do that my 14 year old can do it.

 So I came back fully inspired and ready to create! I really love Printables. I have printed off tons of things and hung them all over my house. My fav one I found on Pinterest. I have it hanging beside my bed.

I love me some Mr. Darcy!

Well my whole reason for this post is to give all you LDS members a Free Printable. I will post one that isn't so specific in a few days!

This is the Articles of Faith:

I hope you enjoy this! Just right click on the image open in a new window. Make sure the image is full-size, then right click on the image and save picture as.

I hope you come back soon!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Getting back into the Blogisphere!

It has been about 2 years, since the last time I posted anything. I also changed and moved my blog. I wanted to keep the old things, because it reminds me of where I started from. I have been thru a lot of life challenges and trials, and have landed on me feet. So that I am thankful for.

One of my newest adventures is couponing. Which I am going to be blogging about soon. I really want to share what I have learned with others. It has helped so so much. Another adventure I have been on is Pinterest! On there I have tried tons of new recipes and all kinds of things. Hopefully I will start posting those and hopefully set up a Link Party of Pinterest trial and errors, but most off all successes.

One huge Success I have had with Pinterest has been with cleaning products. That is making my own. So I am going to tell you my recipe for homemade dryer sheet.

This works for any kind of Liquid Fabric Softener you use. I make my own, so I used that.

All you need is :

1 air-tight container to mix and store the dryer sheets in
1 package of Paper Coffee Filters
 Enough fabric softener to coat the Coffee Filters in.

1.) I poured the liquid over top and just tried to make sure all the filters were lightly coated.
2.) I then let the fabric softener time to soak and dry a bit. Then if there was any left over liquid I
     used a few more filters to soak it up.
3.) After they were try I put the lid on the container and they are ready to use.

I have been using them for 2 months now. I love them. they are only good for 1 load, but cost pennies, compared to regular dryer sheets. Plus myself, and 2 of my children have Eczema, and this has not bothered any of us. Which is nice to find something that doesn't break one of us out in rashes.

I hope this has been helpful! It has made my life a whole lot easier, and spent so little on it.
Thanks for Stopping by!

The Rusty Tiara!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Please, Please Donate Blood!

I have had a crazy end for 2010 and a wonderfully blessed beginning to 2011. My youngest is a fun loving, full of life child. She smiles all the time, and is one of the happiest children I have ever come across. My older children had been sick with a head cold, so when myself and my youngest got sick, I felt it was par for the course. Well my youngest wasn't getting better, then one morning she woke up and her lips were blue. I knew I had to get her to the ER right away. That blue lips and her struggling to breath was a serious combination. Not that pneumonia isn't serious, but what I was about to have happen scared me even more.

There are few things that have happened in my life where I felt the world give out on me, and this in one of those times. In the ER they took her blood, and immediately you could see that something wasn't right with her blood. The Doc came back in and said that her body wasn't producing any Red Blood cells, and they were not sure why. So my mind went straight to the worse case scenario. You know all the bad words like, Bone Marrow, Cancer, among other things. Your body needs Iron to produce Hemoglobin, in order to produce Red Blood Cells. Well when they test your Iron levels someone(Adult or Child), to be in the Healthy range needs to have a level from 10 to 15. They will give someone a Blood Transfusion at a level of 7(Adult or Child). When she was admitted to Riley's Children's Hospital her level was at a 3.3. She had to have 2 blood transfusions.

I know this is probably scaring a few people right now. I will say it scared me to Death. She had just barely turned 2 and I was freaked out. Then after some more tests were run, and hours of worry, they finally had a theory of what had happened. For some reason the milk she had been drinking along with other unknown factors, her body had been blocking the absorption of Iron. So no big Bad words were wrong with her! So then it was OK well now what do we do? Well literally the Blood that someone so kindly Donated saved her life. She spent a week in the hospital getting better, and making sure she went 48 hours without any infection in her blood. I can't tell you how blessed that made me. That what was wrong, was a treatable condition. The event was serious, I was lucky that she lived through it. I was told that it had taken her body a year to get that bad, and I didn't know. It had compromised her Heart and I was told they were not sure why her heart was even still beating. So my Christmas miracle and New Year was getting to bring her Home!

The reason I am using this as my First post on my New Blog is that something so simple as donating Blood, could save someones life. I am so Thankful to the person who Donated blood, that my Child benefited from that all I can do is the same thing and spread the word. Go to the Red Cross's website, give them a call, and find out what you have to do to donate. There are people everyday with similar stories to mine. Such a small thing to give, but what a great benefit it is to save a life!

Riley's Children's Hospital was such an amazing place to have her go to. I was so blessed we were so close to such a great hospital. One thing I really never knew much about was how much good work Ronald McDonald House does for families of sick kids. Next time you are there just think about giving some of your leftover change to them. All the money donated to Ronald McDonald House goes to help the families. I never knew what they did till I saw them first hand.
Thank You for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful day!!
Save A Life Give Blood!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fun With Photoshop!

Ree from The Pioneer Woman, does amazing and fun things. She has a wonderful site full of things to explore. What I am doing the post on is specific to Ree's photography work. She has created filters, plus has tutorials that help you navigate some difficult things on Photoshop. It is so wonderful to have people that help and share their knowledge to achieve beautiful things.

This is my before Photo with the kids. Not too bad. This is right by our church building. I have always liked this spot. I actually took this picture in the exact place I had my engagement photo taken. 12 years ago the fence wasn't there and the trees were much fuller then.

{The Before shot! Not a bad picture at all.}

Here is the amazing after! I really liked the picture before, Now I love, love, love it! I have to Thank Ree for sharing her skills and knowledge to make this picture Sparkle. Take a look at her site and see what else she has to offer!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a Great Day!
Come back By Real Soon!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shoes A Girls Best Friend!

I love a pretty pair of shoes! I love high heels, I love a fun pair of Chuck Taylor shoes. A few years ago I found this card at Pier 1. It was a cream colored card with a cut out of a shoe with beads all over it. I fell in love with it. I knew I wanted to frame it. If not for the sheer fact of keeping the beads on the card. Well I did frame it and loved it even more if that is possible. So for the last few years I have been trying to find "Shoe" cards or pictures to hang up. I haven't come across anything that I liked, or in the colors of my bedroom, which are Pink and Green. So when I run into not being able to find exactly what I am looking for. I then look to see if I can make what I am looking for. So I did just that and decided to make my own. I got a template and some fun scrapbook papers and glitter and glitter glue and went to work. Here is what I came up with.
Clearance Frame from JoAnn Fabrics. I just found a huge JoAnn's where I live. I totally love it!
I needed a subtle background paper. So you notice the shoe and not the background paper.

Here is the template I used. I cut it out of a cereal box! So It was kind of green using what I had on hand. I didn't buy any special paper either. I used what I had already. So the cost of this project was the cost of the frame and that was it.
The finished shoe, complete with Glittered Heel and swirls!

Here it is all finished in its Frame and on the Wall!

This is the original shoe picture that inspired the whole project!

This is a collage of pictures that are beside my nightstand. I have a fun silhouette of Jane Austen! I got the Image from Dover my fav place to get fun Clip Art. The thing I love is that it was free!!!

This is the whole thing! If you notice there are a few holes in the whole collage. Well I am making a sampler for one of the spots and the other is a beautiful free cross stitch pattern I got of a shoe from DMC's free patterns. I am going to try and find the link for it. Here is the exact Link for the cross stitch Shoe! Check out DMC's free patterns Plus they have a blog too!
Thank You for dropping by! I hope you have been inspired to create your Own shoe collection!
Have A Great Day! Come Back Really Soon For a Visit!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Frame Wall Project!

I have to really start out this post with an apology. I am so sorry that I have been absent. I am sorry that I haven't gotten back to people in a timely manner. I have been sick and still trying to get my house settled. I will say I do have good news. Matt got a Great job here in Indianapolis. He loves it and the plus is that he is making more than he did with his old company. That was a very nice blessing. So now that things have settled a bit around here. I wanted to show you some of the projects I have done. I am hoping here in a month to give a tour of the rooms I have finished in the house.

This frame project is over my TV. I didn't include the TV in it or the buffet it is sitting on. I am saving that for when I finish transforming the buffet. These frames I purchased at Walmart for just $3 a piece. I had the wooden wood "Family" already. So this only cost me $9 total! That is always good for my pocket.

Close-up of the frame. I took and Sepia toned a few of the kids pictures from different ages.
Here it is all done. The funny thing is that it really isn't crooked as it appears in the picture. This house is old and has plaster walls and the wall seems to be curved or something on that end. It is kinda funny. Well I thought it was something very simple to do and share.

Miss Lily on the 13th of this month turned 19 months old! Where does the time go? Well I haven't been feeling very well. I have been bed ridden alot lately. I really don't say much about my health. There really is nothing that can be done. Plus there is always someone else who is worse than I am. Well my point behind my ramblings is that Miss Lily has been having fun sitting in bed with me! Mommy's company! I have been doing alot of reading and other things to pass the time. Well Miss Lily thought she would do the same. She kept taking my Lap desk so I gave her one of her own to use. Then Miss Lily decided she had to read too! Then Miss Lily decided she had to read what I was reading!

Miss Lily with her lap desk books and her bottle!

Reading Mommy's book!

I thought It was the cutest thing! I guess I am starting her young in mixed media magazines! Well at lest she wants to read and loves to just look at beautiful pictures!
Thank You for stopping by!
Have A Great Day! Stop back by soon.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Love and Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday! I got these Images from Dover. So all you have to do is Right Click on the and Save As and they are yours. I wanted to keep this a short post. That way this weekend can be spent on thinking about the ones we Love!

"Let me not to the marriage of True minds
admit impediments:Love is not Love
Which alters when it alteration finds"
~William Shakespeare
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"There is no remedy for Love than to Love more."
~Henry David Thoreau

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."

I would like to Thank Beverly for all the effort she puts into Pink Saturday! So please stop by her blog and check out all the things she is up to. Plus check out all the other ladies who participate in this fun day Full of Pink!
Have A Wonderful Weekend! Have A Happy Valentines Day! Thank You for stopping by!