Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree Hunt

Today a beautiful sunny day and the day to find a Christmas tree!! Who knew nature was so expensive!!?

Book Binge!!

This was my book pile over the Thanksgiving Holiday!! I can say they all get my seal of approval!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas junk!

Yesterday while junking I found these!! Aren't they cute!! Two dollars later and I am very pleased!! I saw theses last year on a blog and really loved them. Today I did a little hunting and look what I found! Now you can have your own!! So cute!!

While drive'n around I saw a sign that said "Boutique" and so I did a quick back track. I found the most darling little cottage filled to the brim. I felt like I was walking through It was darling and so fun.
A woman w/ a darling home moves her and her family and ALL THERE STUFF out of her home for 2 weeks to have this sale. Can you even imagine?
I digress. Anyway I got this darling ring for 4.oo and ripped my self from the cottage so I didn't do any more damage!! Sighhh.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I took this photo today while on a mini "vacay". I'll post my new finds tomorrow. (when like light is better to take photoes)

Friday, November 27, 2009

I love me a Before and After!!

I love to see things change w/ a stroke of a brush or a spray of a can. Tonight I happened on "Better After". Awesome before and afters. Check em out!! Check here warned you'll droll Life in the FUN lane!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Today I am most grateful for the ability to create!!

Our internet connection was BROKEN!!

For 2 whole days..I almost died!! To say that my love for the internet is anyless then an addiction is a total lie!! Oh I love you internet!! Never ever leave me again!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Last year I had "Punctal Plugs" shoved in to my tiny tear duct holes at 120.00 a pop!! SO fun!! Tonight almost a year later I found I LOST ONE!!! I'm the same girl who walked a way (and now I'm totally kicking myself) from the worlds most darling jacket at a thrift store because it was "To much"!! It was 5.00 folks!! Sighhh... I guess I have to be cheap so I can pay for "plugs".


The daily walk has been getting a little chilly! I wanted a cute new beanie and some gloves...1.50 later and I'm feeling the thrift store warmth!! Awwweeee!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blind Side

I just went to see Blind Side (the movie) w/ Sandra Bullock. It was such a darling show. Such a faith in humanity builder. I'd give it 5 stars and I am not a movie watcher and enjoyer! It is a holiday, warm heart must see!!

A strangers house!

I love to see what is new and fun on this porch when I go get my prescriptions or run to the bank. Look how cute the pumpkins w/ the house numbers on them!! OOoo I love it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life is a BALL!!

So my down comforter is dying a slow death. It has had a long and useful life but it is about time to turn in the towel. In an attempt to prolong it's life I took it to the laundermat today to have a bath. Martha (You know Martha) said to put tennis balls in the dryer while drying it wouldn't "bunch". I've used the tennis ball trick before and so I did it again...well now my down comforter smells like a rubber factory. Awe the joys of Martha!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hang'n on

Paper Flakes

Sometimes I just can't wait for things to be done for me so I just do them myself. Today I made SNOW!! These are HUGE and easy to make and fun to hang from the ceiling!! Here is the recipe!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black and Better Then Ever!!

I've wanted to make one of these JCrew corsage shirts for awhile now and have even bought many a shirt to do this too...alas...I did it!! OOOOO I love it and it was so fun to make!! I just want to high five myself!!

The perfect pear!!

I'm always looking for my perfect match for me!! Instead I found a 1.00 bag of perfect pears!! Oh well close enough. I love the color they add to the top of my wardrobe!

Pretty and Pink

This little lady asked and asked to come home w/ me...and alas no room have I. Isn't she DARLING!!! How fun in a creative studio!!! Sighhhhhh. Hope she found a great home. I think she was 10.00....that only deepens the pain!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Free and Fabulous!!

I have a crush on Nesting Place. I love how she can paint ANY THING a beautiful aqua blue and it looks smashing!!

Remember last week when I got this off (our for FREEEEEE??!

Look at her now. aqua and so CUTE!! I banged my self on the head something crazy while trying to get this lady in place BY MY SELF!!

But oohhh so worth it!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Today I taught my sweet primary class about "The law of the tithe". (google for more info) I passed out the little gray envolopes and talked about their use. We filled them out and licked them closed. One boy said loudly "Mmmmm that tasted like toast!!" An added bonus I assured him!!


I love me a Modbe Cami 99.9% of days. It keeps all things above you waist band hidden!! Teaching preschool and bending over every 3 minutes and sitting on the floor for story time...the Modbe Cami was a MUST!! Sad news...our dear friend Modbe is calling it quits!! Keep your eye open for FAB sales!! They have super duper modest darling swim suits so plan ahead!! (No one paid me to say this kind "stuff" I really love their product!!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A little letter!!

When is the last time you "snail mailed" a card to someone for nothing special? I usta write 2 or 3 letters a week and now rarely do I have cause to find a stamp. Today I had to thank someone for a kindness and thought I'd write a "little note" rather then shot off and e-mail.
I challange you to send a card to someone today!!

Snow snow snow snoooowwwww!

Today it snowed..not just a little but enough to cover the last of yesterdays leaves.

Rather then venture in to the cold Utah tundra I decided to add a little aqua to my life! (If that isn't a cliff hanger I don't know what is!)

I also want to share my crush on They helped my darling little sister get all her wedding invites and envelopes for under 100 bucks and they turned out darling!! Today as I played on their site I found darling photo Christmas cards for cheap...I found photo key chains for under 4.00. And custom made photo calendars. I also had business cards made by these fine folks for under 4.00 total (free cards just pay shipping). Just thought I'd share!!

Here is a card a mom downloaded of her daughters art work and Vista printed it and she sent it out for Christmas!! Cute!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm glad!!

I'm glad that I realize I'm not perfect...I don't do perfect things and my projects NEVER turn out perfect. I am glad that I am ok w/ that and that is just PERFECT!!

Don't LEAF!!!

Today I woke up at 7:53 and had to be at work at 8:00. What a wild morning!! There was frost on my car this morning and almost all the leaves have fallen and are dry and crunchy. I thought I'd save a few this afternoon!

I used a small votive candle and melted it in a throw away pie tin. Easy clean up is the key!

Dipped and layed flat. They turned out so BEAUTIFUL and leathery!! Can't wait to hang them!!

Check out this blog for some YUMMY pictures!! Happy Fall Ya'll!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A little bird!

Look how cute this bird is!! I am going to make a few!! Found in the Greener Christmas book posted below!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today I was up had my flu shot and mopped the bathroom and had a load of wash washing before I could even blink. Then I sat down to check out (Utah's I saw this little lady for FREE!! ROAD TRIP!!

***Note this is a headboard not a cupboard (Bentley)!

While I was in the area I picked up this darling at the Salvation Army for a dime!!

and this for 3.00.

Now I need a nap!!


Today while drive'n down the free way I looked up to see an older man in his camo standing on an over pass. He was holding a HUGE flag and waving w/ a smile on his face. He was glad today was his day!! Thanks to all the veterans who have made my home a free place!!


Savers is have'n a 50% all clothing and accessories sale TODAY!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Although people will sigh and roll their eyes and make funny faces...I'd like to thank the raido station who is playing "all christmas, all the time" till the big day!! Thank you!


I needed a pair of dark washed wide leg jeans score 5.00
I needed a pair of black boots in a large large size SCORE 5.00
A Christmas present book for me. 1.50
A two foot tall box wood topiary I couldn't walk away from 2.00

North Ogden DI (thrift store) has redeemed its self!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I love when the leaves just glow w/ color!! Aweeee autumn!!
Today in primary it was a CIRCUS that begun and ended w/ a prayer!! We could have sold tickets I tell ya!! It was a mad house!! It will take me a week to rest up!!


Yesterday I was able to attend a Woman's Forum! I learned lots! I went to classes.
On loving the unlovable.
Color for you.
The impact of color.
"The coupon Lady".
I loved the coupon class!! It seems like ANOTHER fun way to save a ton of money!! Can't wait to start!!
I feel just a little bit smarter...isn't that a good feeling!!