Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FINALLY!!! pics

We finally after our third child, have a family picture with ALL of us! We did these in Utah, with the insanely talented Abbey Kyhl of AK Design Studio.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stain cover up...

Do your kids have stubborn stains on shirts that are too funky to continue wearing, but the shirt is too cute or new to toss? Well, I love these Target tees and Mia did a number on it, so I made this little high heel cut out and sewed it over the stain, then I twisted ric rac and singed it to look like a leather flower, just like mommy's heels... She loves it! I think I'm going to do an old fashioned phone with ric rac cord, and a lipstick with compact next...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Roses are Red...

...Kisses are free, I owe you a million for sending these to me! How can I possibly have a bad day after receiving these? Thank you for brightening my day, te quiero mucho mucho y tanto tanto!
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Monday, September 19, 2011

KC is the big 3 0 !

When I heard the plans to kick off this girls 30th, I was all over it. We tried this genius pizza place called Bombay Pizza downtown. It's like an Indian/Greek/Italian fusion pizzaria. What!? Seriously, this combo sounds weird but it was nothing short of deliciousness, the line was out the door on a Sat. night, you have to try it. So, of course we needed to get to the Chocolate Bar in Rice Village to sing a proper "Happy Birthday" with their famous 5 layer triple chocolate cake, but on the way we stopped in at Candylicious next door. After our diabetic comas subsided, we headed out for dancing. Nothing funnier than 5 (one other gal that joined us not in photo) Mormon couples cuttin a rug! We danced the night away and I can't remember when I had so much fun! Who's birthday is next?
Happy 30th KC, we love you!

Tom Hanks Toddlers and Tiaras spoof

If you love to hate Toddlers & Tiaras, you must see this spoof that Tom Hanks made with his daughter, it's hysterical!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

home is where the heart is !

Before we found out we may be relocated I was doing some house hunting and stumbled upon this UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS to die for house. I couldn't believe my eyes, the clouds parted, the angels sang, ok that's a bit much, but if this is your style ladies, I know you feel me. Anyhow, I actually had the privilege to talk with the owner and she very graciously gave me the skinny on everything I thought you and I would like to know about this perfect house and all of it's eye candy. So read the q & a below to find out how she put her heart into this home. FYI: It's active and in Kingwood, so if you want specifics on the house or realtors, email me or leave a comment. Also, E.L. said feel free to ask any other questions and she'd be happy to answer them. My kinda gal!
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1. do you do your own decorating? and what is your inspiration? [E.L.] . yes, I do my own decorating. My husband is a big hunter, and we love the outdoors. My inspiration comes mainly from my mom’s paintings and growing up in Louisiana. I love neutral tones, whites, creams, etc. but I also love the color red. You can probably tell that from all my rugs. I can’t seem to get away from blue and white pottery as well—you see a lot of that in my lamps.
2. have you always used this style or do you change it up through the years? [E.L.] No changes- same style year after year. I try to remain pretty traditional. My attempts to reinvent myself through different trendy styles have ended in disaster—so I try to remain true to my roots!!
3. where did you find the black hardware for your kitchen cabinets, and front door? (hinges, latches) [E.L.] we found it in a restoration magazine that specializes in hardware. I think it’s called antique restoration?? I can look up the name for you.
4. Paintings- where do you find your artwork? (dog, cattle, beach scene, sailboats, etc.)
[E.L.] My mother is an artist and has painted just about everything in my house. Her favorite subject is cattle- as you can see. She is also inspired by our love of Labrador retrievers and has made it her mission to paint every single one I have owned. The beauty in my kitchen sporting the red bandana is our beloved Bella who passed away 2 years ago.
5. Furniture- where is your favorite place to shop for furniture?
[E.L.] Round top, TX!! And any antique store, junk store, garage sale, estate sale ,etc. I HATE new furniture. I like things that have been used and loved by others!!
6. can you tell me about the beds and especially that adorable crib? where did you find the matching twin beds and master bed?
[E.L.] my crib is by a company called paint box designs. My husband nearly killed me when I bought it—far too expensive for his taste. But- it has served us well with three little girls- we definitely got our money out of it. The twin beds were found at an estate sale- solid brass and heavy as lead. My master bed is just a simple pine pencil post bed that my husband stained a darker wood. My parents bought it years ago and gave it to us when we married.
7. Bedding: the linen and bedding in your home is to die for, where is your favorite place to buy bedding?
[E.L.] I refuse to pay full price for bedding so I shop the Ralph Lauren outlet store for all my bedding. I have picked up great bargains over the past few years. The girls have pottery barn linen on their beds- also from the outlet. I have found great things at HomeGoods on 1960 as well. Oh- and when Macy’s has a blowout sale- I pick up Ralph Lauren shams and coverlets there as well.
8. how would you describe your style?
[E.L.] No clue! I just like a home that has a bunch of things to look at. Terri told me when we listed the house that I needed to de-clutter—I never got around to doing that!!
9. What will you miss the most about this house?
[E.L.] I will miss everything about this house. It has been such an amazing home. I am so sad about the possibility of leaving it and I really hope a young family can care for it and love it as much as we have. It sounds like your family would be the perfect fit- I’m sorry it can’t work out.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


After visiting Kemah last Aug., 8 months pregnant in the scorching heat, I thought I'd never go back for fear of melting. We didn't have that problem this visit because the weather was perfect... breezy, cool, and slightly overcast. It was a good Labor Day getaway!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Decal onesies, flower headbands

These are some of my latest creations...I made these onesies for a friends baby shower, she's having a boy (Chance) and her theme was surf/beach, so I whipped these up with scrap material. I traced the seahorse from a pattern my friend Becca had given Beck on a onesie and I free handed the C and whale. I thought they were simple and cute.

These were done at my craft group and I'm loving how ridiculously easy they are to make 1. trace a CD 2. starting snipping felt 1/2" or less around from the edge till you leave a circle about the size of a half dollar 3. add hot glue to that circle and glue rolled up petal on it. Simple!
This one was done with a hoop and originally ends up puffy, but I snipped the edge all around and when I wash it, I'll get the frayed look.