Friday, May 27

A Little Artwork Display

Happy Friday!!!


I've been trying to come up with some ideas for Leeland's toy room to display his art work. So here's some ooh la la ideas...

















There you have my few Ideas. Do you have any of your own for hanging the kiddos creations? Please share. Can't wait to start hanging up my little picasso's masterpieces :o)

Saturday, May 21

For the Love of Pinterest!

Oh I have got something to share friends! I came across this awesome site called Pinterest. If you want to be so inspired to create, get ideas, kill some time, or just destress, this is an awesome site, one of those little happy place in your heart sites. This is were I draw a lot of the ideas to put in our home or use to decorate. Simply, every picture can be “pinned” (added to your board) with a note. Why is this so awesome you say? You can make yourself those little quick mental notes of what you want to remember about those pictures with out having to jot it down somewhere  and lose it later. Also, the best part is you can categorize all those pictures and ideas for total organization. Doesn't that make your little heart skip a beat? Example, "I love that wall color, great for bedroom," or "I am so making one of those." You name it friends, anything from places to go, recipes, DIY projects, ect... can be found on this site.  Talk about awwwesome! When you sign up you wait a few days for your verification email to pop into that delightful little place we call the inbox. I was so excited to get mine I went to pinning right away. Things I've been pinning lately are ideas for Hubby's 30th birthday, and loads of ideas for our home. Thanks Pinterest for such a slice of happiness! Anyone can use this site, it's just a happy click away. 





***Please note I was not paid or perk’d for this post. I am just a girl that's obsessed with inspiration and eye candy that makes my mouth water. ***



Sunday, May 15

Ceremony Highlights

I was not a bundle of nerves like some Brides, nor was i ever a Bridezilla. I was smiling from ear to ear and was so excited. I was marrying the "Christian Cowboy" I'd been dreaming about since I was a little girl. In my dressing room I said a prayer, took a breath, and waited for my qua to walk down the aisle. Here we go... 






Darryl Fuller our Preacher and Marriage Counselor was also our wonderful officiant for our wedding. 



The Dudes

Our Wedding Par-tA! That's right 7 Ladies and 7 Gents




Derick our Ring Bearer 


William our "Banner Boy" and Carolyn our Flower Chic







Taking a stroll with Daddy









Friday, May 13

Fresh Air

The kiddos and I piled up the stroller at 7:30AM and headed to the park. Snacks check. Water check. Three kids check. I know what your thinking, "Whoa too early." After having my bundle of joy I am really missing those sleep in teenage days. I guess it's one of the joys of being a full time mama. The air was nice and clean and we could all use a little waking up. Everyone was excited and the best part was we had the whole park to ourselves. I enjoyed watching little man discover everything around him. 









HAPPY FRIDAY




Thursday, May 12

Our DIY Wedding

Come take a look at our wedding day!

Let me give you a little bit of the basics. We got married on 10/11/08. We were married outdoors with a wonderful victorian style home called TurnBrooke Manor in Columbiana, AL. We were surrounded by country flair. The landscape was breathtaking and the day was sunny. Our wedding was full of DIY projects I came up with to save on cost. From decor to invitations. I don't want to forget to mention my parents cooked for the WHOLE wedding and Michael's mom made our cakes! Saving on cost was our goal. The wedding was a success :o)


Lets start with some of the projects I tackled with pricing (average) and materials need to recreate. Enjoy!

FAVOR BOXES



Materials

*Vellum boxes
Scored on eBay for 200 @ $10 

*cheap chiffon ribbon 
4 rolls from Hobby Lobby just over $4 

*printed labels
ordered made from the Internet $12

* Hershey kisses
5lb bag seen here 

*shredded paper
had the paper, FREE

Total= $50








Notice the small wallet size pictures, those were compliments from our Aunt Bette

CAKE TOPPER

 I took on this project of making a personal touch to our wedding by adding our monogram (T) to the cake. I purchased the mirrored topper from eBay. To save me some cost, I purchased and glued the stones myself. 

Materials

*Mirrored Monogram $17

*Stones and glue $25

Total= $42

This was an awesome price, because some monograms decorated with colored stones can run you at least $60-100+






GUEST BOOK AND MESSAGE FRAME



The Frame above was used for all our friends and family to leave us a little personal message.
I purchased the frame from Hobby Lobby for $6 because it was on clearance!
We also had a special Guest Book I created at Shutterfly


UNITY SAND CEREMONY



We decided to have a Unity Sand Ceremony.  All our friends and family loved it, because it was unique :o)


Unity Sand Ceremony Meaning

Please Follow link here

We felt to make the ceremony more special we wanted our mom's to be part of the ceremony also. The pouring of sand is a symbol of joining lives together. Since our mother's gave of life, we felt this was appropriate. The yellow roses were also given to both Mom's as a "thank you," and I wanted to in cooperate the yellow roses somewhere into our wedding, because they were in my Mother's wedding.  


The fame had 4 panes of glass, we removed one. Therefore, there was a pane for the picture and two separate inserts for the colored sand. I purchased it at World Market similar to these


PETAL TOSS CONES
"Please share with a friend and toss as the new "Mr. & Mrs." leave the ceremony."





With us having an outdoor wedding, the possibility of having a petal toss had always been in the back of my mind as a beautiful addition.

I buckled down determine at least 50 petal toss cones. I refused to pay big $$$ for them.


Materials

*10" pack of doilies from Michael's. These were $1.99 a pack for 10. 

*Leftover scrapbook paper FREE

*Ribbon

*Labels

*Spray paint (colored the doilies)

*Glue (rubber cement) to shape the scrapbook paper into cones and wrap doilies

Total= $25



 BANNER 


Materials

* Fabric

*Fabric paint

* Ribbons (I used leftover ribbons from the petal toss cones)

* Wooden rod 

*Some stitching skills


PARASOL




Materials

* Rice paper parasol 

* Acrylic Paint

I painted the "B" by hand :o)







Photos were taken by our awesome photographer  Scott McLeod 

Monday, May 9

Water Play!

Mother's Day Weekend - Take 2. Leeland Loves to play in the water. No really,  He luv, luv, luvs, the tub, the pool, the sprinklers, you name it, the boy is game. I'm a little concerned he may turn into a tadpole before too long. I decided to drag out the little pool, water table, and of course some trucks. I told Michael we really need to invest in a nice tarp to place under the little pool, because stinker man loves to go barefoot. I guess he gets that from me :o) 








Wanted some Mr. Sun! Absorb that Vitamin D boy :o)


Yes, after leaving the hospital in January 2010 at 4lbs. 11oz, were doing good rockin the pop belly


Fun in the sun!