Monday, February 28, 2011


I have to apologize for the lack of posting... I am having technical difficulties with my computer "recognizing" my camera.  I should have things fixed today. {fingers crossed}
I do have some fun projects in the works.  So please check back!

Thanks for understanding.

{P.S. Don't forget the Tippy Toez discount code ends tonight, so go get your shopping on!}

Friday, February 18, 2011

Okay... it was 8:16pm

I know I said I would draw a winner at 8pm... but I had kidlet trouble CRAZINESS tonight. So the winner was drawn at 8:16. I hope it doesn't ruin anyones lives, or send anyone into total turmoil. {because I know I have the effect on people, hehehe} Yep, life gets a little crazy around here sometimes, but we sure do enjoy laughing! We laughed A LOT tonight. Lost track of time... {can I keep you waiting any longer?} Alright, I'll get on with it.
I have loved reading all your comments, and I must apologize for not being able to thank each one of you individually! {THANK YOU}

And the Winner is... {drum roll please}

{First time visitor, i can't wait to see what else you have to show us! when i first saw your jars, i thought i could make those, but after i read that it took days and multiple coats of paint, i think i'd rather win one! those jars are really awesome! }

Carrie, please email me with your info, and I will get a jar sent out to you!!!

Please don't forget... Head on over and check out Tippy toez {only if you want super cute accessories for you and your kids} discount ends February 28th @midnight.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Super Cute {you can't miss it}

I have NEWS, I was featured for the first time! Yay! I'm pretty excited. Check it out here...

I LOVE browsing cute shops on Etsy! Especially when they are owned by friends! Go Kristy!

TIPPY TOEZ{one of the cutest around}

Check out these AMAZING hair accessories...
I may have to get this one for my little girl... too cute.

This is the brides maids hair clip...
If only this shop were around when I got married!

Aren't these to die for? I wish they came in my size!

Baby boys?? This is one of my favorites! I just hope I get to spoil some lucky little guy with one of these!

She has a ton more to offer in her shop... Please stop by and take a look. Tippytoez
She is offering 15% off to all my readers.
Code: OhButtons15
{good until Feb. 28th @midnight}

Monday, February 14, 2011


Today is a day of celebrating LOVE, Friendship, & Family... I think its just a wonderful day all around.
We started our day with a fun family breakfast, German Pancakes.
I thought I'd share the recipe

Heat oven to 450*

1/2 c. Flour
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
{mix well}

While you're heating up your oven,  put 4 TBSP butter in a pie pan, and let it melt {in oven}
Once melted, put batter into pie pan and cook for 15 minutes. 
{for the HEART, I used Wilton's Food coloring gel, dip tooth pick in and draw}
The edges will raise up big and the center will be fluffy. Cut into slices, and serve with syrup or jam. {we like raspberry}

I hope you all enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jars, and paint, and flowers... Oh My!


HI!! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Melissa, I am a SAHM of 2, crafter, photographer "wanna-be", decorator, and a whole lot more! I have decided to start this blog to document my craftiness... we will see how it goes.
After lots of fear of failure planning, here is my new blog! I am very excited to share my crafting, and this crazy thing I call everyday life.
SO... with that said lets get to CRAFTING!

I found these in a magazine, and it was LOVE at first sight. The price was another story. So, I thought I could make the perfect "knock-off". And I did!

First I had to find the PERFECT jars, so I headed out to my local antique shop.
I suggest running them through the DISHWASHER first.
My sister-in-law joined me, and we got to work.

We added 1 coat of primer...

Then let them dry over night.

Then we added 3 coats of porcelain color paint, that took another 2 days. I've discovered found if the paint has a chance to "cure" between each coat, then it sticks nicely to the jar. Otherwise, the minute you bump it...

Anyway, here is the end result! I am quite happy with it!

AND in honor of my blog being official, I would like to give away one of these lovely jars {designs vary} to one of my NEW readers, YAY! I'm slightly excited, can you tell?

So, just leave a comment, and someone will be chosen at random on February 18 at 8pm {pacific time}