Wednesday, December 30, 2009

OK so my sister in law bought my mom in law a really neat frame for her birthday and
but she got it at an auction and paid a small fortune for it soooooo I decided to make my own!!!
Ken, Drew and I headed out to look for ViNtAgE ornaments and accessories.... we found a lot at Thrift town and Hob Lob and my favorite ...Homestead Hand Crafts!! I also bought a frame from the discount aisle at Tues. morning ... it had a HUGE scratch BUT who cares i am going to cover it up!!! I also got lots of glue sticks for my new needle nose glue gun!!! and I was ready!!!

First I emptied out the frame... glass, foam, and faux family pics.... I also nearly cut off my THUMB doing this so BE CAREFUL!!! Glass is SHARP!!!

I laid out most of my ornaments so I could see what I had to work with... make sure you get ALL different sizes of ornaments

I started placing ornaments where i thought I liked them starting with the corners...

and then filling in the rest

at hob lob I bought LOTS of all sizes but only in clear...I could use the colored ones but the clear reflects the ornament colors so it worked!!!

see how I used the Bling to fill in where there was awkward space too little for an ornament
I used some quirky stuff this plastic reindeer

here I used an old candy cane that use to be a pen but the insides were missing
I got the SpArKlY NOEL at Hob Lob in a pack of 4 and just cut the loop off that made it an ornament

I found this Santa in a vintage lot I found at Homestead... i thought he was CUTE!!!
Here it is the FINISHED Frame..
it is VINTAGE... BLINGY... and GAUDY...
What do you think?!?!?!
I hit the after Christmas sales and stocked up so I can make some for next year!!! can't wait!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

i faces... I've missed you soooo!!! I have been busy with work and have not had time to enter BUT I have still taken plenty of pics AND now that I am on Christmas Break... I can once again post. I am so excited this week's theme is

HiLaRioUs oUtTaKeS....

I have posted some of the ones that make me LAUGH with descriptions... ENJOY!!!


leave comments I am a beginner and appreciate any advice good or bad

This is my son, Drew, (you'll see a lot of him)... anyways he was playing in his bouncer and stopped to pose..YEP he stopped and did this NO HELP FROM MOM!!!

He discovered his tongue!!!

We were at a football game and the buzzer went off and I happen to be taking a picture and got this!!!

After about 1,234,535 times of trying to take a picture of my son and my neice and nephew (for my mom-in-law's chrismas card) WE ALL threatened my neice and nephew...
Well Drew decided to point to Emma and Emma followed directions and did NOT turn towards Drew!!!

Arlo, the dog, SNUCK into our shot of Nana and her babies on Christmas...
and look Arlo is smiling!!! If you can't see him look next to Emma...he is wearing a blue collar!!!

OK those are my entries... I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!!!
If you think you have some great HiLaRioUs OuTtAkEs ... head on over to

and post yours!!!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spiced Crackers

This is a VERY EASY recipe
for a quick gift or treat for a party
and it makes a lot and
is VERY wallet friendly!!!
here's what you need...

1 large mixing bowl
1 very large Ziploc 2 gallon or bigger
2 cups of canola oil (NO SUBSTITUTES)
1-2 TBS of crushed red pepper ( add more to spice it up)
1 tsp of onion powder
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 box of Premium crackers ORIGINAL all 4 sleeves

one CUTE helper who is busy dipping his lunch in his
"dippy sauce" (Ketchup)

In your bowl mix all ingredients except the crackers

Dump ALL 4 sleeves of crackers into the large careful to not break too many!!!

Pour mixture over crackers and seal bag leaving in the air.
Lay baggie flat and start your timer... flip bag over every 15 minutes for an hour.
Put crackers in another container... DO NOT leave them in the mixing bag because they will get SUPER SOGGY!!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I've been working on some stuff... getting into the Christmassy spirit of it all. I have actually been commissioned to create a few Holiday Cards for some family and friends. Here are a few examples of what I have come up with...if you are interested.... my prices are REALLY CHEAP!!!
You send me your pics... I make your card and then send you the file so you can print it wherever you want... I use Snapfish and it comes out to about 4-9 cents a copy.... I told you CHEAP!!! So anyways here they are and i can change backgrounds to be more sophisticated to more cutesy...whatever you are looking for!!!

The one below I was playing around and made for Mom because she said she didn't want to be in any pics because of her hair!!! :)

This one is SUPER easy to change the background
and is super cute looking like a Polaroid

This is a 5x5 so you have to order it from a REAL photo place :)

I did this one for my brother and his family... again cute Polaroid shot

THIS IS my grandparents' card...I LOVE the way it turned out!!!

Another 5X5 BUT OH so cute and I love the layout

Just a mod design and again I can change the background of this one too

My Aunt and Uncle looking oh so CHIC on this design!!!

another 5X5 but cute and bright

And this is our Card for the Season...I am pretty sure... I might change it around a little but I am loving it!!!

Well just shoot me an email if you are interested!!! My services run from $5 to $10 depending on how many pics you want on a card!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

We started our Thanksgiving off at my Grandparents' house (like always). I was in charge of the creamed corn this year and because it was the first time I have ever made creamed corn I accidentally doubled and a half the recipe. OOOPPPSSS oh was really good just enough to feed the army though!!! anyways we spent most of our day at their house. Drew and his cousin, Kaleb, had a blast playing in the backyard and looking through the fence. We got a few photo ops in and we found this REALLY OLD wagon that I thought would be a good prop for a pic or 2. It is probably one of my favorites of him. We took our family pictures and our group picture. towards 5 we headed to Nana and Pop's house where Drew played with the dogs and played with a spoon and can.... he LOVES to make noise and dance.

On a more SERIOUS NOTE...

When Thanksgiving gets near and the commercials and TV shows start in on the season, you always get the what am I thankful for question.... I have SOOOO much I am thankful for...

I am thankful for a brave young lady and man who picked me and Ken to raise their son as our own...through their decision we became The Farley Family
I am thankful for Ken who is my cheese to my macaroni AKA my BEST FRIEND... I love him so

I am thankful for Camp Paw Paw and his assistant Mia who watch Drew while we work... You couldn't ask for a better place as a "Day Care"

I am thankful for my in-laws because without them my dream never would have come true

I am thankful for my friends who are always there when I need a helping hand or a good gossip buddy :)

I am thankful for my Grandparents Stewart and Freeman who have good health and it brings me such joy to share Drew with them

I am thankful for my dogs because they are great snuggle buddies and they make Drew laugh everyday when they wrestle (YES my son wrestles the dogs daily)... that is why they got a BIG bone on Thanksgiving...they deserve it... we love you Dori and Merriweather!!!

I am thankful for such a great family to share in the joy that Drew brings to our lives!!! On my side and Ken's we have such wonderful family members who love to share in all of Drew's milestones and we love to share in all of theirs!!!

To wrap this up I have so much to be thankful for and I feel truly blessed this holiday season!!!