Friday, February 12, 2010


My sister, K-Rock, rocks! She sent me a little heart-shaped treat in the mail. This was literally the sweetest surprise ever.
Let me give you a little background: I love Red Vines Red Ropes. Love them. Always have. But I haven't had any for years because I haven't been able to find them locally or online. And it's not just where I live, but where all my many family members live [or have lived] across these United States.

Another sister Kimbabwe even contacted the company...and they told her they're still available. But none of us have been able to locate these red ropes.

...until now.

Even though they're heart-shaped, they still have the same rockin' taste I've been missing forever. On behalf of my taste buds, I thank you, K-Rock, from the bottom of my heart.

p.s. happy birthday

p.p.s. they are already gone...feel free to send more.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

i [heart]

...this sweet valentine's mobile that was available at PBKids. ...and these lovely placemats are just a fun item to have on hand for Valentine's.

Like most things at PBKids, I think the price tag can be a little hefty, especially when I know I could make something similar [and just as lovely] for less. Which is my plan for these items.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

have a heart.

So I got SJ really, really excited about decorating for Valentine's Day...only to dig through the holiday decor and find fake rose pedals and darling little heart doiles to don our house.

For some reason, I thought we had more decor for this little sweetheart's day... [well, we have a few more pieces, but they're always on display]

Anyway, SJ was happy to tape the doily hearts on all the doors and our front window, but I've been on a mission to add a little more decor to our stash for next year. So I mod-podged this old chocolate box...finally. [embarrassingly enough it's been sitting around for a year] And came up with 2 cute hearts to display [by using both the lid and box].
I've also found some inspiration over at Dear Lizzy: lovelovelove and la la love you. Just wish I had a store nearby that sells X's and O's.

I'll be sharing what I'm totally digging over at PBKids tomorrow...if you're interested.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the answer

So....back in October, was it? I gave you the clue...And you were given a chance to guess what I might possibly be doing with that color...well, I finally got around to the project's completion...and so now for the long-awaited answer...A giant ruler. [Would you ever have guessed?]

I saw a similar 6 foot ruler in PBKids, only their version was $99. This cost me around $30 including paint, board, and vinyl lettering. [And I have a whole extra foot, just in case, my son, DJ continues to rock the height charts.]

I was going to paint the lines and letters on [to save money], and I actually did paint the lines on once...only to find out my hand-made template was actually a few centimeters off which obviously made for wrong measurements. [rookie mistake] So after a couple more coats of opulent to cover the mistake, I decided vinyl lettering [at approx. $9] would be the better/easier choice.

This will be a fun display piece for future family rooms or play rooms. And since we'll have our share of moving, it will serve as a portable "door frame" to track the kids' growth.

noted for future reference: if I'm going to give a clue, I'll make sure I complete the project before actually sharing the clue...just in case, I take my sweet time finishing the project [again].

Monday, February 8, 2010

super ball

Saw this idea on a Kellogg's Rice Krispies box...except instead of marshmallows with the cocoa krispies I used a little peanut butter rendition. Mmmm.

It was a winner! [even if the Colts were not]

Monday, February 1, 2010

finding neverland

I think it's great when we can take our talents, whatever they may be, and create something meaningful for our children...which is why I love what Jayci accomplished over at Jayci's Daisies.

Jayci took her artistic talent and made these Neverland canvases for her son's room, giving him "all sorts of literary adventure with a little visual aid."

I just love how she created a treasure for her family. And added a personal touch to her home's decor (which is splendid, I might add).

With a little bit of pixie dust and a happy little thought...we can all create something meaningful to be treasured in our own families, no matter our talent.

I'm curious to know what you've made special for your special little someones? They don't even have to be little, just someone special.

To see more of these projects go here and here.