Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don't you want to be a Christmas Domestic Diva?

I am usually one that sticks with more traditional Christmas colors...
I have been loving the pink, green, turquoise combo for a fun whimsical Christmas.
If you have these colors for your Christmas decor... I've got an ensemble for you!
I found some fabric that I LOVED for an apron I made to match the gloves I demonstrated on Studio 5...
I was going to give a few as gifts...
I have two extra.
I am hanging my shingle and going to put them up for sale.
I have never sold an apron before, usually it is only a labor of love.
I made a few too many...
It is the one on the left... with black and pink and green Christmas ornaments .
It comes with matching gloves.
I think they would be perfect for your Christmas dinner attire!
$65.00 plus shipping... I do paypal.
Let me know if you are interested...
Remember.. I've only got two!
First come... first serve

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family Photos 2010

A few weeks ago we had the family photo shoot...
Amy Chamberlain of Chamberlain Photography is the talented one responsible for
all of the amazing shots.
Her motto is: "It's all in the details" & she totally has the details down pat!
We went to Saltair.. and the old abandoned trolley...
I love the urban grunge vibe the pictures show!
The graffiti in the background is unlike anything I have ever done before...
Kindof new and fun!
Amy Chamberlain is the most amazing photographer!
I love how she captures candid moments... really showing personality.
My kids actually did very well...
They hate getting their pictures taken so bad that it only happens every 3-4 years.
I love how she got individual shots of each of my kids...
She took a million of each kid.
I jokingly told Mitch he took a pretty good picture for being such an ugly boy!
I really love the graffiti for the boys...
How about the red chair? AMAZING!
Caylor and Mitch weren't so thrilled to haul it all over Saltair...
Meg's room is cheetah and red...
I am going to have one printed on canvas to hang in her room.

I was so happy how they all turned out!

The problem is going to be how to choose which one to use for my Christmas card...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Studio 5... Glam Gloves

Last Thursday I was on Studio 5... a local TV show.
I showed how to glam up rubber gloves.
I owe the inspiration to the apron/ gloves queen of the world, Sherry from Creations from the heart...

I was quite nervous, but it turned out to be pretty fun!
Here's a pic with the hostess of the show, Brooke Walker
My apron display...
Darrin Adams and Brooke Walker... The hosts of the show
My new Christmas apron I made for the show!
It was a stretch for me... I usually go for way more traditional colors for my Christmas aprons.
It was such a fun experience!
I hope to be able to do it again!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Dishes... Done with GLAM!

Tomorrow I am going to make my live TV debut on Studio 5!
YIKES! I am excited, but a little nervous!

I am going to be talking about a few of my favorite things...
I think the closest I will be to actually wearing full length satin gloves is wearing full length rubber gloves... to do dishes!
Why not glam up the ordinary?
They make fun girlfriend gifts, teacher gifts, accessories to an apron...
I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and I am going to be giving them out to my guests
as a favor AND a hint!
Pair with a cute apron... and doing dishes has never been so glamorous!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Here are a few pages from my Gratitude Journal...
I haven't "scrapped" everyday, but I sure have
stopped to acknowledge how blessed I am.

I will post a few more this week...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gratitude... part 2

Yesterday we had family pictures taken...
Now, this usually is the day from HELL!
I think as my kids get older... they become a little easier.
The photo shoot (sounds oh so professional) went really well...
it took 2 hours and there was very little wailing and gnashing of teeth.
We went to Saltair...
It is an amazing place... kindof urban and graffiti-ish in one place and cool architecture in the other. There is a old rusted out trolley... AMAZING!
Loved it!
I especially loved this pic that I took... (not so professional)
of my boys.
I would hate to be Meg's first date!
Mitch was quite taken with the artistic ability of this scene...

Jackson the gangster...

Meggie was quite the sassafras! She had a pose a minute...
She really could work it!

I am so excited to get the real pictures.
Amy Chamberlain is the photographer EXTRAORDINAIRE!
I am grateful my family cooperated!
That is no small feat!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Attitude of Gratitude...

Because I have been given much...
Because I have been given much.. I too, must give.
One of my favorite hymns.
When I feel overwhelmed or burdened or picked on... I try to sing it in my heart.
I have a dear friend, Margie...
She introduced me to an amazing thing...
We were talking about how November just gets crammed in...
Sometimes I think that Thanksgiving is like the middle child of holidays...
stuck between the over the top fun Halloween
and the forever favorite... Christmas.
Margie told me that she does an Attitude of Gratitude journal each November.
She takes pictures, and journals and really tries to freeze time
to count all the things she is thankful for.
This year I am going to copy her and do my own Gratitude Journal.
I've taken a few pics... jotted a few things down... but more importantly,
I have decided to stop the crazy for just a few moments each day to really
think and ponder about all the really great things in my life...
I do have some amazing things in my life.
I will stop and share..
and hopefully you will take a minute or two and ponder the great things in your life too.