Sunday, February 27, 2011

LOVE to Turquoise

So I been looking around of course
because you know I
 am always changing things in my home
and I have been adding touches
of Turquoise in my living room for this year...

Well I just happened to come across this
amazing Blog and have found some beautiful pictures 
I so needed to share with you

Like this awesome mirror... I want it
how unique is this....I must say I loved every picture in this blog
The Chandelier in the
picture below is BEAUTIFUL
 and I am so in love with the color grey
and using it with the turquoise and the
blues and whites...LOVE IT
Did you know there is a shopping blog for

yes, yes....go shop and browse
oh please can I have this kitchen....I am a good girl....does this look relaxing to you?
I feel relaxed just staring at the picture and imagining myself in an apron
of Turquoise of course and maybe some ruffles and singing in
a dream

Speaking of about resting in this bedroom
and hello how cool are these light sconces....VERY COOL

So I have fallen in love with this blog

Do you see why??

Here is the facebook link to if you would like to be a follower and also
here is the Twitter Link

Beautiful Blog with Inspirational Pictures everywhere you click
Also remember The Pine Cone Tea Cup is hosting a giveaway
for me on her blog stop over and enter...winner will
be drawn on March 11th

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Look at these GIVEAWAYS

I wanted to share a few GIVEAWAYS with you.....Guess WHAT????

is hosting a Giveaway on her blog for ME....
Yep...stop over and enter...
Win any hat from my shop...Hurry Winner will be announced March 11th....

 I was hunting threw some blogs and came across....My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia stop on over and visit and enter the giveaway they have going on over there as well....

A big Spring giveaway is going on over at
stop over and read all about it....maybe you want to be a shop and donate a prize....eaither way...go check it out....

If you have a giveaway going on...please share your link and I will give you a shout out....


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Going Lighter and Brighter

First off lets have a big CONGRATS to:

~~ It's Sew You ~~
you are the WINNER of the giveaway I was hosting for

~~Congrats ~~ YAY...throwing confetti....
A big thank you to everyone that entered...
I have been on a white mission lately
taking the warm colors out and adding in Whites and Creams all over
I painted my kitchen white and the cabnets white and now the living room
is yes white..well a cream
I wanted to share a couple insperational rooms with you that I have found
looking around blog world...
These pictures have just sucked me in and made me want to try this
thing/color called WHITE...
It is soon drawing near to picture taking time so I can show you some
of my before and afters.

but for now let me just dream of these rooms and share them with you..
I saw this cute little kitchen over at Someday Crafts Blog

just a simple clean looking kitchen...Actually the blog was on beadboard and differnt things you can do with it...I LOVE BEADBOARD
and I love how they added it to the fridge front...Oh did I mention I got my new
white stove the other day for my kitchen....oh yes, excited...
so clean and calming...(I know, I  soon..soon I promise..

Ok so now unto the next lovely white room I love..
I found this bright little spot over at the
French Farmhouse 425
I would love to not have curtains on my windows...but I just can't do it..
The sun beams down on the front of my house ALL day from morning to evening...
I have to keep curtains and shades up to help keep that heat out in
those hot summer days..

 I saw this living room over at
Secret Garden Cottage
can I have the big window over top the fireplace...LOVE it
I also really love the white slipcovers but found that it would not be a great
idea to have in my instead I bought a beige one for my couch and
a tan one for my chair...

Ok so these are a few rooms I found that were nice and bright...Do you love whites??
This is a big change for me because I am a woman who loves color...but I am
up for a change in 2011....Are you??
Do something differnt this year...

Saturday, February 12, 2011


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Yes folks I am hosting a giveaway for my wonderful friend
Heather over at

What are we giving away  you ask....Well I am
a huge fan of her pillows and have many in my home
So the winner will get this beautiful pillow
which she hand stitched her self with the famous word Love

The Giveaway runs NOW
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winner will be announced on
Thursday the 24th

we will gather all comments and use the good ol' Random number generator

Did you know that a portion of all her sales she donates to Relay for Life
and she is also taking donations to raise money for her team..

Please check it out HERE if you have an item you can donate to help out

Here is how you can enter

1. Join as a follower of her BLOG...Leave me a comment here...

2. If you are already a follower, leave a comment that you already follow
and which item you like best at

3. Talk about the giveaway on your blog with a feature post...
then come back here and comment that you did.

4. On your blog, post my Button linking back here, then come back and comment that you did.

Remember, each of your comments as detailed above becomes your entry.

Contest is open to everyone

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some New Items

The Bumble Bee Hat shown is one of my favorites...
This can be made in ANY size...
I do have a listing for it in my etsy shop for a 0 to 3 month old or a 3 to 6 month old....

I have been getting a lot of requests for baby items

So I sat down and made a few new items for infants/babies and of course these
can be made in toddler sizes as well...(and adult)

I love making items for the little ones and if you are in need of something please send me a
message and I will be happy to make you what you need...

I do not have little ones to make things for and to pose for me so I can take pictures...
I have a son that is 10 and
his head size is bigger than mine..LOL.....

I also make cocoons for photo props or just to keep the little one
all bundled up and warm...

Here is 1 I have finished and listed in my shop

Here are a few items I have made and sold upon request
If you see an item you would like please message me and I will assist you...

Stop on over and visit my shop

If you have an idea or a color combo you want
I will get it done for you...


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Have you Heard????

The bird is the
Ok I needed a little laugh with my coffee this morning...

So I have been clicking around still looking for inspiration for my home
and I came across a beautiful blog and behold...

They have a GIVEAWAY going on...

The blog is:

So I need to share this with you because the prize is so beautiful...and makes me smile just looking at the I can only imagine the feeling when you have it in your home...

Look at this...
yes, yes, beautiful and I need this for myself so as much as I don't want alot of entry's to better my chance I am gonna be fair and face the 

This is being given away for almost having 100 Followers....What a great idea to spread your name around...It works...It got my attention and I hope it get yours...Stop on over and enter to win this wonderful prize...

Here is how to enter...

go over to:

--You have FOUR ways to enter...
1. Join as a follower and leave her a comment that you have joined.

2. If you are already a follower, leave a comment that you already follow and which "The Heart of Your Home" posts was your favorite.

3. Talk about the giveaway on your blog with a feature post...then come back here and comment that you did.

4. On your blog, post my Button linking back here, then come back and comment that you did.

Remember, each of your comments as detailed above becomes your entry.

Sorry, but this giveaway is open to US residents only and will run from Sunday, 2/6 through Sunday, February 27th!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL



Who are you rooting for??

I wanted to share a  great blog with some decorating tips for the big day if you wanna stop on over and check it out then feel free to click on

Also stop over and check out Celebrations
they have some great recipes and decorating ideas
you can whip up pretty quick..

I also found some great

What ever you plan on doing this Super Bowl
Day I hope you enjoy and have cold beer
and tons of snacks...

As for me I am rooting for the

In the end I hope everyone has fun and
no one gets hurt...

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL

I am

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Family Fun Project

This winter is a winter to remember all across the states


Oh, did I say Snow!!!

I went walking in the park with my husband the other day and
the big ol' lake is all frozen over...

Not frozen enough to walk or skate on but look at this beautiful shot I took with my cell phone....
Now to me this looks so peaceful...
Like the world is taking a break and
everything is at rest...

Hibernation that is the word I am looking for...

The wind was blowing hard against our faces as we walked around the lake...

We then came across a bird feeder filled with goodies for all the beauties with wings...Beautiful Cardinals were sharing with the Blue Jay and a surprise there were 2 Wood Peckers....How cool was that...I tried to get a picture but the little devils flew away as I walked up closer so my cell phone could get a great pic...
Well this got me to thinking of my next blog post...
I am going to find some fun family bird food recipes we
can make at home really cheap and take outside
and tie on a tree or like this picture I found
which kinda looks like a clothes line post or maybe
it is a bird feeding post...

Look at all these yummy
treats hanging around for our friends with wings...
This picture I found at LandCharm a beautiful blog you should check out

Ok so I found some recipes over at Life 123

Homemade Bird Food Recipe
1 pound suet
2 cups oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup thistle seed
½ cup crushed nuts

Bring suet to room temperature. Mix all ingredients together and place in suet holder. Hang in back yard on a branch, away from the house. Store excess in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Homemade Organic Bird Food Recipe


1 cup organic peanut butter
1 cup organic seed mix
1 cup organic oats
6 large pine cones

String, twine or ribbon

Tie a length of string, twine or ribbon around each pine cone, leaving a loop for hanging. Mix ingredients together, then press into pine cones. Hang pine cones from trees.

I found another recipe at Ehow as well as the cute picture here...

Peanut Butter Wild bird Food

Things You'll Need to make this:

2 Cups cornmeal or stale dry cereal
Warm water
2-3 Cups wild bird seed
Raisins or chopped nuts
Medium saucepan
One 9x13 pan or several smaller pans
Foil or plastic wrap
String or twine

1. Measure the peanut butter into the saucepan.
Place it over medium heat
and stir continually until the peanut butter
is completely melted.

2.  Crush cereal into crumbs using a food processor,
blender or rolling pin if you are using cereal for the bird food.
Add the cereal (or cornmeal) to the peanut butter.
Stir well until completely coated

3.  Add warm water one tablespoon at a time,
stirring after each spoonful. Only add enough to
create a stiff dough. Add bird seed and raisins,
nuts or any combination of same,
stirring thoroughly again.

4.  Place mixture into pan (or pans) and pack in well.
Cover the pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

5.  Slice into pieces that you can tie string or twine around,
and hang them from trees or other bird-friendly places in your yard.

I hope you will try one of these with your little ones or even just you make some and
set outside for all the friends with wings....

Sit at your window and see how many different birds come visit your feeder...

you will be the hottest restaurant around with your homemade goodness...

Stay Warm and Try to enjoy what is left of old man winter