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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Line :: Amy Butler ::

I have a new line that is absolutely adorable!
Amy Butler has some amazing fabric, colors, and designs.
Take a look for yourself:

My frames also have a new look. Can you find it?

Look for this new line in my shop soon!

:: have a very blessed day ::

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy! Busy!

I have been so busy this past week! I have a booth at a Local Christmas Show the first weekend in November...I have been making frames..and more frames..and more frames! I have only had 21 days to make over 200 frames... So, needless to say the computer has not been on my mind. I had a small problem last week and my Mom & Grandmother drove 6 hours to come and help me. I am soo thankful they came! I could not have taken care of my family, made frames, painted, cut material/paper, made clipboards, etc... if they had not come. My Dad even drove up yesterday and totally surprised me! Thanks Dad! I am SO glad to announce we completed 90 frames!! This morning they loaded up and took 2 car loads back with them.. along with my Precious son Deacon.
Now I have only 100 frames left to do this week...
I need more Diet Coke..
{Bye, Bye Frames...See you in a week}

{Something is NEW at Just Simply Southern}

I will try posting pictures tonight on what I have been doing this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Photo Shoot

The boys: Deacon(4), Tristan(8), Griffin(2mo.), & Creighton(3)

This weekend we headed to Waco to take {our annual} family pictures. Every year my family {mom, dad, me, and my sister} gets together to take {attempt} family pictures for our Christmas Card. The planning process starts weeks before we actually get together. My sister & I pick out the colors to make sure everyone coordinates and then it's time to go shopping {in each others closets or at the store}. This year I was the one that shopped for the boys outfits and found our colors for the photo shoot. Then my sister and I went shopping for the girls.

Every year it gets harder and harder with all these boys we have in our family... they think ONE picture is "good enough" while my sister and I try to get as many as we can! With me coaching everyone where to sit and my sister snapping away I think we managed to get some keepers... we did end up taking 700 pictures in about an hour.

Even though the boys were ready to leave, my sister getting stressed because she wants the little boys all smiling.. in one picture, my mom talking in almost every picture, and me trying to get ONE more picture. This is what we decided to do...

{My 8 year old is thinking "What is my crazy family doing now"}

Sunday could not have been a nicer day for a photo shoot! There was a cool breeze and the lighting was perfect outside. Here is a sneak peek of our photo shoot:

:: Can't wait until I see more pictures Thanks Kimberly! ::

Friday, October 16, 2009

Real Comfort

{my inspiration}

When I was at my parents house I finally had time to decorate their middle bedroom. I have been collecting pieces here and there from some {adorable} shops around town... I also picked up some pieces from the Quaint Marketplace.

I have been thinking long and hard on what I wanted to do in this room. The first room I decorated the walls were yellow, had great lighting, bay I made it a little cottage get-away for guests. This room I was working on we painted khaki.. So, I wanted it to be warm and inviting for this sweet lady my mom takes care of {She has Alzheimer's and she has been a part of our family since the late 90's}. I arranged the furniture in the room first. Then I got to do the fun part...Decorate!

Here is a glimpse of the room before:

The room is decorated:


:: I finally got my home decorated for FALL

:: I'm in another craft show {a BIG one}.. a Christmas one! So, I am trying to make over 200 frames in 21 days... I've been really busy..{so has my sweet parents}

:: NEW items coming to my shop soon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Quaint MarketPlace

:: Here are some pictures from the Quaint Marketplace ::

{my booth- I want to thank my sister for helping me pull off my table. I love working with her!! It's so nice trusting someone to decorate and being on the same page. Thank YOU SO much Kimberly!! I love you}

{VERY talented women}

{adorable Cafe where shoppers can get punch & treats}

{Molly B is the designer behind these adorable must have pillows!}

{Rachel from Hope Clothing Co. makes these amazing pillow case dresses..another must have..if only I had a little girl.. You can also grab some great vintage finds from her shop.}

I am so glad I was invited to come! Thanks Jo Carol!!
I had such a great time meeting new friends
Can't wait until next year

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quaint MarketPlace

I had so much fun this weekend!

I was invited to bring my frames and have fun at the 2nd Annual Quaint Marketplace in Abilene. There were about 20 vendors that participated. It was awesome being surrounded by these VERY talented women! Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of this fun event
Here is my booth:

I have been so busy making frames and decorating I'm off to bed...

I will post pictures tomorrow..

Sunday, October 4, 2009

:: Sale ::

I am offering 15% off to the next 5 orders on my Etsy Store!!

Email me and we can make a special frame just for you!

{These make great gifts for friends & family...or for yourself...}

Also, you can head on over to It's So Very Cheri Giveaway- FREE Just Simply Southern FRAME!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My FIRST Blog Award

I am so excited... I just received my first Blog Award today!

I am honored to receive this One Lovely Blog Award from Kathy at Creative Home Expressions . Thank You Kathy so much! I truly appreciate it!

Here are the Rules:

1. Accept the Award

2. Post it on your blog with the name of the person that thought you have One Lovely Blog with their link

3. Send this "One Lovely Blog" Award to other blogs that you have recently discovered

4. Don't forget to contact the blogger that you have chosen for this award

Here are the blogs I've discovered recently: {in no particular order}

1. Sweet Nothings :: the talented Lauren who created my blog..Thanks Lauren!::

The are sooo many amazing blogs out there!

Fall into FALL :: part 2 ::

We just got back from my son's school carnival...the weather is a little cool & breezy, cloudy, and perfect to be outside! The boys just left to go to my nephews football game. I'm finally at home by myself... time to decorate for FALL!! I am so excited...I can't believe it is already October and my FALL decor is still in the garage... I better get to work! I'll post pictures this weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nesting Place Winner

I want to Thank EVERYONE {all 1200 of you} who wrote those sweet and uplifting comments about my frames: Just Simply Southern. I am having soo much fun making these frames!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Have a blessed day!
The WINNER is.....