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Thursday, May 27, 2010

mistreatments:: how-to

i have been struggling for a long time on these 2 windows.
i look at them and i do not know what to do.
i looked in magazines for some kind of inspiration
i shopped my house..
and finally..
they are done!

come back tomorrow and see what i did


stop over at dang gina giveaways and enter in to win a free frame

have a blessed day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

family photo shoot and a winner

we had family pictures taken on sunday morning in galveston.
we met at 9:15 am at the seawall & 61st.
the weather was perfect
well, maybe a little too windy {for me}

i was so excited because one of my really good friends, jamie, was taking our pictures.
this was the first time in 5 years that someone {other than my talented sister} has taken our family pictures. i couldn't wait!

i had so much fun trying to decide what we were all going to wear.
i was trying to think out of the box and use color
but.. i kept going back to white and khaki.

the boys outfits were easy to put together
... khaki shorts and a white polo
but, finding the "right" outfit for me was the challenge.

i tried to "be good" and find something in my closet to wear.
i think i tried on 100 outfits before i couldn't take it any more!
so, i got in my car and headed to my favorite shops.
i walked into my all-time favorite shop..
and there it was!
the most b.e.a.u.t.iful outfit
it was perfect!

we took several pictures
and they are all so cute!
we had so much fun.
i can't wait to do this again
thanks jamie!!

now, all i have to do is figure out what pictures i want to order...
i'll share more pictures soon

now the giveaway ;)
the giveaway winner is...

Monday, May 24, 2010

family weekend

this weekend was so much fun spending time as a family!
this was the first weekend in a while that we did not have a baseball game.
to be honest.. it felt really nice to finally relax a little

on saturday:
we got up, got on our swimsuits, packed our lunch {which we left on the kitchen counter}, loaded up the truck, and headed to the beach.

the weather was perfect and we had fun playing in the water
and spending quality time as a family
i. loved. it!

the boys played together so good
they shook seaweed and found all kind of creators
played on their boards
jumped in the water
i loved watching them play with each other

oh, how i wish they were always this sweet to each other
my precious boys that i love so much

on sunday:
we took family pictures {i can't wait to show you} in galveston, walked by the beach, ate brunch, and rode the ferry {free entertainment}

the boys enjoy riding the ferry across the ocean.
.. watching the birds swoop down and eat fish, looking for dolphins {which we saw several}, and looking at all the different boats around us
...just enjoying each other


walking to get on the ferry

then we got on the ferry and rode it across the ocean

deacon was so tired of taking pictures today
this is the only picture i got of us 3

i love these boys!
thank you Jesus for blessing me with an amazing husband who love me for me and 2 adorable boys that have changed my whole entire life.
i love you

i enjoyed spending quality time as a family!
i can't wait to do this again
{deacon was very tired of taking pictures}

extra pictures...

here is the galveston memorial {great storm of 1900} taken during hurricane ike in 2008
{photo credit}

{photo credit}

here is the memorial on sunday, may 23, 2010

have a wonderful day!
take every moment and cherish it

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

birthday boy

today is deacon's 5th birthday!
it is so hard to believe my little precious baby is 5.
it seems like yesterday that i found out we were having another boy.
today for his special day we met up with a couple of my
friends and headed to the houston zoo.

everyone had a great time walking around looking at all the animals

and enjoying everything the houston zoo has to offer
one big event today at the zoo was the debut of the 390 pound baby elephant, Baylor.
we enjoyed watching that adorable elephant

we also had a BIG surprise while we were watching baby Baylor.

this man took our picture and then told us he was with houston chronicle..

and that our picture was going to be in the chronicle tomorrow.

here is the picture that made it in the newspaper:

{leah and hannah, beth and noah, and my precious tristan...can you see the white blur below noahs fingers? well, that's me}

{my friend beth & noah also made it on the news}

to end the day we rode on the train that goes around hermann park.

the boys had so much fun! they wanted to ride again.. and again.
i was way. too. tired. to ride again!

thanks to all my sweet friends who spent the day with us!
we all had fun and can't wait to do it again.

we will always cherish this day with you all!

I hope you had a fun birthday Deacon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

a-l-m-o-s-t there & a giveaway

i almost have 300 followers! {smile}

Yeah ~ Yeah ~ Yeah

this blog started out being a place i could come and journal about projects that i have done, share/sell frames i have made, and talk about what's going on in my life. it has been so amazing to see how many people read my little ole blog.
thank you all so much!

i truly appreciate being apart of the blog-land. i enjoy reading other blogs and getting inspired by all these VERY talented women out there. it's great "meeting" other women that have small businesses and enjoy doing what i love doing... decorating!

thank you to everyone who have encouraged me this year with my business!
so, since i am so happy and totally appreciate
let's have a GIVEAWAY!!

to enter:

- tell me what colors you would like on your frame
- become one of my lovely followers
- follow me on twitter
- follow me on facebook
-go visit my store here and here
- for placing an order you get another entry
{giveaway ends friday, may 21st}

since i am so happy.. enjoy 15% off this week on ALL orders
enter: HAPPY at checkout
{i will add more frames to my store tonight}

These make great gifts!!
DON'T FORGET about graduations, weddings, birthdays, showers...

thank you!!
have a blessed day,

Monday, May 10, 2010

calling all houstonians

Spring Bazaar at St. Andrew's in the Heights
1819 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008

May 15, 2010
10 am - 4 pm
{rain or shine}

The Spring Bazaar offer wonderful shopping, food, music and fun! Items on hand will include handcrafted jewelry, accessories and toys for babies and children, unique art and home decor, handmade clothing, purses and accessories, old-fashioned quilts, yard art, gourmet foods, health and beauty products, and much, much more!

Admission is come ready to shop till you drop!
If you can come out Saturday.. stop by my booth. I would love to meet you!
I better get back to making frames :)
Have a blessed day

Need a gift for graduation, weddings, birthdays, showers?
I have the perfect gift for you!
head over here or here

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

sneak peak..

i. am. so. excited to finally tell you that just simply southern will be in a magazine. whoo!!

a couple months ago a magazine contacted me to tell me they enjoy my website and were looking for businesses to appear in their magazine {to advertise}. first of all, i could not believe they were asking me. i have been blown away that people read my blog, email me for decorating help, people all over the united states order my frames, my frames are in shops, and now i will be in a magazine. thank you all so much for supporting my business this year! i LOVE what i do and i am so glad my dream is {finally} coming true!

once i got over the shock of a magazine contacting me i could not wait to contact my web designer, lauren. i can not tell you enough that i love this girl! she has designed everything for me and has done an amazing job! i have been so happy with all of her designs she has created for me. she is a joy to work with. thanks lauren!!

here is a sneak peak of my ad:

come back to see what i found at a garage sale.. {my new favorite hobby}