Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I would like to wish all of you a very special Thanksgiving.  May you all gain precious memories that will fill your hearts, cherish them and also enjoy and live in the moment.  Life is short.

It has been exactly 1 year tonight that my Dad collasped and was on his last few days on this earth.  I have been able to reflect throughout this past year on so many things.   I am able to look at life so differently now and to cherish even the smallest things.
So enjoy each and every moment tomorrow with your friends and family.  Cherish them and have a thankful heart for all that you have in your lives.  I know I am very thankful for all of you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

xoxo Laura

Monday, November 21, 2011

50th Birthday!!

Howdy!!  I know it has been awhile since I have been able to post about any of my projects as I haven't been able to work on them as life has been consuming me these past few months but I am back now :)

I posted a few days ago about my new toy..... and I am learning how to use it and am getting to feel more comfortable.  I'm starting out small and will be working up towards the bigger items....well eventually lol.  As I told my husband we need to sell this house now and buy one that I can have an indoor shop lol!!! 

So I haven't done anything specific except cut small pieces of wood for signs and blocks but I'm having fun and wow is that so much cheaper!!  My SIL is turning 50 on the 25th and we will be going down to their house for TDay so I wanted to make her something special as she really loves homemade gifts.  Lucky me huh :)  So my first gift I made up for her is this family sign.  I love how it turned out.

Then my 2nd one started out with this neat paint job.  I painted it a solid darker brown as a base, then put a metallic blue over the top and after it dried, got out my trusty sander and went to town.

Out came my vinyl machine and then used distress ink over the top and sealed it off.  I think it turned out so pretty.  She has just redid her bedroom and bathroom in the beach theme and colors so this will be perfect :)
Well that's it for me tonight.  Have a fabulous Tuesday and happy crafting!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

So much to do, so little time :)


Oh wow where has the time gone!  It has been almost 2 months since I posted anything.  I've been running around with my head cut off, being pulled in so many different directions.  Lots of things happening with life, work and family so that has kept my focus.  I have not been able to work on any of my crafts and I have so missed it.

Well my wonderful hubby has known for quiet some time that I've wanted to take my crafts to the next level and I have told him numerous times I've wanted a miter saw and so what did he do???  He got me one and I got it as an early Christmas present!!  I'm SOOO excited as I've got a 'To Do' list and now I can start on it.

Want to see my new addition?

I can't wait to get on things.  I think it is going to be more helpful than I originally thought as we are seriously thinking of putting our house on the market soon.  We own our house but it is on leased land and we are tired of the rent going higher and higher.  We want to get into a "real" home on our own land so please pray that the door opens for that :)

So stay tuned for some of my fun projects.  Time is tickin....the holiday's are right around the corner.

Have a great rest of the week.....


xo ~ Laura