Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top of The Mornin' or Evenin' Or Whatever....

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

When it comes to St. Patrick's day I don't do much decorating around the house, ok, I do NO decorating around the house...just on the front door.  I love holidays, I do, I do!

This is just a simple sparkly wreath from the $1.00/$2.50 section at Target paired with felt hanger from the Dollar Tree.  Just enough green and sparkle to make me happy! :)

I haven't felt great this week, some nasty cold/virus junk in my head and chest.  Boooo.  I can't stand being sick when the weather is so beautiful!  I have no plans today, just enjoying a lazy, rainy day, and I probably won't see anyone but my family (who I would like to believe would not pinch me, but I know better!) just in case  I'm sporting my green today....on my shirt and my nails :)

Have I mentioned how much I love sparkly things?

This Irish Blessing is also something I love!

May You Always Be Blessed
With Walls For The Wind
A Roof For The Rain
A Warm Cup Of Tea By The Fire
Laughter To Cheer You
Those You Love Near You
And All That Your
Heart Might Desire
                         -Irish Blessing

Isn't that beautiful? I wish those things for you, as well as the

Happy St. Patrick's Day Friends!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It all started with a button....

This button.....

I found it at the bottom of my washing machine, an AWOL button off my one of my favorite cardigans.

I set out to one of the happiest places on earth (No, not Disney) perhaps I should rephrase that...I set out to one of MY happiest places on earth, Hobby Lobby. 

Armed with my 40% of coupon, I went to buy turquoise thread to fix the missing button.  Really, that was my plan.  Really. Guess what? They were out of turquoise thread! 

And that my friends is when my plan went haywire. I couldn't let my 40% coupon go to waste, so I decided to browse the store.  Great idea...NOT So an hour or so later I exited the store with these

Not bad, the pretty Easter eggs were already 40% off, so I used the coupon on one sheet of scrapbook paper.  I am sooo glad I didn't let it go to waste. :)  I should have just walked away then, and gone home.  But, when I have an idea there is no stopping me.

I headed to the Dollar Tree (also one of my favorite places) to get some wooden clothes pins for the scrapbook paper project.  While I was at the Dollar Tree, I found some fun polka dot ribbon in four spring colors and inspiration hit again.  Soooo.....back to Hobby Lobby I went.  This time I got a white canvas bag and some white ribbon, which of course I paid full price for because I had already used the 40% coupon wisely on a piece of  .59 scrapbook paper. 

I headed home with all my loot and three different projects in my head.

I still don't have any turquoise thread.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Let me introduce myself....

Hello! Let me introduce name is Amanda and evidently I am a woman who has no concept of how much time she really has.  I am the same woman who decided to start a blog at the same time I decided to work a second job.  Genius  I tell you!  Pleazzze...I barely had time to keep up with the laundry....why did I think I would have time to craft & make things, get together with friends and family...breathe?  Just kidding, I always found time to breathe!

The good news is that my second job has come to an end (It was a seasonal job) and I can go back to the boring, mom of teenager who likes to craft, create and cook and needs an outlet to share those things!

Soooo, long story short, let's start over!

Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here!

I have big plans (a bedroom remodel for one)  and I can not wait to share my little light with you again! :)