Photobucket     Photobucket        

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Flaunt Your Red" a day late!

Hey guys! Welcome to "Flaunt Your Red" hosted
by nancy at http://southernlady-nancy.blogspot.com/ . What a great event! Today I wanted to show you a few pics of the "MAN'S" Room.....well, he shares it with me, lol! This is where I do my blogging. Here is our new sofa we ordered from Ashley Furniture a few months ago. We had our old sofa for more than 10 yrs. and it was looking and smelling a little bad! So, with some of my christmas decorating money we decided it was time to get a new one. I didn't like the pillows that it came with and had these on my old sofa. They add alot of color when they're not thrown on the floor. I had the curtains already and knew they would look fine with the new sofa. The red in here is more of a cinnamon color.

Here is where I do my blogging. The chair, orchids, and decorative balls all have the cinamon color in them. The bowl to the left was handmade in Hawaii to resemble a volcano, it looks a little like an ashtray.

These pictures hang over the big screen T.V. I chose not to show you....lol

And my favorite drink! I got to have my DP! Oh, and the chairs have new red fabric on them too. I'll show you a better picture later.
Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Tulip Tablescape


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ She is the tablescape queen! Her easter themed tablescape for this week is beautiful! Go visit her to check it out and for a list of all the participants. I assure you that you will get tons of ideas for your own tablescape!
This is my spring inspired tablescape. I found the tulip arrangement premade at Michaels, but took it apart and added the hydrangeas. I then put it all together in the ceramic apple pitcher. I bought the green plates at Pier 1, napkins at Dillard's last year, and the rabbits the other day half price at Hobby Lobby. As you can see this is a very small table and we eat here everyday.

The rabbit on the left looks like he's trying to smell the tulips!




As I was working on my tablescape I looked out the window and saw this sunset. I don't think I've ever seen one this beautiful in my own backyard! (yes that fence needs to be stained, hubby's fixing to work on that...lol)


Thank you for visiting me! Hope you enjoyed my little spring tablescape!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fun in Branson!

Hey guys, we had a great time in Branson. Chase loved it! We stayed at the Grand Country Inn, it's a really neat place for kids. They have an indoor water park, putt putt, game room, and a wonderful buffet! We also went in Talking Rock Caverns and there were NO bats! Thank goodness..... It is a really awesome cave that was discoverd over 100 years ago by some rabbit hunters. It's also a living cave so it's still growing. Chase and Kevin went to the Titanic museum after they dropped me off shopping. I've already seen it, but Chase really wanted to see it again.


Here is Chase at the indoor waterpark.



Acting Crazy!


Every 10 minutes a huge bucket of water spills and all the kids go crazy when they hear the bell sound. Chase is under there somewhere!
This is inside the cave. It was so neat but weird! The tour guide explained how the cave was developed, it was really facinating! I thought this looked like a giant jellyfish.





Chase loved the cave, he thought it was so cool! He learned all about how caves are made last year in school, so it was really interesting to him.


This is the Titanic museum if you ever get a chance to visit one you should, it's really a moving experience. I believe there are more exibits around the country.


This is at the Branson Landing. There are tons of shops including a Bass Pro shop where we spent most of our time.


It was a fun trip, especially for Chase. We live about 2 and a half hours from Branson, so it's not to far and you can have alot of fun on a little money. That's one reason we like it, lol! Have any of you ever been there? I would love to hear from you if you have.
Have a great Spring Break! I'm so glad it's getting warm! Although, there is a chance of snow here on Sat., YUCK!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Still time to register for the Frames!!

Hey guys, just reminding you to get over to Fort Thompson and register for the Frames. The registration ends on Sunday at 12:00 noon CST. Check out the post below for more details. Good luck!!!!!!!!!
I will be in Branson for the weekend, Chase loves it there! He can't wait to go back to the Titanic museum, last time we were there for hours! We are also planning to go in the Talking Rock Caverns. I hope there's no bats! lol...Talk to ya'll when I get back!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Giveaway!!!


Hey guys, thanks for all the input on the patio. I will be looking for more colorful pots, outside artwork, and colorful cushions. Well, I've looked all over town for cushions, pretty ones are hard to find! I will be working on the patio for the next several weeks and will post it when it's done.


On with the giveaway........


This giveaway will be held at Fort Thompson. This is a wonderful blog dedicated to reaching people for Christ! Tim is a christian man with a beautiful family. He also hosts giveaways and has recently started "Monthly Miracles". Every month someone tells a story of a miracle that has happened in their life. Tim is a miracle himself, you have to read his story Angels and miracles


it's amazing!


I am giving away 2 frames! An initial of your choice and a "Welcome Spring" frame.

Tim will have all the info. on his blog on how to register, so head on over there!! Just click on the Fort Thompson link.





Good Luck!!!!!!!


My Etsy Store is located under "My Links" on the left hand side under "My followers".


Oh my goodness, I just realized today is St. Patrick's Day and I sent Chase to school without a stitch of green! He's gonna get pinched all day, poor little guy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time to refresh for spring!

I know we are all ready for spring, Right?? It was 80 degrees here on Tues. and today it was around 40 degrees. Ugggg......I was enjoying my flipflops and capris! Today, back to the heavy clothes. Well, it won't be long before it stays warm, I hope.

I wanted to show you guys what my patio looks like right now, not too pretty, huh? In fact, it's quite ugly. I wanted to tell you my plans and get your input. What about painting the furniture a bronzy color, getting new cushions(with some color) and staining the concrete?? I was going to stain it this fall, but just didn't want to tackle it and still not to sure about it. Any other ideas? Of course when the weather stays nice I will plant lots of flowers. Tootsie has the most beautiful flowers, I wish I enjoyed planting as much as she does!
I think a little cosmetic work will freshen the patio up, I've had the table and chairs forever, but don't want to spend the money for something new right now especially when it's still in good shape. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!!

Here it is last year, it looks much better with flowers and greenery. BIG difference!!

Stay tuned for the giveaway, it's going to be on another blog. Details coming soon!!
Update:
The Giveaway will start tomorrow March 17!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

3 posts in one! A sweet award, more frames and wedding pics!


Hey Guys! I can't believe it's been a week since I've posted!! Last week just flew by, I think part of it was getting ready for my brother-in-law's wedding in Eureka Springs. I did the flowers, everything turned out great and it was a beautiful day. I have pictures at the bottom of this post.
I also recieved a special award from Kim at http://kimsdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/ and Connie at http://mythoughtsandcreations.blogspot.com/ Thank you guys I really appreciate it!

The description for this award is: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.” Also put a link to their blogs and then let them know they have been selected.

I consider each one of you my friend and cannot think of anyone who has not already recieved this award, but if you haven't please take it!!

****************************


I've been making more frames, come take a look. These will all be listed in my Etsy Store. Remember the initial frames can be done in any letter.


I would be happy to make a baby boy frame with the carriage too. The picture in the frame is one of my friend's twins. I posted their room a while back before they were born. They are both beautiful!

I can also do this frame in different ribbons. The cross is really sparkly! That's my grandma, dad and two uncles in the picture.

A great gift for a friend that decorates with the blues and yellows! This one is very detailed.

This one would be cute in a little girl's room or bathroom. I just fell in love with the little purses!
Cupcakes for the kitchen! I posted this one a while back without the bow. The ribbon really adds to it!


I'm still having so much fun with these! Remember, if it's possible, I can custom make one of your choice. I still have lots to make! I will be posting some spring ones in the next few days.

************************
We went to my brother-in-law's wedding at the cresent hotel in Eureka Springs yesterday. It turned out to be a beautiful day so I wanted to show you some pictures. They say this hotel is haunted and has even been on Ghost Hunters. LOL!



Does anyone see a ghost in here?? I sure don't!

Chase was the ringbearer and could not wait to put on that tux!

This is Melanie, my new sister-in-law. She's really sweet and looked so pretty! I did her flowers, her colors were yellow and brown. I used silk since the wedding was out of town but I tried to make them look as real as possible.

Chase and I

Handsome Chase

Silly Chase

GQ Chase....lol!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, I will have another post soon including some givaways!!!! More info. on that soon!!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

~Blue Monday~


Hi Guys! Welcome to my first "Blue Monday" hosted by Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. I have just recently discovered her blog and will be visiting her often!

You guys know I have lots of red....well I have a little blue too. This is our 4th bedroom that we made into a piano room. It's tiny! My hubby's friend actually gave us the piano! I was so excited to get it, especially for free! Chase has taken piano for about 4 yrs. now and is really good. Although sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get him to practice. He has a great teacher and she is always very encouraging. I took piano for around 7 yrs. when I was a teen and just recently started playing a bit. Mostly "easy"stuff. lol! I don't like to practice either. Shhhh.....

I got 4 of the blue plates when I worked at the interior shop, but my mother-in-law gave me the one in the middle and at the top before she passed away. I miss her......

This room doesn't have alot of light, especially at night, but I tried to get a good shot of the lamp. My mom gave it to me when they moved.

I fell in love with this fabric almost 10 yrs. ago (oh my gosh I didn't realize it's been that long!) Well, I still like it! I also have a little sofa that matches on the other wall.

These pictures hang over the sofa, I would have taken a picture of it, but it needs a little super glue on the back. lol! But look how the pictures match the fabric! I've had those a while too.


That's most of my blue! I have a little more, but I'll save it for another post. Thanks for stopping by!!

You can now comment if you don't have a blog. I would love to hear from you!


Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: Stuck in Elevator in You've Got Mail]This morning I was working on a post (not this post) and my phone rang. It was my son. He said, “Hey, Mom.” I...
    1 hour ago
  • Asian-Style Baked Chicken - ButterYumEverybody needs a few easy to prepare weeknight meals and this Asian-inspired chicken is one my family's favorites. P...
    3 hours ago
  • In our yard, we have five white Iceberg floribunda rose topiary trees that are twelve years old, and they bloom without fail each and every April through...
    3 hours ago
  • Hi there friends... Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I hosted and had a house full of family and friends...it was a great day! ~~~ Since the new hardw...
    4 hours ago
  • Welcome to this crazy day of linky love and blog exploration! I love to see what is new out there in blog land. Get started clicking away to view everyon...
    4 hours ago
  • How is y'all's week going so far? Don't you just love spring? Everything is green outside. The rain we have had on and off is keeping the thick yellow poll...
    5 hours ago
  • Hello Everyone! I wanted to share some of my dining room changes. Keep in mind that I’m not quite done yet. I plan to repaint the dining room in July ...
    5 hours ago
  • A little bit woodsy…a little bit modern and a whole lot of awesome! Big Plans Little Victories put together this Woodsy Modern Girls Nursery with the goa...
    5 hours ago
  • Hello Tatertots & Jello Readers! It’s Laurie from Gallamore West and I’m so happy to be back here sharing one of my favorite recipes with you, Three Ingre...
    5 hours ago
  • It’s already getting so warm in Phoenix that I hesitate to turn my oven on. [image: 1-IMG_2422] This recipe is a cool family favorite and so easy to mak...
    5 hours ago
  • Pull up a chair and drink your Starbucks or Sonic Diet coke or water and get comfy - because it's Book Club Day. This is our first day and I hope we c...
    6 hours ago
  • Several years ago, before I knew what an olive basket was, I found one at a local Antique Market. I really liked it very very much! It was unusual and p...
    6 hours ago
  • [image: Happy House Tybee Joy] Happy House is a spectacular 3-story Luxury Cottage that sleeps 27! I love touring beautiful homes and while I was visiting m...
    13 hours ago
  • [image: MSI_5930] Today was about getting all of my freelance stuff finished and, I’m happy to say, I was able to do exactly that. I had a few final phot...
    14 hours ago
  • I love a day when I can just run around and shop. A day when I have no deadlines or time tables to keep up with. My son called and asked me if I would r...
    18 hours ago
  • There are many ways to read your favorite blogs. I wish there was one place I could find all the blogs I enjoy reading. Instead I find myself constantly ...
    21 hours ago
  • Hey all! It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – hope your weather is finally coming around too! Lately I’ve been talking a bit about a big anniversa...
    1 day ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] I bought these lovely hydrangeas from Aldi’s recently. [image: SONY DSC] They had a special at $5.99 each. I bought three. One is de...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Picket Fence Friends, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am once again excited to be here visiting with you. Spring is is full swing and Sum...
    1 day ago
  • [image: polywood-furniture.jpg] Since the inside of my house is now finished for the most part, I’m concentrating on the exterior of my house and looking f...
    1 day ago
  • “The Scoop Link Party #115″ You see that cute little house above? Me and my Daddy and my son are the newest owners. Well, we will be in about 2-3 weeks a...
    1 day ago
  • It's an exciting week for us here at The Scoop because we are hosting a *tour of spring tablescapes! *Be sure to come by for the next three days, April 22...
    1 day ago
  • *I hope you had a wonderful* *Easter Sunday.* *We had 17 for dinner and I decided* *to try out some fun new recipes.* *We spotted this adorable bunny* *on...
    1 day ago
  • Happy Monday morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend with your families and friends. The start of a new week is getting me that much clo...
    2 days ago
  • We had a wonderful Easter brunch here with our daughter and son-in-law. Just the 4 of us so we decided to just eat in the breakfast room, and not be real f...
    2 days ago
  • Thank you so much for all your messages and e-mails checking in. I apologize for essentially abandoning you, but I’ve had good reason. I have been diagnose...
    2 days ago
  • The whole family....behaving and then normal!! This is what we started with!! My son's family brought me this beautiful arrangement....and peanut M&...
    2 days ago
  • I ran out of blog steam, so I am reposting a Springtime post from 2013. I decided our kitchen needed to celebrate the end of winter with a few Spring touch...
    2 days ago
  • Don't you love this back porch by designer Cindy Mihuc that was recently featured on House of Turquoise? It's gorgeous. Everything on this porch is purpo...
    3 days ago
  • Out of pocket for awhile. Be back in a week or so. Hope you all are enjoying a beautiful spring. :)
    4 days ago
  • If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love Houston interior designers - they are the ones who inspired me all those years...
    4 days ago
  • Happy Show & Tell Saturday and Happy Easter!! Are you all ready for tomorrow? Do you have your menu planned for Easter dinner? I can't wait to see all t...
    4 days ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! So glad you could join me! Because it's Easter week....for my Frugal Round-up, I thought I'd share a few ...
    5 days ago
  • Everywhere I look, I see flowers. Pansies, daffodils, forsythia. It's spring in Tennessee, a time of renewal and remembrance, a time for planting and dreamin...
    5 days ago
  • I never liked peas until I tried Le Sueur brand and then I loved them. Who knows how many cans of peas I’ve consumed since that day of discovery when I ...
    6 days ago
  • Greetings, friends !! Hard to believe that Easter is already upon us. As much as I know I've complained about winter dragging on and on, this year also se...
    1 week ago
  • ....it was time to call it a day.. Last night, PH's eldest grandson got married. Would you believe we actually got out on the dance floor..and my sweet hu...
    1 week ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones. Well, you know how it is...things don't stay the same too long around our homes. I thought I'd do something different to my lawyer bookshe...
    2 weeks ago
  • Be it little, a foyer is a first impression. It is the runway of things to come. Lets just say ours needed some love y'all. It rocked the birdcages.....
    2 weeks ago
  • Just for a little bit I am going to take a break from Tootsie Time. If you are looking to enter the Friday party…go to the post just below this one…or cl...
    5 weeks ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 month ago
  • *Today, I want to share my dining area/family room. This is the side of the house that we spend the most time in. Join me as I take you on the tour.* *Here ...
    1 month ago
  • Dear Mr P, Its hard to believe it's been a month I said my final goodbye to you, each and every minute has been filled with memories. Continue reading... ...
    1 month ago
  • Hey there everyone!! THANK YOU so much to everyone who responded to me after my post this weekend! Meant so much! But I wanted to do a 2nd little post t...
    2 months ago
  • *ALAT PEMBESAR PENIS* - Adalah Salah satu Penemuan spektakuler abad ini untuk terapi pembesaran penis tercepat, sudah banyak di buktikan oleh hampir 98% pr...
    3 months ago
  • On the twelve days of Christmas, My true Love gave to me..... *December 14, 2009* Dearest Dave, I went to the door today, and the post man delivered a par...
    4 months ago
  • I LOVE decorating and my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas. Last Christmas I created this sign.... I had so many people see mine and want one....
    5 months ago
  • *Hello!!!! Thank you for visiting!!! BPB has NEW PRETTY home! Click the link below my photo and you will be redirected to the new si...
    5 months ago
  • I've been busy creating very special MiMi Turkey tops for little girls - I decided that I wanted to create a Grandmother Turkey that is gray - so I could ...
    6 months ago
  • It's here, the day I haven't been looking forward to. The first day of middle school!! The end of our lazy summer, lazy year for that matter. Homeschooling...
    8 months ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    8 months ago
  • *A day filled with frustration, a scary day beyond belief.* *No way I can possibly answer each one of you but your words and prayers have literally kept us...
    8 months ago
  • Hello Friends! Long time no post! I hope you are all doing well. I've missed you! It's been almost five months since I posted anything on my blog. No partic...
    10 months ago
  • I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic. Am I done for good? I don’t know, but I suspect I am. In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this...
    1 year ago
  • Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oscar Pick": *Why make fun of someone you do not even know. It is sad when you try so hard to be someone you...
    1 year ago
  • *This blog has been so neglected this year for many reasons, but mainly because LIFE JUST HAPPENS....I am sorry I did not fill it with more tree pictures. ...
    1 year ago
  • I have a secret....... And it's a dirty little one..... I have been living in shame for some time with something I dared not mention... For fear of being...
    1 year ago
  • The Finished Product Well, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Don't know why, just busy I guess. I went back to work full time so that doesn't lea...
    1 year ago
  • * * Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day! * Ohhh boy...I am having sooo much fun revisiting a few of my past autumn posts. I really do lov...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    1 year ago
  • Are you looking for a festive adult beverage to serve your guests for the 4th of July? [image: DSCN4230_281] This one will get some ohhhs and ahhhs and it...
    1 year ago
  • Seems I have the hardest time getting this house all decorated the way I want….or do I….sometimes I just really feel CONTENT and really don’t feel the ne...
    2 years ago
  • Wow, how time flies?!?! This time of year is busy for everyone, that I know, but this year has been an even more busy and hectic (and let’s add “flat ou...
    2 years ago
  • [image: DSC00081] [image: DSC00082] [image: DSC00083] I found the antique book at one of my favorite stores in McKinney, Texas called SMITTEN! I have...
    3 years ago
  • Why does the confining upgrade grade the disorder?
    3 years ago

Designed By: