Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Few Valentine Ideas!

Edited to add Feb. 11...
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm linking this post up to Laurie's Valentine party so I thought I would add this picture of me and my sweet hubby, Kevin. We have been married for almost 17 years! That can't be right!!! Time is just flying by. Ahhh...we were so young and in love. I was 19 and he was 23. You couldn't have talked me out of getting married for nothin! We've had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade him for anything...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hey Guys! I hope you are all having a great week! Do you all remember my gingerbread terrarium? Well...now it's a Valentine terrarium! I don't usually decorate for Valentine's day... I guess working at a flower shop for 15 years kind of made me dread that crazy day! I better not complain too much...I might go back someday. Anyway, a sweet lady asked me to demonstrate to her Garden Club how to make this today. She saw the gingerbread one here on my blog and suggested I do one for Valentine's Day. I went to her house today and visited with alot of sweet ladies, it was so much fun. Here is the finished product...

I found all the hearts and ribbon at Michael's. Everything else came from my second home...Hobby Lobby! This is really easy to make, everything is either laid or stuck down in the sand/glitter mix. After Valentine's Day I'll be switching it out for Easter! I have showed these ribbon/mesh wreaths for fall and Christmas, so why not Valentine's! My client bought the "LOVE" signs at Hobby Lobby and the mesh came from a local gift shop. I know some of you tried to find it at Christmas time. I hope you had some luck!


See these cute framed heart pictures? Guess what they are?? Framed gift bags!! My friend, Lisa came up with this idea. Isn't she clever?! I LOVE them! She had Christmas in them before, but I didn't see those, I bet they were cute. She will have to do Easter next!

I hope you got some ideas! Look for new stuff in my Etsy store by the weekend...we are expecting some snow and ice on Friday so I might be stuck inside for a few days. That way I'll get more done! Have a great rest of the week!



Sunday, January 24, 2010

My brother should be famous!

Hey Guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. I wanted to show you this video I took of my brother, Daniel singing in church this morning. The church just recently started in a school, it is a sister church to a few others in surrounding towns. He is the music leader and really enjoys it. He has always sang in bands through the years...but recently found his calling at church. Everyone thinks he should be famous! To hear this, first scroll down and click the pause button on my playlist (red box) at the bottom left hand side of my blog. I captured most of the song...just missed the music at the beginning. Enjoy


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Back From Market...I Have Alot To Show You!

Hey Guys! I'm back from Dallas Market and I had a great time! I took several pictures, but most of the time I was overwhelmed and forgot about the camera! I did get some pictures of trends that I noticed and just some random things I liked. All of the showrooms carry different things and you can find any style you want. The one thing I did notice was that contemporary is definitely in...but so is traditional, old world and well...just about whatever you like. I was also excited about meeting a fellow blogger friend...Donna from "Designs on 47th street." She was so sweet! We both have a floral background and had alot in common. I enjoyed talking to you Donna!

Easter is just around the corner, so I got a few pictures of some spring items...This bunny really caught my eye!



Look at these bunny dishes...I really had to restrain myself from ordering some of this collection. Had to stick to my budget...
Oh this was so pretty too... Love the pinks and bright green together.

Now this bedding and hand painted furniture really caught my eye...it is just beautiful for a little girl, but no telling how much it is... I didn't look.


Here is one of the trends I noticed...lots of orange!
I also noticed alot of beautiful painted chests.

Good. Reds are still in...
Greens are really in too.
And lots and lots of blues! Blue is everywhere...

This is in Sherry's house. (My former boss who I stay with in Dallas)She used alot of the blues and silvers. I think she needs that chest above!

This black chest is really pretty...notice the Fleur de lis...they were everywhere.

Looks like animal print is still in!

Roosters were everywhere too...I love this rooster arrangement. Hmmm...I wonder why! lol...
Next I might have to make a rooster wreath!


He's a beauty!

The silk arrangements are looking more and more real. Love all of these colors...

Aren't these cool! you fill them with a special gel and light them up. I bet these are going to be really popular.

I saw tons of butterfly accessories... including jewelry.
Silk panels are definitely hot!

Lamps are getting more and more interesting...this one was really an eye catcher, it would be great in the right room.
I loved this lamp...it's so unique!
Movie themed lamps....very cool.
Contemporary lamps...We saw alot of lamps with the drum shades
I loved this mirrored shade...I saw several lamps with this type of shade, must be the new thing.
I had to get a picture of this...Wow! Very interesting!! I could picture it in a fancy beach house.

I saw alot of these fancy candles...they are beautiful but very pricey!
He He...that's me behind a really cool fountain.
If you have ever been to market and cash n carry then you know how overwhelming everything is. See why it's hard to make decisions?? I am going to be making some jewelry soon and listing it on my Etsy store if you are interested. I couldn't make up my mind, so I decided to just make my own!
We ate at my favorite place...The Saltgrass. It was delicious!

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new trends, or at least what caught my eye. lol...Just about anything is in right now. You see it all at Market! I ordered some new ribbon and and some really cute Easter bunnies...so I will be listing some new items (including jewelry) in my Etsy store soon. Have a great weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This Little Piggy's Going To Market!

Hey Guys! I'm off to Dallas Market... I'll be back on Tuesday. I hope to get some more ideas for my frames and maybe even come up with something else to make for my Etsy store. Market will hopefully get my brain thinking creatively again! I am also looking forward to the good restaurants in Dallas as you can see by my title! lol...I'm excited about meeting a fellow blogger at market too! I'll be sure and take lots of pictures!!! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brighten Something Up With Rub n Buff!

Hey Guys! Have you ever heard of Rub n Buff? I'm sure you have...I just wanted to show you a little project I did tonight that only took a few minutes and made a big difference! I bought these jars at Hobby Lobby (where I buy almost everything) tonight for $6 and $8... 66% off! I just couldn't pass them up. They were pretty like they were, but when I put them in the bookcase they were too dark and blah.

They just didn't stand out, they bored me. So rather than taking them back....

I found my pitiful looking tube of Rub n Buff without a lid...it's bad...and got to work. Michael's and Hobby Lobby both carry it, this one is antique gold.

This is really easy... just put a little on a paper towel. Rub it into the towel so it's not globby, then just lightly rub it on an old accessory or something you want to brighten up, if you want you can wipe it off a little to make it blend in more. These jars were a great example because of the design. The rub n buff really made it stand out!


The finished products...the one in the front looks brighter, but it's just the lighting.

Much better...now they stand out! I also did this to my candleholders in my last post if you want to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!!
P.S. The weather here is warmer now...thank goodness!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Few New Things...And Trying To Stay Warm!

Hey Guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and you are all staying warm! The big story here is the cold temps...I mean it is down right FREEZING!! Tonight it's supposed to be about 4 degrees...we have record breaking temperatures. I don't even like getting out! The good news is that it is supposed to warm up into the 40s. At least that is bearable! Anyway, I've been moving some things around and ended up redoing (AGAIN) my rooster arrangement. I was a little tired of just the arrangement on the island so I added the tray I already had and found some candle holders at Hobby Lobby. I did get out to go shopping! lol...The candle holders were half off and ended up being around $14 for both! I put a little gold rub on them to make them stand out more. I found a different container I had stuck in the closet and redid Mr. Rooster. He just keeps getting smaller and smaller! I just can't bear to have him anywhere else, he is so happy on the island!

Yes he is! Look at him perched up there in all his glory. I have told you before that I bought him and his mate at an estate sale. But what I didn't tell you is that they belonged to a sweet cousin who died several years ago...so they are extra special to me. Here is another Hobby Lobby find...$5 for that container!

Remember I told you I was having trouble locating all of my everyday stuff? Well, I never found my woven place mats. Who knows where they are! I could have thrown them away for all I know...so I went to Wal-Mart and bought these green ones for $2.95 each. I think that's about the shade of green I will paint the kitchen island.
I had this arrangement that I normally use for spring. I ended up adding some darker red flowers to it. It's still a little springy...oh well. I need a lift in this cold weather!
I looked and looked for some dinnerware to go in this cabinet. I didn't want anything too fancy. I finally found these before Christmas...they really stand out in the cabinet.

I just love all the color! Especially the red, I think everything I'm showing you is red! It's my favorite color as most of you know!

I messed around with this table forever! I finally decided to just do photos, then I decided to make myself a "B" frame to go in the middle. I will sell it though if you are interested...I can always make another one.


I inherited this pretty urn and stand from my nanny a few years ago. I have had a million plants in it including live ones. Of course they all bit the dust! I found this grassy stuff and sticks at Hobby Lobby and gave it a try. I like it, but it kind of looks like a small head growing some massive hair! lol...I think this cold weather is making me see things...

Thanks for your visit! I hope you all have a wonderful week...try and stay warm!!


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

  • Hello there and I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was equally relaxing and productive, just the way I like it. :) I normally host the before and aft...
    1 hour ago
  • *this post contains affiliate links I’m so thrilled to be joining an AMAZING group of bloggers today as we celebrate the release of Melissa Michael’s bra...
    1 hour ago
  • For the last few years, I've pretty much lived in a state of exhaustion, the kind that cries out for Geritol and afternoon naps. Last fall, a heart arrhyt...
    3 hours ago
  • Hello Lovelies! I'm so glad you're here! Today I'm sharing a wonderful new book by my friend, Melissa Michaels, called *Make Room For What You Love* by ta...
    4 hours ago
  • Put Mom in the Photo – my Mother’s Day Mantel. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my post last week about putting mom in the photo. Putting oursel...
    5 hours ago
  • [image: mms-6991] When I’m getting ready for an antique market, most of the things my team and I work on are profit-earning projects. They are things I p...
    6 hours ago
  • Thursday we met friends at the children's museum for the morning. The kids had a great time! It was nice to go when most kids are in school so it wasn'...
    6 hours ago
  • [image: Music-Jazz Themed Carpet, Vantage River Voyager]Jazz Music Design & Decor for the Jazz Fan
    7 hours ago
  • The last of my purchases on my trip to Ikea were a gorgeous black and white stripe throw. I thought it would be perfect to go with the black and white str...
    8 hours ago
  • I’m really excited to tell you all about these fabulous and fun vintage doors, but before I do that I will give you a little bit of the back story! There...
    8 hours ago
  • I had a nice little surprise this week...a feature in *Woman's World* magazine! They contacted me a while back about my NO-SEW FABRIC WREATH and decided t...
    16 hours ago
  • In case you haven't noticed I have a thing for lidded baskets....well actually for all baskets, but especially old lidded ones and I have five of them so I...
    19 hours ago
  • Rebecca de Ravenel. I was reading one of my favorite Go-To blogs, Elements of Style this week and she did a post on jewelry designer's, Rebecca de...
    21 hours ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I'm still in the breakfast room decorating for Spring and thought I would show you what else I've been doing. I just adore this windowsil...
    1 day ago
  • Weekend hellos! Tomorrow I’m off to San Francisco to pop into a few shops in a favorite neighborhood then I’ll be babysitting my sweet nephews so my brothe...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Link Party] It’s Friday night which means it’s time for the Best of the Weekend party. Have you had a good week? It’s been a ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Amazon Subscribe & Save {how I saved $15 this month}] While I love DIY, crafting, decorating, designing and building furniture I also love to save...
    2 days ago
  • *Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs - ButterYum*I love the simplicity of slow cooker dishes so here's one featuring chicken thighs to add to your recipe ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: THEMANORRenderingFront] Last week, I had the pleasure of touring Atlanta's Southeastern Designer Showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Outer Space Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] Our church family is blessed to have a talented and dedicated team of volunteers who work with ou...
    3 days ago
  • Has it really and truly been three months since we began our little Thursday party? Well, it surely doesn't seem that long to all of us. It might just be ...
    3 days ago
  • I showed you this runner last year but pulled it back out to enjoy again. I love this runner; the burlap type fabric, the script and the beautiful birds de...
    3 days ago
  • *Welcome to our Relief Society Birthday Party!* *The Relief Society is the Women's Organization* *of our church, * *The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Da...
    4 days ago
  • Good morning, friends! When I last shared our sitting room, it looked like this ... I loved the black and white curtains when I added them last Fall, but,...
    5 days ago
  • *Finally!!!! We finally get to see into the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge aka Wills & Kate’s Kensington pad. The Obamas were in London last weekend and...
    5 days ago
  • Hi everyone. Yes, I am finally getting around to showing you our updated kitchen. It has actually been completed for several months but life has been craz...
    6 days ago
  • We needed some family time. Good belly laugh, leave your cares behind kinda family time. Although we were missing two kids, because one is in Disney and ...
    6 days ago
  • How many recipe pins would you say you’ve saved on Pinterest? 10, 20…dozen? Does this sound familiar? “Ooh that looks good! And so easy! Even I could make ...
    2 weeks ago
  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Who knew? This might be one of the easiest days to celebrate all year! PB&J sandwiches for dinner for e...
    4 weeks ago
  • In between the shop, tax office and the Reno I brought out a few Easter items. I've had this darling bunny planter for a few years now, He's just the hap...
    5 weeks ago
  • Hey, I’m back! I know, I know…it took me a few weeks… and I am really not sharing in order of event…but I am at least getting a thing or two up and post...
    2 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space plan...
    2 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    2 months ago
  • 3 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    3 months ago
  • I'll be posting over at Instagram for now. You can follow me *here*. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    5 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    9 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year 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...
    2 years 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. ...
    2 years 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 ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: