Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter Tablescape! (Repost)

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a great week! Can you believe it's almost Easter?? I can't! Some of you might remember this tablescape from last year. I decided to repost it for tablescape Thursday. We are going to my grandma's for Easter this year and then I am headed to Dallas. If I was going to do an Easter tablescape this year it would probably look the same anyway! lol...Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! Welcome to the 33rd tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Go check out her tablescape and a list of other participants. You will get some great ideas! I decided to do an easter themed tablescape when I realized my china has the perfect colors for easter. When I got married over 15 yrs. ago, our wedding colors were pink, teal, purple and yellow. I think I seriously thought I was supposed to match my china to my wedding colors! lol.... It's called Floradora Green by Royal Doulton. I really love it and am glad I picked it. It's perfect for spring!

I had this ribbon and it happend to coordinate well with the dishes, so I tied it around the candleholders. I love pretty ribbons!

This rabbit container sits on top of my kitchen cabinets with ferns. As I was looking around the house for tablescaping ideas I spotted it! I got it at Kirkland's several years ago. You might notice it has the same tulips as my tablescape a few weeks ago. I'm recycling!

I bought the little eggs at Michael's on sale for $1.50. I was planning on using them on the napkins, but did this instead.

I bought the little pots of flowers on sale at Michael's too and just glued in the bunnies that I already had.

My mom and dad like to go antique shopping and bought this cream and sugar set last week. It goes perfectly with the china so I had to borrow it!

Here's my Tuesday Morning find. I just love these!

The ribbon is tied on silver napkin rings.

Peeps are my favorite easter candy.

Oops! Sorry little bunny, you are soooo sweet....I just couldn't resist!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed easter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fun In Branson!

Hey Guys! I wanted to show you a few pictures from our little Branson getaway. I didn't take very many, I kept forgetting to get my camera out. We had alot of fun! My mom and dad came too and we all went to the Noah musical. It was awesome! It's around two hours long, but is definitely worth it.Chase really enjoyed it too. was chilly and windy out that night.
We always stay at the Grand Country Inn. They have alot for kids to do, including an indoor water park and a huge new game room. They also have the best breakfast buffet in town!Chase had so much fun in the new game room! It got expensive pretty quick though...luckily his papa was there to pitch in! lol...I think he likes playing as much as chase does!
We also shopped and ate alot! We love the Branson Landing, there is a great Mexican Restaurant there we love to eat at. We also love Mel's Hard Luck Diner. They have great burgers and shakes. The waiters and waitresses walk around and sing...they are wonderful! Chase went back to the Titanic Museum with my parents. That was his third time...he loves it! We had a fun filled weekend! Chase is already wanting to go I hope you are all having a great week!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fertilizer Friday!

Hey guys! I thought I would join Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday. Please pay her a visit, she is an amazing gardener! Ahhhh...I remember when my backyard looked like this. I am so ready to have green grass and blooming flowers again!

I'm ready to sit out here and enjoy the nice weather while sipping on a glass of sweet tea. Please!! No more of this...I don't think I can take anymore! lol...

My trees are starting to bloom. We have been anxiously awaiting since we planted them after they flowered last year. The one in the background is new so it's not blooming as much. The other tree croaked last year!

The creeping phlox is starting to bloom too. I have alot of this and it gets thicker every's so pretty! I think spring is finally here!!

One more thing...Congrats to one of my dearest friends, Kim. She got engaged tonight! Her boyfriend surprised her in front of her friends and family. Congratulations!!!!!
We are leaving for Branson in the morning for a little getaway, but when I get back I plan on making more items for my Etsy Store. I hope to find more birds and birdhouses while I'm up that way. Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Spring Arrangements In My Etsy Store!

I wanted to do a quick post and show you four more spring arrangements I made tonight and just listed in my Etsy Store. They are all similar to the ones I sold the other day. I only have one more bird and one more birdhouse but will look for more...but don't wait if you see something you like. I might not be able to copy what I have made here. Don't forget about Mother's Day...these would make great gifts!

The two bird arrangements are very similar.

Have a great Thursday!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Hey guys! Mom and I went thrifting the other day and I wanted to show you what I got. We have some neat little stores around here we like to hit when we can. I found this cute little iron bird nest candle holder for $2.oo. Isn't it cute?!
Mom saw these pretty little jars for $4.oo each. They have an oriental look to them. I love a touch of oriental in a room!

I really scored when I bought 12 of these books for $1.00 each! They are really nice and in great shape. I took a picture of all my bookcases, but when I looked at them on the computer they look too cluttered! I think I need to edit...I'll post them soon.
I sold all of the arrangements I posted yesterday, but will be making more and posting them tomorrow. Thank you for your purchases! Have a great Wednesday!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring???

Hey Guys! First I want to apologize for taking an unexpected bloggy break. Truth is... I had a little touch of bloggers block! I sat down to do a post a few times and just decided to go watch a lifetime movie or a reality show on! Have you seen Hoarders? Oh My!! I did come to a conclusion about something I want to change here on my blog...I will talk about it at the end of this post.

Ok...for most of you today was probably a beautiful warm spring day. For some of us Arkansans it was like the middle of winter! I heard it was supposed to snow, but just didn't believe it when the temperature was 72 on Friday. What do I know? This is what we woke up to this morning...

On Friday afternoon I was sunning myself on the hammock!
The flowers were so confused...Luckily this stuff is melting and the weather is supposed to be back up in the 60s and 70s this week. YAY!

Before all of this and I were driving and passed this field of daffodils. They are just beautiful! Or they WERE beautiful...

Mom pulled over so I could pick a few (on the outside of the fence :) I just couldn't resist! I pulled down a birdcage on top of my cabinets and came up with this little display. You could also do this with silk flowers.

I am becoming butterfly nuts like my mom! We love butterflies!!
I bought this flag at Kohl's the other day.
I made this wreath last year, and surprisingly it didn't fade too much. I added some butterflies to go with the flag.
I bought this cute little metal sign at Hobby Lobby. I am SOOO ready for spring!! I can't say it enough...especially after today!

Here are some items I just listed in my Etsy store. The arrangements all have something cute in them to make them unique. The flowers are good quality and are very wispy and airy.

I said I was going to change up my blog a little bit. I am thinking it might be easier for me to post more often, but do smaller posts! I have been trying to do one big post a week, but everything I want to show you just doesn't fit and I spend hours organizing a post (although it might not look like I notice that alot of you do this and it seems to work out. So be sure and check my blog more often! I think this will work out better...See you soon!!

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

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


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

  • How was your Monday? Good? We had a few breaks in the clouds and just seeing the sun for a few minutes lifted my spirit, but I have the song by The Carpent...
    7 hours ago
  • *Yaay!* October is finally favorite month! I have been looking forward to those cool, crisp fall days that I love so much...but here, it's been ...
    10 hours ago
  • New York City has such a fantastic vibe, so much to see and do, I love the energy, the sights and sounds, so it’s always exciting to return. My most rece...
    11 hours ago
  • Hello all! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my story Friday! I'm still in awe of what happened. I have been in touch with the editor of the boo...
    17 hours ago
  • Hey TT&J readers, it’s Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase. It’s been a while since I’ve been here so I’m glad to be back, just in time for my favorite season ...
    18 hours ago
  • [image: DIY Makeover for Outdoor Furniture]A Bistro Set Makeover
    19 hours ago
  • There are some of the most fabulous giveaways in blogland and when you win one it is sooooooooooooo special. I have lusted after these fabulous carved sla...
    19 hours ago
  • *Beaulah and I have been having fun popping out* *Halloween chocolates with a skull and pirate theme.* *Beaulah has been helping to get the house all* *h...
    20 hours ago
  • Happy Monday, friends and welcome to our Fall dining room! I'm happy to be sharing it today as part of a fun Fall blog hop, hosted by the sweet and talen...
    20 hours ago
  • Fall is here! I love to read no matter what the season, but there is something magical about sitting outside under a tree enjoying a book. Grab a blanket...
    20 hours ago
  • Good Morning and Happy Fall! I can finally say that today because just now feels like fall here in Dallas. I'm so glad you are here! I mad...
    20 hours ago
  • Good morning! I hope you all are drying out from all the RAIN we have had, especially here along the east coast! I feel so bad for the people ON the coast ...
    21 hours ago
  • [image: Learn how to rewire a lamp with this step-by-step tutorial.] Our lake house construction is rolling along and we hope to be able to move in by Hall...
    23 hours ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm trying to get on the ball and get my house decorated for Fall! So let's go into the dining room. I have a collection of milk gl...
    1 day ago
  • Mini NY Cheesecake - ButterYumWe recently celebrated our oldest son's birthday and, as usual, he requested cheesecake for dessert. I typically make some v...
    1 day ago
  • I can't believe October is here and it's already zipping by! I LOVE fall and this time of year but I sort of hate how early it's getting dark right now. ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: mms-1115] We are back home from our trip to Alabama, safe and sound from the Market on Chapel Hill. It is a long trip, but it’s always worth it. T...
    1 day ago
  • [image: FALL DECOR ON THE PORCH] Our back door porch is the entry used by family and friends. Now we are greeted by Fall leaves and pumpkins. PLEASE CLICK ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: 5 Transformations with a Simple Can of Paint] In August I mentioned I participated in the 127 yard sale that runs from Michigan to Alabama. All a...
    1 day ago
  • [image: destin fashion and beach127_20150917] I've got one more post to share with you about Destin, since I was down there a few weeks ago. I'll be sharin...
    1 day ago
  • "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." --Hippo...
    2 days ago
  • *Today, I have a few houses to share from readers! I love when you send me pictures of your homes and encourage anyone who wants to show their home to ...
    3 days ago
  • Ok, so I don’t know for sure that this is THE most simple fall mantel ever. But I do know for sure that it is MY most simple fall mantel ever. Anne Shirl...
    3 days ago
  • If you are a tableware junkie like myself, you'll love Replacements. Mr. Bob Paige is the founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd. He's a former antique b...
    4 days ago
  • We are down to the wire now , and the progress we have seen in the last week is remarkable. In my last update I showed you the house painted, that was ...
    4 days ago
  • Welcome to the Share Your Style party. I am excited you are here and I look forward to see what you have to share. So far this week I posted about finally ...
    5 days ago
  • *Hi there friends...* *Nothing much going on over here this 3 kids are involved in a lot so I've been pretty busy! * *But I'm one who enjoys the ...
    5 days ago
  • I hope I've been missed just a wee bit. I took a much needed get away to the east coast, North Carolina to be specific to see my daughter and the grands. I...
    5 days ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] I went right up to the few days before Fall officially began before I brought out my decorations. Of course, this week it is going to...
    1 week ago
  • *Thank you to The Land of Nod for sponsoring this post.* Today I wanted to share a couple of my favorite kid decor items in my home. I have had an infatua...
    1 week ago
  • My three favorite things about decorating for Halloween? Glitter, black and white, and simplicity. Luckily, this projects fits the bill for all three, and ...
    1 week ago
  • Welcome! I would like to formally introduce a new sign to the family. "Home" This one holds a special place in my heart. It recently appeared on the HG...
    1 week ago
  • Yup…you read that right! I am going to Hollywood in just a few short weeks! Here’s the scoop. I have not been posting much this past while because I hav...
    3 weeks ago
  • We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! I have four kids at four different schools, so from 5am - 9am I am getting t...
    5 weeks ago
  • 1 month 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...
    2 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    3 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...
    8 months 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...
    10 months 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: R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year 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: