Photobucket     Photobucket        

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Looking Back~~Memories Of My Old House~~

I hope you all are doing well out there in blog land! Everything is good on my end...just enjoying the nice hot weather here in Arkansas. Keeping up with my garden and flowers is almost a full time job! lol...
I swear every time I turn around a week has flown by! Chase will be out of school soon, I can't believe it! Anyway, I was looking through some of my old photos the other day and found some pictures of my old house. I have been struggling with what to post lately. You have seen almost everything in my house I live in now, so I thought I would show you my old house. We lived here for five years...it was a great first house. It had lots of character and charm and was built in 1923. I wish I had more pictures, but at least I have a few to show you. I painted the walls myself...I picked out a shade of green in the wooden sofa and chair pictured. I still have alot of the accessories in this room. My Nanny gave me the mirror above the mantle, it is now in my foyer.
I painted the walls in the dining room too...isn't the stained glass just beautiful! That is one thing that I fell in love with when we first looked at this house. I wanted to take it with me when we moved! I still have the dining room table and chairs and probably always will. It belonged to my mom and dad, I got it when they moved. This was our little T.V. room off the bedroom. It was nice and cozy, but really needed to be painted...I never got around to it though. Another thing I wanted to do in this house was take up all of the carpet, there was hardwood throughout the house, but alot of them needed to be redone and it was never in our budget.
Oh how I loved this claw foot tub!!
Kevin and his dad built this deck, it was great! I still have that patio furniture!! It's just revamped a little as you can see in my last post. We really enjoyed this deck...Good Times!
Awww...there's little Chase. I miss those days! See that yellow sofa? It didn't stay yellow for long...more like brown! That was not one of my best decorating decisions!lol... I wish I had more pictures of the other side of this room, it was really cute with all the windows.

I do miss this house sometime, but not the area it was in. There are alot of break ins and gangs in the area now. Also, people are not keeping the houses up...I drove by this one the other day and was very sad. It is so junked up! We were fortunate to sell when we did and build the house we are in now. I am soooo thankful!! Thanks for sharing some memories with me!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flowers~Flowers~ and More Flowers~Come See My Yard and Patios!

Hey Guys! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! It turned out to be a wonderful day today! It was supposed to rain all day, but the sun came out for a while and warmed everything up... it was a little chilly this morning. I have been wanting to show you my yard and patios for a while now. Everything is really starting to grow! I just gave all my plants a shot of Miracle Grow yesterday, so they should really take off now. I took this first picture looking out my back door, I love all the color! You might remember last year I bought the new cushions, painted the table and chairs, stained the concrete and hubby built the patio and fire pit. Boy! We did alot!


This year I added the rocks in front of the patio. The main reason I did this was to cover up all the dirt...no grass would grow there. I LOVE colorful hanging baskets! I planted the two hanging from the porch and bought the one by the humming bird feeder. Here is a better view of the little rock landscape. I did it all by myself!

I always forget what this trailing greenery is called. Does anyone know? I just love it!
I bought this beautiful pot of flowers the other day. Sometimes I just can't resist pretty flowers!
Here is a closeup of the hanging basket with our hammock in the background. I am enjoying laying on it on a beautiful afternoon!

Here is another closeup of one I planted hanging from the porch. It's really taking off!
I have a little bit of everything on this baker's rack.

I bought the "Grow" sign at TJ Maxx the other day...

along with these cute ceramic turtles. One thing you may not know about me is that I love turtles!

I even have real ones!! This is Dan...a red eared slider. I've had him a few years now. He loves to come outside in the spring and summer months. That's shrimp floating...it's all he will eat! lol...He wants Red Lobster everyday!
This is Little Guy... a map turtle. He loves his shrimp too! All I have to say is "shrimpy shrimpy"... and they go crazy! lol...
Here is the paver patio with the fire pit. I ordered the striped pillows this year to match the cushions on the covered patio. The others are faded, but I am going to keep them this year, but I will probably change them out next spring.
We have already had lots of cookouts on the fire pit! Everything just tastes better...

Hubby said I went crazy again with the flowers... at least they're not pink! Ha! I say that because he called this HIS patio.

Here is a closeup of one of the new pillows.
I planted these baskets a few days ago. I love the shape of the basket!
Here is the garden...it's really growing!! We already have several hot peppers and bell peppers starting to grow.
This is the front of our house. I love my new butterfly "Welcome" flag.

On my trip to TJ Maxx I also found the butterfly welcome sign in front of the crape mertyl. We bought the fountain on sale at Wal-Mart during the winter months, it really adds to the flower bed and I love the sound. Looks like I need to clean the slime out of it though...Oops! I shouldn't have pointed that out...lol.

I have alot of flowers in the front too...
I love pentas...they attract butterflies.
This is lobella...I love the pretty bluish purple color. It also looks good in hanging baskets.

This is a little landscape we did a few years ago.
We also did this landscape a few years ago. We have a corner lot and this whole side was a blank slate! We did the landscape and added the brown fence around the air conditioner unit. This isn't the best picture, the sun was in the way and I couln't get a good angle.With all the rain we've had...everything should really start growing now. I will post more pictures as things start filling out. As you can probably tell...I love flowers! I spend alot of time in the yard at this time of the year. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh My! I hope you guys haven't forgotten about me!! I have been meaning to do a post all week and it's already Friday!!! This week has just flown by...if the weather permits I will show you my front yard, garden and patios tomorrow. I finally got everything planted and arranged like I want it. Now I just hope one of those big storms like we've been having lately doesn't come and blow everything over!! I will also be posting more items in my Etsy Store tomorrow, so be sure and stop back by! Have a great night!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing each one of you a wonderful Mother's Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

~My Floral Design Portfolio Part 1~

Hey guys! Thanks for all the nice comments on the garden! We are loving it! I think everything is starting to grow now...we are watching every new leaf! lol...I wanted to show you some of the arrangements I have made at the beautiful interior store I work in now. I have been working about two days a week and I love it! I finally remembered my camera the other day and snapped some pictures of my work.















If you live in my area and want to know where this shop is you can e-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com. I have listed a few more small arrangements in my Etsy store if you would like to take a look...more coming 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 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: Best of the Weekend] Welcome to the Best of the Weekend party. I hope that everyone has had a great week. I’ve been plugging away trying to get m...
    1 hour ago
  • It’s Friday!! Welcome back to the … We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Je...
    2 hours ago
  • I love all the fabulous fruit that summer has to offer. I think I always eat my weight in Watermelon and Cantaloupe. Then there is all the wonderful Berr...
    3 hours ago
  • Such a pretty Farmhouse Kitchen Using light fixtures to make a bold statement in your home is the perfect way to upgrade your homes interior design on a ...
    7 hours ago
  • [image: Fall mantel2] via I know it is just a tad bit early for some of us to start bringing in a little Fall into our homes, but it is definitely no...
    8 hours ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 5 Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall]It may be a bit early for some of you, but down here in the South we are dreaming of...
    9 hours ago
  • Hello there and happy Friday! This week seemed to go forever! I'm thankful for a pretty low key weekend with a equal parts DIY and relaxing. :) Today I hav...
    10 hours ago
  • {Click Here for Tissue Paper Decoupage Pumpkin Tutorial Here} There’s something a little odd still about walking through the grocery store, cart filled...
    12 hours ago
  • After touring the show house in Cashiers, NC last Saturday we went shopping. There were several antique shops, but the prices were a lot more than I was wi...
    12 hours ago
  • So I posted this picture on Instagram yesterday. I left Will Holden alone for maybe three minutes yesterday while I took clothes out of the washer and ...
    14 hours ago
  • [image: Family-Room-Reveal-16-of-50] Today's Feature Friday is blogger, Aniko who blogs at Place of my Taste. She shares beautiful DIY and home decor proje...
    16 hours ago
  • [image: mms-0367-2] Today was a whirlwind, but packed with activities that were good for my creative soul. Photo shoots are one of my favorite aspects of ...
    22 hours ago
  • A sudden thunderstorm is moving in, and that almost always means that our Internet will be knocked out. I want to make sure Foodie Friday and Everything E...
    1 day ago
  • [image: My Top 10 Favorite Things {August 2016}] My friend reminded me how she used to love my favorite things posts. Years ago I used to make these list...
    1 day ago
  • Good morning friends and welcome to week #29 of Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our hostess this week is Stacey from Poofing the Pillows. She recently featu...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Mermaid & Shell Centerpiece for Nautical or Beach Table Setting]Sailing With the Mermaids
    1 day ago
  • *Skinny Italians Sausage and Peppers - ButterYum*Everybody loves sausage and peppers, but let's face it, serving it on an Italian sandwich roll makes for ...
    1 day ago
  • In autumn we invite richer, earthier colors into our homes and with September around the corner, I’ll be setting that tone in my home too. I follow several...
    1 day ago
  • *[image: image]* *A few weeks ago I showed a house designed by Courtnay Tartt Elias of Creative Tonic. Courtnay is a very in-demand interior design...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Back to School Table] Every year, l have a back-to-school celebration dinner for our grandchildren. I started this year's table by elevating the gl...
    1 day ago
  • Since I am in décor limbo right now, removing all the shell décor to make way for FALL (my favorite season), I thought I would show you some shots of the p...
    2 days ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    3 days ago
  • Hello, Dear One! Well, the soup is not really on but the tureen's are out! I have to admit, since spring I've been a bit of a lazy decorator. I got all in...
    5 days ago
  • Happy Monday! Have you ever dreamed of a DIY project over and over again, hoping that one day you'd have the confidence to take that task on, even if it me...
    1 week ago
  • Oh man. Where do I begin? I am somehow going to condense a 10-post narrative into one post. Right now you’re thinking, “Well I’m clicking the heck outta h...
    1 week ago
  • Actually, it was just a week ....but a wonderful, relaxing, lay on the beach and eat lots of seafood kind of week. Of course I couldn't resist a little an...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hey guys..sorry I have been a little MIA this week and probably a most of next. My little company Chic-a-Boot is about to be launching a brand new line ver...
    2 weeks ago
  • Olympic Ring Fruit Plate from the Kitchen The opening ceremonies for the Olympics is tonight and I thought I would dig up some fun Olympic themed treat i...
    3 weeks ago
  • * We eat like kings at Lake Powell, with* * everyone couple making a lunch and dinner* * and everyone tr...
    3 weeks ago
  • *This post is sponsored by Rug Studio.* Hello Lovelies! Today I'm excited to share my Master Bedroom Refresh with you. For me, any room redo usually s...
    1 month ago
  • The patio outside the shop is one of my favorite outdoor spaces to decorate. I try to change it up weekly adding a piece or two, taking away a few. You kno...
    2 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    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 pla...
    6 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...
    6 months ago
  • 6 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! ...
    7 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...
    1 year 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...
    2 years 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. ...
    3 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: