Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Share Your Creations Party #5

Welcome to the 5th Share Your Creations party! I hope you will participate!



Share Your Creations


There are always great entries! It's so hard to pick just 5...


This pretty fall vignette was created by Shelly at Calypso in the Country
Carrie at Dittle Dattle painted this beautiful chest of drawers. Pretty fall decor too...and mirror!



This beautiful fall mantle was created by Ally at There's no place like our home. Love this fall pumpkin tree created by Rose at Hint of Home. Cute idea for a Halloween party created by Brandy at Brandy's Crafts.




You guys are creating some great stuff!! I'm very impressed!

I am still working on my kitchen and fall decor, so in the meantime I wanted to show you some items I have recently listed on Etsy.



A rooster arrangement!

I only have one rooster like this, but do have the hen if you are interested...she is just as pretty!
This is a fancy beaded pumpkin! It has some glitter and gold balls on the top of it.

A colorful fall arrangement...

Another beaded pumpkin arrangement...

This frame has beautiful embroidered ribbons with an embellishment that really sparkles. Perfect for fall and everyday...


I have sold a ton of these scarecrow tassels!





Well, those are some of my creations that I have for sale. Click HERE to go to my Etsy Store.



What did you create?



You can link up any item you have created, a room you have decorated, a seasonal vignette, jewelry, painted furniture etc...the list goes on and on. If you have an Etsy store you are welcome to add a link on your blog (like I did). All I ask is that you add a link back to my blog so others can find the party. Thanks!!

Add Your Link...














Monday, September 26, 2011

Patio Scarecrow Arrangement

I'm still working on the kitchen and outside...they are coming along. I wanted to show you this scarecrow arrangement I spruced up last night. I bought the scarecrow at a booth in an antique/junk mall last year for around $10. He was in a basket with lots of old looking veggies and pumpkins. I fixed him up last year and put him on my front porch. Well, when I got him down from the attic last night he was a mess! I fixed him up again and set him on the back patio. Cute little guy isn't he?


Have a great Monday!
Linking to WOW at Savvy Southern Style


Friday, September 23, 2011

The Dining Room Dressed For Fall



I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday afternoon! The sun is shining here and it's a beautiful day. I finally went out and pulled some weeds! I haven't been to good about that lately =0 too busy decorating! I wanted to show you my fallish dining room...and I didn't even have to change the dishes in the cabinet! Woohoo! They stay in there all year around except for Christmas. No, we have never even eaten off of them...as my hubby says "What good are they?" lol...


Ok, I know what you are thinking already...this room needs a rug! Yes it does and that will be my next big purchase. Just haven't found anything I love yet that's not too expensive. I'm sure I will find one someday...


As you probably know, I made the arrangement on the table. First, I made it low, but it just didn't look right to me, besides the candle holders were way too tall and I didn't want to have to go buy anymore. Also, I think I'm just used to something big and tall there.


Here it is at dusk with the candles lit. (I added this pic after I had already done this post so it won't click to enlarge)



I used all kinds of fall berries, flowers, sticks and wheat in the arrangement and added beaded pumpkins down the center of the table.


When I put the candles on the candle holders they looked too plain, so I dressed them up with some ribbon and metal bird pieces that I happen to already have! I also added some fall leaves, greenery and berries around the base of the candles.


I had to have a tassel, so I made myself one using fall ribbons. I have a scarecrow tassel that I am using in the kitchen.





I dressed up this floor candleholder with the same ribbon I used on the tassel, a sunflower and greenery.



Here are the dishes that have never been used...lol. They sure do look purdy!!



The table runner came from T.J. Maxx. I love it! I brought home three before I finally found this one!



Well, that's the dining room all dressed up for fall! For a tour of the living room click here.
Have a great weekend!!
I'm joining BTNOP for Met Monday






Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Share Your Creations Party #4

Welcome to the fourth share your creations party! I hope you will participate!


First, I want to thank you all for your nice comments on my fall living room! I was blown away by all of your sweet compliments! Thank you very much!!


Share Your Creations



Now, on to the features...

Oh my goodness, it was hard to pick just 5! You all had some wonderful ideas.


Suzy from Worthing Court has created a beautiful family room...love the bookcases! Visit Highpoint Circle for some cute Halloween and fall ideas.





Penny from The Comforts of Home made the beautiful curtains and shams for her master bedroom.



This gorgeous wreath was created by Liz at Savvy Seasons. Visit her for some beautiful fall inspiration!
You can find the tutorial on how to make these cute tea towels at Word Up Nerd Up...cute blog name.

As you know I am working on my fall decor in the dining room and kitchen. I am coming along and I'm almost done...maybe. Ha! Anyway, I brought this little birdcage down from up on top of my cabinets and decided to decorate the top of it with fall accents and ribbon. I added some moss I had left over from the moss ball and the cute little bird inside.



Here is a closeup of the top. I don't have a step by step tutorial, but I basically just made a bow out of two different ribbons and wired it onto the birdcage. The berries, greenery, pumpkin and gourds are all glued into the bow. Boy, those were some quick instructions! lol...



The little bird is just precious!

That's my creation! Can't wait to see yours!


You can link up any item you have created, a room you have decorated, a seasonal vignette, jewelry, painted furniture...the list goes on and on. If you have an Etsy store you are welcome to add your link on your blog. All I ask is that you add a link back to my blog so others can find the party.

Add Your link...










Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Living Room Tour

After much tweaking...my living room is ready for fall! I planned on showing you the living room this weekend, but just couldn't get everything quite right. I didn't have alot of fall items and ended up making several trips to Hobby Lobby and Michael's. And now...I think I am finally done! I revised the mantle a little...it was missing a something. I added some fall leaves and smaller pumpkins to fill in and add more color. There are more pics at the end of this post.


This was the table that was giving me fits! lol...I ended up making the arrangement in the trunk for the middle of the table.

It's very simple with leaves, pumpkins and greenery.

This weekend mom and I went into a high end store we like to visit every now and then. I have never bought anything though...it's just too expensive! However it gave me the idea for the moss ball in the pot on this table. They had a moss ball the same size as this one for $35! Woah! That didn't even include the pot. I decided to make my own for about $8! I added the ribbon and bling to dress it up a little. This would probably be $100 in that store! lol...


I bought the "Thanks" sign at Hobby Lobby. I painted it and added the stones to the corners. It just didn't show up on the table the way it was.


Here is another view of the room.

Everything on this coffee table came from Hobby Lobby. I didn't mean for it to happen that way...lol. I tried so many things, but this worked the best. I love those big acorns in the basket.

Here is the other side of the room. I made the arrangement on this table...it needed some height. I also added fall popouri and pumkins to the bowl. I just had to leave out my rabbit picture!


This picture is a little dark...I brought the glass terrarium in here and added some greenery and a pumpkin along with the dogs. I wanted this table to be more simple since the others are so full.

Here is a revised picture of the mantle. You can see I added the fall leaves and smaller pumpkins. I think it really brightened it up. For those of you who don't know...I painted the picture above the mantle. Still trying to get used to it...lol.



Close-up of the mantle.




Well, that's the living room! I'm working on the dining room and I'm almost done with the kitchen! I will show you soon....


Thank you to all of you who joined my party last week! There were some great entries!!!



I hope you will join me this Thursday!




Have a great Monday!!

I am joining Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze me Monday, Marty for Tabletop Tuesday , Susan for Met Monday, Kim for Wow Us Wednesday, and The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday.










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

  • It's Monogram Friday!!!! Today is a great day to link up and post any monogrammed clothes you have and might want to sell. If you will just put in the lin...
    1 hour ago
  • Hello and happy Friday to you! Ya-yah. I need your help today! I mentioned earlier this week that I was able to start rearranging the furniture since th...
    1 hour ago
  • [image: http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-sew-chevron-vinyl-diaper-changing.html] *The Pursuit of Happiness* made this adorable, and supe...
    1 hour ago
  • Hello ~ This is Loi from TONE ON TONE, and what an honor it is to be sharing my favorite room with you all here at Savvy Southern Style!! First, a huge th...
    1 hour ago
  • [image: Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur]My main computer, the one where I store all my photos, is at the computer doctor getting worked on. It feels like ...
    2 hours ago
  • Hello, Tatertots & Jello readers! This is Sarah from Bombshell Bling, and I am beyond thrilled to be guest posting here at TT&J! Back in my pre-blogging ...
    2 hours ago
  • Last week, I had a really hard evening with my kiddos. I was tired, impatient, stressed out and doing battle with an overstuffed yard bin I was trying t...
    3 hours ago
  • [image: kitchen-4_thumb.jpg] Of all the up and coming designers out on the internet and in magazines these days, Lauren Liess is probably my favorite. It’s...
    4 hours ago
  • Last Saturday we got up early and hit the garage sales...except... There were hardly any sales at all. It's the heat I think. We saw maybe five of them...
    10 hours ago
  • [image: FFFbutton] I found some really great features for you tonight. There were a lot of great ones, but these three were no-brainers for me to feature...
    11 hours ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! The 24th of July is Pioneer Day here in Utah, so I've been celebrating with family! But I did have time t...
    11 hours ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday, where great food is always on the menu. My grandmother used to say that if two forks are crossed it means that company is coming....
    13 hours ago
  • Remember when I added just a small touch of tangerine to the Master Bathroom a couple weeks ago. Read More - - - -
    15 hours ago
  • {the secret to perfect…} Caramelized Onions We are in a very “monsoon-y” rain pattern right now in Eastern North Carolina. My grass. Loves it. My ga...
    16 hours ago
  • We have the bed, the bedding, and a piece of art! [image: Ribbet collage guest room] *What’s next?* Navy and white are the base colors, and the art ga...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: Garden Tablescape 1] It was too humid to eat outdoors, so I brought the garden indoors. I’ve probably had this plaid tablecloth for 40 years! (...
    23 hours ago
  • Exhausted, we took a break from demo yesterday to sit by the pool and we watched the kids playing in the water as we talked about different ideas for fut...
    1 day ago
  • What kind of party do you throw for your darling 2 year old boy who adores animals and building things AND his name just happens to be Noah? Well…a Noah’...
    1 day ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] Getting back to my design book library series this week ~ some of you may know these next books by the name “Nell Hill”. These books a...
    1 day ago
  • *As much as I adore the 1920’s charmer I shared with you on Tuesday, I have to sadly move on because it is completely out of our price range. Sigh, why d...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Themed Furniture Makeover - Pi] It’s time for another themed furniture makeover! Each month of group of blogging friends challenge each other to m...
    1 day 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 day ago
  • Today was a big day. I had my LAST chemo treatment. Echo, echo, echo… Since February, I have had 5 surgeries (one of them 9 hours long), 25 radiation treat...
    1 day ago
  • Steve grew up on the water and he loves boats, especially sail boats. We have owned several, but none since the last one ended up twenty feet in someon...
    1 day ago
  • Hi there friends... I know I've only been posting once a week but summer calls and I'm enjoying time with my family:-) ~~~ I wanted to show you guys the n...
    1 day ago
  • [image: image] I found this old Architectural Digest with the photoshoot from Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue terrace apartment. The cover story is from ...
    1 day ago
  • I can’t believe that it has been almost two months since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? Hopefully, I will get back on track and start sh...
    1 day ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle Wraps]I have a new project to share with you today using one of my favorite...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Krylon Spraydown #teamIslandSplash] Last week I told you about how I got the opportunity to go to Cleveland and participate in a Krylon Spraydown...
    1 day ago
  • It all started as a search for some new sheets for the master. BUT, I found these great blue and white shell patterened sheets, ON SALE, so grabbed them fa...
    1 day ago
  • *Summer at Lake Powell!* *We have had our new houseboat for* *three summers now and this is * *the first time I have gotten * *around to doing a tablescap...
    1 day ago
  • This past weekend, family and friends gathered around my sister's home ... We celebrated this sweet girl. She is my niece Brittany. She and her husband...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I'm a pretty happy gal these days knowing we're moving to New York to be close to our little grandchildren but I found a couple of little...
    2 days ago
  • I am going to try to show a bit more of my trip. You know this going back and forth to the cabin is keeping me hopping!! After 3 times trying to get a pla...
    2 days ago
  • Summer has decided to return in full force here in the Midwest. Last week the temperatures felt more Fall like to me. Windows were open fresh breezes blew ...
    2 days ago
  • Sidewalk Checkers from Crayola Read All About It
    3 days ago
  • Helloooooo "elloooo ... elloooo" ((*echoes*)). Is anybody out there?! It's me ... the queen of blog neglect! I've missed my little ol' blog and connect...
    3 days ago
  • If you love parties like I do, make sure you practice "Party Etiquette" so that you'll be invited back! R.s.v.p. If you don't R.s.v.p., you are commi...
    3 days ago
  • If you were my neighbor, I'd call you over right now for a piece of Strawberry Pound Cake. I'd share with you that I just found the recipe at this beautifu...
    6 days ago
  • [image: Copy_of_001] WELCOME! I am so glad you stopped by today. I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at To...
    1 week ago
  • Hello everyone! Here it is! Our new home in Florida is ready for me to decorate. Can't wait to share it with you. We start the moving process soon so I wil...
    1 month ago
  • Balsamic Roasted Turnips with Thyme - ButterYum
    1 month 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...
    4 months 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 ...
    4 months 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...
    5 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...
    6 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...
    7 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....
    8 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...
    8 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 ...
    9 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...
    11 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. ...
    11 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...
    1 year 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...
    2 years 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: