Nov 27, 2013

Are Y'all busy merry making?  I am.  Just dumped an entire box of icy blue ornies into my china hutch into crystal bowls, china cups and tall pitchers.  Fun!!!!


Oct 4, 2013


This is an image I took at the farm in North Carolina where we got married, and Hubby's Momma lives.  It is a wonderful little lost oasis in our crazy..thriving...industrial...urban country.  It is the kinda place to spend an Autumn week or weekend just walking the grounds...talking to God...listening to the birds, insects..  Watching the fields sway and the clouds roll thru.

A lost art!!!


May 2, 2013

Spring Love

Hello Gals!!  We are having way too much fun teasing our teenage boy about cars.  I'd love to drive a Plum toyota...but not a 15/16 yr old boy!!! lol

We keep taking pics and about this 1 or that 1.  He doesn't think it is as funny as we do.

In true Momma Love fashion, I've taken my boy's side and he and I have sent a few photos too.  Our baby wants a Ford Mustang and Momma drove a red mustang back in the day so I am partial.

Are we all having some crazy Spring weather or what??  Thank you God for this cool snap in Texas. 

Today was/is National Day of  Prayer...God Bless America!!


Apr 30, 2013

I am back!!

I have a serious phone problem apparently!  I downloaded 7,000 pics from my phone.  Gotta find out how to delete them from there.  My whole life is on there. lol

I brought my spring flower additions to the patio home a few weeks ago in 57 degree chill.  Crazy weather we are having this Spring.  It is usually about 77-87 now.

In Pre-k we are visiting the Rain Forest for 1 more week.  We are gonna make our own rainsticks out of rice and paper towel rolls. 

From my day planner for April...which ends today.  Are ya ready for the craziest month of the year...May?!

Bloom, Baby...Bloom!!  DeniseMarie

Apr 17, 2013

Missin' everyone

Still no pics posting from my phone camera??  Missing everyone here!!


Mar 28, 2013

Maunday Thursday

Have you ever noticed the morning of Maunday Thursday always feels heavy and sorrowful??  It is gonna be a gorgeous day here in Texas.  I am off to my Pre-K class.  The room is all set up for our feast.  We are hunting eggs today.


Mar 18, 2013

Tech diff

All of a sudden...I can't find my Picasa pics.  My phone acts like it is posting them but I go to retreive them and nutt'n!
I gotta find a Blog Diva to help me!!  It is full on baseball season.  I took my oldest son for his 2nd appt. with a Chiropractic specialist.  I feel good about him because he is also an athlete.  He explained everything he was doing to Jake.  Jake is a Varsity pitcher and he is having arm/shoulder issues.  He is on his 2nd week of NO game-time as his body recovers from a "micro trauma"  (what the Dr. called it). 

About to see about loading up my Swap box and sending it off to Oregon.  I have had so much fun!!  I hope you can join us next time.

Bloomin thru Fibro woes today, DeniseMarie


Mar 13, 2013

Creamware Dreams

I finally couldn't stand it this past Fall/Winter season.  I had to have a beagle plate!
Spode Woodland series just goes on and on!!  But, a beagle...I can NOT resist.  I already have the real thing here, Jack Beagle, but still...
I believe there was a special deal at Char-Crews before Christmas.  I jumped on it even though I wasn't suppose to spend another $$.  I think I got 25% off and free shipping if I spent a certain amount.  That started the whole hoard!
Did ya know that Beagles eat/chase/hunt Bunnies?!  I love bunnies, they are everywhere on my property.  So, since Beagle Run Cottage days, I always have my tongue in my cheek about beagles and bunnies.  Had to have bunnies!!  Thrifted the covered dish bunny several yrs ago.
Did ya know that brown bunnies go white in the winter?!  I read that somewhere when I was drooling over these dishes on E-bay for months.  I did find a few that way.
I had to put the duck in there? They had like 20% off at Tuesday Morning and I got small ducks.   For goodness sakes...I thrifted the covered dish last yr.  My mom has the ugliest duck lamp/planter that I know is olden and valuable.  I laughed at it for yrs when I went over there... but now...I want it!!  I have to have it for my Woodland set.  I can just see it on the sideboard when I use these dishes. 
Couldn't pass this up thrifting after finding all these beauties. 
Did I ever tell ya that my son is a Falcon at school and on the baseball team?!  He should have a dinner on a falcon plate before a big game...don't you think?  He has an over-use injury right now and I need to get these ready for his 1st game back pitching!!
Must I stop with Spode Woodland?  Can't I mix and match?
Gorgeous plates I etsy shopped.  I was getting everything in sets of 2 so I could build a tablescape.  These creamware are the 1st dishes Hubby has every really liked.  He likes all the warm tones.
My mom and I antiqued at Christmas together and she spied this for like $6.
gotta love the back of the plates.

Glorious plate that looks like the estate 1 would hunt from for a get-away from politics.
Now, Y'all know why I got all gittery when I saw Sweet Bee with this in her Etsy.  "Falcon Feathers" or Eagle??  around the rim!!
Next time U see these...I'll have them all decked out for a meal.  I have fun accessories to show n tell.

Love, love, love me some dishes!!



Mar 6, 2013

Banner Over Me

Jennifer Rizzo's blog is 1 of 6 blogs involved in this 6 Days of Spring Linky.  Go check out all the details.
Nate and Hubby got home from the grocery the other day and they had gotten me some white mini roses and purple filler.  It is beautiful and brightened up my week.

Look what needs some lovin..
My mantel has been stripped of it's valentine's banner and awaiting my Spring inspiration.  I will use burlap...antique post cards...trim...ribbon.  Just hasn't struck me yet.
This hangs in front of me as I do my dishes.  I found the dogwood blossom on Pinterest and fell in LOVE!!  Hubby and I got engaged during the Dogwood Festivals in East Texas. 

Got this hung for Nate who throws shot put and discus.  He is also on a select baseball team so the baseballs have his team name and protect the plate.  He plays 1st base.

Jake can't fix his hair without seeing what I made for him either. lol  Keep Calm and throw strikes.  Love it!!  his jersey # and team cheer.
Happy crafting...Ladies!!
I have a lot more Spring fluffing to do!!



Feb 27, 2013

Master Suite touches

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday
I may figure out Mr. Linky sometime soon.  It should come back to me easily.  Here is this weeks free-cycle/re-cycle projects.
I have been working in the Master Suite since before we took possession of our new to us home 2 yrs ago.  I purchased a found object for 1/2 price, $50 and off I went on my newest tangent.  I have built the room up over time.  If you saw the canopy treatment I gave up to move...this would make sense to ya. 
It is an ornamental window salvage piece.  My Aunt helped me add my favorite fabrics and find the right floral swags to intertwine.  I lurv it!!  This all hangs above my bed.

Once that was all up, I set my sights in our bathroom.  It is white on white & beige all over.  Hubby thought I was crazy but helped me recently with a curtain treatment.  I bought the panel like 1 yr ago at World Market clearance for $12.  It has been waiting in my closet for it's reveal day.  I dug into my vintage door knob collection to hang the panel.  We used a scrap of trim from our prev house as the backer-board.
Here she is with 1 knob mounted.
Here is the much prized collection of old...funky knobs, aka..vintage thingies.  The curtain panel has large wooden rounds at the top to hook around the knobs. 
In place and up close.  I love the patina of found objects and the history and the re-inventing.
Even Hubby is suprised how much he likes it.
A little perspective.  The mirror wall makes the color double.
Sweet lil Bird Tassel to tie back the curtain.
sad reminder of the desperate need I had to fill the space.

To see what others are doing to color their world:

Bloomin, DeniseMarie


Feb 22, 2013

Spring touches

I am taking down the Valentine's banners I made this year and replacing them with Clovers and burlap.  I have to carve out moments when I can during pre-Spring baseball!!

I hit a mother-load clearance at Hobby Lobby after Christmas in their fabric section.  I would have just pushed a cart of the rolled up remnants right to check out if I was a serious sew`er!!  But, I am just a crafter so I picked a few out of each cart they had.  There were about 4 carts FULL.  I was able to make my Valentine's banner with the glittered red felt piece I found.  This is bright green terry fabric and burlap.  I found the clovers last Summer on clearnace at Hancock's Fabric.

I found a package of 10 glittery shamrock's at Kroger's clearance sometime?  I love to find after event clearance there.  Usually while I am getting Nate his breakfast biscuits in the frozen food section. lol

25 cents..& 3 diff sizes and colors.   I'll use that up in a snap.  Gotta head up to the boys bathroom mirrors to see if they left their Val banners Momma made them up.  Check this out:

Can't wait to replace the Val banners for them with these images being the centerpoint of whatever I manage to create.  Oldest is a 10th grader pitching for Varsity today!!  My 7th grader is SOooo nervous.  They have yet to announce the final Shot and Disc Team!!  We thought he made team but there are more cuts coming and he gets all worked up!!  Poor Guy...Momma has been talking it up to him as his kinda events for a few years now.  I need to fix the print-out but you get the idea.
Anyways...I have 1 hanging in place..
Something to cheer the boys as they race up the stairs for some down-time.

Joining in at:
Show n Tell Friday

Bloomin....may all your clovers have 4 leafs,



Feb 14, 2013

Valentines swap

I participated in a fun swap at Cookies & Cream Crafts.
What a great way to start off the swap'n new year.  I can only hope that my partner liked what I made her.  I love what she sent me!!  I got to meet a Mom of  2 lil girls in Colorado.  Sarah Cody is the founder of and her and Hubby have an Etsy together.. Stitches N' Twigs .

I squealed with delight and can't believe she made me this!!!

Really??  I could NOT have imagined a more perfect piece!  She got me!! 
Those are hearts in her pony tail!!
She is growing irridesent heart buttons!!  yummo! (can't fix pics)

I made my partner a banner.  I have admired all the banners that are all over pinterest and blogs for a while.  I have been putting 1 up in the breezeway between my breakfast room and living room.  Mostly when we have a baseball party.  I spun off of that idea.
I used the prettiest clothespins I have ever seen.  Got them at Michael's.  I placed a sachet right in the middle of the banner.  It is filled with aromatic Lavender.  Her business and passion led me to this. I hope when she opened the was a great smell that hit her 1st.  I used strips of fabric like I see so many peeps doing and tied them on like I usually do ribbons.
She loves dragonflies so I added a few and some heart buttons.  I hope you can see the bunny butt.  I glued the lil pom pom on there hoping her lil girls will see it.  She loves bunnies like I do.
This is a piece of me.  I love the colors and cardinals are a fav bird.  Kinda like sending her my love.  Now I can see I should have made a lil banner piece with the birdie that said Texas love & my blog name on music paper.  Darn..
This is a piece of her.  She loves elephants from time spent in India.  It can be enjoyed from both sides.

Joining in at:
Show n Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Pink Saturday with Beverly 

Happy Valentines Day..Girls..Bloomin'