Pink Saturday Turns Two!

I want to wish a very happy 2nd birthday to
Pink Saturday!!!
Thank-you to Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for hosting each Saturday.
Now what would all girly girls enjoy receiving on their birthday?
Pink Flowers!!
Please enjoy.......and have a lovely week-end! 

I'm learning how to use Picassa's photo editing software and am having lots of issues. Please bear with the quality of my photos while I am figuring this out. For some reason the crop is showing differently on blogger than it is on Picassa.  

Our 17th Wedding Anniversary

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this week-end. In case you are wondering, we got married when I was 14 years old (no, not really!).

Our anniversaries are usually very low key. This year hubby went all out. He arranged for a babysitter and planned this whole great day for us. It was (and he is) wonderful!!

We started out at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant for lunch. The decor was really fun. You could eat sitting at one of these boats. I had my first Cuban sandwich. I've been wanting to try one and it sure was yummy!

After lunch we saw this little place on the strip selling deep fried Twinkies. I told Tom I've been dying to try one. Boy was it gooood!! Way better than I expected. Now I want to go back and try the deep fried Oreo's!

Next stop was the Venetian hotel. It was beautiful!

Look at this painting on the ceiling. Amazing!

I thought this was adorable.

Ooooh, what do we have here? Romantic gondola rides?

Yeah, we did that!

Tom scored major romance points for this idea!
The gondoliers sing romantic songs while you glide along in the water.

"when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...that's amore!"

(they actually sang much prettier songs than that)

It was a rare cold day in Las Vegas so we could only ride inside. But it was easy to imagine you were outdoors with the pretty sky ceiling.

So nice.

Next stop was the Bellagio's conservatory. Just because my hubby knows I love it there. I'll show you more pictures of this later in the week.

Oh ya, we saw this guy. Only in Vegas!!
(Remember I mentioned it was cold outside!)

Then a limo took us home! So cool!

When we got home Grant was dying to take a ride.

So the whole family and our babysitter took a 5 minute ride. Both of the boys just loved it.

What a wonderful day, all thanks to my sweet hubby! I think I'd marry him all over again. :)

Decorating Disasters

Sometimes when I'm crafting things just come together so easily........and other times they are a disaster. See the berries in the apothecary jars. This was a "brilliant" idea I had. Take dried fruit off my tree, place in apothecary jars, and have beautiful decoration for FREE! I kept these in my kichen and admired them everyday.

One day a friend was about to arrive and have lunch at my house. At the last minute I noticed the apothecary jar lids were a little dusty and went to clean them off in the sink. Next thing I know the kitchen is starting to stink....BAD! "What is that smell?" I wondered. Then I realized the fruit in my jars was rotting. Yikes! I put the lids back on and quickly lit some scented candles. My friend had a good laugh about it when I told her. Later that day I threw my "brilliant" idea in the garbage.

Here is my lame attempt at stenciling. Not quite spaced evenly. :) But I will try this project again.
"You hear that stenciling?" "I will master you!!!"

Early this Spring I attempted to make a topiary out of malted candy Easter eggs.

Hot glue and candy do not mix. Duh!

What kind of decorating disasters have you had?

Are you sick of these yet?

Yes, I made another vase out of garbage. I hope you're not sick of them yet!

My son loves these snacks. When I went to throw the empty container away a lightbulb went off.

When you peel the wrapper off it reveals a plastic container with a nice shape to it.

I tore up pieces of brown paper and used Mod Podge to adher them. Once dry I rubbed some distress ink on.

The paper and ink take on a leather type look. I also added this pretty graphic from.......

The Graphics Fairy of course. My friend Tina from Rubies Place has been making some beautiful pillows using Graphics Fairy images so I think I had Graphics Fairy on my mind. What a treat the Graphics Fairy website is! I wonder how many more times I can say Graphics Fairy?!

Here is the completed vase.

I made this last night and added water to it this morning. I hope it doesn't leak, if it does I'll let you know.

For more of my recycled vases click here, here, & here.

I've joined the party at Room to Inspire!

Garage sale finds and more.

Last Saturday morning my friend Sarah called and told me there was a garage sale with cute stuff near my house. So I ran over and found this gorgeous pedastal. "Luuuuv It!" (said in a sing song voice)

I also got this lantern. All the glass was missing from it, but I don't care. This way it can't get broken. Living with three menfolk as I do, things tend to get broken.....alot. Both pieces were already a lovely aged white color, so no work for me!

I decided to make another jelly jar vase to go inside the lantern. I simply wrapped it in some trims.

I placed some flowers from my Chitalpa tree inside.

I also did another dollar store bird make-over. This is the before.

I couldn't decide if I should paint the flowers on her wing purple or pink. So I went with boring brown. But I like it this way because it matches everything.

Here are the vase, lantern, and bird all together.


I love my new pedastal so much I decided to show it to you again! :)

He's all better!

I took Levi to the doctor on Friday and he is doing great! He has gained all his weight back (and more!). He is back to being  happy and full of energy. Thank you SO much for all your thoughts and prayers. They mean so much to me.