Thursday, October 2, 2008

Decorating the New Place

Time to hang up some stuff!!

This is a gallery series of our Monarch caterpillars we had this summer. I got this frame at Michaels and had prints made at AdoramaPix I was very happy with the speed of service, selection, quality of print, and the price.


I also did the Mantel. The prints are 8x10s that I took, made into Black and White and had printed at AdoramaPix. Simple frames from walmart and some decorative items from Target make for a nice display!

So, what do you think?
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Friday, August 22, 2008

Red HOT and Clean!!!

Painting Part Two --

You may think it odd to continue our painting adventure in, of all places, the laundry room! Once you realize this is a mudroom that all five of us trapse through every day, you'll understand why it was next! The walls in this room were getting so messed up and my efforts to clean them removed more paint than dirt. I don't like doing laundry -- in fact, I'd say I pretty much abhore it so I wanted to make the laundry room someplace fun and inviting.

What is a girl to do then, but paint it her favorite color!!


This is a color by Kilz called Red Ginseng. I love the slight brown undertone that makes it seem less glaring and more grown up!
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We camped out in the backyard!

Here Jacob enjoys a toasted marshmellow.

Our friend Ben was able to spend the night with us too. He started Kindergarten this week!

Some of James marsh got a little toasty haha

Miss Suzy shows off her Smores Face!
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Bye Bye Builder Beige!

Bye Bye Builder Beige!!

We moved in at the end of May and one thing became clear very quickly -- Builder Beige had two problems!

A) It's Beige -- everywhere
B) It is NOT kid friendly. We quickly saw that painting was something that would have to happen sooner than later.

Here is phase 1 -- The hallway and half bath

Miss Suzanne was hanging out in the half bath during picture time :-)
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Friday, May 9, 2008

Kids and Cake

Daddy made a last minute trip to China for business and brought back some goodies for the kiddos.

A cake to celebrate a 40th anniversary. Congrats!

Suzanne and her buddy Noah
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

oy yeah!

Does this work?


This is a test

Enjoy the weather!

Baby Shower Bluebirds

Please forgive the stuff on the counter, this is a quick picture I clicked with the phone of the cake I did for a baby shower tonight. Bluebirds are made from fondant.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Cake Time! Firetruck

Here is our cake, fondant fire hydrant -- burning building!

But mom, I want to blow the out with the party blower!

Mom said no, guess I have to do it this way.
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Fire House Hose

James 4th Birthday Party

We went to the Edwardsville Fire Station for James' 4th party. Thanks Firefighter Corey for a terrific time!! The kids got to see lights and sirens and even spray the hose!!

More pictures to come :-)

Firefighter James

Firefighter Jacob

Firefighter Suzanne

Firefighter Mommy
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Aunt Beth!

Please join me as we share in a journey! My brother and Sister In Law have been in the process of adopting from Russia for the past couple of years. Yesterday they got "the call" and plans have just gone from 0-60 in the course of that single phone call.

Share in the excitement at:

Love Long Journey

Happy travels and many prayers and blessings! Aunt Beth can't wait to meet her two new nephews.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

What else can I say?
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Max & Ruby Cake

Here's another Birthday cake for a 2 year old. Max & Ruby modeled from MMF and hand painted.

Happy Birthday Bubba!!
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm a little Princess!

I was taking pictures and suzanne was being silly!

Fairy Princess Suzanne -- Like my wings!?

Look at me Carolyn!! Come and play with me!!!
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Last Minute Cake - Shield/Sword

Did this last minute cake for a friend of a friend's 6-year-olds party.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A cake

I just realized I never blogged this one. Did it a while back for a young lady at church. This one was done on a shortened time schedule because I unexpectedly had to spend the day before at the hospital with dad. He is doing fine now and Kaylee still got to have a fun cake!

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