Wednesday, May 27, 2009

About My Welcome Door

This is the door that sits on my front porch welcoming me and all my visitors.

I actually picked up two of them at a barn sale in Oregon. I got them for a whopping $5 each! What a find. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the other one yet.

I didn't have to paint the door since it was already white. I just had to clean it with good old soap and water. It had been sitting in a guy's shop for years judging from the layer of dirt that was on it.

I got this mirror at a thrift store for $2. It was just plastic made to look like oak. I grabbed a can of white spray paint for plastic and gave it a couple coats. The coat hooks on it were already there so I strung some jute twine between them and hung the mirror. Then, since it had that nice well on it I planted a cascading variety of flower in it. It dries up pretty quickly so I have to water it at least every other day.
The key was stuck in the door, but after fiddling with it for about 20 minutes I finally was able to get it out. I wanted to hang it off the door knob for a bit of whimsy, then I found this cute ceramic A at Michael's while I was there looking for some silk flowers.

I was going to use a vinyl decal for a welcome sign, but after seeing the price of the vinyl, plus the transfer paper I decided not to go with that. I decided to go with rub-ons instead. I found some the right size and put them on. Worked like a charm, but it was still missing a little something so I pulled out one of my favorite swirly stamp sets and added two little swirls using staz-on ink.

So there you have it! For under $10 I was able to make this cute and inviting piece of deck art.

Remember your blessings!

Monday, May 25, 2009

An Introduction

I need to introduce someone. In February my sister-in-law had a baby. He's her third boy.
I finally got to meet him this weekend.I took lots and lots and lots of pictures of him!While he was sleeping...
And while he wasn't.
While he was yawning...And while he was crying.
And just when I thought he couldn't do any more to steal my heart, he pulls out this little number.
Here it comes folks. Brace yourselves.
Oh my word. I am utterly defenseless! It's the dimples. They just do it to me.
Then it was more of this.
Lord help me. Amen.
Remember your blessings!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Welcome to my new blog! I decided to start a blog based strictly on my home and family. I'll be posting about home decorating, inspiration, craft projects, scrapbooking, my kiddos, and whatever isn't related to my photography business.

I hope you enjoy it!

Remember your blessings!