Tuesday, May 29, 2012

From my petite jardin

Hi Everyone!

My lavender plants are doing beautifully right now...Full of pretty, purple, aromatic flowers. I just had to bring some of that beauty and heavenly scent inside...
I thought this pretty vintagey salt shaker I found at a thrift store for only 65 cents would make the perfect vase for these sweet little flowers. Their tiny stems are a perfect fit to go right through the top of the shaker.  It is hard to tell from these pictures, but the glass is the prettiest light purple color.
My goodness....I do wish you could smell them....simply divine!
And to complete this simple yet sweet vignette, a pretty origami butterfly I made out of vintage music sheet. I do hope you've enjoyed your visit with me today and I hope you come again real soon.

Thank you for stopping by.




Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Happy Heart

Hello my Sweet Friends.

With a happy and thankful heart I just wanted to say...
Thank You...
Gracias...
Grazie...
Merci...
Thank you all for your sweet and kind anniversary wishes...

From Hubby and Me.




Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today hubby and I are celebrating our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Yay!
Happy Anniversay
to
the love of my life,
my bestest friend,
my knight in shinning armour
my rock,
my everything.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

One part inspiration...

One part creativity and...
Two parts copy cat...:-)

While blog hopping the other day, I came across these two beautiful pictures.

Below is a rosary by Rachel Ashwell own by Rachel Pallas from the beautiful blog Shabby French For Mehere.  Isn't it gorgeous?
And in the next picture is a beautiful strand of "good deed beads" that Rayanne from the lovely blog A Lovely Thought (here) made. She even shared the website that had a tutorial on how to make them and the sweet story behind them, here
I was so inspired by these two beautiful strands of  beads that the wheels in my head started turning...
I had all the supplies I needed already in my craft stash, so I thought I'd be creative and this is what I came up with...
I took the wood bead and cross inspiration from the rosary and...
made my own strand of "good deed beads" .
I loved how it turned out so much that I just had to make another one. This one, however, has a metal cross which I painted to make it look like old cast iron and I painted every other bead in a dark brown.
And they are both stranded together with jute rope.
 I just love, love, love how much wonderful inspiration is out there in Blogland.

A special thanks to Rachel and Rayanne.
Thanks girls for the inspiration and for letting me borrow your beautiful pictures.


Wishing you all a beautifully creative and inspiring day.


 Edited: Sharing this post over at Myric's, Petites Passions.
Won't you come and join the fun? Hope to see you there.
Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Garden Chair


These flowers on my garden chair,
their beauty I would like to share
with you my friends from far and near
because your friendship is so dear.
I know, I know my poem is silly.
Kind of plain and not so frilly.
But I really truly hope and  pray,
 it made you smile on this day.


An old chair hubby transformed into a planter.
Oh, do you see that? A sweet little bird made its nest in the flower pot.
Here's a closer look.

Wishing you all a beautiful day!



Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

For all you moms

A Mother's Day Prayer...
May you have all the joy your heart can hold...
All the smiles a day can bring...
And all the blessings a life can unfold.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all you wonderful moms a day filled with joy, love and celebration.



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mirror, Mirror...

I once heard it said that life is like a mirror....
You get the best results when you smile...
Have you smiled today? I'd love to know what made you smile.
 
Wishing everyone a day filled with lots of smiles.


Hugs and Smiles,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Special Day


Feliz Día de las Madres Mami...
Te quiero con todo mi corazón.

***
The 10th of May is Mother's Day in Mexico...
A very Feliz Día de las Madres to all you sweet, wonderful, loving and caring Mamàs.


Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, May 7, 2012

La Moda

Hi Everyone!

As promised, here is my mini R.A.T. transformation/makeover.
 It went from a single, sad, discarded, domino to this....
A trendy decoupage necklace.
(Dress form clip art is from The Graphics Fairy)
So what do you think?

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
And wishing everyone a wonderfully creative new week.


Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mini Treasure

Today, as I took my morning walk, I spotted a mini R.A.T...No, no, not a real one, a mini Roadside Aquisition Treasure.

There it was, in the middle of the street all alone, poor little domino...So I thought I'd pick it up and give it a new life...
I am working on it as I type...So you know what that means? You'll have to come back to see what I've transformed it into. Hee, hee, hee...I know, I'm such a tease.

Happy Friday Everyone!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's May!


Happy May Everyone!

Can you believe we are almost half way through the year?
Just wanted to wish everyone a beautiful May Day!




Hugs and Kisses,