Saturday, February 25, 2012

Word Art

Hey everyone!  Does anyone else love Word Art like me?  I am obsessed with decorating my house with inspiring words.  Here are some examples of projects I have completed using words...

(I also love using an old piece of wood as my canvas)

Let me know what you think and any words that inspire you!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hardware Samples into Decor

Hello everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you a little project I have came up with that I think is 

pretty awesome!  

While walking through Home Depot  {my favorite store}  I came across these little "tags" that are 

samples of different laminate flooring and my mind started turning...

{Hmm...I bet these bad boys could replace the cardboard tags that I am constantly making!}   

I grabbed a bunch and went home to test my theory.  I figured since they were a laminate surface I    

could use Dry Erase Markers to decorate the fronts and just erase and repeat!

And what do you know? My theory was right!! {YAY}
Next step was to make a place to display them since they can be reused...

I also have a Memo Board that I dress up for the different holidays and have incorporated  

these little "tags" into!

Let me know what you think!

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Handmade Holiday Decor

Hello everyone!  I wanted to show you all a few of my favorite crafts I made recently for the holiday season...

Don't be shy!  I'd love to hear what you think!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Long Time No See...

It's been way too long since I have been on here to let you all know what's going on in my world so let me begin by saying I missed you all so much!  My son Tre is doing awesome these days and has made almost a complete recovery from Kawasaki Disease.  He has regular check ups but is no longer on medication.  Thank the Lord!  Another big change is that my husband and I have decided to get a divorce.  It was a mutual decision and we still remain friends. The other children are doing awesome in school and at home.  All in all it has been a trying but very blessed year.  I am so thankful for all of you who have left the sweet comments regarding my projects and my son's health.  I appreciate all the prayers more than words can express.  I am getting back into the swing of things and have some pretty awesome projects to share!  See you soon...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kawasaki Disease & My Son

Where to begin?  Recently my son Tre started coming down with flu like symptoms and after the first 24 hrs I ended up taking him to the Emergency Room.  They gave him fluids and treated the fever with Motrin.  After a few hours we were sent on our way with some simple instructions and I thought it was behind us. The next day I realized his fever wasn't fading and I had to take him back to the ER.  After admitting him for dehydration and the fever, my pediatrician came and immediately and diagnosed him with Kawasaki Disease.  Since then I have been in Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital with him.  We are now in PICU which is the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Kawasaki disease is a poorly understood illness. The cause has not been determined. It may be an autoimmune disorder. The disorder affects the mucus membranes, lymph nodes, walls of the blood vessels, and the heart.
Kawasaki disease can cause inflammation of blood vessels in the arteries, especially the coronary arteries. This inflammation can lead to aneurysms. An aneurysm can lead to a heart attack, even in young children, although this is rare.

Children with Kawasaki disease are admitted to the hospital. Treatment must be started as soon as the diagnosis is made to prevent damage to the coronary arteries and heart.
Intravenous gamma globulin is the standard treatment. It is given in high doses. The child's condition usually greatly improves within 24 hours of treatment with IV gamma globulin.  Only in Tre's case he had adverse reactions to this medication and ended up worsening instead.  His blood pressure dropped and swelling increased.
High-dose aspirin is often given along with IV gamma globulin.
Even when they're treated with aspirin and IV gamma globulin, up to 25% of children may still develop problems in their coronary arteries. Some research has suggested that adding steroids to the usual treatment routine may improve a child's outcome, but more research is needed.
Needless to say we are in desperate need of your prayers right now and I hope to continue blogging once this nightmare ends....

All information was pulled from

Saturday, May 14, 2011

DIY Home Wall Hanging

Hey, how is everyone this Saturday morning?  I wanted to show you a sign I made while my laptop was on "vacation".

I used scrap wood and Mod Podged some old book pages to it.  I then cut my letters out of cardboard and painted them.  I used a chipboard frame for the "O".  I drilled holes in the wood to attach the wire for hanging.  You can easily twist the wire by wrapping it around a pen/pencil/paintbrush etc. I hot glued my letters on and finished it all off with a nice coat of Mod Podge.  What do you think?

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