Wednesday, November 24

forty and fab...

 So I am now forty.  I am actually very happy...
and never thought about being "this age."
((My mom passed away at 45))
I am really embracing this new decade for me.
I feel as though I have learned so much...
about what is really important in life.

As part of my first year in my forties...
I am going to take a picture each day to document
what my life is all about.
The pictures might be very random,
but I think rather interesting.
I might share a glimpse into what I have been creating,
what I have been cooking or eating,
or what my family and I are up to.

I will share the first three days of 40 below.
((Yes...I meant to start on the actual day, but I got busy...
and since I make my rules :)
I will try to post each day...but might not.
***The pictures will be taken on the actual day***

Day one.....says it all.  Feet in the sand, watching/listening to the ocean.....

Day two.  Back to my home routines.  Thinking of the fall and 
the scents of pumpkin spice.

Day three.  Tis' the season for kid crafts.  Beck brought this home 
and I set it out for display. 

 I had a wonderful time ringing in my fortieth.
I was blessed to have special friends to join me in my favorite the ocean.
(any place by the ocean is my favorite place)
God blessed us with absolutely beautiful weather.
I must say I have not laughed that hard in a long time.
Some of my girls are hilarious.
Looking forward to an awesome year!

Wednesday, November 3

All about owls...


The school year started and Fall is here.
It seems as if the summer just flew by in the blink of an eye.
I am happy to see Fall and the cooler temps (finally) are refreshing.

I have still been crafting and creating....

one of my latest (and one of my favorites)
is this cute little upcycled dress for A.
I bought 3 XXL tees at a thrift store and
using Lil Blue Boo's Sienna dress pattern...
this is what I created.

Ava loves it...and so do I.
I freezer paper stenciled (one of my new techniques I am loving)
the owl with fabric paint.

so comfy! :)

I was seeing lots of funky, folksy kinda owls all over the blog world,
and decided to make my own.
I used this pattern.

lil boy adopted the one below...the one I made.

Lil A made the one below...picking out the fabric and
even doing some of the stitching.


Then staying with the owl theme,
I found an owl in one of A's coloring books.
I traced and colored with permanent markers on shrinky dink film.
I really like how quirky and cute it turned out.

I put the lil owl on a necklace with wooden beads....

Happy Fall !!!