Thursday, June 30, 2011

Magazine Copy Cat Challenge

I recently started following this awesome blog, Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing, and let me just tell ya, this gal is a hoot!!! She has a beautiful home and some awesome ideas! If you've never paid her a visit, you need to. She is hosting a party right now called Magazine Copy Cat Challenge. The challenge is to take a photo of a vignette or a project of some sort pictured in a magazine and then recreate it in your home. This idea really appealed to me so I decided to give it a shot. I have a habit of saving favorite magazines for forever, and my inspiration came from my July 2009 copy of Country Living. Here is my magazine inspiration photo:

I love the hydrangeas and the lemons add just the right punch of color. Here's my version:

I used a green pitcher with pink hydrangeas and I also added a little doily to my tray. I love how this turned out!

I had so much fun with this project, that I decided to do another one. This is a nod to the upcoming 4th of July holiday. I used a photo from the same July 2009 Country Living magazine. Here's my inspiration photo from the magazine:

And here's my version:

Yep, this is the same arrangement as you see in my header photo. Love the contrast of the colors in the flags with the colors in the sunflowers. So pretty!

Thank you, Debbie, for hosting this awesome party! Please click on her blog name above to check out all the wonderful "copy cats" in this challenge. This was fun!

Until next time. . .

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Funny Church Signs

I found these funny church signs while web surfing the other night and I thought I'd share them with y'all. Enjoy!

And my personal favorite:

Until next time. . .

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Sneak Peek at the Kitchen Cabinets

Hello all! I know I promised last week to post pics of my "completed to this point" kitchen, but I've been so busy with life things, I just haven't had time. There's been a lot happening around here, but that's a post for another day! So here is a sneak peek of how my upper cabinets look along with my "no sew" window treatments I made up on the spur of the moment that I shared with you in a previous post. This picture was taken before we put the hardware on the cabinets. We chose round black knobs with a rope like detail on them. I am very pleased with how things are looking so far. I'd love to know what you think!

And one showing the knobs:

Until next time. . .

Sunday, June 5, 2011


My awesome son graduated from high school on Friday night. They had a wonderful graduation ceremony held outside on their high school's football field. The weather was perfect! I can't believe my baby boy is now a high school graduate. Does this mean I'm now officially old????

My Mom and brothers drove in from Arkansas for the big event:

My baby boy. Well, not a baby anymore. He's taller than his Momma! Where did the time go???

We hosted a small family cookout for him here at the house on Saturday. I was so busy preparing food and drinks that I didn't get a chance to take any pictures! He received a lot of monetary gifts, which he loved!! Everyone had a great time. Now he just has to figure out what direction to take his life in next. There are just so many choices! I hope he makes the right ones. My mother and brothers left to go back home this morning. I've mostly been resting all day. I forgot how worn out having a house full of family for three nights can be! It's been a bittersweet weekend, that's for sure. But life is all about changes, so even though this door and chapter is closed in my son's life now, a new one is opening for us all. And we will walk through it confidently and with hearts full of hope that the future holds only great things for us.

Until next time. . .