Received my latest Etsy purchase today from dazeychic and I can’t wait to get it matted and  framed up then placed somewhere near the front door – this way we see it each time we walk out the a little reminder for the day! 🙂


my bday weekend

February 11, 2010

To make up for my lack of posts…here is a pic of Rowan and his girlfriend Kaylin. I have a feeling they will be best buds someday. Kaylin and her parents visited us on my bday weekend and came all the way from NJ! What a treat!

p.s. think it’s time the Kelly’s upgrade to a larger car?

Thanks Kim, John and Kaylin for making my bday one to remember! We couldn’t ask for better friends!

almost one!

February 11, 2010

I can’t believe the little man is almost one year old! His bday is just over a week away and I CAN’T WAIT! Planning has kicked into full-force and all the details will be wrapped up by the end of the weekend. Here is a sneak peak at his Circus/Carnival themed bday…the invite!

bday boy

The invite design is by one of my ABSOLUTE favorite Etsy stores. Check out more of Amber’s brilliant designs at her Etsy Store announcingYou. I was dying to get her “owl love you forever” card for Rowan’s first Valentines, but time just got away from me…maybe next year!

give aways…

January 27, 2010

I am guilty of slacking on my blog posting, I promise to keep better tabs on daily posts. On another note, my obsession with reading other blogs continues, I just can’t get enough of the creativity and inspiration my blogsphere friends offer. I am inspired every day by so many women that I have never even met.

A perk of being obsessed with blogs is that you have the chance to win a lot of free stuff. So many popular blogs have giveaways. I used to never comment for a chance to win, but now I think….what the heck, you never know!

So today, check out Laura’s blog for a chance to win one of these amazing large letters for your house!


January 24, 2010

I have FINALLY completed my magnetic chalkboard frame and I couldn’t be more excited about it! This post is a week overdue because the Bob and I hung the completed project with such joy last Sunday. So here you have it…all the details.

Found the perfect frame at Not to Shabby last Friday after work. Notice the super-thick frame. I realized after my buy that the inner frame could be removed…super score! Now I have 2 frames to make – you will have to wait until a later post for the 2nd project which is already in the works!

Here is the frame before:

Note the detail:

See, it’s now 2 frames!:

The goods: Magnetic Paint, Antique White Spray paint, Chalkboard Spray paint….


Finally…the completed project (one of 2) I have dreamed of for over a year featuring the 2009 Holiday cards we received from family and friends:

Stay tuned for the 2nd project of this frame…..

Unfortunately we didn’t have our camera with to capture a pic of the little man and his first dinner with a rock star! My cousin Derek was in town with Everclear (he’s their sound engineer) for the Rock n’Roll marathon – they played at the finish line. So the Bob and I picked up Derek & Art in our little VW Jetta for an authentic mexican dinner at TeePee. It was great to spend time with Derek and get to know Art a bit more – great guy! They were both really impressed with our son’s wall licking skills! Good times!

Another pic from the little man’s baptism. I am amazed everyday at how much more “full” our life is now that we have the little man. Words just can’t explain how your whole world changes when you become parents.We count our many blessings daily and thank God for all that he has provided for us.

This picture is especially meaningful as I reflect on the people of Haiti and the suffering they are experiencing. My heart breaks for them all and especially the children who are so very helpless. I pray for all the people of Haiti and all those who are there to provide relief and support. Every little bit we can do for them is helpful. Click here for how you can donate to help the people of Haiti.