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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sacrifice

I came across this poem about sacrifice that I thought was so beautifulI had to share. We have or will make sacrifices at some point in our lives, this poem just put things into perspective for me.


. . . SACRIFICE . . .


The sacrifice of love we give,
Takes less and yet gives more;
An everlasting hand of love,
The heart an open door.

The willingness to give of self,
To lay down your own life;
To touch another person's heart,
In loving sacrifice.

A chance that God has given you,
To reach another soul;
Forever changed by kindness,
A life your love made whole.

For life is but a circle,
Each life part of the chain;
Each link is joined by sacrifice,
That causes man to change.

To turn and reach a hand of love,
To touch another's life;
Will cause the circle to be whole,
In loving sacrifice.

Allison Chambers Coxsey

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Have a Fashion Show


Maahvoulous Dahling

A sleep over with 3 lil ladies, 2 flashing photo lights and 1 red carpet equals a fun night. The girls had so much fun, they changed looks and walked the runway at least six times. This "Fashion Show" theme is so versatile, it can be used for pre-teen, teens, and even bacherlorette parties. You can change the theme name to Diva Party, Hollywood Party etc. to suite your event. Have fun! Get Inspired!
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Diaper Baby

Any one who follows my blog or Twitter, knows that lately I seem to have a fascination with diaper cake's . I think it's because everyone around me is having babies, and I just love the creativity of doing baby showers. So instead of another diaper cake, I thought I'd share a picture of a diaper baby that I did a while ago.
It was very easy to make., inexpensive, and a big hit at the shower. The key to holding eveything together was the sleeper that the baby was in. Basically you just fill the sleeper with the diapers. Rolling 2 for the arms and 2 for the legs and filling the middle with flat diapers. The head was made with the diapers rolled on top of each other until it reached the approximate circumference of a baby's head and then a large rubberband was wrapped around it so the diapers stayed in place. A baby hat was then placed on it as added support. I also used a pacifier placed in between the diapers as if it was in the baby's mouth. I then wrapped the baby in a recieving blanket, placed it in a basket and put a framed letter beside the basket thanking the partygoers for the baby gifts. They really got a big kick out of it.
I searched online and found some diaper babies for $40.00 plus $10 shipping. You can make one for half of the price and it's a great gift or centerpiece.

Friday, July 24, 2009

What's a vignette?

Vi-gnette-noun, verb

1. a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
2. an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
3. a decorative design representing branches, leaves, grapes, or the like, as in a manuscript.
4. any small, pleasing picture or view

If you're like me and are a huge fan of HGTV, no doubt you've come across the word vignette. I hear the term countless times and just thought that I would follow up on it just to make sure I knew exactly what the designers were talking about. Well, I didn't hit the nail on the head exactly, but I was in the vicinity of what they were speaking about. Anyhoo I thought that I would showcase a few decorating vignettes that I like and you can do around the house. Super simple but makes a great impact on your living space. Start with a small space or corner of your home and style away.


This is a half bath. Notice how the flowers in the picture match the ones in the vase?


This is a guest bathroom. Instead of hanging towels on a rack, utilize an unused vase.


But, if you must use the towel rack use it with style.


I absolutely love this for the kitchen. Cookbooks and fruit nestled in a basket on the counter. I usually don't like unnecessary items on a counter because it tends to clutter it. For some reason, I don't get that with this vignette. I think it's the basket that keeps the items neat.



Can vignettes be done with pillows? I think so.



FYI, in some of the pics, you can see us in the background. I never claimed to be a professional photographer. Lol...have fun!!