Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo A Day May Week 4

What a weekend! I am getting this posted a little late the weather just has not been cooperating. It has been raining at night and interfering with the internet. It is suppose to storm again tonight but I hope to get this posted so I can share some of my weekend projects later this week.

Here are my photos for the week of May 20 - 26.

I do not drink many Cokes, sodas, pops, or what ever you call them from where you're from, but I drink unsweetened tea by the gallons. I just don't think I could live without it. Tea is what wakes me up in morning and what keeps me going all day.

 This is the spot in the kitchen I stand the most...the kitchen sink.

These are some pink glasses I made as props for pictures. This will probably be a future post. They where so easy to make and I decorated them with washi tape.

There are so many options when it comes to technology. Remember the days of cassette tapes, word processes, and pong. Technology changes so fast.

I didn't go shopping just so I could take this picture. I really did need some new clothes for summer.

Oops, I missed the picture for May 25. It was suppose to be a picture of unusual. That is the beauty of the photo a day challenge. If you miss a day it's OK.

On May 26 at 12 o'clock I was taking the dogs out for a walk. We have two beagles that love to follow their nose and that only leads to trouble.

The new list for June is out. Come join the fun at Fat Mum Slim. The challenge is easy take a photo a day and have fun.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pinwheel Wreath

Last week, my youngest daughter and I made this fun spring pinwheel wreath. We found a great tutorial over at Neverland Nook. Sabrina's tutorial has great pictures and she shows you how to make a pinwheel and then how to make the wreath.

I loved picking out the paper for this project. I found fun spring prints some had flip flops and others had flowers. For the opposite side I used more mono tone papers with small dots and stripes.

I also wrapped my foam wreath with a coordinating ribbon. We cut our pinwheels 4"x4" so they where a little smaller than Sabrina's and did not fill up the whole wreath. With the wreath wrapped you are not able to see the foam.

I love this on my front door and it will be up for a while. I think it is a whimsical display for spring and summer. And boy does it feel like summer already.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo A Day May #3

Wow, this was the third week of May! Time is just flying and before we know it we will be in June. That will be one month closer to the arrival of my first grand-baby.

I am so excited to share this weeks photos. It has been an incredible week with graduation, mothers day, and a baby shower. I am so blessed.

Here is a glimpse into my week with these pictures from May 13 - 19:

My daughter graduated from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and my mother was there for the special occasion. This is my youngest daughter, mother and the graduate. It was a really great weekend.

Grass should be easy but sometimes it is hard to find in all the weeds.

May 15th was a picture of love. It is a wonderful thing that we can have so much love for someone we haven't even met yet. This little guy is my first grand-baby and he is already loved by so many people. I just can't wait to meet him!

Several times this week we went to get snow-cones. Well, actually snowmen. If you have never had a snowman it is delicious. A snowman has a layer of vanilla ice cream, a layer of snow-cone in the flavor of your choice, and topped with whipped cream. I recommend strawberry shortcake and fudgesicle. Yummy.

I ate a cute cupcake at the baby shower. We had so much fun playing games and opening gifts with friends.

This is the spool wreath a made last week. If you missed that post you can see how I made it here.

My favorite place is this corner of the couch. It is where I use my laptop, read or watch TV. Sometimes I take a nap here.

You still have time to join the challenge. Here are the rules and have fun.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Monogram Tile

Wow, I have been off this week and have accomplished so much. It has been great to take vacation and stay at home. Even though I love to travel, spending time at home and sleeping in my bed are also wonderful.

During my time at home I have been looking for some inspiration on Pinterest. I was looking for a wedding gift and found the perfect pinspiration here at The Hybrid Chick.

Like my pinspiration, I used a 6x6 tile. However, I decided to use the Silhouette Cameo and print my design in vinyl. I used a red vinyl for the large letter in the background and black vinyl for the words and flourishes.
This was such an easy project I may have to make one for me. This would look so nice on my mantel or entry table.

Do you have weddings to go to this summer? What are some gifts you made for the wonderful couple?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wooden Spool Wreath

I wanted to make something with old wooden spools, the problem was going to be finding the spools. So one day our family went on the hunt in an antique store in a neighboring town. With everyone on the look out for spools we found some (two big ziplock bags full) of both the large and small wooden spools.

We even found a bonus! This Big wooden spool. Our family had so much fun at the antique store. We always find things that bring back memories.

Anyway, once I had the spools I had to decide what to make. I found a spool wreath on a Hobby Lobby inspiration sheet. You can find my inspiration here online with Hobby Lobby.

 I wrapped and glued the middle of the spools with scrapbook paper. I used four colors that went with my decor.

I wrapped a wire wreath with ribbon. Be sure to glue the ribbon onto the wreath because the spools become heavy and will pull the ribbon off the wire if it is not secured.

Hot glue the bigger spools onto the wreath first. There will be gaps that can be filled in later.

I then used the small spools to fill in the gaps and make the wreath look fuller.

Here is my spool wreath. I have more spools and can't wait to try some of the other ideas in the Hobby Lobby project sheet.

What do you think? What have you made with old spools?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photo A Day May Week 2

Another week has passed and I have seven photos to share from the Photo A Day Challenge. If you missed my early post about the challenge you can read it here.

Here are my pictures for the week of May 6-12.

A photo of me on a really pretty day in May with the sun roof open.

I have two daughters that inspire me to be the best mother and person I can be.

I love the smell of candles. This is one of my favorite, pumpkin spice.

I drive everyday. We live out of town so not a day goes by that I don't have to drive somewhere.

A favorite word for me is: home. It is truly where my heart is.

 The big mixer in my kitchen. I think my husband uses it more than me.

 My family makes me happy especially when they are being silly and will not look at the camera.

Where did you post your pictures for this week? Let me know so I can see them.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Graduation Bunting

I have not one but two loved ones graduating this week. I am so proud of them both. My oldest daughter is graduating from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and my husband is graduating with his Masters from the University of Oklahoma. I wanted to create something special that the whole family could see and enjoy through the week.

For inspiration I headed to the place everyone goes, Pinterest.

 I found this bunting from Japanistic Blog

The inspiration is paper bunting with washi tape used to decorate the bunting. With the pinspiration I need to make a graduation bunting, I grabbed my supplies and got started.

Like the Pinterest post, I used paper for the bunting and letters and decorated the bunting with washi tape. Since I was decorating for graduates from two schools, I used the school colors from both schools. I used green and white for "Grads" and crimson and cream (I prefer orange and black) for "2012".

After cutting out the bunting and letters, I placed the washi tape and then glued on the letters.

I made a special flag for both grads with a picture and washi tape.

It was a great surprise for them when they came in the door. And I had so much fun making something special for us all to enjoy.

Are you making something special for a graduate?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Photo A Day May Week 1

I have accepted Chantelle's photo a day challenge over at Fat Mum Slim and have been having so much fun. The challenge is simple: take a photo everyday and share your pictures with others.

Click here for the official challenge of  Photo A Day May

Here are my pictures from the first week. I missed a few days and then took a couple of pictures on one day then I missed day four. Oh well, it's just fun!

My daughter loves just about anything that has a peace sign. She found this one in Hobby Lobby and then painted it herself.

  Only a picture can capture the beauty of an Oklahoma skyline.

It was a bright, sunny day so of course I wore my shades and a smile.

Oops! I missed day 4. The picture was suppose to be of "fun". I could have used my day 3 picture since I was having fun spending time with my husband.

This duck was in a parking lot next to a busy road.

I will share more photos next week. You can also follow me on instagram at parrydb.

Check out the Photo A Day Challenge and let me know where I can follow your pictures.