Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My favorite Photo Session

My favorite photo sessions are with my kids!

CJ asked me if I would take some pictures of her because she wanted a new profile picture for her Google Plus account.

Don't need to ask me twice!

We went to Downtown Walnut Creek because I have been wanting to do a session there. I've decided that if there is a location that I want to shoot in, I should just grab my kids and go!

Maybe my clients will see those pictures and want to go there and then, I'll have a new location to put on my list!

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You're beautiful CJ!










March Subway Art Plate

Is Subway art, what you would even call this? I wish I had the ability to come up with creative and catchy titles. Most times, I'll just write the blog entry and then try to come up with a title. And many times, I will stare at the computer screen hoping that an idea will pop in my head.

This will have to do for today.

Ben brought home some a couple of chargers from the free shelf and I came up with this.


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I like it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

For the boys

My sister in law has inspired my pegboard making. She told me that it was easy to get hooked making them and I can see why.

I made this one for my friend who is having a boy in the next week or so.

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I love the saying because it is so true about little boys, they are noisy and dirty!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Val Day blocks

Since I made something else out of my "Happy Val-Day" sign, I made some blocks.

I don't know why they are so much fun to make!

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I'm really wishing I had a chop saw these days. Then think about how much faster I can produce more blocks!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Unutoa Family Sneak Peak

Meet the Unutoas.

They are a super fun and energetic family and I'm jealous. . .

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I want their long, thick hair.

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I'd even take half of their long, thick hair.

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Who am I kidding? I really want it all!

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And while I'm at it. . .

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I'd take their nicely all year round tanned skin.

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I wouldn't have to wait until the summer to get one. . .

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I'd look like I live on a tropical island all year round.

And then. . .everyone would be jealous of me!

Maybe I can be an honorary Unutoa??





Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paint Samples Garland

Ever get tempted to grab some of these?

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And then make something out of them?

Well, I sure did and came up with this. . .

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My daughter Mia came up with her own. I love my kids' creativity.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Conversation Heart Topiary

I've been secretly lusting after some candlestick holders. So while I was at Ikea I picked up a few. Then. . . I put them on my shelf and stared at the all day wondering what I could put on them.

Ben made it so easy for me to think of something when he gave me some extra styrofoam balls he got off the. . .you know what I'm going to say. . .

Free shelf.

I love that shelf.

Here's what some conversation hearts, glue gun and styrofoam ball can do. . .

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I thought about painting the ball before so the spots not covered by the hearts wouldn't show but in the end just glued the hearts on.

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I think it turned out just great and so I had to make two! Because we all know that two is better than one!

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My kids' reactions to all of this candy madness?

"Oh please can I eat it?!"

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Frames and Other things

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I made this wreath a couple of years ago and since then have taken it apart and done have made other things.

My craft projects are like organ donors. Their parts are donated to other projects.
With the wreath, I made this. . .

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And then I took the hearts and made these. . .

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I also had some valentine garland that was needing a home. Garland is wonderful but sometimes needs to be tamed. I also used the extra wooden hearts.

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So with the one Valentine wreath, I was able to make several projects.

I guess this way, crafting never gets old!