Friday, August 26, 2011


I am sooooo glad its Friday.  There is still so much to be done for this wedding.  My head is going in a thousand circles.  Amb's bridal shower is this weekend.  Her Aunt Sissy, and mamaw's are giving the shower.  She's really excited.  We're planning on working on the bridesmaid bouquets this weekend.  I hope to have some pics to show you on Monday and hopefully get some constructive feedback on. 

found this thread in my sewing basket,, I wonder how long I've had it.  I havent
seen thread for 20cents at WalMart in FOREVER!!

My shoes LITERALLLY fell apart at work yesterday,, I mean the more I walked
the worse it got.  Kinda the way I feel lately.  Planning a wedding and getting prepared mentally
for a new grandbaby and trying to keep the house somewhat clean and the family fed is wearing me out. 

(horrible picture ) oh and did I mention,, we have a new lab puppy and 4 little kittens.  
Can't wait to get rid of these little suckers.  I'll be offering a free box of food and a cat litter pan as
an enticement to take a free kitten.  I hope it works. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Headband holder X2

With two litle GRANDdaughters on their way I decided to make these cute headband holders after I saw the girls at Shanty2Chic make one.   I didnt put mine together exactly the way they did but the basic construction is the same.   These are really easy to put together and hold lots of headbands.  Emmie's is full already,, now we have to work on filling up Skyelars'. 

Materials I used : 
1 - square dowel ( $2.47)
Gorilla wood glue
scap 2x4's
wood biscuits(won from a blogger a while back)
scrap chair rails
1 - curtain rod finial
scrap 1x2

I only spent $2.47 on 1 dowel for both of these.  Everything else I had on hand.  And these were really fun to make.  It would be a great gift for a little girl paired together with a few headbands. 

I used a scrap 2x4, scrap 1x2, biscuits on the end of the dowels and an old curtain rod finial for this one. I screwed a 3 inch screw up from the bottom of the 2x4 and then on the part sticking out screwed the 1x2 down on to the 2x4.  Used wood glue to attach the dowel to the 1x2 and then screwed on the finial.  And it was fine.,,, But wasnt nearly big enough to hold even half of the headbands Emmie already has. This was painted with sponge brush and distressed just a bit.

  So I took it half apart and added a second arm.  Now its good to go.  I just have to give it a final spray paint job. 

For this one I used scrap 2x4, two different pieces of chair railing and wood biscuits. And
I painted this one using Rustoleum Painters Touch spray paint in black.  I love that paint. 
This is Skyelars'.. her nursery bedding is gonna be pink and black so I painted hers
black instead of the cream color. 

Thank you Whitney @ Shanty2Chic for the inspiration! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just a bunch of randomness

Scatter brained would describe me very accurately lately,, lot going on with babies and a wedding on the way ... So without further delay ,, lots of random pics.  Enjoy! 
not the best picture,,  Tyler &  River - that bow didnt stay in her hair too long.

Mel's gonna kill me for this pic but I love it.. Jeff feeling the grandbaby move. 

waiting at the dr to find out what Amb is having,, Its a Girl. 
Ms Skyelar Rayne Russell will be here around the 1st of January. 

Jeff made leiutenant -- So proud of him! 

The wives got to pin on their new badge - I think he was scared I was gonna stick him. 

Jeff, Tyler and Amberly - Melanie had a funeral visitation to go to and couldnt be there. 

TIME to get back to work,,,   Have a great weekend.

Ill be sharing pics soon of a desk I made using Traci @ Beneath My Hearts basic plan and a kitchen island that Jeff is building me. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

And the winner is ...

 So sorry,, I was away from the computer all day yesterday and didnt get to announce the winner of my giveaway.  So without further delay,, the winner is .. .

# 11 - Steph at Hegland Happenings  - Thanks Steph for following my blog!  I'll be making and sending you a banner similar to the one below with your choice of colors/wording. 

Congratulations, Steph ...   I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all who entered my little giveaway.  


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