Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I am being featured....

....over on DIY by Design.  I am so thrilled and honored that Judy is featuring me on her blog today. Go on over and check out who else she is featuring.  And, while your there, link up and check out the other amazing bloggers that are linking.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Only 45 more days...

Seems hard to believe that another year has passed. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was getting these items out for last years holiday boutiques. I gues the saying is true that "time flies when you are madly trying to finish projects for the holidays".  Enjoy!

Linking up:

shabby creek cottage

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We really can't start thinking about Christmas without knowing that Winter will be here soon. So, here is my way of helping me get through the dreary days of clouds and snow and slush. {and these will all be at the boutique as well}
 And, if we are talking about winter, we also need to talk about love. I have loved making these blocks in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Linking up:

Blue Cricket
The 36th Avenue

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


If you don't already know by now, I love this time of year. The colors, the smells and of course being closer to family. There is also another reason why this time of year holds a special place in my heart. It has to do with a reaffirmation of the knowledge of eternal families.  Enjoy some more reclaimed wood signs.
{this is my favorite-my hubby came up with this concept}

Linking up here:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Monday, November 7, 2011

getting ready...

Now that Halloween is over, I have been busy getting ready for the Heartfelt Boutique.  It is held in this really cute old church.
{It happens to be the first church in West Jordan. This historic sandstone building was originally used as a meetinghouse for Mormon pioneers. In 1937 the Archibald Gardner Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers restored the building and renamed it “Pioneer Hall.” It has been used as a dance hall, social center and a house of worship ever since.}

This boutique is done four times each year. And, I have been lucky enough to be in it all four times this year. And, since you have seen all my pumpkins here, here and here, I will be showing you other items that will be there.

Here we have some fall:

 {these are made of wood-duh-that happen to be outlet covers}

I am linking here:

Mondays @ All Things Fee!
The Girl Creative
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ewwww gross!!!!

Have you ever seen this?
I didn't until my recent trip to the store to stock up on laundry and dish soap.  Over the summer I did a few iron-on transfers with both mine and my daughters shirts.  Well, in the process, i managed to get a bunch of gunk on my iron.  This is what it looked like before I started cleaning it.

I know, gross huh?  The directions tell you to squeeze out a 2 inch bead on a 100% terrycloth towel and run you iron over it in a circular motion.  {sorry I don't have any pictures of these steps}. I should have used a hand towel at least. The washcloth was a bit too small. But, I didn't want to dirty a second towel, so I 'made it work' {name that show-better yet, the person ;)}  Here are some progress pics:

And, this is what my towel looked like when I was finished. 

I know-gross huh?  I am showing you my dirty laundry to prove that this stuff works.  I should have bought two tubes, but I was a little naive as to how dirty my iron was.  And, here is my newly cleaned iron. It looks sooo purdy and shiny, just like it did when I first got it.

All opinions are entirely my own. I was not compensated in any way for this product review.