I wasn't sure if I was able to "re draw" a tutu winner....I had originally drawn and contacted the winner with no response back...but then I seen on a recent blog giveaway that someone else had the same problem so they "re drew"


with no further a-due the winner is:

#9. HOLLY M from

Who said:

I'm a follower
I would give this to a good friend for her grand baby who loves pink, so obviously I would choose pink! :)


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Sneek Peek

So you all remember my Bathroom Post? It was also part of my 10 tasks in 10 days challenge @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, but there was something missing making it impossible for me to show you photos...and there still is...

and that impossible missing thing is my floor....

As you can see I have a tendency to paint on things I know I'm getting rid of...only...sometimes it takes a while for me to "get rid of them" per-say...

So here's a sneak peak at what the bathroom before the floor gets done and I can give you an actual awesomeness photo...

There's a few things other than the floor I am still working on...er rather decided if I want them in there or not, but many bloggers that I follow have given me some awesome ideas I think I'll work into the mix...

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Sharing my creations....

I wanted to share with you some of my creations that will be soon appearing on Heather's Handmade Happiness.

I'll start with a post containing some cute accessories that ANY little girl should have:

Cutesy hair bows...with or without no slip grip. LOVE
You can ask for a specific color scheme or choose from one on hand
Most will come in packages of 2 or 4 sometimes 6

Next we have:

Safety Pin Bracelets - a must for your pre teen punk :)

Custom Shirt anyone?

And of course:

These will come with the option of having matching hair bows and shirts.

Hope everyone enjoys and I'd love to hear your feed back as to what you think about these items.


Well today is the big day...Random.org drew the number for me at 9:33 this morning.

Aren't you all just dying to know who won

I know I am....

Well actually I already know

But first

Let me show you some photos from a photo shoot I did with my son yesterday

Isn't he just sooooo cute!

AND NOW...the winner of the wonderful tutu is.....

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californialove3 who said...

I would give it to my little neice. gets photo op! the colors Id want would be.. hmm.. light pink and hot pink!

she has the cutest little blog over at Do it all Yourself

Hope you Enjoy the TUTU and thank you everyone for Joining in the fun!


Tutu Giveaway Ending Soon!

Just a reminder to all my amazing blog friends...who give me purpose :) That the tutu giveaway ends this Tues. July 20th...THAT'S JUST TWO DAYS AWAY!

Here are some more samples to get you motivated to win...you can choose from just about every color of the rainbow and even choose your ribbon color! If you have already chosen your color and changed your mind...don't worry if you win I will have you contact me and we'll chat about what you really want before the order is placed.

Haven't entered yet? Click here now to find out how AND to enter to win your tutu for that someone special.

This one is totally darling, and wedding worthy...can you say flower girl?

Two tones are sweet and dainty but can also have a bit of rock n' roll style to them when paired with legg-ies.

This one is a fun style and a cute Halloween Costume to boot!


Love, Love Me Do!

So I hadda yard sale today and it took my husband and I 2 hours to load all the "stuff" into the yard...agh...soo exhausting and kinda worth it...we made 140.00 and had TONS left over. So like any heat stroked person(s) would do we are having another one tomorrow. I know I know we are just a little odd...no we are not money hungry we just...well spent a lot of today cleaning up the basement while everything was outside and waiting for people to come that well, we don't wanna bring all that "stuff" back in because then it wouldn't look as "nice"

After all that madness though, I did find my Elmer's crappy marker pen (the one I threw like a child when it scratched off my cup and didn't do what I wanted it to). ANYWAYS, here is what I come up with while walking through the house with this in my hand...

You all know how I love Monos. and all things beachy, this is my entry table display tray

And check these bad boys out...was that uncool that I just said bad boys? AND let me know how you are lovin' my new photo styles (kinda antiqueee but retro?)...

I loved the idea of the Mason Jars being tea light holders too - not just the solar light idea and then one of my fabulous readers left a comment on the solar lights and adding different colors for different holidays...anyways not sure how it lead me to this but it did...

Here they are baking in the oven for toughness - Hello Mr L and Mrs Love....yes my oven is dirty but we use the BBQ in the summer and we have a new oven in the basement waiting to be installed because this one isn't working 100% so what's the point if I'm just going to put the new one in before I use it again. Did I mention I hate cleaning?

And Below is Mrs. Love one all lit up on the wall

And then the Stair rail...

Don't you just wanna LOVE the love jar..and L jar of course..he's camera shy?


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30 & A Giveaway!! WHOOHooo!

WOW...Even though 30 is not a big number to most you amazing bloggers out there it's HUGE for me...I never thought I would hit 30 followers. It was just something fun for me to do to keep me motivated AND NOW 30 people enjoy reading about my whims! I love it! I love it sooo much I'm having a giveaway to thank you all!!

I'm soon going to be opening a shop and I want to share with you one of the many things that will be in it..


You select the color(s) and I'll make it and send it to you for your little one!

Here's 2 ways to Enter:

Leave separate comments for each entry please

~If you are a follower of my blog..let me know in the comments...that's one entry.

~Tell me who you would give this too and what
color(s) you would choose! That's entry #2.

Good Luck and remember:
This Giveaway will be open till
Tuesday, July 20th

This Giveaway has Ended! Thx


Have I been neglecting you all?

Do you feel the same...that I'm neglecting blogger land? I almost couldn't sleep last night thinking about it and you all.
It's not that I'm not doing things, because I am. It's just that with doing the projects and all the other things going on I'm having little time to write down my projects to share with you.

So here they are in all their glory...or not glory...whichever you decide they are :

After watching a tut on fabric rosettes, I made this cute little headband for my daughter who just loves to wear them retro. Not sure why but she's done it that way since she could put them on by herself...I think it adds to her personality and personal style.

Second I bought a Elmer's painter's marker from Michael's because that's what the lady told me would work on plates and such to create your designs to USE...she was wrong..the design turned out sweet but scrapes off easily if you use your nail...this my friends I do not recommend wasting the money on unless you NEVER plan on using it. This is a 2 outta 10 for me. BLAH


I love "The Hand Me Down House" blog...I swoon over her. On her blog recently she used Mod Podge to tint glass. She also had seen it on Gingerbread Snowflakes blog none the less pay it forward right?
I love the look of the old blue mason jars...so I made some. And the idea from GS to use them as tea light holders was sooo cute.
Then Amanda (from HMDH) took it one step further...which I also started to do...making SOLAR LIGHTS out of the jars...I know right? Soooo awesome.

You can click here to see hers and here are mine :

I started by doing my Mod Podge on the jars...a little streaky but for outside lights they are good enough...like anyone would notice anyways, well you do now but that's cause I told you right? RIGHT?

Then I sprayed the tops of the jars to give a little more finished look *finished because the solar lights I picked up were a little too small aswell* shhhhh! They have been resprayed since the photo with a second coat.

Then I bought black wire to make the arch for hanging them to the stakes with.

Put it all together and TADAA!

The solar lights I used were small enough for me to place the bottom clear piece in too...I thought this might help (if there was a leak) to stop the water from damaging the "blub". The clear plastic piece is placed in the jar on the right. Once I test them outside I will know which way I want to go.
I still have to get stakes for them to hang off but I plan on doing that sometime this week - Then I'll take a photo of them at night and use it as a starter photo for my next post!

Total Cost:

Craft wire: 0.00 took out of my jewellery stash
Jars: 0.00 Christmas gifts filled with jam last year
Mod Podge: 4.50 from Michaels with coupons! - which will get used for more than this project!
Solar Light: 4.00 for 2 from Giant Tiger
6.50/3.25 per light

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This was featured on two bloggs


Yummy Summer Goodness!

So I recently stumbled upon this wonderful recipe for potato salad...one of my summer faves, and well.....it's heaven on earth...Mmmmmmm.
I wanted to share it with you all since my husband and I are gaga over it. Oh and as a side note: it's 10 times better if you eat it the day after you make it.

And here's the recipe: (NOTE) adding some of your own tweeks make it that much better!


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or chives (I omitted both)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped small
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard ( I used honey dijon)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain. Cool, peel and dice. Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with the onion, celery, 1 teaspoon of salt, and hard-cooked eggs.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together 2 eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, milk, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the butter. Refrigerate until cool, then stir in the mayonnaise.
  3. Stir the dressing into the bowl of potato salad gently until evenly coated. Chill several hours or overnight before serving for best flavor.

I also added 4 slices cooked chopped bacon when tossing potatoes with celery and onions and of course sprinkled it with paprika.

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It's True

Yes it is true I have been MIA last week and the better part of this week.

My holidays were shortened up a bit so I spent the remainder of those once holiday - days finishing up my tasking for The Shabby Chic Cottage - 10 tasks in 10 days Challenge. It was a struggle in it's own but I got it finished and a few other things along the way.

Then we headed "home" for the weekend to visit with family. Celebrated Canada Day and some other great events like a family reunion and a 25th Anniversary. We had a blast even though it was cut short.

So back to thrifting and crafting!

I did tell you I would show you the finished results of the bathroom but I've decided against that because with the floor not finished and tiled I just don't think the room looks complete...it looks almost mis mashed at this point. So I lied...yes I know....hold it against me if you will but if you don't I have something very fab to share with you - well a few things actually!

Starting with...............drum roll please......tappyity tap tap tappppppppp....

yeah yeah I know I'm a dork.

A 5 year old handmade cutesy bracelet for my daughter's friend who moved away after school (thank you military for making my daughter cry, you never fail) JK

Another pillow case dress...this one made for my daughter's friend Hannah for her 6th birthday...isn't it such a Hannah dress? ( You can also see the ivory tutu dress I am beginning aswell off to the side there tucked in behind and yes...I know that open outlet is dangerous...I fixed it once I took the photo and looked at it)

If you'd like to know out how to make one...it's simple enough...google "how to make a pillow case dress" or you tube it - which might I add is the BEST INVENTION EVER...aside from blogs

Another bracelet for no one really. I just decided to try it (and you can too - in a Deal or no Deal type voice hehe yes I know dork...you don't have to keep mentioning it...geeze) I read this tutorial @ Yellow BlackBird that showed me how. It was featured on one of my fav blogs Tatertots and Jello just before July 4th

And lastly but not least...this wonderful artwork made by my 5 year old for her uncle and his gal to hang in his house WAAAYYY across Canada.

I think it's super sweet. I seen something similar on Tumbler. The total project was from the dollar store and cost 2 whole dollars. However, the value.....priceless.

OK ALREADY!!!...stop calling me a dork.... I'm in a mood of dorkie-ness today

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I'm done my work for my challenge at the Shabby Chic Cottage! Weuf what a task...Glad I got it all done...The shoot went great the edits look great and most of all my bathroom looks great...I can't wait to show you a few edits from the shoot and also photos of my new bathroom...BUT it won't have it's floor replaced. I just have to do a few finishing touches before I post the photos...and want to keep you in suspense a little longer!

Also, although most of you may not care I am SUPER excited because I won my very first BLOG GIVEAWAY! A $25.00 Gift Certificate to Hannah Banana...I LOVE IT! Thank you FF. I'm soooo excited...

I'm not at my own computer right now but could not contain myself to wait! So forgive me for the lack of photos and my usual posting powers :)

Hope everyone had a great Canada Day and Happy 4th of July in 2 days! YAY for celebrating the love of our Countries!