Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Trent

A little birthday celebration party.

Trent turned 26.

His request:  Lunch at Chili's.

He was announced as the birthday guest with the happy birthday song sung by the waitresses and his very own hot fudge cake with ice cream.  He did not want to be acknowledged, but he would enjoy the cake.

Brandon and Julie laughing while Trent is being serenaded by the whole restaurant.

Jennifer and Chris watching.

His 2nd request: birthday cake from Gambino's.

A happy  birthday to Trent with cake, presents, and family.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Project #853

I need to make an enchanted swan for my YOE project.

My thought is to use a fall seasonal item and transform it into an enchanted swan.

My plan is to use a gourd -- a small plastic gourd with a crooked neck that comes in a little net bag with other seasonal items like pumpkins and leaves.  BUT, I am at home and 22 miles away from the closet cheap little store. To make a long story short, my husband calls and ask if I need him to pick up anything on his way home from work. Yes I do, and thank you very much. He arrived home an hour and a half later with a little net bag filled with gourds, pumpkins and leaves from a cheap little store. Price: $3.
 (I already took the gourds out)

With the gourds, and my paint stash, and my craft necessities drawer the swans come to life.
I painted the gourds white. It took several coats to cover the orange/yellow gourds. The gourds had a small stem on the end of the crooked neck that was perfect for the swans beak And I painted the stem/beak yellow and painted a dot of blue for the eyes.

The paint is dry. Now it is time to adhesive the feathers and feet to the painted gourd. I have this trusty adhesive that adheres anything to anything. It works on anything. I adhesived the feathers to the fattest round part of the gourd on each side. Then I adhesived the yellow sparkly pompoms to the bottom of the gourd for the feet. And lastly, adhesived a silver twine to the top of the crooked neck for the hanging loop for the swan ornament.

I am amazed myself at how cute they are.

It was super easy to make, and you can make one too.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

While in Florida. . .

A little sight-seeing going on at the beach and Harbor Village before and after the wedding. The  beach and weather couldn't have  been better. It was beautiful.
Walking thru Harbor Village. We saw a lot of hot stuff. But this boat was named HotStuff. We ate at Harry T's, but no pictures. Don't know what I was thinking of not getting any picture. But the  very extra large nacho appetizer piled sky-high with all the fillings was more than enough to feed 8 of his at 10pm at nite and was delicious.

Back view of some of our group. Peggy, Cheryl, Julie, Brandon while walking down the boardwalk at Harbor Village.
And Trent, Brandon, Julie taking in all the sites.
And more walking

It made for a very nice time.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

September 24, 2011 

Jennifer & Chris

Destin Florida

A beautiful beach wedding. Perfect weather, blue skies, white sand, and the sound of the water.

Jennifer and her dad.

Saying their wedding vows

Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr & Mrs Christopher Donaldson!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

An awesome lady

Today would be my mawmaw's birthday. She is always on my mind and in my heart.