Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Airstream Heaven

It is just breathtaking what they can do with travel trailers and Recreational Vehicles "Now-A-Days".

Check out these jaw-dropping Airstream Trailers!!

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stuff I Have to do or Make

I found some great stuff on Pinterest I need to FORCE myself to do/make.

Here are some of the great ideas:

This one is a MUST. My vanity drawers keep breaking all of my headbands.

DIY Tufted Headboard.

T-shirt produce bags.

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

The perfect toothbrush travel case that can be easily tossed in with the normal laundry! No more icky plastic bags! 

Curtain rod made from dowel and drawer knob. Brilliant!  Those designer rods are so expensive and less sturdy!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Luxurious Bedrooms

If I had this bedroom I would never, ever, ever leave it.

Pretty colors.

Beautiful Colors.  I adore this entire look.

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

I love these colors in the bedroom. Sigh.

My bedroom is a mix and match of thrift store purchases.  I would love to be able to redo it at some point.

I wish all of my readers could show me their retreat space.

Which of these looks is your favorite?  Or what other style do you prefer?

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Memories

Growing up my grandma always had one of these lighted porcelain Christmas trees in her living room  (actually in her den) I loved it.  I wish I could get my hands on one.  I miss Grandma!

I am hoping to make this Christmas for all my six kids truly about the Spirit of the real Christmas.

What is the sweetest Christmas memory you have? 
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Creating Fond Family Memories

Memories are irreplaceable. As a mom of six I know my children will all have some very fond memories of their lives growing up. I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was pregnant with our youngest five years ago.  Chemotherapy totally obliterated my memory.  Completely.  I keep hoping eventually it will come back  but who knows.  I hate forgetting such wonderful experiences in my life. I wish I had journaled and written more things down when they happened so I could remember.  (After all remember the movie,The Notebook???) Here are some brilliant ways to help those memories not become forgotten.

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest
Jot those memories down on some rocks with a sharpie and place in a pretty glass urn.  Whenever you need a pick me up, just grab a few of them to read and whalla an instant mood lift.

We write notes to the kids, memories, dreams, prayers, etc. Start from the moment we knew they were coming and continue to fill them through the years and give them when they leave home.

A mother/daughter journal. Daughters write to their mom and as a mom you write back. Share memories, questions, thoughts, etc. Such a sweet idea.

Love notes to tell my kids how much I adore them.

In memory of family members who could not be there.

Place a mailbox outside of their rooms for extra love notes and treasures.

Memory Jar, add memories throughout the year, and read them on new years eve... then save in memory box! I think I'll make this a family tradition. 

What is your favorite idea? How does your family remember those terrific memories? Please share with us.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Makeup - Eyes

I love eye shadow. I always wear minimal neutrals but I should would like to get all gussied up sometime and lay it on like a hooker and go out to Wal-Mart and see the reaction.  I love these eye looks I found around the web and on Pinterest.  I wish I had the guts to try some of them. 

Shimmer perfect Via

Full Circle Smoky - Via
I love this look. I don't think I could do it though. Too strong.

Lighter on the mascara and you have a winner. 
Beautiful Photograph, just beautiful.

Black and blue eyeliner. Very cool with the nude lid.

Again, I love it. I just don't think I could pull it off.

Great color. Adore. - Via

Winter Look - Sweep color across the lids with a brush. Via

Some are quite bold.  I would like to play with some of these looks though.  I really love eye shadow but I always opt for the nude/neutrals or green/purples.

I suppose it is the artist in me that likes to play. 

Which is you favorite look?  If you dared try it.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inspirations from Pinterest  from my For the Home Board.

kids' wall

Lining a pathway with beach rocks painted with luminous glow-in-the-dark paint. During the day, they charge in the sun, and in the evening, they reflect the stored light.

Very, very interesting! DIY Plywood Floors. Ripped plywood into planks.

Cute shoe/ flip flop holder.

So, Which one is your favorite??

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pinterest Picks: Family Fun and Activities

Here are some highlights on Pinterest on my Family Fun and Activities Board this week:

Absolutely BEST time out stool EVER!!!

Pipe cleaner pieces and a magnet= hours of fun

DIY how to make cool cardboard toys for kids :
mailbox, guitar, boat, oven, puppet theater, castle, playhouse,etc

Great version of a chore chart - easy for kids to see/do!

Fun kid activity for snow days. 
Mix food coloring in squeeze bottles and let them color in the snow.

Oil and food coloring on top of water ~ cool.

Dice game- first to get all the numbers wins

Pinterest is so full of wonderful, creative ideas.  If you aren't on Pinterest, you should be.  If you are you should really, really, really leave me a comment with a link to yours so I can see all of the wonderful things you pin!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Weight and Cancer

I lost 50 pounds after I had my fourth child, I was back to a size six and loved it.  Very soon after I acheived my goal weight I became pregnant again and was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had surgery, had a beautiful little girl and six days later began chemotherapy and radiation. I am now a five year survivor of breast cancer but after pregnancy and the sedentary life of a cancer patient I have 50 pounds to lose!

I realized last night while watching the LMN movie shorts "Five" about breast cancer patients that I think I actually cancer may come back if I lose the weight. Silly? I think it is holding me back, whether it is silly or not.

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