Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas at the Smith's House~ Show & Tell Monday

My Husband in the middle with his cousins~Kevin & Joe

Samantha, Madison, Alyssa, & Gabbi

Samantha, Samantha H, Brittney, Dominique, Gabbi, Alyssa, Brittney, & Madison


Madison on her new scooter....
I thought I would share our family gathering on Christmas Day! We had a wonderful Christmas as you can tell...
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Christmas Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas DayTheir old, familiar carols play,And wild and sweetThe words repeatOf peace on earth, good-will to men!
And thought how, as the day had come,The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled alongThe unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Till, ringing, singing on its way The world revolved from night to day,A voice, a chime,A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Then from each black, accursed mouthThe cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound The Carols drowned Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And in despair I bowed my head;‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;‘For hate is strong,And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!The Wrong shall fail,The Right prevail,With peace on earth, good-will to men!’
Wishing all my friends a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Years! Let next year be better for everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Daughter's First Christmas Play

My Daughter's Christmas Play
Samantha and I had so much fun making her costume for her first Christmas play at school. She was picked as a puppy dog for the cast. We picked up a pair of plain black pants and felt. She modeled as I cut spots for her outfit. I used a headband and glued ears & a bow to it. She got a kick out the puppy dog tail. She was so cute and was not nervous. Did not miss a beat through the play. Well the poor thing got the flu bug later that night....
It was a evening I will never forget, she made me glow!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

MMP Holiday Bazaar

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pink Friday at MMP!

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink!

There's something so magical about the holidays. As you walk past a neighbor's home and catch a glimpse of a tree lit through their window, or the faint glow of a candle through the frosted glass, you can only imagine what lies beyond. Images from our own holidays are readily available to fill in the blanks. It's mysterious, it's magical, it's toasty warm fires and mulled cider. This month, the members of Make Mine Pink will share glimpses into their homes and shops with you. From favorite finds, to treasured recipes and special gift wrap how ideas, we'll have something for everyone. Please come join us each Friday as we open our hearts and homes to you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Creations Going On at Shabby in Pink Boutique

Lots of New Creations Going On At Shabby in Pink Boutique
First I wanted to introduce a new guest artist~ Lynette with ' Misty Moonlight Creation'. She is a jewelry artist and I am very honored to have her beautiful jewelry for sale on my site.
Please have a visit ' Misty Moonlight Creations ' .
I also would like to share some of my new ' Dresden Style Ornaments '.
I have always loved this style and have decided this year to make them.
Be sure to visit everyday for new creations!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I would like to thank Jennifer for bestowing upon me this lovely award. Thank you very much.

Here are the rules:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Link it to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them (I'm letting them know here @ MMP) And the nominees are:

Silver Spoon Scraps~
Sandra at Shabby Rose Cottage
Janet at Janet's Creative Pillows
Lilli at Lilli Blue's Vintage Rescues
Katie at Katie Newman Gifts and Home

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pink Friday at MMP ~ Coming Up Roses

I’ve never seen a rose I didn’t love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint, rich in history, I love them all.
Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in estate and cottage gardens, home décor and fashion. Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats, while seamstresses stitches the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses. Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty while roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor. If you have a soft spot for roses, won’t you please join us for PINK FRIDAY at Make Mine Pink on Friday October 24th. The boutiques at Make Mine Pink are pleased to present “Coming up Roses.”

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My New Finds~ Show & Tell Tuesday

Show & Tell Tuesday
Saturday I went to a auction on my street. I remember seeing the old man working on his yard all the time. I was amazed how well he kept his home up. Well I found out Saturday that he passed away and his wife is in a home. I wondered where he was. Well I went to the auction and was amazed that I won this beautiful set. It was like they gave it away to me. I thought about how his family used to sit at this beautiful set for the holidays. They must have cherished it, because it was in wonderful shape. I had so much fun decorating the room Sunday and thinking of that sweet ole' man and family. I think this set has touched my heart and I love the story behind it. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In the Hope Chest~ Pink Friday

I Remember when I was a child, the mystery surrounding a hope chest was almost more than I could bear. I didn't even understand the concept, but knew it was something special and I wanted one of my own some day. Every year my older sister received something for Christmas "for your hope chest." As the years passed, I started to understand that the meaning of owning a "Hope Chest" was different for everyone. For some it was planning for a special wedding day that was sure to come, others used it to store heirloom linens and treasures passed down from generations, and yet for some, it held sad memories of dreams never realized. If you've been lucky enough to have a hope chest or perhaps had a glimpse into someone's, you'll find that no matter the purpose, each "Hope Chest" tells a story. What's yours?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sweet New Treasures at Shabby in Pink Boutique

I thought I would share some of my new creations and treasures added to my boutique. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Pink Friday at MMP!!

Stitches in Time; tiny stitches holding the hem of a linen napkin, stitches intertwined to make the most delicate lace, stitches crocheted by the smallest hook, stitches through canvas strengthened by wool yarn. It's these stitches created out of love that adorn a bedspread crocheted for a granddaughter's wedding, a sampler commemorating the birth of a child, a fine table cloth made to entertain the most important guests and family at Thanksgiving. Each of these stitches has survived the test of time and is so much more appreciated today as gifts from our past and treasures of our future.Join the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our "Stitches in Time" PINK Friday event, September 26. You will find the most cherished item stitched with time and love.To view all the praticipating Boutiques in this weeks PINK Friday Event, visit our PINK Friday page.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pink Friday at MMP

Wrap yourself in the cozy comforts of home, a steaming cup of cocoa, warm fuzzy slippers, cushy comfy quilts and pillows, then kick back and shop. From the “Cozy Comforts” of your home; we invite you to shop the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our “Shopping with a Twist" event, Friday, Sept. 19.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

MMP Show & Tell Monday

Oh My, Oh My Look at these bottles! Truly a gem! Vintage liquor bottles turned in to beauty with vintage trade cards, vintage rhinestones, and pink satin ribbon. And the dog biscuit jar. Any treat would be pretty in this.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Harvest Home~ Pink Friday at MMP!

Harvest Home at Pink Friday!
When I think of a Harvest Home it conjures up many memories of my favorite time of year. Memories of cinnamon potpourri simmering on the stove, homemade apple pies in the oven from apples hand-picked at our local orchard and memories of family and friends gathered around the fire sipping hot spiced cider and making plans for the upcoming Holiday season.A glance out the window, framed like a fine painting, reveals the tree lined streets ablaze with colors so rich and vibrant that it beckons you out of the cozy warmth of your home to explore and experience every nuance of the season. The crisp fall air surrounds and teases you with the a waft of smoke from a neighboring chimney. It becomes a game, guessing the type of wood burning, each with their own distinct fragrance.Every color and scent of the season brings a flood of old memories and begins painting new.You quicken your step to get home. Home to the cozy and inviting warmth of the fire softly glowing in the hearth of your Harvest Home.Warmest Regards,Joyce Lucas, Founder of Make Mine Pink

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Visit from Billy Ray Cyrus

Wow~ Did we have FUN! We woke up very early around 4 a.m, got dressed. We headed the the little diner ' Parkside Grill '. When we arrived there was a huge crowd. My older daughter Hayleigh worked to help with the crowd. We had a wonderful breakfast. Then here came BILLY RAY CYRUS in his big bus. The town was so excited getting pictures & autographs. He is so handsome & nice. Samantha just loved getting her picture taken with him. We are going to frame the picture & autograph and hang it in her room. What a experience!
We also got a interview from a reporter for the town newspaper. Samantha's picture will be on the front page Sunday.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

As the stress of the day fades away, we head to our bed and baths. We find sanctuaries of peace. Soul soothing delights for the bath and calming romantic colors for the bedroom. Time to renew our souls and refresh our minds. Sweet peace at last.Join Make Mine Pink for our next PINK Friday event as we present "Romantic Bed & Baths" on Friday September 5.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at MMP

Show and Tell Monday at MMP
I found this ole' picture and frame at a resale shop. I fell in love with the photo of the women bathing in a old tub, look at her cute shoes. I shabbed out the frame with white paint. The corners of the frame is embellished with old brooches, earrings, and buttons. I thought this would be perfect for a shabby bathroom. Amazing how a old treasure can be made into a piece of art.
Wishing you a Happy Labor Day!

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