Tuesday, June 24, 2008


The Apronista
The Apronista is hosting a fabulous Giveaway by Morgan Moore! Go Check them out!


So when we finally move this thursday i will have my very own office/craft/scrapbook room.
I have seen many homes decorated with letters. I decided to put some in the room but wanted them customized. So here are a few that i will start with and once moved and settled will do more!
Amber's is going in her bedroom.

Sneapk Peaks Part 2

Here are some more sneak peaks of the furniture redo's!

Before picture of Vanity Chair Cushion

Vanity After (almost done)

Dresser Before

Dresser Almost complete

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm a sucker for online giveaways & contests!
Check out Todays Creative Blog.

Have a blessed and creative weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Vanity Sneak Peak

Amber (my cousin) and I started painting this vanity i gave her for her new room.
We will finish it up tomorrow and take pics of it and post!





Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Trip to the Duck Pond

Our Trip to the Duck Pond

As soon as we got out of the car we found these eggs

My 2 Favorite People feeding and watching the ducksChloie was very excited to see Baby Ducks

Chloie looking at her purple flower
Two "child ducks" as Chloie informed us crossing the street to join us

Before we left we found Momma Duck sitting on her eggs


The Tenth Circle

I guess you can now officially say i am obsessed with Jodi Picoult's books. I finish one and have to start another. Last night i finished the Tenth Circle. I really wanted to get this read before June 28th because the movie will air on Lifetime then.

The Tenth Circle will tie you to your reading chair and won't let you up until you turn the last page. It is a gripping novel that has a union of a novel and comic book. The art serves to provide yet another layer into Daniel's psyche. The Tenth Circle tells the story of Daniel Stone, a successful graphic artist and its all about the bonds between parents and children. Picoult is very smart in handling a teen-rape, teen-depression and teen-suicide story.

Now off to start reading

~ Crystal

Friday, June 13, 2008


The rules:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What was I doing ten years ago?
1. Working full-time at Sears
2. Going to College
3. Getting Braces taken off
4. About to meet my Sweet heart Cory
5. Still living at my mom's

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
1. Taking Chloie & Wade to the Splash Park
2. Going to Target
3. Gathering stuff together for the FAvorite Things Swap
4. Finish Reading the 10th Circle
5. Blogging

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Rocky Road Ice Cream
2. Peanut Butter Cups
3. Granola Bar
4. Grapes
5. M & M's

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Make sure our family is set - college funds, savings, etc
2. Give money to our family members so they'd be set too.
3. Donate generously to a number of different causes & adopt a family each Christmas.
4. Travel to Hawaii & Paris
5. Do something special for our closest friends.

Places I’ve lived:
1. Crosby ,TX
2. Snyder, TX

Jobs I’ve had:
1. Secretary/Receptionist for State Farm Insurance
2. Pediatric & General Dental Assistant
3. Unit Secretary for Hospital
4. Sears Cashier

Throwing the gauntlet to the 5 friends below for responses.

1) Raquel at Fille de Tulipe
2) Viv at Heartspun Imagery
3)Kayce at I am Truly Blessed
4)Kelly at According to Kelly
5) Posh Totty
Anyone else, please feel free to answer the questions as well. (and let me know you did, so I can go read 'em!)

~ Crystal

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Free Blog Templates

Want Free Blog Templates???
I was visiting one of my Favorite Blogs

and found the Free Blog Template Post
you have to check it out and see cute, creative designs of


Leelou Blogs

Monday, June 9, 2008

Random Quizzes

Was bored and took some random quizzes and decided to post the end result!

You Are a Colon

You are very orderly and fact driven.

You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.

You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.

You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon

What Punctuation Mark Are You?

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English
25% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Your Ice Cream Personality:

You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.

You have a wild reputation, but you're not as wild as you seem. You take risks, but only measured risks.

You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.

You are a natural multitasker. You feel alive when you're doing more than one thing at a time.

You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way

Our House

For those that don't know our house is finally done and we hope and pray to close this week or next so say a prayer we do soon! You can visit our House Blog to see the progress of everything. I posted this post on the house blog but need some opinions and thoughts. I need all the constructive decorating criticism i can get so please comment away! Another one i would love for you to check out is this post it's about some decor i found and need opinions about.
Oh and before i forget i found some bedding it's here but not sure where to purchase the Jessica McClintok bedding. So please any and all opinions are welcome!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Harvesting the Heart

I finally finished Jodi Picoult's book Harvesting the Heart. Just like the other two books i have read by her it was great but when i finished i wanted more. Does that make sense? Now off to figure out which of her other books i'm going to read next!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Keep them in your thoughts and prayers

While reading over at Rocks in my Dryer she posted some links.
I clicked on A Letter to my Daughter to read.
Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.
If you decide to read have a kleenex ready but most importantly Hug your child tightly and thank God for the time you have with them!

Chloie at Home Depot Kids Work Shop

Today Amber and I took Chloie to the Home Depot Kids Work Shop.
If you haven't been you should take your kids. Chloie always has tons of fun!
Here are some pictures from today.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Signed up to Swap!

For quite a while now i have been wanting to join one of these swap things.
I finally did it! You can too!

Go to According to Kelly
for details.
Now i have to figure out what i am going to send.
Any ideas?

Caffeine Test

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

Friday Findings!

It Friday Findings time! Keep checking back throughout the day.
I will add things through out the day!

Today's Etsy Findings:

Jennifer's Bows n More

Love all of her creative designs!


Moppets Closets

I love her hand stamped jewelry.


Bless Your Heart Company

The Angelic Beans Marine angel
has to be my favorite because it touches a special place in my heart
for my brother who served 8yrs in he USMC.



I love these Daisy Sneakers


Candyland Beads

Her Polymer Clay beads are too cute!



Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sex and The City

Last night my cousin Amber, friend Julie & I went to Movie Tavern to see
Sex and The City!

The 2 hour and 22 minutes movie was incredible! When the end came i honestly didn't feel like i had been sitting there that long. I laughed, cried and adored all the fashion! I don't want to post a lot about it because i don't want to spoil it for anyone that has not see the movie! But i would say it is a must see if you a Sex in the City Fan!
While watching the movie we all 3 had a Cosmo while we waited for our Pizza and Brownie Bottom Pie! All were delicious!


Monday, June 2, 2008

Any Jody Picoult Fans?

I have a new favorite author ,Jody Picoult. The first book i read from her was My Sister's Keeper.
That book was amazing and took me on an amazing roller coaster ride through out the whole book. I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading to find out was going to happen next. This is a heartbreaking, controversial but great book. Now i can't wait for the movie to come out.

Second book to read by Jodi Picoult was Nineteen Minutes.
Nineteen minutes was nothing that i was expecting. It is another page turner, heartbreaking controversial, good book with a stunning final twist. Although the book is based on a very grim subject Picoult makes it easy to read and shows you all the grey area.

3rd & Current book i'm reading and yes it's by Jodi Picoult is Harvesting the Heart.I'm almost finished with it. Hopefully will be done with it by tomorrow. Then i will have to blog about my thoughts on it.

So if there any Jodi Picoult fans out there please respond and tell me which books you have read by her and your thoughts!