Friday, December 31, 2010

Tomorrow starts a New Year......

Tomorrow starts a new year. Can you believe it. This year has passed by so fast.
My children are a year older, and I see great things going on. This year I am not going to try to do things myself. I am going to choose God to help me.

Along with that I am painting and doing the things I love.

May God bless all my wonderful blog friends in the up coming year.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cold Weather is no match for my hats!!!!!!!

Check out my new hobby... Have you ever heard of the Krafty Knitter? I have a friend that has been using it to make hats. It looked fun, so I gave it a try. My husband has even got in on the action. So far I have just made a few for my daughter.

This last one is my first attempt...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and found some wooden, unfinished nesting dolls. I have always liked these little, unique dolls. I didn't want them to be the traditional kind. I don't think I could have painted them that way. But I love Shabby Chic look so I painted them with that kind of look. I think they turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

My children loved playing with them. Unstacking ... stacking... unstacking... stacking... you get the picture. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I hope the New Year brings you many wonderful blessings.

I'm linking up to......

Its So Very Cheri

Keeping It Simple

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let it Snow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snowman on the loose!!!!!!

Not only can I paint Santas on Coke Cola bottles, but I have also painted snowman. They are so cute on a mantel. Mine stay out year around.

My husband keeps coming up with other ideas for the bottles... I may surprise you with a new creation.

Remember the reason for the season.... Jesus..
God Bless Everyone,

Monday, December 20, 2010

CHRISTMAS ... CHRISTMAS is almost here....

5 days till Christmas... I got my packages mailed today to Alabama. So they are sure to get there on time. I painted this established sign for my sister-n-law. I thought it turned out quite well. I have a friend that writes really pretty, and I usually am the one that paints the flowers. But this time I painted the words, and I think it turned out quite well.. Don't you think?

Hannah is my niece, and I wanted to paint her name for her wall. I love the zebra stripe letters.

I won this lovely little dress from doris marie. Check out her stuff at
(This is not the best picture of Mollie. She would not let me fix her hair cute, and she really wanted to wear this dress to school.) Doris... I got so many complements on the dress. SO Cute!!!

Another coke bottle....

The rug rats and I on a hay ride and out singing Christmas carols with our church..What a lovely time we had....

Merry Christmas to everyone in blog land... May you have a blessed holiday and a wonderful New Year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Adorable Ornaments

Check out these cute ornaments. I found them at Sears. They look so simple to make. So let's see if I really do make them or they just sit on the shelf.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas ornament

My Christmas ornament exchange, it is a little late, but is in the mail as we speak.
I love paisleys and so I added them to this glass ball. I wasn't sure I would like it, but I think it turned out pretty cute.

Merry Christmas my Friends,

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another Halloween coming to an end....

Happy Halloween!!!! I just love Halloween in a small town. Everyone comes out with the kids and goes from house to house. You get to see people you don't normally see on a day to day bases. It is also good to know the people who give my children candy.

Every Halloween needs a WITCH.

And here she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovely... hee,hee....

Here is Bryce.. you're never to old to trick or treat.....

Here is Hiccup and the Black Cat.

Here were the goodies for the Jr. High football team with the spirit of Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!!!!
I hope each and everyone of you had a safe holiday.

Love, Erin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's that time of the year... time to shop.

Our dear friend, Cindy, has opened up a general store at Mornin' Glories. She is so gracious to have this wonderful place where friends can come together with their crafts.
So if you have the time, stop on by and check out everyone's hard work.

The item above is a Faith frame. It is not on my Etsy site, but if you are interested, give me a shout. $18.00 plus $3.00shipping cost.

The above is an establish sign. I can custom make it to say anyone's name and in the colors of your choice. $30.00 plus $6.00 shipping cost.

Okay... Let's get ready for the holidays. Everyone needs a Coke Bottle Santa. Recycled from Coke Cola glass bottles. You can find more details at my Etsy site. Check the side bar for a link. Each one is $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping cost

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I finally have something to add !!!!

With teaching school, taking kids to soccer practice, coaching Jr. High cheerleaders, and watching my son playing football, I have little time for my crafts.

Crafting gives a sense of peace. Doing your own thing, creating your own world.

This is what I got to do one evening when I had a spare 30 minutes.

Before school started, I was asked to paint a old chalk board in our teacher's lounge. So of course, I said yes. At the time I thought I was crazy. I was spending more time in there painting than getting my classroom ready. However, everything came together as usual. I'm glad I did it. It turned out great. My inspiration came from a Mary Engelbreit teacher's planning book.

My son participated in a food show for 4H today. We were to bring a gift for the four judges. At the last minute, I purchased 4 jars from Wally World. I cut some of my scrapbook paper and glued it on. Threw on a few embellishments and it was done. Added some candy and I think it turned out pretty good.

I am joining ME Monday over at Cherry Chick... check it out here!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

October 5 is my birthday. Yes I will be.... wait, I'm not telling my age. I have taken the day off from work for just a me day. I'm thinking about spending my day in the craft room....

Do you remember your birthday parties when you were young? I remember one where the movie ET and Annie had came out at the same time. My nephew (4 years younger than me) and I had gotten to see both movies. I loved Annie, and he loved ET. Well, at my birthday party I had gotten all kinds of Annie goodies. But the one thing that stands out in my mind is the album I received with all the songs from the movie. I played that record over and over. Now we are in an age of Ipods. Kids don't even remember records or cassettes. I did ask my kids in class if they new what a typewriter looked liked. A few had seen one. Wow, I must be getting really old... Three more years and I will be hitting the 40 mark. Oops, I told my age!!!

Thank you Lord for allowing me to have 37 wonderful years!!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Homecoming 2010

At the school where I work, I get the privilege to not only
work there, but I also went to school there from Kindergarten
to 12th grade. This year, homecoming fell during the first of September.

As everyone prepares, it is time for mums to be made.

The biggest honor came when my daughter was named to the
Kinder Court. My son was on it last year.

Before I know it, she will be a senior. But until then, I'm going to enjoy every MOMENT.

Here she was during the Homecoming Pep Rally.
The gym looked so beautiful.

My home room is 5th grade, and we always make a wagon float.
The theme this year was about dreams.
We built a castle that said, "In the enchanted land of the Bobcats, dreams
and victories do come true."
We won first place for the wagons.

Until next year......