Thursday, July 21, 2011

Still in Missouri

Hello, blogland!  Just popping in to let you know I'm still in Missouri.  I've been having a good time visiting with my family, from going to the park in 97 degree weather with my 2-year-old niece and step-sister to shopping and lunch in the city with my mom.

On Monday I went to Johnson Shut-ins State Park with my mom and dad.  The park's trail runs along the rocky riverbed that runs through a mountain, and most people use the park to climb around in the river rocks and explore the different pools and waterfalls.

It's really slick and kind of scary climbing around.  I thought I was going to slip and hit my head, and I almost washed away down the river one time!

But, all in all, the park was really beautiful and we had a good time...

...especially making fun of the emergency preparedness signs.

We had to take this picture to show my Floridian friends what the "beach" is like in Missouri.  Sidenote:  This sign failed to mention the "condition" that sometimes the water is suddenly 40 feet deep.  Who knew?

Like running 200 steps up a hill is going to save you if the dam breaks.  The dam broke when I was a kid and devastated the area so much that the park was closed for 2 years.  Thanks for trying, I guess?
We'll be heading down to farmland in Portageville, MO to spend some time with my grandpa and step-grandma on Friday, then it's back home to Florida on Saturday!  Hopefully we'll get settled in and get the internet back on so I can get back to crafting! 

Again, my apologies for the extended blogging break (or at least the extended crafting break...).  You'll be glad to hear I have had a few tutorial ideas during my absence.  I hope all is well with you!  Happy crafting!


P.S. I can tell this post is poorly written, but can't figure out how to fix it seeing as it's one o'clock in the morning and it's about a bajillion degrees in the room I'm writing from.  Sorry! :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hi guys!

I just wanted to check in with you.  We finally moved last week!  I was going a little crazy from all the packing...

This picture makes me look so weird, but I'm posting it anyway.
 Ahem.  But finally the day came!

By the way, it was POURING rain on moving day.  I'm talking urban flood warning.  Ugh.  And we had to move a cat and a dog.  This poor baby got wet and cried when we took her out to the truck.  Awww!

My mom came down to help us move.

She would love me for sharing this picture.
She flew in and drove the big moving truck for us, so this week we drove her back up to Missouri and are staying for a week to visit with family.  Since I'm out of town for the week and we haven't had the internet hooked up at the new house yet (or finished unpacking for that matter), I think it's safe to say you won't be hearing from me for awhile.  Sorry about that!

I hope you're doing well.  I can't wait for us to catch up!  I really miss crafting and blogging.

Until next time, happy crafting!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Mom's $1 Flower Arrangement

My mom sent me a picture of a craft project of hers the other day.  She was proud and wanted me to show it off for her, so here you have it:

She got the flower pail from a yardsale for $1 and the silk flowers for $6 from a dollar store with a gift card she had.  So, essentially, she spent $1 to make the whole arrangement!  Way to go, Mom!

At least someone's crafting, even if I'm not.  (Just two days until the move.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!)  How about you?  What have you made lately?

If I don't post again for awhile, just know that it's because I've moved and I don't have any internet yet!  Until next time, happy crafting!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day to all my readers from the United States!
Tonight Tyler and I will be heading to the top of a parking garage on the university campus to watch fireworks at the neighboring theme park for free (and sans crowd).  I hope your day is filled with festivities.  (If it is, feel free to upload pictures to the Flickr group!)

Until next time, happy crafting!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Felt Roses Picture Frame

Hey guys!  Just popping in with a quick project idea for you.  Remember the felt roses tutorial?

Well, today Tyler and I ducked into Pier 1 to avoid driving home in a thunderstorm and I saw this felt rose picture frame.

Sorry this picture's not the best.
Naturally I thought of our felt rose tutorial!  It would be so easy to achieve this look on your own.  Simply make enough felt roses and hot glue them onto an unfinished wood picture frame from Michael's or Jo-Ann (they usually cost somewhere around $1 to $2).  You could paint the wood frame a color using acryllic paint, or just leave it wood.  Easy as pie!

Hope you're gearing up for Fourth of July with lots of patriotic craft projects.  See you again soon!

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