Bestfriends Are a Blessing

I love my best friend! We have known each other for nearly twenty years and I look forward to many, many years of friendship! 😉

Back in August of last year I made the decorations for her baby shower (she was pregnant with her second baby boy) and I posted about it here. Then, when he was born I had the privilige to be the first to take his picture and I couldn’t help but make his birth announcements, too!!

And now I also had the joy of making some center pieces for his baptism and I just had to share them with you guys!!

It was on Easter Sunday! So, I couldn’t resist the urge to make them a bit Eastery? Yes, I know that’s not a word! These were actually my favorite ones because they were made with marshmallows, edible grass and candy eggs but my absolute favorite was the bunting on them!! 😉

I used twigs on them and I love them so much but apparently everyone’s favorite ones were these:

I honestly love both of them and couldn’t choose between the two!! Here’s one last look at this handsome little guy!! ((:

There’s something about doing things for the people I love that makes my heart happy and this was one of them!! Hope you guys had a great Easter and are having a wonderful start of the week!!

Picture Gallore (No Kidding)! ;)

I caught spring cleaning fever a few weeks ago and I also decided to change from the maroon that I had in my living room to cooler colors for spring! The best part of this transformation is that I mostly used things I already owned and a whole lot of spray paint!! (:

These shutters are what started it all! I found them at a thrift shop for only $4. They were white so I painted them and that is how aqua came into the picture!! 😉 I initially had put my rolled book pages wreath over them but I liked it better over the mirror in the dining room so I changed things around a little!!

Then, I just couldn’t stop myself from painting everything else-it seems!! 😉 See for yourself! I’m still looking for a tutorial on how to sew a chair cover for my maroon desk chair so imagine it with a white cover on! 😉

Among some of the things that I made, were those aqua and brown pillows covers. They are made out of those $1.99 bandanas that they sell at Hobby Lobby. I used two bandanas for each pillow but I got them when they were fifty percent off so it cost me $1.99 for each pillow cover. Not bad, huh? I may post a tutorial for them later. They are super easy to make!!

I’m pretty content with how everythng looks but I’m thinking about adding red too! I’m not sure if I can pull it off but I may just try it!!

Good night, my friends!!

-Mari

Another Fabric Rosette Necklace

I don’t know about you guys but I can’t get enough of these flowers and I’d been wanting a necklace that color so when I found a piece of fabric in the exact shade that I needed I had no other choice than to give in and make it! 😉

So, there you have it! I love it so much!

Show off much? Why? Of course!! If you got it flaunt it!! 😀 And if I’ve inspired you to make your own please do share it with me, I’d love to see it!!

Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend!