Follow Friday

Its my turn this week to pick someone for our Follow Friday and I choose Lizmarieblog.com.  I love her style and everything she does I want to do.  Which is what leads me to this post.  She recently did a post about naming her house and it inspired me to want to do the same thing.

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Here is the picture she posted about her sign she had made for her house, isn’t it lovely? I love her living room and how light and bright it is. You should also read about why she named her house here.  I love how sweet she is and how it just bubbles out in her writing.

After reading her blog that evening when my family was all sitting around the dinning room table after dinner.  I mentioned that I wanted to name our house and I needed some ideas.  I told them the name had to do with something about the house.  Some ideas I gave them were we live in the pacific north-west, its green all around us, our house is green ect.  When they were done rolling their eyes at me and telling me I was crazy they actually started coming up with some good ideas.  My Hubby ended up with the winner, Cottonwood Creek.  Which is perfect because our backyard is filled with cottonwood trees and we have a creek that runs along the border of our property.

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I took a chalk board sign we already had and put our new name on it.  We built our house in 2007 so that had to be on my sign also.

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It’s funny how the little thing like naming my house gets me so excited.  Heidi came over and saw my sign and she gooshed all over it!  The two of us are two peas in a pod!  I’m so happy I have her to get so excited over the little things with me.  Please tell me we are not the only ones who do this?  I think, I must feel this way because I live in a house full of boys.

Happy Follow Friday,

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P.S. I just got paper work in the mail about my house and it is actually built in 2006, lol!  Good thing I used a chalk marker.  I’ll get around to changing it one of these days :).

Bunny Makeover

I’ve had this cute bunny for years! She has seen better days and has a couple broken spots, but I still bring her out each Easter and put her on my front porch.  I wanted to give her a fresh new look so I took some good ol’ spray paint to her.  I used heirloom white satin finish, gave her one light coat and called it good.

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This is what she looked like before her makeover:

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And this is how she turned out:

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I’m happy with her new look. How do you think she turned out?

Thanks for stopping by,

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Easter Craft ~ Branch Cross

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I’m all about free craft projects!  I have been wanting to make some crosses for Easter decorations around my house.  I have tons of branches in my backyard so I went outside with some cutters and gathered up some.

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This project was so easy and fast that by the time I was done I had seven!  I think I’ll give a couple away as gifts.  Since I’m not hosting Easter at my house, maybe I bring one for a hostess gift.  I made a couple big ones to put in my urns on my front porch and some little ones to put in the house.  The big ones measured about 2.5 Ft x 15 inches and the littles ones varied in sizes but were around 12 inches x 6 inches.

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After I gathered up some branches and cut them to size I just tied some jute around them and tied it off with a knot in the back.  It was as simple as that.  You can get jute at craft supply stores or at your local hardware store.  I already had some lying around so I used what I had.

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I got an idea to add a little fabric to my cross and I’m still not sure if I love the look.  I asked Heidi what she thought and she said her hubby thought it looked like T.P.  lol!  After he said that I thought  ya, now that you say that it kind of does!  Haha, oh well I just decided to live on the edge and just go with it!  It’s a good reminder to me why we celebrate Easter.

FullSizeRender-5My sister came over and I asked her the same thing, she thought it looked a little over the top. Actually her exact words were “It’s a little crazy!” My sister usually thinks the things I do are a little crazy so I was kind of expecting that.  I really do appreciate their honest opinion.  What do you guys think, yes or no to the fabric?

Enjoy your Easter,

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