Jan 29, 2010

Baby Cousins

I would just like to say that when my baby cousin Lilly was born in February 2008 I was DELIGHTED because.. I have a family full of BOYS. I have 6 nephews, at least 10 guy cousins, 1 brother and 1 sister and only 5 girl cousins... until Lilly, which made 6.
Next month- Lilly will have a little sister!! Layla Kay!
Just for the record- I love my nephews and my brother and all the boy cousins but us girls tend to be outnumbered!
In honor of the new cousin arriving, I painted Layla and Lilly's names on canvases and I am going to frame them as a gift to Jessi for her girls. :)

Here is a sneak peek of them.. they are a work in progress:

Jan 27, 2010

Arts and Crafts

Not only do I LOVE doing crafty artsy things, I also love this website, Etsy

I am really great at wasting hours at a time on Etsy, as there are so many cute and fun crafty people selling their creations! I get some inspirations from other people and sometimes dream of having enough time to sell some of my own stuff there.

For Christmas I handmade luggage tags for friends and family. I used a laminator from a friend and some of my own ribbon and scrapbook paper. Here is how some of them turned out..

I had a fabulous time making these tags.
After laminating I hole punched them and added a ribbon for attaching them to a bag. I put them in Christmasy paper lunch-size bags and also secured those with a ribbon that said, "Don't open till Christmas Day!"

Here are one of the finished product bags:

Jan 11, 2010

Pictures and Updates that are wayyy overdue!

My year came to a close with:
the end of my 6th semester at the University of Florida, my second Dancin' Gators show, a cruise for my 21st birthday, Christmas with my family and Steven's family, New Year's Eve at the Pearl, not to mention being home for a few weeks with my family and friends!
My year started with a trip to St.Augustine for my birthday with some of my very favorite friends and starting my 7th semester at UF... coming up is a wedding in Tampa, a wedding in Panama City, the birth of my cousin Jessi's second baby girl, and trip to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day!

I am excited to see what 2010 has in store!

Some pictures from the end of 2009...

Steven and I
Vikki &AJ, Laura & Will, Me &Steven, we all spent the day in St.Augustine for my birthday!
New Year's Eve at the Pearl
Birthday dinner on the Cruise

Climbing the Queen's Staircase in the Bahamas,
holding my Gator balloon hat from Senor Frogs
Steph, Laura, Me, Vikki on the deck
Our boat
Dancin' Gators Holiday Banquet
Dancin' Gators Fall 2009 Show, the girls from a dance
I was in; danced to a version of Michael Jackson's 'Beat it' done by Fall Out Boy

I am truly blessed.

"Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God."
- Job 37:14