Friday, September 16, 2011

Homecoming Mums

Some of my favorite memories of High School center around Friday night. Texas High School Football. Cheering on the sidelines. Some days I wish I was 15 again, starting my Freshman year with high hopes and big dreams.

LVHS Varsity Cheer, 2004

Those were the days...Thankfully, I have my sister to live through.

Here are the mums I made for her and two of her friends.

For Siri

For Lana 

For Fran 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photobooth Fun

This past Saturday we attended the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy and Tiana Smith! It was tons of fun celebrating such a wonderful occasion with lots of our friends.

As if food, drinks, and dancing weren't entertaining enough, they had a photo booth! Have you ever been to an event where one was present? Was it not the 'funnest' thing ever?!

This first one is by far my favorite.

Gang's all here . . . 

Wait. Zoom in. Please check me out. Pretty sure I'm saying, "hey, don't knock my tiara off!" What's new?


This was my least favorite. Cute? Yes. Fun with props? NO.  
And, check out Blake's awesome "deer in the headlights" pose .

The Future Mrs . Casey and I.

Take two. Check out that first shot-- Mr. Casey is a l-u-c-k-y man ; ) 

Thanks to Magnolia Photo Booth Co. for the laughs!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Martha Geek-out

I'm about to geek out . . . prepare yourself .

I this post by Little Birdie Secrets yesterday that showed a craft projects using . . . wait for it . . .
The new line of MARTHA STEWART craft products by Plaid.

The paints come in 160 amazing colors and GET THIS: they work on indoor or outdoor projects and on ALL crafting surfaces.  Hold . The . Phone .

It gets better. The clouds opened up and the angels sang . . . Martha also came up with a genius way to turn EVERY paint in to SPRAY PAINT .

There are tons of pretty stencils & useful tools , too !

And , Plaid is offering a discount right now !

I know, I know . . . total nerd.

The One That Got Away

So, the other day I composed a post, then decided not to post it. I didn't want to 'jinx' it...Well, here it is:

Dare I post it? Dare I jinx it?!

I put a bid on a home. Whoa, whoa, whoa... you did WHAT?!

I wasn't {really} looking. It found me... and I fell in love. They say, "when you know, you know."

It's a DR Horton Garden Home. The Chadwick plan, to be exact...

1,496 square feet of Barbie's Lauren's Dream House perfection. It needs some work. {Hooray for DIY!}

I put the offer in on Friday evening, and I'm still waiting to hear. On pins and needles...mentally pacing.

It is with a heavy heart that I report... I did not get the house. I was heartbroken. I had seen it inside and out, several times, and I was already creating to-do and DIY lists. I was nervous but excited. It just wasn't in God's plan for me to have a house yet. It was in His plan, however, to show me that I can get a house. That I have good credit (thanks to my New Year's goals) and that I can get approved on my own. I'm a big girl, now!

So, the search will continue until I find another dream home.