Thursday, June 28, 2012


Sometimes I get these hairbrain craft ideas, which then ends up making a huge mess in my dining room... Which is pretty much my craft room! (See picture below!)

Monday nightwas no different. I should have been packing and instead I was crafting because that is more fun than packing, right? Anyways, my front door needed an upgrade, so I started out with an idea in my head that consisted of sunflowers, burlap and red... And I ended up turquoise, coral and burlap!

I am currently heading home from the float trip (I will blog about that later)! I have a lot of things to get done before my friends arrive for the weekend tomorrow. However, I can already tell that baby gifts for Mr. Chisum John are going to trump the house work! :) Pictures to be posted soon!

P.S. Have I mentioned that my friends are coming this weekend! Yay!

I have already posted pictures of this wreath, but just inc case you havent seen it! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Small Things!

My day started off in a very un-Monday morning like way. Basically meaning, I woke up on time. Early even! I made it halfway to work and remembered, I am not going to work today, I am going shopping for food for the teen retreat! Ugh. So much for getting to work on time on a Monday! Luckily, I hadn't made the turn at the Binger-Y yet, so I headed straight for Minco and spent a little while chatting with my Mom while she worked! (Note #1 small thing!)

After that I headed to meet my counterparts at her office... But then discovered that I could go to my all time favorite shopping establishment if I drove myself... So I headed for OKC and stopped by Hobby Lobby! (Note #2 small thing!)

I then met up with Jordan and Mindy... Had lunch and then headed to Sam's! While at HobLob, I picked up some clip-on earring backs for a craft project I am working on and on my way home I thought of several things these little clips will work on and I got very excited... Maybe a little too excited for something that cost less than $1! (Yep, got them on sale! Note Small Thing #3!)

I got home mowed my lawn, watered my lawn, done some laundry, picked up my house, packed my bags and even found time for a craft project! My door needed something new. Behold new wreath! Burlap, turquoise and coral... Three of my most favorite things!

Like I mentioned, we are leaving in the a.m. to float the river... I can't swim. Not even a little. It's safe to say I am a bit nervous. But, I already decided I will be in the raft with the food so the kids won't even dare knock their food over! Anyways, back to small thing #4, I was really wanting a water-proof bag to put my phone, camera, tshirt and hat in! I knew I had one somewhere but couldn't find it and when I did... I got soooo excited. Maybe too excited. Which is what inspired this blog topic! How is it that the littlest things can make me smile the most! Like finding something you had forgot about or running into a high school friend for maybe two minutes at HobLob!

From now on... I choose not to look at Monday's as a bad thing. Monday's mean something new and great things will happen with the right attitude... And even the smallest things will make you the happy on a Monday!

P.S. Have I mentioned that I'm sooooo excited to see my friends this weekend? Because I am! Can't wait! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tiny, Sticky People

Two of my closest friends are having little, tiny, sticky people... Known to the rest of the world as, you guessed it... BABIES! It's not that I'm against children, I'm just against the sticky ones. But, that's a topic for another day.

Back to my friends, yesterday I hosted my very first baby shower. Tate Jaxon Hendrix will arrive in mid-August! The shower itself was a little thrown together, because Ms. Lori just found out she was expecting (who is also blogging about her experience!)

It was so much fun! We used books as a theme to go off of and I would say say it turned out awesome. My job keeps me pretty crazy during the summertime, but last week I managed to squeeze in time for a few crafts for my little Tater Tot! I made a few baby bow ties and chevron print! I also made a little sign that has a poem about lambs on it... However, I spelled his name wrong so don't pay too close attention to that! Sorry Tate! I'll fix it before you get here!

Next week, my best friend Cami and I are hosting a shower for our other best friends, Katy and Korey! We opted to do a casual cookout for this one so our male friends would come! And the best/worst part... It's at my house! Ahhhh I have so much to do and bonus... I am leaving Tuesday morning at 7 for a three-day campout with my teen 4-H members. We get back Thursday afternoon so if you are in the area... Feel free to drop over and do some cleaning! Hehe I'm planning to squeeze in some more crafts for Mr. Chisum John ... So we will see how that goes!