Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Cake

I won the sweetest "cake" from Suzie Button....and it is so cute!! My pictures didn't turn out very good, so I used the ones Suzie took. This cake is so adorable....all glittery goodness.A little Easter pail is on top, filled to the brim with sweet little goodies. Stop by Suzie's blog, and say hello some time. It is filled with beautiful eye candy!!
Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Michael Buble

Last night was the Michael Buble concert!! It was amazing. My son wasn't able to go, so we took my other sons girlfriend. We went to the Capital Grille for drinks and hors devours first. Yummy. I had a pineapple martini.... definitely not on Weight Watchers, but so good. Michael did not disappoint. He was funny, sexy, and soo talented.
3 of my favorite ladies. My sister Rhonda is on the left, Jenny in the middle, and Jill on the end.
My sweet hubby Nick, and Miss Jill!!
Jenny and Rhonda hamming it up!!
Myself and Jill!! My shirt said "Royal Highness the princess....soon to be queen"
Myself and my sis!! We had a suite....we had a few drinks, and then moved down lower for the concert!! It exceeded my expectations.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Basket Swap

I participated in an Easter nut cup swap with some super talented ladies. Heidi at Birds of a Feather hosted this sweet swap. It was very intimidating to do, but I was happy with the way mine turned out. I used my favorite vintage pink wallpaper to cover the cup, and added vintage forget-me-nots, vintage ribbon, and some old vintage book pages that I shredded to put inside. I mailed it out this weekend, and hope my partner is happy when she gets it.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, March 29, 2010

My baby is 24 today.

I can hardly believe it. My baby is 24 today!! (what a goofy picture) honestly seems like yesterday that he was born. We have a party planned at Red Robin and then tomorrow night (if he feels up to it, he has only been out of the house once since surgery, and that didn't go so well. I feel so bad, we bought the tickets before he got hurt. agh) we are going to see Michael Buble. Yes, he likes Michael Buble.....he also likes Dean Martin, Elvis, AC/DC, and Carrie Underwood. He is a young man of many tastes. heheSo, Happy Birthday to you Brad. Mom loves you, and you make me proud.
xxoo Valarei

Sunday, March 28, 2010

So,,,,the funniest thing happened. Okay, it isn't really all that funny, but it is kind of funny. I went to the office this a.m. to surf the web, and noticed that I had left a sheet of paper with some of the names for my drawing on the desk. I didn't put them in the hat for the prize. This seemed very unfair to me, so I had the sons GF draw yet another name to received a prize. I have no idea what I will send them, but I will find something. The 3rd winner of my giveaway is Tristan. me your address, and I will find something special to send you.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, March 27, 2010

And the winner is.....

I had my son pick a winner from all of the wonderful comments that were left. I wrote down everybody's name, added extras for followers and those who put my button on their blog....and he chose Bella Rosa as the winner!! Of coarse his girlfriend wanted to be the one who chose, so I let her choose a name also....and she chose Dixie of French Lique, Texas. I am making a second basket of goodies to send to you Dixie. Thank you everyone for becoming a follower, you made my day. As soon as I get to 100 followers, I will have another giveaway.

Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Over 100 posts Giveaway

Well....I finally have over 100 I think it is giveaway time. I have a bunch of goodies that I am giving away..... Starting with this sweet little Bethany Lowe egg. Isn't the little chicky on top too cute for words??I will put all of these sweet goodies in an Easter basket, and send them to the lucky winner.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a message on this post....if you'd like an additional chance, just become a follower...for a third chance, just blog about it. (my friend Jen made a's on my side bar if you want to use it.) That's 3 chances. Yipee. I will choose the winner on Saturday....and get them sent off so you will have them by Easter.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Jen

So, my sweet friend Jen.....from J Nichelle Holiday sent me this message from the beach.
I think she may be rubbing in the nice weather in California..I am in Colorado, and we are expecting another big storm tonight.
I admit...I am very jealous.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweet Bunny

Oh my goodness.....I am so excited. I got this sweet little bunny in the mail today. It was just what I needed to put a smile on my face. The unbelievably talented Lori of My Faerie Window made this beauty for me. I cannot even begin to tell you how cute it is. The sweet little bunny is wearing a tutu!! How cute is that?? I missed out on the sweet nut cup bunnies she made, and was thrilled that I could buy this one.It is just the softest most beautiful shade of pink. I am in love.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie
p.s. Thanks for the sweet words regarding my son. I love my wonderful blog friends.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Post Op

Surgery went well!!! We were at the hospital for 8 was a long stressful day. Here is my baby in the recovery room. We loved it, because they only had pediatric rooms available, so he was there with taz and all the looney tunes characters. He is smiling here, he had a nerve block in his leg, and he was feeling no pain. I love to see him smile!!It could be a rough night, but I'm up to doing whatever my son needs. I guess that's what Moms are for!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and prayers.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Surgery Day

Sorry I haven't been blogging has been very stressful these past few days. My son is going in tomorrow to have his knee surgery. We have been going to Dr. appointments, and getting everything ready for the dreaded event. He will be out of commission, literally flat on his back for 6 weeks. I appreciate all of the kind words that you have all left me. Please keep us in your prayers.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sweet Bird Garland

I was browsing blogs the other day, and saw a tutorial for this sweet bird garland...I just had to try it. Elizabeth from Creative Breathing posts the most wonderf0ul tutorials on her blog, she has easy to follow directions, with lots of pictures. I know this first photo of mine is hard to see, so click on it, and you will see how sweet my garland turned out. ( I just hung two of these shelves in my craft room, and boy have I had fun showcasing the lovely things I've purchased from talented fellow bloggers.)....I did big and small birds, and alternated with sweet spring colors. It was such a blast to make.
Each bird has a sweet garland of flowers around its neck.
Sorry my pretty pink birdie is blurry....silly camera.
I hooked the birds together with silver tinsel stems, the birds were top heavy, and ribbon just didn't hold it in place.
Check out Creative Breathings blog, for lots of other fun tutorials.
Have a lovely weekend.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vintage Crepe Paper Bunnies

I was so excited when I saw that the talented Ann-Denise of Whim and Fancy designs was having a tutorial on these adorable crepe paper bunnies. I hopped on over to her blog, and purchased it. I cannot wait to make these to put on my table on Easter. If you haven't visited her blog, you should. She is the queen of crepe paper. I own a few things that she has made, and they are adorable. Today is my hubby's Birthday, so we are heading to the mountains for the weekend. While he skis, I will be making bunnies. I will post pictures when I am done. Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, March 1, 2010

Inside the box

I wanted to share all of the wonderful goodies that were inside my Valentine Swap box:The most adorable card....Tracey makes the most beautiful cards....and this one is amazing.
The most amazing goodies...everything you could imagine to craft with!! I am one lucky girl.
A sweet goodie, and an adorable note pad!!
And the finishing touch was this beautiful tea cup, along with some english tea. Thank you again Tracey for the fabulous box and goodies!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie