Monday, August 30, 2010

My Sweet Friend Holly

My sweet friend Holly, you all know her...the incredibly talented Holly Abston!! Well, she painted (with watercolors) the most amazing picture, and when I saw what she had made, I just knew I had to buy it for my son's girlfriend, Jill! The package arrived from Holly...and every detail was just perfect....from the envelope she mailed it in, to the sweet little note she sent with!!
This is the sweet little note that Holly attached to the picture!
This is the fabulous picture that I bought for Jill. She wants to own her own Bridal planning business someday, and I just knew that this picture would be amazing in her shop!!
Holly added this sweet Dreams picture for me. I love it so much, and feel so fortunate to know such an incredible lady. Holly, you made my day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pink Saturday

I hope that everyone will stop by Beverly's blog at How Sweet the Sound, for a truly wonderful celebration. She is having a Miracle Makeover Party, for a wonderful lady...Colette .
I hope you enjoy the pictures of my favorite pink room. After my oldest son moved out, I turned his room into my dream room!!!
I did the wallpaper, headboard, recovered the bench, and made all of the drapes for this room.\It is my favorite place to hang out.
Have a fabulous pink day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Christmas In July Swap

I thought since I am in the Christmas spirit I would show you what I sent Jen......
A pretty mercury bell covered in vintage goodies.
A set of 3 vintage candoliers that I covered in glitter, and decorated with more
vintage goodies.....
The tinsel around the base and top will tarnish with time.
An ornament kit to make silver bells....vintage sheet music, Bing Crosby
and a cracker that I made and filled with vintage cupcake toppers and goodies.
A set of 4 cupcakes that I made and decorated with
sweet little Gingerbread Men......
Jen has become such a good friend to me, and I had such fun making these goodies for her.
I hope everyone has a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie
I have added lots of great goodies to my Ebay, so be sure to check it out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just a sneak peek at the Christmas Banner I am working on......I need to start on a fall banner for a swap I am in, but this beautiful flocked paper was calling out to me. I have listed lots of new goodies in my Ebay, so check it out.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas In July Swap

I participated in the Christmas in July swap hosted by the fabulous Michele of Ask Michele Something Special. I was paired with the amazing Jen of J. Nichelle...... well, to say that she spoiled me was an understatement. We were supposed to send a homemade ornament, a store bought ornament, a decoration and a kit to make a Christmas goody. Look at the amazing beauties that she sent:
This fabulous ornament she made left me speechless. (not an easy thing to do)...
Jen does everything over the top...the inside of this ornament is fab!!
The sweet little angel that sits on the top...adorable!!
Who doesn't love a wonderful ornament by Jennifer Murphy?? Love the sweet birdie and glittery star.
My decoration is this great glittery sign. I can't wait for Christmas to hang it up!!
I cannot wait to make this fab kit that she sent.
It contained all of the vintage goodies that I will need to make a Christmas box...similar to the ones that she makes and sells. I am going to start this beauty today, and will share the finished product when I am done. have become a fabulous friend to me, and I cannot tell you how much your thoughtfulness and generosity means to me. I love ya girly!!
Thanks again for all of the sweet comments left on my all truly brighten my day with your kindness.
Have a lovely day
xxoo Valarie
P.S. Be sure and check out Tammy at Tinsel & Company....she sells the fabulous sign and Jennifer Murphy ornament that I received....along with many other amazing goodies.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog Makeover

Don't you just love my new blog makeover?? The oh so talented LuLu Kellogg made the header for me!! If you haven't checked out the incredible etsy shop that she has, pop over and take a look.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie
P.S......I think I will make a dressing table for my pink room that looks just like the one on my new blog!! Wouldn't that be amazing?? haha

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments on me being under the weather. I love the wonderful friends that I have made (yet never met) in Blogland. What a fabulous group of people. I found this fabulous image at Free Pretty Things For You. If you haven't seen her blog, you really should drop in and say Hi.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Saturday

I made a picture frame today for my son's girlfriends Mom. She turned 50 this year, so I wanted to do something special for her. I used this gorgeous paper, lots of vintage flowers, and a glittery butterfly!!
I hope she likes it!! (sorry, someone borrowed my camera, and I had to use my phone to take a picture). I also got tests back from the Dr. I have a cyst on my ovary (yuck), so we are going to monitor it, and if it gets worse, I'll have it taken care of. I am feeling so much better. Thank you all for your sweet comments.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Under the Weather

Hi Everyone.....I have been under the weather the last few days, and am stuck in bed. I woke up Friday with the worst pain I have ever experienced. It was the lower left groin area. I ended up at the Dr.s office (I couldn't drive myself, so my son took off work to drive me), they are pretty sure that I have a cyst on my ovary, but they need to clear up the danged infection before they can begin to take care of the actual problem. I spent the weekend on pain pills and antibiotics. I went back to the Dr. yesterday, and the stupid infection is still raging, so they put me on a higher dose of antibiotics, and I am going back on Thursday. Hopefully I can get this cleared up and back to normal. The pain has just been so constant, that I am taking percocet.

I just wanted to show you a sneak peak at what I've been up to(before the infection)!! I was in the Christmas in July swap with the talented Jen Of J. Nichelle. Boy, talk about pressure. Jen is so talented, and she makes the most unbelievable Vintage inspired pieces. I definitely felt the pressure of this one. So, here is a sneak peak at what I made for her.Can you guess what it is?? All glittery and whimsical?? Well, as soon as she receives her package, I will post more pictures.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie