Monday, December 19, 2011

My Baby is In Love

Life goes on....which is a very good thing. My baby is in makes me happy!!
xxoo - Valarie

Monday, December 5, 2011

I just wanted to pop in and say Hi to everyone. I am sorry that I have been an absentee blogger. I am going through a very painful divorce, and honestly haven't had much to celebrate. My oldest son Dustin and his fiance invited me to help decorate their first Christmas tree!! I jumped at the invitation. My youngest son Brad and I were so excited to help. WE all decorated the tree, and then watched Home Alone. I thank God everyday for blessing me with such amazing children. I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday season.
xxoo - Valarie

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My sister is married!!

My sister got married yesterday. We had a fabulous time, with lots of friends and family. It was a small gathering in my parents backyard. The weather was perfect, and the happy couple looked amazing.
Cindy wore a beautiful Champagne colored halter dress, and Roman looked dashing in his suit!
It was so fun to be part of this fabulous celebration. My middle sister Rhonda is on the left..Cindy is in the middle, and I am on the right. We are all just a year apart from each other.
LOVE this picture of My parents, with their immediate family. What a beautiful day it was. I will post more pictures soon. xxoo Valarie

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Beautiful Engagement

My son Dustin proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Jenny!! They were in Vermont visiting her family.....they went to Cape Cod for a whale watch...and he asked her on the boat. I was so proud of him...he asked for her fathers blessing first!! She had no idea that he had bought a ring, and was just waiting for the right moment. She said YES!!! So...I am going to have a daughter in law. I couldn't be happier. They make a wonderful couple, and love each other very much.

I just had to put up a banner to celebrate when they got home. Ignore the weeds in my flower garden. I can't dig in the dirt until my finger heals. Well, I just had to share this exciting news.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Faux Wedding Cake

I'm sorry I have been an absentee blogger. Life has been crazy, and so has my computer. I haven't been able to load photos, so hopefully it will work this time. 2 nights ago I was crafting away, when I tried to cut a wire with scissors, well the scissors slipped, and I cut off the top of my knuckle. I ended up in the emergency room, they couldn't stitch it, because the area of missing skin was too big, so they put sergi seal on it, put gauze over that, and put a splint on my finger. I have to keep the splint on for 2 weeks. I didn't realize how much I use my pointer finger. grrr.... I am trying to get a few projects finished up for The Paris Street Market this Saturday. My friend has a booth, and wanted me to put some pretties in the booth. She is doing lots of vintage baby and wedding goodies, so I was in my element. I made this cake a couple of years ago, but had never decorated it.

Have a lovely day-
xxoo - Valarie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birthday Box Swap partner

Yesterday I received this amazing email from my Birthday Swap partner:

Seriously, is this cute, or what?? Go check out her blog, it is filled with fabulous things to admire!!! Say hi to Bobbie, and be prepared to be inspired!!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birthday Box Swap

If you haven't seen the new Happy Birthday Issue at Inspired Ideas, run on over and check it out. It is the sweetest thing you will see!! Amy is having a fun Birthday shadow box swap. I swore I would not do another swap until the summer was over, but I just could not resist this fabulous opportunity!!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blog Break

I can't believe that it has been almost a month since I have blogged. Life has been crazy busy around here. We went to Vegas twice in the last 2 months, and to LA once. So.....I have let my blog go dormant. I do apologize. I just wanted to post a quick picture of what I have been working on. I am making some Wedding goodies for a big sale that I am working on with a friend. I will post more pictures soon.

Have a lovely day.
xxoo - Valarie

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Swap goodies from Michele

Here is the second part of my Easter Swap with my dear friend Michele. She spoiled me rotten. Her gifts were so amazing, enjoy:

I cannot believe what wonderful friends I have made in blogland. Thank you dear Michele. You truly made my day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Easter Goodies on Ebay

Be sure and check out my Ebay shoppe, I am selling lots of fun vintage Easter is just a sample of what I have listed:

Hubby and I went to Dancing with The Stars this week, so I will be back with more photos of the fabulous Swap I was in, and also of our vacation in Beverly Hills.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fabulous Easter Swap goodies.

I participated in a fabulous Easter swap with my two good friends Kristin and Michele. Kristin has the fabulous blog Signs and Salvage...check out her blog, you won't be disappointed.
Can you believe all of these fabulous goodies?? I am still in awe over it all.
Kristin is selling these amazing little nests made from shredded vintage books. I am ordering a few for my Easter table.

This sweet sign is super sweet. I'm telling you, you need to order from her!!

I don't think Kristin knows this, but peeps are my all time favorite Easter candy. This will stay up year round in my craft room!
Yet another sweet sign. Be still my heart!!
I love this sweet recipe box. I am going to use it in my craft room for phone numbers!!
This gorgeous hook will also stay up year round. The chippy pink is just amazing!!
Also, look at these sweet crocheted slippers. LOVE!! Kristin, you outdid yourself. Love ya!! I can't wait to get my box from Michele...the girls should get their box I sent any day now.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Brad

It is my Baby's 25th Birthday today. I cannot believe how quickly time has gone....

Brad was not excited to be born....he just wasn't real impressed with the real world.

Dustin was very excited to meet his baby Brother. He wanted me to get up and take them both on a walk. haha

I am really proud of the men that my sons have become. They make me so proud to be their Mama. They are pictured here with their cousin Logan.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pink Saturday Pickin'

I feel like I hit the best estate sale ever!! It was a Pickin sale. My friend Shanon is an expert picker, and she took me along. It was a small house, but the owner was a horder, so she also purchased the duplex next to it to store all of her goodies. As you can see...I got a little of everything.
This cake topper was stored along with a piece of the wedding cake. I threw out the cake, because it smelled just horrible. I think the topper is in pretty good shape for being from 1948.
I found a box of sweet baby items...the shower invitations were filled out for 1952. I loved all the sweet birthday cards.
This box was filled to the brim with easter goodies....lots of old easter egg dye kits.
Vintage Christmas and Halloween cards galore!!

Sweet cake decorating supplies...too sweet to pass up!
Beautiful vintage hats....LOVED them all. Shanon and I shared the hats, we took turns picking our favorites.
I can't forget the box filled to the brim with Vintage Valentines. One box is brand new.

Last but certainly not least, more beautiful PINK hats!!!
This sale was quite interesting. You had to literally climb over piles of fabric (mostly polyester) to get to any areas of the house. Shanon is tiny, so she climbed into closets, and dug for treasures. We spent 4 hours digging through things, and it wasn't enough time. We are heading back tomorrow morning.
I still have lots more goodies to show you.....lots of vintage ribbon, baby planters, valentine candy boxes, and much much more. Until then, have a super wonderful Pink Saturday. Don't forget to stop by our hostess Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, and say hello.
xxoo Valarie

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I entered a wonderful giveaway a few weeks back at The Enchanted Home. Swank Lighting graciously donated these 2 fabulous Hand Blown Murano Glass lamps. I could hardly believe it when I found out that I was the lucky winner.(Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940's. They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.000
I will post pictures when I receive them!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sugared Egg - Pink Saturday

I am still busy working like crazy on Easter Goodies. This is my version of the sugared Diorama Egg. I put a sweet little Easter scene in Each large egg. It sits atop a nest of crepe paper, and is attached to a glittered spool pedestal.
This sweet little lamb is a bit shy. He doesn't like to have his photo taken.
I glittered the whole egg, and added a sweet spring ribbon to the top!!
Be sure to stop by How Sweet the Sound, and say Hi to our wonderful hostess Beverly.
These will be available in my Etsy shoppe soon.
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pink Bunny Love

Look what I found hiding at the Antique Mall today!! This sweet little guy was hiding in a booth way in the back. He seemed a bit scared, but came out when I got closer. I knew with this sweet dirty little face that he had to come home with me!
His sweet tattered pink bow, and floppy little ears, sweet as can be!
His googly little eyes and pink nose make my heart melt!

He made himself right at home in one of the Easter baskets that I have been working on!!

Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beautiful Birdies

Happy Pink Saturday. I am so excited for Spring. (It's snowing here in Denver again, but I am still ready)....I found these fabulous birdies at The Feathered Nest. It looks like such a wonderful tutorial....I purchased it for only $5.00!! I thought these would be sweet for the Easter Basket Swap.....of coarse I will put my own Pink Glittery Spin on them.
I have never used Paper Clay, but am anxious to try it!! I will post pictures when I finish!

Be sure to stop by How Sweet the Sound and say hello to our Pink Saturday Host Beverly.
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie