My sister in law, ‘T’, is about to have her baby boy here in a few days and this is what will be hanging on the door at the hospital: made with love by Aunt Dar Dar
cute stuff animal
-What I love most about this hospital door hanger <3 the ribbon is glued to velcro which makes it easily removable to hang on the wall or bedroom door at home! Perfect…-
Here is a diapercake and fabric garland I made for my cousin, ‘N’. Baby ‘K’ is here and both ‘N’ & ‘K’ are doing great!
to bad i can’t make a living out of crafting all day….lol!
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Hello Everyone! I hope everyone’s week is going well and staying busy with the things you enjoy. I know I have! I recently finished two diapercakes and fabric garland for some pretty awesome ladies! The first of the two diapercakes is for my future nephew, Boston Jon. His beautiful mother, Lizzie, has decorated his nursery so cute I had to create something quirky enough to fit the scheme of things. Another hostess at the shower, Rachel, did an awesome job decorating and making a few of her own DIY’s such as the monogram ‘B’, shadow box, and the grandparents corsage (which I didn’t get a pic of, sorry). I made the diapercake and Lizzie’s corsage.
Over the weekend I also managed to swing by a little’s girls house…Miss A – It was her 4TH BIRTHDAY! Love that girl…
The other diapercake and fabric garland I made, was for my sweet cousin. She is expecting her first, baby girl, in July! I’m so excited for her and know she will be the worlds BEST mom!
On a side note, we have 3 adorable (mixed) puppies that need to find a good home. We have 2 males and 1 female. The mom is a silver lab and the father/s is unknown? Let me know if you’d like to have one…they are FREE! Today they are 4 weeks old. They will be ready to take at 5 weeks, May 24th.
(the female is the one on the left, brown eyebrows)
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I’ve had quite the busy month so far…it started off by revamping/rearranging our office and guest room. I desperately needed a space for my crafts and the dinning table was not cutting it anymore! So, I removed the queen bed in our guest room and replaced it with the twin we had in our office. This free’d up space in the office to where I could bring in another desk. My CRAFT space! I scored a wooden desk from one of my spray tan clients and went to work on it. I washed it, sanded it, painted it, sanded it, and sealed it! I’m not totally satisfied with my paint job but it will work for now. I’m thinking I want to paint it a solid white or maybe even a bold, bright color! For now, this will work!
Between the new desk and storage I have going on…this will for sure help me stay more organized with my crafts!
A few days later I created a simple, clean lined logo/banner for my church.
For Easter we went to Oklahoma and stayed with my brother and his family. We had a good time playing at the park, hunting Easter eggs and playing cards. It’s always good to get away and spend time with your family…so what if I totally busted one of my brothers bocce balls. Oops! I guess not having enough muscle to get it across the driveway results in knocking a HUGE chuck out of the ball. I felt so bad, I bought him a replacement set and the ladder ball game to show my remorse! My brothers bocce ball set is like a 3rd child to him. He loves it that much….I thought he’d start crying or beat me up like he did when we were younger. Neither happened, to my surprise, and all is GOOD!
My Brother took Landon turkey hunting, for his first time ever, and they came back with three birds! Landon was pretty pumped and has added turkey slaying to his list of game hunting.
On the downside of things, I totaled my Equinox. Lets just say, dirt roads & I aren’t friends anymore! I was on my way to a sorority meeting, in the country, and lost control. I was only going about 50mph or so because I knew my turn was approaching me. The road was freshly bladed and the soft sand grabbed my passenger front tire. This caused me to start sliding, off the road, onto a soft sand bank, which stopped me and flipped me over on my roof. Dangling upside I tried opening my door, no luck. Tried rolling down my window, no luck. I then called a friend, that was around the corner, at the sorority meeting, and she came to my rescue! She helped gather the mess that was left inside my car and guided me out. Safe and sound! Landon and few other sorority sisters shortly showed up to check on me. I’m very lucky and blessed God was watching over me. GOD IS GOOD!
After dealing with a stiff neck for two weeks and insurance claims, I am now a new owner of a 2011 Escape.
Pretty isn’t she? I love it. It handles really well and rides smoother than my Equinox. Plus it also has a bigger engine so it has more zip too!
For a few weeks now Landon and I have thought our Dog Ellie was pregnant, tell tell sign = bigger boobies. The weird thing was, her belly wasn’t getting any bigger. Well, today she had 3 puppies. Three, that’s it? That’s why her belly wasn’t huge like her previous pregnancy. Before she had 12 puppies. We are unsure of who the father is but I’m thinking we will most defiantly get her fixed now. We don’t want another…Surprise! Does anybody want a FREE puppy? They’ll be ready May 24th. There are two males and one female. The female is black and has brown cuffs around the top of her feet.
Stay tuned! In a few weeks you can expect to see: 2 dipercakes, a corsage and a decopodge scrapbook are in the works! Here’s a teaser…Have a good week everyone!
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With the release of The Hunger Games, I decided to post a hair tutorial on how to do a Dutch braid, like Katniss Everdeen.
The Dutch braid is much like your traditional French braid but instead of pulling each middle hair strand UNDER your outer strands, you pull it OVER your outer hair strands. A reversed French Braid. If you click either picture, you can get HOW TO insructions.
After reading and watching The Hunger Games, I was super pumped to find a Hunger Games Name Generator! I couldn’t wait to see what my cool and slightly strange character name would be. Just plug your own name and gender in and you will be delivered a slightly offbeat name.
My name was Orchid Jardine! I like it
And if you don’t like the first one you get, try again — it’ll be different every time. Happy Hunger Games & May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!
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Last weekend my friend, Jayna, placed an order with me for a diapercake. The nursery theme is lambs and the colors are blue, chocolate-brown and ivory. Jayna had purchased a mobile for the crib, a couple of receiving blankets, and a stuffed toy lamb she wanted to incorporate into the diapercake. I had never used a mobile or a full-sized stuff animal before but I believe it worked out quite nicely. Jayna and the mother to be were both very happy with the end result.
After completing the diapercake, I began packing my bag for our Oklahoma trip. Landon and I were heading out for a few short days of fishing and a night out in Oklahoma City for St. Patties Day. All and all, it was very FUN!
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I want to share a personal story in hopes to inform, not to scare or seek sympathy from anyone.
Back in September of 2011 I noticed I had reoccurring blemish (or what I thought was a zit) on my right cheek that kept coming back. After about a month I realized it wasn’t going away. It began as a small pink patch (about the size of a pencil eraser) then progressed to the size of a dime. The patch had a slightly elevated rolled border and a crusted indentation in the center. As the growth progressed in the next four months, tiny blood vessels developed on the surface, making the patch more red in color, rather than pink. There was never any noticeable discomfort other than the fact I constantly looked like I had a blemish on my face for FOUR MONTHS! Stupid I know…I should have gone to the dermatologist sooner!
Not only had I been sweeping the issue under the rug for 4 months, but I had personally witnessed my own mother making trips to the dermatologist, to have her “spots” removed. I fell victim to sun exposure & tanning beds back when I was in junior high and high school. I loved to tan! There was nothing like the warm rays on my body. It made me feel good, relaxed. In the short-term, it even made me look good. In college (2002-2006) I tanned mainly in tanning beds, for special events, and the same routine occurred for the next five years. In 2011 my love affaire ended, but it wasn’t a two-way street. I quit tanning altogether because I noticed sun spots on my face and chest. I made a vow to myself I would never tan in a tanning bed again. I purchased my first Spray Tan Machine in hopes to get the suntan look without the harsh UV exposure. It has been the best choice I’ve ever made. I truly believe I have “saved” my skin from any further damage and I pray no more ”spots” come up on my face or anywhere else for that matter.
On January 25th, 2012 I had my appointment to get my Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) spots, yes spots, removed. A week before my appointment, I had another spot show up on my forehead. It was small, like how the one on my cheek started off. The diagnosis process my physician recommended was using the Cryosurgery method, in which the tumor tissue is destroyed by freezing with liquid nitrogen, without the need for cutting or anesthesia. The procedure can be repeated at the same session to ensure total destruction of malignant cells. He had to freeze the one on my cheek twice, to ensure total destruction of the bad cells. The pain was bearable, slight stinging sensation. After the procedure you can expect the following: the growth blisters, becomes crusted/scabbed, and usually falls off within 1-2 weeks. Cryosurgery is (85-90%) effective for the most common growths and is the treatment of choice for patients with bleeding disorders or an intolerance to anesthesia.
Here are some other removal options you could choose from: here
(if you hover your mouse over the picture, it will explain the different stages)
Top five warning signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma: check them out here.
These are my results, over a 10 day span.
I strongly suggest making an appointment with your dermatologist if you think you have or clearly have any of these signs. I am scheduled to return for a follow-up in July to ensure all cells are clear of BCC. Should any spots reoccur, the physician might recommend a different type of treatment such as Mohs micrographic surgery, highly effective – 98% or better.
While BCCs and other skin cancers are almost always curable when detected and treated early, it is best to prevent them in the first place. So the next time you are enjoying a day in the sun, make these habits part of your daily care routine: bbc prevention guidelines
I know the perfect place to get your professional custom spray tan!
Tans On Demand, mobile spray tanning. Available in Dumas & Sunray.
Call 806-420-1317 for an appointment!
I thank God every time I look in the mirror, for my “spots” could have been something much worse than what they were. If you want to protect yourself, your family, friends, co-workers…please, share this information and help fight against what could be, CANCER.
SAFE TAN. HAPPY SKIN.
- Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Do not burn.
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. A spray tan is the healthiest and safest way to achieve your SUNLESS suntan!
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
- See your doctor every year for a professional skin exam.
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The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to normal. In efforts to putting the Christmas tree & decorations up I realized…I really need to get the Halloween/ Thanksgiving Decor and office organized. So, off to the Dollar Store I went. $78 later, I returned with these!
I started breaking down the Christmas Tree & decorations around noon and was done around 2:00 pm. Not to bad huh? But then it was time to tackle this mess…
Ge’ez, it’s almost embarrassing to show these pictures. It looks like I NEVER clean! Hahaha! Well, I do, but I do not properly stow items away. Oops! Here’s my progress.
The items on the left all went to the attic and I was able to organize my crafts in the office too! How did your progress go?
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