Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Caden's 1st Birthday Party!

Today we joined in celebrating our friend Caden's 1st birthday. What a fun Winnie the Pooh celebration!! The interesting thing is there was a hurricane brewing outside!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Griffin received a fun care package in the mail from his Grandma Bett.

Included was a package of colored pencils. Griffin is very creative and LOVES to draw. I was busy cleaning house and he was busy drawing a picture. I thought he might be drawing a picture of a whale or dragon, two things he typically loves to draw.

After awhile he proudly came up to me with his drawing behind his back ...

He drew the sunflower field (down on the farm) we had just visited.

I was amazed at the detail and coloring. The sky is shaded and the sunflowers even show their roots. He added the sun and clouds.

And he did this for ME!

He's such a kind, sweet, loving little boy. I'm very lucky to be his Mommy.

I do plan to frame this and proudly hang it on our wall.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yes, Virginia. That Was An Earthquake.

Wow ... Wow ... Wowwwww!

Yesterday around 1:50 in the afternoon we experienced a 5.9 earthquake here in Virginia. Apparently the epicenter was located approximately 12-15 miles from where we live.


We experienced several aftershocks throughout the day including a 4.2 at around 8:00 pm.

We slept downstairs last night because I felt safer in case we needed to get out of the house. Around 12:45 in the morning I was awaken again to another aftershock.

Local residents are still reporting aftershocks today ... I haven't felt any today.

I just hope everything has settled down and will get back to normal.

Monday, August 22, 2011

1st Day Of 1st Grade.

Today is Griffin's first day of first grade ...

He was very excited to start school.

When I took him to school this morning I was prepared to walk him in.

He told me he wanted to walk in himself because "first grader's do not walk in with their mommies".

Ahhhhhh ... he's growing up.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Griffin and I were discussing the sweet little freckles on his face ...

He said "you know momma they are like sesame seeds on a hamburger bun"... it made me giggle because he's absolutely right. =)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Harry Potter?

So last night Griffin and I sat down for dinner ... left overs.

I was still getting my plate warmed in the microwave when I realized he had his Harry Potter glasses (I made them out of paper) and his magic wand (the wooden piece from a pinwheel) ... and he was trying to cast a spell.

Apparently he did not want the left over (and delicious!) roast beef, potatos, green beans and carrots we were having because he was trying to cast a magic spell to turn it into spaghetti.

It gave me the best laugh I've had in a very long time.

So, nooooooo ... Harry Potter does not live in our house ... but a boy with a big imagination sure does.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Autumn Is In The Air ...

Fall is my favorite time of the year ... I love the crisp, clean feeling of fall.

With that in mind, I have created some new fun, fresh and fabulous handmade paper embellishments!

You can find them in my Etsy Shop {Missy Made It!} by clicking HERE

Does anything else make you think of fall ... pumpkins!!

I'm a southern girl and ya'll is a word in my everyday vocabulary ... so "Happy Fall Ya'll!"

This is a brand NEW design!!

Right now I'm loving crimson red and butter yellow together!

I hope you will stop by Missy Made It! to see the other fabulous handmade paper embellishments I have available!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jasper & Oliver!

If you've read my blog before you may know we adopted Jasper in May. And then in July we adopted his brother Oliver.

They are two of the cutest puppies you will ever see ... and they are like night and day.

Just look at this picture ... they do not even look alike!

Griffin has introduced them to his little purple pool ...

For the past few days they have been getting in it all by themselves to cool off

Of course a game of "chase our favorite boy" is always fun too ...

And once you go one way you must go the other ...

I believe this picture of Oliver and Jasper in action shows exactly how much fun they are!

This is a picture of Oliver ... he's the layed back and sweet one. He actually was still long enough for me to get a picture. His brother Jasper ... the spunky and feisty one was probably off running in the woods at this very moment.

We are so glad they are now part of our family ... we love you boys!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


There's just something about sunflowers that makes me happy ...

If you take a ride down our road you will see this beautiful sunflower field Mr. Gill has planted

It's a bit hard to see in the picture but you can see rows and rows of beautiful sunflowers!

How about a little closer look?

Griffin and I decided to hop out of the buggy and Daddy snapped our picture

Just look at all of this bright, shiny yellow beauty!

Gosh ... how I love sunflowers!!

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Color Orange.

Griffin's favorite color right now is orange.

(Picture taken at Old Town in Kissimmee, FL July 2011)

If it's orange ... he likes it.

When given a choice if the color orange is involved he will always take it.

I hear several times a day ... "look Mommy, it's orange and that's my favorite color". When he says that, something inside me just melts.

It makes me happy that the color orange brings him so much happiness.

I think if it was up to him every single shirt he wore we be orange, every popsicle he ate would be orange and every toy he chose would be orange. =)

That's great buddy ... because orange is a terrific color!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New Paper Flower Embellishment Kits!

I have made handmade paper flowers for about 14 years now ...

The sunflower paper flower has always been my favorite to make. The other day Griffin and I went down the road from our house to visit a field of sunflowers ... that got me to thinking. I wanted to offer a "field" of sunflowers.

So I came up with this ...

Paper Flower Embellishment Kits!

In the kit I provide all the PUNCHED PIECES so *YOU* {my customer} can create your very own sunflowers!

I'm really excited about this ... I will be offering other flower colors and shapes too!

Plese visit My Etsy Shop By Clicking Here to check them out!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Smurf Movie

Griffin has seen Star Wars, Transformers and even the first two Harry Potter movies ... but we had to leave 1/2 way through The Smurfs because he was scared of Gargamel ...

Monday, August 01, 2011


Griffin enjoyed another season of T-ball this year!

He was lucky enough to be assigned to a fantastic coach's team ... and the team Mom was equally as fantastic!

The thing I love about our local T-Ball season is it lasts only for the month of July.

He truly looked forward to T-Ball this year and is already talking about next year!