Monday, January 31, 2011

"Just Married" Wood Block

 By special request, I've added a new item that can be displayed with your duty station blocks!

"Just Married" Block
Many spouses married their Marine, or Sailor, etc after they had already began their career in the military, myself included.   My husband started out in Quantico, then went to Pensacola, Corpus Christie, and back to Pensacola before he flew home for the weekend for our wedding!
If you want to mark your special day within your line of duty stations, don't forget to add the Just Married block to your cart!

Also available: Pine trees and Palm trees!

Available in my Etsy shop and Zibbet shop!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Giveaway Alert!

There is a giveaway going on over at Raige Creations for YOUR CHOICE of toekinis!!

Check it out here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My hubby the struggling carpenter

My hubby had his knee scoped last week and it wasn't long before he got antsy and needed to do something other than sit and elevate his knee.  So he decided to go build a table for me that he had been planning on making for a while now.  He had most of the wood waiting for him in the garage...
This is what he got done on day one...
 I asked him to cut me some blocks to make some duty station blocks. And of course he did!
Day 2 he made the drawers and bottom shelf... then stained it a dark cherry stain. (It looks a little red in this picture)
 Another coat of stain and then a couple coats of clear coat, some hardware, and voila! I asked one of the kiddos to stand next to it so you can see how big it is... and got 3!
Yesterday I went shopping for some baskets to put underneath.  I didn't have much luck at Hobby Lobby. There wasn't anything big enough or sturdy enough there... even at 50% off!  So I tried my luck at Michaels and found a couple baskets there (40% off) that I love! They were pretty much what I had in mind! LOVE THEM! I did, however, find the lamp at Hobby Lobby (50% OFF)!
(more decorating to be done on the tabletop... I was just excited to post this!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

I've Been Everywhere....

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you may already know that I am a Proud Marine Wife... I've been married to my Marine for 7 1/2 years, and we've been fortunate to have been stationed at places for decent lengths of time.  Here's our 'story':

My husband started his military career in Quantico, VA at OCS (officer candidate school).  From there he went to Pensacola, FL and Corpus Christie, TX for flight school. {Insert new wife here} After receiving his wings and finishing top of his class, he chose Kaneohe Bay, HI as our next duty station.  We were there for 6 years with 3 deployments to Okinawa, Iraq & Afghanistan.  Currently, we are stationed back at Quantico, VA.

On my mantle, I now display my wood block village of each duty station and deployment location that my husband has been stationed/deployed.  I think it's a fun way to show people as well as remind our family of our journey.  It's been full of memories, and what a great way to reminisce!
If you want to display your own personalized military village, you can get them in my Etsy shop, as well as my Zibbet shop! The hand painted trees are also available! These will also make a great gift for your friends and family who are in the military!
Each block is a different color and I can create any duty station you need. Or if you would like something else on the sign, I would be glad to accommodate!

Linked to:
Fingerprints on the Fridge
The Shabby Nest
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
Simply Sweet Home
Fun to Craft
A Few of My Favorite Things 
The Trendy Treehouse 
Home is Where My Story Begins 
Iron Violet Designs 
Embellishing Life

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Candy on Clearance

I just bought up  a few big bags of Christmas M&Ms (the red and green ones) for 75% off!!!  Now I know most people don't care what color their chocolate candy is... just as long as it's chocolate!!  But... if you do care.... you can separate the Christmas colors.

Red for Valentines Day
Green for St. Patrick's Day!  

All for 75% off, and a few minutes of sorting!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

When you didn't have time to make teacher's gifts for Christmas... make New Year treats!!! I am serious when I say I don't know where December went!  Christmas came way too quickly, and I just didn't get a chance to make some teacher treats for my son to take to his teachers.

So, to make up for it, I'm sending him back to school tomorrow with New Year treats!
I found the recipe for the cookie mix in a jar here. However, even with using a quart jar as called for in the recipe, I wasn't able to get all the flour in the top!  So I just made a side note in the recipe to add more flour if needed!

To dress them up, I cut fabric circles with my pinking sheers large enough so that I could close over it with the screw top lid.  Then I tied matching ribbon around that and tied on the recipe and note with raffia!

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