Monday, May 23, 2011

The Countdown Begins!

So still no followers or comments yet. Boo! But this is still new to me. I'm looking for any ideas on a countdown calender for my kiddos. June the 16th we head to Gulf Shore,AL for my brothers wedding. My kids are super excited, specially since the have really never been. We took Trey when he was 18 months but since then we just haven't had the extra funds or the time. So if anyone happens to stumble upon my little project of a blog here, please leave me an idea for an advent calender to countdown the days. Its a little less than a month now and I would like to have it done around the 2 week mark. I think that is enough time for the little ones so they don't go crazy. So come on guys give me some ideas! Much love from Bama!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just a little tour of my latest crafts

Ok so im not a photographer and my camera kinda sucks but here we go. This was a bland standard gold lamp with a brown shade from Kirklands. It blended into my wall and was lost. So I took one of Annaleas (my 2 year old) outfits I couldn't bare to get rid and turned the shade into this fun, funky little shade. Plus I heart owls right now!

And this little jewel is my favorite print! I bought the frame at a local antique/junk store and spruced it up a bit with some bright red paint. But i just noticed that the print is slipping. I told u this is my first go at this lol.

Oh and I had to add my one dollar picture find. I wish my pic was clearer because it dosent do this picture justice. Its vintage, funky and fun. And Trey (my 4 year old) loves it! And I have to give props to the hubs who made the rough wood monogram M for me!

Im Linking up with my fav blog I Heart Naptime for her sundae scoop link party!

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Why in the world did I decide to do this!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Polka Dot Belle! I have loved and followed many blogs over the last 6 months or so that have renewed my passion for crafting. Oh I have crafted for years (ever since i could work a glue gun,lol) but after marriage,work and two kids I kinda got lost. I was so consumed with the everyday that I lost the beauty in the everyday. I know there are moms out there who feel my pain. So one day i saw a picture frame with rosettes on it and that was it I had to make that. So i dusted off my trusty glue gun and got to work. One hour later (and some first degree burns) it was done, and I was in love! Now my house is filled with polka dots, pinwheels, rosettes and COLOR something I had forgotten about. But lets get to the meat of this, why did I decide to write this blog. Well after a little searching I noticed that there were no blogs from moms in my rural area. And after the terrible April tornado that took my community and the home I grew up in, I decide I was going to journal mine and my familys life. And what better way to do that than share it with other moms who felt the same way I did. So please if anyone decides to read this, bare with me this is a learning experience. Maybe I will figure this blogging thing out between work, naps, and bedtime lol. Thanks for stopping by (if anyone does) and Ill post my fun projects piece by piece!