Friday, July 22, 2011

Grand Reopening...Under New Management!

Back in the early 90's, this Little Tikes Salon was once known as "Koch's Kut & Kurl". It is now "Emmi's Elegance".  As you can see by the new owner's expression, it's an exciting place to be!

She gives a great "tut" (cut), and "shhhh" (wash)...she will even give a "bah" (bath). Due to sink size, this offer is only available to smaller customers, please!!

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Well, I am trying to create something beautiful with some "challenging" fabrics!!  I am enjoying the challenge but not sure the outcome!!  It is made with love for someone very special so I know I will love it when it's finally complete and keeping her warm!! Would like to finish before school but...time is quickly slipping away!

I love the birds...and I love "most" of the lollipop batiks...but together? 
Hmmm...not sure!

I am planning on completing the lap quilt with a "scrappy" border
and binding with the blueberry batik backing.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The gifts we have received are not ours alone.

Each of us has unique talents and abilities. Most of us are not dynamic preachers or wealthy philanthropists, but our contribution is just as important. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people. 

My girls are experiencing their God given gifts this summer! We have had so much fun creating.  If you notice my new "Blog Banner"...Kelsi created it!  Isn't is adorable?  She just started playing around with her blog, figured it out, and created one for Kasha and me.  Love it!   

This is Kasha's recent "crafting experience"!  This little end table was mine when I was a little it's pretty much an antique and extremely valuable!  :)  When Mom was tired of it in her house, it came to my house and was fashioned into a "school desk" in the Koch kids schoolroom.  Notice the stickers on the front?  What you can't see it the most fun part of it all...each student that attended this school had to sign in on the back of the desk.  Very fun!  Well, Kasha had a vision to repurpose this old table and look what she created. So cute!!

Kelsi has also been repurposing...check out her blog to see what she has been doing. (notice the change in her blog might want to make the change so you can continue to follow her creativity!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good Ju Ju Inspiration

Not long ago, I decided to "rid" our bedroom of all the old, rickety furnishings of yesteryear! Out with the old and in with the new!! Well, believe it or not, I could not find a home for this treasure so it became a dust collector in our garage for quite some time...until the day I went to Good Ju Ju in KC.  A very inspiring "flea market", I must say! The wheels began to turn as I decided to give this dresser a much needed face lift.   Voila!! My "new" piece perfectly suited to my entryway!! Love it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How did I get so lucky?

         Returning to or honeymoon destination to celebrate our 28th anniversary.
Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island, Nassau, Baamas 
June 25, 2011                 
The Cove~what an amazingly beautiful beach!
I've never seen such clear blue waters and white sandy beaches!
Would love to have the family here, too.
Hey, I've got a great idea...this would be a perfect place for a vacation home.
I'll bet the kids and grandkids would love to come for a visit!

           Relaxing on the beach watching the sunset and listening to the peaceful waves. 
The ocean seems to go on forever!
No wonder old Christopher Columbus thought he might fall off the ends of the earth! 
 No one was ever on the beach at nght...where is everyone??
Okay...ignore my hair and handsome man...if you can, and focus on the beautiful ocean!! I think the neat lighthouse that I wanted in the picture is behind the handsome man's head!!  We rented a scooter and toured the island.  It was a bit treacherous since they drive on the left.  A few times we were on the wrong side of the road..."Uh, Rick, I think you're going the wrong way!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Tootsie Wootsie

My Tootsie Wootsie by gottalovethisfamily
My Tootsie Wootsie, a photo by gottalovethisfamily on Flickr.
She is my little angel with spice added. Such a dolly. Just can't get enough!!