Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th of July decor

I love Hobby Lobby! I actually bravely conquered the store with three kids in tow and didn't kill anyone....GO ME! Anyway, they always have the best deals. I bought me some of these

stay tuned for what may come.... and there is a great blog called The Creative Crate and she made the cutest 4th of July decoration using a window. Well, I didn't have a window laying around so I use a frame I got at, you guessed it, Hobby Lobby. I antique the crap out of it and love the way it turned out!

I love the 4th!!! Now I would love to see some of your 4th of July decor!

I wonder who made these cute blocks? :)

My absolute favorite piece of any holiday decor. My Uncle Sam given to me by my mom on my first wedding anniversary! What a sweet mom I have hu?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gift idea for anyone!

I thought I would share what I did for my dad for Father's Day. I bought my frame at Michael's, it came with a matte board already in it! I cover the board with some of my favorite paper and Mod Podged over it (love that stuff). I added ribbon and from there I wrote down a bunch of words that best describe my dad and formed it in Photoshop (love that even more than Mod Podge!) I used different fonts and sizes and colors....That is it! Printed it off a Costco for .13 (HELLO) He loved it and it was so easy to do! You could do it for anybody....friends, hubbys, kids!

Not Me Monday

Over at Mckmama's it's Not Me Monday and I just had to join in the fun....

So it was not me that was driving 11 (yes 11) miles an hour on a 45 road, with my hazards on while my hubby in front of me enjoys the ride in a bobcat! What?! Oh the things you have to do in order to get a yard.

It was not me that didn't even feed my kids until 9:45 pm on Saturday night. (they did eat lunch at 3ish, so not that bad)

It was not me who didn't go to church on Sunday because that morning after doing yard work all day ever part of my body hurt to the extreme, I thought I was going to die!

It was not me who sat on the porch and watched as my brother drove that darn bobcat to the local gas station to "fill er up". Only here will you find tractors, bobcats and horses tied up and the gas station!

It was not me who sat up in bed at 11:30 and ate Panda Express (so very bad, I know. Hummm....maybe that's why I look the way I do.)

And finally....it was not me that was handed a small present from my sweet two year old saying "Here mama!" As I open my hand he's drops some poop that he had released in the bathtub right into the palm. It took everything I had to not throw up!

Alright ladies, lets hear your "Not Me's!"

Friday, June 26, 2009

I am...

Outside my window there is lots and lots of weeds. Followed by some dirt and some more weeds.
I am thinking I can't wait for a certain package in the mail.
I am thankful for toilet paper
I am wearing my hubby's basketball pants and his T-shirt. Very cute, I know.
I am creating blocks for my upcoming boutique show.
I am going out with the hub tonight! It's about time.
I am reading New Moon for the sixth time. Pathetic.
I am hoping that Boston will suddenly get a bout of sleepiness and take a nap.
I am hearing the sweet sound of nothingness....
Around the house toy tractors, workshop pets and blankies.
One of my favorite things my nice jacuzzi tub with a new gossip mag right on the side. It doesn't take a lot to make me smile :)
A few plans for the rest of the week weeds, weeds, did I mention weeds?

idea from The Pleated Poppy

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Winners from my giveaway have been announced.....head on over to check it out!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Last day for ***GIVEAWAY***!!!!

The time has come my good friends....lol! I'm doing a giveaway starting on Monday, June 15th at 12:00 a.m. Be sure to check back tomorrow on my livielouboutique.blogspot.com (see that cute button to your right? Yeah, that one right there!) to see what you need to do to enter and help me spread the word! Who's excited? I can't hear you?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Just when you think a button was safe to click on...

I was going through my buttons on my blog to make sure they still work and wouldn't ya know it, I clicked on the Frugal Housewife button and **BOOM** I am sent to a website listing adult this and adult that! Holy Crap! So yes, this has been removed and apology's to anyone who may have happened upon this......yikes :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun summer.....so far!

A few fun things that we have been up to the last 2 weeks! First, mini golfing with Grandma Gold. Thank heavens nobody was waiting behind us.....it took us a while. Eventually Boston would just pick up the ball and throw it towards the hole. So fun to watch.

She sure knows how to strike a pose. I have no idea where she gets that from? :)

Next up, my parents have a "KILLER" view from their backyard for the air show that was on Saturday! They had a BBQ and bought this absolutely fun blow up water slide! The kids got a kick out of it and were so exhausted at the end of it all...

Who knows what we are doing next, but I'm sure it will involve sunblock and screaming! Either the screaming is because they are hacked off or because they are having a blast. Bring it on, I say!