Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We are in need of a facelift, so please stay tuned.  This blog is going to get a new look.  Also it is about to have some new posts.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wow, it's been a Long Time!

In Kentucky it's March Madness.
My alma mater, Murray State University is looking very good these days.  They have only lost one game all year and we are so excited for them.
So needless to say it is basketball fever around here.
My University of Kentucky Wildcats also have only lost one game this year, so both of my favorite KY teams are playing AWESOME.
I recently made some door ornaments for my family using the technique I used in one of my earlier posts. 
I used painted burlap to make some cute little UK basketballs.
They were easy to make just a little time consuming.
I didn't use a pattern for the shape I merely traced around a big round ice bucket I had and made to circles.  After cutting them out I painted them an orange basketball color.  I simply mixed an orange with a brown color paint til I got the right color.  After painted each circle I began to embellish the basketball.  I painted the basketball seams with black and then painted the UK logo with paws on each. 
After the painting was complete I just took the 2 circles and put them together with hot glue and stuffed the middle with old newspapers. 
After I went around the edge and glued the sides together I made a little bow to put on it out of blue ribbon and then affixed a hanger.
So now we're ready for March Madness in Kentucky.  I think I ended up making about 8 of them for my family.
Murray State Racers and University of Kentucky Wildcats.
So long from Murray,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lil Man/Mustache Shower

Hello from Murray again.
We had the best time last Thursday at work.  We gave one of our OB nurses a baby shower with the theme of a Lil Man/Mustache Shower.
She is being induced next week and we are all waiting for Mr. Parker to get here.
Here's some of the little things we used.
These poms we hung from the ceiling.

Here's some of the little signs we made and I must shout out to
for the cute printables we used, the sign here and the cupcake toppers.
  We made cute little mustache favors by melting Dove chocolates and putting them in a mustache mold.  It took 13 chocolates for one tray of 4 mustaches.

 Put them in the freezer for 5 minutes and then in the refrigerator until you are ready to pop them out.  They were EASY to make.

 We set the room up in one of our lesser used labor/delivery/recovery rooms so that the nurses on duty could come and mingle some and those getting ready to go to work could hang out to just the exact time to be at work.  It also allowed for some of the physicians to stop by and other ancillary staff to be in attendance.

 The cupcakes were made by one of our nurses, Susan and she did an excellent job.  

 We set up a site to have everyone "grab a stache and smile" so we could take pictures. We did this instead of having a registry book, I think it turned out pretty cute.

We played a really cute game, "Name that 'stache" that is compliments of
It was a big hit.

 Here's Brandi, the honoree, she's anxiously waiting Baby Parker's arrival.

 Brandi with the hostesses, Susan on the far left, Carla, Brandi, and myself.  Kelli had already left. 
 Elishia and Maureen with the rest of us.
What do you think?
From Murray,
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween from Murray

It's been way too long since I posted anything.   I really have no excuse.
I recently had some projects that really took time and I'd like to share with you.
I saw some really cute Halloween decorations in a store in our little town and I decided I could make them.

 So I got to work,  I bought some burlap and began the projects.
I first had to make patterns, I drew them out on brown paper.

Then I cut them out both front and back and began to paint them.

After I got them painted I stuffed the back side with brown paper scrunched up and hot glued.
 Then I hot glued the front to the back and painted the trim.
I then made a hanger out of copper wire and voila, here they are.

So what do you think?
Happy Halloween from Murray,