Friday, July 11, 2014

Baby Sweet Tea

 Happy Friday Y'all! 
I've been working on a few paint projects, 
which I hope to post soon. 
In the meantime, I will leave you with some updated 
pictures of my chickpea. 
She's 7 months old now! 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baby Barefoot Sandals

Baby barefoot sandals may just be the cutest baby girl accessory. ever.
My chickpea has a pair in every color. 
Hop on over to my etsy shop to see the collection I have for sale. 

Linking up to: Ivy and Elephants

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fancy Faye Handmade: A Headband Giveaway!

Vintage Flower with Felt Bow
Vintage Print Flower with Felt Bow
While I was pregnant with my baby girl (now 6 months old), I started making headbands and hair bows. After purchasing a few pricey accessories, I decided to try my hand in creating my own. Little did I know how much I would enjoy this craft. Since then, I have sold at local events and recently opened an Etsy shop. My goal is to create unique and affordable
hair accessories for your little one. 

I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giveaway! 
One lucky winner will receive a free headband of choice.
The shop also has a grand opening sale:
 buy 2 hair accessories or barefoot sandals and get one for free

Felt Bows

Fancy Faye Handmade has a selection of banners, wreaths and cake buntings.
More fancy inventory to come!

Shabby Chic Rag Banner

Good luck! The winner will be announced on June 4th. 

Linking up to: Sugar Bee Crafts

Monday, May 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Inspired Baby Nursery

Here's a peek into my baby's nursery. 
Overall, I was going for a vintage/shabby chic look 
with a hint of pink but not over the top baby or girly.

Her bedding was purchased from the Simply Shabby Chic line at Target.
Unfortunately, it has since been discontinued.

The rag banner was created using strips of fabric, lace and burlap. 

I wanted a creative way to store her diapers and wipes without having to open the dresser up. My cheap and handy solution was purchasing wood crates from the craft store and painting them in Duck Egg Blue, ASCP. The antique dresser was painted in 
Linen, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. I also painted a second dresser,
which is in her closet for extra storage. 

I pulled the rocker out of a dumpster and gave it a good make over. The antique side table was a treasure in my parents attic. Both are painted in Duck Egg Blue, ASCP.

The chalkboard I made by painting a picture frame and spraying the glass with chalkboard paint. The little book shelf was a local find, which I painted with several colors to give it a chippy layered look. It has since been filled with more books, sweet baby shower gifts and more stuffed animal friends. The tea set I picked up at Ikea when I was pregnant.

This cross stitch prayer was made by my grandma when I was a baby. I've said this prayer for as long as I can remember. My dad created the beautiful frame out of old barn wood.

I snagged this toy box for $15 and gave it a coat of paint and also stenciled my baby's monogram.

I'm hoping several of these pieces will grow with her. Before you know it, I'll me looking for a headboard! We also plan to install hardwoods in her room sometime next year. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sweet Tea Junkie

Sweet Tea Junkie recently contacted me to see if I 
would be interested in sipping their tea and writing a review.
Um, heck yeah. 

The founder, a young southern boy man, set out to
blend a tea that his late grandma would be proud of. Well, that he did.
I was sent a bag of handcrafted black tea and a box of tea filters.
Slightly intimated by the filters and loose leaf tea, I began brewing my first cup.
Thankfully the the tea comes with a handy guide
with easy to follow steps to make the perfect glass or gallon of sweet tea.
Easy Peasy.

To sweeten my tea, I used a bit of Stevia.
My thoughts?

Front porch sippin' good.
Country concert tailgating good.
Kind of like a fine wine good.

Seriously y'all. It blows those little tea bags you buy from the grocery store away.
This is real tea.
Premium Black Tea.
Blended from the highest quality tea leaves and ingredients.
And here's what had me at hello...
That southern boy knows what he's doing. You simply cannot compare the flavor of
this tea to big name tea bags.

So if you're serious about your tea and like supporting small businesses, check out
Sweet Tea Junkie.
There you can order Black Tea like mine and also see a variety of their other teas.

Plus, they sell funky "tea shirts". I'm lovin' on this one with their awesome logo.
//The Sweet Tea//

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing you a day full of love!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pretty Little Clippie

I'll admit...
Since having a baby girl, I've become a bit obsessed 
with headbands and bows. 
So when the Etsy shop owner of Pretty Little Clippie sent 
Elynne a sampling of her beautiful handmade 
clippies, I was thrilled! 

The clippies have a shabby chic look...soft feathers, netting, vintage colors.
Elynne had nothing like these in her collection! 

Until my sweet baby girl has enough hair to "clip" in the clippies, 
I can interchange them on the headband that was included. 

Check out Pretty Little Clippie on:

You'll love the unique designs and prices!
I just ordered the Country Girl headband:)