Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A little bit corny

Call me crazy, but I LOVE candy corn! I mean it. I'm what you would call obsessed. The only candy I like more than candy corn is mellowcreme pumpkins and since they are essentially the same thing, I'd say it's definitely my favorite candy. I knew the candy corn craze gene had been passed on to my oldest child, Gray, when his teacher told me he had been put in time-out several times for swiping the whole bowl at his school's Halloween party. And this was when he wasn't even a year old! Now he's in full addict mode and I use them as bribes. But I'm already stressed about what to do when they are gone from the shelves.

So, when the time came for me to make a Halloween burlap door hanger, I asked around for what people wanted to see. When Gray suggested a candy corn, I knew it had to be! So, here it is! Hope you enjoy it!
 This can be made with the above wording, with a family's name, "Happy Halloween", "It's All About the Candy", or any other wording of your choice. You can even opt to leave it plain if you like. Either way, I'd say it's pretty sweet, right?

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An apple a day

If you're a mom, it's likely that your kids are either already back in school or heading back there shortly. As a mom myself, I feel for all of those mommies that are having trouble letting go, worried about all the new schedules and changes, or just plain missing their babies. But I also think about those poor teachers out there and all the anxiety they must be going through during the "Back to School" season....getting their rooms ready, learning the names and ways of all new children, and mentally preparing themselves for a long year.  Help your child's teacher start the new school year off right with this apple burlap hanger for her classroom door, and who knows? You might just become the teacher's pet! 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting for "The Great Pumpkin"

Like so many, I grew up watching Charlie Brown specials and reading "Peanuts" in the Sunday funnies. One of my favorite movies was always "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", in which Linus anxiously awaits the arrival of "The Great Pumpkin" on Halloween night. If you are wondering where I'm going with this, sit tight....
I've been polling everyone I know for the past couple of weeks, asking what they'd like to see in a Fall burlap door hanger design (other than the cotton boll I had already made). I got lots of suggestions and ideas but the one thing I heard over and over again was the need for a pumpkin that could be used ALL Fall long, and not just for Halloween. I promised I would work on something and the wait for the "Great pumpkin" is finally over, I'm happy to report! Let me know if you guys like it...
It can be done with a name (as shown above) or with other wording ("Happy Fall Y'all", etc). Or you can opt to leave it plain like this.
Either way, I think it's a great way to welcome your friends and the Fall season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Très chic, oui?

Most people hear my accent and take me for a Mississippi gal, but truth be told, I'm a little Cajun girl at heart. I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and while I only lived there for 8 years, that was enough to instill in me a love for all things Acadian.....crawfish, spanish moss, Hays Town architecture, and of course, the fleur de lis. Not only is it a symbol of style and sophistication, but the logo for one of the most beloved football teams....the comeback kings...the Saints! The below fleur de lis burlap door hanger says "Bienvenue" or "Welcome" in French, but it can be customized with any name or phrase ("Who Dat", "Go Saints", etc). I also bought some nifty gold paint today and will try that out as the background on the next run.
Fleur de lis burlap door hanger - $35 (www.eop1015.etsy.com)
Au revoir, ma chere!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Say yes to the dress!

When I think about weddings, I think about white doves, wedding bells, french tulle, champagne, and bubbles.....but most of all, I think about THE DRESS! Isn't that what it's all about anyway? (Sorry guys....it's the truth).  This wedding dress burlap door hanger is such a fun way to "dress" your door during the weeks (or months ha ha!) leading up to the big day! Or how cute would this be on the brides room door at the church, the front door of a wedding shower, or the door to your bachelorette boudoir? So, do you love it? I have to say, I DO!!!!
 See you gals later!