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August 30, 2010


Awweeee... Deep breaths! A lot of changes going on here. And I am the type who doesn't like changes. I get set in my ways and get comfortable, and just want everything to stay the same. Right now I am sitting on my couch and jumping for joy 'cause I finally got the internet back. We moved this weekend. I have been packing for the past two weeks or so. We didn't move far, just up the road a few miles...into a different city, what? I am going to have to learn a new address, which for some reason is so hard for me to remember! And I will have to adjust turning right off the freeway, instead of left. These are small changes - I know I'll get used to them, I hope it doesn't take long.

And instead of being 3 minutes away from both our families, we are 13 minutes away. Anyone would shout "yahooo" to be further away from their family(s). But not me. I love being so close! I guess it's time to cut the umbilical cord and break loose! Right???

I feel like a stranger to crafting! I haven't even unpacked all of my stuff yet. It may be a while before I see them again (tear). And it may be a while before you see me craft something up.

But, until then - enjoy my latest creation and let me know what you think.
It's one of my best. One of my favorites. But, I cannot take all the credit - my husband helped out a little with this one!

...Speaking of umbilical cords

I'm nearly 14 weeks and counting! We will be finding out soon if we are having another Sweet girl or a new Sweet boy! ...Can't wait!

August 25, 2010

A nap in the park...

That's how you would feel if you were baby Bryce. This serene room has a park-feel to it, and I love it! His mom loves the branch above the changing table! What a talented painter she is!
I love the colors used in this room and all of the cheerful details!!

August 24, 2010

A "Little Monkey's" Room...

This is baby Ian's room. He is one. Notice the fun details in this room. Would you believe that those darling stripes are hand-painted? I love the colors his mom chose while painting. This is her favorite part...I don't blame her, especially for all that work!
Also, I love the "No more monkey's jumping on the bed" vinyl above the bed!

August 20, 2010

Counting Sheep Beanbag Tutorial!!

I thought this was such a cute idea, and you can make these too!
Megan, over at Fowl Single File will tell you how!
Be sure to check out all of her other fun tutorials and yummy treats!

August 19, 2010

Fun and Colorful Bedroom!

This fun bedroom belongs to Charlotte, who is two! Her room is very colorful and fun!
Her mother's favorite part is the sign above the bed (that Charlotte painted) that says, "If it's not messy, it's not fun"! How cute is that???

August 18, 2010

Cute and Easy Appliqued Tote

Monogram yourself a cute tote!! Get the instructions over at
Tara being Tara
and you can find many other cute tutorials on her site as well!

August 17, 2010

Modern Jungle Room!!

This is cute baby Trae's room. He is TWO and is such a cutie. This room has a modern jungle theme, and I just love all the details and the colors used!!

August 11, 2010

Making excuses...

Seriously, I have been slacking - I know! But it feels like I have been doing other things that have veered me away from this blog!

  • 1. I started doing nails again after being on a 6 month vacay. It feels good though and I am excited to be in a salon two days a week.

  • 2. My cute little stinker-bug is ALL OVER the place! She has recently learned how to climb on any and everything, so she has my constant eye!

  • 3. I finished the wedding veil I was asked to make and it turned out soooo cute! Pictures to come soon.

  • 4. I'm lazy.

And the good news of the week is there is a wedding in the works and I am soooo excited! My little sis is engaged to her Jr. High crush and High School sweetheart! They are getting married the middle of October and I think I am more excited to intrude on her wedding planning than I was to plan my own wedding!!! I will keep you updated on the things we decide for her!!!

So there you have it - - - are my excuses excused???

August 10, 2010


This cute pink and brown room belongs to Millie. Her mom loves everything about this room, but the vinyl flowers are her favorite! This room is so much fun!

August 5, 2010

Tissue Paper Wreath Tutorial!!

Wreath Tutorial

This wreath is so much fun, I love the way it brightens up my door from the road. Here's what you'll need:

Styrofoam Wreath Form
Tissue Paper Flowers

Hot Glue

FIRST- cover your wreath form with tissue paper (you can glue the tissue paper on, or staple it!)SECOND - start making your tissue paper flowers. If you've never made one before, here's how:

Cut a square of tissue papers (I used about 5 sheets, you can do whatever size you'd like. Remember the smaller, the more time it will take you!) and begin folding back and forth like you did in elementary to make a fan. Once done folding, take your wire and wrap around folded paper, and twist the wire so the paper won't come unfolded.
Then, cut the ends of the tissue to be round or pointed. Rounded ends creates a soft flower look. Pointed ends look more like a leaf.
THIRD - take each flower and begin spreading the tissues apart. Be careful not to rip them. If there are a few rips, however, they aren't very noticeable!
FOURTH - once you are done making all of your flowers (place them around the wreath so you know when you have enough), trim all the wires to about 1/2 in - 1 in stub.
FIFTH - make sure before you glue your flowers to your form, you place them all where they are going to go. *Be sure to glue the ribbon on (to hang your wreath) BEFORE you glue your flowers on!
SIXTH - put glue around the base of the wire stub, then stick the wire into the styrofome.Hang your wreath with that pretty ribbon you glued underneath your flowers and

Hope you enjoy your new wreath!

It's so much fun using one solid color, or multi-colors shown here. You can do this to match any season! :) Here are some fall versions:

And if you don't have a covered porch or storm glass door, use silk flowers from the Dollar Store as shown here:

Just a Little Thank You!!

Wow! I never imagined my blog to ever have 600 followers! Honestly, I used to look at other people's blogs with this many followers and only dream of it! Thank you so much for following Sweet Charli!
When I started this blog in February (or something like that), I was mostly posting things for myself. Now, I find myself posting specifically for my readers, because that's who keeps me going! My next goal is to reach the 1,000 follower mark!! I think we will have a big party and giveaways when we reach that point - what do you say?

Thanks so much!!

Now I am off to craft. I have another TV segment tomorrow that I have to prepare for. Remember these??
Well I came up with some fall versions and am showing them tomorrow!

See ya then!

August 4, 2010

Baby Taden's Room!!

Baby Taden's room is full of boy stuff. I love the colors his mom used!
This is one of her favorite parts of his room. And she especially loves this hat and tie rack because it has all different kinds of boy things...baseballs, hammers, screws, golf balls, tees...
Her hubby is a Cowboy's fan, and she is a Bear's fan, so they had to compromise and decorate with using both on this magnetic board!

August 2, 2010

A Neutral Gender Bedroom...

This bedroom is one of the cuter Neutral Gender bedrooms I have seen. I love the color palette that the mother of this 'soon to be born' baby has chosen. She already has a boy and girl, so this baby's gender will be a surprise!
She wanted to bring the beauty and rustic feel of her backyard into their bedroom.
Very cute!
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