Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nie and I got together just before school started to let the girls make some bracelets out of vintage buttons.  Here is Nie sporting one for herself.  This is what inspired the white one up for auction.

Nie NIe Day!

I am so happy to be participating in the silent auction for Nie Nie Day!  Stephanie and I have grow to be close friends and I love her and her beautiful family so very much.  She is just an amazing person!  Every bit of joy, warmth, and happiness that she spreads thru her blog, is the exact person she is everyday!   She has helped me in so many ways.  I feel blessed to call her friend!
Please check with Design Mom to find out all the wonderful people participating to help this incredible family.
Please place your bid by leaving a comment with your bid amount in the comments section.  Check the comments to see the most recent High bid.
At the end of the auction I will contact the winner(make sure your comment bid includes and email address or link to your blog, or some way to contact you)  The winner will pay the amount of their winning bid to Stephanie and Christian PayPal account.  The winner will then forward the Pay Pay receipt and shipping address to and I will happily send out your item, packaged nice and cute in a way Nie would approve of! 
Bidding will end Sunday August 31st at midnight.
Thank you for bidding, I am so grateful for the opportunity to share in the sending so much love and support the Nielsons way!

Here is the shades of white bracelet made from vintage buttons.  It is made with a stretchy cord to fit most wrists.  Bidding will start at $5 and will go in 1 dollar increments.
Grey an pink vintage button adjustable ring.  Bidding starts at $1 and will go in 1 dollar increments.
Gold moon and star adjustable ring.  Bidding will start at $1 and will go in 1 dollar increments.
Yellow and white adjustable flower ring.  Bidding will start at $1 and will go in 1 dollar increments.
Be sure to specify which ring you are bidding on in the comments.

This fun apron is very Nie, she always wears an apron while cooking.  Bidding starts at $5 and will go in 1 dollar increments.

Nie Nie Day!

Up for auction this darling picture, is an 8x10, the frame is black with some detail in the corners that is hard to see.  Bidding will begin at $5 and go in dollar increments.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beloved Nie

It is is just so wonderful how many people are praying for, thinking about and willing to help Christian and Stephanie Nielson.  I am looking forward to participating in the this fabulous idea by Design Mom for a silent blog auction on Thursday August 28, Nie Nie Day!  Stay tuned to see the items I plan to auction, and be sure to come back Thursday to bid on the fun stuff!  You will also be able to check with Design Mom for all the links of people participating.  All money will go directly to help Christian and Stephanie!  This is a great way to give but also to get something fun for yourself!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

prayers pass it on

Nie and I have become very close and we have a special friendship, she and her family are people that I care about deeply. Nie and her husband along with a flight instructor were recently in a terrible plane crash. Please keep her and her husband Christian in your prayers, and their whole family as well as they begin the long painful journey to recovery. Please pray for the instructor and his family. If you would like to read about and keep updated on how the family is doing you can check with Stephanie's sister cjane. Also please read what my sister Niki has said. I know first hand how the power of prayer works. I feel so blessed to know that thru the love of our Father in Heaven we can be comforted. I know what a special gift we have all been given by our Saviors atoning sacrifice. I am so grateful to have strength from my conviction in knowing that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is ture.

Friday, August 15, 2008

to the beach

I saw this great idea here, and knew my girls would love it!
so here is our version of the fun mermaid tails
to wear at the beach
we made one for our friends as well.
one of our friends is a boy so he needed a shark tail.  (I know my pictures aren't so great but I'm in hurry to get packing we are off to the beach!!!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the first and the last

or the last and the first.  our last hoorah before school,
was kickin it at camp lomia for a family campout with the joneses.
thats how we boots and shorts!
Livvy looking scared on the zip line, but said she had fun.
Livvy on her first day of young learners kindergarten
how fun is this sign we saw driving on our way to school!  So thoughtful!
it all, everyday for a whole lot of years!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Before school starts..

We have tried to do some fun things before school starts like...
make pizzas
have a taffy pull
which ended up turning out more like a dinner mint than taffy, but still good
We had so much fun while Rocco was in town!  Now we are off for a night in the cabin!  Gotta pack it all in before Livvy is at school everyday!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Being inspired and getting creative

I have been inspired by repurposing clothing, so this womens small thrifted shirt
plus this sale anthropologie napkin
became this.
Livvy picked out the buttons herself.
Looks pretty darn cute on this pretty darn cute girl it was made for.
Not to bad for someone pretending like they know how to sew.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Just been hanging out enjoying lazy summer days, before its all over next week.  Also counting down the days till we hit the beach, so I can take care of my lack of a tan.