WOW! WOW! WOW! One year of blogging! Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! :) I cant believe one year ago today I sat down and nervously wrote my first post. I had NO clue where to start! What to say! Well, I feel like I've come along way since my first post. l've never been one to write eloquently like several of my blogging friends. I've always been envious of those that have a beautiful gift of writing. I might not be one of those gals, but I do feel like I've developed my own personal style and I ALWAYS write from my heart!!! I would love to give a WARM THANKS to Miss Jenny Heid. It was Jenny from the very beginning that inspired me to start blogging and open a Flickr account. (Which Im so addicted to btw!!! LOL!!!) Jenny kept insisting I jump on board! Well, Im soooooo glad I DID!!! Im going to sound super sappy here, but blogging has changed my LIFE!!!! Never EVER did I expect to connect with soooo many talented, inspiring, and fabulous people. I cherish the friendships I have developed thru blogging. Who could ever imagine I could be such close friends with someone that lives hundreds of miles away? That is what the gift of blogging has done for me. I love to share my sweet vintage treasures, whimsical creations, my adoring family, and most of all my friendship and love to all new and old friends.   

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU who entered my giveaway. Im BLOWN away by ALL of your comments and amazing compliments. I had happy tears in my eyes several times. YOU ALL INSPIRE ME!!! I  sincerely cant thank you enough for your kind words. I wish I could give you ALL a big happy hug! You make my world a MUCH HAPPIER PLACE!!!!


This is me and Esther Bunny and Im sending you ALL Virtual ((HUGS!!!))

DRUM ROLL for the GIVEAWAY!!!!!! The Winner is………….. The randomly picked number is: 79

TAMMY from CA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Tammy for always stopping by my blog! I cant WAIT to send this goodie basket of sweet treats your way! ENJOY!!!! 🙂

Before I "unveil" some new creations and note something really exciting for me. I MUST share some SUPER ADORABLE summertime and patriotic 4th of July goodies.

My girlfriend Suzanne that went to Scott's with me about two weeks ago made ADORABLE placemats with the photos we took of the vintage dolls.



HOW CUTE!!!! Wouldn't these look PRECIOUS decorated at your 4th of July picnic??? You can find them here in Suzanne's shop Italian Girl in Georgia for purchase. 

Ok, Next SUPER fabulous find. Are these AMAZINGLY ADORABLE hair barretts from Goldilocks. They scream SUMMER FUN!!!!

Darling packaging!!!




Im SO excited to put these Im Miss Vivi's hair. Of course I can see my son totally intrigued with them trying to pull them out of her hair which in turn causes her to scream and have a lovely meltdown. :)  

I CANT believe it's been since Easter since I've listed new items in my Etsy shop. It's totally been lonely and neglected. 🙁 Well, I have a GOOD REASON why. Turning that frown upside down! 🙂

I've been asked by the incredibly talented, super sweet, and lovely Amy Powers of Inspire Company to be featured as a guest artist on her site as of July 1st. I was extremely flattered and honored that she asked me to feature and sell my work. So with that being said I have actually been a VERY VERY busy bee working away for the past 2 months. I've created some fresh and new original creations which Im DYING to share. I will share one sneak peek, but you will HAVE to visit Amy's site on July 1st for ALL the yummy goodies that will be for sale.

This piece is I literally dreamed up one night while in bed. There is something magical about hot air balloons. They lift you up into the soaring sky and clouds and float and sail you around where all is beautiful and peaceful. This hot air balloon is titled "Searching for Love".



The story of this piece is of a Parisian lady soaring over Paris looking for her long lost love. She is holding old vintage postcards and love letters.


The ballon is made out of chicken wire. Oh yes! That was an experience! Nice little scratched up hands. LOL!!! I wanted the style to be a dreamy french parisian theme balloon. The banner says "Searching for Love" in French. I've adorned the balloon with vintage rhinestone brooches, ribbon, fan, feathers, minature mask, millinery,etc.

Here are some close-up's.






This is my first balloon I've ever made, and being it so special I just decided I must keep it. :) I have an old birdcage stand in which I display the hot air balloon in and sits beautifully in my room.


Since this first balloon I have decided to start a "series" of hot air balloons. ALL will have a different theme and no two will be alike. I have created two smaller hot air balloons that will be for sale as of July 1st on Inspire Company's website. 

Ok, Im going to give you gals a little sneak peek of what you will find on Amy's site! hee! hee! Im such TEASE!


Hmmm…. it's definitely has to do with girlie vintage doll heads. hee! hee! On July 1st my post and Amy's site will be a HUGE EXPLOSIAN of Eye Candy GALORE!!!!! Im really really excited to share with you my new creations. Ya'll come back now ya' hear? hee! hee! Silly me!

THANK YOU AGAIN for the most HEARTFUL and lovely compliments I've receieved from you ALL! My heart is BURSTING with love and joy!!!!


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