Sneak Peak

I know...you've got to be as excited as me to sample what Jackie has to offer...I'm going to sneak peak some of her current stuff that she's sent me so far...I've got two for you today...I promise I'll get some more up as SOON as I can! :) I PROMISE!

SO...check these babies out!

A lovely little note pad...I am in love with these! When Jackie first showed this to me I fell in love! :)

I love this card. This was actually a card that I just used at a baby shower for my lovely next door neighbor, except it was pink! :) It is beyond cute!!
This card...well come on...it has owls. I LOVE LOVE LOVE owls right now. They're just so dang adorable! I don't know...plus it says party hearty...too cute in my opinion! :)

And believe me. This is just the beginning...not even a CHIP off of Jackie's perpetual iceberg!

I think you guys will be thoroughly amazed at her work. The quality and craftiness in all that she does! 

I hope you all had an absolutely LOVELY Memorial Day weekend and I hope you all have visited Love, Hadleigh Designs fan page and taken advantage of the sale going on today only for new orders!

I will be back in just a little while I'm sure. I've got a tutorial to post. And I think I'm trying to decide if I want to take you on a tour of my house...what do you say?

Love you all!




Oh heavens...it's been a little bit since I've been on here. Between teething and some allergy type colds the boys had I didn't have any extra time to be here! SO...I'm back...and I bring a peace offering...

NEWS. Who doesn't love news...good news! :) Great news...possibly the greatest news! :)
Jackie in her "crafting room" 
Love, Hadleigh Designs...well, I'm expanding. I will become "WE"!!! My fabulous sister in law is joining the ranks of Love, Hadleigh and I couldn't be MORE excited!
We are bringing you, our lovely readers and the rest of the world, Jackie's gorgeous line of custom and handmade greeting cards...they're beautiful. (I love every single on of them...in fact as it were I always am getting my greeting cards from her...baby shower, "Hey Jackie, do you have a cute girl baby shower card already made?" hahahaha she always gets that call. Yes I can make them....yes she makes them better...and to be quite honest...she has WAY better ideas when it comes to all that goodness!! :)
Her line is not even limited to just greeting cards. We will be featuring her crafts that she sells and all that lovely goodness that is bottled up in her mind! 

Please don't forget to welcome her!!! I am so excited to be able to bring all of her amazing stuff to you all! :)

SO be on the look out on "our" facebook pages for new merchandise straight from her!

On another exciting note. I'll be featuring a tutorial here in a day or so...I'm super excited about it....



Officially Brilliant WINNER!!!!

Congratulations to comment #29, Andrea from Charcoal and Crayons!!
You are our winner! 
Please respond to my email within 48 hours or 
I'll have to choose a new winner...we wouldn't want that!!!!

Congratulations again!! 

To all of you other "winner" :) You know I love you all! So I will be planning another giveaway soon. Actually we're going to be playing bingo on facebook. First I have to explain to everyone how it works and get everyone interested! :) 

So for now.....



Found & Featured Blog: AdelynSTONE by Kristan Lynn

Oh thank heavens it's Tuesday. 
Why? I don't know. 
It's not like I ever have a horrendous Monday...I just like to get to Tuesday
...seems so much more relaxed. Haha..not really this Tuesday. I've stolen away from the rest of my list (yes I'm in my second set of spring cleaning. 1 of 4.) Yes I do spring cleaning 4 times a year. It's the only way to keep up with all the junk 4 kids and a hubby (sure ok...and myself) store away throughout the year. Every 3 months to be exact.

Anyway...I decided to steal away for a hot second and play...and in doing so I found more crafts I'm going to be doing...probably counter active. Thanks brain for the idea of taking a break!!!!

So...I don't even remember HOW I found this marvelous lady, but I'm so glad I did. I love her blog. I read it ever couple days and back track. Well today I got a surprise.

This lovely lady is Kristan. I know great name right ;)

Her blog's name is AdelynSTONE.

I am officially in love. (BTW she has an etsy store AND a facebook page so I suggest you go check her out!)

Her post on the 3rd caught my eye and gave me some inspiration...so I'll definitely be doing some crafts... 

I decided to add the links she had as well as a link to her post. 
I hope you love her stuff and her blog as much as I do!!!

Tin Storage

Tin Refrigerator Magnets

For your kitchen

Now there are more in this blogpost from her...so go check them out HERE!

The next one...I'm gonna post is two pictures...
and then it's up to you to go check out the rest over at her blog!

Now like Kristan, I always have newspaper around...so these...yes something might be done with it aside from just recycling it! Because I'm a sucker for upcycling anything possible!

You can find her blogpost about reusing newspaper HERE!!!!
How about a preview though!

Paint strips of newspaper to make colorful newspaper roses.
Then glue them onto a frame or make a wreath! 

Newpaper manicure

This is possibly my favorite!! Biodegradable Seedling Starters!


You definitely should go check out her blog, etsy store, facebook page...whatever. She's awesome! :)

As for me...it's back to work. I'll be back soon with some updates as to my awesome crafts that I've actually gotten done :) And I'll be post up curtains soon I hope! Once I get this leg of my year of spring cleaning event then I should have some extra time to get my curtains sewn up! :) Fingers crossed! Thanks for reading!

Can't believe I've almost forgotten...

Go back to my April 30th post
(here I'll do it for you..click the picture)

Get your entries in!!! Let all your friends know about it! 
The winner will be announced on May 19, 2011!!!!
I'm so excited! Good luck everyone....



How sweet are their little feet (& hands)

Happy hump day!!!
Today I sit here begging my cold (allergies if I listen to Studley) to go away. My head is all stuffed full and it annoys me to no end. One thing I despise more than anything is being under the weather...mostly because I can be irritable (quickly) when I don't feel good. I know that and I try my hardest not to be, but I've gotta own that. LoL
Alrighty...there is something to be said about having kids! I love my kids to pieces, but they're getting bigger and growing up...having friends, liking girls all that good stuff. Some days I just wanna stunt their growth and keep them little forever. I know this would be disastrous soooo I won't do it. So for now I manage to trap their childhood in keepsakes and stuff. So my favorite thing to do is handprints and feet prints (obviously this is just a baby thing)...Babies are great...little kids are sweet...big kids are cool...what can I do that they will all like doing so I can remember them at this age while not junking up storage space. So something useful to trap this age in time.
Things you'll need:
Canvases ( I used 4 squares so they each had their own, but then again I have 4 kids so it worked out perfectly)
Acrylic paint (again the kids picked out their colors. Thus defeating the need to junk up the space with names since we know who's favorite is what)
A paintbrush
Your kids
Supplies to clean up with

Nathanael's 9 year old HandOk I started with my oldest, Nathanael, who's favorite color right now is green and black so we opted for green. His hand was almost too big...surprisingly enough his hands are about the same size as mine...he has bear paws lol 
What I did was paint the paint onto his hand with the brush...do it thick and do it quick. Because acrylic paint dries fast. Make sure every inch is covered. I placed his hand myself because I wanted to make sure it was in the right place. Therefore he had to hold really still and relax so I could place it.

Tommy's 7 year old hand

Now onto Thomas. He wanted blue..obviously. It's his favorite. We mixed his paint with another to give it a really royal color and then plastered it on. I also placed his hand. Some kids won't let you do this, but mine recognize that mommy is OCD haha. His did this beautiful pooling thing where it raised much more than Nathanael's did, but they both came out beautifully!
Brien's 3 year old hand

Now Brien is in love with red. All things red. He even dips to pink just because it's a lighter shade of red. It's desperately amusing. Now his was a bit more challenging simply because he is such a strong personality. He wanted to do it all himself. But we got the paint on with a bit of struggle since it's apparently really something that tickles to have your palm painted! And we place his hand as centered as possible. He was so happy when we were done that his hand would be there forever.

Hadleigh's 5 month old feet
Then we got to Hadleigh. Hahahaha this makes me chuckle because as the only girl I thought it was adorable we ended up having to use her feet. She wasn't about to open her hand once we had paint on it. She then proceeded to squeeze paint all over her, on my floor, on Studley, on me...it was a mess. Once we cleaned it up we mixed some more paint...Her print is a beautiful mix of a violet and a little bit of white. I painted one foot at a time and placed it. Now this frustrated me soooooooooooo bad. Studley was standing there telling me...DON'T worry it's it's imperfections that make it perfect...basically she moved her foot and squished her toes. Still looks adorable and I know that she was only 5 months old...

Needless to say I'm in love with my new(ish) artwork that still needs hung. I have the perfect spot for it I just have to get Studley to take 5 minutes!!!
If you do this with you kids I would love to see pictures!!! Memories that are trapped in time...I'll always remember each little story behind each print!

Have a happy Wednesday!


So you want to learn to crochet?

Hello everyone! 

Today...today I have a bunch of stuff on my plate. Will I get it all done....doubtful, but I'm not gonna lie...I've got a list. Put a list in my hand with things to check off and I get motivated. I'm super excited though, because it includes working on a new project! Or an old project that I haven't had time to get to. I'm sure you know how that goes!

Alright. Now the main reason for today's post.
  I've been getting many inquiries about wanting to learn how to crochet. Are you interested in learning? Have you ever thought about taking a class? Well I'm thinking of opening my home for a weekly or bi weekly class. How many of you would be interested in something like this? I will be providing crochet hooks. So basically all you would have to do is show up with your learning pants on!! :)

 I'd love to get some feedback on how many would be interested...because in order to make this class a reality I'd need a class lol! Once I figure out a group I can figure out all the little business things! :)
So to sum it up...I want to have a class for all of you in my area who'd like to learn to crochet. Let me know if you're interested! I think this would be a fabulous opportunity to get together and to learn something new!!!

While I'm here...I'd also like to shout out to all of my new followers! You all are awesome!!! 



Happy Mother's Day!

Hello! I hope today brought you smiles, kisses and love from your little ones!

Happy Mother's day to all of you super hero moms and moms to be out there!! There is something to be said about a mom....

From my heart to yours...hope you had a completely lovely and truly blessed day!