Thursday, April 29, 2010

We Have a WINNER!

Thanks again to all of you who participated in "My Mantel Dilemma Giveaway". I loved ALL of your fun ideas. I feel like my wheels are turning again and I can turn this dilemma into something beautiful! Thank you! Now enough BLAB already. Okay, one more BLAB! I wanted everyone to win! This was really hard for me. Can you imagine if I had to choose the winner? I can't! That being said, chose the winner for me....
CONGRATULATIONS to comment #12 S'mee, she said...
"perhaps because your main piece of furniture is huge and white, you could paint the mantle to match? i'm not a huge fan of painting brick, but you could add a wash over the red to lighten it up a bit or just pick a few brick here and there to add paint to give it a recycled brick look. find a couple of sturdy 4x4s or perhaps recycle some posts and add a column on each end giving it a bit more oomph. to decorate, the clock is amazing already so i wouldn't try to compete too much with the size. perhaps tiny pots of greenery, a smaller 6" or smaller antique clock, other older personal items (glasses or a domed piece of jewelry, etc.), perhaps a family monogram letter or a tall thin Uncle Sam, or tapers in tall holders for height. only you will know when enough is enough. hope these ideas spur some of your own. : )"

Fun ideas, huh? Thanks "Miss S'mee"! You will be getting an email from Jessica @ CSN. Have fun SHOPPIN'! Thanks again to all of you for sharing your fabulousness with me! Have a happy day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Happy Day to all! I have a BLOG BUTTON... FINALLY! I made it just for all you fabulous BLoggy FRIends! You girlies really are the best! Make sure you GRAB SOME SUITNESS if you'd like. Oh, I just have to thank everyone who has participated thus far in "MY MANTLE DILEMMA Giveaway". You have given me so many great ideas. I love 'em all. I can't wait to dress this nakie thing! I just need to decide WHAT exactly I will do. SO FUN! SO, if you haven't already checked out "MY MANTLE DILEMMA giveaway" go HERE. I will be posting the winner that is chosen by tommorrow! GOOD LUCK! You ALL deserve to win!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Farm Fence Picture Hangers

Yep, that's right! I still have a ton of old fencing piled on the side of the house. I'm determined to find a use for it all. Today I whipped up some farm fence picture hangers for the playroom. I was inspired by Stacie (thanks Stacie!:) over atTHE CREATIVE CRATE I love her idea. I still plan on using it as soon as I can get my hands on some old doors. For now, I thought these would be cute in our Cowboy/ Western playroom.

Here's the step by step:

1. Cut wood to size you want it and staple gun them together. I cut mine just big enough to hold an 8x10 photo.

2. Drill large holes on the top center of the wood.

3. Pull fabric, ribbon, or if you want the western look, bandannas, through the holes and tie. This is how you will hang them from the wall.

4. GLUE on the famous clippy.

5. Add a picture.

6. Make a few more and its a wall of art. Here are a few more shots, just cuz!

Oh, by the way if you haven't entered MY MANTEL DILEMMA GIVEAWAY for a $40 gift card to any CSN store, make sure you stop by HERE! Your chances of winning are pretty good. I only have a few people who have entered. Hurry! I will be posting the winner this Thursday, April 29th. Thanks for being here. Smooches! All Thingz Related

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I am going CRAZY! I should mantle is driving me crazy. I'm just not feelin' it.
I've tried it all. REALLY! I have painted the wall, put just about everything you can think of on it. It just doesn't ever feel like it fits with the rest of my house. The wall itself I think is just weird. The fireplace doesn't even work...WAH, WAHHH! The reason I'm so concerned about it is because it's just about the first thing you see when entering my house. I decided to just take everything down and start out fresh. SO, I know that there has got to be someone totally fabulous with an idea to fix MY MANTEL DILEMMA. That is why I'm doing this giveaway. Consider it a little thank you for helping me out. If you're we go!
CSN Stores has been generous enough to sponsor this "MY MANTLE DILEMMA Giveaway!"

This giveaway is for a $40.00 gift card for any of their 200 online stores. They have over 200! CRAZY, huh?

I've been stalking some of their sites...they carry all kinds of cuteness! Just to give you an idea, they have a ton of furniture, CUTE cookware, table lamps, track lighting, clocks, and so much more! So, this is a must see. GO check out CSN!

Oh, they only ship to U.S. and CANADA.

Now here's how it will work...

You can enter up to 3 times.

1. Leave me an idea to help fix "MY MANTLE DILEMMA" and your email… if your blog does not have one posted.

2. If you are one of my "Berry Suite" followers, comment again.

3. Let the world know! Blog about (mention) "MY MANTLE DILEMMA GIVEAWAY" on your site somewhere. I need all the help I can get! Leave another comment letting me know you did.

Make sure you leave your email address if it's not available on your blog...

or your entry will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen.

The winner will be chosen by

After the winner is selected, Miss Jessica McCarthy from CSN Stores will send you a promotion code to use for your fun purchase.

REMEMBER, this card is worth $40.00 which has to include shipping.

And they ONLY SHIP TO U.S. and CANADA.

Note: I think some items may have free shipping so check and see!

And they have this price range thingy on there sidebar to help you too!
I will be announcing the winner on: Thurs. April 29th

I am posting some more pictures of my livingroom so you can get a better feel for my style. (Excuse the dust and awfully fuzzy picture!)
The room itself is a strange shape. I think it was made to be two spaces in one...yeah it hasn't worked like that for me.
Our entertainment center is huge and sits on the opposite wall. This is the main focal point in the room. Also, the fireplace is not a functioning one. I just want it to look pretty. Remember, the "Cinnaberry Suite" is always a work in progress. I have things yet to paint and pictures still need to be put in frames. Don't even look at all my dust! I swear I just dusted! NASTY! I can't wait to hear you ideas. Thanks My Little BErries! You are great!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Little TUTE!

So, here's my little tute I posted over at "ME and My Bucket". A little "Cinnaberry Suite" Tute! Oh, it smells SO good! =} Hehe!
Here she is...I found her in my head, just like this. She's similar to the one I made HERE
If you can't tell what it's a cute little paper pad to put on your desk or by the phone, with a matching pen. I made it for one of my besties for her birthday. So, you want to make one? Here's what you need:

1 acrylic frame from Dollar Tree

1 wood plaque from Walmart painted and distressed or not.
1 small memo pad (with the wire snipped out) ink the edges of the paper to give it a distressed look, 1 "rsvp" pen, and a clippy thingy.

Cute ribbon, fun scrapbook paper, buttons or anything you want to make it your own.

First I glued the front of the frame to the bottom of my wood plaque with hot glue.

Then, I tied on some cute ribbon. I placed the knot in front and to the side. Then right next to the knot I added my clippy.Oh, don't forget your paper to write your little love notes on!

Next, I cut some flowers out of scrapbook paper in three different sizes. I inked the edges, then, I layered them and kinda bent the petals up. To top it all off, I added a fun little button. CUTE, CUTE!
The pen is screw off the bottom. Then, you roll a piece of scrapbook paper around the ink part of the pen and slip it back in. Now your PEN matches too! SUITE! THAT'S IT! Easy, huh? Here she is just ONE more time!
I hope you didn't think my TUTE stunk. I know...I need to stop!=)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Come and see me @ "Me and My Bucket"!

Hey to all my little berries! I have been given the honor to host a fun linky party over at "Me and My Bucket". Every Wednesday Jessica has a "Show us What You're Workin'With" party.
This week I get to be the MC. SO fun! I love Jessica's blog and all of her fun ideas. I know you will too! So, grab a button and come over and visit with me. I even have a fun little Cinnaberry Suite TUTE posted. Come and check it out. Make sure you leave some love so Jessica knows I sent ya! See you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Giddy up!

HELP! I have been bitten by the spring cleaning bug this week! I went into the playroom today...not a good idea! I tore everything out of it and ended up changing the theme of the room to COWBOY/WESTERN. I saw this idea at Dejavu Crafts. SOOOOO cute. I had to do it...GIDDY UP!
I painted it with a new coat of cream paint and distressed it with a little bit of sanding and stain.
I love the pulls. I paid .65 cents a foot for it. Talk about CHEAP!
I like how it compliments my other paint project in the room. I added a few new bucket on top for toys.

So FUN! Those boots are from my hubbies grandpa. The soles are worn out on the bottom from working so hard out on the ranch. PERFECT addition.

I'll keep you "POSTED" if I finish any more projects in this room.
HAppy TrAiLS!
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Rusty Bucket

I went shopping in my Mom's garage a few weeks ago. One of the things I found was this old rusty bucket. I fell in love! I had no idea what I was going to do with it. That didn't stop me from throwing it in my pile!
My bookcase needed a little pick me's my thought, "OH YEAH, I have a rusty bucket!" I turned the bucket on it's side to show all the rust and corrosion. LOVE IT! Then I threw in a few berry sprigs. Love that too! It still needed a little somethin'. I threw in whatelse...a couple of stars.
To pull it all together I added a few candles and an old wash board. I'm so happy with it! Here's a full view of it all. I love how the red berries and stars bring out the red on my basket frames. I just wish the wind would stop blowing so I can throw a coat of pretty paint on this baby.

I hope you liked my rusty bucket! Now go out and find your own.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Photo Contest "VOTE FOR ME!"

Hey everyone, I need your help! I entered a photo contest over at Shutterfly. If you all have time please head over and vote for me! You can vote everyday if you want! Tell your friends! guys are awesome!
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