Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cousins and friends

Their Grandmas are sisters. Their Mommas are cousins. These boys are cousins and friends. I hope they are always close and value their family relationships. They are so loved and they are part of the future of our family. And lucky me, I am their great Auntie. God has planted blessings everywhere for his children to discover.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Some summer sweetness

I experienced some summer sweetness this weekend. Fourth of July at my brother and SILs home was nice, and then on Sunday we celebrated my great-nephew Aiden's 5th birthday. These great-nephews and great-nieces of mine have my HEART. Sweetness, each one of them.

The birthday boy loved the big water slide that was set up in the backyard of his Mia's (grandma, my sister Jill) house.
Here he decided to slide down on his tummy and he's telling me, "Aunt Amy, I hurt my WHOLE self!"

A bit later, he had to show me how far he could shoot his arrows.

 And here he's just giving me a goober face! ;)

His cousin Jaxon got in on the sliding fun too! (he loved it...wish I could get the whole video to load)

After that he decided he'd ride with his momma.
Next he decided to play in the dirt!

Dirt in the hair and behind the ears means it's a good day when you are a 3 year old boy!
 And then I caught him on a cheetos break.

And the newest bit of sweetness is almost 2 month old Skye Laverne. 
Just plain sweet.

I hope your summer has sweetness too!

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Sometimes I make things never. Sometimes I make things lots.  

A family baby shower in early May was the ignition to my current makerly feast.

I made circle garlands,

Poof balls,

a butterfly mobile,

Mom-to-Be, and Dad-to-Be corsages,

I like the how it came together.

And then I made the new baby an afghan (mom and dad love the color purple) ;)

And there is a little tutu in the making for little Skye too. (Mom and Dad and LSU Tiger fans.) ;)

 Here's my baby, holding his new baby cousin - Skye Laverne Trahan

I've also worked a bit on this zippy strippy quilt for my great-nephew, Jaxon. His momma helped me pick the fabric when she was carrying him. Now he's three. Feast or famine with me and sewing y'all!

But, I'll have it finished in a few days. (i hope, i hope, i hope)

Speaking of adorable is he!? (I don't know why it's sideways...just tilt your head to the right!)

My dear friend Robbie had a birthday yesterday, so I picked her out some smancy French soap and made her a soap sock. These are cool. I'll be crocheting some more. Y'all should check my shop in the next couple of weeks and grab one!
 Yesterday I had a craving for Nutella that would not be denied! So I made these. Get a can of Pillsbury croissants, or whatever brand. It doesn't matter to me. Separate the triangles, plop a spoonful on the fat side of the triangle, roll up into the croissant shape, and bake them according to the instructions on the can. Husbands, children and co-workers will sing your praises.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Day 2015

North Texas finally got some snow. Love it! Last year we had ice, and it was looking like that would be all we would see this year. But, finally, yesterday morning, real live snow fell. It's beautiful, and cold, and NOW...I'm ready for a lovely Texas Spring. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Etsy and Pinterest are my before bed addiction routine. I lay there, on my phone, scrolling and pinning and scrolling and favoriting (is that a word?). My eyes start drooping. I will surely NOT get up at 5:31 am when my alarm goes off. (Does anyone else do this? I set my alarm for 5:31, because my snooze is 9 minutes long, and I know I won't get up on the first buzz. So I snooze, and then I can get up at the nice, even number of 5:40 am. Unless, I snooze again, and world? ...totally rocked.)

I digress.

Here's what currently has my attention on etsy:

This mug from PrintableWisdom.  I love everything about it! Even the model's shirt!

 Vintage owl coasters from BettyandDot. Look at their cranky little faces!

This pillow by TableclothShop - lest we forget this beautiful world God created for us!

Gah!! I even love the earthworm! Print by thewheatfield.

And these butterflies by thewheatfield too! I need a BIG ol print of this one!

If only I could hide all the packages before my hubs saw them, and if only he weren't quite so observant! ;)

And then there is Pinterest...

This safety pin bracelet reminds me of the 80s. Anyone? I'm pretty sure I had safety pins with beads on my jean jacket. Along with my 'Gag me with a Spoon' button. 

Sadly, this iphone repair kit caught my attention because I am currently with broken screen. It happened 2 months ago. $100 to replace a screen? EEP! No. I know, I know...I should have purchased the insurance. (eyeroll). I think I'll just upgrade to the Big iphone 6! Makes total sense, right?

Before I share these next 2 items, I have to tell you, I am not a DIYer. My husband is not a DIYer. BUT, I have big plans for us to become DIYers. My husband, not so much. This is a work in progress.  Once I convince him, this is what I'd like to do with my round kitchen table. Just not sure what color yet.

And I really think we could do this light fixure too. We already have a fixture like the bottom will be free as soon as we DIY the hall bathroom! But wait, round table and long rectangle light fixture. Is that a decorating faux paux? What do you think?

And finally, can I just encourage you to type 'bunny butt' in the search field of Pinterest? Please do this. Serious cute stuff with bunny butts...even some actually real. bunny. butts! Like this:

and this:

I do not, however, suggest googling the same phrase. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Not KNITTING, but crochet!

Well look at me! Posting something on my little blog! I haven't posted in a while, and it's been even longer since I linked up to my dear friend Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme.

It's totally opportunistic of me, because I want to show you the adorable to-go cup coffee cozies I've been crocheting and selling in my etsy shop, Oak Tree Miscellany. Crocheting...not KNITTING! (See how I made that work for this K post? ;)

Aren't they sweet!?

It's like I'm crocheting a rainbow every evening once work and dinner and chores are done.

I hope you will check out my etsy shop.

And I really hope you will check out all the other way more interesting K posts over at Jenny's blog!

Have a blessed Thursday!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

we ♥ the beach

I haven't been posting much life happenings lately. Do you do this? Love doing something, get bored with it, miss it, commit to do it again, forget commitment, then dive in when you should be doing something else, for example...working?

That's me today! Putting up this post of sad i-phone vacation pics because I didn't take out my real camera even one time on vacation. But, the memories. So whatever. :)

We love the beach. The Florida panhandle is our favorite vacation spot. Stephen fell in love with the beach at 7 years old. We've gone quite often since then and are thrilled to do it. This year was no exception.

In no order whatsoever...