Each day my media team and I share ideas and inspiration all about “Making Pretty Stuff”! We love to create handmade cards, DIY crafts, pretty parties and everything in between! Come join our obsession!

lucky girl.

Nothing like little unexpected surprises that just kinda make your day…. you know?The UPS truck just drove up, and … of course HONKED… which bugged me cause Capri is just trying to lay down for her afternoon nap, and that sets the dog off… etc...


club heidi

This is why I am getting the LOOKS from people! “that is a crazy lady” is what it looks like! And, in truth, not far off!  It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of june, time is FLYING by which is a good and bad...


change is good!

I don’t talk about my “year to remember” class that I am teaching at big picture scrapbooking much… I guess it’s cause while I am teaching, the stuff I am actually doing is weeks and weeks ahead of what I am showing the class… so...



Well, she’s doing it! Capri is walking… dang, it’s the cutest thing! I love it…And she is so excited, and proud of herself! It’s fun to see… it’s harder to photograph that I thought! The light was low as I was trying to take...


big surf day

We finally gave into the kids  begging and pleading today, and went as a family to “big surf”… it’s a water park here in town that has holds fond memories for eric as he was growing up as well! the kids has been giving me...


summer hair

sn’t it funny how it just seems like such a pain to actually do your hair in the summer? Maybe it’s the fact that you don’t really have to get ‘ready’ for the day, in case you end up in the pool, or just lounging...


dynasty iron doors…

Usually, when you are in the business of something, you are the last one to benefit from the products or services you are involved with… like if you are married to a plumber, usually… you live with drips. Or if you are a home builder,...


Welcome summer!

In celebration… I decided to create this very functional and FUN centerpiece for the island in my kitchen. I saw something similar to this in the Rachael Ray magazine this month… I don’t normally look at this mag as cooking isn’t my thing (see last...


dream dinners

I knew that may would melt away as it has been PACKED full of stuff… wondering if I have ever crammed so much into one small month! even still, these last few lingering days have so much going on.  my head is spinning! We had...