Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Simple Elegance

This has got to be one of my favorite hair accessories! I love the simplicity of the three dogwood blossoms and the swirly grasses add just the right amount of whimsical charm. It is attached to a metal hair clip. I have one just like this that I made for myself and I wear it everywhere because it literally goes with everything! I will wear it to go grocery shopping or on a dinner date with my husband - it is so very versatile.
You can find this lovely floral embellishment and more like it HERE in my shop!

Black Forest Cake Recipe

My husband and I love this cake. The combination of chocolate and cherries is divine and it looks so fancy (like you spent the whole day making it), but in reality it is pretty easy to make!

Here's my recipe:

Black Forest Cake

2-20 oz. cans cherry pie filling
2-9 inch chocolate cake layers, baked and cooled
3 cups Cool Whip
1 can vanilla frosting

Split each cake layer in half, so you end up with four layers. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with 1 cup of the Cool Whip; top with ¾ cup of the cherry topping. Top with second cake layer, 1 cup Cool Whip and ¾ cup of cherry topping; top with third cake layer. Frost cake sides with the vanilla frosting; with the remaining frosting, place into a pastry bag fitted with a star pipe. Pipe around top and bottom edges of the cake. Spoon the remaining cherry topping over the top of the cake. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting the Big Picture

Is it just me, or do other people like seeing products on a model? I would rather seeing clothes, jewelry, hair accessories, etc. that I am going to potentially buy, on actual people. Even if the dimensions are listed, it still doesn't beat having that visual image proportion-wise. You can see the big picture and imagine how it will look on you as well.

Most of my hair accessories are pictured by themselves because I don't want to wait until my sister comes into town, or have to transport them anywhere to have a "photo shoot" just to list them. I want to get them listed as soon as I can. During the week, whenever my husband comes home from work, he is usually exhausted and I know the last thing he wants to do is play "photographer".

Well today we didn't have anything planned, so I asked in my sweetest voice possible if he would mind snapping a few shots - he agreed! I pulled my hair up and grabbed a couple of my floral combs. Now my husband is wonderful when it comes to the camera, but nothing is ever right when it comes to my obsessive-compulsive need for perfect pictures. I felt so bad for him (and kept apologizing) when he ended up snapping over 50 pictures! He really did a great job and I am so thankful that he put up with me! Here are the shots that I added to two of my current listings. I didn't want to subject him to any further torture - we'll save the other floral accessories for another day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Etsy Day

Happy Etsy Day everyone!
If you do not know what Etsy is please check it out: It is a worldwide handmade marketplace. You can find just about everything you need from handmade designer jewelry to handcrafted soaps. It is THE place to buy and sell everything handmade! There are really some wonderful shops there and the customer service you receive when you purchase an item is outstanding!
Spread the word around; tell everyone about it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The ABC's of Me

I came across this post on another blog and since I am too tired after getting off of work today to write anything meaningful, I decided to just post this!

A is for Age:- 24
B is for Beer of choice:- Probably Dos Equis or Shiner Bock
C is for what you Can't wait for right now:- A little bit of time to read Twilight
D is for your Dog's name- Izzy
E is for Eggs - how do you like them?:- Scrambled with shredded cheese and Picante sauce on top
F is for Favorite TV show at the moment:- LOST
G is for Guy:- My husband
H is for Home town:- Victoria, TX
I is for Instrument you play:- My voice (the only instrument God made!!)
J is for favorite Juice:- Cran-apple
K is for kids:- none yet
L is for Last food you ate:- Krispy Kreme doughnut (our rep brought them to work today!)
M is for Marriage: -Married February 2006
N is for Name:- Lindsay
O is for Over night hospital stays:- Only staying with family, never me in the hospital
P is for People you can't live with out:- My family
Q is for favorite Quote:- Dance like no one is watching.
R is for biggest Regret:- Not spending more time with my Grandma before she died.
S is for Something most people would be surprised to learn about you:- I worry about everything. Everyone always tells me that I am so cool and collected, but on the inside I am freaking out! I guess I hide it well.
T is for Time you woke up today:- 4:15am (our earliest surgery day)
U is for UFO's - do you believe in them?:- nope
V is for Veggie you love:- green beans
W is for Worst habit:- procrastination
X is for X-rays you have had:- dislocated wrist and elbow, bruised tailbone
Y is for Yummy food you've had today:- Grilled chicken sandwich and my Krispy Kreme doughnut
Z is for Zodiac sign: Taurus

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Adorable Earrings

Jacaranda Designs is hosting a lovely giveaway on her blog right now. The earrings that she's giving away are so adorable - they are little "Blue Egg Birds Nest Earrings"! Check out her giveaway here: and leave your comment for a chance to win!

Enchanted Evening

Check out my newest listing in my Etsy shop! I want to keep it for myself! I just love the colors. It would be perfect to wear at a wedding or other fancy event!

To see more of these accessories visit

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter on the Coast

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter! We spent the weekend with hubby's parents. It was such a nice visit. Easter at his Grandma's house is insane! His dad comes from a huge family, so on any given holiday there are probably fifty or more people at his Grandma's house - and Easter is no exception! There are so many people that they have to divide everyone up into age groups for hunting eggs! There is always wonderful company and food. It was supposed to be overcast and raining on Easter Sunday, but the weather turned out to be gorgeous - very warm and sunny! Here are some pictures that I snapped amongst the chaos!

Patiently awaiting the egg hunt.

Searching for more eggs.

Now it's the adults turn!

Nothing in there.

Yes, they bury the eggs too! I told you they were hardcore!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pay It Forward Giveaway

I was checking all of my favorite blogs last night and Linda B posted a "Pay It Forward Giveaway" on her blog for the first three that replied and guess what...I was one of the first three!!

So...I am continuing the Pay It Forward here on my blog!

Here are the Rules:
1. Be one of the first three bloggers to "follow" my blog and leave a comment at the end of this post, which entitles you to one of the handmade hair accessories that I design.

2. Winners must post this challenge on their own blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who "follow" you and leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift you send can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love

5. If you are not one of the Top Three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Please start your own 'Pay It Forward chain', and encourage your blogging friends to do the same.

And, I would be most pleased if you could just join in the fun!!

Leave your comments now!! And remember to include your email address so that I will be able to contact you!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Air Show

Last weekend was so much fun! Okay, I know that it is already Friday of the next week, but I have been busy. We had the local air show (which is nothing exciting, in fact I did not even know that our small town even had an air show until this year, so it is not like the "Blue Angels" flyovers or anything like that). My uncle is a pilot and this year he was aksed to fly his plane to our little air show, and he let my family take a private tour!! He was so excited to be able to show us his plane.

This is my uncle and my aunt standing near the plane (I don't know the other pilot or that other guy in the baseball cap.)

This is my Mom and I.

This is my husband and I on the plane.

From left to right this is my brother, my sister and my sister's boyfriend.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Manual Mode

I have had my camera since October 2008. It is a Canon Rebel XSI and I love it! I am just starting to really get the hang of it now though. I have ventured outside of the automatic settings and have started using some manual features. There is still so much that I have yet to learn, but what I have picked up so far has been very fun! I was practicing with some of my new designs. So here you go:

To see more of these designs visit

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Busy Week

My week back to work has been a busy one so far! I have totally neglected my shop and my blog! Monday I got home after a 10 hour workday and crashed on the couch, woke up at 8:00, moved to the bedroom and was completely out until the next morning! Yesterday I had a little time to just chill out and came up with a great idea...okay actually the great idea came to me on Sunday, but I didn't do anything about it until yesterday.

I love working with silk flowers and I wanted to kind of mix it up and design something different, something that I have never done before. So I went to the store and bought different hair clips and combs and bought some gorgeous flowers and started designing some floral hair accessories!! I am super excited about this new venture and I think these first designs are pretty awesome.

Please tell me what you think about them! I don't have them listed in my shop yet (due to the increased work load!) but hopefully I will get them listed soon!

Oh and by the way, the fisrt picture is my sad attempt of a self portrait, not my best! For the other two, I waited until my husband got home from work and he took those - they look much better than the first!