Thursday, October 15, 2009

Noah's Boutique was AMAZING!

This is my dear sweet friend Kelly who had the boutique in Noah's honor.
Noah absolutely adores her!
The boutique was a blast. We all had so much fun.
For those of you who know Kelly, you know that just being around her is uplifting.
I am so blessed to have such an amazing friend who is willing to serve.
The boutique was so awesome and we had the best turn out. Our dear friends came from all over to support our little family, as well as a lot of Kellys friends who I have never met but were so supportive. Tears were shed, hugs were given, and tons of support was given to our little family to help pay off all Noah's medical debt.

I am SOOOO lucky to have such amazing friends to support me. Thank you Kelly and Jessie for being so good to me. I love you both!

Kelly made these cute aprons to sell and they went flying! I was able to fill a lot of Kelly's home with "Twigs and Twine" decor. I was worried I would not have enough stuff made to fill her beautiful large home. But it all worked out great.

I overwhelmed with the kindness of friends and strangers. We had so many wonderful things donated. Brooke J. made homemade quilts, all our gourmet candies, and tons of cake plates that went flying too. She was amazing. Thank you Brooke. One of Kelly's friend who I had never met surprised us with the coolest decorated witches she had made. They sold in seconds. Thanks you all for being so kind.

I love doing boutiques. I love to here everyones reactions to things. It was fun to see everyone's faces when they would show up and realize this wasn't your normal homemade stuff. I like being able to provide people with unique decor at affordable prices. I know that my talent comes from my Heavenly Father and I am so glad that he knows me well enough to know that I would feel the need to help us get out of this debt. I am grateful for a talent that I could use to help our family.

Thanks to everyone and their support!!! We could not have done it with out you all! It was such an uplifting experience. I appreciate being able to share that amazing experience with all of you!

A good friend of Kellys asked if she could hold a boutique in Noah's honor at her house in November! I am still amazed at the kindness of strangers. So I am off to make more creations.
I will post all the details for that boutique later.

For those of you who have been asking, live far away or could not make it, I have posted some of my Halloween things on my Etsy store. There is a link on the left side of this blog.
Please check it out.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Boutique in honor of our little Noah!

I am truly blessed to have amazing friends.

As most of you know our little Noah has chronic lung disease and suffers from numerous health issues. To help pay off his medical bills, I teach craft classes and make home decor items to sell at boutiques. (which I love) Our amazing friends, the Ballards, are including our family in their annual service project. Last year they took donations to ship toys and other things to the West Indies. This year, they're taking donations for Primary Childrens Hospital and hosting a boutique in honor of our little Noah!

Saturday October 10th
9a.m. - 3p.m.
(At the Ballard's home in Draper)

All proceeds will be used towards Noah's medical bills. They will also be accepting donations for Primary Childrens Hospital. You can look on their website for the items needed. We will also be tying quilts at the boutique to donate to Primary Childrens Hospital!

I am so excited and truly humbled by the whole experience. It is very hard to let someone serve you when you are the one that is capable of serving others. We know that there are a lot of family's with sick children that are worse off then ours, but we know that this is a blessing and that the Ballard's were inspired. We are very grateful for them.

I'll have a lot of NEW things that I have made just for this boutique. So please come check it out. You're ALL invited! Come do some early Christmas shopping. For those of you who can't make it, I will be posting the things that are left on my Blog and on my ETSY shop the week after the boutique.

Thank you all for your love and support.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring/ Mother's Day Class

Craft and Decor Classes
taught by: Liza Burdette

Spring/Mother's Day Project

Mother's day is coming fast and I have had a lot of interest in doing a project for the upcoming event.

So here is my latest creation. They are a fun little project that is great for all different occasions. This project would make a great baby shower gift, birthday gift ( great for a little girls room), mother's day gift, just because it is spring gift, and wedding shower gift. Oh, and I recently made one for a wedding gift and used the picture from there wedding announcement. They loved it.


Saturday May 2nd @ 10:00am

Cost: $13.50

The class is on a first come first serve basis. I only have 10 spots available.
All paper will be precut and this is a project that will be finished and ready to go in a gift bag when you leave. You will need to bring a 3 1/2in X 3 1/2in picture. Mine is in sepia. We will cut it into the circle in class. This plaque is free standing. It fits great on a desk, shelf or anywhere.

Email me to sign up or with questions.

For those who will not be able to attend the class but are still interested I will be posting them on my Etsy site as a custom order purchase soon.
(There is nothing on there right now but I will be working on getting things posted SOON.)

Thanks, I hope that you are all enjoying spring and hopefully more warm weather to come.And hope that maybe this is a gift idea that will work for you.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My cute Valentines

I love these boys. We had a fun Valentines day. Jaxon wanted a heart on his face for his school party. And Noah still points to his cheek and says," Heart here."
Jaxon and Noah surprised Daddy with special notes written on hearts. I just took them down (Feb. 20th) and it was an emotional thing for my boys.We had a fun V-Day dinner for the kids. We had grilled cheese in the shape of hearts. There's not a ton you can do in red and pink when your kids can't have artificial coloring. Can I just say how proud I was of Jax when he brought home his treats from school. He could only have 2 out of 13 because of the coloring and he was so good. He just traded me for chocolate that he could have and said" I can only have natural color, lets give this to a boy who can have the artificial kind."
I absolutely love that little boy!

We had a great time together as a family. We felt the LOVE!

Valentine's Day Projects

Here are some of the Valentine's Day projects I worked on this year. It gives me an excuse to use red and pink which with 2 boys does not happen very often!

These are some more custom candy bars I made for a neighbor for teacher gifts.

These are Jaxon's Valentines for his class. We had fun making them together. He likes to do projects with his Mommy.

Visiting and Home teacher gifts.

The gift basket for Jaxon's teacher. He stamped the box all by himself!

Valentines Day lotions.

Valentines Day decoration for the house.

Here are the 2 canvas wall hangings that I made for Chad for V-Day. We have been wanting something to hang on either side of our bedroom window. I love the way that they came out. I matched the pattern on the bottom to our bedspread that I made 5 years ago for V-Day for him.

When they actually get hung up I will post a better picture!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Custom Christmas Orders

I have had a lot of you ask to see some of the custom orders that I worked on for Christmas. So here are a few pictures of the orders I remembered to take pictures of. I certainly kept busy.
Thank you all for the support.

Two of the 6 windows

Christmas advent calenders
More windows. Windows are a passion of mine, so they are one of my favorite
things to make for people.

One of my newly created favorites. Candy bars made pretty. I love to give these as Thank Yous or Happy Birthdays. I made over 50 for Christmas.

The little gifts we give to our doctor. They deserve something for dealing with us NONSTOP.
We love Noah's Ped. and his nurse.

I had lots of fun making things for everyone. It was great to be stretched in ways I don't normally go, colors I don't normal use. That's one of the reasons I love custom orders.

The Month of December

I know that it has been forever so I thought I would post. We had a great Christmas. December was sort of a whirlwind around here as much as we tried for it to be calm, it just never happens.

Our Christmas tree tradition is to go the day after thanksgiving and pick it out. This year we got one very tall tree instead instead of 2. For all who know me that was a really big deal. I know it is silly, but i absolutely love have 2 trees. We have had 2 trees for the past 5 or 6 years. But it was my turn to sacrifice for the sake of medical debt. But I loved my tree this year just as much!

We went to Vegas in the beginning of the month with Chad on a work trip. We had such a good time together. And the best part, it was practically free for us to go along. Chad had to go to the SASS convention. It stands for Single Action Shooting Society. It was fun for me and the kids to see all of the amazing costumes. They all dress up like old fashion cowboys and the women go all out with their dresses.Chad had to dress up so the boys wanted to be cowboys just like Daddy, of course!

We had a blast. Noah still says,"Me go Las Vegas!"

We went to the Las Vegas Zoo. It was a small, nasty, dirty zoo. But the boys loved it.

We went to the Bass Pro Shop to see Santa and all the fish!

Here are some pictures of Christmas Morning around here!

These are a few of our favorite things!
We had a wonderful December packed full of memories.