Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cute as a Cupcake Personalized Painting

Need a personalized gift for that someone special?
I just finished this little painting and listed it on eBay.

Hot pink frosting is piped high on top of a dark chocolate cupcake encased in a black and white zebra stripe liner. The painting on the left in the photo below, shows what the painting will look like personalized.

The one on the left is going to a special little six year old.  She's definitely "Cute as a Cupcake". 

The buyer also has a choice between a hot pink and black zebra striped 7/8" ribbon or a black and white zebra striped 5/8" ribbon. The black and white is slightly more narrow than the pink and black ribbon.

Hot Pink and Zebra print, what more could a girl ask for!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Give Away Winner & DIY Project

The winner of the Valentine Cupcake Painting is Nika from Russia.  Nika and her family have a wonderful ministry for the people there and she writes about it in her blog.  Stop in and congratulate her. 

For a while now we have been putting up with a leaky faucet in our kitchen and my husband had tried everything to fix it, but to no avail, it was time for a new faucet.  We made a trip to Lowe's this weekend and came back with what I'm trying to tell myself looks like an old pump.  I didn't want something too modern looking in my kitchen.    DIY projects always lead to everything looking like a mess until it's finished.  It also had me throwing out a lot of stuff from under the sink.

Notice the Hot Pink wall under the sink.  Someone down the line who lived here before us must have loved the color pink. I've mentioned replacing our pink countertops several times.  The problem is, when you own an old house, things come up like wiring, plumbing, furnace noises that sound like ghosts howling, and on and on.  Therefore, the things that are noticeable to the eye like countertops, new wood on entry stairs, remodeling the kitchen and bath are put to the back of the list.  However, paint is cheap and I am planning on painting those cabinets very soon. 

I'm pretty happy with that new faucet!  It's actually something noticeable.

What home improvement projects have you been doing?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Giveaway Valentine Cupcake Painting

It's a Valentine Cupcake Giveaway! 
If you would like to enter my giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, Feb. 8th at midnight.  I will announce the winner on Feb. 9th and will send an email asking for the mailing address.  Please make sure to leave your email address along with your comment.    If  I can't contact you, you can't win.    For a second chance to win, go to my facebook page and click "like" at the top of the page.  Then, come back here and let me know that you've "liked" me on facebook in another comment on this post.

This "Sweet as a Cupcake" painting measures 4" x 4" and the 1 1/2" edges are wrapped with red and whited polka dot satin ribbon and tied in a bow at the top.

Today is my daughter, Amber's birthday.  I made these slippers for her and decided to make an extra pair for myself.  I just love these colors!

Here's Amber trying them on for size and photographing them from her phone. 

I think I'll have to make these in several colors.
Happy Birthday Amber!!
Why don't we all surprise her and stop in at Hoot 'n Annie and wish her a great day.

As mentioned in the last comment, Sunday was the 5th and not the 8th, so I am closing the comments and announcing the winner in the next post.  I would like to get it in the mail quickly so the winner can hopefully receive it before Valentine's Day.  Sorry for the mix up.