Tuesday, June 30, 2009

{ Ice Road Brothers }

A couple of my older brothers were on Ice Road Truckers last Sunday night!
The same episode will be playing again tomorrow JULY 1st at 10:00 pm on the History channel.
First you will see my brother Richard Merrill at the scene of an accident and how he helped get the injured trucker to medical help. 
Who knew my brother was a hero! :)
Then just a little while after that my other brother Daverle is seen driving his truck past Jack & Lisa. It's the part where Lisa can't get her brakes to work. It's the purple truck with some construction equipment on the back. I think you see him twice. It was pretty cool to see my Alaskan brothers on TV even if it was only for a short bit.
Don't forget, if you want to watch it the History channel is replaying it again tomorrow on the 1st of July at 10:00 pm- so go set your DVR!
Way to go guys I love ya!
Oh and I had a stinking BLAST at my getaway this past weekend! There is nothing like hanging out with your best girlfriends (making a couple new awesome friends) and having a good time. I'll post more on that later.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

{ I’m Up To My Eye Balls }

In Pressed Peonies, But I don’t think I would have it any other way! Sorry that I’ve been a bit M.I.A. I have been trying to get ready for my Kid Free Retreat and filling numerous Etsy orders has kept me busy, well those things and the 5 kids running a muck through my house. Plus my Brother David & his family are coming from Utah to stay the night with us tonight. 

If you want to make your own fabric flowers I use 
You can change up how the flower looks with your pleating.

I will be driving to Hayden Idaho on Thursday where I get to hang with my AWESOME Gal Pals and we are going to:

1.Eat at a real Restaurant that doesn’t offer a happy meal – AKA The Olive Garden.
2. Shop at a fun Scrapbook store.
3. Scrap until our eyeballs fall out or we run out of adhesive (which ever comes first)
4. Stay up till the wee hours in the morning laughing so hard that our sides hurt, thanks to some DVD’s I like to call FRIENDS.
5. Drink far too many of my Specialty Dr.Pepper cream drinks.
6. Maybe do a little Kayaking on Hauser Lake.
7. Just simply have a FABULOUS TIME!

It’s going to be a great weekend. And even though I am looking forward to some serious kid free time I know I’m going to miss my kiddo's faces.
But don’t tell my husband that. ;)

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Friday, June 19, 2009

{ Father’s Day Gift Idea }

1 Box of Whoppers and some paper =
I have been ‘trying’ to get these done for the last 4 days but finally found some time today to get them put together. I should have done them when I found the ideas earlier this month. Oh well at least I got them done right? (I made 3: one for Dad & two for G-pa’s) 
They only take about 15 minutes, so if you have a box of Whoppers, some scrapbook paper/cardstock & the time to watch a short video tutorial then you can make this quick and cute little gift. If I can do it anyone can. :)
The Whopper box idea I got from this Blog and the Shirt & Tie Tutorial from this BlogI just combined the 2 together.
Don’t know if this will help or not but here are my paper measurements for the Box O’ Whoppers:
*Tan Cardstock: This is the paper that says Happy Fathers Day DAD, this paper I ran through the printer: 8 1/4 x 3 inches (cut 2)
*Green Cardstock: 5 1/2 x 12 you may have to add a little sliver in the back I did but that’s no biggie.
*Plaid Paper: 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 I just butted up the edges of the plaid paper that wraps around the box to the shirt paper. 
Clear as mud? Good :)
Paper Shirt & Tie Video Tutorial found here.
Have a Super Fabulous Father’s Day Weekend!
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

{ Pottery Barn Book Love }

I love a good book and when I checked out one of these from our local library I  knew I had to get them for myself. 
So with some $ burning a whole in my pocket I purchased these Pottery Barn books from Amazon. (used of course, see I’m all about recycling :)
The most I paid for any of them was $3.00 and the least $1.99. I think for all the them I paid around $23 smackers & that includes the shipping! Ya can’t go wrong with a bargain like that. They are older books but the ideas from Pottery Barn never change, plus the books are in awesome condition so I’m glade I took the plunge.

Thank you Baltimore County Public Library, this Oregonian loves this book.
And I have to say Thank You to Arah for giving me the lowdown on this little Snack container cutie. Can you say Wal-Mart for $6.00 please? :)
Well I better get finished cleaning the house, my Mom is coming today!
 Have a Fabulous Day!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

{ I ♥ Tassels }

I have this bloggy friend Jo who bought some Peonies from my Etsy store and when I realized that she had an Etsy store of her own I couldn't help myself, I approached her with the idea of doing a little trade. I'd make her some Pressed Peonies and she a Tassel for me well she is such a good sport because she said YES!!
And here is my Lovely Tassel!!

I was so excited when she finally arrived, I mean look at it next to my bedding!!!
And she even looks awesome at night ;)
So THANK YOU JO!! I truly love it, and ladies, you really should check out her Etsy store BeesandFleurdelis she's got some awesome tassels in there.
Jo I hope you don't mind that I ahem "borrowed" your tassel picture. :)
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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

{ Framed Fruit - Dollar Tree Style }

Well if any of you know me AT ALL, you know I love a bargain and when I saw The Happy Homebody frame out a pear I pretty much knew my kitchen needed something similar. 
So I ran to my local Dollar Tree and found a styrofoam lemon and used one of my clearance frames from Wally World, plus some really old card stock from my day's of 8 1/2x11 scrap-booking.
 I used my handsaw to cut them in half, then broke out my trusty glue gun and glued those babies onto the card stock & there you have it cute kitchen decor! 
I mean seriously it's sooooo flipping cute & e.a.s.y.!!
Tally for Lemon Art $3.75
Then while looking at lemons this apple caught my eye as well as this frame, total cost for this baby $2.25. I know they are nothing fan-ta-bulous but they add a little bit of cheeriness to my very blah kitchen.  
I used embossed dot card stock on both displays, which I will probably replace with some fabulous paper one of these days but I'll have to go out of town to find some.. :)

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

{ Winners }

First off THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all your sweet comments seriously I couldn't ask for better bloggy friends :)

Now onto why you are all here in the first place:
who are the 4 winners.....
1-Sweetfunkyvintage #77
2- Sarah Stephens #1
3- Orchardviewcottage #103
4- Victoria #41
Okay ladies just email me at eoberrys@gmail.com with your flower wishes and I'll get to work!
What kind of flower do you want?
Fabric Color, jumbo sized, on a pin back, hair clip, or with a headband, sophisticated or more whimsical...The choice is yours, I hope to hear from you soon!
If I don't hear from the winners within 3 day's new winners will be drawn in your place.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

{ Giveaway! }

Today has been one of the crappiest days that I have had in a long time. If only I had the ability to be perfect then I bet I wouldn't have days like these. But in light of all the drama that surrounds me I have to brush myself off and keep going as this post here is
And you all know how I work my 100's... I give stuff away.
4 Winners will be chosen and the 4 of you that win get to pick
the fabric colors
& flower of your choice.
Do you want a jumbo flower?
How about
a cluster of 3?
Pin back, headband or alligator clip?
The decision is yours,

all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog,
easy as pie!
Winners will be drawn on Sunday
now go tell your friends & good luck!

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