Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Key Necklace(Evally Jewelry)

 A very simple new necklace I have made......

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Evally Jewelry

A beautiful family necklace with the two keys symbolizing grandchildren and the key hole/flower the grandmother.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

He Carried Us Through....

I wrote a blog post for The Other Way and used this same picture/sentence in it.....I love it and wanted to share it on here as well.

That Blog - http://theotherway5.blogspot.ca/2013/11/he-gives-me-peace.html

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evally Jewelry

Finished up this piece today.......quite a fun one if I do say so myself ;)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

I was pinning on Pinterest(something I love to do) and I came across a stocking stuffer list for, now get this, under $50.......WHAT!!!! Maybe I'm just cheap but no, just no ;)
So here is my list of stocking stuffers that can be found for under $5 and I just have to say there are SOOOOO many other things you can find for little little small amounts of money. Some amazing things on sale or some just really inexpensive fun things. I don't want to turn this into a rant but you have options.....you don't need to spend $100's on a stocking.
Unless, that's the only gift giving you are doing between one another.....then I say it's OK(kinda) ;)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shabby Chic Room Decor(lights)

 I just finished making this beautiful string of lace and lights for my daughters bedroom but I wanted to share with you a few other ways you could decorate with them.
                                                       With curtains
                                                                    In the closet
                                                  On a light fixture
                                                              On a book shelf
               With pictures and other home decor pieces
In and around a bird cage(looks really neat in a bird cage lit up)

The DIY YouTube video....

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY: Birdhouse Ornament

I have been busy today and with good reason.
These birdhouse ornaments need to be done by Thursday and I still have other things to do. So I tackled these today and, as always, I am loving them. They are going to be sold at a home show I am in but secretly I am hoping there will still be some left for my tree :)

                                          Wooden Birdhouses, Paint, Paintbrush, Sandpaper

Monday, November 4, 2013


I was doing a little research for a post I am writing(for The Other Way blog) and I came across this amazing quote from Noah Webster. I love it and am super excited to share it with you.....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Evally Jewelry

A couple new pieces I have been working on......absolutely loving the mixed media, vintage romantic style of these! Not sure if that describes them rightly but it'll do ;)

                                                                                  Poem by Emily Dickinson

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Day

It's been awhile since I have put one of these up :)
Woke up at 5AM to put a roast in our crock pot
Got up at 9:25ish and it was SNOWING!!!
Got myself and my kiddies ready for church
Went to church....a wee bit late
Stayed for quite awhile to visit then....
Out to lunch with our friends(Subway)
Filmed my outfit for my YouTube video(will link it below for you)
Edited and uploaded said video
Finished making supper
Had same lunch friends over for supper
Went, with some friends, to church again then...
Out for coffee :)

Above OOTD is one of the five outfits featured in this video....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

DIY Photowall

I am currently in the process of finishing a photo-wall in our kitchen. The wall needed something and I came accross the idea in one of my magazines so I set to work :)
I decided it was going to be a vacation photo-wall and went through all our vacation pics to find the best ones. Edited them all(well actually I have only done half so far) on PicMonkey and printed them off at Costco. I did all that some time ago but today I finally started my project. I AM LOVING IT!!!
I still have a few more from my first batch to put up then I need to edit and print out the rest so I can add to the ones already up.
I did film this idea for YouTube as well so in the next few weeks I will be putting up a DIY...hope you are all having a great weekend!!! Xo

Friday, October 25, 2013

Decorated Letter

I made this yesterday for a beautiful little girls Birthday present and totally forgot to take a pic of it so this was taken at the Birthday party location and it worked out so much better. I love old windows and the party was at a Tea House that had these beautiful windows!!! :)

*Was told there wasn't enough info on this project.....
In case you are curious, I bought the letter at Michael's(it's wooden), glued the scrapbook paper to it(using multipurpose craft glue), used zig-zag ribbon to cover where the papers met(used stronger glue for this) then added a few embellishments(with the stronger glue). Pretty simple ;)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Evally On Facebook

I just changed my Evally FB page's profile picture to this.....
I wanted to share it with you guys cuz it's sooooo cute....yup, those are my girlies. As you can probably tell it's the same picture as this Blog's header just edited differently.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Evally Jewelry

Oh my goodness, I LOVE these necklaces!!!! So happy with how they turned out. You can't see but the bead part on each necklace is only on the bottom portion of the necklace. Attached to it is fine silver chain which, I personally think, finishes them off nicely.

I'm just gonna add, in case any of you are interested, I have a jewelry page on FB
and I share less artsy pictures of my creations there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A New Adventure

Hey people ;)
I am not going to say too much as I am going to direct you to a blog that will explain things further.
I have joined with 4 dear friends on a God directed adventure that involves us opening up our lives
to you.....kinda scary ;) but very exciting.

Below is a link to my first blog post on The Other Ways BlogSpot so if you are curious please have
a looksie. It is an introduction to myself and, like I said above, there are four other girls so their
introductions can be found on the blog as well.


We have many other social media sites that we are using to share and connect with you so have a
look at what we are doing and maybe even follow a few things ;)


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Other Way

What an appropriate title for this video ;)

 I could try to explain what all this is about but instead just check out the video and our links below it(on YouTube) to a few other social media sites we have started.       Xo TinaMarie

Sunday, October 13, 2013


It is important to give thanks in all circumstances!
Happy Thanksgiving All :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

More Shabby Chic Dream Catchers!!!

Went a little crazy on the dream catchers yesterday but I am doing them up for my girlies bedrooms and these ones are going to be in a cluster hanging from the ceiling(thanks Jess). So I need a few of them....there will be 6 of them when I am done and putting them up ;)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Evally Jewelry

Sept has been crazy busy for me so it has been awhile since I have sat down and made jewelry. Well, yesterday I did just that and below is one of the pieces I made. It has already sold and I have been commissioned to do another :) so I may make a few more of them after that.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Spokane Girls Trip

I did a mini vaca/road trip with my girlfriends this past weekend and it was GREAT!!!
We had an amazing time sight seeing, shopping, eating out and even driving(we sang a lot). In fact, it was so enjoyable, on the drive home we were already planning our next trip to Spokane.
We stayed at The Davenport Towers in downtown and really enjoyed ourselves....being right in the center of things and being able to walk everywhere was perfect. The hotel itself was lovely and it will be where we book for any and all future trips to Spokane!
Anyway, that all being said, here are a few pics from my amazing trip ;)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

My "Not So Shabby" Shabby Chic Frame

I made this beautiful frame for my daughters bedroom.....my plan is to hang a few hooks in the middle so she can hang her necklaces on them. Don't worry, when her room is coming together I WILL share pictures with you guys but just so you know we haven't even started to paint yet. It might be awhile ;)
Anyways, I painted two separate frames and attached them with a glue anything kinda glue(available at Micheal's) and attached the flowers and letter A with that same glue. The paint I used was Martha Stewart brand.....her colors are gorgeous! And if your curious on specifics I used Pea Shoot and Couscous. My plan was to distress the edges and whatnot but I did not....I still think that would look good and may eventually but it also looks good as is. So excited to get it up on a wall!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shabby Chic Room Decor(Decorated Letter)

This was made yesterday for a special little girls Birthday present and I wasn't sure how much she would like it as she is turning 7 and, well, you know how it is....but as it turned out she loved it, even gave it a hug. 
That aside, I love it and can't wait to make a few more....there are some little girls birthdays coming up so I definitely will be making more.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shabby Chic Dream Catcher

I was getting my craft on today with a few friends and finished this gorgeous dream catcher.....I was never a fan of them until I saw a beautiful shabby chic one on Pinterest. This one(along with a few others I intend to make) is going into my daughters room and I am so excited to share pics with you guys once they are!!! Xo

Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to School Pics

 Our mini, morning of, back to school photo shoot...

Above: my baby going into grade one....
Below: a couple sister shots....

Monday, August 12, 2013


I found this on Kari's blog
www.struggletovictory.com in the
Oct 2012 and Nov 2012 archive....
it is in a 5 part series on
Commitment :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Crazy Hair Day

My girlies are attending VBS this week....vacation Bible school, and
it was crazy hair day so I attempted a couple bird nests. Super easy to
do......just backcombing, hairspray, bobby pins and a bird. I also used
some lace and twine.
How To:
Make a pile of backcombed hair on the top of the head and use bobby pins to secure it all in place. In the center of that pile use a couple bobby pins to create a dip then place a bird in that dip. The birds I used had clips on them so they just clipped right into place, if your bird does not have a clip just glue a clip onto it the night before to give it time to dry. On the left girls hair I used a couple bobby pins and put some small pieces of twine in the nest as well as a piece of lace and on the right girls hair I wrapped the entire nest in twine and lace. Super cute!