Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY Thursday: Office Chandelier

Hey loves!

I know, I have been so bad lately. I just feel like I have so many irons in the fire and the blog just sometimes falls by the wayside. But I literally have a camera FULL of projects to show you! For now, I wanted to direct you to a little DIY Thursday lovin' over on the EAD Designs blog!

Pop on over there to see the process behind this little beauty!
I am referring to the chandelier on the wall. Not the totally organized office that I have yet to show you. I am so sorry! Coming soon, I promise!

Love ya!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Thursday: Bible Verse Wall Quote

Its DIY Thursday!

I FINALLY was able to hang my little sister's Bible verse on her wall! We gave it to her for Christmas! But it looks so awesome I don't even care! :) Be sure to head on over to EAD Designs to see more!
Love you guys!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mystery Hostess Party!

Today is the last day to shop and enter the Thirty-One mystery hostess party!

CLICK HERE to shop, in case you missed it! (See official rules on previous post)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thirty-One Mystery Hostess Party!

Hey friends! So you remember how I mentioned a new business venture like oh...a billion times? Well here it is! As of mid-April, I am an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts!

I am not sure how much that you know about our company, but it is a Christian company that's mission is to celebrate, encourage and reward wonderful women! I have only been selling it for a month and already it is changing my life! We sell amazing handbags, organizational products, functional totes and cute accessories!

 We just came out with a super fun new Spirit Collection, too! Makes me anxious for football weather!
 And how about this fun new summer print, Minty Chip! I love love love it!

So, here is the fun part! I decided to have an online party just for my OhhBaby Designs readers! (And their friends). The best part is, one of you will get all of the hostess benefits from the party! (You can view them here) This includes lots of FREE stuff! :) Here is how to get your name in the hat for the benefits!

1. View the catalog (HERE) and find some fun things that you want. There is a special where for every $31 that you spend, you can get the All-In-One Organizer for $5
2. Shop the party online (HERE)
3. Spend at least $31 and you will be automatically entered. Please provide your email address when ordering so that I can contact you. (it wouldn't hurt to leave it as a comment on here too!)
4. If you want more than one entry, share this page with all of your friends! If anyone that you share with orders at least $10 worth, you will get another entry. All you need to do is comment on here with their names.
5. If you book a party (it can just be online if you are out of the area), you will get a special gift from me!

***I will be closing the Party and choosing the hostess on May 30th!***

Also, if you are not in the area, you will probably want to have your products direct shipped to you. It is much less expensive than shipping it to me first and will arrive much faster!

With Father's Day coming up, I would highly encourage you to check out the men's products! The Textured twill fabric is a hit, as are the men's wallets! Also there are some excellent summer solutions as well!

Also, if any of you are interested in starting your own business, whatever the reason, I would LOVE to talk with you about the opportunity! Just let me know :)

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grandaddy Hudson

Hey friends! SO sorry that I have been scarce lately. I have been giving a lot of time and energy to my new business venture (post on that coming soon) and trying to spend as much time as possible with my sweet Grandaddy. 

He has been fighting the battle with lung cancer since October, and 3ish weeks ago, we were given the news that it had spread to his liver. Those next weeks were filled with a lot of love and round the clock care for him, and then Friday morning he went home to be with Jesus and with my grandmother, who he lost when my mom was eleven. Here is a photo of us with him on our wedding day, almost exactly 2 years ago (the 22nd was our Anniversary).
We all knew where he was going when he passed, but it had still been so hard to let him go. His final night here on the earth, my sister and sister-in-law sat by his bed singing him his favorite hymns. Also, for Christmas 2010, I made him a jar of memories that I collected from all of the members of our family. I wrote them each on a piece of paper and put them in a ball jar so that he could pull out one at a time and read them. He loved that jar. My mom and her sister (and other family members that were there) pulled those out and read each one to him, one by one. They said that he smiled as they shared precious memories with him.

He had a beautiful life. He fell in love with my grandmother and had 6 children with her. He served our country both in the Navy and the Air Force. He lost my grandmother to cancer when his children were very young, and met Jeanette, the grandmother that I have known in my life (in the photo above). He had so many grandchildren that I lost count of us. And he lived for the Lord, the most important legacy that we can leave. 

I remember when I was little, he used to bring us fresh vegetables and I would help him clean and prepare them. He loved to garden. I also remember his smile and his laugh and how he always made me so happy. I remember the silly way that he used to ring the doorbell 4 million times when he came. It was only him that did that. There are so many things that I remember that I will not write here, or else this post would go on forever. But the best memory that I have, the one that I will hold on to forever, was from last Sunday. It was before he had progressed too far that he was not coherent. I had been to his house visiting with him and was leaving to go to the grocery store. I leaned over to kiss him, he kissed me and then looked in my eyes and said "I love you. SO much." It was the last coherent sentence that I ever heard from him, and I will treasure it in my heart always.

My uncle Darryl was supposed to be baptized on May 20th. My grandfather passed away on May 18th. It was very important for him to know that his children would all meet him in heaven someday and he really wanted to be there. So as a family, we decided to baptize my uncle at his funeral, as a way to honor him. It was such a beautiful thing. 

Now I ask that you would pray for peace and comfort for my family. Especially my mom and her siblings. Now that the hustle and bustle of the funeral has passed, they have to face taking care of all of his earthly matters, which as any of you that have lost someone know, is very hard to do while you are grieving. I leave you with this beautiful quote from a story that my sweet, sweet Grandaddy wrote:

"A better life is not necessarily how much money you have, or how big the house is where you live, how fancy your car is, or even your friends, but how you present yourself to others, how compassionate you are, and how thankful you are."-Harold A. Hudson

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Veruca's Vintage Giveaway Winner!

Hey friends! So sorry that I did not do this giveaway winner announcement until just now. I have a million reasons, but the biggest one is that we have a very sick member of my family and I have been trying to spend more time with him. And with school and work and my new busines venture (another post about that another day)

But enough excuses. Here is your winner!

Congratulations Michelle! Please email me at ohhbabydesigns (at)gmail(dot)com so that I can get you your gift certificate!

The rest of you, I love you! Please bare with me if the posts are sparse for a little bit :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Thursday: File Cabinet Reveal!

Its DIY Thursday!

I FINALLY revealed the finished File Cabinet that I have been recovering with vinyl! Here is a little before and after, but be sure to head on over to EAD Designs to see more! much better!