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!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Veruca's Vintage Giveaway!

Hey friends! I am here with another awesome giveaway for you guys!
Donna of Veruca's Vintage Treasures (Click here) is sponsoring this one!
"Veruca's Vintage Treasures was created because I wanted to share my love of "lost" things with everyone, and because I truly believe that if you enjoy these things too, and want them in your home, then you should be able to buy them at reasonable prices. I see beauty and potential in things that most people would walk right by or throw away. Upcycling is a love of mine, so I also have plenty of items in my shop that I've rescued and made beautiful again! Verucas Vintage Treasures has a little bit of everything vintage. Collectible items, handbags, and lots of unique, vintage home decor. I love the Shabby Chic style of decor, and have an entire category dedicated to it in my shop. Temporarily, I also feature my handmade items. Lots of framed mixed media, mini albums, and brag books."
Here are a few of my favorite things in her shop right now!
Super Shabby Repurposed Antique Door - Wall hanging Coat Rack
Vintage Upcycled Syroco Wall Scones - Midnight Chic
Large Upcycled White Shabby Chic Mirror
Shabby Upcycled Wall Cabinet - Key Cabinet and Chalk Board
Isn't this adorable?! I love the chalkboard!
Vintage Carrilite Blue Suitcase
I love this suitcase! It is such a fun color for summer decor too!
Donna is giving away a $20 gift certificate to her shop! Here is her info:

Shop link:

Here are the ways to enter (please leave one comment per entry):
1. You must go to Veruca's Vintage Etsy ( and comment with one item you love. (mandatory)
2. You must be a follower of OhhBaby Designs
3. Share this giveaway on facebook.
4. Like Veucas Vintage's page on facebook.
5. Like OhhBaby Designs on facebook (link to the right>).
6. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest.
7. Blog about this giveaway.
8. Tweet this giveaway
9. If you can come up with some other really creative way to draw attention to the giveaway, shoot leave a comment and if its kosher I will count it!
 In honor of the giveaway, Donna has decided to offer a 15% discount off of your order! All that you need to do is use the coupon code: OHHBABY15 when ordering.

The Giveaway will end on Friday, April 27th!Good luck!

Friday, April 20, 2012

dgordon Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner for the dgordon giveaway!

And the winning comment is.....

Email me at ohhbabydesigns(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, address, and phone number so I can get your info over to Deb! Congratulations!

And a special thanks to Deb for sponsoring this giveaway! Check out her Etsy Shop! Don't forget that you get a 10% discount! All that you need to do is use the coupon code: SPRINGTIME when ordering.

I will be sharing another giveaway with you all tomorrow! Be excited! :) Happy Friday.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Thursday: Family Tree

Its DIY Thursday!

Today I used vinyl to make a cute family tree for a bare wall in our kitchen! This project took me...maybe 5 minutes! Head on over to EAD Designs to see how I did it!
***ALSO!! Don't forget that today is the last day to enter the dgordon giveaway! I will choose the winner tomorrow afternoon, so get busy!***

Monday, April 16, 2012

Giveaway #1: dgordon!

Hello lovelies!

I am getting ready to kick off some super exciting giveaways as a way to say thank you to my wonderful readers that I L-O-V-E so much! Today is the first one and I am giddy to share it with you! And jealous that you are going to get it!

I stumbled across this ADORABLE Etsy shop a couple of weeks ago and had to tell you guys about it! The shop is called “dgordon” (direct link: www. and is a lovely collaboration between Deb and her father! They create handmade, hand built ceramic pottery, with an earthy look and feel. Lots of texture and all hand glazed too! I am IN LOVE with some of their items! Here are my favorites:

Coral Lotus Ceramic Ring Holder Bowl

Ceramic  Forever Ring Holder Engagement Ring Holder
Wouldn't this be an AWESOME bridal shower or wedding gift?! I am in love.

TWO Ceramic Owls  Seconds Sale

Or how about this BEAUTIFUL sushi set?! I don't even like sushi and I want it!
Ceramic Sushi Set Water Lily with Flower

Coral Damask Bowl

I could go on all day. Their shop is amazing. And I think I want one of everything! So now on to the really fun part! Deb has agreed to give one of my lucky readers this set of 5 itty lace hearts ring bowls. And I am very jealous! But happy for you!

Here are the ways to enter (please leave one comment per entry):
1. You must go to dgordon's Etsy (www. and comment with one item you love. (mandatory)
2. You must be a follower of OhhBaby Designs
3. Share this giveaway on facebook.
4. Like dgordon's page on facebook.
5. Like OhhBaby Designs on facebook (link to the right>).
6. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest.
7. Blog about this giveaway.
8. Tweet this giveaway
9. If you can come up with some other really creative way to draw attention to the giveaway, shoot leave a comment and if its kosher I will count it!

And how perfect are these things for gifts?! Speaking of gifts, Mothers day is coming up! There is a whole Mom section in their shop!

In honor of the giveaway, Deb has decided to offer a 10% discount to you my friends. All that you need to do is use the coupon code: SPRINGTIME when ordering.

The Giveaway will end on Friday, April 20th!Good luck!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Little Shed on the Prairie

Okay its not really on a prairie. Its in the back yard. But for some reason that is what the before pictures made me think of, so that is what you get! Last Saturday (I that I am just now posting from last Saturday) Michael decided that our rusty shed needed a little love.
It really needs a coat of paint, but that is not what we did. It will happen in the future, just not yet!
He decided that it really needed a bit more landscaping around it.
First, he dug around the front and sides the shape of the bed that he wanted. This is easier with a square shovel, but we don't have one, so he made do with the one in the pic!
Here she is with the bed shape dug out.
Then he let me place the plant variety that he bought how I wanted them.
The next step was to get the edges straight in the back and then lay out the edging.
Edging is important! It helps to define the bed and keep weeds and grass out!

He carefully lined the edging along the side of the bed and drive edging steaks into it. This helps to hold it in place.

Here is the other side of the ramp with the edging down.
Next he put down underlayment weed guard. This helps keep the weeds from coming up from the bottom.
He cut holes for the plants (with potting soil under them). Once the plants were in he filled around them with black mulch.

Here is the left side of the shed with the underlayment.
And the finished product!

It made the shed look so much nicer! Someday soon (probably not soon) we will paint it so that it looks better itself, but for now its spruced up by its surroundings!