Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Patriotic Dots!

I've been wanting to dotty up this travel case for years and I finally did it!
So quick and easy and it makes me smile!
Shelley gave me this adorable yo yo clown doll a while ago and I thought the case and doll should be together!
One of my earliest memories is playing with a yo yo clown.  I gave him a bath and sprayed him well with Scotch Gard before putting him on the porch.
He kind of has a hard time sitting up.    He's not scary- is he?  
The case and doll are on the porch for now- helping me feel proud to be an American.
*Prayer request*
Friends, my hubs and I have been going through some very deep and troubled waters with our boys.  
Some days, I feel as though my heart is broke in two.  
I don't want to put any details out here in public but you can e mail or facebook message me if you'd like.  
In the meantime, please lift us up to the Lord and send me a cyber hug!
Thank you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Framed Wreath

Ta-da!  I tried adding a bow/other embellishments to the wreath but they seemed to take away from the yo yos so I just left it plain.  I gave it several thin coats of Scotchgard before hanging.  I wish I had thought of that with my porch yo yo table mat!
I took a bunch of porch pics on a partly sunny day to eliminate shadows but they turned out a bit muddy looking.  Oh well.  I'll keep trying.
See my new bush on the porch?
It's an Endless Summer Hydrangea!  (My mother's day present!)
I will plant it somewhere in the front of the porch.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Patriotic Yo Yo Wreath!

Hello blog friendies!  I'm tellin' ya, I've gone yo yo crazy!

I've been making red, white and blue yo yos for months in order to make this wreath!
I wanted it up by Memorial day but I didn't quite make it.
It's still not hanging on the porch because I want to spray it with Scotch Guard first and I don't have any.
I'll show it again when it's in the frame on the porch!