Look what I made!

This is one of those reality check posts. Before I dispel all of your beliefs about me I had to show you what I ‘created’ last week.  Can you believe it?
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I wish I could provide you with a tutorial (wouldn’t that be the best Valentine?) but I have no idea how I made those hearts with my tires.  I was dropping off my daughter to my sister-in-law.  She looked out at her driveway and said, “Oh my, you really are the craftiest person, you made a heart.”  After we had a good laugh, I realized I might be crafty but I would have never noticed what I had done.  It is just like my sister-in-law to notice.  She notices all those special things and is one of my biggest cheerleaders.  I would love to say I made those hearts intentionally for her, but however they miraculously were left there by my tires,  they are for her —-for appreciating all the little things, noticing the details and showering me with praise and love!

I also appreciate all of you that stop by this little blog and leave sweet comments.  Every now and then I get a comment that is just too good—actually too good to be true.    —- THEY FEEL SO GOOD—but at the end of the day us girls have to stick together. So just to keep it real you must first  read about the Fourth of July parade.  I do fess up there and say, “I hope my kids remember the parade when they are old and not that they always had to look for clean socks!” Please realize I only have one -3 year old at home (MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE) and the others 15 and 11 have been left to raise themselves (LOL).  You must also understand that my house is usually messy,  my sister-in-law kept my 3 year old (after I made those snow hearts) so I could clean off my kitchen counter to keep the health department at bay for one more day. My friend has said that after I take all those pretty photos for my blog I should whirl around and give everyone a true picture of what it looks like around the house.  I also rely heavily on the help of my friends and family.  In no way do I try to do it by myself.  My brother even told me my name should be  Cindy “it takes a village”Hopper.  And if you notice I am the most irregular blogger —-letting days (weeks)  pass by in-between posts. 

I am okay with my creative, clean and pretty space in the blog world, even if it doesn’t totally match my life — really both places are beautiful to me! It is not done in an effort to be fake–the qualities are all mine, the good and the bad in both places. 

I hope the things you see here add something special and fun to your life!   I hope you are inspired when you visit here. Putting my ideas out here has truly blessed me, I hope it has you also!  It is always  nice to hear when people enjoy what you are doing!  I do appreciate it when you take the time to say so!—–just remember there is usually more to the story (it will just be our little secret).

22 Responses to “Look what I made!”

  1. Charity Says:

    Thanks for this post – sometimes I read blogs I love, and feel I’m looking at an unreachable standard. I ask myself, “How can these moms have it so together, when just finding a tiny creative space each day is such a challenge for me?” It’s nice to remember that everyone has a whole life under the surface. :0) And I love the hearts!

  2. Carla Says:

    Oh the hearts are unbelievable! How cool is that! My real life is messier then my blog’s too! It’s part of our crafty nature. I usually give my room a deep clean, and slowly watch it get messy again, but I guess that’s the way it’s always going to be. We sure make pretty stuff though! Have a great weekend!

  3. Barbara H. Says:

    Oh how cute!!

  4. Cari Says:

    The hearts are amazing! I wanted to thank you. I stumbled upon your blog about a month ago and I love all your awesome ideas! (My daughter made your flower valentines for her friends this year which were a big hit.) I used to be a crafty person also but, for reasons unknown, my heart hasn’t been in it for quite a while. But you have inspired me and I hope to bring back the old me. This post made me think that it’s because you are not only a creative person but also a real person. Thanks!

  5. Biddy Says:

    i am thoroughly impressed! now i’m totally going to flip my car trying to recreate this the next time it snows here!

  6. nyjlm Says:

    the tire hearts are so wild! glad your sil noticed them.

    Thanks for all you share here.

  7. Annie Says:

    Oh my goodness! That’s so cool.
    Thank you for your blog posts, little or big, messy or tidy. Because of your blog I’ve created memories using your ideas. On the spur of the moment I invited neighborhood kids and parents over for a Christmas storytime back in December. We had so much fun, we’re going to do it again. If I hadn’t come across your blog, I would have never created that memory, so thank you!

  8. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings Says:

    You didn’t have to share your secret but I am glad that you did. The hearts are great and yes you just raised the creativity platform a bit more with those. 😉

  9. Heather Says:

    I have used MANY of your creative ideas with my family and all I can say is, THANK-YOU! I usually don’t leave a comment, but I should, just so you know you have a BIG blog fan in Utah!!

  10. Mdg Says:

    Your blog is one that I go to for inspiration all the time. And, I don’t know how many people I have told “there is this most awesome blog, with the best ideas!”. It’s especially great because there are so many unusual types of crafts here. “Oobleck” being one of my favorites, especially this time of the year! ANd your teacher appreciation ideas are so helpful too! I hope that you keep on bloging and crafting. I’ll keep checking back.

  11. Kim Says:

    COOL! Maybe your car is trying to communicate!

  12. bethy Says:

    i LOVE it!!!!!

  13. Liz Says:

    Yes, thank you for sharing. I knew my kitchen counter top had a long lost twin somewhere…

  14. laeroport Says:

    a post from you always makes my day, Cindy!
    Cheers!
    L

  15. miss chris Says:

    Love your posts, Cindy. And I’ve studied those tracks and still can’t figure out how you did ’em! xo

  16. On the Eastern Journey Says:

    Now I realize my problem – I’m cleaning not creating. Must stop cleaning.

  17. Cat Says:

    That is so funny. I really wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the pics. What a great analogy about your sister in law noticing the tracks– it DOES take a village.

  18. Karen Says:

    That is so cool! I thought you did it in Photoshop.

  19. Monique Says:

    I just wanted to say I am glad your “real” life is messy…………. makes us common folk (hahaha) feel normal .
    Just keep on being creative and remember a creative person is a messy person (it’s in our nature) or so I like to believe.

    Keep it going and go…………….clean those counters🙂

  20. Wendy Says:

    Cindy—You continue to inspire me! I love your non-stop creativity and that you take time to smell the roses!! The tire hearts—How cool is that??? Thank you for being so willing to freely share your ideas! LY!!

  21. sarah Says:

    That’s incredible! The same thing happened in our driveway this winter.

    http://sarahkjensen.blogspot.com/2007/12/happy-new-year.html

  22. Patty Says:

    I’m having trouble finding the link to download the flower. Help!!

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