Lovin' Some Ruche

Hey....so I am totally lovin' this shop....it's been around forever, but I have never checked it out before. I will be checking it out all the time now. Enjoy, and show them some love.  :)



A Little Inspiration

Here's a little inspiration. I know I need a little of that this week. I'm kinda obsessed with graffiti. I really would love to study it but I would need a place to "vandalize" first lol

These first few pictures I found via weheartit.com keyword: graffiti

These next few pictures are of a piece my bff Char and I did for our Senior video...it was so cool. In the video it was a sequence of us painting sped up to about 350% to the tune of the Beatles' Revolution. It was pretty much enjoyable.

I hope you're inspired and you have a fabulous week. By for now lovelies!

100th Post!!!

Wow! In the beginning I never thought we would make it to 100 posts.

We did a price update over on the Etsy shop and you should go over there and check it out.

Here are a few items that will be added sometime next week, they are SUPER cute and we know you will love them.
Krystle made the hot air balloon one! Isn't it adorable??

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Crafty Spring Break!

I hope those who are on spring break are having an amazing and safe time! Krystle and I have been crafting away. I took Wednesday and today off so Krystle (who is actually on Spring Break) could get caught up on some Hello Ladies merch. We had a great day yesterday and I think we are going to knock out a whole bunch of cute things today! Here is a look at what we accomplished yesterday....
Tomorrow (hopefully) there will be some changes ($$$) in the Etsy Shop, so you might want to check that out ..... tomorrow!

Side Note: I think we should totally rent a beach house and have a craft week.................... sounds amazing, I may have to make that happen!


It's my first ever wedding cake!!
check out the whole story on my blog :-)

I hope you're enjoying your week, I am!


Right Around the Corner...

Easter is seriously right around the corner! I must say I am pretty excited about it. Yesterday I was given the honor NAY the privilege of putting together the easter egg hunt for the kids at church!!! We are going to have SO much fun.

With that announcement I felt the need to post some super cute Easter pics to inspire all. ALSO - there is a pretty neat-o post on this blog about chalkboard eggs.....

Anywho - here are some pics and I will be back with a post about our New Moon Party and hopefully some pics of Krystle's wedding cake she made over the weekend! AND Krystle will be coming over to craft with me for a few days......EEEKKKKK super duper excited, we are going to have a blast.
OH~and I've always wondered how in the world people got their Easter eggs so bright, and I hear rumors that it because they use vinegar instead of water.....we'll see!  :)

We're Still Alive!

Hey everyone! All the Hello Ladies have had CRAZY busy weekends, but that means that we will have a super big post coming up real soon! Keep checking back! I'm sure we will get to hear all about Krystle's first wedding cake adventures and the New Moon Midnight release tales from Sarah, Mandy and Jess. Tonight is a Hello Ladies New Moon Party over at Jess' so we will have pics and laughs soon!

A good quote.

One last St. Patty's Day word from me:

"May you's be half an hour in Heaven, before the devil knows you're dead!" -Irish Rovers

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Irish Blessings and Prayers

The St. Patrick's Day fun continues....here are some amazing
Irish Blessings and Prayers....

Irish Blessings and Prayers

Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Wishing you always...

Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire
Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.


May you see God's light on the path ahead

When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall -
You do not walk alone.

The REAL St. Patrick...what a guy!

So...St. Patrick's Day is TODAY.


This is a recent love for a Holiday that I have acquired in the last 3 years or so. My friend Sharon (Sharonius) always used to go out and celebrate St. Patty's like crazy which got me to thinking...what the heck is St. Patty's all about? So, I began to research St. Patrick and found out he was totally an awesome dude. On fire for God like crazy. Here's some interesting "St. Patrick facts":

1. St. Patrick was actually not Irish. He was born in Britain, and he died in Ireland March 17, 461AD.

2. At the age of 14 he was kidnapped by Pirates, sold into slavery, & imprisoned for six years. During this time, he had a dream, given to him by God that he was to be in the ministry.

3. He escaped to France, and joined a monastery.

4. There were 33 documented people raised from the dead by St. Patrick (through the Lord of course), and this is an excerpt from records about the miracles of St. Patrick: "For the blind and the lame, the deaf and the dumb, the palsied, the lunatic, the leprous, the epileptic, all who labored under any disease, did he in the Name of the Holy Trinity restore unto the power of their limbs and unto entire health; and in these good deeds was he daily practiced. Thirty and three dead men, some of whom had been many years buried, did this great reviver raise from the dead, as above we have more fully recorded."

5. Not only was he totally on fire for the Lord, St. Patrick was a great missionary bishop who converted a whole land from paganism, overturning the religion of the druids. He consecrated 350 bishops, erected 700 churches, and ordained 5,000 priests. In less than 30 years the greater part of Ireland was Catholic; St. Patrick so consolidated it in the Christian faith that during the Protestant Revolt Ireland was almost unique in its preservation of the Faith.

See what I mean? It's such an exciting Holiday for me! I love hearing about the great men of God throughout time. Even though its been commercialized and alot of people use the Holiday as an excuse to go out and get sloshed, I like to look at it as an awesome time to see what God did through a man who as completely in love with Him and willing to do whatever it took to tell people about God!

Kiss me I'm Irish!


How I would love to visit your shores someday.....if only I didn't dislike flying so much! :)
I have loved this country since I was a small child, I think I did a research paper on it in the 5th grade. I've just always wanted to go there, maybe it's the castles, or the rich history, maybe the green fields dotted with sheep.....I don't know, but I love it.

(PS - be checking back here all day - we love parties, and today we will be celebrating
St. Patricks Day all day!)

Here are some Ireland pics in honor of St. Patricks Day. 

OH WAIT - that's my brother.... heheheheee - have a fun day everyone!