Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fun Stuff and an Exciting Day at Our House!

My biggest little guy headed out the door this morning for his first day of kindergarten!  He was so very excited!  I just don't know where the last 5 years went!  Wow!
Today, I thought I'd share with you something fun that came in the mail this week!  I recently used Picasa to create this collage of some of my favorite photos I had taken for different blog posts.   I then uploaded it to and ordered business cards, a poster and stickers!  It was so very easy to do!  I just received everything in the mail!  So fun!
I picked up this frame with mat at a thrift store some time ago for $4!  I knew I would find a good use for it.  When I ordered my poster, I chose the size specifically for this frame.  I now have a nice, professional looking sign for my space at the shop and it only cost me a few dollars!  Yay!
I was busy all of last weekend with a wedding and then a company picnic at Lac de' Fleur.  We have one last wedding this coming weekend!  I am anxious to get out to some estate sales and thrift stores...maybe Friday!  I'm having withdrawals!  Surely some of my blog buddies have been out treasure hunting and have some fabulous finds to share?  I'm off to take a look!  I'm hoping it will tie me over until I get to go do some shopping for myself!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit today!  I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Best Wishes and Blessings,


  1. how sweet, Amanda! We start school a week from today. I'm a little torn on how I feel about it! Your little guy looks just like your hubby! :)
    Your cards are GORGEOUS! those will be so nice to have for your biz. have a great day!!

  2. Oh Me Oh My...Time does go by quickly doesn't it... : ) I love your collage prints...I use Picasa all the time and have messed around with collages...But have never been able to achieve this look...How did you get the Transparent center....I am sure it is something I have just overlooked... I do tend to do that often... : )

  3. Hi Amanda, your little guy is adorable, they grow up so fast! Love those postcards, they did a fantastic job!! xoxo Debra

  4. How exciting for your little melancholy for you, I'm sure. The business cards there something special I need to look for on Picasa? I have never used that site? Thanks a million, Amanda

  5. Morning Amanda,
    Your lil boy is just adorable, so cute! Big day for him and you!
    The time does fly, mine is almost
    34 now! Cherish those years.........

    Your cards came out beautifully,
    very nice............
    hope they help to bring you lots of business hon.
    Blessings, Nellie

  6. Love your new cards and poster you made on vistaprint! I haven't been able to figure out how to do a collage like that yet on picasa. Maybe is it on piknic? Looks great!


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