Monday, December 10, 2012

Costa Rica Vacation

Merry Christmas!!!

Hope everyone is ready for the holidays.  Who has finished shopping for gifts?  Not me.  Got a late start this year.  Usually, I'm way ahead.  We had a trip the week after Thanksgiving and so that put me a little behind.  

Well, I am about to start up the mixer.  I make lots of candies for Christmas.  I make Divinity, Glass candy, chocolate covered pretzels, Sugar cookies, Fudge, Peanut Brittle.  I just came back from the grocery store and will start tonight.  What kinds of candy/goodies do y'all make for Christmas.  I would love to hear the different ideas people have.

Below are a few pictures from our vacation in Costa Rica.  

Have a Merry Christmas!  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wood Floor Repair

 Hi Everyone,

It has been waayyy too long!  How is everyone doing today?  We have been great, but busy.  I think everyone stays busy these days.  I am so glad yall have not forgotten about us.  We love doing and making and creating all kinds of crafts.  But every now and then we come across something that actually might help someone.  For instance, I have been putting off working on my wood floors since Hurricane Ike stripped some of the stain off or when my kids scrap something across it and scratched it.  Things like that.  Well below, I have demonstrated, using a product from Lowes that I found and have been looking at for a while, but too scared to try it.  It's made by Homax.  Its a Wood Stain Marker Pen.  
Here is my wood floor before I stain it with the Wood Stain pen

After I have marked on the floor with my pen.  I let it sit for just
a few seconds.  If you want it darker, reapply it.

I am marking on my floor with the pen

This is the pen I used.  There are different colors to choose

After you mark it, just wipe off with a cloth or paper towel.
This is the finished area.  See the difference?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Neglecting Our Crafts

Ok, so Kristine and I have been AOL. Sorry! Starting back in July I have really been busy redoing a rent house with help from my children. I am still at it!! Also, I have neglected my craft room, poor thing. It has been more of a, "Where do I put this" kind of thing. Yep! It ends up going into the craft room. It had reached a point that I couldn't even get to my desk. So,  the week before Easter, I had a brainstorm to rearrange that room. Over time I had collected Recollections storage shelves from Michael's. My DH put them together for me. I took everything out of the room and put the storage box/shelves in the room. I, then, realize that family was coming in for Easter, so I had to quickly put everything back in. It all looks a lot better, but the desk is still cluttered. As soon as I finish the rent house and the craft room, I will get back to posting cards, etc.
Kristine has been busy with selling AvoCare, running a dance studio, caring for 5 children, and looking for another part-time job. So, she, too, has been bogged down with life at the momemt. Hopefully, the both of us will get back soon to what we really like to do-scrapbook, make cards, quilt, etc.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hey Yall,

Here is a quick video on some vinyl I needed to do for my dance studio.  Everyone seems to think the door is locked and they keep pulling on it, just not hard enough.  So I thought I would make a quick sign for the door.  Maybe this will help them realize it is not closed or locked.


The 2 Pink Ladies

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Fresh Start

Hello everyone,

This is a post for My Pink Stamper January 2012 Fresh Start Blog Hop.  You can see her blog here at 

Here is a quick and easy goody bag I made using the Happily Ever After and Going Places Cartridges.  This is a project I made for the family we are working for to help build them a house.  We will be selling cookies in these bags to help raise more money.  

Don't ya just love my "cookies"?  LOL!  I was just trying to make it look good.  :)

Hazel and Kristine
The 2 Pink Ladies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to share some information my sister-in-law is passionate about.  Below explains what this is about.  We would so appreciate if you could take time to read through this.  If you can, we would appreciate any donations sent to the address below to help with this family in need.  Thank you so much.

The 2 Pink Ladies

December 21, 2011

Heritage Builders 1511 S Main St Lindale TX 75771 903-571-8001 

To Whom It May Concern:

We have been made aware of a local Lindale family who has an urgent housing need. We recently visited this family’s home to attempt basic repairs and have determined that the home is beyond repair and poses a significant health and safety risk to this family of six. Some of the conditions we found in the home are no central heat or air, no working cooktop or oven, rotted flooring, and mold which we feel has led to a severe respiratory problem with the youngest child. Our main concern at this point is for the health and safety of this family of six. To repair this small home would not be cost effective. Our organization has begun a campaign to give a home to this hard working family who otherwise has no financial means of improving their current living conditions. We have designed a modest home and have asked all of our subcontractors who have been blessed with work during these hard economic times to donate their time, talents or materials to this project. In doing this, we will be able to construct this home for a fraction of the normal cost. We are now seeking the assistance of local organizations or individuals to help meet the remaining financial need of approximately $45,000.00. Our goal is to begin construction within 30 days.

Donations can be dropped off at either location:

Heritage Builders 1511 S Main St First Baptist Church Van St Attn: Lesa Bell

Please feel free to contact Bill Andreason @ 903-571-8001 0r Lesa Bell @ 903-920-6363 with any questions.
Thank you for your consideration of our request. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Bill Andreason Heritage Builders

If at all possible, so that we may plan our event better, please let us know your decision by December 31, 2011, if not donations will be accepted after the 31st.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Here is a video I made (and my daughter) about Smash Books.  I ordered them from Amazon.  I love that site!

The 2 Pink Ladies

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Hope everyone had a great & safe new years.  We did.  We had most of our family together with us.  There are a couple who live outside the state so, they were not able to come celebrate with us.

Well, this is a new year.  I am hoping it is a new year for us too on our blog.  We are going to need to set a "resolution" for keeping our blog up to date more often.  We just got so busy last year.  We had family in hospital and it took a lot of time out of our crafting.  But it's much better and we are all on the road to a great year.

I will try and post more videos and projects.  My mom will fit in as she can.  She and my dad are still working on that darn rent house.  But they are almost done.  YAY!

So, I hope to hear from you more often, as I post more videos and projects.

Have a great year everyone!

The 2 Pink Ladies