Don’t Forget!

July 1, 2010

We’ve moved!

Remember to update your readers, too!  Just copy and paste the new URL into your reader to stay up-to-date on all the new Hello Leelo posts!

Thanks, guys and gals!!

Say, “Hello!” to the New Leelo

June 28, 2010

That’s right, folks — We’ve moved!  Brickabrack is now, Hello! Leelo.

Come on over and have a looksie

GIVEAWAY: Chalkboard Frame Winner!

June 24, 2010

Again, thanks to all who participated in our first, ever giveaway!!

You all had such sweet comments, I really appreciate all the encouragement!

It looked like many of you thought of great uses for the chalkboard, but there can only be one winner.

Thanks to, that winner is…

A sweet victory for a dear friend — Congrats, Megan!

As more of my crafts are posted on the virtue blog, I’ll host more giveaways so keep your eyes open.

Happy Thursday!!


June 24, 2010
Thank you all who participated in our first giveaway!!
I will make sure to announce the winner no later than 12:00 pm today!

Happy Thursday!

GIVEAWAY: Chalkboard Frame

June 23, 2010

That’s right, readers!  I’m launching our first GIVEAWAY!

You all have been so supportive of my endeavors and I wanted to do a little something to say, “THANKS!”

Back in February I was asked by Cathe to do a guest post over at the Virtue site. (if you haven’t added it to your reader, you should). I was sick and wasn’t able to make the shoot, but I was so anxious to see how the photos and project turned out. My post went up yesterday and I was so thrilled with the result!

So, today I’m giving away my project!

If you’d like to add this fun chalkboard picture frame to your lovely home, here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment below.
2) Make sure to include your name and email address so I can contact you if you win.
2) Please only comment once — multiple entries will not be counted.
3) Contest closes on Thursday at 8:00 am PST — that’s a WHOLE 24 hours, peeps!
4) The winner will be announced by 12:00 pm PST on Thursday.

Good luck.


Women of the Well Craft Day

June 22, 2010

This past weekend I had the privilege of doing a step-by-step DIY for the Women of the Well craft/cooking day. 

The girls really loved getting creative with the projects.  Adding tape here and there to create unique designs on the glass.

I even showed the girls some other fun projects you can do with the chalkboard paint.  Here’s how to cover up an ugly lumber yard logo with the paint.  Now you have a repurposed and custom mug to give as a gift for keep for yourself.

It was such a blast — Thanks girls!

Happy Tuesday!

Weekend Recap in Pictures

June 21, 2010

This past weekend was full of so many fun and creative adventures, I didn’t want it to end!

Thursday and Friday, we celebrated Alex’s brother’s birthday.  Thursday night we went to Houston’s.  It is an amazing eatery with American style food.  Amber and I shared a veggie burger and it was the best veggie burger I have ever had in my life.  You must try this restaurant out!

Alex and I got Chris a gift card, but we wanted to make it a little special.  I printed out the template for the bow tie gift boxes from Paper Crave, and put his gift card inside.  It was extremely easy and really fun to make.

{paper crave gift box}

Friday night, we went out to Memphis — another great restaurant.  Then we went to see Toy Story 3.  It was fantastic and I loved it!

Saturday morning, I was hating life.  I woke up sooooo early!  But I was like a little jumping bean when I arrived at the flower market.  So many flowers! Creswell, Caitlyn and I went crazy buying tons and tons of flowers.

{photo by alex creswell}

Then I went straight from the flower market to a craft day with some of the girls from my church.  Tiffany, one of the sweet women I work with, invited me to do a craft for their Women of the Well bible study.  I had done this particular craft back in February for the Virtue blog at Harvest — it should be posted in the next month or so, and Tiffany wanted me to do it again for their girls.

{women of the well craft/cooking day}

Sunday was Father’s Day — you all knew that though, right?

We went to my Dad’s church, The Well in Oak Valley.  It was a great service and a good time of worship with close family and friends.  We then got to hang out with Alex’s parents for the evening and enjoyed long conversations and good food.

I also enjoyed making cards using some Martha Stewart clip art to make cards for both my dad and Alex’s dad.

{father’s day cards}

So, that was my fun, creative, crafting weekend!  I hope you had just as much fun as I did!

Happy Monday!

Quaker Wedding Certificates

June 17, 2010

I was completely inspired by this post from Once Wed.   How adorable is that marriage certificate?!

I search, researched and discovered that it is a Quaker marriage certificate. It is a Quaker wedding tradition to have a marriage certificate.  In fact, in a Quaker wedding there is no officiant. Instead, all the wedding guests sign the certificate of marriage. Most of these certificates required 7 – 10 days to complete due to the intricate decoration.

While I’m in full support of an officated wedding, I do think it’s a sweet tradition that could be implemented into a modern day wedding.

Why not hire a calligrapher to make one for you, like Chelsea? Or a snazzy graphic designer will killer penmanship, like Jonna?

Happy Thursday!

How to: Fold a Picnic Blanket

June 16, 2010

Next week our bible study group is planning on having a summer picnic.  Naturally, the event planner in my head is swarming with ideas for fun summer picnic ideas from games, to food, to decor.

I went for a gander at good ‘ol Martha Stewart and found a really unqiue project that totally had me swooning…

This is just your ordinary picnic blanket folded into a picnic basket!  How perfect is that?!

Come to the park with your picnic blanket and basket all in one.  Set aside the food and un ravel your basket to reveal a picnic blanket.

The unfortunate down side?

I found Martha Stewart‘s tutorial to be rather confusing, so I looked up a video on how to fold a box out of paper and it was pretty much dead on.


Don’t forget to check out Martha’s amazing 60 Days of Summer ideas.

Oh, and happy summer!!

Oh La La

June 15, 2010


Have you seen the new “Oh la la” collection at Shabby Apple?  It’s absolutely to-die-for!  


How adorable would any of these dresses be for a rehearsal dinner? Or how about a French themed Bachelorette party?! 

Bonjour!Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

A night out with my girls, red lipstick, french pastries, and a cute dress?! Count me in! 

Heureux Tuesday, Amis!