Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hello blogging world! :) I took the summer off from blogging....was way too busy to keep up with it! LOL I spent the summer painting (painted 3 murals at Tupelo Childrens Mansion in MS) and created VBS tablescapes...a different one each night! Created several parties and now am in the middle of painting murals at our church before the new building opens next week! BUSY BUSY!! I will start blogging again after I finish all this painting...will have more time then! :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I was asked to create 2 Dessert Tablescapes at our church this past weekend for Easter. I was so excited! I love creating dessert tables!!!! I took a TON of pictures...but decided just to post a few! If you want to see more...check me out on facebook under my fan page.. Chocolate Polkadots! :)

This is the upstairs Dessert Table.... I made everything but the cookies and candy!

Close up pic of the downstairs Dessert Table!

Gotta have the YUMMY cakepops! :)

I made these candy jars...the 2 white ones were made from pickle and salsa jars. LOL

Chocolate covered peeps! Or as my sis n law says....Peeps in Pants! LOL

Downstairs dessert table. These were supposed to be outside and together under a tent...but we got rained out....and it's STILL raining..

Thanks to my friends at Hobby Lobby who know me and my daughter by name....for the awesome little fence containers. They were displays and they gave them to me!! WOO HOO!!!!!

These bunnies I made from wooden eggs and candlesticks! Fun!!!!

Another view of the upstairs table..

Found the tree branch outside right before church! :) It had rain droplets on it! PERFECT!! :)

These eggs are decoupaged! Very easy but messy to do! :) Just takes lots of Modge Podge! :) I had to set them up on dessert pedestals to get them higher in the back.

Every Easter table needs carrots right? LOL Love these whimsy carrots! I made them out of fabric and fiberfill and lots of hot glue! :) It made the perfect backdrop for the Peeps in Pants! hehehe

I created these yarn cones pretty fast...I'm going to make more of these in different colors! I love the look of it! The HOP letters are wooden letters that I painted and glued together onto a wood base.

Lots and LOTS of candy! YUM!

Idea Credits: I got the free printables from AmandaParkers Family and the craft thread egg idea from Lucy at CraftBerry Bush!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I am creating some new scripture art! What comes to mind when you hear the verse..."Exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think.." What do you think of? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

The past few days I've been creating some Easter apothecary jars...so fun! I'll post pics soon!!! :)

Do you have any favorite verses that you would love to see painted?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Congratulations to Steffani White !! She was the 1st place winner in the contest last week!! She wins a custom painting!! Congratulations to Kayla Matheny on winning 2nd place!! She gets to choose a free custom 16x20 size painting!!! Thank you so much girls on all of your referrals to the fan page!!! :)

Today (Sunday), Monday and Tuesday ONLY - I am offering FREE SHIPPING on any orders placed for the custom hand painted letters! Check out my etsy shop... www.chocolatepolkadots.etsy.com for different samples of letters. They can be created in any style and any color!! For more pictures ...check out my facebook page Chocolate Polkadots! :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Come join our contest on facebook!!

I'm having a contest over on my facebook page ... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Polkadots/154757111220355 Come check it out!! Get your friends to come "like" my page...and comment that you sent them! The person with the most friends who commented will win a piece of Chocolate Polkadots Artwork!!! :)

Here are some designs I finished yesterday..for sweet Gunnar! This is his striped bedding...LOVE!

This piece is a 24x30 size..will look great on his wall!

Lil' Buckaroo...I'm loving this piece..but then I do like contrasting patterns! :)

His letters to match! I haven't added the brown ribbon yet...oops! :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

House Project Trim Question!!

We are gutting a house that was built in 1912. We are gutting it down to the studs. I have a dilemma. :) I LOVE LOVE white trim around windows..floors and ceilings. My hubby doesn't want to ruin the look of this dark wood that surrounds the pillars. Any opinions out there in blog world on if I can paint all the trim white and leave the pillar section stained like it is?

The white wall in the picture will be coming down. I plan to have chocolate brown walls for the living room which is the first picture. And golden yellow walls for the dining room (the room with the lovely flower wallpaper.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I have been so excited about planning my daughter, Katelyn's 11th birthday party! We wanted to do a combination of Alice in Wonderland and Winter Wonderland. So we called it Katelyn In Wonderland! She had so much fun with her friends! My niece, Taylor, dressed up as Alice in a winter dress and my oldest daughter, Ashlyn, dressed up in her halloween costume as the Mad Hatter! :) I had been thinking up all of this stuff for several months and writing things down...but then I got sick with pneumonia and it all got put on hold! I got better the week before the party and pulled it off in 1 week!!!! LOL I didn't get some things done - but that's life! :)

Jessica from Pen and Paper Flowers (www.penandpaperflowers.blogspot.com) created the printables for me and she did AMAZING!!!!!!!! I LOVED THEM! They were so perfect!!!!

I didn't have much time to get the invites out before the party...so my daughter Ashlyn (the Mad Hatter) played around on the computer and created this invitation! I thought she did an incredible job!! Thank you Ashlyn!! :)

I loved it that one of Kate's friends dressed up as the Queen of Hearts!
The tablescape...

I made the cake stands and centerpieces...aren't they fun? The gingerbread men in the background...made from cardboard and have accents painted on. They have glitter all over them but you can't see them in the pictures. :(
Hard to tell in this picture...but Katelyn is wearing a top hat headband! She was quite adorable! :)
The dessert table....very whimsical and wintery! :) The sign says Winter Frolic..glittery blue letters!
Chocolate covered marshmallows...and yummy cake pops! I made the cake pops in the shape of tree trunks and mushrooms to match the Alice in Wonderland theme! Chocolate dipped Oreos - they had Andes Peppermints on top. Mmmmm!
Real chocolate covered candy canes with sprinkes...but fake chocolate covered strawberries! :)

The keys laying around the tables and attached to the jars...one of my favorite parts! The wax bottles had a sign on it that said "Drink Me" but the picture with it turned out blurry. :(

Ashlyn and Taylor...as Alice and the Mad Hatter! All the girls got their picture taken with them!

Kate's friend came as the Queen of Hearts and her flamingo purse was perfect!!
I found these Alice printables online and stuck them in jars of cards! Jessica from Pen and Paper Flowers made the little Eat Me and Drink Me signs...totally made the table!!! THANK YOU JESSICA!!!!

Again - had trouble with the lighting - but had to include the photos anyway..lol! The punch and hot cocoa had tags that read Pour Me!
I made the centerpieces out of feathers..cards...and random fabric flowers. Some of them had the Alice printables stuck in them! So fun!!! Here's another close up of the Drink Me..Eat Me printables that Jessica made. She made some extra tags with teapots and teacups that I attached to the silverware. Cute!

The girls made the little caterpillar from the Alice movie... Absalom.
The girls had so much fun...now we have to start planning ideas for next years party! LOL