Saturday, June 5, 2010

Special Promotion Thread on Etsy and Still Promoting!

Hey everyone we are promoting this great thread with some great shops in it!! They will be on spotlighted until they get a sale them they move to the bottom of the list!!! We would love to have as many supporters as we can and especially buyers!!!

Here is the thread

These are the featured shops in this thread!!! (sale made)

I'll update the list as the sales are made!!!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Things to do on a Rainy Day

I live in Illinois and this state is notorious for the crazy weather! It can be 70 one day and snow the next!! My son is addicted to his Nintendo DS and his IPOD touch so I tend to think outside the box on what to do on a rainy day so he is not glued to video games or the TV. So thought I would share a few things with you on what we like to do!!!

Camp in the house. One of our tents can be set up without the stakes so we have camp outs in the living room and make smores in the microwave. You can always drape a blanket over a table.

Have an indoor "snowball" fight. Divide; give each one a stack of newspapers yell go and they have to wad up the sheets of newspaper into "snowballs" and throw them. Great fun! Last part is seeing who can gather the most balls into a trash bag
(just don't break anything!!!)

Scavenger hunt

Finger Paint

Play ‘How many things can you remember to do?’: Give them a list of activities and make the list longer each time. For example hop to the door knock on it 2 times crawl under the dining room table and do the crab walk back to me. If they successfully complete this then I name 5 things the next time.

Just some fun activities to do as a family and keep the kids entertained!!! My ultimate favorite thing to do is the scavenger hunt the kids help you find stuff you misplaced!!! ha ha

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial or 4th of July Craft Ideas!!!

A simple-to-make patriotic plant pot.

Supplies needed: An unglazed terracotta plant pot
Red, white and blue acrylic paint

Paint the rim of the flowerpot white and the lower part of the pot blue (or paint the rim blue and the lower part white). Let the paint dry.
A second coat may be needed, especially for the white paint.

Paint white stars on the blue portion. Paint red stripes on the white part.
You now have a wonderful patriotic plant pot.


Make a patriotic star wreath decoration from paper stars and a paper plate. If you're making this project with a group of children, they can cut out the stars and write their names on them.

Red, white and blue construction paper
A paper plate
Optional - glitter

Cut a large hole in the paper plate.
Cut out a lot of stars from red, white and blue construction paper. For a star template, click here.
Glue the stars to the paper plate.

Optional: Decorate the stars with the names of the children or soldiers. Also, glitter is a nice decorative touch.


Stand-Alone Star Craft
More Crafts
This 3-dimensional star decoration is made from 2 paper stars that are interlaced. These stars stand by themselves on a table, and make a great patriotic or Christmas decoration.

More Christmas Crafts

Supplies: Printer (optional)
Stiff paper (like card stock, oaktag or thin cardboard) or styrofoam meat trays
Crayons or markers (optional)

Two paper stars are needed to make one 3-dimensional star. Either draw two identical stars on a piece of stiff paper or print out the star template. To go to the template, click here.
Decorate the two stars (if you like) on both sides, then cut them out.
Make one slit in each star. On one star, the slit goes from an inner corner to the center point of the star; on the other star, the slit goes from an outer corner to the center point.
Slip the two stars together through the slits you just cut. For stability, you may have to tape the stars a bit where they meet at the slits.
You now have a great three-dimensional star decoration that stands by itself on a table.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who is your favorite this Wednesday??

I love meeting new people in person and through networking! I have enjoyed meeting people on and one particular thread I have religiously posted in has a great group of people! They make you feel so welcome and boost your mood when your down and also do alot of great work in their shops! You never see their face but their words are kind and sincer. I want to share a few of my friend with you and show you the amaizing work they do!

1. Crazy4Cards Check out the new cute Tinkerbell Thank You Cards

2. Originality123 Check out the new Black with Pretty Dancer handbag

3.TheCuriousCupcake Check out the new cute Red & Black Lampwork Necklace

4.DestinysTreasures Check out the new cute Red Catnip Pillow Toys

5.Galla15 Check out the new cute Black & White Birdcage Button Ring

Which shop do you like best?? Cast your vote via comment and make sure you follow us!

Oh and did I mention that the shop with the most votes will recieve a special prize from LeeAnnsExpressions!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My baby graduated pre-school today!!!

Can't believe it seems like yesterday we were bringing home from the hospital then he was walking and now he is going to start Kindergaten in August! I just cant believe its going by so fast! Next he will be asking for the keys to the car and he will be wearing a real graduation cap not one made out of construction paper! Cherish the moments and learn from the little ones they are our future and hope for the best in their lives!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just a Day Of Favorites!

My son and I were having our little adult discussion and were talking about what our favorite things were.... I sat there for a minute and was like wow I feel like I'm having a talk with a 10 year old. He is just like a little adult... He sat there shared with me what he wanted to do when he grew up and what he loves about life. The only boy I know who is so inlove with bowling that he even said he top 3 favorite things were bowling. So on the beautiful Sunday I want to let you guys get to know me a bit.... So I'm going to share with you my favorites!!!

1. I love Country Music (Kenny is my fav)

2. I love my cowboy boots!!! Cant live with out them!!!

3. I love Diet Dr. Pepper its like an addiction!!!

4. I love Art!

5. I love sports Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs, and OKC Thunder

What are your favorites???

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

Every girl dreams of thier big day wheather it be over the top glamorous to the quiet little wedding in the back yard. I have selected a few of my fellow etsians to be featured in this segmant. They have wonderful items that would look great in any style wedding. Handmade items are more sentimental then buying items from your local store. They have more heart put into the making of the item and also the person creating the item keeps your big day in mind. I am also going to feature my top 5 unique wedding cakes that I found during my wedding "stuff" search!!


For the kid at heart!

The candy lover!!

The party animals!

The Diva!

The memory cake!

Last but not least our special hand made items from my fellow etsians!!! These three wonderful shops have some beautiful items that would look amazing in any wedding.

These signs are great for any wedding or even a gift for the couples new home!

Sachets great gift for bridesmaids!
This item would be great for table decor!!

Please don't forget about our shop!!

We do special orders for wedding party gifts, reception items and also many wedding shower items!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Facebook Page For LeeAnn's Expression Finally Done!!

Just wanted to let everyone know I finally got my Facebook page for LeeAnn's Expressions completed!! Please "like" my page!!! I will do the same for you!!!!/pages/LeeAnns-Expressions/125250547486285

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Teachers Gifts

I really love what I do in my spare time.... I love painting because it gives a special touch to a gift because its from your heart made with your own two hands. My son is just about to graduate from Pre-school here at the end of May. I was sitting at work thinking "do they still give gifts to teachers??" Well I guess they do and so I sat down thinking about what i could give my sons teachers for a gift of thanks. I decided to paint them coffee mugs! This is a great gift and is so personal... So instead of buying your typical #1 Teacher coffee mug you can always create the perfect gift that will touch any teachers heart!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mothers Day Gifts

I decided this year instead of the typical card and flowers to make something that the special mothers in my life I would make them something special from the heart and of course something I am good at!!!! Hope everyone has a great Mothers Day!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Art Of Doing Nice Things For People OR Should I Say Trying to Gain Good Karma....?

I live my life by the Golden Rule "Treat Others as You Want to Be Treated" but what if you continue to treat people good and get nothing in return from that person. As I sat in my living room one day and was watching Sponge Bob Square Pants with bub I had the biggest aha moment. Sponge Bob had a lot of money and everyone wanted to be his friend. He thought this was his good karma but eventually the money ran out and everyone disapeared except for Patrick. Sponge Bob was very down and upset and asked Patrick why he wanted to be his friend he no longer has money he said that he never cared about the money just wanted his friendship. See right there that was Sponge Bobs good karma. I believe if you do things for people that you care about without question wheather it be a special gift or helping them with a task you will be greatly rewarded down the road. I myself love doing things for people and love giving gifts to people I care about. I made my brother and my soon to be sister-in-law a very nice gift for no reason. Even though my brother lives across the globe I know the thought that I did this is enough to know I care. So hope everyone can brighten someones day and recieve some great karma!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Back again!

Well I used to blog and stopped when I had to close my last etsy shop. My mother was very sick and needed to concentrate on her health and being with my family. Then she had her surgery and she pulled through like a champ!! Now I am back on etsy and I am loving my products and shop! My son loves sitting there asking me questions about what I am doing, but can't do any project around him if it is a gift he will for sure spill the beans!!!

Sooo... please check out my shop and let me know what ya think!!