Monday, February 27, 2012

Use what you've got...

When I saw the "Showered with Love" baby shower in Scrapbooks etc. I thought all the details were absolutely adorable, but I LOVE how Lisa Storms used a heart shaped punch to make rain!

Why bother cutting out drops by hand when you have a perfectly good punch willing to help!  I love these kinds of ideas!  Gotta use what we've got for tons of different things!  I have used my heart shaped punch to make flowers but this hadn't occurred to me.  How did I miss that? Very clever!

Read about all of Lisa's details...



Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm still around! : )

So, I just wanted to tell you all that I'm so sorry I haven't kept up with my blog posts recently!  I'm really trying to find my way on juggling my family, home, work and keeping all the social media's updated.  It's a lot! : ) My hat is off to all of you who do it all and make it look SO easy!  I've been updating Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest on a regular basis so please come visit me there, but I am still around the blogging world and vow to blog at least once a week!

So today's post is about my little ones, this includes my two kids and my dog (my third kid).  Well, being a mom is my first job and I adore it.  I truly love being able to enjoy every moment with them.  Ella, my daughter just started school and loves it.  Though I do not love all the cold's she brings back home.  Lex (short for Alex), my son is the second and I feel he gets shafted.  I don't read as much as I did with my daughter, we don't go to as many places, and we don't have as much alone time as I did with her.  So while Ella's at school he and I have been going to gym class, the park, etc.  And it's been really nice!  Today he chased a duck screaming "duck", "duck", "duck". : )  I know now that the days go by too quick and that they go from a tiny little thing to off and running.  My poor fur-child needs some attention too. So today we'll take a long family walk.

So til next week, we will rendezvous between diapers, dinner, Real Housewives, parties, and crafting!

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A fun game for Valentine's Day

So if you follow me on Pinterest you quickly learn that I adore the "Oh Happy Day" blog.  So incredible!  I found this fun post of "Fortune Balloon Garland" and I loved it. I thought it could be a fun game for Valentine's Day.  I will have to upload pictures of our Vday tomorrow, but a fun game we're playing tonight is "find your Valentine's Day gifts" using the fortune balloon garland.  I hid small gifts for our kids and put a note in red balloons and tonight we'll be popping them and will watch our little one's run around looking in the places noted.  If you need a last minute plan....this is super easy and cute.  Our daughter likes to pop the balloons so this will get her going.  : )  Here are some pictures from, but visit them for the DIY instructions.

Fortune Balloon Garland (

Pop Balloons (

A Fortune, Hiding Spot or Love Note (


Friday, February 3, 2012

My Friend's Friday - Old friend/New Drink...

So, while in college did you wonder what everyone would become? I didn't! I mean I realized everyone was there with the intent to graduate and move on, but I really didn't wonder what we'd all be in the years to come.  Well, I have to say, everyone has done really well.  And I'm VERY grateful and fortunate to have spent amazing times with them then and now I get to enjoy the amazing things they're putting out there.  Since I have so many talented friends I thought I would share at least once a month about them and their businesses. So, first up...Chad and his wife the lovely Melissa!

Drink Cocoa

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate.  All kinds and all ways! Just give me some chocolate! But isn't there something about a cold day and a cup of rich cocoa or just wanting to start the day of with something rich and sweet.  Yummy!  Well, if you're looking for delicious cocoa, visit (Drink Cocoa Facebook Page).  There are over 25 flavors! 25!!!  Let me know which flavor you try!


PS Please send me any businesses you think we should know about. There's nothing better than a referral you can trust. : )

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Gumball DIY...

How cute is the DIY Gumball Machine?  I absolutely love it!!!

This DIY came from Pamela Susan's Fine Jewelry & Gifts via the Dollar Store Crafts blog.  So creative and adorable!

What you need:

  • Flower pot with drainage saucer
  • Glass bowl
  • Paint
  • Wooden ball or knob
  • Glue
  • Candy
Visit Pamela Susan's Fine Jewelry & Gifts for the tutorial.  Love it!


Must see gift ideas from Creative Designs by Toni...

Toni from Creative Designs by Toni has some great gift ides on her Etsy site.  Adorable and priced extremely well!  Check these out and see the rest on Etsy...

Personalized Letter Hooks, you can choose colors and themes!  Too cute!
Personalized Letter Hook

I love this as a housewarming gift!

Personalized Ceramic Tile

For newlyweds or a new baby, so pretty!

Personalized Plate

A Class Sign, great Valentine's Day teacher gift!!!

Wood Class Rules Sign