Thursday, November 1, 2012


Well folks, it's November.  We are well on our way to the Holiday Season.  I love this time of year :)
Last night was Halloween and thankfully it was a warm one.  I am fighting an awful cold but I still gathered up my kiddos and braved the crowds of trick-or-treaters.   I'm glad we decided to go. Miss M had such a great time and Mr. A slept the whole time. 

Miss M was so awesome last night.  She remembered her manners and skipped all the way up and down the street.  I love that kid :)
I have held true to my word and worked on some items for my upcoming craft show. I decided to crochet some infinity scarves. I think they came out pretty great and am debating on whether or not to keep the green one.

I used some yarn that I have had hanging around for awhile.  It's so soft and those are vintage buttons.  I love them and I think they might be a hit at the Holiday craft show in December.
I would also like to take this moment and say that my family's thoughts and prayers are with all our fellow Americans who are dealing with the awful effects of hurricane Sandy.  If you are able please donate blood and/or money to the American Red Cross to help. Here is their website:
Well, I am going to get off here.  I have to go get my goose from school here in a few and then I wanted to go vote before Parent/Teacher conferences tonight.  Hope you all have a nice afternoon.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Party Time

Last night was our annual Halloween party and boy, was it fun!! I love having everyone over and all the kids had a great time.  Mr. A and Miss M love hanging out with their cousins and it's a good time to get together and take joy in your family.  We are a crazy bunch but full of love for each other.
I decided to order Miss M and Mr. A's Halloween costumes this year because I have too much going on to take the time to make them.  I felt bad but once I saw them in their costumes all I saw was two little cuties!

As you can see Miss M is wearing glasses.  This is a new development and one we are getting used to.  She looks so cute and when she put them on for the first time she said very slowly and sounding quite amazed, "Mom, I can see."  She is nearsighted and honestly we had no idea.  She had never stated that she couldn't see and she had always sat at the front of the class until this year.  I'm glad we now know and she is loving her new glasses. :)

Like I said we had a great party but now it's time to focus!  I have a craft show in 30 days that I am not prepared for and some Christmas shopping to do.  So I will get off here, watch the Raiders game, and make a plan for some new items to showcase at my craft show.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a safe, fabulous Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I thought today was as good as any to start working on my outdoor Halloween decorations.  My sweet hubs and Miss M helped me rake our leaves up today because tomorrow is the city clean-up where the trash men come and get all your leaves and stuff you just don't want anymore.  Miss M rocked it out!  She raked up a lot of leaves and helped scoop them up too!  It was pointless though.  The more leaves we raked, the more leaves fell.
 I cleaned out a garden box to assemble our "graveyard" for Miss M and Mr A's annual Halloween party.  All the kids come over and we play games, eat food, and just be together.  I love this family.  Anyway, my niece C. wanted to know what I had planned but I am keeping it a secret until they all get here on the 27th.   I think it looks awesome and Miss M loved it :)  I got all of my supplies at Target for around $26. 

Next I put together my "BEWARE" tape.  We have an open spot on our deck where there are no rails.  It's quite dangerous and we have put our cooler and assorted items there so Miss M doesn't fall off.  I thought this would be a great place to tape off.  My mom got me the cool werewolf sign. Love it!

I also got our pumpkins today and am working on some more indoor displays and a menu.  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  I'll try to get more goodies up for you all. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Hello again!  After a long but wonderful summer we have moved, Miss M has started 1st grade, Mr. A is growing like a weed and completes our family perfectly.  We are truly blessed. 

Now it's Fall and the beginning of my favorite time of the year!  Halloween, leaves falling, Christmas preparing, and wonderful, oh so wonderful baking!! I am going to try and get some family photos done over the next couple of weeks and am working on my upcoming craft show. 

I have started on a few projects and am really liking how they are turning out. First up is my Sweet Tweet banner.  I love how this turned out and it was a hard thing to list it for sale instead of keeping it for myself.  I just want you to know that I hand stitched the birds onto the red pennants myself.  Sorry I had to toot my own horn :)

Like I said I really love how it turned out.  The red and hints of teal are adorable and just happen to be my favorite color combo right now. 

My other project has been decorating my house for Halloween.  I love Halloween and so does my little family.  Miss M. is a little frightened of scary things so I have made it my goal to do sweet, fun decorations that aren't scary.  I think I have done a pretty nice job.  I'll have some pics of my progress here in a few days.

I guess I'll get off here.  It's thundering like crazy and I need to get off my computer and try to locate my umbrella for when I go get Miss M from school in a few hours.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hand Stamped Candles Tutorial

I know I have been long gone for quite some time but I'm back and I have a great excuse! I welcomed a handsome new baby boy, Mr. A. into the family 2 months ago. Trying to get back into the groove of having a newborn again has been exhausting! 

To make up for my time away I am going to give you the BEST tutorial EVER! I have found a great way to make blah candles fantastic candles! Check it out:

If you have any questions about any of the steps just let me know. I found it to be pretty easy and was even able to teach my niece and my mom how to do it too. Hope you have a good week and I will try to update more often :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bridal Perfection

I put together this lovely collection of bridal pieces that I have made for the wedding rush this Spring. If you love what you see, click on my shop front on the up left hand corner of my blog. It will take you right to my etsy shop. Some pieces are one of kind but others can be made for your bridesmaids. Just let me know.

I hope everyone has a good week! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


It's been awhile since my last post and for that I apologize. I have been super busy with a lot of new adventures heading my way.

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season. We sure did. It's nice to get over the Christmas hump and move on. I hope Spring isn't too far away but I have a feeling I have a couple more months of cold, cold weather.

I have been working on a few new things and a few new goals for the new year. I hope you will all check back to see what I have been working on and know that I will work more diligently at keeping up with this blog.

Here are a few goodies to leave you with...