Thursday, December 27, 2012

I am Superwoman

Not only do I bake, make homemade soup and make pretty things but I also shovel snow! It's exhausting being a Superwoman!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Wreaths

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
What have you been up to? I've been busy making new wreaths for the shop. I had so much fun making my fall wreaths and sold quite a few. Feels good when all the hard work finally pays off!!

Hope you are a busy crafting something inspring! Love to see it. Leave me a comment and let me know what you are making for the holidays!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

One of the things I hate to do more than anything is pick out glasses. As a busy, stylish Mom, it's hard to find the time first of all, but then the process is so hard. After spending an hour or more get your eyes checked out the eye doctor, then they put dilation drops in your eyes that make it impossible to see. How am I supposed to see which glasses look good on me?

The last time I was at the eye doctors, I left without buying any glasses at all. Why? Because I couldn't see after the dilation drops and I needed to get home so my babysitter could leave. Boy, did I wish someone would make buying eyeglasses easier!

Well, I just found a prescription eyeglasses website that has made it so easy to buy glasses. Now you can shop for glasses in the comfort of your home once those awful drops wear off. has great prices, designer selection and 365 Day Return Policy.  Their designer selection includes Coach, Calvin Klein, Guess and many more.
 But how do you buy glasses online without trying them on? has created a Virtual Mirror feature so you can see what you look like before you purchase. And if you aren't happy with them you can return them!
I am so happy to have found this great new website for buying eyeglasses. I can't wait to pick out my new pair! 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Decorating: Banarsi Designs

It is that time of year when we begin to decorate our homes for entertaining guests. If you are looking for a unique and luxurious way to decorate your home for your holiday parties take a look at Banarsi Designs. I've just discovered them and I've fallen in love with several of their products. 

They have luxurious tablecloths that will stun your guests. This one is my favorite. It is a beautiful Ornamental Embroidered Square Tablecloth perfect and unique for the holidays. 

 I'm loving these placemats as well. I love that they are handcrafted. The care that must have gone in to making these is clear and they are simply remarkable.

 Are you busy planning your holiday events already? 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Etsy Discoveries

Here is what I discovered on Etsy this week...


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sponsors Spots available!

Hello friends! 
I hope you are doing well. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things here at the blog. 
 I wanted to let you, my readers, know that I'm always open to sponsors. I've updated my pricing and cleaned up my sponsor list and I would love to have a few more great shops on my sidebar. 
Take a look at my Advertise tab and let's work together to let more people know about your shop or business. 
Email me at if you are interested.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Peanut butter waffle sandwiches

Today was a day off of school for my Annabelle. It was nice to not have to rush to the bus stop in the morning! I thought I would make a special breakfast. We decided on waffles. I wanted to try something different and I remembered something different I saw in a recipe book. So we made waffles in the waffle maker and spread peanut butter on the warm waffles. Added the jelly and topped it off with another waffle. I thought it was delicious! The peanut butter was all melts. Mmm! Fifty percent of my kids ate them so mostly a success!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Crafts for kids: Johnny Appleseed

Did you know that today is Johnny Appleseed day? It is pitiful how little I know about him. Regardless I decided the little guy and I needed to make something for the occasion. I gave him a paper plate with a string attached. He painted it Apple red and we added a green stem. Perfect simple fall craft!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Long blogging break!

Hello there! 
I have to tell you I feel like my life has been turned upside down. We have all been adjusting to the start of the school year. My son and I have had to adjust to not having my daughter around. I never realized how well they played together while Mommy was working. Trying to get packages out the door and sit down to blog has been quite the challenge these days. My shop has been pretty busy and I've been inspired to create some new items. Would you like to see?

While I've been busy creating, I've been thinking about a possible new direction for my blog. I haven't made any decisions yet but I don't know if Inspire Me Mondays will come back or not. For now, I'll check in when I have time and hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things soon. 


Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: Back to School!

Welcome! Are you kids starting school this week? Most of the kids in our area are starting school this week including my little girl. I'm a wreck. I can't sleep. I'm eating like mad. I'm probably more nervous than she is. She's fine. Excited even. I'm crying everyday. It's just such a big change and I am so not ready for it. 
But, anyway. Enough about me. I haven't done features in a few weeks so wanted to make sure I got to them this week. Thanks for inspiring me! 

Inspiring me to embrace Back to School...

Inspire me to finish up the last of the zucchini...

Inspire me to blog better...


Friday, August 17, 2012

Salt Dough Seashell Ornament

Do you know you can make ornaments in July? Yep, not just at Christmastime. You don't even need a tree to hang them either.

The kids and I had fun with salt dough. Just Google salt dough for a recipe. It's basically just flour, salt and water. It makes a dough like play dough but it dries hard so you can make sculptures and ornaments out of it. I shared these at Christmas last year. 
 For this little salt dough ornament I pressed a small seashell in the center of a flattened piece of dough. I poked a hole in the top. Once it dries, either in the oven or in the sun, I then attached a piece of string for hanging.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beach Craft: Seashell Wreath

Hello! Just popping in to show off my seashell wreath. Love it!

This wreath is from the Dollar store. The ribbon I had on hand and the seashells are obviously from my collection from the beach. So, the wreath cost me pennies to make.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Decorating with Seashells Design Tip

I'm obsessed with HGTV Design Star. Anyone else watch it? I'm going to pretend this is a camera challenge and give my design tip for decorating with seashells.
Sort your seashells by color...
Here you can see that I've sorted my light color seashells and dark color seashells in two vases for a fun look. I also framed to big seashells onto sheets of music paper. 
Love it! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beach Crafts

Before summer is over I wanted to share with you a few beachy posts. I have a whole new batch of seashells from our most recent beach trip and have love decorating and crafting with them. 
This week I'll share how I've decorated with seashells, my new seashell wreath and a fun seashell salt dough ornament. 
Check back all week!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: It's Still Monday!!!!

It's still Monday! We still have time for Inspiration! Come on by and Inspire Me. I'm getting back into the groove. I promise! I know I still have the winners to draw for the the ad space giveaway a few weeks back and I PROMISE I will get to it THIS WEEK! Really! So for now link up. So many great links up last week. Let's see what you've been working on this week.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Etsy Shop Feature: Hair There Bows and Flowers Everywhere

Let me introduce a friend of mine, Kira from Hair There Bows and Flowers Everywhere. She recently sent me a lovely tutu for my daughter..

Can you tell she likes to have her picture taken? This little girl is getting ready to start school. I can't believe it!

Anyway, Kira has so much to offer in her shop. I love her Scrappy Fabric tutus.
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