Thursday, January 18, 2018

DIY: Easy valentine wreath and simple heart flower arrangements.




Valentine heart wreath

Materials needed

Wooden letters
Paint, any color that you choose
Heart wreath 
Silk flowers
Red twine
Mini clothespins

I purchased most of my materials from Michaels. 
You can easily find most of these materials in the dollar store or even another craft store.

Begin with painting your wooden letters. 
I used white paint and red paint to create some hearts and red dots.
Next arrange your flowers on your heart wreath.
I took each flower and simply snipped each one using a wire cutter.
Once you have finished with that step add your red twine to the back of the heart wreath.
I took some mini clothespins and used those to hang the letters from my wreath.
All done! Now just hang it up and enjoy.

♡♡♡♡



Simple heart flower arrangement

Materials needed

-Wooden hearts
-Popsicle sticks
-Glue
-Paint
-Flowers
-Vase/Jar
Optional- Marbles/Stones

As I mentioned earlier you could probably find most of these materials at the dollar store.
This was a project that I had my kids help with.
Just paint your wooden hearts and popsicle sticks.
Allow them to dry and take your wooden hearts and glue them onto the popsicle sticks.
It's really that simple! Find some flowers and place it all into a jar and you're all done.
You can also add marbles or other stones to your vase or jar if you'd like. 
You're all done. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out my post on simple ways to decorate a vase. Just click on the link below.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy, love, healthy and good vibes. - Just a click away.


Happy New Year to all!
I hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.
What are your plans for this year?
Will you try something new?
Go on more adventures?
Take on a new hobby?
Inspire? Motivate?
Well whatever it is you decide to do I wish you nothing but the best.
May you continue to shine.

I've put together a list of a few of my favorite inspiring, motivating and uplifting posts.
Enjoy!


1. Simple Joyful Moments













Live your life to the fullest. 
Be a shoulder to lean on.
Learn to love and experience life.


Friday, December 22, 2017

May you twinkle ever so brightly.

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”―Oprah Winfrey










We made it through another year.
This year sure was a roller coaster.
I didn't blog as much as I would have liked to.
The beginning of the year was pretty rough after losing my father.
I wish I could go back and just give him the biggest hug.
Of course with the amazing support of my family and friends I've managed to pull through.
I'm reconnecting with those I've once lost contact with and I'm really just trying to live and
experience life to the fullest. This year may not have started off as good one, but I think there's many lessons to life and I'm learning each day that life is truly short and we need to cherish the ones we love and those who love us back.
Stop trying to earn love from those who push you away.  Love those who have been with you through ups and downs and have never left your side.
May you live life to the fullest.
Smile more.
Hug more.
Laugh more.
Embrace more.
Give more.
Appreciate more.
May you continue to twinkle ever so brightly.

I want to thank all of my readers for going through another year of blogging with me.
You're all so wonderful to me and I appreciate every single one of you.
May you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and beautiful New Year.

Until next time,
Stephanie 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

10 things to do to experience a happy, joyful, loving life.


  1. Go for a walk. Explore some beautiful scenery and it never really hurts to get fresh air.
  2. Snuggle up with a good book. Hey maybe even listen to an audio book. Read something inspiring, motivational, or even funny. 
  3. Hug someone. I hope you love hugs just as much as I do. I just love hugs from my family.  We can all use more hugs!
  4. Take a road trip. Again explore the beautiful scenery around you. 
  5. Take pictures of things you find fascinating, beautiful and simple. You'll definitely enjoy looking back on your photos you've taken.
  6. Call, or write a friend. I'm sure they will love hearing about all your new adventures and catching up is always so much fun.
  7. Find something you enjoy doing. Whether it's painting, knitting, creating pottery, or experimenting with a new recipe. Once you find out what it is take some time to enjoy that and maybe even turn it into a new hobby.
  8. Keep a journal. I've mentioned this before in a few other posts, but really keep a journal. It's a great way to release your thoughts. 
  9. For a few days try and have more positive thoughts. Let go of any stress that may be weighing you down. 
  10. Remind yourself that you are loved, important, beautiful, amazing and so much more. Be happy with who you are. 
May you all enjoy your time surrounded by those you love this Thanksgiving. Let us be thankful for these simple moments.
♡♡

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quick pumpkin latte.










I really enjoy making my own coffee drinks at home and wanted to share this quick and easy recipe I use when I whip up my pumpkin latte. Enjoy!

Ingredients
-Pumpkin puree. 2 tablespoons

-1 cup of milk. I use almond milk when I prepare mine. Any milk will do.

-Pumpkin Spice. - I usually just sprinkle a little in while the milk and pumpkin warm on the stove. It's really up to how much pumpkin spice you want your drink to have.

-1/4 cup of strong brewed coffee, or espresso. 

-Vanilla extract.- I just splash a little in while it's warming on the stove.

- 1 tablespoon of whip cream to top it when you pour it in your mug. I use So Delicious Coco whip. It's dairy free, but you can use any whip cream that you like. 

Preparing your drink

Start off with warming up your milk.

Add in pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and your pumpkin puree. 

Stir it all together and allow it to simmer for a few minutes.

While you're doing this brew some coffee or prepare some espresso. 

Combine your coffee, and pumpkin mixture into your coffee cup and give it a little stir.
Top with some whip and a little sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

Now find a quiet area in your home and enjoy your delicious pumpkin latte.

Happy Fall!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Autumn here and there. Snapshots.


Happy Fall! 
I've been enjoying some sweet autumn scents.
What's your favorite autumn scent?


My autumn wreath. 
I've had to glue the owl back several times, but it seems as though he's hanging on strong.
Be sure to check out some diy wreath ideas and other crafts. Just click the link below


I recently painted this sunflower. I've been watching a few painting tutorials online.
It was such a fun project. I sipped on a glass of wine, played some tunes and created this sunflower.

My husband roasting his coffee. I absolutely love how the house smells when he roasts the coffee beans. Have you tried roasting your own coffee beans? If so let me know in the comments below.


I made some orange spiced granola.  All you need are some oats, walnuts, orange zest and a few spices. Bake and enjoy! It's so delicious and it's perfect for topping your oatmeal in the morning.



Sweet little ladybug. I took this picture during a trip to the zoo.


Can you tell that I love sunflowers? A trip to the craft store for paint and I ended up buying these sunflowers. They were on sale too!

We read daily. Lately we've been reading Halloween stories.

Changing up my table decor.

The haunted house my daughter made when they had the Lowe's kids building workshop.

A peaceful fall day at the zoo.



I love all the changing colors.


Sweet treats are always welcomed! 
I'm finding new ways to bake and using new ingredients as well. 
It's always such a fun time. I really enjoy baking with my oldest.

Thanks for stopping by!
May your Autumn days be filled with love, laughter, joy, and beautiful moments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Three!





This past weekend you turned 3. 
You're  full of laughter, joy and so much love.
We gathered around and celebrated you on your special day.
You're growing and each day we continue to love you even more.
I truly can't believe how fast you're growing. 
Sweet baby girl...
we love you more than you'll ever know.
I hope that you know that with each passing day you bring us so much joy.
I hope you enjoyed your birthday and that it was just as sweet as you are to us.
Happy 3rd Birthday little love.