Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Give me glitter and sparkles.-3 simple and fun crafts

1. Upcycled decorative Jar

Materials needed:
Mod Podge
sponge brush or paint brush
wooden letters
painters tape
LED battery operated candle
Adhesive (I used Aleene's orginal, The Ultimate multi-surface adhesive)
silk flower (This is completely optional)

Start off with a clean jar. I actually used an old candle jar for this project.
Take your wooden letters and adhesive and glue your letters to your jar. Allow that to dry for about 5 minutes.
Next, take your tape and tape off a top and bottom section. You will want to do this for when you apply your mod podge. Once you have  taped off the areas, apply some mod podge using your sponge brush or paint brush. After this step is done take your glitter and apply making sure to cover the areas where you have applied the mod podge. Allow this to dry for 10-15 minutes. Once it is dry gently remove your tape. Choose a space to put your newly designed jar and enjoy!

2. Sparkly jewel candle jar

Materials needed:
candle jar or any jar will do
Adhesive, I used the same adhesive that I mentioned above in the previous craft.
Jewels, I picked up a box at my local craft store.
battery operated candle or you can use an actual candle

Start off with a clean candle jar or any jar you may have on hand.
Apply some adhesive and start adding on your jewels. I worked in sections with my jewels.
Allow it all to dry and you're all done. Again, choose a space and enjoy!

3.  Cardboard sparkly jewel bookmark hearts

Materials needed:

cardboard heart shape cut outs
 large popsicle stick
adhesive (I continued using the same adhesive from the two previous crafts above)

I traced out some hearts on an old cardboard box I had around my house. 
It's a pretty simple craft. Take your jewels and glue them all over the cardboard hearts.
Next, take your heart cut out and glue it to the popsicle stick.
Allow it all to dry. This is optional but you can also paint the popsicle stick. I did not, but it is always an option. You're all done! Find a book that you're currently reading and add it in. It's so pretty. Enjoy!

Also if you end up making  a lot of cardboard hearts you can just simply use the hearts as a decorative design around your home.
Just like this.

I hope that you have enjoyed these 3 simple and fun crafts! 
If you have any questions please feel free and comment or contact me through my email under my contact tab. Enjoy and continue being creative!

- ♡Stephanie

Monday, February 5, 2018

30 days of adventures with your kids.- Free printable included

 Enjoy this 30 days of fun adventures with your kids. There is always something new to do and to explore. Please feel free and click the link below to print off a copy to keep as your own. Enjoy!

Click the link below to print off your very own list

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Currently.- My January list of things.

  • Listening to James Bay- Chaos And The Calm
  • Checking off my reading list-1. Blessings for the morning, by Susie Larson. 2. You're going to be okay, by Holley Gerth. 3.Simply Clean, by Becky Rapinchuk.
  • Coming up with more ideas for blogging.
  • Thinking about starting up my store again. 
  • Enjoying family movie night on Saturdays with my family.
  • Smiling more. - I'm just so happy and full of so much love to share.
  • Embracing the little moments more. Its true what they say, life is short. Like seriously let's live each day with a purpose. Engage in more meaningful conversations. Laugh more. Be present. You're one of a kind and simply amazing.♡
  • Enjoying more lattes at home. After my husband and I purchased our latte machine we have really been enjoying it together. I love our latte moments.
  • Staying away from social media.- Yes, I still blog and occasionally pin things on pinterest, but I no longer engage in what some may call social media nonsense. I'm leaving all that behind. If you would like to get a hold of me you can email me. I usually respond within a day or two. You can find my email under my contact tab. I love hearing from all of you. ♡
  • I'm enjoying new crafts with my children. They enjoy being hands on and I enjoy the time we spend creating new things. 
  • Taking more pictures. Just me and my camera.- I love capturing simple moments. It's always so nice being able to look back on a picture.
  • I love having my husband as my workout partner and lately we've really been enjoying our workouts together. I think we make a pretty great team!
What's currently on your list of things you're doing? I'd love if you shared. 
As always thank you for coming on this blogging journey with me. 

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
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.

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,

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.