Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Seven.

Seven.

Earlier this month our oldest turned 7.
She's such a great big sister and we love her so very much.
You're truly amazing. We absolutely love watching you grow.
To be perfectly honest, you're teaching me so much as time goes on.
I'm so proud to be your mother.
My heart is full of love for both you and your sister.
I hope that you know how loved you are.
I love that you love math and want to be an astronaut when you're all grown up.
We love that you enjoy science and that your love for space is mentioned often.
You have such a big heart.
May you always believe in yourself.
May you always spread love where ever you go.
We love you.
Shine bright my little love.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March and a few other things.


Hello all!
I hope that life is treating you well.
These days we're busy and now that it's Spring break we have been enjoying and exploring more.
During Spring break we like to attend a few library events and other events that they have around town. At the end of April we'll explore an Art museum.
The weather here has been nice for the most part. Tonight they're saying that we may get some rain and snow. Not much will accumulate, but it's nice to get some moisture. This winter was pretty dry for us, and now I'm hoping that since it's Spring that we'll get some rain showers.
How's the weather where you're at?
I haven't done much of gardening yet, but I'll work on that once the weather is a little more warmer. Our grass is greening up a bit though.
Lately we have been enjoying family art night. Usually if we aren't too busy we paint on Friday nights. I find us a painting tutorial on YouTube and we all paint together. So far I've painted Elsa, flowers,  a desert sunset, coffee cup, and a few others.  I'm really enjoying our art time.
How are you spending your days and nights?
Life is treating us well for the most part. I did have a health scare a few weeks back and finally got the courage to make myself an appointment. I did go through with my check up and everything seems to be okay, but I did need to make a trip back to the lab just to make sure everything is still okay.
Ah, the joys of aging- haha
We still take our trips to the library and tomorrow we'll actually check out a magic show. It should be a fun time.
Until next time,
Much love to you all!
I hope you all have a beautiful rest of your week.

-Stephanie ♡ 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring is near.- 10 things to consider doing this Spring.


Here's a list of 10 things you might consider doing this Spring.
Enjoy!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Have you...


Have you...
  • Reminded yourself that you are loved? Yes YOU...you are so loved ♡.
  • Given yourself a break? - Take some time just to be in the moment. 
  • Made a list of things you might want to accomplish this year? You really should. Maybe you just want to run your first 5k or start your own business. Whatever it is add it to your list.
  • Turned up some music and just let loose? Sing, dance, just express yourself! 
  • Reminded yourself that it's okay to experience heartache and hard times? If you're reading this please know that it's okay. Whatever you might be going through will pass. Always remember to take as much time as you need to cope. You got this!
  • Spent time with the ones you love? It really will brighten your day. 
  • Cooked a meal and sat and truly enjoyed it? Whether you're cooking for yourself or a family, try and sit and just enjoy the meal you prepared. 
  • Finally been able to say No? You don't always have to say yes and really it's good to say no once in a while. If there's something you don't agree with or just don't want to do, say no! You'll feel so much better.
  • Experienced living a happier healthier life? Each day do something that brings happiness and a healthier lifestyle. Start off small and build on it. You truly won't regret it!

May you find happiness in all that you do.

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
glitter
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
jewels
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.