Thursday, May 30, 2013

DIY (Craft storage bin)

I could always use more storage for my craft supplies, so I decided to reuse my windowsill herb box. Since it was no longer in use. I figured hey why not use this for extra storage for my stamps and other card supplies.

For this project all I used was the herb box, white paint, stamps, washi tape, glue and three clear plastic cups along with craft paper. I started off with painting my box. Allow it to dry for a few. Once that is done take some craft paper and line both the front and the back of the box. To make sure it stays in place make sure to apply enough glue.

Next step decorate your box! I used a few stamps and washi tape to line the inside of my box. Last step taking three clear plastic cups line them up in your box and add your supplies. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's been a great day!

Today has been a great day, and for that I am once again
thankful. Time spent with my family is such a blessing.
Today I enjoyed setting up a baking station for my
sweet little one. We set out some play cookies,
cake slices, and other pastries. It was so much fun.
My daughter even invited our pug to join in.
(He slept through the whole thing)

We spent some time on ABC, reading, singing,
and enjoying a few other learning activities. We have been going
over the days of the week, and I've been very impressed
with how quickly our daughter learns new things.
(Gosh they grow so fast)

This evening, we enjoyed our time out in the yard.
The weather has been wonderful. I've noticed lately I've been really enjoying nights out on our back porch. I could definitely get used to this kind of weather. (It reminds me of the summer days I spent back in Arizona) I grew up in Arizona, and I find myself missing it from time to time. :)
But Colorado is now home for us. It's beautiful here. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Liebster award :)



I've been nominated again for the Liebster award! Thank you Gracielle Tamanio at, I appreciate it. :) So I haven't been keeping track of how many times, because I haven't responded to each award I've been nominated for, I know..shame on me. But I do thank those who have nominated me in the past!

 Side note-(when nominated for the liebster award never feel as though its mandatory to fill it out, it's totally up to you whether you do or don't, this is just a fun way to let your readers know more about you. :)


What’s the Liebster Award???

The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers with under 200 followers as a way to welcome them into the blogging community.


11 Questions From Gracielle Tamanio

1.  What was your most embarrassing moment?
Hmm, I think I would have to say the time my heel on my boot broke half way off, and I was in the middle of grocery shopping! I pretty much sounded like a horse walking through out the store (clunk..clunk..) LOL

 2.  If you had a 2nd chance to rename your blog, what would it be?
This is such a good question, hmm maybe "blessed with so much joy"

 3.  What’s your go-to dish to bring to potluck dinners?
I would have to say my green bean with bacon dish, so yum!

 4.  What’s your favorite accessory this season?
my thin gold bracelet, seems to go with everything. :)

 5.  Who is your blog-crush? (Blogger that you admire or find inspiration from)
I don't have just one, I read through several blogs, and with each one I find inspiration.

 6. What’s on your DVR?
Oh goodness, I have like five episodes of Grey's Anatomy that I still have not been able to catch up on! Shame on me lol

 7.  If HGTV came over to surprise you with a make-over for only one room in your house, which room would it be?
Oh goodness I'm all about DIY and have pretty much tackled so many projects, but we still need our downstairs done, so maybe my daughters play room.

 8. What is your best advice for new parents?
Go with what you feel is right, never allow someone's negative input on how you parent make you feel like you aren't doing things right. Just go with the flow!

 9. What was your first car? Did you name it?
Oh boy, an echo. I didn't name it. :)

 10.  Name one thing on your “summer bucket-list”.
Well it's been a long time since I've been on a slip and slide lol :)

11.  Do you have any kids?

I do! I have one beautiful little girl who turned 2 in April, she's my sunshine!

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It's finally finished...

My husband and I finally finished making our daughters art easel. We were wanting to finish it in April, but that didn't happen. We ended up making a few adjustments with this project. I painted the easel a light purple, and the tray was painted a light pink. Since finishing it our daughter has enjoyed playing with her alphabet magnets, and writing with her chalk.

My husband added an area on the easel where our daughter can paint, and scribble with her coloring pencils. I'm so happy its all done, and ready for her to use.


Weekend love-time with my loves.

Our weekend was spent outdoors. We went on a nice family walk and sat out and enjoyed the nice
weather. Our daughter enjoyed splashing around in her little pool.

I was excited to see a few of my flowers started blooming in my front flowerbed. 
While out shopping I came across some cute hello kitty stamps for kids. Of course I ended up buying them, and our little one had such a fun time with her stamps.

Over the weekend my husband made us some delicious strawberry pancakes. We topped them with some triple berry syrup. (Boy they were yummy) I knew I would have to kick some serious butt with my next workout. :)

 Over the weekend my husband also made us a berry non-alcoholic drink, which was wonderful. We ended up sitting out in the back, allowing our daughter  to enjoy her bubble machine. It was a lovely weekend spent with my loves.

Friday, May 24, 2013

These days...

 These days we are up to a whole lot of fun stuff! :)
The temps have stayed steady in the mid 80's and so we have been spending a lot of our time outdoors. My daughter and I enjoy sitting out on the back deck in the evenings when there's a nice breeze.

Today I took my daughter to story time, and after we enjoyed a nice lunch with daddy. We just recently bought a complete learning system for preschoolers. Our daughter just turned two in April, we just figured we can get a head start on a few things with her. :) I've been enjoying some card making, and working on a few other projects. I'm hoping to soon open my online shop.

Yesterday I was able to enjoy some of my Korean Barley tea, which by the way I love! Korean restaurants normally serve a cup of this tea while you wait for them to complete your order. I actually ordered a box of this barley tea from amazon. Dongsuh-Roasted Barley tea bags.  My mom used to make all of her Korean dishes, but I can't say I remember her making this tea very often. It wasn't until I was older and I explored a bit more, and my visit to Korea.

I also came across a site called, this site provides online books for parents to read to their children, while helping others. We are in love with books in our home.  Our daughter already has her very own library, and it just keeps getting bigger. This site is perfect, and they have an online library of books. 

A little about We give books:
We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.
We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers.
 I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Personalize it!

Personalized Envelope

Materials needed
washi tape
decorative flower
What a simple project and a fun way to personalize an envelope when sending out
a handmade gift.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekend love~♥

This weekend we enjoyed some lovely sunny weather.
We did some yard work, and I continued to work on planting a few more vegetables.
This weekend my husband and I also had fun dealing with a grumpy toddler.
Our daughter has officially started throwing her diva tantrums! (Oh boy) :)
Today it rained and so we stayed in and enjoyed some family time. We may still
go on a hike, but that all depends on the weather.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend as well.
{This weekend I made us a delicious sweet snack, pretzels dipped in
white chocolate-my oh my, they were yummy.}
{Cleaning out the garage, I was able to find my pretty
butterfly pot}

{My husband made us pizza, and normally our daughter loves it,
but this time she was way too grumpy to enjoy }
{I enjoyed some quiet time and read through my crafting magazine}
{The mountains were beautiful off in the distance}
I love this time of year.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Warmer weather..

It's beautiful out today.
The sun is shining, there's a nice breeze in the air, and the little birds are chirping. :)
I took our daughter out for toddler time this morning at the library, she seemed to
enjoy it . They sang, they danced, and read books.
I've been sorting through my nail polish case, and I'm currently wearing
-Essie- Scarlett O' hara. Such a lovely red.
Our pug loves to sit out on the back porch and soak up the sun.
Warm weather for our daughter=Splashing away in her kiddie pool
We love going to the zoo, and visiting with the animals. Our
daughter loves it!
Now that it's warmer out, we enjoy sitting out. My husband loves to grill.
And who could forget about the bubbles. Our daughter loves bubbles!
How do you enjoy the nice warm weather?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tea party-Diy paper tea bags

I absolutely love creating things. Today my daughter and I had a lovely tea party. We had some tea, pastries, cake and cookies. Sometimes I sneak in some real treats during our play tea party. She loves it!
Today I decided to create some paper tea bags for her tea party.
Materials needed:
craft paper
washi tape/optional
shape puncher/heart shape

Tea Bags-Start off by tracing out your tea bags.
 Using paint, create the colors you want for your
tea bags. 
Once they are dry you can now stamp on your tea bags.
 Using your stapler add a few staples leaving only an opening on the top  portion of your tea bag. Once that is all finished insert your yarn. Staple the yarn from the inside of the tea bag.
Tea Tags-Using craft paper, staple to end of yarn. 
Using hearts or whatever shape you have glue them to the tag. You can also use washi tape like I did.