Monday, December 31, 2012

A New Year...

I decided that I will not make any resolutions. Mainly because I never stick to it... I do however want 2013 to bring some changes for me. 2012 was a good year. Nothing big or exciting happened. We had birthdays, anniversaries, Disney trips, and so much more!

My goal for 2013 is to get healthier. I also want to take more time to actually spend enjoying my boys and husband. I also need to take the time to take care of me...

2013 will mark hubby and mine's 10 year wedding anniversary. That's nuts!!! We plan on taking time this year to have many family outings and just send time together!

How about you? What are your plans for 2013?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas season. May you have a great day and take the time to enjoy every minute with your family.

As crazy and stressful as things can get that day with us having to drive all over the place, my goal for the day is to enjoy my husband and sons and soak in the day! I can't wait to see their sweet, smiling faces as they see their surprises from Santa and mommy and daddy!

Friday, December 21, 2012

another craft project

Little man wanted to take a treat to his classmates. I really wanted to do something creative with candy canes. I looked online and all I found were reindeers. But I really wanted something different. And that is when I came up with angels.
I got the candy canes at Wal Mart. And then at the dollar store I got a huge bag of white rose petals for the wings, and sparkly pipe cleaners for the halo. I used gold or silver for the halo.
I hot glued the rose petals together to make them look like wings, and then put a dot of glue on the candy cane to glue the wings on there.  I then cut the pipe cleaners in half, and folded them up to look like a halo. I twisted it around the top of the candy cane.
The end result - an angel candy cane!
 These were also a big hit!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snowman shirts

I have been getting kind of crafty these days.....  My amazing sister who owns BOWQUET is much more craftier than me so I called her and asked her to help me. She is so sweet and came over one night to help me make the snowman shirts I needed for the boys. It was an adventure to say the least!
I bought 2 long sleeve shirts at Wal Mart, along with black and orange felt and iron on paper
We cut the felt and iron on paper in the shapes we needed...  Ironed them on. The thing to remember, that we learned the hard way is that the iron has to be hot but no steam.  AND we need to cover the felt with a towel because if the iron comes into direct contact with the felt, the felt will melt and get stuck on the iron. Which will lead to the amazing sister turning as white as a ghost and panicking because she thought she had ruined my hubby's special iron. lol  It was too funny!
Anyway, after the crisis was averted, the end result was this super cute snowman shirt for my boys!  They wore it to the church's pajama party with their snowman pants and got tons of compliments! :) 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

wordless wednesday

Hot chocolate date night with my wonderful sister

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Madness! Mary's Stitch Shop

I have been trying to decorate my family room, which is lacking in Christmas decorations...  I really wanted to do a snowman theme.  I found the cutest snowman for one of my tables on etsy and fell in love with him.  He is so cute and extremely well made.  Mary's Stitch Shop has amazing items. I just love all her ornaments and beautiful artwork.

She also has some of her awesome hand painted "wooden crosses" as well as beautiful "welcome signs" and "inspirational plaques" and "birdhouses" too. So shop around and don't forget to bookmark her page because she adds new artwork all the time. 

Go to her etsy shop here. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Madness! Crafty Creations by Ang

I love finding stores on etsy that offer unique gifts.  Christmas is coming and we have a lot of people to shop for. That means we need to stick to a budget! Crafty Creations by Ang offers the most adorable, unique gifts at a very reasonable price. I got stunning stone coasters, that are personalized and love them. They are beautiful and so well made.
Crafty Creations by Ang offers great gift ideas for the holiday season. I love her tile pieces too. They are so unique and well made!  You can find more of her creations on etsy here or go like her facebook page here to keep up with her amazing pieces!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Table Top!

  I was looking for a neat idea for my dining room centerpiece and finally came up with this.  On my buffet I have "snow" and then our village on top of it. So I wanted to do a winter wonderland theme. :)  I have this tall hurricane vase and wanted to use it. So then it came to me!  I got pinecones for free and went to Hobby Lobby where they had 50% off Christmas decorations and I got these little red berries. :)  I just love how it turned out!  What do you think?
What are your Christmas decorations like?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Mommy and little man had a bowling date the other day. It was fun!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Madness! Drop Point LLC

Shopping online is so awesome and fun! Not to mention convenient. I also love shopping for unique, custom gifts. And it doesn't hurt if it's personalized! ;)  Have you started Christmas shopping yet?  Trying to think of a gift for the person who has everything?

I found it!  At Drop Point LLC...  They have the most amazing personalized and unique gifts! I got a personalized pocket knife and it is stunning! It's for my hubby and I know he will love it! Drop Point LLC also has money clips, ornaments, wine openers and so much more!

Stop by Drop Point LLC here and find your perfect gift today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bedtime Readings...

 Little man's has homework and part of it is that we read books to him everynight. SO that meant I needed to increase the amount of books we own. I am really into trying to get the classics into the boys. We have the "Little Engine that Could", Dr. Seuss' and more. One book I had always wanted to read for myself was the "Velveteen Rabbit". I came accross it at the store one day and knew I had to have it. I read it to little man for the first time and almost bawled my eyes out. It is a gorgeous book. I just loved the story! Have you read it?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

The boys helped my put up our tree and they loved just sitting in front of it enjoying it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Madness! Burkes Leather Works

In planning for Christmas shopping for the family, I realize my brother is one of those people that has everything and is impossible to shop for...  I then was given the idea of getting him a guitar strap. He plays for our church and needs a new guitar strap.  And you guys know me, I love personalized items. So I found the perfect item on ETSY!
Burkes Leather Works has the most amazing leather pieces. I got a black guitar strap with his initials and music notes on it.  Not only is it very well made, it is also gorgeous! I know he will love it!
Burkes Leather Works has some amazing pieces such as purses, wallets, key rings, and more. They can be persnalized too and come in different colors, even PINK! Check our Burkes Leather Works here. You will find some great ideas for Christmas gifts!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family and some yummy food!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

because even mommy deserves a treat or two sometimes....  :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Madness! By Brenda Elaine

Online Christmas shopping is not only fun, but so easy! I have completed shopping for the extended family members that we exchange gifts with. Lots of my Christmas presents come from etsy and I love it!  One of the prettiest gifts is a necklace set that I want to keep for myself! It's so beautiful and well made. I found it in a shop named By Brenda Elaine. She has the most amazing and unique custom designed jewelry.

AND she is having a HOLIDAY SPECIAL **Buy 2 Get 1 FREE---From now until December 15th you may choose a free item from By Brenda Elaine when you purchase 2 others. The price of the free one should be equal to or less than the items you purchase.  IT's a GREAT deal!

Check out her shop here and get your shopping done!  :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

caffeine addict

So most of you know that I have a slight addiction to COFFEE! lol  My sister just bought me this creamer and it is SOOOOOO GOOD!  Have you had it?  IT's so yummy!
So my must have item is coffee, I gotta have it every morning.  How about you?  What do you need to help you get through your day?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Madness! Marias Mommy Designs

Don't you just love shopping online?  I have 2 boys and love the chance of shopping for girls. And doing it online is even more fun! Anytime I am in search for something super cute, I end up on Etsy.  My cousin just found out she is having a girl, the first on my husband's side of the family, so it's exciting.

She is not very girly at all. In fact, they are not even doing anything pink for this poor girl. lol  SO I took it upon myself to find the girliest thing for the baby. I got a personalized onesie with a pink tutu skirt and bow. Can't get much girlier than that! Marias Mommy Designs has the cutest items!

It is super cute and so well made.  I can't wait to see the baby wearing it. Marias Mommy Designs also has some gorgeous Holiday items and personalized stuff. Check her out on etsy here!

Also, go like her facebook page here to stay on top of her latest listings. :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Email Etiquettes

Do you have proper e-mail etiquettes?  Not just e-mail, but messages as well?  Are you polite and courteous to whoever you are writing or just short and to the point?
The reason I ask is because I often try to be polite and nice. I always ask how they are doing and go on to the topic of the email. I end it with a thank you or have a great day - sometimes I even include a :).  What about you?
I find it that sometimes I get some very short or unfriendly messages. I know people are busy and sometimes it's just quick and easy to get to the point. But often, even a little :) can make a message seem friendlier.  Don't you think?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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