Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's in Your Garden....Linky Party #3

Welcome to What's in Your Garden #3!!!!
I LOVED all the links from last week! 
In honor of the cold weather I am posting those that made me feel a bit warmer :)!!!!
Sara at Sarahndipities has this super CUTE flower garland...she even has the pattern!!

Melisa over at Allie Belle Designs made these ADORABLE flower topiaries!!

Lolly Jane over at Lolly Joane Boutique made a "spring" pennant

Thank you ladies for helping me know that SPRING is on its way!!!! 
Please grab a button on the right side of my blog :)!

Now on to the party!!!!!!
1) Link up anything made by you!!!!

2) Please post the direct URL code

3) If you wish...please grab my button to add to your link parties :)

Okay ladies...I am excited to see "What's in Your Garden"!!



Summer is Coming!

So...I don't know about you...but the weather has turned COLD here!
So...I am looking ahead to summer....yes to July...when it is nothing but HOT!HOT!HOT! are some more new blocks that are now available :)

The word...SUMMER alone makes me feel so warm!!! These are turquoise and yellow...

Next...I love to celebrate the 4th of July! It is the holiday I always LOVE to be with family! The BBQ's the parties, the water...just everything!!!
Starts and Stripes...
And Liberty!!! These make me SO thankful to live in a FREE country! To have Freedom and to have so many willing men and women who serve this counrty to protect these rights!!! 

Thank you so ALL those who sacrifice for this country!

Happy Summer!!! We hope!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011


CALLING....all moms with little dancers on your hands! 
As a mom...we all know that when it is time to go...ONE shoe ALWAYS seems to be missing!

Well...I have a solution for you today...Meet Jill over at Tap n Toe Dance Bags.

She has a daughter that needed a CUTE place to put her pointe shoes...but...they still needed to be able to air out after started making the CUTEST dance bags EVER!

  Mesh pointe/ballet dance shoe bag 
Don't you just LOVE the flower?
 White mesh pointe/ballet shoe bag.  Zebra print topper with zebra print wide ribbon and white poka dots on black rosette flower.  Black drawstrings with beads for easy closer. 
 Love the black and white!

Mesh pointe/ballet dance shoe bag with embroidered pointe shoes and the word "Ballet" also embroidered on the bag
She also embroiders them! How cute right?
So...if you have a little one who have to see the rest of Jill's bags. 
There are SO many to choose from!
Happy Dancing!



Monday, March 28, 2011

LOTS of new blocks in my etsy shop!!

LOTS...of new blocks in my etsy shop!
I will be posting a few at a time since well...there are LOTS!

First off...lets begin with the Hop!Hop!Hop! Blocks
I offer two different colors...first...yellow with polka dots...

I LOVE them!!!

And here are the purple ones...

Just in time for Easter!!

Please remember all orders and made to order! Need other colors?? Just let me know :)
To get to my etsy shop just click the shop on the sidebar to the right!!

Hoppy Easter :)!


Making it as a Mom...

Welcome Monday!!! How are you making it as a mom? 
This week I have to start by saying I would NOT make it as a mom without my cute husband!

This weekend we celebrated our 6 year anniversary! When I don't have kids I act kind of crazy and this year was no different! We laughed, we talked, and we just ENJOYED being with each other with NO interruptions :)! It gave me strength to continue on!

So...onto what I  want to talk about today! 

I have been thinking a LOT lately! I know shocker...hahaha

Well...many of you know I have suffered the loss of two babies within a year. 
6 months apart from each other.

It has been a rollar coaster ride to say the least. But I want to share my latest thoughts I have had...maybe it will help someone out there who needs a lift.

As moms...we ALL go through so much! Sometimes we feel...
"I can't go on!", "I just can't do it anymore." "I am just TOO tired!"

With many of these thoughts I have tried to learn from the life of Jesus Christ . How does he show me to go on. I feel like the last year I have just been pushing on! After I had that thought of pushing on, I felt such a peace that sometimes that is all we have to do! After all...isn't that what the Savior did?

When he was in the Garden of Gethsemane it was hard! He didn't want to go on...but he DID want to do our Heavenly Fathers will. And he PUSHED forward.

What if he just gave up...what if he chose not to push forward?...He would have missed the BEST part! am pushing forward. I want to follow that example and NOT give up! It is is rough...I want to quit at times....but I also...don't want to miss the BEST part... WHATEVER the best part may be! 

So...if today is a hard day for you...PUSH FORWARD! The best is yet to come!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

What's in Your Garden....Linky Party #2

Welcome to What's in your Garden #2!!!

I was so excited last week to see all the fun ideas!
Thank you ALL who linked up!!!! I was excited to see your fun projects!
Here was one that inspired me with the whole spring stuff?!?!?....

A mail organizer by Lillian Pearl Designs..... 
So cute!!!...and an area I definitely need help in!!!!

Now on to the party!!!!!!
1) Link up anything made by you!!!!

2) Please post the direct URL code

3) If you wish...please grab my button to add to your link parties :)

Okay ladies...I am excited to see "What's in Your Garden"!!



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

 I happened to be at my BFF's house the other day when I saw her cute egg tree. 

I asked that the one I saw at the DOLLAR STORE?

Her reply....YEP!

So...I knew I HAD to go...but I had one problem....all out of blow money...
you know the Dave Ramsey did what any of you would do....gathered ALL the change I could find :)...yes...the cashier gave me REALLY weird looks...and maybe she laughed a little...but I HAD to have my tree and eggs :)....just would do the same :)!!!

And for $2.14 cents I walked out tree!... eggs.....!!
The tree however...looked a little sad...this is where my BFF gave me inspiration...why didn't I think of that when I first saw these trees? That is why I have her right?????

I added some moss....
Put a ribbon around the pot and added the eggs and you get....

How cute is that???? I had EVERYTHING else to make it cute so this only cost me....$2.14!!!!!!

Happy Dollar Store shopping today!!!! :)
P.S. don't forget your change...hehehe


Monday, March 21, 2011

Making it as a Mom...

Happy Monday we go again right????? :)
Today I am just going to jump right in....motherhood.....!

I remember being a little girl and DREAMING about motherhood! It is ALL I wanted to be when I grew up!

Now that I am living that dream...I am still in love with...MOTHERHOOD!

However...there is this really annoying thing about it....COLORS!

I bet you all just made a REALLY funny face and said....HUH?!?!?!?

Well see play a HUGE part in a small childs life!

I just so happen to have THREE small child's :)

So...I spend a LOT of my day hearing....(you may want to plug your ears just reading this :))

"I want blue....NO, I want blue...NOOOOO, I want blue.....

I get pink....NO, I get pink....NOOOO, I get pink.....

I want the orange bowl....NO, I want the orange bowl....NOOOOO, I want the orange bowl....."

Catching on the "COLORS" yet???

Yes my friends I wonder the same thing too.....CAN WE GET 6 PLATES OF THE SAME COLOR IN A PACK.....WHY MULTICOLOR PACKS....WHY?

Seriously, though...motherhood it great! It just happens to be the one thing that SHINES all our weeknesses :)

So...I will keep on keeping on and LOVE this stage of Making it as a Mom colors and all :)! It is the best thing as women we could spend our time doing!

Happy Monday!



Sunday, March 20, 2011

DIY Spring Candy Jars

So... I am not going to lie...I put ALL my spring/Easter stuff up on the 18th :) I just couldn't wait any longer! day this, well... LATE at night...I fell asleep....only to be jolted awake by a phone call...

 It was my sister...who...shared an idea with me that I HAD to do according to her....:)

This was the idea....

So...I went to the DOLLAR store and bought the candle stick holders...
I found my jars at Walmart cause that is where I was that day...

I took the rubber piece off the lid that suctions it down....

SPRAY painted(it was 70 degrees :)) the lid and the candlestick holder....

Let it dry...used E6000 and glued the jar on the candlestick holder...added candy...put on the cute lid....and you have...
A super cute turquoise jar...recognize the jelly beans...the left overs :)
And a super cute pink candy jar... long as my sister calls with a good idea....I simply can't be mad she WOKE me up :)!

Happy candy jar making!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

What's in Your Garden....Linky Party #1!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to my FIRST linky party!!!!!!
Here are the rules.....

1) Link up anything made by you!!!!

2) Please post the direct URL code

3) If you wish...please grab my button to add to your link parties :)

Okay ladies...I am excited to see "What's in Your Garden"!!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Custom Blocks

Custom orders are by far my FAVORITE!...
They tell me what they want and I execute...what could be better????

This one... was ordered to eventually be in the Netherlands...she wanted a creme color and black vinyl...I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!

This next one was for a sweet baby girl...don't you just LOVE that "g"?? The paper is a pink, green and white stripe with small little white polka dots on one of the stripes!

The possibilites are endless!!! 

Custom orders can now be made in my etsy shop....just click at the top or to the right! :)

 Happy Thursday

P.S. join my tomorrow for my FIRST ever linky party!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New in My Etsy Shop

I am so excited to show you what is new in my etsy shop!
As a mother of three...I often need keep me on track!
This stacker...reminds me that my role in my kids lives is essential!

The saying "Lead Me, Guide Me, Walk Beside Me" is one of my favorites!

They look great in any nursery, family room, kids bedroom, hallway etc...

These ones are done with yellow paper with a fun swirl design...and brown vinyl.....however...
Please remember that all items are custom made. If you need other colors...let me know!
These are now available in my etsy shop....just go to the right hand side of my blog to get there :)
Happy child raising!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Making it as a Mom...

Welcome to "Making it as a Mom"!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Mine was spent with my family going to Cinderella put on by the local high school!

It was great! And great to be with my family!
Today I wish to feature Michelle over at Musings of Me.

If you have not been over to her site you HAVE to go!
I admire her SO much! She use to be a kindergarten teacher, but now she stays home with her 2 kids and helps many more children in the student home that they are house parents at.
She puts together the most AMAZING learning units for kids!

I recently downloaded her St. Patrick's unit! It is great! 
Her units include all kinds of activities!
She frequently updates with new units! As a mom of three kids...ages...2,3,and is the BEST!
So...please go over and pay her a visit! 
Thanks Michelle for always sharing with us!!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Jellybean Topiary

 Does everyone remember my Halloween topiaries? 

Well... The Crafty Sisters last year made jellybean topiaries!

I simply couldn't yes...I have been gluing more candy to balls :)

I started with painting the balls pink. I used one 4 inch and two 3 inch....

Then I took A LOT of 5 bags a lot? I could have done it with 4 but I needed more yellow and purple jelly beans :) No worries though....they are only....ONE DOLLAR per bag :)!

I started at the top of the ball and worked in a circle around it...
I glued a dowel in the middle of the ball...they have a hole nice and ready for ya!
I put mine in little buckets I found in the dollar section of walmart. I put green foam in the bucket and that way they stand up really nicely. Put moss on top to hide it...bow around the dowel...and you get....

How cute are those???
It is SO easy to do and you have a cute fun spring/easter craft!

Happy gluing!!!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The New Blog do you like my new look???

I have wanted a new look for A.LONG.TIME!

I tried and I tried to figure it all out...and I simply couldn't!

I can do most things but this whole designing a blog....was not my thing!

So...I contacted Sarah over at Sarahndipities.

She has THE cutest blog and makes FANTASTIC crafts!

She has all about how to make a better blog go on right now on her blog. She shares tips and advice so you to can have a better blog! We all know I needed it!

Well...I contacted her to see if she would just do the work for me :)
I bribed her of course and she so willingly put my blog together for me!
If you are like me and need help with yours she is SO willing!

This girl has some mad creating skills for sure!
She can make anything from crochet paperns to paper crafts to home BLOGS :)!

Here are some of her mad skillsCheck out this earring holder...yes she MADE this...and has a tutorial HERE

How about this is not real people...but oh man how I want to make some!
It is made out of......tissue paper!
Want some too...she has a tutorial HERE

Oh and if that is not enough....she also makes.....AMAZING cards! She also has step by step instructions...for this card go HERE.

And last but not least.....Her mad crochet skills are AMAZING!
She has the pattern for this cute shamrock pattern HERE.

Isn't she SO cute and AMAZING????

I am completely in AWE!

So...go check out here blog and prepare to make your "TO DO" list a little longer!

Thanks again Sarah for my cute blog!!!