Sunday, November 15, 2015

Artist Mason Jar Gift: For All Ages

Looking for a perfect gift for the artist in your life? This is a perfect Mason Jar gift for your artistic friend. Each jar has been created for very young child, all the way to adult. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Trees on Cars

'Tis the season for some Christmas Trees on cars. I can't help but think of Clark Griswold on Christmas Vacation, when they trek all the way out there and he doesn't have a saw. 

This year I am part of the "Christmas Trees on Cars" Blog Hop. Please check out the other amazing projects, because these projects are inspiring and just adorable!

This was something that I really wanted to create for my Christmas Card. My 16 month old just loves to scoot himself around in the Little Tike's cars at the local play gym. I wanted to create a Christmas card with him in the car and add a tree to the top. 

So my husband scored a Little Tikes toddler car on Craigslist for $15.00! I wanted a vintage car look, so I opted for Green body, Cocoa Bean top and black wheels and steering wheel. The paint was purchased at Lowe's, Valspar Paint for Plastic ($5.44 a can). 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Santa Barbara Veteran's Half Marathon, 2015

This is my second time running the Santa Barbara Veteran's Half Marathon, my first time was back in 2012. This year was extra special because I was going with my Sister in Law who is also a veteran for the United States Army. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Wildlife Embroidery Hoop Art

Something about the fall season really gets me in a mood to do some hand embroidery. So this year I completed a fun Fall Wildlife Hoop. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby News!

Photos by Emily Kathryn Photography

Big News! Everett is going to be a big brother!! We couldn't be more excited and thrilled!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

It has been three months and a lot has been happening behind the scenes but I will share that with you very soon. 

In the meantime, lets get October started with a great baking recipe that I have been making for years and have yet to share on my blog. So please enjoy!! It is a favorite. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Patriotic Party Favor Bags: Celebrating Birthday's or 4th of July

It was this time last year when I was getting ready for the arrival of my first child, my lil' man. We are coming up on his very first birthday and the party planning has been in full swing. I've created these fun party favors for his parties. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Me Made May 2015: Celebrating Handmade Clothing

Me Made May was started by some talented sewing blogger 's who wanted to show that they could wear something they made each day for the month of May. Well I have never participated but 2015 is a year of new projects, let me show you what I have created for my first Me Made May. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Friday Five: Memorial Day, Records and Running

With things being so busy lately, it would seem that doing Friday Five will be every two weeks, I know this stinks but it is rather difficult finding the time to sit at the computer with everything we have had going on. But I am still going to keep it up, please join in the fun with Emmymom2 and her weekly linky party. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Fresh Berry Cobbler

The first time I made this I used just blackberries, then I switched it up to just raspberries and now this third time I've thrown all the berries in the bowl. This dish is super easy and so delicious. Perfect for a dessert dish for that Memorial Day picnic or barbecue. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday Five: Comic Book, May The Fourth, Disneyland and Rain

Bear with me, this is two weeks of news, however, it has been an AMAZING two weeks!! So much awesomeness to tell you about. Make sure you join the fun and link up to Emmymom2 for Friday Five. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Disneyland Tinkerbell Half Marathon, Mother's Day 2015

If you have followed me through my running journey, you know that I have had to start over many times. Persistence is my mantra now. This was my 9th Half Marathon, not my fastest but it didn't was my First Mother's Day, I was running through the happiest place on Earth and I was doing it with great friends.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday 5: Crazy Week Ending at 10 Months

It is that time again for Friday five, my five thoughts and five photos for the week. And this week started horrible and ended fantastic. Please join the fun at Emmymom2 with her linky party. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Craftcation 2015

This year I really wanted to experience everything that this amazing conference had to offer.  Craftcation 2014 I was in the middle of moving into a new house and I was 6 months pregnant so I literally stopped packing boxes, went to a class and then came home to continue packing. This time my husband took days off of work so that he could watch our son, which lead to him leaving to visit his family in Tennessee. Craftcation 2015 then turned into a complete "Staycation" for me and I really had a fabulous time and completely re-energized my creative thinking. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday Five: Mommy, Kisses and Malibu

Gosh, what happened to April? Seems to have gone by so quickly and we are coming upon May. Running a little behind but made it just in time, join Emmymom2's fun linky party Friday Five

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Five: Flea Market Scores, Star Wars and a Cutie Pie

Another week has flown by and I haven't gotten much blogging done but lots completed in my home and items listed in my Etsy shop so it was a success! Please share your week with Emmymom2 and her linky party HERE

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Five: Traveling, Anniversary, Easter and Family

I know I haven't done much project blogging but things have been crazy around here. Trying to catch up with everything, laundry, mail, appointments. It has been chaos so this week is going to be a little bit different because I think I am going to be covering almost three weeks of chaos. Be sure to join the fun with Emmymom2 and her Friday Five Linky Party. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday Five: First Days Without My Baby

Surprise! I am so late again, but it has been such an eventful week and so much has happened in such a short time that I am actually going to break up the madness into two posts. I attended Craftcation in Ventura, California and a separate posting will happen later this week. 

But let's get down to business. You can join along with Emmymom2 and her linky party. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friday Five: Although I'm Two Days Behind

It has been a crazy week and Friday got here and so did a tooth!! So Friday afternoon was rough and the evening even worse but it is Sunday and I'm still going to make it in time for Friday Five Thoughts and Photos with Emmymom2. Make sure you join the fun in her weekly link party. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Five: Spring, Standing and Sushi

March is marching ahead and really moving fast. Another installment of Friday Five, join the fun with Emmymom2. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five: March Photos and Running

Welcome March!! Most of the country is freezing in snow and ice but here in southern California it was a blazing 83 degrees. The week flew by and it is time for Friday five thoughts and photos. Please join the fun with Emmymom2

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Chocolate Cinnamon Coffee Bars

I scored a Betty Crocker Dinner for Two Cookbook, 1964 edition, at the flea market last month. It had some really funny recipes in it such as "Full O'Baloney" and a jellied chicken. Which raises the question as to why these spectacular dishes are not around anymore? (joking) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Five: Baking, Books, and Fast & Furious

Last week of February and it is time to get ready for Spring!! Please join EmmyMom2 in sharing 5 thoughts and 5 photos for the week HERE at the Linky Party. 

5 Thoughts:

1. This was my first week of serious meal planning. I really avoided it for so long mostly because my husband's work schedule is so unpredictable. Although it went really well, I gave myself room to have a "salad" night and a "left over" night so that when he did have to work late I could use that as a night to not cook. So far so good, will attempt again next week. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Patricks Day Thread Spools Vintage Card Holders

Awhile back I attended a Creative Tea Time event. One of the crafts we created was called a "Spooky Spool" where we used vintage images and put them on top of spools. Well for St. Patrick's Day I thought I would recreate these cute spools using March images. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

"See My Project"- See Through Project Bag

I'd like to share with you my "See My Project" bag, because I'm constantly printing off patterns and putting aside fabrics but when it comes time to working I've misplaced all the supplies. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Five: Beach, Grandparents and Sewing

Sheesh! Another week has past and it was such an eventful one!! Please join the fun of Five thoughts and Five photos at Emmymom2's Linky Party HERE

5 Thoughts:

1. My parents came for the holiday weekend. It was such a nice visit, it was so relaxed and laid back. Most of the time was spent at home but we did take lil' man to the beach for the very first time because the weather was so gorgeous. He loved the sand and mostly all of the attention. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Five: My Two Loves

It is that time again, Friday and it is evening before Valentine's Day. So let's get started, be sure to join in on the fun and link up to Emmymom2's Friday Five Link Party

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Five: Superbowl, Paint and Dog Troubles

This week started out with sadness but trying to stay positive it was overall a pretty good week but I have some stories to tell. Be sure to join the party over at EmmyMom2's Link Party Friday Five

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter Embroidered Tote Bag

Groundhog Day was this Monday and I'm not going to lie when I say that we were very sad with the Seattle Seahawk's loss and I didn't get to posting this when I wanted to.

Nevertheless, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter. So, why not celebrate with making a tote bag for the season?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Five: Birthday, Beach Ball and Baby Snowman

Another week has past by us and we are stepping into February. Five thoughts and Photos from the week, please join the fun with Emmymom2's Friday Five Link Party

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawk Mini Pallet Sign

I love to make pallet signs! The best part about making a pallet sign is procuring the pallet. I am constantly looking for pallets to drag home, and when I found a tiny one behind a Von's supermarket I just needed it! Seriously it is little, a quarter the size of a normal pallet. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine's Day Hoop Art

Two adorable hoops were created this Valentine's Day. Each created with hearts and lots of love. Lots of stitching because the handy stitching is the easiest to do right now with lil' man. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Five: Seahawks Party Prep

Hello! Another week has flown by and it is time for another week of Friday 5! Five thoughts and five photos of the week. Please join the link party with Emmymom2

Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday Five: Better Late than Never

Another week of Friday Five, better late than never. I didn't want to miss last week but I had computer problems and was finally able to get back to normal.  As always, join the fun and link up with Emmymom2. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY: Seattle Seahawks Wreath

Seahawks beat the Panther's this weekend so I am thrilled to be able to share this DIY wreath with you today. This means we are playing Green Bay, just one game away from being in the Superbowl, AGAIN!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Five: Blue Friday and Baby

It is a new year, 2015! And it is a new beginning with Friday's Five thoughts and photos. Each Friday I hope to post what's going on with me during the week. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pottery Barn Kids Knock-off Valentine Holder

I made these Valentine holder's last year when I was super pregnant. There wasn't much time to post this blog because it was so close to Valentine's Day, there wasn't much time. 

Therefore I thought I would share this post this year in hopes that it may help someone for this year. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas 2014

It was a wonderful Christmas to close out such a wonderful year. 2014 by far was our best year yet. So many blessings with a beautiful baby boy, a new home and what better way to end the year with a big Christmas with family.