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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer Subbatical

After a long summer...

I'm Back!

So much to share, so many crafts, so many everything!  So, I'll start by todays craft......

Four pots of flowers, Three different colors, Two Fall wreaths, and 1 front porch.  Fall is here! (well, not weather wise in Southern California, but the kids are back in school so who cares!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Laundry Part 2

FINALLY! Ikea delivered my shelf.  I put it up. Here we go!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


While I was heading into work today, my boyfriend sent me a text and said "We were on a cruise a year ago today."  It made me smile, but made me think.  Holy Crap! It's already been a year since we went to Mexico.  We went to the Caribbean in 2010 which seems like forever ago.  So here's a photo of us when we were in Cabo a year ago (give or take a few days!)

Monday, April 30, 2012

LA LA for Laundry room

So, I've been quite busy working hard on the laundry room re-do.  I finally My dad got the cabinet moved to the garage, and the dryer moved to the correct side of the washer.  I painted the laundry room "Veridian Green."  At first,  I was nervous because it came out light baby blue on the walls, and I freaked!  But all is well and it turned out nice.

I am still waiting for my shelf from IKEA that I had to order online after two attempts of purchasing it at their store.  So I will have the finish product hopefully by the end of next weekend.  Until then, here are some of the photos I've gathered.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rendition of My Heart Will Go On

I thought it would be fun to video some of the piano pieces I play.  The first video I did is me playing my rendition of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."  This is my trademark. I've been playing this song for 15 years!  The reason being, it was the first piece of music I played that broadened my knowledge of technics.  Have a listen (Oh and my background music plays,...just click pause on the lower bottom corner of this page..its pink duh.)

DIY Decorative Candle

By a special request from my friend Lindsay, Here is how to make a decorative Candle.  I also have them for sale on my website.  If you choose to view, you can go here: Pink Memories Pillar Set.


1. A Candle. Votive and Pillar candles work great.  I like to use different colors.  Even scented ones work well too!

2.  Tissue Paper

3.  A computer

4. ModPodge.  Need a recipe?  There are many to choose from on Pinterest, it is simple glue and water.

5. Paintbrush

6.  Printer (and it doesn't need to be a fancy dancy one either)

Step One:

Locate a Photo online.  You can even use words, phrases, or quotes too.

Step Two:

Cut your issue paper and TAPE both ends to a heavy card stock (something that will go through the printer just fine).   I use cardstock.

Step 3:

Insert your cardstock and taped tissue paper into your printer and print your photo. 

Step 4:   

Next, cut your picture (or quote) out, but measure the size of the candle.  It should wrap evenly.  See the picture below. 

Step 5:

Using Modpodge, or your combination of Glue and Water, gently brush on your tissue paper to the candle.  *REMEMBER* you are working with tissue paper, it is FRAGILE. IT maynot WILL BREAK!  So, I normally will dab on modpodge first and swipe gently.  Cover the entire candle, except for the top and bottle of course.  And Let dry!

Wahhh LA! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Afternoon

I've been extremely busy at work.  But, a laundry re-model is in the works! Stay Tuned.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Popcorn Machine

When I was working full time at a pre-school, my co-teacher and I would make several (large) things for our classroom, and the front office.  Today, they asked where my "Popcorn Machine" was, and I swore that I folded it up and put it away.  Unfortunately, We could not seem to locate it today, when I came home, I built a new one! Here it is!

With my handy Cricut, some cellophane, tape, and scrapbook paper, I was able to make a new, and improved one! 

It's hard to tell in the photo but I'm standing behind the cellophane! Pretty Cool huh?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Birthday Bliss

Sorry, this week has been kind of slow on the blog side,..  My birthday was yesterday and with Easter coming this weekend, it's been crazy!  My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday last weekend at our favorite Japanese BBQ  in Pasadena.  Yum Yum :)  He also gave me some tulips yesterday!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Edible Easter Basket

Here is my rendition of the Edible Easter Basket.  Cost?  Less than $5 to make!

Materials Needed:

4 Kitkat Bars (Marshmallow Peep boxes work well too)
Easter Grass
Filler Candy
Hot Glue Gun

First you want to hot glue the corners of the candies together.  Next hot glue the bottom of the candies to card stock.. I choose Green polkadotted Easter paper to go along with the theme.  Finally, add a handle (I braided three pieces of cardstock and hot glued to the inside walls of the KitKat).  Add your grass and some jelly beans or other candies, and wahhhla!  The Edible Easter Basket.

Ive seen many variations of this project however, this size is perfect for little kids, or big boyfriends and dads too! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY Picture Frame Collage


1. Wooden Frame (I find mine at Michaels for a $1 each or sometimes less)

2. Scrapbook Paper Scraps or fabric scraps

3. ModPodge ( you can make your own Modpodge simply by combining elmer's glue, tad bit of varnish, and half water )  Or, you can look up some cool Modpodge recipes on Pinterest: 

4. Paint Brush

*Simply brush on scraps onto frame and let dry completely before trimming the edges.

It's the Little Things..

It's the little things in life that matter most..right?  Well, It is for me especially when I walk downstairs and I can smell the wood of my new piano. LOL. Crazy, I know...but it just makes me so happy, that I own it!  Music is a huge part of my life. I've been playing the piano for over 20 years!  Did you know this piano weighs 940lbs... yikes.  If there's an earthquake, im going under the piano.  It will either, 1. save my life or 2. squash me <3

I'm thinking the "Piano room" needs a few chairs, a nice rug....and such. Hmmm Is this the next project!?!?!?!!?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Im SO happy I found a new place to have some editing fun with my photos.  The current site I use is closing down, so hopefully I'll be able to run into some other fun ones.  This is what I did:

Monday, March 26, 2012

A weekend Get-A-Way

My boyfriend runs a professional Starcraft2 team and this last weekend he was in Ohio for MLG.  So with him being gone for 4 days, I decided to take my foster kid up to San Francisco for the weekend.  It was so nice to catch up with family, and go shopping!  Rain, shine, more rain, it was all worth it!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Rain Rain!

So, winter finally came, late!  This is the first measurable rain storm we've had all winter!  They even say it's going to snow! What!  

So it makes for a perfect scrapbook day!  Check out some new items I've listed at my store

The best news is, all of my greeting cards are now $1.75 each plus shipping! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Because tomorrow is St. Patrick's day,...  I decided to bring our ELF ON A SHELF back for 1 night only and suprise our foster kid.  You may have heard about the Christmas tradition, Elf on a Shelf.  If you haven't, here is a link that will give you the load down... .   So Ollie (our house elf) left on Christmas day to return back to the northpole.  Word has it, he is making a special come back for tonight to drop off our foster kid a treat!  I .... I mean HE even made himself a new getup for the Irish Holiday! Check him out!

Oh Ollie, We've missed you!!! 

By request, I will upload all of the wild days Ollie had at our house during holiday season 2011! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I've added some new items to my website, here's some sneak peeks!

Here we go again!

Our Huskies were at it again!  Two nights ago, we were awaken with the dogs going nuts.  We found out there was a huge field mouse hiding in the eves of our house.  Bernie took a broom and knocked it off and it fell and ran elsewhere.  The dogs chased it.  We didn't see it again,....until yesterday!
Here are the results!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photos at the House

I decided to post a few photos of my favorite rooms in my house.  The family room and piano room!

Pantry Part 2

Here is the remake of the pantry part 2.  I have a cabinet in the kitchen devoted to spices, seasonings, baking items such as flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and so on.  I finally had the time to "re-do" it. Check it out.

I used jars for the sugar, flour, etc.  I used baskets to keep spices (I hate spice racks, they are tacky!) and miscellaneous things.  Simple as that!