Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Mami we're not ACTING!" ...

Me: I love to see you girls acting like good sisters.
My 3yr old: "Mami we're not ACTING!"
LOL I'm loving the things she says at this age ;-).






Sunday, December 02, 2012

Advent calendar 2012


This year since the girls are a teenie tiny bit older (or old enough) I decided I'd have them make their own advent calendar.  Moreover, I was determined to use only things we already had around the house to make it.  We ended up using small dixie cups the girls had in their bathroom to rinse after brushing teeth, scrap ribbon from my jar o' scrap ribbon, and left over tissue paper from previous festivities. (Dora Fiesta party post pending).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY Onesie appliqués

So I finally got around to trying this.  Lil' bro, big bro' necktie appliqué onesie.
As shown in this picture I also made a slightly bigger one for a size 3T t-shirt.  I was inspired but this tutorial  and It was my first time using Heat and bond. This stuff is great. I will be using it on future projects for sure.
I've seen people use freezer paper to cut out a template. Haven't tried that yet but it's on the list. I did cut out my own template for this necktie. The one on this tutorial has two pieces and I was feeling lazy so I figured the one piece deal would make it easier.  In this picture the one on the left I sewed a zig zag stitch and the one on the right i hadn't stitched it yet because I wanted to se how they look.  I like them better with the stitching in contrasting color.  Made great gift for my newest nephew and his big brother.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Run Zoe Run!

For a while now my two year old has been join go the independence stage where she doesn't want anyone to help her with anything.  Putting on her clothes, he diaper, brushing her teeth, putting on her seat belt, anything at all. She very strongly shouts "I CAN DO IT" every time and is quite adamant about doing things herself even when she gets stuck.  I have a scrapbook page pending to make for her with these words so I can remember this when she is older and she can know it as well. Oh yes this is a total scrap page, no doubt!

But here's the thing, the title of this post is Run Zoe Run because that's how I feel today. Like no one can stop me.  Like I really can do anything I set my mind to.  Thanks to some inspiration from a runner friend I decided to go running today. Normally I would make excuses in my mind to myself like It's too hot or I gotta do laundry first, etc. etc. yada yada yada.  Well today I was different_mentally different.  I didn't care about the time of day, I didn't care of what else I wanted to do with my Sunday.  I simply new I had to put on my running shoes and just step out that door.  As if I heard my inner voice telling me now is the time.  I'm ready.  Read to take a leap.  Feet first, head down. No looking back. Just do it.  Take a leap and look forward to where it may lead. Because I decided to this.  Because I can.  I CAN DO IT.  

I'm thankful for my friend whom inspired me and I'm thankful for my 2 year old daughter for sparking this drive in me today. Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to make the choice to do something with it.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Because you make things...

Today my 4.5 year old daughter told me "Mami, you're the greatest mom ever because you make things". I was touched yes but at the same time I began thinking.  Reflecting.  About how she might perceive me coming from a 4 year old's perspective and all that she has experienced in a mother in her life thus far.  I've always like making things and I'm just glad God gave me a crafting buddy.  I like the fact that she also likes to make things, especially things for others.  I've also realized something about myself__I truly make things from the heart.  If I'm not feeling it I won't make it.  If I feel inspired or feel the WANT to make something for someone and I do_it feels so good because I made it from the heart.  The best thing I realized is that all this time I have been setting an example for my own children.  A good example.  Being a mom is truly the most important job I will ever have and crafting makes my heart sing.  I hope one day I could do both full time and get minimize all the rif raf in between.   For now I'm taking it day by day, trying to be MINDFUL each and everyday of the little things that really matter and when I catch myself thinking about all the things I didn't get done (i.e.: laundry, projects, etc.), catching myself and thinking about all the things I did do that really mattered and are essentially priceless.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Going in...

Hard to believe 2011 is over and 2012 has begun.  This was the first year I didn't tear up at the stroke of midnight.  Not sure why or if it's a good or bad thing but I do know that I'm into this new year with strong intentions to do more of what makes me happy.  Whether it's helping others, leaving the dirty dishes in sink and go for a walk with my kids and inhale the fresh air, simplifying things, surrounding myself with positive people or putting my heart and soul into my creative business ambitions, I know that I will make it a point to remember the important things and not get stuck in frustration rather take action to make change happen.  If I could sum my hopes up in a word or two they would be...

Make change happen
Be mindful 
Try



Hope your hopes for 2012 come to be. 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Lifestyle crafts

Found a great blog for lots of inspiration and happy crafter like myself and all of you.  Hop on over and check it out! Lifestylecrafts

Jo Totes!

Hey ladies! If you have a chance go check out the Jo Tote bag giveaway over at A Bowl Full of Lemons. These bags are so stylish and practical.  I've been wanting one ever since I first heard of them and although I really like them ALL, I really really LOVE the Rose Teal.  Yes of course I would love it. It's my favorite color.  Teal makes me so happy ;ob

Monday, November 07, 2011

OH HAPPY DAY!!

I got my Janome DC2011 today!!! I got my Janome DC2011 today!!! (doing the happy dance) I got my Janome DC2011 today!!! It is ONE HAPPY DAY!   

I opened the box and tried her out and_Like butta_just the way I knew she would be.  I am so thrilled with joy today! Oh the possibilties. =-D

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Card and matching Paper purse using Stampin' Up! Products





Made this cute lil' purse using Frances' tutorial.  You can view it here.  It's super easy to make and you only need a 6x6 piece of paper to make it along with a few simple embellishments.  Fits a gift card or lip gloss or nail polish bottle perfectly.  All the paper and the stamp on the card is Stampin' Up! and the card design is by local Stampin' Up! rep Amanda Hartley.  She's amazingly motivating and I liked the color combo in the card so much she motivated me to make a matching purse when I out of their paper when I got home =-).  I presented the card in a clear envelope she provided at her workshop(also by Stampin' Up!), along with the little purse as a birthday gift for my mother-in-law.  The little M charm is for her first initial.  Thought she'd like that little personalized touch ;-).

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