Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Overload


I have been on a roll the last two weeks! I can't control myself! Holidays seem to inspire me to the point of total brain overload. I've been holed up in my craft room, trying to get all the ideas out of my head and into fruition. I won't bore you with details, so I'll just show you what I've done. Some of these items are already available in my shop, and the rest will follow soon! And don't forget to get your Valentine's Day cards while there's still time!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Goodies

I've finally gotten back in the swing of things, and I've pumped out a bunch of new items to put up in my Etsy shop. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this was the perfect opportunity to make some fun cards, so I did just that! I've also made a few darling sets of cupcake toppers and gift tags. So, if you're planning a party, or just a sweet surprise for that special someone, these are perfect! I'll be posting these in my shop over the next few days, so check in and see what's new!

If you have a great idea for a card, let me know and I'll try to make it for you!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Since this week is my birthday, it's had me thinking quite a bit. Birthdays were always a big deal around my house growing up. My brother and I always had big parties, with lots of friends and family, and always a pinata! I loved my birthday! As you get older, people tend to shy away from the big celebrations and hoopla. I am not one of those people. However, my birthday does fall so shortly after the holidays, it seems near impossible to rally the troops for yet another festivity. So, I am having to come to terms with the fact that my birthday jubilees will henceforth be of the milder persuasion. This fact did not come without staunch oppostion on my part though. 

On a lighter note, the hubby and I went to visit his parents for New Year's, and spent most of the week with them. We did a whole lot of nothing, as was expected. We quite prefer laying low, eating healthy amounts of home cookin', and knocking back a few bottles of wine while there. Especially when the temperatures in North Texas begin to sink to chilly lows in the winter. This Northern flung location does have its advantages, however. Namely, its close proximity to the Oklahoma casinos. This oh-so-near mecca of adult fun did manage to lure us out for one evening, and resulted in my winning a cool $250! The casino gave me $10 free for my birthday, so not only did I not lose any money, they pretty much gave me $250 for my bday!

I decided that I should buy myself something nice with my earnings, and went straight to my Etsy Favorites list. I rarely allow myself to make frivolous purchases these days, but figured this would be a good time to make an exception. I went for this cool name bar necklace from Tyra Handmade Jewelry first.

Then, I couldn't resist these gorgeous stackable rings from Phoebe Max in pink and purple.

I've got a few others on my mind, but think I might wait. Which of these do you think is a must have?

This amazing artisan ring from Figistanbul?

A funky slave bracelet from Bumhemian?

Or this enchanting moonstone ring from A Wild Violet?

To see my full Treasury List of Birthday Bling click here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

Welcome 2014! I don't know about you guys, but I don't know where 2013 went! Oh well. Out with the old and in with the new! It's time for the annual making of resolutions and vowing that this year will be better than the last. I'm not much of one for resolutions, so mine is always to simply be the best me I can be. 

That being said, last year's me was a little heavier than the previous year, so I think this year's me could stand to be a few lbs lighter. I suppose it's fairly normal in your first year of marriage to relax a little and enjoy the finer things in life. Especially the high carb, sugar laden, fatty, calorie heavy, tasty things in life. Now, I'm not really one for diets. I am more keen to the idea of living a healthier lifestyle. I need to buckle down and get back to the basics, and maybe lay off the sweets. I am considering buying a juicer, but I hear different things about juicing. Any thoughts or personal experiences? I'd love to hear from someone who has tried it?

What are your goals this year?