Monday, November 28, 2011

Handmade Christmas

Hello, everyone! If you're like me and can't find the perfect Christmas ornaments for your tree... then just make your own. Yes, you read that right ;) All you have to do is find your favorite scrapbook paper, punch whatever shape you'd like, then punch a small circle for the hang wire and simply hang it on your tree. It's very simple and inexpensive. Here's mine:

I made the garland out of tulle (it's available on my Etsy store -, papers used are pink and glittered silver, and shabby chic tags (also available on Etsy). The topper is a silver star, which I got from Target for $5. The red berries are something I've had for a couple of years.

Just wanted to share pictures of these boys:

Cooper is a Bichon Frise and belongs to my friend, Erica. Mr. Miyagi is my Pekingese.
Merry (early) Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Good News

So I've been contacted by the Field Producer of the show, "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." The Tulle Garlands that I've been making and selling on Etsy are a great hit. I have agreed to donate 120 feet of Champagne-colored garland and also some Styrofoam Christmas Trees for the show. It will go to a deserving person/family, which the show has picked out and will build a house for. Isn't that awesome? If you are familiar with the show, then you know that you always end up with tears rolling down your cheeks because you just feel for the family and you're happy that they were chosen. I am very happy to be chosen as one of the vendors for the show! Because I am a Stay-at-Home Mom, I really have no source of income. Fortunately, I have a husband who supports my hobby... but it's not enough this time. The materials for the items I will be donating to the show are kind of pricey. To raise money, I decided to have a 15% off sale with coupon code 15 CHRISTMAS. So please drop by (the link is also on the top left of the blog) and help me raise money for a great cause. Thanks everyone.

Here are some new items in my store:

Here's how it looks on Danica:


Monday, November 21, 2011

My Fave

So yesterday, I was able to make some cards. Here is my favorite:

I do have two sisters... my favorite one will get this card. LOL. Just kidding. I love them both equally. Anyway, I love how this card turned out, with the pink and the aqua ribbon... and let's not forget the butterfly with bling!

Friday, November 18, 2011


I'm so excited about some projects I will be part of. I wish I could tell you all about it, but it will have to wait until it actually happens... so stoked! Will keep you guys updated....

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Everyday, my husband would ask me why I love him. Everyday, he gives me a reason to love him... so it's not difficult to come up with new answers each day. I'm so blessed to have him in my life. He really is my best friend and I don't know what I would do without him. If you haven't done so, include God in your marriage. It is the best decision we have made as a couple. I love God and praise Him for the many blessings He has given me - a loving husband, for healing me, giving us Danica and just being with us always.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Shabby Chic Christmas

I am so excited about Christmas! Aren't you? If you have visited my Esty shop, then you know what kind of Christmas I'm having. Yes... I am having a Shabby Chic Christmas. My poor husband... everything will be too girly. Oh well! I run this household. I may not be the one bringing the bacon home, but I run this household. LOL!

Here are some items I'm currently selling on my shop:

This one is not for sale:

She's my little sweetheart. She is 9 months and 1 week old. I love her so much!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mac and Cheese

(My friend, Sara, requested this recipe. Shout out to Mommy Sara and her lovely girls!) What to do with left over Mac and Cheese??? Make 'em into balls and fry/bake them. They're super easy to make and the kids will love 'em. Have three shallow bowls ready - one for flour, one for egg wash and last one for bread crumbs. Make sure that the mac and cheese is cold. With an ice cream scoop, shape the mac and cheese into meatball-sized balls. Now dip in this order: flour, egg wash then bread crumbs. Deep fry (I prefer to bake 'em) and you're done!

I made this with the help of my friend, Charlane. Although, we deep fried this one. I made my own bread crumbs, too. Next time, I'll add some herbs to it so that it would taste better...

and here's my little nine month old, not so little anymore...