Tuesday, May 6, 2014

50% off is a big deal

--click photo for link to site!--


ideclare! is having a killer sale right now and I suggest you take advantage!! Everything on our site is 50% of with code SALE50.  No orders will be taken after May 30 as we are taking the summer off to be with our kiddos, so if there is a piece of jewelry that you've been eyeballin, now's the time to take action!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

What doin'

It's been a really great Monday. 
wait for it... "said no one ever"

But really it has been a great Monday, strange enough.  Nap/Quiet time is winding down and I thought that I could do a quicky post about what I'm doing right about...meow.


...cutting out spring printables from this awesome blog: The Handmade Home
find them here plus tons of other freebies that I am just in LOVE with.  

Loving that spring is coming--I smell it in the air--or rather my hayfever is picking up on it...regardless I just can't wait to spend more time outdoors as I've kept me and my kiddos pretty cooped up this winter.  

Mostly because I'm a wanny.   
And I'm ok with it.  

Going to make this super short and super sweet; kiddos are starting to stir!  But thought I'd share these fun spring printables perfect to start out an amazing month of April!

much love,
-a



Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Find

Such a great morning...for some scrumptious homemade lemon and peach oatmeal with toast, watching my little ones play (very nicely actually--so far), and entering in as many giveaways as I can squeeze in this morning before my kids notice I'm momentarily checked out.

I never win, but here's to the lucky winna!  

I actually find myself to be very lucky this week because I have gotten to just chill out with my little homie Gs ALL-week-long.  Thank goodness for spring break.  We didn't go anywhere, but I did manage to deep clean my kitchen floor which made the whole rainy week of not doing really anything totally worth it.

One thing that I did do, ok two things this week--because of the sickness that's been going on in my family are

  •  made some diaper cream for my little lovies face which broke out in eczema over her poor little face from a bad milk reaction (never buying milk from there anymore...) and
  • making some lovely little sore throat lollies, which I made out of star candy molds


I subscribe to thewifelifeblog and I love there tutes on everything from makeup to natural home remedies 

Lately Jess, my newest essential oil BFF has posted these helpful vids on BeesWax Diaper Cream and Honey Lemon Lollies which are perfect for my family needs right now!



This recipe I made last night for my hubby (who's been working like a dog this week...well more so than usual), who's been sick with a nasty sore throat, and the flu.  I made him take this cute little jar filled with these little suckies to help soothe his throat to take to work.. I'll do an update on how they performed :)

The only thing I did different than in the YouTube vid is I used a plastic mold (like them) but slathered it with coconut oil so I wouldn't have a hard time getting them out of the mold and I also stuck them in the freezer for a bit which helped them pop right out.  Awesome right?  Perfect for this time of year when we still have that sicky-ness floating around just waiting for the sun to come out and say-IT'S FINALLY SUMMER!

Surely can't wait for that day... I've been getting tired of being cooped up in my house staring at all my house chores that don't want to go away.  
hm.

Should do something about that before I have to go back to "normalcy" next week...
 Ugh.

Until next time!!

Much love,
-a

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Find

I've got to find a different name for my Friday finds.

I've decided that I hate spelling out Fantabulous and Friday Finds is just so...blaa.  We'll think of something right?
In the mean times, it's just going to be Friday finds.  {I'm so lazy. :}


OK!

So what's life nowadays without your beloved Pinterest boards? Am I right?  I find myself at the end of the day a few times a week and just zoning out for 15 minutes just: see. click. pin.  see. click. pin.  Of course I have p-l-e-n-t-y of other things that I could be doing, but eh.

I found it staggering that I have just pinned over 1,700 pins.  To some that may sound like a ridiculous amount, and to others it's like...that's all you got?  I'm sure I would have more, but so little time and too many pins out there.

Here's the last few pins that I've, well pinned and maybe it's something that you like, ignore, or would like to pin as well.

Happy Friday!!



Oh! and come follow me on Pinterest!!@ashlieeborn ;)



for the kiddos:


{in spanish, but you'll get the idea}


decor:



hair & beauty:



eat it:



...and you gotta know how to make that frosting look de-VINE ;)




As you can see I do most of my pinning at night.  When my sweet tooth is up.  And hungry.

much love,
-a


Friday, March 14, 2014

Fantabulous Friday Find

Happy Friday all!  

I wanted to throw out these {adorable} initial charms your way on this Fantabulous Friday Find from ideclare! They are brand spankin' new and easy on your wallet. 

Not only do they come in silver but in GOLD too, also new to our shop!  I hand stamp these babies myself and I die with love with each one I make because I LOVE them so much!  Plus! this font is my absolute favorite that we currently carry--it's brand new too. 

 Click on the banners and take a peek at these cuties and snatch some up for you (and a friend!)  



Friday, February 28, 2014

Fantabulous Friday Find

Let me introduce you to a new segment that I'm really excited about.  I hope it will inspire me to post at least once a week.

I was planning on really getting on the ball with posting this last entry but I ended having a week from you-know-where...

the kind from aych-ee-double hockeysticks?? But I did survive and it did lead me to this breakthrough idea so I find it worth it.

Having such a week, I found myself (or rather my daughter) invited to a birthday party. With little time (and dough) I came up with this little diddy...

Ready??
Eeeek!!!
:)






























Nothing earth shattering, but I found it cute and wanted to share!

Luckily I buy little things here and there that are on sale and store for such occasions.
 So...gift.  
 Check!  
And lucky for you I was out of wrapping paper... more like out of "regular" cute wrapping paper and didn't think Christmas wrap would quite do for this.  But what I did have was brown wrapping paper which I keep on hand often (and because I really, really LOVE it :) I get my rolls from the dollar store. Cheap, easy, and customizable.

Supplies needed:

  • Gift (of course...)
  • Scissors
  • Tape ( Washi tape-another love of mine-would be absolutely adorbs ;)
  • Crayons, Markers, ect.
  • Your child's awesome art skills


 

Resulting in a little of this...


A little of that...


And BAM!! Instant homemade birthday [or any other occasion] wrapping paper
--homemade with love.


Of course I have a plethora of gift bags that I will never be short on, but in all seriousness, the satisfaction of ripping off paper to reveal your gift is waaaaay more cooler.

At least to me.
What do you do for gifts/wrapping in a pinch?



Happy Friday all!


much love,
-a


Monday, February 24, 2014

some ideclare! sparkle!

since I work for the bestest place on earth, i thought i'd share with you the happenings going on while february is still in progress.  here's a fun deal that might spark your fancy!


*find the "love you to the moon and back necklace under: necklaces

**how adorbs is this necklace...i tell ya!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More power to ya

I'm going crazy.  I mentally thought that I could just taper off and maybe just 'quit' blogging, but I can't do it.  I can't stop writting.  It has sincerely become apart of who I am and what I like--scratch that--love to do and today is the day where I start anew.

It's like that song... (it's a good thing I can't sing it to you)

only need the light when it's burning low, only miss the sun if it starts to snow, only know you love her when you let her go...

And I tried to let this go.  Honestly, I've tried. I just have felt completely overwhelmed by work and school, and being a mom, and as my husband can attest, it's been wearing me down and it has made my life more complicated than it's ever been.  It's hard to know the right thing to do when you have a dream or a goal in mind and there are things in your life that you can't just drop to accomplish it.  Struggling sucks. 

I've been beginning to waiver and ask, why are things so difficult right now why can't I just follow my dreams and why are they bringing me down--but more appropriately--why am I letting it?

I stumbled upon this quote on instagram by @jillsgoodthings and I almost cried a little.  It was just what I neededf:

                   

Which for me was unfortunate because I can't quit now.  Even though I'd really like to.  Really, really, really, want to.  


The enemy is out there.  It may be time, school, work, or even the devil himself, but by pulling yourself up, you have proved that you are stronger than that obstacle.  And tomorrow you'll be even stronger.  By compounding your weakness day after day it will become a strength and you will become unstoppable.  Hopefully in a good non-creepy way.  Don't wait until tomorrow to be that better person.  It is not easy.  But you have someone here that understands and will be here fighting with you.


In that light, I do have some awesome sauce ideas coming your way that I've had up my sleeve for a while and now that I actually have some momentumn to back them up here we go again.  This blog will survive yet...even if it's just for my personal satisfaction of knowing that I did something.  I will continue to write and that little statement puts a smile on my face.

So here's to the fight of the mundane everyday, to a brighter and better tomorrow that looks pretty dang promising. 
At least to me.


much love,
-a