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