Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall Wreath Layout Using Freckled Fawn Kits

Happy Wednesday! Today, I am so excited to share just one of the many layouts that I recently made.

For this layout, I decided to document my youngest son playing outside and trying to climb a tree. Once I chose my photo and adhered it to the cardstock, I decided to try and make a wreath using some embellishments from two Freckled Fawn kits. I tried to match the colors of the embellishments to the colors in the photo. Once I figured out how I wanted to lay the embellishments out, I used my Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere the leaf shaped wood veneers. Then I adhered the gold leaf sequins and the star sequins. I added some enamel dots and then finally added the gold rhinestones.

The journaling says "I love when the boys get excited to play with the leaves and the tree outside our house. Gabriel was so excited and tried to climb the tree. He looks so adorable. Watching the boys play, reminded me of my childhood. Oh the joys of childhood. So wild and free...full of adventures and pure joy!"

This layout was fairly easy to make and I definitely plan on making wreaths using embellishments again. 

Supplies Used:

  • Recollections white, yellow, and glitter enamel dots

Have you made any layouts or any projects recently? Have you ever used embellishments to make a wreath? 

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Until next time...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List!

Watching: As usual, I'm watching the news.

Reading: I've been trying to catch up on some blog posts. I've also been reading lots of interesting articles.

Listening: I heard this song on a video that was posted on Facebook and now I love this song.

Making: I love making pastelitos. In other countries, pastelitos are called empanadas. They are so easy to make and super delicious.

Feeling: Today has been a great day so far. I was able to get a bunch of stuff done on time and had a bit free time.

Loving: It was so nice to have some alone time.

Planning: This week is going to be really busy so I definitely need to start planning the rest of my week.

What are you currently up to?

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Until next time...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Sunday! Today I'm linking up with KrystenLindsay, and Charlotte for their weekly link up.

1. Thanksgiving

2. Spending time with my family

3. Shopping

4. Ferrero Rocher chocolates

5. Driving alone

6. Maleficent

7. Awesome deals

8. Flow Magazine: Mindfulness Workbook

9. Turkey

10. Catching up on TV shows and blogs

What made you happy this week?

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Until next time...

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Hello! Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Starting today you can get 25% off your order in my Etsy shop with the code 25OFF. The code is valid until Thursday, December 1.

Happy Shopping!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List!

Watching: I have been trying to catch up on some episodes of Silvana Sin Lana. I still have about a week's worth of episodes to watch.

Reading: As usual, I'm reading some emails and lots of blog posts. I haven't really read any blog posts in the past few days so I have a bunch to read.

Listening: I really like the beat to this song.

Making: Oh the never ending lists.

Feeling: I was so excited for the holidays and now I just can't wait to get everything done so I can actually enjoy the holidays. It will be great to relax and stop feeling so tired.

Loving: Ok so I will admit that I have been listening to Christmas songs since November 1st...fine maybe I listened to a few on Halloween. I love Christmas songs especially Jingle Bells by Michael Buble and the Puppini Sisters.

Planning: I have a lot of last minute holiday stuff to get done. Here's to hoping that I can get all of my Christmas plans done by the end of the first week of December.

What are you currently up to?

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Until next time...

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Nerd Nest Challenge--Trying Mixed Media Layouts

Happy Monday! This week I am over at The Nerd Nest with my take on this month's challenge. This month's challenge is to Try on a Different Style. You can check out my entire take on the challenge over here.

Have you ever made a mixed media layout?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List!

Watching: After refusing to watch the news for the past few days (except to check the weather in the morning), I finally decided to try and watch it. As soon as the election was mentioned, I promptly turned it off.

Reading: I finally caught up on reading a ton of blog posts.

Listening: This. Song. Is. Amazing.

Making: I painted for hours and it felt awesome!

Feeling: It was such a peaceful day and I felt so calm.

Planning: I still have a lot of projects to work on. I also need to figure out how I'm going to work on the December Daily challenge.

Loving: Painting and dancing...what's not to love?

What are you currently up to?

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Friday, November 11, 2016

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with KrystenLindsay, and Charlotte for their weekly link up.

1. Starbucks Hot Chocolate

2. Michael's school performance

3. Spending time with my Mami

4. Video games

5. Painting

6. Donuts and cake

7. Superlove by Charli XCX

8. Bob's Burgers

9. Christmas shopping

10. New books

What made you happy this week?

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Until next time...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Handmade Christmas Greeting Cards

Happy Thursday! Today, I'm sharing a few Christmas cards that I made. All of these cards are currently available at my shop.

I had so much fun making over 20 Christmas and holiday themed cards last week. I think they turned out great. Each card is different. One of my favorite cards is the Christmas Gingerbread House card. The house is just adorable and I love that it's colorful.

How cute are those trees and the houses? I really like the card with the cork tree and the stars. There are stars inside the tree. I think the hint of silver makes the card pop. 

Have you started getting ready for the holidays?

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

At A Loss For Words

I was not going to post today. I do have a few posts that are already scheduled to post in advance this week so at least I do not have to worry about actually writing, editing, etc. However, I felt the need to just write this post. I have so many things say, but do not even know where to begin. Today, I am just shocked, frustrated, worried, and to be honest disgusted. I never post anything related to politics on my blog on this blog, but today I will. I just don't understand...I just don't understand...

To see (and know) that so many people chose to vote for hate is absolutely saddening and terrifying. To see that this man has repeatedly made sexist and racist comments and people still voted for him is shocking. Let us not forget about the comments he made towards immigrants, the LGBT community, veterans, and disabled people. To see that this is the man that many people chose to vote for is incredibly scary.

To those who are currently in fear for their families, friends, country, and even themselves...I am so sorry and please know that I am here for you. There are many people who are here for you. I stand with you.

Below are some awesome blog posts that I came across:

For those who are feeling overwhelmed or want to do something positive, please check out this link that has information on organizations you can support, donate, or volunteer with.

Today, I have noticed that here is so much sadness, fear, confusion, frustration, and anger, but let's not forget that there is so much love and hope still around.

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Currently List

Hello! Hello! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List! You may have noticed that I did not blog at all last week, but I did post my weekly Currently List on Instagram. You can check out that list here.

Watching: I have been watching the news for most of the morning. This election is so intense. I also caught up on some of Paige Poppe's Youtube videos. She is such an amazing artist. I think you all should check out her work.

Reading: I recently picked up The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna. I have only read a few pages, but so far it's good.

Listening: I love this song. I have also been listening to Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara.

Making: I've been making dinner earlier than usual and I love it.

Feeling: I'm ready to take on November and December. I have been making lists and updating my planner. I am so ready.

Loving: Naps...enough said.

Planning: We have so many holiday celebrations to attend as well as birthday celebrations to plan.

What are you currently up to?

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Until next time...

Monday, November 7, 2016

To The Sweet Poll Worker

To the sweet poll worker that I encountered last Friday,

You may not remember me, but I will always remember you. While we had a very short conversation, what you said to me will stay with me for a very long time.

You: Good morning. Is this your first or second time voting?

Me: My first time.

You: That is great. You are doing your civic duty.

Me: Yes ma'am. Thank you.

What made this conversation so meaningful to me was that you said "You are doing your civic duty." I am sure that most people (hopefully everyone) are aware that women fought for the right to vote. It still amazes me that women even had to fight in order to have this right. As I stood in line and looked around, I could not help but think about those women who had to fight in order to vote. I thought to myself "My goodness. Imagine if I walked over here to vote and was turned away because I am a woman". We have come a long way, but that does not mean that we have to stop. We must continue to fight for women's rights.

Please don't forget to vote!

Until next time...

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