June 24, 2011


6 years of wedded bliss

Source: etsy.com via Carmela on Pinterest

June 22, 2011


Have you tried Heartsy yet??  I love it!

You purchase daily deals at a reduced amount.  For instance you can purchase $35 to spend at a shop but you only have to pay $14.  Kind of like those groupon sites.  I've purchased a couple of deals and have had a pretty good experience.

Check them out!

Heartsy - Daily deals on fabulous handmade items, at least 50% off.

June 21, 2011

riley michael designs

I won these adorable luggage tags for munchkin pants from this sweet little shop Riley Michael Designs.
My son was so excited he has both of them hanging from his Cars suitcase.  :)
You can check out Riley Michael Designs Etsy Shop HERE 
where you will find luggage tags and party printables!

June 20, 2011


For Father's Day we had dinner at my in-laws who happen to live next door.  I wanted to make a few things that I've always to try but never got around to it or had a reason...so here we go...

First up...
Cupcake Ice Cream Cones (they were okay...except baking the cones caused them to taste a wee bit stale).

Faux Ice Cream Sundaes (idea from Living Locurto)  I put too much chocolate...but still good.

Father's Day Cookies (I tried out Sweet Sugarbelle's sugar cookie recipe for the first time...super tasty)

June 15, 2011

"I believe in pink. 
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. 
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

— Audrey Hepburn

June 13, 2011


have you joined yet? so many drool worth pictures...

June 11, 2011

need a blog design or makeover?

I'm going to be taking on just a few designs this summer so if you need a new blog design, a makeover or even some work done on your website...feel free to contact me.

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I work with blogger only not wordpress.
Webhosts I work with: Merchant Moms, Shoppe Pro, Designer 218 & Pappashop.
*I'm not designing print items.*

health update

Okay so remember this post?  I'm doing much better!  Bladder is fine and was actually fine 2 days after I saw the urologist---isn't that always the way of things?

I had a second ultrasound on my uterus that showed the same wall thickness but also showed an endometrial polyp.  My primary care physician referred me to a gynecologist.  I took the quickest available appt which was the next day.  Let's face it...meeting a guy doctor to talk about health problems in "that area" is never comfortable.  He was great though, he explained everything really well and told me about different options.  He went ahead and did a biopsy and I found out yesterday it came back clear.  I cried with relief.  Since that came back normal (thank you Jesus) I'm going to try some minor treatments first to help alleviate some of my issues and then go ahead and recheck everything in 6 months.  If the polyp is still there it will be removed.  In some cases treatment can shrink the polyp. 

Thanks everyone for prayers and well wishes!  They never go unnoticed and are very much appreciated.

June 10, 2011

candle confections

It's no secret I have a love affair with Candles Confections...I might even dub myself their biggest fan!  :)  Sherry, Owner, has become a wonderful friend over the past few years and I'm always amazed by her new creations.

She's knocked it out of the ballpark once again with these adorable ice cream candles and tarts.  Go ahead and start drooling over the cuteness I know I did...

Ice Cream Sundae Candle
Vanilla, Buttercream, or Birthday Cake--Choose Your Fragrance

Neapolitan Ice Cream Scoop Tart Melts
Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry--Set of 6 in Ice Cream Bowl

You can check out all her sweet candle treats HERE.

June 8, 2011

preppy pink crab party

My bestie over at Party Box Design created an awesome and *original* party for her sweet little Charlie...check it out...Pretty Pink Crab Party.

You can find more details on the Party Box Design Blog.

June 6, 2011

summer sun

The past three days we've had amazing weather in Seattle. The nicest days all year! The boy and I were playing outside today and we found this little guy...I can't stand many creepy crawly--slippery slimy things...but he's so small he can't help but be cute.

June 2, 2011

cupcake stands

Go download a *free* cupcake stand template brought to you by Moxie Pear....so fun!  Gotta love free!

photo credit: Moxie Pear

June 1, 2011

father's day cupcakes

Check out these cute fishing father's day cupcake via Tidy Mom.  
Cupcake tutorial posted by Nothing But Country.

photo credit: Nothing But Country
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