I'll be on vacation March 14-April 14th and will have very little access to the internet. I will not be able to mail out any orders during those dates, so if you want to place an order in time for Easter, order ASAP! Otherwise I can mail things out in April when I get back :) I'm getting so excited to see Luvah!and these girls! AND do a little bit of this...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I know, I know, I already made Valentine leg warmers for my girls, but I love them and I found the knee socks to make them for 50% off. When I bought them I didn't know we would be in Puerto Rico, so they may be a little hot, but we'll see. I'll have Mia where them the week before to preschool because it's pretty chilly in the morning PLUS she can always wear them next year :)
This year I wanted to make Mia a St. Patty's Day dress she could wear anytime. I found this light weight adorable fabric about a month ago and fell in love with it. We'll be back in Puerto Rico during St. Patrick's Day so this light weight fabric will be perfect for the hot, humid weather :) I think I'll make Hayden a dress with this fabric as well, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a little sun dress. Will post pics when I'm done :)
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I just got a new shipment of beads in the mail today :) I've been day dreaming about making a necklace to match this dress since I ordered them. I love the way it turned out. I'll have to post a picture of JUST the necklace later so you can see it better. I made a yellow cupcake with white frosting and a red cherry on top. Can you tell Hayden feels pretty? I still have more to make for the boutique next month, but needed to take a break and make one for my girls :) Get your orders in now so you'll have them in time to put in your daughter or granddaughter's Easter basket!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
While I was in California over Valentine's weekend, I stocked up on some new flowers for Spring and Summer. I haven't ever used orchids for my clips or headbands and thought they would make a great addition. I think this headband is so fresh looking and the colors are even more vibrant in person. Hayden wore this the other day with her hair in two low pigtails-it looked SO CUTE :) I also bought pink and purple orchids all ranging in size. I'll have to post those at a later time when I have time to photograph them.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Treasures for Tots has a great tutorial on how to make these sweet fortune cookies. Mia has been on a play food kick lately. She tells me she is the restaurant owner and continues to make me food all day, so she loved these!
I was invited to set up a table at this Spring Boutique and couldn't be more excited AND flattered! I am not able to attend because it is in CA, but I will be mailing my toddler/little girl necklaces and they will have a table set up for me! For any of you living in Southern California near Los Alamitos, I highly recommend you go. I will be marking my prices down for this event ONLY, so it will be worth it :) Also there are going to be some other FABULOUS vendors. I am busy at work and will post pics later!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I found the tutorial on how to make these Candy Heart decorations on Sandy Toes and Popsicles. I couldn't get the dough quite the color I wanted, but overall it was a cute inexpensive way to decorate. Head over to Jill's cute blog, she's got a lot of cute ideas and fun things you can do with your kids :)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I took this picture this morning just before taking Mia to her Valentine's party at preschool. She was so excited this morning to get ready and go. She loved the leg warmers (yes I decided to give them to her early. I figured it would be better for her to get more use out of them, plus it was her party today! I think everything came together nicely, don't you? The headband, necklace, and leg warmers are MUST have accessories, don't you think?!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I have to admit, this salad tasted so good tonight! I bought some scallops at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and have had them in my freezer. I decided to thaw them out and put them in a nice refreshing salad. I LOVE seafood! After I took this picture I decided to add sliced almonds and pomegranate infused craisins. Have you ever heard of those? I just found them at Costco the other day and love them. This salad is really easy and I love how lite it is. I'm not really one of those kind of people that follows recipes very well. I'm more of a creative cook I guess you'd say. One that looks in the fridge and sees what there is to work with. I just throw in whatever looks good. Measurements? Forget about it! hahaa...OK, here is how I made this lovely salad:
frozen shrimp (thawed under running water)
mandarine oranges (canned)
pomegranate infused craisins
How to prepare it:
First I put a little Olive Oil in a frying pan and let it heat up. Next I dropped the scallops in the pan with some crushed garlic and let it cook a while. I added salt and pepper as needed. Once the shrimp were thawed, I added those to the pan as well. After about 10 minutes or so, I added the asparagus. Once they turned a brighter green I drained out most of the water and juices from the scallops and shrimp. I wanted to let it all caramelize a bit, so I let it cook until it all got lightly browned and kept stirring. I then placed the cut up romaine lettuce in a large bowl and poured the scallops, shrimp and asparagus on top. Next I added the oranges, almonds, and craisins. Pour your dressing on and stir!
Now for the dressing:
2T Olive Oil
1T White Vinegar
1T Soy Sauce
http://sandytoesandpopsicles.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-giveaway.html Click on the link to have a chance to win one of my Valentine toddler necklaces!!!! Jills blog is so much fun, head over there now!