Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Sample of the Totes that I make. Black and White!

Here is a sample of the tote bags that I've been making. I heat pressed a Tyra Beauty logo to these and gave them to friends selling the brand and I sold one to a Beautytainer back east.

There is a medium and large size. 
Medium bags; 10 x 14 x 5"
Large bags; 10 x 21 x 6"

You can find some in my etsy shop or contact me for a custom tote in one of these prints.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Travel Map Necklace w/ Charms

Make a wearable souvenir for your best vacations! 

My mother took my daughter and I on a cruise to Europe last year. I was trying to think of a jewelry piece to remember our trip by. We went to Norway, Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium and Paris! It was by far the most awesome vacation we have ever taken! A dream trip! My blog of the trip can be found here!

All the necklace items can  be found at Hobby Lobby and some at Michaels. 
For the map charm: I found a western European map online and saved it to a word doc. I decreased the size until it was just right, then printed it.
I used Mod Podge to glue the trimmed piece to card stock to give it weight and thickness. After it dried, I poked holes in the spots where we had stopped on our cruise, then glued the smallest diamond like gems I could find in each hole. I then glued the map into place in the frame and later covered the front with a thin coat of Mod Podge.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Use an Over the Door Hook to organize your handbags and accessories.

No place to keep your extra bags wallets and accessories? Try hanging them with a over the door organizer made for the bathroom. If you have a closet door that swings open, put the rack on the inside, it's a great way to hang them where they can't be seen. But who doesn't love to look at their bags?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trader Joes Must Haves! and some not so must haves...

I love Trader Joe's, with all its unique products.
Recently I saw a pin on Pinterest that sparked my desire to make a little trip. The pinner listed her favorite Trader Joe's items and why they are so good. I tried some of hers and stocked up on my own favorites. Now I want to share them with you!

I'll start with my 'all time' favorites. Items I always buy when I go to Trader Joe's. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cleaning out the Closet once and for all! Well, 'til spring or fall...

We tend to accumulate lots of extra clothing that distracts us from what there is to wear. Don't we all feel that we have 'nothing to wear' from time to time?  Well twice a year or at least every couple of years we need to clean out the closet and take stock of what we really have. It is best to do this twice a year. 
When I clean out my closet, I take a day, get everything out of my closet, within reason and get rid of what I didn't wear over the winter or summer depending on the current season. 
First, if you are going say, from winter to spring, I pack up what I did wear over winter and get out my spring/summer clothes. 
For the items that are a bit too small, (but I plan to get into before that season is past), I think an under the bed bin is good. I want to be able to pull it out and check to see what fits when I do get on program. :)

I read an article in a fashion magazine a few years ago about how to clean out your closet and always have just the clothes you wear at your fingertips, I can list the rules.

1.Take everything out and pile it on the bed or where ever.

2. Put on your shaper or whatever you where under dressy items to try on what you haven't been wearing.

3. As you go through each piece, one by one, as yourself three questions. 

  • Do I wear this? 
  • Do I love it? 
  • Do I need it?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Party Cheese Tortas; Pesto, Cheddar, Pineapple

Isn't it great to have a signature dish? One that is easy to make and you also love. Mine is primarily the Pesto Torta. It is nice to have a couple other cheese spreads. I will give you my base recipe and the variations that I have tried.


Pesto Cheese Torta (or a variation from below)

Friday, January 4, 2013

You Are My Sunshine Lyrics Wall Art (Subway Art)

'You Are My Sunshine', My mother was looking for some wall art with the lyrics to this song.  

A few years ago she started traveling back to her family reunions every couple of years. At the reunion the whole family sings this song together.
She found a similar sign in a catalog, but what fun is ordering one online when you can make one?... 

Hmmm, well, it sounded fun before I started. This was a challenge, but, I actually did enjoy it and would make another one if I were so inspired.  :)