Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eggstatic about Easter!

Hello there!  It's been a minute! Just wanted to pop in and share some Easter goodies!  I know that I am a little late, but what else is new? haha! I did some Easter egg decorating with my niece and nephew.  Here's what I came up with...
Of course I had to do some Hello Kitty eggs!  I saw the strawberry egg design on pinterest, sorry I can't remember who it was done by.  The last is by attempt to do a daruma, for those of you that aren't familiar with the daruma I linked it to give a description of it.  I got a bunch of cool new pens, and this was the first time trying them out! I love them all!  The gold in the daruma is a paint pen.  It has a brush as the tip, and the well part is clear so you can see the liquid coming down. (I should've taken a pic of it!) Lastly I had a cute spring colored manapua! 





How was your Easter?? Did you decorate/dye eggs?  What are your Easter traditions?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Drink Charms Hack

This is very late, I am only getting around to posting it now! Last July I had the pleasure of helping throw a baby shower for my cousin.  There was no real theme, other than the color blue(their wedding color).  It was a co-ed shower, and the bride isn't really a girly girl, so there was nothing frilly, and was I guess what you would say a little unconventional.  All in all, it was a blast!!  This is the favors that I came up with.  Wine glass charms for the ladies and drink koozies for the men and non wine drinkers. This was the first time, that I have made wine charms and there was a bit of trial and error, but I figured it out.   After a little tinkering around, I simplified things and it was pretty easy.  I ordered the bottle caps on etsy, and the shop that I got it from had the option of having it flattened with the jump ring already attached.  If you're going to make these, I HIGHLY recommend getting these.  It makes the whole process simplified.  It also came with the epoxy stickers, this also was heaven sent!  If you don't get the epoxy stickers, you will need to work with resin and let it set and that can get really messy!  The first thing that I did was print out my image for the inside of the bottle cap.  I used a 1 in. circle punch to punch out the image.  I put a little piece of double stick tape to make sure it stayed in, then added the epoxy sticker over the paper.  I got little bells and added it to the jump ring, just to make it look a little more fun.  This part takes a little more time but it's not a deal breaker.  The next step is to find little beads or charms that you want to add.  To make it the process even easier, I used earring hoops for the ring part.  You can find this at any craft store.  Now you just add your beads, and charms and you're done.  When you're done, you can close the earring back to hold everything together.  I tried it a different way, by trying to crimp and bend both ends but this didn't work out so great.  It ended up being to short and didn't stay on the bottom of the glass that well.  I found these colored plastic wine and champagne glasses, that I added macadamia nut kisses to.  Add the charms to the glasses, and you're done!!











I love how both of these came out.  Please see links below, for the Etsy shop info.  I am absolutely going to make more koozies for another occasion!  These are so awesome, and they do such a good job!  



I will do more posts on other things that I did for this shower, so please stay tuned!  Have you ever made any kind of charms like these?  How did you do it?

CHEERS!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sugar Maroon 5


Break time!  Enjoy is awesome Maroon 5 vid!! I would have loved to be at any of these weddings! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tag Your Pics














This is a really late post, but I still wanted to share it anyway.  I made these this past holiday season.  These are all pictures that I've took, I doctored them up a little using pic monkey, and made them into gift tags.  This was my alternative to traditional holiday cards.  I added 2-3 on each gift, and it made the wrapping look so much more festive!  I went a little crazy making these, I still have a lot left over.  I figured that since not all of them are holiday pictures, I can use them throughout the year for different things.  It was very simple, I had them printed up as wallet sized at Costco, so you get 4 on a sheet.  Very practical on the wallet! 

I love the creativity that people come up with for their holiday cards, I got a lot of great ones this year!  Do you make holiday cards?  How do you keep it fresh and fun?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Don't believe me, just watch!



This is so awesome!! Bruno was on Ellen the other day, and hit knocked it out of the park again!! This song is so catchy, whenever I hear it, my legs start moving, hips start swaying! Love, love, love it!!  I think it's so cool how they got the audience to participate with the performance!! I have to admit, I have watched this almost 20 times since Tuesday!! There's something about it that puts a smile on my face!! I love the lyrics to this song!! I can't stop thinking, how awesome it would've been if he had this song last year when he came home to Hawaii!  Seeing this live in concert, would be amazing!!  I think, what if he did have this song last year...when he performed it would he change the hallelujah to honolulu?! haha!  It has a nice ring to it.... Girls hit your HONOLULU!  The best part is, "don't believe me, just watch!"  I love it!  I am determined to learn the moves that they do to this song! Does it count as part of my fitness regimen? :) This brightens my day, I hope it brightens yours!


Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hello Kitty Ornament Craft Kits!

Hello Kitty Ornament Craft Kits! These are great for all ages!  This is an awesome idea for a birthday party activity!  







Customize your order, with your specific colors and amount of kits! 
Please contact me if you are interested! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF ANYTHING YOU WANT


This must be a record, I'm blogging 2 days in a row!! YES!! Winning! haha!  I've decide to make a twist on my pinspirations and make a little collage out of them!  I usually grab 7 pinspirations from my pinterest page, and do an entry on them.  This is my January pinspriations!  A little bit of motivation, a little bit of fitness, a dab of wanderlust, a pinch of reading, you get the picture.  I really need to get back into diet and exercise, so this 30 day ab and squat challenge can't start soon enough!  I love the idea of the gift card every paycheck, I think I will need to put them in a lock box so I don't try using it on myself! ahah! I like the idea of getting ready for Christmas throughout the year!  Can't be too prepared!  The reading challenge is something that I try to do every year, but rarely gets done.  I try to read something everyday, whether it be email, online articles, newspaper, magazine, etc., but books is one that I hardly ever get around to doing.  I'm not really into Ereading, I love books with pages, the sound of pages flipping, I like to write notes, make tabs, and my fave is the smell of the paper.  I already have my eye on some books, so first things first is to get to the book store!  The 52 weeks money challenge is something that I tried last year, but sadly I failed and believe me I'm still kicking myself for it.  That's why I am so determined to accomplishing this in 2015!  You set aside the amount of money of the week of the year.  For example, the first week of the year, you put $1 away.  The second week, you put $2 away, and so on, until the last week of the year.  You should have $1378 by week 52!  So far, I'm $3 richer! YAY!  Who couldn't use a little extra money at the end of the year?! This year, I am going to be very money conscious and make it a goal to be money smart.  It's a very hard challenge, especially if you love to shop! eek!  Another pinspiration is to travel!! I hardly travel, and I'm getting to a point in my life where I'm thinking, why the hell not?? Get on a plane and go somewhere! :) I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me!  
What are your resolutions, goals, challenges of this year/month?? 
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