Chalkboard Labels

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Some time last year I found these two canister jars at a thrift store for $1 each.. and have kind of always wanted the set of 4.. I think my mom and sister found theirs at Bed Bath and Beyond for like $20 or more..

A couple weeks ago I was browsing through Etsy, looking for stuff to buy. I've kind of become addicted to buying things online now that I have a PayPal account with money coming in from my own Etsy shop. It's just way too much fun and I simply adore getting things in the mail.. even if I am buying it myself! 

Anyway, I found this cute shop selling vinyl chalkboard labels and I purchased a set of 4 labels for a total of $6. They were just SO cute! I'd remembered seeing my dollar store carry a few sizes of these specific jars, so I measured the ones I already had, and went over and bought two more in smaller sizes. They are a perfect fit and make a great set! 

Got my labels in the mail and put them on right away!

Aren't they adorable! They add a little prettiness to our kitchen. Love it! 
I don't write well with chalk, and it also smudges really easy... so I'm thinking about getting one of those chalk marker/pens. They look pretty awesome. 

{I'm also addicted to pistachios!}

Just thought I'd share my cute kitchen addiction :)

Mini Picture Frames to Fridge Magnets

It's been a long while since I've been here with any crafting or DIY stuff to share! So today I have a cute one that is also super cheap and quick! 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE rummaging through the dollar bins at Michael's! In my latest rummage I picked up these cute little frames- love the colors! I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but I bought them anyway cause they were too cute to pass up : )

Hmmm, how about fridge magnets!?!
To the dollar store I went in a flash to pick up some magnets!

Then I pulled the back frame pieces off.. which kind of pulled the whole piece of cardboard backing away from the frame piece. So I had to hot glue it a little in some places back to the frame part.

Two magnets hot glued to the back of each frame

I printed two of my favorite photos at the size 1.6 x 1.6 {TINY!}

Filled the frames and put them on the fridge!

Awe, me holding my niece for the very first time {love}
And of course, my favorite kind of picture of me and Hubby- the kissing ones!

I think they look pretty sweet! 
Our fridge is seriously so cluttered with things! There's barely a bare space!
 I need to do some rearranging and decluttering soon!.. of course the pictures of BABY stay!

Videos of My Baby Niece

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I was going through the videos I took of my baby niece and thought it would be nice to add them to my blog so family and friends could easily see them. She's just the cutest little thing ever and I miss her so much. It's been hard for me.. I've kind of avoided looking through my photos and videos of her cause it just makes me sad that I can't be there with her as she grows. {I'm typing with one hand, by the way, cause I burned a couple fingers really bad on some hot steam while making dinner earlier... so I have a mug of cold water on the arm of the couch with my fingers soaking.. it hurts alot and nothing seems to make the pain stop...sad face}

Anyway, enjoy the videos!

Excuse my mother's filthy language {wink}

the first time I held her :)

This is one of my favorites!

This my other favorite. 
I cant stop smiling and laughing about all her funny faces!

First time for Grampa to hold Kyra!
He absolutely LOVED it!

Isn't she precious!?

Don't you wish there were more videos??!
ME TOO!!!!

20 Minute Video You Just HAVE to Watch

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A friend posted this video on Facebook tonight, and I watched the whole thing.. it brought TEARS to my eyes.  Please take the time to watch this video. I promise, you will not regret it.

Isn't it powerful?

Do share!

My NEW Replacement for

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last week I got a comment on my blog about a new online photo editing site that was starting up soon. They said this editor would be quite similar to because the creators were "ex-Picnikers who were bummed to see it go.."

The new editing site is called PicMonkey.

 I went to the not-finished-yet site and submitted my email so I would be informed when it was ready. And it's ready now! I've tried it out too, and I LOVE it! It pretty much has all the same photo effects and such! It's great, and I'm super excited! I've been using it for my March photo a day pictures! I think they are still working on the site to finish and better it, but you can still edit your photos.

Anyway, just thought I would share the great news!
Go try it out! You won't be as depressed when Picnik finally shuts down.


Surprise Visit!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Remember that adorable baby niece I mentioned two weeks ago?? Well I couldn't stop looking at her photos and longing to be there, to hold her and kiss her sweet baby face. My heart was literally broken and photos were just not enough. I wanted to be there. So 4 days after she was born I decided to just check out flights, just curious as to what one would cost. I found the cheapest flight, then ran to my tip jar that I've been saving my restaurant tips in (for dental needs..) and counted it plus a some gifted money from family from a while back.. After I finished counting everything I looked up at my Hubby and started crying, saying, "I have enough!" So we bought my plane ticket and I kept my trip a secret from my sister. My mom, dad and brother in-law knew. Hubby drove me 5 1/2 hours to the airport yesterday.. I HATE flying alone. It's the worst thing ever, so lonely! But my excitement and anticipation of surprising my sister (best friend) made the unpleasant feelings of flying alone totally manageable and completely worth it! My parents picked me up from the airport last night and this afternoon we came to my sister's' to surprise her. 

Next to my wedding video, this is one of the most special videos to me!

Kyra Lee is the most beautiful and adorable baby I've ever laid my eyes on. I'm completely in love with her and can't stop looking at her and wanting to hold her. 


I'm here for a week, and I'm loving this baby up and my sister too!