Monday, November 29, 2010

I {heart} Kraft paper!






I purchased a huge roll of kraft paper HERE and we have been having so much fun with it. At the last two family get togethers I torn off a huge piece and covered our dining room table and had Will help me decorate it and then when the other kids arrived they joined in the fun too. The best part is it is cheap! We have been using it to paint on, color and I am thinking we could decorate it and then use it to wrap presents. Who doesn't like to doodle?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Let the shopping begin!


I can hardly believe the holidays are just around the corner! We have so many items for just about everyone on your list and hope to make your gift giving easy! We have special Mommy necklaces, something for Dad, a few things for that special teacher on your list a special necklace for Grandma, and for the teen that is so hard to buy for. We are sure you will find the perfect gift!

Please enjoy 10% off until Novemeber 30th, just enter DOLCE10 to receive your discount.

Happy Shopping friends!


La Dolce Vita

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
May we all give thanks for our many blessings.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the celebration continues....

In our house Birthdays are a big deal and typically are a week long celebration. We went to our usual favorite spot for lunch The Henry Ford Estate and then Will opened a few presents. He thought his Star Wars Lego was "Awesome" that is his new favorite word. The actual day of his birthday he told me he didn't feel any older. The chocolate mousse he had was almost as big as him!

{ Now what in the world are we going to get him for Christmas?}

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wonka Exceptionals Yummy!

Can you say yummo? WONKA launched a new line of premium chocolates called WONKA Exceptionals and they are delicious! I love just about anything with peppermint and the Peppermint Shortbread are my absolute favorite. They are such a treat when you need that chocolate fix. WONKA has announced it will be debuting festive holiday packaging for its chocolates. WONKA Exceptionals are perfectly sized for stocking stuffers, hostess and co-worker gifts, or for any occasion where a sweet treat is appreciated. You can find more information HERE. You can thank me later for sharing this delicious treat.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Gift Giving For The One You LOVE




Holiday orders are in full swing so don't delay if you would like to have a custom piece created for a special loved one. Order soon! Above are just a few suggestions. You can view the entire collection from Kristen's Custom Creations by clicking {HERE}

La Dolce Vita

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Capture: Inspiration

I find inspiration in that last daisy that bloomed when all others withered away.

I find inspiration in moments like this. Our Greyhound was our first baby and he has accepted Will and now a new kitty.... that is tolerance and a lot of love.

What gives you inspiration?

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Will!




Happy 5th Birthday Will! Over the weekend we celebrated Will's Birthday will his entire class at Pump it Up and also had his family Birthday party. I can hardly believe my little guy is turning 5, he is growing up way too fast. Will had so much fun at both of his parties, he is one lucky boy and I am one lucky Mama to have him. I love you sweet Will and hope all your wishes and dreams come true.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Welcoming the holidays with a monogrammed front door wreath



Welcoming the holidays with a Monogrammed front door wreath. This was so easy and total cost was under $10 after using my Joanne 40% off coupons. All I did was spray paint the letter with bumpy black spray paint, wrap wired ribbon around a grapevine wreath and created a bow. {So simple!!!} I have an obsession with initials and will have to one day do a round up of all of my monograms and initials around the house.

What do you think?

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Busy at work



We have been busy working on doing some updates in our house, mostly painting and new carpet but I am so pleased that we put hardwood in our front foyer {a special thanks to my brother for doing it for us} We also had two birthday parties for Will this weekend and I am exhausted but it was a lot of fun. More pictures to come later in the week I am too tired to load them into our lap top. Happy Monday friends!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

You Capture: Serene


Footie PJ's and all snuggy on the couch= Serenity!


The cat in the box... why do cats do this and he looks so serene!

Every animal we have ever had has liked to sit in front of the heat vent so now Will, the dog and cat all fight over it this time Kane won!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Puppy Love


Meet Fletcher my parents new puppy. Fletcher is a English Shepard and is simply adorable. I love watching puppies learn new things. The potty training isn't all that fun and I am really glad I don't have to do it especially since I had a really hard time getting Will potty trained. I get to do the fun stuff like give him smooches! Happy Wednesday friends.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paul Frank Nestle Crunch Giveaway Gift Pack



Paul Frank and Nestle Crunch bars are the perfect combination if you ask me. We happen to think the Paul Frank monkey is adorable and on a Nestle Crunch is super cute! Nestle has partnered with Paul Frank and has created a limited-edition Paul Frank CRUNCH bar package. The package features holiday-themed artwork of characters from the Paul Frank collection, including Julius the Monkey and Worry Bear. This sweet stocking stuffer will be sold exclusively at Target.

Nestle has put together a fabulous gift pack for one of my very lucky readers and it includes:
A Paul Frank blanket, two limited-edition Paul Frank Crunch gift bars and two 12 oz. bags of Crunch jingles.


Nestle gift pack.

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Leave a comment and tell me your favorite stocking stuffer gift to give or receive.

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Contest is open to US residents only. Please leave a valid email address if there isn't a way to contact you. The winner will be selected randomly and you will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck! Contest will close on November 22nd at 11:59pm. I received the same gift package.

Trophy time...


Well soccer season is done, look at the trophy Will got! I have to say it will be nice to have a break from spending every weekend on the soccer field and rushing to soccer practice one night a week. This is Will's second season of playing and I have to say all the kids have made so much progress, they actually now want to play and typically know which goal they should be shooting for. Next season should be even better.

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has already begun, every store I hit this weekend was packed. I even did a bit of Christmas shopping for Will today and usually I don't start until well after Thanksgiving.

What did you do this weekend?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Too early???


Yesterday I was at our Fruit Market and they actually had Holiday wreaths on one side of the entrance and the other side pumpkins.... no kidding.

Do you think it is too early to decorate for the holidays?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You Capture: Halloween & Silence


My brother always carves the most amazing pumpkins, which is your favorite?


This was the first year that my son ran from house to house therefore we have more candy than we need.


This old man helped hand out candy and enjoyed all the attention which made him very, very tired.


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The best gift ever...


Last week John and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary and Will made this pretty necklace for me as a gift. So sweet and so special! I asked him if he was going to start selling them and he said, "Don't worry Mom I am not going to set up shop!"

Happy Wednesday friends!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New in the shop: The Cheer necklace


I have been receiving many requests for a necklace for a Cheerleader. The Cheer necklace can also be customized with a school name or personalized with the cheerleaders name. The entire piece is sterling silver including the adorable megaphone charm.

I hear that cheer leading is more popular that every these days and wouldn't this make a great holiday gift!