Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Capture: Vibrance

Will asked me to make a Star Wars Battle droid last week and tape it to the doorway and minutes later he came out in costume dressed as Annakin Skywalker ready to do battle. Let's just say the droid lost. To be 5 again!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

5 minute Easter Wreath

This is so simple a child could do it, and sometimes projects need to be that easy. All you need is a grapevine wreath, plastic eggs {I picked up some speckled ones from Michael's} and a hot glue gun. All you do is randomly hot glue the eggs to the wreath and that is it. Could it be any easier? I saw a similar wreath for over $20 at Pier One and I made this one for under $5 since I recycled a wreath I had and used a 40% off coupon for the eggs.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Love, Peace, Flip Flops Hand Stamped Necklace

Maybe if I post this necklace it will bring some warmer weather to Michigan. It has been so cold here.

The Peace, Love, Flip Flops necklace is a 7/8th inch sterling silver disc that has been hand stamped in script font. The necklace also includes an adorable sterling silver flip flop charm, both charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain. If you would like to upgrade to a sterling silver snake chain it is an additional $4, please just leave a note at checkout and you will receive a invoice via pay pal.

Happy Monday friends!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Childhood toy you had to have...

When I was a kid my Mom had to basically camp out at Toys R Us to get me a Cabbage Patch Doll. I had one just like the above picture. I saw on the news that they are being released this summer again.

What was that one childhood toy that you had to have and did you get it?

P.S. One toy I never got was Barbie high heels.... my Mom said they were too dangerous maybe this is why I like shoes so much.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Edible Easter Garden from Wonka Yummy Good!

If you are looking for some fun and yummy treats for those Easter Baskets you have to check out the yummy treats from Wonka. Not only is the packaging fun but what is in side is yummy too. I happen to love gummy candies but also love the Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate eggs. You can find these yummy finds at most Walmarts and CVS stores but I saw some at Kroger too just today.

Wonka's Springy Double Yummy Gummies are just that yummy! They are available in orange, lemon and strawberry flavors. They are in adorable spring shapes and have a fruit and soft mallow flavor. These would be so cute in any Easter Basket.

Just-Picked Wonka SweeTARTS Candy Carrots. The packaging is so cute they are sweet and tart and wrapped to look just like a carrot.
Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyrumptious Chocolate Eggs are a creamy milk chocolate with toffee, crispy cookie and crunchy peanuts.... they really are Scrumdiddlyumptious and my personal favorite. Also available are the Chocolate Waterfall Eggs which are a combo of milk and white chocolate.

So go ahead and fill up those baskets with some yummy, fun treats!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

And the winner is...

The winner of the giveaway from my shop is Jasey of Crazy Daisy and Jasey said she would like to win the Blessed Mama necklace. Congratulations Jasey! Thank you to everyone who entered!

La Dolce Vita

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Least favorite subject in school

The other day I was thinking about my least favorite subject in school and it definitely was woodshop and metalshop, both classes I go C's. Oh how I dreaded those classes but they were required. But the funny thing is now I make jewelry for a living and spend a lot of time working with metal and tools.

What was your least favorite subject in school?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You Capture: Emotions In Black and White

When Will bowls after he throws the ball he gets so excited and does a lot of jumping and dancing. I guess you could say he likes to bowl. Do you like to bowl? After a few throws I get really bored.


Monday, March 14, 2011

All about Luck

With St Patrick's Day in just a few days I wanted to share a few of my Lucky pieces. You can find them all HERE. I don't have a drop of Irish in me but still love celebrating!

The Lucky Necklace. A hand stamped 3/4 inch sterling silver disc adorned with a green crystal and sterling silver shamrock charm .

The Lucky Mom necklace, two 5/8th inch sterling discs hand stamped in lowercase font, adorned with a swarovski crystal with your child's birthmonth.

The Lucky Mom with name tag necklace. A 5/8th inch sterling disc and a rectangle sterling tag, adorned with a freshwater pearl or birthstone.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Favorite Children's Book

In honor of National Reading Month this weeks question centers around reading!

Q. What was one of your favorite childhood books?

A. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You Capture: Body Parts

Hands and Feet. The little hands that spend countless hours playing and building and the little feet that are oh so cute even though they are getting bigger and bigger.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kristen's Custom Creations Giveaway!

Kristen's Custom Creations
Specializing in custom hand stamped jewelry

I don't know about you but I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive so let's do something fun and give a necklace away from my shop! One lucky winner will be selected!

To Enter:

Leave a comment and tell me which of the below is your favorite and if you are the lucky winner you will win that necklace!

Extra Entries: {leave a separate comment for each extra entry}

Become a Facebook Fan 1 extra entry. Also leave a status update make it 3 extra entries

Tweet about this giveaway 1 entra entry (can be done daily)

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The Live Laugh Love necklace, a sterling silver disc that has been hand stamped in lowercase fancy font all components sterling silver.

With God All Things Are Possible necklace, a larger sterling silver disc stamped in upper and lowercase font adorned with a beautiful sterling silver cross charm.

I know I am a Blessed Mama are you? The Blessed Mama necklace is a double stacked piece that has the sweetest bird and is adorned with a beautiful robin egg blue crystal.

Who holds the key to your heart? The Key to my heart necklace has a antique scroll key and can be personalized with names of your choice.

Live life to the fullest and fly free. The Fly Free necklace is hand stamped in lowercase font and has an adorable birdcage stamped.

Special Offer: Please enjoy FREE Domestic SHIPPING by entering code FREESHIP14 offer valid until March 18th 2011. (not valid on prior purchases)

La Dolce Vita

Fine print: Winner will be randomly selected and once notified will have 48hrs to respond. Please leave a valid email address when entering. Contest will close on March 18th at 11:59pm. Good Luck!

Monday, March 7, 2011

BLT Pizza...........Yum

BLT Pizza

4 slices bacon
Boboli pizza crust
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
1 tomato chopped
2 cups shredded ice berg lettuce
2 tablespoons mayo

  1. Preheat the oven per direction for boboli pizza crust
  2. Place bacon in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, and fry until browned, but not crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Brush pizza crust with olive oil. Spread the shredded mozzarella over the crust, and arrange the tomatoes over the cheese. Chop bacon, and sprinkle evenly over the pizza.
  4. Bake pizza for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the crust is golden and cheese is melted in the center. While the pizza is in the oven, toss the shredded lettuce with mayonnaise, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Top the finished pizza with the dressed lettuce, and serve immediately.
Yummy hope you enjoy it and it is so easy! It is especially good with a glass of red wine.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Digital Reader or Printed Book?

Which do you prefer a digital reader or good old fashioned printed books?

For me it is printed books but I haven't tried a digital reader yet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Capture: Technology

Times have really changed and we have come a long way. Will has his own red lap top {yes of course it has to be his favorite color} Will is 5 I don't think computers even existed when I was 5.

I heart Google. Google saves me, helps me almost every day. How did we solve life's simple problems before Google?


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kitty Kitty...

He is mischievous, entertaining and unpredictable but such a nice addition to our family. But the one issue I have is that he demands to be fed before I even have my first cup of coffee.