Monday, February 28, 2011

Product Junkie Approved: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Ballet Pink

I really like cream eye shadows and have been using them for years. It seems like every time I would find one it would get discontinued. In my quest to find a new one I stumbled upon Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow in Ballet Pink. You can wear it alone but I like to put my powder shadow over it. It really helps your eye shadow stay on all day and is so neutral that it goes with everything. This is one of my favorite every day products.

disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation and purchased this lovely product with my own moula and am sharing it just because I love it and want to share the love, you may not like it (but I bet you will)

Happy Monday friends!

Friday, February 25, 2011

What was on your...

What was on your first lunch box?

Mine was Holly Hobbie, and I loved taking Chicken Noodle Soup in the thermos.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New: Key To My Heart Necklace

Who holds the key to your heart?

Product details:

The Key To My Heart is a 7/8th inch sterling silver disc that can be stamped with up to 16 letters {spaces and dots count as letters} The piece also includes a beautiful stamped sterling silver scroll key charm. Both charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain.

You can find this piece in my shop Here.

La Dolce Vita

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You Capture: The letter L


Will loves Lego but I think what he really loves is the Lego guys. Will often plays with his Lego while I work at the dining room table. He plays, I work and often we have some very interesting conversations. I really enjoy this time we spend together, I actually cherish it.

Happy Wednesday friends!


Monday, February 21, 2011

I {heart} Mason Jars!

I love the simplicity of mason jars and filling them with goodies. For Valentine's Day I filled a jar for each of us with our favorite candy and sadly mine is empty :( It is so hard to eat just a few peanut M & M's. I found these pint size cuties at Target.

So tell me what are you favorite type of M & M's peanut or plain? Or maybe one of their new varieties?

Friday, February 18, 2011

If you could...

If you could pick another time period to live in what would it be?

For me it would be the 1950's.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New in the shop Double Stacked Key Chains

Due to many customer requests my popular double stacked necklace is now available as a key chain in two sizes! This makes the perfect gift for the person that doesn't wear jewelry but would like to showcase their family names.

The Double Stacked key chain consists of the following: Bottom disc is a hammered sterling silver 1 inch disc that will be personalized with custom names stamped around the outer edge (approx 16 letters,spaces and dots count!), the top disc is a sterling silver 3/4 inch disc that can also be customized with approx. 16 letters, spaces and dots count!) both charms are attached to a key ring. Have names or a special message stamped.

The top disc is a 3/4 inch sterling silver disc that can be stamped with up to 16 uppercase block letters{spaces and dots count}, the bottom larger hammered sterling silver disc is 1 1/8th inch and can be stamped with up to 31 uppercase block letters {spaces and dots count}. Have it stamped as shown or personalized with a special phrase or names. Many customers also like this piece stamped with I love you to the moon and back for the bottom larger disc.

You can find my full collection of key chains HERE.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day & Heart Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart Shaped Rice Krispies Treats with M & M’s

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

10 ounce bag of marshmallows

¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)

1 ½ cup M & M’s

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated then add marshmallows.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch square or use a heart shaped cookie cutter. Best if served the same day.

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

And the winner is....

Congratulations to Penny of Penny's Peeps. Penny said she would like to win the loved necklace! A special thank you to everyone who entered.

Special offer: Free Domestic Shipping until February 16th, please enter code FREESHIP14 offer not valid on prior purchases.

La Dolce Vita

Friday, February 11, 2011

Favorite sweet treat

My favorite sweet treat is Swedish Fish, especially the red ones!

What is your favorite sweet treat?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Capture: Cold

The last time I visited this park it was around 90 degrees and I remember how miserable it felt. But today I would have killed for a 90 degree day, I would have welcomed it since the temp today with wind chills was minus 10 degrees. The ducks didn't seem to mind the cold temperatures but they were disappointed that I didn't have some food for them. Next time I will bring some food.

Just about now I am really done with winter how about you?


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Special Treats for our furry outdoor friends...

Winters in Michigan are brutal so Will and I wanted to make some special treats for the birds and squirrels.


Bread or bagels
Peanut Butter (or lard works)
A cookie cutter of choice {we used Star Wars sandwich cutters}

These are so simple just cut out your bread with a cookie cutter, spread peanut butter and then sprinkle with bird seed. Instead of hanging these for the birds we just put them in the back yard as you can see the Squirrel is really enjoying his treat.

Monday, February 7, 2011

New in the shop: Birds and Trees

The Blessed Mama necklace has the sweetest little bird. I know I am a blessed mama for sure.

The Fly Free necklace, spread your wings and soar! Stamped with an adorable birdcage and a soaring bird.

The family tree necklace, have your families names stamped on this new piece. Let this piece symbolize the importance of your heritage.

I think maybe I am ready for spring, since the new designs all seem to center around birds and trees and both remind me of spring. We are just about tired of the snow and cold in Michigan... I am dreaming of a warm beach vacation.

Special Offer: Don't forget to use the special offer of 14% off any purchase in the shop, just enter HEART14 at checkout. Offer good until 2/14/11 and not valid on prior purchases.

La Dolce Vita

Friday, February 4, 2011

Favorite spot in the house...

A favorite gathering spot in our house is in front of the heat vent and it just may be because our house was built in 1929 and is very drafty. I often find these 3 here.

What year was your house built?

Do you have a favorite spot?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

You Capture: Red {Homemade playdough}

Red happens to be Will's favorite color so we just had to make some homemade playdough. To get it this red we used an entire container of red food coloring. This is a really fun project that allows a lot of creative play and hours of fun. See below for the recipe!

Homemade playdough:

1 1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Salt

Bring the water and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and add the following:

Food Coloring of choice
1 1/2 Cups flour
2 tbs. Cooking oil
2 tbs. Alum (find it on the spice isle at your grocery store)

Mix the ingredients with a spoon and then set aside to cool a bit. You can put it in the fridge to speed up the cooling. Once it is cooler knead well with your hands. I put down a sheet of kraft paper and then wax paper and let Will knead it. Once it is all mixed the fun really begins. Store it in a ziploc bag and it will stay fresh for a long time. Have Fun!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Product Junkie Approved: Rosebud Salve

I stumbled upon Rosebud Salve about a year ago at Sephora and really love this stuff. I keep it on my nightstand and put it on my cuticles and lips every night before I go to bed. When my hands are really dry I rub it into the really dry spots too. It is under $6 so very affordable. It is a lifesaver especially living in Michigan where our winters are very long.

disclaimer: I purchased this product and did not receive a sample or any compensation and just because I like it doesn't mean you will too. I like to share the products that I love with my readers just because I am nice.