Tuesday, August 30, 2011

J.R. Watkins Lemon Cleaner

I always love when I can find a natural cleaner that smells really good and works really well at the same time. Target is now carrying J. R. Watkins Natural Products, which is fantastic if you ask me! I picked up their all purpose cleaner and it is my new favorite all purpose cleaner. I am one of those freaks that sprays down the kitchen counter and sink constantly and this stuff is fabulous. Have you tried it? The next time I am at Target I am going to see what other goodies J.R. Watkins has to offer.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hand Stamped Vintage Baby's First Spoon

New in the shop! A Hand Stamped Vintage Baby's First Spoon.What a unique gift for a new baby! A perfect keepsake for a new baby yet can be used every day! This spoon is a vintage spoon that has been transformed into a treasured keepsake. This spoon will be custom stamped with up to 8 lowercase letters.

Please note that your exact spoon may be different than the one pictured. Since this is a vintage spoon that has had years of use it will have evidence of prior use and age such as surface scratching and some will show signs of tarnishing since many are silver plated.

Please leave your customization in the note to seller section at check out and allow 1-2 weeks for creation of your customized spoon.

La Dolce Vita

Friday, August 26, 2011

If you had an extra hour...

If you had an extra hour in the day what would you do with it?

Right now I am reading The Help and would use that hour to read. I know I am the last woman on earth to read it. Did you read it?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Expecto Patronum

What will Lego think of next? Will and his cousin built Harry Potter wands at the Lego store. I think we heard Expecto Patronum all day apparently they felt the need to ward off Dementors. Then they started making their own spells. I love the creativity Lego sparks.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Initial Necklace With Hidden Message {loved}

The Initial Necklace with hidden message is a simple yet elegant necklace that has a very special message tucked under the initial charm. Wouldn't this be a nice gift to give to your daughter before she starts school! The initial can be customized with the block font shown or my fancy font. You can find it HERE.

La Dolce Vita

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mason Jar Love {inspired by pinterest}

Source: etsy.com via Kristen on Pinterest

I love mason jars probably because they are so versatile. They can be used for lighting, drinks and fresh cut flowers. My favorite use is to drink out of them. I like to give them as gifts filled with goodies too. Do you have a good use for a mason jar?

Monday, August 22, 2011

To only be a Cat...

Sometimes I think about how nice it would be to be a Cat. I mean what a leisure life it would be, if only I could get this relaxed in the middle of the day. We rescued our kitty about year ago and he has become quite a King in our house.

Happy Monday friends!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back to school...

Q. When you were a kid did you get excited to go back to school?

A. When I was a kid I loved school, and the start of a new year was very exciting for me.

{My baby is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks I find it exciting and nerve racking at the same time}

Thursday, August 18, 2011

You Capture: Ordinary Moments

It is nothing ordinary to Will, in fact I think it is quite extraordinary. On any given day you can find him playing with his Lego. I think right now if he were stranded on a desert island with just Lego he would be just fine.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Will June 2006

Will August 2009

Will June 2010

Will August 2011

Same chair just a big boy now! I can't believe Will is starting Kindergarten in just a few weeks. It is bittersweet as I am so excited to see him learn new things but a bit sad that my little guy is going to be gone all day. I worry that he will be able to handle such a long day, but some how I know he will manage just fine with out me. When I was a kid for the most part I loved school, I loved the start of a new year and the shiny new school supplies. I hope he skips to school as I did. But for now we are going to try and savor what is left of our summer!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Your one word hand stamped necklace

What is your one word, your word that is your mantra, the word that means more to you than anything else. For me right now it is strength... this is something I need and this necklace serves as a reminder for me when I tug on it. Maybe your word is one of the following: faith, love, peace, courage, strength, believe, blessed, serenity.

The "Your one word necklace" is a 925 sterling silver tag that measures approx. 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide. The tag hangs on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain and includes either a birthstone crystal or a freshwater pearl as shown. This tag will be fully customized with either a name or special word of your choice. If you would like to add additional tags they are $12 each, extra birthstones are $8.

La Dolce Vita

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You Capture: Happiness

Happiness is.......

A perfect sunflower...

Spending the day with old friends......

discovering a really large dragonfly.....

and it not flying away when you get close......

and for Will the Lego isle at Target! Pure heaven!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New in the shop: Hand Stamped Three Flower Necklace

I love flowers and spend so much time working on my garden, watering alone is such a chore but caring for these flowers is just easy!

New in the SHOP! The Three Flower hand stamped necklace is a 5/8th inch sterling silver disc that has been handstamped with the cutest trio of flowers, the piece is adorned with a pink and green crystal and all charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain.

La Dolce Vita

Monday, August 8, 2011

Want some volume???

Recently my favorite hairspray was discontinued and so once again the quest began for some good hairspray. I grabbed a bottle of the Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray by John Frieda at Target and I have to say I am in love. The best part is that it is under $6 for a bottle and has a great hold and works well as a workable hairspray. This hairspray also prompted me to try the Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner and both give you nice volume, more volume than I have ever had with other products. I have tried so many volumizing products and none of them live up to the claims. The more I use these products the more I like them. Now my hope these aren't ever discontinued.

John Frieda products didn't pay me to say this, I just happen to like these products and wanted to share, and these are my opinions and only my opinions.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Free Shipping This Weekend Only Kristen's Custom Creations

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La Dolce Vita

Thursday, August 4, 2011

You Capture: White

I am pretty sure something nibbled on this daisy... but I love that it isn't perfect. My daisies have taken over my flower garden but that is ok with me. I actually don't have a lot of white stuff...which surprised me.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Benefiting The Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a devastating disease. It is an unpredictable, immune-based disease that attacks the brain and spinal chord with symptoms including numbness, loss of balance and coordination, slurred speech, tremors, paralysis, and blindness. The cause is unknown and there is no cure. MS stops people from moving, and the National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't by raising funds for research, as well as comprehensive programs and services for people with MS.

The signature MOVE IT necklace has been designed especially for this cause. The words, "MOVE IT," serve as a reminder that we are a powerful piece of the movement as we take steps (the shoe) towards a cure, while the orange dangle is the official color for MS awareness. The second dangle is left for you to personalize with a birthstone for yourself or whoever it is you honor or remember with MS.

10% of proceeds will be donated to the National MS Multiple Sclerosis Society Skinny Skippers Team.

Product detail:

The Move It necklace is a 3/4 inch sterling silver disc that has been hand stamped, the piece also includes a sterling silver shoe charm and two crystals one orange crystal and a birthstone month of your choice. All charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain.

Please leave your birthstone choice in the note to seller section at check out.

For more information on MS please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

Monday, August 1, 2011

Make a Lightsaber {Super Easy}

Will loves Star Wars and when my brother gave me this idea I had to make it. This couldn't be more simple!


skinny noodle
duct tape
knife to cut in half
electrical tape (optional)

All you need to do is cut a skinny noodle in half and then wrap the bottom edges with duct tape, if you want to get really fancy finish it off with some black electrical tape too. You end up getting two noodles out of it so this entire project is just a few dollars and brings hours of enjoyment!

May the force be with you!!!!