Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Week 2 Birthday Giveaway! & Week 1 winner!

Stephanie Rodriguez!
You are the winner of the Stone Rush Jewelry Necklace
I will be sending you an email! 

Week 2 Birthday Giveaway!

Yarn Bombed Antlers 
Serape Accent antler piece 

heres a little bit about this weeks sponsor, Sarah over at Yarn_Bombed_Antlers.

 "We are a young family living by the coast in Southern California.  We have 3 little ones ages 4, 2, and 1 who keep me busy during the day- while my husband is a High School Math Teacher,  and we Yarn Bomb these amazing Deer Antlers at night! (and nap times) The idea of these came to me after some deep thought of how we need to supplement our teaching income, and after seeing woodland creatures (deer, fox, owls..) popping up everywhere in prints, catalogs, and Instagram- all the Deer Antlers came to mind. Those woodland creatures along with the Afghan craze collided and I thought wrapping these Antlers in all different colors of Yarn would add a more homey and feminine spin on something that is (was) considered very masculine. Marcella was actually the first person I showed them too (she was also my very first customer!) and she told me to run with it!  I took her advice and they have been selling like hotcakes!  My family has a collection of Deer Antlers from generations and generations of hunters here in California.  You can have some peace in knowing that every single part of these deer were utilized- the men and women in my family are very respectful hunters. Ryan and I take a lot of pride in making sure every set of Antlers, or Antler Accent Piece is wrapped perfectly, exactly how we would want it displayed in our own home! I look forward to "meeting" you on Instagram!"
IG username: Yarn_bombed_antlers

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Week #1 Birthday Giveaway!

Enter to win this beautiful blue agate stone necklace by: Stonerush Jewelry

Giveaway will run until 4/10 Winner will be announced on the BLOG following the NEXT giveaway. GOOD LUCK! 

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birthday GIVEAWAY!

Its about that time of year!
my Birthday month!

I was able to get some very generous friends to help me have a giveaway EVERY week throughout the month of April.

Every Monday in April a new giveaway item will be posted, and winners will be picked Sunday.
Theres a number of ways to gain entries for more chances to win! 

Here is a sneak peak of what we have to offer this coming month! 

Week #1 StONE RUSH handmade Jewelry Necklace
Week #2 Rustic Barn Door Yarn Wreath
Week #3 Petunia Picklebottom grab bag
Week #4 Yarn Bombed Antlers accent antler piece 

We will also have 2 insta-gram giveaways
for those of my IG followers. 

Giveaway #1 April 1st-April 13th
Anchor + Arrows handmade Necklace and earrings.

Giveaway #2
Sickfeet Art 8x10 Warrior High Quality print on Velvet art paper

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spirng has Sprung!

Heres a few of my favorite picks from one of my favorite shops 'Sweet William LTD'

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Healthy Toddler MUST Haves

After my trip to Wholefoods today I realized Ive never shared a few of my Toddler "must haves"
All three of these can be found at Wholefoods and most likely other Healthfood stores.

#1. CALM

 We use the NO FLAVOR powder mix a tablespoon in with Pellas Juice everyday, the benefits for Pella is that Magnesium is a natural stool softener, and it helps come down at night to get a better sleep (for the most part). The KIDS CALM is a multi vitamin and you can learn more about the benefits of Magnesium.

#2 KIDZ SUPERFOOD Chocolate flavor
I dont know about your kid but my kid is a picky eater, getting her to eat vegetables is like pulling teeth. So I mix one of these packets with her Almond Milk, and she doesnt mind it one bit!
Kidz SuperFood Chocolate is a nutritional powerhouse that combines 31 rainbow colored fruits and vegetables in a delicious chocolate drink powder. Each packet provides the nutritional power of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables.

#3 Garden Of Life Kids Formula Multi Vitamin 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs!


I used two different methods to make these eggs; a cold method and a hot method.
For the majority of these eggs I used the cold method. Just mix the ingredients in a non-staining bowl (ie: glass is great) and add hard boiled eggs. Let them sit until the desired color is achieved.
For the hot method I added the ingredients and raw eggs to a non-aluminum pan, brought the mixture to a boil, reduced the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until eggs achieve the desired color.
The method used is noted in the directions below.
NOTE: The eggs may take on the flavor of the coloring agent.

  • YELLOW ONION SKINS: 1 cup of water, room temp + dry peel from one medium yellow onion + 1/8 cup of white vinegar (cold method). This combination will color one egg. Instead of throwing dry onion skins away during the year you can save them to color Easter eggs in the Spring. (The little dash of blue you see on the left side of the egg is from a rogue blueberry that ended up in the pan.
  • TEA: 3 tea bags+1 cup steaming hot water+1/8 cup of white vinegar (cold method). Steep the tea bags to make very strong tea. Add eggs and let sit in water until desired color is achieved.
  • BLUEBERRIES: 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (thawed & smashed) + 2 Tablespoons white vinegar (cold method). Roll eggs until color is achieved and  then remove. These took just a couple minutes to make
  • TURMERIC: 2 cups warm water+ 3 tablespoons turmeric + 1/8 cup white vinegar (cold method).  This ended up being one of my favorite colors. The turmeric creates a beautiful yellow color that reminds me of spring. The darker areas are where the egg sat on undissolved turmeric.
  • CAYENNE PEPPER: 2 cups warm water + 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper + 1/8 cup white vinegar (cold method). The speckles are created from the undissolved cayenne pepper.
  • RED CABBAGE: 1/2 of red cabbage head, chopped up + 1/8 cup white vinegar + 4 eggs + enough water to cover eggs (hot method). I love, love, love this color. The egg with white speckles/lines was created by wrapping an egg in a cabbage leaf and securing with a rubber band and then adding to pan with the other ingredients.
  • COFFEE: 1 cup of very strong brewed coffee + 1/8 cup white vinegar (cold method). This egg was a little darker, but I wiped the egg off after taking it out of the liquid and ended up with this light tan color.
  • RED ONION SKINS: 1 Cup water + dry peel from  1 large red onion + 1/8 cup white vinegar (hot method). This combination colored 2 eggs. As with the yellow onion skins, red onion skins can be saved throughout the year as well.
    Depending on the boldness in color your looking to achieve  you can soak eggs anywhere from 3 hours-9 hours. The photos of the eggs above were air dried after soaking for 9 hours!
    I just LOVE the Turmeric eggs! I cant wait to do these with Pella.

    Perfect HARD BOILED eggs? Heres how...

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