Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mary Kay adventure

I'm pretty sure that most of you know about the Mary Kay company and its awesome products.

Just set up my website to accept orders.....who's gonna "pop my cherry"??

Right now, I'm offering free shipping and a free gift with purchase of $40 or more: Mini TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion and Mini TimeWise Body™ Hand and Décolleté Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15† like the 2 tubes in this set

And if you never tried Mary Kay products before, I suggest to get you a free

See you there!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Kitchen curtains!!

Finally here! I worked on my kitchen a little every day during spring break and finally I have it all decorated!

The curtains are made in 3 panels with a valance made out of cupcake fabric matching the pillow covers I got from Sewnfromtheheart a while back and the entire window is covered in black light and sheer knit fabric

Why black, you ask? Well, let's just say that since I don't have a private fence on the back of my house, I caught the neighbor kid picking through the kitchen windows, specially when my kids are doing homework which is appalling and distracting.

The sheer knit material allow us to still see outside, but keep the unwanted lookers out of sight.....(see what I did here??)

We still get plenty of light in the kitchen, plus they offer a wonderful shade in the hot summers. And If I need more light, I made little pulls for them in matching cupcake fabric.

On the other side of the windows I have the back door and I thought this wonderful needle point made especially for me from My1SweetAngel was perfect to decorate it, don't you think?

Now all that was left was to decorate the table, but I didn't have enough material to make a table cloth :/
So, I got thinking and I said to myself: why don't leave the table naked and just decorated it with a table runner?? I think it looks very modern and family was happy about the change.

Still, I have few little fabric scraps and I wonder: what to do, what to do? Experimenting of course! (Up for grabs by the way!)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quesadilla love!

On the note of the quesadillas from the last post.....I scored this beauty this past week end!

My neighbor from across the street did some spring cleaning too and was donating this machine and is now looking pretty smokin' hot sitting on my kitchen counter......Guess what I had for dinner this past week end??? lol

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Messing around in the kitchen

I know you were hoping to see my brand new cupcake kitchen curtains, but they are not all done yet! Soon tho!

In the meanwhile, I'm having ab last trying out new recipes from Pinterest.
I'm not very good at cooking, I must admit that I'm still learning and experimenting.
Sometimes, the experiments turn out all right, like these self frosted nutella cupcakes

Some other times, I ended up with a burned mess while trying to make brittle in the microwave

And sometimes, even tho I'm very skeptical of my abilities, I end up with something awesome, like this no kneading bread

Then, I start creating my own version of tried recipes like my stuffed pasta shells

or chicken quesadilla

Made you hungry yet??

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

karnivalofkrafts: The winner

Thank you very much to all that entered to Kim's giveaway for the Crocheted Spa Set!

And the winner is.......

Stephanie said... #16

My favorite item,

Congrats Stephanie!!! Please get in touch with Kim in the next 72 hours to claim your prize :)

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Awards!

I got not one, but 2 blog awards recently and as the slob I am, I forgot to blog about them, so let me fix that.

I want to thank Kayla from The Eclectic Element for award them to me and apologize for being soooo late!

The thumbs up from Skunk award

What it's about: It's named 'The thumbs up from Skunk award' since "we all feel like stinky, stinky skunks some days" and there are people who "make us feel (and smell) a lot better".

What I have to do: Name one thing that you love about yourself, then pass on the award to as many bloggers as you want to!

One thing that I love about myself is the ability to always say the truth, no matter how much it hurts or how inappropriate it is.

Kreativ Blogger Award

Rules for this particular award:

1.) Link back to the person who gave it to you {no problemo}

2.) Share 10 random facts about yourself {Hmmmm ok}

1. I'm a perfectionist freat! Never really satisfied about things, sometimes I think my head is going to explode.
2. I'm veeeeeery sensitive, I can cry really easy, so don't raise your voice with me, ok?
3. Would you like to really please me??? That's so easy! Just tell me you were thinking of me and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)
4. I work really hard to get what I want and I must say....I always get what I want LOL
5. I will do anything for the people I love (hope nobody needs a kidney just right now!)
6. I must admit, I suffer of low self-esteem.
7. I talk to much, I just like to talk, talk talk talk!!!!
8. I recently stated listing my crochet pattern and some destash on Zibbet
9. I'm a chocolate and cupcake lover (as you didn't know that already!)
10. I'm usually a calm person, but when it comes to my children I can become a tiger.

3.) Pass on the award onto 7 other people {Better get on that!}
1. Etsy Giveaways
2. Indie Discouns
3. Cori of Blue Eyed Blessings
4. Val of Miss Val's Creations
5. Heather of Red Rose Connection
6. Claire Justine
7. Handmade cuties

4.) Follow the person that gave you this award {But of course!}

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring break!

Have an awesome spring break every one!
I leave you with a picture I took of my tree blooming the day I moved in the place where I live now. Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Randomness Saturday: Personal post

It's been a while since I've done a personal post from my "Randomness Saturday" series and I thought to bring it back, what do you all think?
Let's see what I can come up with this time....

♥ Gabriel started a new school 2 months ago: even tho I loath the whole situation around his school placement, I'm happy to report that his doing quite well, better that we ever expected. The teacher is very good and he's working very hard....spring forward to June to see if we can win the battle with the school district and have him in the school I want!

♥ Michelle is doing quite well too: her last meeting with the school teacher went very well and she's almost ready to start first grade (yes, she's in the school I want!). She's going to have a recital as a flower and we worked on her dress today: I will make sure to post pictures.

♥ I was a busy lady since Holiday season: literally didn't stop crocheting one day! Thank you all for the support and the patience while I got around your orders.

♥ I no longer have a part time job outside the house: my client passed away before Valentine's day and the agency hasn't been able to find me another person to watch in my available hours. So, here I'm, a stay-at-home-crafter-mom again and I don't mind it!

♥ I'm trying to get my products into local boutique for wholesale or consignment. Easier said that done, but I'm trying. Was already able to have a table to a local event the past weekend where I sold a cupcake pillow.

♥ I found a very awesome site to improve my picture quality: fotofuze. Seriously, you gotta try it! I'm slowly fixing all my pictures.....see a difference already?

♥ Don't forget to show my friend Kim some love and enter her giveaway!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick day!

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick day! Cheers to you with a beer!!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cupcake pillow covers are here

Do you remember last time that I showed you my kitchen?? I was showing off my cupcake table cloth made by Sewn From The Heart (you can read all about it HERE)

Well, Alicia kept her promise and sent me the pillow covers I requested! You can see in the picture above the kids enjoying them.

She wasn't able to make me curtains, but she sent me matching fabric for me to make them on my own. Watch out for my next post......

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Monday, March 5, 2012

karnivalofkrafts: The giveaway

First: let me thank all of you for the warm welcome you gave to Kim, the owner of karnivalofkrafts, after I poster her feature HERE

I noticed every facebook post, pinterest pin and tweet and it's the best, most amazing feeling ever!!!!

So, how can me and Kim thank you properly??? But with a giveaway of course!

Prizes Details:
1 lucky winner will receive Crocheted Yellow Spa set from karnivalofkrafts

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

1) You MUST go through karnivalofkrafts shop and comment back here with a link of your favorite item with your name and contact information.
2) Follow this blog and gain ONE extra entry.
3) Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
4) Tweet this giveaway for ONE extra entry. It's very easy, just push the "tweet" button on the top of this post.
5) Like karnivalofkrafts on facebook to gain ONE extra entry.
6) Purchase anything between now and March, 19th and claim 10 EXTRA ENTRIES.

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end March, 19th.

Winner will be announced on March, 20th, at which time I will contact the winner to get shipping information for delivery.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

Good luck!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Featuring karnivalofkrafts

How long it's been since I posted a random feature? Or a giveaway? OMGosh, too long I'd say.
So let me fix that today and introduce you to Kim and her wonderful creations at karnivalofkrafts on etsy.....tada!!

Macrame Bookmark with Butterfly Charm, $2.75 by karnivalofkrafts

I love her many skills that bleed through the many things available in her shop like baby items, spa and kitchen crocheted goodies and paper goods just no name a few.

And I'm sure you can find something to love and use in her Clearance or the Destash sections.

Crochet Fingerless Gloves in Coffee Brown, $23 by karnivalofkrafts

Now, few words from the artist:

"Hi and Welcome!

My name is Kim.

All my life, I have enjoyed making beautiful things in a variety of crafts. I sew, knit, macrame, scrapbook, and my passion is crochet. Lately, I have discovered a passion for creating paper crafts like tags and cards. With such a variety of creating, I think you can see how my shop got its name.

Please feel free to stay and browse a while and I hope you will find something you just can't live without!"

Crocheted Round Coasters in Purple and White, $7 by karnivalofkrafts

I know what you all are thinking, You want to know more about karnivalofkrafts and I showed you enough to leave you drooling on your keyboards while staring at the monitors.

Not to worry, stay tuned for an amazing giveaway from by karnivalofkrafts

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