Apr 26, 2013

Stop and Smell the Flowers

via pinterest
For the past few weeks I have been extremely busy with school and work and
my stress levels have seriously been, almost, through the roof.. seriously. 

During the past few weeks I got so caught up in having to make everything perfect, 
but I realize that I was not happy.. stress was my biggest enemy and it was seriously taking over..

And then the great world of pinterest saved me.. it really did!
I came across these quotes that made me realize...
"Nothing is worth it if you aren't happy"
"Stop and Smell the Flowers"
"Be in love with your life. Every minute of it"
"life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful"

Today i'm sitting here and I feel like I can finally breath, 
like a big weight has lifted off my shoulders..
I realize that at the end of the day all that matters is life, family, love and
the better things in life.. not stress!

Now I'm ready to enjoy this weekend with my
lovely little family :)

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Apr 13, 2013

Fun in the Sun

This past weekend we had plenty of fun in the sun!
We went on a canoe trip along the lower Colorado River with friends and family.
We had plenty of everything even an early swarm of mosquitoes!
The two-day canoe adventure was definitely fun!
Here are some pictures of our fun adventures!

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Have a great weekend!

Mar 31, 2013

Life Lately

Life Lately...
March was definitely a busy month for my little family and I.
We spent the weekends traveling back home, celebrating birthdays, and ending all our birthday celebrations 
visiting beautiful Arizona. Our road trip through the back country was just beautiful!
Here are some shots from our busy month including our four legged furry child and his friends!

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Have an awesome Easter Sunday!

Mar 15, 2013

DIY Baker's Twine

Baker's Twine: my new obsession!
Lately I have found to be obsessed with chalkboard paint and baker's twine.

March is a busy month for me because my family and I have many birthdays to celebrate. 
For all those special birthdays I wanted to personalize their birthday cards;
I wanted to add a touch of chalkboard and baker's twine.

When I went looking for baker's twine I came across limited colors and not exactly the colors I wanted.
After doing a little bit of research I found how easy and affordable it was to make my own baker's twine.
So here is the exciting part of making my own baker's twine:
8 different colors
200 yd
each spool is about 20 yd
for a total of about $10 for all the baker's twine!!

Here is how I made my own baker's twine

This is the Birthday card I made my hubby,
with a simple touch of bunting and baker's twine!

I can't wait to use all the baker's twine I made.. 
and of course the lovely world of Pinterest will help me get inspired!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY

Happy Friday
Thanks for Visiting :)

Mar 11, 2013

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is a fun little way to get to know one another and to help your blog get noticed.
I am very excited and honered to announce that my little blog here was nominated by
Ashley from  Sincerely Miss Ash
Thank You Ashley!

The Liebster Blog Award Rules:
  1. Share 11 things about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you
  3. Choose 11 fellow blogs to nominate {or how ever many you'd like}. The nominees must have under 200 GFC (google friend connect) followers and tell them in a comment on their blog
  4. Think of eleven questions to ask the bloggers you have decided to nominate
  5. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog 

11 Things About Me:
  1. I am going to school to become a bilingual teacher
  2. I speak English and Spanish and hoping to learn a third language
  3. I am married and we are the proud parents of a furry chihuahua, Riley!
  4. I am obsessed with dainty jewelry
  5. I love clean spaces with plenty of natural light
  6. My favorite perfume smells are floral and clean (I am currently in love with Dolce&Gabbana Rose The One)
  7. I am always looking for the next thing to instagram :)
  8. My favorite season is Spring 
  9. I dislike the feeling of walking barefoot on wet/dry grass
  10. I love adventurous sports (next on my list white river rafting)
  11. I love modern and rustic home decor

My 11 Questions From Ashley:
  1. Do you have a day job and what is it? I work at a pre-primary Montessori School 
  2. What inspired you to start blogging? I was inspired by other wonderful blogs. I was also inspired to share my ideas and my everyday life with other bloggers, friends and family.
  3. What would be your tip for new bloggers? Be yourself and blog about makes you happy!
  4. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  5. Do you workout and how often? I don't really work out but I should definitely start working out.
  6. What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Decide to get married in two months and move to a different state one day after getting married!
  7. One thing you would like to do before you die? Visit every continent by boat.
  8. If you had to choose just one beauty product what would it be and why? concealer, because I tend to get bad under-eye circles.
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Australia, simply because I love the accent.
  10. Lipstick or lip gloss? lip gloss
  11. If you could be any celebrity who would it be and why? Jessica Alba, because she is just beautiful and seems to be a down to earth kind of girl.

My Nominees Are:

My 11 Questions For My Nominees:
  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What do you genuinely love to blog about?
  3. What is one goal you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?
  4. Favorite place to eat and favorite food?
  5. If you could only take one thing to a deserted island what would that be and why?
  6. Do you have any pets? If so what are their names and what kind of pets are they?
  7. If you had to describe your personality, how would you describe it?
  8. Apple or Microsoft products?
  9. Favorite book?
  10. What is your favorite season and why?
  11. What puts the biggest smile on your face?

Once again Thank You Ashley for nominating my blog!

Thanks for reading :)

Mar 4, 2013

DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

I absolutely love this new chalkboard trend. 
The day I came across this chalkboard spray paint my life changed, no really, it really changed.
Now I find myself looking for things to spray paint.

A few weeks ago my sister had a graduation party and because I was busy helping out
I totally forgot to buy wrapping paper for her presents. We had been using craft paper for
some of the decorations and then it clicked!
I'll use craft paper and this awesome chalkboard spray paint and we'll see how it comes out.
So I did, I spray painted the wrapped box and waited...
Once it dried I began to sketch with a pencil (so I wouldn't mess the whole thing up) and then with the chalk. 
The final product was so much fun; it was personalized and unique!
My sister loved it and so did everyone at the party; it was a total hit!

March is my favorite month because we celebrate a lot of birthdays!
My mom's, dad's, numerous cousins, aunts & uncles, the hubby and of course Mine! I'ts a busy month :) 
All this birthday talk brings me to the point of this post,
I have decided to wrap some presents in chalkboard wrapping paper and make
march birthdays be extra special!

Here is how I made this chalkboard wrapping paper.

For this project I decided to recycle!
I used a box from amazon that I had laying around.
You might be wondering why is the paper wrinkled.. 
well because I also recycled the paper.
The paper came in a boxed package and that's where the winkles come from.
I am always for recycling and I am so glad I was able to recycle these materials.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY 
 Remember to recycle! 

 Thanks for visiting :))

Feb 28, 2013

The A to Z About Me

Here is a fun tag that I thought would be fun to share and you guys can get to know me just a little more :))

A. Age:27

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore that you hate: Washing Dishes and even loading them into the dishwasher.. but it has to be done :(

D. Dogs: Riley our little spoiled Chihuahua!

E. Essential start to your day: Waking up next to the men in my life; the incredible hubby and the little one.

F. Favorite color: Blue

G. Gold or Silver: Silver and White Gold is even better! Sometimes Gold!

H. Height: Five feet’ three inches” .. on the short side.

I. Ideal hobby/office space: A must is to have plenty of natural light and a handcrafted barn wood somewhere in the room, and of course all the crafting essentials!

J. Job title: Teacher to adorable little toddlers.

K. Kids: No kids yet, but Riley is our four legged furry child!

L. Live: In the Sonoran Desert, the surrounding Phoenix area.

M. Month you were born: March my birthstone is an aquamarine and my zodiac sign is Aries.

N. Name a place you want to visit: Europe

O. Occasions that made you the happiest: Wedding Day & Riley’s adoption day

P. Pet peeves: Leaving the toilet roll dispenser empty.. Not replacing the toilet paper!

Q. Quote from a movie: “I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”  -Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
I am a hopeless romantic <3

R.Right or left handed: right handed     

S. Siblings: Two siblings, younger sister and younger brother.

T. Travel in a car or by air: by air (very convenient) but by car I get too 
see everything on the way :)

U. University Logo: Sun Devil & Pitchfork

V. Vegetable you dislike: Asparagus & Mushrooms

W. What makes you run late: Not waking up & hitting the snooze button like ten times!

X. X-Rays you've had: None :)

Y. Yummy food that you make: Chile Poblano Rice Gratin.. check my recipe here!

Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes.. Like nothing I have ever seen!

I Tag all you fellow bloggers and friends to answer "The A to Z about me"
Leave a link to your blog below so I can check it out!
I would love to get to know you all a little better :)

Thanks for visiting!

Feb 22, 2013

Winter Storm in the Desert

The Southwest Desert can be very unpredictable.
Just to show you how unpredictable our weather is,
Phoenix was hit with rain, wind, and hail.. yes hail that looked more like snow!
The most exciting part was being at work and having our students be part of Mother Nature :)
The children were so excited and so were we.
We paused music class to go out and take pictures and while out there we even gathered some hail
for show and tell :)

Here are a couple of pictures of this epic day
taken with my iPhone!

Our playground was covered in Hail and in a matter of minutes the sun came shining through and pretty much melted everything. After the storm we were able to witness this beautiful rainbow but here you can only see half of it, because it went from one end all the way to the other end!
I'm telling you this weather is totally unpredictable!
Hope you enjoyed mother nature at it's best!
Go ahead and share what kind of crazy weather you are experiencing where you live
I would love to read about it!

Thanks for Visiting!