Saturday, April 23, 2011


May you all be blessed and the little ones find much joy in those eggs!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter 2010

Today, I went out in search of some cute places around town to get some Easter pictures of Destiny and let me tell you our city workers need to do a better job of taking care of parks,court houses..etc!

On a better note, I did find a couple of great places I would have never expected to look so good in pictures, Then agian my babys beauty could light up any
So Here are a few of the pictures I got today!

More to come tomorrow... so keep your eyes peeled!

P.S.: like the dress?? find the tutorial for it here at
(Thanks JOY)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stuff I make!!

now that I have made my decision to not run a online shop.
I think I will still make and sell some, I just think im only gonna do it on a " once in a while" type thing, so If you was to want to purchase something I make feel free to ask.
As I still love to sew and I tend to make way more that Destiny can wear or

Now that Im back to sewing for fun I have went back to see some of the things I used to make so I could pick some patterns to make for Destiny this summer.
So far this morning I have made her 3 pillowcase type dresses...
And Im working on some shorts suits now.
I intend to make a few peek-a-boo skirts with M2M shirts.

I cant believe how much I missed just being able to sew what the heck I want to! Instead of haveing to do what other people wanted me to. 
I was going to post some pictures of the dresses I made to day but he battery on my camera is dead, so I thought I would post some pictures of things I have made in the past!

So there is just a few of the things I have made, by far not all or everything I have ever
 Hope you enjoyed!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

To Craft for FUN or PROFIT?, that is the Question!!

 So by now you all know that I have been crafting for about 4yrs now and 3 of that I have been doing it as a means to make some money, since Im a stay at home mome and we are on a budget my crafting created a way for me to make some FUN money. But I soon found that I actually wasnt making a profit at all, I was actually losing money by the time I purchased everything I needed to make whatever it was I was making.
And the fun quickly faded, as I was always haveing to do what someone else wanted and I never had time to make my own daughter cute outfits and other fun stuff.

I have some small bills now, that I would have to figure out how to pay if I choose to quit sewing/crafting for profit. But my daughter would finally have the cute clothes and other items I make again, and no more spending $$$ on clothes that dont really fit her well.(which is why I started sewing in the first place)

I have had my shop shut down for about a month now... and to be honest I havent even missed the extra $ yet.  Instead I have been making Childrens craft kits and going to craft sales and festivals and selling them there...NOT going so well, I might add!!! Im quite disappointed in that.
But the biggest problem is craft/sewing have lost its "FUN" factor for me.

Well , I guess writing this  post I realize that I already know the answer to my question,
NO MORE CRAFTING FOR PROFIT,only every once in a great while!

So now I guess Im off to figure out another way of making me so  moneys..Plus I enrolled Destiny in school last Thursday and she will be going to school so I will have time to get a job now!!

If you know of any stay at home job opportunities please let me know!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pre-K... Sunset or Roosevelt??

My baby is getting so big. Pre-K enrollment is thursday and I still havent made my decision on which school I should send her to...

Option 1. Roosevelt-The school right across from my parents and across the ally from our house.
Down side is she will know NO one there, she wont know any kids or teachers.. It will be so scary for her. my moms concern is that she will see her house and what we are doing from the playground and stand at the fence crying begging us to come and get her....
But I know she is just gonna have to learn thats not gonna work. Its gonna break my heart.. But I guess thats just part of life...
I really think she will be fine, She has always made friends really easy. She is not shy at all! She has always been with at least me,her daddy, or my parents, she has been absolutely no where without us. So I know its going to be hard. I wish there was at least 1 kid that she knew, going to school for the first time to. 

Option 2: Sunset- The school that my aunt works at. (teachers aide)
and both of her boys go, Jake is in 2nd and Jarred will be in Kindergarten.
 So Destiny would know they are there and probably feel safer. But Im just afraid that I will be holding her back in some way by sending her to school with one of us(my aunt) there.
 I just want her to learn that sometimes we arent going to be here, but she will be ok. Just like every other kid in the world...
But again it wouldnt have to be so scary since jake and jarred are there... they are kids she always plays with, they go camping with us, they are at all family funtions...

My mom and Aunt want her to go to Sunset. I would rather she across the street just because its close and my aunt wouldnt be there, but she also wouldnt have anybody she knew... Her daddy just says for me to decide...ARGH.. talk about no help.

I know Im probably making this more difficult than it has to be but I just want to make the right decision....
1 is practicly in my backyard, but no friends
the other is all the way across town but wouldnt know anyone...

What do you think
Should I send her to school with her cousins and my aunt or send her to school right across the street with no friends??

It just hit me about an hour ago... all these fears and thoughts....UM


Friday, April 8, 2011


I went to a Scentsy Party a couple of weeks ago and purchased a Scentsy bar in Lilacs and Violets...Lilacs are my fav flower ever!!!
Anyway Yesterday I thought " man I wish I could put my scentsy in my car" So since then I have been trying to think of a way I could put my scentsy in my car without it spilling in my floors/seats and without haveing to go buy the scentsy circles...

And Easter inspired me so here is what I came up with:


Ok, so it might be a bit corny, But I think its cute and its is so going in my car!
It shouldnt beable to leak or bust open, and it is bright and fun and just in time for easter, I could see this being used in all kinds of easter, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.. I think you could also use toy vending machine capsuls like these

(my original thought)

Either way would be super cute!
Well here is my tutorial for the Scentsy Eggs:
First you will need some supplies:
hot glue
easter egg or capsule

First you will need to poke a little holes using the tack, in the top of the egg so the scent can get out,
while yoru at it poke a larger hole in the center of the top for the ribbon
Next  you will cut your ribbon to desired length
( i made mine pretty long because I want it to slip over my rearview mirror)
Slide the ribbon thru the hole you punched in the center

Tie a knot in the end of the ribbon so that it wont slip out of your eggs hole.

Cut a piece of your Scentsy bar off and place it inside your egg.

Now you just need to seal it closed, I did this by hot glueing a ribbon around the seam so that it overlaped both edges so It could not come open.
Finally I just decorated it witha bow and a small crystal... You can get as fun and creative as you want to with it.

Im sure your next question is how is it going to get warm enough to melt and smell, Well my plan is for the sun to do that for me.. Because I dont know about you but it gets pretty hot in my car during the summer. Im not sure how this is going to work in the fall/winter months but Im sure my heater vent blowing on it will keep it toasty enought to produce scent...

So what do you think of my creation??

p.s. if you have any questions about my tutorial feel free to email me or leave a message!


I created it and now I have no idea what to do with it!!

Have you ever created something thats just to freakin cute, cool or awesome but then have absolutely no idea what to do with it??
Well, thats exactly what happened  to me just a few moments ago..
I created this awesome little fabric flower wreath!

But its to small to really beable to use it!
But isnt it cute, I do think it would be perfect for a cute little playhouse door!!
Maybe I will save it for Destinys Birthday, as we do plan to build her a cute little play house.

If you want to create your own all you need is some scrap fabric, metal ring,some small jewels/buttons/beads and some know how on fabric flowers. It was very simple.

If you dont feel like making one or dont have the stuff, But would really really love to have one, I have plenty of supplies to make more.
($7.00 shipped/within US. paypal only)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Toy Planter Tutorial

Tutorial # 1
I found thsi awesome tutorial to spice up any garden, desk or kitchen window,  I think it is beyond cute and I will so be working on this within the next couple of days, So Im gonna go ahead and give you the tutorial and some pictures and as soon as I get mine all done I will post some pictures of my creations!

I found this tutorial over at  DESIGN KITTY,

 You can check out he tutorial here at:  DESIGN KITTY

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

after 5 1/2 yrs Im ENGAGED!!

I can't believe Im officially ENGAGED!!! YAY
Im no longer just his girlfriend... Im his fiance and future WIFE.

I have waited along time for this.... and Im so excited I cant contain myself!!

Isnt it GORGOUS???
I absolutely love it...

We have set the date for
Havent officially picked a day yet, Im thinking around the 14th.

So now all I have to do is figure out what kind of wedding I want, I was never the kind of girl who dreamed of the day she would get married... and Im not the center of attetion type, Im also not a very affectionate person to anyone but my daughter and my Fiance....Something about hugging other people, even my parents/sibling just feels very awkward and well as public affection... Im not the one your gonna see in the store or parking lot giving kisses to my future hubby.... to me that is just priviate.... and for the most part he feels the same..

So Im just not positive on all the details yet, but I only have 3 reasons for not wanting the big traditional wedding..
1.) I dont want to have to ask my dad to walk me down the isle...Awkward!!
2.) I dont want to have to kiss Johnny infront of everyone....Embarassing!!
3.) I do not want anyone crying or getting emotional or hugging me....Unconfortable!
So a vacation/wedding in Las Vegas at a cute little chapel sounds pretty good to me, But then Johnnys family and most of mine wouldnt want or be able to attend, so that is probably out of reach.

Reasons why I do want a regular wedding:
1.) Picking out the dress
2.) planning and having a party worth dressing up for
3.) Getting Gorgous
and most importantly
 Seeing Johnny in  a suit or at least all dressed up..
( A suit may be to much to wish

But whatever kind of wedding I choose, I know I want it to be Pink and Brown,
I want a Pink dress for sure, and I would like it to be outside. I will probably have to break the wedding down into 3 parts:
 the actual ceromony
and a after party

Because most of my family are pretty religous (church of christ) and Johnnys family is your typical african american family, In other words our familys have 2 totally different ways of celebrating and I want everyone to be happy.
The Ceromony will be all me!
The dinner/reception can be for everyone and the After party can be more for his family and those of mine that arent comfortable with the dancing and music.

So how soon should I start planning??
O, and we plan to have out second child next year too, So some how I have to get this all worked out...


I've been M.I. A lately!!

I cant believe how long a I have let my blog go with out any kind of post! Im so sorry! Life has been so crazy around here, First I hurt my back and have been unable to do anything exciting, then I opened up a small shop in a local craft mall to sell all the goodies I make, I also have been doing ALOT  of craft shows lately, Finally my poor little car went KaPoot and we had to buy a new car, It was our first time ever buying a new car so it was a experience in its self, Plus my mom keeps me pretty busy on the weekends with yard sales and "treasure hunting" Its truely amazing what you can find.

April is my birthday month so I have compiled a list of fun tutorials and even some great giveaways pertaining to Easter and my Birthday. I will also be keeping you updated on things that Im making and doing. 
I cant believe Im about to be 25...yikes!