Monday, April 30, 2012

Tips To Make Your Long Drive Enjoyable!!

My husband and I recently returned from a much needed, week long vacation to San Antonio, which is a 14 hour drive from where we live. This made me wonder, "what will we do to stay wake." So I started brainstorming and looking at other blogs and this is what I came up with

  1. Stress Free List. Before the trip, make a list of ALL the stressful things that your spouse and you should try to avoid talking about on the trip. This will help you both to avoid touchy subjects that may stress out one another. After all a vacation is supposed to be a stress free thing.
  2. Read a book. My husband and I dont read books, BUT we did decided to try this out. It was super fun. We found movie that was originally a book, 'I am number four'. This way we could watch the movie later and be a critic. ;)
  3. Questions. Find questionnaires to ask each other-Or you could make them up. I went through some many sites and just took their questions. Of course some of them are the same but, hey, it was kinda fun to quiz your spouse and see if they remembered the answer.
  4. Find all 50 states license plates game. I found this game from Dating Divas Blog. This was super fun I printed one out for the trip there and one for the way back. My husband got really into this.
  5. Get FUN music. I went through my music and my husband went through his and we chose songs we would like to listen to. This way we would both be able to listen to what we wanted. I was able to listen to my late 80's and 90's music. It was super fun to be a kid again.
  6. Comfy Clothes. Make sure you travel in comfy but nice clothes. This way you will still feel nice, or for me still feel pretty, but comfy. 
  7. Snacks. Make sure you don't just have candy or just veggies. Make sure you have a nice mix of snacks. My husbands personal favorite, Slim Jim's and m&m's. 
These games and tips will really help will your drive looks like this.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wrapping Paper Storage Container Made From Lemonade Containers

I go through tons of lemonade containers and I have finally decided how I can use them. So here is how to make a Wrapping Paper Storage Container

So Get you 5 Containers, Mine are Lemonade and Kool-aid containers but you could use Formula Containers or #10 Cans, You will need more #10 cans though, but, on the upside it will fit more wrapping paper.

Using a can opener, Take the bottoms off of 4 of the 5 containers.

They will look like this.

Get some Duct Tape and tape two containers together.

It will look like this. Continue taping them together.  

Here is what they look like after they are all taped together.

Stand it up and put a lid on it.

This will hold 4, 70sqft rolls

You can decorate the container however you wish. You can use a fun duct tape, wrapping paper or just leave it, it is up to you!!! Have fun!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Who are you?
                I am a wife to an amazing husband, of 6years, who has been pushing me for years to start sewing for other people. I am also a mother of 3 children, a 4 year old girl, a 2.5 year old boy, and a 6mth old girl.Sewing has always been a passion of mine.

How do you find time to sew?
                As a mother of 3 children, I sew during my children’s naptime and sometimes in the evening. I do make motherhood a priority, and sewing is a side hobby. I get about 4hrs of sewing a day.

What are your credentials?
                I have been sewing for 10 years. I used to sew church dresses for myself at a young age. in the last 7 years I began making designing and making prom dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, flower girl dresses, Halloween costumes and have also made simple products such as aprons, skirts, etc.

How do I purchase a product from you?
                You can order my product in many ways. You can message me though my Facebook Page and tell me what product you would like. You can comment below the picture of the product you wish to purchase. You can write on my wall and tell me the desired product and general fabric design/print.
You can also email me at

How much are your products?
All of my product prices are listed in the description, if not feel free to message me.

How do I know when I will get my product?
                Orders will be done on a first come first serve basis. When you place your order I will give you a rough time frame or possibly an order number, meaning how many orders I have in front of you.  If you want to purchase a custom order, such as a dress, romper, bag, this order is subjected to be taking about 2 weeks-4 weeks depending on complexity. I can usually complete a product in 1 week. Any of my “main” baby products will automatically be moved to the front of the pile, as these are quicker products and I am more familiar with making them.

Can you make custom products?
                I have my own products that I make but I also am whiling to make some custom orders. I have done custom products and do welcome them. You will need to message me a picture of the desired custom product and I will evaluate it and see if it is a product I can make for you. I will message you and give you a yes/no and a price guess-tamation.  Yes that is a word. 

What if I need a product in one week?
                 If you need a product within a week of your order, you can pay a fee to move your product to the front of the pile. The fee will be based on complexity. For example, Car seat covers $3 fee,  Dress $10-$20 fee.

If I already have an order in, can I request another product?
                You can add to an order, but if the product will take longer than a week for me to make, it will have to wait till I have completed the other orders in front of you.

What if you get too many orders?
                If I continue getting swamped with orders, I will be receiving help from my sister who taught me how to sew. And I am hoping to add her on as a partner.