Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
I can’t believe that Christmas has come and gone already and soon it will be 2013! The stores are already for Valentine’s Day, so I figured I best join them! Inspired by spring, I designed a digital paper pack and digital border set perfect for the holiday of love. Of course, I had to add a few glitter embellishments for that finishing touch!
Click on the images below to see the full listing in my Etsy shop!
Ok, I am pretty impressed with myself that this is my 4th post this week! I can only hope to keep it up…ha ha ha.
This past year I was fortunate to join the Blogging Business Artisans team on Etsy. What a great group of ladies!
For December we participated in a Secret Santa. It was really neat to see so all of us send out our gifts all over the United States!
My Secret Santa gift came from Nashville, Tennessee thanks to Athena of Lalalita Body Co. She sent me an adorable Santa Mickey (which my boys have now claimed as their own), an awesome coffee mug perfect for hot chocolate, and some yummy treats. What an awesome surprise!
I definitely am looking forward to another great year as a member of this fabulous team!
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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve! It will be the first time in like 4 years that the hubby and I will be attending a New Year’s Eve party, so we are pretty excited! Thoughts of the count down and a champagne toast inspired this new clip art collection embellished with a little bit of gold glitter.
What do you think?
I’m a little behind on my Christmas blogging due to a rough stint with the flu. Better late than never right?
My son, Jax, was very excited when we saw this box at AC Moore and so I picked up. I’ve never really done a gingerbread house before. Well, one time with my brother and sister-in-law. Let’s just say it didn’t turn out that great. One of the biggest issues was the icing consistency and how difficult it was to get it mixed and on the house before it dried.
Anyway, the neat thing about this kit is that the icing was already made and it came with plenty! So, we started our construction. I made sure to put the snow on the roof and in yard first thing.
What was funny about building a gingerbread house with Jax is that you would think he would decorate it however he wanted. But instead he examined the box and chose one of three examples from the box called the “Starlight Chateau.” This meant that I had to make icicles, which made me a little nervous. Turns out, icicles are pretty easy. Both Jax and I had a blast putting the candy on the house. I would put the frosting/glue and he would place the candy. It was so much fun!
Here is how the whole thing turned out. We will definitely do this again next year!
Note: Normally, I don’t use my blog to share political opinions and to comment on controversy. However, there will be a few times that I won’t be able to avoid it and a comment or an article will be written. After all, blogs are for sharing your experiences and points of view.
I grew up with guns. My father worked for the Sheriff’s Department and he was a prison guard (at the same time). He was required to have a gun. He didn’t have just one.
My grandfather also owned guns and sometimes gifted them to my father. Sometimes, the whole family would go out to the shooting range at the Carson City dump and shoot trash or clay pigeons. It was usually pretty boring for us, but on occasion we would get to shoot. One of the first guns I ever held was an old pistol. I don’t know what kind it was, just that it was silver and heavy.
The last time I went shooting was several years ago with my father, my brother and a few friends. I took my husband with and it was one of the first times he had ever shot a gun. I believe that a person can’t truly respect the power of a gun until they hold one in their hands and shoot it. It’s a very humbling experience.
Today I’m 32 years old. To my knowledge a gun has never made my father, my brother, or any of my grandparents walk out into the world with the intent to kill. I have never picked up a gun and wondered what it would be like to shoot another human being. Guns don’t make people kill. People kill people and they will use whatever means necessary, not just a gun.
The tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school is not an issue of gun control. Adam Lanza had every intent of waking up on Friday morning, shooting his mother in the face, stealing her weapons, and gunning down an elementary school and then committing suicide. The only thing that could have stopped Adam Lanza was the discovery of his plot before he could carry it out.
The tragedy that happened at the theater in Aurora, Colorado is not an issue of gun control. James Holmes meticulously planned out his massacre. Right down to the bomb he planted in his apartment to destroy evidence. James Holmes had every intent of gunning down a theater full of people. The only thing that could have stopped James Holmes from killing innocent people was the discovery of his plot before he could carry it out.
People like Adam Lanza and James Holmes don’t wake up one morning in their right mind and say “Hey, I’m going to kill people today.” They are clearly trouble human beings. Headlines always follow these tragedies describing the gunmen as troubled, unwell, or depressed. Um, isn’t that obvious?
When mass shootings occur in schools, shopping malls or movie theaters, people and politicians are quick to jump to the gun control issue. If we can make gun laws stricter or if we can ban specific types of weapons, then maybe this won’t happen again. But that’s really not the case is it? Yes, in the mass shootings that occurred this past year many of the gunman purchased their guns. But, in the case of Adam Lanza, his guns were stolen. Killers will always find a way to get what they need.
I agree that it should be a lot harder than it currently is to purchase a gun, but there is so much more to this issue than gun control. So, I ask you and our politicians to look more into of the psychology of these killers. Right now, there are two mass killers sitting behind bars in Arizona and Colorado. Two people who can shed some light on the issue. What can we learn from them? What makes mass killings so appealing? How is this an answer to their problems?
The hearts and prayers of an entire nation reside right now in Newtown, Connecticut. We mourn the loss of twenty children and six adults. We grieve with the families. We turn to our leaders to find some kind of solution to help protect us from the monsters that walk among us. These tragedies will not always be stopped, but something can be done to ensure that more of them are prevented.
Yesterday I came upon an article written by Liza Long a single mother of four, one whom has special needs. Take a minute and read her article “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” Think about what she’s saying about how our mentally ill children and adults are treated in this country and what is done to prevent them from harming others.
I discovered a new technique! I discovered glitter!
I am definitely a girly girl when it comes to glitter and sequins and, well anything that sparkles. So, you can imagine how excited I was to try out my new found knowledge on something digital.
It started with a few holiday inspired frames and developed into a second set of shabby chic frames. I think they turned out really cute and the glitter just adds that extra special touch. What do you think?