Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration!

It's been quite the rainy fall here in good ol' Michigan.
It was 58˚ today and the weatherman said a storm is rolling in over the lake
and we are going to be lots more rainy, really windy and lots colder over the next few days.
The sun did peek out today so that was a nice little change :)

Today I wanted to let you know that I am linking up with the sweetie that she is,
Crystal B.

She has inspired me to actually create something from my Pinterest boards :)
I love Pinterest.
If you're not on yet, let me know I will send you an invite.
It does get overwhelming though,
and then you can feel depressed about all the stuff you want to make.
So Crystal is having a linky party every Thursdays
so you can display your creations and to motivate you to create!

Today I pulled something from my board titled,
"Think outside the box".
A bunch of fun different ways to wrap gifts.
I had a double baby shower tonight, so I decided to be creative and utilize Pinterest :)

This is what you will need...
-kraft wrapping paper
-tape... i could only find packing tape
-baker's twine
-a vintage book
-sharpie (i forgot that in the picture)
-and the obvious... the gift ;)

First fold a page in half. Then cut a bunch of rectangles on the fold. Once you have how many you want, just cut out the bottom like a birds beak.

Next write the recipients name on the pennants. Do this first in case you mess up then you can easily change out the one you messed up on :)
After you've wrapped your gift, just wrap a bunch of the baker's twine around your gift. Tie it in a know on the back.

Now put a little glue to make them stick. Slide each pennant through the baker's twine and voila...

You have a super cute package for a super cute momma-to-be!!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm Giddy for the Fall

Today I have been busy.
I'm creating some fun Thanksgiving/Fall Paper cakes.
I also had some fun paper that has vintage sewing notions all over it.
LOVE it!

They are going in the shop now :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I am so tired lately.
This whole removal of the gallbladder has plum worn me out.
I am so thankful to be off the meds they sent me home on.
They made me crazy.
I would have panic attacks.
I would be really tired,
but couldn't sleep.
When I did actually sleep I would have nightmares.
It was awful.
I tried to keep away from working this whole past week.
I succeeded.
So yesterday I slowly started things back up.
Yay for having a ton of advent calenders to stock up for Christmas.
I'm hoping to have some in the shop by the end of this week.

I did feel a little guilty for passing over one of my most favorite of holidays.
I always feel like it doesn't get to be in the limelight for very long.
It's such a great day.
I love it :)
Just so it wouldn't feel left out.
I made a Thanksgiving garland.
I also made a few fallish cakes for your gatherings!

I'm starting a new series titled,

"Choose Joy"
Every Monday (or at least I hope to every Monday)
I am going to find the good in the mundane I call life.
I am hoping it will catch on and you too can share the joy in your everyday life.
Psalm 118:24 - "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (NIV)


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Guess how hard it is to NOT pick up your clingy one year old?
His little cry for his momma, makes me want to pick him right up.
Not to mention he has been cutting his eighth tooth for like 4 weeks.
No joke!
It is also hard to have a wiggly one year old sit on your lap
right after surgery.
I've been kicked and elbowed a few times.

I'm also on some weird narcotics that make me REALLY sleepy.
I then lay there, extremely tired yet unable to fall asleep.
Fun times.
I'm hoping for a good nap today!

Here are some flowers I got today.
Can you see Alaina in the background...
She was trying to stay out of the photo.
Silly girl :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Wednesday

Today is "hump day".
Yesterday, I had my jerky gallbladder removed.
Yep, I am now gallbladderless :)
I am heavily medicated and sleepy.
In between my naps today I found some yummy food on Pinterest.
It is all yummy, gooey & cheesy.
All things I can't wait to try this fall!
You can start to follow me on Pinterest if you like!
Just click on my Pinterest button over on the right hand side of my blog.
If you haven't yet joined yet... I highly recommend it!
It is such an awesome way to bookmark the things you like.
I always forget about my bookmark tab and if by chance I remember to look...
it's just an address and I often forget what it is, until I click on it.
Pinterest is a visual bookmarking hub for all the things you like/want to remember!
You should join!
If you need an invite just email me and I can send you one :)

So without further ado some yummy recipes:

Okay everyone... 
get to cooking!

If you aren't a fan of DAISYS & dots yet over on Facebook...
you should become one.
Tell your friends too.
Once I hit 500 fans I am going to have a giveaway :)
You can also find the link in the upper right sidebar of this blog.
See you there!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hi everyone...
I hope you like my new look!
I had Molly over at Life Made Lovely
give me a facelift :)
She is amazing!

My new fall resolution... To blog more often ;)