Monday, October 31, 2011

Cute Cowgirls

Aren't these two just the cutest little cowgirls you ever saw?
We don't go all out on Halloween... I'm not a big fan of the holiday.
We let them dress up and we go to church for our Harvest party held for the missions conference.
This years theme was a round-up :)
So we played the part!
It was fun.

I made this apron for a church event.
One lucky lady will get to take it home :)
I had fun making it...
Anna Maria Horner fabric is very nice!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Fall Day

Today is a beautiful fall day!
Crisp air.
Sunny skies.
Delightful I tell you!
I have been sewing all day
Well in between making lunches and
being a referee :)
This is the start of a gorgeous bag!!!
Right before lunch I stepped outside.
I trimmed off a few branches from a tree out back
and made this arrangement for my kitchen!
I love bringing the outdoors inside!

Back to sewing and enjoying the sunshine :)


Friday, October 28, 2011

A New Addiction

If you read my blog you know I LOVE to create.
Every chance I get I create.
I also love getting together with my friends and creating beauty.
I thought it would be fun to rally up some chicas for one last crafting night for this year.
However, I thought since the Holidays are coming up our theme would be...
Crafting for others.
I have been wanting to try stitching in an embroidery hoop.
First thing... it is a bit trickier than I gave it credit.
But after I got the hang of it...
I am now addicted!
Here is the project we are going to create on our craft night.

I encourage you to read the book of Proverbs...
it is lovely.
Proverbs 17:17 says...
A friend loveth at all times.
I love that.
I just love that this little cutie is going to go to one of my sweet friends.
It will hang on her wall.
It will remind her of how special she is to me!

My mom was here yesterday and today.
She left about an hour ago.
I miss her already.
She stayed up late with me last night and
created her own version... it turned out super cute too.

I got some super fun mail today.
I ordered some fabric from the fabric shoppe
Jody is pretty rad...
She never fails me and my fabric always comes super fast!
Here is what she sent me...

LOVE it...
The hubbinator will be gone tomorrow working...
So guess what I will be doing while little Levi is taking his naps?!
Sewing :)
Something for the shop too :)

If you read my blog then you know that I adore Crystal...
She loves Jesus.
Adores her family.
And she likes to create...
She also loves to bake.
She may just be my doppelgänger only she isn't evil ;)
But these Chocolate/Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookie bars are EVIL.
When Crystal said (and I quote) "Oh my garsh"
She wasn't joking.
These are FABULOUS with a capitol... EVERYTHING!
I will be making these again and again and again!
I just need to make sure that I make them with the thought of only eating one...
maybe two and then giving the rest away!
Because they are probably one million calories!

Okay I think that is about it!
Enjoy your weekend.
I am so happy it is Friday!!!

Don't forget to become a fan of DAISYS & dots on facebook...
There is a sale going on now for those of you that 'like' me ;)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

thursday happenings...

Right now I am trying to finish my Christmas cakes to get them in the shop.
Hopefully by the beginning of next week they will be there!
I have a sale coming to my Facebook fans only...
So if you want in on the deal then head on over to my facebook page.
You can access it up at the top of this page :)

I am working on these new rosie posie rings...
I LOVE them. Hoping to have them arrive in the shop soon.
I'm thinking I need one in every color!!!

I am also planning a craft night.
I love hosting craft nights.
I have done a few so far and just have so much fun!
I am working on the prototypes for our upcoming night
and can't wait to show you!!!
Have a happy Thursday.
My mom is coming to town to visit for a few days.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

what i wore wednesday

I LOVE reading the Pleated Poppy...
She's so Pleated... and Poppyish... :)
Anywho, I am doing my very first link up for
What I Wore Wednesdays...
I've always liked the idea,
but the thought of taking photos of myself
well, it made me giggle and feel ridiculous.
This week I got over my issues and took some photos.
Along with my 5 year old thinking she is the next DrewB ;)

 Thursday... Homeschool day for Alaina... School for Addie
Sweater - Target
T-Shirt - Target
Tank - Old Navy
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Target (little girl section... I have small feet!)
Necklace - Local Shop

Friday - Homeschool day
Cardi - CABi
Top - CABi
Tank - Old Navy
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Target
Necklace - Kenya (A gift from my sister when she was there!)

Saturday - Spray painting day :)
Top - Target
Tank - Old Navy (I have a ton of these and where them most every day)
Jeggings - CABi

Head over to the Pleated Poppy to discover some other fun outfits ladies are putting together!

pleated poppy


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just Another Tuesday

This year I am trying really hard to be more prepared for the Christmas season.
The end of the year is CRAZY...
December 18th... My birthday
December 25th... Christmas
December 27th... Jeremy's birthday
December 31st... New Year's Eve
January 1st... New Year's Day
January 5th... Addie's birthday
January 7th... Sister-In-Law's birthday
January 9th... Father-In-Law's birthday

Can we cram anything else into those 3 weeks?
My goodness, just writing it out makes me cringe a little.
So every year I tell myself to plan ahead.
Every year I fail and I stress.
I want my kids to grow up with lots of great traditions.
So this year I have already started planning...I already ordered our Christmas puzzle.
I LOVE doing puzzles and so does Addie.
Everyone else could care less... so this will be our little project for the two of us!

I do need a mat. If anyone has any suggestions on those roll-up puzzle mats, let me know.
I'm also planning on doing our first advent calender this year.
I'm super excited and have lots of ideas.
If anyone of you have done one in the past and have suggestions on what to put into each day...
let me know. I'm open for ideas.
I'm creating a special advent calender for our family to be used over and over again.
I will show you when I am all finished with it and hopefully offer them in the shop for next year.

In other news. I was contacted by one of Norway's top parenting magazine.
DAISYS & dots will be featured this coming holiday!
They will be sending me a copy of the magazine... I will show you when I have it :)

Hope your Tuesday is swell!
Mine has been a bit on the crazy side.
Levi found a hidden Easter egg and was eating the candy out of it... oops!
Tonight I get to get out of the house though and have a fun girls night out.
We are going to to here
Downtown Holland is always a great place to hang out!
Can't wait to see some sweet faces and try some yummy oils and vinegars!!!

Tomorrow I am going to be doing my very first link up with Lindsay from the Pleated Poppy... WIWW
Come back to see what I wore this past week! Plus you can see what a total dork I am for taking pictures of myself! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Erin Condren...

I LOVE organizing things.
Do I sometimes wander through
Office Depot just to get a cheap thrill?
Why yes, yes I do.
Have you heard of Erin Condren?
I have just recently and I am super excited to say
that I just ordered my first thing from her :)
I am going to be super organized with her day planner!
Plus, I will look cute too ;)
If you too would like to purchase an item HALF off then
follow this link and sign up with Plum District today!
You won't regret it!
I have purchased a shoes through Plum District already
through a previous deal!
I love a good deal!
Hope you join up and get organized too!

A Little Bit of Me

Yesterday I gave my testimony during the morning service at Church.
The whole weekend I felt like I was going to throw up.
Thankfully I did not :)
I wanted to share it with you.
Take what you want from it.
Maybe you are struggling with hearing God's voice?
Maybe you are a rockstar follower of Christ?
I struggle daily...
Here is a peek into my heart.

My name is Trisha. 
I have been married to Jeremy for 11 years. 
We have 3 living children Alaina, Addie and Levi… 
and we have two babes in Heaven…

I am a sinner. Saved by the Grace of Jesus.
I am finding out that it’s not just nice words to say,
to keep me out of Hell…
It is a commitment on my part, 
because He is already committed to me!
He chose me first.
So when I don’t feel His presence,
it’s because I’m not seeking His face.
When I don’t feel like He’s hearing my prayers…
Am I really bringing my heart’s desire to the foot of the cross?
When I am feeling alone in this world,
I am not remembering that God will never leave me nor forsake me. 
He thought greater of me to sacrifice His own son so that I may one day enter into His gates!

This year God has really stretched me.
I have grown in my faith and I am learning to rest in Him.

One of the things He has been teaching me is to not only believe in Jesus but to
Hear Him.
To Listen to Him.
And to Follow Him.

My pride often gets in the way of listening to what God is asking of me!
For a few years the Holy Spirit has been prompting me to confess sin in my life and to mend a few relationships in my past.
For awhile it seemed easier to just ignore it.
Sometimes the things he is asking of me seem so daunting… 
I justified it somehow that it will be easier to just keep it inside and not rid myself of sin.
I realize now that if I don’t seek forgiveness from others, 
it allows Satan to keep me shackled…
How am I confusing that as being easier?

Since my main goal is to constantly be ridding my life of sin… 
I decided that it was time to set my pride aside and do what He has been asking me to do.
I wrote two letters.
Apologizing for my actions.
Making no excuses for my behavior.
I sent them out.
After doing what God asked me to do
I felt a literal weight being lifted from me.
One of the girls hasn’t replied to my letter.
I may never hear back from her and that is okay.
I know that I followed what God had asked me to do.
The other girl did call me.
She didn’t even remember the incident!
She did tell me that it had inspired her to do the same and she too had since contacted people in her past.

Don’t we, as parents want our children to strive to be the very best?
When I stand before my Heavenly Father I want Him to say to me, 
“Well done my good and faithful servant!”
I don’t want to look back on life and regret not listening to His voice.
If God is asking something of you, please don’t wait another day to act on it! 
He doesn’t want you to have a miserable life. 
He wants to set you free.

Let me leave you with this verse… 
2 Corinthians 3:17 
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Rainy Day

Today has been rainy.
Apparently it's blowing in from a tropical storm...
minus the tropical part ;)

Today was a homeschool day.
We rocked it!
Here is what it looked like this morning...

Levi has been growing leaps and bounds lately.
He is going to be 15 months tomorrow.
He still isn't really walking (which I'm totally okay with)
However, he does say, "hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi..."
"ba" for ball
Super cute.
He is still into climbing EVERYTHING, which scares me.
This was pretty cute though...
How he played for about 20 minutes this morning!
Oh and he is getting his 2 year molars.
That makes for one crabby baby!
Which I don't blame him at all those suckers are huge!
Better go he is trying to tip over the side table!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Choosing Joy

This girl has Cerebral Palsy.
This girl is my daughter.
This girl radiates joy.
This girl says HI to EVERYONE she sees!
This girl gives some of the best hugs ever.
This girl has changed my life forever.
For the best.
I love her a crazy amount!

Just wanted to shout it from the rooftops that I love my girl Alaina.
Some people find disability to be a burden.
For the past 7 years,
I was one of those people.
This year God has changed my heart.
He has opened my eyes to see beyond the burdens and barriers.
Alaina's Cerebral Palsy is a blessing.
From the moment I saw that tiny babe all those years ago...
I had fallen madly in love with her.

I still have hard days where I wish my sweet girl to be fully healed here on earth.
It's usually when we have to make tough decisions like...
Who should her surgeon be?
Is this surgery good for her?
Should she get botox?
Will kids ignore her on the playground?
Will she fall while at school?

These decisions can come almost daily
therefore I need to choose JOY.
It is a hard choice to make,
but one that has made me a better person.
One of my favorite sayings is...
Comparison is the thief of joy. So be the YOU that God created you to be!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rosie Posie's

I've decided to sell these in my shop.
I am selling each necklace for $35
They will be made to order for now.
I can only take a limited amount of custom order work.
Pick your colors and I will get to making you your own necklace!
These are all mine, so I could maybe try and recreate any of the ones you see here!?
Leave me a comment if you are interested in a custom necklace from me!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration!

I am daily inspired by Pinterest.
I very rarely make anything for myself.
I usually am making it for my shop
or someone else as a gift.
Yesterday, I made a
fabric flower bib necklace.
My photo isn't that great.
I will try and get a good one tomorrow.

I am linking up with Crystal B.
Check her out and link up with her too.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Family Photos

We had our family pictures taken last week!
Whoa was that stressful or what?!
I started planning our outfits in JULY...
I was thinking cozy sweaters...
We took the photos on October 6th,
it was 81˚, I was sweating like a pig!
Oh well the lovely Diana did her job and you
can't see my underarm sweat!
Thank goodness.
Now that would be embarrassing!

Here is our sneak peek :)

I'm really excited to see more!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10 on 10 :: A Day Late

Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments.

 I've got my work cut out for me this morning!

This is what Levi has been up to lately. He is crazy with that thing! He is almost 15 months and is still not walking on his own yet. It will happen soon enough. For now I am cherishing this!

Levi "assisted" me with assembling these Ikea spice racks. He is the cutest little assistant :)

Spray painting the spice racks :) It has been in the 80's in Michigan this past week! Crazy.

Made this recipe. The picture in the link looks way better than mine. It was still yummy though :)

Phew... that was hard work!

 Maybe it is time I get Levi some new pants :)
Spending a little time outside... It was beautiful!

My new bookshelves :) LOVE them. Although having them so close to the ground I had to restock the shelves 3 times today!