Thursday, May 31, 2012

This weeks Pinterest inspirations

As many of you know I am obsessed with Pinterest. I may have to go to twelve step program soon. As any addict I want to share my obsession with you. So come check me out on Pinterest and check out my inspirations this week. Click the picture to be taken to original website link.

I love the idea of box with all of things that were popular and relevant  during that time. You could also do it for your wedding or particular special birthday like sweet 16 or when you turn thirty.

If you love Disneyland you know autographs of the characters is a big deal. They sell the generic book at Disneyland ,but this is so much more personal and worthy of keeping for many years to come.

Is this card not adorable. 

Ok, these are amazing and the site has patterns so you to can make these fabric food. I think the great option instead of store bought plastic junk. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ebay: Shell petroleum lot: hat , presidential collectable bronze coins, card calendar

Ebay today is a collection or lot of petroleum items. It includes Nissan hat, presidential collectable bronze coins, card calendar. It is great collection and great value. I think the coins are really interesting 8 Bronze Coins on a display card: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt , Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight D Eisenhower , John F Kennedy. 

We have some really great signs coming up in next couple of weeks. If you like original vintage signs stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Handmade Tuesday: File folder game color sort

Today I am making educational game for all you mothers and teachers out there. If you have never heard of file folders games you are in for a treat. So the basic idea is a game that is simple and fits in file folder making it easy to store and cinch to bring with you. You can purchase file folder book or search google and find site like this one. Totally time on this DIY is about an hour.

What you need:
  • Crayons
  • File folder game template ( book or website)
  • Glue / Mod Podge
  • Brush 
  • Scissors

Color the template according to instructions and cut it out. Get file folder out and glue correct pieces to the file folder . Let it dry. Take the pieces that are leftover and put it in bag and attach to the file folder.That is it. Great educational game for on the go in an hour. 

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Peak into our house : Bedroom

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Hope you are all having a great day and maybe having some BBq or amazing food. John and I are staying low key. John has to work and I have lot’s of stuff I need to do at home. We are going out to eat for dinner at Olive Garden.  

So I thought you would like another peak inside our house. This time it is our bedroom. I ultimately want old Hollywood elegances. It is work in progress.

I like using interesting containers for all random the stuff on my counter. 

One of my favorite things in our bedroom is my butterfly wind chime that hangs in the corner. John got me them for my birthday. I love it inside it is so unexpected and whimsical.

I love old vanity filled with perfume bottles and pictures. That was feel I was going for on top of my chest of drawers. I still need mirror top. I love vintage feel. I also love raw amethyst rock as unexpected item.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

5x7 Folded Card

Dad Collage Noir Father's Day Card
Unique party invitations and announcements by Shutterfly.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

What I love: Music

It seems fitting to talk about music on Memorial Day. Summer seems to bring out some great anthems of pure summer exuberance. I have found one amazing song for the summer. That is great part about music you never know when you will turn on radio and find song that is amazing. I love that listening to music can capture a moment in time or feeling you have that has not been expressed. 

For me going back to music I use to listen to is like visiting an old friend. You don’t need to talk about why you have not called you just star talking like no time has passed at all.  Sheryl Crow was truly was first time I feel in love with music. Her album “Tuesday Night music club” just become part of my soul. I was lucky enough to see her in concert in Santa Barbara bowl. It was full circle moment for me.

I am so exciting about some music that is coming out summer. In particular Rufus Wainwright album "Out of the Game”. if you are not aware of him you should be. He is incredible talented and he has wicked sense of humor. You can see in his new music video with Helen Bonham Carter “out of the Game”
To everyone enjoy your Memorial Day and listen to your favorite song and belt it out for me!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ebay: Coke Cola menu and Singer sewing machine

So this week I have some fun things on Ebay. My parents both have been going through their collectables. So here are some of our treasures. The first item comes from my dad’s house it a vintage Coke Cola Menu sign board. Original 1967 Coca-Cola Menu Sign nice old enamel Coke board soda pop, 27 3/4 by 19 3/4 inches tin menu board. If you are interested  you can find the listing here.

The second item  is a  Singer Sewhandy Electric Sewing Machine Model 50 Singer Company .Made in Great Britian 1 1/4" x 6 1/2" with carry case and original box 110 Volts runs and sews fine .Condition: Excellent . If want more information it seen here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Disney Pin collection : Part 2

Here is second part of our Disney pin collection. John has a bag full of our pins. Here are some of our favorite pins. We love classic Disney pins. John is also part of D23 fan club as well  so he is able to buy some unique pins.Hope you enjoy part two of Disney pins.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Handmade Tuesday: Meghan's scrapbook project

 I started a project while back of making scrapbooks for my new venture Open Box paper goods. To start out I reached out to a classmate and friend to try some scrapbooking technique on her pictures for free. Her book was of her childhood and I had great time trying lot's of fun layouts. I final finished her book and wanted to share some of the pages I did with you. Thanks to Megan for letting me use you as a Guinea pig. Hope you love it as much as I had making it.
If you are interested in having me do some scrapbooking for you give me an e-mail 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Candice's bachelorette party

This weekend I want to Candice bachelorette party in San Diego. It was fun experiences,but being the only one not drinking made it hilarious experiences. We had great fun dancing and laughing. I am not really a club person, but it was a lot of fun. It was something we will never forget. Candice will be getting married in about three weeks. It is hard to believe it has been year!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friday Farewells : San Diego weekend

So I am off to San Diego this weekend for a bachelorette party. Honestly, I am little apprehensive because I have never been to bachelorette party and  don’t drink.  No matter what it will be adventure. It is odd tradition of going crazy before you get married and presumably become boring. I have been married for two years and I am just as boring as I was before I got married.  So I will be posting our crazy weekend on Monday. Have a great weekend and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do .......        

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Educational Corner: Make your own Sight own flash cards

I have decide to start a new part of my blog Education corner. Professional I am educator of young children. I worked in preschool for around five years and as nanny for three. I love coming up with interesting and educational toys and materials. Of course it is me so if I can DIY it I will. Today I am making easy and sight words flash cards. 
If you are not aware you will be that kindergarden is a lot hard then it use to be and kids are expect to know more then every. Sight words are part of the things kindergartners are expect to know.  You can find sight words many places online like this link. They are simple words that children need to know by sight. Flash cards can be very helpful if used correctly. You can watch my YouTube Video on it if you want more info. 

To make your own cards here is what you need:

  •   Glue /mod Podge                               
  •   Printed out sight words
  •   Scissors
  • Decorative  tape (optional)
  • Index cards
Put decorative tape on the index card if desired. Cut the sight words and glue to index cards. Let it dry and use. Easy and less then ten minutes for the you busy moms.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My crazy collection Disney Pins

My crazy collection today is Disney pins. If you collect Disney pins you know many people take it very seriously. We are just beginners and really like it. You can collect older pins  that are worth a lot of money,but we  like getting new and older pins. We have just recently got into trading. We have only done it couple times, but we had great experiences. If you have any fond memories of Disney characters or rides there is pin for you.

They really have a pin for every person. We just order some pins for purpose of having more to trade on our next trip but John loves almost all of them. Oh well!!!

The true reason to collect something is because you like it so I don’t real care if we trade them or keep it. it is just a lot of fun and something else for us to do at Disneyland.