Just a little warning, my music is on so turn down your speakers if you don't want it to blare in your ears!!! Thanks!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Homemade Picture Candle

I got this craft from a forum I will sometimes go and visit. It was super easy and super quick to do and it rivals the ones you can buy at Walmart's photo studio or any other studio for that matter. 3 simple steps that all it took and about 3.oo or 4.00 dollars from my pocket!!! Got to love a craft like that, hey!!!
  1. Buy a pillar candle, I recommend the white or cream ones as I believe they would work the best but if you want to try other colors, I say go for it.
  2. Print your picture on just NORMAL printer paper and crop to fit your pillar candle. It could be and actual photo or an image you took from the net. Imagine the possibilites!!!
  3. Pin your photo to your pillar candle, then take your heat gun or blow dryer and heat the wax just enough that it soaks your picture in. Be careful though if you heat it too much your candle will start to drip.

And voila you are done!!! I love it!!! And I thought I would also leave you with a few candle quotes:

The best way to see divine light is to put out thy own candle
Thomas Fuller

You don't have to blow out my candle to make yours grow brighter.

Well that's it for me, once again as always I hope you take care and have fun!!! And if you happen to stumble upon my blog and try out your own homemade picture candle, I would love to see it!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Just wanted to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year from me and mine!!! May this new year bless you with peace, love, health, and happiness! Hopefully I can bring more to my blog this year and to whomever may stop by my little world of all things creative, crafty, and fun!!! Take care and Have a little fun!!! See you soon!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Canadian Tenors and ME

I got the tickets to go and see the Canadian Tenors this past week for my birthday in October and I bought the VIP tickets because I wanted the chance to say a lil Hello and get a photo taken!!! I didn't get a chance to say all that I wanted to say, in all truth I am actually quite shy so I am proud that I actually did say some of the things I wanted to!!! First their show was quite amazing and the music was beautiful. It was something to see at the right time to really get you into the Christmas spirit as at this time of year as I really do miss my Atlanta peeps!!! I brought a friend with me, the friend who actually introduced me to the Canadian Tenors so it made this night that much more fun!!! We had front row seats and it was a little intimidating to me because they were bang right there in front of your face. Don't get me wrong I know that they are people too and if I get star struck it's only a little bit!!! The fact that I was so thirsty and having coughing fits and I kept trying to stifle my coughs so not to interrupt any part of their amazing singing made me feel that way too!!! The true reason why I wanted to meet them is that I have a 3 and a 2 year old daughter and one day I came downstairs to see my 3 year old off in the corner singing Hallelujah and it made my heart burst!!! I had played the famous Oprah video with Celine Dion a few times I guess!!! I love Celine too!!! I loved the song Hallelujah even before I heard the Tenors sing it!!! In fact every time I hear it I have to just stop and listen!!! Justin Timberlake did a version of it on the Hope for Haiti telethon!!! I can't remember who he sang it with!!! But for the Canadian Tenors to not only move me through the words and the music but my little girl as well was quite special to me and I wanted to tell them so!!! Now I didn't get to say all of it the way I wanted but I spoke up and didn't let any shyness get in the way!!! I had a great night with a friend too something that comes far and few inbetween for me so it was a nice night out and glad to have shared it with her and hope to get to do it all again with her one day!!!
These guys not only sing but they sing in other languages too and not only do they sing they play instruments too!!! See the whole package!!! I got to talk with Victor and Fraser!!! I talked with Victor first and I told him I had a three year old lil girl who sings Hallelujah and he said he has a two year old little boy who sings it as well!!! I think I told him it means the world to me!!! I pretty much told Fraser the same thing and he said that they get alot of videos of little kids singing it and I am pretty sure I told him thank you because it meant the world to me to hear my lil girl sing it!!! I have loved music since I was a lil girl and in terms of it I am all over the map!!! The only thing I forgot to tell the Canadian Tenors was thank you for the picture and that I hope they have a very Merry Christmas!!! So if you are a Tenor and reading this Merry Christmas!!! Hahaha!!! If you are not a Tenor and reading this Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you as well!!! Take care and Have fun!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just a few of my latest things... I know it's been awhile

Hello my blog, sorry it's been so long since I last came to play!!! Life comes first unfortunately and I am sometimes one too tired mommy to come and play!!! But I thought I would at least update you with some of my latest layouts as I have worked on a few since I last came to visit!!! As always take care and have fun!!! :0)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cheers to Pink Champagne Cupcakes...Can you say yum???

I'm not much of a drinker, occasionally I will have some bevys and if I do I really like the cheap champagne or malibu and seven...Soooo when I saw a recipe advertised for these fun pink champagne cupcakes on a Betty Crocker Mini Recipe Magazine I knew that the magazine had to be mine!!! My cupcakes don't look as pretty as Betty Crocker's but I was quite pleased with the way that mine turned out as this was one of the first times that I have made cupcakes!!! I once made a batch of these(24 cupcakes) when my husband had some cousins staying with him and by the end of the weekend these lil cakes were gone!!! He said they were so light and fluffy that it was like eating air!!! I thought hey cool as I like to bake... doesn't always mean that I am good at it!!! And who doesn't like to get a little praise now and then, right??? This is a picture of my cupcakes and I will put the recipe to follow. The cupcakes will have a slight champagne taste to it but I think they are good and so does my husband and apparently so does my husbands cousins!!! Now may you be inspired to go and bake up a batch of these cupcakes or another if you like but go and give in to your baking side and Have a little fun!!! Take care!!!
Pink Champagne Cupcakes
Champagne Cupcakes
1 box Betty Crocker Supermoist White Cake Mix
1 1/4 cups champagne
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
4 to 5 drops red food coloring
Champagne Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup champagne
1 tsp. vanilla
4 to 5 drops red food coloring
Pink decorator sugar crystals
Edible pink pearls
  1. Heat oven to 350 F (325F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular size muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and champagne. Add oil, eggs, and food color. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In medium bowl, beat frosting ingedients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with pink sugar and pearls.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I Hope You Dance And Dance And Dance

F.Y.I. My video does have sound so if you want to listen to it you will have to pause my music!!!Thanks!!! :0) This is my little chica just dancing away!!! As my girls grow up I hope they look back at this and see that they are everything to me!!! Without music or dance where would we be!!! Music is a constant in my life and I hope constant in my lil girls lives!!! It's one thing that I've always turned to whether happy or sad or mad!!! Just like one quote said, it is your pulse, heartbeat, your breathing!!! I am a closet dancer!!! I put the music on, turn it up, and I dance!!! I dance with no one but I trust watching but I am hoping that my girls will dance with everyone watching!!! Don't get me wrong sometimes I still get up and dance openly but not as loose as I would at home!!! It's funny sometimes you catch Illonya at the right time doing her thing and she gets embarassed quite easily, almost to the point of tears and anger because you caught her and I'm trying to instill that it's okay to dance, to sing, to be all that she is because we are nothing short of proud of her!!! Life is one big dance and I hope my girls dance through theirs as if no one was watching yet with everyone watching!!! Big things for my little girls, I'm just a Mom who wants big things for her little girls!!! Now go turn your music up and dance!!! Take care!!!

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

"A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning." ~Pamela Brown

"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance." -Aubrey Lynch

Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good." -Edward Demby

Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are. -Melissa Hayden

"Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays." ~George Balanchine

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy." ~Jaques D'ambroise

"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another." ~anonymous

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. ~Mata Hari

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying

Saturday, July 31, 2010

You've Got A Friend In Me

Wow it's been a long time since I last posted but it's been busy with sick kids, holidays, moving, holidays, and did I mention sick kids??? I am still around, alive and kicking, just too busy or too tired to be on the computer for a good amount of time!!! I took my little chick to see her first movie today!!! The movie was Toy Story 3 and it was all quite the experience to her!!! She loved every bit of it!!! I knew she would love the movie because we have seen the other 2 about a million times and she has a Woody, Buzz, and Jessie doll just like Andy!!! The movie was also a reminder that kids really do grow up way too fast and I really do feel truly blessed that I get to spend every moment with my girls!!! I love watching them learn and experience new things and while sometimes they may be a little rough around the edges, I couldn't be any more proud of them then I already am!!! Like Illonya right now, any other lil kids in her presence and they are automatically friends to her and I think what a great lil attitude to have, sure some kids might find that annoying but I think it's a great outlook to have!!! No prejudices of other kids and even though I know it's bound to happen, I kind of hope she keeps that outlook but yet knows how to protect herself from getting hurt!!! Because I know that is bound to happen!!! Anyways sorry for my ramblings, I just love watching my girl grow up but at the same time am sad that it has to happen because if I had my way sometimes I would freeze her at 3 or 4 but then again that wouldn't be any fun now either!!! It was a cute movie and then I remembered that I did a layout with my lil girl loving her Woody doll!!! I orginally did this layout from a challenge that was posted on Candy Shoppe Designs(http://candyshoppedesigns.blogspot.com/) but I didn't get a chance to get on the computer and post it so I thought what would be the next perfect day to post it then today!!! Anyways I got to go but you should check out Candy Shoppe Designs as there is lots of cool stuff to see!!! And once again as always Take care and Have fun!!! :0)