Friday, April 12, 2013

Gluten and Dairy free

Earlier this year, after some research and issues baby sister was having, I took her off dairy, and she did so much better!!!  She's not allergic to dairy, but def has an intolerance.  She was still having a lot of issues with allergies, so after much thought and research, I decided to take her off gluten to see if that would help.  It's been almost 1 month since taking her off gluten, it's been very hard and challenging to learn a whole new diet.  And finding recipes that is both gluten and dairy free is a challenge.  But we're doing it, and baby sister is finally showing signs of improving.  It's so exciting to see her "normal" now...

I have a friend who traveled this "road" a few years ago with her son.  So she's been a great help.  And pinterest is GREAT to research gluten and dairy free recipes.  Some nights our dinner was a hit, others, not so much. lol 

Do you have any gluten free recipes? :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

So girly

For Easter I gave both girls and myself a pedi.  They both like their toes painted, but for whatever reason this time, they both whined the whole time. lol  But it got done.  I recently bought nail stickers, per my daughter's request and I thought they looked so cute!
My daughter chose red and I did French.

I have always wanted to French braid my daughter's hair.  I watched some youtube tutorials and practiced and finally got the hang of it.  I love how cute she looks in her pigtail braids. :) 
Having girls is so fun, I love all the girly things we get to do!  :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pretty R

With the holidays over, I needed a new door hanging.  I LOVE wreaths and love making my own.  I wanted something different this time.  I am in love with chevron and black and white are my favorite colors.. So I went to work on an idea I had. :)

I bought a wooden "R" for our last name.  It's $7 at Joann's.  I debated b/t this or the cardboard one that is more 3D, but I decided that this would be easier to paint.
I spray painted the R white.  It took 2 coats.  

 Then it came time draw the chevron lines.  I couldn't figure it out and being that my husband is an artist, I asked him to help me :)  So he did this part.  

Hubby hard at work for me.  I was so excited!!!  

 I hot glued red ribbon to the back and then tied a bow.  This is how the "R" will hang on my door.

With the same pretty red ribbon, I made 3 rosettes to put on the "R".  I LOVE rosettes :) And they are so easy to make.  I hot glued them on the letter "R"

Ta Da!! All done and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  :)  I go outside often to look at my pretty front door :) I love the simple and elegant look of it.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Back to sewing

I have been in LOVE with chevron for a long time.  I wanted to make the girls a chevron dress, but could never find the fabric locally.  Then Hobby Lobby started carrying it :)  SO exciting!  So this past weekend I bought the fabric and went to work.  I wanted a simple peasant style dress b/c I wanted to show off the fabric.  I made the sleeves 3/4 sleeves so that they can wear it through out the year.  

I absolutely LOVE the colors :)  My oldest daughter asks everyday when she can wear her new dress.  I am planning on making these their valentine's dress.  See their bows?  I found chevron ribbon at Hobby Lobby :) 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cake pops!

Have you seen those cake pop makers in the store and wondered it they work?  The answer is yes :)

I got one for Christmas from my mil and tried it for the first time tonight.  My 4 year old had a blast helping me, and my 1 year old enjoyed watching me add the sprinkles.  They both ate to their hearts content :)

The pop mix and the pop maker.  Seriously, it works awesomelly! 

 My helper mixing the batter

Cake pops all done!  It seriously takes 3-4 minutes to bake them in here.  And the batter is fully cooked.  So great! 

 Once the cake pops are done, freeze for 30 min.  Then add the frosting and sprinkles.

Cake pops galore...

 She taught herself to climb the step stool just so she could snatch one of these up. lol  Baby sister is a crafty one :)

Friday, December 28, 2012


Our family on Christmas day.  Oh how I love them!!!! 
BTW baby sister was not very cooperative for pictures.  She was just over all the

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Have you guys seen my fb page yet?  It's a fun way to keep up with BOWquet :)
You can order bows from there as well as etsy.

Check out BOWquet on fb and become a follower for fun updates and the latest bows!

These cuties are all ready to ship and perfect for any occasion.