If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a coffee lover. :) About 2 years ago, hubby gave me a keurig for my birthday. I love it!
Last week a friend of mine introduced me to the most amazing home made coffee I've ever had. Made using a French Press. It is SO good! I ended up going to her house twice in the same week and having a lot of that coffee. Hubby saw how much I enjoyed it, so for Christmas, he bought me my own french press coffee maker.
I took it to my sister's house on Christmas and she watched me as I prepared the coffee, saying that it's just too much 'work' to do it. You should've seen her face when she took her first sip. lol She LOVED it and is now wanting her very own. lol
Last night I got some much needed pampering :) My sister and I went to get our haircuts. We tried a new salon and loved it! It's been almost 2 years since my last haircut. I love my new do! I also got highlights for the first time. I was nervous b/c hubby wasn't a fan of highlights, but he liked it :)
I chopped off over 10 inches that I will be donating.
SO pinterest has been my inspiration lately. BUT I gave my mantel a Christmas makeover and came up with everything all by MYSELF :) Total cost of my makeover $2!
I've always put a garland on my mantel with white christmas lights.. But this year, I not only wanted to add to it b/c it's kind of boring, but I'm in LOVE with everything Santa this year and wanted some reds and stuff. :)
SO here it is:
I had these 3 wine glasses from my halloween craft for my mantel. I used it rightside up this time ;) So I filled it with red shredded paper (bought at $1 tree). I wrapped black ribbon around it and hot glued the ribbon together. It's NOT glued onto the glass b/c I want to reuse the glasses for other projects. I glued a rhinestone on there for the belt buckle and it looks like Santa's belly :)
I did the same thing with this vase I already had at home. Don't you just LOVE reusing stuff you have at home?
And there you have it! Some life added to the garland. I already had everything but the red paper at home, so I just bought 2 bags of that for a total of $2 :) LOVE it!
A look at the entire mantel. I just bought that Santa on sale and I LOVE him! :) The 2 stockings on the left were bought at Target for $1 each about 3 years ago. I bought iron on letters from etsy. The 2 pink tutu stockings I made last year for the girls. I bought the pink stockings at Target for $1 each. Then I hot glued tulle on there like a tutu and hot glued little rhinestones with the girls initials :)
Up close of my wine glass santa
up close of the vase
My new Santa :)
On my buffet table in my dining room I have 3 paintings, which I'll have to post later :). I have my husband's Santa Claus print framed. Then what you see here are each of my girls handprint Christmas trees. I found this Santa for 60% off at Joann's, so I paid $5. I thought this was the perfect spot for him. I love his beard and he's just so cute. :)
In 1 week my sweet baby girl will be having minor surgery. She's had a lesion on her chin since September, and after several doctor's appts, dermatologist, biopsy, and plastic surgeon, it's finally time to remove it off her little face. I'm SO excited to have her little face back to normal. But I am freaking out! I cried all morning after speaking to the doctor's office. she'll be put under anesthesia, I will have to hand her over and wont' be there with her. I can barely leave my kids with family, and now I'll be handing her over to a bunch of strangers to cut and slice her. I KNOW she'll be ok, but I'm a mom. And I am freaking out. I hate not being able to be there w/ her as she falls asleep with the anesthesia. I get why I can't be there, I just hate that she won't have mommy holding her and instead she'll be around strangers. :( I just hope they let me be there with her when she wakes up... For now I'll be on freak out mode until it's done!
Welcome to BOWquet!
I am a stay at home mom of a very cute little girl. I quit my job after I had her so that I could be home with her and have no regrets! I love this job! I started making bows shortly before she was born, because I knew I'd want her to have lots of bows. Then I was making so many and having so much fun, I decided to open up a shop on etsy and sell my bows. I love dressing up little girls and love bows! I believe every little girl should wear a bow "Because not every princess wears a crown!"
Every bow is handmade and uniquely designed to look different than anyone else's...
Every little girl needs a bow to match that perfect outfit!
Check out our shop at: www.bowquet.etsy.com