Too Early?

I know New Years is still fresh, but the new me who remembers and acknowledges birthdays, special events and holidays is already working on Valentine’s Day. Normally I shun the holiday because of the ridiculous price of chocolate and flowers, but I intend to make it a fun day where our family celebrates all the love we have for and from so many amazing family and friends! I have a great list of ideas going on over at Pinterest but here are a few Etsy items to get you in mood!

Cookies from Queen of Tarts Cakes

Ornaments from Buttons and Glitter Boutique

Banner from Any Occasions Banners

Baby Hat from Fiddlestyx Studios

Wood Blocks from JN Designs


St. Patrick’s Day Food and Treats Ideas

Rainbow Waffles from *Random Thoughts of a Supermom*

I am always looking for fun ideas of things to do with the kids and this year I have been especially interested in making holiday inspired treats. These are the things that the kids will remember! Toys and clothes are broken and outgrown but memories tend to stick.

Rainbow Rice Crispy Treats from thirty handmade days

After coming across many fabulous ideas for St. Patrick’s Day I decided to put them all in one place so you and I can both find them more easily. A special thanks to tatertots & jello because several of these ideas I found from her Facebook posts!

Fruit Fun-Fetti Cupcakes from the MOTHERLOAD

Rainbow Pancakes, Cupcakes, Cherry Jigglers and more are linked up here at Pizzazzerie.



St. Patrick’s Day is also my brother’s birthday and favorite holiday. I think I might try to make some of these up and send to him.

Shamrock Pretzel Snacks from Sun Scholars

Fruit Rainbows, Leprechaun Legs, Shamrock Shakes, and so much more linked up on this blog post from My Delicious Ambiguity.

My Delicious Ambiguity

And for those of you who don’t feel like baking, these really would be a ‘sweet treat’.


Sweet Pot of Gold from CraftOManiac

This last one is my favorite. I think I’ll save it for Miracle’s Birthday this summer!


Rainbow Birthday Cake from Sew Dang Cute crafts

A Chai Affair

I am in love with Chai tea. I don’t drink coffee and I’m not addicted to Diet Coke, but chai is my weakness. I’m afraid it is turning into a bit of an obsession.

Chocolate Chai? Have I been living under a rock?!


Andrew got this for me a couple years ago and it is so amazing! Best chai ever.

yum. Vanilla Chai!

I could taste chai all day!

Apple Chai too?!

Some chai shortbread to go with my tea.

My Mantra