Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Currently | 06.02.15

Watching | TV... What's That?!

Lets talk about my DVR for a minuet.

Shark Tank. Ellen. Undercover Boss. The Kardashians. 
Celebrity Wife Swap. Modern Family. Shipping Wars.

All my guilty pleasures, exposed!
And in no specific order.
Multiple episodes of all sitting on the DVR, that's how often I watch TV these days. 

Reading | Toddler Books. 

Don't knock them, I've always had an absolute love for children's books,
and before buying them to grow my little man's library,
I would buy them for my husband. 

You know the lovey-dovey ones. 

Right now our favorites have been:
-Pete The Cat | The Wheels On The Bus
-The Berenstain Bears | Big Honey Hunt
-And The Train Goes
-Good Night Daniel Tiger

Listening To | My little man telling me everything he "has to have." :)

Working On | My Etsy Shop- Simply Sweet Prints

Seriously a never ending, work in progress!
I absolutely love my little shop, and it's been so amazing 
to see how much it's grown in a little over a year. 

There is so much competition, and some days I feel as though
I'm listing items that no one will ever see.

Other days I create something new, and it's an instant favorite, 
and I just know there are others out there that will love it just as much as me!

I plan on growing this little business of mine,
until it can be a steady source of (second) income for my family.
Until then, I will keep plugging away! 

The key is staying positive and motivated, in this and any business!

Feeling | Ready for summer!

Although the days of 100+ degrees are here to stay in Arizona until, 
oh... probably September, 
there is just something about the summer. 

Pool Days. Running In The Sprinkler. Outdoor Concerts.
Sunshine. Ice Cream.

You just find the times during the day where you can enjoy being outside, 
and you go for it!

All the other times of the day, you sit inside, and enjoy the luxury of
air conditioning. :) 

Planning | My Sister's Baby Shower

I was over the moon excited when I found out my sister was pregnant.

Honestly, one of my first thoughts after "OMG I'm going to be an Auntie!"
was "OMG I can not wait to plan her baby shower!"

It's at the end of the month, and it's going to be perfect!
All things sweet and girly!

My mom and I have been planning, shopping, and crafting for it,
for a couple months now, and I can not wait 
to see it all come together!

Loving | Life

Okay, cheesy answer, yes. But seriously.
Life with my amazing husband and my equally amazing little man
is simply the best.

I truly feel blessed to wake up each and every day to this life. 

My days are filled with more joy, laughs, and smiles than I ever
thought was possible.

Time goes way too fast, against all my wishes,
so I'm just making sure to take in each and every day,
and each and every moment. 

My Favorite Photo:

Almost every day, or morning I should say, is a pool day. 
Welcome to Arizona summers.

I took this one the other day to send to Daddy, and my heart melted.

And, yes... he is always this happy! :)

Monday, June 01, 2015

Make A Mess | May

Thank you to all that stopped by 
to read about my April Messy Box by A Beautiful Mess.

It was one of my favorite post to date, 
due to the fact that I love to craft, and crafting supplies is one of my love languages! 

(Next to coffee and cozy sweatshirts... obviously.)

So, I'd like to say Happy June 1st, 
by sharing my May's Messy Box

This was my third month receiving the Messy Box subscription,
and I'm still totally hooked!

This month's theme was centered around
celebrating the color of life, and included:

3- "9x12" Scrapbooking Papers (Single Sided)

"6x12" Alpha Letter Set

Especially with it being summertime, 
I am loving all of the bright colors this month! 

Die Cut Banners

Chipboard Shapes,
and a HUGE bonus... they are adhesive! 

"3x4" Happiness Is, Stamp Set

"1 Yard" Of Black & White Stripped Ribbon


Although I most likely won't use them for crafting, and instead insert them
into cards I send back home,
I think I was most excited about these little cuties! 

Seriously, such fun colors! 

6- "4x6" Journal Cards (Double Sided)

6- "3x4" Journal Cards (Double Sided)

12- "3x3" Journal Cards (Double Sided)

So, there you have it!

Just like my past two boxes, I am extremely impressed
with the products and quality, and already can't wait for this month's box!

What did you guys think about everything that was included 
in May's box?!

Have I convinced you to add a messy box to your life yet?!

For more information on monthly subscriptions, click here!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Additions | Simply Sweet Prints

While I've been MIA from the blogging world,
I've been spending my days with my little man 
playing cars, trucks, trains, coloring, doing puzzles, 
building with blocks, reading, reading, reading,
and then when I have a minute to myself I do some Simply Sweet Prints work. 

Some of my favorite new items
have been my decorative prints.
The majority of the time I am inspired to designed 
with a little one's nursery / bedroom in mind. 

So today, I wanted to share a few of those sweet little additions

“You, you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...
In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. 

And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...

You, only you, will have stars that can laugh.” 

Baby Boy Version Of:

"Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains."
-Napoléon Bonaparte

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Make A Mess!

I'm just going to start here, 
if you are not following A Beautiful Mess on Instagram
you are missing out in a big way!

And if you ever have a lack of inspiration, 
this will solve all of your problems:

Seriously. I visit both, daily.

Now I would say you all know how much I love to craft,
But I'm pretty sure you don't.
I always have all these great plans for updating my blog
and well... life just happens.

So I'm going to tell you.
I. Love. To. Craft.

Always have. Always will. 
It's in my blood. :)

So, when I heard about the launch of the very first Messy Box...
I do what I always do,
sent the link to my amazing husband,
and put it on my wish list (most likely for Christmas).

I just said he was amazing... but really guys, he is AMAZING
because now this beautiful perfect little box of crafting supplies
shows up in my mail box once a month. 

 So, because I'm way behind on this sweet little blog,
I am going to skip ahead and bring you my second Messy Box from April.

"Messy Box subscribers get a monthly box of awesome products 
you can use to document your life in style." 

You’ll get a bunch of one-of-a-kind items like stickers, patterned paper, journaling cards, 
(my favorite) washi tape, and so much more!

Each month, they focus on a cool design or theme to get you inspired!

So here is what was included in my April Messy Box!

6- "9x12" Papers (One Sided)

Tiny Black & White Alpha Stickers
Rainbow Washi Tape
Rotary Phrase Stamp
Heart Die Cut Shapes

I also wanted to point out how cute the packaging is!

7- "4x6" Journaling Cards

(And I LOVE that some include quotes,
because I am a HUGE quote lover!)

6- "3x4" Journaling Cards

12- "3x3" Journaling Cards

I am a huge fan of journaling cards,
and there are so may fun ways you can use them while scrapbooking.

I love that these are not your typical designs that all stores carry
like Michaels & Hobby Lobby.
They are unique, and so much fun!
AND they are on a heavy weight paper as well as double sided. 
(Varying colors on the alternative side.)

Great quality on all products. 

I was hooked after my first box,
and my May subscription should be tucked inside my mail box early this week.

I already can not wait to see what is in side and share! 

If you want to look into a subscription for yourself,
and I'm going to highly recommend you do :)
visit A Beautiful Mess - Subscriptions for more information!