Thursday, January 29, 2015

DIY: Easy Baby Milestone Onesie Stickers

So baby milestone onesies seem to be all the rage these days. Either that, or I just have a lot of friends and family members having babies who like to make these onesies.  Good thing for us, they are super easy to make, and you can do them in a no-mess fashion.  

Okay, isn't my niece a cutie?
Rather than making a new onesie each month, or a new shirt for every milestone--just use some vinyl or sticker paper and design your own sticker!  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Someone We Love is in Heaven

Do you know someone who has lost a loved one and you want to give them a special gift but don't want to send flowers?  Here is a lovely quote that someone gave to us when we lost our son.  I love reading it and knowing that we have a little angel looking over us.

Recently, some friends lost a baby and knowing how much I loved this quote, I made them a frame with the quote in it.  I was able to find the quote in the Silhouette store for only $0.99 and that dollar was worth my time of trying to create it myself.  Since I was mailing this gift, I didn't want to put it on a tile because I was worried that it would break.  So, I sized it to a 5x7 and printed it off on some print scrapbook paper and in about five minutes I was done.

"Because someone we love is in Heaven, there is a little bit of Heaven in our home."

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Simple Silhouette Card

Quick inspiration day:

In a hurry but need to make a card for some occasion?  I found that using my Silhouette machine (or Cricut) to make a...well Silhouette card (aka...card with a Silhouette of something on it), works great, cuts back on decisions, and is simple, yet classy.

Just use some scraps of plain black cardstock, pick your image, and cut.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Adjust your Sails: New Year's Quote Friday

Story time:  I have a friend who loves to sail, who once shared a profound insight about this passion of his.  He said, in essence, when you get into a boat you pick a point on the horizon and then you move towards it, adjusting the sails and using the currents and your knowledge of the ship and sailing to get you there.  You don't step into the boat without any goal, and then just sit there in the harbor and see where the wind and waves will take you.  They may take you no where.  They may thrash you against the shore or rocks, or they may move you far out to sea and get you lost or too far from resources.  If you don't adjust your sails, steer your rudder, and step out with purpose, you are missing the entire point of the sailing.  Also, these things that without purpose and a goal can be destructive, can actually be the forces that help get you to your destination if you let them be, and if you harness them as you are meant to, to get you where you want to go.

With it being a bright new year, I thought I'd share a quote that encompasses a small portion of this sentiment, that serves as a good reminder for a goal I hope to have this coming year, whatever comes (and let's hope all good things).  This is also a great quote for an office wall, or framed somewhere in your home as a reminder to keep attitudes adjusted to whatever comes.

We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.  We can't control everything that will go on around us or in the world, but we can choose our attitude, and how we allow that "wind" to move us--either to a directed goal, or further from it, or to no-where in particular at all.  I can harness the winds and waves, or let them move me at their will.  I don't know about you, but I'd rather act that be acted upon.  I'd rather be in control of what I can.  And my attitude it something that I can control.  And my desire to learn from experiences.  Here's to great ones this year!