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Monday, August 19, 2013 2:40PM
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Ellyah Turns One! 




We had a mini photoshoot with her eating her first cake! :) 

a definite must do! 











Check out pictures from her amazing RAINBOW BIRTHDAY PARTY! 

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:15PM
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Ellyah Turns One!


What an amazing year it has been and how proud a parent becomes knowing that they made this creature that they are the reason she is growing up to be so amazing. 


I first decided to do a birthday party at home and thought that a Rainbow Theme would be easy. The colors would be great for a baby and little kids. The theme is fun for boys and girls and well thats how it started. I didnt realize that it would take 6 colors of everything I did to create the decor and the food. ;). It was well worth it! 


I hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed the whole thing! ;) 






Cut construction paper and hang from the ceiling. EASY.FAST.CHEAP


We even decorated our Moose {or Buck IDK}



I used paint chips for the hearts as rain drops and quilt batting for the cloud, and streamers for the stuffing at the bottom.




Grub Table.....Everything was made with rainbow colors. 






Hung ballons with long ribbon at the entrance so that little kids would have fun walking through them. 



Photo booth made from dollar store table cloths in all the colors of the rainbow. Hubby thread a strong string through them and we hung them from our curtain rods. 


I made props for everyone to use in the photo booth. All the pics that were taken were given to the guests as gifts.



The dessert table! ;)



Our amazing cake made by Sweet Creations by Sophie! It even had a ranibow filling! YUMMY! 




Rainbow Krispy Treats! 



Candy Covered Popcorn in Rainbow! 




Rainbow Candy Bar





Toddler Bounce Hosue......It even had a ball pit at the end of it! 


Dorothy stoped by to done face painting, ballon animals, and magic.....and thats our dog louie. Kinda of ironic! 






I think she enjoyed! 

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:38PM
By Guest Blogger Michelle Pino
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Rejuvenating Oat and Yogurt Facial Mask 

As a busy mother, I'm constantly running around doing things for other people. Reminding yourself to stop once in a while and take some time out for you is important. Going to the spa and getting pampered is always a welcome treat. However, money and time don’t always make it possible to get out there. The next best option is to have a DIY facemask at home. You can easily make your own facemask with items that you probably already have in your kitchen or that you can get for cheap at a local grocery store. It's an easy way to give yourself a little bit of a treat, while the kids are with a sitter or at school. Put of some soft music, turn off the ringer on your phone, and give yourself a break.


One of my favorite masks is a moisturizing one that leaves my skin soft and revitalized. I always find myself at the start of spring needing to refresh my skin that has gotten dry and dull from the winter weather. This oatmeal and yogurt mask is exfoliating to remove dry skin, leaving your face with a healthy glow.




1 tablespoon of oats

1 tablespoon of plain yogurt

1 teaspoon of honey

1/2 teaspoon of olive oil





Mix the above ingredients in a small bowl and let sit for about 15 minutes to let the oats soften. Apply the mixture evenly over your clean face and let it sit for 20 minutes. After about 20 minutes, rinse it off and gently pat your face dry.


What the mask does


This mask is good for dry skin because it contains a wealth of moisturizers. Such as yogurt and oatmeal, which are mild and great for people with sensitive skin.


Olive oil is a rich moisturizer that is full of vitamin E, A, and loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are valued for their anti-aging properties. Honey has many skin benefits, among them is helping the skin to retain moisture.


Oatmeal helps keep moisture in the skin, reduces inflammation, and soothes skin irritation. Yogurt softens and hydrates skin. Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which acts as an exfoliant and helps to keep skin clear and smooth. Lactic acid is a natural alpha hydroxy acid that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and may give skin a more youthful appearance.


Michelle Pino, is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.  She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Michelle via email at michellepino@turningstone.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:41AM
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Love is in the air! 

Check out these awesome crafts for VDAY! 



My Favorite VDay Wreath DIY! 

inspired by Mine for the Making





Heart Paper Wreath


Heart Paint Chip Garland

Heart Felt Book Marks! 

Felt Fortune Cookies

  {add any message you want inside}

Glue some type of wire. Bottle cleaners work well here too. 




My Fabric Roses Heart Frame


My Gift to Baby Ellyah

a shadow box of her birth items! 


Make sure that this VDay you show someone you love how much! :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:34AM
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Here is a picture tutorial on how to make

a TUTU for anything!

I made a TUTU CRIBSKIRT! How easy and Cute! 




  • Fabric sized to fit crib {28" x 52"}
  • Tulle of your color choice { I used two basic rolls from Michaels}
  • Scissors


Make Small slits throughout fabric edge. Cut strips of tulle. Make sure you measure the tulle so that it is long enough for what you will need it for. Then take tulle strip and loop it through the slit. and pull! It is that easy!