Monday, November 29, 2010

Quote of the Week

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

A New Way to "Do It Yourself"!!

Hey Peeps! :)
Just started working on something new... rhinestone patterns!!
Just as cute as the transfers and the tees, these patterns come to you via email in pdf format. All you have to do is print and make transfer after transfer with your own supplies!
(listings of supplies coming soon!!)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Are you ready to have a fun, little signature at the bottom of your blog? Here's what you do:

1. Go to

2. Click on "Click Here To Start"

3. Select the first option - "Using the Signature Creation Wizard" (you can also choose to use your computer's mouse and write a signature or scan in your signature, but for this tutorial we will be using the signature creation wizard)

4. Type in what you want your signature to say... your name, a fun phrase, whatever! (I chose "Have a Daisy Day! ~Liz" for my blog... be creative!!)

5. Choose the font... there are 120 different choices :)

6. Choose the size

7. Choose the color for your signature and/or the color for the background... if you don't want a color for the background, choose transparent.

8. Choose a slope to your signature, if you'd like!!

9. You can do one of two things now (or three if you'd like to purchase animation)... you can save your signature as a picture (right click on image and save to your computer) or you can get the html code to imbed into your blog.

You want to imbed the code into your blog template, you say??? (this is for Blogger, by the way!)

* log in and click on "customize" at the top right of your screen.
* under settings, open the tab "formatting"
* at the bottom, you will see a section for "blog template"... copy and paste there
* SAVE!!

Ok - now it's your turn!! Try it out, add it to your blog and come back here and comment on your success :) HAVE FUN!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010


I came across these pictures from a couple of months ago and had to post them.
This is my girl to a T!

Always smiling.
Always wanting to play.
Getting dirty.
Sponge Bob jammies or anything considered for a "boy".
But in pink :)

Everytime I look at these, I start to smile. Oh, how I wish I had her energy!! And oh, how I wish time would slow for a while so I could enjoy more moments like these!!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Eggs have been a part of our everyday cuisine for centuries - even before Egyptian times! Maybe due to ease of preparation or availability or maybe even because often times eggs would be found where people where hunting birds for food. Regardless, eggs are a part of our food history and the dish, Eggs Benedict, is certainly one with a fun story describing how it came to be.

The origin of Eggs Benedict is thought to be one of two tales. Both occuring in the late 1800's at a posh New York hotel and both involve people with the last name Benedict. The first tale reports of a wealthy woman who was unable to find anything to her liking on the menu and together with the maitre d, concocted what we now know of as Eggs Benedict.

The second, more whimsical tale, reports of a hungover Wall Street-er who made his way through a breakfast buffet slapping bacon and eggs on buttered toast and topping it with Hollandaise sauce. After seeing what he had done, the maitre d substituted ham for bacon and an english muffin for toast... making what we now know of as Eggs Benedict.

Which one is true? We'll never know! (But it sure makes for a great story, doesn't it???)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So Sweet!!

(starting top left and moving clockwise)

1. Easter Egg Bow by Tatertotsboutique

2. Nest of Eggs by mrowe

3. Easter Egg Cocoon Bowl Photographer Prop by joliem6201

4. Easter Bunny doll by MiniMonster


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Those Amazing Little Eggs!

With International Eggs Benedict Day just around the corner, I just had to share with you just how amazing those little eggs are!!

Did you know???

* the main purpose of the egg is to nourish new life until it is strong enough to live on it's own??

* eggs have lots of vitamins like riboflavin and B12 (plus all sorts of other important minerals) ??

* eggs have a shelf life in your refridgerator for up to 60 days and egg whites can be frozen for up to a year??

* eggs are used to make some of America's favorite foods: omletes, quiche and deviled eggs??

* that eggs have become the symbol for spring... not only because they represent new life, but also because chickens naturally lay very few eggs in the winter and only start to make more when the spring sun starts to shine??

* and who can forget how cute they look in an Easter basket??


Thursday, March 25, 2010


... that there are 250 species of bees?

... that the queen bee is the largest bumblebee, followed by the female worker bee?

... that the male worker bee, the drone, is the smallest?

... that bumblebees have four wings?

... that bumblebees will not die after they sting, unlike honey bees?

... that bumblebees will pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables, but they produce very little honey?

... that bumblebees are far less aggressive than honey bees?

... that humans are the bumblebee's most harmful enemy?

Let's all work together to keep those darling little bumblebees around because without them, our world would be a very different place!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


A few Bee-utiful EtsyBaby items:
(starting bottom left and moving clockwise)


Here's What You'll Need:

black, yellow and white construction paper

yellow pipe cleaners

glue and/or tape

black crayon







Add flowers and enjoy!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Bumble Bee Brownies!

Super easy, very fun, incredibly cute and OH, so tasty!!

brownie mix (+ neccessary ingredients)
tub of white frosting
yellow food coloring
2 plastic baggies
oval or circle cookie cutter

1. Make brownies as per directions on the box.
2. After the brownies have cooled, take the cookie cutter and cut out the shape.
3. take a spoonful of white frosting and put it in the corner of one baggy.
4. in a small bowl, put 2-3 spoonfuls of white frosting with yellow food coloring and mix together. When mixed, put it in the corner of the other baggy.
5. Using the yellow frosting, make stripes and tail of bumble bee.
6. Using the white frosting, add wings, the eye and the mouth.

Next??? Get a glass of milk and ENJOY!!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Straight From Team EtsyBABY!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


What You'll Need:

Step 1: Cut potato in half. Blot cut end to reduce moisture.

Step 2: Draw heart shape on potato.

Step 3: Using the knife, cut around heart shape. Blot potato again to reduce moisture.

Step 4: Using paint, stamp 3 hearts to form the shamrock and add the stem!

Step 5: Continue making artwork, cards, etc!!



Sunday, March 7, 2010

What You Will Need:

cupcake mix
cupcake liners
cupcake trays
aluminum foil
white frosting
green food coloring
green licorice (like Twizzlers Rainbow Twists)

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1. Make cupcake batter according to the directions on the package. Place cupcake liners into cupcake trays and fill each one about half way.

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2. For each cupcake, roll 3 balls of aluminum foil (mine were about 1/2 inch wide) and place them between the tray and the liner, spaced equally around the cupcake.

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3. Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the box, but for slightly less time because the cupcakes aren't as full. When we made ours, it was for about 5 minutes less than on the package. Use the toothpick to determine where the cupcakes are done or not.

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4. Let the cupcakes cool and then remove them from the trays.

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5. Mix some of the green food coloring with the white frosting until you achieve the desired color. Cover each cupcake with the green frosting and add a piece of green licorice that is about 2 inches long.

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** Here is the link to the clover cupcake recipe:

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My daughter and I had SO much fun making these cupcakes and she is so excited to take them to school to share with her friends. After mixing up the cupcake mix, I realized that I had left my camera at my in-laws... they live over an hour away and it was too late to go get it. Sorry :(

I really do hope that you go check out this link - there is such an adorable picture of the finished product.

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I know you will have as much fun making these as we did!!! Enjoy :)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recycle Those Stray Socks...

... and make them into sock puppets!!
They will take less than 30 minutes to finish, provide hours of fun and you'll finally know exactly what to do when only on sock makes it out of the dryer alive!!

All you will need is:

one sock that is missing it's other half ,

miscellaneous embellishments,

scraps of felt,

scissors, a hot glue gun

and a whole lotta creativity!!

All you have to do is....... cut out all felt parts and place them where you'd like them to go...

... hot glue parts together and onto sock...

... find a cute little hand to put it on...



Monday, February 22, 2010


for no reason other than I think they are super duper cute!!

1. thebrickkiln

2. PartyPoms

3. funkymonkeythreads

4. candincenkatiesart

5. littlebluebirdstudios

6. FunkyFriendsFactory

Enjoy :)


Quote of the Week!

"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~ Walt Disney


Monday, February 15, 2010

I've Been Selected...

to have my picture in an online map guide to Paris!! It's been a while since this has all happened, but I still wanted to share the news with you!

After our family trip to Europe this past summer (2009), I had uploaded a bunch of photos on flickr so that I could share them with friends and family. I was shocked when I opened up my account and saw a message from a company named Schmap - they had seen my photo of the Notre Dame in Paris and were considering it for inclusion in their online map guide and asked if I would be interested in having it included.

Not thinking that the photo would actually get chosen, I replied "of course!" and didn't think anything of it. Not long after, I got another message congratulating me on the inclusion of my photo....

so here it is - the link to the online guide with my picture:



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