Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I turned 30!

Yesterday I turned 30.  Leading up to that, I was in serious winter depression.  Nothing dangerous....but I was NOT in the mood to craft, blog, write, etc.

I am over it!  My oldest son is getting ready to running track, baseball/softball season is getting ready to start, I am getting my Girl Scout Cookies today, I am GOOD!

With that, I want to share a little of what I have gotten accomplished since I posted last November.

I made Valentines for kids' classrooms.  It's a little late to share those, but I will blog about them early next year!

I have been trying to grow my bling apparel business.  If you are interested in the things that I do with that, check out my Facebook Page!!  I currently have my bling featured in the local screen printing shop and that is super exciting!  If you happen to own a boutique or apparel store and would to have bling apparel featured in your store as well, shoot me an email @ {}!!

I stopped selling almost ALL of my direct sales businesses.  Pikle, which is still my favorite, raised their prices to a point that I could no longer make the sale.  Hopefully, one day that will change and I can pick that back up!  Currently, I still provide Younique Products to my local friends and family.  If you are interested in learning more, click the link or send me an email!

I am very excited about St. Patrick's Day this year!  The kids actually have school on this day and I have so many ideas!!!  They will be my first craft posts after this one :D

I re-vamped my craft space and am still un-packing things.  I will be sharing what I find useful on Pinterest and do!

This 31st year of mine is going to be so much more fun then last year!

I appreciate my readers and those that still come to my page to get inspired!  Things are going to get better and if you EVER have ideas or want me to do something, PLEASE send me an email!!

Thanks so much,
Love the newly 30 something~ Brandie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Dollar Tree Christmas Village!

I have always wanted one of those light up tiny villages with the little houses and shops and the little people.  I find the cost to build such a town to be very much out of my reach!  Last weekend, we were shopping the clearance racks for next year's Halloween (decorating a home is expensive lol) and wondered into a Dollar Tree.  They, like the rest of the world, had their Christmas merchandise out on Nov 1st.

On a little end cap on our way out I found the small pieces to a Christmas Village.   With everything just a $ could I pass this up?!?

I spent all of $20 and got all of this.....

Cute isn't it?!?  None of the pieces light up BUT I can afford to get one or two to complete the look and be VERY happy :D

Next on my list....a Faux Fireplace....this is going to be FUN!