Suited to a Tea

Welcome to my tea. Please, have a seat; let me pour you some Lady Grey; one lump or two; cream? ....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And She Will Be Called...

So we finally decided on a name for this little wonder growing inside me.  I was also able to finish the personalized wall art for her. I of course came across this idea while pinning.  Here are some pictures of the project.

First, you can see that all I did was find vintage wall paper patterns online and made heart cut outs from them.  I used a thick linen grade paper, which made the patterns come out really great and detailed. 

Some close-ups of the patterns I chose.

I found this frame at the thrift store, it was perfect. 

I glued the hearts down on a white background I just painted.  Then I sprayed it with some top coat to seal it.

Here is the heart I designated for our baby 3's name.  As you can tell this project sat undone for some time because Michael and I were not wholly sold on a name.

Missing final heart.

Hanging in the nursery, finished with name, I tediously cut out the name using an exacto knife and tiny scissors from Word, the font was like 95, of course in the style of french script. A fairly easy project and not expensive, this will add the perfect touch to her nursery...
And she will be called.....

Madeleine Nicole Ruiz, we are anticipating your arrival!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Morning Out-Deals Deals Deals!!!

Went thrifting today!!  I had a great time with my thrift store buddy!! Got some great deals and of course saved my husband a lot of money. ;)  If you ask him, he'd say he can't afford to have me save him money anymore!! LOL.  Anyway, there was a big smile on Lizzie's face when we pulled this out of the back of the truck.  This kitchen set goes for $150 bucks at Walmart,  I got this one for $15. With a little dish soap and warm water it's like new. Bella just woke up from her nap and has been playing with it too!!

Here, I've thrown together some outfit ideas with pieces that have come from just the thrift store (unless otherwise noted) that I found today or over time. I listed the total cost of the look of everything shown.

 Here I have a JCrew cardigan and plain straight black knee length skirt. I paired this with a black belt and embellished black Maryjane's,  I love it. (Thanks Jenn!) The look- $18

Here's a close up of the design on the sweater and the lapel.

An American Eagle distressed denim jacket with maxi dress. The look- $14

A capped lace decorative sleeve tank with a pale mint scarf with silver thread embellishment and  gray denim skirt. The look- $9

The picture doesn't do this jacket justice, the whole outfit needs to be ironed too.  It's a vertical stripe navy jacket with khaki lace detail and a ruffled undershirt pared with a maternity khaki skirt,  I also own a navy blue straight skirt that this would look great with. I got the coral necklace from Maurice's...excluding the necklace, the look- $15

Finally, a darling seersucker blue vertical stripe dress with red stars for the upcoming Baby.  I couldn't help it:)The look- $1

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cup of Joy- A Little Twist

In my adventure whilst pinning I came across a recipe for a detox drink that consisted of 1 lemon, half a cucumber and some mint leaves...I have a bag of lemons that I desperately want to use before they go bad so I thought cool idea.  I love to try new, unique, natural things.  So this motivated me to make a little twisted version of the above recipe.  Because I am a fan of warm beverages I thought why not boil mint tea instead and add not just 1 but 2 lemons to the hot water.  Oh how my taste buds sang.  I of course added some sugar to the tea cup, not to the pitcher so I could still use the drink for detox purposes, I just have the option if I want to sweeten it.  When the "tea" concoction cools a bit, I'll add the cucumber and let it sit over night, to saturate all the vitamins and yummy good stuff. So simple, so natural, so refreshing! 

My cup of joy for the day!!