Friday, August 24, 2012

Sharing with you TeaCup Castle!

I had the lovely opportunity to wear some of TeaCup Castle's beautiful accessories. As you'll see from her Etsy Shop there is a variety of items she offers. 

As I love jewelry, the necklace I simply adored. It's has gold and blue beads and long enough to wear with any flowing dress, shirt or tank top. You can mix it up with anything casual or dressy! The bow which has a large clip on the back can be used in your hair or even an accessory for your clothing. You can pull back the collar of your shirt or even the bottom and just clip it back a bit. Just to add that little something something!

I would love for you to meet Angela. The genuine creativity and owner of TeaCup Castle. Stop by for Etsy Shop and browse around as well Like her on Facebook! You'll love her shop just as much as I do! Thank you Angela!! 

Why hello there! My name is Angela, the creator behind TeaCupCastle. My little shop is all about handmade items that are whimsical and filled with fantastical fun. Items are designed to add a little magic and “wow” to any outfit, for any occasion. How did I get started? It all started with a cup of tea (hence the shop name) and my best friend. We were having tea and scones in her backyard when she mentioned that I should sell my items online. I had been hand-crafting since forever. She thought it would be great if I share my love of crafting with other people. Do come visit my Etsy and Facebook! Use the code XOXO15 for 15% off any item.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When Nature Knocks.. Build a Bench!

Nature is so beautiful. We took a ride this past Sunday after I spent the entire day Saturday in the house editing photos. I needed to breathe. We both needed to escape so we went on a very long, overdo 'road trip'. As past repeats itself there was no assigned destination. We let the road lead us and we ended up in a park we've driven by so many times but never explored. It was quiet. It was peaceful and most of all we found a little campsite. Okay, so there was no campers or anything but there was leftover ashes from a firepit and that's where I fell in love.... I fell in love with the coolest bench ever. You'll see above 'the bench'. Now it's not just any bench, it's a REAL bench. So now, naturally it's on my list of things to create. My goal is to have this baby created by the end of September. I already found where I need to purchase the slab that we'll sit on and I want to stumps just like those. Oh man.. my life has changed just from seeing this silly little bench. It's the small things that make us happy. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pinterest Loves to Help!

One of my favorite things since Charlie & I set a date for our Wedding is coming home and browsing through Pinterest.  I've been collecting all of these cute and beautiful ideas. I'm looking to have our beach ceremony with a little bit of Irish in it. Then the reception will be French/Vintage theme. So you can see the pictures and how they fit. If you see anything that may be helpful or creative please send my way. My goal is to create as much decor as I can myself for our Wedding, that way I'm truly putting my love and work into this Wedding. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Clovers, Hearts, Trees & Love

One day a girl took a walk outside to breathe in the fresh air.
Having A/C on such a hot day is a gift; however, you lose out on Mother Nature.
She ventured far and wide... as her yard could reach.
There was patches of clovers everywhere below her feet.
Trying to avoid crushing them, she thought to herself..
"I'm Irish".
She pulled apart one that had only 3 leaves.
Her eyes weren't strong enough to search for a hidden 4 leaf.
Just a nicer way of calling herself lazy.
And there lay 3 hearts in her hand.
She thought to herself..
So she plucked a few pieces of grass and in her hand..
She created a word as if it were all a small little puzzle yelling out for her to complete.
The final product was quite beautiful.
Until the little companion she was venturing with wanted to see.
She knelt down to his level and within seconds..
Her little friend ate the creation in her hand.

The End.

Living life from a different angle.

The moment Charlie or I entered our house, Peanut goes crazy. His little nub tail wags faster then lightening strikes. He cries and runs in circles. Then his final reaction to us coming home is running and jumping on the couch to wait for us to sit down. He waits (because I speak dog language) for us to sit on the couch so that he's at our level. Then he has the perfect height to attack our faces and lick us until we're all slobbed in Peanut kisses. I went outside to take photos and thought to myself, why not enjoy life from Peanut's point of view. So we laid on the ground for just a few moments as the little bugs wanted to crawl all over me and he gave me thank you kisses. 

There's a lesson in every moment of our days. Mine today is going forward I'd like to relive moments from different perspectives. Maybe lay down in a park at my favorite spot instead of sitting on a bench or standing to take photos. I guess I'll be rolling around in the grass more often, so I better find me some cute overalls. ;)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Just a little Cat Nap.

Do you have pets? Do you ever look at them in envy, wanting to just curl up on the coziest blanket or hide under a sheet. Did I add all day? Yes, these animals sleep all day. They don't have to stress about the bills, no need on even feeding themselves. Mama gets to pay the bills so their furry little bodies stay warm, their bellies stay plump and pet them so they can purrr. I wish I could cat nap for 22 hours of the day, but then who will take care of the cuties that shed everywhere?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Your first worry.. should be YOU.

Too often I get so wrapped up in the outside world, and worrying about those around me that I forget about this girl. I make these lists of things I need to do that will benefit others but not much that benefits me. I let me own health slip by coming up with excuses not to look into things. I really don't take care of myself as I should.

But there some things recently that I've been doing, decisions that better me in a way that makes me feel great. I got braces (adult braces I like to call them). I always hated my teeth. Yes, that's very superficial but it's something I needed fixed at a young age but we really didn't have the money then. I've been fortunate to get a second chance at getting them and my teeth will be nice and straight and I'll enjoy looking at photos of  myself so much more. Also, I won't have problems with my jaw and grinding my teeth. Hey, that's a health fix if I may say so!

I get tired constantly.. but who doesn't? I wake up throughout the night worrying about so many little things in life. I'm going to work on writing things down when I wake up and what's keeping me from sleeping. Then I can go right at that and try to narrow things down.

I wasn't eating properly, for quite some time.. or I should say almost my entire life. My weight fluctuated and at times it was really dangerous. I'm finally doing so good and I'm pretty proud of myself. I don't think I'm overdoing it. Now that my diet is better, I look forward to dedicating some exercise in the mix.

I want to start meditating. I want to devote time each day for myself, just me... and I. I'd like to feel at peace more than anxious.

I don't want to live my life away, worrying like I do. I want to be okay with only being able to handle what's in front of me and not thinking constantly about what's next. I want to feel more alive and get back into finding the love that's out there and making it more visible for others. But first, I have to work on this girl.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

We all need a haircut.

On the left is the BEFORE. The two photos on the right side are AFTER.

So I did it. I went out and bought a set of clippers so buzz Peanut's little 9lb body. He's so fuzzy and since Yorkie's don't shed, he accumulates so much hair and knots. I couldn't deal with it anymore so instead of cutting to give him haircuts with scissors I took a chance. I plopped him in the bathtub and buzzed away. I never saw so much hair. He's now more comfortable and I love petting his crew cut back and nub little tail.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Splashing around.

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things around here.. I promise.. I'm back - (oh boy, I hope to not regret saying that)! We went to Maine last week. Ah, the most beautiful place in the US.. in my eyes of course. What made this year even more special was knowing that when we go back to Old Orchard next year, Charlie and I will be getting married. I still can't believe we finally set a date. So as you can see my excitement being in the ocean splashing around.

I've missd you all and thank you for all of the beautiful e-mails checking in on my quite big hiatus!