Thursday, May 30, 2013

The gift of Sewing {chevron pouches}

Lots and lots of things to do everyday in my sweet family of 6!!! Especially in this time, getting ready to leave Cali and spend summer in Colorado.. {I haven't packed anything yet... only in my head, of course}. My children are done with their school year. Already??? I cannot believe it. I have to say that it has been a great year for the 3 of them, we were blessed with wonderful teachers. At the School-Open-House meeting last week, I had to hold back my tears.. I wish they all could remain the same for every year of school. That's how it is in my country, and I would love the same thing here. I know it's going to be okay, no matter what, and hopefully we will fall in love with the new teachers next year.
Sewing cute pouches for the teachers has been part of my busyness these last days. I'm going to fill them with manicure goodies and a Thank-You note from my children. I really hope they like them!

I love the chevron pattern and the pastel colors. I lined them with a different fabric and the organza rosette is also handmade by me. {I listed them in my SHOP, in case you need one!}.

What do you think? Do you give gifts to your children's teachers? I'd love to know!

I wish you all a wonderful and creative day!!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Over 200$ value Giveaway with the Foley Fam!!

Happy Happy Gorgeous Sunday!!!!
Today I'm very pleased to let you know that I am part of a huge giveaway going on at the Foley Fam's Blog!! A lot of beautiful prizes for 1 lucky winner!!! I love reading Kristine's blog... if you have never heard of it you should go check it out! And enter the giveaway!!!

Please note: there is only ONE mandatory entry in the Rafflecopter below.
The other entries are optional.
You'll want to complete them all because the ladies are worth getting to know, and a bonus it increases your chances of winning! Click here to view The Foley Fam official rules.
Good luck! {from Kristine @TheFoleyFam}

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Much Love to you all!!



Monday, May 13, 2013

Homemade Cheese?... Yes please!!

Happy Monday to you all!!!
If you have followed me for a while, you know how much I love handmade, not only in crafts, but especially in the kitchen. I always cook from scratch, it's something that is part of my culture {you would never see me use a box to make a cake}. I know that many times it's easier and faster to use stuff already prepared, if they are available... why not? But I just love to make my own food.
My husband, even though he is not Italian, likes to make food from scratch as well {he has worked many years in a delicious Italian Restaurant called Parisi in Denver, CO} and I recently spoke about a product that I found on Etsy that I love so much: a kit to make your own fresh cheese!!! How cool is that? I bought it for him and when we received it super fast... we already made a batch of our on fresh Mozzarella... one of my favorite cheeses in the whole world. :)
Here's a few pictures of the product and the making of the cheese. The whole kit comes with a precise description of how to make the cheese, it was easy and it came out super good!!!


 our fresh Mozz!!!

You can make your own as well!! Go check out this awesome shop:


There's not only Mozzarella, but a big variety of fresh cheese!
You should try it....;)



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PicNic at the park ~ fashion post

May is such a beautiful month! I love spring and I love seeing the roses in bloom everywhere {at least here in California}. Right now it's the perfect weather for a pic-nic in the park.. so I decided to play around on and pick a cute outfit! What do you think?

PicNic at the park

Have a great day!!!

P.S. Remember to enter the GIVEAWAY to win one of my cozies!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Yesss... Mother's Day is very near... I'm probably a little late with my list of gift ideas, you probably already have picked something for your Mom. I had fun to look around the web {basically just} and pick different original items that I would love to receive for Mother's day! My children are still young and I'm expecting to receive a beautiful drawing full of hearts {I'll be happy with that!}.. but it's just fun to look around and maybe give you some original ideas.. this vintage pattern from the 60's.. if your Mom can sew...

..or does she like cheese?? She could make her own with this fantastic kit!!!!

..if she likes to be pretty and stylish doing chores around the house, this is the apron she needs!!!

...I wouldlove this cutting board in my kitchen! so original and adorable...
Personalized Carved Heart Engraved Wood Cutting Board - 12x16 - custom Mother's Day wedding or anniversary gift for foodie couple

..and last but not least... home-made organic soap! this one is made in Italy, my beautiful country.

I hope you enjoyed my finds.... I wish you all a beautiful preparation to Mother's Day... in the end, the important thing is to show them your Love, even with just a hug.