Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Story Of A Necklace Named Annabelle

Being too hard on ourselves, I am sure, is something that everybody can relate to. I tried and tried ... and tried to include other elements onto my Annabelle necklace. I added more pearls, but they didn't seem to belong there. I added other sorts of kinds of beads, they didn't speak to me either. Other kinds of cords did not work. I decided to leave the project for awhile. When I revisited it, I realized that it was perfect the way it was. It did not need anything else. It is a simple, but not understated, piece of jewelry that makes you feel good when you wear it. When I tried it on to see how it wears, I did not want to take it off. A clean, simple and elegant piece of necklace that makes a girl looks and feels priceless.

A realization came to mind as I put together this necklace. Sometimes it seems like that is how it is with life too. We are too busy with the hustle and bustle of life, keep adding distractions, one after another. We get angry and frustrated because nothing seems to work. We forget to focus inward to what really matters inside ourselves. Life should be clean, simple and elegant as well, no clutter. Keep to your core selves instead of worrying about a million other things. Keep it in the here and now of your true being...inside. Clean, simple and elegant always works, always flattering.
Find Annabelle at Maria Luna

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

This makes a delightful brunch...very satisfying. The saltiness and crunchiness of the peanut butter with the tenderness and sweetness of banana and the french toast makes this a sandwich to die for!! My son does not usually like french toast, but he loves this!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wonderful Children Clothing Found on Etsy

Imagine clothing that keeps your children warm but will not over heat them in those cold cold months. Especially since they do run around quite a bit busy as a bee exploring every corner of the house. It will still be warm when it is wet, such as when they spill their drinks. If you are a mom, you know what I am talking about. My dear friend Sew Katiepie makes them so handsomely out of New Zealand Merino wool which is a really friendly baby/toddler fabric, being 100% natural (this is what allows children's skin to breath and will not over heat them). It is naturally flame retardant and self-extinguishing. Further, as this is a fine fiber, it does not irritate the skin like traditional wool might. Also, it is parent friendly too - machine washable.

In addition, Kate also makes cute children's aprons inspired by her little girl who loves to cook. These aprons are so pretty, they can be worn as a layer over shirt and jeans.

Get these items now before it gets cold at (click on the title)