Spring miniature garden(aka grownup playhouse)

I am not a green thumb gardener but this year I plan on changing my colors.

I  have been enamored with the miniatures section on etsy, impressed especial with the hand made minis.. garden fences, tiny lamp post and rustic benches that transport you to a sort of fantasy world that you design. Adding live elements makes this world come alive in a whole new way.When when I googled ‘fairy garden’ I was inspired further by these mini worlds…the cuteness, charm, quirk and most importantly..the maintainability!

 This link gave me a place to start and lots of visual inspiration:http://goodshomedesign.com/create-miniature-garden

I wanted to create three different themed pots but when I found these houses I knew they belonged together. The houses I used are in fact functioning birdhouses made for the outdoor environment by ‘Gardener’s Eden’ and their prices were surprisingly affordable ($25.00-$39.00)

If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a message and I do my best to answer and questions you may have.

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Spring is Springing!

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Made an easy valance for my laundry room window this morning using three lawn flags and some ribbon.
(I purchased the flags at ‘Fresh Vintage’ by Amy. Amy gives wonderful decorating tips “there are no rules in decorating”..Fresh Vintage is my FAVORITE place to get lost and inspired)


Katie Daisy is a watercolor artist on etsy, her whimsical and happy watercolor artwork became an overnight success story! You can find her cheerful prints all over the country and here on etsy where her work was discovered:

Neon slime..preschool fun!

My youngest son Ben loves squishy, gooey things so I knew we had to try making our own goo/slime. It was easier than I anticipated and  lots of fun!

The first thing that he said while holding the fresh, pink goo in his 5 year old hands was, “I love you mom!”  Project success!!


White glue

Food coloring

Borax (detergent booster)



Mix 6oz of white glue(1 bottle), 1/2 cup water, 6 drops food coloring

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pour colored glue mixture into:

1 cup water and 1tsp borax(stir water and borax till it dissolves, may still have granules)



stir using plastic spoon…gently kneed ball…mixture should NOT be sticky .

The slime will start out as a highly flexible polymer.

Eventually  become stiffer and more like putty. Then you can shape it and mold it!







Turning 34





I recently turned 34 years old! WOW it sounds so old to me and yet I feel so young younger than my actual age.

(Pictured above is my sister and I, she took me out for my B’day and what a fun night we had!)

 “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis

Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending cards, and letters, gifts and good wishes.
Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.
Forgive me
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.

Makeup by Eliza Davila


A few months ago I strolled into Sephora (make up store at the mall) to replenish my foundation supply.That was where I met Eliza(pictured above)…she looked at my face and was able to give me great advice about my skin in about 10 mins..she literally blew my mind and I was completely sold because she knew what she was talking about. Her talent was undeniable and her humble confidence made her approachable and a masterclass at what she does. Getting valuable advice about my darker toned skin was not something I was expecting. I knew I had to book a consult with her !

The best advice I receive from Eliza:

Moisturize before applying makeup (makes a huge difference)

To combat dark circles(we Indian women have from birth it seems) use peach tones which will even out the purple under the eyes.

Use a brow pencil to create arches (like an instant face lift)

MVP items from Sephora for me:

Maracuja (under the eyes..it covers a multitude)

Make up forever- foundation(does not look ashy or gray)

Anasacia brow pencil (brunette)

Amazon clay mascara

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Just a small teaser of Eliza’s published work!

Website here: http://www.elizadavila.com

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