Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Friends got Engaged!

My friends got engaged over Thanksgiving break! It was so sweet and he totally surprised her!
He even took her ring shopping a few hours before he asked her (the ring was in his pocket the whole time) then he took her out to eat and finished up with a lovely walk. 
He stopped by the Christmas tree and sang a song to her that he wrote himself, and at the end he got down on one knee asking her to marry him! 
Soo Sweet...

I just had to share some of their pictures with you.

Gorgeous ring too!

And this just makes me sigh!
I've searched online and through friends photo albums for couple picture ideas...this one takes the cake and as much as I would like to replicate it on my own with Mike...I don't think it would do this picture justice.

Nate and Rachel!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snail Mail

Snail Mail Crafts

The Holidays are literally right around the corner. This is a time that we all love to spend with friends and family, but sadly, we can't always cross the miles and be with each and every one of our loved ones. Yes there is e-mail, and skype, and cell phones...but it just means something special when one finds a handwritten letter in their mailbox. It's almost like sending a little piece of you over the distance straight into their hands. 
This blog post is dedicated to handwritten letters, and the many different ways you can make yours special!

We'll start with the stationary, what are you gonna write your letter on?

Here is some downloadable and printable stationary...

Print Me!

free printable holiday stationary

free printable holiday stationary

So maybe you're thinking, "yeah those are great...but how can I make my own?"
Well my dear, just click on the video tapes to find out...
How about some envelopes next huh? Click the image if you see something you like!

make your own envelopes

Need to watch somebody make the envelope? Just click on the video tape!

When you sit down to write your letter, be sure to make it personal. Don't just write "how are you?", write about that funny thing that happened at work the other day, or about your holiday plans. You can even write about what you're getting everyone for Christmas (as long as they are trustworthy and won't spill the beans!) And remember to be polite...

I found some really creative ways to send a message to your loved one. Check them out!

1. An Audio Tape Letter
Record your message (audio or video) and mail the dvd or cd to the recipient

2. Message In A Bottle
This would be a good idea for a pirate themed care package

5. A letter hunt
Don't just hand them your handwritten note, make them look for it! Leave clues all around the house and have them search for your note

6. Wrap it around a flower
Hello romantic!!!!!!

7. Hide it 
Kinda like number 5 but they don't know they're looking for a letter. Good hiding places would be their desktop on a computer, in a purse, or a textbook (for your college friends)

8. Candy Bar Letter
Somewhat like wrapping your letter around a flower, but not just for lovebirds

Make it extra special!
You can stuff your letter with photographs and colored pictures done by littler ones. Even small trinkets can make it into the envelope (ornaments, pins, ring, etc...)

I don't know about you...but I need to pack my things since I'm leaving for my grandparents house tomorrow after classes. I'm not sure if I'll get many pictures from my little adventure since my camera broke (sadness) but I'll come back and tell you all about it!

My Thanksgiving Turkey

Click on the picture to watch me draw a thanksgiving turkey!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Decorations- Part 12

History failed to document the building of the first snowman. An urban legend had sprung up by April, 2004, claiming that the first snowman was built in 1809 by Vernon N. Paul and his 9 years old daughter, Yetty.

And now...a little inspiration for your snowman creations...

Dare you to make this giant!


Somebody has a lot of time on his hands...

Guys I'm so excited!!!! 
It's almost Thanksgiving Break!!!!

Until tomorrow...

Show and Tell- Vida Doce

I wanted to do a special post just for my cousins. They have been into making jewelry since they were kids and now they have their own Etsy shop! Ally and Aubrey are very tallented and have made some really unique and gorgeous stuff!

Happy Holidays!

Have fun looking around our shop!
Because we travel all over the country, we are able to find great finds for a fraction of the price that you might find in your local stores. That way, we can give you the unique, quality jewelry that you have been wanting...at a budget friendly price you can afford.So we hope you have as much fun checking out our selection of handmade items as we had making them!
Our shop name was inspired by our trips to Brazil and by the special friendships that we made there. So for all our friends in far away places and the sweet memories we have with them, it truly is a "sweet life".
Make sure to come back and visit us and look for our new items which we will be listing soon!
Have a "sweet life" filled with your own sweet memories of love and friendship!

Becky, Allegra, and Aubrey

Psalm 19:10
Look for Vida Doce on facebook to stay updated about new items and special deals!!

Questions? Comments? Message us!

Here is just some of their work...you can click on the images and shop around.

Glitzed Up Olive Green Zipper Bib Necklace

Dear Madame vintage button ring (size 5 1/2)

Triple-Wrap Rawhide Bracelets

These wrap arounds are my favorite!

Sunflower Earrings

Deck The Halls Cuff Bracelet

Radiance wire cuff bracelet

Harmony vintage skeleton key necklace

Bottle Cap Necklaces


During the week of Thanksgiving, 11/21-11/27, we will be giving away a super cute pair of FREE snowmen charms to anyone who buys a pair of Silver Swirl Earrings OR has an order of $10 or more!

My cousines are also working on faux fur scarves!
Here's a sneak peak...

So believe it or not, I am blood related to these two gorgeous, talented girls!
Check our their little shop here,if you haven't already, and get some handcrafted jewelry just in time for the holidays!