Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years GIVEAWAY Wanderlust Bracelet




Happy new years eve!!

Today I am offering a hand stamped brass thick cuff from my shop yourcharmedlife
This cuff has a hidden message on the inside that says "WANDERLUST"
This is open to anyone in the USA
I will contact winner via email, if no answer in three days it moves to the next person
 Have fun!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Colorado Winter




I love photography, its something that brings me happiness to capture moments and emotions. Here in Colorado we are in full swing of Winter and that means everything gets a coat of White snow. I couldn't wait to get out and take pictures this day, I had so much work on my plate with my Etsy shop orders that I just needed a moment to break away and just Be.
Enjoy.





Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A warm fire / Winter tradition


One of my favorite things about purchasing this small condo, was the fact it had a rustic fireplace and a place to burn wood for warmth. Its something we look forward to every season, we have burned many already. My son simply loves this act, he knows this means homemade hot Cocoa and movies comes with it. This is one of our most treasured traditions.

What is one of your Winter traditions? 



Saturday, December 26, 2015

DIY Spiked Hot Cocoa Gifts




Need a quick and in-expensive Christmas gift idea?
Here ya go, your welcome.
Seriously this is the cutest gift and I made several for friends, super easy.
Spiked Hot Cocoa treats for Adults!
What you need:
Mason jar
Hot cocoa mix
Marshmallows
Mini Baileys drink
Tags
How to:
Add dry mix to the jar first, a little more then mid way, leaving enough room for the marshmallow. Then add marshmallows and close the lid tight. I then used some twine to tie on the bottles and printed some gift tags and your done! How easy is that? Look how cute too!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Prososki family


I hope you all have a beautiful & wonderful Merry Christmas!!
I hope you find yourself surrounded with laughter, love & family.
May the new year bring you many blessings and joy

Love, Kelly & Caleb

Thursday, December 24, 2015

DIY Vintage Glass Jar Snow Globes




I have been in the mood for some homemade Christmas decorations this year, its great!! I found this awesome snow globe idea here on Pinterest.
Its so fun to make and gave me a reason to go the thrift stores to find some cool looking vintage glass jars. I love the ones with metal hinges.
What you'll need:
Vintage jars {thrift stores!}
Fake snow in a bag {Hobby Lobby}
Miniature Animals {Hobby Lobby}
Mini Trees {Hobby Lobby}
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
How to:
Super easy!
Just hot glue the mini critters and trees to the bottom of the jars and then add the fake snow and close the jar! See how easy? They look amazing

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our Christmas Decor




We decided to key it down a little this year for Christmas, as we will not be here for most of it. We are going to visit family and enjoy it else where. However we did still add a little cheer to our home. Here is our Christmas d├ęcor 2015.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY LEGO Snow Globe




I was making some adult snow globes the other day and thought my 9 year old son would enjoy one for his room and got to brainstorming some ideas. I came up with a Lego Christmas tree water snow globe!!
This one is super easy to do, here is the how to:
What you need:
Mason jar with lid
Glycerin Liquid Soap
Glitter
hot glue gun and sticks
Lego pieces {we used a Lego tree}
How too:
We started by hot gluing the Lego tree to the bottom of the lid, then gluing the round Christmas tree ornaments on. My son also made some mini presents to put under the tree. We glued those to the bottom as well. Wait till its ll dry and add water almost to the top of the jar and then add in the glycerin soap, this makes the glitter fall slower to the bottom. We didn't use a specific amount around 2 tablespoons. Then add in your glitter, we bought the large chunky glitter so we could see it easier. Then screw the lid on tight, this took me a few times and got a few leaks but finally got it right.
That's it! Simple and fun




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Homemade DIY Herb Gifts





We had a very abundant garden this year, full of Organic herbs. I taught myself how to dry them and crush them and then decided "Hey why not gift them?!"
I personally think homemade gifts are the best, they are personal and took some care and thought. I got to gift these to my mother, Caleb's other grandmother and my friend. They taste just amazing and are a special treat to homemade meals.


These were a few of our herbs this year

My post about how to dry herbs, in case you want to try this next year!!
how to dry herbs




Friday, December 18, 2015

DIY Wooden Clothespins Ornaments + Our Tree


This was another really cool homemade ornament, that we added to our natural themed Christmas tree. It was really fun & simple. We went with a very small tree this year, seeing we are out of town in a few days. It a beautiful little tree, with the cutest Amber lights I found at Hobby Lobby. Its just perfect and will be happy to see it again next year.



DIY Wooden Clothes Pen Ornaments
found here

You'll need:
clothespins {we bought mini ones for our mini tree}
glue gun
wood stain
pretty ribbon

Begin by taking apart 8 wooden clothespins. The wooden slats easily slide right out of the metal spring with a little maneuvering. Each clothespin will give you two wooden pieces – simply align the flat sides of these two pieces and hot glue together. To start the snowflake shape, take two of the ‘glued’ pieces and hot glue them together along the small angle end. Continue with two more ‘glued’ pieces until you have an “x” shape. Insert the remaining four ‘glued’ pieces into each corner and secure with more hot glue. Your snowflake is complete and ready to stain. After I hot glued some ribbon the the back side for hanging.




Our tree





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ice Skating + Small moments


This time of year can be so fun, with all the festivities and winter activities. Every year we mange to ice skate, next year we vowed to find a lake here in the mountains to go to and have the real exsperience. Caleb loves it, I sent him out alone this time and he did great. 


 Penny for your thoughts?


and some small moments over the last week

Braces!! 

Rosie the Spider



Lights at the butterfly pavilion