Sunday, October 7, 2018


My favorite holiday is here, I mean, Halloween pretty much begins as soon as summer is over am I rite? at least it does for me, and I know for a lot of ghost and witches lovers too. I love Halloween and every year, I enjoy it to the fullest. Dressing up, decorating, eating candy, scary movies, I mean EVERYTHING! Of course one of my favorite things to do is decorate my house with as many pumpkins, skeletons, and witches I can fit in every place. Every year I do new DIYs and just love and enjoy every single moment of the season. I am always looking for inspiration everywhere I go and I try to see decoration potential in different things. I saw these outdoor decor at the Dollar Tree Store, and I immediately thought of many different projects with them. They are big and they came in three different colors. I have to say that when it comes to affordable holiday decor, the Dollar Tree is probably my favorite store for many reasons. One of them being of course price. They have tons of different cute little (and big sometimes) items. Second because you can find anything else that you need for projects, I mean hot glue, glitters, stickers, batteries, floral wire, the list is endless, and yes, for just one dollar! 

I removed the back of back part of the words beware and spooky. I left wicket just the way it was so that I could use that thin piece of wood to attach the other two words. 

I used a little wood glue to attach them together and left them dry overnight, just because I wanted to make sure they were completely dry. 

Honestly, just adding a cute ribbon bow will make these look great, but of course, I had a much more fun project in mind. As I have said before, ribbon makes anything look better, and since I officially am a ribbon hoarder myself I decided to add an explosion of different ribbons to these little piece dollar store decor.  But before adding ribbons I wanted to add just a small extra detail, little lights that I bought at, yes, you guessed it, The Dollar Tree :) I hot glued one set of lights to each of the wood words. 

Now my favorite part, the ribbon. I used a combination of blue, green, purple, black, and orange.


Each little strand was about 6 inches long. 

To make the little bow I will be using, I lined up the ribbons and pinched them together, then tied them making like a little "flower" with them.

I then folded the bow in the shape of a little fan.

I hot-glued each of them on the edge of each word going around it until completing the whole frame. 

Here is the final look. If I saw this anywhere else, I would not believe it was made mostly with dollar store items. It looks fun and glittery. It is just perfect for Halloween. I love it so much!!

I forgot to mention that the words are glow in the dark, how fun!!! 

And it is also the perfect front door decor!

Thank you for reading. I hope you loved it!! 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Happy Fall!

Fall is here, and I  have to say that the majority of people I know love Fall more than any other season. If I am being honest, Fall doesn't necessarily mean cooler weather and changing colors in Houston, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying the season. All things pumpkin spice, fall decorations, and all the delicious food during this season are part of our every day too. It has been raining a lot during these past days and rainy weather is perfect for crafting and diying. I love going to the dollar stores and searching for inexpensive items that I can turn into beautiful decor for my house or for someone I love. Just by adding a little ribbon and some gold, you can turn anything into simple but yet adorable decor. I spotted these table placemats at the 99 Cents Only Store, and I immediately thought, "hmmm, lets add some ribbon to these and give them a little make over" and I just loved the way they turned out.

Most of the materials I used for this project were used either at the 99 Cents Only Store or at the Dollar Tree. I found this beautiful burlap ribbon roll at the 99 Cents Only Store too. It had a lot of material for just .99 cents and I didn't even use it all.

The placemats are a little thin so I decided to attach a layer of shelf liner from the Dollar Tree so that they will stay in place. 

I just glued it to the back of the placemat with hot glue, and done! 

Moving on to the fun part, the ribbon!! this part was a little tedious and time consuming but well worth it because it really makes the placemats look like they were bought at one of those fancy home decor stores. 

I measured 2" strips and cut them carefully, following the texture line on the burlap. 

Each little strap measured about 17 inches long. I was able to obtain three from the with of the burlap ribbon, and used two for each placemat.   

Now, the time that took most time. The little folds. I made folds that measured about 2 cm.


Continued folding adding one small dot of hot glue to the bottom of each little fold until I folded the whole strip. 

I know it might seem complicated in the beginning, but it looks absolutely beautiful and I didn't even need to saw or use a sawing machine. It really is a project that anyone can do! Once I finished folding and all the strips I glued them to the back of the placemat trying to attach them as straight as possible.

And just look how gorgeous they already look!! But I still wanted to add a little more fall glam, and I thought, "hmmm.... some gold would look perfect with this color combination!" I used a fall leaf shape that I cut using my Cricut machine and use it as a stencil.

Using a little bit of gold acrylic paint and a thin paint brush, I traced the shape of the leaf on the corner of the placemat. 

Very simple but darling!! 

I simply love making inexpensive things look beautiful! The placemats look super cute, I love the fall colors and the little touch of gold makes them stand out so much more. These type of projects are exactly the reason why I enjoy crafting so much. There is a special beauty in making things look adorned and fabulous. 

Happy Fall, everyone!! 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Love Month!

WOW!! 2018 is here, and it is almost Valentine's Day. The holidays are such a busy time and I feel like January is always a little period of time to relax and recover from all the stress from the Christmas season. My family and I took a little trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico and it was just perfect! It allowed me to take a break, breath and enjoy the quiet of those days in the mountain. We had such an amazing time!

After our little road trip, I felt very recharged and ready to take on 2018 with the best possible vibe. January has already been a great month for my little family and every day is a reminder of how blessed we are to have the beautiful life we have. With that being said, I am ready to welcome February with a grateful heart, fulfilled with love. Valentine's day gives us an opportunity to celebrate love. Yes, love should be the focus of our life 24/365, but February is the month were we take our celebration of love to the next level, with tons hot pink and red balloons everywhere! Chocolates, cookies, and delicious treats. With stuffed animals and flowers, and everything that symbolizes the romanticism in our lives. I am blessed to be married to a man who loves me and tries to show it as often as he can, but I am also grateful for my son's love, for my little pugs' kisses, and I love to feel surrounded by Valentine's vibes everywhere, especially in my house.


When it comes to making life a party, I believe in decorating everything!! Let's make every detail of our days a party. Ribbons, balloons, garlands, tassels!!! 

I love to make every celebration as festive as possible. Who ever said that only cakes and cupcakes can have toppers. Look at how adorable these cupcake cups filled with cookies look with a cute topper made with a straw I cut in half and a heart cutout that I made with my Cricut  machine.

I think they look absolutely adorable all dressed up. 

How amazing is it to make something so simple look so pretty! 

I just love these little milk bottles, perfect to pair with the cookies. I used the same straws that I bought at 99 Cents Only store and glued a little chocolate also found at the same store.

A simple chocolate added color and simple embellishment. So cute!!

I also found these little boxes at the 99 Cents Only Store and I just couldn't resist buying them. They have such adorable decorations. I use my Cricut machine to cut out these beautiful Valentine's Day tags. The images were free this week :)

Adding a simple decoration could make anything look lovely, sometimes, it looks so pretty, you don't even want to eat it!


In reality, it is not hard at all! Adding details to your food, drinks, and treats for your celebration could be effortless and make a huge difference on your set ups for any gatherings.

Just like these little cups with chocolate I made. Simple, uncomplicated, but so, so pretty! 

Oh! how I love making little things look beautiful!!

I fell in love with this mini foil balloon garland I made. I used these self-inflatable mini balloons I got from Hobby Lobby

I hot glued them to a ribbon. Look how festive and pretty it looks!!

"I am in love" with how it looks! You can make the exact same garland for only $3.59!

Love is in the air ;)

 Have I also mentioned how much I LOVE Hobby Lobby?! They have the most beautiful decorations for every single holiday and for home decor. 

Looking for unique, beautiful decor? Hobby Lobby, super definitely!!

I hope everyone has a February filled with love and romance with the company of those who make your life filled with hearts. XOXO


My favorite holiday is here, I mean, Halloween pretty much begins as soon as summer is over am I rite? at least it does for me, and I kno...