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Keepsake Easter Eggs!

The trouble with life is, you’re halfway through it before you realize it’s a “do it yourself” thing. ~ Annie Zadra

Hello!

Ok, I’m back! Sorry for my absence, between my sewing machine breaking down and life getting a little crazy (in a good way) I fell of the blog wagon. But I’m back! Tell your friends! 🙂

Today I want to share with everyone a super fun project I did with family for Easter.

They have a lot of names but I like to call them Sugar Easter Eggs! Because you will find out as you read on that is pretty much what they are made up of.. SUGAR! Let’s jump in!

My dearest Great Aunt taught me how to make these and while I don’t have the recipe for the mixes with me you can google it and find plenty 😉 I know I love google.

(My mother pictured above) We started by making the eggs in some plastic molds in the sizes we wanted after we mixed it up and added food coloring to get pretty Easter colors. You have to wait 1-2 hours for the outer shell to begin to harden. At this time you can DELICATELY scoop the inner part of the egg (sugary mixture) out. This is seriously kind of the stressful part because they can crumble, crack and break if you are not careful. You can use the sugar you scoop out to start another egg. We let them harden the rest of the night.

Here you can see a few of the small egg tops and bottoms. The little characters can be found at most cake decorating shops.

Here comes the really fun part! Making a scene 🙂

Using a frosting bag and leaf tip I created a layer of leaves to form the landscaping.

Then I added my Easter characters and some extra pretties that stayed put in the not yet dry frosting

You can make it look however you like this is just the look we were going for. Keeping it simple for our first time 😉

Next step after I am done making my little scene  I attached the top of my egg by squirting a line of frosting on the bottom egg and lining up the two halves.

Like so. While this dries I work on other eggs. I think we made a total of almost 20 eggs between everyone that joined in on the fun!

This one was the very first one I did. So much fun!

In the left picture you can see how I used pretty white cloud like frosting to cover the seam and fancy up the front opening.

Keep in mind that both the sugar egg mixture and frosting mixtures have a hardening ingredient so this can last for a long time.

The picture on the right shows the little flower embellishments that I added to the top of the egg to fancy it up 🙂

Last step! Using my mad

decorating skills to

make green leaves on

all of the pretty flowers!

All done!

This was seriously such a fun experience! I highly recommend for the crafty artsy to try this out 🙂

I gave one to my future mother in law, my best friend and my mom and I both made some for my sister and her boys.

Hope you give it a try! Happy Easter Weekend!

Much Love!

Chelsea

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The Day My Daughter Swallowed An Earring!

I know your probably wondering how this happened and how it turned out and lucky for you, I’m about to tell you the whole story!

On Sunday March 18th we were having a typical Sunday just hanging out having family time. Until… B-Rae pulled my pearl stud earrings out and was looking at them. I told her “B-Rae those are mommies earrings, give them back to me, please.” She was just sitting on my lap totally enthralled with these earrings! Of course faster than I could snap my fingers she shoved them in her mouth. I immediately put my finger in her mouth doing the “fish hook” routine, which then caused her to tilt her head back. I jumped forward in the chair to tilt her head forward but I saw this look on her face! I knew she had swallowed at least one of them. I grabbed the other one out of her mouth and just looked at Fiance with my “Uh Oh” face.

The good news is that B-Rae didn’t seem to mind at all that she had just swallowed an earring. Of course she just wanted to go play with the dish washer like most 20 month olds do ;). At 7:30 PM I was calling my mother on the phone I was sitting at the computer googling “my child swallowed an earring” lol, yes I did. 🙂 Half of the stories on-line seemed to say go to hospital other half said call pediatrician and do whatever they say. My mom told me not to freak out and that accidents happen, how I’m such a good mom and blah blah I won’t toot my own horn here 😉 I called B-Rae’s Pediatrician who of course wanted to know exactly what the earring looked like and had she swallowed the back with the stud. I informed the Dr. that it was only the stud not the back and I described to him what I will show you in this picture.

He advised us to take her to the hospital to get an xray. This way they can take a look and make sure it is on its way out safely! So while B-Rae went about her merry way playing, Fiance and I were packing up a bag and her diaper bag as if we would stay the night. We weren’t sure what we were in for. Right about 8:00 PM we were pulling out of our driveway. We live an hour away from the nearest hospital! So around 9:00 PM we walked through the emergency room doors.

Thankfully B-Rae was in a great mood and she played through the whole 3 hours we were there. The Dr. even had her laughing! Which has never happened because she has had full on melt downs for the last 8 months whenever we go to the pediatricians office. If you haven’t experienced this yet let me tell you that babies do not like x-rays! Thankfully her father and I were able to be in the room with her holding her still with lead aprons on. FINALLY around midnight the Dr. came in and told us that the earring was in fact in her tummy making its way through her digestive system. He told us that everything looked good and she should pass it just fine. We were instructed to return to the hospital or her normal care provider for a follow up x-ray if she did not pass the earring within 24 hours.

Relieved and exhausted we went through discharge and made our way to the car. After changing B-Rae into her pj’s we hit the road towards home, which let me remind you was an hour away…

I am very pleased to end this story with tell you that the earring turned up in her diaper the next afternoon. Just in case you are wondering the fate of the earring… TRASH CAN! Yucky!

Hope this is helpful to mothers who heaven forbid find themselves one day googling “child swallowed earring”      😉

Much Love

Chelsea

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Hey guys!

Today being that it is the “green holiday” I thought I would share some fun activities that anyone can do some with or with children!

I have attached links to everything so that you can see the website I found it on. ENJOY! 😀

Here are some yummy treats!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/03/chocolate-stout-cupcakes-with-baileys.html?m=1

In case you’re in the mood to bake up a treat 🙂

Here is fun kiddie food for pinch day:

thoughtfullysimple.com

http://www.thoughtfullysimple.com/a-lucky-breakfast/

 

I made a version of these for Christmas and they were a hit!

lovefromtheoven.com

http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2011/03/16/quick-and-easy-chocolate-pretzel-bites-for-st-patricks-day/

As if those weren’t yummy enough here’s some cookies 😉

tablespoon.com

http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/mint-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/1/

We have a busy day for our family, so off I go! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Much Love

Chelsea

XOXO

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun!!

Hey guys!

If you didn’t hear about my sewing machine being out for repairs you can read about it in yesterday’s post called the Birthday Post.

Today I wanted get all girly on you and talk about some stuff us ladies love!

First things first! If you’re anything like me as a mother, you don’t really get out and go shopping as much as you did pre-babies. There’s nothing wrong with! However there are solutions, like online shopping 😀

 I discovered Shoe Dazzle almost a year ago. It is basically a subscription to FABULOUS shoes! You can go to their website which is founded by Kim Kardashian and sign up. Then you will immediately take a quiz so that they know your style. Within a couple of days they will send you an email letting you know that your showroom is ready! It’s very exciting to get these emails every month! You do have the option to “Skip the Month” by the 5th of each month. Otherwise you will be charged $39.95 per month and that gives you credit to any pair of shoes your heart desires!! Go check it out and if you think it’s for you go for it 😉

Here are the FABULOUS shoes I have received from Shoe Dazzle:

I absolutely LOVE all three pairs of these shoes! They are comfy too!

Shoe  Dazzle also offers purses and jewelry sets. They are all of course fabulous!

This purse has been my best friend and good quality too.

Go check it out if you are at all interested because its great! Keep in mind that you can “Skip the Month” if you do not want to be charged that month. They explain all of this on the website.

www.shoedazzle.com

Stay tuned in and subscribe if you haven’t already because this blog just opened up to a whole new world! 😀

Much Love

Chelsea

XOXO

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Birthday Post!!

Hey Guys!

So I had a crazy week of wedding planning and birthday celebration! We’ll talk about that in a minute.

I had a minor tragedy happen last week also, my sewing machine is down and needing repairs. 😦 They say that the timing is off and that I need to bring it in so they can take a look. So in the mean time I’ll be doing some random posts to keep you entertained 🙂

Soooo … I turned 22 on sunday! I don’t feel any different other the weight I’ve been losing. Which by the way is at 13 lbs and counting! Yay!! It takes a lot of work so I’m sure you understand my excitement!! I tried on a few wedding dresses on my birthday just for fun after we were done picking the bride’s maid dresses. They are such beautiful pieces of art!! I mean seriously the variety is endless. I feel bad for the brides that go in to the dress shops not knowing what they have in mind. I have a style I am going for and that made it really easy to narrow it down :).

My birthday was awesome! I went to dinner at the Olive Garden which is totally in my top 3 favorite places to dine. Here are some fun pictures from the trick candles that I got to experience for the first time!

Poor B-Rae got spooked by everyone singing :(. But Auntie (My sister) was there to save her :).

Very fun time!! I am glad I spent it with so many loved ones. I even got a surprise visit from my little brother who lives in california! What a doll!

Much Love

Chelsea

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SAHM Segment! :)

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

~ Gail Sheehy ~

 

Hey Guys!

 I am SO HAPPY today! Having this awesome Fiber Optic internet is a god send! It’s so fast and actually keep up with me. I am one of those people who has several pages going at once because my mind is all over the place. Yay for great internet!

We live in a small town here and people are always asking me “What do you do everyday?” This always strikes me as an odd question! In my mind I’m like you know I have a child right?!  This question does not offend or annoy me, I just can’t help but think well even if I lived in a city I would probably go about my day just like I do here in this little town. I wake up and get ready I clean house and do the house chores that never end. If it seems boring I crank up some music! I feed B-Rae her meals and make sure she gets her nap in at some point.

I now have sewing projects that I work on here and there. Then I like to try to have relaxing evenings when the fiance gets home from work. But don’t think that’s all I ever do! I swear there is always something going on! We have birthdays to go celebrate, holidays that we like to always do something fun to recognize them. Here and there B-Rae and I will have a play date which is always fun for both of us! We have several members of my fiances side of the family that live in this town with us so we spend time with them as much as we can. Luckily we have a big city that is just with in an hour away so whenever we want to go do something different it isn’t really that far away to get out :).

Maybe this just comes naturally to me and not to mention I enjoy keeping my house in pristine condition 😉 (which is a full-time job whether you have one or four kids)

I do get curious sometimes as to how other moms spend their days…

If anyone would like to share in a comment I would love to read about it!

I found something the other day and I thought I would share it with my fellow mammas!

I have not tried this myself yet because my daughter is not old enough to understand yet BUT I read that if you write a letter to a Disney character that they will send you an autographed picture like the one below. How cool and fun is that?! If any one tries this please let me know!

It says you send your letter to this address:

Walt Disney world communications

p.o. box 10040 lake buena vista, fl 32830-0040

AGAIN I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS OUT YET but go for it with your little one and tell me about it!

 

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Much Love!

Chelsea

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Spring is in the air!

Listening, not imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery. – Joyce Brothers

Hey guys!

I hope everyone had a great weekend :)! The Fiance and I got lucky and scored a used desk in perfect condition off of craigslist. I am so excited to get it all set up! This is going to be a small “office area” at one end of our bedroom. There will be a perfect little spot for me to sit and do my blogging, research etc. When I get that all setup it will be just in time for the new internet to be installed this week! I know right we are really steppin’ it up 😉

I also cleaned up and reorganized my sewing area this weekend. I’ll tell you what, when I get a creative groove going I can really make a mess of things in there! So I got it all cleaned up and put back together right before I started my latest order of the Sesame Street crib comforter. Thanks to this project I sat down and watched some Sesame Street with B-Rae last night. Boy did it take me right back to my child hood! Such a fun cute educational show, we loved it. I think Elmo is the cutest little creature on there!

 Is anyone else excited about Easter?! I am! I know I know, I should chill out because it’s over a month away! Hahaha!! I can’t though I want to make dresses for little girls to wear on their Easter egg hunts, to church and to their Easter dinners 😀 Since pillow case dresses are so darn cute and popular in baby fashion right now I thought I will do more of them in the Easter fashion of course. I do have a couple that I have already made and sent out. You can see pictures on my Facebook and previous posts under the Finished Products category. My first Easter fashion will be constructed from these materials:

I am IN LOVE with these Easter fabrics!

These dresses can be made for MANY sizes! There great by themselves or with leggings and an undershirt. Not to mention a matching hair bow! 😉

 If you would like an Easter dress made for your little girl just message me on here or my email listed below. I have a whole fabric store to choose from! If you like a design but instead of purple you want yellow and green, it can be done!

Much Love! XOXO

Chelsea

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Breaking Ground on Sesame Street!

Hey guys!

So today I am officially starting the Sesame Street Crib Comforter for Mrs. Holly Dehlbom. So I will be telling you all about the process and keeping you up to speed with pictures too!

I have already learned that ¼” batting is not thick enough hahaha! I knew in my head how thick it needed to be but when I opened the package this was not it! So off I went to the store knowing the batting needed to be at least twice as thick if not more.

I was however successful in finding “Cookie Monster Blue” which was totally necessary to match the adorable printed fabric. After I sought the approval of the client that she loved the materials I am ready to begin! Here is what we are starting with:

Front!

 

This is to show you the blue back fabric

 

I had a brilliant thought today! I realized that Easter coming in the near future and what is Easter all about? Well, besides bunnies, eggs, and chicks. Pretty Pretty Dresses!!!

I am scheming up some adorable ensembles! I think I need a sketch pad so I don’t lose these ideas when they pop into my head. Not that I am a great artist :p but I can scribble and make notes!

Much Love Everyone!

Chelsea

Xoxo

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Last New Bow!!

Hi Guys!

I can’t even wait I have to show you the new bow!

For the Pretty Princess

 I just added the jewel for that extra touch 😉

Lined alligator clip, I like to show both sides 🙂

Remember yesterday when I said I wanted to see the korker bows made into a pigtail set? Well I totally tried it out on B-Rae and I’ll let you see for yourself how cute and fun it is!

Ah!! Cute Right?!

Something you should know:

I was simply heart-broken when a few months ago my dearest daughter decided she did not want bows in her hair…ever. I did not take this personally and I don’t think she disliked them in her hair. She was so fascinated by the clip part that she would always reach up, pull out her bow and play with it. Anyway! The other day when I started the bow sale I decided to give it another go…

I’m happy to announce that she left the bows in the whole time and I took them out before bed!! Yay! Now I’m putting bows in her hair everyday everyday! 😀 Don’t get me wrong the pig tails and pony tails are adorable but when I can add a bow I made myself… Chah!! Super Cute!

Another view of the korker pig tail set!

 The bow sale is over now. But you can always order them at my everyday good prices 🙂

Remember that if you see something on my blog that you like so much you would like one for your little one, just shoot me a message and I can tell you the going price. I also do custom orders so just don’t hold out!

That’s all for now folks!

Much Love,

Chelsea

XOXO

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Very New Bow!

Hey Guys!

I had a super busy saturday doing some premature spring cleaning. (Laughing) I’m having a flashback about how I liked to play Cinderella when I was a little girl! Speaking of little girls I made a couple of fun new bows today that are just adorable. There are two sizes but the same bow.

Korker Bows!

 

With lined matching alligator clip of course 🙂

Korker Bows!

With lined matching alligator clip of course 🙂  Now these are the addition to the Bow Sale going on right now on Facebook @ Chelsea’s BabyFashions. You can also message me on here and I can do the transaction just the same. I hope that you like them! I got a great idea when I was making these, I want to make a mini version of these and they can be pig-tail bows. 😀 That would be so FUN right?!

Just a little note: If you see something on my blog that you are interested in purchasing, send me a message and I can tell you the going rate. You can also make special requests for custom orders. I am currently working on a custom order for a Sesame Street crib comforter that the customer was able to pick out the fabric she wanted online. I ordered it and will get the other needed materials. I gave her a  price quote and it was a done deal 🙂

Much Love,

Chelsea

XOXO

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