Friday, August 24, 2012

Going back to knitting real soon!

Heller!! ^_^  I'm super excited because as the title says I will be going back to knitting. Knitting was one of my favorite things to do but I took a break from it. The hands to hurt after knitting for hours. A friend I used to work with back home is paying me to make her two baby outfits for her upcoming newborn baby. I'm so excited!! She sent me a picture of a cute panda outfit she wants me to make for her daughter. Its so cute! I cant wait to start it and see the end result. She also wants me to make this cute baby outfit I had made for my friend Ambers baby. Below is a picture of that one. I really loved this one when I finished it. I hope to someday have a daughter so I can make her these. Anyways, I have never done a baby panda outfit so im super excited about how the outcome will look. I better start working on them now before I get a job and I wont have the time. So check out the pics of one of the outfits im making for my friends baby daughter.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Homemade cleaners

Hi ^_^ Ok I know I havent been here much but its because im working on more felt flowers. My friend wants me to make her some cute little felt flowers on clips for her adorable baby. Well, actually I offered to make some for her. :) I will post pics of all the flowers I have made sometime soon. Anyways this post is not about felt flowers. Im so excited because I have been browsing on pinterest and came across some pretty cool remedies to clean your house. I came across two remedies. One was is to clean your microwave and another one to clean your shower. Well I began cleaning today and tried both of them. Sorry I do not have pictures well, I didnt think to take pictures of the before and after. Thats how excited I was to try these new home remedies. These remedies worked wonders! My microwave is spot clean and looks like new! My shower, im impressed with this remedy! You see, every month I dye the white patch of hair I have on top of my head. I'ts a birthmark I inherited from my father. I hate it. Most think I should grow it out. Hell no! I did try once but I was looking like an old woman so I've been dying it ever since. Anyways, my tub and tiles get stained from the black dye and its so hard to take off. I used to srub and scrub to no avail. It would still stay stained and I ended up with my knees and back hurting. Well, this remedy I found in pinterest worked wonders! I started off by spraying the tile and as it was dripping down to the tub you can see how this remedy was working. It moved the stains in seconds! I love love this concoction! Next time Ill update make an update of this blog with pictures. Below are the links to these two different remedies. ^_^

homemade shower cleaner

Microwave cleaner

Nayeli :3

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Homemade Febreze

How to make homemade Febreze
Hi! ^_^ Ok so today I was hanging out in my living room watching some tv all of a sudden I noticed a funky smell near me. I started sniffing around the area when I noticed it was coming from Charlies crate. It wasnt urine smell but poop. Yuck. When I took out his bed and blanky, his blanky had 3 pieces of dried poop stuck in it. The smell was so much stronger and I wanted to throw up. x_x So I cleaned up his crate and put his toys, blanky and bed to wash. I took off the dried pieces of poop of course which was so disgusting! >.< The smell was still lingering and was wondering what to do about it when BAM it hit me! I have a pin pinned on my pinterest board on homemade febreze! I didnt want to spend $5.59 on the real thing. Im trying to save money here so I decided to make it since I had the required ingredients. The place smells so good now! I started to spray it all over the apartment and the place smells fresh and clean! =^o^= Oh and I sprayed some near Charlies crate too.I will be using this from now on. If you wish to save money like me and make your own febreze here is what you will need.

1/8 cup of any fabric softner you like to use. ( I used snuggle blue sparkle)
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1 spray bottle
hot tap water to fill the bottle to the top

Now just shake the bottle so the substances mix and you are set to spray! I got the information on how much to use on blog called fake it frugal. When I pinned it to my pinterest I clicked on it and it took me to her blog. Here is the link to her blog. Fake it Frugal  I'm so glad for pinterest. It has so many homemade rememdies to make and it wont cost you a lot of money if you already have the ingredients. I just saved myself about $6. Yay!

Nayeli :3

Update: While I still love this, I suggest you dont spray near furniture. It will leave spots.  So I just spray away from furniture where these spots wont show.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pearl flowers

Hi! ^_^ Sorry I have not blogged in a couple of days. I have been busy being a house wife to my handsome husband and I have also been working out because I need to get back on track. I have gained about 25 lbs since I've been married and lets just say I have never weighed this much EVER in my life. 0_o Anywho, I have been squeezing in some time to do some crafts and I have made some super cute pearl flowers. I just love pearls! I was browsing youtube the other day and I came across this ladies video on how to make these cute flowers out of pearls. I have been making them like crazy haha! I dont know her name but she goes by Jennings644. I really wish I had a glue gun like hers because hers has so much precision. Mine is just a regular glue gun. I was still able to make the pearl flowers though but burned my fingers a few times. >.< I have been looking for her glue gun on ebay and stores here in Florida but have had no luck. Oh well, I'm still going to keep making them. The only thing that annoys me is the web like strings of glue that stick to these pearl flowers and I cant seem to get rid of them. >:/.....I have made cute stuff out of these flowers like a headband, hair clips, necklace, and a ring. I'm going to try to make earrings as well but much smaller ones. You can do many things with these pearl flowers like Mrs. Jennings has mentioned in her video. Go crazy with them! Use your imagination! If anyone reads this, below is the link or video with a tutorial Mrs. Jennings provides on how to do them. They are super easy to make. Just becareful because there will be times that you will burn your fingers like I have. It's no biggie though cause its only like 2 seconds of pain haha. I wish I could do a video myself but I don't have a video camera that stays in place and show a good quality tutorial. Anyways, below the video are pics of the pearl flowers I made.

I bought the pearls at Wal-Mart. These are some of the pearl flower projects I made.

You can see the hair pins I made and the necklace here

Close up of the pearl flowers

This is the headband I made with the pear flower. I love it!

Me with my pearl flower headband

Here I am with the pearl flower necklace. Its not completely done yet because I have been busy but heres a glimpse of what it will look like

I just love the hair pins I made with these pearl flowers. I just need to get rid of the glue residue on them. Its so annoying cause they keep sticking!

I love my hair pins!

pearl flower ring I made.

So there you have it! All the different ideas I have come up with for these flower pearls. I have yet to do the earrings but as I mentioned earlier, they will be a lot smaller. You can also make a bracelet if you want. I need to buy more pearls but different colors from the ones I have so I can make more of these. Well, thats it for now. Hopefully I'll have time to blog tomorrow. I need to show off the pretty felt flowers I have made. Buh bye!!

Ps: I hate how the sizing of these pictures are. If I make them smaller you cant see the detail of the flower pearls. If I make them big like they are right now they are not within the template of my blog. My post doesnt look even. :/

Nayeli =^_^=

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Charlies 1st birthday

Hi! ^_^ Yesterday was my dog Charlie 1st birthday. Wow I cant believe hes 1 years old! He grew too fast. I remember when I first got him and how tiny he was. He looked like a little mouse running around the apartment with his toys. He would fit in the palm of my hand sitting. Now his arms and legs hang from my hand. He's all grown up now. I wanted to spoil him for his birthday, (as if hes not spoiled already!) so I looked up for recipes to bake him a little cake that's pet friendly. I found one that has peanut butter and bananas in it and Charlie just loves both. He mostly loves bananas. We only give him a little peanut butter with his dewormer pill because thats the only way he'll eat his pill. He loves it. Instead of making it into a cake I decided to make a cupcake out of it. I also got him some little treats and he was super happy to get those. He got lots of hugs and kisses from me too hehe. When his cupcake was ready I put a little peanut butter on top and 1 candle. Then I made him a little birthday hat out of construction paper. When I put it on him, let just say he wasn't too happy lol. I got a few pictures of him with it which are posted below this blog. Oh and by the way, I contacted his Vet to see if the recipe was safe for him. He said yes but not to use too much peanut butter because it's high in fat. So I lowered the porportion of peanut butter in it. When I was done taking pictures of him he was delighted to be able to eat his cupcake. He scarfed it down fast. lol He had a pretty good first birthday I must say. He got treats, cupcake, and even new toys. Yup my baby is very spoiled lol. I just love my dog. Ok now for the pictures.

Charlie all bathed and cleaned with his birthday hat.

He wasn't too  happy about the hat lol

Here he was anxious to get his cupcake. 

Took off his birthday hat and took a picture of it with his cupcake. You can see him sitting on the right hand side

Hes never seen a candle upclose before so hes curious about it lol

He really wants the cupcake and for me to stop taking pictures lol

And the eating of his cupcake begins

I decided to let him eat it on the floor becuase it was going to get messy and it did.

Just look at his face! lol He was so anxious to eat it all

See what I mean about getting messy? haha

Almost done! I didnt get a picture of him finishing it though

And that's it. Next year i'll make him another cupcake but with different ingredients and some pet friendly frosting. I'll also make the treats myself. I found some pretty good recipes that I know he will love. ^_^ That's it for today. I have not been feeling too good today so I am going to relax some more and lay down. Until next time! Buh bye!

Nayeli ^_^