Beautiful watercolors

wcelephant2I was looking at Etsy yesterday and came across The Wildlands shop which listed these watercolors, aren’t they beautiful?  They are perfect for a child’s bedroom.  The colors are vibrant but not overwhelming and they all seem so joyous.  And the prices is right!  I thought they might brighten your day!

wcdancer  wchorse wcturtle

The Sweetest Boy and a New Business!


So I’m trying to start a business selling on Etsy and at local craft fairs.  I have wanted to do this for some time and I am hopeful I can learn enough to grow a business into a full time gig.  And I’m happy to say that I have finally begun!

I posted some bracelets that I make on Etsy and tonight I made soy candles!

I am feeling proud and excited and scared all at the same time.  So many worries but so much opportunity.

The very best part, though, was after I finished making the candles (flavored vanilla) my son gave me two high fives and a big kiss and came to look at my candles (he was very impressed).  Then my husband took him to bed and on the way I heard him sniff the air and say “Those candles are very yummy yummy in my tummy”.

My heart be still.

I love that kid.

Baby shoes for chubby feet


As Isla begins walking, she really needs some shoes to protect her adorable little feet.  Unfortunately, because her feet are adorably chubby, it’s hard to find a shoe that gives her flexibility and doesn’t confine her feet or squish them!

I tried Crocs but they did not stretch like I expected them to and they seemed to be too rigid.  She would wear them but she didn’t seem to like it.

She was going barefoot a lot of the time and, while I love that and would prefer it, the ground here in Arizona can get up to 135 degrees in the summer!  Then she got a cut on her toe and her daycare started putting a sock just one one foot so she was walking around like a baby shoeless joe!

I remember reading that moccasins are great footwear for kids and I went on the hunt.  I found some adorable options on Etsy and measured her foot and put in a custom order with Jen Galaxy.

I anxiously awaited their arrival and I was not disappointed!  They are bright and sweet and she loves wearing them.  They don’t squish her foot and she seems really comfortable and happy with them on.  When she woke up the next day after wearing them for the first time, the first thing she did was grab them and stick her foot out so I could put them on her.


So if you are looking for shoes that fit your baby’s chubby feet, I highly recommend some buttery soft moccasins!