Play Jewelry

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our rings, side by side!
One thing I’ve come to realize is that children’s toys are not only expensive but easily lost. One thing I’ve come to really appreciate is making toys or having lots of DIY crafts for my cupkeiki and I to do that are simple and cheap!

The last couple of days my cupkeiki has been wanting to play with my jewelry, especially a ring that I wear all the time as her father gave it to me on our 7th year of dating! Problem is, I really like it and don’t want to lose it. My solution, DIY bling.

I’m putting these together while my cupkeiki naps, since there are some small parts involved, and I know how quickly little things can disappear!

Supplies:
Thin elastic, whatever color
Matching thread, or not.
Buttons, preferably ones with a slight depression on the top.
Sequins that can fit into the depression on top of the button
Super glue

What I did:
Quick stitched, by hand, the ends of the elastic, overlapping a little. Sewed the button to the elastic, above where I stitched the ends. Super glued the sequins on to the button. Presto, insta-bling!

They are cute enough I may make matching button bracelets and a few for myself! Have fun! The, perhaps best part for me, is that if it doesn’t last it’s no big deal, another can always be made! Let me know how yours turn out, if you try it!

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Summaaahhh Time Kicks

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I’ll admit, living in Hawaii spoiled me a bit. Less equaled more there, and slippahs (or flip-flops as mainlanders refer to them) were always in style and usually the only shoes a person needed. Nonetheless, now that I’m in Colorado, I’m finding a need for more closed toe shoes…and right now I’m loving these Reef Sunsoaked flats. They’re comfy, cute and the bright pink makes me feel like I can add a splash of fun to my wardrobe.

Watercolor Paints

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I’m in love with this simple painting and I’m sure I sound like every other mama out there proudly displaying their keiki’s art. My cupkeiki made it. She had marked up the bottom half with dots of paint, then said she was done. As I started to think about setting it up to dry, she dumped her paint water on to it, picked it up and said “with Chloe’s painting” and we took it in and put it next to her cousins painting.

CSA Saturday!

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Today we picked up a bountiful lot of veggies from our CSA with Revive Gardens! I’m talking a giant head of lettuce, dark romaine lettuce, beets, snap peas, wild arugula, carrots, and kale!! I’m pretty excited about all the deliciousness going on! My cupkeiki gobbled up snap peas as we walked through the market, I thought there may be none left by the time we got home! I’ve also decided to challenge myself this week! I never know what to do with carrot greens, usually they get cut and discarded, but this week they are going to take a part in a meal! So look out for that, also I have a great recipe for rib eye steaks I’m dying to share with everyone, I promise your inner animals will howl with delight!

I guess I’ve got to give a little shout out to Mother Nature! Last night we had a pretty awesome thunderstorm here in Fort Collins and got some much needed moisture!! It was fun watching my cupkeiki shriek every time the lightning lit up the sky and then listen to the thunder afterward. “I hear it, I hear it!” she would tell me.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

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