Do It Anyways

A few years after I got married, I was busy finishing my bachelors degree.

It was a difficult semester with a large workload. But knowing things always work out when I serve others; I decided do something kind for someone else, in the midst of all my work.

I later experienced an encounter with that individual, that was not very pleasant. I felt disappointed, rejected, and a little hurt.

I remember mentioning it to my mother and a few weeks later, she had gifted me this exact quote in a frame.

This quote from Mother Teresa really struck a cord with me. It was exactly what I had experienced several weeks previous.

Not only did this quote bring me peace, it also reminded me to persevere.

To continue to serve, be kind and do good.

I choose to do those things, because I want to! However, I cannot choose how others will react.

The lesson I learned was this…

To do it anyways!

Serve. Be kind. Give your best, anyways.

Jalapeño Lime Chips

These are delicious!

You are going to want to buy some of these as soon as possible.

They remind me think of cool ranch Doritos but so much better… 🤤

I love to dip them in salsa, guacamole or hummus.

I purchase mine from my local Costco.

If you don’t have a Costco or a membership, try your local grocery store. Walmart, Target and Smith’s carry these chips, depending on your location.

However, I know for a fact you can find order them on Amazon!

What did we do before Amazon…?

Try these!

I promise you’ll love them!

Which is it?

I prefer to Nay- Nay… 🙋🏻‍♀️

I don’t mind miracle whip though.

My husband however, only eats miracle whip.

Apparently it’s a big deal… 🤷🏻‍♀️ who knew?

I couldn’t help put post this…

I thought it was laughable! 😂

Mostly because we are a house divided when it comes to mayo.

Which do you prefer?

Do you Whip or do you Nay Nay?

Focus on the Good

We are all fighting an unseen battle.

We all struggle.

We all have bad days.

However, if we focus on the good, the good gets better.

I believe that to be 💯% true!

Next time you are having a bad day, focus on something good that happened.

You will come to realize that there is much more good, than bad.

Your attitude will change.

The good gets better!

The Zest Finds

I am really loving this lemon trend!

There is something so happy and cheery about lemons.

Recently I have started decorating my home with lemons. A blog post soon to come!

http://www.kirklands.com/product/Decorative-Lemons-Set-of-12/229276.uts
These lemons come in a large bag for $19.99!
I put them in my kitchen.
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Lemon-and-Basil-Jar-Candle/233797.uts
I am obsessed with candles!
Lemon and Basil Candle for $9.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Sugar-Dusted-Lemon-Jar-Candle/226125.uts
Another great candle option!
Sugar Dusted Lemon for $9.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Yellow-Lemon-and-Greenery-Garland/242361.uts
I purchased this adorable lemon garland for my home!
It is 59 inches long and costs $24.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Squeeze-the-Day-Lemon-Kitchen-Towels-Set-of-2/251690.uts
I love the saying on this hand towel!
There are only available online for $24.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Yellow-Fresh-Lemons-Table-Runner/238663.uts
The lemon print on this table runner is too cute!
It’s kind of pricy at $59.99 but if used with a coupon, you could save quite a bit.
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Lemon-Home-Porch-Board/250676.uts
If I didn’t already have a home sign, I would have bought this in a heartbeat!
$59.99 for a bright and cheery front porch decoration.
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Hello-Lemon-Doormat/227931.uts
This friendly doormat is only $12.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Hello-Lemon-Wood-Wall-Hanger/250718.uts
Such fun summer door decoration!
It is $22.99
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Lemon-Braided-Cotton-Accent-Rug/226254.uts
A fresh and bright accent rug for your kitchen.
$24.99 and it’s yours!
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Lemon-Slice-Serving-Tray/250858.uts
$16.99 for this summery lemon serving tray.
I’ve been putting off buying a coffee table until we buy a new couch set.
If I did have a coffee table, this would be on it!
http://www.kirklands.com/product/Yellow-Lemon-and-Greenery-Stem/242362.uts
I need to go back for these!
They would make a great accent to any entryway table.
$8.99 for this lemon greenery.

Kirkland’s has been my jam ever since their store opened next to my house!

I purchased a few of these items for my own personal use. However, they were too cute not to share!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks fun finds!

You are Toe-rific!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away.

If you are still looking for ideas, I’ve got you covered!

This is a simple and fun way to show your loved one, just how much you care.

Who wouldn’t love a fresh pedicure? Especially, right before summer!

Below, I have also included a download for Birthdays, as well! If your bestie is having a birthday soon, this is a great gift…. and a good excuse to get your nails done too!

Because no, one likes getting their nail done alone!

What You Need:

Cardstock

10 Bills

Hole Punch

Ribbon or String

Scissors

Tape

Print:

How to Make:

Start by printing out the flip flops template. Remember, there are two options to pick from. So be sure the print the correct one!

*Since I already made the Mother’s Day feet ahead of time, I will show you how to make them using the Birthday template.

Once printed, cut out the feet, and the tags. Make sure to cut off the black lines so they are no longer visible.

Tape the edges of the rectangle strips to the bottom of the shoe. Make sure to leave enough space for your bills!

Roll each dollar bill individually. Either direction is fine. But after making two sets, I preferred the backside of the bill facing out. I tried to roll each toe slightly larger than the last, so they resembled real toes.

I used all 1 dollar bills just for this post. But depending on how much you want to give, plan your bills accordingly.

Five $5 bills and six $1 bills = $31

Depending on where you go, that should cover a pedicure and a tip. If not, replace another dollar bill with a $5 bill.

Use a small piece of tape, to keep each bill from unraveling once it’s rolled into place.

When each bill is rolled and taped. Add an addition piece of tape, roll it and stick to the raw edge of the bill.

That will make sure the bill will stick to the inside of the foot. Then slide each bill inside the flip flop and make sure it is securely in place. Make sure to stagger each toe, so that it looks like real feet! The big toe on the inside of the foot, tapering downward.

Trust me, I got an entire foot completed before I realized I taped them the wrong direction on the wrong foot. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Talk about two left feet… 😂

After all the toes are correctly placed. (Use photo for reference) Next punch a hole in the heel of each foot.

Lace your ribbon or string through the punched out hole and tie in a bow.

TaDa! You are finished.

If you choose to, you can write a personal message on the sole of the foot.

Thoughts by L:

This is a fun gift for all ages!

A gift like this kind never stinks…

😂

Do you get it?

Since they are feet… and feet stink🦶🏻

Hahaha…

Happy crafting!

One in a Melon Box

Need a Mother’s Day Gift for your mom?

Remind her just how important she really is, with this One in a Melon box.

Mom, if you are reading this… Surprise! I hope you enjoy your gift. Sorry I spilled the beans a few days early. Love you!

Lets get started…

What you Need:

Scrapbook Paper

Cardboard Box

Cardstock

Ruler

Pencil

Glue stick

Decorative Shred or Confetti

Fruit Themed Gifts

My gifts included: Watermelon Sour Patch Kids, Watermelon Gum, Lotion, Pink Nail Polish, and a Book.

Print:

How to Make:

Start by measuring the sides of your box. Using those measurements cut your scrapbook paper to fit each flap. If you choose to, you can line the inside of the box with paper as well. Once your paper is measured properly and cut to size, using a glue stick glue paper into place.

Quick tip: I like to put the glue directly on the paper first, before placing it on the box. I start by gluing half the page, at a time. It makes it easier to place on the box evenly, before the glue dries out. Once that half of the paper is securely placed on the box, rub it down and add glue to the second half.

I fully lined this box with watermelon paper. Sometimes however, I choose to only line the flaps of the box. You decide!

Once your box is lined, write the “One in a Melon” saying on with a marker or print out the letters in the download above onto cardstock. I prefer to co

I made the document green but once I put them on my watermelon paper, it didn’t pop out enough for me. So if you prefer your letters black instead, print the download in black and white. Using scissors, cut the letters out and use a glue stick to glue them into place.

When your box is completed, start by filling it with your decorative shred. I found mine had the dollar store. You can also find it at Hobby Lobby as well. Last but not least, place all of your gifts inside. If you have extra shred, consider covering the gifts before taping the box shut.

Thoughts by L:

I really enjoyed making this box! Not only because it was a gift for my mom but because it was bright and colorful. I am also a big fan of puns… I think they are punny!

It’s also adorably “sweet.” 🍉😂

Enjoy!