Thursday, December 05, 2013

the creative living center

This is what's been going on with us!!!

Adjusting to all of this, unpacking and starting to forever clean ;)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


I was noticing today, I am obsessed overwhelmed with skin care/ hair care products. Here is a pic of the sink I use:

That's not all! I have things in my purse, and in the bathroom Upstairs!!

I have to say, skin care and hair care is one of my weaknesses for sure.
I now work for a Mary Kay lady and she's been sharing with me some product! (sweet!)
I also realized that I live only 20 minutes from LUSH cosmetics!!!! (omg!)
I'm discovering another local store only minutes from my house called Lavender Moon, and she makes all her own soap, cosmetics, lotions, etc!! I find myself wasting my precious pennies in there too!
wow, I never realized I had such an obsession.  Now mind you, it's not make-up, just lotions, cleansers, and what not....I think I'm a bit skin obsessed, and I just might be ok with that! :)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


This past month was the Cara-box! The theme was "Seasons of life" so you would get to know your assigned partner and create a box of goodies for whatever stage of life they are in.  I enjoyed this one because i feel like this one was worth it!  i've been able to get to know several ladies far away from me and i enjoy getting emails from them...i feel thought of! :)

 I received this package from my new friend Tanya.

 I love the travel mug, it's very appropriate in my life: on the go, coffee in hand!! and of course, a reminder to stay calm :)

 lovely lotion!

 a lovely hand-written letter with 3 amazing recipes she gave to me---i was super impressed and am eager to try them out!

VERY colorful, and i love them!!
my daughters and i had a "nail spa" time and i wanted them to put both colors on my feet!
love it.

 cute journal! always can use one of these, for sure!!


my favorite!! I've already worn them several times....
Thank You Tanya!!!

i also forgot to show pics of the measuring cups she sent, they Immediately went into use!! :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013


 We had several beach, not the ocean...Lakes! :)

 This was pretty cool, we found a new friend up by lake ontario and she made Adia into a mermaid! thus beginning the new mermaid obsession!!

 Face painting at the local Lima Days!

 oh Livie!!

Hikes in the woods with friends! 

Friday, July 05, 2013

June Cara-box!

Yes!- the official beginning of summer! woohoo!
the kids are rip-roaring-ready for it!
my new friend Bekah from
made me this package and sent it to me,
I was excited to receive it!
she did an awesome job.
take a look!
This month's Cara-box was themed Carnival's and Fairs.

What a colorful bunch of gifts!
Included was an encouraging letter from her to me :)

Awesome sunblock that I've already used half of!! 

 oh yeah! cotton candy at it's best--instant gratification baby!!

  the kids really loved these bubble gums!

 These are always super fun to wear to any carnival/fair, I'm also super excited to try these with some pinterest ideas...we will see!

 We have actually been needing straws lately....
these will do just fine!! :)

a sample pack of lotions/shampoo/conditioners.

There you have it! June's cara-box!
If you want to see the box I sent, go over to this page.

Anyone can join and do a cara-box! You don't need to have a blog to do it! Just click on the cara-box button on the right and sign up!
happy summer y'all!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


 Happy summer friends!
we have a new pet--sam the turtle.
my dad found him on the road and my children are loving him for sure!

so we are spending our time splashing, and more splashing with all this rain!! hopefully it lets up for more sunshine!! (that's our hope.)