Thursday, January 5, 2012

Guess. Who's. Back.

I am BACK!!!!!!!!! So, I know what you're thinking...where the HECK did she go for the last year? Well, it has been one of the craziest 12 months of my life. So lets pretend this is speed dating, and I'll catch you up on things. And...go...
1) At 6 months pregnant, I decided to start a business
2) Business took off like a ROCKET!!!! (Check it out here and here)
3) After a long and difficult pregnancy, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
4) Juggling a new booming business + kids + husband + friends and family + maintain a household= nearly impossible.
5) Find out my father has stage 4 cancer and needs an incredulous amount of surgery to give him any sort of chance at life.
6) Watch him go through things I can't even begin to describe to you.
7) Add something as awful as cancer to the above equation (see #4) and you get one depleted momma!

And through all of that, I lost time for crafting. :( boooooooo

But, the bug has bitten me again, and I am back to check in with all my peeps!!!!! I have missed you all and I hope that you will leave me a comment and let me know how you're doing!!!!!!!! the craft! So in a pinch, I needed to make some gifts for some wonderful friends who have stood by me this year during all my ups and downs, and were behind me 100% even when family was not! Problem numero uno...I had no dinero...

Well, a trip to the dollar store was all it took, and voila, I was able to make something personal for each of them, and UNDER $2 a piece!!!!!!!!!!!!

Start with a Zen Garden, and a packet of file folders from the dollar store. (1 pack of file folders will make 12 of these signs...)

Mix in Glue, Vinyl, and a Cricut and here you have it...MAGIC!!!

Its been wayyyyyyyyyyy too long since I've crafted anything, and I'm hoping to make regular appearances around here again! Thanks for not giving up on me lol :)


  1. Sorry to hear about such a tough year! Congrats on the baby!'re still here on my side bar. Still looking forward to all your $ store crafts!

    Creatively Living

  2. Nikki!! I am thrilled to see you back! Sounds like your year has truly been full of ups, downs and all the rest. Congratulations on your baby and I am truly sorry for all your dad and you all have been through with his cancer. Hope you are all now catching your breath and I am certainly happy you are able to come back to the blogworld! I love the craft you shared here today! Love Laurie, Scene of Sublime (formerly Scene of the Grime - did a slight name change but same URL)

  3. So glad you're back. Hope things improve for your family! Congrats on the new baby! I love love love this, it's super cute!

    And congrats on your business taking off.

  4. Welcome back and welcome baby! It has been a crazy year for you...hope this year is the beginning of all good things and some calm.

  5. I am exhausted just thinking about all you went through this year! I am so glad you are back though, I had been wondering where you went!

  6. Missed you! Glad to have you back. I am so sorry to hear what your dad is going through. My Mum beat bowel cancer and is still suffering from the fallout, and I can honestly relate. Brings you right back to basics, doesn't it... basics like primal fear, all- encompassing love and utter helplessness. I hope it will turn out to be alright for him, looks like he'll have to do a lot of grandfather stuff, so he can't just excuse himself to the hereafter. So, naturally, I am also delighted to hear that there is a little girl to celebrate :) What a year... May 2012 hold more joy than tears for you and those you love, that's probably the best we can ask for.