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Crafty Friday! – Bird House

Welcome to Crafty Fridays!

 

Introducing a new series to the blog that I think a lot of moms will appreciate! Here I’ll be featuring different crafts that my kids and I create. Crafts are a great way to keep the little ones entertained, get their creature juices flowing, and it’s always a fun bonding time. Today we’ll be featuring my 7 year old son, Alexander, and the Made by Me Bird House from Wal-Mart. This adorable little house is only $9.97.

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This little kit comes with everything you will need including easy to follow instructions. However, the one thing I will suggest is to get a bigger brush. The one in the kit is perfect for detailing, but it’s too small for painting bigger areas. Luckily, I have a lot of spare makeup brushes he can use.

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 First, you assemble the bird house, which he found to be super easy!

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Next, put down something to protect your work area. Kids + Paint = a messy formula! He also changed into something that we don’t mind staining. This part was his favorite, he picked the colors and the design. He said he wanted it to resemble our first home, which made my heart melt!

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Overall it was such a fun project, he absolutely loved it! Now all we need is bird food to lure all the little birdies into our yard, muahaha. That’s it for today’s craft, let me know if you’ll be trying this with your kiddos!

 

xo, Cinthia

 

 

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Exploring Dallas: $5 admissions at The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Exploring Dallas: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

I’ve visited this place countless times, it’s easily one of my favorite places to go as a family. Now, I’m not the most outdoorsy person, but this place is hard not to love! It’s located on the shores of White Rock Lake and sits on 66 acres. It has beautiful scenic views and endless possibilities to explore. From now until February 23rd they’re having $5 admissions (General admission for adults is usually $15) if you pay at the booth! I highly suggest you take advantage of this deal, the weather has been on our side lately.

Of course, this time around I had to break out my fabulous picnic basket that I recently found at an antique store. We set up our picnic on the Martin Rutchik concert stage & lawn, which overlooks the White Rock Lake shore. Such a relaxing view!

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After our picnic we enjoyed a walk around the gardens. It was peaceful and not crowed at all since it was already later in the day and near closing time. Selena started wearing leggings under her dress, but then walked into a pond and had to take them off, lol!

I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. I always seem to draw so much inspiration from this gorgeous place, definitely check it out if you can and let me know what you thought!

xo, Cinthia

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Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 VC

Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 Vanishing Cabinet “The Midnight society Vol 1”

Hola! Welcome to my very first makeup post on the blog! Let’s start off by a quick rundown of the brand, and what the VC is all about. Notoriously Morbid is based out of West Virginia and they are hands down one of my favorite indie makeup brands. Here I have found some of the most unique eye shadow pigments and their customer service is bar none. The Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly beauty themed subscription. Usually based off pop culture, movies, books, etc. It’s $13.25 USD domestic and $20.00 USD for international subscribers.

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 The first installment of the 2018 vanishing cabinet has 4 shimmery eye shadows (Top swatches will be over shadow bind, bottom is dry) and a new product to NM, a finishing powder.  Continue reading “Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 VC”

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Healing from my childhood trauma

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7 years old

For a moment, I almost titled this “Getting over my childhood trauma”. The truth is, you don’t “get over it”. What’s important is to first acknowledge it, and then work towards healing. Trauma is not a one-size-fits-all, it effects everyone in a different way. With that being said, keep in mind that this is my journey, and it’s not my intention to offend anyone. I didn’t plan in delving into something so deep and personal so soon into my blogging journey. However, i’s been on my mind and I must get it out.

I didn’t realize that I carried so much emotional weight on my shoulders until a few years ago. For a long time I refused to acknowledge my trauma for what it was. It happened in stages for me. I can’t pin point exactly where it all started, but I can tell you that most of my childhood memories aren’t very pleasant. It was somewhat of a snowball effect and eventually I grew into a resentful and rebellious teenager. Skipping school, drinking, doing drugs, constantly fighting with my parents. Continue reading “Healing from my childhood trauma”