>Turning junk into a treasure.

24 Mar

>Having a 2 year old means having a lot of toys. How a 2 year can accumulate so much junk is beyond me, but I blame it on the Mimi and Pop. I needed a place to neatly place my sweet Childs goodies since she likes playing in the living room. I knew that somewhere in the back of the attic was a potential beauty. So, my dear hubs drug it down the stairs for me.
The Junk:

Since I like my hands and fingers I asked my husband to cut a bottom for me, once I removed the two long drawers. Gave this sweet thang a good couple coats of paint, added some gold leafing to the edges, some awesome porcelain knobs, baskets for the baby girls collection of goods and ta da! We have a treasure!


>2 at the zoo

22 Mar

>On top of making my growth sticks Im lucky enough to be a stay home mom. Thankfully I have energy that lasts for days and I manage to constantly come up with fun events, crafts and projects.

My sweet daughter turned two at the zoo and being the mom who goes all out at any chance to plan an event, she got all I could possibly give to make this day perfect!

I made this adorable cupcake stand and all of the goodies!
We had Aligator, camel and pink flamingo cupcakes.
Birds nest (chow mien noodles covered in butterscotch with blue jelly beans for eggs)
bear food (gold fish), elephant food (nutter butters) and Zebra food (shoe string potatoes).
I also made the birthday girls hat out of foam, flet and feathers.
Each guest received their “official safari guide” bags upon arrival. Each bag had a pair of animal sunglasses, animal hat, “passport”(I will get back to this), crayon pack (of 4 crayons) and each girl had a lepoard print and feather bow.
The passport was a great little book I made for each child. It had their passport picture. Each page had a riddle, example: I eat bananas and swing from limb to limb, the jungle is my gym. I am a…
Each animal was guessed and we would go around the zoo looking for that animal and receive a stamp in the passport! I also saved paper towel rolls for MONTHS so that i could cut them in half, paint black, glue together and add a string for the best party favor ever…BINOCULARS! My husband made fun and thought the older kids would think the were “lame”, it was the older kids who had the most fun with them! (by older I mean 4-6 year olds). So much fun! <

















>Welcome to Before Your Eyes.

14 Mar


Hello and thanks for stopping by. I am new to the blog world so bare with me.
I am a Mom-preneur.
While raising two under two, I manage to have an overload of productive energy. I decided to start a business selling my designs after many request and compliments from my amazing friends and family.
Watching my children grow has been an amazing journey. I have always been artistic and creative. With a background in art and interior design I am always looking for something new to design or decorate.
My latest adventure started when it was time to upgrade the refrigerator and my husband had to remove the door trim on order for the new fridge to fit. I couldn’t bare to throw away a perfectly great piece of wood, so with some paint and a glue gun my kids now have a Growth Stick. I posted pictures on facebook and request started coming in. I now have a fan page for facebook and I am taking and completeing orders daily. I am working on a website.
My Growth Sticks are all one of a kind and specialized just for you and that special child who will enjoy it for years and one day pass to their children. my Growth Sticks make the best gift at any baby shower, baptism, birthday…whatever the occassion may be, you are sure to get the most “oo’s and ahh’s” at the party!
My daughter loves watching herself grow, she checks hourly!
Please join my facebook page and let me know if you have an questions. Let me know when you’re ready to order.
Thank You!