Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lately on Instagram

Got this Aqua green green house at Hobby Lobby. I'll start dwarf daisies in it for my front yard.
Little moments are the sweetest. My little girl eating her oatmeal and sharing my Shakeology shake. My Amaryllis from Christmas bloomed late. 
I selfie. Because sometimes when you are a Mom of a little kid, putting makeup on and doing my hair should be celebrated.
I have a stalker cat. Can I get one minute in peace in the bathroom?
Elsa again in my bathroom window.
First time at gymnastics. Pretty happy...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine mobile, 20 + crates, Clementine almond cake for Monday link party and Features.

How was your week? Thanks so much for linking. I enjoyed your posts. Below are the featured posts from some awesome bloggers.
My love to create shared a round up of 20 + crates DIY. Very nice and I have seen a couple of them totally my style!

This super yummy Octavitas Flourless Clementine almond cake. I love the simple ingredients. I must try and so so pretty! Check Island Living Midwest blog.

Do you like sweet and handmade gifts even for baby? This is a super cute Valentine's day mobile DIY. So pretty, Shabby chic and Vintage...Check it out at The painted TPH hinge.



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Monday, January 12, 2015

Blueberry lemon bars and Monday link party

How was your week? Thanks so much for linking. I am keeping the link party up until after Valentine. Happy Linking!
Yummy recipe from Honey and Birch. I could go for  delicious and easy Blueberry lemon bars.



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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Silly girls: Cute Monsters

I never got to show you some cute pictures I took when we dressed up as monsters for Halloween. I love to dress up and take pictures. No secret there.
My 2 youngest ones loved it. My 2 oldest ones where party poopers and wanted to be something else.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Instagram lately

I have some super cute pictures on Instagram. I love pics so it's a perfect place for me to hang out.
Giving you a sample of what I have been thinking and posting over there.
You can found me @isabellethornton

My word for 2015 is clean. Clean house, clean eating, clean thought (positive thoughts). Clean everything.

This year I want to reach for the stars. Focus on something that really makes me exited and go for it.

My Master bedroom window. First time in my life decorating my house for Christmas. Wreath on door and windows and lights on the bottom part. we will do the top next year.

It snowed on Christmas day. We had such a warm winter so far and it was like a little blessing from heaven. You can see the daybreak temple in the back.

Sleepy time. A binky, sippy cup, kitty and Mommy.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Our chaotic Christmas

 I won this Christmas center piece on Instagram. It's from Foxglove flowers and gifts in Provo, Utah. I was so happy because I had nothing for my dinning table decor.
Pretty stunning!
Should I tell you our chaotic Christmas? It all started when I got sick with a weird stomach flu. Then the kids got a cold flu and we spent Christmas week on the couch watching the Harry Potter series. Didn't have Christmas dinner until 3 days later and still wasn't great...The worst thing I think is trying all night to lower my 2 year old temperature. Yep. 
Positive:
I love the Harry Potter series,
No one threw up.
We had awesome gifts this year.

Then, The washer broke down. The dryer too. Got a leak from the washer.
Positive: I had kept our old washer and dryer and the leak didn't damaged the walls. Yep.

Then my car broke down. To found out by a very nice man who was there when I thought my car was going to explode that my water hose had a big hole and it had been taped. So now, I had an accident 4 years ago and this is where I had damage. The mechanic guy taped it instead of replacing it. So dishonest!
The positive: 
My husband fixed it and I held my phone as a flashlight. He was Cutting rubber and all. He is amazing!

At the end, despite of this chaos I can only be grateful. Everything worked out and could have been much worse. We are healthy after all and our little house and car are still working.
Some blessings are in disguised...
How was your Christmas?



Monday, January 5, 2015

26 healthy soups and Monday link party for January

I am really sorry about last week and the no show for the party. We were all very sick and I remember about the party at 2 am on Sunday and was very sick. It's very hard to take care of a sick family when you are sick. I apologize. I'll blog tomorrow about our Chaotic Christmas.
 I am really grateful for your posts and visits every week. I wish you a wonderful 2015 year of health, success and fun blogging.
Starting a new linky for January. XOXO
You can find Before the clock strikes midnight wonderful healthy soups selections. It's on my list to make until Spring. few very long winter months. My first one on the list is the 20 minutes turkey, bean and spinach soup. Go check them!


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Thorntons

We wish you the best and a wonderful Christmas. May you feel the spirit of Christmas, love of the savior.

Monday, December 22, 2014

My Christmas Home tour and Monday linky!

How is your Christmas preparations going along? I am pretty much done but it looks like I have a stomach flu. Perfect for the season. LOL
Stay healthy and thank you for linking. Sorry I am a little bit out of everything today.
Have you seen my Christmas Home tour? HERE


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Cinnamon Gingerbread man ornaments DIY


This recipe is made with Apple sauce, glue and cinnamon powder and my special secret ingredient.
10 years ago I find this recipe in a Christmas book and this year I finally made it again. All the old ornaments are broken by the kids. This is my favorite Christmas ornament craft. This is also great to give as gifts. I make my own cute little designs on the gingerbread man.


I love the glue in the recipe. I think it keeps the ornaments last longer. 
Cinnamon and cloves Gingerbread man ornaments 

Makes 40 ornaments

4 cups ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup washable liquid white school glue
3 cups Apple sauce.
To decorate:
Tulip slick dimensional paint in red and white.
Ribbon of choice.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead until you get a smooth dough.
Wait 30 minutes when the dough is formed. It will make the ornaments smoother.



I use a rolling pin. I roll 2 cups of dough on cellophane wrap and cut the ornaments on it. You want the ornaments to be thick. They will flatten when dry. Cut with gingerbread cutter. Take the extra dough out around the ornaments. With a straw carefully make a whole for the ribbon. Do not place the whole too close to the edge or it will crack. Transfer by sliding the plastic and ornaments on a cookie sheet then to a surface away from kids hands to dry up to 4 days. If the ornaments start to lift up on the edges turn them on the other side. I use Tulip slick dimensional fabric paint in red and white to make the 3 D design on the gingerbread man. Add a ribbon.

This craft is really a must save. It makes my tree smell amazing and they are so darn cute! Great keepsakes.







Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Home tour


I finally got some pics to show you.  I still have some of my favorite pieces in boxes somewhere in the garage. I am getting to them little by little. Maybe not this year.


Shabby chic with a splash of red and green fireplace mantle decor.

Noel stockings hangers

 Favorite red, white and green stockings
Green, red with white flocked tree.

 I got this Santa sign at a dollar store few years ago.

The breakfast nook with my favorite toile vases. 

Cute red flowers in a burlap cover post.

My cute cats under the table
 My white dresser.
 Those little trees made of reclaimed wood is very trendy. It's a gift I got at my husband Christmas work party.
By the kitchen sink is my winter wonderland in Apothecary jars.

Christmas tree with little dog waiting at the mail box. The fake snow is powdered sugar.

 Winter tree and snowman.
I got this small jar snow globe with a snowman family. I am in Love!
Hope you enjoyed the small tour. I don't have a lot. 
Leave a link to yours if you have one.
Merry Christmas!

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