Monday, May 20, 2019

Maker Monday- Mermaids

Maker Monday- Mermaids

This Monday will be all about Mermaids! I love the ocean and everything about it so making ocean inspired crafts was top on my list! I offer a lot of mermaid items my Etsy shop- Sara Nicole Designs

When I do craft shows or shop pop ups, I bring items that are one of a kind and that are not listed in my shop. Many of them are mermaid items life bracelets and necklaces.

Mermaid hair clips set of 3 - pink - purple - teal
$6 for a set of 3
Link to shop:

Mermaid scale earrings 
$5 a pair
Link to shop:
These are perfect for anyone who loves mermaid! Pick from 8 different colors!

Colors available: 
Dark Purple
Light Pink

Earring base:
Bronze color
Silver color
No Edge

Mermaid sequin bow -baby bow - mermaid baby bow

Link to shop:

Mermaid sequin headband are perfect for your newborn baby! Comes in 2 colors and headband is 15 inches. The headband doesn't stretch much.

Colors: Pink Sequin Bow
           Purple Sequin Bow

If you are mermaid lover like me, head over to Sara Nicole Designs and check out what I've got! 

Until Next time!


Friday, May 17, 2019

Mother's Day 2019 Recap

Hey Everyone! I had a great Mother's Day this past Sunday. I got to go grocery shopping by myself. I treated myself to a non Keto Starbucks. The kids were mostly good- only a few meltdowns. My mom came over and I made us all dinner. I know what your thinking... "Why were you not being pampered by your Husband?" Well I'm not his mother and he had to leave out of town for a business trip for work. I may be the mother to his kids, but he pampers me many other times during the year, so I'm ok with that.

Before I get into how we spent Mother's Day 2019, I just want to take a minute to talk about the most important woman in my life... my mom. My mother has been an amazing mother to me. She has always been selfless by putting me first. Being a single mother, she had to work extra hard just to provide for us. She didn't get child support from my father, who was never in the picture. And she never complained that she had to do it all. I had everything I ever needed and she did it all! She is such a strong women for that and I am so thankful for everything she did for me! 

My mom walking me down the aisle at my Wedding! Love her!

I wouldn’t be the woman, the mom, the wife I am today without her. She has shown me, my family, and my friends who are like family unconditional love. She is always first to offer help with anything. I am so honored to be her daughter. Thanks Mom! I love you!

Now onto how I spent my Mother’s Day. As a mother with 3 kids, I am always happy to go to the grocery store by myself. Just sippin my coffee while I shop is like a little piece of Heaven to me. So my husband watched the kids while I shopped. He knows if I take the kids, I will forget half of everything on my list. I asked my Mom to come over for dinner. we love spending time with Mom Mom.

For mother's Day, I just got my mom a few little things. Here's what I got her:

I made Salmon, veggies, rice and shrimp kebobs. I baked the Salmon in the oven. I prep my salmon by melting a stick of butter and mixing lemon juice and pouring that on top. Then I top it with lots of minced garlic, salt, pepper and basil. Bake it for 40 minutes at 400. It always turns out great! I took the easy way with the rice and made 
Rice-a-roni. I grilled the zucchini and shrimp kebobs on the grill. The Kebobs were a little too spicy for our liking, but everything else turned out great. 

Even though my 3 kids drive me crazy most days, I am so grateful they are mine. I love watching them grow every day into little independent people. As much as I want them to grow up so they can tell me what hurts, or explain what they mean, I really just want them to stay little. Stay innocent. But they can’t. So I will help them when they need help, I will teach them when they want to learn from me, I will comfort them when they are hurt, and I will hold their hand until they are ready to be free. I will always be there, whenever they need me. I have had many jobs in my life, but the best job is being a mother. I love them today, I’ll love them tomorrow and I’ll love them forever.  

Until next time....

Sara ;)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Keto Wednesday--- Cheesy Bacon Broccoli

Bacon Broccoli

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

One of my favorite side dishes is my Keto Cheesy Bacon Broccoli. I love broccoli and I LOVE Bacon! So this dish is the best of both worlds! I like to make it in bulk so I can have it all week with my lunches. It's super easy to make and it goes with everything so it's a win-win!

Ok... Here's what you need to make it: 

- Broccoli (like a big Costco size bag)
- Bacon- about 5 pieces 
- Heavy cream
- Parmesan cheese
- salt 
- dutch oven or a big pot

Step 1- Cut the bacon into small bite size pieces. Place into dutch oven and turn onto medium heat. 

Step 2- While bacon is cooking, start to trim the broccoli. I don't like long stems on my broccoli. 

Step 3- Once bacon is just about fully cooked, pour broccoli into put and put the lid on. Don't drain the grease! That gives the the broccoli the flavor. I wait about 5 minutes before I stir it for the 1st time. After stirring, put the lid back on. I wait about another 4-6 minutes before stirring again. 

Step 4- Pour a small pour of heavy cream into the pot and put the lid back on. Add a little salt and stir. Once the broccoli is slightly tender, turn off the stove and sprinkle for parmesan cheese in the top. Place the lid back on for about 3-5 minutes.  

And Volia! You have a yummy keto side dish! 

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Until next time!
Sara ;)

FYI- I don't know the nutrition facts. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gotta show our teachers love too!

Maker Monday! 

Every year I make my kids teachers a gift for teacher appreciation week. We’ve gotta show some love to the people who shape their minds!! This year, I decided to offer some gifts for people to buy for their favorite teachers in their lives. I wanted to make them affordable since many parents have multiple kids in school. I don’t want to break the bank while getting gifts, so I knew I had to offer them at great deals. Here’s what I offered:

Gift #1 - set of 3 pairs of earrings- $12
                    - 1 set red apple earrings 
                    - 1 set glass apple earrings 
                    - 1 set green apple earrings 

Gift #2 -  set of 3 pairs of earrings- $12
                    - 1 set red apple earrings 
                    - 1 set glass apple earrings 
                    - 1 set red faux druzy earrings

Gift #3 - 1 adjustable bracelet- $10
                    - #1 teach glass charm 
                    - red heart charm
                    - 1 silver Apple charm

 Gift #4 - 1 set of big red apple earrings 

Check out my listing here:

I love all these sets and with nothing over $12, you aren’t going to break the bank! Next year, I plan to have more. These would also be great for an end of the year gift too! 

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Until next time...

Sara ;)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Target Drive Up! My new FAVORITE!!

I love Target... if you know me, you should know that much. I would consider myself a basic bitch who can be found at Target in my yoga pant (that have never been to a yoga class) with a Starbucks in my hand! 

I then got on my phone, onto the app and logged in and it knew that I was there. It said that they would be out there within two minutes and no joke she was out there in a minute. One minute!!! This was great since I didn’t have to take all three of my kids into target. And I didn’t overspend. Win for me! I only ordered two things, so I’m sure that’s why it only took 12 minutes for my order to be ready, but it was so worth it. I am always tempted to grab a Starbucks once I enter Target and this helps my Starbucks habit by not having to go in. I will be using this so much more! Thanks again Target

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hi! It's me again!

I know…. I know…. it’s been forever since I posted here. But being a wife to a Police Officer who works in one of California’s most dangerous cities, mom with 3 kids who works and tries to keep the house decent while making semi-healthy dinner is NO JOKE! But I am trying to give myself more time to me and do what I love…. crafting and being creative.

Let’s update everyone on our family:

Kellan- 9 years old (I know!) – He is all about the Lego Life.  This kid loves anything Military! He has already planned going into the military after High School.

Arley- 6 years old – She is Miss Sass! This girl is having an amazing time in Kindergarten. She loves to dress up and put on make-up, ride her bike and use as much glitter as she can on everything! 
Mason- Almost 2 (EEK!) – Mason is a little tornado, running around the house and getting into EVERYTHING, but giving hugs and kissed along the way. Mason will turn 2 on June 30th and he has completed out family! The 2 big kids just LOVE having a little brother! 

Have you checked out my 2 (yes 2!) Etsy shops?

I have a jewelry and accessory Etsy Shop


A craft supply shop -

Go now- Check them out and let me know what you love the most! Comment Below!

Well, I’m off to go start some laundry or just stare at my craft table! Until next time! Want to make sure you see all of my awesome blog posts? Sign up for my email list!

Sara ;)

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