March 22, 2017

Hand Stamped "Blessed" Bracelet Cuff Giveaway

Can I tell you just how hard it is as a small business owner to get a loan on a home? 

The many "proof of" that are required. I believe I am on document 72 that has been uploaded. I have reached the one month and two week period of this process. We are not moving, however taping into my homes equity to pay off dept and further renovate our small condo. By our, I mean my son and I. It's been a little lengthy and I am far past ready to get it all closed. It's literally any day now I can get a date to sign and be debt free. 
With all of this stuff in life that happens, it can be easy to forget just how "blessed" we truly are. I am forever grateful for every small step that I take to get us closer to the goals we set. 
I am blessed.
Happy to be alive and well.
Let's do a giveaway for one of my Hand Stamped Bracelets.
This one is in Yellow Brass and says "blessed".
These come from a line of best sellers from my Etsy shop, I offer them in copper, brass and aluminum silver. Light weight and beautiful stacked.
Love this product? Want one of your own?

Go here to my Etsy shop  MountainStoneDesigns

How do I enter to win this?
Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below, complete requirements for points. More the points, the better chance at winning it! I DO check entries, so be sure it can be verified.
This is open to USA citizens only
Must be 18 or older
Giveaway runs for 7 days
Winner will be contacted via email, if no response in 48 hours spot will move to another winner.
That's it! Good luck!

March 21, 2017

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

It's teasing us here in Colorado, bright sunny warm days. Seventy degrees plus, though I know Winter is not fully over. We can still get snow for another two months, however we have been truly enjoying this time outdoors. We are outdoors people, my son and I. There are too many beautiful destinations here in my state, to be in doors. I have lived here in Colorado for 11 years and we are still doing new things all the time. New adventures around every corner.
This last weekend we went on a hike in Colorado Springs to The Broadmoor Seven Falls, it was truly beautiful. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to heights. We logged away near 500 stairs that day. Stairs that are hung on the side of this mountain. It was amazing!








March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!
"May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door."
Irish Blessing
 {source}
Hope everyone has a great day!!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Enjoy a SALE in my shop! 15% off store wide, with coupon code "Lucky15"
Tons of super cute jewelry to pick from
MountainStoneDesigns


My son, will NOT be getting pinched by peers today.

February 14, 2017

Valentines Day Alligator Mailbox



All these years and we never made one of those cute boxes that hold all the kids Valentines they get a school, well no more! This year my son Caleb {10} and crafted one. We found this really cute idea on Pinterest here and then just modified it and made it our own. How cute is this?!
This is how we made ours:
We found the cardboard mailbox at Hobby Lobby and cut off the side flag
We bought Green paint at Hobby Lobby and painted the entire box, let dry
Then we super glued the mailbox in a half down position on the sides for the mouth.
Once that was done we cut out Teeth from White cardstock and glued them on the inside top and bottom.
Cut out circles for eyes and nose, painted in details.
Cut out two hearts and pasted to front and my son hand wrote out the poem in marker.
Super easy and cute!! Now he can collect Valentines in style.

February 13, 2017

DIY Slap Bracelets Valentines

Ah Valentines day, I use to love this time of year when I was kid. Back in the 1980's, the entire classroom didn't get Valentines. It was whoever wanted to give you one, so not knowing who liked you or who was your true friends was always a surprise at the end of the day.
My son is in 4th grade, so assuming he can get another year out of Valentines. {Not sure when they stop doing this in school?} We want to make these last years amazing. I have always dodged the store bought paper Valentines and the ones with candy, in a effort to make something handmade and not offered anywhere else. To stand out from the crowd. I ENJOY this and being a mom in general.
We searched Pinterest for handmade Valentines ideas and found the one we wanted to do this year, slap bracelets!! I found this on skiptomylou Blog and had to do it!! Slap bracelets were the THING back in the day. Do I sound old or what? These were super simple & fun to make


What you'll need:
Slap bracelets, we bought ours on Amazon in bulk here, for $11.99 free shipping for Prim members
White Heavy card stock, bought ours at Walmart
xacto knife to cut the slits for bands to go through on the cards
The printable file can be found over on Skiptomylou's blog in link above
That's it! Hopefully this gives you a great idea for next year!