Our trip to Punta CanaΒ 

We decided to take our yearly trip would be to Mexico and the day before we were suppose to leave a huge hurricane hit Mexico so I called my travel agent and we switched our trip to punta Cana. We have been to punta Cana several times before and they are really building up with stores, malls and the roads. 

We first went to punta Cana in 2005 and they now have an ikea store lol. We stayed at a resort called ocean blue and sand. Here are some photos of our resort and on top of that we got to spend Halloween there at the resort which was great. 


Happy Halloween πŸŽƒπŸ•Έβ˜ 

Here are some photos I took of my beagle Harley.  


Our trip βœˆοΈβœˆοΈπŸ‘™πŸŒžπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊ

We finally were able to get away and enjoy ourselves on a 8 day vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight was a little cramped on air tran. Next trip I may book a different airlines. Anyways out trip was very relaxing it’s nice to get paid while u are on vacation and that went for the both of us lol. My husband hasn’t had that luxury for many years cause he was self employed.

We stayed at a resort called memories splash. We were also able to use many features of the Royalton resort that was connected to our resort. We were upgraded to a bigger room with a jacuzzi tub and living area. When we booked the trip we did tell our travel agent it was for our anniversary and both of our birthdays so the hotel may have did the upgrade for that reason.

Our whole trip was quiet and relaxing many days at the pool. We both needed to relax. Here are some photos of our trips.









Playtime with Harley πŸΆπŸΎπŸΆπŸΎ

The weather was nice on wed and I had a training for work and got home a little late so Harley wasn’t to happy and had a lot of energy so since the weather was so nice we spent a few hours outside. Harley loves hunting for rabbits that for what ever reason like to keep going under our deck.
I actually saved ones life yesterday, Harley kept sniffing the deck boards and was ocd about it and figured nothing is ever there when I look between the boards e just knows the rabbit has been there that day lol well I took a look and jumped back a little I didn’t expect a little rabbit eye to be starring back at me lol. I think when I jumped back and Harley moved a bit the rabbit got scarred so he took off under the shed and so did Harley luckily for the rabbit he went under the side that is to small for Harley to fit and by the time Harley ran to other side the rabbit had taken off under the gate door and was safe lol.
Here are some pics of prior to the excitement.





Harley is cold πŸΆπŸΎβ„️⛄️

It’s fall already I can not believe it. I loved taking Harley on our summer walks I should say adventures. Well this weekend it was kind of chilly but I wanted to air the house out and I like the cool breeze coming into the house. It must have been to cold for Harley cause he was all wrapped up in several blankets lol. Here are some pictures I took





Harley’s Ready For The Oriole Game βšΎοΈπŸΆπŸΎ

Harley was ready last week and this week to root the Orioles on through the post season games. With that being said he has to make sure he has his orange bandana on every game because that is why they win lol ( at least in this house that is why we say they win).
Harley has his bandana washed and ready for Fridays game which we will watch from grandmas house. Here are some pics while watching the games.





My much needed day off yesterday. πŸΆπŸΎβ˜€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

I work at a career school and our classes are 5 weeks in length for 10 months and that means every 5 weeks I get a new group of students to work with. My afternoon classes are 7 weeks in length because they do not attend on Fridays.
So occasionally I get a day off in between classes and I truly enjoy those days. Sometimes we have training so I don’t get the day off to spend at home.
After a few classes that were very stressful and trying to get them motivated daily was very tiring but in the end they all made it out to extern.
Anyways I decided not to stress and plan my day out so I went with the flow and slept in just a little bit which was amazing.
I got up and finished making my wine glasses from etsy shop orders. (Check out my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78). Then I took all my packages to the post office.

The most enjoyable part of my day which took up the most time was I decided since it was so nice outside to hang out on the deck in the sunshine and read my book and relax with the dog. He was actually behaving himself and would walk around the yard for awhile then he would lay on the chair and relax for a bit. I actually had music playing as well very low. I didn’t need a distraction from reading lol.
Here are some pics of my furbaby relaxing on my day off work. He enjoyed being home with me. Then when hubby came home it was back to his bad self lol the joys of owning a beagle. 🐢🐾🐢🐾









CLEARANCE Sale going on now!!

CLEARANCE Sale going on now in my etsy shop so stop past and take a look at all the items marked clearance it is a variety and more being added today.

Vintage, antique, and Upcycled treasures are marked down and on the clearance rack ready to be shipped out to you ASAP.


Stop by and take a look

My flowers

Hi everyone it is starting to get colder and I miss my garden already. I took some nice photos with my phone as I seen some of my flowers pop up. Enjoy I used Instagram to add some flair to my pictures take a look.






Fall decorations

I had fall decorations but after looking at them I decided I wanted to try something new.

When I was out at goodwill last week I came across this bright orange plate, I said to myself I know exactly what I am going to do with this and for $1 it was a deal.

Above is the picture of the orange plate prior to applying the vinyl I cut out on my cricut machine.

Above is the vinyl on my cricut mat I decided to use the stretch your imagination cartridge because it had a few fall options that I liked. I had to play around with the sizing because every option will cut out differently. I couldn’t decide on the fall tree or pumpkin so I showed my husband to get his opinion and he suggested using the fall tree.

Just a side note there are also cute Halloween options in this cartridge as well that I could have used for the plate but I wanted to keep it up all fall. If you decide to do a Halloween plate there was a spider and a pumpkin, if you wanted thanksgiving they had a cute turkey.

The goodwill had one or two more plates left I am going to go back to see if they are still there so I can make another plate to sell in my etsy shop. My shop is http://www.ahindle78.etsy.com

Above is the picture of the vinyl after I peeled the pieces off that I will be using I got this brown vinyl on sale at Walmart for $6 but recently found out after going to multiple walmarts not all stores have cricut items for sale. Just certain stores are not selling cricut items any longer.


Above are two pictures on how to apply vinyl. You could save money and just apply the vinyl yourself if you are good at it, I used the transfer paper it is easier for me and if u have words or shapes that are very thin without the transfer paper it tends to get tangled up. So it is worth the cost of the transfer paper which I have used several times and still haven’t used a whole sheet.

I peeled my transfer tape off after pressing my vinyl down with a wooden depressor to make sure all parts would be on the plate. I took my plate downstairs and placed it into the plate stand to display my crafty work and seen I had another project I could use as part of my fall decorations. I had painted a candlestick that was an ugly green color,

As you can see it was multiple colors so I decided to paint it gray. I also had come across a large glass hurricane holder so yesterday afternoon I had glued them together. So when I came downstairs I said I know let me grab my black candle and add the candy corns I have left from another project and display this right next to my orange fall plate

Above is finished display for fall I think little is more so this puts a small touch of fall into our home.