Monday, February 11, 2013

Iris Ladies Celebrate!

Having some trouble with the Internet, but wanted to get something out to you guys! These pics are from our champagne toast and luncheon the day before our parade rolled! Having an amazing time!! More pics to come!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ride of a Lifetime!

I'm on the road but wanted to let you in on my adventure! I'm on my way to New Orleans to ride in the Krewe of Iris parade this Saturday! Some of you already know that my sister is a resident of NOLA which is why I travel there yearly and have such an amazing affection for the Big Easy!!! Well, about a year ago we were invited to become members of the oldest and largest all women's Mardi Gras Krewe, Iris. We jumped at the opportunity and have been excitedly waiting for nearly a year to make our Krewe of Iris debut. We've been measured for costumes, bought our beads and have our float position assignments, all that's left to do is RIDE!!! We will be taking part in festivities leading up to the big day and then rolling in the parade on Saturday morning! I'll be sure to post pics as I get them! For now, get online and check out some of the history behind Mardi Gras, you'll find it's much deeper than the tourist version that most people are familiar with. Happy Mardi Gras Y'all!

All I have seen of my costume so far! HA! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Actions speak louder than...

Good morning lovelies!!! I hope you had a great week and are jazzed to start a fresh one with new possibilities! Let me start this post by saying that the absolute most important thing in my life is hands down, without a doubt, the PEOPLE/CREATURES I love. And even though I am always thinking of them, I'm not always great at outwardly showing that. That being said, one of the steps I am taking to change this,is to be more present in the Moe-ment and let those thoughts be transformed into outward actions. So, this week I found the perfect opportunity to put this plan in action when I saw this card
and immediately thought of one of my oldest and dearest friends. Now that's not new, I think of her all the time. What's new is that I actually wrote out a quick note and am all ready to pop it in the mail. I took that thought and turned it into an action, and you know what they say, "Actions speak louder than thoughts!" HA! Ok, not exactly the saying, but you get the point. I would love to hear the ways you let the people in your life know how much you love them. Now get out there and find the amazing Moe-ments in your life!
MOE :)
P.S. Don't go thinking just because you don't get a card from me that you aren't in my steps people, I can only transform so fast :) 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Don't Miss a Single MOE-ment!

Hi Friends!

I wanted to let you know that you can now subscribe to Little Moe-ments so that you automatically receive an e-mail when a new post is added. All you have to do is locate the subscription area at the top right of the blog. It reads:


There is a small box underneath to type your e-mail address in. You'll receive a confirmation e-mail and then you should be good to go! Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you're enjoying the little Moe-ments in your life!!! 
MOE :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

OOPS! I've been M.I.A!!!

Hello Friends!!!
I'm sure you've noticed that I've been missing in action for the past month or so. Well, between the house renovations, a kindergarten conference and starting a new school year I have been a bit overwhelmed. But with Fall ever so slightly trying to creep into the air I just couldn't resist sharing my new decorating/crafting obsession with you!!! Are you ready for this????? OK, it's wreaths!!! Yes, I just adore all of the different techniques and styles there are. It seems that no matter what you like there's a wreath for you. So let me show you one of my faves. Oh and by the way, I will try to include tutorials as well as where you can buy these beauties, because let's be honest, sometimes it's nice to let someone else do the crafting!

1. Novel Rosette Wreath

Etsy Shop - Melbell11

This is such a romantic look. You can play it up with pearl bead centers or leave the buds bare and add a burlap bow for a more rustic look. Even better, what about adding some black ribbon and plastic spiders for a creepy Halloween indulgence? No matter what you decide, this masterpiece will make a big impact.  

Written/photo tutorial at

Video tutorial by Made by Marzipan

Etsy Shop - purchase

So get out there and craft or buy, whatever suits your fancy!!! As for me, I'm making one of these for a very special friend who is awaiting a very special addition to her family!!! I hope she loves it as much as I do!!! I'll be back soon to share a more casual and super fun wreath that's a lot less time consuming than this rosette beauty.

Enjoy the little Moe-ments!

MOE :)

How much do we love that this wreath is super chic while also helping us recycle. Working in a school I see tons of paper waste. No need to stick strictly to book recycling, this is also a great way to use up scratch paper. All you have to do is cut to size, and bam, you've got your wreath building materials!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Ok, so my hubby says that I'm going backwards as I progress forward. What in the world am I talking about? This amazing little contraption I call the clothesline!!! Yes my friends, I am over the moon excited about a few strings of twine that are hanging in my backyard. We've been talking for a couple of years now about buying a clothesline, but if you know us, you also know that we like to kick ideas around for a bit... sometimes that bit can be years :) So with spring in the air and feeling all inspired by my new Gorgeous books I set about doing what I do best. Researching the internet for the best contraption at nothing less than the best price. Something you will come to learn about me is that I can research the crap out of just about anything! I must admit however that this was one of my shortest research binges to date. That was due to the sticker shock I experienced after seeing the price of clotheslines and then my curiosity after seeing a couple of posts from people who made their own lines. The frugal girl in me quickly came to the realization that if my clothes were going on a line it was gonna be a home made (free) one. I knew I didn't have two trees to hang a line between and I knew there was no way I had a couple of T poles hanging around that I was some how unaware of, so I started surveying the yard for a missed opportunity and VOILA, perfection. I saw the perfect little spot where I could string something (I wasn't quite sure what yet), from my cabana to the fence. Oh boy was I amped!!! I started rummaging through the garage for something, anything that I could string. In moments like this I get pretty hell bent on accomplishing the task at hand and sometimes make, well let's just say, not the best decisions because I'm just too excited to, you know, take my time :) So I first spotted a roll of metal wire, but soon realized that not only was it a bit too thick, but it was also a little rusty so not the best to hang clean clothes. I then spotted a whole bunch of electrical wire (hubby happens to be an electrical engineer, so he has things like this just hanging out). I thought, maybe, but not perfect, and then I spotted the roll of twine and the ding, ding, ding went off in my head. Next thing you know, I was out the back door and madly stringing and tying my twine into place!!! Now was the big test, would it actually hold clothes? This is where you know I was really excited about this idea, because laundry is not my forte, but I rushed in and started a load. As soon as it sopped I was out there neatly hanging each piece of clothes ever so nicely on my little masterpiece, and to my amazement it worked like a charm. A bit more give in the twine than a good old wire, but it still held up and got the job done. I have to tell you, there was something so peaceful and therapeutic about standing in the crisp morning air and listening to the birds as the neighborhood woke up. I got a double joy out of putting something to use that I had concocted with my own brain and braun (even though it didn't take much of either). Even though this little project was "Easy Like Sunday Morning", it left me feeling not only connected to this beautiful world we live in, but also to myself. I hope you found a wonderful Moe-ment in your day!
MOE :)
Pic to come, I was just as excited to take the clothes down as I was to put them up so I forgot to snap a picture! Next time!!!