Motivational Gifts for Every Day Inspiration

mbartatudios_everything is going to be ok

Happy New Year! How’s your resolutions going so far? Hopefully your still going strong in week 1 of 2015.

This year, we hope to be more optimistic, try not to stress about all the little stuff and strive to be more fully present in our lives on a daily basis. How many times do we just live day-to-day going through the motions, without consciously living in the moment? We do it all the time. We are consumed with the past and the future – so much so, that we forget to live for today.

We understand that there are going to be bad, rough and not so pretty days when we just want to sit on the couch with a pint of ice cream or a bottle of wine to drown away our sorrows and frustrations, but luckily we have you covered from head to toe with 10 ways to stay positive and inspired in 2015 at Momastic.

Tell us how you plan to stay inspired in 2015. We can use all the help we can get.

{image via mb art studios}

How to Turn a Frame into a Sparkly Tray

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I see lots of sparkles around the winter holiday season, but I love sparkles year-round. Bring on the glam! We have a DIY project for you today from our Sparkle from Head to Toe photo shoot {featured on Hostess with the Mostess here…and soon to be featured right here at J. Sorelle}. We took $5 frames, and turned them into trays and party favors. Thanks to Kathryn Giarratano for making our trays shine even more with her gorgeous handmade jewelry.

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DIY frame trays

You’ll Need
Frames
Black and white striped paper {or patterned paper}
Paint
Primer
Doll heads – you will need either 3 or 4 per frame, depending on the size of the frame

How To
Remove the glass from the frame.
Spray paint the frame with primer, then your desired color or glitter. For my frames, I used one coat of Krylon White Primer and Krylon Glitter Paint.
If using glitter, cover with glitter sealer.
Paint doll heads white with spray paint or use a brush to paint, which are going to be your tray ‘legs.’
Once dry, use a hot glue gun to glue doll heads to the bottom of the frame.
Use the glass insert from the frame to trace the perimeter of the shape/size onto your patterned paper, and then cut.
Insert the glass, the paper, and then the back of the frame.
Voila, you have yourself a cute little tray for perfume, jewelry or nail polish…and a very cute gift for a girlfriend!

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{images via meredith moran photography and j. sorelle}

Black, White and Gold Glitter Party on Hostess with the Mostess

We’re thrilled and totally giddy to tell you that our latest party, Sparkle From Head to Toe, is featured on Hostess with the Mostess {Party of 5} today. OMG! Please take a moment and check it out here. Click on Sparkle From Head to Toe by Tre Sorelle.

We had so much fun styling this shoot…and we pulled it off with 5 kids under 5 running around behind-the-scenes, a first trimester preggo and very nauseous sister, a patient and kid-loving photographer {thanks Meredith Moran}, and our wonderful mom who made sure the kids were well cared for, and made sure we were done in 2 hours…in time to make it to Sunday mass.

We wanted to create a sparkly party to give women a chance to gossip with friends over cocktails and cookies, try on and shop for jewelry by local artists, and paint their nails at a OPI nail painting station. Women deserve to Sparkle from Head to Toe…and this party let’s them do just that! And it’s the perfect time of year to throw a sparkly party – or add it to the planning boards for your next bachelorette party, birthday party or ladies get together.

Thanks to OPI and Nicole by OPI for sending us gorgeous polish colors, and thanks for Kathryn Giarratano Jewelry to letting us model her gorgeous hand-made jewelry, and of course Jenna at Fleur de Lis for designing a beautiful invitation.

Check back in with us this week – we’re sharing details and tutorials on how to make the DIY striped tray bar and the small frames-turned-into trays/party favors.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Meredith Moran Photography
Jewelry: Kathryn Giarratano, contact trejsorelle@gmail.com for more info/to order
Nail Polish: OPI  and Nicole by OPI
Personally Speaking
Honey Ryder
Kissed at Midnight
Totally in the Dark
Luke of the Draw
Invitations and Printed Supplies: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Cookies: Homemade
Location: Fleur de Lis, a paperie

 {images via Meredith Moran Photography}

 

take a bite…

out of Shark Week.

Yes, it’s Shark Week 2013. For 7 days {starting last night}, we will see sharks bite, swim, jump and feast in our oceans. We will be amazed, and perhaps frightened, in the comfort of our living rooms by one of the ocean’s top predators.

We love Shark Week, so consider today’s post a friendly SHARK ATTACK.

Chris at Celebrations at Home featured an adorable shark party with DIY tips for hosting your own party. Be sure to check it out here.


We love these shark seat covers from Wishworks, featured on Tattle Mag.

This party doesn’t miss a thing with shark fins and homemade scuba tanks. See more photos at Hostess with the Mostess.

Recycled State by John Birdsong has Upcycled Sharks in his etsy shop that would be perfect for a shark/underwater party, or even room decor.

Incorporate a shark into your food with these tips on how to make this impressive watermelon shark carving by National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Your kiddos will be the cutest bite around town with this shark towel by Rosenberry Rooms.
Shark attack snack mix, found at CupKate’s Event Planning, would be the perfect favor for guests…or just as a ‘bonus’ in this week’s lunch box in honor of Shark Week.

Wear a genuine shark tooth necklace by Five of Mine, found on Etsy.

Castaways Hall made a school of shark fins that would look great in a beach house.

Check out this cool and unusual mug with a shark appearing mid-way through your morning coffee. The Accoutrements Shark Attack Porcelain Mug can be found at Amazon.
 {Celebrations at Home, Tattle Mag, Hostess with the Mostess, Recycled State by John Birdsong, National Watermelon Promotion Board, Rosenberry Rooms, CupKates Event Design, Five of Mine, Castaways Hall and Amazon}

happy birthday

COLORADO

Today, our home state that we love, Colorado, turns 137! Colorado became the 38th state to join the union on Aug. 1, 1876. In honor of this special day, we’re shopping all things Colorado. If you’ve ever lived here, call the Rocky Mountain state home, or just love good ’ole Colorado, splurge to represent!

CHEERS

Colorado Native Beer
Colorado Flag Bike Crate: Colorado Joes via Etsy 

WEAR IT WITH PRIDE

Colorado Flag Crocheted Hat: Jessie Hull via Etsy
Colorado Shirt: The Home T
The Colorado Hat: Delicate Limited
Colorado Flag Custom Hoodies: FrozenKiss via Etsy

IN THE HOME

Colorado State Pillow: Seasons Gifts and Home
Colorado Home State Print: Homeland Tees via Etsy
Colorado State License Plate Bookends by Joonia via Etsy

CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

 I heart Colorado Necklace: Tru.che on Etsy

ACCESSORIZE

 Colorado Flag Gold Head Cover: Old Man Granola
Colorado Flag iPhone Case: Zazzle

{images via Seasons Gifts and Home, Joonia, The Home T, Tru.che, Old Man Granola, Delicate Brand, Frozen Kiss, Zazzle, Homeland Tees, Colorado Joes, Jessie Hull}