{beachy votive candle holder}

Well Hello there!!

How are you today!?!?

I am sooooo busy with Simple Daisy...I think I am developing a cramp in my hand from all the stamping i'm doing!!! :):):) Yippee!!!

In case you're new....
Simple Daisy is now in

Outer's Banks Trading Group

Caron's Beach House

another cute little shop in New Jersey...just as soon as I get it designed and shipped...

a cute little shop the Glass Float Junkie is starting in Oregon....just as soon as I get it shipped!!!

I am soooooo happy.....but it is a little challenging and my days are definitely not as carefree as they once were!

go to work all day...race home .... chat with all my favorite bloggers....order supplies....and start making all my happy jewelry until about 11 ish at night.....!!

Oh wait...forgot to add...pour a glass of vino in there:):):)

But really....nothing feels as good as moving confidently in the direction of my dreams!
If you have a burning desire for something.....what are YOU waiting for!?!? Time doesn't stop...so get out and there and get busy living the life you imagine:):)


any other year......the grey skies would more than have me deflated by now....but since I am sooo happy and focused on Simple Daisythey haven't made as big of a dent as they usually do.

Yes....enjoy each day!! It really is a gift! No matter what your worries...what the weather is doing....how mean some people can be.....Each day is an opportunity to look at the bright side of things:):):)

See...just writing this reminds me to look at the bright side of every situation! Everything has something to teach you....you just have to open your eyes to see it!!!

and you know what else helps me be happy in the winter!!!!

CRAFTs....happy beachy crafts!

And since i've been making so much chili lately...I thought it would be a good idea to find a beachy way to use the cans!

I also think these would be cute hung up on my arbor in the summertime!!
You could spell all kinds of things!

Just paint the cans.... and drill holes in them to spell out words!

Took just a second to drill each one.

I don't know....I think they're pretty cute! do you think they are cute or dorky!?!? Oh and you know what else would be cute....to drill the letters and not paint the cans but let them get all rusty and then hang them up!!

So shabby cute!
I might have to throw a few cans in the snow to see if they rust!!!!

Hope you have a very happy, beachy, inspired Sunday!!
I am just anxiously awaiting more supplies so I can get busy!!
Oh and I forgot to tell you .... I ordered a kiln!!!! So I can start making some really cute new fine silver clay jewelry!!

And today's quote comes from the lovely lady, Karen,  who ordered 4 pairs of custom earrings!! She e-mailed me today to say she really loved them and also included this quote to brighten my day!! How sweet is that!?!!??

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Cousteau


  1. I think they are gorgeous!!!

    I'm so wishing I bought stuff from you for my bridesmaids... boo The time just flew by SO FAST!! I can't believe we leave in a (very few) days!!!

    I'm so happy you are doing well!! We have an awesome little spot here called Willows Market, that I'm sure would LOVE your stuff... email me if you want more details!

  2. Who would have thought a plain soup can could turn out so sweet!
    Thank you for such a creative idea!

  3. These are wonderful! Bet they will look awesome outside on the patio during the summer too!

  4. These area great. I think they are very creative. I am going to copy this for outside this summer!

  5. Love the cans. I do lots of dorky crafts, but as long as I like them, it doesn't matter. Congratulations on pursuing your dreams.

    Lisa x

  6. You are happiest when pursuing your dreams!!
    Thanks for visiting today..Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
    Love your blog and so happy to meet you... :)

    Deborah :)

  7. Hi Heather,
    Such gorgeousness!!! I came from Debbie's blog!
    I love your blog. You're so talented!

  8. Those are so great! I think that it is a wonderful idea and so many possibilities for words! You are so creative my dear! :)

  9. I thought the holes were punched. That would be really cute to use outdoors in the summer.

  10. Hi Heather,
    Visiting from Love of the Sea. I love your blog, and the can votives are such a fun idea! I also really love your sea shell sign! I, too am from the Mid West, but love all things beachy:)

  11. I'm in love with these!!
    Thank you so much for your visit and kind words!

  12. Your joy, your happiness, and your love of life is totally infectious, Heather! I just adore that about you! ♥ I can't help but smile every time I visit you here. God bless you for being such a little Energizer bunny spreading joy! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. Oh, what a fabulous post for a Sunday evening! I am so glad I stopped by to read your blog today. Love it!

  14. Gorgeous. And congrats on following your dreams. Such an inspiring post! I really appreciated it. And my vino is poured, BTW!

  15. always cute, simple, easy...love your little soup can message:)

    congrats on a happy, productive winter!

  16. VERY cute!!! And simple. I love simple!! Glad you are posting pics of the beach.....I really need to see one right about now!!

  17. Love the Jacques Cousteau quote!!!

    And I'm so glad to hear your dream is taking shape :)

  18. Love the "cans"! I have used these for so many events...the favorite was for a July 4th celebration. I painted the cans, of all sizes, deep blues and reds, punched stars and fireworks into the can...and even decoupaged a few with patriotic fabrics. This was for an event at my church, and I was given a $50 budget for decorating 20+ tables...including table coverings. Thanks to cans and Oriental Trading...I succeeded!
    Love cans!!!
    Jane (artfully graced)

  19. Super cute votives. What a fun project that I think even I could do, heehee. I love your attitude to find gratitude in everyday no matter what. I hope you have a great week.

  20. Oh my goodness,
    I THOUGHT that
    was your jewelery
    on Caron's site!!
    So pretty and most
    definitely on my
    wish list : ) Like
    you, I am making
    the most of these
    snowy days! Have
    a wonderful week...
    xx Suzanne

  21. The cans are so cute and such a great idea! They would be perfect for an outdoor party or a shower!

  22. I can't wait to see your silver kiln jewelry and it sounds like you are having so much fun with your business! I love all of your ocean pictures. It makes me miss sunny CA, I'm in UT right now.

  23. I just found your blog, i think its so cute and so simply, and the most beautiful pictures. Its funny i found you, my name for my blog is Simply Me, Its under shabby chic girls for the love of Shabby Chic and Rachael Ashwell,lol .
    Have a Great Day !!

    Luv Tausha

  24. Isn't the beach just so peaceful all year round?! You always capture the ocean so beautifully!

  25. The simplest things make me happy. Love the cans!

  26. How fun and easy...love the candle holders! You're always so full of great idea my sweet friend.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  27. what a great idea! so glad simpledaisy is keeping you busy1 yay, each one of your designs gets better and better. keep up the good work and do give us the secret on how to get your endless energy and creativity.


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