Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July LOVE..

I always love the 4th of July.. All the amazing fireworks & family bbq's.. even a little patriotic creativity.. <3

          Ahh, to be a teen again... :) The girls getting creative & making a flag shirt for the 4th of July.. <3
                   They turned out so cute!! Fun for a summer time bbq to wear over your swimsuit. :)
Hope you all had an AWESOME 4th!! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just when you need it..

God sends you a message to help you stay strong and to not give up..
I was reading something tonight and I was so inspired by the message about a guy leaving his very good job to follow what he feels like God wants him to do. And someone had left this.. which I NEEDED TO READ!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to make so many changes and I've been feeling like God would have never put them in my heart so strong had He not wanted me to follow them. But, my pocket book doesn't allow me to get the things I need to go forward so I have been feeling like I'm not getting anywhere. And sometimes feeling like giving up.. This little message confirms to me, to stick with what you feel like God has put on your heart..
Listen to Him..

Christ doesn't call the equipped to do his work, he will equip the called. We must first answer his call.. <3

So... Don't give up!! Always.. Always follow your heart.. God put those desires of your heart there for a reason.

Daisy Girl <3

Friday, July 1, 2011

Do you ever feel all alone?

Do you ever feel all alone, like no one would even notice if you were gone?

I sure have.. a lot! :( 

 The last two years have by far been the most challenging in my life. I've had a pretty ruff life, losing my mom when I was only 7 and then my dad getting ill when I was 17.
That's when I met my boyfriend at the time.
I ended up marrying him at the age of 19 and then we soon started our amazing family. I had my first child at 21 and the second at 24. When I met my husband and started my family. I didn't have a need for anything else. I was totally content with my family.
I never finished school and by the time I started my family, I was to busy to go back and finish.
Then I started my own business and I didn't need it for that either.
So, I enjoyed my family life and thought nothing would ever come in between us..

Well, I was very wrong.
About two years ago, my husband met someone else while at work and starting cheating on me. Our "perfect" marriage
(so I thought) came to an abrupt end.
I was more than devastated.. I was with him for 20 yrs.
I was just a 17 yr old kid when we started dating.
I was sooo lost, it was by far the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life.. Even losing my parents, because they didn't choose to leave me. He did.
The last two years I have been trying to heal and find myself through all of the pain. I have two kids and no education. I had to move out of our home because it was to expensive
and that caused me to have to let go of my job of 11 yrs.
Once again I found myself lost, now I am a single mom with no job, no income, no education, no friends..
What a horrible place to be..
Thank God..
I have my kids, and I had my grandma, and my siblings.
I was very close to my grandma..
She believed in me when I didn't even believe in myself.
In April, I lost her. She was one of the only people I KNEW loved me and believed in me.. (besides my kids)
Once again I felt lost, and very sad.
I've been trying to find my way ever since.
I still don't have a job, or an education..
Working on that now!
Here I am getting ready to turn 40 & I'm
starting my life all over again..
I still don't have any friends around here. 
All of my friends are in other states. :(
Still struggle financially..
And I would be a liar if I said I don't have bad days and feel so very sad & alone..

But, I keep reminding myself..
This is all a part of God's plan.
HE will get me through this in His time.
There are many many days I am weary, and I feel defeated.
But, God always has a way to uplift me and give me just enough strength to make it another day.
I know that God will turn all this around for good.
I will never understand why I have had to endure so much sadness in my life, but I will continue to trust Him, and believe He has better things on the way for me & my kids..

It's hard sometimes to watch everyone else have such a filled life, and be able to go here and there or to afford to buy their kids this & that. It's hard on me as a mom, to see my kids do without, but I know my kids are going to be amazing individuals with huge hearts & lots of compassion because they know what it's like go through hard times & to do without..

There has been many times I've wondered where God was and if he forgot about me, and how he could allow this pain to go on for so long..
But.. My faith is unshakable and even though I go through those weak times.
I will always trust in Him, and what He has for my life..

Today as I opened my Bible to get some much needed inspiration, I came across this scripture..
Just confirming to me He is on my side.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. On the very day I call to you for help, my enemies retreat. This I know: God is on my side. Psalms 57:8

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sometimes just a drive can help..

Just to get away from all the craziness of life..
So peaceful up at the river..
Just drive and enjoy at all God has created..
Love it.. <3
Great Ice Cream & Shops.. <3

Loved the ol Post Office.. :)

Sometimes just get away for a little bit..
I took this drive on Father's Day..
My dad is in heaven & all of my grandpa's are in heaven..
So me & the kids jumped in the car and went for a drive..
Turned out to be a great day.. <3

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Be *YOU*nique..

Celebrate your individuality..  If you know you've got something special or different, then embrace it—don't hide it! That's diversity! You may wish that you were taller, or shorter, skinnier, stronger, whatever the case may be. But you need to realize that if you were like everyone else, then you wouldn't be who YOU are. Who are you? YOU are a unique individiual who has alot to offer.. just by being YOU... <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011



One of the greatest surprises you'll experience in life  is when you discover
that you can do what you were afraid you couldn't do.

Your obstacles will melt away, if instead of cowering before them,
you make up your mind to walk boldly through them.

Do the thing you fear and fear disappears.

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them
and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.

When you face the things that scare you, you open the door to freedom.
The only thing you have to fear, is fear itself.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How I became Daisy girl..

  Well, let's see.. I haven't always been Daisy girl. Most my life I was a scared insecure and very lost girl.. Still fighting with insecurities, and being scared but not like before. When I was 7 years old, my life changed when my mom passed away. I woke her up to show her something and when she woke up she was in horrible pain and I knew something was terribly wrong.. I screamed for my dad and he ran to her, and that was the last time I seen my mom. I remember it as it was just yesterday. She was a great woman and very talented, and I'm proud to say I got her creativity and her heart.. <3

  I then became a big daddy's girl.. Couldn't have asked for a better dad. Not perfect but worked very hard to make sure his children were taken care of. When I was 16 I was getting ready to go visit my sister at work on her birthday, my dad was on the way to pick me up, so we could go together. As I waited for my dad, I got a horrible phone call and it was my sister saying my dad was in the hospital, he had suffered a brain aneurysm, and they weren't sure if he would make it. Someone came to pick me up and I remember the horror in me that this man whom I loved soo very much might leave me too. Got to the hospital and my dad remained in a coma for about 30 days then got moved to a rehab and started therapy to get better, he had to learn how to walk again, talk again.. It was very hard to deal with. He was never the same dad I had before, the hard working strong man that I depended on. He was a different man now, whom I loved the same but he couldn't work, drive, and walked with a walker. I was grateful he was alive. He lived with my grandparents for the next four years. Then one day I got a call from my grandmother saying something was wrong with him he had a seizure and was rushed back to the hospital. Apparently he had another slow leak in his brain and had to have surgery. They said he would be like he was before he went in. He came out of surgery and then must have had some strokes cause he got worse and worse. He ended up not able to speak, eat on his own, walk or anything. All he did was laid there. The hardest part of watching my dad helpless was that he knew everything that was going on, if I ask for a kiss he would pucker up his lip, if I winked at him, he would wink back. If I told him to look at me, he would. But, that was it. He was trapped in his own body. He didn't have the proper care this time, because he had no insurance like before. So, he remained in a hospital for over 10 years until his body couldn't take anymore. We got called to the hospital and everyone came, he waited for all of us to be there and I held his hand and he squeezed my hand as he left me for good. I knew he was going to a better place but I still didn't want to let go.

  When I was 17 I met a boy who soon became my husband and the father of my children. We were a great family. Until a few years ago my husband started to change, I couldn't understand what was wrong or why he was acted so different. One day he decided he didn't want to be married to me and was ready to leave. He had met someone else and no longer wanted to be married. This was a man I trusted with everything inside me, never ever thought he would leave. But he was gone. And my heart was broken. I was so sad and him leaving me left me scared, and I felt soo unworthy. I mean what was I gonna do without my rock.  I was with him since I was 17 yrs old. (21 yrs) My best friend was gone. But, to make a very long story short.. I forgave him for what he's done to me, and I'm learning to be ok with what life has for me.

  So, now I am a single mom. I felt lost at first, I felt like I didn't fit anywhere. Confused on where to go or what to do. So, I started creating and painting again. I've always loved creating things, and my all time dream was to have stores all over carry my handmade items. Now, I'm pushing forward and following my heart and my dreams. God has opened my eyes to soo many different things, and believe me mentally and financially it has been so hard. We have struggled over the last few years, but I know God has good things for us. I have FAITH in Him and I believe things will be ok. He's shown me that the person that I always thought was my rock, wasn't.. HE IS MY ROCK!! <3

  So, why "DAISY" girl? Well, while I was not sure where to fit into this world, I was not sure who I was anymore, I had been a wife for so many yrs, now I was alone. I wasn't sure which direction to go, or what I was gonna do. I started looking up ANYTHING inspirational. I came across a post by Melody Ross. I started reading her posts and started to feel very encouraged. One day one them was about being yourself even with imperfections. If you were born a Daisy. Don't try to be a Daffodil. Just be a Daisy!!  Be the best wildest craziest Daisy you can be. In other words.. I have weaknesses and strengths and both are ok. Because, I am ME!! So, I needed to accept myself for who I was. I am Daisy Girl.. So, as I was thinking what Daisy stood for, for me.. I came up with

Y-oung @ heart.. :)

That's me!! Daisy girl.. <3

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm back.. lol

I've been sick this last week.. ugh!! But, I missed some days I had planned.. So, I will begin this next week again with Tutorial Tuesday.. etc.. I hope you're all doing well.. <3

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday with Daisy Girl

Today is Thankful Thursday
with Daisy Girl.. <3

What are you truly THANKFUL for??

Today I'm thankful for sooo very much, it would be a book if I listed all that I am truly thankful for.. So, I will name just a few and continue on each Thankful Thursday.. :)

Today I am thankful for God's grace, my kids, my strength that God has given me to get through my storms, my family and my friends. ~to be continued next week..  lol.. ;)

Sometimes we need to SHOW more of how thankful we truly are instead of just saying it.. I'm gonna post a few ways to say Thank you, and feel free to add some ideas as well.. k!

Send a thank you card to someone
Send a package to a Soldier
Treat someone to lunch
Buy someone a gift..
How do you show your gratitude to people?

Melanie~Daisy Girl <3

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 Handbook

1.       Drink plenty of water.
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5.       Make time to pray.
6.       Play more games
7.       Read more books than you did in 2010.
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9.       Sleep for 7 hours.
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11.    Don't compare your life to others. Y ou have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don't have negative thoughts on things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.    Dream more while you are awake
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.    Smile and laugh more.
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...
25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything..
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6.
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.    GOD heals everything.
35.    However good or ba d a situation is, it will change..
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up..
37.    The best is yet to come..
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Last but not the least:
40.    Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did. :)  


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Daisy Girl <3

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday!!!

Today is Tutorial Tuesday with Daisy Girl. Today we will learn to make this cute tea light candle.. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or email me at

This can be dangerous!! So please make sure there is an adult around, and you don't leave it unattended. Use caution and you are doing this at your own risk. I will not be help accountable for any accidents or injuries that could occur. Do not leave the pots on the stove, stay and supervise until flames are off!! DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE STOVE!!
You will be dealing with fire and hot wax. USE CAUTION!


Ok, let's get started.. Here are the supplies you will need.. I purchased all my items at the dollar store. I bought the little pots strictly for my candle making that why I don't mess up any of my pots.

In the supplies list we have tea lights, glass mug, tapered candles, cinnamon, wooden spoon, and two pots. If you want this to not only look like a hot cup of chocolate or a mocha, and want it to smell like one too. You will have to purchase scented tea lights.
Oh, and this can be VERY messy!! lol.
Step 1.
Melt the tapered candles in one pot, you can use paraffin wax instead but it's hard to find and more expensive. Cook it on low. It'll take a little time to completely melt.

Just remove wicks when it completely melted and take off  fire and set aside let sit. Go back and stir it around while it's sitting so it doesn't harden back up to the pot.

Step 2.
Melt tapered candles in the second pot on low, and add cinnamon. It's up to you how much, just don't add too much. It's all for the color only.
Keep stirring cause the cinnamon wants to go to the bottom and it'll burn if you don't stir.

Step 3.
 Let sit and cool some. (while stirring the clear wax a little as it cools)

Step 4.
 Stir cinnamon mixture cause cinnamon will be at the bottom
then pour the cinnamon mixture into your glass mug.

Step 5.
Let it sit until it's hardened. It may sink in the middle but that's ok, cause it won't show.
Also if you notice the bottom getting darker, it's cause the cinnamon is at the bottom, sometimes I use the handle of the wooden spoon and gentle mix around without making the outside edges look bad.

Step 6.
While stirring the clear mixture as it cooled it should have ended up looking like this.
Continue to stir it around and make it as fluffy or bumpy as you can.
Step 7.
Add the clear bumpy wax on top of the cinnamon mixture,
mold it however fluffy or big you want it to be.

Step 8.
Mold a little spot for the tea light candle to fit.

Step 9.
Add tea light candle in the spot you made for it.
Sprinkle with cinnamon &

Hope you enjoyed learning how to make the candle.. I will have more tutorials on here on Tutorial Tuesdays!!! Hope to see you back!!

Daisy Girl <3

Monday, January 10, 2011

Motivation Monday!!!

Today is Motivation Monday!!! I will be adding motivation words, to uplift and inspire you to keep moving fwd in this journey of ours we call life.. I hope it helps.. <3

" Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do."
Vince Poscente ---

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Etsy Shop OPEN!!!

Hi Guys!! I'm finally adding some stuff on Etsy. It's not yet exactly how I want things to be, but I'm gonna start instead of wait for a perfect time, because there seems to not be one.. lol. 

I'm introducing my Faithful Lil' Critters Line.. So keep watching... I have tons more stuff to add and create for it!! Thanks & God bless!!!

Daisy Girl <3

Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcome to Daisy Girl Designs!!!


What an AMAZING Christmas surprise!!!

It's been a tuff year for my kids and I.. My sister has been a true blessing in our lives. Christmas was simply AMAZING!!! Woke up to go on a scavenger hunt and it was a blast as always.. Ended up at my sisters to open so many great presents!! Then another scavenger hunt for everyone this time.. Ended with a gift, as we opened our presents, they were luggage, pj's traveling stuff and a day pass to DISNEYLAND!!! We would leave the next morning!! So, day after Christmas headed up to LA and enjoyed the evening and then spent the next day in the Happiest Place on Earth!! <3