Monday Mommy's Must Have

OK so I want to share with you things that I love and must have either with me or at home at all times. As a Mom I am very active with my kids and everything around me, we love to do lots of things to keep us busy and learning is my number one priority! Not only as a Mom but as a person who works in Advertising and Marketing I am always eager to be on top of the game and be the first in know.
I will try to post things every Monday sharing the top things I MUST have in my life that is not only great for a Mom but for a Woman so stay tuned for some reviews of things that make my life flow.

To start the week off here is a GREAT product!
The No7 Quick Thinking Facial Wipes.
I have been using them for over 2 weeks and I am more than pleased with the product. I am BUSY with two kids, work, and play life gets dirty! These have been the best quick help I have found so far. It does not burn my eyes when removing eye makeup and it feels great against my skin. I always look refreshed the next morning as well if I use these the night before to remove makeup in a hurry which is really awesome because when you are tired and don't really want to wash your face these are perfect!
I love these for after the Zoo or going to the park with the kiddos, I feel like dirt and sand is all over my face when I leave there so a quick wipe with these leave me feeling refreshed and ready to go do what needs to be done next weather it be grocery shopping or hitting the mall.
I not only have these in my purse but on my bathroom counter because this is my number one go to when I'm in a hurry to clean my face!

Saucony Excursion TR5
These shoes make me feel like I'm not wearing shoes!!!
They are so comfortable I'm ready to run, go for a bike ride, or do my day to day activities and I feel like I am barefoot! I Love these so much I would buy them in EVERY color. So far I have been wearing them everyday for the past week and I have to say this you don't even need to break them in they are perfect the day you get them to even a week later.
 I love a good shoe with out all the fancy new "Tone" you up junk in it and these are not only great feeling but HOT I love the black and pink color the material is great and I can not get enough of these shoes my new fave. I think not only every Mom who has little children running around all day but anyone would get a lot out of these shoes they are a A+ in my book.

So That is is for this weeks Monday Mommy's Must Have Stay Tuned for next weeks amazing items every Mom should have.

Stella Grace Creations


Things To Do

I Love taking my kids to all kinds of different place to get new experiences and have fun in life!
 One of my favorite things to do here in AZ is go to the Phoenix Zoo.
 It is rated in the top 5 Zoos and let me tell you I can see why. They have a great facility you can find anything from stingrays in the water to spiders and snakes, your average Zoo animals Lions and Tigers and they even have 2 Kimodo Dragons. Until March 2011 Koalas from the Sandiego Zoo are loan so you should go see them now if you have the chance.
They have some really awesome animals and set ups for the animals right now a new Orangutan exhibit is being built and I can not wait to see the new home for them its been over 20 years since they had a new place to live.
The Zoo also has lots of baby animals from Orangutan to Zebra you will just fall in love with them all. Here are a few pictures from the Zoo I took from now and even a few years back, I have been a Zoo Member for over 4 years and will continue to be forever my kids now know the layout and where all the animals are they have grown to love and learn more and more about all the neat animals each time we go.
 The Phx Zoo also has a water play area, Carousel, Little People World Playground and other fun things for kids to do while your visiting. Zoo Lights is now over but always a great time for the family.


Pizza Margherita Recipe

The quintessential pizza, named for Italy’s Queen Margherita and sporting the colors of the Italian flag.

I wanted to share with you this YUMMY recipe not only you but your kids will love (at least mine do). It is not hard to make and all you need is a few things. I LOVE to cook and I think it is so crazy that their are so many people who don't cook now a days, how ladies get a man not knowing how to cook is beyond me and what about if you have kids they need to eat good home cooked meals right, so get to it and get your butt in the kitchen people!
"Piacere il suo cibo"


Pizza Dough

1 cup simple tomato sauce (I like Pomì strained tomatoes)

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

About 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

24 fresh basil leaves

Coarse sea salt


1. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for indirect grilling. Place the pizza stone in its frame on the grill.

2. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape each one into a ball. Let rest for 15 minutes, loosely covered with a tea towel or plastic wrap.

3. Using a floured rolling pin or your hands, stretch each ball into a 9- to 10-inch round (the shape doesn’t have to be perfect). Carefully lay one round of dough on the pizza stone over the hottest part of the grill and cook until the bottom is lightly browned and dry, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, gently lift up the dough, flip over, and cook for just 30 seconds. Transfer to a baking sheet, with the less cooked side up, and repeat with the remaining dough rounds. Let cool.

4. Divide the sauce among the partially cooked pizzas and, using the back of a kitchen spoon, spread it evenly to within ½ inch of the edges of the dough. Divide the cheese among the pizzas.

5. Place 1 or 2 pizzas at a time on the cooler part of the grill or back on the pizza stone and cook until the cheese is melted and the bottoms are crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and drizzle with a little olive oil. Scatter 6 torn basil leaves over each pizza and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Cut into slices with a pizza wheel and serve hot.

NOTE:  But be sure to let the dough set and firm up on the grill before flipping it over, or it may stick or tear.

Makes 4 pizzas

Wordless Wednesday



If you are looking for ADORABLE kid clothes including boys (I know its hard to find those) look no further! PUMPKIN PATCH has some of the best!
 I love all their boy clothes they carry because its not all lions, bears and cars they have more surf and fashion forward styles you would see the Dad wearing but they are just too cute on the little boys.
 I go crazy when i go shopping I want to get all the boy stuff for my friends little boy and all the girl stuff for my girls its hard to see something you don't like at Pumpkin Patch!

Here are a few of the new items they are carrying.

From the New Spring Cruise Line for Little Girls
Kelly stripe mini dress

cotton ruffle neck top


frill sleeve dress with pleated skirt


fine polka dot boat shoes


double breasted wet look trench coat


Boys Spring Cruising Club
essential printed short sleeved tee

stripe Henley short sleeved tee mock roll up shirt


boys basic pu sneakers


chunky rib knit jumper mock tee


You can go here to see more styles


New Spring Items

SGC Spring Line Coming Soon Here's a Sneak Peak!!!
XoxoX Stella Grace Creations

 Fly With Me Flower Clip

Honeysuckle Flower Clip

Adjustable Flower Rings in Precious Pink or Creative Cream
$4.75 Each


Scrap V-day Craft

Everyone has a junk drawer right?
Well I have a Junk Scrap Drawer full of things that I only have one or two of or just scraps from previous projects. I grabbed a couple things out of it to make two quick gift tags with my girls (Valentine Day Theme) .
This is great for even the littlest of fingers all you have to do is set a few things up for them and they can do the rest...
I took a Light and dark Pink Paper left over from my Baby shower invites and cut it in half. Then I used a scrap piece to cut out 4 little hearts
next I took a small piece of tape and put it on the back of a heart for each kid then they put it on the gift tag.

Next I found a few small feathers and a metal letter word out of my scraps and had the kids attach them to the gift tags as they pleased.

Then I added To: and From: with a marker and That's It!

So simple yet so fun to make for the kids and thoughtful for the gift receiver.

You can get really creative with these you can use anything!!! You can use fancy design Scissors for a more unique edge, you can use Bottle Caps, Glitter, Stickers, Sequins, and so much more I decided to go the non messy route today and simple for the little ones. Now to finish it off put a hole punch in the top and a piece of yarn or ribbon and your can attach it or really simple just slap some tape on the back and stick it to your gift.

This Craft is Graded-SUPER EASY
Who can do it- ANYONE
 Stella Grace Creations



So this Christmas was GREAT! The best part was family from out of town spent the day with us but as for the best of KIDS TOYS here is my picks that have so far gone over very well! (Kids Play with these toys everyday since X-mas without getting bored)
You can get this from for $39.99 its a Princess Carriage Play House made out of a box and they can color it however they like! HOW FUN and CREATIVE! My kids LOVE it and play in it all day it goes along great with these other items I bought for them, kinda of Princess Theme this year I guess.

The other GREAT gift I would recommend getting your kids is the Leap Frog Tag Reader and all the Tag books!
I got two readers one for each of my girls and about 15 books, each reader holds up to 10 books. They are a little tricky but once they know how to use them on the book it is really fun and educational. They have a lot of books you can choose from each teaches different educational lessons as well as reads the word's in the book.

These were just a few of my faves the girls got this year so if you are looking for gifts for young ones I would recommend any of these items I've mentioned.

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year,
Stella Grace Creations



Disney's new movie Tangled is great for kids and adults I thought it was really cute and my kids are obsessed with the movie! I found this awesome Tangled Tower Craft that I thought was a great idea, my girls can use their little Princess dolls to play with it as well. Its fun and inexpensive! A good alternative for those kids who might not of gotten the Tangled Doll Castle that was selling for $100 bucks or more!

Happy New Year,
Stella Grace Creations

V-Day Crafts

If you haven't already noticed the stores are filling up with Valentine Day items. Kids love to make things and I love to keep my kids busy so they dont get bored, what better time then now to make some CRAFTS!  So I will be creating some fun Valentine crafts through out January to share with you. They will be fun and easy crafts you can do with your kids.

Happy New Year,
Stella Grace Creations


New Earrings

                                                                   Cotton Candy Lane