Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I'm always so excited when the holidays come around especially since my daughter is in regular preschool now!  Now all the fun craftiness can start! 

First up... Halloween classroom treats!!!

This year I used cheap glow sticks found at your local Target or Dollar Tree stores.  I then used a simple free printable and attached the glow sticks behind along with an organic sweet healthy treat! 

Can't go wrong with that! 

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preschool has started!

Preschool has started in the Mills household!  First time for everything is just around the corner! We are so excited to send Layla to part time preschool and couldn't be more proud of her adjustment to her new life.

It is hard for this Mommy to let her go throughout the day but I have adjusted to accepting my beauty has to grow up and take a step toward her education.  

We are so proud of her and can't stop bragging of how well she is doing in school.  New friends, milestones, and endless adventures await our little thrill seeker! 

The world is yours baby girl, take it on with that bright smile! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 14, 2014

World Cup done, off to Football Season!

This is a late post! 

I made these wonderful easy mason jar gifts for all the Dad's for Father's Day and oh man, was it a HIT! 

All of the Dad's received their own personal mason jar along with their favorite countries flag colored ribbons!

Even though our team lost in the World Cup, we enjoyed the fun family gatherings, food, and lifetime memories!

Now, it's time to prepare for Football Season! This one is special for us since we are expecting our second child, (IT'S A BOY!) in the fall so we can't wait to dress him up in Arizona Cardinals gear!

Go Cardinals! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Layla's 20 Birthday Questions - March 2014

So I came across this post on http://reavespartyofthree.blogspot.jp/ to interview your kids every year around their birthday, and OMG what a great idea!

I just finished one for Layla for her 3rd birthday and finally had some time to post it for you...

I loved seeing her sit down while I interviewed her with these questions...

I will make a cute little book and insert these questions every year around her birthday time...  Feel free to copy/paste and start your own traditions with your little ones! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!


Layla’s 20 Questions at 3 Years Old – March 2014

1. What is your favorite color?  Blue
2. What is your favorite toy?  Cars, Blocks, Puzzles
3. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries
4. What is your favorite TV show? Little Einsteins
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Turkey Sandwiches
6. What is your favorite outfit? Anything with Kitties on it
7. What is your favorite game? Puzzles
8. What is your favorite snack? Raspberries
9. What is your favorite animal? Bunnies and Kitties
10. What is your favorite song? Little Einsteins Theme Song, Blake Shelton (Boys Round Here), and Lee Brice (Parking Lot Party)
11. What is your favorite book? Baby Animals
12. Who is your best friend? Jayden
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cocoa Krispys (Only made it for rice krispy’s)
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play Soccer
15. What is your favorite drink? Water
16. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Meow Meow
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Egg Sandwiches with Fruit
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Veggie Grill Chicken Nuggets
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nat, the Mom-Goddess

"I am my BELOVED'S, and he is MINE" 
Song of Solomon 6:3 

Truly, the most generous man I know is my husband.  He is such a hard working, lovable and caring person.  There's nobody he can't befriend.  I am so thankful that he is my life partner.  My best friend in love, life and crime. HA!   

8 month pregnancy photo shoot 2/2011

I thought being married to my best friend was amazing, and to become a mother just adds sparkle to my shine!  We couldn't ask for a more amazing daughter, (now 3 years old).  We can hardly keep up with her growing everyday.  Seems like just last year, we brought her home!  She has taught us so much about ourselves and has given us so much to be proud of.

Quality time at Disneyland...

I enjoy my days chasing my daughter around, being a chauffeur, nurse, chef, mentor and most of all... her best friend! We spend our days together going to Mommy and Me Preschool in Palos Verdes, Swim Classes, seasonal crafting, park play dates and endless Disneyland visits!  I'm so thankful to my husband for encouraging me to be a 'Stay at Home Mom.'  I will forever be grateful and never will regret using this special time watching her grow!

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Layla is 3!

In prep of my daughter's 3rd birthday coming up in March, I crafted this lovely Disney birthday banner to hang inside of our hotel room!

It's not a surprise to her since she's been watching me craft the whole thing, but since I'm hiding it, she will still be surprised.  Her favorite characters included, Doc McStuffins, and Ariel! 

First, I cut out all of the lettering pieces using my Cricut, and pasted them together...

Then added glitter ribbon in Teal and Purple to attach lettering... 

Voila! Easy enough right? 

I think the hardest part is to design it, and getting the measurements accurate!  I printed out the Disney character pics on same card stock as the lettering, DONE!  With just a little imagination, anything is possible!  Keep crafting people, it exercises your mind and always keeps you young at heart!

Can't wait for our Disney weekend!

Nathalie XOXO

First POST!

Welcome to my new Blog - TICKLY TEAL!

So this is my FIRST time every using a Blog to express myself in my daily creations so bear with me since everything now is a new adventure for me.

I absolutely LOVE the color TEAL, as you can see I used it in my Blog Name. I love everything from DIY everyday crafts, to decorating new home decor using my new Cricut

I've done a few that I will definitely share and give instructions for as best I can!

Few things to know about me... My name is Nathalie. I am a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) to an incredible daughter and a magnificent housewife to a handsome man... I am such a huge Disney fan!!

I find it extremely hard to start my day WITHOUT coffee, and I don't know how people can start their day any other way. It's just my sickness. 

Enjoy my posts and please leave any feedback you'd like.  

Thanks for dropping by! 

Nathalie XOXO