Thursday, December 25, 2008


We just finished putting together the 3-story, double-sided dollhouse we bought the girls,

and I realized it is technically Christmas day, so I just wanted to be the first to wish each and every one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday...and please don't forget the true meaning of Christmas ~ the REASON for the Season! :)

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

Our little Christmas tree the girls decorated with the popcorn we strung (and the John Deere Gator from Granny and Papa)...

The gingerbread house we made the other day, which they decorated all by themselves! I am so proud of the great job they did! Me and my husband put the frosting on, but the design was all them ~ they picked out all the candy decorations and put them on themselves! Pretty good for a 2 and 3 year old! They had such a blast, especially licking the frosting off their fingers! :) This was our first ever making of a gingerbread house, but it will definately be an annual tradition...

And though he didn't participate much in any of the festivities...

He sure was having a lot of fun...

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hair Clips (aka: Clippies) ;0)

I just listed a couple sets of adorable clippies in my Etsy shop. They are the perfect accessory for keeping those sweeping stray hairs out of her eyes, or for those little ones that only have enough of it to hold one of these cute clippies in! :) They also make excellent gifts!

You can check out all the items in my Etsy shop by clicking here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fingerprint Friday

The newest blessing to our little family has God's fingerprints all over him! He is such a happy little boy~always smiling all the time, and that big smile of his just melts my heart everytime I look at him! I love you my precious little man! ~ Momma :)

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in:

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints.

2. Be sure to link so others can find the entire list of participants! Go to
PamperingBeki's blog to add your link to the list of participants.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Meme Time

Ok, I got this from Nicole's blog, 60piggies, and thought this would be're supposed to open the 6th folder on your computer and post the 6th picture. So here it is:
This is my oldest daughter this past October. After a day picking out pumpkins and riding her bicycle, she decided to take a break and relax in a big comfy patio chair!

Want to play too...then tag, your it! :)

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!

We took the kids to see Santa yesterday. My oldest was SO excited to see him, this is the first year she's really enjoying all the Christmas activities, so we're having alot of fun with her. My youngest daughter let out a blood-curdeling scream (that I'm sure was heard all the way at the other end of the mall! LOL!). After quite some time we finally got her somewhat calmed down, but she still wouldn't go anywhere near him, so there she sits on her own stool off in the lower left hand corner of the photo (which was taken between sobs~there's somewhat of a i'm-trying-to-smile-but-still-want-to-cry look on her face). Our little guy was wide-eyed looking all around, just taking it all in!

Please excuse the photo quality; I took a pic of a pic, so, well you get the idea...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Amazing Giveaways!!!

A Boutique Buyers Blog has an interview up with the girls from MemoryLane. Head on over and read-all-about-it. And have fun playing the game ~ trying to match the designers name with their designs...the winner will receive a custom twirl set and matching bracelet!! WOW!! What a great gift for your own little princess, your niece, cousin, or your granddaughter. You don't want to miss out on this one! Have fun and good luck everyone!! :O)

Click here to head on over there and PLAY TO WIN!!

And, if you sign up for MemoryLanes mailing list from now until February 10th, 2009, you will be entered into a drawing to be held on February 15th. There will be MANY fantastic prizes (including full custom boutique sets) and there will be several winners! This is for mailing list customers ONLY! This is another amazing giveaway you certainly do not want to miss...head on over to the MemoryLane Blog to sign up now! And once again...good luck to each and every one of you!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here's Another One...

I just listed 1 more over at my Etsy store. This one is a cute patchwork twirly skirt that is embellished with loads of ruffles, pom-pom fringe, and ric-rac. The t-shirt has a sweet little kitty cat appliqued on the front. I hand embroidered the face and added a rhinestone collar ~ for that extra bit of bling!

You can click here to see all my listings over at Etsy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New on Etsy

I just listed 2 new items in my Etsy store tonight.

The first is a cute Lounge Set with a terry cloth rubber ducky hand appliqued to the front of the shirt. I also hand embroidered the words Rub-a-dub on the back. The wide leg pants are oh-so-comfy! Perfect for spring-time.

The second sweet outfit includes the corset-style top with shirred back and the flare jeans. Fabric yo-yo flowers adorn this set, along with lots of different buttons, ribbons, and ric-rac trims. I have also hand embroidered some of the flowers leaves.

Click here to visit my Etsy store.

Just Listed... I absolutely adore this set!! It includes the very full skirt for maximum twirl-ability and the hand appliqued tank top with the cutest flutter sleeves for that extra bit of sweetness!

And I love how versatile this set is too ~ it will take you through every season! It looks just as adorable in the winter with a t-shirt and tights, as it does in the spring and summer all by itself!

Click here to see more pictures!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blog Giveaway!!

Kathleen from Grosgrain is giving away this adorable jacket and sailor-style pants ~ they are so cute! Click on the link below to see the pictures and to find out how to win them:

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We went to Sea World a few days ago and had SO much fun! We got to pet the dolphins, feed the sealions and the birds, I even had two birds land on top of my head! My husband and our oldest daughter got to ride a roller coaster (a first for both of them!) ;) It was a pretty good size and went pretty fast for a 3 year old! She flew out of her seat on the first hill and daddy had to hold her down the rest of the ride. When she got off, she told me she wasn't scared at all and just held on tight! We of course also saw Shamu in action~my youngest daughter LOVED that...oohing and aahing and clapping!! Here are a few pics of our trip out to San Antonio...
The Alamo is cool....but which way to Sea World???

Already 2 months old, Grandma bought him his first baseball cap....

Waiting to see Shamu....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Laurie of Kandy Kisses Boutique is having an AMAZING giveaway:

You don't want to miss this one, click here to check it out!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Well, with 3 little ones now, and trying to get custom orders finished, I haven't had much time for any new designs! But I finally finished this one and just listed it on ebay tonight. I'm so happy with the way this re-designed ECO-friendly dress turned out! It's made out of a light-weight chenille throw (that is in perfect condition) and is fully lined. It has decorative vintage buttons and tie straps. I paired it with a great Michael Miller dainty damask print in red. So this dress will not only take you through the upcoming Holidays, but will also take you all the way through to Valentine's Day, and beyond!

Click here to go to the auction!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sweet Little Lamb

I have this 5-pc. set listed on ebay right now. It includes the peasant top, the european-style pants, hand appliqued/embroidered reversible apron, reversible sash/headband, and the pin.

Click here to go to the auction!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Memorylane & Guests Celebrate...

I have the honor of guesting with Memorylane Boutique to help them celebrate their 1st birthday In Style! Please search Memorylane Boutique, October 7th-21st, to find all the great items from the many talented designers!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our New Little Man!!!

What a hectic past couple of weeks it has been. We got hit from hurricane Ike, and went without power for 2 whole weeks (which is not very fun with 2 little ones, and me ready to pop)! We were very fortunate though, with only losing a large tree in our backyard and most of our fence; lots of debris and clean-up. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you who have to continue the long battle of the damage left by Ike!
Only 1 week after the storm hit, our little man arrived (6 days early and still without power). After 4 days in the hospital, we were back at home, and a couple days later our power was finally restored!
We have a healthy baby boy, Jaxon, who is loved dearly by his 2 older sisters...who have been smothering him with kisses since his arrival! :-)
Here he is...our newest addition to the family!! Welcome to the world sweetie...we LOVE you!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

With fall quickly approaching, I thought I'd share this pumpkin waffle recipe I found today while skimming through a magazine...I can't wait to try this one out!

2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. fresh-ground nutmeg
1/4 t. cloves
4 large eggs
2 C. buttermilk
1 C. fresh or canned pumpkin
1/2 C. dark-brown sugar
1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted
1 t. pure vanilla extract

Heat a waffle iron. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk the remaining 6 ingredients together in another large bowl until smooth. While whisking, add the flour mixture and blend until smooth. Generously coat the waffle iron plates with vegetable oil and cook the batter in the waffle iron as recommended in the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with the remaining batter. Presented in a heat-proof decanter, maple syrup invites autumn indulgence.
Makes 8 servings.

Optional Add-Ins: Just before pouring batter into a waffle iron, stir in chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped pecans.
Optional Toppings: Adorn waffles with sliced pears and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. When very crispy, they're also delicious eaten from hand (like toast) and topped with apricot or blueberry preserves.
Optional Go-Withs: Waffles pair just as well with sweet or savory sides. Pair with fruit at breakfast, or fried chicken for dinner. Serve with ice cream and hot fudge for dessert.

A giveaway just for you...

Debbie of Brigetandco. is having an amazing giveaway going on right now for a free apron skirt! Be sure and check it out here, the deadline to enter is Saturday at midnight PST. Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ballet Baby

Oh my oldest "baby", who turned 3 this past June, started dance class yesterday! She's never been away from my side before, but she went right into that class like such a big girl, and danced her little heart out the entire hour! :-) They only let the parents watch the last 10 minutes of class (so they aren't distracted the whole time), and then they get to show us what they learned. She looked so cute with her hands over head, twirling around; and her leaps over the "mud puddles"! She absolutely loved it ~ she was so excited when she came out of there, telling me about everything she learned and how much fun it was! I thought I'd share some pictures I took before we left for class....

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What a GREAT Surprise!!!

Last week my "little lamb" outfit was featured on Designer Round-Up, and this week my "spider-ific" set shown below made it into their weekly top-10 (that's my award up there)!!!! Yeah!!!! WOW...I am just so excited and honored...I'm jumping up and down!! :-)
A big thank you, thank you, thank you, goes out to Designer Round-Up, I truely appreciate it!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Here's my latest that I just listed on ebay tonight...a cute halloween outfit that includes the very full tiered pants, the corset-style top hand appliqued with little miss spider herself, and 2 spider hairbows to match!! This set will be re-created for your little one in sizes 1-6. She'll be too cute to spook in this set that is perfect for all your upcoming halloween and fall parties.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mary had a Little Lamb!!

I just listed this adorable 5-pc. set last night on ebay for the MonJoli Animaux Launch. You can check it out here. It includes the european style pants, peasant top, hand appliqued and hand embroidered apron, sash/headband, and flower pin. Wow...this is the perfect set for the upcoming fall season!! Sophia absolutely loves hers!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cute as a Button

I just listed this sweet little 3-pc. set tonight on ebay for the BD back-to-school launch. It includes the peasant top, skirt, and apron appliqued with "cute as a button" on it. This would be perfect for your little cutie's first day at pre-school or kindergarten....or just for any cutie any day! :-)

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Mom, we're bored..."

Last night I found this great site called They have all kinds of cool ideas to help keep kids busy and end that summer boredome (at least for a little while anyways!)....water games, arts & crafts for all ages, party ideas, recipes for cooking with kids, the list goes on and on. There's a water game called "dribble, dribble, drench" (played kind of like duck, duck, goose) that older kids who don't mind getting wet would love! You can check it all out here. Have some fun with them, only 1 more month or so until its back-to-school time! And get in on all that fun too ~ get wet, get dirty, get a little paint on ya! The smiles, giggles and laughs will all be worth it! :-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

Yeah!!!! I finally got everything set up over on Ebay, and I listed this oh-so-sweet little Alice's Tea Party skirt set. You can check out my "me page" and current auctions there by clicking on the link to the left of the page.
And I'd like to take a minute to thank my husband, Adam, who is actually the one who put my "me page" together (he spent many nights trying to figure out html :-) . And to my brother Dave, who helped me with my pictures...thank you both, I truely appreciate it all!!!