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!!!!