Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lovely Rings

Even with the cold weather we've been having these flower rings make me feel all warm in side. I think I'm missing spring/summer already!

1 Just Peachy; 2 Wired Design; 3 Viridian; 4 Royal Princess; 5 Ruche; 6 Anthropologie

Friday, September 25, 2009

And the Winner is...

Thank you to all who participated in my little giveaway! With the help from my little assistant a winner has been chosen.

First... the names were put into a bowl.

With a twirl of the bowl the name was picked...

And the winner is...

Congrats Blue.Crayon! I will contact you today. This was fun and please look for another little give away in October. It'll be a chance to win one of my digital Chirstmas photo cards from my Etsy store. One less thing to cross off the list before the holiday craziness starts!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Decorative Bird Print Giveaway

These little prints I designed are getting pretty popular in my Etsy store. It's Friday and and I thought what better then to have a little giveaway. All you have to do is go to my Etsy store and tell me which design(s) are your favorite by leaving a comment. Please be sure to leave an email address I can reach you at. The winner will have their choice to which print they would like to receive. The contest ends September 24th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Friday the 25th.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Okay, I'm sure I'm not the only one out there lately that is dealing with tired and emotional roller coaster children these days. With the school year in session my kids are up and down with all sorts of emotions. Even though it can be draining at times we reassure them that no matter what their little attitudes do to us that we love them unconditionally.
Have you heard, seen or read this book called Always by Ann Scott? It's a sweet little book that shares the joy of unconditional love no matter what sort of things your child does. Little sayings like, "Do you love me when I eat my peas? Do you love me when I don't?" Not only does it have the sweetest little message but, the simple illustrations are so darling and they convey the message perfectly.

My kids have it offered in their Scholastic magazines through school but, it's on Amazon as well and priced for $11.99.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

La Plates

I just found this blog site a few weeks ago and she really posts some great deals and fun giveaways. This one really tugged at me because of all the pattern fun. La Plates can be custom created allowing you to choose the pattern, color and fonts.

If you have kids and want to preserve their artwork try Make-A-Plate. Our sitter for the kids have done this with them since they were infants. We now have 3-4 plates each that the kids artwork is on. They eat off of them all the time and it's so fun to still hear the comments they make about them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2010 Clever Calendars

I spotted these lovely letterpress calendars from Linda & Harriet. The simple designs are right up my alley. What is even more lovely is that they double as postcards. Once you are finished with the month flip them over, cut the month part away, write a note to someone special and drop it into the mail.

How cute is April?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shoe Love for Kids

I just ran across this shoe site - Vincent Shoes. I'm in love with their styles. So fun and stylish! They actually have some great sales going on so check them out. I will be!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another Holiday Design

I've added this Holiday design to my Etsy shop. I have a few more new designs I'm working on and will have them displayed in my shop next week. There are some from my last years batch that I added as well. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mr. Kindergartner

Tuesday was officially the first day of school in our area. I really didn't think I'd get that emotional when I saw Leyton off on his first day. Only because last year he attended 4k which he still rode the bus to and from school and was gone for the morning. So I had gone through all of it already. Last year at this time I saw an unsure and shy little boy climbing up those bus steps and sitting amongst other equally unsure kids. This year he was completely different. He knew the routine...and as if he almost didn't need my guidance. That is when the tears came in. I saw this little boy in a years time become so confident. Oh, how I love and cherish this kid. He is seriously a gentle soul and I'm so proud to be his Mommy! snif-snif...(wiping the eyes).

So, I found this picture of Leyton taken when he was 2 years old last week going through some old files. I thought how fun it would be to have him stand with his red Wisconsin Badger football for a first day back to school photo. I'm hoping to do this for every new school year as long as he will let me. Again...snif-snif!!!