Monday, May 31, 2010

Party Planning

Speaking of parties, thanks for all the party planning advice and websites.

My brother is getting married on August 6th, and the big bridal shower is Friday. Come on over if you want some cake:-)

I have been working hard on something all weekend (the directions say it should take 1.5 hours to make 12---pffiff!), and can't wait to share it with you.

That is, if I ever finish. I have five completed so far and am running out of steam.

Thanks again for all your suggestions. I was able to get some great ideas!

Party all the Time, Party all the ti--ii--iime.

I don't yet own one of these galvanized tubs, but just one look at them makes me want to party all the time.....

party all the time.

party all the tiiiime.

I can just see one filled with ice and topped with cold cokes in the summertime.

Or better yet, I could find some really useful purpose. Like to store neatly folded bath towels or stack magazines.

I could even see it in a playroom, full of toys. I mean, not my playroom because that would mean my kids would actually have to pick their toys up and goodness knows that ain't happening anytime soon. But you get the point.

They come in three different sizes and ship for $4.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Love These

Thanks to one of my customers for sending these adorable pictures of the tie onesie.
The two boys in that chair....melts my heart!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


This is Ellie.

She is adorable.

I am not sure I have ever wanted to pinch cheeks more than when I see these sweet, chubby ones. Oh, the ooey, gooey-ness of sweet baby chub. Love it.

Back to the point. Sorry.

Ellie's family has been on my heart many times over the last few months. First, Ellie went through surgery to receive cochlear implants. Then the day after surgery, her dad went into the hospital for an unexpected two-week stay.

Want to know the most amazing thing about this family?

Every time I see Joe or Julie, they are smiling. Looking at the positive side of life. I think I would be eating lots of chocolate ice cream, hiding under my covers, and feeling sorry for myself. And yet, they aren't. They never complain. In fact, they did not even ask me to do this fundraiser.

Because my mom has been through a few ear surgeries, I know that anything surrounding health and hospitals is just plain expensive. And with those bright blue eyes looking up at me, how could you not help this little one?

I would love your help to raise money for Ellie. 50% of the proceeds will be donated from now until June 5. Shopping isn't your thing? That's okay-please pray for Joe and a kidney match. You are welcome to read more about the story here.

Thank you to all who have shopped thus far!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


With my brother getting married this summer, I have a slew of parties to plan.

I am not complaining. I love to par-tay. And call me strange, but I really love to plan.

In my former life {aka: before kids and gumballs and barely getting a shower in each day. You know, back when I said I would never feed my kids McDonalds} my mom and I really wanted to start a wedding-planning business. Then I took a turn into the baby aisle, and have never gone back. Sorry, mom!

Anyway, I would love to know YOUR favorite sites for party goods- decorations, paperware, great tips and ideas.
Oh, and have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

One Man's Junk

The base
While I was out with my mom the other day, we stumbled across an elderly couple's garage sale. We debated stopping, because for the most part I like to look for kid's clothing and they obviously did not have any.

I am not sure if you can read the price tag, but it says "Hutch, $2"

I wasn't specifically looking for a dresser/hutch, but that deal was too good to pass up.

"Is the price of the hutch $2?" I asked.

"Yup", said the seller.

"Does it include the base, too?"

"Includes that as well", he said.


He went on to tell me it was a hand-me-down from his mother and had been in the family for years and years. Bought originally for their kitchen, they then had repainted it for the living room before he acquired it. They were clearing a few things out, and included it in the sale.

I guess they don't put a high price on sentiment.

I was thrilled to walk away with my new hutch/dresser for $2.

More great finds:

50 cents for two glass bowls

$35 for the tramp. Delivery not included.
The neighbor at the end of the street was selling this beauty. Hardest part was walking it down the street and into our backyard.

I got a few other great deals- a brown short jacket, a few shirts, some kid's clothes. Josh got a new high priced hanging system- a SoloFlex:-) I spent less than $60 and came home with a slew of new goodies to be proud of.

Reminds me of the old saying: One Man's Junk is another man's treasure.

Do you garage sale? Find anything good?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pregnancy and Newborn Mag

It is an absolute honor to be featured this month in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine! They featured our breastfeeding buddy in the lust vs. must category. Thanks Lacey and everyone at Pregnancy and Newborn!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Out of Town Notice

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be out of town next week, through Friday May 7th.

Any orders placed will be processed when I return.

Thanks for your understanding!