Friday, August 27, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

Lately, I have been drawn to products with typography on them.  Here are a few of the items I have found that I {heart}!

 What great excuses to have some really cool accessories in my house and at the same time for them to help the kiddos learn their alphabet and numbers.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1st Day of School and a 25 yr old Dress

Paige started school for the very first time Monday... she is in KINDERGARTEN! I cannot believe it!
She is such a big girl now.  She is so excited about going to school and she loves her new teacher, Mrs. Parker.
 After school, I made her a special treat to celebrate her first big day!  CUPCAKES!
 Or, as Matthew calls them.. "Puccakes".  Matthew is doing well without having his sister as a playmate all day, however he is very excited when it is time to go pick Paige up from school.
Okay... now, I have to tell this story.  This beautiful dress that Paige wore on her first day of school was made by my very talented mother.  It is a BRAND NEW 25 year old dress.  How can that be??? This was the dress that I was suppose to wear on my first day of Kindergarten 25 years ago. You see... my mom started making this dress before I started school in 1985.  She did all the hand smocking and added all the teenie tiny pearls at every cross-section and then stopped.  You all know how this story goes... You start a project... set it down.. forget about it... and then 20 years later when your daughter has a baby girl... she remembers THE dress. 
{5 years ago - Paige is born}
Me: "Mom... you remember that dress you were going to make for my first day of Kindergarten?"
Mom: "Y-E-S?"
Me: "Well... you think you can finish it for Paige for her 1st day of Kindergarten."
Mom: "I think so... I have 5 years to get it finished."

{2 months before Paige starts school}
Me: "Mom... you have 2 months to get that dress done... Paige really wants to wear it on her first day of school." {Yes, I know I pulled the granddaughter card.}

{August 22, 2010 - The Sunday night before the 1st day of School}
Me: "Well... Paige starts school in the morning."
Mom: "I know! She is such a big girl!"
Me: "Did you get the dress done?"
Mom: "CRAP!"
Me: "It's okay... she can wear it to her first day of Sunday School."

{August 23, 2010 - 6:20am - 1st day of School}
Knock at the door... my dad is standing at our front door with THE dress FINISHED!  WOO HOO!
My mom stayed up till about midnight the night before and finished the dress that I was to wear on my first day of Kindergarten so my daughter could wear it on her first day of Kindergarten.  I was sooo excited.  IT is BEAUTIFUL!  I love it and so does Paige.  She wanted to wear it to bed Monday night. 
 Thanks Granny!  You're the best!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Pattern! Quilted Nap Sack

This is probably one of my favorite designs I have done. 
These two new designs are very classic and work great for both boys and girls. 
I have made this concept in so many different variations... I just can't help myself. :)
So, go and get your copy today on my etsy site!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


So much has gone in the past couple weeks, I don't know exactly how to title this post except that I am just speechless.  We had a wonderful visit from my grandmother and cousins from Nebraska.  The kids learned how to make sock monkeys which was so much fun! I wish they lived closer so the kids could do more things together.

Paige is starting school this coming Monday and am so excited for her and she is super excited that she finally gets to go to school!  YEAH!
She is going to be a Cheerleader this year too which is kind of exciting as well.  She keeps telling me that she is so esited {translation: excited} to be a Cheerleading!  She had her very first cheerleading practice yesterday and loved it!
Matthew won't know what to do with his sister not there to play with him all day. 
He has been going through rounds of testing to see why he continues to get hives and just found out that he may have Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria {an autoimmune disease that causes his antibodies to attack his skin and cause hives.}
So. Exciting things are going on, but then again I am speechless with my little man.  I just don't know what to think about this.. I am thankful we are finding out what is going on with him, but at the same time wish he did not have to go through all this. 
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