Sunday, June 27, 2010

Can you believe all these kids???

My two little girls went down to Florida earlier this month (for a whole two weeks!) to visit Grandma. We took that time to renovate their bathroom (for the most part... there's still little things to fix up) and slack off. Like sleep until 3pm just because we could (when I say we, I mean me!).

Anyhow, my husband and I drove down there to pick them up and my sister brought over her brood of kids. There are six of them- I know when I tell my friends this, they do a double take. But it's completely different actually seeing it.

Here they are, all the grandkids....

So, there we have it.... in order from left to right.....Layla (my oldest at 7 years old) holding Ariana (my sister's youngest at 6 months), Jaden (my sister's oldest at 4 years old), Preston (my sister's oldest boy at 3 years old), Braylen (my sister's again.... he's standing in the back- he's about 13 months old..... I can't really keep track), Avery- wearing all the anti-drowning swimwear (my sister's other boy at 2 years old), Mattie (my youngest at 3 years old), and Jordan (my sister's other girl at 3 years old).

Can you believe it? I can't. Swimming with eight kids was stressful. Especially since most of them cannot swim and my husband kept trying to get pictures of me in a swimsuit (sorry, buddy- it's just not happening.).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The money pit

All of my friends know that my husband and I bought a house last year..... and it seems that we have bought the dreaded money pit. I KNEW we should have bought that other house that was only 10 grand more and didn't need any work! :)

So for the last year we've been fixing this poor old house up. Honestly, I can't believe what a fresh coat of paint can do! But the bathrooms, oh you poor bathrooms.... I didn't mean to yell at you, I swear that I didn't mean to hurt your feelings when I started crying when the wallpaper wouldn't come off. But we're almost there. The end is in sight. We've finished with the bedrooms:

(Layla's room)

(Mattie's room)

(my bedroom)

We ripped up the carpeting from the living room and hallways and put in hardwood. Let's just say that I really really don't miss all that vacuuming!

And the front yard was scary. Talk about overgrown plants (which were all mismatched and evil!!! evil evil scary plants)......... a plumbing leak, and a barren front porch....

We are almost finished with the front bathroom- I just need to caulk, put up one more coat of paint, and hang some pictures. (Then I can show you how pretty it turned out!). Also, grouting sucks and I'm never attempting that again. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Make way....

for some new sale items in my shop- I must be on a roll this week because I simply cannot stop sewing!

Newest clutch (which I'm hoping will get snapped up soon before I'm forced to send it to my best friend who is obsessed by anything pink):

And two new wallets that I think are just adorable (and totally affordable at only 15 bucks a piece!):

And a throwback wallet (reminds me of the sixties):

I think that my sale is going to last until the end of June!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


two new wallets!

All of you know how much I love cupcakes and I simply could not resist! You can find it right here.

The next is made from a secret stash that I've been holding onto for a very very long time....

Oh, Amy Butler..... how I love you!!!! You can also find this one in my shop here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

SUMMER SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm having a huge summer sale in my shop right now- all the items are already made, ready to ship, and on a HUGE discount!!!!

Most ruffle clutches are marked down to 18.00:

And ruffle zipper pouches are WAY marked down to 10 bucks!!!

As always, during the summer months my scarves are marked half off- 15.00 only!