Wednesday, June 30, 2010

in the works

Two projects in the works. I am hoping to show you this little sailboat number tomorrow...

Monday, June 28, 2010

birthday weekend

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was pretty great. Friday was my birthday so I treated myself to some shopping during the day and then Husband took me out for a surprise date that night. He wouldn't tell me where we were going and I was shocked when he pulled up to a certain shop and said I could pick out a present. I'll keep it a secret a little longer because I actually don't have my present to unveil yet, but I was so happy and completely taken off guard. I never would have guessed and those are the best kind of presents I think. Then we went to a delicious dinner, got dessert to go, and ate it on a blanket up the canyon at a park next to the river. We talked until it was dark and since we didn't have candles I made my birthday wish on a star. A simple birthday but one of my best.

I have a feeling this week is going to be hard for me to dig into... I feel more like lazing about on a beach than folding the laundry.

(photo source)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

weekend snapshot: the fair

One of the events packed into this weekend was a trip to the fair. I had driven by several times as they were setting up and knew that the Little Miss would have the time of her life on the merry-go-round. She knows all about them from her favorite video that sings a song about going up and down and around and around.

Oh boy, was I right! She rode a white horse...

...and then a black horse...

...and insisted we go for a third round, this time on a tan horse.

After the third time on the merry-go-round we convinced her to try out the train ride. Her stoic expression is so misleading - she wouldn't get off the ride when it ended and the worker had to pull her out. After two train rides our tickets were gone so we got some treats.

And when she wouldn't let go of my leg I knew it was time to go.
Can't wait for next year.

Monday, June 21, 2010

shop update: red, white & blue - Part 2

A little later than promised, but part 2 of the red, white, and blue update is now in the shop! Our weekend was super busy but fun, I'll share some of the highlights later. How was your weekend?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

we love daddy

Happy Father's Day!

This marks the second year in a row that I have made Husband his favorite lemon meringue pie so I think we can call it a tradition now. I even decorated it this year, but sadly (or funnily) our printer ran out of yellow ink, so pink, purple, and lavender flags were the best I could do on short notice. Sorry Husband. Just remember how delicious the pie tasted.

We love you so and hope you know how much we appreciate all of your hard work. How did we get so lucky? I don't know, but I am grateful for you everyday.

And to my dad, what can I say? I can think of a list about a billion items long that I need to thank you for but I'll just say this - thank you for always making me feel loved and being there for me no matter what, and for being the best Pop-pa to the Little Miss. She undoubtedly adores you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

shop update: red, white & blue - Part 1

Last week I mentioned I would be adding more boy clothes to the shop, but seeing as the Fourth of July is just around the corner (yeah!) I thought I would add my more patriotic attire first. So head on over to see what's new!

Part 2 will be added sometime this weekend and includes my favorite sailor dress ever. I'll keep you posted. Happy Friday!

you make me happy

I received this print by Ashley G in the mail right before the Little Miss had her accident. In the craziness of that moment it was left half forgotten until today when I gave it a temporary home on the wall in my craft room. Whenever I look at it I think about Husband and the Little Miss, my family and friends, my faith, and everything in my life that brings me joy - including you and this little space. I have a lot to be grateful for and countless reasons to be happy. So thanks for being a part of that.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

starting the week out with a bang

Yesterday the Little Miss fell down the concrete stairs in our garage and hit her head. She got a huge dark purple goose egg with red spots on her forehead and some scrapes on her nose and under her eye.

My first thought (after 'why wasn't I there, I wish I could take the pain away, boy that looks bad, don't cry...') was to put a clay pack on the bruise. Bentonite clay helps heal wounds faster by drawing blood to the area, reducing swelling and pain, drawing out the heat, etc. You can read more about it here (that is the brand I use). I highly recommend you add some to your first aid kits, it works wonders with just about anything health-wise. We mixed the clay with water to make a paste and put it over the bruise, covered it with plastic wrap to keep it moist (you don't want it to dry out), and held it in place with one of her headbands.

I told her the clay was medicine to help her get better so she didn't try to pull it off. It helped immediately because she stopped crying and never said it hurt after the clay was on.

So we watched her favorite Noodlebug video...

...and she hugged her lion and rested with Daddy...

...with her fashionably bandaged head...

...and not too much later she felt good enough to ditch the pacifier and play some video games.

We even got a smile.

We put her to bed last night (after making sure her eyes weren't dilated and she wasn't lethargic) with the clay pack on overnight and this morning it looks so much better! It's very light, not swelled at all, and smaller than yesterday - it looks like it has already been healing for a few days at least. The little scrape on her nose where I didn't put clay looks worse than the huge goose egg. I was going to show you a picture but my camera battery died just now. I am just so happy with the results that I wanted to share with you what an amazing job the clay does! As a mother it was so nice to know there was something I could do that I knew would help.

If you have any questions about clay leave a comment and I'll answer in the comments section so everyone can see.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

feels like it should be friday

We haven't been up to much around here this week. But, I did manage to round up some boy clothes for the shop. I know I've been adding almost nothing but dresses lately so it will be a nice change. Here they are washed and waiting to be ironed. Hopefully they won't be sitting there too long, but my house seems to be full of piles like this needing attention. So, I am signing off for the week to try to bring some order to the chaos. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

studio of mae

Studio of Mae makes the most amazing reusable fabric wall decals. I've had my eye on the doll sets for awhile now, so I was happy to have the chance to win them (and much more) by entering the competition they are holding for new ideas. I've sent in my ideas and am crossing my fingers with my eyes scrunched shut in anticipation. Check out the details here.

These would look so cute in the Little Miss' room which I am in the midst of redecorating into a more toddler friendly/interactive space.

Friday, June 4, 2010

shop update

Just some of the new items I've added to the shop this week! I'll be spending the day with my mom - yea! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

And check out the cutest treasury I am in thanks to TheBeadStorm.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

i'm a sucker for vintage fashion

But I probably don't have to tell you that. I bought three adorable vintage toddler girl patterns over the weekend that I just couldn't resist and am so excited to sew up! These didn't make it into my shopping cart but they are definitely in my favorites...along with many others. Love them.