Busy day ahead filled with lots of work, and of course, another OB appointment. Excited to get many new products listed on my website. Also have tons of ideas for necklaces swimming in my head and I'm itching for a calm moment to sketch them so I don't forget them! Not much to talk about so far, it's a Monday.
However, if you need a Monday pick-me-up, I just entered in this awesome blog giveaway for a chance to win a necklace by the amazingly talented 3squares (she also happens to be a fellow JET team member!). The giveaway is hosted by Catherine on Olive Bites (on etsy you may know her as uncorked or polarity). Click here to enter!


Halloween 2009

I wanted to be a good girl and post this ON actual Halloween, but I was too busy buying last minute candy for the trick or treaters. Then my husband and I took our 18 month old on her first trick or treating trip! She did fantastic and walked A LOT. We tried to get her to say "trick or treat" but once she figured out that people were giving her food she just held her hand out and said "Mmmm!!"
I have so much going on right now that it feels like November just snuck up on me! Dealing with a difficult pregnancy, never ending doctors appointments, a very talkative ad energetic toddler, and trying to come up with new ideas and stock up my inventory- it's no wonder that the months are just flying by!
I'm very excited about a couple of things this month:
  1. A super fun giveaway will happen on my blog
  2. Will be introducing a new Christmas ornament line
  3. Doing a fun holiday tutorial on my blog
  4. Working on an ornament exchange just for fun with some girls, including Danni and Jessica (she's hosting the exchange)


Alina, 10 random reasons I love being your Mom.
(in no particular order)
  1. When you held my face in your hands and said "Pretty Girl" to me.
  2. Your random hugs, cuddles, and kisses are the sweetest.
  3. Because so many mornings the first sound I wake up to is your singing over the baby monitor.
  4. You love books as much as I do.
  5. You're delight in the simplest of things brings me so much joy.
  6. You inspire me to be a better human every day.
  7. You make me see the world through a child's eyes again.
  8. Your laughter and giggles make my heart melt.
  9. To me you are the most amazing little creature that ever lived.
  10. For deodorizing the carpet with an entire bottle of baby powder...how sweet of you. ;)


This is what happens when I turn my back for 60 seconds.
She decided to decorate our new living room with an entire bottle of baby powder.
Well now that I'm back from my blogging hiatus, I'm super excited to start posting again! I've had lots of exciting things happen since the last post. We moved (again) into a bigger house on base. With the new baby coming we qualified for a larger housing, and although the moving process is so tedious I couldn't be happier with the new place. I finally love and adore our home.
And best of all- I finally have a craft room. Not a corner. Not a spot. An entire room as my studio. Granted it's tiny, and isn't considered a bedroom (more like a very very large storage room) and it has no windows. But, it's my own room and I plan on making the best of it.


Coming Soon: Fall 2009 Products

I've got many new products in the works, just in time for the Fall/Winter 2009 season. Above and below are previews of products that will be introduced in the coming weeks. I'm also working on a fabulous collaboration with a fabulous Etsy seller- but for now I'm keeping it a secret until the product is ready to launch. So lots of exciting new things headed your way, and I'm enjoying the flood of creativity urging me to create new things for the holiday shoppers.
Also- my loyal blog readers will be in for a treat very soon. I will be offering special coupon codes as well as hosting another giveaway, so stay tuned! :)


happy friday.


i will...

{ always }

- put my family, especially my children, first

- hate people who hurt animals, distrust those who don't like animals

- love pandas, and cry when i see them in person

- believe in God, no matter what happens

- be a Carolina girl at heart, regardless of where i may live

- want/need/crave art in my life

- need my Mommy

- pray, and trust that miracles happen

- love books and have millions of them

{ sometimes }

- need my hubby to feel sorry for me on my bad days

- like my hair, but not often

- like living in california, but not often

- wish i were rich

- be way too stressed, way too anxious, and way too paranoid

- cry, because i cannot believe how much i love my babies

- want more and more pets

- want more kids

- wish i could sleep longer

- wish i had a bigger office + studio

{ never }

- regret marrying young & having children young

- live without an animal in the house

- disown or stop loving any of my children, no matter what they do

- stop trusting in God

- live in California if given the freedom to choose

- live in a place that snows, i can't tolerate the cold

- give up, because admitting defeat doesn't sit well with me


( thanks to Jessica + Danni for this! )