Sunday, November 1, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

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This year was Cain and Savannah's first year to carve their own pumpkins. In the past we used Mr. Potato Head body parts or paint to decorate their pumpkins. I decided they were ready so we bought them each a child's carving kit. We had our tradition Halloween dinner hot dog mummies and cookies for dessert then they picked out their designs. I assisted by drawing design on pumpkin and used a toothpick to punch small holes so they could see thier design. I even shaded in the part that needed to be cut out with a marker and they were set to carve. Savannah was really into it. She didn't want my help but Cain need some assistance. Hers is the face and his is a bat image.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


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See post below for price information.

Back to school sale on bows!!!!

*********SALE ON BOWS**************
ladybug, butterfly and bees clippies 2.00 ea.
buny clip 2.00
monkey ea 1.00 or 2.00 for set
doodlebug clip small 1.50 large 2.50 or 3.50 for set
* all on lined alligator clip except for large doodle bug on small french clip)

infant clip (brown/creme polka dot on lined alligator clip) 1.00

Christmas bows @ 4.00 ea or set of three for 11.00 (measure 3.5 to 4 in. in width on french clip)

Crayon back to school bows ea. 5.50 or set 10.00 (measure 4.5 to 5 in in width on french clip)

Tuxedo bows: light pink/green 2.00, red/pink 2.00,navy polk dot 2.00, red polka dot w/navy stripe 3.00, watermelon 3.00 & strawberry 3.00

small boutique brown on pony O 2.00 (measures 3 in. in width)
med red & orange made from 7/8 in.ribbon on french clip 3.00 (measures 4 in. in width)
med yellow made from 1 in. ribbon 3.00 (measures 4 in. in width)
large brown and green made on french clip 4.00 (measures 5 in.width)
x-large orange ea. 5.00 or 9.50 for set and red 5.00 (measures5.5 to 6 in. width)

black and white polka dot small (measures 2.5 in. in width) 2.50 and med. (measures 4.5 in. in width) 3.50

large brown and aqua polka dot lined with aqua on inside 5.50 ea. or set 10.00

large pink white polka dot lined with pink stripe (measures 5.5 in. in width) 5.50

Assortment of double ruffle bows measuring 3.5 to 4 in. in width) all attached to french clip but will change out to alligator upon request. Colors available: navy (3), orange (3), light aqua blue (1), dark purple (4),
hot pink (3), black (4), and brown (6) @ 4.50 ea or set



Friday, June 26, 2009

This is what Cain saw on our walk.

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He did pretty good using a real camera. He found the spider in our backyard all by himself and took that picture. Cool! See post below for other pictures of things we saw on our walk.

Friday Fun - Looking for critters.

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We had lots of fun just walking around our yard and neighborhood looking for critters of all kinds. We saw a ladybug, caterpillar, grasshopper, racoon tracks, snake skeleton, bug skeleton, dragonflies, butterflies and a frog. Both kids had cameras and took their own photos. This was Cain's first time using a camera. I will post his pics later but I think he did a great job. I think Savvy deleted most of her pictures because she kept taking pictures after we got home. Oh well, she had fun all evening taking pictures.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame.

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Go Braves!! This bow can be made to match your team colors just email me with color combination. The bow measures 5 in. in width. It is attached to a medium sized french clip. $5.50 plus shipping.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Patriotic flag style

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This bow measures 4.5 in. in width. It is attached to a medium sized french clip barrette. Bow is made from 1.5 in. red/white stripped grosgrain ribbon, 7/8 in. blue swiss dot grosgrain ribbon with a white center knot. $6.00 plus shipping and handling.

Lots of Patriotic Pride

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This bow measures 5 in. in width. It is attached to a large french clip barrette. The bow is made from 1.5 in. grosgrain ribbon. $ 6.00 plus shipping and handling.

Patriotic alligator clip

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This bow measures 3 in. in width. It is attached to a fully lined alliagtor clip. $3.50 plus shipping

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Princess and the Paleontologist

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The kiddos spent today inside playing dress-up. I have missed watching them dress up. It is so funny to watchhow they get into character. Cain was a paleontologist today. He went into his room and came out with camo hat, fly fishing vest (a very good investment although he has never used it for fishing), whack a mole hammer, part of ninja sword, a brush and his night vision goggles (which were used to help him locate the bones underground). He has always been so creative. He also enjoyed playing a game called dinosaur digg at it was fun and educational. Savannah was a "real Princess". She had me fix her hair in a bun because that is how real Princess wears her hair. She watched Barbie Princess and the Pauper movie and played with her Disney Princess dolls. She told me all real Princess' live at Disney World and she wanted to know when we were going to move there.
I made each of them a special lunch. He had a PBJ and some (marshmallow) dinosaur bones and she had a variety of finger foods served in cupcake liners. The both enjoyed themselves even if they had to stay inside because of weather and their colds. I enjoyed watching my babies play I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with them.

Not much has changed.

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This week Cain and Savannah have entertained themselves for three days playing with a box. It took me back to 2005 when we got a package from G.G. and the kiddos played in it for days once we got rid of the packing peanuts. The packing stuff was everywhere as you can see. I had to give them baths to get it off them because of all the static. They had such a blast that day. Who would have thought a box could be so entertaining and think of all the money I could have saved

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter cookies

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Today I made more cookies. Over the weekend I purchased Wilton color flow icing mix. It worked a lot better than the homemade royal icing. I was in a hurry to get homework started with Cain so I got a little messy. Definately a project to do while the kids are at school so I can take my time. DH and both kids really liked them.

Cookies for the teacher.

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I made these cookies for Cain's teacher since last Friday was her last day before maternity leave. They are supposed to look like little boy babies. I used a homemade royal icing. I hear she liked them as well as the rest of his class. So that's all that matters.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Baby gifts.

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Cain's teacher is having a little boy. I made these bibs to give her has a gift. I used blue chenille on the back of the car bib. The tie bib is made using a brown cotton and the blue/brown hounds tooth fabric same as the tie. I used a layered batting in this bib to help keep baby dry. The tie and car are appliqued onto fabric before bibs are constructed. I made a onesie with brown car applique to match bib. I hope she likes them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day cupcake take two!

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I couldn't leave it alone I had to add these cute little Leprechauns that I downloaded from Aren't they cute! She has some great ideas so head on over and check her out. I have made the edible crayons from her site and the kiddos love them. You can download and print out crayon labels from her site as well. This makes a great treat for Friday treat day at school.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Made these rainbow cupcakes for Savvy's kindergarten class. They are easy to make but next time I plan to reverse the order of colored batter. The recipe online said to start with purple, blue, green, yellow, orange then red. It seems backwards when you cut it the bow shape is upside down with purple on top. You can make a cake using the same recipe. or . I made my cupcakes using a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and gel food coloring. White buttercream icing to look like clouds. I plan to put a gold foiled coin in the next batch to add to decoration for St. Patrick's day. Hope they enjoy!

Citzen of the month.

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Good job Savannah!

Friday, February 27, 2009

A little Seuss and sickness.

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The kiddos have the flu along with cabin fever. They are starting to feel better but the fever keeps coming back. Today we made homemade playdough (can't believe this was my first time), Dr. Suess hat treats, read Seuss books and movies. I used a recipe I got from that didn't have to be cooked and that I had all the ingredients to. The hats were made with things I had in the pantry - white choc., fruit roll-ups, marshmallows, and ritz crackers. I plan to make these for kiddos classes on Monday so I need some opinions. If anyone wants to share a comment I would appreciate it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today I was so excited to see my bows posted on Suzanne is a talented lady and has lots of ideas. I really enjoy reading her blog and I think you will too. So go on over and take a peek. Thanks Suzanne you made my day!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

St. Paddy's Day Mini Layered Boutique Bows.

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Base bow is made from 5/8 in. green double ruffle ribbon and top bow is made from lite green satin ribbon "Lucky" with clover design. Bow measures 3 in. length and is attached to small french clip. Bows are hand sewn together and all ends are heat sealed. Made in smoke free home.

Cost $4.00 ea. set $8.00 plus shipping and handling.

They can be attached to Pony O's just let me know when placing order.

Valentine Layered Twisted Boutique Bow

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Pink base bow, with red center bow. Spikes are made from white, red, white/red saddle stitch and red/white heart ribbons. The loops are made from white/red saddle stitch layered with red/white heart ribbon. Center knot is pink. This bow measures 5 to 5.5 in. in length and is attached to a large french clip. The bow is hand sewn and all ends are haet sealed. Made in smoke free home.

Cost $ 7.50 plus shipping and handling.

Mini boutique Valentine Bows

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I used a red bow for the base, top bow is a white w/red saddle stitched ribbon lined with red heart ribbon. These little cuties measue 3 in. in length. Center knot is red. They are attached to small french clip. They are hand sewn and all ends are heat sealed. Made in a smoke free home. Cost $3.50 ea. set $7.00 plus shipping and handling. They can be attached to pony O's just let me know when placing order.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Caroline's handmade Christmas gift.

I made these little cuties for Sweet Caroline for a Christmas gift. Her mom really loves Raggedy Ann and Andy so I thought it would be a cute gift idea. I sewed a small lined drawstring bag made from Raggedy Ann and Andy fabric for her to carry these precious little dolls in. I really hope so enjoys playing with them for a long time.

Big Brother Hinson

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Thanks Julie, John, Hinson and Holly for sharing this very special Christmas card with me. Holly's first Christmas and Hinson her big brother.
Hinson is wearing a Big Brother t-shirt from Sassy-n-Savvy. The letters are made from light blue and brown houndstooth fabric outlined in brown. The car is made from light blue fabric outlined in brown with two very adorable wooden buttons.