Saturday, October 30, 2010


Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

First Time Carvers

Hubby and I had never ever carved a pumpkin. That wasn't something we grew up with. But I love doing things like this with my boys. So the day after we went to the pumpkin patch we had a pumpkin carving party. We, and when I saw we, I mean HE carved our pumpkin. Little man had a blast watching it. lol It's great to make fun memories like this! I have so many great memories with my parents, so I want my kids to have the same.

Here's hubby getting into the pumpkin
Yes, my tough man had to wear gloves to take the guts out. lol

For the boys pumpkins, we just glued the eyes, nose and mouth. Little man had SO much fun and was so proud of his pumpkin!
Voila! It was a great project to do as a family and we had a BLAST!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

This past weekend we took the kiddoes to the pumpkin patch. It was so much fun! The weather was perfect. It was a much needed family date. We got each boy a pumpkin. Little man got to choose them and he carried them with pride! :) I love making memories with my family!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Madness! Pepper Doodle

Being on a tight budget can sometimes make it impossible to do "extra" things. I needed a Halloween costume for little man because he has a fall festival party at school. I really wanted him to be Woody from Toy Story. The Woody costumes I found at the stores were not only hideous but also very expensive. I wanted something that he could wear again. Woody's outfit is easy - jeans and a shirt. BUT the vest and hat are the hard part. Well, I found the PERFECT one on etsy - Pepper Doodle makes a great Woody costume and it's very cost effective. I fell in love with it! I was super excited when I got it in the mail. Little man will love dressing up as Woody this year. :) Pepper Doodle also has some other great One of a Kind items - check her out here.

Watermelon Ruffle Fluff swing set - $30

kid's Red pea coat with zebra satin lining - $55

Holiday fancy bubble hem dress - $45

Ruffle bottom Capris and coordintaing top - $30

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Birthday Party Needs

Last week we celebrated little man's birthday. We made his day extra special and got lots of cute things from etsy.

We took cupcakes to his class the Friday before his birthday. He even wore a shirt to celebrate. I got this super cute shirt and a matching shirt for baby boy at TheSewCuteBoutique. Check her out here.

What party wouldn't be complete without balloons from a local party store and a super cute, personalized banner from DesignerFavors. Check out her store here.

I kept things very simple but the banner and shirt made the day even more special! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Boy

Last week we celebrated my little boy's 4th birthday! I didn't have a party but we had family over. Of course we had to have a cake. He is really into Toy Story now, so that's the theme I picked. My amazing and talented friend made this yummy cake for me. What do you think? It was SOOOO good. That fence line was made out of chocolate - obviously that was my favorite part. lol

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Watching CARS while playing with his cars.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday 3Ts - Treasury

My husband is obsessed with sock monkeys. :) So this treasury is dedicated to him. lol
What do you think? I found so many cute sock monkey items. A few months ago I actually ordered 3 sock monkeys - 1 for the hubby and 1 for each boy. :) They loved them. Check out this treasury here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Madness! WeeOnesWorld

The other day I was on a mission. I wanted to find a girlie nightgown for my niece. After searching t hrough etsy, I came across WeeOnesWorld. She has the cutest items. I got a pink, princess nightgown and a Minnie Mouse capri set. My niece LOVES wearing them. They are so cute, and very well made! I had several conversations with her and she is so sweet and has an amazing personality. I totally recommend WeeOnesWorld to you. She also has adorable dresses and flannel PJs. I am gonna have to go back and get some PJs for my boys. :)

Border Print Sundress Size 4 with Scrungie - $27.95

Capri Pants - Tank Top - $14.95

18 inch American Girl Doll Halloween Trick or Treat - $21.75

Girls Cotton Moon and Stars Nightie - $10.95

Boys Handmade Flannel PJs - $16.95

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Project Idea - Framed Fingers

Isn't this cute? I took cardstock paper and cut it into a 5x7. I then printed the words "Mommy's Blessings" on top and the boys names on te bottom. Then I took paint and did both my boys handprints on there and framed it. I also made one that said Grandma's Blessings for my mother in law's birthday and she LOVED it. :) I think this is a cute idea for a present or just to decorate your house. I love anything that I can make and that involves my boys. My oldest son aways looks at it and very proudly shows me his hand print. :) He loves that I have that on display. This idea will always be perfect at Christmas time - grandparents love getting stuff like this. You can use red and green paint. :) Let me know if you do this. I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Smells

As you may already know, I love fall. I love the colors, the decorations, the weather, and the smells! I want my whole house smelling of fall. I got these delicious smelling pumpkin soy tarts from mbell's shop. They smell divine! The first time I burned a tart, my whole entire house smelled delicious. Then even hours after turning my melter off, my house still smelled like fall. I love it! You guys gotta try her tarts or candles. Check out her shop here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday 3Ts - Talk

This Tuesday I am going to have a guest blogger. My twin sister has this cute shop on etsy called Bowquet - this is what she had to say about her store.

2 1/2 years ago, when I found out I was pregnant with a girl, I knew she'd be a girly girl and would need lots of bows. I didn't like much of what I saw out there and I couldn't really afford to buy ALL of the ones I liked. I also knew that I would become a stay at home mom once she was born, so I wanted to do something crafty... So I started making my own bows. I started slow and within a few months had all these plans for an etsy shop. My sister and I set out to come up with names and hairbow ideas...

BOWquet was "born" in February of 2009. Starting on etsy was amazing. I love having my own "shop" online. I like that it targets people all over the world. It was a slow start though, a few sales here and there. These past 6 months or so have been the busiest, but mainly the past 2 months have brought the most business. I have had more sales these past 2-3 months, then ever on etsy. I work hard to put my name "out there" on the etsy forums, twitter, blogging... So I guess it's working. :) Plus, I make sure I'm stocked with tons of cute bows!

I love making hairbows. I love coming up with new ideas and seeing it come to "life". My idea of a relaxing evening it sitting on the couch surrounded by ribbons and my hot glue gun. :) I have a slight obsession with ribbons. I can't walk out of any craft store empty handed. If I see a ribbon, I immediately come up with ideas and I just have to buy it.

Here are some samples of her bows. For more, check out her store here or her blog. You can also "like" her on facebook here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Madness! Sew Spoiled

As you may have noticed, I LOVE anything embroidered for the kids to wear. Since I cannot sew - not even a button, I look on etsy for all my needs. lol I like for baby boy to wear shortalls and longalls. Being the winter is just around the corner, I have been wanting to get him some longalls. I found Sew Spoiled and fell in love with the store. They have the cutest items for girls and boys. They even let me choose the fabric I wanted for the longalls. Then had baby boy's initials embroidered on it. It looks GREAT! And now the weather is getting cool enough that he can finally wear it. :) Go to Sew Spoiled and check it out. They also have the greatest holiday items!!!

Girls Corduroy Ruffled Pants - $25

Minnie Mouse T-Shirt - $20

Christmas Tunic

Boys Long Sleeve Tshirt - $8

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cookie Rack

My favorite thing to do is bake. My hubby is a HUGE cookie monster. lol His favorite is white chocolate macadamia. Well, for the longest time I've been wanting these cooling racks. Thing is, I never thought about it when I was at the store. I only thought of those nifty cooling racks when baking. lol SO for my bday this year my brother bought me some new cookie sheets and the cooling racks. What a difference this makes! I LOVEthe cooling racks. It's awesome! I am enjoying baking even more. lol

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday 3Ts - Tutorial

Have you noticed those Etsy Minis on the left side of my blog? When you get a minute, browse through those stores, they are AWESOME! And I bet you can find something you need and want in at least one of them. :) It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping!!!

SO have you ever wondered how to get an Etsy mini up on your blog? It's a piece of cake! You can do it!

Here's how:

- When you are logged into your Etsy Account - Go to YOUR ETSY

- On the left side, scroll all the way to PROMOTE

- Click on ETSY MINI
Then choose:
1. Items from my shop
2. Thumbnail
3. 2 columns and 2 rows - this is the size that I have featured on here - you can have different sizes.

- Scroll down and copy the first set of codes - the javascript

- Then go to your blog - log in.

- Go to the DESIGN portion of your blog

- On the right hand side you can choose to ADD A GADGET

- Choose the 4th option which is HTML/JavaScript

- PASTE the code onto the white CONTENT box and click SAVE

And you're done!!! Easy huh?
The best part about it that it automaticaly features your latest items you have listed. I LOVE IT!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Madness! Judy Bag Company

I was in need of a SUPER cute onesie, bib and burpcloth matching set. I fell in love with the set at Judy Bag Company. This is where you will find handmade handbags, purses, wallets, card holders, Baby bibs, Pacifier clips, aprons, children's clothing and much more. She can also do personalized monogramming and embroidery. All of her items are unique and gorgeous! I was really impressed with the quality of work and how pretty everything turned out. It's always nice to give a mom to be a special personalized bib - they will love it! Go to Judy Bag Company and take a look at all her great items!

Boutique Custom Monogrammed Pacifer Clip Leash - $5.50

Boutique Custom Monogram Personalized Letter with name short Sleeved Onesie - $10.95

Monogrammed Personalized Girly Diaper Cover with Eyelet Lace Edging - $8.50

Custom Boutique monogram name Tutu Dance Ballet Tote Bag - $15

For more information on how you can participate on Monday Madness, email me at
Each Monday I will review an item on this blog and will also display that item and a link to your store for a week on the top right hand corner of the blog.
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