Sunday, December 14, 2008

little miss. NO

Addison is definitely in the no stage. She knows how to say yes, but chooses not to. Katherine and Andie are getting a big kick out of this. They like to play 20 questions. I goes something like this...

Addison do you like carrots?
Do you love mommy?
Do you love daddy?
Do you like candy?

Then comes the kicker...

Addison do you know what you are taking about?

The girls think this is sooooooooooooooooo funny. It is fun to see them playing and having fun together.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

IKEA what?

IKEA fabric that's what. As I walked into IKEA a few weeks ago with Katherine I fell in love with a fabric, like that has never happened before... he, he, he. I decided then that we needed a new shower curtain, I mean who doesn't right. I purchased 5 yards and headed home. I decided that it needed lining and everything!
With the left over I had just enough to re-cover my ironing board. I wonder how long it will take me to get tired of it now that it is all around my house, anyone want to bet?

A close up of the bird.

The awesome ironing board, because ironing is boring enough so the board should not be!

The shower curtain in our bright orange bathroom!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

2littlemammas giveaway!

check out the 2littlemammas blog for a great holiday giveaway. you leave a comment and it enters you in for a chance to win a great felt hair clip! click on the link to the right for easy access!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

beter late than never...

Happy Halloween! I left town the day after Halloween to go play with mom and Buffy in Texas so I haven't had time to blog. Now that I am home and it is quiet (11:00 P.M.) I think I can do it. I was so embarrassed by our costumes last year that I decided they had to be good this year. I did all the sewing about a month and a half before so I wouldn't have to stress. Katherine and Andie were witches and Addison was a clown. We had a great time, I hope you did too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Clinton Kelly

You better believe that I went to the mall to see Clinton Kelly from What Not To Wear! Staci and I headed out to the big event on a Wednesday night after ditching all our kids with the husbands, and we were glad we did. It turned out to be a quick fashion show and some question and answer time, but we had a great time. What I remember most from what he said was #1 Every woman needs a good bra fitting if they want their clothes to look good on them. #2 We have got to stop comparing ourselves to the billboards and magazines, because they are not for real! We are all beautiful! AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!

Singing in the Rain!!!

On Monday the 6th it just happened to rain all day long. We have needed this rain for so long. I can't remember the last time it rained all day, or for that matter even 10 minutes. Katherine and Andie came home from school and did their homework as usual. After homework they headed outside to play with Mathew from down the street. Before I knew it they were soaking wet, shoes had been tossed to the side and they were having a grand time in the rain. My first instinct was to yell for them to come indoors, but then I remembered playing in the rain when I was a kid and how much fun I had. I let them play for a good hour before making them come in for a shower and dinner. It was so fun to see them enjoy the rain.

Monday, August 18, 2008

fun, funky, hair clips!

I got this idea from a craft magazine. I had to try it out and I LOVE it!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

2 little brownies sisters resturant

andie as been pretending to be a server. when we are getting ready to sit down for lunch or dinner she asks me to leave the prepared plates on the counter and we all have to sit at the table and place our order. drinks are ordered first and then we are allowed to place our meal order. it has been pretty entertaining. andie named her restaurant 2 little brownies sisters,she was wearing her brownies vest at the beginning (girl scouts vest). i had some left over fabric from a quilt i had just made and a cute apron pattern that i had not yet had time to make. i decided one evening that she needed a real apron for her restaurant, i had so much fun placing these pieces of leftovers together to make this fun apron. i knew tat i had a 50/50 chance of andie approving of the final product. luckily she loved it! what a doll!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

step, step.....

We are at Buffy's in Texas and Addison has decided to start walking. She did take her first steps the day after she turned one (i'll blog that later). She went back to cruising around the walls and furniture after taking her first steps, kind of annoying. Today at church she decided to go for it and now she wants to share her first steps with you, (especially daddy who is at home ;( ).

Monday, June 30, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!


I have always wanted to go skydiving! Ben gave me a gift certificate 2 and a half years ago at Christmas. I made the trip (1.5 hrs each way) in October 2007 to jump. I had Allyson, Stacy, and Lisa ready to jump as well. We got there and sat around all day for our turn. I was the first to be strapped up, but in the end only Allyson and Stacy got to jump. Lisa and I got to get onto the plane, but the sun was setting and we never got to leave the ground. I was so bummed that I didn't even want to do it anymore. It took me since then to get excited to drive all the way there to try to jump again. Well Saturday June 28th, one day before Addison turned one I went up to jump. Allyson, Stacey, and Katherine were all there to watch and support. Aren't they sweet? Ben wanted nothing to do with it, so he stayed home with Addison and Andie. ;)
It was beautiful! Everyone should do this at least once. I love heights and I also love doing something kind of crazy every once in awhile, within all the proper guidelines of coarse. Here are a few pics from the jump!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We visited Myrtle Beach last week for a little family vacation. We had so much fun! We spent time on the beach and in the pool every day. I got a touch fried trying to get a little color, it doesn't take much with my WHITE skin. We were able to do a bunch of really fun activities while we were there. We played miniature golf, watched a 3d eye max about dolphins and whales, went on a dolphin watching boat ride and even got to touch a shark that the shrimp boat thew over to us. I took Katherine and Andie to La Grand Cirque, like circus ole. It was great, we got to sit in the front row! Katherine and I love eating crab legs when we go to the beach so we had crab legs twice while we were there! Ben and I took turns hanging out with Addison while she napped each day. That was the best job because we could sneak a nap if we wanted! I was also able to take my walk / runs of the beach each morning. I love going to the beach to walk by the sand. The girls did great in the 5 1/2 hour drive each way. We listened to Island of the Blue Dolphins on the way home, which we all enjoyed too. I love my little family. We had so much fun together and that makes me HAPPY.

Katherine and Andie each took a turn driving the dolphin watching boat!

We were surprised at how much Addison enjoyed the boat. She loved having the wind blow in her face. She was trying to hang over the edge for awhile too.

Have you ever touched a shark? The skin is really tough and when you rub it from tail to head it feels like sandpaper. There were also 3 smaller baby sharks that we got to see. Addison even touched the shark.

Andie thought we were playing baseball for the fist few strokes, so Ben had to give her a quick lesson. She was doing pretty good after that, even though she wasn't to accurate on her stroke count.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What a cute couch!

Here are a few pictures of a couple couches that I recently slip covered. I did the first one in January this year for my friend Michelle. I did the second one for a friend of a friend. This couch is used in her sun room. I started slip covering couches when Andie was about 6 months old. We had a great L shaped couch that we bought before Katherine was born for 100.00 in Utah. The problem was that the couch was pastel pink and was really starting to show it's age. We were still students and had NO money to buy a couch. I had been watching all the design shows where they were talking about how easy ;) it was to do it so I decided to try. Several yards of denim fabric later and with some help from Katherine at 4 years old and we had a new couch! I was so excited. The couch has been passed on to a couple in med school, but it is still going strong and looking good in it's denim cover! I have done aprox. 15 since then. I think I just get so excited to see a couch come alive again that I can't resist taking another job.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Baby Quilt

Allyson and I were bored one day and decided to go quilt fabric shopping. This is what we came up with. It was so much fun to pick the fabrics together. I really enjoyed putting this quilt together. It is my first ever quilt from a pattern that I did all on my own. My mom did do the machine quilting for me, it is amazing. So now I need to sell this darling quilt so I can buy new fabric to start on another one! Anyone interested? ;)

Scrap Quilt

Here is a quilt of scraps that I collected during my fist year on my own after high school. These are pieces of fabric from things I made for me and all of my roomies. Jessica B. do you recognize your dress fabrics? I just finished the binding today. Thanks to my mom who quilted it for me on fer long arm quilting machine, she's a pro!
I am so excited to use this as our car-picnic blanket!

New Do

My hair was driving me nuts. It was time for a new look, so I went to visit Zane. It was so nice to take a break and just sit and chat while getting my hair DID.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Black and white with a pop of red!

Here are a few pics of matching dresses I made a few months ago. The funny thing is that Addisons was a size 3 mo and Andies was a size 4T, ha ha! Oh well they seem to fit for the moment! Enjoy! Get a load of those thighs in the last picture!

Addison is 10 months!

My sweet baby is geting big so fast. She finally cut her first two teeth 2 days after turning 9 months! She has since cut two top teeth as well. Addison is still not crawling, when she does get on her tummy she will only scoot backwards. My baby girl is stuck in reverse. She is loving to stand at the couch and will even let go at times to test her balance! Addison is weighing in at 21 pounds and is wearing size 18 month clothes. The next neatest thing about Addison now is that she is trying to say so many words. Dadda was her first word. Momma, again, uh oh, Katherine (ka-krin), baba for bottle, bye bye, and uff for the dogs. These words are not clear as a bell, but she seems to know the context because she always says them at the right time. We are all so in love with this little blessing in our home, we eat her up and squeeze on her daily!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It's Sew Personal

My friend Tina does amazing embroidery. She has the professional embroidery machine and everything she touches is beautiful. Tina made this hooded towel for Addison, is it not the cutest think you ever did see! I have been doing little home shows with Tina and Angela (she makes amazing stationary, The Paper Cottage). I have been having so much fun working with them. If you are in the Atlanta area and want to so a home show let me know! If you are not in Atlanta we can still have things made for you.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spring Flowers

The flowers are blooming and the bushes are looking alive again! I love walking down the street toward my house when the flowers are blooming and the bushes are looking good. Now notice that there are no pics of the backyard, because it is not so cute thanks to the 2 big dogs who tear it up daily. Someday I will have a nice backyard, but until then lets all enjoy the front!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Etsy Euphoria !

Guess what. Buffy's darling profile t-shirt made it to the front page of Etsy in a Treasury! It was so much fun to see how many people were visiting our store to check out this darling shirt! We hit 600 hits before it left the front page, that evening. I am so proud of Buff's handy work. I talked to her about doing this design and she rocked it. She took it to a new level when she added the pearl buttons to the ponytail!
I also want to tell you all thank you for all of you support. Jessica H. who has not only been a repeat customer but has also talked us up on her blog several times, Jessica B. who linked us on her blog, Carolyn who gave a great shout and link on her blog, Cara who made a purchase!, and Shana who has us listed in her links on her blog and for being one of our very first customers! And my momma who has also purchased!
I love you all!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

World of Coke Museum!

This week has been Spring Break, so we have been trying to find some fun things to do around town. On Wednesday I traded Addison for Hailee and we ventured out to the Coke Museum. In the 9 years we have lived in Atlanta we have never been. The new museum was built about a year ago, so I decided that it was time for us to go! I left Addison with Cara so she could get her naps and we took Hailee with us for FUN! Here are a few pics from the day!