Monday, May 9, 2011

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Mom's Just Wana Have Fun!!! You have won the giveaway!!!! Email me at to claim your prize!
Even if you didn't win, use code MOMROCKS for a 15% discount at my regular store!!!  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day (it's a giveaway)!!!


In honor of Mother's Day, I'm giving away a $25 GC to my shop! 

To enter, just tell me your favorite thing about being a mom!! 

Follow my blog for an extra entry!  LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT if you do this!

Winner will be selected on Monday!

Even if you don't win, use code MOMROCKS for a 15% discount at my regular store!!!  


Sunday, May 1, 2011


I normally don't mix religion and my work, although I am a Christian.  I was hesitant to post this on my blog because I didn't know how people would react.  A verse from Matthew came to mind...

Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

I'm not sure why I felt the need to post this today, but maybe it will touch just one of you, reading this today.

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak....
"I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird cage.. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.
I stopped the lad and asked, "What do you have there, son?"
"Just some old birds," came the reply.
"What are you going to do with them?" I asked.
"Take 'em home and have fun with 'em," he answered. "I'm gonna tease 'em and pull out their feathers to make 'em fight. I'm gonna have a real good time."
"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do then?"
"Oh, I got some cats," said the little boy. "They like birds. I'll take 'em to them."
The pastor was silent for a moment. "How much do you want for those birds, son?"
"Huh?? !!! Why, you don't want them birds, mister.
They're just plain old field birds. They don't sing. They ain't even pretty!"
"How much?" the pastor asked again.
The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, "$10?"
The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He placed it in the boy's hand. In a flash, the boy was gone. The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot. Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free. Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story:
One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting. "Yes, sir, I just caught a world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!"
"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.
Satan replied, "Oh, I'm gonna have fun! I'm gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and curse. I'm gonna teach them how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have fun!"
"And what will you do when you are done with them?"
Jesus asked. "Oh, I'll kill 'em," Satan glared proudly.
"How much do you want for them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good. Why, you'll take them and they'll just hate you. They'll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don't want those people!!"
"How much? He asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, "All your blood, tears and your life."
Jesus said, "DONE!" Then He paid the price.

An awesome giveaway at Natural Mommie!

There's always a great giveaway or blog post on Natural Mommie, but this is one I really, really want to win! 


If you haven't heard about it already, allow me to introduce to you, Coola Skincare.  Be fresh and tan without being red.  ;)  I like my tan as well as the next lady, but let me tell you... the peeling shoulders I embarrassed myself with last week are not the way to go.  Typically I don't burn... I am pretty good about using sunscreen, but even I thought I was immune to the sun's powerful rays.  Did I mention that skin cancer runs in my family?  Yes, it does.  So when I get a sunburn, it's like writing down the steps to cancer in a journal. 

And it's stupid.  There I said it. 

It's stupid.

Do I need to say it again?  If you're reading this with your own early spring sunburn, I think it already reiterated itself in your head.

So anyway, enter the giveaway and save yourself more pain and peeling.  I can't wait to try it!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Helping Alabama

On 4/30 (today) I am donating 100% of all sales to Alabama relief!

I hope some of you will also consider giving blood this week to help out the hundreds of injured people down there!  I saw the first video clips this morning and towns are just destroyed.    It's awful.  I really feel a calling on my heart to do something!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday Feature of the Week - My Little Pixies

Today I'm featuring a shop that I've really admired for a while.  My Little Pixies' hair bows and headbands are just darling!  She's also a member of the Etsy Kids Team, which is how I found her in the first place!  Take a look at just a few of the adorable creations she has in her store!

Because Elizabeth totally rocks, she's even offering a discount code for you all!!!!  Use code butterflybaby for 10% off your purchase here.

One of my daughter's favorites of all time (that I must order for her)...

You can order these darling, little butterflies as a headband or as a hair clip.

I absolutely adore these felt flowers!  They are so sweet without being overpowering!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My favorite time of year!!!

I am so glad that spring has finally decided to come around the corner, although it's been more like a lion than a lamb. Just this week we've had some really beautiful days (accompanied by really beautiful sunburns on yours truly) and I'm totally soaking it up! I took a short break over Easter to just get some R&R and spend some really great, quality time with my family! We got our garden started, which is just SO exciting for me!!! I love being able to go out there and grab what I need! We have all of our cold-weather veggies in.

My baby swiss chard, broccoli (2 varieties), lettuce, spinach, oregano, and asparagas!!! Apparently with the asparagas, you're not supposed to pick it the first year so that you'll have more the following year. I guess if you pick it the first year you plant it, the only crop that will come up next year are the stalks you did not pick the previous year. So hopefully this way, we'll have a great crop next year. Although I may have to pick just one! ;)


While at the nursery, I picked up some pansies for my flower boxes. I must admit that last year, I was pretty lazy at the end of the year. I never cleaned out the boxes. I just left all the dirt and all of the drying flowers in there. Omgosh I'm embarrassed to admit that. LOL! So Brett dug them out from under our deck and put them on the holders this year, dirt and dead plants still in there. That's more embarrassing, but I must admit I didn't even notice that he'd done it. He told me that we had pansies sprouting. I thought he was crazy because they're an annual flower and we needed to plant more. Well wouldn't you know that all of the flowers had gone to seed and because we'd left them in the boxes, they started growing again! I have about 20 plants sprouting now! Luckily I had only bought 2 6-packs at the nursery, so I'll need to use them elsewhere.

You see friends, sometimes laziness really does pay off! However, I'd really rather call it lack of time. Yes, that's what we're going say instead! Sounds much better.


Since the weather has been so beautiful, I decided to tackle a diy project. My lovely neighbor gave me some small shelves that she needed to get rid of (yes I took some garbage, than you very much). The size is just perfect to store all of the packaged clothing that is ready to ship! I have some many small things and it would really neaten (not really a verb???) up my work space. They were originally white, but I decided to paint them a Robin's egg blue and then cover the backs with fabric. Luckily, I had some handy little helpers to do some of the dirty work... and let me tell you, with all the rain we've gotten, my littlest helper sure was DIRTY!


Handy Helper #1:

Handy Helper #2:

Handy Helper #3 who had more fun playing in the mud than in the paint:

I'll be posting pics of the whole project as soon as it's finished... which it's not... because I..... ran out of time. :P

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's so bright and sunny here!

The weather is getting warmer and I absolutely love it! Despite the fact that this warm weather means that icky, hairy spiders are crawling on my screens (and I'm refusing to open my windows because of it), I'm excited for summer! My kids are already talking about going to the pool (practically a daily question... "Hey mom, can we go to the pool yet???") and I'm getting ready to sign them up for swimming lessons at the Y. I just honestly can't believe it's already the middle of March already! Where did the year go? I guess that's what happens when you're busy!

And boy have I been busy! I released my entire spring line in January and had to give a {major} pat on the back to myself because I am a total procrastinator! I started looking at fabric lines in October. Of course, now I've set this precedent for myself of being on top of things...... I'll let you know how that holds up!!! So anyway, I'm doing a lot of gabbing, so I'll leave you with one of my favorite sets for this year! It's bright and cheery and just screams SPRING (minus the spiders)!!!!



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Day Giveaway


In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm going to show all of my amazing fans some love!! :) One winner it takes all!

FIRST is a $50 gift certificate to Butterfly Baby Place. Here you'll find a great variety of boutique pillowcase dresses, modern peasant dresses, sibling sets, and boy's lounge sets. I just released my spring line and I'm adding more this week, so come and check it out!


SECOND is a My Best Friend Shirt from My Own Threads!! The style of these shirts is totally unique and really adorable. Quality from start to finish with American Apparel t-shirts, designer fabrics and swarovski crystals for the eyes! My daughter actually has one of these shirts and I was incredibly impressed with the attention to detail and quality of these items!!!


THIRD is a $15 gift certificate to Hailey's Hair Clips. They specialize in handmade clippies, bows, headbands, and much more. I've even seen made to match bows for Gymboree lines that are really sweet! You can have bows made to match pretty much any item you'd like with fantastic customer service to boot!


FOURTH is a $25 Gift Certificate to Baby K Designs! I actually won one of these headbands and I can't say enough about the quality! My daughter never wants to take it off and it actually stays in her hair, which is quite a feat! You can tell that time is taken to make a great product with high quality materials!


FIFTH is a beautiful Lovin' Pink headband from Kriner's Creations! Layers of bright pink satin and tulle with a rhinestone heart center to create a beautiful accessory for any girl. Each petal is handcut and heat singed for an authentic flower that will never fray. Headband and lovin' pink accessory are on snaps that are easily interchanged with any other snap accessories!


SIXTH is an adorable Sock Monkey Hat from Karly's Kloset! This shop is just packed with adorable goodies for your little ones! She offers darling headbands as well as crocheted hats and diaper cover sets that will make you swoon.


●•۰ SO HOW DO YOU WIN?!?! ۰•●


***ONE*** Become a fan of Butterfly Baby Place and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***TWO*** Become a fan of My Own Threads and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***THREE*** Become a fan of Hailey's Hair Clips and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***FOUR*** Become a fan of Baby K Designs and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***FIVE*** Become a fan of Kriner's Creations and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***SIX*** Become a fan of Karly's Kloset and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***SEVEN*** Copy and paste the post below on your wall and come back here and comment with a link to your post. If the person who references you is drawn as the winner, they'll win all of the above, but YOU WILL WIN a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Baby Place for telling your friends!!!!!!!!

COPY & PASTE: Check out this awesome giveaway at Butterfly Baby Place's Blog! Please make sure to leave my name as your referral with each comment you leave!!

***The contest starts now and will end on Friday, February 18th @ 6pm EST. The lucky winner will be chosen by a random number generator and a comment will be posted when the winner is announced. Thanks so much for playing!***

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring Line is under way!!!

I've had SO much fun choosing fabrics for my 2011 spring line. :D You would not believe how hard it is to narrow things down... and I'm sure that I'll be adding even more to my stock pile before February (like the new Riley Blake All Stars 2 line that I've been oogling over....) My line will also include many more sibling sets as well as a few more boy's sets!! Excited!

So.. sneak peaks!






Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting the New Year off with a Bang!

I've decided to do a monthly giveaway on my Facebook fan page. What's better than kicking off the New Year with some free "cash" to spend?? I hope everyone has fun with these!!!


My Easter sales are picking up already (yay!!) so this would be the perfect time to get yours if you win!!!