Friday, July 31, 2009

Let the fun begin!

So, I listed my first two bows in ebay tonight.

Check out my two hairbows. I will be listing more through out the next couple of days. I am truly interested to see how they perform. I enjoy making them, and I just hope that I am able to make something out of them.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My shopping trip today....

So, I typically go grocery shopping on Monday mornings. Today, I had the pleasure of taking my husband with me. It was great! We used to go shopping together, you know when you're in that newlywed phase...Then the kids come and it's just to hard to coordinate. While it was enjoyable to have him with me, I also spent way more money than I would have if I were by myself, even with two kids.

We just went to Wal-Mart today, and it was nice to have a one-stop trip. Usually, I would go to Aldi's and Save-A-Lot first. If I couldn't finish my shopping trip then I would finish at Wal-Mart. But my husband gave me the freedom today to shop as though I had no care in the world. I had to take some coupons with me just to feel sane though! Normally I check a couple of blogs before I go to get good deals, but they weren't updated and I didn't have time to go through all the ads myself. If you are interested in some good money-saving blogs, check out and www. I use both of these regularly to scope out freebies and good deals.

In the future I will probably be posting my shopping plan for the week, and any deals that will go with it. So, check around in case you're interested. Also, if you know of any good deals, or websites to check out please let me know!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Why does getting professional pictures have to be so hard?

Yesterday I went with both of the girls to get their pictures done. Usually in the first year I want to get pictures every three months. Due to busyness I wasn't able to get Caitlyn's 3 months pictures done or Payton's two years. So, I went yesterday. Thank goodness my sister-in-law, Amy, decided to go with me. Otherwise, I think I might have lost my mind!

The session began with Payton's individual pictures. As she is 2 I felt that it would probably be good to just do her first and get it out of the way. In hindsight I think that perhaps I should have done Caitlyn first because Payton would have seen how well Caitlyn did and may have wanted to be more involved. All in all I did get some good shots, and I am very happy with the final result.

Here are some samples:

I am surprising myself
Ok, so as previously stated I am trying my hand at making hair bows. And I am surprising myself. I typically view myself as not very creative. Apparently, whenever I am given a project to run with I am able to pull some things out of my hat, though.
So, this is my newest bow. Tara, my sister, went and bought a bunch of ribbon so that I could practice and she will use the bows for my niece, Aubrey. For Tara the bigger the better is usually a rule of thumb, so this bow measures about five inches across. I wanted Payton to model this bow for the picture, but she wouldn't have any of it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

This is a sample of what I will be making and selling. If you are interested, or you know anyone who would be, please let me know!!! The headband is a stretchy crocheted material, so it does not hurt or make marks on your baby's head. I can design in a variety of patterns, or would make one based on your needs (like if you have a specific outfit or color in mind.)

Let's try this again...

Okay, so I had attempted to start blogging back in January and it just didn't work out. Considering the fact that I had just had a baby, and was adjusting to having two children, this should not surprise me. So, I am going to try it again.

This time around I have a different focus. I have begun to create my own hair bows, and I would like to sell them in order to help support my family. Soooooo...I am going to begin a blog in order to have another place to advertise the things I am making. I will probably be giving away free items occasionally, so if you have read this blog keep checking back for some possible free samples.

In addition to selling my creations I would like to share about my life, which revolves around my family. I have two very wonderful and adorable little girls. They are a joy in my life!

So, happy reading! And I hope I can maintain better this time around!