Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone has a happy, fun, and safe Halloween !!

It's kinda sad for us. We won't be taking her trick or treating this year....first time in 11 years. She is older and going off with her parents just isn't that cool One of her good friends invited her to go to a Carnival this year so she is excited. She still will be getting dressed up so I will have pictures of her next week. My husband made a comment about being sad that she is growing up. I guess we will be sitting at home eating candy while she is out having fun. But that's all that matters......having fun!!
But I did receive a very sweet email from a blog reader/Etsy seller that cheered me up.
Celina from wrote to tell me she used my ribbon tutorial to make her daughter some ribbon ponytail holders. Please go visit her blog.....the ponytail holders look GREAT Celina!! I know your little girl will be daring in them.
Stop by her shop too at too! She has some of the prettiest cards.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!! BOO!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I have a few odds-n-ends to show you.

First I wanted to say that my Fall quilt is DONE! I am happy with it, with it being my first quilt ever I do like it and hope to do one for Christmas too. The whole family has taken turns wrapping up with it while watching TV.
Shelby has decided to grow her feet longer :-) more girl sizes ,she is now walking in 7 - 7.5 size in women's. I can't believe it. I told her I can't wait until she is wearing my size 8.5 then we can share shoes....she wasn't as excited about that as I was! Oh well. After walking around 12 stores she finally found something she liked. They are cute and furry. (we had to go to 12 different stores because girl sizes didn't go past a 6 and all women shoes where to pointy, or high heel boots, or sky high in price.) We found these on sale for $25. Now I have to get her some tennis shoes...................!
I have some great key fobs in my SHOP! They make great teacher gifts too.
Have a great Thursday......this week has flown by.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This One is For the Girls

Little girls that is!

You know every little girl likes to have their own bag or wristlet. I have a few great items for that special little girl in my shop. They make great Christmas gifts, or Birthday gifts.
I have the Fun Dots Wristlet. A wonderful little pouch for her to carry a small pack of crayons or pencils and small notepad in on those trips to the doctor, mall, restaurant or keep in the car for entertainment on those car trips. Great for older girls that have a Nintendo DS or Nintendo Lite, it slides in easily.
Pink Pinwheels Snap and Go Pouch is a smaller pouch. She can snap it on her belt loop or carry in her hand. Small put will still hold a small pack of crayons, notepad, and even a Nintendo DS or Nintendo Lite.
And of course every girl likes to carry their own purse. Later today I will be listing this pretty purse on Etsy. This purse is just too cute. I love the fabric, which is 100% cotton. I fully lined this purse with pink fabric and added one pocket on the inside. There are cute sayings like: BFF, Smile, You Go Girl, Fabulous, It's a Girl Thing!
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Do you know what time it is? It's...........

Last week at Shelby's school they had Homecoming week where they got to wear certain things like hats, school colors, dress like twins....this week is red ribbon week which means Say no to Drugs and they have crazy hat day, pj day, red ribbons day. So last week we made this cute ribbon ponytail holder to match her school colors. It's very easy to do!!

Great thing about this is you can make them with any colors, and theme ribbons like Christmas.
My daughter likes these because they are not BOWS. But it's a fun way to "dress" up any plain ponytail.

To get started you will need:
Grosgrain Ribbon (colors/print of your choice and width sizes)
Ponytail elastic band
Hot glue gun and glue stick ( in photos I used e6000 first but then decided to go with hot glue gun because it dries FAST.)
Lighter or match (used to heat seal your ribbon after they are cut)

Cut your ribbon the length you desire. If you leave them a little longer you can always go back and trim shorter.
I cut the longest one at 16" and then cut each on on top a little shorter.


Take a lighter or match and hold the flame just at the tip of each end of ribbon to heat seal it. It will melt the ends some so it will not fray.


In between each layer find the middle and place a dot of glue .
(I suggest using the hot glue gun because it will dry fast, so no waiting for glue to dry)

Step 4:

Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue on top in the middle, this will be wrapping around the ponytail holder. You can see it better in the next step.


Once small piece of ribbon is dried flip over and glue the ponytail band in the middle. Just use small dot of glue.


Now fold over one side and place dot of glue under the folded part, let dry and then do same on the other side.


IF you are using E6000 you will need a clothespin to hold in place to dry completely. But if your are using hot glue and gun it will dry quick.


Place in hair and step back and admire your work!!!!!

If you decided to make any ribbon ponytail holders please let me know, I would love to see them. If you would like to place this tutorial on your blog please do, all I ask is that you link it back to my blog......THANKS!

Monday, October 27, 2008


This weekend was a lazy weekend for us. It was a little rainy on Saturday so we stayed inside. We watched scary movies......BOO! I love watching scary movies in daylight but I can't bring myself to watch them at night.

On Sunday we carved pumpkins. We have always done this with Shelby since she was little.

Here are some of the pumpkins:
Three big pumpkins.
The fun part.........just kidding! The messy part.
Here they are sitting at their new home.....the front porch.
Looking pretty.

This one is mine.....Mr. Smiley

This one was my daughters....Ms. Kitty

This one is from my hubby called Mr. Mean.
I also roasted some yummy pumpkin seeds.
I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Zoo Trip **Part Five**

Last day for the Zoo Trip posting.

Here is a cute turtle from Sonora Desert I forgot to post.

This was a cute game about nature the girls enjoyed playing.

At the African Pavilion they have a look out where you can see antelope, rhinoceroses, and elephants.

Here's an elephant standing alone.
Some lazy rhinoceroses.....

Funny baboon

Baboon eating a stick
That's a BIG and mean looking gorilla, but I am sure he is a sweetie.

They chimpanzees are the funniest animals. I fell in love watching them. They were climbing like crazy.

Doesn't he look like he's pointing to his elbow.....?
My silly hubby thought I was taking a pic of him....sorry honey I wasn't....look left of his head, see the chimp that climbed to the top and was sitting looking at everyone.

My daughter took this pic.....I can't help but giggle at's too cute.
Beautiful big cats....Lions. The male didn't wake up but the female was a cutie. She looks like she is smiling.
She got up and stretched..........
Then she stuck out her tonuge.
The Red River Hog,not the cutest animal at the zoo.......but it was fun seeing it.
Two zebra's looking pretty.
Look at those stripes!!
Very pretty giraffe standing TALL.

Two ostriches......
I love me some dippin' dots! They are so good.
I love this gift shop.....It's so funky looking!!
On the parking lot bus headed to our car.....time to go home.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my pics from our trip. If you are ever in Asheboro NC please go visit the zoo.
Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zoo Trip **Part Four**

Today's photos will come from the Junction Plaza, Forest Aviary and African Pavilion.

The Junction Plaza is were we stopped for lunch. It is in the middle of the zoo park.

Walking into the Junction Plaza.
Our lunch was good. They have cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, fries, chips and pizza available. And snacks and drinks too!

After eating, the girls decided they wanted to ride the carousel.

Then we walked into one of many gift shops.

Ha Ha....just look at my girl working her daddy! I have trained her well....LOL Give him the big brown sad eyes and he will give in.
After a little shopping, we went to the Forest Aviary to see some tropical birds, frogs, and large plants.

Some cute Pink Flamingos!!

Pretty flowers

I love this picture.
What a beautiful bird.
Another pretty bird
Now this is the kind of tree I want growing in my back yard......
Over at the African Pavilion you can see meerkats, snakes and more plants.
Casey and Shelby standing in front of a banana tree. I love the huge leaves.
Isn't he a cute Meerkat.
Tomorrow I will post gorillas, chimpanzees, giraffes and few more.
Have a great day!