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L is for… You Screwed up Father’s Day!

June 15, 2008

Talk about bad timing.

How can it be Father’s Day?

Do you all mean to tell me they scheduled Freakin’ Father’s Day (THE DAY!) for the same weekend as my recovery weekend? The same weekend I will not be able to walk, much less make breakfast in bed for the one who is Father to my 3 kids?? In fact, HE is the one making ME breakfast in bed, carrying ME to the toilet, helping ME in the bathtub and all around winning the best HUSBAND of the year award!

I am so going to make it a do-over next weekend.

There will be a Manly Breakfast.

And a Manly gift…(quick: tell me what you got your husband…I’ve been entering Kailani’s Father’s Day giveaways all week, and it just doesn’t seem to be working out. Help! Ideas?)

‘Toting’ my own horn

April 17, 2008

I have sold 4 of my little bags so far! None of them through Etsy, which is about what I figured? Word of mouth is worth more than pretty much anything else, eh?

I’ve worked up a couple new bag prototypes, what do you think?

I call this design, ‘Emilie’.

And I call this one ‘MiMi’.

I am digging the Asian print. I have been drooling over some Japanese fabrics. And I am still trying to get up the courage to buy this fabric–it seems sort of above me?

I’ve priced the new purses on Etsy for $15. Does that seem too high? I swear I’m only paying myself $5 an hour. But still I have no idea how to price these?

And here are some new headbands! I am so totally loving these. I kinda figure the wide ones are for adults (I love to wear them). But I have my girls modeling both the wide ones (3 3/4 inch) and the 2 1/4 inch ones. I’d like to sell these as well…we’ll see? I am pricing the smaller ones at $3, and the wider ones at $5. But I would happily take $1 off of two (2 small ones for $5).

What I want for my birthday….part 4

March 26, 2008

I would truly love a set of these:
And of course if I have those I will need a new pair of these:

But you understand by now… all I’m really getting this year is…..

Picture curtesy of from

Isn’t it nice? It’s just what I’ve always wanted. And really it costs very little to obtain. For the person who’s hard to shop for? The perfect gift.

This, this, and this are also on my list.

What I want for my birthday….part 2

March 7, 2008

I would Oh So Much like to spend an afternoon in worship at my favorite local spa.

Nancy Taylor Day Spa

A facial would be lovely.

But…what am I actually getting? Glad you asked.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
No one was harmed in the masking of this woman.

See all of my birthday wishes!

Photo Credits:

Tween Girl Presents

March 6, 2008

When a gift is needed for a friend, our new rule is to make a gift if at all possible. (For Christmas– 5th grader made homemade bubble bath for a few of her friends.)

Today we are going to make headbands. I found the idea at Thanks to Jessica Jones (, for suggesting it!

The girls picked these two very quiet prints.

And I chose these three. They are all fat quarters and I’m hoping to make two headbands/piece of fabric.

And what to do for 4 year old boy gifts? Ninja paper folding anyone? Scooby Doo snacks maybe?

What I want for my birthday….part 1

March 5, 2008
Here’s what I want:
The Sak Signature Leather Slouchy SatchelThe best part about this bag is there’s a perfect little pocket on the OUTSIDE back for a cellphone…I LOVE that! The cost? Ahem… A LOT!

Instead…Here’s what I’m getting.

NOTE it does NOT come with the toilet seat.
That’s extra.

If anyone knows of a MUCH better price for this purse PLEASE share it with me! If anyone knows of a better price on the other, buy it yer dang self!

Wanna read the rest of this series?