Monday, March 31, 2008
Just listed this M2MG Spring Rainbow skirt on ebay for Avalon Boutique's Green launch. I have offered this one on etsy before, but this is my first Ebay listing for it and it will be the LAST ONE. I have enough fabric to do one last skirt up to a max length of 14 inches. I love how bright and springy this one is, and my favorite part are the ribbon and rick rack rainbows. Check out my super serious model here :)!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I've been tagged by Angel of TaDa!Creations...
Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1- I like to play a dangerous game called "Don't Set the Alarm Clock" everyday. Pretty much everyday my 5 yr old son gets up at like 5:30 or 6 AM, bangs around in the bathroom like a wild animal, and wakes his sister up. So I ALMOST never need one. But there are days every once in a long while we end up late to school :(. Bad Mommy I know! So why don't I just set the dang thing??!! I think I just don't like clocks (or people for that matter) telling me what to do....
2- In my former working life I was a Firearms Examiner (also known on TV shows as Ballistics Expert) for our state Crime Lab. I loved that job, but believe me it is not nearly as exciting or cool as on TV- and does not pay as well as people think either!
3- I have a really gross Double Bubble addiction... I LOVE the taste of a fresh piece so sometimes in secret I will sit and chew a piece for about 1 minute, spit it out, get another, etc., etc....
4- I am probably the only mom on the planet who cranks up the Fry Daddy everyday and begs my son to eat french fries. My 5 yr old has Autism and is on the Gluten and Casein Free Diet which means he cannot eat any foods with milk/dairy or wheat products, which basically eliminates everything that kids eat. No pizza, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, milk, chocolate....I could go on. Avoiding these foods which are common triggers for behavioral issues in many kids with and without Autism has DRASTICALLY improved his behavior. He eats tons of sandwich meats, fruits, and veggies, but almost nothing with any fat. So...... everyday I make him fresh french fries and homemade chicken nuggets with a special made from scratch non-wheat breading. I keep careful track of his calories everyday to make sure he is getting enough. Some days it is exhausting, but I know first hand that it is worth it and I also know so many families who have much more to deal with than us, we are blessed!
5- I sometimes pretend I can't hear the rukkus of the kids calling me over the sound of my serger so my dear husband will have to go handle it :).
6- Our family only has 1 car. We got rid of my husband's expensive tricked out 2 door Solaria from his bachelor days when I quit work, and somehow we have just never bought another one. We get along just fine!
7- I am hooked on House Hunters and Designed to Sell. I think I am just nosy and like to see inside other people's houses!
Ok I Tag.....
Amy Funky Monkey
Beth The Pink Tulip
Kate Goo Goo Baby
Denise The Fairy Pixel
Erin The Vintage Pearl
Kathy Panache Design Studio
I thought this was a funny little experiment..... As if I actually even remotely ressemble these people. Who are some of them anyway??? I think it just compares the angle and tilt of your face. Robby did his a few weeks ago and one of his top matches was.... Richard Simmons! Hee Hee Hee HEE HEE Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho Hee Hee (Ok, I'll stop now:) !
Saturday, March 22, 2008
So now that you've had your sneak, it's done! I am just in love with this set..the colors are so bold and fresh together. And London was so happy to take these pictures (always a plus!). Click here M2MG Tropical Garden or search XOXO Boutique to find it.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I am finally emerging from the horrid bout with the flu that has had my whole house in its grip for the past week and a half (I won't bore you with those details, but suffice it to say it was the most completely and totally awful, terrible illness we have ever had! UGH!)
So now for some fun.....Here's a sneaky peeky on what I am working on next- M2MGymbo Tropical Fish. And you can also get a glimpse into my crazy "Fabric Lasagna" arrangement that I go through with each new set. This is the term coined by my sweet husband. He ALWAYS walks in when I have this crazy mess all splayed out over my tables and is like "WHAT is going on here??!!" Then he proceeds to make fun of me by telling me a hundred and one ways I should rearrange the pieces. People have asked me before, "So how do you make these things? Do you just randomly put those patches together???"" Umm.. NO.. there is nothing random going on here, each piece is painstakingly moved around about a million times then put in its place since I am just NUTTY like that!
I am so in LOVE with the new Ginger Blossom fabrics so I just had to incorporate one of them into this set- so YUMMY! This one should be ready to list by early next week and soon to follow will be Tennis Match (the turtles) and more and more Ginger Blossom. Can't get enough of that stuff!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I walked in on this scene last night while Lukie was in the bath. He says, "Hey momma, who am I?" Well, let's see..... looks like you have some suds and a plastic eggplant on your head (you know, the play food kind). I honestly have no idea...Who?
RATATOUILLE! Of course, the whole rat inside the chef's hat. How silly of me? It would have helped if I had noticed that the bathtub was strewn with play food, spoons and one of my favorite soup pots from the kitchen I suppose. I get it now!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I am so excited about my new Garden Party set! This set turned out so sweet! Includes my signature super full Euro Twirl Skirt, lace adorned gingham top, and cute little apron. I am very limited on fabric for this set- I will most likely only be able to make one. Search XOXO Boutique on ebay to find it or just click on the link above.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Someone FIX my hair, or I'm gonna........!
Ahha! Thanks for the Pebbles ma!
Nice huh????? Just couldn't resist sharing this...still one of my fav pics. This was taken about 4 yrs ago on the first morning of our honeymoon. The best part.... we only live about 20 minutes from this beach... Oh yeah!
Monday, March 3, 2008
He is an amazing person and has truly been my Prince Charming. I have known him since I was 13 (we actually met at the bus stop!). He came riding in on his white horse right after Luke was born and his dad took off for greener pastures. What is that quote?? Something like "When God closes a door, he opens a window." So true!
When Luke was later diagnosed with Autism we were warned by one of the doctors about the soaring divorce rates between parents of Autistic children. At the time I did not understand why, but now 4 yrs later I get how it can happen- there are a lot of extra issues that you deal with. But we are not dealing with your average man here. When I quit work to stay home with Luke and start his ABA therapy, Robby picked up the slack working 7 days a week for over year with only a handful of days off so that we could afford this therapy that has saved his life in my opinion. No one would ever know that he is not Luke's biological father, he loves him as his own truly. Sometimes I wonder what I have done to deserve such an angel, I may never know.