Monday, March 31, 2008

Last One...

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 :)!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

So WhaDaYa Want to Know???

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
Mistie hbd!
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

Here Fishy, Fishy...

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

Sneaky Peeky...

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

Garden Party

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

Hugs & Kisses!

Thank you so much to the Sweet girls Of XOXO Boutique for inviting me to join!! You guys are so talented and I have to say I am an itty bitty (well let's be honest here, A LOT) intimidated, but I am just EXCITED most of all! Thanks chickies!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blustery Day

Yesterday was the perfect windy kite flying day. So you may ask yourself, "Is this really the best way to fly a kite????". Well, it worked for London. Luckily the wind was so steady you really didn't have to steer at all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Memory Lane (its a good thing I had a camera...cause I don't actually remember it)

Recently my niece just had her very first haircut, well not a full on cut, just a bangs trim. So this led me down a path of trying to remember what in the heck we did with London's hair when it got to that point. Here's what I found....
Someone FIX my hair, or I'm gonna........!

Ahha! Thanks for the Pebbles ma!

Just look what daddy did to me!!!!!!!!!!

It took an in depth look through the photo archives because that whole time period is seriously a total blur. When I saw the pics of myself from then (I will save you the torment of seeing those) I can see why. Every pic of me, and I mean EVERY one shows a greasy, unshowered blob of a person whose hair was permanently matted into a ponytail and desperately needed some undereye concealer, or maybe just some actual SLEEP! I remember that was before we discovered Melatonin for Luke and he was only sleeping 4-5 hours a night- it's amazing they are still alive, seriously.

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

Let's Get Personal

I went looking for a picture of my husband, Robby, to add and right off I knew which picture I was looking for. This has been one of my favorite photos of him, something about the ease of his expression I just love here. What I was not prepared for was how far back I would have to go to find it. This day seems literally just like yesterday, and somehow 3 years have past. How is this possible??

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.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Yummy Ice Cream

Just listed this Yummy M2MGymbo Ice Cream Social twirl skirt on ebay. I just love the colors of this line- they just scream SPRING to me. Plus I think brown is my new favorite color.

Also listed in my etsy store are my Island Breeze and Island Princess sets, both of which will be the last time offered. Stop by when you get a chance!

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