Saturday, February 28, 2009

Oh Happy Rainbow

Here's one to match Gymbos Happy Rainbow line..

Check it out here...

And these bows are just FANTABULOUS!!!! We LOVE you Melissa!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bike Day

L2's class had "Bike Day" at school yesterday. All the kids brought their rides and helmets and the teachers turned them loose in the back parking lot. Yes, that is mine, the one "dancing" while walking out in the line.

With our favorite teacher of all time.

She was so proud of herself! It has not been too long ago that she was very timid about the bike and needed lots of help and encouragement, now she is off like a flash!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

All Fixed Now- that was weird


Where is MY playlist?? Everytime I refresh it is a new even weirder playlist!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ohhh Sweet FREE Bows!

Sweet Jamie of **jjbb** is having a bow giveaway in celebration of Ivylane's Sweets Shoppe launch that started today. Want some fab bows? All you have to do to win is visit the IvyLane blog, search though our listings and pick your fav to post...that is if you can pick just one! Have fun!

M2MG Candy Shoppe

Click here to see :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Star Student

L2's gets her turn to be "Star Student" this week at school. It's a very exciting time in the life of a 4 year old. She gets to bring in her favorite snack for the class (Krispy Kreme- Lord help us all), have her picture up on the class board all week (you see which one she picked- tractor girl!), and she also gets to be interviewed...

When I grow up.....
I will be a Mommy, a doctor (to give poeple blood tests) and a ballerina.

I am proud of myself because.....
I clean up my room and I am a good friend.

What I like most about school is.....
playing puppies.

I am a star student because.....
I help everybody write their name and I try my best.

I am good at.....
drawing pictures of my family, riding my bike and dancing.

My favorite subject is.....
science and being polite.

Oh my HEART!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My sweet wild child

She has wild ways, even her hair is wild...

Friday, February 20, 2009

I think Midnight is my Favorite

My PaPa built this barn, back oh I don't know, maybe 60 years ago. I can remember a time when it was filled with the squeals of pigs and surrounded by a field full of cows swatting flies with their tails. My Papa drove a beat-up Ford truck, wore faded OshKosh overalls and dusty brown boots everyday. In his pockets he carried peppermints and a dog-eared miniature notepad with notes about his brood..."such and such pinkeye 3 days...etc.". I have only those kinds of memories about him, things a little girl would remember.

Like when he laughed and laughed after pulling my little sister out of the bed of the truck and set her sqaurely down into a fresh pile of manure. She was wearing her new Mickey Mouse flip flops that matched mine and well...she was not happy. She was crying, he was laughing, and I was standing with my hands on my hips yelling at him to "Stop laughing at my sister! Hmmp!".

One day while my Granny was frying up some goodies, he walked into the kitchen and forgetting my sister and I were there I think, "goosed" my Granny right on the rear. She screamed, smacked him and they both turned back to see Andi and I cracking up at the table.

I miss him terribly and wish he was here to see his great-grandbabies. The tobacco he farmed is the reason my memories of him stop at age 12. Two of the other barns have already been torn down, but I think they are gonna have to get through me to take this one.

Monday, February 16, 2009

In A Day

...trip that is.

We went to visit my Granny today. Three hours up and three hours back in one day, it's not too bad of a trip really. She and my Papa farmed the land years ago and the place is littered with reminders of an era gone by. I love the country...I mean love it. I does something for the soul to go to a place where you can look in all directions and basically see no other sign of human life. I think it is the expanse of space I love. Nothing but grass and trees and little critters all around. A far cry from the smashed together houses where we live. I took about a million photos today realizing I don't have any that showed the simple features of the landscape there, all the things that seem so familiar to me in this place I have spent countless vacations since my birth. I am getting acquainted with photoshop and spent most of the drive home "playing" with it on my laptap (seems the colors on my laptap where I did my editing are MUCH less vivid than here on my desktop at home).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine (fun with photos)

My sweet hubby....

(ain't he a hottie?)

He's such a good sport..posing for me while I try out my new lens. It's scary when I play in photoshop sometimes!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wild One

Just listed this M2MG Twirl skirt for the Zebra line...L2 had so much fun with these pics (I'm pretty sure she thinks she is a supermodel). I know most of the Gymbo tops in this line are long sleeve, but I just couldn't pass on the chance to make somthing for it even though most of us are buying for spring now. I am planning on making L2 a short sleeve applique top to match the skirt so she can keep on wearing it into summer. My friend Melissa of TheBowVine made these super FAB matching bows- LOVE em!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

It not everyday that I get to share news this exciting... I am beyond thrilled to join the fabulous and talented ladies at IvyLane! I have a few new sets to list this week after I receive my box-o-bow goodies from my girl Melissa. (I'm out waiting by the mailbox can't you tell?) I have admired these girls for so long and can't wait to make a little something sweet to list with them...stay tuned!