New Year Wish

Monday, August 22, 2011

My latest creations...

Summer I found out does not allow me as much time as I would like to hole up in my "blossom-making station" (aka basement) to create.  My husband's work hours included many late evenings and the kids all my attention.  Nap time over the fall/winter I could sneak in an hour or so to make lots of blossoms or try out a new idea.  Nap time in the summer has included a lot of Brendan/mommy time playing baseball in the backyard or just spending time together.  My little man will be going to kindergarten in 2.5 weeks so I'm soaking up as much us time as I can.

I have found time to work on a few custom orders in the past month and I need to start preparing for the upcoming fall sales!

Sheer green blossoms clips with rosette center and white hanging ribbon

Sheer green blossom pins with rosette for flower girl baskets

Woven pink/purple headband

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Letter love

After a recent craft/coupon trip to my local craft store, I came across these brightly colored letter buttons.
Notice anything missing?  No letter D in pack:(  Sorry to any sweet little girl whose name starts with D.
Lila (of course) got my first blossom made with these little gems.

Do you think she is happy???
Her big bro can always get her to smile!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Today marks Lila's "half" birthday.

How has she gone from this...

to this...

to this...

in such a short time?

She continually makes us smile with her goofy faces...

silly antics...

and sweet smile.

She loves fruit, veggies, her stinky seal, Brendan, Elmo, ducks, Drew, giving kisses, sleeping, Daddy, Mommy, and all her family.

She has recently become very mischevious and caused quite a panic this morning when I could not find her in our house.  Brendan and I ran searching for her and found her hiding in my closet.  Smiling at us.  Oh boy.  We are in some serious trouble now!

She loves to dance, sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", swing, be outside, play soccer, and follow her big brother around anywhere and everywhere.

Happy "half" birthday to the sweetest little girl. 

We are so blessed to have you as part of our family.

Mommy, Daddy, and Brother love you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving making little bobby blossoms as a surprise for someone special:)

I'm loving this picture of my daughter.  I think she went to bed a baby and woke up a toddler.

I'm loving the friendship Lila has with her bff.  They are only a couple months apart and are so sweet together.  Always hugging and holding hands.
I'm loving Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2! 
yahoo movies

I'm loving this guy.  My wonderful husband turned thirty this past Sunday and all he wanted was to go see HP pt 2:)

What are you loving today?

Link up with this kind of love to share.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New blossoms

Large light pink lily bobby

Barbie bottlecap blossom

Cheetah clip

Rainbow clip

Hot pink mini daisy bobby pair

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

 I am loving having the windows open and fresh air in the house.

I am loving this video of my son at tball last night
I am loving Starbucks coffee
I am loving that I got to hang out with a friend last night and had a yummy Watermelon Martini
I am LOVING this much that I finished it in 2 days.

What are you loving today???

Link up here

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Flip-flop clippies

I recently found these cute flip-flop embellishments at my local craft store and knew I had to make some cute clippies.  This is just one pair out of the collection.  My daughter wore one with her cute flip-flop babydoll top (best picture I got...she did not want to smile or look at me).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Busy busy busy

I recently placed an order for lots of new pretties and was so excited when my giant box of blossoms arrived.  Lots of new colors for bobbies and clips.  So far the pastel rainbow daisies and big peonies have been a hit!  Pics to come soon once I get everything made.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Someone is excited about a new friend...

My best friend is expecting her sweet little baby boy this November and my kids are SO excited!!!  I took a little video of Lila to prove how excited she was for a new little friend.

We absolutely cannot wait to meet sweet little Connor.  He will be so loved and is getting awesome parents!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Purse Pic

A favorite past time in my family is looking at the old slides my grandpa made years ago.  They are the same ones we've seen a hundred times and crack us up all the same.  The funny outfits of the 70's, the sideburns all the men sport, the curtain dresses, and the Playboy slide. 

The ones we laugh the most at are of my grandma holding her handbag in each picture.  Out west, camping, at the top of a mountain.  There is grandma and her handbag.  So us girls started taking random pictures of ourselves and our handbags and sending them to each other or posting them on Facebook and tagging one another. 

Here is the latest installment of the Purse Picture Series...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


When I was uploading our new Mackinaw pictures I realized how the last couple of years our family has changed.  We first went to Mackinaw together for our honeymoon in 2006 and spent leisurely days exploring the island, eating, drinking, and dodging the crazy bats at night. 

When we went as a family in 2009, I was just 8 weeks pregnant and Brendan was 3.  We spent the days throwing rocks in the Straits and exploring the island's fort.  I think Brendan threw about 1000 rocks that weekend.  Free entertainment:)

This past weekend with our now family of four was spent throwing rocks in the Straits, playing at every playground in the Mackinaw area, and of course throwing more rocks.  Lower and Upper peninsula:)  All accomplished in one afternoon/evening!