Friday, January 28, 2011

{NEW} Baby Bibs!!!

These 2 cute and adorable baby bibs will be up on etsy and my website here in a few.  They come as a set...its for daddy's little princess.  It has Velcro for easy on/off.  I have 2 sets ready to ship...HOWEVER, I have enough fabric for 2 more CUSTOM bibs with a name on it!  If you want to add your little ones name on the bibs, let me know and It will be 5.00 extra for each bib. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan is almost...

GONE!  Man...where does the time go?  I know for us here its been pretty busy.  I've been thinking to myself that time has sure flown since we came back to Laredo.  It almost seems like yesterday when we left a very cool Germany and stepped foot in Dallas Tx and the HEAT slapped us straight! Really, we were thinking we made a mistake coming back to Texas. 



Now we have been back for just over 5 years and in less than a year Rebekah will be in high school.  It is scary.  I want my baby back :'o( but time still marches on. Less than 5 years and Rebekah will be graduating from high school.  Oh boy...and so it will go on 2 years after that with Erykah and then Monikah and Jesykah.  Its almost like seeing your life in fast forward.  I have to remind myself that I need to stop thinking SO much of time flying. 

So my goal is to take everyday as it comes.  I know I have to plan for tomorrow.  Marty and I were talking about scholarship possibilities for Rebekah.  Should she stay in cheer leading and hope for a full scholarship to a University...should she do other things.  She is considering going into track. Marty used to throw the discus and so did my FIL when he was in college.  So that is an idea.  As far as we know there has not been a female discus thrower here in our home town....that excelled.  So that could help her out.  Its not only the planning of Rebekahs college life...but the other 3 girls.  Its tough out there now a days.  My favorite university is making it harder for people to get into their University ...unless you belong to the class elite!  Really sucks...that they do that.  Either way...my girls will have a great future...I think about it and I fear time is slipping away from my hands.  I see it as sand falling through my fingers.  However, if I look at the flip side of it...all those little grains of sand...are memories that my girls and I create.  All the fun going to cheer competitions, practice, fundraising...going to church, jamming out here at home, all the laughs.  All those grains of sand...falling through my fingers...are falling into a big bowl..in the shape of my heart.


Friday, January 21, 2011

The teenager is....

" MOVING ON UP !"  lol ... really, she's getting her own room.  I've been moving things around here at the house to accommodate her.  My sewing room was originally upstairs ... the 4th bedroom.  However, I think she is right.  She needs her own room.  So, the office downstairs is becoming my sewing room, it has french doors so I can close it to anyone who enters the house.  It is one of the first rooms you see when you come in.  It's a bit smaller ... and what I mean by that is that it has 2 windows ... on the east and south walls.  plus the french doors make for not a lot of ability to organize the room good.  I don't want to cover up the east wall window, so I have to use my noggin here.  Rebekah's room does not have a closet...so I also have to address that issue.  That room was made to be a "den" or media room.  I will have to purchase a stand alone closet for her...either way, she doesn't care..she's just very happy that she is getting her own room.  Erykah isn't so happy.  Those two have a love hate relationship.  They fight constantly yet when we tell her " YOUR SLEEPING ALONE !" she goes nuts yelling " NO MOM NO !!!"  lol ...

So anyone have any good ideas for colors in a teen's room?  Its gonna be a long weekend...ugh!

The art of growing up....

can sometimes kick you in the stomach...well sort of.  Parents always see their children as babies.  Its the blinders of life.  No other child is as perfect as our own.  So when they start to come into their own...a lot of us have hard time letting them go....slowly.  It has been a very crazy week for us here.  My older daughter had been asked to be a girlfriend.  When she told me this I swear, the scene in "Father of the Bride" popped into my head.  You know where she comes home, they are all eating at the table and she is talking about this wonderful man shes met and shes gonna marry him.  All the dad sees is his little girl talking not his adult daughter.  Well, it didn't exactly go like that for me here.  Bek..only said "So and so asked me to be his girlfriend"  GUT wrenching yeah...but I really had nothing to worry about.  Yes, she said yes, but nothing really ever came about.  It didn't last the entire week...he called it off, she said OK...and that's it.  I asked her if she was OK she said "yeah not a big deal mom.  we didn't even hang out long enough to really get to know each other well."   I mean she did say she felt a big disappointed that he didn't give her the chance...but she said she wasn't heartbroken.  I think for me it was hard to even think that someone TRIED to hurt her.  No parents wants their child to get hurt, physically or emotionally.  I don't know if that was his intention or if he just found himself with a girl who took the word "relationship" seriously and he wasn't ready for that "seriousness"  who knows.  Either way...It was hard to see that. 

For those of you who say, "Well, why did you allow her...shes only 13"  The way Dh and I see it is, we want our kids to come to us. We want them to trust us.  In her knowing she trust us, we also have to face our own fears of "I hope we raised her well".  One way of putting it into perspective: If you don't trust your child, then you don't trust yourself, for your child is an extension of the parents.  Yes, it was hard to let Bekah make that decision on her own...I had to let her, how else will she have lessons to look back too later in life.  She has to form her own mistakes...and I have to hope she learns from them.  At the same time, in her making her own mistakes, I hope the little voices in her head...you know the nagging of mom and dad...help guide her too.  If I told her she was forbidden...she could have told me one thing and at school would have been another.  That's a big no go for me! I will say it took her nearly 3 days to say yes to that kid. 

This is just the beginning of the process of letting them go. From birth we have made every choice for them almost.  From what to eat, to when to sleep to what to watch.  In that time we also tell them why we are making those choices.  We teach them, we guide them and help them understand the world...as best we can.  After all they didn't come with an instruction manual.  Bekah is at a point were a lot of the choices she makes will not be because mom and dad said so.  She will be in High school next year and shes going to make decisions with or without me.  I have to trust she knows what she is doing.  I'm am learning as I go to...it's sort of like "FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS" learning. I did tell her "One day, a guy is gonna ask you and you wont have to think about it for nearly 3 days...your just gonna say 'YES!'"

So my bekah had her first "boyfriend"...for less than a week.  She says "Well, we can't call him my first boyfriend can we mom?"  I said "what do you mean"  "Well," she said "we never really hung out to give it a chance"  I said "yeah I guess your right...pretty smart there kiddo"  she says "Yeah I know"  and we continued watching tv...yeah kiddo...your pretty smart there ;o)




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Aromabeads...

Cinnamon 
 Fantasy


are so much fun!  I have 4 new aromabeads up in my shop ready for you to snatch them up!  I have put up several weight options for you.  For the larger 4,8 and 12 oz bags...I will send 2,4 and 6 organza bags free.  That way you can divide the larger bags into several usable fresheners and you can use them anywhere you want! 

Memories

Mulberry


They smell oh soooo good!  I will put up Aromaments up in a bit...but it's so cloudy and cold outside that the pictures are not coming out well. 

Bis Dann!!!


Monday, January 10, 2011

...soon we will have...

REWARD POINTS!!!  My service provider...whom I love very much, is upgrading our websites to include so many wonderful goodies for us shop keepers.  One of them is being able to set up our shops to give reward points for every dollar you spend in our shops.  So very soon, every time you shop on my website, you will earn points.  More points=$$$ for you to use for free stuff!!!  HOW COOL IS THAT?! I hope your keeping up with me.  You can follow me here on my blog, on my facebook or twitter!  See you soon...BIS DANN!!!

...we are back....

...and ready to hit the ground running!!! BUT FIRST...my house needs cleaning! ACCK! lol... really my house is in bad shape.  The past 2 months have been an emotional roller coaster.  Then we had to get ready for NCA.  During the 2 weeks of Christmas Holiday, I was busy working on pillowcases.  These are pillowcases that are custom made to each cheerleaders likes.  Favorite color(s), cartoon character, celebrity you know.  Bad thing was, I was so busy working on everyone else's, I never made one for Rebekah and Erykah!!!  I know...I'm a shameful mama...I hang my head in shame. 

The trip to Dallas went as well as it could go.  The girls were able to go shopping at the Irving Mall.  Of course, ditsy me...I forgot my camera.  So I don't have pictures of the trip..only some lowsy phone pics.  After 5 years of not seeing snow, WE GOT SNOW!  I was so happy, the girls were excited and Marty was paranoid!


Jesykah said to me "Mom, I got to see snow for the first time!"  I said "No sweety, you've seen it before you just don't remember...and you used to play in it too!"  She said " Yeah but that doesn't count!" So she was all happy. 
 We were outside the Dallas convention center.  It was cold and wet...not a very good combo.  It also had been raining before it started to snow. There was no PARKING near the arena.  Then Marty found a parking lot were it was right across the street.  So this is us walking over.  Kiki and Jesykah stop to take a photo and Marty is back there happy.  That didn't last long...hahahaha....the security would not let us go in through that entrance!!!!  WE HAD TO WALK ALMOST TWO BLOCKS AROUND the arena to the MAIN entrance.  UGH!!!  My legs were numb...I didn't have the right jacket.  We were upset and Marty was about to pick a fight...not good.  But we got in and got a bit warm. 



Our city cheerleaders did a good job!  2 High schools in our area got 1st place.  Sadly, I have some not so happy news.  Our girls did not win 1st place.  There were only two teams in their division.  So in a sense they got last place.  They were some very sad cheerleaders.  They did try their best, but I think their nerves got the better of them.  Still, I think it was a fun weekend.  We got home at 2:30 am and now my house is in desperate need of cleaning after weeks of neglect!  So if anyone out there wants to come and lend me a hand...I'm all for it. Ill feed ya for free!  hahahaha its the least I can do. 

Well, hope y'all had a good weekend as well, enjoy the snow if you have it in your area! HAVE A GOOD ONE! BIS DANN!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

only 6 weeks...

  and its VALENTINES DAY!  The day of romance, love, sweet sweet nothings in the air. Hope your following along.  I will be having a sale next week...after we come back from NCA.  There will be a $2.11 on certain items from decor to hair wear!  So follow my blog, become our FB fan, or follow our tweets!  Items will be posted Jan 14 and will run for only a week!!!  So hang on to your seats...your gonna love this ride!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

WELCOME 2011!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!  I hope all of you had a great start to 2011.  It was a bit nerve wrecking for us here.  I hate fireworks!!!  They send me in to PANIC MODE!!

yeah...I freak out.  Before you ask why?  Well, when I was around 10 I had some mischievous cousins.  They would throw fireworks up in the air.  Well one of them caught the wind and landed inside my shirt...on my back!  YEAH!!!  I had a black spot on my back for a week..thankfully I didn't get burned..it was some kind of residue.  On the bad side...I'm even more NEUROTIC cause of that.  LOL.  All in all it was a good day.   My dad had arrived safely home from Oregon.  My cousin Jamie and his wife Deyi also came down to visit us for the New Year.  It was so much fun. When we have guests...my family and I really pull out all the stops for great meals.  My dad made his homemade barbacoa.  I didn't get to have it because that same day, I made LUNCH.  I cooked 3 birds (chicken) and boy that wasn't enough!!!  There were so many people at my home we had to get PIZZA!

Well during all that commotion..the girls started to fight over the computer.  The same computer my embroidery machine is attached to.  One shoved the other and she bumped into the machine and DOWN IT GOES!  OMG I wanted to cry right there.  I didn't cause of all the people that were there, once they left...it was TEAR CITY!!! Marty was upset that I was upset so he broke out his tools and he FIXED MY MACHINE!!!  OMG I'm so happy to have him.  No other guy would have done that.  I still worry, but so far so good.  I don't want to jinx it. 

So here I'm feeling like the new year has started off on the wrong foot, my knight on his white horse come riding in and fixes it all.  So maybe, just MAYBE...this year actually started of on the RIGHT foot.  I hope all of you had a very happy new year.  Next week we head off to Dallas, Tx for NCA competition. 

My resolutions for this new year? Well I resolve to be more patient, to get moving and not take my family and friend for granted.  Life is too short, as you all know.  3 family members now have passed since November 28, two of them all of a sudden. Also for the first time...I will also resolve to set a number of how many sales I want to accomplish this year.  500...500 sales. 

So HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!  This year is gonna be one wild ride!!!!