Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Halloween Patchwork Skirt

I made this skirt and put in my etsy store and managed to convince my daughter to model it today.
The adorable patent boots were bought at Walmart and top is from Target ..

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Halloween Skirt

I finished up this adorable Halloween Patchwork Skirt tonite !

It is listed in my etsy store for sale !

I will probably finish up the patchwork skirt I started for my daughter tomorrow and take a break from sewing until Tuesday afternoon.

I have a caseworker for Soonerstart (oklahoma early intervention) coming to the house on Tuesday at 10am to give me some paperwork and decide if my daughter needs an evaluation for her lack of speech. I'm hoping she decides Hailey needs an evaluation since she is 2yrs old and says 10 words or less. So I have to spend Monday evening cleaning up the house !

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crazy 8 Clothes

Crazy 8 is Gymboree's Sister Store

They carry cute clothes for kids that is a bit cheaper than Gymboree ..

Right now there a coupon that is good to share for 25% off $75


I didn't have $75.00 to spend and had recieved a 20% off coupon in the mail so I used it to purchase my daughter a few things for fall.

I have bought clothes from them previously this year and thought the stuff was of good quality plus has a decent resell value when outgrown !

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crayon Rolls

I set out to make one of these for my 2yr old's diaper bag so she would have crayons to color with when we go out to eat or stuck somewhere where she can color.

Then on a whim I decided to make another one. .

Got the brillant idea to go ahead and list them in my etsy store. I sold both the same day !

Tonite I have to make my custom orders so I can get them shipped out tomorrow.
These would be great for birthday party favors for kids ! Cheap and easy to make !

Friday, August 14, 2009

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Etsy Store additions and upcoming project !

I had quite the productive 3 days off..I was able to finish 2 outfits and get them in my etsy store !

This weekend i will purchase a new pattern and some fabric to start a Halloween Outfit for my store !

This is the top I want to make
It will be a Halloween fabric and be be worn over another top or alone for pictures ! Will make a pair of ruffle pants and a patchwork skirt also !

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Outfit for Etsy Store

I finished this outfit yesterday to go in my etsy store !
By the weekend I hope to have a Cherry Patchwork Twirl Skirt to add to my etsy store.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gymboree Fans

Do you love the clothing brand Gymboree ?

I do !!

I found a couple of forums that also share my love of gymboree..




I love these two boards..I can chat with other mom's that love gymboree or pay a small monthly fee to sell my gymboree (plus other brands).. Plus each board lets me advertise my ebay auctions for free.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oklahoma Aquarium

I took my 2yr old daughter to the Oklahoma Aquarium on Tuesday.


I didn't think it was all that special, but it was really interesting to my 2yr old daughter, Hailey. She drug me all throughout the building to look at the exhibits a couple of dozen times. There was some places where the kids could actually touch the animals, but those exhibits were overcrowded so my daughter never got to touch anything.

She loved the sting ray's the best. We looked at this exhibit the most. The tank had a bench around it so she could climb up and look inside the open top exhibit. She loved seeing the sting ray's swim around.

Ticket Prices for General Admission*
$13.95 for adults
$11.95 for seniors and military
$9.95 for children 3 – 12
Children 2 and under are admitted free
*Plus applicable taxes

I think its a great thing for kids to see/do if you are in this area of Oklahoma and have some time.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Custom Outfit Finished

I got my 1st custom order for a Girly Rhinestone Skull Halter Outfit from my etsy store

Finally finished it last night.

I have a few ideas for future halter outfits, and hope to have the $ to pick up some fabric next week to start another halter set.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fresh Start

My husband worked for Gatorade in Pryor, Ok as a forklift driver and good money + benefits, but unfornately lost his job in December along with 76 other employees due to the economy.

Instead of drawing unemployment he chose to take a lower paying job to help support this family.

Tomorrow August 3rd, he starts classes/training for a new job with SM&P Utility Locators.

He will be in classes/training for 5 wks and staying in a motel near classes Mon-Thur and be home on Friday-Sunday nights.

I'm going to miss him, but this is a great opportunity for him and our family. This new job means a better paying job + benefits.

Maybe after a few paychecks we won't feel like we are barely scraping by money wise.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Search & Win

I can't download the toolbar with Google Chrome so I haven't earned many swagbucks yet since I forget to go to their homepage to search.