Tuesday, July 26, 2011

leaving on a jet plane

tomorrow is the big day. i leave for a ten day trip to Kampala, Uganda.
pray for me and my sweet children. my heart is heavy when i think about leaving them. but they will have a blast with friends and family and their sweet daddy.
we have been preparing for the past couple of weeks. reading books on africa. praying over my trip and for our friends i am going to visit. playing with african toys and animals. sara tells random people about my trip and how excited she is for me. {and that her birthday is the day after i come back :) }


 i'm going to miss that cuddly girl. 


i made this amazing cake for ryan's birthday. make it.  it's ridiculous. ridiculously good.

wilson had his hair cut for the first time. finally. at 20 months.

sara joined in on the fun. 
she asked if i could cut her hair short. i said no. ryan said her hair could never be cut short. :)

we found an awesome record player at an estate sale. 
we LOVE it. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

the man.

happy birthday, love!
i am so blessed to be celebrating you.  you are worth a whole week year of celebrating. 
thank you for being the best best friend a girl could ask for.
and an amazing daddy!

we love you more!
happy birthday hunky man of mine!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

thank you!

thank you, thank you, thank you to all who came out to my mom's a couple weeks ago. 
it was a success!

we are back from our trek across the lower states. :) what a long trip. but it is totally worth it! my kids LOVE my family. i wish we could see them more often.

i am working on posting pictures of the "leftovers" so other readers can have a chance to get a few things.
buying my ticket to Africa soon!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

mobile, it's your turn!

hello to my southern friends down in alabama. your turn is next.
the handmade boutique is packing up and headed your way. i still need some more funds for that ticket to africa. so, Friday June 3rd i'll be at my mom's house in Mobile from 6-9 pm. come by and shop if you get a chance.

i'll be offering baby shoes, clutches, diaper cltuches, burp cloths, girly dress up, hair accessories, necklaces and a few fabric belts.
hope to see you!

if you need the address let me know.

handmade boutique recap

what a fun night! it was a great success.
thank you to all the friends who braved the bad weather to come shop.
take a look at what we had to offer.

baby shoes and hair clips

fabric belts
 felt flower art
 dress up

didi did it

thanks again to all the wonderful and talented ladies who made the night a success.
and a special thanks to christy ogden for supporting us and helping set up. you are amazing!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

handmade boutique

it's coming. my bedtime has been officially moved back. you can find me from 8-12 in my sewing room. usually i have my headphones in, listening to some sort of podcast or audio book. 
actually, i'm looking for a new book. any suggestions? 

ok on with the other ladies...
i am excited to have three other talented women joining me for the night.
dana carona, erin dobbins, lindsey garcez, and darrah gooden

dana is definitely a multi talented women. and we will get the pleasure of seeing what she and her sewing machine can come up with. i know she is bringing some cute twirl skirts, some rice packs (you know the ones you heat up and use when you are p.m.s.ing), and many other fun items made of new and vintage fabrics.

erin dobbins is an amazing artist. she is pretty darn legit. go look at her website and see for yourself. she will be bringing many of her famous prints and greeting cards. beauty on paper.

linsdey garcez has a great sense of style. and she is one crafty woman. you will def want to come see what she has to offer. she will be bringing some of the most adorable crocheted hair accessories and other goodies. 

darrah gooden has recently created a line of children's illustrations you have to come check out. they are beautiful. darrah is a talented artist with a wide range of abilities. it will be worth checking out what goods she brings.

so if you get a moment, please stop by and take a look around. we would love to have you.
may 20th 6 to 9 at night. dallas, texas
my house (email for directions)

now back to that sewing machine and my headphones.
really, any audio book suggestions? fiction? anyone?

my silly boy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

well, hello may

may?! really?!
my friend dana pointed out that the majority of my last posts have all started with an apology for not blogging. so yeah. there's that. 

let's move on... :)

i still have aprons. come and get them!
last november, after wilson's birthday and before thanksgiving, i hosted a handmade boutique in my home. it was such a fun night. women came to shop, have wine and be with friends. it was a totally success. thanks to all who came and supported us. here are a few pictures from the night.

so remember my friend in africa... apron girl... she is getting married! well she is technically a married woman in uganda. but she is having a traditional american wedding celebration in august and yours truly wants to go be a part of the celebration. that said, tickets to africa are expensive. 
my last boutique helped raise half of the cost for a ticket. (thanks ladies!)
i'm gearing up to host another show in a couple weeks. i hope to raise the remainder of that ticket cost.
would you like to come be a part? i would love to have you stop by and say hello, grab some cheese and buy a little happy.
so mark your calendar May 20th. come stop by between 6 and 9. bring your friends.
would you send me an email if you need the address?
thanks friends.

stay tuned for more info on the other ladies who are joining me this time.

enjoy a little sneak peek. 

see you soon!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

aprons for africa

ok it's time ladies. my sweet friend Alisha has given up her american life to serve children in uganda, africa.  and what a good life she has now. she has dreams that need our support. dreams to change the school system. to give children hope. to show them love. she needs support. financially and through prayer. i don't have a lot of money but i can give my talent and time. so slowly i have been making some cute aprons with fabric from uganda. i have made enough to support her for almost two months. so i need your help. will you buy an apron? will you hear her story? i want to share her updates with you. so email me if you want to hear more specific details and needs that they have.
here are a few pictures that wouldn't fit on the apron website. go check it out. pray for alisha and africa.