April 28, 2010

April 23, 2010

Elle 3 Months

I tried to take some pictures of Elle with our blankets...I took about 80 pictures and about 4 were decent..props to those photographers that always get good pics! Work in progress...

April 20, 2010


Stop by Zinna's in Scotts Valley...I've carried my blankets there for a couple years now! I love them because they call me all the time to restock. Order up!

the future of sewing

This may just be the future in sewing...how cool is this machine. It matches the color of the fabric or paper and dyes the white thread to the color you need. No more digging for the right thread color to match your project.

April 19, 2010

bye bye bobbi brown

I recently ran out of my Bobbi Brown foundation and went to re-order it online, I gasped when I saw the cost. I must have forgotten I spent $45 dollars on it...eek!
I couldn't bring myself to spend that much again so I asked our Nanny Vanessa what she used (since her skin is always so nice). She sent me to Longs and I bought Loreal's new true match super blendable foundation $10.49. It took me some time to figure out how to tell what my color was (so go to the store kid less). First you need to figure out which category your skin under tone falls under (neutral, warm or cool) and then you find your color with in that category. I ended up being under warm and found a couple of colors and tested on my lower chin. I tried it for the first time today and LOVE it. Blends well and even's out skin tone with a smooth finish.
Ironically I was reading the new issue of Instyle last night with Scarlett Johansson on the cover and they do a huge beauty product review and the Loreal new true match was in there as one of the best inexpensive foundations. Bye, bye Bobbi Brown I can't afford you anymore.

bye bye $45.00

hello $10.49

April 18, 2010

baby love!

To my surprise I got a box in the mail today from my best friends mom who is an amazing sewer! In it was a little light blue HAND smocked dress for Elle size 12 months! DYING it's so cute...I want to hang it in her room as part of the decor (I can't even imagine putting it on her anytime soon because she spits up all over anything that is near her). The stitching detail is so amazing you can just tell the love that went into making it! They definitely don't make things like this anymore. Jane...thank you so much!


Fresh from the tree! My hubby and I always joke about our lemon tree because we bought it at Kmart and the garden snob that he is said "that's never going to survive, it's from Kmart". A few years later it's producing like crazy and such a happy little tree.


I love checking the mail! Today I received my yummy new ribbon for wrapping. I've found a couple of great wholesalers on eBay that sell the organza ribbon with the satin stripe down the middle. I'm dreaming about my office space (which should be done with in the month) and can't wait to have the hubby make me a ribbon holder. I found some really cute ideas while searching the web.

New Ribbon!
Ideas for Holders!

April 9, 2010

quote of the day

Another great thought to chew on:
Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure.


I always like to be some what introspective and think that while going through the challenges in life are difficult there is always a lesson learned and you are wiser for it. Today I was reading an article about a jewelry designer and she said it perfectly!

Mantra: "learn from it" No matter how difficult a situation is there is always something you can take away. Monique Pean

April 1, 2010


From the fireboots to the cowboy boots!