Friday, September 30, 2011

4 H sale

Tomorrow I will have all of my bows at the 4H yard sale along with some baby items.  If you are in the Gainesville area come out and support the local 4H kids!  This will be held at Mel's Tack in Jonesville from 9-1.   Mel's tack is right on Newberry RD between Gainesville and Newberry.   Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fabric Flowers

I am in LOVE with fabric flowers!  They are my new favorite thing!  Here are some pictures of some I have made.  Hope you enjoy em!

How fun are they?  You can use them for almost anything!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Its been a looonggg time!

Hi Everyone I know it has been a long long long time since my last post!  I have been busy getting my daughter ready for kindergarden and my other business (training horses) has been taking up a lot of my time.  I do have some things posted in my etsy shop so please check it out.  I also have some new bows to show off just as soon as I have time to upload the pictures!  I hope everyones school year has had a great start! And with Fall knocking on our door it is the perfrect time to get out and "get the sleep blown off you" as the saying goes in my favorite movie (Hope Floats).    Thats all I have time for now but I will leave you with this:
This hair clip is listed in my etsy shop.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there!

I have ALWAYS been a Daddy's girls and would like to thank my dad for all he has done for me and my daughters!  We feel very blessed to have a dad/ grandpa like you!   Also Happy Fathers day to my husband!  Thank you for being there for me and the kids and doing all of the "dad" jobs!  We love ya both!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Winners From my giveaway on FaceBook!

The 150 fan fb giveaway is over.  I want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Custom Tutus and Bows for sponsoring this giveaway!  I hope to do bigger giveaways in the future.

The winners are :

Penny Pressley Walker is the winner of the pony o!

Kelly Smith is the winner of the 4th of July bloom donated by Custom Tutus and Bows!

Brittany Lightfoot is the winner of the barrette!

Congrats to all of the winners!  

Thank You to all the fans who helped make this giveaway possible!

The Giveaway Items:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today is the last day to enter the blog crawl giveaway

Today is the last day to enter all of the giveaways from the blog hop I was involved with last week.
Make sure you have posted on the blogs you would like to be entered in under comments.

If you don't win stay calm and breath because on my facebook page I am going a giveaway and sale/auction album.  You will have many chances to win there.!!!!  

Also I will be posting new pictures of items and party ideas later this week. 

I can't believe my baby has just turned 5!!!!  What happened to the sweet little 6lb 7 oz cuddly baby I brought home??  She is now a Big kid ( as she told me yesterday) and she can do things by her self.

Anyway, don't miss out on your last chance to win some great prizes from some great lady's! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Blog Crawl extended.... :)

I am so excited to let you know that the blog crawl has been extended for a couple more days!!! You now have unitil Tuesday to enter!!
Go to eash blog and enter:


Also Check out Suckers By Steph
And Sew Determined

For some reason the last two were giving me fits and the links would not load correctly so if they done't work now let me know.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 9....Trash Bag Black

Hi, I'm Sophia. I'm a student currently residing in Los Angeles and planning to move to New York City this coming fall.I 'm a big lover of fabrics and fashion and being able to open a small online shop is now my creative virtual outlet. I designed my Sophiaokada Etsy shop to be filled with the fun things such as handpicked vintage and funky, recrafted and handmade clothing by yours truly. :)


A vintage red 100% silk vintage shirt. A youthful, tank-top style that drapes beautifully. Perfect for summer nights!

Size: Small

Material: 100% Silk

Circa 1980s

Valued price: $32

Make sure to head over to Sophia's blog to enter

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 8...Delightful Designs

Hello there! Thank you all so much for joining us on the Shop Til You Drop Blog Crawl!

My name is Nikki, and I am a graphic designer, as well as a newlywed and mom to 2 dogs Buddy and Scout. I love to create fun, unique graphics for blogs, etsy shops, and businesses! I worked at a magazine as Creative Director for a year and a half, and then decided to start my own little business Delightful Designs. I hope to someday be able to work full time on my design business.

The giveaway:

The winner of the giveaway will receive a blog header and blog button or etsy shop header and avatar.

How to enter (leave a comment for each):

  1. Follow Delightful Designs
  2. Like Delightful Designs on Facebook
  3. Follow Delightful Designs on twitter @nikkihodum
  4. Blog about the Shop Til You Drop Blog Crawl (leave the link

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 7... Sweetly Made (Just For U)

Welcome to Sweetly Made (Just For U)! Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I have been knitting since 2005 which doesn't seem like a long time, but, I am now addicted to the creative art. My grandmother taught me so I could carry on the tradition of Christmas stockings. I also have a blog so check it out and leave me a comment.

Sweetly Made (Just For U) is the perfect place to find custom knitted Baby Beanies, headbands, women’s hats, PDF knitting patterns and personalized Christmas stockings. Any item can be customized or changed to make it perfect for you, your little one or your family! If you see something you like but prefer different color combinations let me know - I love custom requests!


I will be giving away a $20 gift card to my Etsy shop. That means that you could buy two of my knitted headbands or two PDF knitting patterns or one women’s hat. If the amount exceeds $20, the winner will need to pay the difference through Pay Pal. Also, shipping is free.

I am booked till June 2011. The spots fill up fast! If you are interested in purchasing a personalized Christmas stocking for 2011, please let me know. I hope that I can sweetly make a traditional Christmas stocking just for you. Thank you!

How to Enter:

Mandatory-Become a follower and tell me what their favorite item is on my blog.

Extra entries-Like me on facebook

follow the other blogs hosting (1 entry per blog)

browse through my Christmas stockings and let me know what your favorite sock is.

Make sure to head over to Emilee's blog to enter the

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Because of Facebooks new rules I will be planing a giveaway sometime in the near future.  Please make sure you are following my blog and my facebook page.     Also if you are intersited on donating something for the up comming giveaway please met me know. 

I will start to put out more info on the giveaway after this blog has 50 followers. 
Please tell your friends to follow me also. 

Blog Crawl Day 6 Belle Rose Designs

Belle Rose Designs signature fabric flower rosettes adorn jewelry, hair accesories and much more. Take a look at all that can be found at Belle Rose Designs.

Visit Singing Three Little Birds to enter the to win a $20 to spend at Belle Rose Designs.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 5 Stay Calm Cupcake Shop!

Hi! My name is Jill. I am the cupcake obsessed mastermind behind ‘‘Stay Calm, Cupcake Shop’’. Thanks so much for joining in on this fun ‘‘Shop til you Drop’’ blog Crawl. Let me tell you a little bit about myself then I’ll share a fun giveaway with you!

About Me:

I am passionate about creating inventive, delicious, and entirely homemade cupcakes for all of my customers. I opened my shop in 2010 with the hopes of sharing my baking talent with others and making a few extra bucks along the way. To my delight, my Etsy shop has turned into a much greater business venture than I ever anticipated. Thanks to the support of my wonderful fans and customers, I recently made it to my 105th sale! I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and share my passion with other sweet treat enthusiasts!

My dream is to one day soon open up a store front and have my own cupcake truck. In my world, a sweet little cupcake can fix almost any situation. Just add a little frosting and a gloomy day is turned sunny again. Stay Calm Cupcake Shop was born out of the simply philosophy that all of us need to slow down a little bit and enjoy the sweeter things life has to offer. I truly love what I do and am looking forward to where the sweet smell of sugar takes me!

Time for Free Stuff!!

I will be giving one lucky winner a ‘‘Cupcake Love’’ Cupcake Kit. This yummy kit includes 6 cupcakes of your flavor choice, a piping bag full of frosting, and a cute little pack of sprinkles. Simply pipe the frosting onto your cupcakes, finish with sprinkles, and enjoy! Perfect for any cupcake lover out there!

How to Enter:

Follow Me on Twitter @StayCalmCupcake

Comment on my blog and tell me you are following on Facebook and Twitter J

Thanks for entering and good luck!!

Stay Sweet ~ xoxo


Stay Calm Cupcake Shop!

Make sure to head over to Jill's Blog to enter the giveaway!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 4..... Dodu Baby

I'm so excited to participate in the Shop Til you Drop blog crawl and of course for the giveaway of a

Dodu (doh-doo) Baby car seat canopy!!

I started making these car sear canopies when I needed to protect my new baby Nina from the harsh weather conditions of Chicago, but couldn't find any covers with fabric that I was willing to carry around...AND so was the start of Dodu Baby.

 dodu is a fun and stylish car seat canopy that protects your little one from the elements (wind, sun, GERMS, noise, etc) while maintaining a safe and cozy environment. Easy to attach and detach to any standard infant car seat, a can also be used as a colorful blanket for your munchkin to play on.

How Do I WIN?

1. "Like" Dodu Baby's facebook page and leave a comment on the wall!

2. Visit the Dodu Baby's shop and choose your very favorite car seat cover...

then come back to the Dodu Baby blog and

leave a comment about which item you want to win.

3. Become a follower of Dodu Baby

That's it!!

Just 3 easy steps!

The winner will be announced May 20th!

Make sure to head over to Josi's Blog to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 3 Sew Determined

Born with an overactive imagination and a passion for sewing, I have always enjoyed creating pretty and feminine items. I started sewing when I was around 10, out of desperation to fix my favorite bean bag doll that had been vigorously loved. I have been hooked ever since.

So what inspires me? Ruffles, polka dots and vintage fashion. I am addicted to beautiful fabrics and colorful ribbon. I can never leave a pattern how it is. I must always change something. It’s just how I am. It is so fun and challenging to make it my own.

I started my sewing blog, Sew Determined, just a few months ago as a New Year’s challenge to myself to really step up my sewing skills. I also wanted to encourage other time crunched gals like me to take up the art and see how much fun creating can be.

One of my other goals I set was
to make a complete wardrobe for myself by the end of the year. While on this quest, I decided ‘‘Why not share some of these fun outfits with others?’’ That’s how Call Me Cordelia on Etsy was started. There is something so amazing to wear something that was made just for you by a real person you ‘‘kinda’’ know and not some faceless person in a factory. I just love that about Etsy. It’s a place where super talented people come together and sell amazing things.

I am so excited to be participating in this blog crawl giveaway! I am happy to announce that I will be giving away from my Call Me Little Cordelia collection, a fuchsia pink, super fluffy tutu! This tutu is sewn, not tied, with yards upon yards of fluffy pink tulle. The waist band is a cute pink and green grosgrain ribbon with 1’’ wide elastic encased within for a no-itch waist. Playtime should be fun, not itchy and uncomfortable. This tutu has a waistband that measures 20 inches with a stretch up to 24’’ and is 14" in length. Good luck and I hope you win!

So how do you enter this fabulous giveaway? Glad you asked. To enter the Sew Determined child’s tutu giveaway you simply need to:

  1. ‘‘Like’’ Sew Determined on Facebook
  2. ‘‘Follow’’ me on my blog Sew Determined
  3. Leave a comment on my blog.
  4. Go to my Etsy shop Call Me Cordelia and heart your favorite item!

Doing all four of these things will enter your name 4 times for a chance to win the super-duper cute tutu skirt!

Make sure to head over to Sew Determined to

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 2 Crafty FL Cowgirl...ME :)

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am so very excited to be involved in my first ever blog crawl! Thank You to Nikki and Jill for putting this together! I am a mother of two busy little girls and we live on a farm. Life around here is never boring! We have horses, cattle, dogs, bunnies, and chickens.

I will be giving away a bow of your choice! Pictures can be seen on facebook, my blog, and my etsy shop.

I started making hair bows after my first daughter was born because I saw all the bows in the boutuqies and they were too expensive. My friends saw them and started asking me to make some for there little girls. This has just evolved from there. I also make custom bows and hair peices for weddings and formal events. I am in LOVE with all of the diffrent ribbon designs and the many many diffrent things that can be done with it.

To enter this drawing (leave a comment for each of the following):

Follow my blog Crafty FL Cowgirl

Like Crafty FL Cowgirl on Facebook

Heart my etsy shop

Make sure to head over to Stephanie's Blog to enter

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blog Crawl Day 1 Suckers By Steph

Hi I am Stephanie the owner of SuckersbySteph! I am happy to give away 1 dozen zebra print round white chocolate lollipops with custom tags a $30 value.

I started making these lollipops after seeing them at a local craft show. I fell in love with them and wanted to make them for my family for the holidays and one thing led to another and here I am.

It has been a crazy ride and one that I am happy to take with such a great community. My single life allows me to pursue many passions one of them being SuckersbySteph.

I stay busy and after my normal 40 hour a week gig; I am always up for a great giveaway that keeps me up to wee hours in the morning making chocolate! I love custom orders and personalizing.

If I don't have the lollipop you are looking for chances are I can make it just send me a message! My lollipops are great for favors at any event!

To Enter the Giveaway:

Follow the Suckers by Steph Blog

Make sure to head over to Stephanie's Blog to enter the giveaway!