Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dear Saturday

Today I love you. Booger and I watched cartoons during early morning meal-time. Not sure I love that I'm still singing that silly theme song, but the goofyness of it all was nice. Last night I slept for nine hours. It was in two shifts, but I'm still pleased. Now baby is sleeping and I'm taking a break from cleaning the house to blogstalk and share with you my love. Could life be like this more often? Thank you Saturday!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My son

he is the most beautiful little person i have ever seen. i can't help just staring at him.
admit it, you can't help staring either.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Times 2

Basically my life rocks right now. For seriously. Did you see the part where I won free Pearls? It was awesome. Then I topped that off with a win from RoomMates. They make repositionable wall stickers. I ordered one that says No Place Like Home. Bomb.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sometimes I am such a lucky duck!

So... you all know I'm a blog stalker right? One of my personal faves is a fantastic design blog called Design Dazzle. Well, back in December Toni (the lovely writer) offered a giveaway of a $150 gift card from Pearl Paradise. I entered because, really who doesn't love free stuff?! Especially free jewelry! Love it. I didn't think too much of it though because really... who ever wins these things? As it turns out- I DO! Haha... sorry I'm still pretty psyched.

Haven't heard of Pearl Paradise? Don't feel bad. I hadn't either until Toni featured them. Not to brag but, there are a few things in the world that I know A LOT about. Jewelry is one of them. I love the stuff. So when I got over to the Pearl Paradise site I was floored. The pieces are gorgeous and the prices are phenomenal. Needless to say, it took me a while to decide what I wanted. I eventually decided on a bracelet and stud earring pairing in black freshwater pearls. I got them in the mail the other day and I have to tell you- they are even more gorgeous in real life! Not gonna lie, I squealed like a little kid on Christmas. They're amazing! They came in a beautiful velvet lined box with a little kit to help you take care of your pearls so that they'll last you a lifetime. I love them. I love having a gorgeous little present to me. Love, love, love.

If you're looking for a gift for some lucky lady in your life (including yourself) you really ought to go check them out. They have jewelry in any price range really including earrings starting in the $20s and full sets (necklace, bracelet, and earrings) starting at $140. Pretty amazing.

I'll put up pictures of them as soon as I come up with the energy to do my hair and makeup I promise. :D

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Look What I Did!!!

Ok... the list of things I CAN do does not include figuring out how to put pictures on my blog in the order I intended. Yikes. Please just deal with the fact that they're in an odd order. Thank you.

Introducing my sweet little nephew Cameron's Christmas Present. The felt mail bag. I'm in love with it. Seriously- it was really, really hard to pack it up so he could have it on Christmas morning.

I based the bag on the pattern I found here. She's amazing. I'm jealous of her mad skills and so glad I found this in time to do this instead of making up some not-even-close-to-being-as-cute bag myself. Love.

Mini Van for the car magazine.


Sports Car.


The cover of my Car Magazine.

They fit so perfect!

The whole bag of mail. I'm obsessed with how the red ric-rac looks as the post mark. The hand embroidery for the "addresses" took forever, but it's adorable. I can't wait to make a new letter once we know what Baby Van Allen's name is! P.S. We sister's each have a shorter, easier name for the nieces and nephews. Mo is Morgan. I am Nelly. Now you know.

I love how the lettering looks! You can't see it, but there is top-stitching all around the letters. I also love the little flag. It added so much for under a dollar.

I hope the little guy had a Merry Christmas and that he learns to love his new toys!