Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Dad Turned 60!

Last week was my dad's 60th birthday.
I spent the day in Cullman with Loni getting some orders done then headed to dinner at my mom's. Kent wasn't able to go since he doesn't get off owrk until late and it takes 1.5 hours to get to my mom's from Calera. Plus, I had to go to Cullman during the day and order a bridesmaid dress for a wedding I'm in this summer. Therefore, one trip to Cullman was enough with these high gas prices! Anyway, mom cooked a feast! We had smoked ribs, smoked chicken, fried okra, mac and cheese, green beans (my fave!), baked beans, texas toast, cheesy potatoes, slaw, and 2 cakes. I brought one with me from Edgar's bakery and my mom's pastor's wife made the chocolate cake with strawberries.
It was great to go and hang out up there for a while and just chit chat and celebrate my dad. There were 12 people there and we had such a good time. I also delivered Aubrey's new outfit that I made.
These were my first set of ruffle pants to make and I think they turned out really good! She has hit a growth spurt and they will probably only fit her for a month, but at least I know what I am doing now-ha!

My Pups

So, Kent and I don't have human children, but we do have 3 dogs that fill our house with an abundance of entertainment! I take random pics of my dogs all of the time, so I'm dedicating this post to my "kids." Lucy is our 1.5 yr old Boston that I know is bipolar! She is sooooooo active and will run circles around the coffee table for no reason what so ever! Honestly though, she's my favorite:) Last week she fell asleep on my chest which is actually unheard of, Kent thought that I had held her down to take this, but clearly I wasn't.

Is that not the most precious thing you have ever seen!?! It is to me! This is a normal occurence in our house-Lucy and Frankie fighting over a toy. I really need to come up with a new dog toy that they cannot tear up. Every single rope, stuffed toy, tennis ball is in pieces within a week of bringing it home. I have tried so many different kinds, but pieces of toys wind up all over my house every time. Apparently this is the only recent pic I have of Frankie-she's my least favorite:) I don't take that many pics of her-oops!
Max is our 14 yr old Boston that we adopted last fall. He has really come into his own lately! When we first got him, he really wasn't interested in us or the other pups whatsoever. Now, he is all about sitting on the couch with us and just standing and watching Frankie and Lucy fight over whatever. He still doesn't participate, but I think that is because he's just old. He's really funny to watch. Whenever he goes to sit in his bed, he is so slow to lay down. Most of the time, he doesn't even make it all of the way in the bed. He'll be just halfway in with his butt on the hardwood.

I think he kind of looks like a gremlin in this pic, but he's so cute! I've shared this pic with some of my coworkers and now I wisn that we could've videoed what was taking place at the time. Who knows, we might could've been winners on America's Funniest Home Videos. Anyway, one night Kent was in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner, and yelled for me to come in there. This is what I saw:Apparently Max's Pedigree wasn't enough and he was still hungry. I know it's gross, but we were laughing so hard watching him climb up on there. We just couldn't stop!

I also need to share this pic. Ellen posted it on her twitter the other day. I was at home by myself and when it pulled up, I might've peed on myself I was laughing so hard at this:

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I always talk about going up to Loni's and working on some of our products, but I don't really post a lot of pics of what my side business really does. Therefore, I thought I would share a few pics of some of our newest products. You can also find us on facebook, etsy, and we have our own webside that you can visit.
Here is one of our top sellers:

The tutu set. It's a tutu, shirt, headband or hat with a coordinating bow. We also just started making the coordinating birthday hat to match. Aren't they cute!?!

This was a special order for a little girl's first birthday party. The party had a monkey theme. It's made with minky and fleece fabric which add a lot of texture.

Here's our matching pillowcase dress and seersucker crab t shirt. It's perfect for brother and sister!

This was a custom applique onesie I did for a coworker's niece. She has sent me several pics of Harper wearing it and she is sooooo cute!

And last but not least, our new houndstooth elephant shirt for all of you AL fans out there. We do have a new tiger applique, we just haven't used it yet. Don't worry, that's coming soon for all of you Auburn fans out there!