Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lillou Giveaway!

Check out my Lillou Handmade Blog. I'm giving away a pair of purple and gold Christmas stockings. They are too cute (if I do say so myself). You've GOTTA enter! You know you want them. They would be perfect for you! :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cutie Patooties

I found this cute t-shirt for Lily at Target on Friday for $1.25 so I thought it would be ok to experiment with it since I got it so cheap. I wanted to try to add a skirt to it. I think it turned out cute....a little short, but that's what leggings or bloomers are for right?? Next time I don't think I'll put elastic around the just kept riding up...otherwise it would've been long enough. I even made a "messy flower" for the front of it (that's my favorite part). Unfortunately you can't see the flower in the picture, but it was too cute of pic not to post it. Enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Tickets!!!

Before you get too excited, it's not for a cool concert or anything like that. I volunteered to pass out flyers for the Rhea Lana Consignment Event, so I got some passes to get into the sale early! The actual sale starts on Wednesday, September 23 and the Half-Price sale starts Saturday, September 26. I got some for me and some to pass along so I decided to give them away here on my bliggity blog. It's gonna be first comment, first served. If you want to go and are actually going to be able to go then leave me a comment telling me which ticket you want and I'll mail it to you.
Pass Number One:
"Guest Pass"
Tuesday, September 22
7-9 PM
One guest and friend per pass
(I have two of these)
Pass Number Two:
"Guest Pass"
Half Price Sale
Friday, September 25
8-10 PM
One guest and friend per pass
(I have two of these)

Dates and Times of the Sale (admission is free of course)
Wed., Sept. 23, 9am-6pm
Thurs., Sept. 24, 9am-6pm
Fri., Sept. 25, 9am-5pm
Half Price Sale
Sat., Sept. 26, 8am-2pm

I'm going to have a booth this time!!! I'm so excited. I will only be there Tuesday evening and all day Friday and Saturday.....drop by and see me!

If you would like any more information about the event, or to sign-up to be a consigner (which I highly recommend), please visit

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A new attitude

Ok, so in college I used to thing that I'd LOVE to be a stay-at-home-mom. I thought there would be nothing better in the world. Then, I got put on bed rest 20 weeks into my pregnancy. Although the high blood pressure went down, my doctor never released me from bed rest. I spent about 5 months at home with nothing to do. This experience left me feeling like I would go insane if I was stuck in the house and not going to work everyday. I just didn't think I could handle not having somewhere to go and something to do each day. Well, lately I've been feeling really overwhelmed, like I just can't get anything done around the house. I just don't have time to do anything that I WANT to do. I feel like work is getting in the way of my life, ya know, especially since starting this whole etsy store. So, Josh and I are starting to talk about saving up some money over the next year or two and perhaps me quitting my job and staying home to take care of babies and the house.
Today I'm at home with Lily because she has a pretty nasty cold (going to the Dr. tomorrow) and I must say, I am being a very productive little home-maker. I have made a considerable dent in cleaning the "office" and turning it into an actual workspace for Josh and I. This room was so bad that we should have called "Clean Sweep" to come tackle it. I've done some laundry and I've even got supper cooking (Josh usually does the cooking). I'm loving my taste of being a stay-at-home mom!

So this isn't a completely picture-less post, i'm throwing in some pics from my 10 year High School Reunion last Saturday. The first is of Eli (Holly and Joel's boy) riding a girl bike (he he). The second is of Sara (Jamie and Joe's young'un) sitting next to Lily and sharing their lunch. It was so sweet, Sara kept handing Lily chips. What a sweet girl. They're gonna be bestest friends!

Eli just loved this bike!

Notice that Lily is dumping over Jamie's plate. Sorry Jamie!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lillou Handmade

Well, I finally got my Etsy store up and running! I'm so excited about it. I only have a few items for sale right now, but I have so many more dress and bags already made. I just have to decide which ones to sell. I'm also keeping some back because I'm going to get a booth at a consignment event this month. Please spread the word and hit up my shop! You can find a link and a gallery from my shop over to the right side of the blog.