Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dallas World Aquarium

Spring Break is coming to an end and since we stayed home, we decided to take the kids to the Dallas World Aquarium. Well, so did everyone else cause it was packed...bumper to bumper! It felt like waiting in a long line for a ride at an amusement park. Since there were 3 floors, it was a very long line.

Nonetheless, we still had a good time. The waterfall was beautiful. It started on the 3rd level and splashed into a lagoon on the 2nd level.





(mist from the waterfall)

Out of all the amazing exhibits, my favorite was the 40-foot, 400,000-gallon shark tunnel. One of the things on my bucket list is to dive with sharks (actually, be in a shark cage), but my problem is that I have a fear of deep water. Yes, I know it's crazy. So the tunnel was the next best thing. My son was just as excited to see the sharks and stingrays all around us. Apparently, all the boys were (big and small).







We'll definitely go again, but on a less-than-hectic day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

BIG Thank You to Joyful Girl Naturals!

WOW! I got an award from Shelly at Joyful Girl Naturals. Well, it was actually 2 weeks ago and I know I'm really late on announcing it, but there's a good reason - I had the flu for almost 2 weeks! I didn't even know it was still around. Ok, enough about that.

THANK YOU Shelly for choosing me! You are too kind. I will display it proudly!



So this is what I have to do...

  • link back to the blogger who sent me this award
  • post where I would like to be in 10 years
  • pass it on to 10 awesome bloggers
Where do I want to be in 10 years? I've thought about this and even though I would like to foresee something grandiose, I have to be conservative cause I have 2 special needs kids. In other words, not a whole lot of extra time. So my answer...have several sewing patterns and be as successful as I can be.

Here are the next 10 recipients:
DtsArt
Craft Apple
gock's frocks
Pink Penguin
Sew Serendipity
de Cor's Handmade
My Byrd House
Soapalaya Says
Pink Lemonade Bags
Magic Hands Workshop

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Joyful Girl Naturals

I just have to rave about Shelly Henley, owner of Joyful Girl Naturals. She creates organic products from scratch that will make you feel good inside and out.

  • Bath and Body

  • Skin Care

  • Herbal Remedies

  • Home Care

  • and so much more!


  • All of her items are created without the harmful chemicals found in mass retail products and knowing this makes me feel even better about using them on my family. All of her products rock, but one of my faves is the Organic Mango Butter cream. It is absolutely luxurious!



    My daughter suffers from severe allergies and eczema that led to lots of uncomfortable, sleepless nights. I've tried just about every cream (OTC and prescription) to calm her skin, but nothing worked. In my relentless search for natural alternatives, I came across Joyful Girl Naturals. After Shelly and I talked about my issues, she came up with this FABULOUS cream. It's thick and rich and leaves your skin baby soft. All I can say is adios eczema and hello beautiful skin.

    Of course, this cream isn't just for eczema sufferers. The 2oz. tube is perfect for a purse, diaper bag, travel, etc. Show your skin some love...anytime, anyplace.

    Do you need another incentive to try this cream? It's only $5! Now where else can you get deal like this?

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Lotus Flower Pin

    Ok, it's obvious I'm not the best blogger since my last post was ages ago. What happened? One word - life! Right now, it's the rotating door of sickness - first my son, then my daughter, then me, then hubs...lather, rinse, repeat. Good thing for a new year is that it gives us (by "us" I mean "me") a chance to start over.

    So here I am...starting off the new year with exciting news! Kim of YouCanMakeThis.com discussed several ideas for Valentine's Day gifts in her Say "I LOVE YOU" DIY Style article on Boutique Cafe and mentioned my Lotus Pin eBook. The sickness cloud couldn't hold me back on this one.



    I just have to say that I love receiving handmade gifts cause they're priceless. Whether it's something big like a quilt or small like a pin, a lot of thought and time goes into it and it just means that much more. Of course, I'm not knocking diamonds or a trip to the spa, but that's another time.

    I do have another eBook on Ruched Flower Pins as well as a Bundle Pack savings on both eBooks available at YCMT. The possibility of uses for both pins are endless - bags, clothing, etc.



    So why not make a little something and brighten someone's day? Karma is a very good thing.

    Sunday, December 21, 2008

    What happened to time?

    Well, where did the time go? I've had so much going on that I realized my last posting was in November! HELLO, MCFLY?!?!?! Oh, I'm losing it. Throw in crazy holiday shoppers and there goes my sanity.

    I've made a few new items, so I promise to post the pictures after Christmas. I just pray that I don't end up cooking everything again like I did for Thanksgiving. That was a nightmare! I cooked all of the side dishes only to send them to my parents house instead of taking them cause of the wonderful "Thanksgiving bug" that hit our house.

    Well, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays! I hope I said it correctly. I just didn't want to leave anyone out.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Got Christmas? Lounge Set

    Well, I gave in and decided to list a boys lounge set on eBay. I haven't sold anything there in a long while, mainly due to the many rule changes for sellers, but figured...what the hey! I may open an Etsy store, too, so we'll see. I'll let you know.

    So, if you're interested, please click here for the listing. Big bonus - it's starting at a sale price!! You won't be disappointed! The set is a custom in sizes 12m - 5T. Plus, the pants are fully lined. Oh, your little man will look so cute in this...or a little man you know. Can you feel the love?





    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    What a week!

    Ok, I'm lagging behind on my postings. It's been a crazy week filled with illnesses and sewing into the wee hours. Yes, I'm operating in zombie mode.

    I created a pattern for a scrub hat since a friend of mine is a NICU doc and said she was looking for one. It turned out awesome for never making one in the first place. I wanted to take pictures, but ran out of time. Promise I will on the next one. Now I need to get a head mannequin cause I'm not modeling.

    Plus, I'm in crunch mode for finishing a Halloween costume. Red Bull...give me wings! I just need to wear one of those beer hats with a funnel so I can keep the flow of Red Bull coming.

    Hopefully my next post will be more interesting.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Ok, it's a day early.