Tuesday, October 31, 2006

**HAppY BIRthDaY To ME**

Oh, woopsie....almost forgot, today is my 30th Birthday! I always knew once I had children and a family of my own that October 31st would be reserved for Halloween activities and trick-or-treating......that's ok though! Needless to say, Kevin and I are very excited to take Princess Bella out to celebrate her first official Halloween. Our church will be holding a Halloween Carnival, should be lots of smiles & candy!

So for my Birthday, we are heading to Yosemite this weekend to celebrate, I've never been --totally thrilled!!!! In the meantime, have a safe and Happy Halloween!!! Be sure to check out the post below, it is also from today..........

Happy PUmPkin PAtcH Day!!

We have been to the pumkin patch about 3 times already, had camera troubles the first time. You know what that means though? Time for a new camera, Yay! Bella had such fun running around in the hay. Although she wasn't too sure about the corn maze, she made it down about 20 feet, then decided maybe not. She is such fun at 15 months, she forever keeps us smiling and laughing!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Big Funky Button's

Once upon a time during an afternoon shopping trip to my local Walmart. Really, I was there for a purpose, (typically Target is my store of choice), but somehow that day I was drawn to Walmart. In deseparate search of a replacement blade for my Fiskar Rotary Cutter (refer to previous blog post). Of course I found myself crusing the Craft/Fabric area for new and exciting embellies. There they were, staring at me....calling out to me. Ok, so I am a little crazy, but I just couldn't resisit these super adorable buttons and as always I must share my latest fab find. oh, did I mention they come in several colors and styles. "Ahh, the possibilities", she thought. Until my next fab find.......

Monday, October 23, 2006

Funtastically Yummy Fabrics

Well here they are.... announcing the newest fabrics for my fall handbag line. Ok, so they are somewhat Springy, but I figured we could all use a little sunshine this winter, right? I will be posting photos of the handbags shortly, so you'll have to stay tuned. To my Poppy Ink buddies who like myself, can't resist the message boards. If you liked the owl handbag from the PI message board post Crying in My Beer you're sure to love these one of a kinds! They are handmade (by me, Just a Girl) with love and the really cool thing is that no two are alike. Here's the scoop, I have an upcoming show in mid November and am working around the clock to get as many completed as I can without going insane. For the time being my house is serving major double duty, home sweet home/sewing studio. A special thanks to my mother for her help and support and to my dear hubby and sweet baby girl as they never know what I have in store around here. Lotsa love to you all! Once again, don't forget to check back soon for photos of the new line. It's funtastically yummy!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Treasure Hunting

Is it just me or is there something about Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Second Hand Stores that makes your heart skip a beat? I just love (almost) anything second hand, and never fail to find another hidden treasure to squeeze into my home. I don't make it out too often, but when I do, I just can't wait to share all about my fabulous finds. It was the Friday before last, while out with the two best Garage Sale buddies a girl could have (My Mom & Bella) we stopped by a local spot called Sue's Country Barn. They open a couple of times a year, and sell the most fabulous goodies right out of an old rustic but very chic barn. Needless to say I snagged some pretty yummy stuff! As you can see, even Bella had fun browsing. We couldn't ignore the most festive fall set up just outside the entrance. Faithfully as to never miss a photo op, we of course took full advantage of the beautiful scenery, pumpkins and all!