Monday, March 28, 2011

new items in the shop!

before I head out to town, check out the new item in the shop! :) LOVE these!

this first one is extra long, I'm wearing it doubled in the picture.



have a great day!

Friday, March 18, 2011


today is "flip shop Friday!" Me & the kids are going to go bounce & play on some trampolines! I'm kind of excited, can u tell? Normally I have to sit with Isabella & make sure she doesn't get trampled by the other kids {including her bro}. But today Katlyn & Elizabeth are going with us! They are my go-to babysitters & good friends. Whenever I need a minute to myself, a Starbucks run, a shower without D banging on the door or friends to make me laugh I can always count on Katlyn & Elizabeth. Everyone should have a Katlyn & Elizabeth. Between them & the kid's grandma & abuela I always have the help I need. Even when what I need is to bang my head against the wall without hearing mommy or mama for a second. & I only have 2 kids! How sad am I?!

Anyway, I'm going to spend the rest of the day {after flip shop} cleaning my house. Then I will spend the wknd doing whatever I want. Sewing, blogging, eating. Creating. Also our church's revival starts on Sunday! Super excited about that!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Martha Monday

{from Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook as always my awesome commentary will be in fuchsia}

Showers
blah, blah, blah... easy to keep sparkling if you spend just a minute or two each day maintaining it... blah
how to clean showers
blah, blah, blah, best care is preventative. daily maintenance blah, blah, blah prevent soap scum, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
daily maintenance:
as with bathtubs, wipe down the walls and floor of the shower with a squeegee or dry towel. wipe from top to bottom, including shower door. If stubborn water spots are a problem, you may have very hard water (which also leaves behind accumulations of minerals in appliances, pipes faucets, and reduces the effectiveness of detergents). The best way to combat hard water is to install a water conditioner or softener. (for more on water systems turn to page 592)
weekly maintenance:
clean floors... blah ....
wipe down glass doors & enclosures blah, blah, blah, something about using a toothbrush.
wipe metal frames around doors & enclosures... blah, dry with a towel. avoid using ammonia or chlorine bleach, or products that contain these ingredients, which can damage the finish. (don't all shower cleaners contain these?!!)
monthly maintenance:
blah, blah, clean walls & grout... blah, blah, blah, blah
this is followed by a list of types of shower heads & how to clean them:
now excuse me while I go clean my shower for the month :D

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm tired. A combination of kick butt hard yoga, tons of sewing, a 3 yr old, an 11 month old, making cupcakes, cleaning, lack of sleep, & crazy girls night out Friday night has got me tuckered out. I haven't made time to blog our Sunday 'read along'. I'm going to take a nap, then HOPEFULLY work on it. Until then, do not disturb ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

focus

I love making things.. all sorts of thing.
I'm very crafty.
my friends & I started Created to sell some of our items.
I'm all over the place. if it looks easy & cute, I can make it!
because I love making cakes also I have a branch of Created named babe.E.cakes.

My friend Jenni told me that I need to pick a focus group. I need to know who I'm targeting & what I want to sell. but I like to do everything. everything!

but she's right.

I've decided to focus on "kid's accessories & mommy must-haves!"

I will offer things like:

this bag handle by make it and love it. Now that I've got 2 kids this is a "mommy must-have"
crayon rolls
tutus, hats, bows
quilts
& capes. definitely capes

I will also satisfy my "learn how to do everything" craving by making myself things & custom orders for the previously mentioned Jenni & you if you'd like. 

for babe.E.cakes I will focus on kid's parties. examples here & here. but again will also do custom orders for other events as well.

it's gonna be great! :)