Friday, December 17, 2010


Forgive the blog absence.
My laptop fizzled out, and I had to get a new one.
Not what I wanted to buy 2 weeks before Christmas.
It's been the normal hectic month of December around here! Lots of sewing, hand made crafts, working some new hours at work, and normal mommy duties!
Can't wait to show you all some of the busy work I have been up to! It will have to wait until after Christmas, so I don't ruin any surprises.
Just wanted to leave you with this picture...

There is a funny one in every family!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 12, 2010


It's been a crazy last couple of weeks around here! So to 'catch up' I am going to do bullet points with some pictures thrown in.

- We took a long weekend trip to Minnesota at the end of October. Lee's entire family was there. We came from 5 different states to all be together for the Ohio State football game, family pictures and 3 October birthdays!

- The day after we came home, Carter, Hudson and I came down with the flu and fevers... fun times!

- Lee and the boys had a bachelor weekend while I went home to Lincoln. Both of my sisters were there and we celebrated my Mom's birthday! I bought her this not so cute Halloween decor only because she wanted it every time she went to Hancock Fabric store. I found it for $1.99 on clearance!

-I have been having great success at my craft shows! Last weekend in Lincoln I sold 9 dresses! Here are a couple new fabrics I made this week!

Little blue hearts in the fabric...look close!

Love these fun colors!

- Lee is bravely traveling with the boys to Omaha this weekend. I have another show this weekend. Miss my boys already, but excited for them to see both sets of Grandparents and their cousins!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I started sewing in August. Well, technically learned to sew when I was tween, but hadn't used a sewing machine in years. After my Mom helped refresh my memory of a few things, it really is easy! I am loving it!

My friend Carrie is so nice and is lending me her machine....but, I needed something to sew! This is the funny part... I started sewing little girls pillowcase dresses. They are so fun to make, I love choosing fun fabrics and honestly its very rare that I get to buy something for little girls (love my boys)!

I named my little company Pink Dreams. I don't have a website yet, but am working on it!

This is a picture of my booth set up at my very first Fall Boutique show. I have several more lined up for the rest of the year.

Here are a couple close ups of the dresses!

Sweet Kennady

Adorable Addie

The dresses are made in sizes 3-8, and can be wore year round. This time of year, add a long sleeve shirt/turtleneck and leggings or tights!

If you are interested, here are the dates of my upcoming shows:

November 6th 9-4
St John's Craft Fair
Lincoln, NE

November 20th 9-3pm
4 Mile PTA Craft Show
Pleasanthill, IA

December 4th 9-3pm
Ashland Ridge Elementary PTA
Ankeny, IA

You can also reach me at my email


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

From Mario and Luigi

Monday, October 25, 2010


We did some pumpkin carving yesterday.

Carter told me since he is big enough to make his own PB and jelly sandwich, that he should be able to operate a knife and carve his own pumpkin. Yikes!! Fve years old going on twenty.

He did help me out, because we have this awesome kit that my Mom gave us.

Digging out the guts. Carter hates the smell and Hudson dislikes the texture. Great pair for pumpkin carving!

He drew out his idea first (see the little white paper?)

My neighbor helped get these sweet smiles out of my boys!

We had a bunch of fun! Lots planned for the rest of this week including a trip to Minnesota!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Yes, we are all alive and well!

These two cuties are keeping us busy.

Carter loves Kindergarten and Hudson is doing well in preschool.
I have been sewing like a crazy woman! (More on that later!)
Lee loves doing 'lessons' with the boys each evening.
I hope to start blogging again each week.
The end!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!