Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Home Winner!

Congratulations to Jen!  You are the lucky winner of the Happy Home book!  Yay!

From the comments it sounds like most of you want to make pillows, curtains & quilts for your home.  Those are all things that are on my list for our new home as well!  And they're all items that add color & personality to your space.  We all need to get on it!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brand New Glasses

It's that time of year!  We usually take Sadie for her yearly eye exam during the summer & then get her a new pair of glasses before school starts.  For the past few years our insurance has covered a new pair for her.  This year we learned that they are now covering the cost of a new pair every other year with this being our off year. 

We weren't really looking forward to the cost of a new pair, but then we heard that JC Penney is offering complete pairs of kids glasses for only $25!  Seriously!  So we got her two new pairs.

This sale is only good for the month of August, so if you are interested, you better hustle your booty over there!!

Sadie fell in love with the frames pictured here.  Dylan & I were actually pushing for her to choose another pair.  Look how adorable she is in them!  I think our daughter is cooler than us.  :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Giveaway: Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli

Would you like to win a copy of the book Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli, designer of the popular fabric line Sis Boom?!  Of course you would!  Well then continue reading.

Happy Home includes 21 sewing & craft projects to transform your space into a sunny, happy home.

Downy fabric softener has put out a series of online videos celebrating women that have devoted their lives & livelihood to fabrics and fashion.  The series is called "Beyond the Fabric" & their fourth installment features Jennifer Paganelli.  You must take a look at this video!  Jennifer shares her love of vintage fabrics & her design process, and you get to drool over her awesome workspace! 

Actually all of the videos in the "Beyond the Fabric" series are very interesting & inspiring.  Thank you Downy, for taking the time to recognize such amazing, creative people!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Happy Home.  To enter, please watch the video above & leave a comment on this post letting me know what you'd most like to sew for your home.  I will choose a winner on Aug. 31st. 

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. 

Good luck!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

School's In!

 I sent these two cuties off to school today.  Sadie's in 3rd grade & Claire is starting Kindergarten.  Everything went well.  The girls both really like their teachers & I like them too.  The day was a bit rocky at times.  They start an hour earlier than last year with the first bell ringing at 7:50am.  So I blame all emotional flare ups on that one.  We've got to get used to being early risers.  The good news is that they went to bed early tonight!  We were wiped out!  Fingers crossed tomorrow is even better!

How'd they get so big?!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Banners for Boys & Girls

Yay!  I'm super excited to finally reveal my new color variations of our Happy Birthday Banners!  Our original banner has been quite popular in the shop.  So much so that I keep having to put it on back order while I order & wait for more fabric to ship to me.  It makes me so happy to have my product be so well accepted & loved.  

I thought it would be fun to do some banners that were set in a couple colorways.  One geared towards girls & one towards boys.  Once again, I enlisted the help of my graphic designer sister, Kimberly Church & I am pleased as punch with the color combinations we came up with!  

On a side note, you may have noticed that I've been blogging less.  Life with three kids has been so busy for me.  Especially, this summer with all of my kids home from school.  We also moved into a new home & that has been quite a bit of work.  I have just found that my focus needs to be with my family.  And maybe instagram is a bit to blame for taking my time as well.  :)  

Anyway, I hope to be around here a bit more once school starts back up & we settle into a routine this fall.  Either way, thank you for visiting & taking the time to read.  :)
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