Play Date

The little girls in my home wear their headbands everyday
which is so exciting because for so long I really had no clue
how darling my headbands were on little girls.
just me - and while I'm very much a little girl at heart
the affect is quite different.
Unfortunately my foster kiddos faces
can't be shared here in blog land.

So I am so excited to share my work with amazing photographers

These headbands were specially made to coordinate with
a new line of clothing from
Check out her Play Date collections for more info
on this line of bright and cheerful dresses and separates.

I've shared just how much I love all things
And honestly, who could blame me!?

& just an f.y.i.
if you want a custom Play Date headband
to match your new must have little dress
I'd be happy to whip one up for you :D

That's just "Bugger"ific

In all the years that I've been blogging
what I have always wanted to share the most
are the little things that make life with kiddos so fun
because as we all well know, little ones
and the big ones especially
aren't always
perfect angels!
But little things like goodnight kisses,
piggy tails, mud pies, and milestones
are what get us through those long days
of cleaning up after them non stop
doing homework... again!
and those shrieks and shrill noises
that make you neighbors wonder
what is that woman doing to her poor children?
Poor children, indeed! HA!

As a crafty person
it's the parties that really excite me
it's making small moments extra memorable
by just thinking out side of the Dora Explorer lunchbox.
This week I had my first opportunity
when one of my kiddos teachers asked if I would bring snacks
to celebrate my kiddos summer birthday.
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was
- LOL well that was until I realized
that I would need to keep my budget
itty bitty.
I knew I wanted to go with a bug theme
because my kiddo has been learning about them for weeks now.
I found this very tasty recipe for dirt cake
from the blog Mississippi Kitchen.
To save money I used 100% generic ingredients.
The bowl I picked up from Hobby Lobby
using my 40% of coupon of coarse
and well the lady bugs were a bit of splurge
I picked them up at Craft Warehouse.
I used digi goodies from A Print A Day
and clipart from Pams Clipart

The inspiration for the party favors
came from the blog Sweet Serendipity

Both projects I had my kiddos help me with
I think it's great when you can have them help out
it adds to the memories.
Although it does create more mess in general
and from my brief experience it takes twice as long
as everyone has to get equal job and turns at helping.

A Randomly Wonderful Life

Sometimes the most meaningful of friendships
start in the most unlikely of ways.
As most of my very good friends can tell you
we didn't start off being perfect fits
in fact in most cases quite the opposite
but I very much believe
that the best of friends accept you just as you are.
Many of my friends I have never actually met
we know so much of one another
but the only thing that holds us together
is this vast yet sometimes surprisingly small world
we know as cyber space.
On a rare occasion
I get the chance to meet one of my cyber friends.
it can be awkward at first
bridging the gap from this person you know only in your head
to a real living breathing person sitting across from you
eating an ice cream and making small chat.
But in time you will feel as if you've know each other for ever!

Tara and I have had the opportunity to meet twice now.
Tara and I became friends over time
as she was and continues to be my most loyal fan of my yoyo creations.
We quickly learned we had much in common
including a love for girly fashion and the world of frilly Lolita clothing.
I can't thank my lucky stars enough for bringing Tara into my life.
She is a doll, and the type of friend who likes you just the way you are!

Speaking of loving someone just as they are -
my stubborn pup Miller
is one very lucky guy
that his momma puts up with all his antics
including him sharing my pillow at night
and often leaving me with hardly any room to sleep!

One last bit of silliness I know you will all appreciate
and unlike my husband
will share my giddiness over.
Yesterday I ran into Craft Warehouse
for 2 pieces of fabric
but ended up taking home over 28 yards!
They were having a major major sale -
It was like stepping into crafting paradise!

Whimsical Woodland Party Ideas

Just listed this whimsical woodland inspired yoyo headband
and thought it would be the perfect inspiration
for a county style woodland party.
How about you? What b-day party themes
are you thinking about these day?

(click on images for sources)

No Longer Lost

I now fully comprehend and appreciate
when mommas say that have "lost" themselves.
We now have 4 kiddos living in our home
from an infant all the way to a full fledged tween.
Between getting everyone ready, off to school, back from school,
homework, baths, dinner, laundry...
I hardly have to to enjoy a 15 minute shower.

But this last weekend I got out of my sweats
and into a new dress I recently purchased
from etsy shop Fruit Salad.

To celebrate my hubby's birthday with my grandparents.
We had a great time, and my kiddos were a lot of help -
one of them actually likes cleaning toilets!

The weather here in Idaho
is finally starting to look like spring

I love all the seasons
but I am ready for nice sunny days
so my kiddos can run out some energy in the back yard.

The hubby has been teasing me that foster mommas
don't get Mothers Day...
but I truly have to say that motherhood
has changed me.
I no longer feel lost!
Sure I may not be able to dress up
quite so much
but for the first time in my life
I feel like I have a purpose for waking up
and peace of mind each night
when my head finally hits my pillow.

So to all my friends who are mommas
Happy Mother's day!
What you do is beautiful
that makes you a beautiful person!!!!
yes, even without your makeup on :D

April - The Sweetest Month Yet

April was avery busy month
creating fun and whimsical custom orders for easter
to coordinate with all kind of different style of little girl dresses,
from bright and bold to soft traditional easter colors.

I also added two new styles of headbands to my shop this month

Again I can't even start to explain my gratitude
and appreciation for my wonderful friend Bethany
for sharing her talents and adorable daughters with me :D

Digi Kits from Kitschy Digitals and Lemon Tree Studio