Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CandyLand Tree Up

Finally got some pictures available of our CandyLand Christmas tree that has a fabulous spot in our dining room. Next week our traditional tree will be set up, can't wait :)

Camryn Helping decorate below...

The set up for Camryn's Barbie Tea Party, and Jacoby waiting for everyone to show up, isn't he precious :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to make the green beans? I was trying to find a fun way to make green beans for Thanksgiving as that is my given task for Thursday. I found garlicky, lemony, nutty, oniony, all types and not sure which to go with. I already decided against the casserole.

I had Camryn's Barbie tea Party birthday party this passed weekend which turned out very cute, and I got our CandyLand themed tree up. I just haven't found any extra time to download any pictures of it all to post yet. Soon enough I will because the tree came out great and was well liked all around and the party was a hit besides the one little girl crying because she was first out playing musical chairs. Cute but dramatic :)

Camryn got tons of unnecessary toys, cute clothes and pajamas I was thankful for b/c they weren't toys! She got her American Doll and loves it, taking care of her, dressing her often and sleeping with her. She also named her Dakota which I thought was fantastically cute, considering she likes to give dolls names like Flower and Leaf.

Well back to finding my perfect green bean dish! Zack's making a sweet potato pie, i'd like to out do him with my dish, we'll see ;)

Have a great and filling holiday!
Oh and craft night tonight while watching 4 Christmas's! Love when the hubby's go out so us wives can get our girly craft on and gossip in :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saw some super fabulous stuff at The Couture Baby and looks like their having a great giveaway, check it out here.

Marissa of The Couture Baby generously offered an embroidered onesie or t-shirt (only short sleeves) up to size 4t for one winner! You may choose the embroidery! This fantastic prize has a value of $24.99!
Further you will get a 10% discount on any purchase plus a free gift for MOM!
(put code WHIMSY10 into checkout and Marissa will refund you the discount!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Here was my morning, Camryn refusing to smile and wearing her seat belt, oh so correctly. and Jacoby's typical Bub in the mouth.

Then the drop off, bye guys see you after another excruciating boring day at work while you drive Mammy crazy!
Oh how I miss my kids during the day, thankfully I'll be home with them tomorrow thru Sunday so happy about that.
I started making Camry a new skirt last night. I found this super cute corderoy fabric at the store yesterday and decided to bring it home to play with. A very good idea and glad I did! I will post pictures once its done :)
I was thinking if these come out cute I will def. be adding them as an Etsy item in my shop so stay tuned for them. Did I ever mention I love kids clothing hehe!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just another day in Paradise

"The kids screaming, phone ringing"

"Got a half hour, quick shower"

"Then we'll tippy toe to our room

Make a little love that's overdue

But somebody had a bad dream

Mama and daddy
Can me and my teddy
Come in to sleep in between?

Yeah it's ok. It's so nice.

It's just another day in paradise.

Well, there's no place thatI'd rather be

Well, it's two hearts

And one dream

I wouldn't trade it for anything

And I ask the lord every night

For just another day in paradise"

Have you ever turned on the radio in your car and was like, wow, this was made for me! I do it all the time. Today it was Phil Vassar's Just Another Day in Paradise.

Driving to work after dropping off the kids, one crawling up my leg as I drop him off and the other screaming to refuse to eat breakfast, after leaving the house to my husband running out the door leaving the house a mess and asking him to clean up after himself. Driving to Hartford this morning actually pleasant as I sat back and realized no matter how crazy my days may be "EVERYDAY" I absolutely love my life and wouldn't change one thing... (maybe just the working full time factor, in change to make what I love in my free time).

Plus i am feeling super sentimental today that almost every song I hear today brings me back in time to something special. I am completely enthrawled with my country music today, tomorrow maybe it will be my Hip Hop day, or Old school rock, but today its country!

Monday, November 16, 2009

CandyLand Tree time coming~

I got my sons Christmas outfit together this weekend, so the pictures will be taken soon, I just need to make my daughter's dress to go with it. I also have her birthday party this upcoming weekend which I am setting up our house as a Barbie themed Tea party for her and all her little friends. They'll all be dressed up, decorating cookies, and sipping on lemonade with a great big Candy Land themed Christmas tree in front of them!

Hubby says its way too early to put up any christmas decor but I figured since I am not throwing any parties at my house after Camryn's birthday party I should put at least one of my trees up. (yes I'll be putting up two great big trees this year and I am so excited to decorate them and the rest of the house). I have a ton of candy land themed xmas decor i picked up up for it at the end of the season last year, Cam is very excited to get it up as well. Poor Jacoby will probably try to tear the thing down this year still! But he'll certainly love all the fun characters and bright ornaments that will decorate this tree.

I figure why not put up the fun themed tree, the other tree is our traditional tree which will probably go up thanksgiving weekend or my birthday weekend the usual. I will definitely be posting pictures my trees once they are up.

It probably would have been more ideal to put it up say if Camryn picked a Candy Land themed bday party or I picked a Barbie themed tree but Owell maybe we can coordinate that next year!

In the mean time I made a new holiday dress , this one is all red tulle with a silk white and green striped lining. I just love these pooffy things!

Oh and Camryn spotted her crush again this weekend at her soccer games, boy was she thrilled!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My little girl has a crush!

My almost 4 yr old daughter has a major crush on a boy in her class. I think it is absolutely hilarious and cute, but at what age is it normal to start developing crushes!

I remember my 1st crush was in kindergarten so I guess she's not too far from me considering I never went to preschool and my first social class environment was Kindergarten. (no thats not a picture of me and my 1st crush, just saw the pic and thought it was oh so cute, and reminds me of all the blondes in my life)

So anyway she always says she likes his "shirts", he's nice, so I ask "do you think he's cute" and she's says yes and blushes. I laugh.

Then a few weekends ago we were at her soccer game and she spots this boy across the field, as apparently she was going to be playing against him that day. Needless to say he was the only thing she paid attention to on the field that day.

Next, I go and pick her up at school yesterday and she runs back in the class to give this "young man" a hug (he smiled and blushed), then she ran out and we left.

This morning, I go in her room, wake her up to get her ready for school and she starts opening her eyes all groggy and faintly says "Where's Adam?" and I was like huh and started laughing and she got all embarrassed.

I tell daddy the latest news on her crush this morning and he's like oh dear its starting! I told him well at least her crush is on a nice cute kid! :)

Oh to be young again, the things I would do and change. I am very thankful for have a "girl's night" tonight with my Fab 5. I can reminisce and share this sweet story that they'll all get a kick out of.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snow Princess Design

***** My newest and next favorite dress next to the burberry ribbon dress....

Take a look here for the listing and let me know what you think.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yeah! its the weekend

Firstly Thank you to Jen at MiaBellaBoos as she gave me another great Greeting Card Designer at that also is one Etsy. I already have a 2 favorites and have gotten deeper in the whole on deciding on what my family's holiday greetings will be this year. And they're also having a great giveaway that ends this Monday so check it out soon.

When I finally make my decision and order and receive, I'll definitely be posting it here for all to see!

So last night I got in the works of 2 new tutu dresses that so far are coming out adorable. One is blue and white that will have some white faux fur trim and another one with more traditional colors. I'll post those when they're ready!
I bought a bunch of new fabrics of all sorts the other day, hoping to make more assortments of clothing styles. I get so inspired by all the great things I see other people create! My taste for myself isn't as frilly as tutus and galore as the things I create but I have so much fun making these things and my mind gets filled with ideas - but then is left with little time to fulfill them all. Most people will sayI've always been the one with fun and cute ideas, if they see something with ruffles, dolly, puffy etc, they say oh that's so Krissy. Which is funny because we all have our own styles in that sense, and I say the same about all my friends too, the hippy chic one, the preppy one, the conservative one, the sexy one etc. They all have their niche for style. Again, I'm the cutesy one :) , so i make lots of cute things for girls. It's like I can live vicariously through my daughter by making her these cute outfits and so forth (I am still trying to think of what I can make for boys though because of my son).

And did I say living vicariously, my daughter's birthday is coming up on Nov. 30th and I talked my husband into us buying her an American Doll. Granted she wanted one, but I did too! haha.

I've always made things though, whenever I've felt creative which is often I'd figure out something to make for someone that they would enjoy. When my niece and daughter were younger I made them their stepping stools and personalized them by painting them super "cute". I was like this from the get go, when I was little I'd take pieces of my mom's fabric scraps and sew pillows and what nots. This is all just my nature, and now with so many online possibilities and whatever else you make for yourself to do gives so much opportunity.

Unfortunately until I can quit this full time "gig" :) I am stuck with limited time to fulfill my creative ideas.

Lastly I finally made some Courtney Courtney purchases the other day! I am super excited about because I've been waiting to get a dress for my 2 nieces and daughter. These are the 2 I purchased, I love her designs.

If you want to see my son modeling on Etsy, check out here

He's so cute and modeling's my friends personalized onesie!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Greetings time 2009...

I can't believe I already need to start thinking about Christmas cards to send out! I have not taken the ideal picture yet though that I want to put on the crafty card.

Last year I got a slue of compliments on the ones I made from VistaPrint, but this year I've been looking around and finding different sources to help me out with a unique Holiday Greeting this year to up my anty.

One I found at which is actually hosting a contest to give away 30 holiday greeting cards! Now that would be great time and cost saver right there!

Their site is, so far my pick is a toss up between the Squire and Larke.

Another great source a friend told me she got hers already this year is from an Etsy shop called Kottage on 5th at

She creates the JPEG image for you for $15.00 and then you can print or print elsewhere the amazing images at your convenience! Here are a few I sought out and loved:

Happy Greeting card hunting everyone! *******************************

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I haven't blogged in a month! woops!

It's been a month! I completely let the blog fall behind as the rest of my hectic life has been going on. Soccer, Dance class, Preschool, Halloween, Cleaning, Family time, working full time still... and Yes Etsy orders!

I had a few sales over the passed month but I am needing more, and more time to build my items. I've begun sewing tutus as well as the tie style, both seems to give different features. The sewn tutus I have yet to be able to photograph, so I am hoping to add these listings by this weekend sometime.

Me and my boy Jacoby, the only lil' one in the fam who doesn't part take in the Tutu wearing. He's going to be our football player, so Daddy Z thinks!

Here is my newest tutu dress creation which I love, as I was hunting for that Burberry style plaid ribbon. I wanted to use it for everything I loved it so much, but 3 yards only went so far. If customers tend to like it I'll be ordering some more :)

She's was getting a tab bit silly

My plan is to update soon, if everyone's schedules let me. Luckily tonight kiddies were in bed early and hubby went out to watch the game. Time for just me and I love it.