Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hubby got a new hobby!

So have I ever mentioned how many hats my amazing hubby wears? Well, he has recently added jewelry design to his artistic hats! I am so thrilled about this. I just love to share the boutique world with him and now he can share an interest in it too.

So how did this all happen you may ask. One day (of many) we were browsing the fabric store (did I mention how much he despised this) looking for notions and for some fabric for a gift for the newest member of my dear friends family!

We had all 5 kiddos with us this time, two in the caddilac of monster strollers and the only way to keep them quiet is to stroll. So hubby, doing a very good job of quieting them with fistfulls of gummi bears and strolling through the store, he stumbled on the beading section. WOW, he had handfulls of findings and we spent another hour and a finished of the gummi bears in the beading section! (and this was AFTER I was finished with my fabric shopping)

Now we enter the store armed with candy for the kiddos and much time to spare, as we split the kids (me with the majority, lol) and we do our shopping.

So anyway, I have just listed this little gem with TheJills Birthday Beach Party launch.

I also listed 2 sets from my new line of "BabyBritches" by AbbyChase

21 days without a whine..............

This sweet little church started the most wonderful challenge called Complaint Free World. Since then miss Oprah and several others have featured it on their shows. They have gotten over 2 million requests for these bracelets!
Now there is a movement beginning in the boutique world too and we have PamperingBeki to thank for that!
I was tagged by my sweet sweet friend Sarah who just knew I would love this challenge!

So, here are the details:
There's a movement right now to help create a Complaint Free World. Can YOU do it? Can you go without complaining for 21 days? Scientists say it takes 21 days to break a habit and create a new one. So can you? Here's what you need to do.
1. Click on Beki's blog to order a free purple Complaint Free bracelet.
2. Tag at least 3 people and spread the word. Challenge them to participate.
3. Sign the Mr. Linky On Beki's Blog so we can see how far this goes!4. The final step, and most important. STOP COMPLAINING! You put your bracelet on and any time you catch yourself complaining you must switch it to the opposite wrist. The goal is to go 21 days without switching it. If you switch it, your 21 days starts all over again.
So the movement has begun, and now I have been tagged to join. What can I say, but ABSOLUTELY! I love this challenge. I love the idea of a world coming together to make it a happier place.

I am going to tag Ash, Renee', and Em not that any of these fabulous girls are complainers, but I just know they are always up for a challenge!
I also have to tag a couple people who don't have blogs, but are avid readers of mine. Shaun and Michelle, you will so appreciate this.

Thanks, Sarah for tagging me, and thanks to the wonderful volunteers of this little church who dedicate their time to all of us, who they don't know, but still show their love for. You are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A little dream I had has come to fruition....

I had a little idea about a year ago about a design theme. I wanted to include all cultures of the world. I wanted to rotate them each launch featuring somewhere new and exciting. Well, I'm not the only one who loved this idea, so I decided to start a group! We all love creating designs inspired by different countries, their children, and the cultures.
So just to wet your pallate, we have decided on a mini launch. Salsa Fresca is our theme of choice in honor of Cinco de Mayo coming soon! Just a taste of what is yet to come.
Soon we will reveal our whole group in all of it's glory! We have many fabulous designers who can't wait to share Children of the World Boutique, but for now, here is a little taste.

This is how I do Salsa Fresca......

and there are many more fabulous listings. Come check them out!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

As I had promised before, another set with my all time favorite fabric!
I just listed this adorable set on ebay.
Come check it out!

~The details in the 3 piece set are amazing~

The jeans and applique top feature decorative stitching!

Get it now!

And the Simply Spring is ending tomorrow!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Friendship is a unique beauty...
Recently my friend Sarah posted on her blog about "Random acts of kindness". Not only did she list me, but she inspired me.
Sarah, I hope it's ok, I wanted to keep this going!
Life does sometimes leave you in a whirlwind, wondering what just happened. Life, doesn't wait for you to catch your breath, or approve of the way things are. Whether good or bad, it just happens, much of it is beyond our control, but there are some things that we can control.
I have recently experienced some things that made me take a step back and evaluate what is really important. One of the important things are friends.
Friends resemble these simple little "Bleeding Hearts" who are recognized for their unique beauty. Although these little flowers won't be stealing the spotlight at the garden show, nor will they be remembered for their size or popularity, they will be remembered for their ability to be beautiful just the way they are.
True friends are those who aren't trying to be someone they're not. They aren't tripping over themselves to get ahead of you. They aren't boasting their beauty. They are those who have separated themselves from the weeds by helping when they can, by being kind to others, but most of all, by being who they are and that is beautiful!
Thanks to those beautiful friends in my life...
Those who wish to remain anonymous (you know who you are)
My husband
My kids
My Mommy and Daddy
Jera, Michelle, and Lindsey
There are times in our life when we make an impression on a person without even trying or even knowing it for that matter. Treat others as if you are making that impression each and every time.
Thanks again Sarah for inspiring me to do something I have been meaning to do:)

There are so many beautiful elegant sets out there, and I have to admit, I almost always choose to make them.
This time, I wanted to make something different. Something simple that she can wear just about anywhere. Something that she can just have a blast in and still make an impression. So this is the first of many new simple sets!
Oh, but don't worry, I will still be making plenty of those beautiful little customs you have come to expect.
You can get this one right now!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

As Promised.........

It did snow again over the weekend and has been off and on all week.

I walked outside tonight to clear my head with the brisk refreshing air and to feel the tiny snowflakes hitting my face as they gently flurried around me.

The air is clean, the streets are covered with a beautiful dusting of white beauty, and my favorite part of all......

The "Night Bright", as I like to call it.
It is when the sky is cloudy, the ground is covered with fresh white snow, and the darkest part of the night is still light.
It looks like dawn just before the sun peeks from behind the Eastern mountains.

"Night Bright", with it's cool blue color, taunts my childlike instincts. It beckons me to come out and play. The air is brisk, but not cold. This light if faint, but bright enough to see everything.

I envision running through the powdery snow, throwing snowballs until my hands are numb, making snow angels. And most of all, leaving the stress of adult life for tomorrow.

Tonight we play like children!