Thursday, October 30, 2008

New CandyLand Listing on eBay

We just listed this darling Euro-style CandyLand dress, custom sized 2T-6. No details were left of this dress!!
You can find the listing by clicking here.



Poor little Jack was sick early Sunday morning, which I thought was from his flu shot, as every time he has ever gotten a flu shot, he ends up throwing up for at least 24 hours. Well, it must have been a different type of virus, as I found myself in bed yesterday afternoon not feeling so good. Thankfully, my sweet husband came home from work early and took over the kids, dog, household chores for the evening. I'm so much better today, but I don't want to see or smell BBQ pulled pork for a long time!

We will be heading out tomorrow night for a fun time on our street with our little parade. The weather is supposed to be beautiful! We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!!

I'll leave you with a new picture of sweet little Sydney.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Overload

Halloween isn't until Friday, a whole 3 days away and I'm already ready for it to be over with.
First, we HAD to decorate the house on October 1st, per Mallory. Last Friday, we had a pumpkin play date at the pumpkin patch and then to a friend's house to decorate the pumpkins. We went to a Halloween Spooktacular event this Saturday night where the kids got enough candy for us to hand out to the entire neighborhood. Sunday was a Halloween themed birthday party. Monday was the little pumpkin walk with the kids school and tomorrow is the Halloween party at school, where I will be helping out with some games and taking pictures. On Halloween, our street has a parade, where the police block off the street and the street next to ours and all the neighbors come out in their driveways and hand out candy to about 100-200 kids from our little town. Right before the parade, we have another Halloween themed birthday party to go to...

Tonight we had Mallory's little end-of-soccer pizza party where she got a medal. She was so proud of it! It was so cold out there, my poor ears were hurting. Not the typical Florida October weather, that's for sure. I think it's supposed to be in the 40's here tonight. Just the other night, I think it was 75, so that's a big change!

Here are some pictures of our Halloween adventures!

At the pumpkin patch.






Pumpkins before:


Pumpkins during:


Pumpkins after:


Here's the whole gang. All the kids had those dracula teeth in their mouths to be silly.



Here is our darling Halloween wreath by Andrea. You can find her website here.



We hung some ghosts up in our palm trees in the front yard too.



This is where we walk to for the pumpkin walk. It's about 2 blocks away from the church/preschool.



Jack picked a perfect pumpkin!





Here are Mallory and her classmates walking down the steps to the pumpkin patch!



Listening intently to the story being told...







Friday, October 24, 2008

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Check this out! You can win this dress. It's just amazing!! Tonight is the last time that you can enter to win, so go post a comment already!!!

Great Words by Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey Writes:
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.

I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room,but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.

When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Maddie*Kate Euro Oilily Dress

We just listed this sweet little Euro dress made with Oilily fabric. It is One-of-a-kind and will best fit a little girl in sizes 3-4-5, or even a 6 as a long top paired with some jeans!
You can find the listing on eBay by clicking here. Please remember to search "Boutique MK" now for our listings.



I got a great tip from another blog that I read (thanks Erin!), who had read about it on Mom Shots Blog, on how to get your kids to look at the camera when you are taking their pictures. I've always just told them to "look at the circle", but that never kept their attention. So after I read the tip, I grabbed my kids and headed out to the backyard. Jack is always easy to take pictures of, but Mallory is my challenge. I think they both did pretty great and I might have my picture for the little necklace that I want to buy for myself.





Monday, October 20, 2008

What??? OUCH!!!

Today was a struggle for me in many ways. First, we didn't get home from the Bucs game until 12:30 last night and I had one too many drinks. Whenever I do drink, which isn't very often, I can't sleep at night. So I was running on 3 hours of sleep and dehydrated this morning.

My mom and I decided to leave WisteriaLane and try it out on our own again. We really had fun and became such a great team last time we weren't in a group, so it will be nice to do that again, with no pressure of launches or drama. You will be able to find us on eBay by searching "Boutique MK" once these other listings end this week with WisteriaLane in the title. We do wish all of our other former groupmates the best of luck in their new ventures as well.

Mallory had her 4-year old check-up today, which I mistakenly warned her about a few days ago. This is a BIG trip to the doctor. Hearing test, finger prick, pee in a cup, a flu mist up the nose and FIVE shots!!!!!! I wasn't shocked when the nurse told me that Mallory failed her hearing test in both ears, as she is always talking so loud and saying "What?!" "What?!", but I was shocked when the doctor told me she probably failed because she has double ear infections. I should be nominated for Mom of the Year for that. Jack was with us too, as he needed to get his flu shot, so she checked in his ears. Sure enough, double ear infection. Neither one of them have any cold symptoms or fevers, so who knows how long they had these infections! Mallory has to go back in a month and if the infection isn't cleared up, we are off to see an ENT doctor. What fun!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Boys Christmas Listing

Sorry I'm a few days late on posting this... I've had too many nights of not enough sleep and it's wearing on me... And we are going to the Bucs game tonight that starts at 8:00, so we won't be home until 1am or so...sigh...

This sweet little boy's Christmas Reindeer set is a perfect match to the girl's set we listed last week. You can find it on eBay by clicking here.



So the lucky post to win the t-shirt was #21, CJ's Mommy Kimberly. Please send us an email through eBay and we'll get all the details worked out.

We had a pumpkin play date on Friday which was so much fun. I'll try to post pictures of that later on if I can keep my eyes open.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Time for a giveaway again

I have been sewing since 8:30 this morning and just took a break to go to the grocery store, as we didn't have anything to eat for dinner or for breakfast tomorrow! I thought I was going to have the little boy reindeer set finished this afternoon to list tonight, but it just didn't happen. I tried to put the shirt over Jack's head and it wouldn't fit! Out came the seam ripper AGAIN! It's going to be SO cute getting the kids pictures again in the matching sets. I hope I get some good ones.

Since I'm going to be making a couple more turkey t-shirts for the kids teachers in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to giveaway a turkey shirt here! Once again, Mallory has already chosen the magic post #, so once it's reached, we will have our winner! The winner will be able to chose from a brown or white, short or long sleeve t-shirt (girls, boys or adult sizes), with either a corduroy turkey (shown below on Jack) or the word "GOBBLE" appliqued on the front. You may enter as many times as you want too.
Good luck!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Goin' Green

We just listed this sweet little Euro set for WisteriaLane's Goin' Green launch today. You can find the listing by clicking here.




I was honored to attend a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon today at the lovely Bellview Biltmore Hotel. It was called Caring Times and raised money for women to received mammograms that do not have insurance. To date, they have performed over 5,000 mammograms and diagnosed 88 cases of breast cancer. Breast cancer has intruded too many women in my family, including my mom, Kandy, and my aunt, Sally. Due to early detection, they are both doing great! Please remember to do your monthly self exams and make those yearly appointments with your doctors!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

When I was in the middle of making this new set for a guest launch we were invited to, I had to ask my groupmates which of Santa's reindeer were girls. I knew that Rudolph was, but I never knew that ALL of the reindeer were girls!!!
Here is what my sweet friend, Kathy, found for me: Reindeer experts say that while both male and female reindeer grow antlers every summer, the males drop theirs by early December — which means, given that the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve are always depicted with full sets of antlers, that every one of them, even Rudolph, must be a girl!

SO I MADE THEM ALL GIRLS for this sweet Christmas set we just listed tonight on eBay.
You can find the listing by clicking here.



Mallory's soccer team finally won a game this weekend. They were in a little drought there for a while. Mallory also scored her first goal, which was so exciting for all of us. Nate went with my dad up to Gainesville to the Florida-LSU game on Saturday. What a terrific game that was for the Gators! My sister and Sydney are at home now and doing well. I can't wait to see her again soon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's a GIRL!!!

Baby Sydney was born on Thursday, October 9th weighing in at 8lbs 3oz, 21.5 inches long and LOTS of brown hair! She came out so quickly, that her sweet little face was bruised. She's doing great and will be going home tomorrow afternoon. I've been to the hospital 3 times to see her and I can't get enough of her!

Here she is with Grandma "Gammie" Kandy, and Aunt Kacey.





Here she is with her big brother, Kyle and big sister, Morgan.





This is Sydney and her BIG cousins!!!







Tuesday, October 7, 2008

And the winner is.....



Linda of lil-qt-pie!! We had a little contest going on for our mailing list members, and Linda will be designing her own custom set consisting of either an appliqued t-shirt and twirl skirt, or a knit hoodie and leggings for her little sweetie! There were a total of over 1400 entries in the contest over the past 6 weeks, which is just amazing to us...BUT it was NOT fun cutting out all 1400+ names! It gave me something to do while I was listening to the Presidential Debate :-)

Congratulations, Linda! We are so excited to work with you on your set!

Favorite Find on Etsy

I am just in love with this little tin gift set that I found over on Etsy.
What a perfect gift for yourself, friend or family member for Christmas.
I'm just searching for the right picture of my kids and I will be getting one for myself!
You can find the listing here. The best part is the incredibly reasonable price for all of us trying to pinch our pennies this year!



Mallory has her first "drop off" birthday party this Friday. It's hard to believe that she is old enough to go to a birthday party by herself. The theme is a "Sleepless Sleepover", so she is supposed to wear her pajammas and bring a sleeping bag. We had to go out today and buy some High School Musical pajammas and a High School Musical sleeping bag. She is so excited about the party!! Now, if I could only find someone to watch Jack while she is at the party so Nate and I could enjoy a nice peaceful dinner together.

On another exciting note, I'm going to be an aunt for the 5th time on Thursday. My sister is having her labor induced Thursday morning. This will be her third child. She has a son, Kyle, who is 13, and a daughter, Morgan, who is 9. She is going to be in for a shock with a new baby in the house, that's for sure! I'll be sure to post pictures Thursday night of her sweet little girl!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gobble! Gobble!

We just listed these adorable matching brother and sister Thanksgiving sets. You can find them by clicking here.



I just LOVE this picture of the kids together. You wouldn't know it from the pictures, but they were being very difficult when we were taking pictures for these sets. Maybe a little too much candy that day...



We also listed this 3-pc sample set from last year. It has a great Buy It Now price!!



Our weekend was really nice. We went to a little sports bar Friday night to cheer on our Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. Mallory had a soccer game early Saturday morning and then we shuffled off to a birthday party for a few hours. We had our Sunday morning donuts and then were off to another birthday party. Nate took the kids fishing this afternoon so I could work on the computer for a few hours. The weather has been so refreshingly cool here in the mornings and evenings so we were planning on taking a little walk to night, but I see some much needed rain clouds out my window, so we will probably just watch some football instead...

I hope everyone had a nice weekend too!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hump Day!

Since last week, Mallory has asked when October was going to be here, as I told her that we could decorate for Halloween once it was October. She got in the car after school and proceeded to tell me that today was October 1st and it's time to decorate! I'll post pictures of the finished product tomorrow when it's complete.

I took the kids over to one of the parks that we take pictures at to help Mallory with her show-and-tell project for the week. Every week, her class is working on a different letter of the alphabet, and this week it's "F". We saw a bunch of bird and duck feathers at the park when we were taking pictures on Monday, so we took our brown paper bags and marshmellows and went on a feather hunt. Of course we could find only ONE feather when we went looking for them, but the kids did find lots of other things to fill up their bags with and we ran into Katie our neighbor!





I love this picture, as it makes Mallory look so tiny.



Also, Nate's boss asked us if we would be interested in his son's playground set, as he's getting too old to play with it. Of course we were interested in it!! The landscaper put it together Tuesday night and the kids LOVE it!



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