Monday, May 25, 2009

Maddie*Kate New Listing & Resell spotted!!

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Part of it being so wonderful was Sunday at 12:15, myself and 7 others girls left our families behind and headed to the beach for a night away!! We sat on the beach drinking cocktails, chatting, then went to a fabulous dinner, not at 5:30 like we do with the kids, but at 9:30!! The men & kids met us the next morning on the back dock with the boats and we headed out to a fun little island in the intercoastal waterway. The weather had been so bad all week, but it was perfect on Sunday and today!! We had a nice dinner at my parents house tonight and I will be in bed shortly!!

I just wanted to take a minute to promote our new listing and a 4th of July resell!

Here is the new Crabby But Cute Boys listing. I can't tell if Jack is trying to wink at me, or if the sun is blaring in his face.



This 4th of July Hello Kitty set was one of our favorites!! I can't believe it doesn't have any bids yet! You can find it by clicking HERE.



I've got some other fun pictures and things to blog about, but I will get to them tomorrow, as I need some sleep!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Crabby but Cute Part Two...

Coming tomorrow!! I just love how this little set turned out. I've made matching beach sets for my kids for the past 3 years now. I need to gather the other two from their closets/storage bins and find a safe place for them so I can have a little reminder of our summers together.

I always have high hopes of getting the perfect shots of them together, holding hands, smiling AND looking at the camera. It never works out that way, especially on the rare occasion when they are actually wearing matching clothing! So is the case this time!! We were dodging rain all day, heck, it hasn't stopped raining here for 11 days straight! I had on jeans and a little tank top, thinking it would still be cool from the rain at the beach, but it was HOT and HUMID, so I was drenched with sweat, my jeans stuck to my legs, trying to get them just to look my way ONCE!! Sigh...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yummy Taco Salad

I'm on the board at the kids preschool, helping to organize the yearly events, etc. At the end of the year, the board members hold a luncheon to thank the teachers for putting up with our kids all year! We collect donations from area businesses for some little gifts and we all make different salads for everyone to enjoy.

Last year, the theme of the luncheon was "Oprah's Favorite Things". We made up a little riddle and the teachers had to guess what the prize would be for that riddle. Once they got it right, we all ran out and shouted "YOU get a pedicure, and YOU get a pedicure, and YOU get a pedicure, etc., etc." It was so much fun for us all AND the teachers got some really great things!!

This year, the theme was "Back to School" and we pretended like we were the teachers and they were our kids. It seems kind of silly, but they ALL played the part so well!! They had place mats at their tables with their names on them, with artwork done by the kids in the classes (the artwork was supposed to look like the teachers). They had little "cubbies" in their chairs as well (monogrammed bags to hold all of their goodies). We had them have different jobs like they do at school (line leader, door holder, snack helper, etc.) Each different thing we had them do, had a prize to go along with it (storytime had a leather bookmark and gift card to Borders, exercise had monogrammed water bottles and putt-putt golf gift cards, washing their hands had Mary Kay Satin Hands, snack time had Moe's and Bonefish gift cards, etc.) The teachers got put in time-out too!! It really was a great time!!

The salad that I've made for the past two years is wonderful and so easy to make, so I had to share it here!

Taco Salad

1 lb ground beef browned and drained
1 head lettuce shredded (or buy the kind that comes shredded like me)
2 tomatoes chopped
2 small cans black olives sliced (I just use 1 can, as I'm not a fan of olives)
1/2 red onion chopped
1 bag of Doritos crushed
1 jar Marie's Creamy Italian Garlic Dressing (found in the refrigerated salad section)
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

***Can be made ahead EXCEPT ADD DRESSING AND CHIPS JUST BEFORE SERVING***
The chips get soggy real quick!!
It's not real diet friendly, but it tastes delicious!!

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Maddie*Kate Listings "Summer Travels"

We were so honored to be invited by some of the Ivylane girls to join them on their "Destination" launch. We decided to go to Paris with *little*noel*.

You can find our listing by clicking HERE.



Here is Debbie's listing that Mallory modeled. Click HERE to see the listing.



Then, we went to Disney World with WildByDesign! MB designed the girl's set and we did the boys!

You can find the boys listing HERE.



And the girls listing HERE.



THEN, we went to the beach with emerson*rose!!

You can find our "Crabby, but cute" listing HERE
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You can find Kelly's little pants HERE.

And Jen's little knit top HERE.

And Melissa's bows HERE.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

And the winner is....

We had 79 entries for the sweet little dress giveaway!! This was the first time that I got smart and used a random number generator instead of actually writing and cutting EVERY entry and having Mallory pull a name from a hat! This was WAY easier!

The winner is lucky # 35 - MICHELLE (Saudishoppingqueen)!! Michelle, we will be contacting you at some point this week to discuss the details of your dress! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone that participated!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maddie*Kate Summer Dress Giveaway!!

We had so much fun creating that little Strawberry Hello Kitty Play Dress, that we'd love to give one away here on our blog! The winner gets to pick what colors they would like and we'll do the rest!



Here's how you can enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your dream summer vacation would be = 1 entry
2. Blog/Facebook/Twitter about this giveaway and be sure to link back to our blog = 1 entry
3. Sign up for our mailing list (link is at the bottom of the blog). If you are already on our mailing list, please let us know = 1 entry
4. Follow our blog - there is a link on the left hand side of this page that says "Follow". If you are already following our blog, please let us know = 1 entry
5. Last but not least, bid on our current auctions! Each $1 bid will receive 1 entry.

We will draw a lucky winner on May 15th!!

We just listed this MONSTER sample set!

You can find the listing by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Maddie*Kate: New Smurfette Listing on eBay

This sweet little set was made for a dear customer of ours. She was kind enough to let Mallory take some photos in it before we shipped it out to her. Boy, I'm so glad she did, as I just love everything about this. The colors are so bright and cheery, plus the Smurfs are becoming popular again! You can check out the auction by clicking HERE.







We've got some more fun sets to list next week with a launch with the girls from Ivylane! Plus, check back tomorrow for a FUN giveaway!!
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