Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Post for Ave of Made in Canarias.....

Yeah Me!!!

A very special thanks to Ave of Made in Canarias for this amazing blog award........ Stop by and show Ave some comment love. She has a really neat blog. Thanks again Ave!!!

Rules: To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link. Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The Best Blog Award goes to:

2 Toddlers and Me

Texas Darlings

Family of Shorts

Just Shy of Y

But I Digress

Thanks again Ave!!! You made my day:)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friend Makin Monday.......

This weeks Friend Makin Monday is hosted by {ae filkins} for all the OMG moments in life . Stop by and check out her blog to play....while you are there take a look around.

Today's Topic: The Things that make you Happy in Life

My Family:

My Hubby

My Niece and Nephew

Mom and Dad

My sister


Clemson Football:

The Beach:

That is a snapshoot into the things that make me happy....I had to make myself stop my list:) Have a great Monday!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Six Word Saturday.....

Spending a Lazy Saturday At Home!!!
These past few weeks have been crazy.....with all the Halloween costumes. After much running around and very little sleep I have declared today to be do nothing day:) Ok well that's not entirely true...I have had to work on a couple of costumes and Halloween bags, but for the most part it has been a great lazy Saturday:)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween is here......

Halloween + Costumes = One busy lady

I love Halloween.....I have been pulling all nighters to make the imagination of a child come true. There is nothing more exciting that watching a little one transform into something they never thought possible for a day.

For those of you who didn't know...I design children's clothing and accessories. For more information on that visit my DSL Kids blog. I usually keep the two blogs separate, but I love Halloween and decided to share some of what has been keeping me so busy. I would like to point out that I do have a photographer for my clothing line....and you will understand that statement when you see the difference in photos below between the ones I took and the ones she took:)

Why have I been so distant to blog land you might be asking? The answer is this: First week in October and I've already made 8 costumes and 12 Halloween bags......I have 15 costumes left to make and 24 more Halloween bags...................

By the end of October I'm exhausted....but I love every minute of it:)

So here's a sneak peek at a few of the costumes I have made so far........


Minnie Mouse 1
Pippy Longstocking

Minnie Mouse 2

Little Bo Peep
Captain Hook
Blueberry Muffin
Costumes Left to make:
Raggedy Ann
Strawberry Shortcake
Little Red Ridding Hood
Mickey Mouse
Pirate Boy
Pirate Girl
Scarecrow girl
Snow White
Black Cat
Queen of Hearts
Fall is my favorite time of year!!! Not just because of Halloween, but I love being able to wear layers;) Gotta go work on more costumes!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friend Making Monday...........

List A Few Things You Can Not Live Without

This weeks topic comes from Kenz @ All the Weigh. To see more list visit Ae Filkins.

Ok, so maybe I wouldn't die, but I sure don't know what it would be like to live without some of these:)

My Hubby: Geran......I mean it has to only happen once in a lifetime that you get the opportunity to marry your best friend. My Neice & Newphew : Alivia and Tyler (can't imagine my life before they were here:)

My parents: I mean who else knows everything about you both good and bad and loves you anyway:) My Sister: Amber....probably the only person in the world who truly knows everything about me....I mean you can only do that with someone you know just as much about right!?! When we were little I always made her participate....that way I knew she wouldn't tell.
Ice Tea: I mean what southern girl doesn't love some sweet tea!!!
My Computer: I mean what did we do when we actually had to use snail mail!!! Fruit: I love some fruit......all kinds Diet Dr Pepper:...my husband says you don't want to talk to me in the morning until I've had my Dr fix:)
Ok...so I could keep going forever!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Six Word Saturday...........

Pointless to Whine over spilled Milk!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Award....

Ave over at Made in Canarias has given me a new blog award!!! Thank you so much Ave!!!
This award comes with some rules and a survey I have to fill out.

1. You Can Only Use One Word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

The Fun Part
1. Where is your cell phone? couch
2. Your hair? Blonde
3. Your mother? Asleep
4. Your father? Asleep
5. Your favorite food? Chicken
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? Mother
9. What room are you in? Livingroom
10. Your hobby? Reading
11. Your fear? Death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mom
13. Where were you last night? Ballgame
14. Something that you aren’t? sporty
15. Muffins? strawberry
16. Wish list item? camera
17. Where did you grow up? Woodruff
18. Last thing you did? Facebook
19. What are you wearing? Pajamas
20. Your TV? ON
21. Your pets? Cat
22. Friends? Michelle
23. Your life? full
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? Alivia
26. Vehicle? Dodge
27. Something you’re not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? Kohls
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Geran
33. One place that I go to over and over? Carolina
34. One person who emails me regularly? Monica
35. Favorite place to eat? Myabi
1. Penelope @ Penelope's Oasis
2. Shannon @ Snichols Scrap
3. Angie @ Just Shy of "Y"
4. Melessa @ But I digress
5. Just Breathe
6. Becky @ I'll Go Eat Worms

Again a very special thanks to Ave!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yeah Me......

Blog Awards

While I was away from bloggyland....some wonderful people were gracious enough to honor me with some new Blog Awards!!!

My First Award:

Ave from Made In Canarias awarded me with this blog award!!! A very special thanks to Ave for thinking of me:) If you haven't visited her blog....check it out...it's well worth it!!! Thanks again Ave!!!!

The rules here are to pass the award on to 7 bloggers who I think are honest in their blogging and to list 10 honest things about myself.

Ten Honest Things about myself:

1. Fall is my favorite time of year....I love when the leaves change color and it's not too hot and it's not too cold....not to mention Halloween!!! I love to see the excitement on the little ones faces when their imagination takes flight for a day:)
2. I am a lover of life...I find ways to keep myself busy yet envy those who have figured out it's ok to take time to stop and smell the roses along the way.
3. The thing I want most in life is to be a mother......
4. I love to read books by Jodi Picoult....hopefully she writes faster than I read, so I don't run out of books:)
5. I am an accountant by trade but have been loving every minute of staying at home with my neice Alivia for the past three years!!!
6. I love lazy rainy days around the house.
7. I am very crafty...I design children's clothing, hairbows, and love anything else that is crafty.
8. I take friendship very seriously...I think there is nothing better in life than a good friend...I was lucky enough to marry my best friend!!
9. I believe in the philosophy that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself by...so choose your friends wisely:)
10. I love my life....sure there are times when things aren't perfect but I wouldn't trade if for anything....because afterall it's my life!!

I am passing this award to:

For Your Tears

Heart 2 Heart

Tina @ It May Be A Crazy Life, But It's Our Life

Caroline @ The Croley Gang

Amy @ The Bee Dot

Lisa @ Simply Things Family

Carrie @ Carries Little World

The Second Award:

A special thanks to Heather at Visions of Sugarplums for this award!!! If you haven't been to her blog check it out. She makes amazing wedding garters!!!

I’m suppose to list 5 obsessions I have and then tag 5 others.

My obsessions:

1.Crafting: I love to make things especially children's clothing. I am so grateful to be married to a wonderful man who puts up with my oh so messy crafting:)

2. Photos: I love photos...I take pictures of everything....my husband gets agrevated sometimes because I have to have so many. I just feel like as long as you have a picture of it you'll never forget that it happened.

3. Ribbon: I have so much ribbon at my house it is crazy. I have it to make hairbows...but I save even the smallest pieces of it that are too small to make hairbows just incase I find something else crafty to do with it;)

4. Cloth: I design children's clothing so I am constantly in cloth stores, but I have a hard time not buying it all...I can always think of something to make out of it:)

5. Family: I think that there is nothing like family. I love spending time with my family and being there for them.

I'm passing the award on to:

Michelle @ Tickled Pink and Fabulous

KT @ Sneacker Teacher

Tina @ Talkin with Teenie

For Your Tears

Sandy @ One Day At A Time

A very special thanks to Ave and Heather for my awards!!! Thanks so much!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finding your Lemonade Moment......

When Life Throws Lemons...Make Lemonade

I can't believe it has been almost two months since I have blogged:( Where does the time go?!?

I loged on to blog and saw my last post.....hince the title of my post. What a suiting title!!! I had no idea when I posted that post that the next two months would be filled with life throwing one lemon after another. Life is funny sometimes the way something happens that you don't understand and then looking back you realize that God has perfect timing!!! The Saturday of my last post...I had just finished making lemonade and sat down to do my six word Saturday...so that's where the phrase came from that day. However over the past two months life has thrown me lemon after lemon, and many times I have thought of that phrase.

I have come to understand that life is full of lemons (things that leave a bitter taste/feeling in your mouth/life). But when we learn to take those bitter things in our life and mix them with the sugar/sweetness of life we realize that the end result is something wonderfully delicious. Many times we tend to focus on the lemons in our life because they are so apparent...they have a strong and lasting taste/effect that is hard to forget. We are so busy focussing on them that we let the sugar or sweetness of life pass us by. I have often wondered why some people who are on their death bed look so peaceful and content.....maybe it's that they finally see the finished product of their lives (the lemonade) and realize that without the lemons their life wouldn't have been so wonderfully delicious.I'm glad to be back......I missed my bloggy friends:)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Six Word Saturday.....

When Life Throws Lemons....Make Lemonade!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tell Me About it Thursday...."An event in your life that changed your life forever"

Where does the time go....Thursday again and time for Tell Me About It Thursday.

Today's Topic: "An event in your life that changed your life forever"

There have been many events in my life that have changed my life forever....finding Jesus (best choice I ever made:); getting married (also a wonderful choice, not always easy but I'd do it all over again); or the birth of my newphew and my neice (both great events). However the event that I decided to talk about is The day God Choose to Spare My Life; My miracle!!!

A couple of weeks ago I participated in another weekly blog theme where I listed 13 things about myself where #8 was that I was a miracle. Many of you asked questions....so here goes.......

October 16, 2006:

The story really starts on April 4, 2006 when I went to work like a normal day and realized that I couldn't feel my legs. Later that day in the neurologist office I was told that I had Guillain-Barré Syndrome that I had gotten from a stomach virus which attached to my nervous system. By the next day I was paralyzed from the neck down. I stayed in the hospital for 2 1/2 months and was released in a wheel chair to learn to walk again.

That leads us to the "Miracle event" in my life. On October 13th 2006, while my husband and I had went out to dinner, which at this time was still a huge deal because I couldn't walk, I had the most overwhelming pain in my side I have ever felt in my life. Feeling bad was something that I had become accustom to, but nothing like this. I told my husband I needed to go home and go to bed. During the night, I spiked a fever of 105 and my heart started feeling like it was flying. It was a Friday and I was determined not to go back to the hospital, so I told my husband I would hold out and go to the doctor on Monday. By Sunday, I couldn't breathe at all. I had to take a breath twice to say one word.

Monday morning I went to the doctor as planned. I was there all of about 3 mins and ended up in the ER, where they discovered that I had threw blood clots to my right lung. Not just one clot but multiple massive clots. Judging from the damage to my lungs; I had thrown the clots on Friday at some point. (I feel like during our dinner). My heart rate was 178 which was stroke range. By 4 that afternoon, I was in ICU not expected to make it thru the night. I remember like it was yesterday a lung doctor standing at the foot of my bed talking with my mom and my husband and telling them he was going to make me an appointment to come to his office in three weeks, but he doubted I'd make it out of the hospital.

Thank God...He had different plans. That will be three years this October. It was that moment that taught me the important things in life. I had spent the past two and half years of my life trying to climb the corporate latter in the accounting field. I had no time for my family or friends. It was in that moment laying in ICU, that I vowed to treasure the things in my life that really matter. To live each day to its fullest. Sometimes life goes so fast that we forget to spend time with the people who mean the most to us, our family and friends. We put off saying things today thinking that we can tell people tomorrow. I now realize that we don't always have tomorrow, so the best time to say what you need to say is today. The best time to stop by and see family or friends is now. I have realized that at your lowest point your family and friends will be there for you.

My favorite definition of love was in an e-mail where a 4 year old was asked what love meant. The child's neighbor was an elderly man who had just lost his wife. When the child saw the man cry, the little boy went over into the man's yard and climbed on top of the man's lap and just sat there. When the boy's mother asked him what he'd said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry". You know sometimes you don't have to say anything to show someone you love them. You just have to help them cry.

Life is too short to worry about the little things in life. The things that don't matter....like who's mad at whom or who has the most money. At the end of the day....none of those things matter. What matters most is how we choose to spend the time we have here on earth. I will never forget that day as long as I live. The day I started living....I mean truly living.