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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wed




The life of a farm kid...


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gosh guys, im sorry!

Life around here has been NUTS! It seems like I barely sit down and get something finished and I check my site and have another order to get done! :) I am LOVING this and having the time of my life making money doing what I love! Doesnt leave me much time for being online, blogging, or much else- but it gives me plenty of time to rest and put my feet up and lets face it, that seems to be my favorite hobby right now as I feel the new little one is completely taking over! :)

I debuted the gummy monster and the sock monkey the first of this month, and it is safe to say they are A HIT! And luckily I get better each pair I make, so that makes it even better! I love when people have their own ideas of how they want things to look, and I have made quite a few different colors of monsters in the past couple of weeks! If you are ever interested in seeing what I have gotten done and in the mail for the week you can go to payleyknitsandcrochet.blogspot.com and I am trying my best to keep up posting what I have sent out on there!

Another exciting thing happened this month business wise- I was accepted to Team EtsyKids as well as the Etsy Cloth Diaper team and have been busy trying to get in with the crowd! I am hoping this will become a little bit easier as I have also been appointed the membership review leader for Etsy Kids and will be getting a sneak peak at stores before they become members! So that is fun!

Ray Ray is getting SO big! She has recently discovered a love for all things "Pwincess" and loves to read princess stories and do her "princess dance" she is such a joy and I love every second I have with her! It helps she hasnt worn a diaper for 3 months now and is rocking the potty training thing! (She hasnt had a single accident for over 10 days!)

So that is what is going on here- sorry I havnt been around much, I hope to change that soon!



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wed



Simple pleasures of childhood! A rock and a plastic glove can keep them entertained for hours! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

A reason I love spring!

Today I made the most wonderful fruit salad! Grapes, bananas, strawberries, oranges and pineapples! YUM! What do you like most about spring?



Sunday, March 21, 2010

What did you do to celebrate spring?

We had such a fun weekend! We just hung around the house, watched movies, visited family and went for walks! The weather is finally SO nice, I LOVE it! So what did you do this weekend? Anything exciting and fun?

Here are some requested pictures of the swimsuit I made Ray Ray for our trip- I love how it turned out, and it fit her so cute!



Thursday, March 18, 2010

See... I told you! :)

I told you I was just partially back.... We have been on spring break all week and without computer access for most of it. We went on a mini vacation and had a blast! Now DH is working and so is my MIL so here I sit... lol. I have LOTS of work to do this week, so im not complaining! And the weather?!?! My car said 82 when I got in yesterday! Now I know it was more like 68, but STILL! I am loving it!

My little one is having a ball playing outside and at the park and recently discovered she is terrified of ants.... Yep, she and daddy were laying in the dirt watching an ant hill and she got scared, stomped in the hill, climbed onto his back and refused to get down! Silly little girl!

Hope you are all enjoying the first signs of spring! :) I will be back home on Saturday or Monday and back to boring business as usual! Can you believe there are only 7 weeks left of the semester?!?! Summer here we come! :)



Friday, March 12, 2010

Im back... partially...

Well that giveaway was LOTS of fun! They have the cutest stuff! I missed blogging though! Not much has happened around here this week. It is midterm week at the school and DH has been there from 7 am (or earlier) until midnight every night this week! Then DD has been waking up around 6-6:30 each morning (usually she sleeps until 7:30 but with the morning getting light sooner she is all messed up!) So I have been getting less sleep than usual lol.

Tomorrow is an exciting day though, because it signals the first day of SPRING BREAK!!! WAHOO! We plan on heading to the zoo and then going to stay in a hotel for a couple of nights and then going to the inlaws for the rest of the week! To say DD is excited to go is an understatement. All I have heard all week, every time we get in the car is "zoo, monkeys, birds, turtles? Swimming?" lol, she knows we will be having fun! :)

So what have you guys been up to? Anything exciting? I hope to get a tutorial up soon, as soon as I come up with something LOL! I have been busy making DD swim suits like crazy! I have made her a 2 piece with a skirt and 3 little 1 pieces this week! SO much cuter and SOOOO much less expensive than buying them!

Hope you have a great weekend! Hope to see you all around soon! :)



Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mika Rose winner!

I know you are all dying to know who won the Mika Rose dress giveaway, so without further wait.....

With 61 entries, Random.org chose #15
Mandy said...

I'd get the Eva . . . mandjean@gmail.com

Congrats Mandy! Thanks to everyone who entered! If you havnt checked out their website yet be sure to do that!!




Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Worldless Wed



Everyone needs a twirly dress! Now make sure to enter the Mika Rose Giveaway! A winner will be drawn tomorrow so spread the word!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dont miss the giveaway! Come sign up!!

The Mika Rose dress giveaway has been a big hit so far, but I know there are a lot of people who would still gladly like to sign up but have not yet! So here is your reminder- scroll down to the next post down and get your entry in!!



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dress giveaway from Mika Rose!


I was so excited to open my email inbox and see that I had an email asking me if I would want to give away a $60 gift card to Mika Rose good to use on any dress in their store! Of course I want to do that!

Mika Rose is a clothing company whos mission is to provide stylish and modest dresses that grown women would be excited to wear! They have some DARLING styles, and I know when I get rid of this baby bump, I would love to try a couple of them on! To make things even better, they have decided to donate 15% of all sales to the Hati relief efforts!
Here is what they have to say about themselves....
Mika Rose is a clothing company that specializes in modest, elegant and fashionable dresses. Our company's idea evolved when the owners realized how difficult it was to find modest dresses in today's market. We are sure you have had similar experiences when looking for a modest dress. After many frustrating outings, we formed Mikarose. Our goal is to provide an extensive line of modest dresses, without having to sacrifice style. You will be able to wear our line to a broad range of functions: from everyday events to corporate parties. We hope to not only meet the needs of women looking for modest wear, but all those who are seeking elegant dresses.

Mika Rose Has also generously offered a 15% discount on anything you purchase by using the coupon code RBC15 at checkout!

Want you chance to win one of their dresses?!? All you have to do is go to the Mikarose.com website and come back here and tell me which dress you would pick if you won and why! Please also leave your email address so I can contact you!

Want extra entries?!? Sure you do! (Please comment for each entry!)
* become a fan of Mika Rose on facebook
* Become a fan of Raising baby cheap on facebook (link on the sidebar)
* Become a fan of Oh baby boutique on facebook (link on sidebar)
* Purchase something from Mikarose.com (must be confirmed) 3 entries!!
*
Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link 2 entries
* tweet or facebook about this giveaway


A winner will be chosen on Thursday March 11 in the morning, so check back then! Good luck!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tragic Tuesday

DH has a good friend who's wife found out they were pregnant with twins about 3-4 weeks ago. She was about 13 weeks along and also found out one of the twins had a bladder obstruction. They sceduled an apointment with a specialist, but it was about 2 weeks out. They finally went in for their appointment last week. When they did the ultrasound they found out both of the twins had no heartbeats- she was about 15-16 weeks. They did another ultrasound a few days later and decided both twins had passed away.

So if you have a spare prayer or good thought to send up today, I know this couple could really use it! These were their first babies and I cant even imagine how they must feel!

In other news....

I bet everyone knows a baby who needs a pair of these! :)http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41814946
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=41766649



Monday, March 1, 2010

Im borring I know!

I always seem to come up with the greatest topics to blog about when I am just falling asleep or just waking up- so needless to say I cant ever remember them when it comes time to write! lol.

This week was a HUGE week for our little miss! She didnt have a single potty accident the entire week! (Saturday-Saturday) She also went binki free AND got a big girl bed, and she is doing amazing with both! She had a TERRIBLE cold, still has symptoms of it, but is feeling better, so to have all these changes AND be sick was not easy, but she is such a trooper and did GREAT!

I am super excited to start making her big girl bedding and new bedding for the baby- I just have to make some funds and go shopping, I already have it all picked out! :)

So that was how our week went last week- how was yours?