Christmas Gown Giveaway!

We're so excited about our new Christmas gowns...we're giving one away!!  Winner will receive
one gown in size and monogram of choice.  Lots of entries available...ready, set, go!

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New Gown in Stock!

Isn't this the sweetest little gown you have EVER seen??  While this site isn't just about my business, it's about life as we know it, so I just couldn't resist sharing this little gown we now have in our shop.  These are now available for pre-order, including FREE personalization and Christmas design - or just a monogram if you prefer a more simplified look.  I'm in love with this gown.  These make adorable photos on Christmas morning!  These also make sweet gifts if you opt to go with a monogram only.  Now through October 31st we'll be offering free shipping on these.  Just pre-order before November (they'll be shipped the first week in December) and you'll qualify for free shipping!!  You can shop in our shop for this sweet little dress.  If you're not sure which monogram you want, I'll be glad to work with you regarding fonts/colors/styles.  Let me know if you have questions and feel free to share.  Christmas will be here before we know it!!


Dear Son

Dear Son,

I love you more than life itself.  I remember the first day I touched your sweet face and held you in my arms like it was yesterday.  I've loved nothing more than watching your firsts, learning with you each day, laughing, smiling and watching you grow into the eight year old you are today.  I'm completely devoted to helping you reach your fullest potential in all that you do.  Some things about you are so obviously shared between you and your father, like your witty sense of humor, height and build and remarkable athleticism.  Other things are uniquely your own, like the depth of your care for others, deep within your "all things boyish" frame, you have an astonishing kind heart and all or nothing attitude.  I love that you can race down the soccer field, scoring goals left and right, yet you're willing to stop in the middle of the game to help a teammate get on his keeper gloves.  I love that you see your sister screaming on the couch for something she wants, too stubborn to get up and get it herself, and you scramble to find it for her.  I love that you cry, in the shadows, if you lose a soccer game or if we talk to you about something that scares you.  It humanizes your fearless demeanor and shows glimpses into your heart, your soul.  I love that you can bat, kick, throw and dribble a ball as if you've been doing it for 30 years rather than 8, yet you look like a drowning octopus if you put on a pair of skates.  I love that you pace the floor if I'm not home within minutes of going to the grocery store, because you're tender hearted nature lets your mind wander and worry.  I love that you're intelligent enough to read sixth grade books in third grade, but still innocent enough to enjoy simple picture books with your sister.  I love that you're happy whether you're painting a pumpkin on the porch, throwing a football in the yard, reading a book in your bed, building with Legos in the floor or watching your favorite movie on TV.  I thank God for my precious son whom I love and adore.  I can't WAIT to see God's plans for you unfold, my precious, all or nothing, love with all your heart son.  I look at you and can't wait to see that special woman who will one day be lucky enough to be your wife, then I have to catch my breath as I think about the few years I have left to hold you on the couch and read you a book.  I love you, your wide eyes, your innocence and your passion.  Thank you for filling my life with joy.



Favorite Giveaways Around the Blogosphere

Just a few of my favorite giveaways this week...hop on over to enter!

Monster Cereal and Target Gift Card 10/11

$250 Target Gift Card Giveaway! 10/29


Jewels on Earth

Wow...this is powerful.  Such an inspiration for ALL women.  This is a message I would love for my daughter to hear in the years that will come all too quickly, when she enters into those crucial tween/teenage years.  Captivating...true...life changing...YOU are a precious jewel to God our Father.  Just...Wow.  I love you my sweet little bit and I hope you will always know, YOU are precious.

Ode to Doc McStuffins

So, as with most families, my children are definitely my comedians.  I could write a book about the things they say...sometimes I laugh, sometimes I want to cry...lol...but always I thank God for them.  Just the other day my two year old sweetie walked into the room, I hadn't even gotten up out of bed...and she says, "Take deese bowls and put them here like dis.  Just do it, Mama...and Doc McStuffins will make you all bebber"... oh my...be afraid...be very afraid... ;)


Thoughts from a Soccer Mom

So we've spent the better part of our weekend at a soccer tournament...and we LOVED it!  My son has played soccer since he was 3, he's now 5, and I have to say...I hope he sticks with it.  Soccer has taught him the value of team work, work vs. play, athleticism, good sportsmanship and so much more.  This year has been tough, because he's on a VERY young team for their age bracket, but if they stick together, they have such great potential for the years ahead!   After last season's undefeated run, it's been a tough life lesson in "losing", but I know it's building character and stamina in my precious 8 year old son.  As with life, we have to win some and we have to lose some... I just hope he takes the losses and turns these moments into lessons for future winning seasons.  And in the end...it's all just a game...but it sure is fun to win!  ;)
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