Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The winner of the SewCuteStitches Giveaway is Kristal Hatch Mulder

Kristal Hatch Mulder is the winner of the SewCuteStitches giveaway.  Kristal, please contact SewCuteStitches, by either FB PM or posting on their timeline to claim your prize.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

GIVEAWAY ~ one Applique Shirt from SewCuteStitches

Now that the holiday weekend is over and everyone is all shopped out, I have a giveaway for you from SewCuteStitches.  SewCuteStitches is a custom clothing boutique that can be found on Facebook.  The owner is a stay at home mom and she loves to sew and create custom outfits for her children as well as yours.  We have one shirt from her and will be buying another for Christmas.  We wore ours for Thanksgiving so here is my little model showing off her shirt

I like these shirts better than any others that I have bought because the embroidery is nice and thick (not cheap or thin)

The t-shirt itself is also nice and thick, not the thin Garanimals shirts that we usually receive when we order an applique shirt.  I also love the ruffle details on the cuffs and waist (boys shirts do not have ruffles, lol)

So now, the giveaway, SewCuteStitches will be giving one lucky reader one (1) applique t-shirt (short sleeve or long sleeve).  To enter you must "like" SewCuteStitches (click here to be redirected to her page) and then leave a comment.  You must "like" and also leave a comment on SewCuteStitches Facebook Page to be entered (if you already like SewCuteStitches you only need to leave a comment).  We will be accepting entries until 9 p.m. EST on November 28 and will have a drawing shortly after 9 pm EST on November 28.

Although the giveaway is for a shirt, the owner also makes custom outfits.  Here are a few examples of her work.

Don't forget the giveaway!  "Like" and then comment on SewCuteStitches Facebook Page before 9 pm EST on November 28 and you could win one of these shirts.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Give Custom Wall Art by Michelle Raye a try!

I usually (always write about clothes) but today we are changing things up, with something new and super cool that I just discovered...

Over the past few weeks, I have been transforming our guest bedroom into a playroom for Gabby (which is why I haven't been writing very much, it has been keeping me super busy after work).  I have been agonizing about what to do for artwork for the walls.  I didn't want family pictures, or regular boring artwork.  I wanted something creative, playful and fun that would work well with the art that Gabby creates at her art table that we then hang on her art display. That is when I stumbled upon Michelle Rayes Designs, and my problem was solved.  She is a facebook friend of mine that I B/S/T and chat with, but I didn't know she was such a creative, little computer artist!! Here are a few examples of her computer artwork.  You can use these for a playroom or themed bedroom.

As I was perusing her page, I also discovered that she can make custom birthday party invites.  I am so non-creative that I buy pre-packaged, lame, invites from Wal-Mart and fill them out by hand (yes, I know, I suck) but now that I have found these, next year Gabby will have awesome, custom birthday invites.

She can also make you a grown up piece of family artwork, using your names, children's names, birth dates, anniversary dates, etc  (hint:  these would make a great Christmas gifts for Parents or the ever hard to buy for Grandparents)

Or, you can get one of these for the sports fan in your life

Lastly, with the holidays coming, it is time to look for teacher gifts...  So, I saw this on her page and thought it was a super cute idea

This is inexpensive, original, creative, custom and fun!!  You can have a piece of custom artwork made, size 16x20, and emailed to you for $17 and then you can have it printed by which ever photo service you use to print your digital photos (not sure where else, you can get custom artwork for $17).  If you select a design she has already created, then the cost goes down to $12.  The cost to create a custom birthday invite is $7, which is emailed to you and then you can print at home on cardstock (seriously, this is cheaper than the lame, pre-packaged ones that I have been buying...).  Teacher gifts are 8x10 size and cost $7 (being that they are 8x10 you can also print them at home).

If you are interested, you can order on her Facebook Page.  She is a super, nice mom, that I have gotten to know over the last year and will do a fantastic job for you!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Can I brag? Gabby's 4 year old portraits in Persnickety

Every fall Gabby has her yearly portraits done at CSM Photography by Connie Sue and just like previous years, we chose outfits by Persnickety Clothing Company.  I did have to shop around to find all the pieces for these outfits.  All these outfits, including the Joyfolie Shoes, we purchased at Addy's ClosetSmart and Sassy Looks and The Frilly Frog.

I say this every year, but this year's pictures are my favorite.  The first outfit we chose was the Persnickety Lucille Dress, Persnickety Cream Leg Warmers and Joyfolie Maci Boot

I do like to do an outfit change during our photo session, so the second outfit we went with was the Persnickety Alice Vest, Grey Dot Basic Tee, Grey Dot Ruffle Legging, Black Tutu Skirt (from the Holiday 2011 line) and the Joyfolie Kat Shoes.

If you are in North Carolina, I recommend checking out CSM Photography by Connie Sue, she has great, affordable packages, with a CD from your photo session, so you can print your own pictures, as many as you like :) and of course you know I recommend Persnickety Clothing for your portrait outfits.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Persnickety 20% off begins at Midnight - 3 days only!!

I got up this morning and logged on to my computer to set my Fantasy Football Lineups, as I do every Sunday morning and had few surprise emails in my inbox.  Persnickety, Phases 1 & 2, will be on sale, beginning at Midnight tonight (Sunday) for 20% off and an extra special deal on leggings.  Act fast, the sale only lasts for 3 days.
Here are a few of our favorite pieces from Phases 1 & 2 (Pink Lace& Pine Cones and Vintage Woodlands).

I won't bore you with tons of photos, by now you have seen the lines, but here is Gabby wearing one of my favorite sets from the first 2 phases.  This is the Sylvia Dress, Gold Leggings and Newsboy Hat.

Check out my favorite stores for your sale items, I believe they are all still offering Free Shipping (use coupon code Kami for free shipping at Smart and Sassy Looks), so since it is highly likely one store won't have the size you need in all the pieces you want, you might have to shop around at Addy's Closet, One Good Thread, Smart and Sassy Looks and Katiebug's Kids.

A few things to remember:
  • This sale is for 3 days only beginning at midnight tonight (Sunday)
  • Select styles from Phases 1 & 2 (Pink Lace & Pine Cones and Vintage Woodlands) Collections are on sale.  The sale does not include Phase 3 (Jeweled Forrest) or the Holiday Collection
  • Persnickety Sale items don't last long, so shop early