Friday, August 29, 2008

Get your belt







My little one has become a compulsive belt wearer (if that is a word). She loves to put on belts...belts around her arms, legs, chest, etc. She likes to wear them properly as well, but it can be a hassle when it come to potty time. Toddlers tend to be very independent when it comes to dressing themselves and doing things by their self.
With Roxy's current belt fetish, I have been on the look out for cute, easy to fasten belts. I was searching on-line when I came across Myself Belts. They have a slew of boys, girls, teens and even adult belts that can be fastened using just one hand. Click over to http://myselfbelts.com/index.cfm and you will find a variety of patterns and prints and even personalized belts. Myself Belts has been featured in some of the top selling parent friendly magazines and is being sold in select retail stores such as Nordstrom and Stride Rite.

Visit their site for a full list of details concerning styles, pricing, ordering info. and available retail locations.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Little Monkey Toes








I love the HUGE variety of shoes that you can find for your little ones (Boys and Girls) over at http://www.littlemonkeytoes.com/index.asp Little Monkey Toes. If you are looking for a certain style of shoe to make that special outfit complete, look no further. Little Monkey Toes has it all!

(Pediped shoe and product description pictured above)





Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Goodbye summer






















As the weather turns rainy with that humid dampness and the days become shorter it is a true reminder that summer is coming to an end. So, as I hang on to those last few reminders of the warm air, bright sunshine and outside beauty, here are a few pictures of what I have to show for summer. I have posted pictures of flowers and flowering bushes/trees from my yard. I love to plant flowers and admire their beauty. So, goodbye summer....hello fall.

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's party time!


With so many of my friends and family members having birthdays this month, I can't help but to be in the mood for some hot party finds. I came across this little "party girl" on Etsy. This Etsy seller makes all kinds of party girls. Find them here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_3&listing_id=14593675 Happy birthday to all of you August babies!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Simple things






I was feeling a little spunky today and I came across this Etsy seller http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13109559 that totally made my day. This chic knows how to take simple things and turn them into clever little items. Click on the link above to view her unique creations. She makes handmade journals, sticky note holders, pendants...you name it, it's there.







Fit for a princess


I stumbled across this http://www.prettyposhprincess.com/web site today and I just had to share it with you. If you are looking for any fairy or princess type items, this is the place. They have everything a princess could dream of!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby items







This is a fun book that I came across the other day. It is Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones. This book is full of sewing projects and cute crafty items for babies. You can find this book along with many of Amy's other sewing books over at http://www.amazon.com/

Monday, August 18, 2008

Clearance sale!!!




Here is a little something to lift the Monday blues. Go shopping!!! One of my favorite online retailers is doing a huge summer clearance with 50% off everything in the store! Click here http://www.iza-bella.com/ to rack up on some great deals!
All items at IzaBella are handmade by my friend Lisa and her Mom. These items wont last long and once they are gone they will not be reproduced. So, hurry over and grab some goodies before they are gone...for good!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

How to....


Can't sew? No problem. Get a gorgeous fabric covered box without the needle and thread. Check out the how to instructions by clicking here http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/fabric-covered-boxes_1.html

This is a great way to add a little personal touch to room decor, use as a gift box or just something to keep your odds and ends stored away. This is a project I have got to try... maybe a gift box for Bryar's birthday present?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This book you gotta have



What is it about French women? They always look so stylish and chic...the scarves, the glamour look and the to die for complexions. If you are looking for the "look", you have gotta get this book, The Left Bank Look.


It's an easy guide to image transfers, stenciling and sewing tricks that can give your home and wardrobe a fabulous makeover. You can purchase a copy over at http://www.amazon.com/. They have this item in new and used condition for a fraction of the retail cost. So, use some of the money you save on the book to savvy up the new you!




Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to school



Like most of you, we began the back to school routine this week. Roxy's had her first day of 3 year pre-k today. Her teachers are wonderful and the school staff is simply amazing. I get that "good" feeling every time I drop her off, knowing that she is in good hands. I have posted a picture of little Roxanne as she was entering into her school today. I walked her to class, helped her hang up her bag, retrieved some crayons and marker out of her supply box and she settled in nicely. I watched her eyes take in her new surroundings...new faces, familiar faces, classroom activity and all the other first day events. She was totally calm and ready to take on her new adventure. As I kissed her goodbye, she reminded me that it was OK for me to go. So, without being pushed out, I bowed out of the classroom with a whisper of prayer for her to have a wonderful and blessed day. My little Roxy is growing up and I am thankful for every moment that I am able to be a part of.







Friday, August 8, 2008

SwOOzies BOGO!!!




Get a great deal on some fantastic paper items. Head on over to http://www.swoozies.com/ and check out all the items that Swoozies has to offer. They are running a great promotion on BOGO (buy one, get one) on some of their paper items. They are also giving FREE monogramming on selected items. So, hurry over and grab some goods. At these prices, they wont last long!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cute as a button!


I am crazy over buttons. I use them on all sorts of my creative projects. They are a fun, unique and an economical way to add a little pizazz to all sorts of things. I love these little paper flowers that I found on Etsy, click here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_11&listing_id=14050182 to view the listing. These little guys would be perfect for scrapbook pages, note cards, place cards, invitations, gift wrap embellishments, etc... the ideas are endless!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

This one's for the girls






Have you ever had your three year old pull out a pad or tampon from your purse and say "Look mommy, what's this?" Or have you been fumbling around for your wallet at the register and managed to fling one of those little dudes onto the counter. Well, for all of you who answered yes, this one is for you! Here is a super stylish way to keep all of your personal items in their place. Take a look at this Etsy find by clicking here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13988679 . There are a ton of fabulous fabric prints available. Don't wait to long or "Flo" will catch you unprepared for her visit!




Monday, August 4, 2008

Puppy love


(pictured above : Sammie girl)


This one is for Sammie girl (my dog)! I love this chic dog collar. Another great Etsy find. You can view the entire listing here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13856349. This Etsy seller offers a variety of pet items, not just collars. So, go over and pick something out for little Fido!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wanna play dolls?


Who doesn't love paper dolls? I found this Etsy listing for a game using paper dolls. It looks like loads of fun. This would be a great gift for any occasion!
You can click here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11289375 to view the listing. If my little ones were a wee bit older, I'd make sure Santa knew about this!

Friday, August 1, 2008

The winner is.....


Thank you to everyone who left a comment about the shake, rattle and roll giveaway. It means so much to know that people are reading my post. My blog is here to help others with everyday life, giving them a little something to smile about!


With the help of little Roxanne, we decided that Elizabeth should be the contest winner. After all, that's Roxy's middle name, hence the name of the blog "Eliza...".


Here is what Elizabeth had to say... For my first child, I bought something like this with a little panda face on it but it is not nearly as cute as yours. These are darling!

Thank you Elizabeth for your kind words and for participating in my first giveaway. Please email me your address so that I can mail you the wrist rattle. For those of you who may be interested in this item, they are available and can be customized in other fabric patterns. You can email me if you would like to place an order.


I am looking forward to another giveaway soon. My goal is to have one once a month...Spread the word!