Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shop hop


Love to shop, love fabric, love sewing, crafting or just being among ladies of like interest? Join me in the shop hop! You can read about it here. This is going to be so much fun. I can't wait to see what each shop has to offer! I am sure you wont want to miss Karen Taylor's shop, A Scarlet Thread. She has some of the most beautiful boutique fabrics...about 6,000 + bolts to be exact. I love her shop, it's like a candy store for sew-a-holic!

Wowsers....me?


That was my exact thought when I received an email today from my fiend Kris over at SWAK.com. For those of you who have never heard of SWAK.com, it's a jaw dropping, amazing, creative, loaded with fun site full of embroidery designs. A couple of weeks ago I posted a little apron dress that I made and embroidered a little red apple design on the front. This is a design that I found over at SWAK. You'll never guess...it was FREE! Yep, cute and FREE..I was shocked! The design was a perfect fit for what I needed to give the apron dress a finished look. Anyway, to my surprise...I was featured! SWAK.com has an e-newsletter that generates every so often and I was featured for my creation using the apple embroidery design. I thought that was so "sweet"! - LOL Thanks Kris for all that you do over at SWAK.com and for featuring my creation that looks so great...thanks to SWAK!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Don't forget



The Henry County Mompreneurs will be having our first meeting tomorrow, Tues. Feb. 24th @ 6:00pm. Please join us if you are a work at home mom looking for a unique place to meet other WAHM's. There wil be refreshments served, tons of goodies, door prizes and a room full of ladies just itching to get to know you. The Mompreneurs are here to encourage and help each other with business needs as well as mommy life! I hope to see you there :)


Sunday, February 22, 2009

where ya at?


To answer all of the email questions of ..."Where are you?", we took a spur of the moment family vacation this past week. Roxanne was out of school and we decided that all of us could use a little time away. We had a wonderful time just being free to do what we wanted, when we wanted, eat how we wanted...where we wanted...etc. It was just a truly fun time with the family. I hope you all have been well. Sorry I ducked out without giving you guys the scoop, but it was such a last minute trip that we were here one day and gone the next. Anyway, I'll be posting some exciting news soon...stick around!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A little something for yourself


With spring on the way, I can't help but to find myself being attracted to cute little hand bags. Out with the old drab brown and black totes and step into spring with this soft yellow print bag. I love the unique design and it's functionality! You can find it here.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Did I mention that I like little red apples too!




My new motto is "Red...is delicious"! Doesn't this yummy fabric make you want to drool? I am totally in love with it! The first time I laid eyes on this print I knew I had to have it...a lot of it! It took weeks for this line to become available to retailers. As soon as it was on the shelf, I headed straight for the cutting table....true love! The fabric is part of Sandi Henderson's newest fabric line, Farmer's Market. The little apron dress above is part of her sewing pattern collection, the Claire pattern. I made this little set for my youngest daughter, Bryar. Hmmmm...I'm thinking little red apples (green ones too) will be popular at the Roe house this summer!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Crash and burn

OK, so this is not funny...at all! You know my new laptop that I just purchased 7 days ago. Well, it's fried! Yep, serious! It was in the shop on the 7th day. "A VIRUS...again!", I said, like I hadn't heard that line before! So, needless to say I lost my computer again! Thank goodness there was no charge to me and my computer was able to be cleaned. We now have some super geeky, techo, anti-EVERYTHING program running on this doozie of a computer. Shew, I burnt it up in 7 days. Is that like a world record or something. You should have seen the geek squads face..."you've only had this for seven days?" It would have made you laugh. Just think of it, Miss. crafty over here has the geeksters puzzled...I was laughing(on the inside) and praying to the good Lord I serve that he would bail me out of this nightmare once more. Thank you Jesus...you're one awesome computer tech!

Friday, February 13, 2009

XOXO...











Today is Roxanne's Valentine's exchange. The teachers asked that each parent help their child create a box for their Valentine's. With a little thought and some supplies I had on hand, here's what we came up with.
My talented friend Kris and her daughter also created a Valentine's box for her daughters Valentine's exchange. Check is out here! It's a totally cute and fun Valentine's box that you can carry like a purse. Yep, she's one crafty mama!

I wish you all a wonderful and happy Valentine's day!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I love little green apples










I have been working for days/weeks now on a little something that I will let you have a peek at. It's an adorable little.....oooopppss, you'll have to wait!








Button bobs...now available!



OK, so you thought I was done creating, right? NEVER!!! I have just added one of my newest creations, little fun hair bobs! They are available in my Etsy shop. You can click here to check them out! They are simple, sweet and stylish...just like a girl should be!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Big belly's are cute...






when you're prego! For all of you expecting moms, here's a cute little t-shirt just for you. Jellybean apparel has some stylish mommy t's that your gonna love. My two favorites are the hand & heart love t-shirt and the due date stork t-shirt. Aren't they just adorable!



Fairy tale ball





Princess Roxanne along with her princess friends gathered with prince charming, Peter Pan, Hook, Ms. Pots and other fantasy friends at her fairy tale ball. Roxanne had a wonderful time enjoying some delicious refreshments and showing off some pretty cool dance moves at the ball. The table was set with Valentine crafts the kids had been working on along with boxed roses and illuminating candles. The fairy tale guest were served like royalty.
There was a silver punch fountain, chocolate fondue with a variety of fruits for dipping, and a beautiful banquet cake! It was such a fun time. Mimi joined us at the ball and had a blast doing the chicken dance with Roxanne...those two are soooo silly!
Enjoy the show :)

video

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm back

Well, guess what? My computer has been officially pronounced dead! Yep, it totally stinks. The bright side is, all of my data was able to be saved...shew! And, due to my constant ventures into Tommy's office to use his computer, he got mad at me (not really)! He is weird about his office, it's like his domain. Everyone in the house is ban from entering, it's like a secret place or something. He's afraid we will mess something up. Imagine that, two kids and a me...what could go wrong, right? Anyway, he decided that the only way to keep me out was to get me a new computer. So, I'm back...at "my" desk.



I know you all are ready to here about what has been going on the last couple of weeks here at the Roe house. It goes something like this...

Birthday #1



I celebrated my 31st birthday last month. We will leave it at that. Some events that day were too good to forget and others too crushing to want to remember.
*My mom and Roxanne made me this surprise birthday cake...delicious!*


Funky hair


The queen of ponytails decided that she wanted me to fix her hair with "lots of ponies". So, here is a little snapshot of what I came up with. It turned out pretty cute...for a four year old. It's not one that anyone over the age of 10 should attempt - LOL!



Birthday #2

Roxanne loves to go to Yuki, a Japanese restaurant here in town. She insisted that we go there for her birthday. But, ladies only..."no boys allowed" were the order from the birthday girl. So, my mom, Roxanne, Bryar and myself enjoyed a delicious and fun night with Roxanne at Yuki. My mom made a special birthday (surprise) cake for Roxanne. It was a Barbie birthday cake. She did a fabulous job and Roxanne was thrilled! Roxanne wanted a light haired Barbie...funny story!



Birthday #2 (continued)




We arrived back home from Yuki and the birthday girl quickly morphed into Barbie princess Roxanne. We invited our family to join us for cake and ice cream. Roxanne enjoyed spending time with her cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. She is a social butterfly...she lives for friends & family! Happy birthday Roxanne, mommy loves you!


It's was a busy January for us. Now, onto February. Where does the time go?



Friday, February 6, 2009

manly card


Well, I think I have found the perfect valentines card for my sweetheart. I was looking here when I came across this manly valentine card. Isn't it adorable..if that's a word you use with manly - LOL!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blog update

Just a quick note to share some new features that I have added to my blog. I have set up a followers tab and a subscription tab for those of you who would like to join me and follow this blog. You can find these featues on the left sidebar right above my blog link list. I have had the blog linked to many of you with an automated email that will send you each post as published. I will be doing away with this feature within a few weeks. Please subscribe to the blog if you would like to be updated on new post. I am looking forward to sharing new ideas and maybe even a new adventure of sorts. Stay linked if you want to hear more....freebies coming soon!


**Many of you have asked about new picture and family events. My computer is still in the shop. Yep, it's been about 3 weeks now...ggrrrrr! Tommy has been so kind to allow me in his office to use his and keep things up to date. The IT guy is trying to rebuild my computer. It was hit with something that destroyed it's memory. We have nicknamed it "The Beast"! The IT guy said he's never seen anything like it...my luck, right? I promise, pictures and events will be posted ASAP upon return of The Beast - LOL!**

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

OK ladies, here is your chance to get involved with your local community! My dear friend Lisa Bacon has waved her creative wand (once again..she's awesome) and she has put together a meeting group for "Mompreneurs". This meeting group is designed to allow ladies to talk about business and the challenges of being a work at home mom. It is also a way to encourage and support moms who are thinking of starting their own business (that's me!). If you would like to find out more about this meeting group, you can click here. We have 9 members at this time and would love to see others join. Our first meeting will be held on Tues. February 24th @ 6:00 p.m. Please feel free to browse the site. You can also email Lisa or myself from the site if you have further questions. Come join us!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gifts of love


As I was strolling through the Valentines decor and candy goods at our local Target, I was struck by Cupid. Yep, he struck me right in the heart! Something came over me that was a total inspiration of love. Not the hot steamy kind of love that you read in some of those Valentines cards...shew some of them need a WARNING sign - LOL! It was just a true love, a love for life and what it has to offer. So, call me mushy I guess, but it was awesome. Cupid, thanks for reminding me of what love is and how thankful I am to have the family that I have. To my dear Tommy, thank you for loving me and our precious girls, we have a beautiful family. I love you...more than words!