Monday, August 31, 2009

Freestone Park

Poor Livie with the sun her eyes.
Lots of hungry ducks!
Boo Boo even went on a big boy swing all by himself!
Sweet boys!

Preemie Doll Reborn By Me!

This sweet girl was Reborn on August 30th with only 15 hours of "labor"...

Her newborn baby skin tone was established with many different layers of paint, veins delicately placed, a stork bite on her forehead, and even a heart shaped beauty mark on her left thigh all designed by myself. Weighted with glass beads to a perfect preemie weight of 3lbs. 2ozs. With her tiny legs bent she is just over 16inches long.

Her nails are all painted with white tips, lips are glossed, eyebrows, and her eyelashes were hand painted. She is even scented with baby powder and is wearing a preemie size Pampers Swaddler!

Baby's angelic glass eyes look so real! You are able to wash, brush and care for her soft top quality Mohair that was all hand rooted piece by piece.

I listed her on Ebay last night, her reserve is $99 and included free shipping! If she does not sell I know a little mommy that I bet would love to adopt her.

I going complete a Reborn prior to Christmas and hold a "special" giveaway, I am so excited to tell you about it soon!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fun in the Sun!

My dear friend Mandy and her family made a visit to Scotsdalle this weekend from North Carolina.

Did I mention poor Mandy is in this Arizona heat at 7 months pregnant? The pool was a perfect escape for her!

Look at those biceps!

Beautiful mermaids!

Water from the wall fountain sure was yummy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One Posh Kid Giveaway!!!

So stoked about this adorable dress, I so wish it came in Olivia's size! One Posh Kid had so generously offered to give away one Cupcake Couture Dress to a lucky reader...sizes are 6/12 mos, 12/18 months, 18/24 months and 2/3. Retail value $46. Pictured above on Ali Landry's daughter!
OPK's sweet cupcake couture is the perfect birthday set for any princess on her special day. With a double tiered ruffle at the bottom hem and girly ruffle trim on the neckline, this dress is absolutely adorable! The have so many other things your little princess would be in love with, make sure you visit One Posh Kid today! Owner Wendy has offered free shipping to all of my readers who spend over $25, use coupon SELFFree09 at checkout.

Rule to Enter:

  1. Must be a follower of this site.

  2. Must be a follower of One Posh Kid's Blog.

  3. Leave me a comment including your favorite item from OPK's store!

  4. If you make a purchase from OPK during this giveaway you will get three extra entries!

  5. If you blog about this giveaway you will get two extra entries! Make sure you leave me the link to your post.
Giveaway begins today and will end at 11:59pm on Tuesday Sept 1st.
Good Luck!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Liam Olivier

Pink and white plaid Mary Janes $20

Army shirt covered in cupcake $15

Strawberry shortcake knee highs $5

A blackmail picture for later PRICELESS!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Urgent prayer request for Cindy Wyatt

Please see updates on Cindy made April 8, 2010 here.

I first heard about Cindy's journey through my mom's friend. After reading her Caring Bridge story I new my faith readers had to hear it too, you have gotten us through so much with my Papa. I am coming to ask you to please, be a prayer warrior for Cindy and her family. Cindy's husband Steve is the senior pastor at Christ Church of the Crossroads in Anthem, Arizona

To brief you on her story:

Cindy was diagnosed with breast & lymph node cancer back in Feb. '09, shortly after she had a lumpectomy. Margins were clean and lymph nodes were clear, God answered their prayers! Both radiation and chemotherapy were used to treat her disease and she had her last chemo treatment on July 15, 09!

August 16, 2009 Cindy suffered a seizure, a CAT scan revealed she has 6 lesions on her brain. She has been transferred to The Barrow Institute (same hospital Papa was in)

The MRI results showed she actually has 16 lesions on the brain, and they are definitely cancer. She will need full head radiation for 3 weeks. There will be no brain biopsy as she is not a surgical candidate. Steve, Cindy's husband will take her home today from Barrows to be with her kids and family. Her PET scan is being done right now and she will be seen tomorrow to begin the process of radiation.
All journal entries can be read on Cindy Wyatt's Caring Bridge site.

Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord."

Monday, August 17, 2009

Downy Orchid Allure Fabric Softner....A Must Have!

My mind/nose is fixated on this new Downy Simply Pleasures scent, Orchid Allure! The scent is soft, tangy pomegranate, balanced by a bouquet of exotic floral notes and finished with a rich, mysterious musk.

I washed all of my bedding and the bath towels in it today, pure heaven! Okay, okay so I dabbed a little behind my ear while adding it to the wash... once you have smelled it you won't judge me!

You must go out and try it, look for the black bottle and make sure you come back to tell me what you think!

A Crown For Your Princess! Giveaway....

A fairytale treasure for your little princess. A small size 0-3 months, long sleeved Gerber Onesie, hand embellished by myself!
You can wash it, dry it, and show her off in it!

Giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59 on Mon. Aug. 24th.

  1. Make sure your are a follower of this site!
  2. Tell me who it is for.
  3. Make sure you leave your email address if it is already not on your profile.

Good Luck!

A giveaway for your little turkey!

Can you think of a better way to start off your fall season? A size 12 month Gerber Onesie embellished with a turkey, complete googly eyes! Perfect for a boy or a girl!

Washable, made by me, recommend drying on a low setting. Giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59pm on the 24th.

  1. If you are not already sign up to be a follower!

  2. Leave a comment letting me know who it is for.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

1st week of school....

Olivia started pre-school this past week and Jalen entered the third grade. Taking the time to comb and gel Jalen's 5 cowlicks into place prior to leaving the house was a waste of time, he tossed it around with his fingers once he entered the school gates. Apparently having your hair combed and in place is no longer cool.

Olivia attends 5 days per week for about 2.5 hours per day. The start time of Liv's class is just about 5 minutes after Jalen's starts, sure makes it easy for me to walk her to class after dropping Jalen. She has been a great comfort to her sweet new friend Simone.
Overall is has been an awesome first week for all! Liam is loving his time alone with mommy...and so is mommy!

P.S. Please pray for Liam today, he has a terrible cough coming on.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blessed Assurace

Nana was telling me about the breaking news story regarding a family of four being found dead in their Scottsdale Az. home. Apparently a murder suicide, looks like the Dad pulled the trigger killing his wife, son (5), and son (10).
I briefly read the story on azcentral before getting into the tub. If you are anything like me when you see news stories like this you may feel there is little hope for the future. I get concerned for my kids, my grand kids and even my great-grand kids.
I jumped out of the tub, got my bible and got back in. I started praying for this family, praying for their neighbors, friends and loved ones. Psalm 37, story about David trusting in the Lord immediately came to mind.

Even when it looks like evil will over power righteousness in our fallen world, God never abandons His children. They may experience heartache, God's children are never forsaken. His blessings will extend into the next generation.

He never ceases to amaze me when I start in prayer and with the only manual I need in my life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Miss Ava Grace

Sweet baby Ave coming home from the hospital, look at that dark hair. What happened?

The princess is not afraid to get a little dirty....

We feel so blessed to have Ava as our niece! She is the baby girl of the Self family and Olivia's best friend/sister at heart.

We all love you Ava Grace!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wombfruit Wraps Giveaway Winner!!!

Congrats to the winner of the awesome Wombfruit Wraps !!! Thanks again to Rachael for the wrap giveaway, everyone that has purchased them can't say enough kind things.

BCBC Rogers said...
I don't know how I missed this! I am always looking for a good wrap! Cohen loves loves loves to be worn. I am so glad I found the site-I really like the tie-dye ones :-)
July 28, 2009 7:59 PM

Please email me your address!

Olivia is lovin her Layla....