Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I thought I had already blogged these pictures, since may was a while ago and it is almost JULY!! crazy. We had some awesome weather back in May, June has been kinda cold an rainy tho hopefully July will smarten up and be gorgeous for us to go swimming every day!! I can't even tell you how excited I am to be done my day home for the summer, it is gonna be weird but AWESOME to just have 2 kids! 
My kids are obsessed with bubbles, but what kid isn't?? they are the best ever!

Ash just looking ridiculously cute in her new shorts from her Auntie Michelle! She has some mad bubble skills. 

My kids are so serious! ha ha look at that concentration. Check out our grass!! we planted it last summer and its finally coming up....a little patchy, but we will take it!

WE got a bunch of new toys for the backyard recently, including the infamous slide, and this awesome cozy coupe, a new wagon, a tiny wagon, a smattering of bikes. our house looks like a daycare! now we just need a fence to hide it all, our poor neighbors.

This was one day after Ash got up from a nap, they both just sat on the chair snuggling up watching strawberry shortcake. I love it when they are nice to each other. There is nothing cuter!! I know they do love each other even tho they fight most of the time. Ash always asks "where Coeee?" when she wakes up and Chloe is the same. jumps up to go get ash as soon as we hear her calling. And for some reason she calls for "Mana" when she wants to get out. I am not too sure who she is asking for since she calls me mommy the rest of the time. mixture of mom and nana perhaps?? either way its cute. 

Chloe was being such a good big sister pushing ash around in this tote. This must have been a sister bonding day cause they are in the same clothes in all these pics, or I just pulled out the camera more! 

Even got some hugs in there. If you know Ash, this is a VERY rare occurance. I asked for a kiss the other day and after she gave me the fastest one she could manage she said "hug?" that was seriously the first time EVER she has asked me for a hug. I may have teared up a little. 

My kids love corn on the cob! whats not to love?? chloe can eat more than me, but didn't want her picture taken apparently. 

What the WHAT??? this was blowing my mind!! who is this HUGE girl?? and where is my baby Ashy??? she is def not a baby anymore and it makes me sad all day. 

This was when we were working on our rental house. the kids would sit in this hole in the wall and watch cartoons. 

Poor Chloe is too much like her mother ;)

Having some dinner at the rental house. don't mind their outfits, they are the painting clothes!

one of the hot days we put the slide into the pool. they had a BLAST!! 

CHloe always wants her hair done like Natalie (the little girl I babysit) but Natalie has about as much hair as sometimes its difficult. but we pulled off the twist/side pony one day and she HAD to have this giant flower, but she looked pretty cute. 

Fun at the park!

Having a snack with daddy after church. 

Followed by a nap for some of us. 

And last but not least Ash loves these goggles. they make everything blue she will wear them forever!! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

winner winner

Thanks for everyone who entered the giveaway! the Lucky winner is Shayla Anderson! She has two of the cutest little girls around so I am sure she will get a lot of use out of some new bows! I will be messaging you shortly! congrats! 
And because I was feeling super generous I decided to choose one more winner, and the lucky commenter was Kimberly Lynn! Kim was one of my roommates during my (Very brief) time at BYUI. She is such a sweetheart and has 3 darling little girls, congrats kim! you can choose any headband, or bow of your choosing! 
Thanks again for everyone who entered and supports my little bow making habit! love you all :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


My New Years resolution this year was to make bows every month and keep the stock new and fresh. I think I made that resolution last year as well and failed miserably....nothing has changed. So here we are 6 months later I finally got some new bows/headbands ready to ship out to Raymond! 

 It has sure been a long couple of weeks. It is not an easy task to make hundreds of headbands in my "spare time" while babysitting 6 kids all day. But we made it, my house has not been clean in a very long time and I may have 2 weeks of laundry piled up, but they are DONE! phew! 
We have the ruffles, because you know I can't resist them!

Chloe is a good little model. I just couldn't let her look at the camera or I get a humongous CHEESE smile!! 

I made these giant bows and kinda really love them. 

I think Chloe would be soooo cute with this bow with her long curly side pony. well I can dream can't I?? someday she will have long hair.....right?

I saw a big bow on pinterest like this and was in love with the idea. Maybe one day my kids will be able to have a cute messy bun, until then I will have to steal their bows ;)

And my personal favorite, the simple bows on bands. 

I made a really wide variety this time around, but only ended up making one of each size color. So if there is one you want you will have to act fast! 

Ash isn't as willing to pose for me, but we will take her scowls!

I do have more fabric for MOST of the bows so if there is one you like I can probably make you one If we are all out, either facebook me or email me :

I had this great idea to put one of each bow i made on my cookie jar and take a picture. It was alot cuter in my head :(  and then I just slipped them all off at the same time resulting in a stage 5 tangled mess! uuuugh it took me like 2 hours to untangle. 

But we finally got them separated so I could show you all the cute pink ones!!

And some delicious yellow

beautiful blues. I think the one 3rd down is my favorite one. It is made out of some vintage fabric that was my grandmas. cute right?

lovely reds!

and some neutrals...I think I missed a few florals in there somewhere. They must have been hiding on me!

And I have a plethora of grosgrain ribbon chunky bows, these are all the ones I have right now, but if there is a color you are really wanting just let me know and I can usually make it for you asap!

And of course it wouldn't be a bow post without a GIVEAWAY!!! so I have decided to give away a pair of chunky bows (pictured above) your choice! AND I will make you a custom ruffled headband  the color of your choosing (I can make most colors) 


1. leave a comment on this post! easy peasy!
Make sure to leave your email address so I can get ahold of you if you win!

2. for an additional entry you can post on FB and come back to leave a separate comment telling me you have done so! 

The giveaway will go until Tuesday evening,(June 26th) tell all your friends and  

Oh and for all your Raymondites. I will have the bows at the store in the morning (Friday June 22nd) So make sure you go get the first pick!