Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring has SPRUNG...and other random updates.

I am happy to say that Spring has FINALLY arrived!! The weather is so nice outside and I'm able to go out and get some great pictures with my little girl again! Now if only the wind would let up a little we'd be doing GREAT! We went outside today and Rayne helped me plant a few things in the garden that my husband framed for me. (When I say she helped...she stood behind me in her tutu, bows, and pink dress up high heels and told me that I was doing a good job)

Two of my kiddos have Birthdays this week. My oldest son turned 12 on Monday and my youngest turns 1 on Thursday. It's official....I don't have any "babies" anymore. It's a little sad for me that all of my kids are growing up so fast.

In case you're looking for some awesome giveaways, I am sponsoring one on Kate n' Kaboodle . She's doing a whole week of Etsy sellers that are giving away really cool items! Stop by and you can enter to win my Pink Leopard Poofy Piggie Bows.
I hope everyone has a great day and if it's nice outside where you live...get out and ENJOY it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet my little model...

I haven't been able to get around and do much this week but I wanted to post something good for my blog. So I thought I'd give everyone who doesn't already know my beautiful little girl a chance to get to know her a little here.
You all see her modeling a ton of items for me in my shop but lets find out a little more about my sweet little model Rayne.

1. She LOVES spaghetti! Her other favorite foods are cupcakes and mandarin oranges.

2. She's a pageant diva. If you come to our house she will make you look at her trophies, and yes, the majority of them are taller than she is.

3. For a 2 (almost three) year old she has incredible patience with me when the camera is malfunctioning or when the weather is being uncooperative and trying to blow her away.

4. She loves to ham it up on stage!

5. She refuses to leave the house without bows in her hair now, and she thinks everything I make is hers!

She's really a great little girl! Even if she is quite a handful sometimes (I'll tell you several of those trophies from the pageants are for Personality b/c she has a TON of it). She helps me clean, plays with her little brother and is tons of fun to play with. She's a little bit of a tomboy, she is tough, beautiful, and joyful! I love my little girl and all of my kiddos. They are the inspiration for my work and the reason I work so hard.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fearless! Sort of....

I'm just going to say it...Starting a business where you are your own boss is SCARY! That's right. I said it. Sometimes it is downright terrifying.

There are many reasons it is so frightening. You're success or failure is a reflection on no one other than yourself. You are using your own money to try and get this up and running, not some corporation you have no personal attatchment to. What if no one likes my product? Worse than that...what if no one BUYS my product. Scary, right?

Many people who haven't ventured into the unknown yet and followed their dream of working for themselves let the fears of these things overpower them. They wish they could do what they love, but are stopped by fear.

My advice : There will ALWAYS be fear. There is always a reason not to try something. Trust me, you're not the only one who has those fears! We all do. You just have to overcome them and persevere.

Take that leap you've been afraid to take! (In any aspect of life, not just business) Sure, it can and probably will be scary. But if nothing else...you can say that you DID IT! And won't that feel good?

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."-Eleanor Roosevelt