Thursday, October 28, 2010

Under the gun....

So it's thursday.... thursday, thursday, thursday.... need to finish a halloween costume by tomorrow.... I wish I was a caffeine drinker, as I'm sure I'll need it tonight....

Ever feel like you're under the gun?

Have a nice evening everyone ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick Bit....

Wow! It's been a VERY busy last few weeks, and will continue to be... YAY for beautiful pictures that drum up orders, hearts and traffic! I couldn't be more happy!

And to top it off, in true Monkey-Mama fashion, I've left the Halloween sewing til the very. last. minute... have I ever mentioned that Halloween is the BESTEST holiday EVVVV-ERRRRR!!?? I'll be posting some pictures later on in the week of this year's costume picks.... once they're all complete, that is... For now, here are some hints of what they are...

Costume #1: You can eat it crispy... or not ~:>
Costume #2: Phone home :-/
Costume #3: Ouch! My neck hurts >:[

Have a nice evening all ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In my yard....

On a beautifully sunny Saturday afternoon.... this happened....

Thanks so much Stephanie, for the fantastic pictures of a fun bunch of great looking kids.... oh yeah, and hats too!

Check out Stephanie here... you'll be amazed and want her to take pictures of your kids too... Have a great evening all ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Say cheese....

What a beautiful fall day it has been... I had the good fortune to meet a lovely lady named Stephanie... and she just happens to be a fantastic photographer...

Today she was nice enough to come over to my house with her daughter and 2 daughters of a mutual friend of ours... and together with my own 3 children... held a fun photo session/play date featuring my hats!!! I am EXTREMELY excited to be able to post pictures of my hats on some of the cutest heads I have ever seen, and taken by a photographer who sees beauty in everyday life.

I'll have pictures to show you later in the week... I can hardly wait! And I can hardly wait to post them in my shop!

Thanks so very much Stephanie! You are truly amazing in your art! You can see Stephanie's work on her website by clicking on her name in this post or the link in the sidebar.

Have a happy, happy weekend everyone! ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


No pictures to show... but, trust me... I've been busy! I'm totally addicted to these darn scrubbies!

I'm not too sure how many I've actually made because I've been giving them away as I'm making them... did I mention that I LOVE them??? Is it weird to love something that you use to get crusty food off your dishes?

Aaaany-who.... Not much else to report... Oh, wait! I'm actually reading a book! Yes... I've managed to fit a book into the few minutes I have here and there... like eating my breakfast standing at the counter... or, o-er giving the boys 5 extra minutes in the tub so I can sit on the bathroom floor beside them and get in a few more pages... Does anyone else do this? See, I don't actually give myself the time to sit and read... it's something I work in (and not very often)... aaanyway, the book is Angels and Demons by Dan Brown... I really liked The DaVinci Code by him, and as it turns out, I am really enjoying this one too... I LOVE a great suspense filled novel.

Like I said, not much to report. Take it easy, have a very relaxing evening all ;)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards...

You can never have too many pumpkins, I always say...

So 35 or so later... we became the pumpkin fairies, delivering pumpkins to those in need of the orange-y gourds...

There's nothing better than watching a bunch of kids run wild through a massive pumpkin patch (okay, maybe that was just me)... 53 whole acres of pumpkins!

And they were all for us... at least for yesterday afternoon they were... I was in Halloween HEA-VEN!

My wonderful step-sister and her husband are so kind; every year at this time, me, my husband and our children are invited to take advantage of fall's bounty... it's something we have made into a little tradition in our family. Not only do our kids get to experience a tiny glimpse of country/farm life, but we get to visit with a great bunch of people that we really should spend more time with.

And then today, after we picked the boys up from school, we went apple picking! This was my Hammy-girl's first experience picking...

The look on her face when she got out of the truck and saw all of the "appies" was a moment in time that I will never forget... the sheer joy and amazement in those first few seconds is the way everyone should see the world around them every. single. day... The boys were so excited that the trees were so short and that they didn't have to reach very high, but in that excitement,

they also just threw them into the bags not thinking that the apples crashing into one another would cause some serious bruising... but no matter, I'll take the boys happiness over a few marred pieces of fruit any day... The bruises won't matter much anyway when the apples are cooked down for some YUMMY applesauce... I also purchased 3 pie pumpkins to cook and freeze for later... I know, real exciting ;)

As a side... remember the marshmallows I was attempting to make???? We-ell... they turned out!

I was so excited... the kids were so excited... and now, through all of that work, they've requested strawberry flavoured marshmallows... what have I started!? EEKS!

Aaaaanyway... night-night all... happy Zzzzzzzz.... ;)