Friday, June 25, 2010

Scary day - I'm back on Facebook!

Well, I did it - something I said I never wanted to do again, but since I'm going to be starting a new business venture - I kind of had to.  So - I'm back on facebook - hehe.  Now - I just have to figure out how to work it. 

And - we have the new name for the etsy business we are going to start (by we - I mean me and Kaylee).  So..... drumroll please .......

Cutiepies And Critters
Thanks Amanda for coming up with that adorable name for us!

I can't wait to get it all started.  We will be selling all sorts of stuff from baby items/photo props, to scrapbooking things, to dog toys.  Basically, we will be making whatever we get the urge to make - rofl!  I'll be sure to let you all know as soon as we have stuff available for sale.  :)

Okies - I have to run and set stuff up!  If you're not already there - add me as a friend on facebook and you can become a fan of my cutiepies and critters page!!  Yeah!

~til next time,

Monday, June 21, 2010

I've been crocheting and a prayer request

Hi all!  I hope you are having a great start to summer.  I've been spending quite a bit of time with my kiddos at the neighborhood pool and crocheting some cute photo props and baby stuff.  I've also been working on a new digi kit that I hope to have done in the near future.  ;) 

I want to tell you about my dear friend, Joni, and what she has been going through.  She has just recently found out that she has a serious infection in her knee that she had replaced a few years ago, and the infection is more than likely in her hip as well.  She will be going in for surgery on Thursday and I would like to ask that everyone pray for her that the surgery will go well enough that she won't have to have more surgery, and that she will have an easy recovery (as easy as possible anyway).  I have made her a prayer shawl that I will be taking to her on Tuesday, so Joni - if you read this - you'll know what's coming - hehe.  Anyway, I recently found out about these and think they are a great thing.  If you have not heard about them, it is a crocheted or knitted shawl/blanket that someone makes for another person who might be going through a rough time or illness.  The maker of the blanket prays for the recipient while making it and it is supposed to bring comfort to that person and let them know that they are cared for and being prayed for.  If this is something you might be interested in doing, Lion Brand yarns has some free patterns on their website.  All you have to do is register on their site - it is free also - then you can have access to these and many more free patterns.  Here is the one I made:
As I mentioned earlier - I have also been crocheting some photo props.  I'm hoping one day to open an etsy store to sell them and some of the other crafts that Kaylee and I make.  We're working on finding a name for our shop - so if you have any ideas - I would love to hear them.  :)  We are wanting a name that will show that we do all sorts of crafts and maybe even that we are a Mother/Daughter team.  Ok - back to the props - hehe (I get easily distracted - squirrel!!! - rofl) anyway - here are some photos of the props that I have made so far:

Well, tonight my and Robby's 13th anniversary.  We are planning to go out to eat, and possibly to a movie.  The movie we want to see really bad, Grown Ups, isn't out yet - bummer!  But at least we'll get a little time by ourselves at dinner.  Speaking of that - I'd better run and get ready.  Have a great rest of the week!

~til next time,

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kaylee's Alice In Wonderland Play - A Huge Success!

Wow - we have had a busy couple of weeks with Zachary graduating from Pre-K, Kaylee finishing 5th grade and leaving elementary school, and Kaylee's big play. I've got so many photos for you that I'm having to split them between 2 posts - lol.  Zachary's photos are in the post below - be sure to check them out.  He was just darling! 

This post is about my musical diva, Kaylee.  I know I'm her Mom and all, but I just have to tell you that watching her up there on that stage belting out those songs and acting like I've never seen her do before, I was just shocked and could not believe that it was actually my little girl up there on that stage!  I was so proud I was about to bust!  One of her classmates came up to her after the show and told her that she needed to be on broadway - what a compliment!!  For the many of you who came to see the show - I really appreciate you showing up and supporting her.  I know it meant the world to her.  I also have to say that ALL the performers did an excellent job!  It wasn't just Kaylee - the whole production was unbelievable.  Many people said they could not believe that this was an elementary production, but that it was something they could have paid to see at Casa Manana.  I have to agree, and a big part of that is due to the wonderful job done by the art/music teacher, Mrs. Shannon Jackson.  She is a phenomenal woman that is so talented and really knows how to teach and motivate the children.  She has been such a blessing to Kaylee and to all of Remington Point Elementary - Mrs. Jackson - if you are reading this - you are awesome and we can't thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication!!  Now I have to show you some, ok, many photos of the play.  I think you'll be able to tell even from just the photos how great it was.  So without further adieu...

Okay - now you have to read my next post about my little boy that I am equally proud of.  Keep reading.  :)

Zach Pre-K Graduation

This post is about my dear little boy, Zachary.  I was so proud of him and he looked so cute in his little graduation hat, although I think most of the festivities were lost on him - hehe.  He was just interested in the cookies and the fact that Meme and Papa were here to see him.  That boy just LOVES his Papa!!  Anyway - here are some photos of the evening for you.  :)

That's a ton of photos, I know - but I just had to share them with you.  These are big times here at the Phillips' household.  Now hopefully we can calm down and enjoy our summer!

~til next time,