Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Is there something on my face?!?"

I can't see it, but I can feel it!

Stop laughing Mommy! Please wipe it off!!

So, you think I look pretty funny, huh?

I bet you wouldn't be laughing if YOU had food all over your nose!

Why don't you come alittle closer so I can get some food on YOUR face...



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Let It Pass You By...

... the chance to win one of these great items!

Last chance to enter is Friday. Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 12th.

Dying for something cute in these dreaded last months of winter?


Monday, March 7, 2011

Give Away Time!!

Trains, Bows, Two Cosmos

Give Away Time!! Please visit our new blog and
enter the give aways that begin today March 7th!


Monday, February 28, 2011

The New Blog

Trains, Bows, Two Cosmos

Trains resembles our boys, Bows resembles our girls and the Two Cosmos are for Holly and I!
We are so happy to reveal the site and kick everything off with a Give Away! In fact, it will be a
 3 day Give Away
Please visit our crafting blog and support us by grabbing our button.

Here's a little sneak peek at the give away


Monday, February 14, 2011

Smiles of Children

Jackson loves Mommy's camera

In fact, Mommy's camera is often included in Jackson's bedtime prayers...

 He shows off every chance he gets, if I can keep him at arm's length so his sticky little boy fingers don't touch my lens.

Jaelyn also likes Mommy's camera. It only takes Mommy about 20 snapshots to get 1 that's in focus and of her smiling.
 Mommy has no time for editing her photos, but who needs to edit when you get a shot like this?

 Sometimes, soliciting a smile... backfires!

 And other times... you just take what you can get :)

 Ms. Blue Eyes & Mr. Brown Eyes

The new blog will be coming soon. It's a tad slow going because my friend and I are so busy with life :) But a button will be available soon and you will be able to visit the blog before our Big Giveaway starts!

 Stay Tuned...


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Upcoming Give Away

That's Right!

It's been forever since I have hosted a give away - but I absolutely LOVE giving things away to people who visit my blog. This give away however, will be held at my new blog. I won't be giving the address out at this point yet because things are not quite ready. I will have you know that my good friend will be hosting the blog with me and we will take turns sharing our creativeness :)

Please visit back soon and I will have all the details soon! Have a blessed week everyone!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Starting a NEW blog

I have been toying around with the idea of starting a new blog. I originally started this blog because I was pregnant with my first child and wanted to keep all my friends and family updated on my progress as well as having a documented journal of that time. I have shared tons of experiences that come along with first time motherhood and have met some amazing friends along the way. I have also walked through my second pregnancy and shared my thoughts about what having two children would be like.

Now I am here - raising a 2 year old and a 4 month old and I don't have time to regularly blog about my life. Much of my time now is just taking things a day at a time. I don't have as many concerns and questions with my daughter because I have nurtured a newborn before. I feel pretty confident this time around :) But I also have the added bonus (or blessing) of a more 'at ease' attitude. So while I don't at all feel relaxed at the end of the day - I do have more patience and the ability to take a deep breath when my toddler dumps his shaved nuts all over my couch rather than frankly attempt to clean them up.

I do feel as though a weight has been lifted now that the holidays are over and I think you all can agree in your own ways. The past six months for me has been one project after another.

June - Redecorate Jackson's room from "baby boy" to "little boy"
July - Was a million projects to prepare for baby #2
August - Jaelyn's Nursery
Sept & Oct - From Sept. 7 - Oct. 22nd, we have 7 little kid's birthdays including our own two children. I handmade alot of their gifts which took a while.
Nov & Dec - started making christmas gifts (many of which I had shared, but didn't get into detail) including all of those 7 little kids I mentioned above.

My current project is Jaelyn's Dedication dress. My sweet mother in law has been helping me make her dress out of my wedding dress. YUP! I took a scissors to my wedding dress and have used the fabric to design a dress for Jaelyn. It's almost done and I can't wait to show you! It's precious and I absolutely love it!!

So now that January is here, I am able to exhale a good long sigh of relief. I loved making the gifts/projects and would really like to share the tutorials I discovered with all of you. I would like to show you how simple these creative projects were and take you through how I did them. I just love exploring other blogs that generously offer up their talents for the world to behold and I would love to participate as well. Having said that, I believe I will be abandoning this journal blog (for a while at least) and focus more on a crafty blog. 

I had started AprilAccents two years ago and didn't do anything with it this past year (by my own chosing). I have still been selling some pieces I have made to friends and family, but I don't have the energy to keep up with a "business blog". So I would like to incorperate that into the new blog that I start. I hope that you will all venture into this next journey with me and give me feedback and encouragement, project ideas and your own tutorials.

I haven't started creating the blog yet, so it will be a little while until it's ready. Until then...