Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethic over convenience, and truth over popularity ... these are choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Hi everyone!! I wanted to hop on & share a few things with you!? I am trying to get my Xmas completed, lol, almost finished. Christmas is at my house, so yikes! LOL! It will be great actually! I have about 15 bows lefdt of the 92 I had to make these apst few weeks! I have been burning a little (alot) of midnight oil as the kids have had several activities this week. But, I am on the home stretch so yeah!!!
The most important factor the past week has been snow!!!!!!! It has snowed EVERY DAY for the past week, dumping 3 FEET in 1 night! What does 3 ft. in one light look like? is the pic out of my back door, the patio is sunken with steps to the house, and the umbrella is on the patio, so can you believe the snow almost reaches the umbrella, lol!

It has not stopped snowing since. The next 7 days has a snow forecast too, so yeeks! I have pretty much been home bound. Thank goodness for snowblowers, but the plows just can't keep up. I am planning to grab a few last minute gifts for some of Hal's associates today and the prime rib & goodies for xmas dinner. But, the bulk of the baking will have to be for new years, I will get these bows finished by xmas if it kills me, lol, so I can relax the rest of the time.

We are taking the kids to Disney in January as part of their xmas present, so I will take a few days off after xmas & then look for some yummy Valentine's pretties to be listed before we leave! :0)

As an added bonus, one of my sweet customers, sent me pics of her Evie Lou Who strutting her stuff in her KGD's! I LOVE her isn't she precious! I just had to share!

Ok, I am off to work for a few minutes before I run to the grocery store IN THE SNOW, lol! Have a very Merry Christmas! I truly appreciate you all!

Love, Tab

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Ok, so I need to work on my time management & check in here a little more frequently!!! I will put that in my list of New Year's Resolutions! :0) I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! Ours was great! Of course we marathon shopped on Black Friday.

I have been working on a special made to match line which is only going to be available on an awesome new website! I have several sets to make & have been "bowing" every spare minute I have :0) I will keep you posted as to the details & where to get these exclusive bowsies! So...STAY TUNED!!! This is mostly why I have been MIA.

Drew started Upwards Basketball last week & is beyond excited! He is getting so big, I swear he is 2 feet taller than last years season *sniff*.

And as a tradition in our family 3 years ago, I was trying to figure out how I could keep my children from relentlessly bugging me to open gifts everyday until xmas, lol. My solution...Scavenger Hunt! Every Friday from Dec. 1 until Xmas, I hide a small inexpensive gift and give then 3 - 4 clues to find it. The 1st clue will lead them to the 2nd until they reach their gift! They LOVE this tradition & talk about it from about August on, lol! It is so fun to watch them figure out Mom's dorky riddles to reach their prize! They aren't worried about all the presents under the tree until xmas eve, lol, just wondering what their next scavenger hunt gift will be! Last night was the 1st Friday, they were so cute! I will try & remember to take pics of next weeks hunt~

Now, onto, I will be listing some M2MG & Valentine's Pretties soon, so stay posted!

I am going to edit a few pics, run to the grocery store, and then make some bowsies until my parents get here this evening. My daughters best friend is Annie in our City's Playhouse, so we are all going to go watch her tonight!!

Have a great weekend everyone! ~Tab :0)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Morning! Just popped in to say hi! Drew has been a little sickie guy, he has strep & pink eye :( He is never sick so it is a double whammy!!! I am hoping he is up to snuff for Halloween! He is going to be a rock star, lol, (thank's guitar hero, lol) complete with tat sleeves & 80's rocker hair! I even found some doc marten's and an old gnr tee! Too funny. My ding dong daughter & her best friend are going to be bacon & eggs, *sniff* gone is my little princess who wants to be all dolled up! This is where my sweet customers come in! I LOVE to live vicariously! I hope everyone has a great trick or treat! If you email me your kiddos in their costumes, I would LOVE to post them here! We could vote on them!!! or :)

Also, my kiddos entered a pumpkin decorating contest based on your favorite book held by their school! They both won 1st place for their grade! WOOHOO! They were so excited! Here are pics of them! Didn't they do such a great job! My crafty little babies! ~If I must confess, it was quite hard to let them do it all on their own, I really wanted to jump in & help them paint, lol, but Iwas a good girl & let them do it all by themselves~ They chose "Horton Hears a Who"(2nd grade winner), & "Cat in the Hat" (5th grade winner) *Word to the wise, if you choose to do one of these, purchase a FAKE pumpkin, lol. We weren't thinking at the pumpkin patch when they requested extra pumpkins & just let them choose whatever they wanted. They were like 25 lbs. lol, not so fun to lug into the school ,rofl! :0)

Last but not least, *wink*, I am getting some new designs in store for Christmas & beyond! So be sure & check back often for some super cute ideas! I am also going to match the new gymbo lines! :0) I just teamed up with my buddy Mel for a super cute Magical Holiday! Perfect for those of you traveling to the World of Disney or who just love the mice ;) I added so many details & embelishments, the string of lights are hand sewn on sparatically so it looks like they were strung all over! Here is the link!

Have a great holiday weekend! We get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday night WOOHOOO! What Momma couldn't use that!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A star among us :0)

Good Morning,

I have been so crazy, Miss. Haliee has had 2 call backs for a part in Annie, as well as chorus & violin twice a week and Drew is still doing cross country! AHHH! I have trapped myself in my studio for customs & upcoming launches! I will post pics soon of my kiddos recent adventures, Seattle still awaits rofl!

There are some super cute things coming up for out Xmas Launch with LemonLime! I also have some fall bows waiting to be uploaded into ebay, lol!

BUT...I had to take a second to share one of my sweet customers...

Meet Miss. Lilli!!!

I have been designing for Lilli Girl for about 2 years now and she is such a doll! She has modeled for Belle Ami Tutus and is even on the hangtags! She takes dance and keeps her parents hopping! I just sent out some new bows to her 1 set in particular being for her spot in the play CABERET!! I am so proud of lil' Lilli Girl, I just wanted to share! here are some pics of her in my bows and then a pic of her polka dot bikini & matching bows she will wear for the show! I will make her Momma June get us pics this weekend of her in the show!

Congrats Girlie! HUGS!! ~Tabby XOXOX

PS~ I just listed these fin poodle/reindeer euro bows m2m my friend Sharon, thanks for peeking! More coming soon! :0)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New collaboration with mimis*girls :0)

This is a newbie for the circle of friends launch! Thanks for taking a peek!

Drewy is taking cross country and I got roped into coaching (now let's get 1 thing straight, I don't run unless something is chasing me) so where they decided my big arse is toned enough to coach, rofl, I have no idea. I just mostly do time trials and stretch them out. Just very comical, lol! I will take my camera tomorrow.

I swear I will post pics of Seattle soon, lol! Sorry , I am catchinig up on some customs as my ribbon was delayed, ugh! ;0)


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Coming Soon...

Hi guys! I am just popping in for a sec. to show you what fun collaborations I have coming up!! We had a great time in Seattle & I will post pics soon! I have been busy getting my customs out & Tuesday was the 1st day of school so we are readjusting to the schedule, lol! It is amazing how much work I can accomplish with everyone gone, lol! A little too quiet though :(

I have been planning some collaborations with a few friends for awhile now! I have these listed right now with MaryBeth, Mel, & Nicole. Robyn & I are also listing the next few tomorrow or maybe Sunday? I also have a funky euro Halloween Nightmare Collab. coming soon with my sweet friend Sandy! Here are some sneak Peeks! I will upload my Seattle & 1st day pics hopefully this weekend! HUGS ~Tab

Friday, August 29, 2008

We are off!

Ok we are getting ready to head out in a few minutes, but...I needed to show you this latest collaboration between MaryBeth & I! I just love it! Thanks for peeking! I will post lots of pics of our trip sometime next week. Let's hope it doesn't rain the entire time, lol!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Newbies :0)

Hi everyone! I have been working on customs and getting my kiddos ready to go back to school! They start on Tuesday!! :0) We are going to Seattle this weekend with my parents for a last minute getaway! So I am packing and laundry, WOOHOO! LOL! The kids have been fun this week, they have taken over the floor of my studio for some pearlabead fun! It has been nice to have them hanging out while I do some customs (when they weren't arguing *wink*) they were great most of the time! Man, they could whip those things out, Mom we need you to iron them, Mom, Mom, Mom, lol! So we have about 25 fun creations, now what, lmbo!

Ok onto the boutique fun...I have some fun collaborations up my sleeve with Marybeth (wildbydesign) coming early next week! Today I listed some fun euro/japanese inspired bows for LemonLime's Love to Read launch! I also listed the 1st of my xmas designs! Here is a pic! Thanks for peeking~ HUGS to everyone! I will touch base next week with some pics of our little getaway! ~Tab

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good Morning :0)

Well, my Step-mom invited me to meet her at the casino for the weekend with the kiddos. My nephew who is 4 also came along. Poor dh had to work, as did my dad. Sorry guys, lol! We had a great time (expcept, I lost) the kids were little fish in the hotel pool. Did I mention I lost, lol. BOO! Tonight 2 of my girlfriends are taking me to dinner for a belated b-day girls night, and this weekend my parents are keeping my kiddos so Hal and I can have a date weekend! Wow, I should turn 30 more often, lol! I am thinking we will try a different casino rof! Maybe I will be luckier with a belly full of Red Lobster? I am optimistic, lol!

On a more realistic note, Lemonlime is having a mini-Halloween-launch Wednesday! I am teaming up with some sweeties! So look for some new Halloween treats! Think candy corn, witches, spongebob oh my, lol!

I also have some super fun collaborations in the works with my sweet friend Mary Beth of Wildbydesign and Mel radisheznroses! So stay tuned :0)

Ok, I have some bows to make this am and we will probably run to the lake this afternoon for a little fun on the boat!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ok, on a closing note...

This is what my kiddos were up to while I have been creating this blog, lol! I suppose I better go spend some time with them, lol! Aren't they a mess! :0) Well, I suppose I am getting even by posting it! My Drewy will DIE when he sees it on here, anyone want to start a charity auction for his therapy he will most assuredly need, lol! Mean Momma!

Newbies today!

Here are a few newbies to ebay! Some Halloween goodies and some m2m bows for lemonlimes Love to Read Comics Launch! Thanks for peeking :0)

A little bit of history...

Many of my customers have asked where I got my name, especially when they learn my daughter's name is Haliee; so I thought I would introduce you to Miss. Kayden. Kayden is my best friends daughter who was born Mar. 31, 2004 & received her angel wings June 11, 2004. After 2 boys, Miss. Kayden was never seen without her kgd bows atop her lil' head. So, I figured who better to name my business after than my lil' Miss. Priss who never got to wear any piggies.

Phew, I am finally creating :0)

I am not sure what normal ladies do when they turn 30....go to Vegas for a girls trip, go for a plastics consult, lol, well I got a new self grinding coffee pot, a treadmill, went gambling, & created a blog, lol! I have been talking about this for months, and finally, lol, here I am! :0) So thanks for all who encouraged me to start this~ I am excited to post about my life and all my new designs! I will most likely be posting in the am while my Starbucks is running strong in my veins! :0)