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, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Angel Baby Kayden!

I can't believe she would be 5 today. :( If you want to read about her, here is the link to her page.

Monday, March 30, 2009

My Kid's new Spring Break Restaurant! :0)

So today is the 1st day of Spring Break here & we are laying low this year! I am so tired of running like a maniac, we decided to stay home!

Anyway, my kids have been playing while I worked all morning. Softball, Tether ball, Wii, Board Games, etc. Haliee's friend Ally spent the night last night, & they have all been playing so well as a threesome "YAY"!! So a few minutes ago, in came Ally & Haliee to offer me lunch at their Restaurant! They created menus, made all the food and waited on Drew & I. Aren't they cute!!! In their pockets are order forms, napkins, and silverware. Drew's place setting even included a charger plate, lol!

Drew of course chose all JUNK for lunch. I tried to adjust his order but Haliee shut me down, claiming ownership of her restaurant. LOL, I guess once is ok. Here is what Drew ordered:

Hazelnut Italian Soda
Crackers & Dip
He is also quite smart, he had his bill sent to my table, what a terd! Forgive his piggie shirt!
LOL, I guess since they literally ate 3lbs. of strawberries after dinner last night, I can let them slide right!? Ok, I am back to work, I just had to share! I hope they make you smile as much as they did me~ Look for some new Easter goodies this afternoon & some fun & games goodies starting tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mr. MacGregors Garden Bows & clip!

Ok...IT IS STILL SNOWING TODAY WAHHHH! At this point, we will be finding eggs in the snow! Here are some sweet spring garden bowsies & clippie! I LOVE how they turned out! Especially the stuffed bunnies & carrot clip! Thanks for peeking! I am off to an afternoon of craziness! :0)

Monday, March 23, 2009

And the WINNER is...

Sorry for the delay, Haliee had softball practice after school, so we had to wait until after dinner. Haliee made the names & Drew picked it so there was no fighting (well almost, lol) Congratulations sweetie! Email me with your design wants :0) Haliee just did the cha-cha slide in your honor (and maybe to stall going to bed just a bit!)

Today is the BIG Day!! :0)

Thanks so much to everyone who posted! I had a few emails saying they were too late, I feel bad for them, but I have to stick the the rules! Guess I will have to do this again soon! I am going to be a bit awnry though (this is completely out of character, bahhh!) MUAHHAHAHA *Evil laugh* and make you all wait til' the kiddos get out of school to choose a winner for me! :0) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Tab

Lindsay...I would LOVE to make her some strawberry yummies! Keep me posted! XOXO

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Bows Contest & New Bows for the launch!

Ok, 1st things 1st...I am leaving around 1 for the "tour" of the Middle School. WAHHHH! I cannot believe this. My Baby Girl. So, as a distraction...I need to do something FUN! So how about winning some FREE totally custom bows! :0) That's fun right!? All you have to do is leave a comment on this thread between now & Sunday at midnight & you will be entered to win! If you also bid on one of my auctions you will receive an additional entry for every bid & 2 additional entries for every purchase including store purchases & customs from today until Sunday only! GOOD LUCK!

Now, I finally got 2 things listed for the "Favorite Things" Launch. I have more to come, but aren't these yummy! I LOVE how they turned out!

Wish me luck this afternoon! HUGS Tab

Monday, March 16, 2009

A SURPRISE Getaway!! :0)

We had a great weekend! My Other Mom (step - mom sounds I don't know not important enough right?) was nominated for this awesome "Women Making Herstory" Award for her awesome commitment to society by Boise State University (SO AWESOME), so we decided to surprise her & drive down for it! You can read about it here...

So we planned all week and no one knew! I called Boise State and secretly RSVP'd for our family :0) We got Drewy a suit and I worked my tail off to get my customs out before we left!!
We drove down Friday (it is about a 6 1/2 - 7 hour drive) and just walked in the house! She about jumped off the couch when she looked up & saw us standing in the living room!!! It was great fun to surprise her like that!

We had a fun weekend and I got to surprise my whole family as no one knew we were coming! The kids looked so cute in their formal wear and I guess I will have to go get their pictures taken because we were so busy, the photo shoot was cut out of the plan per usual. LOL, despite my best efforts, I am unable to squeeze 30+ hours out of a day.

It was so fun nevertheless and we are so proud of her for being chosen. It was nice to see her hard work recognised. My kiddos were excellent as they had to sit for 3 hours through the ceremony. I got to see my new niece who is 5 months old now, so I was so glad to meet her finally!!! We hung out with family, I had the pleasure of the wii fit deeming me "obese" thanks so much, lol. We went bowling which the kids LOVED, stayed up all night talking both nights, & My Dad even got up at 5:30 Sunday morning to make his spoiled brat daughter Prime Rib before we left. I am a brat I know!!! We begrudgingly got back in the car for the ucky drive home (man I should've flown, lol) and decided it would be fun to donate some $$ to the casino along the way.
:( We were feeling extra generous to the state of Washington as well and will be donating $154 to their cause for "excessive speed" apparently 44 mph is excessive!
:( Short moral to this story...When the parents want Red Robin, don't allow the 7 year old to decide otherwise and head to Olive Garden, there is an officer waiting in the parking lot of Toys R Us to ticket you. UGH! So feeling wonderfully FULL in our hearts and unfortunately LIGHT in our pocketbooks, we are home!!!

I will be bowing my little fingers to the bone this week and I have a fun launch coming up tomorrow themed "My Favorite Things" with LemonLime.

ANYONE have any "Favorite Things" they would like me to create bows around this week!? Just let me know & stay tuned! ;0)
HUGS, here's to a great "GREEN" Week!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Spring Bowsies & an AMAZING Charity...

This Morning in Church these amazing kids were brought up on stage to be thanked for their kind hearts. These kids were so little I would say 4, 6, 9 if I had to guess, I am not totally sure. Anyway, they visited a rural medical clinic in Mexico and were inspired to help sick children, so they started a lemonade stand. After realizing they weren't quite making the money they were wanting, they came up with the idea of selling dish towels. Interesting choice I know, but these little selfless entrepeneurs are doing something right! The middle daughter designed the logo & they basically have been selling them just on word of mouth. They are only $5 each. They have raised over $15,000 selflessly selling these towels! Here is a brief bio of the kids which comes attached to the towel when you purchase it. Sorry it's kind of blurry & small, I tried to enlarge it, but it was cut off when I posted. Needless to say after hearing these little kids speak there wasn't a dry eye in the place. How amazing that such little kids could make a difference! I thought I would share! Here is a picture of my towel, of course somehow between church & now, it is dirty, lol, apparently I spilled lunch on it?~ I think their email is They posted it on the screen but I didn't pay much attention (oops) :0)
***Ok, so no sooner than I posted this & walked away to switch the Miss. Thang Tech Savvy daughter found this on u-tube. Man, I feel old, lol. Anyway, here are the kiddos if you want more info! Thanks Miss. Haliee Girl :0)
Also, here are some new spring bowsies as I sit in my snow filled world, lol! I hope you like them! The 1st one is already listed, the link is below. I will be listing the last 2 tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend! I scrubed my house today, ugh, but it is all sparkly now, YAY!! HUGS Tab

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Baby Girl!!

Do you ever have those moments where you just realize how quickly time flies. I notice little things all the time, but man, life really does just keep flying by. It seems like Haliee should be 3 or 4 and she is going to be 11 soon. :( This is her last year of elementary school and this Momma is just NOT READY! It is so neat to watch all her triumphs and she is such a good girl. I am so proud of her & wouldn't trade a minute, I just wish I could TIVO life so I could rewind and freeze when I need a moment to hold them as babies again. How did my binky clad bow wearing baby turn into a loud music texting preteen???? WAH! NO FAIR! I lost my little baby somewhere has anyone seen her? Good thing she was replaced by the best 10 year old around! Ok, off to watch LOST and pout, lol!My Baby Haliee at 15 mos.