Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sewing for the New Monkey

As usual, I've waited until the very end of my pregnancy to begin making handmade items for the New Monkey.  I'm 33 weeks now, and I'm only going to 38 weeks this time 'round.  That leaves five weeks.  Five. WEEKS. to get things done.


I know (and learned the hard way) that if some things don't get made or sewn, the world will not end.  I probably won't even miss it.  I do this for me -- as a creative outlet, and my baby and family are blessed by it.  So I'm going to give it my best shot anyway, regardless of my ever-shrinking time slot! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

And the winner of the Get Going Greener Giveaway iiiiiisssss. . . .



Ayana! 
Congrats!!  Please email me with your shipping info, and I'll get your prizes to you right away!

Thank you to all who entered the Get Going Greener Giveaway!  I really enjoyed all of your comments, and I loved "meeting" so many new faces, and exploring new facebook and twitter friends and pages.  I look forward to doing another giveaway... although this next one may have to wait until after Monkey 9 arrives.  :)  Maybe a holiday giveaway next time?  Thanks again for playing along!  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dreaming of babies and pumpkin

In just about 6 weeks, we'll be meeting our little autumn baby!  (can you believe it??)   I'm already dreaming of holding him in my arms.  What will he look like?  Will he have red hair, too?  Just who is this little one that has already stolen my heart? 

I'm also dreaming of pumpkin:  the color, the jack-o-lantern, oh and the food.   I'm craving pumpkin cream cheese bread right now.  And in all honesty, I look and feel like I've swallowed a pumpkin these days.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Too much inspiration

Have you entered my Get Going Greener Giveaway yet?  Here it is!   (8/28 - giveaway has ended!)

I've been wanting to decorate our bedroom for some time now. . . and as nesting kicks in, this desire is becoming almost frantic!  So as I work my way slowly through this process, I wanted to share with you my starting point(s) -- my inspirations.  In-progress shots to come later!  (All I've done so far is clean my room.  And just doing that feels like an accomplishment!)

Years ago -- like, 11 years ago -- when we were renters, I came across this dreamy magazine spread in an edition of Country Living . . .  

you can enlarge the photo by clicking on it

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Get Going... Greener! Giveaway!

~~ Giveaway has now ended!  Many thanks to all who entered! ~~

We're all busy.  And with school and aaallll the autumn activities revving up, it's about to get even busier

I want to make it a little bit easier on you during this hectic season.  And why not be a bit greener at the same time?  So I'm giving away a whole set of going-greener items to help you out! 

First up:  this fresh new tote bag, from my new fresh line!

made from soft, sturdy osnaburg and sweet vintage linens

. . . perfect for shopping, toting books, hauling baby gear.  Did I mention it's soft, sturdy, washable? 

And a giveaway. . . .

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wait for iiiitttt.....


The giveaway prizes are finally, finally finished!  Just waiting on tomorrow's lovely morning sunshine so I can snap some nice pics.   Please check back tomorrow, as I'll be posting the pics and details around noon!  See you then!  :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I blame Pregnancy Brain.

When I said the giveaway was ready to begin, I had forgotten about my children's most anticipated event, aside from Christmas, was to also begin that very evening:  Rock the Desert

This awesome artist is Jeremy Simons, a Christian worship painter.  AMAZING to watch him work!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

f r e s h new eco-friendly line

It's finally here -- my fresh, new line!  I'm so excited to get to share it with you now!

new market totes. . . .



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