Monday, November 12, 2012

lakeridge winery weekend

A big thanks to all the shoppers who stopped by our booth this past weekend at the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyard Annual Holiday Open House in Clermont, Florida. We met many new friends. Thank you to those of you who purchased a mack & mae handmade outfit for your special little ones. Abbigail and I had lots of fun and we are looking forward to the next festival we are prepping for - will let you know soon!

Monday, April 30, 2012

changing things around here

I have been playing with blog templates online today....standby for some cool changes :)

Monday, February 28, 2011

little sissy's yellow chair

I roused the girl's a little early this past Saturday so we could check out a little yard sale up the street. They both found treasures...Abbigail nabbed a US wall map for 50 cents. It now resides on the wall over her bed. She informed me that this was the perfect spot so she could pick the place she would dream about each night.

Little sissy fell in love with this yellow boudoir chair for her 'new' bedroom. Abbigail wanted her own room, so she moved next door and now little bit has her own room just like a big girl. After some rearranging, her room was in need of a reading chair and lo and behold, we found this one. I wanted it too, but kept my mouth shut as she negotiated with the seller. We did not get a break on the sticker price, but at $10 it was still a steal. Now her monogram is on it and it's all hers.

Take care, michelle

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

so stinkin' hot!

With record highs here in North Florida, I find myself dragging my feet and totally uninspired. The little ones don't even want to play outside in the sprinkler, it is so hot. Daily, the car dash reports temperatures in the triple digits, and the weatherman tells us it 'feels' even hotter. When will it end?!?!?!

Despite all that, the girls have had an eventful summer exploring our Gulf Coast. We were fortunate to be able to spend time at Ft. Pickens in Pensacola while their dad was there for work. The girls have inquisitive personalities, and had a great time exploring the fort with all of its secret passageways and nooks. Their favorite pasttime was making fun of momma for not wanting to follow them! They also took delight in hounding the local fishermen at the pier, taking long walks, and adventuring. Both fell in love with the Blue Angels as we were able to watch their twice weekly practices.

Now, we are looking forward to school starting in just a couple of short weeks. It does not seem possible that the summer has gone by so quickly. Nor does it seem possible that my girls have grown so much is such a short period of time.
take care, michelle

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

april showers....

April showers this year brought a resurrection of flowers! My husband transplanted many of my mother's hydrangeas from the house where I grew up to our home. When we planted them many months ago, we thought they would not make it. After all, they were literally a bunch of sticks. I did not hold out much hope that these woody stems would turn into anything, but he told me to be patient and see. Well, what I get to see now as I pull into my driveway everyday, are bunches of blooms. These plants are so special to me not just because they were my mothers, but also because the plants originated from my grandmother's and aunt's homes so long ago :-) My husband's hardwork and faith paid off, and I have promised my sister that when the blooming season is over, he will try his hand at transplanting some in her yard! My girls love them too, and I look forward to planting these old girls in their yards one day.

Monday, May 24, 2010

what a weekend!

We had such a nice weekend. The little bug's birthday celebration continued with two more parties...she is not a bit spoiled, by the way...and we had a nice time with my sister, although her visit was way too short! Sunday, Abbigail and I had our trunk show and had a great time. We will definitely do another one soon....maybe for back to school - great suggestion Maggie! Meanwhile, my space at Textures is slam packed with new stuff! My favorites right now are all the new 4th of July outfits and dresses. The plain peasants look almost too simple on the hangers, but when worn are absolutely adorable. Why take away from her beauty with too much fuss and too many ruffles? And I am a fan of ruffles! But when I put one on Abbigail yesterday I was amazed :-) They would be cool swimsuit coverups for summer vacation. Will work on something for the boys this week. Stop by and take a look!
Thinking about putting together vacation sets...a selection of coordinating outfits that take the hassle out of packing for you little one this summer. Any thoughts? I want to do a long weekend set, one week and two week sets.
Have a great week! michelle

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

trunk show and a birthday!

I had to move my trunk show to this Sunday. Hope you can make it :-) Lots of cute summer styles. Sunday, May 23 from 2pm until 4pm at Textures in Midtown. If you are going and need directions or more information, please send me an email or leave a comment. I am looking forward to showcasing my creations.
We cannot wait for summer to arrive -- well, summer weather is already here -- so, we can't wait for school to be out for the summer! The girls are actually counting the days down. Very cute. They are looking forward to exciting archaeological expiditions with daddy, visiting their mama-e (my sister), swimming, and picnics. I am looking forward to them finally getting their bedroom and playroom organized!!!
My best news today, is that my baby is 5 years old today!!!!! We were so excited and blessed to have her those short 5 years ago, and she is such a beautiful and loving child. She wants to get her ears pierced and her hair cut for her birthday. Two things I am not ready for :-(
Take care, michelle