Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Photoshoot Pictures

Here are some of the rest of the shots from our photoshoot last month...

I'm so excited about these designs! More to come tomorrow!

E-mail us if you need size or pricing questions!



Friday, March 27, 2009

The End of an Era

Well RED, it's been fun. You've been loyal and faithful to our family for the last 5 years. You've worked hard...and for that we are grateful. You've toasted a good Eggo or two in your many years. You are a sentimental peice. You were the toaster we registered for! You were "the one." You are family...

But sadly, as our family grew, the time for more than two Eggos at a time has arrived. We are sad to see you go; but you just aren't producing things as quickly as they are needed in your old age.

So with that being said, meet your replacement...

Hello LOVE...it looks like the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Goodbye old friend, you will be missed.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

If you're wondering where the new valance set is that I just bought for the boy's room...

Mr. Giraffe took it!! Yes he sure did!! It seems that while the boys were *napping* today that Mr. Giraffe snuck over to the closet, took it out of the package, and made himself a new little skirt!

At least that was the story my 2 year old gave me when he was questioned!

I'm giving him props for knowing how to take a valance and actually wrap it around and make it STAY on the Mr. Giraffe. Maybe that's his take on fashion? Should I be proud or worried? LOL

Gotta love a toddler with a vivid imagination!!

Bless his heart. ;)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beautiful Day

Today is such a beautiful day! We're praising God for the sunshine outside!

I hope that you and yours are enjoying this day as much as we are!

Sorry this post is short, I have tons of orders I've got to package and get to the post office.

**Big announcement and exciting news about Jack and Cole coming soon**

Be blessed today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


The Lord is heavily on my mind tonight. I just went over to a blog that I often read and love. A sweet family with three children who just lost their fourth at 11 months of age. Her name was Gracie. She had a poor heart and the transplant she got didn't take.

The post they did today was on her funeral. It broke my heart. It overwhelmed me with guilt. Things such as that make me realize how stupid and trivial other things really are.

I'm so thankful that God gives me a way out of those petty things. He delivers me from the hand of my enemy. Satan loves to consume us with things that have a way of seeming "important" even though we know they aren't.

I don't let Satan or other people steal the joy God has given me. I'm at a point in my life where I honestly don't care what other people think of me. My family, my dear friends and my Lord. Other than that, I'm not giving one ounce of attention to it.


I read the blog of that family and couldn't help but thank my Lord for his many, many undeserved blessings. Why does He love me so? Am I worthy? No I am not.

I'm not one of those people who sits around wanting more than I have. I guess I should be thankful that I honestly don't care about most of those things...don't get me wrong, I love me some clothes and some shoes! But, overall, I could drive a pinto and live in a hut and not really care ( walk in closets are a must though).

It also may surpise you to know that I don't put much value into the outer appearance. I mean, I like to look pretty.. but it doesn't bother me one ounce what size I am. I think I might be in a minority on that one. But truly, put me in a room full of stick-thin women and I'm gonna be the one eating a donut. I'm never passing one of those up. Maybe my confidence about that has alot to do with my husband. He has always loved me, at whichever size I am. I am so appreciative of that.

I'm thankful that God has given me such a compassion for others. I have zero tolerance for those who make fun of, or put down others. Now, am I going to sit here and say that I have never made a joke about another person? Certainly not. But, I do not get any pleasure out of the making fun of someone else. I actually tend to shy away from those who do that sort of thing. I guess the way I see it is, if you'll do it to ME about someone else, then you'll do it to someone else about ME. So I say adios to those folks.

Something else that I feel like God has blessed me with.. it sounds crazy..but I'm a good judge of charecter. Ok now I'm starting to sound like the phycic lady on the Montell Williams show.. Now, I know some of you reading this who are friends of mine and who know me really well are saying, "Ok Rachel if you're such a good judge of charecter then why have you been a doormat a time or two in your day??" I didn't say I was a good judge of motive. Truth is, even if I did get a feeling that it wasn't pure or even if they hurt me, I've always been big into second chances and forgiveness. Now that I'm a bit older, I have come to realize when enough is enough. Period. But overall I can sense things about people..I can see past the smile. I can sometimes sense where they are hurting. I want people to know that I love them and that I'd do anything to help them where they are. I know I couldn't have gotten through parts of life without the same ability that others have and have extended that graciousness to me.

I honestly can tell you that the fact that I was made fun of so badly growing up plays a huge role in who I am today.. some of the worst years of my life turned out to be something I am thankful for. See, I had two very bad seizures when I was little that caused me to be a six year old who couldn't read or write.. didn't know my right from my left. They said I'd never play sports or ride a bike. I was labled big time. I was in special classes. I had a few regular classes where the teachers treated me "different" therefore the kids began to be ugly and I pretty much became the butt of all the jokes. I proved all the doctors wrong and by God's grace I was a super athlete with many accomplishments. Now I was no whiz at science but I did get a 100 on my biology test once! Hah!

But God taught me a valuable lesson thru those years.. "You Reap What You Sow" is so true. I never hated those people who were so hateful to me. In my heart I knew that they really needed Jesus. But years later, I look at them, and I look at me and KNOW how good God is. Most of them are still living the same lives they were in high school. Lonely. Empty. Lost. They'd make fun of me but when they had a crisis, who was the first person they'd come to? Yep, me. I do not hate those people; my heart breaks for them and I hope that one day, they meet The One who changed my life.

Anyhow, I don't know how I got off on all of that. I just wanted to say publiclly to my Jesus, how much I love Him, and how thankful I am for all of His blessings that I do not deserve.

You are so good to me Lord. "Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world!"

"If the Lord be for me, who can be against me?"

"For whatsoever things are noble, right, pure and lovely, think on these things."

Girls Night In/Out

Last night I got to leave the kiddos with hubby and spend some time with some great girlfriends. We had a blast. Is it normal to laugh as much as we do? I mean my stomach was hurting from laughing so hard. You know the kind of laughing that has you in tears? Yeah, it was that kind.

Michelle and I met Tammara at her new house. It's so gorgeous...I love it. Then we hopped in the car and met two other girls at Casa Ole; Gerrie and Tiffany. We sat at Casa Ole (a yummy mexican restaurant) for over two hours and had some pretty hilarious (and gross) conversations. Good times.

After we stuffed ourselves sick at the restaurant we headed back to Tammara's house to have cupcakes! Hah! They were so good. We had such a great time chatting. I think I left her house around 2am. But it was such great conversation. Gotta love some true-blue girlfriends!

In honor of these girls that I love, I leave you this... it sits on the counter in my guest bathroom and it's so ME.

Happy Wednesday to all you GLITTER-SWEATIN' SISTA'S!! ;)

Monday, March 16, 2009

A great weekend!

This past Friday we left and headed to Dallas to visit one of my best friend's and also go to market. I had some vendors I needed to meet with so it was nice to be able to do that while visiting Todd and Michelle.

I can't brag on them enough. Two of the greatest people you'll ever know. I'm lucky enough to call them friends. They are so good to my family. We enjoyed hanging around, laughing and talking until the late hours...we even had one night, the four of us at dinner with no kids! It was nice to be able to hear one another LOL. Thank goodness my kids weren't there; we wouldn't have gotten a word in. Her kids are so well behaved it's scary. Not too much noise...just a football or two flying by your head at the dinner table. LOL
Here is a picture of their youngest Brett. He's so sweet...

I took a few pictures of market so you guys could get a peek at what it's like.. it's so amazing. I love my vendors. They are like family to us. I got to meet Jessica Wiswall the owner/designer of My Vintage Baby. We e-mail back and fourth about business and personal issues. She has actually published my business comments and ideas in several publications! Little ol me? LOL It was so good to finally meet her in person...she's such a Doll. Their showroom ROCKS! It's one of the prettiest spaces I've ever seen!

One night we went to this CRAZY SICK dessert place in Dallas. OMG. I can't even describe how good it was. This place serves custard--I know--but it's GOOD. I got the Red Velvet Cake custard. It had chocolate sprinkles on top. Yumm-o! I'm sad we don't have one in Houston.. but Michelle said it will be our place and we'll go every time we come up! Can we make a trip next week?! Hah!

We got this wild hair and decided to give Michelle's laundry room a makeover! She wanted something girly and fun! It's so cute...she loves it! I love it too! This is the same color my office is going to be! I moved my boys into one room (they love being together now) and the extra room is now my office.. it's going to be gorgeous!

I told her she couldn't pick the colors, or see any of the items we bought for the room. She was super surprised! I love the new cabinet knobs we used! It's my favorite symbol.

Isn't it divine? Who wouldn't want to fold laundry in here?! ;)

And finally I want to do a shout-out to a sweet friend who is also a vendor. She has the most amazing candles you will ever see or smell! They are actually like works of art. These candles are not only beautiful, but they also smell up the entire house. I know this because she gave me samples to try and I've been burning them sense I got home!

Look how beautiful these are...

Best part is, you never have to throw out the gorgeous holder!! These are soy candles so you can just wash out the old ones it gets down too low, and replace it with a refill and still have the gorgeous embellishment! Love that! Beautiful and cost-effective!

Here is a picture of her at her display...she's such a sweet gal!

If you are interested in ordering her candles, you can visit her website HERE

Finally, here is some beautiful nursery decor I picked up this weekend. This is just a small sample of what is offered.. you can even do custom colors!

Ok I know it was a long one today.. hope everyone is having a great Monday! I am so thankful for the life and friends God has given me. I couldn't be happier. God is so good!