Mommy & Son Time .... And A Tutu?

This afternoon while my daughter took her nap I got to spend some time with my son. It is always nice to have time to just have fun and watch a child explore the world. Or in this case the front yard but he did not know the difference. He will have his 1st Birthday on friday so he is still very easily entertained. Our time was cut short outside by rain. So, We came in to play and I had a chance to make my daughter's tutu for Halloween. She is going to be a Pumpkin Patch Fairy. I almost have her entire costume ready. There is a tutu, pom pom wand, fluffy hair bow, and fairy wings all in the works but almost finished. I really hope she likes it, sometimes she is so picky. Ahhh, 2 is such a wonderful age! I posted a picture of the tutu and the top of the wand. I hope to get some pictures of my daughter when I am finished. Little birthday boy is going to be Tigger. This will be his first year to dress up since he was only a week old last Halloween. I am really excited!! We are going to the Fall Festival in "The Gardens" on the U of A campus in Fayetteville this Sunday the 26th. If anyone wants to come out it is from 4-6:30pm, open to the public, and free.

What are you, your kid(s) or pet(s) going to be for Halloween?

Don't forget to sign up for the kitchen set giveaway. I believe it is two posts down.

Woooo Pig Sooiee!!!


Check out these great finds for any Hog fan. I live in Arkansas and I am a student at the University of Arkansas....sorry I just could not help myself!

Ladies Arkansas Razorback Red White and Black Purse $25

PJs Custom ARKANSAS RAZORBACK cheerleader hair clip art bow SPORTS - $7.50

Red Swarovski Crystal Arkansas Necklace -$10

Who is your favorite team?

Giveaway #2 - Fall Kitchen Set & Gift Certificate ~ ENDED

Fall is here !! Are you ready for holiday entertaining?

Giveaway #2 to the rescue....

Carrie at Crafts By Carer is offering a Fall themed crocheted Kitchen Towel with a Matching Hot Pad and a $10 Gift Certificate to Crafts By Carer. These would be great for getting your kitchen ready or as a gift to a friend!

Leave a comment to be entered to win. One entry per person please. Giveaway will run Oct. 16th - Oct. 29th.

The winner will be announced on Oct. 30th

Stay tuned for more giveaways...I will have a new giveaway every two weeks!

And the winner is....

GinaBee is the winner of Giveaway #1

Congrats on winning 2 handmade bars of soap from Maple Street Creations! Please send me a message at with your 2 selections of soap and your mailing address.

I will be posting our second giveaway later today!

Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day

Today is Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day. Did you know that? Hum, I did not know either until now. I just got to school and there are people holding signs at all the crosswalks on campus. :) Make sure you watch for pedestrians. I think there is a day for everything these days.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Recycled Creations

Sorry, I have not been around for a couple of days. My baby got a stomach bug and shared it this weekend. We are feeling much better now. I have school tomorrow so hopefully I will be caught up with e-mails and such by Tuesday.

What can you do with old floppy disks, a sweater and a seatbelt? Well, these wonderful Etsy shops made these creative recycled creations!

I really enjoyed seeing the inventive ways people used items that would other wise be in a land fill.

Large Seatbelt Tote -
$38 from interrobang

I use clean holy socks to dust the house.
I also use newspapers instead of paper towels with Windex to clean my windows in the house and our cars. Guess what I don't have streaks when I am finished.

Share your favorite recycling, reducing or reusing tip.

GIVEAWAY #1 - Handmade Soap - ENDED

Do you love handmade soap? It is your lucky day! Thanks to Ellie at Maple Street Creations we are giving one lucky winner 2 FREE bars of soap up to a $10 value. It gets get to pick your 2 bars of soap AND the shipping is FREE. Thats right all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. So, check out Maple Street Creations and pick your favorites. While you are there you can wish Ellie a Happy Birthday. Today also happens to be her birthday.

Leave a comment to be entered to win. One entry per person please. Giveaway will run Oct. 1st - Oct. 14th. The winner will be announced on Oct. 15th

Stay tuned for more giveaways...I will have a new giveaway every two weeks!