Monday, October 31, 2011

{Mommy Monday} Props to the Tots

Normally, I like to post about music on Mondays, but today I want to take a minute to honor my children.

My 3-year-old stud who loves to read more than he likes to play. The child who prefers salad over pizza, baked potatoes over French fries, and rice and beans to chicken nuggets. My boy who is tall enough to wear a size 6, reads chapter books like a 6 year old, who loves to sing and dance, but from whom you'd be lucky to get a "hello."

My 2-year-old little fashionista, who is as happy as she is gorgeous and as thankful as she is happy. My well-mannered doll who says "thank you" at least 50 times a day, from the minute we get her out of her crib, "thank you for picking me up," to the minute we bathe her and get her ready for bed "thank you for my bath." The girl who loves food, nail polish, shoes, and babies.

They find a way to have fun everywhere…

The sliding door and the automatic number dispenser at the post office.

The Sharpie display with blank notepads at the copy store.

Grabbing any toy within their reach at the craft store.

Convincing Mommy to buy candy at the party store.

My husband and I taught them early on to "do everything without complaining or arguing" and to "let everything you do, be done with love." Even at their young ages, their little hearts have grasped those words and put them into action.

They're independent, flexible, and incredibly forgiving. If they were any different, I would not be able to do what I do. Period.

I love them for so many reasons!! They inspire me, celebrate me, encourage me, and keep me grounded.

So, for all the grueling hours of shopping, the many days they've traded playdates for errands, the times they've had be quiet while mommy was on the phone or at a meeting, for letting me fold laundry during a game, for helping with chores, and for confidently reassuring me that I'm a great mom; I love my babies!

If you have amazing children who support you in your work, you are incredibly blessed!!! I'd love to hear about them! Feel free to leave a shout out to your kids in the comments.

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{TuTu Tuesday} Pumpkin Pretty

Who's excited about Fall? ME!!!!!!!

I just love the crisp cool air and the beautiful color palette God shows off throughout nature. When I drive home, I get to enjoy a stunning color show as the main street of my neighborhood is lined with trees on either side of the road. What a view! It convinces me that creativity is divine.

In the Fall, look forward to the endless list of pumpkin patches and corn mazes to visit with the family. Of course, there's also Thanksgiving - a wonderful time to gather together with family and friends to emphasize gratitude and eat yummy food.

If last Tuesday's TuTu didn't put you in the Fall mood, I hope today's will.

A bold blend of pumpkin orange, bright orange, and chocolate brown takes me right to a field of pumpkins and hay bales. The mini pom garland could be a perfect and unique accent to your fall decor.

Now go out and enjoy your Fall weather!

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{TuTu Tuesday} My First VLOG!!!!

Today's VLOG is titled "How to Fluff a TuTu"

This video is the first in a series I'm creating to help my customers get the most out of their TuTus and Party Poms. I have to admit this was a completely uncomfortable experience, but I can see myself getting used to it.

In the next few videos I plan to share how to steam a tutu, how to steam party poms, how to care for your tutu, how to style a tutu, styling suggestions for party poms, in addition to other topics as the need arises.

I hope these videos are much more helpful than simple written instructions.


Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{TuTu Tuesday} Shades of Fall TuTu

I was so thrilled to receive a tutu request from my fabulous friend Tracy from Tracy Henley Photography. My TuTus in front of her lens are always a winning combination, not to mention her adorable subjects.

Here is one of my favorite shots of her recent trip apple picking up north. Keep an eye out for an album on Facebook with more shots from this session.

This tutu boasts 8 layers and almost 100 yards, of soft tulle in elegant apple red, maize, pumpkin orange, and brown, with a little touch of eggplant. These warm Fall tones are perfect for photo shoots and outdoor events.

Thank you Tracy for sharing your stunning work with us!

Thanks for reading.