Saturday, December 10, 2011

It’s A Christmas Miracle

All five 
are looking in the general direction of the camera

No one is crying

No one is screaming

I was able to crop out the candy cane bribes
(that kept the two above mentioned things from happening)

They are all staying in the near vicinity of where they were placed

No one can see what Ryan and I were doing 
to get the above pictured children 
to do or not do 
the above mentioned things

While not all are smiling
the majority don’t look like they are being tortured

I count this venture a whopping success.
Merry Christmas to me
I survived the adventure with my sanity intact

Well, mostly intact anyway.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Handi Andi is Rocking Very Jane Once Again

What do you get 
when two sisters
stay up way too late

and spend way to much money on fabric
and don't know how to stop with the simple?

and have a good friend that says,
"hey, you should make 
farmers market totes to sell on Very Jane"

 You get a
a whole new section 
in the apron shop


and these are lots more fun
than the ugly ones 
that you get at the grocery store,

and lots more durable
made of duck cloth 
(light weight canvas)
and triple stitched on the sides and bottom

Who doesn't love ruffles?
and pretty fabric
and something that is functional
(Go ahead and chuck it in the washer after a messy day)
as well as good looking?

and if you turn the pocket inside out, 
it folds into itself
so you can chuck it in your purse
or diaper bag
or car
and its just a little pocket
That takes up even less space.

Check us out at Very Jane today 
 for a screaming deal on them. 

And keep checking back in the apron shop
to see the new fabrics that we are going to make them in

We have all kinds of ideas that we are still perfecting
(think vintage buttons, and fabric yo-yos and such)

Maybe we'll do a give away this week.
Does anyone still read this blog? 
Anyone? Is it even worth a give away?

My laptop is broken (virus :-( )
so I stole holly's to post this.
Hopefully there will be a blog to follow again soon.

But if there are people out there that want to win a tote,
give a hollar.
And then visit us on Very Jane.
We would love that!

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Apron Day

Not kidding.
Its National Apron Day

How awesome is that?

 Especially since today
Just Happens to be the day

Is featuring Handi Andi's Apron Shop
as their deal of the day. 

Totally not planned that way,
but a really cool coincidence.

At least go and check me out.
Just because maybe you love me 
and want to help me out
by getting me lots of page views.

While you are there, 
go ahead and sign up for
Very Jane's Deal of the Day emails.
If you want to.
You don't have to

Its all high quality, crafted/handmade stuff.
So cute and a good variety
with AMAZING PRICES/discounts

And if you are a
high quality, handmade, crafty, kind of person
and you might want to sell your stuff on Very Jane. 
Give them a little email
and tell them I sent you.
They are great to work with
very nice
and who couldn't use a little extra cash in their pockets?

Not gonna lie,
I have been a nervous wreck
wondering if I was even gonna sell one.
But I have also been super excited 
at the thought of selling even one.

So whether you have time to show the love
or not
Happy Apron Day to you!

Happy Apron Day to me!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Giggle Pile

The straight faces and nice smiles don't last long
Because once one person starts giggling,
the whole pile starts to wobble 


and thats even funnier
and with every person laughing 

How could the babies resist 
such a huge pile of happiness

They didn't really get the point of the game
But they knew they wanted to be part of it.
And they laughed alongside the giggle pile

Because like I said
How could they resist.

The mood from a pile of happiness is contageous

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Discovery Park with the Family

I love that
in our little World
means so much more 
than just my brothers and sisters.

So when I say that the family went to the park
that means that


my sisters sister in law and her kids

Michael (pushing) and Carter (in Blue)
her brother and his kid

My sister

 and her husband 

Brynley Bug
 and kid


and my sister in law with her two kids

Jovan, Cali and Hayli
one of my very bestest friends and her kids

and Ryan 

 and I


and our kids went to the park,

oh, and one of Caden's friends from school.

Pretty safe to say we DOMINATED the park that day.
The weather was PERFECT and we had TONS of fun.
 Yay for the park in the springtime!

 P.S.- It is a really good thing
I decided not to bring my bow and arrows
or my horse
to the playground
because they are NOT allowed
This sign seriously cracked me up

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Point

One of the  
best investments we make every year
is a pass to Thanksgiving point

My kids never get tired of the dinosaur museum.

They never get tired of 25 cent ice cream cones after either.

The babies have reached the
ripe old age of being able to eat dairy
so they got to have their first cones

It may be putting it midly 
to say that they loved it.
If it even looked like I was reaching for the cones 
they would shreak 
and arch
and clamp on with both hands
so that I could not take them away.

Collin made a huge mess
by eating the bottom of the cone first 
so whatever stayed in the top of the cone when upside down
then melted and ran out the bottom when turned right side up.

I don't know if Keegan spilled a drop. 
He ate every last piece of the dang thing.

I took this on the way out.
Cute kid huh?

I am such an observant mom 
that we were there for two hours
and as we were leaving

I noticed this.
What do you do huh?
I chose to laugh and move on

but secretly I was wondering how many people
were thinking 
"how the crap could his mom
let him leave the house that way."

But that quickly left too
and I just laughed again.
and got in the car

Monday, April 11, 2011

Big Boys with Big Boy Haircuts

We were looking pretty shaggy 
as we approached the big day

My mother in law informed me 


that Keegan was starting to look 
kind of girly
I even got these text pictures

while she was babysitting one day

They made me laugh 
and I got the message.

So we had a little haircut party in the kitchen. 
 and they didn't love it so much,

But I love that Keegan
doesn't look homeless
and neglected anymore
 (however I miss playing with the wild, curly, silky hair)

and that Collin's is now short enough

that we can spike that blondness right up

Big Boys with Big Boy Haircuts
Pretty cute huh?