July 31, 2008

Customer Spotlight

I made this sweet cupcake twirl skirt and white peasant blouse for Christi's sweet daughter for her birthday. It just turned out so adorable and she is such a cutie pie! She looked like she had a ton of fun at her birthday party! To by young again... when all you worry about is when you're going to be fed and when you're going to sleep! Thank you Christi for sharing these adorable pictures!

July 29, 2008

Modeling for My Pouty Princess

Hollie from My Pouty Princess asked us to model some adorable sets for her. We had a lot of fun and the sets are just so cute and well made! I also got to try out my cousin's Canon 28-135mm IS AF lens and I think I am in love! That is an awesome lens and the image stabilization is great for my shaky hands! Here are some fav of mine from the shoot:

You've Got Mail!

Thanks to the overwhelming response, I had the privilege of writing many Thank You notes! The first batch of note are on their way to many places! The furtherest note is going to Ms Beth in Holland! (I hope I put enough stamps!) The most exotic, is to Ms Rachel, in Hawaii. Most note are going to South, but California has the most note right now coming to their states! It is so fun addressing them by hand and seeing these fun town names that people are from!

I am really close now, and can't wait to go back home to fill out my form! I am visiting family right now in CA and won't be back until the end of August. So much yummy food to eat but way too much carb! eek! We still have to go to the beach and go see the Golden Gate Bridge!

More updates to come!

July 27, 2008

The Countdown

Mugglenet just put out a countdown for the newest Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. I can't wait to watch it, I am a BIG fan of the Harry Potter series!

I am currently reading Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix and getting to the part where Harry is about to return to Hogwarts after the Christmas break. I really dislike Umbridge, that woman is FOUL! If you have not picked up the series, you should! it's so good!!

July 23, 2008

A new listing :)

Let's hope people will not troll on me again :)

I have my new listing up now, with very specific wording (hee hee)

Check it out here, or click on the ebay button on the left.

Please help me spread the word and watch the auction on your ebay so I can make the pulse!

July 22, 2008

I WANT To BE an American! Help me with my DREAM!

UPDATE: Someone trolled on my and ebay decided to pull my auction.....grrrrrrrr! But the good news is I am at $306, and that is almost at the half way mark!!! That is just in 1 day :) Less than 24 hours no less! Well, I'm headed to the airport, so I'll deal with all this ebay stuff tomorrow! Funny enough, I will be only 10 minutes from ebay headquarter, protest anyone???

I have a green card but now in need of applying for a citizenship! I need to raise $670 to pay for the fee, so I've put up an auction to help me. For $10, you'll receive a personalized handwritten Thank You note from me and the satisfaction that you've helped someone realize her dream

Please see more details in my auction

If you can't contribute, I totally understand. But if you could watch the auction on your ebay, or help spread the word, I would greatly appreciate it!!

Keep Checking back for more updates!

July 21, 2008

Cali Here We Come!

We are going back to the BAY AREA tomorrow!!! I am super stoked! We have been in Utah since December and I've not seen my mom or any other family member for 7 months! Yes, I know that is not that long to some people, but it is to me!! I can't wait to eat yummy sushi, assortment of Asian food, and In n Out!! We have a lay over at reno that's gonna suck, wish they would have baby sitting at the airport so I can play slots to pass the time. (shhhhh yes I know that makes me a bad mommy, but I hate waiting!) I guess it's back to the old stand by for passing the time, readying Harry Potter. I'm on The Order Of The Phoenix, and that Umbridge woman is FAUL!

Anyways, can't blog without posting a picture... Sami broke my 50mm 1.8 lens, that I'm still depressed about, so this was not taken by me but by my father in law. We were visiting Aunt Linda's family in Salt Lake and they live in this community call Day Break. Seriously nice place: lake, bridge, playground, paths for walks. But what is up with this toy??? It's like this big slider.... but to me, that is just a lawsuit waiting to happen!

July 15, 2008

Meatloaf A La Paula Dean

My good friend Nicole suggested this meatloaf recipe by Paula Dean when I asked for a good meatloaf recipe, so I decided to try it! It was super easy even though I don't really good or even made meatloaf before. It was yummy, and cheap to make! Follow the recipe below :

Preheat your oven: 375 degrees F (I always forget this part for some reason!)

Gather your ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Mix all meatloaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf, or put meat in a loaf pan like I did!

Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf.

This is what it looks like before it goes in the oven:

Put it in the oven for 1 hour ( I think for high altitude, like me, need an additional 10 minutes)

Voila, this is what it looks like an hour later! I really need to work on my food photography :)

It was really yummy! Serve it with a side of potatoes and dinner is ready to go! Try it sometimes :)

Brand New Attitude

Here is Samantha modeling for me for the first time, since the hair cut. She just looks so sassy doesn't she? I've also made a Foofa dress her size so customers can see what it looks like on a real live girl instead of just laying there on a bed. I used a grey card for the first time too, I must say the pictures look warmer and much better than not using it. I really need a better photography assistant. Sean, who is only 6, does not a good assistant make! He steps on my reflector and wiggle around and makes his sister, the model, loses focus! I told him he was fired, and that made him upset. I really need to be more sensitive! Anyways, here is the result! The dress is currently for sale in my etsy store right now :) Go check it out!

July 14, 2008

Customer Sportlight: Madison

A fellow ABSD member and YCMT author, Jen, has made this oh-so-cute top from my Sweetheart Dress ebook pattern! They are going to Disneyland (did I mention I am SUPER JEALOUS!) next month and Jen is getting Madison's special wardrobe ready. Going to Disneyland is so special, if you ever plan on taking your kids, check out Etsy or Ebay for special custom orders! Or, if you are crafty, make one yourself!

July 10, 2008

Customer Spotlight: Lily Rose

I got this photo a couple of days ago from Amy, showing off her adorable daughter Lily-Rose in one of my creations! Amy contacted me through Etsy asking for a Foofa dress for Lily-Rose's birthday party. We love Yo Gabba Gabba at our house, so of course I said YES!! I was so please to see the picture because I rarely get photos back from customers! Thank you so much Amy, for sharing this with me! Happy Birthday Lily-Rose :)

July 8, 2008

A new haircut

Here is Samantha in her brand new haircut! Gaylene cut about 4-5 inches from the bottom and gave her A cut bob. I just LOVE IT! It looks modern and adorable! It will be a while before I can put it in pigtails or ponytails but I think she looks so chic! Daddy and grandpa won't like it though, (they haven't seen it yet) they like traditional long hair on girls. Rhead was teasing her that she won't be a "princess" anymore! What a mean thing to say lol But if he really knew his princesses, he'd know that Snow White actually has short hair! Well I like it and Samantha likes it. The new hair cut will make our lives easier now that we don't have to battle the rat's nest that she wakes up with every morning!

July 7, 2008

Miss Samantha turns 4!

We celebrated Samantha's 4th birthday early at Park City, UT. She picked out her favorite cake, chocolate with chocolate frosting and sprinkles, and grandma baked it for her. She wore her fancy birthday party dress that I got from Nordstorm(40% off wooo hooooo!!) and opened presents! Park City was sooooo fun! It's about 30 miles from Salt Lake City, where all the celebrities stay during the sundance film festival. We shopped at the outlets, got an Oreo cookie covered apple at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory(yummmmm!) and swam in a half indoor half outdoor pool at the condo! The weather was perfect, and we sat on the hill and watched a beautiful firework show. It was a great, fun-filled, weekend! Check out the slide show on the side!

July 2, 2008

Fresh Squeezed: A Sundress!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this Moda fabric line called Fresh Squeezed! So I used the fabrics on my new favorite pattern with a criss cross bodice and elastic back. It has a full skirt for lots of twirling or just looking pretty at the lemonaid stand! Available in sizes 6 months - 4/5. It's in my Etsy store now: Go check it out! Free shipping, if you mention in the note to seller box that you saw it on my blog :)