Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Sassabelle Featured in an Etsy Treasury!

Doesn't every artist love to see other people love their work?!

Somebody loved my My Sassabelle invitations enough to include them in this Girls Night Out treasury on Etsy!

Check it out!

See more of My Sassabelle on Etsy!

Image Credit:, Treasury by JenniFulton2004

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Half Birthday

Yesterday, (June 22nd), Rowan turned 6 months old!  Can you believe it?  He looks a lot older though because he's so fricking tall, and a little beefcake too.  

Although we talk about giving Rowan a fun half birthday celebration {since his real birthday is so close to Christmas}, we didn't celebrate this 6 month milestone with anything particularly special.  To be honest, we were pretty pooped yesterday.

But.....the day before, was a pretty awesome day for the Bear Cub.

He had his first swim!

omg, he's like a LITTLE FISH. 

 Just like his daddy :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Sassabelle is Here!

I know, it's been forever since I posted anything.  That's because I've been working on something (oh yeah, and raising a baby, and working my day job).

Last year, I talked a lot about focus and trying to find a way to channel my creativity. I think I found some direction and now I am pleased to say that I've finally got something to show for all my hard work. 

AND HERE IT IS! (drumroll, please)

I'd like to introduce you to my new line of invitations, now available on Etsy.

My Sassabelle {Invitations for you Girlfriends}

My new ready-made invitations are supercute and perfect for a variety of  "ladies only" events.  There are plenty more designs brewing, so keep checking in. 

If you have a special event in the making and need something with a little extra pizzazz, shoot me message or convo me on Etsy.  I do custom or "Haute Couture" My Sassabelle invitations too!

Hope you love them as much as I do!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

On My Workbench ~ More Flower Combs!

Spring is on it's way!

During nap time, I got to play with more paper/felt flower hair combs.  Look for them in my Etsy store soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue is the New Black

I'm so into the new blues that have hit the nail polish racks!  And at least one Macy's cashier feels the same way.

She totally helped me out after noticing that my color was almost identical to hers :p

Have a Smurfy Day!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In Bloem - Spring Hair Blooms

I was really excited to get a little time last week to craft.  I also got a chance to purge some unnecessary scrapbooking supplies {I really haven't scrapbooked in years}, and even had extra time to painted my!

Going through my supplies, I got reinspired to make some flower hair combs.  It also helped that I recently sold another pair on Etsy!

Happy Saturday!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tax Time

I'm new at this craft business thing, and haven't really had that much time to invest into it.  So I was really proud of myself last year, when I took a leap and got my business license, hoping it would be one of many more steps in the right direction towards my goal.

To be honest, I never did ANYTHING with it! {Aside from ordering some envelopes, which I still have to see if I saved the receipt for}.

Fast forward to a week after my baby boy, Rowan, was born, when I got a call at 7am, from somenone at the County Clerk's Office, letting me know that they needed to audit my home business.  I managed to give a sleep deprived response of, "I haven't even done anything with my business."  The man replied, "So, you're not renewing your license?"  And all I could muster up was, "Not now". 

So now, with tax time just around the corner, I have to figure out how to file a business that didn't really produce OR expense any money.

Also, I'm not sure whether I should renew my license.  I guess I should have allowed them to audit...*not thinking clearly at the time*

I planned to really get going on it during my maternity leave {in my dreams!}. Rowan had a different plan, mostly revolving around himself.

We moved into a fixer upper house and had a baby last year.  I get anxious enough over taxes as it is. I'm really not looking forward to filing this year, even though we should get a lot back.  I think it's time to kick TurboTax to the curb and go to a professional, who can sort through it all.

If anyone out there has some tax advice for someone just getting their feet wet, I'd love to hear it!

Happy Tax Filing!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Featuring a Reversible Hooter Hider Tutorial by Made by Lisa G

I don't have much time for my own arts & crafts right now, but my friend, Lisa G has been sewing all kinds of great gifts for me and other new moms, so I asked her to do a guest blog tutorial for one of her creations. 

She one-uped my request, and started a whole new blog, Made by Lisa G, to share her crafting "How To's".  Lisa is also a great photographer, so you can bet all of her tutorials are going to have great pics, which makes it SOOO much easier, don't ya think?

Here's a peek at the Reversible Hooter Hider Tutorial by Made by Lisa G  
{Go to her blog for all the details}

A Hooter Hider is a must have for modest moms who breastfeed. 

I use mine all the time!

Thanks Lisa!