Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Speaking of..

things I love
check out this stud, sharing his toys with.....well.... himself.

do I have the cutest baby or what????? (the answer is yes.)

Feather Extensions

So, I know I've already got some feather extensions in my hair, but I'm seriously in love with these ones... I'm gonna get me some. I feel like my little skinny ones aren't gonna do the trick.

does that make me crazy?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Well, goodness. We've just been having a blast here in good ole' phoenix. The sun is shining, it's warm, I'm getting a tan, Max is getting teeth and is now and expert crawler. Seriously, I've never seen the boy move so fast. He sits up on his own and can pull himself to a standing position on just about everything. I feel like he's growing up so fast, so I thought I'd share with you some of Max's activities while we've been here (and some of mine...)

Max having a taste of his FIRST In-N-Out burger.

I think he liked it.

Playing with dad on the johnny jump up..

i know he liked that
Cuddling with Uncle Quin on the couch,
who Max adores!!!
anytime Quin comes into the room it's like
"mom who?"

I got some feathers in my hair.
they're lime green.
there's more, just not in this picture.

Mamma and I went and saw
Mamma Mia.

Bought Max his first pink polo.
Got asked if he was a girl.
No. He's not.
He just knows how to rock the pink.

Chase came to visit us!

It was great!!

We all cuddled together on the couch,

I actually like this picture,

apart from the horrid lighting.

Went to Quin's practice football game,

which max did not pay attention to,

but I think most of the people there paid more attention

to max than the game. I think I held him for all of 4 seconds

before women (I didn't know - but my moms friends)

were carrying him around, showing him to everyone else.

Us at the game...the kid on the right is Quin's BFF Billy

And sure enough, what is a Ficklin gathering without a nice

bone breaking round of "Hippo Ball" in the pool?

Sadly, the only person hurt was Kyle, who got punched in the face.

Billy wore a mouth gaurd. Smart Kid.

It has been so fun here! More pictures to come as soon as I take them!

I love being here.

Fo' realz.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pouf The Magic Moneymaker

Well... remember when I said that I was going to be published in a magazine??? Well, this isn't that magazine, but I got an email today from THIS website... They featured me on their blog....... and they turn the blog into a magazine...

Which means.... (drum roll please)

I am going to be a published provider of all things pouf-y in their next issue!!

How exciting?!? I don't know how I will keep up with the demand though (if such a demand turns out)... Since it went on the blog on Friday my views for my pouf went from 276 views to 855 views. I have received multiple emails or orders and multiple emails for people inquiring about my product. I can't believe how lucrative this little hobby has turned out to be!! I am so excited about it!!

It just goes to show you that a little patience from the hubs and ALOT of hot glue pays off in the end!!

Now, I'm probably gonna to need an employee. Fo' realz. I'm going to be in trouble.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sneek Peek!!

i love making things for my baby.
here's the latest.

I think I might start selling these if enough people are interested,
so if you want one,
hit me up.

My new romantic pink shirt!!

okay.... okay... I know. lots of ruffles lately, but they're just so cute.

I found a new thing, repurposing t-shirts!! Making those plain-jane things just plain cute!! I'm having so much fun learning how to do new things and creating new things to make! This is the third t-shirt that I've remade! And I love it!!!

I added the ruffle around the neck line,
the four ruffle...thingys... hanging down below,
and the little rosette.
I was going to add more rosettes,
but I didn't.
Maybe I'll go back later and add them.

What do you think??

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Ruffled T-Shirt!!

I wanted a new shirt for my birthday.
But I didn't want to buy it.
So I made myself one.

I made another ruffle t-shirt!
I know, I know...
I really don't have enough time to keep making all these things,
but I just. can't. help. it.

it's an addiction.

anyways, i thought that maybe if YOU wanted to make one,
I'd show you how.

So here... follow these steps...
and the descriptions aren't awesome, but they work.

I had no descriptions so you're already better off than I was.

See?? Fast, easy, and so cute!! The t-shirt I cut up was a knit fabric, so I didn't have to worry about the edges fraying because knit doesn't fray! awesome!!!

I'm not even sure those directions made sense, but there you have it.
And sorry for the faceless "myspace" pic. It's hard to model your creations when the only person home is a 7 month old who doesn't understand "no, max. don't chew on the camera."

but it works...

Happy Birthday to me!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Painting Pianos

Ok. So. I've recently found this cute little idea in my head. I think it would be AWESOME to paint my piano!!! Talk about adding some character into a home, this is it!!

Now, I realize, that this idea isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's mine. So let's be friendly about this.

And don't worry... I'm not going to do something ugly like this one...

But look!! Look at how adorable these are!! I know I'm a green girl but these turquoise pianos are hitting the right note!! (pun intended - aren't I clever)

And yet, I still can't completely disregard my signature color. Whoever did this piano, had it right.

I'm not saying that I am going to do it .....husband..... but I would love to. Really.

Good thing I have a husband that keeps me grounded.
and i do love that man,
but he needs to let me win this argument.


I got so excited about the lime green tie, that I forgot to show you THIS one that I made!!!

if you want your baby to be well dressed,
let me know!!!
I'm happy to help and I've got LOTS of colors!

Zebras and Lime Green

okay... my new favorite pattern would have to be

and my favorite color,
everyone knows,

So, i thought to myself,
why not put them together and put it on
my favorite 7 month old.

so i did.

happy mothers day to me


p.s. have you seen my latest duffle bag?? it can be found here...obsessed? no, but i'm close.


Ruffly Leaf T-Shirt

i made myself a t-shirt.

it was easy, fast, and i got the idea from here.

hers was for fall, but i wanted mine to be spring-y.

i love it.
you should try it.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Newest Item for my Shop!

So.. I have crafting ADD. It's hard to start a project and then finish it, because usually, in the middle of my project, I think of something else awesome to try and then I get excited about that and stop making what i'm making.

So... I've added some new items to my shop, because I'm bored with poufs.

They're duffle bags. and I LOVE them!! Really! I'm tempted to keep them all to myself!!!!

Even Max loves them. He's such a good boy.

I've only made three so far, and only have pictures of two of them completed... but I've got the fabric cut out for about 8 more. It's all just sitting there waiting for me to find the time to sew them. Which, really isn't that bad. It takes me about 3 hours from start to finish! Not that difficult!!

I like them, and let me tell you.. I WILL be traveling in style this weekend.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Two Years Ago...

Two years ago today...

i woke up.
put on some sweats,
and got my hair done.

then, i came home
and put on my makeup.

i put on a gorgeous white dress,

some gorgeous jewelry
(compliments of my mom)

and put on the perfect pair of shoes.

kyle woke up across town,
put on a white shirt.

put on some pink socks,

a pink tie,

a black suit,

and a pink boutonniere.

then we got married
for time and all eternity.

and then,
we rode off into the sunset.

Happy Anniversary Kyle!
I know things aren't always perfect,
and we have our moments,
but I love you.
And I know you love me.
And I can't imagine going through all the things
we go through, and will go through,
with anyone else.

You are perfect for me.