August 17, 2009

A Winner, An Award and A Very Special Birthday Wish!!

Can you believe summer vacation is coming to a close for many of us? My kids all start back to school this week and it seems that summer came and went in a blink of an eye!

I am excited to share a little good news I have heard recently...we will be moving in 7 weeks!! Yay, no more limbo! Now that means and have a garage sale by September. Lots to do and never enough time...or energy!

I am ready though to start a new chapter in our life and get settled in a new home. The house hunt is on. We are going to lease for 2 years and if we get to stay where we will be after this assignment, we will buy or build our dream home. We have always wanted to end up in Colorado Springs to retire with the Air Force, so we feel we are in the right direction!

O.k. enough about all of this, just know I will be very busy trying to get a lot done and Mr. Wonderful is not here for a couple more please forgive me if I am not posting as often. I really do have so much I want to share with you all.

Ready to hear who the winner is of this very adorable reversible jacket from "Kai and I Boutique"? First I want to thank Leslie again for her talent and sharing with us all. I really do love showing you all these amazing women!

Just so cute!!

So...the lucky Winner of this cute jacket is...........

Tj and Amy!!! Happy to announce you get to have a custom designed Reversible Jacket with fabric and colors of your choosing! So excited for you! This will be a great fall jacket and so stylish too!

I wish everyone could win! The good thing is you can have Leslie design a custom jacket for your little one as well. Make sure to shop Kai and I Boutique for cute, quality, original clothing and accessories that look like a high-end boutique without the price!

Since I am moving in 7 weeks, I decided to continue my Whimsy Spotlights up to the first of October. After getting a little settled I will bring them back. So make sure to see what is coming and enter to win the great giveaways these wonderful businesses are giving to you all!

I recently received another great blog award! Aubrey from "Made You Blush" gave me a really sweet award called "Fantsy Pants". It is an award for "dedicated bloggers who love to blog,and encourage friendships through blogging." State why you love blogging & pass it on.

I started blogging as a way to show many projects I am working on, and to tie it into my Etsy shop I have wanted to open. A month into blogging I found out we would be moving. So, I decided to wait on my opening. Blogging now has become part of my everyday life! It brings much happiness and I have found so many new friendships! I feel truly blessed! I now see my blog as a way to share with you all creative ideas about my life and as a journal for myself. Thank you to all who are with me on this journey. I really am grateful to all my wonderful readers and friends! I would like to pass this on to...

Amanda~Serenity Now
Sandra~In This Small House

Thank you again Aubrey for thinking of me!

The last bit of news I have for you makes my heart have warm fuzzies! It is my beautiful daughters 14th Birthday today!! Hard to believe my little girl is no longer so little...*sniff*...she is also starting High School this year and I am trying to figure out how this adorable baby girl I held for the first time 14 years ago is so grown...trying not to cry at the moment. I am so proud of the young lady she has turned into and as her mother so grateful I get to be a part of her life! I know she has so much ahead and I love seeing her change and accomplish the dreams she wants for herself. She is a gifted, talented, beautiful young lady inside and out! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I Love You Drama Queen!!!

I love this girl with all my heart!!

I love the twinkle in her eye!

Some of the drama I love about her!

A smart, talented, and beautiful daughter!

This smile takes me back to her childhood!

I am off to celebrate with the kiddos and enjoy some birthday cake! I have another great Whimsy Spotlight for you on Wednesday! House of 3 will be starring and being very giving!!! Don't miss it!

Hugs to you,


  1. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I can see why you're so proud of her!
    Congrats to TJ and Amy for winning the adorable jacket!

    Thank-you for the blog award! It's the first and only one I've ever received! Today was my first day back to work (summer is OVER!) so this was a nice surprise to come home to! I'm glad you started your blog, you have some very creative ideas for the rest of us!
    Good luck getting things organized for your move!

  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful young lady! It's not easy to see them grow, is it? You have done a wonderful job though, Sweets. Feel happy and proud!:) Lori

  3. A lot to comment on today!!!

    1. Thank you so much for the award. :) I haven't seen this one looks pretty cool! I need to figure out how to get someone to add a page to my blog so I can display these cool awards!
    2. So cool about the move!!! My mom and dad were stationed in Colorado Springs, and my grandparents were too. Hearing their stories of how beautiful it is, makes me want to visit!! :)
    3. Drama Queen is such a cutie. Happy Birthday to her. :) I can't even imagine what I'll feel like when my little ones hit the teens...scared and nostalgic, I think. ;)
    4. Good luck with all your packing and planning! :)

  4. Ooooh exciting news....a move! wow...and your dear sweet drama queen daughter is adorable!
    Good luck with the packing!


  5. HEY...congratulations on the move!!!!! And happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.

    Thank you for the award. They always make you feel happy~ I also got my very fun giveaway that I won on your blog! CUTE-CUTE.
    Have a great day.

  6. Congratulations....
    :) Happy Birthday to your
    lovely daughter!!!!! :)

    Love~ Miss Jen

  7. Congratulations on your move!!! How exciting for you! And happy birthday to your drama queen, she is just so beautiful! xo

  8. Congrats to the winner!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    ~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa ;)

  9. Oh boy how exciting you are moving!
    I hope it all goes well on the house hunt. :)

  10. Happy Birthday to your daughter....Gorgeous....What a great glad that I stopped by today.This summer has been so crazy that I have not visited some of my favorite blogs often enough. I love your blog....

  11. Happy Birthday Brittany!!

    Congratulations TJ and Amy! Let me know what you have in mind and I'll get working on it for you! I can't wait!!

    Thank you so much Victoria, for your generous and caring spirit, and everyone who came to visit me!

  12. just wanted to say what a wonderful blog you have. Your pictures are stunning and I've really enjoyed having a nose around. Thank you and best wishes !


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