Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tablescape Thursday....my first!

Well here's to my first attempt at Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch.  I love, love, love dishes as most of my friends know AND I love, love, love the holidays....Halloween included!


You can't go wrong with a batty pumpkin tablecloth.  Especially when I found the material on sale for $1.00 a yard last year after the season.  LOVE a bargain!

My "boo" and "eek" dishes came from our local Hallmark warehouse that closed up and was purging all their stock in the warehouse.  I got tons of deals but I sure do miss them.  They had the best fresh flower specials on Fridays.


If you take a close look below you'll see my friend George.  He's eyeballing my Gothtini's.  He's got friends hanging around here and there but I think he wanted to invite Skeleton head Fred but Fred's no where to be found!  For those of you who know Fred, if you see him tell him I miss him.


This poor fella below drank that whole bottle of Crown behind him.  I think I'll pass, thank you very much!


I hope you all enjoyed it!  Happy Haunting to you!

Too sweet for tricks...only treats please

How cute is this?



Who can resist a little high heeled, tutu wearing witch?
This design can be put on anything you'd like but I like to see them on white or orange pillowcase dresses for the little ones and white t-shirts for the older girls.
Handmade with applique pillowcase dress $25 (you choice of dress color)
sizes - 18 mths - 4T
white t's with applique $20
sizes - 4T - 10/12 (girls)
Can ship anywhere in US.  Flat $5.00 fee.
Accept paypal, check or money order.  Email or Facebook me for any questions or to place an order!
Check out my Facebook page for more designs and don't forget to "follow" my blog and be my Facebook friend.  Will be starting great giveaways in November and that's right around the corner!

Happy Haunting


Friday, October 15, 2010

Giveaway

Hey guys,
Check out www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com Ms. Kim has a really nice giveaway going on until the 22nd.  There's no cost to you, only leave a comment for her.  She's giving away a gift card for some custom jewelry made by Lisa Leonard and her pieces are really sweet and nothing like anything I've ever seen around here!  I know of a couple of pieces that would be cute Christmas gifts for the girls.
While you're there on Ms. Kim's blog, take a minute and check it out, it is really inspiring!

Have a great weekend!

Laura

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Who doesn't love shoes!

Here's a cute shirt I appliqued for my daughter.  She has a "thing" for shoes but what red-blooded girl doesn't?  These can be personalized many different ways. Choose t-shirt color, wording or none, color and pattern of shoe!  Shirt sizes range from 2T - adult sizes XL.  Prices start at $15.00 for children sizes through $25.00 for adult sizes.  Message me for more info!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthdays and memories

Well my youngest will be turning 6 tomorrow.  My only son or as I like to say, "my onliest son".  As i'm doing what moms do and sitting up during the wee hours of the night, baking birthday cookie cake and wrapping up last minute birthday presents and I just can't help to remember back.  Not so much the day he was born, although a very special moment for me and daddy both, but remembering the day we brought him home.  More specifically the ride home.  Ah, the ride. 
As we all know, certain objects, sounds or smells triggers memories in us all but for both my son and youngest daughter I distinctly remember the songs that were playing on the radio in the car while bringing them home.  I honestly wouldn't even know where to begin by explaining how the most perfect songs played at the most perfect time to describe perfectly my feelings for them both.
Katrina was born in March of 2001 (well before hurricane Katrina but they could be one in the same if you've ever seen her room!).  She was my fist baby with Jason and she was absolutely beautiful and perfect.  The song that brings me to tears every time I hear it is a song called "Thank you" by Dido.  A beautiful love song but perfectly explains my feelings for her at that exact moment.

I want to thank you
For giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you 
Is having the best day of my life 

Being already a mom of three girls, what a surprise when we found out #4 was a boy.  And oh boy is he ever ALL boy!  Jackson Wyatt Wayne Wilkerson, a.k.a. Bubba.  He makes me laugh.  Period.  I can't even begin to explain all the trials our family was going through when Bubba came along but I have to tell you that the day we were bringing him home the good ole' Lynyrd Skynyrd  song "Simple Man" came on.  Now us bonfire blazing, boot wearing, southern girls have heard this song a thousand times but it took on a totally different meaning to me that day.  When it got to the last verse I honestly couldn't stop the tears and to this day I can't help but get a little choked up when I hear it.

Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow your heart, lord, and nothing else.
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

Chorus
And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
Oh, won't you do this for me son,
If you can?

Courtesy of Mr. Ronnie VanZant & Gary Rossington

I couldn't have summed it up any better than this song.  What mom doesn't feel that for their son or any of their childen for that matter? 
So as I sit here now listening to my little birthday boys snores, I think back to 6 years ago and how much one song can not only bring me to tears but make me feel hopeful for the many years he has ahead of him.
Happy birthday Bubba, Momma loves you!