Thursday, December 29, 2011

day 25…still!

Yeah, I know, I still haven’t chosen a winner…that’s the way it is when I have posted EVERYDAY for a month!  That is quite a challenge for me!  And now I don’t even want to come near the computer (unless it’s to get on pinterest!) 

Anyway, just wanted to remind you that I’ll be choosing a winner soon.  So get your comment in (please leave it in the post below) and remember if you like my fb page, leave a comment telling me so for an additional chance to win!

See you in a few!! xo

Sunday, December 25, 2011

day 25!!!

Merry Christmas!!!  I hope today is filled with peace and love for all of you.  I know we will all be missing our little ones who are not here with us.  For me, this year is different than the last two have been.  I think maybe I have grown to accept what has happened.  I have some peace in my life.  I have lots of love in my life too. I have found a way to incorporate my girls into my everyday existence. Of course I miss them and I can’t help but think of how crazy it would be with the two of them running around here.  I can almost see it sometimes, see what our family would look like.  I wish Sophia and Ellie were here celebrating with us, opening presents.  They would be having so much fun this year.  Instead, we will go to the cemetery tomorrow and take them some flowers and visit for a bit with our sweet girls.

Okay, for today’s giveaway we have TWO!!!  The first stop is with Shyla and Jakin’s mommy, Mattie, at Beauty Will Rise.  Mattie has 3 wonderful items she is giving away, plus she has a little something for everyone who enters!  Go on over and take a look!!! 

For our second and final stop on the giveaway train (ha ha!!) we are staying right here.  To enter to win a piece of jewelry from me, leave a comment.  Let me know how these giveaways have helped you, or something different you would like to see, or tell me how the season has been for you this year, how it’s different than previous years with out your little one(s).  I will leave the giveaway open for a few days…I need a break from posting!  But, really I know today may be a day where you are not reading blogs and I want you all to have a chance to enter and win.  So what will you win???  Well, I think I would like to work with the winner to make an extra special piece, maybe something new and interesting…maybe something old that is just right the way it is, so I guess the choice will be yours!  So leave a comment here and for a second chance to enter, like my face*book page and leave a comment telling me so.

And since I don’t have all of your addresses, here is my card to you:



Wishing you all the merriest of Christmases and know that I will be thinking of you and your little ones today and always. xo

Saturday, December 24, 2011

day 24…

Okay…We're a little late today, but I am sure all of you are sleeping in and/or finishing up your shipping right?! Anyway, today we are going to visit a very special mama, Ter, at With an Angel on My Shoulder. Ter is not only a baby loss mama, to little Tyla, but she has also lost her sweet husband. Go on over and leave her some love, and see the adorable item she is giving away today.

Tomorrow's it!!! The last day! Be sure to come check it out sometime during your busy day. xo

Friday, December 23, 2011

day 23!!!


Good morning!  Today we have TWO giveaways happening again!

The first is from Peyton’s mommy, Kristin, at Once a Mother.  She’s got a deliciously cute giveaway going on.  Go check it out!

Our second stop is with Hadley’s mama, Jessica, at Four Plus an Angel.  Go see what she is offering today…I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!

See you all tomorrow…oh and did I already mention that there are only 2 more days!!! xo

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

day 22!!!

Today we are going to visit one of my very dear friends that I have had the opportunity of spending some time with this year.  Ella’s mommy, Bree, at My Baby Butterfly Ella, has a beautiful giveaway going on.  The symbolism of it is perfect for us…go take a look and you will see.

The next giveaway for today is from Calypso’s mama, Melissa, at Scars in My Yarn.  Melissa is a wonderful artist and is giving away one of her own pieces!  Go on over and see it.

Also, if you didn’t hop over and see Raquel yesterday at Life After Jeremiah, you may want to.  She is giving away a GREAT book!

3 more posts to go!!!  Yay!!!


day 21!!!

We’re getting close!!!  Only 4 more days to go! 

Today we are going to see Jeremiah’s mommy, Raquel, at Life After Jeremiah.  Hop on over to her blog and see what’s going on.

See you tomorrow!


Monday, December 19, 2011

day 20!!!

Holy typo!!! For the record, that last post was typed in a mad rush, from my phone. I hate poor grammar and silly mistakes, I might just have to go fix them all!!

OMG!!! Only FIVE days left!!! Today Carleigh and Jordan’s mama, Holly, has NINE, yes 9 (and that’s NOT a typo) giveaways going on! Hop on over to Caring for Carleigh and see all the wonderful things she is offering. You’ll love it!

And if you haven't visited Still Life 365 to see Angie's beautiful giveaway yet, go on over and check it out too!

See you all tomorrow! I’m on the count down!! xo 19!!

Surprise...there are actuall two giveaways going in today!!! There is Shandrea's that I mentioned below (fabulous right?) and the second one is from Angie at Still Life 365. If you haven't visited this space before, go take a look. It is a beautiful place to share your grief through art, and for everyone it is different.

Now go enter both of these amazing giveaways!! See you tomorrow!!

day 19

Today we are going to go see Camron Xavien , and Tristen’s mama, Shandrea, at Loving My Angels.  She has an FABULOUS idea for a giveaway, so go take a look, I think you’ll love it too!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

day 18!!!

Good morning!  Today we are going to see Amelia’s mommy, Stephanie, at Beyond Words Designs.  Stephanie is a dear friend, AMAZING artist, and a wonderful mother

You can check out her beautiful paintings here.  Stephanie painted canvases of Gigi’s name for me and they are so amazing!  (I will get a picture up today.)  She was so great to work with, very patient with me and willing to try out something new.  Anyone who wins her giveaway will be so lucky!  Go on over and check it out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!!  xo     

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I have to write about this before I forget…

I have been working like crazy, trying to get all my orders completed and shipped in time for Christmas.  Gigi and I are the only ones home now, so she was in there “helping” me.  I was stamping an order and the name on one of the discs was Ellie.  So, of course that got me thinking of my little one.  While I was working on this, Gigi started saying, “Baby, baby!”  I asked her, “Baby? Where?”  She nodded, pointed up, and said it again.  This went on for a bit.  I asked her if she could say Sophie and she just looked at me.  I asked her if she could say Ellie and she nodded and tried to say it.  I have a bulletin board over my work table and on the board is a “family” picture of ALL of us, drawn by Emma.  Gigi then looked at that, said baby again, pointed up, kept saying baby, and then went on playing.

At first I just thought it was strange.  Then, when I realized I had just stamped Ellie’s name, I thought…could it really be Ellie?  Could Gigi see her big sister?  Maybe it’s just my mind reading too much into things.  I don’t know, but I think I’ll choose to believe it was my tiny girl paying us a visit. 

day 17!!!

I can’t believe there are only 8 days left!  There have been some fabulous giveaways going on and I hope you have been enjoying them and meeting some new wonderful people .

Today we have TWO more fabulous giveaways going on!!  The first is from Mikayla and Chase’s mommy, Melissa, at Chasing Our Rainbow.  Melissa is also the woman behind Mikayla’s Grace, where  they support families with a baby in the NICU and those who experience the death of an infant. Pretty wonderful right?  Go on over and visit her, she is giving away 3 lovely items and is also hosting a separate giveaway from the Mikayla’s Grace fb page.  Go check it all out!!

Our second giveaway today is from Dylan’s parents, Jus and Kat, at In Dylan’s Memory.  They too are giving away two special items today!  Go take a look!!

See you tomorrow, I promise, I’ll TRY to be on time! x0

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 16

Sorry this is so late!!! Head on over and see Chase's mommy, Christy, at A Piece of the Pearsons. My sweet friend has an awesome giveaway going in! I LOVE it!! Go take a look and see what you think!

Ok, keeping fingers crossed this works...I'm posting from my phone! :/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

day 15!!!

Today, let’s go see Laken’s mommy, Melissa, at Laken’s Bears.  She is giving away a beautiful thing, so go check it out and see the wonderful things she does in honor of her sweet daughter.

See you all tomorrow! Ten days to go!!  xo

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

day 14!!!

Oh my goodness, 11 days till Christmas?!?!  I am no where near ready!  How about all of you?  Please tell me you are in this boat right along with me!  ;)

Today we have TWO giveaways going on again!!  Yeah!!!  The first one is from Gracie’s mama, Susan, at Our Lives Forever Changed.  Susan is such a sweet (and BUSY) lady, go on over and see her adorable giveaway!

Our second stop is with Drew’s and Albos’ mommy, Kate, at Spend Time in My Shoes.  She has two awesome items she’s giving away!  Go on over and check them out!

Good luck and I hope you are finding some peace during this difficult season!

See you tomorrow! xo

Monday, December 12, 2011

day 13!!!

For our thirteenth day of giveaways, go see Sydney’s mommy, Jaime, at Our Butterfly and Rainbow. Actually, don’t because I really want to win this one!!! Just kidding, (kind of) go take a peek and leave a comment, I promise…YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

I keep forgetting to mention this: If you contacted me about hosting a giveaway and never heard from me, please let me know if you still want to do it. I have every day filled and don't need anyone else, but I can always find a spot for you if you want me to! There were a few people I couldn't find e-mail addresses for so I wasn’t able to contact you with any info, so if this applies to you, e-mail me!!

See you all tomorrow! xo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

day 12!!!!

Ahhh, day 12…almost. half. way. done! 

Today we are heading on over to see Kennedy’s super sweet mama, Alissa, at On KK’s Butterfly Wings.  She has a beautiful giveaway that you won’t want to miss out on.  So go tell her hello and throw your name in the hat!

See you back here tomorrow! xo

day 11!!!

I hope you’re enjoying the giveaways, I hope they give you a little something to look forward to each day, I hope that maybe a smile has been put on your face in the last 10 days because of them.

Today we are going to stroll on over and visit sweet Kael’s mommy, Brigette, at A Blessed Life.  She has a super sweet giveaway going on, so stop on by and leave her a comment and a little love.

See you tomorrow!  xo

Saturday, December 10, 2011

day 10!!!

Good morning!  It’s still early here on the west coast, so I’m really not that late today!

Luckily, today’s host has her s#*! together and got her post up yesterday!  Go take a look at Lucia’s mom, Angie, over at Still Life with Circles.  Angie is an amazing artist and writer.  She does so many things for our community and has a huge heart.  Go on over and see the great things she is giving away today!

See you tomorrow! xo

Friday, December 9, 2011

day 9!!!!

Day 9 already?!  We’re more than a third of the the way there, but who’s keeping track??  Oh yeah, I am!  This blogging everyday is hard work! ;)

Today we’re going to pop on over and visit  Jenna Belle’s mama, Fran, at Small Bird Studios.  Fran is such an awesome lady and has so many talents.  I know you’ll stay a while and see all the wonderful things she is involved in, like her card line with Carly, her beautiful collages,  blog designs, and much, much more.  Go on and take a look at the beautiful mess sweet Jenna left behind.

See you all tomorrow!!  Yay for FRIDAY!!  (insert woo woo with hands in the air here!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

day 8!!!!

Today we are going to go on over and visit Riley, Peyton and Cameron’s mom, Jessica, at Too Beautiful for Earth.  She will be choosing four lucky winners, so go give her some love and while you’re at it, check out her awesome etsy shop too!

Gigi’s screamin’…gotta go!  I’ll see you all back here tomorrow!  xo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

day 7!!!!!!!

Today we’re going to stop by and see Lily’s mommy, Jen, over at Lily’s Mommy Forever.  Jen is giving away a beautiful gift, that I am positive you will love.  Go take a look and leave her a little love!  See you tomorrow! xo

day 6!!!!!!

Sorry I’m late today!  I fell asleep and forgot to post here last night!  BUt, Shealyn’s mama, Betty, is on the ball and already has her post up!  Go on over to Random Thoughts at 65mph and pay her a little visit.  She’s offering a very sweet giveaway that I know you’ll love!  Come back by tomorrow and see where to go, I’ll try to be on time!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

day 5!!!!!

I have been so, so busy!  We have had our tree for a week, and still haven’t had a chance to put ONE.SINGLE.THING. on it!!!  Life can just be so chaotic.  This morning my dear IRL friend “L” sent me a fb message.  If you’ve ever read about this special friend of mine, you might remember her special gift and connection to my girls.  Her message said that she felt she needed to tell me I am loved.  It was the perfect morning for me to hear these sweet words from my sweet girls, via my sweet friend.

Now for our fifth day!  Today we’re going to go see sweet George’s mama, Karen, at Busy Hands.  I love Karen’s idea for our comments and can’t wait to go back and read them all!

Hope you’re all having fun with the giveaways, I’ll see you back here tomorrow! xo

Saturday, December 3, 2011

day 4!!!!

Are you ready for day 4??? I am! We have two stops on the Giveaway Express today! (forgive the corniness, but it’s late and I need to come up with something else to say!! ;)

First stop is with Julia and Evan’s mom, Kara, at Random Musings and Evan’s Lil Evergreen. That’s one giveaway on two blogs! I first met Kara through my etsy shop and she is such a sweet, talented lady. Go see what she is offering!

The second stop is with River’s mama, Deanna, at Forever Our Angel. Go on over and see what this beautiful lady is giving away today too.

Good luck and I’ll see you tomorrow! xo

Friday, December 2, 2011

day 3!!!

The giveaways are off to a great start!

  Today, go see Florence’s mummy, Jeanette, over at Lazy Seamstress.  Jeanette is an amazing woman, who does some pretty amazing things.  Go see some of her projects and beautiful work.  Leave her a little love while you’re there and see what she is offering today…I CAN’T WAIT!!!

P.S.  I’m not sure why her blog is titled “Lazy” Seamstress, I am quite certain that Jeanette is anything but lazy!  I think she has some explaining to do! xo

day 2!!!

It’s day TWO!! First let me say a great big thank you to all who left such sweet comments yesterday. I had tears in my eyes many times reading your kind words. Knowing that this little thing I have organized is making a difference to so many of you is humbling. xo

Now, on to a winner!!! Using, the winner of the necklace is #36

that’s Kristin from Come What May and Love it

Congratulations Kristin, please contact me and we can make arrangements for your necklace!

And because I hate to leave the rest of you out, if you would like to make a purchase from my shop, use this code 25DAYS for 10% off your order. I'll leave this code up through the weekend, just in case!


Now for today’s giveaways…yes that’s right GIVEAWAYS!!!! Why not have two giveaways on day 2?!? So, our first stop is with Hope’s Mama over at Tuesday’s Hope. I am so happy to have this beautiful mother taking part in our giveaways this year. Stop on by and see what she is offering.

Our second destination is at Looking for Blue Sky. Nathan’s mommy, Trisha, is a mother to 5, SOON to be 6, lovely little ones. And to keep up with the TWOS today, she has 2 things she is giving away!

So go on over and visit these special mamas. And don’t forget to check back here to see where to go tomorrow!!!


I have something I’ve been dying to share! We started a new tradition in our house the season, an Advent Calendar. However, instead of having treats each day, there is an activity for each day. Some are good deeds, some are just family activities, some are just silliness, but I am love with the idea (not mine originally of course!) and of how they turned out.

I purchased this cute and colorful Advent box, still looking to see what else is our there, but this one works great!


I printed these activities on cardstock, punched them out using a 2.5” scallop punch. Punched out the same size of Christmas papers and then mounted the activities to it. Tonight we did the first one and the kids (even my big boy) thought it was pretty cool!


It would also be adorable to make some type of garland banner with these, or just to put them in a bucket or jar and pick one everyday!! So anyway, if you would like a copy of these activities, I would be more than happy to share them with you. I have no idea how to share the documents here, so if you want a copy emailed to you, please comment with your email address.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


This is just a quick post to let you know where to head for day 2 of the giveaways...we're going over seas for one of them today and I want to give you plenty of time to put your name in the hat. Go to Tuesday's Hope and see what she's offering, but hurry because she's on a different time zone than us Americans! We are also visiting Looking for Blue Sky today, so go see her too!

Check back at about 6:00 am PST for the full post, a winner, and a little printable freebie (kind of!)