good times

someone turned 8.  EIGHT!?!

we honored our birthday-in-bed tradition of opening gifts in our bed, first thing in the morning. even if its just after 6 a.m.

note the number of gifts and wrapping: lily is BIG into gift giving and loves to wrap presents.  for weeks ahead of gracie’s birthday she’d get stuff for her at the school store, at garage sales, & make creations.  it was so sweet!

gracie got her ears pierced and had a sleepover with her best friend – such a big girl!


i found time to pretty up our new workbox system for homeschool.  more on that as soon as i am a little more experienced…

i found some time between hosting a garage sale and soccer signups to embellish a hoodie.

i cut.  and cut.  and cut.  tons of new designs for summer products!

i watched chick flicks and made birthday party invites.  and stayed up ’til 2 a.m.

feeling that right about now.

and i have new ipad cases for you!

i have been promising new bloom bags for oh-so-long now, and today i will deliver!  i have a very few finished, but it was too late last night to photograph them.  my sweet friend is taking me out for an early birthday breakfast (not early in the morning, early as in my birthday is a ways away) then i will list the bags!  so look out for them some time today, and hopefully more later on in the week. i can’t keep up!

i hope your weekend was as fun as mine!



  1. 1

    You’ve been a busy gal!! Lots of great new things… I feel like shopping (and getting an IPad so I can score one of those cute cute sleeves!). Have a great day!

  2. 2

    You are so inspirational! There are many days where I wonder how in the world you get so much done and find time to blog about it too. I love reading so thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    OOOH those iPad cases are sooooo cute. Do you make them in a Kindle size? I have been looking for a Kindle case but their brand ones are just blah! :)

  4. 4

    I love those ipad cases, now only if I had the ipad to go with them it would be a done deal!
    Soon, hope to be getting one!

  5. 5

    I can’t wait to see the new bloom bags!!! I have been wondering if you’d make any more like the original versions – I’ve always regretted not getting the white hobo-like bag with the gray and yellow. I can understand if you like to change it up. I am checking all the time to see what you’ve added, then I remember that you are only one person and it’s amazing what you have created and sold so far!! You have amazing gifts and talents – thanks for sharing them. I’m also getting ready to have a baby – have you considered making diaper bags?? ;) Hope your birthday breakfast was fun!

  6. 6

    happy birthday to little gracie! what beautiful party goodies. congratulations on your daughter’s birthday and your anniversary. i’m a big fan of your blog!

  7. 7

    Happy birthday to little Gracie and happy anniversary to the two of you!!

  8. 8

    Ugh…so so jealous!
    The bark colored bag is sold out!!!
    Gorgeous styles, hope you add more in that same style/colorway!

  9. 9
    Sassy Girl says:

    I wanted the brown bloom bag so bad. I was 20 min too late. Been waiting months.
    I think i may cry :(

  10. 10

    Happy Birthday to your little/big 8 year old!

    So interested in your homeschooling adventures. I am concerning a major life change and that would be part of it.

  11. 11

    What a fun birthday! And I LOVE the combination of crafting and chick flicks–add in some chocolate and there is nothing better :)

  12. 12

    I’m excited to see your new summer products. I’m hoping for a sunnies case in red/aqua/white :)

  13. 13

    I can’t believe all the bloom bags are sold out!!!! SAD! The bloom bag bark stripes was my favorite. Your stuff is too fabulous. :)

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