Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I did see some friends out there and got to chat a little. I met a new friend named Christy, she sells really cute handmade clothes, here's her link www.boutiquelulubelle.com I am ordering a few outfits for the girls from her, I will post a picture when I get them.
Billie Jean and I will be at Blythefest in May, I'll post some details later. Hopefully that won't be as miserable, at least we will be inside for that one.
Have a great week!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
As most of you know, Katie was diagnosed with a heart condition shortly after birth. She is followed by her cardiologist in Columbia regularly to monitor her heart health. Last July Katie had a heart cath at the Children’s Heart Center at MUSC where a balloon was inserted in her aortic valve to open it up a little. The results from this procedure have been good and hopefully she can avoid any more procedures for a few more years! However, there will eventually come a day when she will need to have major surgery to have her valve repaired or replaced. The American Heart Association uses the Heart Walk to raise funds for research and to educate people on heart health. This research has specifically benefited our family as we have researched possible surgical techniques that were not available a few short years ago.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
byEmily Perl Kingsley c1987 All rights reserved
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland.
""Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy.
"But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills... .and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."
And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.
But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here is the link to my store, www.shoponawhimsy.com/
Monday, February 9, 2009
She has a lot of stuff about me and On A Whimsy, she even has some pictures of the bottle cap necklaces and croc bows.
Angie, the owner of Buy by Mom, did a product review awhile back, here is the link to that
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Also ~ here are some sites that are having Valentine's Day Sales
Melissa with Shoppe our Attic has 15% off at www.shoppeourattic.com/
Susan has 15% off at her 2 online stores www.sweet-pea-creations.com/ and www.alleyandcompany.com/ She has some realy cute Valentine's Day Cards~
I am having a 15% off sale on my Photo Bottle Cap Necklaces, originally priced at $24 on sale for $20.40, still free shipping too. While they won't be ready before Valentine's Day, they still make a super cute gift. visit my website~ On A Whimsy~ for more gift ideas.
Tiffany at Charmies Online is having a 15% off sale on any of her items that have red or pink in them. Use the coupon code HEART during check out for the discount. If you want something that is purple, green or gold use her Mardi Gras sale for those items, the coupon code for that is FLOAT . http://www.charmiesonline.com/
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Chris Sligh from American Idol season 6. He's from Greenville, SC. I remember watching it when he was a contestant and I thought her had a really good voice. I have been hearing his new song "Empty Me" on the radio for awhile and I love it. It's my favorite song right now. The words are so powerful and self reflective. Here is a video from YouTube:
Don't forget to turn off my Favorite Tunes music.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
These Valentine's Day miniature wrappers fit over the Hershey's Miniatures
Just click on the image & right click to save. Pull into any graphics/word program to print!
These cute wrappers and made by Sharlee at Sweet Memories & More. You can visit her website at:
She has some of the most adorable custom candy wrappers , unique party favors and chocolate birthday favors.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Happy New Year to all of my friends and family, We have had a great year filled with exciting and scary times. I don't make resolutions anymore, so here are a few of my goals for this year:
* Be a better wife
* Be nicer to my kids
* Teach Katie more things instead of expecting her to just pick up on them
* Take a trip with just my mom and my girls
* Have each girl spend the night with a set of grandparents at least once a month
* Sub at school at least 5 times a month
* Get more excercise to make my heart healthier
I'm sure I will think of more and as I do, I will add them to the list.
Have a great new year!