Thursday, November 15, 2007
of my most recent contest....(yes, my kids are wearing their Halloween costumes again, lol)
(2 winners): FREE DisneyWorld Gift, worth $10+ with free shipping
(2 winners): FREE DisneyWorld gift, worth $7+ with free shipping
(2 winners): FREE $5 gift certificate to Starbucks...for the mommies or daddies that need thir own holiday cheer :)
Plus, I drew 2 names myself for FREE surprise lounge pant winners for late winter/early spring...these will not be made until December, when we get back from the T-day holidays, but I drew these 2 names from people who have won auctions from me since January 2007...
congrats to all the winners...if you have not heard from me via email...I will be contacting you soon!!
all the best,
This sweet doll is one of my youngest babybluebonnets models ever!! Isn't sweet a sweetheart?? Her name is Jordyn and her mommy April says, "she was born Oct.25th and was 9.6Lbs, so she filled it out nicely, lol.."
We think she's gorgeous!! Thanks for the pic April!!!!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Perfect for a princess!!!
She's making hats for Caterina and Clyde Austin, too, so we are sooooo excited!!!
At almost 3 1/2 years, my son is a Mr. Fix-It...also loves older gals (1/2 year to 2 years older than him, lol), VERY-princess type ;) Thinks his 5 year-old princess sister might have 1/3 hung the moon, maybe mommy the rest of the moon...an absolute doll...gives tons of hugs with pats on your back as he hugs...he's a sweetheart.
Wants his mommy to do more brother/sister sets because he loves the camera, lol...
a picture amongst his sister's last shoot...
hugs from Clyde Austin...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Robyn Pandolph is one of my favorite fabric designers...my fabric closet is filled with so much of her lines, that you'd think I have an indoor rose garden, lol. Her designs are so classic and beautiful and they bring peace and tranquility to my soul. And upon learning that sweet Olivia would model my next Pandolph creation, I wanted to create a set that was as precious and beautiful as she.
This set has a timeless, but eclectic, slightly whimsical look. It's Euro meets Classic, one of my favorite styles...My list members get free shipping or a free matching dolly set. On auction here now:
Princess of Peace
Please note: I am happy to line the bodice if you'd like for those in colder climates. I am also happy to leave the dove off the top if you prefer!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Clyde Austin, my youngest at 3, is really not into Princess meetings anymore. On our last trip, he didn't mind "meeting" them. But on this trip, he hid under the table at our character breakfast with the princesses. He wanted NOTHING to do with them. Tigger (and Pooh's friends) - he loved! And of course he had a blast in Woody's Round-Up (pic above) and at the pirate-themed things. My baby is becoming a full-fledged BOY...lol
Catie, on the other hand, is still favoring anything princess. She had a good time with Pooh and friends, and even the Woody's Round-Up, but still prefers anything with crowns, fancy gowns, and fairytales.
Both kids, on the way back to Texas, got a chance to see the Gulf/beach for the first time. We stayed at a wonderful place in Pensacola Beach, FL for one night and I have to say, I loved that hotel - one of the bests I've ever stayed at! The kids loved every minute and collected seashells. Sadly, we were only there for one night.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
One of my favorite fabrics ever - La Zagala, imported from Europe, is the inspiration behind this set....on auction now.
My list members get their choice of FREE Shipping, OR a FREE pair of matching knit leggings, OR a matching dolly set.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hi everyone - I'm running an ongoing promotion for a FREE Christmas Lounge Set to be drawn from my current member list on August 31, 2007. (There will be a 2nd prize of a free pair of lounge pants)
Anyone who has won an auction from me in the last year will also get 3 extra entries PER auction that they won from me. This is also valid until the end of August ;).
Finally, right now, I'm offering FREE US SHIPPING to list members on my currently listed Cherry Set and also the Poodle Ruffle Set. International members will get a credit towards shipping of the same amount ;)
Not a list member?? You can sign up here:
BabyBluebonnets Mailing List
I've been tagged by Tonya at Emi Beth Boutique to share some useless information about myself with you!
The Rules:“Each person links to the person who tagged them. Then each person posts the rules before their list, then they list 8 things about themselves. At the end of the post, that person tags and links to 8 other people and then visits those peoples’ sites and comments letting them know that they have been tagged, and to come read the post, so they know what they have to do.”
1. I played the drums and percussion in jr high school and my freshman year.
2. I attended Baylor University and was a Kappa Delta and also very involved in the Baylor Womens League service organization.
3. My undergraduate degree was in Professional/Creative writing through the English Department.
4. My minors were in Environmental Science and Political Science.
5. I have the following relatives, who are almost always called by their nicknames (listed): Hoot and his wife Bonnie (Bonnie was in the same grade/class with my dad Clyde....yup, Bonnie and Clyde and they had the same last name because she married into the family); Pee Wee; and Slim
6. I do NOT like to drive...at all.
7. I like watching forensic science shows on courttv and the discovery channel.
8. I won the Dr. Pepper contest by spelling Dr. Pepper with pull tabs when I was in elementary school...my dad had to claim the prize since I was underage. I won $1000.
I am tagging (I know more folks but I'm not sure if they have blogs yet :D, lol)
Simply Sophia Boutique
Erika Cass Designs
Mandy and Elle
if you'd like to be tagged and you know me, lol, and you have a blog, I'm happy to tag ya!!! ;) I'm sorta newer to the blog world....
Monday, August 20, 2007
Pure Comfort! This super-soft knit set has double ruffles on the pants and is trimmed in a hot pink lettuce edging. Perfect for your dog-loving princess!!!
Here's an adorable set for your sweet little Princess Chef. This Michael Miller fabric reminded me of Chocolate Cherry Pies - yum!! I've paired this sweet dress with a white peasant top and appliqued apron...how fun!! Your princess will love having her own special apron for learning to cook with mom. And if you'd like the Southern Living recipe for Chocolate Cherry Pie (it has cream cheese in it!!), please feel free to email me and I'll forward that to you!!
Getting close to reserve as I type this...
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Today/yesterday** would have been my dad's birthday. I wish I had more or different pictures of him to share, but my computer completely crashed and fried in May and I lost everything. Luckily, this was stored on my website...it's one of my favorite pics of us together at my wedding.
Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy...I miss you more than words can express.
**My dad had two birthdays, lol. He celebrated on both the 30th and 31st of July. Why? Because he was born at home back in the olden days and when his mom and dad went to go get his birth certificate about a month later, they couldn't agree on which day he was born! His mother swore it was the 30th and his dad swore it was the 31st. Everyone in the family always celebrated his birthday on both days, depending on which day was closer to the weekend, lol. If both days fell on any of the two of Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, sometimes there would be a weekend party/family renunion time.
I always remembered his birthday as a kid as the 31st because my birthday fell on the first of a month. But, our family will tell you that Clyde had a 48 hour birthday starting on the 30th. ;)
Friday, July 27, 2007
I love this flannel fabric!!! It's super-soft and I've paired it with a ultra-comfy, 100% cotton knit which together make a sweet lounge/pj set for your princess. I'll be listing this set in a few weeks when I'm back from vacation, and you'll have your choice of fabric colors and additional flannel pj fabrics that are just as cute!
Later this month, I'll also be listing some awesome Hanukkah knit pjs...perfect for fall/winter. Stay tuned!!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Love hats?? Love floral and rich colors? Then, this is the perfect set for your princess! This 5 piece set is semi-custom - the pants will be made at the close of the auction in your choice of size 18m-3t. The other pieces will be ready-to-ship. Hurry - it's a 5 day only auction!! And my list members get FREE SHIPPING - WOW!!!
Friday, July 20, 2007
SOOOOO soft and comfy!! Your princess will love this set!!
Lettuce Edging and highest-quality cotton knit - SOOOOOO yummy!
My list members will get their choice of FREE shipping or a FREE Matching Dolly set with Buy-it-Now...
Monday, July 9, 2007
Congrats to the end of June contest winners. The winners are:
First Prize - FREE 2pc Custom Boutique Set: Michelle
Second Prize - $15 gift certificate: Laurel
And I did a separate drawing for list members that have either bid on or won an auction in the last year. Those winners have their choice of a $10 gift certificate or a FREE pair of lounge pants. These winners are:
Congrats again ladies!!!!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sorry I'm late posting this - the winners have all been notified a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just now posting the winners ;)
Originally, I was going to select 2 winners, but decided to up the number to 4 so that my kids could pick two names each. :D Well, after my son picked his first draw, he ran around the house like a chicken - super-excited and like it was a golden prize, lol. We couldn't get him to come back. My daughter had already drawn her 2 names and I couldn't get him to pick another, so I picked the 4th name. Then, he decided to come back, lol. Of course, he saw his sister had 2 names and insisted on his having 2. So, I let him draw another! Needless to say - there were FIVE (5) winners!!!
Each winner gets a FREE pair of custom lounge pants or $10 gift certificate to any Babybluebonnets Boutique purchase. The five winners are, in no order:
Monday, April 23, 2007
My mother and husband would be happy to see I've started a blog...they'd like for me to write more. Actually, they'd both really like for me to finish one of my lingering novels that have been untouched since my children were born.
You see - I have boxes and boxes, and files and files (gosh knows where they are on which computer as they span over 15 years of just computer entries) of writings. Of course, if I were to review those writings, I'd probably think most are rubbish. Written rubbish is sometimes better than unwritten masterpieces though, right?
Some I remember are humorous - like musings from my last two years in high school. You see, I'd write little 2 and 3 sentence snipets, thinking perhaps someday I'd have a Ben Franklin-like publication for the 21st century. The last time I read those musings, I literally laughed outloud. It's one of those things where you actually say outloud to yourself, "What were you thinking?" Well - you can imagine how insightful a junior in high school, who had never lived in a town over 15,000 and had pretty much, by choice, spent many Friday nights playing Yatzee or other board games with her best friend and mom. (Oh gosh - that's not to say I didn't on ocassion, do the normal teenage things...and yes, I snuck out a few times growing up until my dad caught me one night...oh, now that's a story...never snuck out again). But, back to my amusing musings...They're really more humorous than anything.
And now I have on my mind two funny stories growing up that involved my dad. And I want to tell about that last night I ever snuck out...it involves several porcelin dolls, a dog, a pillow, and a mom and sister who were out of town. Ok, I threw in that last part as filler, my mom and sister are only involved in the story so far as it was their living the town that precipitated the event.
Then, there was the night my best friend and I left town on a Friday night when we weren't supposed to leave the city limits (see - I told you I didn't always stay home and play Yatzee :D ). Let's just say things didn't go as planned that night either. I don't think my high school best friend had laughed that hard ever. Yes, it was at me and my luck....but, I can't say it all now, can I?
When my birthday comes around every year, it's about that time that I realized I didn't get my first novel published by that year. Until I hit 32, I always just readjusted it another year - I mean even John Grisholm didn't get his first novel published until he was 32 or 33, right? And look what he's become in the last 15 years!! I make high aspirations of writing just five pages a day. That doesn't sound like a lot, does it?? Not at all! But, the sad part comes when you realize that if you only write ONE page a day, you pretty much could write one novel a year...you'd have 365 pages!
Stephen King once wrote a short article stating that no matter what and no matter how long it takes, he writes 10 pages a day, even if all but one sentence is rubbish. He has trained himself to start at the same time everyday and has no endpoint. Some days he finishes the ten pages in an hour and some days it takes 3 hours. But, he makes himself write the 10 pages. Walk past the Ks in the fiction section of the library and you pretty much know his philosophy works.
So why can't I write one page a day?? lol
Maybe writing in this blog will get me to start writing again and finish that murder thriller book I've got calling me to finish it....