Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pass it on......

I tell my Grandma every time we talk....if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be doing what I am now...I can remember sitting with her, and she taught me how to do a back stitch....for a long time, that's the only stitched I used for everything.  I've learned a lot since then, but it's one stitch I always fall back on.....
I've been using it a lot lately.  I've taught both of my girls how to sew, I love to watch their beautiful tiny hands and see what they create.
The concentration and smiles on their faces makes me so happy..
My son has learned to sew as well, but, recently, he's really been into sculpting and shaping things by hand....
They all make me so proud, I love that they can appreciate how much more something means when you've made it with your own hands...and that they take pride in knowing that they've created something that makes someone smile...
So this is a thank you to  my Grandma Pellerin....for starting all of this....I'm proud that I can pass it on..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motivation...and Really Cool Hats... :)

Some of you may have read the other day that I rode my bike to the fabric store...I must say, that if it wasn't for the awesome girl I'm going to tell you about, that wouldn't have ever happened..
This is my friend Lisa...You guys all may know her as the cool chic over at ToldUSo that makes some awesome hats...and I know she makes awesome hats... I wear them too...
and so do my kids...

Her shop is full of so many gorgeous hats, I could have one for every day of the year..
But what you may not know about her is she's my best friend...(besides my husband ;) 
She's been the kick in the ass that I've needed to do a lot of things...

She has a talent for hats, and visors and shrugs of course, but she also has a talent for motivating people when they don't think they need it... I've never heard her say, "I can't do that"...she always just figures she can, and then...she does...

She just became certified as a spinning instructor, and I can't wait to take her class, because I'm sure she'll have me in traction the next day...
So if you've not stopped over to check out her shop, her facebook page or her blog, do it now, I promise you won't be sorry!!
And Lis, if you're reading this, Thank you....

Friday, July 2, 2010

So Stinkin' Cool!!

See how cute this air freshener is in my car?  Not only does it look like Texas, but it smells amazing!!!  It came from a fantastic shop called PK Stuff!! 
The awesome lady behind this shop is Pam, and I met her through her facebook fan page and when she donated to my Relay for Life baskets!!  Just so happens when she sent the donation, she also added in a little surprise for me!  Which was the air freshener, and.....

this key fob which I must say, I freakin LOVE!!  It's a great thing to have when I'm riding my bike with my kiddies!!
Pam not only has an amazing shop, but she is a really awesome lady too, like I said, she donated to our Relay for Life basket
which a friend of mine won at the auction....the next day, I got this comment..

" I love my PK Poufy Soap from It
is fabulous! I had a great time last night, Heather, You did a great
job, You should be so proud of all that you did for this one night.
Thanks for all who supported your efforts, Esp, pkstuff 

Pam also makes THE CUTEST coin purses!!


Soooooo.....If you haven't stopped by Pam's shop, or her facebook shop to say "HI", you should really do that today...I was just there, and it seems she has another trick up her sleeve that she'll be announcing soon!!!