Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Deals

Hello Everyone,
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of Family and Friends. We had a wonderful dinner and lots of laughter at my brothers house...even better because I didn't have to cook (he he).
I wanted to let you know that I am running a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale in my Little Pags Boutique Shop in Etsy. It is a BOGOHO (Buy one get one half off) Sale. It can also be combined with my Current Special (Spend $15.00 prior to shipping charges and Shipping if FREE). I wish you all wonderful deals this Holiday Shopping Season :0)  You can find my shop here: Little Pags Boutique
As always, Thanks for Reading

Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting Back in the Game!

Howdy Ya'll,

Things have been Wild around here lately! In a good way though. We had our German Student come and visit us for 3 weeks and WOW what a wonderful experience for all of us. His name is Cem,(pictured far left) and we planned on taking him to all sorts of cool places but instead we got that nasty storm before Halloween and lost power for a week. That was a New experience for him though Lol. He quickly became one of the family and will be missed by all of us.
We were lucky enough to find a neighborhood with power to Trick or Treat. It was Ava's 1st real Trick or Treating experience so we had to go some where. Here is a photo of Ava as Dora and her cousin Danny as a Vampire:

I have starting making Infant Headbands. Here is a preview of some of them:

These can all be found in my shop Little Pags Boutique.
Once again thanks for reading!
Happy Fall :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Update and a Shout Out!

Hello Everyone,
Gosh things have been busy for me. In the last Month I had my oldest son come home from the Army with my Granddaughter. He was only here for about a week and a half but it was so good to see him again. It was almost a year since I saw him. My beautiful Granddaughter Laila is almost a year, and so darn cute.
Unfortunately while he was here he had pneumonia, that was scarey. Then my youngest son developed a sinus infection :( and now my daughter Ava has been very sick for the past 3 days with a very high fever. Needless to say I am exhausted!
We are preparing for our German Student to come in a few weeks, so exciting! We are really into Fall around here so he is going to get his fill of this season from us for sure :)
On the business front: I have been plugging away at some new hair clips and some new ideas. Here is one of my newbies: If you want this one in any other color just drop me a note in the comments section. You can find it here Little Pags Boutique (Shipping is already added into the price).
I wanted to give a shout out to Etsykids Team on Etsy! I am a part of this group (Etsykids ANE). It is a huge group of talented people selling their Handmade Treasures on Etsy. If you want something unique, give Etsykids a try. Go to and type Etsykids in your search on the Handmade tab. You won't believe what you find! Here is cute Fall hat from my group: Etsykids ANE
Thank you for reading and TGIF!!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Howdy Folks!
Well as there were only 3 entries in the Giveaway, I did not use to choose the winner. I placed the 3 names in a bowl and let the Princess choose one. So the winner is: Brysbar! Yay!!! Congrats...but you didn't leave me an email address to contact you so please send me your name and address in a private message.
Thanks to all that entered!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Giveaway Time...

I have decided to do a Giveaway this weekend. The Prize will be any Halloween Hair Clip or Necklace of the winner's choice. I am not going to make you do anything special for this Giveaway except leave a comment at the bottom of this post. The winner will be chosen by and I will post the winners name on Monday. So hurry you only have until Sunday at Midnight to leave your message.
Thanks for Reading!

ps you can check out some of my Halloween Clips and Necklaces on my Little Pags Boutique facebook page!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nothing like creatin'

Hi Blogger Buds!
Are you gearing up for the next big storm? Yuck it is going to be a bad hair weekend for me..blah! Hope all of my lawn ornaments survive the 100 mph winds.
So here is an update of what I have been up to. I started this Quilted Tree Shirt several years ago and never got around to finishing it, so I pulled it out and started the binding:
Then the Fall bug really bit me. I was late night Blog stalking and I saw this cute little scarecrow and just had to try making it myself. I have only finished one so far but here he is:
You can find the pattern at Old Road Primitives. Isn't he just so cute? I posted a pic of him on my facebook page and people already want to buy him...but I really need to stock them up for my upcoming show. So like I said, I have the fall crafting bug and I have already started a female scarecrow and a witches hat:
These should be fun projects to keep me busy through this weekends storms.
I am still fighting some sort of illness from the Journey concert and just getting my voice back after 4 days. Oops and before I forget, here is my Witch...I am still not thrilled with her and have decided to sell her instead of keeping her. I still have to work on her hat and a few minor details:
Thanks for Reading and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Looking forward to Fall!

Howdy Ya'll,
I SO have the itch to be creative lately. I am thinking about Fall, Halloween, Carving Pumpkins, Pumpkin see...I can go on and on. I went out today and purchased a set of saw horses so I can start cutting wood. I cannot wait to get started. I have so many craft ideas floating around in my head. Our weather here in PA has been steamy and most unpleasant BUT it is supposed to change come Thursday so that is the day I have chosen to get some cutting done.
I mentioned before that I opened and I am slowly adding products, so please go and check it out. I would LOVE some comments here on what ya think so far!
On a personal note, I am still gearing up for my son's deployment. I believe this is why I have not been sleeping well for the last week. We have not been able to pin point the week yet that we will be able to travel to see him in NC. I also have some friends that could use a prayer or two...One just lost her brother in Afghanistan and the Other is dealing with Cancer. My heart and prayers go out to these two families.
As always Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Up and Running!!!

Hi Folks,

Well I finally did it. I opened Little Pags Boutique! I am so excited. I am still in the process of loading products so please check back often. Check it out here ( and let me know what ya think. Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot Enough for Ya?

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have been absent for a bit but you know how life gets in the way! I went on a wonderful and very relaxing vacation to Ocean City, MD. It was hot there and now it is blazing here in PA too. I am looking forward to some cooler temps, especially now that my sweet 4 y/o has learned how to miniature golf. Looks like we will be doing lots of that now. Ahh soon as I got back everything went crazy again. I got the call from my oldest son that he is deploying for Afghanistan on Oct. 19th. I don't really think I need to write how I am feeling about that! My other son had a motorcycle accident 2 days ago...he is okay...don't think I really need to write how I feel about that Motorcycle either! My daughter got sick AGAIN..oui and their have been numerous robberies in my neighborhood in the last week.
I am opening my Little Pags Boutique store, hopefully by next Monday so please check back for details. I would love to hear your comments on the look, layout etc..I am also opening Log Cabin Crafters again but that will be at a later date.
Thanks for reading and please check back as I am getting back into the working swing of things.
As always thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Life is Good!

Howdy Ya'll,

I truly hope you are all enjoying this beautiful warm weather. I have been very busy lately as always. My son Ryan has left for Germany for 3wks and having the time of his life there. I have Ava's Birthday on Monday, then her very 1st Dance Recital...Hope she doesn't freeze on stage! lol Then that evening we are celebrating her Daddy's Birthday. These warm days are flying by for me, how about you? I am SO looking forward to vacation at the beach. Long walks on the boardwalk and a few mixed drinks :0) I have been working on some Hair Clips for Fall and will be opening my new shop soon. Please check back for details on that. I am still running some great sales at my Etsy Shop. Stop on over and take a look!
Until next time


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Check out my BOGO Sale!

Hello All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am currently running a BOGO Sale in my Etsy Shop Little Pags Boutique Buy one item and receive the other at 60% Off. The second item must be of equal or lessor value. There is also another offer going on: Spend $10.00 and get free shipping...see site for details!
Enjoying this Beautiful PA weather outside painting today!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Hi Yall,
I hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend so far. I had a very relaxing day today. I got some things done that needed doing but I also relaxed on a lounge chair with a glass of wine and really took in what a beautiful day it was here in PA today. I decided it was time to dig into my boxes of craft supplies and make some things to it was wreaths. Here are some pics but they don't do them justice..they really are prettier in person.
These are just some of the things that I will be selling tomorrow on my front yard. I decided to have a yard/craft sale tomorrow, we'll see how it  goes.
What have we have been up to you ask?  Well, my son Ryan went to the Junior/Senior Prom with his friend Pavane. I am so proud, don't they look wonderful?!! They combine the Prom here but Ryan is a Junior. He is leaving soon for the German Exchange Program and it is so exciting. I know he is going to LOVE it!
We enjoyed some much needed family fun time at a local elementary school for a Carnival. This is my daughter Ava and me before it got sweltering hot and I felt like an idiot for not  watching the forecast. My poor little girl was the only person there with long sleeves and pants :(  We had a great time anyway.
We will be very busy for the next few weeks but then I intend to open a new shop:
I wanted to plug a fellow EtsyKids Team Member and Shop owner. I will be featuring different shops from the group every 3 wks or so. So here we go with my 1st favorite....

Isn't this the cutes little Fabric Tutu Diaper Cover? She has some of the most adorable baby products. Head on over to her shop and look around. You can find it here: Sherbet Baby When you are looking for something special don't forget to check out EtsyKids. Go to and type  EtsyKids in your search and you will find some of the most beautiful products that are handmade by people all over the world. I am one of those people too..
Thanks for Reading and have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sale & Coupon Code's

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I am currently running a Sale in my Little Pags Boutique Etsy Shop. The sale is Buy One Get One 50% Off and for the weekend I have decided to run an addition sale using the newly enabled Coupon Codes. The second Sale is Spend $10.00 and Shipping is Free. Use Coupon Code "Ship4free" at Checkout. Here is a direct link to the shop: Little Pags Boutique

Thanks for Reading!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day, whether you have children or 4 legged fur babies. Today is a wonderful day to honor yourself for all that we do for everyone else all year around. Where would this world be without us and our kind loving hearts?? I was lucky enough to be able to sleep in this morning after a late night with great company at Chuckie Cheese...(yeah, rough) then I was treated to a lovely homemade breakfast and my son Braeden joined us. My oldest son Sean called to wish me a Happy Mother's Day while out spoiling his wife, just as he should.
I am heading outside to craft some wreaths and do some painting...YAY!!! I also wanted to add a picture of the quilt I am working on for my son's German Host Family. I hope it turns out nice enough to give as a gift.
Thanks for reading

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter Everyone!

To all of my faithful followers, I wish you a very Happy Easter. I hope it is filled with family, food, faith and laughter. I will be enjoying the Holiday with the ones I love in my own home. I am hoping to be back up to speed in the next few weeks but still having some health issues that NEED tending.
As always Thanks for Reading!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Decorations and Party Planning

Hi All,

I have been MIA from my blog. I posted about a Birthday Party for my Brother some time ago and it got pushed back to April 16th. I am so busy with party details these days. I also decided to return the Princess to daycare...Yay! NOT...she started on Monday then went on Tuesday and by Thursday she was running a 101 temp. with a stuffy/runny nose. I was up with her for 3 nights straight. I took her to the Pediatrician on Monday morning and she has double ear infections. I really hate this for her and myself. She begs me to take her to daycare because she misses her friends and I want to take her because I NEED a break but I can't stand how sick she gets everytime. Hind site, I really wish I had another baby right after her. She is basically an only child. On a better note, being older (3 1/2) she is taking the antibiotics like a trooper. No tantrums!
     I created an Easter Tree. It is decorated with all of my own handmade ornaments...except for the dollar store eggs. Oops need to clarify..The grungy Bunny was my own original design the others were blog pattern freebies. I just got started so there aren't a lot so far. Here is a picture

I am also working hard on some new hair clippies. I have had some wonderful offers to place my Hair Clips into some high profile places...hopefully my business will pick up.

I have been working on some new Headbands also. I have decided to get back into quilting. I will be selling some quilted Beach Blankets from my selling blog as soon as they are finished. Be sure to check it out at Log Cabin Crafters I must admit that I am sort of burned out of Craft Shows and have not signed up for any thus far. I have a lot going on in my personal life right now. My husband has to have surgery on his finger in a few weeks..I am sure that is not going to be any fun. Then my #1 Army Soldier (Specialist Kindness) is talking deployment. I must admit that it scares me to dealth...he is 25 years old and still my little guy in my heart. Here is a more recent picture of my son. 
Okay enough..I have bent your ear for too long. As always, Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Busy Busy Busy...

Here is what I have been up to...

Lots of Clipping Making and Shopping for this Handsome Young Man.
Please check my shop for some new listings. Click here to view!

 Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Speechless??? Yeah Right! LOL

Holla Yall!

I am so over winter, how about you? We got a nice taste of spring weather the other day and I was full of energy. It felt SO good to be outside.
I was so bummed out to have to shut down my website yesterday :( BUT at the same time there are a lot of changes coming my way and I am looking forward to it. I usually don't like change but I have had too much drama in my life lately and I am literally excited to leave it all behind me! I think it is hard when you make your life about your children and then they grow up and move away, have lives of their own and you stand there and think "Now what?" This is my chance to have the life I have always travel, have fun, let loose. We are talking about moving again...Insane!!! I many times can a family move? Well the flooding in the basement of this new home didn't help. I can smell the mold already! Not good for the Princess...
So I was thinking Texas might me nice...I can start carrying my gun around in my holster...ha ha  Just kidding! Seriously I have an old HS friend there and I am so ready to get away from PA!!!
I will be starting a selling blog for Log Cabin Crafters. Of course you can still find my products on Etsy for now...Both of my shops are here on the right hand side and click the store name to be taken right there. If you are looking for something particular just send me an email...I don't always list everything I make there.
In the meantime...the Princess and I will be doing Ballet and maybe going back to school!

Monday, February 28, 2011

What do you think?

Hi Everyone,
I am really liking my new Blog Template...I won it from Adori Graphics on April Showers Blog. I think it is so cute. I am still tweeking things but so far so good!
On the home front I am feeling much better. Not great but better...I am planning a Surprise 43rd Birthday Party for my brother Dwight. He has been my best friend, confidant, and rock when I needed it. We have been through SO much together and I want to do this to show him how much I love and appreciate him in my life!
Today I am working on some cute Hair Clips and sewing a few pillows for fun! I will add pictures later. It is a rainy day here in PA..perfect time to get some cleaning and odds and ends done!
As always, thanks for reading!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sleepy Saturday

Howdy All,
I hope you all had a chance to sleep in. I woke up early with the sound of the whipping wind outside! Then of course I HAD to look out the window and see a storage container that my son left outside, just waiting for the next big gust to push in into the out I ran in my silly pj's to get it! turned into one of those days..I snuck a Strawberry Toaster Strudel, I say snuck because I don't think it is on the list of things that I am allowed to eat on my pre-op diet...and when I went to open that sweet icing packet it tore in half and plopped all over the plate..oh well at least it didn't hit the floor!
So how was your Valentine's Day? I spent the entire day creating stuff with my 3 y/o. We baked a Lemon Cake for Daddy and when we tried to get it out of the Bundt pan it broke in half..she was so upset and I told her "It's okay, we will ice it and no one will even know". Yeah right ha ha it was pretty bad! Then we made a banner that we found on a blog that I follow called A Few Of My Favorite can find it here: This was our 1st ever Banner, but it came out okay
Then we decided to make a Button Bracelet. I am going to add a clasp to it but didn't get around to it yet!
Then I decided to go on Etsy and just look around at kids stuff. I found the most adorable Photo Frame for my Little Rock Star. It is made by Our Little Ones Boutique
I contacted her and asked about doing a custom order for me in Hot Pink, Black and White. Sandra is awesome to work with. We decided to do a trade...I LOVE trading it is so much fun. So here is what I made and already shipped to her. She has two little girls that fell in love with these from my shop!
When I receive my Picture Frame I will post a picture.
On the home front, I have completed almost all of my medical tests and came through with flying colors. Actually better than I had hoped. So I am just waiting for the big one on Tuesday and that decides my fate! Say a little prayer for me please. We had some excitement last night as we ventured down into our basement to find it completely covered in water...:( At least I had most of my things in storage containers :)
The Princess and I went to dance class for the 1st time last Wed. and it was horrible. She wouldn't even stand up or get involved. Kids are so funny. I was shocked, she was shy??!! My daughter? She loves to dance but instead just cried. I think it was just because of all things that have been going on at home with Daddy's injury and then my hospital stay and maybe a little separation anxiety! It was so bad that I signed her up!!! Yup I did. She is going back and gonna love it...ha ha  She pinky swore!!! That is BIG here.
Well Thanks for Ready and if you get a minute head on over to my Little Pags Boutique Shop on Etsy because I have restocked some things.
Oh and P.S. I just entered the most Awesome Blog Design Giveaway and you can too..just go to April Showers Blog Design and you can enter too..She has a great personality, fun, funny and great blog writing style. Wish me luck!
Have a Great Weekend!!!
{{HUGS}} Jen