Friday, July 31, 2009

P is for Paisleys

Today P is for Paisleys!

If you ask any of my friends what my favorites patterns is and they will tell you that I love paisleys! There can be stripes, polka dots, plaids, or solids, but I am always drawn to Paisleys! :)
So today I decided to showcase some of the items in my store with Paisleys!

Brown & Green Paisley Burp Cloth set-- $13.50
Brown & Green Paisley Reversible Bib-- $10
Green & Cream Paisley Reversible Bib--$10

Red & Pink Henna Bib & Burp Cloth set-- $18

Kiwi Paisley & Stripe Ruffle Pant outfit--$42
Playful Paisley Pinafore Top-- $22
As you can see...I love Paisleys!
What are your favorite patterns? Any ideas? I would love feedback! :)
P.S. Houston is going so great! We went to the Aquarium today & had a great time! I'll post pics tomorrow hopefully! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

O is for On the road again!

Today is O for On the road again!

Tomorrow afternoon, Anna & I will be heading out of town with my Mom to go visit my sister & brother-in-law in Houston, TX. I'm excited about taking a mini vacation and we plan on doing lots of baby shopping for sweet Nicholas that will be here in Dec. and we may also go to the Aquarium! Anna has been loving fish & Nemo lately, so I'm sure she is going to enjoy it!

I'll try to post while out of town, but if not then I'll be on a little blogging vaca & I'll be back Monday!

Have a great evening! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

N is Neat giveaways!

Today N is for Neat giveaways...

Ok...This ABC thing is getting kinda figured today though that I could post about alot of giveaways that are going around that I can get extra entries for if I blog about them...soo..If you like to try to win free stuff like me then you should head on over and sign up! :)

--There is a fun giveaway at Polka Dot Mom to win 3 sewing tutorial/patterns from this great store Whimsy Couture. I recently found this store and love all these little outfits & would love to win some new patterns to create! Click here to enter!

--There is another fun giveaway at Etsy It Up! for a keychain wristlet from Sweet Irie Designs. I love her and her wristlets..I have one on my keychain now & have given them for gifts & they are the best! I hope to win another one for the future.

--And, now the greatest giveaway of them all and I think I would hyperventilate if I this beautiful scrappy quilt from the Long ladies from Marie-Madeline Studios. They are the best & so great to work with. I order fabric from them all the time & they are so talented! This quilt is so beautiful & if I won it I would use it for Anna's "big" girl bed! I LOVE it! So head on over here if you want to sign up too!
Well off to bed....Have a Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

M is for Mmm..Mmm..Good! :)

Today M is for Mmm...Mmm...Good!
I was going through pictures yesterday that were on my computer and found some that were scanned on my computer from my wedding slideshow. I found some of my childhood pictures & it is fun to compare how I looked when I was little to how Anna looks. Everyone says she looks like me now, but I don't think she looks like me when I was little. Although we may not look alike when I was little, we do both love sweets! :)

Me at around 2 years old or so...

Anna on her 1 year birthday :)
Well, now I'm off to find a brownie! LOL
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2009

L is for Love

Today L is for Love!

Over at Kelly's Korner, she is doing a show us your life series & today is show off your wedding dress day! I loved my wedding day & wedding dress. I love to just sit and look through all of our pictures all the time. It was such a joyous time with my sweet new hubby and all of our dear family & friends.

(My pics were scanned so they came out a little blurry! Sorry!)

I got my dress from David's Bridal and I think it was maybe the 2nd one for me to try on and I just knew that was it! I loved it! I felt so beautiful in it!

I loved the long train & veil!

What a sweet & joyous day! I love my sweet hubby!

I can't wait to see everyone else's dress...It is one of my favorite thing of a wedding! I get chills everytime the doors open and the bride walks down! I cry almost everytime! lol

Well off to run some errands! Have a great weekend! :)


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

K is for Kute (aka: Cute)

Today K is for Kute!
(Ok..I cheated, but I couldn't think of anything that started with K! lol)
I listed 3 new burp cloth sets today at Gracious Creations and I love them! They are so "kute"...aka "cute!" :)

Brown Giraffe Trio $20
Blue/Green Jungle Set- $13.50

Brown/Green Paisley Set- $13.50
Let me know if you are interested! These would be so great for a baby shower gift or perfect for your new little one on the way! :)
Have a great evening!
P.S. Oh..and an update on the Jury Duty post...My hubby had to go back today and after waiting an hour they came in there and said they plead guilty and there will be no need for a trial! HA! He was happy, but I think a little bummed! His Law & Order days are over! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

J is for Jury Duty

Today J is for Jury Duty!

Well today my hubby was summoned to Jury Duty. He was really bothered at first because he had to miss work, but I think he kinda got into it after it was all over. He is all hush-hush about it all and it is killing b/c I want to be so nosey and ask what it is all about. It is a criminal case so I'm sure it is juicy! LOL

He loves those court shows & forensic file things so he is so funny coming home and telling me all the court & law lingo. He had to call back tonight and find out if he was called back & he was, so tomorrow he starts round 2! I wonder if they will select him and how all that will work out.

I've never had Jury Duty so I'm clueless....

Have you ever had jury duty and did you enjoy it? I think it would be interesting, yet intimidating knowing that someone's verdict lies in your hands....
Well off to bed...That's my verdict! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

I is for Immunizations & Icees! :)

Today I is for immunizations & icee's!
This morning we had to go to Anna's 15 month well check up and it was not very fun. She had to get shots this time around & it was miserable! She had to get two in her arms and one in her thigh. She had never gotten any in her arms, so she didn't like it one bit! Bless her heart!

Her 15 month growth was:

Head--17 3/4in (25%)

Weight-- 19lbs 7 oz (10%)

Height--30 1/2 in (50%)

She's a petite little thing! :)

After we left the doctor it was so hot & I figured a good "after shot" treat would be an Icee! I love Icees in the summer! She got a small coke one (they didn't have the clear white cherry kind! :/) and I got a yummy peach one! It made everything better & she loved it! :)

Well off to take a long "after shot" nap! (Hopefully! :))


Sunday, July 19, 2009

H is for Hope

H is for Hope!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that
by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
~Romans 15:13
I'm so thankful for the hope that I have in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
His hope gives me peace and a joy unspeakable!
I hope everyone has a great Lord's Day!
P.S. The giveaway went great! Out of 19 qualifying comments, my random number generator picked comment #15 and Kelly won! Congrats & thank you to everyone that entered! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

G is for Giveaway!

Yay! Yay! Yay!

G is for Giveaway!

It's giveaway time again & I'm so excited! It has been since April that I have done one & I'm so excited! Tell all your friends & family & cross your fingers! :)

This giveaway is for one of my handmade reversible bibs! I'm giving away a monkey boy bib or a girl bib depending on which you would like.

Boy Bib:

This bib was made with a khaki fabric covered with silly hanging monkeys and the back side of the bib is made with a matching solid brown fabric.

Girl Bib: This bib was made with Heather Bailey's Wallpaper Roses fabric. The back side of the bib is made with a coordinating pinky purple and yellow stripe.

Here are the ways to enter:

1. Visit my online Etsy shop Gracious Creations & pick out your favorite item & let me know!

2. Follow my blog! (If you are already a follower, then just leave a comment & let me know! :))

3. Post a blog about my giveaway & send me the link!

4. Scroll down to my previous post & join my Facebook group for Gracious Creations & leave me a comment to let me know.

5. Buy an item from Gracious Creations for 5 bonus entries! Wow! :) (leave a comment if you buy something too!)

Please leave a comment for each way your enter! That's up to 9 possible entries! Whoa!

Giveaway will be open until Saturday at 5pm! I'll do the drawing that evening!

Thanks so much! :)


Monday, July 13, 2009

F is for Facebook

Whew! This week is going to be a crazy week so my posts may be short & sweet! We are doing VBS every night this week, so I'm going to try my best to post everyday...We'll see! :)

So today is F for Facebook!

I have created a fan page for The Fancy Fritter & for Gracious Creations and I wanted to invite all my blog readers that if you are on Facebook to feel free to join! :)

Click here to become a fan of The Fancy Fritter fan page:

Click here to join the Gracious Creations group:

Thanks for the support! :)

p.s. Thanks to everyone who sent sweet comments or message about us losing our sweet dog! They were so appreciated! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

E is for Excited

Today E is for Excited! I had the sweetest surprise yesterday evening. My hubby came home like normal and got showered and dressed for us to go eat dinner. Well when we walked out of the door, I saw this brand new white Mazda CX-7 in the driveway! I was like WHAT is this?!?! Then he handed me the keys and told me it was mine and said he had been working on it all week long...LOL...I had no clue & it was such a fun surprise! My dad has been a salesman at our Mazda dealership for like 25 years, so I love Mazdas & he gave us such a great deal on it! I'm so excited and can't wait to go on an afternoon drive! :)

It was such a happy evening, but it ended on such a sad note. Our family dog, Duke, was hit by a car in front of our house around 10:30 after we got home. It was so sad and tramatic. We are very sad that he is gone, but he was such a sweet & good dog! He was about 7 years old and my husband's dog before we got married, so he was very close to him. He is very sad, but hopefully as time goes by it will be easier. I just found this picture of him from about 3 years ago & he loved laying in this chair....He was so sweet! He will be dearly missed!

Friday, July 10, 2009

D is for Dresses

Today D is for Dresses and I figured I would take some time to show off some of the dresses I currently have in my Etsy shop! I love these little pillowcase dresses! These pillowcase dresses are so great for the summer because they are so easy and breezy! :)

I'm having a Blogger Special! If you order a dress from my shop and mention you saw it this post then you get a 10% discount! Yay!

Light Blue Gingham Vintage Pillowcase Dress

Dresses are $20 and the vintage pillowcase dress is $25.
They can be made in sizes 0-3M to 5T.
Let me know if you are interested!
Isn't this little dress adorable? The pattern is from Leila & Ben. I'm looking forward to making lots of these little dresses for my shop in the Fall. They are so great to layer over a little long sleeve shirt & tights with flat shoes! HOW CUTE! :)

Have a happy weekend!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

C is for Citrus Chicken

C is for Citrus Chicken because I wanted to share a yummy new recipe that I made a few weeks ago and I know your family would love it too! I got it from no other than Kraft Foods & Family magazine (I promise I don't work for them..LOL, although I won't mind a nice little check after all the times I have plugged them on my blog! :))

STOVE TOP Sweet Citrus Chicken

What You Need:
1-2/3 cups hot water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
2/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

Make It:
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
ADD hot water to stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.
PLACE chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix juice, sugar and butter until blended; pour over chicken. Top with stuffing.
BAKE 30 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).

It turns out so yummy & the hint of citrus taste makes it a great Summer dish! Have fun cooking & let me know if you try it out and like it! :)


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

B is for Bedding

So today's letter is B and the first thing that came to mind was our new bedding that I got on Friday!

We have had the same bedding since we were married and it was very worn out. I loved it though ,but it was a coverlet and I was really wanting a soft comforter! I found a new set at JC Penney's and I think it matches the room perfectly! The new sheets and pillows are so soft too! I slept so great Friday night, we didn't wake up until 10:30 Sat. morning! ha!

Another B is for Bible Study. Tonight we are having our Ladies Weekly Bible Study at my house. This will be our 5th week and I'm really excited how the Lord is bringing all of us closer together. We are doing a study through Ephesians and it has really blessed my soul to just read and meditate on the glory of my salvation in Christ Jesus. Oh, I can't wait to learn more tonight! :)

I hope everyone has a happy Tuesday! :)


Monday, July 6, 2009

A is for Anna (& Apples too!)

So I have really dropped the ball on blogging lately! Part of the reason is because we have been so extremely busy...I mean this is the first night in forever that we are staying at home and I'm very excited about it! :) So, what I'm going to do to get myself to stick to blogging is to do the ABC's of blogging. Over the next 26 days (hopefully! :)) I will be blogging on a different letter & topic a day! I thought this would be fun & would really get my brain working on different things to blog about.


Today is A! & Today's topic is none other than ANNA! :) Of course, she had to be first! lol

July 4, 2008 (3 months)
14 months

Anna is now 14 1/2 months old and is growing way too fast! That first picture was her a year ago on July 4th! My how time flies by!! :(
She is chattering all the time and can say lots of words. She is now saying: bye bye, mama, dadda, rarul (rascal), diaper, more, cup, Nonna, Mamaw, Poppie, Papaw, duck, dog, and that's all I can think of just love baby chatter!

She loves to dance & boogies down in the car with Momma! Today I actually caught her in her room with her radio turned up and getting down! It was so cute! lol

She loves to cuddle up with her lambie and loves to sit in momma's lap and watch movies. She recently discovered Finding Nemo and she brings it to me at least once a day to watch! :)

She now has 12 working on 14 teeth! She looks like a teenager with all those teeth! LOL..She is working on getting her canines through so hopefully after those come in, the teething will relax for a little bit! :/

Another A is for Apples and that's for a new bib I just listed on my Etsy page. It is so adorable and is the Red & Pink Apple print from Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market line. The back is a matching red with white polka dot! It is too cute!

Well have a great evening and I'll see ya tomorrow with B! :)


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