Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's Christmas time

I really love this time of year! Everyone is trying to be nice to everyone else and things are looking brighter (even if they really aren't). Maybe it's just the thought of all the good times and family gatherings we all are having.
I love to give the gifts to my friends and family (hate shopping-crowds aren't my thing). I think my favorite part are the decorations and the music. I love seeing all the lights and all the hard work people put into making their place special for everyone to see.
I haven't gotten the first decoration up yet :( which is really unusual for me. Normally,by now if it doesn't move it's decorated! But we're painting (YEA!!) after the remodel so I'll have to wait a bit longer. I told Jim that I'm decorating by the 17at the very latest so we've gotta get on it.
I have to say, just having all the drywall up and the basics done has really got me feeling better. Now that the bulk of the remodel is finished I can see that light at the end of the tunnel.
For those who don't know-we gutted the entire house and have been remodeling and living in it at the same time. I DON'T recommend that! We made the entire main level handicapped accessible for our son and my mother-in-law. Tore out old plaster (this house is 100 yrs old) and put in new wiring and drywall, widened doorways, and reshaped rooms. That is a horribly messy job. Remodeled the main bath and put in a new second bath with roll in shower to accommodate both wheelchairs. Now mil doesn't need her chair and has gotten to move back to her house so it's mainly for our son. He's still a little small but this will be nice as he gets older.
It's finally beginning to be at a point where I can put things away in their real "homes" and get this place organized. Which has now become my current project, aside from the custom orders on Etsy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

30% OFF SALE all weekend!

I've changed all the list prices in the shop! EVERYTHING (except weighted items) is 30% OFF all weekend (11/23 thru 11/25). Weighted items are also on sale at $5.00 off per item. There are lots of new items coming in all weekend so check back regularly! Not everything is related to the kids either...I am adding aprons, placemats & napkins and stockings too. Come see what I've added. It's all about not having to fight the crowds!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

InCrowd November Scavenger Hunt!

ANNOUNCING!! The INcrowd's Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
The INcrowd is having a scavenger hunt! It is a Thanksgiving theme and will run from November 15 through November 20.

The prize will be a gift basket full of items generously donated by INcrowd members:

pingwen, texturedturtle, megan4062, 2sistersandme, newmoondesign, berrycreekcandles, amyyang, teresasart, noodlelab, angelaedwards, eclecticmiscellany, gudonyatoo (phoenixglass), guidinglightcandles, suzannesspecialkids, nanassewingroom, myword, dragonflydreams, cade, sturbridgestudio, thepeachmartini.

It is a wonderful prize that is worth over $300!
All you have to do is collect these six Thanksgiving related items: Pumpkin pie, indian corn, cornucopia, fruit basket, roast turkey, and live turkey.

The rules and list of participating shops are posted in the forum.

Hope everyone participates-this gift basket is really nice!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Time for restocking, finally

I'm finally taking the time to get the things in the shop for the Christmas shopping. I hope I don't miss this. I've got some really nice ideas for our friends and family. Hopefully I can generate some great sales too. I'll post as soon as I get more in the shop. I'm also adding a few more ready to ship items for special needs people. I'm going to add medical pads (they fit around g-tubes and such), and some premade lap pads and weighted vests. Holiday time is getting here quickly. We need all the help we can get so pass this on!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


We're finally home. In & out of the hospital stinks but the seizures are controlled and the g-tube is in and working well. Nikolas is pretty confortable and eating well. Now it's time to clean, clean, clean, study , study more and then sew, sew, sew my self into relaxation! Thanks for all the prayers for those of you who did. We really appreciate them. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop (in a few days...hehehe. I've got to get the new stuff posted) and the InCrowd is having a November scavenger hunt for a super cool prize basket. The contest starts on 11/15/07. :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007


OK after several days in the PICU for seizures they have sent us home. That's the good news. The bad news is that we get to go back less than 48 hours from now. We have to be there on Mon at 11am to get a feeding tube. They wouldn't do it while we were there and couldn't justify us staying or bringing the GI doc's in on a Sat. Boy will I be glad when life isn't on hold any more.