Sunday, November 28, 2010

14 Day of Giveaways

Exciting things are happening over at Rags to Stitches for the next 2 weeks. Yes you read right, 2 weeks. Tomorrow begins what I hope is going to be an amazing annual tradition

I'm going to be spotlighting some amazing handmade companies that will make great Christmas presents for friends and family. I hope you will stop by and enter. You'll have 1 week to enter each giveaway. Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tis the Season!!

In honor of Cyber Monday I have some exciting new items for my store. I've had this fabric lying around for a couple of months. Usually I put all my new fabrics to great use right away because I'm so exciting. But in this case I was excited about the fabric so I bought it and had no idea what I was going to create. When I began putting together Rags to Stitches for the Holidays I knew what the fabric was going to be used for. Christmas Stockings!!!! 

Once a upon a time they were just going to be part of my Christmas present to some of my family members, but after showing them off to my husband he insisted they go in the store. Hope you love them as much as I do. You have 2 color options Red Ruffled Holiday Stocking and Green Ruffled Holiday Stocking. 

They are $27 each, $50 if you purchase 2.

Even better Rags to Stitches Cyber Monday has begun. Use the code CYBERMON10 at the checkout and you will receive 15% off your purchase. 

Email me to order.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Johnny Cupcakes Birthday Celebration

Saturday we had a birthday celebration for Brayden. I picked a Johnny Cupcakes theme. Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing company that Kyle fell in love with a couple years ago and we thought it would make for a great 1st birthday theme. I had so much fun putting all the fun elements together and baking all the cupcakes, cupcake cakepops, and Brayden's birthday cake. Even though the weather didn't cooperate - it poured - everyone had a great time!! Even me, who spent the whole week stressing out about all our friends and family being stuck inside our house when we have a big backyard. Kyle and I feel so blessed by all the people who came to help us celebrate Brayden turning 1. We love you all!

The docorations

Family & Friends

Cake & Presents


Happy 1st Birthday Brayden Micah Circle

This past Thursday was Brayden's 1st birthday. 1st birthday... I can't even believe it!! My little baby who was born 1 year ago weighing in at 7lbs 10oz is now my walking, talking, toddler. We had a fun filled day starting with MOPS in the morning, then a lunch time family celebration and presents. We spent the whole day singing "Happy Birthday to you" and every time we sang Brayden would clap and give us kisses, it was too cute!! Here are some pictures from our day.

Happy Birthday Handsome!! We love you so much!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rags to Stitches Boutique Updates

There are so many exciting things going on with Rags to Stitches right now. I was part of 2 amazing boutiques in October and did really well, and am getting ready for a boutique next week at Crossline Church in Irvine. Here's the flyer if you want to stop by and say hello.

I'm also going to be a part of a boutique at Oso Grande Elementary School in Ladera Ranch on December 1st. More details to come soon.

As I'm writing this I'm working with Laura Jane Designs to give my Rags to Stitches blog a whole new look. I can't wait to share it with all of you at the end of this month.


the most exciting news is that I've finally opened an Etsy Store. I've gone back and forth for the last year about doing it, but I'm finally at a place where I feel this is the next step in getting my name and business out there. In fact I received my first Etsy Conversation today. Very exciting! I'd love for you to check out the new store by clicking HERE. I'd love to hear what you think.

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for and supported me and my little venture. I'm a blessed woman and mom.

While Katelyn's Away....

Last night Katelyn spent the night at her Papa & Gigi's house. She was so excited to go and it was hard not to feel a little emotional as she kissed me at the front door and told me that she didn't need me to walk her out to the car. She just strolled over to the car with her back pack on and climbed in. It was too cute for words!!

While she was gone Brayden had so much fun having his mommy and daddy all to himself. He's walking all the time now and has become quite the little chatterbox. Last night we took him shopping with us and then he and I went to MOPS and ran errands together today. In between Brayden helped me....

update my blog and add new products to my store....

 and he helped me sort through and store more of his and Katleyn's clothes they've outgrown.

and we played outside....

What a great day!!! Thanks Papa & Gigi for having Katelyn over for a sleepover.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yes, We dressed up too!

We had a great time this Halloween. Kyle and I got into the "spirit" of Halloween and dressed up for a party we went to on Saturday night and then to trick or treat on Sunday night. Katelyn loved going door to door saying, "trick or treat," and collecting her candy. She was too funny to watch. She even shared a couple pieces with Brayden, which he got to hold (in the wrapper), but not eat. We're looking forward to next year when Brayden will be almost 2 and ready to really enjoy carrying his own bag around collecting candy. Until next year, we're retiring our costumes....

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Last Friday night Kyle and I spontaneously decided to take the kids to our local Pumpkin Patch and do a night of pumpkin carving. I had planned on going to Tanaka Farms with my MOPS group earlier in the week, but due to the rain we had to cancel our plans. Katelyn had been pointing out pumpkins everywhere all week so we thought that going to get a pumpkin would be fun for them.... and me. I don't really have any recollection of pumpkin carving growing up (sorry Mom & Dad) so I was looking forward to the fun. I'm always curious to see how kids are going to react when we head out after dinner because, let's face it, Katelyn's a night owl, but Brayden loves his routine of dinnertime, bath time, and then go to bed. But they both did great! Brayden loved all the lights and getting to ride the train with Daddy and Katelyn.

I'm amazed daily, by how much the kids grow and change. Katelyn can talk so much, articulate so much, and accomplish so much on her own. She can do little things like putting on her shoes or a shirt and big things like climbing into the Tahoe and into her seat all by herself. She can even strap part of it closed. I know it may not seem like much, but I'm constantly in awe of her. Sometimes I forget that she's only 2 1/2. And Brayden's going to be 1 in 17 days, what??!!! He's now walking most of the time and loves to follow Katelyn around and do anything she does.