Friday, April 30, 2010

fairies... LOVE

...I just love these girls...(swoon)
Dear Friday,
thank you for coming...I don't think I could've waited another day!

Looks like I will be spending some much needed time with my sweet Michael this weekend!!!  (Anne will be going to Pensacola with Gigi and Papa for the day on Saturday)  I really wanted us to go ride bikes, but it's looking like the weather may not cooperate :(  
???so, if you have some fun suggestions for us, please do???  

*****I will be posting some pictures of new products this evening...our spring tooth fairies are adorable!!!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 



Wednesday, April 28, 2010


 And the winner is..................


Tiffany Cadenhead!  Congratulations on your win!

Send me your mailing address and I will send the apron your way!


Monday, April 26, 2010

things I want to do.....and soon

1. ride my bike that Steph gave me

2. take Anne to the zoo and aquarium

3. get out of debt (this will happen soon, thanks to no house note!!!)

4.  lose 10 pounds...sigh

*there is no picture for this...*

5.  sew up some more goodies :)  (we are about to make a really cute owl pillow for a custom order...I'm excited!) *this is not our pillow, but I thought they were too cute!

6. GET OUT OF SCHOOL!!!  ...sorry for shouting, but man am I ready...

7. go camping and water skiing

what are some things on your to do lists these days???

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday giveaway!!!!!!

Hello all!  
I am so excited about our very first give away here at hello dearie!  I have been planning to do one for some time now and just never really got around to it.

Last week at sewing class we made these really cute ruffled aprons, and I thought it would be perfect for this :)
*Leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer treat. :)

For extra entries:
*Become a follower of my blog & leave a comment saying so
*Become a follower on Twitter & tweet about the giveaway & leave a comment saying so
*Blog about this giveaway with the picture from above & leave a comment saying so

Do all the above & that gives you 4 chances to win!   :)

I will choose a winner on Wednesday...GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

there's just nothing more care free than riding with the windows down.....
spending the day with this sweet girl and my amazing husband = perfection.


side note: I made this pillow last night for Anne to give to our little friend Kennedy for her birthday today. 
***please don't look too closely...I am a lot rusty on machine applique. :(

Hope you had an awesome day!  

I will be back tomorrow with hello dearie's first giveaway!!!!!


Friday, April 23, 2010

I won a give away today!!!!!!
I always seem to enter under the pretense that, of course, I'm not going to win....but today has proven me wrong!!!
I am excited to get a sweet little surprise in the mail  :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

hApPy EaRtH dAy!!!

We celebrated earth day in my class today...which means we discussed ways to help our earth, watched some brainpop videos, and finally filled out our "planet protector's club" manual :)  ....the kids really loved it!

I can remember as a kid never even considering that it is my responsibility to help take care of our planet.  I guess it just wasn't that big of a deal yet.  Now that I realize it, I am slowly trying to do a better job.  I do bring my reusable bottle of water to school everyday, I love to use cloth napkins, and when I remember I bring my reusable shopping bags with me to the grocery store...I know, I have a lloooonnngggg way to go, but every little bit helps, right?

How did you celebrate Earth Day?  What are some things that you do to help?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

our latest sewing class project

this is the apron we started working on at sewing class tonight...

...if you'd like to make your own, this is a great tutorial I found here.  I am so proud of our sewing class!  These girls ROCK!!! ...and I must say I was super impressed with Patrick's bag he made tonight at his first class...:)

Hope you had a great Tuesday!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

The past week has been somewhat of a blur for me...rummage sale, moving, closing on the house, moving some more.  It has definitely been a roller coaster of emotions. I didn't realize how much I would miss our little house on that quiet 2 acres.  It holds so many memories for us...Steph's post this morning really expressed exactly how I feel...

" have been such a great home. We have shared so many wonderful memories under your roof. You have protected us, sheltered us, and watched us grow a little bit older with each of the passing years. You are where we entertained friends, cried tears of sadness and joy, and you were Natty's 1st home! We will miss you dearly...."

On a happier note, I do not have to go back to teaching next year.  I can hopefully spend a lot more time with my sweet Anne that is growing up way too fast.  I can hopefully create a business in that will bring me joy and be something that I can be proud of.  Thanks to all of you that have been so supportive of this decision and have helped us in making it happen!  We are so excited to see what doors will open next!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

cowgirl bunny.. :)

makes me smile.  what do you think?
You can now follow us on twitter..I think I might have finally figured it out. hehehe...

Hope you are having a great Saturday!  We are making a new bunny...the cowgirl bunny!  I will post pictures later!

xoxo, dawn

Thursday, April 15, 2010

new haircut....

I got a much needed summer hair cut today...I love it!

what do you think???

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

bunny love

Today I received an email from a customer.  She ordered 3 bunnies for her children's birthay...this makes all the hard work so worth it!
here is her email.


The bunnies were a big hit! We surprised them as planned with them tucked in their sleeping bags.

Joseph named Simon's bunny "The Unfair Hare." During some stints traveling in the van, I used Unfair Hare as a puppet to entertain the kids. Emma's bunny tried to teach Unfair Hair to be nice. He did learn some manners, but he held tight to some of his curmudgeony ways.

At one point in the hotel, Simon said Unfair Hare was being haughty, and he put him under a chair to take a nap.

I've included some pictures as proof of your success. :)


thanks so much for sharing this, Kay!


Monday, April 12, 2010

 good morning, Monday.

...I am so very exhausted from a weekend of moving.  We still have some to go, but really got a lot done this weekend.  I am very thankful for our friends and family that have been helping us...we could not do this without you!  :)

Blogging will probably be put on the back burner this week...hopefully things will get back to normal very soon! 

xoxo, Dawn

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I'm in loooovvvee...

with hot air balloons right now.

I really would LOVE to take a ride in one one's on the bucket list :) 

Friday, April 9, 2010


Last night, I watched one of the movies I have been wanting to see for a while...and I will say that I was not dissappointed!!!  Oh my, it made me want to do something BIG with my life...I think I may watch it again before placing it back in the mail box...

On a side note, we are having a garage sale tomorrow!  I have been cleaning out all week trying to get things ready.  So, if you're in the area, we would love to see you there!  (I swear from now own I will think twice before buying something!!!)

Happy Friday!!!
xo, Dawn

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

blogging progress!!!

I have been trying for months to figure out how to add a button/widget to my page with the html link so that others could add it to their FINALLY happened tonight!!!  (thank you Bo Watts)...take a look to your right and you'll see my buttons.  Feel free to add me to your blog...actually it would make my day!!!
also, now you can type in to get to our blog...I am really excited about this too!  :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I wanted to devote this post to say "THANK YOU" to all of you that have supported hello dearie!  Cyndi and I are not really sure how many bunnies we have made thus far, but after Easter we had a total of 3 bunnies left in our bag!!!  We are so thankful for all of you that have supported us, and are so excited to start creating new things!  Look forward to seeing some new items in the coming weeks! :-)


Monday, April 5, 2010

Our lovely Easter weekend

I am going to apologize ahead of time and let you know this will be a lengthy post...BUT we had such a wonderful Easter weekend, I have to do it justice!

Friday morning, Anne went to the Easter celebration at the church.  She loved getting to see all of her friends...especially Natalie!!!  She loves her Nat Nat!
these were the cutest little bunny barrettes we got a few months ago at Gymboree...

this is my beautiful friend, Stephanie.  She couldn't take a bad picture if she tried!

Next, we were off to Lee's to hear Keven Toqe play was great!

Brooke, Anne, and I had a girl afternoon after this...we went to Target and Hobby Lobby then made some things at Lee's when we got times!

We spent Saturday doing some cleaning (while Michael worked on homework.)  We did manage to find the time to have a little fun, though!  We made THE best sugar cookies with icing I have ever had.  Anne really enjoyed cutting out the cookies.

Anne got lots of goodies in her basket...and no candy!  Instead she got Craisins and trident gum (she is pretty obsessed with both.)

Next, we were off to our outdoor Easter was a little misty at first but so refreshing to be outside.

me with my handsome guy
Hagan and me...I love this girl

Anne loved seeing her friends again...and they looked so beautiful!
What better way to celebrate Easter than to witness a baptism!  The Lord is so good!!!

After church, we headed back to Gigi and Papa's for a seriously divine lunch of ham, homemade mac and cheese, green bean casserole, peas, sweet potato casserole, angel biscuits, fruit salad, Gran's coconut cake and strawberry pie, and Adam's bread pudding! 

Anne with her bunny Gran and Dink gave her.

Time to dye some eggs...

some hello dearie love...

hiding/hunting the eggs
 she was so proud when she found an egg.

Cyndi, Gran, and me

oh, how we love this little girl.  She has truly brought our family so much joy!