Monday, May 31, 2010

and the winner is....

Melissa Brady!

 Congratulations and thanks to all of you that entered!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Exciting news!!!

New Sewing Class ...
Beginning sewing lessons with weekly projects!
Tuesday's from 5:30-6:45 @ Oak Street Place in downtown Laurel...
If you are interested in joining us for this 8 week class, email me at for more details. 

Melissa, Casey, and Lauren with their first projects!
It's sew much fun!!!

P.S. don't forget to scroll down to enter the little give away we are doing this weekend!


Friday, May 28, 2010

catching up and a GIVEAWAY!!!


...this school year that is.  I am super pumped to be out of school and so many possibilities ahead of us.

I hate that I haven't really posted all week, but it's been a little busy and this took a back seat.  I have lots of pictures to share, though...starting with our little birthday dinner for Brookie...

the only picture where Michael's eyes were slightly open :), on to the exciting part.  I have been really wanting to do another giveaway lately and got this really cute fox pillow idea from, enter to win my cute Mr. Fox pillow :)

it's's how to enter.

  1-leave a comment on this post telling me what you are most looking forward to this summer.
2-follow this blog and leave another comment on this post telling me so

3-become a fan on facebook and leave a comment telling me so

4-blog about the give away and leave a comment telling me so

5-follow us on twitter and tweet about the giveaway
that's up to 5 chances to win...I will randomly choose a winner Monday!

***that means you will leave up to 5 comments on this post...every comment is a chance to win!!!

Good luck!

ps.  I will be back later with more exciting news!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One more day!!!

There are lots of exciting things coming this way should get excited!  Tomorrow is my last day of school and that means there will actually be time to play and make stuff and blog!  I am beyond thrilled :)

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a nifty post and some new pics!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

the birthday girl

Happy birthday to my sweet sister today...

she turns 21...I can not begin to say how very thankful I am for her.  I am definitely going to shed some tears when she marries off to PA in August.  (Brandon, I hope you know how very blessed you will be!)  Being 7 years older, I have always been some what of a mother figure to her, but as we've grown I now consider us friends. 
I love you...and pray this year God will continue to use you to bless others as He already does.

Friday, May 21, 2010

5 things quiz...

5 Things I am looking forward to:

#1 the weekend, #2 SUMMER,  #3 spending lots of time with my sweet Anne, #4 helping my sister plan her wedding, #5 not having to come back to school in the fall :),

5 Things I did yesterday:

#1 school, #2 ate hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts, #3 wore extremely uncomfortable shoes (and had to buy flip flops from Target just to make it through the night), #4 had a great time at bible study with some really cool people :),#5 passed out when we finally got home at 9:00

5 Things I wish I could do:

#1 decorate cakes, #2 go to the beach, #3 have a shopping spree, #4 go to Africa, #5 spend a day reading a great book

5 Places I'd like to travel:

#1 Ireland (one day...I will go!), #2 travel/camp up the east coast, #3 again...Africa, #4 Prince Edward Island (where they filmed Anne of Green Gables--I have always wanted to go there),   #5 some exotic island...I don't really care as long as it's beautiful

5 Cute things I've found online lately:

#1 cute cards

#2 these wooden spoons

#3 lovely quilt

#4 represent MS

#5 zipper pouches...

whew...that was harder than I thought it'd be.  now, you give it a try!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What's up with me???

*I have felt very meloncholy this week...I have been reminded of how very blessed I am and that you never know how long you have with the ones you love.  So, make the most of EVERY minute!

*So far, I have had little productivity in creating new things BUT I am okay with that.  I know that my days at school are numbered which will allow lots of time to do that stuff :) 

*I am trying to plan a trip for Michael, Anne, and I next weekend...any ideas??? 

*I really really really want to go shopping for some summer are a few things that I could live with :)

so adorable...the only problem, they never look as cute on me as they do in pictures or on the hanger...sigh

xoxo, dawn

Sunday, May 16, 2010

this has been a pretty amazing weekend...mostly because we didn't have anything we HAD to do.  yesterday I watched 5 hours of a Masterpiece mini series called "Cranford."  It was pretty good.  I usually love any movies that are set in the 1800's that involve a good love story or two...Michael says they are pretty much Lifetime TV before lifetime TV...whatever, I just like a good love story now and then.  What girl doesn't?

I am feeling pretty uninspired lately.  I keep telling myself once school is out, it's going to be easier to create some of these ideas floating around in my head, but you never know...the truth is, we do what we WANT to do.  I usually find myself looking at facebook pictures, reading blogs, and looking at other people's creations when I could actually be doing my own...weird.  SO, my goal is to try to spend my time a little wiser and productively this week. 

  What are some thing that distract you from getting things done???

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank you all so much for the sweet comments over the past couple of days...we are feeling much better. Michael finally went back to work today and Anne and I were back on Tuesday. Thank goodness tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! I am looking forward to a weekend full relaxing and hanging out with my two sweeties :)

***...for those of you in the Laurel area, tomorrow night is "Night of the Nets"--a fundraiser to supply mosquito nets to people in Africa. It will be at Crosspointe Church at 6:30 and tons of FUN. T-shirts will be for sale for $15 each. I would LOVE to see you there!!!

I will leave you with some pretty pictures that seriously made me want to take a nature walk somewhere off the beaten path...sounds fun, huh?



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Anne's new hobby...and mine too!

I am getting such a kick out of watching this little girl grow up...she amazes me everyday! Every time we pull in the drive, day or night, she says "I need to ride my bike!" She has recently learned to pedal well and she absolutely loves it.....I can't really blame her, I am thinking the same thing when we pull in the driveway these days :)

I hope you all have had a good week thus far...we are getting over pink eye and the stomach virus...but things are definitely starting to look up around here!!!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Michael and Anne did great for Mother's day!  I absolutely LOVE my new bike...I can just picture myself running to the store and other short errands with my little basket :)

P.S.  sorry about the no pictures from May Day...Anne and I ended up heading on home because she was exhausted and so was I...hopefully we can make it next year!

Friday, May 7, 2010

just around the bend

11 more days!!!  ...that's how many days the kids have left in school!  I am so ready to be finished, but I will perservere these last days and try to make the best of it.  I am so excited about all of the changes going on, but also feeling a little stressed.  Michael, Anne, and I will be moving to Hattiesburg this summer to live in an apartment.  We knew that we would eventually move there since Michael will be working at USM and a two hour commute would pretty much mean that we would never see him.  We are so thankful that Michael's parents were more than willing to open their home to us when our house sold so quickly and will definitely miss them tremendously!!!  I think we have been just a little spoiled since we've been there.... breakfast orders every night, my lunch for school is always made for me, and towels are laid out at night for our baths.  Seriously, it feels like we are at a bed and breakfast!!! :)  We will be coming back often to visit though....probably most every weekend.  Sorry to bore with our crazy lives, but just thought I would document all of the changes...OH YEAH, I am going to be a stay at home mama!!!  I am most excited about this!  I know that it may not last forever, but I am going to enjoy every minute of it. 

 anyhoo, I hope you all have a great day!!! I will be back later with pictures from May Day tonight :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thank you, Nana!

Anne received a package in the mail the other day from nana (aka Michael's grandmother from Pensacola.) We opened it up to find 4 of the most precious little dresses ever!  Of course, it's dresses that I would have never purchased myself because #1 I am CHEAP #2 Since we don't really dress up for church, there's not a whole lot of wear that will be happening....which goes back to #1-I can't justify spending money on something that won't get worn that often...I KNOW!!!! soon as she opened them, she had to have a little fashion show and try them ALL on!!!  She kept posing sitting on her knees, cause she liked the way it spread out on the floor :)

here are a few pics...ENJOY!

I absolutely LOVE this dress...I wish I had one in my size!

honestly...this child hates tags on clothing...always the first thing she does.

so, this is the last one she tried on, and she ended up wearing it all day :)

She is a little mess, but we love her oh so much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

mail time :)

I was thrilled today when I checked the post office sweet little win from Slovly came!!!

...needless to say, it was the perfect thing to brighten a not-so-fun Monday!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


the "Who Dat" bunny...

 we had to make these for a custom order this weekend...despite what I thought, they turned out pretty darn cute!

I heart you Marvin.

This is Marvin...isn't he so adorable?  I won this art print last week from slovly!  I discovered this lovely artist when she designed the banner for Vixen Vintage and now I am obsessed with her sweet illustrations... :)

Happy Sunday!