Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tough Competition

I've got some tough sewing competition. Santa brought Viv her own sewing machine last year for Christmas - She loves it! Lately Viv has been spending a lot of time at her machine making 'ties' for family and friends . . .

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Craziest 4th of July EVER . . .

We had a relaxing day at the pool and were about to head out the door to watch the July 4th fireworks when . . . .

Little Miss Thing thought it would be fun to play with the Mama's rotary sewing cutter . . . OUCH!
Little Miss Thing did not realize how sharp the "pizza cutter" was and sliced her finger very, very deep and 10 percent of her nail was gone. As we were trying to get the bleeding to stop someone realized they were a tiny bit dehydrated from being out in the hot sun all weekend. Moments later Wife and Mama called this big guy for help . . .

Mr. Dehydration was also dealing with this . . .

Yes . . . that would be poison ivy, but picture the postules (orange goop) peppered from the ankle up to the knee on both legs. The doctor diagnosed it as a 'nightmare case of PI'.

The story ends with us watching the fireworks from this lovely place . . . I have to say we had a great view from the ER parking lot.

Viv's finger is doing really well. For one week she could not get her hand wet - which meant no swimming. It all worked out because Justin needed a break from the sun. Justin is doing well too. The poison ivy is still a little itchy, but (thank goodness) no more orange goop.

I will never forget that crazy July 4th.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kellie Podsiad Photography & Hottie Mottie Collide

I am loving this Etsy shop thing . . . My friend, Katie hooked me up with her sister Kellie who is a photographer in Bay City. Not only is Kellie talented, but her kids (Bella and Jack) are so adorable and make fabulous models!! I am absolutely thrilled with how the photos turned out. I haven't added all the photos/items to the shop yet, but wanted to give my followers a sneak peak. Also, please check out Kellie's photography blog for more information on her work:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hottie Mottie on Etsy

My Etsy shop (Hottie Mottie . . . I knew you would love the name) is almost ready to open. I still have lots to do, but wanted to share the link so you could take a quick glimpse.