My Everything.....

My Everything.....
My 3 children at our latest beach excursion!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Custom Letters/Artwork by Robert
This letter is an example of the many ideas Robert can come up with to help decorate your child's room.  Contact Robert to discuss your letter, colors and character needs.

These custom letters are a whimsical way to decorate your kids room.  Robert, owner of Pass Christian Arthouse, is a local artist known for his wood sculptures and bronze castings.  More of his artistic creations can be found on his website.  He just recently started creating fun whimsical pieces for children's decor.  This example of Thomas The Train, Letter A was created for my son (his name begins with the letter A and he LOVES choo-choo trains!).  This is a beautiful piece of art and it retails for $40.  The woodworking on the train is extremely intricate and well detailed and beautifully sanded for a smooth finish.  The back is finished off with felt and has a metal picture hanger on the back for ease of use.  Please be sure to check out Robert's website for more of his creations.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

P2 Charms & Boutique

P2 Charms & Boutique

Come check out our Jewelry and Pottery of our etsy shop! We have added a few new items......

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Miracle Baby

My baby girl....I never knew how much I was going LOVE having a girl! She wasn't even supposed to be here, but GOD had other plans for us. My husband and I have two boys, 7 and 3. After the birth of our 2nd, I started having lots of medical female issues. After almost an entire year following his birth I visited numerous doctors, had tons of tests run to find the culprit of my constant pain. FINALLY...when my son was 11 months OB/GYN agreed to do a laproscopic procedure to see if she could find anything. I kept telling her my pain just "felt" female, but she didn't feel really comfortable with doing a surgery if it wasn't necessary. I appreciated that, however my pain had become unbearable, I was willing to do just about anything to figure it out and fix the problem!!! I mean the simple grocery store shopping excursion, a walk around my neighborhood, sweeping, mopping or vacuuming the floor.....all of these things became impossible because of the pain I would endure afterwards.

So, finally she agreed...and guess what? She discovered my uterus had attached to 2 seperate places, my abdominal wall and my bladder and it was being stretched causing the pain I had been describing to her for nearly a year. So, she was able to cut it away and wrap it in a guaze to try to keep it from adhering again. This was probably a tell-tale sign that having any more babies should be out of the question! Well, God had other plans.....just 3 months later I was pregnant again. The doctors watched this pregnancy very closely. They were so afraid my uterus would rupture (I had 2 c-sections and the new surgery, meant weak muscles and possibly a weak uterus wall). I actually became pregnant with twins this time and lost one around week 14, I still have my weak moments when I cry about the loss but I am so thankful my baby girl survived and arrived healthy! But this girl....she is amazing! I carried her to term and actually went into labor the morning of my scheduled c-section....she was ready to arrive! It was an amazing time, an amazing day and everyday since has been amazing and so full of joy and thankfulness.

I came across this picture last night as I was uploading them from my camera and thought, "this expression says it all". She has such a great demeanor, personality and she is full of life! I love this girl and thank GOD everyday for her, thankful He helped her arrive healthy and safely. There will be no more children in our future, but my 3 beautiful kids are my everything! They keep me busy and keep our house alive! I LOVE my 3 munchkins!!!

Barbara's Beat: Weekly Momtrepreneur Blog Hop: Promote your business, then use the code on your blog so others can join

Barbara's Beat: Weekly Momtrepreneur Blog Hop: Promote your business, then use the code on your blog so others can join

Friday, March 18, 2011

Burning the Midnight Oil?

I have been...for far too long lately!  Being a mom of 3 busy little ones, working 2 businesses out of my home, working for my father's business part-time and then all the cooking, cleaning, bathing, feeding, getting kids to know the routine....where is there time for me??  Well, I'm finding that there really isn't and I'm not getting nearly enough sleep, not eating healthy, not exercising as much as I would like to....when does it end?  Maybe when all three are in college?  Maybe when my husband is back home?  Guess I just won't know until it happens.  How about all of you other moms out there?  Are you finding any "me" time?  How and what are you doing to relax while getting everything completed in a day?  I would love some insight form others.....

Wishing all moms out there some peace and quiet and a little me time!!!!

Longing for a day at the beach!!!  Here is a picture I took of the Beach in Bonita Springs, FL when we lived there 4 years ago.....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Featured Showcase | Southern Belles Shoppes

Featured Showcase | Southern Belles Shoppes
Come check out the precious hand-smocked children's clothing by Ladybugs & Bumblebees......
You can order by emailing or by visiting the website at Ladybugs & Bumblebees

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mardi Gras Break Over Yet?

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for my kiddos to go back to school tomorrow!  My two boys are little balls of fire with their little sister following closely behind...... and their momma has run out of steam!  Trying to run 2 businesses with a toddler at home is hard enough, throwing in 2 VERY ACTIVE little boys spells D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R!!! 

I tried, I really did...I tried to get some work done today.   I am preparing for an upcoming Trunk Show for my Children's Clothing line and I don't think I got very far with it today.....  I finally got my baby girl down for her afternoon nap and popped in a movie for the two boys, just so I could steal an hour or so of work time when I realized it was just TOO quiet....  Yep, my middle son had gotten into the refrigerator and pulled out the can of parmesan cheese and sprinkled the ENTIRE can all over my sofa and living room floor.  Imagine the smells like I am running a little Italian deli out of my home right about now.

This momma wasn't a very happy momma.....  So, I threw in the towel and put off all work until tonight.  Sometimes, we just have to throw in the towel and realize what is most important....our children.  After getting over the initial anger of my son's behavior, I decided I needed to put all work aside and just snuggle up with my boys and enjoy them while they are home.  Work will always be here tomorrow!  After a day like today, I think it is time to get a soak in the tub with some soft calming music.....

Our Crazy Life!!!

This is a picture of our very first home my husband and I purchased together 9 years ago and sold just 4 short years later......that was the beginning of our crazy life as the Traveling Gypsies.  This house was so cozy, warm, comforting and easy to take care of, I really miss those simpler days!!

Well, it seems to be getting closer to that time of year again......thinking about where our next move will be!!!  My husband works for a company that is contracted out by the government, so we move around like a military family.  This last year has been rough on all of us.  My husband and I decided, for several reasons (that will be another post for another day) that I should move back to my home town with our three kids so they wouldn't have to move every few years.  Unfortunately, it hasn't been all peaches & fact it has been pretty miserable.  After living the past 8 months without my husband, I have decided it is more detrimental for our kids to be without their daddy than moving and changing schools, homes and friends every few years.'s off to search for a NEW temporary homestead.  I really am looking forward to being able to see my husband nightly again in another few months!

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