Monday, February 23, 2009

Boutique Wild Child Give Away!

BWILD is having a great give away! Be sure to enter before time runs out!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to fold towel animals....

My in-laws just returned from vacation. We all know that vacations breed tons of photos. As I was jealously looking through their photos, I noticed the cute towel animals. I always see these when we go on vacation and say I am going to find out how to make them... I always forget. Now, with no unpacking to do from that vacation.. hehe... I thought to look up instructions. My daughter is just delighted with my new found talent. My son, who isn't home right now, has a surprise waiting on the bathroom counter. I now realize my need for a few white towels ;)

Here are some great links for making your own towel animals...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Boutique Wild Child is having a give away!

Boutique Wild Child is having our first  give away!  Visit the blog to enter!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Boutique Clothing Sale by ShadowDragon Dreams

I just saw where Jennifer of ShadowDragon Dreams has posted a sale.  She has really cute stuff!
ShadowDragon Dreams discount!!!

Check out my blog and discover how to get $10 off any custom set, NOW through Thursday evening!!!
Limited time only!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Features, Features, Features! Journal Modiste AND Shop Handmade :D

Today is my day!!!

Not only am I featured on Journal Modiste for the 3rd week in a row, but I also managed to be featured on Shop Handmade too - TWICE!

Free Digi / Euro Frame

I thought I would share another free frame for whoever might like it.  You just add this to the top of your picture. You can use it online or print it out.

I have many more of these. If you are interested, check out my store on Etsy.  There is a tutorial for using the digi frames on my Etsy listings.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Airstream Ranch

Have you heard of the Airstream Ranch?  

Probably not, but if you have traveled from Tampa to Orlando, you could not have missed it! 

My kids think it is really cool and so do I!!!

The owner of Bates RV calls this art.  These are real, full sized RV's !!!

They are "planted" on the side of I-4.

Be sure to look for this cool site if you are in the area.  

I promise your kids will get a HUGE kick out of it!!!

Crackerjack Fabric Sale Coupon Codes

I just received a new set of discount codes for Sandy's fabrics!

Spring fabrics are coming, but we still have fabrics that need to be cleared out. Because we need the space, we're sweetening the deal a little.

Purchase $25 in fabric and get $5 off

Purchase $50 in fabric and get $10 off
COUPON CODE: 10off50

Purchase $100 in fabric and get $20 off
COUPON CODE: 20off100

Lots of Michael Miller and Free Spirit prints to choose from - and when they're gone...they're gone! Click HERE to start shopping!

ALSO...Get An Additional $5 Discount for Referring a Friend!

Tell your friends to make their fabric purchase at The Crackerjack Shack. When they check out, tell them to put your name in the "NOTES" section and we'll send you a special coupon code for $5 off your next purchase. THAT'S LIKE GETTING A YARD OF FABRIC FOR FREE!

BE SURE TO TELL HER I SENT YOU!!! Stacy - Mae Mae's Creations :D

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Day Flowers

Valentines Day came early around here! Bob sent me these beautiful roses and a box of chocolates! Yum Yum!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Little Riley is just so cute I have to share! He is 3 months old now and just loves to smile and laugh!

Dustin Loves Nascar!

A while back we found out that Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car would be at our local Sams Club. Bob planned to take him but it wasn't working out. Mommy got to be the hero!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Journal Modiste Feature

I am featured again! I am so excited. I just love this dress too!!! Go check out Journal Modiste.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Brand Name Fabric Sale!

If you have not happened across CrackerJackShack, now is the time!  She carries brand name fabrics at great discounts.  Her inventory is growing so head over and take a look.  She also carries some notions and wonderful ebooks.  Be sure to check her out!

For a limited time, use this code to get a $5 discount off your order!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Two New Girls Boutique Designs

I have been sewing like crazy! I have two more designs I will be listing in the next day or so!

I LOVE this first photo!

Friday, February 6, 2009

I am featured!

My Easter dress is featured on Journal Modiste today!  What a great honor!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What's For Supper?

It is time to get rid of this baby fat!

After my 2nd child, I hit the South Beach diet pretty hard. I lost the weight from baby number 2, baby number 1, AND those few pounds I had gained after the wedding... a whopping 70 lb. difference! Of course, as soon as I lost it all, I found out surprise number 3 was on his way!

Now that he is here, it is time to get rid of all the fat clothes again!
Mandy, a friend from Boutique Wild Child, started a "What's for dinner?" Mr. Linky. I thought this might give me a chance to share some of my favorite Southbeach Diet Recipes.

This is one of my favorites. It is super easy too ;)

Chicken Capri
Phase 1

  • 1 cup ricotta, skim
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 breasts, bone and skin removed chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped or sliced tomatoes
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese


In a blender or food processor, combine the ricotta with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Process to blend. Set aside.

Rub the chicken with the garlic powder. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 12 minutes per side. Place the chicken breasts, side by side, in a large baking dish and allow to cool. 

Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). 

Spoon 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture and 1/4 cup tomatoes onto each chicken breast. Top each chicken breast with 1 slice mozzarella. 

Bake for 20 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of a breast registers 170° F (75° C) and the juices run clear. 

This recipe is from the South Beach diet cookbook. YUM!!!!

Be sure to visit Mandy's "Whats for Supper?" post and add your post to Mr. Linky!

Building your own Widget / Gadget

I have found the coolest tool. It is called KickApps. KickApps allows you to make your own Widgets / Gadgets.   It is totally FREE too!

Take a look at the Boutique Wild Child Blog Widget I made in the right sidebar.

You have to create a free KickApps community account to gain access to App Studio Widget Creator. It is confusing at first, but after you play around for a few minutes, you'll figure it out! 

Here are some samples of  Widgets created with Apps Studio.  These look much better than the one I made does... hahaha, not half bad for a newbie tho...

When you make one, post your link here in the comments.  I would LOVE to see your creation!!!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

And she modeled!

It always takes me days to talk her into it but eventually I find the perfect bribe and Mae Mae finally agrees to model for me :D  Click the photos to view the ebay auction.


More New Designs

I have been sewing like crazy! There are two more outfits sitting on my table already cut out and ready to sew :D Keep your eyes open for these to appear on ebay soon!

Amber Alerts

Missing Children