Monday, March 29, 2010

Busy Bees

Been so busy around here totally hectic but quiet on here.

Finally named the dog and I can stop calling her "baby" as I settled on "Misha" - thanks Marnie send me an email for your thank you gift. So hard choosing and I loved them all!

The majority of orders have shipped and I will be finishing up today. Back ordered Charli tanks still have a wait. Huge thanks to my dear friend Stephanie for flying out here in a blizzard to come help. We got dumped on but it did not slow us down. She keeps me going when I want to take a break and play :)

Also thought I would post a photo of how the Paris Twirl dress fits and ties at the neck, just in case you are a bit confused as I am sure I would be. the flat front is the chest and the elastic is the back. Straps go over the shoulder, through the button holes and back up around neck like a halter. Pretty complicated but I promise you will love it!

Summer is also in full swing and I am in love with these fabrics! Hope to be able to share some photos in a couple weeks


Monday, March 22, 2010

Am I crazy?

really I must be, because I had several moments of weakness over the last week which resulted in this....

Yeah, she's the cutest. I promised my husband that we would have next to no accidents and I would work hard to train her. Must be some mid 30ish thing I am going through....choosing a puppy over having a 3rd child seemed much easier at the time.

So what is in a name? A name is who you are and really says a lot about your personality. I have several in mind for her but can't seem to settle on one. I think I am caught up in the business of Loves Me Not now and cannot focus, maybe there is a drink for that?

Leave a comment with your choice for a name and if we choose it I'll send you something sweet!

Packing of orders starts tomorrow and daily shipments will go out via priority mail so be on the lookout! I will do my best to send them in the order they were placed but sometimes later orders go out earlier than others so please be patient :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stay Tuned

I have been quite the busy bee and not had much time to get back with emails and blog.

Working on Summer and have it all ready to go so stay tuned - lots of bright and fun prints!

My father-in-law also gets to come home today after 12 long weeks in the hospital. I can say that I am looking forward to spending family time in a normal atmosphere! My father and grandfather are continuing with their treatments and I have high hopes for both of them.

Spring orders will begin to ship next week and you will have them before Easter just in time.

Also having some server issues today so if you cannot get to the website check back later.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hello Charli!

What a crazy day yesterday was. I am happy to say the cart functioned well and nothing was oversold. Some on you may have had issues grabbing some items on your wish list and had a challenging time if they were already in others carts.

I did decide to add a few more Charli Tank Dresses this morning and these are on backorder for approx 5 weeks.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Growing Pains

The cart system was updated and is doing a great job. The problem is with shoppers holding items in their carts and not checking out, so it is not releasing them back into inventory for an hour. I have changed this to 15 min so be assured that there are still plenty of pieces left and hope this makes things move smoother for all of you. thank you for the patience.

I can honestly say growing pains stink, my fortune cookie totally lied today. Yeah I cheated on my diet and indulged in some Panda Express, one of my favorites and now I remember why I don't eat like that anymore.

So the site is experiencing much too traffic to handle now and for some reason certain pieces are locked up. I still have plenty but it wont allow shoppers to put them in their carts. Please be assured that there are more pieces left and even the Charli tank dress too. Tech support is looking into it and checking for server issues. Nothing is ever easy is it?

So with this I can say that internet sales are most likely coming to an end after this release and we will be expanding our program to trunk shows to make everything a bit easier, or not, knock on wood.


Happy Shopping, the site is live thank you for your patience :)

waiting game

Testing still in the works with the cart. I will definitely post here when the site is ready - thanks

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Site Issues

Today while testing the site out, one of the issues I had last season is reoccuring. I will work tomorrow with the web administrators on this issue asap. Once it is resolved I will update here on the blog when the site will go live.

I apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused, thank you ladies.


We are running some tests on the site now and have had a couple "oopsie" purchases, please be assured that the site will not be "live" and shoppable until Thursday. It may look like you can shop and add items to your cart but sizes are not visible yet. Any purchases made today will be refunded as testing with the shopping cart resumes.

Thank you

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I think I can, I think I can...

Sorry to be so quiet. My family life has been super crazy hectic this week and I really feel like I am loosing just in case you are wondering, I would like to say Thursday the site should be live. I don't want to say Wed and then not have it all finished and I would rather give myself more time to finish loading it all up and I am still waiting on 3 images for the site too. I may just end up shooting the pieces myself and you will have to excuse my cruddy photography skills and oh yeah it is supposed to snow tomorrow so I have no clue what I am going to do.

The site shopping cart was also updated since the Holiday release and should be working great. However, like anything in life there are no guarantees, I can only hope and pray for smooth sailing so please be patient with our growing pains and pass me some Advil.

I will also have all the prices updated later on tonight too. Shipping will begin around the 23rd and I promise to be as fast as I can getting it to all of you, I know Easter is right around the corner.

This Sunday is already daylight savings, Spring ahead and loose an hour, the only thing I dislike about Spring is loosing one hour of sleep and trying to get my kids back on track for a whole week.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Later today I should have a better idea of this week's release date. Sorry I would usually know by now but sometimes I just cant rush things quick enough :)

Isn't that photo just drool worthy? Gifted, mad skills both of them, wow. The tank dress starts at size 12-18 mos and goes up to 10 and I have an older daughter who just loved it when she paired it with her denim capris, so cute and not too girly for her.

On the subject of the simple shorties, they are just that "simple". I got an email asking why I did not add ruffles and well these are made to wear under skirts and dresses and ruffles in my opinion would not lay right under the skirt or dress and sometimes on a short this short they are not comfortable on the skin for little girls. So simple we are and stay tuned for Summer's collection where you fans can get your ruffle fix :).

I also hope to have an updated sizing section on the site for your reference before you order. Should make your planning a bit easier. Sizing is the same as before though the new items are sized differently such as 2 4 6 8.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Got Sunday?

Please be assured that I am working on updating my website. I hold many hats in the jobs of life and I still have to keep up the "mom" duties, hospital visits and Summer planning. Prices should be updated by tomorrow evening as I have had a lot of questions about that.

I am still hoping to launch Wed or Thurs, I would now if I could but I can't until I have the last photos I am waiting on. Oh and I did change a few item's names so sorry for the confusion, that's how I roll. Completed and utterly indecisive.

Aren't Sundays supposed to be lazy? I do not think I have had a lazy Sunday since last year and I am sure the next one coming will be most likely Mother's Day because that is when I call the shots!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Thanks for all the very insightful and useful tips. I got some great new ideas and will try them all except for "not" doing it :) clever. I have to squeeze back into my Spring clothes soon.

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I plan on having most images available on the site by Sunday and then I will add the last few as they come in before the release.

How is it that when you need to find something that is in a "pair" you can only find one? I despise laundry to the fullest extent. I have a sock basket that is full of mismatched socks. Every day I dig through the basket and sometimes I put my girls and even myself in mismatched socks. I get so frustrated digging and looking that I eventually give up and figure 2 white socks is close enough right?

There must be some place between here and no where that all the missing and lost gloves, shoes and socks go hang out. It always seems as if I am searching for lost mates of my families wardrobe.....there is only one consistent thing here and that is me. I admit I am terrible at laundry and putting things back in the spot they go. I get in a rush and put it back in the most convenient place at them time, that is how all the mates get separated.

Though there is one thing I have not been able to figure out and that is the mystery of missing socks. I believe they get sucked up by some magical force once they enter the wash to a far far away land. Just imagine mismatched socks running around and living the good that is something to ponder.

And it is finally Thursday! I cannot wait for the weekend to be here for some family time! I love the way this photo turned out. Monica did a great job!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Work it out

We are getting closer :). The collection consists of 18 total pieces and 2 matching women's pieces that makes it 20. Yeah I said small and I think I got carried away a bit but there will be plenty of styles to fit your taste.

I should have most pieces loaded up to the website so you can see them before the shopping cart gets activated mid week.

We have to go meet with an accountant today to do our taxes, one of my least favorite times of year. I am not a bookworm nor a math wiz I leave that up to Steve. I would rather go do cardio than go, and I do not like cardio. I so struggle with it and stare at the timer and no matter what I do I keep counting down the time until I can get off the machine.

Have any tips for a cardio workout that makes things a bit easier for you? Leave a comment and I will be sure to share some sweetness with one lucky lady.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I really don't like Monday's. I have a hard time getting back in to the swing of things after the weekend I am so not a Monday kind of gal.

I know a lot of you will be on Spring break during the release and I plan to have most of the images loaded to the website by next week so you can take a peek. Just a few more will be added the day before the release as I do not have the pieces in hand yet. The line will be available sometime mid week next week. It all depends on how fast I get a couple images back I will be holding on and trust me they are worth the wait! Items will begin to ship the week of the 22nd just in time for your Spring photos!

I received this image yesterday and the photographers I work with continue to amaze me, more on this photo later. Can you say Silver?