Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Paris-Noel!!!

Well, today is the day that I gave birth to Miss Paris-Noel 2 years ago:)
Her due date was in the first week of January but I was already 3 centimeters dilated and my doctor was going out of the country for Christmas.
I panicked and moved my doc appointment up a day (was scheduled for the 23rd).
I went in expecting nothing but got a baby instead!!!
My doctor decided to strip my membranes (VERY PAINFUL!!!!) and I went into full force labor!!! She was born later that day!
I was a little upset with myself since my husband, my dad, and I all share the birthdate of 23. Jorels is in Jan., mine in Feb. and my dads is in March so it would have been 4 of the same birthdates right in a row had I just stuck with my original doc appointment! Ahhhh! Getting mad at myself all over again, lol! Oh well:)

I owe everyone an apology for my last couple of posts! I don't want to come across as if I'm complaining or whining, I just wear my feeling on my sleeve! I have ALL WAYS been that way:) I can't help it, it's the way God made me, tee hee =)Just know that I'm choosing to put that behind me and move forward!
I did not plan a birthday party this year, I have actually postponed it for March. So family members and friends if you read this, I didn't forget about you!:) I'm going to try this while she is still young so if it doesn't work out she will be too young to remember:) I've heard of people doing a half way birthday for Christmas babies but that's just too far away for me, lol! So now I can plan a spring March birthday party!! Yay!

I made Paris a flower just for her birthday and to celebrate I'm going to offer it exclusively to you!:) For today only you can get it at a discounted price with a small shipping charge!:) After today {and once I reopen} it will be its original price. I wanted to offer it all day long but time just didn't permit. I started working on this post as soon as we got back from her birthday lunch:)
It's my tea stained flower done in soft pink and cream, this flower has a larger pearl in the center and comes with a skinny lace headband. I have limited lace headbands so once those sell out I will offer a cream satin headband instead.
You can purchase one here on my blog, just use the paypal button in the right hand side. If you would like one and live out of the US message me for a shipping quote,
I still have one wholesale order I'm finishing up and Christmas gifts {for family} to make and once that is behind me I will be 100% caught up!!!! YIPPEEEE!!!!!:)
Is everyone done with your Christmas shopping?? I'm not! Ahhh! I still have 2 gifts to get and then I'm done:) No biggie.
Merry Christmas!!! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

What matters the most

I've had a lot on my mind lately.
I've sat there thinking over and over in my head what I would write about and how would I word it.
It all comes down to whats most important...
My family!
Earlier this year I quit my job to become a stay at home mom.
I opened up Princy n Paris in January but didn't start making items until February or March.
I never thought it would turn into what it is today:)
I now think that I am in need of some sort.

I missed my sons Thanksgiving recital this year.
Not because I didn't want to be there,
not because I forgot, more or less because I've been so busy that I have somehow put my family on the back burner.
Not on purpose!
I cried that entire day when I went to pick him up and he was dressed in his little Indian costume....
I'm starting to cry just thinking about it.
Somehow someway the hubby and I both missed that he was having a school recital.
Today was his Christmas recital:)
We were all there this time!
Here is a pic of him and his teacher Miss Avery

She is an absolute DOLL and we love her!!!!!
I had plans of making all of the kids in his class a handmade Christmas ornament with their name on it and give the teachers each a gift certificate to my shop (which I still plan on doing!)
After the recital I went to ask the teacher for a list of all of the kids in his class. While she was looking I was looking at the calendar and noticed that today was his last day of school!!!!! I had nothing ready to give to his class or his teachers.
Again I have failed and fell short on my duties of being the mom that I want to be to my kids.
When do I draw the line to what it most important??!!
I have somehow lost focus!
My shop consumes me! More than I ever thought it would!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE what I do but I love being a good mom to my kids more!

Last night I came across another copycat. This one was worse than all of the others because I know she's bought from me and the has copied the items that she has gotten from me.
I don't look for these people!
I swear! They seem to fall right into my lap!!
So, do I continue doing what I do?!? Make hair pretties for others to just copy while I run myself into the ground! That's what I'm starting to feel like! I do ALL of the grunt work and someone just studies my items and makes a look a like and makes the profit off of my hard work.
Just doesn't seem fair, at ALL!
By no means do I want across as whiny!
I'm just keeping it real!
I have this big thing for justice.

Ok, moving on:)Here are some more pics from today:) I didn't focus on getting the PERFECT pic! I just took a couple to remind myself of this day:)

Another pic of Miss Avery and Princeton:)

Princeton being goofy! I swear, I don't know what it's going to take to get a good pic of this kid, lol!
Well it seems as everyone else wasn't in the mood for pics either, lol

On a happy note I have a lot of plans for the new year coming up!:) I have several collaborations that I am super excited about!!:) I am going to try and take things in stride and hope for a better year!!:) I have made some awesome friends along the way and I feel beyond touched at everyones support! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
I also have THE BEST customers in the world!!!!
I rarely talk about that! but it's true!:)
The biggest compliment to have is repeat customers!!
Most of everyone who has ever bought from me has been a repeat customer, some on a monthly basis!:) That just makes my heart swell with gratitude!:) If I have never thanked you personally, THANK YOU!:)
Everyone has been so extremely understanding to my turnaround times and have even been gracious if I've gone a couple of days past what is promised!
I have had a couple of concerned emails along the way from customers (which is to be expected:) but no one has been nasty or ugly to me!
I do try my hardest to make everyone happy:)
You are all what keep me going:)
Thank you, again, for your support!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

THREE hot deal of the day items!!!!

I decided to do not 1, not 2 but THREE items today for Fabulous Fun Finds
All items are available for purchase to the right------------->
I have limited quantities on hand for each item which is why I decided to do 3!!!
For some reason paypal didn't display the prices...
The Vintage Couture is $14 SHIPPED!!!
The Eclair is $15 SHIPPED!!!
 Sweetheart Bracelet is $14 SHIPPED!!!
AND it comes with a pretty white jewelry gift box!!
Perfect for gift giving!!!!
If you purchase a headband please leave me the age of the wearer in the comments to seller on paypal when checking out! This will save me loads of time and allows me to get your product to you faster!

Depending on how sales go will determine whether or not I will ship them before Christmas!
If you are purchasing for Christmas or as a Christmas gift, PLEASE let me know!!!!
I have somehow lost the help of my sister (she just didn't show up, LOL)
So I have been back to doing everything by myself!
I put 1-2 weeks as my turnaround time due to.....
due to....
well, LIFE! lol!
My husband has a full time job where he works 3-11 P.M.
during the day he works as a contractor so he is gone, A LOT!
Some days I'm able to get a lot done somedays not so much.
It all depends on how my kids are behaving, lol!
If they start getting stir crazy, cabin fever, or just plain bored,  I put everything down and either spend time with them or get them out of the house!
I hope this helps you to understand me a little better and why my turnaround time can be so long!:(
If I had it my way, the MINUTE I receive an order I start on it right away, finish it, package it up and get it in the mail the next day!
One day, hopefully!
Well, happy shopping and Merry Christmas!!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at
                            Here is a pic of Paris wearing the Vintage Couture, one of my Faves!:)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Why I do what I do

I captured this picture of Paris last night while asleep.
I don't have many of her sleeping:)
 I didn't dare go into her room when she was a wee babe for fear of waking her.
She is now a better sleeper and I can sneak in there and stare at her from time to time.
She is my heart,
my love,
my life....
She is why I do what I do!
 I would have never thought to make hair accessories with 2 boys running around, lol!
Once I knew I was having a girl I became obsessed with finding the prettiest things to dress her in! I then discovered ETSY!
A whole new world was opened up to me!
I have a love for handmade items.
It's what my mother did for all of the ladies in our church when we were little:)
She made ruffled lace and eyelet socks, sometimes embellished with tiny ribbon rolled roses and satin ribbons. She would make make ruched fabric covered elastic headbands with lace flowers.
On occasion (such as Easter or Christmas) she would make me and my sister matching dresses.
The kind with petti skirts underneath that would allow for maximum twirl power, lol!!
So, I guess you can say I get it from her:)

I have self taught myself how to make everything! I have worked hard on trying to figure out new and different ways to make things work and to offer versatility! I love versatility!!!:)
I have stumbled across copycats here and there. It's not a good feeling seeing someone steal your ideas and make profit from it! One HUGE source of my inspiration has been Joyfolie formally known as Mia Joie. I first discovered her on etsy. She has since then become so in demand that she sells out within seconds of posting the most adorable shoes you will ever see for little girls and some boys!
I am addicted and faithful to her work!
I have so much respect for what she does.

I always love to give credit where credit is due! It's only fair to give the originator the credit for their work and their designs!
Apparently a LOT of people in the handmade world do NOT feel the same.
I stumbled across someone last night who has been using a LOT of my ideas.
I was furious beyond words!
I almost lost my Christianity over it! (ok,not really)
All I could do is sit there and think of everything I wanted to say to this person.
What do you say?!?
"STOP using my ideas!!!"
Um, yeah, like that will work.
All I can do is ask for everyone to have respect for one another and their work.
If you are going to use someones ideas than please give the originator the credit.

Ok, so on a lighter note here is a pic of my new Sweet heart bracelet!!! YAY!
I L.O.V.E it!!!! =)
<3 <3 <3

Made with white glass pearls, pink swarovski jewels and one swarovski heart charm. Beautiful bright pink velvet ribbon tie this beautiful bracelet together:)
I had made Paris many bracelets when she was a newborn.
I made them super tiny and out of elastic string.
She has since grown out of them so I thought I would start making them again!:)
PERFECT for Valentines day or any day!!!

P.S. sorry for my rambling, one good thing about blogs, ya get to vent, let it ALL out and move on! lol! Hugs!
Would also love to hear if you think I should make this one of my Hot deal of the day, items??!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Cats Meow

Introducing a new headband named The Cats Meow:)Available in Raspberry, off white, and soft pink.
 I have a love for most things Leopard! Mix in some shabby chic elements and it becomes a must for me!:)
I normally don't do's just not what I do.
Working as a designer I was told I do frou frou well:)
I actually feel like I struggle with simplicity?! Weird huh?

I decided to do a more simple headband to allow a better price point and a faster turnaround, YAY! Also it's a better choice for everyday use;)
 I LOVE to create more intricate headbands with unique elements but they are more time consuming!:)

I can definitely offer this headband with all the bells and whistles but maybe after the Holidays:)

The off white option is one that will go with so many things!!! I also made this headband with an elastic backing that has slits cut into it and a button is attached to the other end of the headband and you can adjust as your little one grows. I also love the option of using it as a sash with a cute baby doll top or dress!!
I hope to have pics of Miss Paris-Noel modeling it for you soon:)
Each center is made with a Genuine pearl center!
Simply chic!
I'm hoping to finish editing the pics to my families Thanksgiving dinner and blog about it soon!:)
Hope everyone is having a awesome Holiday season so far!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Well, in case you missed my Cyber Monday sale here is your chance to snag another AWESOME deal that I am doing for TODAY only!!!!
Here it is......
$18.50 SHIPS either the RED or PINK version of my Let them eat Cake headband!!!!!!
This headband has been one of my favorites of ALL time!!! For many reasons...
1) I made it with an adjustable backing so I can adjust it to fit either her head or..... can have her wear it as a sash! It is SO CUTE either way!!!
2) I tea stain, sew,and embellish these to perfection!:)
3)Each center is made with a glass bubble with a magnified picture of Marie Antoinette!
Love that gal! She knew how to throw a party!!!
4) It looks SUPER CUTE on for everyday or for special occasions!!!
So get it while you can!
 A very limited offer just for Fabulous Fun Finds fans and my bloggers and Facebook fans!!!
Just use the paypal button on your right and there is a drop down menu for either one, the "Let them eat cake (pink)" or the "Let them eat Fruitcake!" (red)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! but I like to say

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!!!!

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I have some wonderful pictures of my sisters place where we had Thanksgiving Dinner:) I'll share them sometime here in the near future:)

On to my Cyber Monday sale details!! Yay! I'm going to be offering a BOGO sale! Buy one get the other half off, MONDAY ONLY!!! This offer can not be applied to previous purchases! Sorry! Also I will be offering FREE shipping on purchases over $50 PLUS you will get a FREE small flower clippie!!! see pic below...

Purchases OVER $100 will receive a free simple headband similar to the look of the small flower clippie!!:)

Another option that I am offering for the month of December is a "Rush my Order!!" option!! I tend to get a lot of requests to rush orders and they always seem to happen around my busiest time!!! LOL! I don't know how it works out that way but it does. I created a separate listing for an additional $8.50 to ADD to your order! This option will insure that you get your item in the time frame you need it. After payment is received your item will be made and mailed within a 48 hour period and shipped out with Priority shipping! Please note that this is intended for ONE item!! I could not make 4-5 items with a rush put on them. With all that I have on my plate this would not be feasible. Also this feature is available for US residents only!!

I have some new items that will be up in the shop. I still have one or two items still to list, one is called "White Snow Leopard" and I don't have a name for the other but it will be in the colors of Tiffany blue and Red!:) Since custom items take me triple the amount of time to make (sometimes more!)I will not be able to do custom orders. I LOVE LOVE LOVE custom orders because they give me an excuse to work on something new!:) What I can do is make alterations to pre existing pieces!! Meaning if you see something you like but want it in a different color way that will be no problem (as long as I have the colors in fabric you need on hand) I can also alter other pieces in my Etsy shop that may not be Holiday pieces. Just send me a convo or email me at :) Well,I hope I covered everything that I wanted to cover!

I hope everyone is having a GREAT Holiday season so far!! I've thoroughly enjoyed my time off with my family!:) We've done Christmas decorating, watched a couple of Christmas movies and planned on going to Williamsburg Christmas Town but after a couple of kinks in our plans we decided to post pone for when are better prepared!:) I still have Christmas pillows and stockings to make! I better do it now or they will never get done!:) I didn't really brave Black Friday like I had originally planned too. I figured that Friday would be a perfect day to start decorating or it would never get done:) Guess I'll have to snag some other sale some other time!:)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hello friends!!! I'm running crazy late so this will be fast! Here is the Hot deal of the day in conjunction with Fabulous Fun Finds! My Holiday Little Women tea stained flower for all ages!!!:) $15 SHIPS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never again offer this clip for that price!!!:) Get it while you can. Just use the paypal button off to the right:) Since I will out and about doing groceries and errands just leave me your email address in the comments or email me at  incase the Paypal button starts acting up! I've never dealt with the paypal button but I've heard it can be finicky:) I'll invoice you when I get home:)

Also, if you would like this flower with a clip or pin leave in notes to seller when checking out on paypal!:) This flower can be used ALL year around other than just Christmas!!! Winter months, Valentines day, 4rth of get the picture:) HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SALE of the day!

I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER! But since today I'm wrapping up my large wholesale order PLUS doing a HOT deal of the day with Fabulous Fun Finds, I figured why not do a small blog post:)
Every week until Christmas, for ONE DAY ONLY,  I will feature one item from my shop that will be dramatically slashed:) You will never see these prices again on the select items:)
So buy with confidence knowing that you got the deal of the day!:)

Today's Hot deal of the day is my Fire and Ice mini statement necklace:) I saw a model several weeks ago wearing the most adorable mini statement necklace and tried to find where to buy one.
Not finding any sources I decided to make my own and share with you:)
I get a LOT of women who tell me that they wish that their sweet little one would keep hair pretties in. Well, if you have that daughter and want a little pizazz for the Holiday for events, parties, pictures or just hanging with the family than this is the PERFECT accessory for her!:) Moms, I can even make one for you:) I think I'm going to make Paris and me a mommy and me coordinating piece for our family Thanksgiving dinner:)

I never finished my fall decor and have decided to leave it alone for next year. Now on for HOLIDAY decorating!:) What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?? We will be spending it with my sister and her husband in their adorable city chic apartment:) I will take pics and try to do a blog post about it! Especially since I'm the one who helped picked everything out for them:) teehee;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


OK, this if going to FAST and FURIOUS! I really do not have time to blog but I can't help it!!! I've been wanting to do this post for the last month!!! But then again that when the craziness started... a month ago. I got 3 wholesale orders all in the same week! One which was around 100 pcs for me to make!!! I'm still working on that one:( I'm surprised I don't have my wholesaler knocking on my door wondering where the rest of her order is!!! I already shipped around 60 pcs to her but still have the rest to make! I'm getting stressed just thinking about it!
Well, here are some long overdue pics of my house that I've been wanting to share....just wasn't ready since I'm not DONE!:( But if I waited until I was done then Halloween would come and go and then Thanksgiving will be here:) Yummm, turkey...pumkin pie....broccoli casserole....
oops, got a little distracted:)
The plantation shutters you see in the pic where given to me by my mom! She found them sitting in a neighbors garage and asked about them and her neighbor just GAVE them to her! Since they didn't fit any of the windows in her house she gave them to me. My handsome handy man had to make a couple of adjustments but I'm not complaining!! FREE plantation shutters!!! What's to complain about?!?! =0) 
First I want to apologize for the horrible glare going on!!! It's not even sunny out!!! It's actually overcast right now and we're expecting 90 degree weather today!!!??? BOOOOO!!:( And I mean Boo in the i'm-not-happy kinda way, wasn't try to scare ya with a random Boo, LOL!! Ok, bad joke...moving on...
Here is my fallized Mantel! made with everything I already owned in the house and just never used:) I did buy the branch decal at Target, love that place!
The female crow was on sale at Micheal's!!! YAY! Love that place too!!:) I had grand plans for Mrs. Crow! She was going to get a one-of-a-kind Princy n Paris original but this gal just hasn't had the time to create a mini piece for a crow when I've live people waiting for their orders!!! Know what i'm sayin?!:)
I also have a Mr. Crow and I also had plans for him! He was going to get a mini mini top hat with feather and all!!! How CUTE is that??:)
I had a pic of him and for some reason forgot to edit him so he will make an entrance at a later date:)
Maybe then he will have his top hat:)
I ordered this wooden sign from a guy off of etsy and I'm being very lazy right now and forgot to get his info...will do upon request;) It wasn't even that expensive which is why this chica ordered it!! I'm CHEAP!:)Wanna hear of another plan I had? This number represents the day me and my husbands birthdate!:) The plan is to also have a 22, 26 and 13 displayed else where in the house. Whether it's on a pillow or another sign. Those are the dates of Paris's, Princeton's and Angel's birthdates as well:) See many plans but no execution:(

Ok, this chair has a loveseat slipcover on it that was originally bought for the sofa! Yeah, I know, I can almost hear ya'll thinking, Huh??
It's a funny story. 
I bought this from sure fit cuz it was on sale for $20!!!!! Who could pass it up! BUT I bought it for the sofa!!!
When it came in I was sooooo excited and tried it on the didn't fit:(
Discouraged I was sitting there staring at it trying to figure out how I could stuff my sofa in it when I happened to glance at the bag it came in...LOVESEAT was printed on the front!!!
How on earth did I manage to do that?!?!?
I dunno!
Soooo, problem is, I don't have a loveseat. Since the slipcover was on sale it was a final sale. Not wanting to be wasteful I tried it on the chair and ruched it a bit,
I kinda like the way it looks:)
I may sew it ruched together so it won't get sloppy once someone sits on it:)
I now have my sofa slipcover and will take pics of it once I finish up my pillows!:)
I made this Black and white houndstooth pillow cover to cover the original design of the pillow that came with my sofa. There will be more too it once I get the time:)

One last pic of the floral I literally threw together and placed on my dining room table:)
I found this wooden crate at TJ Maxx and put random glass jars inside. I had bought some cinnamon scented pinecones at Michael's and that's whats in the bottom of the jars:)Not professional looking but it gets the point across:)
Ok, that's it for now I have a little one pulling herself up onto my lap and is trying to blog herself!
Hope everyone is well!

P.S. Also want to share that I am involved in a BIG giveaway starting next week!!! It's a BIG one so stay tuned!!:)

P.S.S. I did not proof read so i'm expecting MANY typos!!
It's my signature, what can I say;)HA!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FALL is on it's way!!

So, I've done it once again, I've neglected my blog!! But when things get as busy as they have been for me I have to make a choice as to what gets neglected. It ain't gonna be my kids for one! Princy n Paris comes second (cuz ya don't want unhappy customers!!) and then comes my house! So blogging tends to fall at the bottom of my priority list:( I just got done with the last order for a customer who has been waiting a MONTH for her product!!!:( I NEVER again want to get that far behind!!!
This leaf flower clip was one of her items that I made and loved it so much I decided to share with everyone:)
I went on a hunt for a neat place to take pictures and went to our local Farmers Market:) It was PERFECT for pics and little Miss Paris-Noel did beautifully!! Ya know, some days are just perfect picture days and some are not! Today was a good day! Woo Hoo!!
I was inspired by Dear Lillies beanie hat and had to have one!! Lillian looked soooo adorable in her lil hat!!! I don't make these beanies but Dear Lillie does!:)
I just make the flowers:)
I clipped this flower clip to one of my beanies to give you an idea on how you can use it!

Happy lil girl!
Lovely wildflowers growing over a fence....LOVE it!!!:)
It's been raining all week and there's more on its way.
I've found that taking pictures with a light drizzle going on is quite beautiful!.
Paris and Princeton were doing a little dance on the gravel road.
I think they liked the way it sounded:)

LOVE this picture of my handsome lil boy and girl!! He was being SO SWEET!!!
He insisted on holding up the umbrella for his sister while I snapped away!!
He melts my heart on a daily basis!!:)

Another favorite!!!
Seriously I can't choose which one I like more!!:)

Not sure what she's doing in this picture but I think she tasted something from the bushes nearby?!?!

Ahhh, My absolute favorite!!! I took more pics of her wearing my "Fall in Love" as a sash to show it off better:)
Well, I don't know about you guys but I really can't wait for the true fall weather to get here!!!
I LOVE the fall!!
I've been slowly getting the house ready and have my pumpkin spice fabreeze plug ins making the house smell delicious!!!:) I've ordered a slipcover for the sofa and I've already made one burlap pillow for it so I can't wait to embellish it up with some Princy n Paris flowers!!!
And maybe some altered art also;)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Comfort Zone

So, I know that I have been totally neglecting my blog and I hate it!! I enjoy blogging sooooo much!!!!! Even worse is that I haven't even had time to read everyone else's blog:( Business has picked up which I'm super excited about!!:) It's been keeping me VERY busy!!! When I first started my little biz I didn't really want to be big or anything....but that's somehow changed here in the last month. Now, I want to be discovered!!! I'm waiting or looking for my big break!!!:) I was so new at making things and didn't feel like I had anything new to offer. I now think a little differently. I've come up with some new designs that I've personally never seen anyone do before. It's boosted my confidence a tad:) Trust me I am FAR from being arrogant!!! I just love doing what I do and I can't wait to learn and discover even more ways to create and explore the accessory world!!:) Here is a headband I made to coordinate with a Zozo Bug Baby dress.

I can't wait to pair the dress with a black sweater or long sleeves underneath for the cooler weather:) I went a little bit out of my comfort zone making this headband but I kinda like the results:) I have SOOOOOo much more to share with you ladies but work isa callin' :) Hope you are all well and I miss you guys!! Terribly!!


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I'm a mother of three beautiful kids and wife to one hard working husband :) I went to school for Interior Design that I currently do part time. I love God and my family and strive to please them.