Monday, September 12, 2011


wrapping up summer around here has proved busy for my little family.  I took a little break from my lap top {and my camera, oops}, which meant lack of blogging, etsy still on vacation, haven't even been checking my facebook lately.  It was by accident at first, and then I realized, I was really enjoying the extra time with my little.

we have been running like crazy.  the mister and I actually vacationed, alone!  it was nice and much needed.  the little one started gymnastics, {may I add she is the cutest little thing in her diaper butted leotard, yumm} the hubbs is playing softball, my brother and sister have started their sports, birthday parties, play dates, and I want to do it all, but I just can't.

I started my little handmade obsession, as just that, an obsession, never did I think it would keep me as busy as it has.  and I am so grateful for the path it took me on.  when I started the pink jellybean, my daughter was only 6 months old, was napping twice a day, enjoyed still in a swing or bounce chair, now not so much.  as a matter of face, she never stops moving and is trying to give up a nap some days {not cool}.  which limits my time.

I am at a cross roads, and have a lot to think about...  what to do from here? I still want to blog and sew and design, but I am at a point where I can not dedicate as much time to it as I once did!  for now, I plan to limit the amount of custom orders I take per month and see where that takes me. 


anyone else have handmade biz's? full time bloggers? how do you do it all??  do you have kids? how old are they?  I am really feeling guilty that I worked so hard to get it all out there and then decided whoa! too much!  talk to me peeps? 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

must.haves for fall...

the weather here is AMAZING... I am ready for tights and boots and pumpkin spice latte's

ready for football and pumpkin decorating and cider fest...

but what needs some help first.

my wardwrobe!

fall must.haves ~ skinny jeans with brown tall boots
and several fun scarves

must.have socks under boots
love this look!

must.have wide leg jeans
and a pair of Toms

must.have fun oversized sweatshirts
I love how these can be dressed up or worn casual and have seen cute one's everywhere!
must.have black ankle boots
 I am loving all the styles that are showing up this fall... with a few updates to my wardwrobe, I will be stylin' in no time... thanks to my stylin pinterest board for all of this lovely inspiration
now, I guess I need to go shopping

what's your favorite things about fall? 

Friday, September 2, 2011

to 30 years

Happy Birthday

my protector

the love of my life

my best friend

the father of my beautiful baby

thanks for being born because I couldn't have done all of this without you!  to many more years!

I love you!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I had big hopes of announcing the winner to this FANTASTIC giveaway in a totally cool and creative way like I have seen other's do..


I woke up feeling yucky, sore throat, body aches.  NOT.GOOD.

I have big plans this weekend and I.CAN.NOT.BE.SICK!

so I am going back to bed...


first, I have some exciting news to announce!


growing a butterfly {email me girl and we will get you hooked up}


thanks so much for all the love with this giveaway.. I would say it was SUCCESSFUL and can't wait to do another one!


Friday, August 26, 2011

cheers to 1000 fans | GIVEAWAY...

1000 facebook fans... I feel so loved!  and to show you how much...
I have a sweet little giveaway here for ya! 

lots of lovelies from some of my fave handmade shops...

first up...

ThE pInK jElLyBeAn {that's me}

offering a $25 store credit to use on anything in the store...   I love my peeps!
 {the store is on vacation until the beginning of next week... getting ready for fall!!}

WiLd HoNeY DeSiGnS
this shop, oh my, you must check out... she offers some of the {COOLEST} scrap books I have seen.  My fave, the name books...
name flip scrapbook

perfect for photo's

summer scrapbook

and Wild Honey Designs is kindly giving you a name book with a word of your choice {your kid's name, Love, Summer ~some of my faves}

eLiSsA hUdSoN iLlUsTrAtIoN
I {heart} her work... love her prints, and her style!  It is so hard to choose just one, so maybe I will take one of each...

you are my sunshine print

my personal fave

Elissa Hudson Illustration is giving you any print of your choice in her etsy shop {excluding custom}...

check her out friends...

this store has the sweetest bling for your little... the minute I saw her necklaces, I knew I had to have one for miss presley... every little girl loves to dress up and feel pretty, and every mom loves those girly photo props...

All That Sass is giving you any 1 necklace of your choice... you will fall in love with this little store,
just like I did...

this sweet little shop offers the cutest of headbands and photo props... I am in love with her work and her shop is stunning!  from newborns to adults, this shop has something to accessorize everyone, including boys! {yay}

Knots is giving you her newest item {the bowtie}.  You can get one for your little man and one for your little lady.  so, you get a chance at 2 bow tie's, either one boy and one girl {on a headband or a clip} or 2 girly one's.. or even 2 for both your little guy's. how fun is that?

my sweet little friend Karen, has the cutest little shop... she hand stitches all of her designs, using the softest minky... perfect for little's, keeping them so cuddly... she offers the most perfect girl designs and handsome little fella designs... you better believe Presley Jane has several of these.. they wash perfect and look so adorable!

peace sign tank top

burp cloth | perfect gift idea

rockstar guitar onesie

Miss Karen is giving one lucky reader a $20 store credit to use on anything in her store... check her out!  you will love her designs... I know how much we do!

this shop takes the essentials and makes them styling... love her diaper wipe cases ... and must get one in my diaper bag asap!

cream and black wipes case

my personal fave

Love Teeny Designs is giving you 1 of their adorable wipes case's.. you choose which one!  Sa-weet!!

huge fan of this store and her funky headbands, perfect for pictures or everyday wear, and I may be eyeing a few for even myself {yep, not ashamed}.  I love her style, from her fun, oversized flowers to her classic flower trio's, this lady is rockin the headband biz!

I {heart} this lime green flower on the brown lacey headband

for me?  yes please!

newborn photos, omgee!

The Snootie Pig is giving you $15 store credit to use however you'd like... but how do you choose ??  check this one out friends!

my lovely friend Jenn has a truly amazing thing going!  1. she takes amazing photos and is sought out by TONS of designers {myself included} to take pictures of our designs 2.  she has an adorable little that is again sought out my TONS of designers {yep, me too} to model their designs... Jenn knows all of the best designers and I would just LOVE to take a peak in her daughter's closet... oh and did I mention, she also has her own shop? yes, she is amazing! check out her blog for inspiration, good photography, and if you love to win stuff, your in the right place.  Jenn, hosts giveaways all the time for you!  {and it's good stuff too}

see what I mean?

Jenn is giving you 2  months on advertising spots on her blog {a 50 dollar value}for FREE.  want to grow your business? increase views to your etsy? blog?  then you definitely will want to win this!

this store, rocks my world.  I am in love with these cake servers, perfect for any wedding... or how about beautiful bracelets, yep, on my must have list!  Jessica has a creative little blog  as well, where she offers inspiration as well as posts involving her adorable family and shop.  MUST check out!

hello love spoon

personalized hand stamped bracelet

you are loved necklace

Miss Jessica is giving you a personalized hand stamped bracelet custom for you ...

Here's the skinny... to enter you must be a follower of this here blog... leave a comment telling me that you are and how excited you would be to win all this loot {yay}

for extra entries, show some love to all my peeps by liking or following their pages {linked below}, then leave a separate comment for each thing you do! 

I am not very good at math but I think, yep, it is, that's 10 possible entries..  ok friends, this giveaway will close Tuesday August 30 at 8 pm central ... are you ready?? get set... GO!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fountain Fun...

the mister took a little vaycay time last week and presley and I had so much fun doing fun things with him.  we decided to head up to crown center and visit Fritz's {the train restaurant} as well as Science City at Union Station!  we had a ton of fun and presley litterally ran herself tired!  my fave part of the day, we went to the fountains at crown center!  in all my years in Kansas City, I have never played in the fountains... but so glad we decided to try it out!  it was a blast!

and.. having daddy with us, meant that mommy got to be in a few pics..
linking up with the lovely emily for embrace the camera. 



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