~ Super Sweet Stocking Stuffers ~

pOOmplasticks Lollipop Earrings

Dolittledesigns Butter cookies needle felted in a mini tin

Blueberrybandits Mischievous Candy Corns
Goldilocksbarrettes Chocolate-filling Holiday Petit Four Barrette
Hollystotts Lemony Yellow Cupcake Sweatband


~ Thanksgiving For You (and poochie too) ~

Little Pie's tiny turkey treats for your best friend:

Here's the dish I'm making for Thanksgiving (a nice alternative to your usual mashed potatoes) and can be made 1 day ahead:

Sweet Potato and Apple Puree

2 1/2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350F. Toss first 6 ingredients into large bowl. Transfer mixture into 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Cover with foil: bake until vegetables are almost soft, about 40 minutes. Mix in apples. Cover and bake until sweet potatoes and apples are very tender, about 30 minutes longer. Cool slightly.

Transfer mixture to processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to microwave safe bowl. Cover and chill.

Stir cream into sweet potato apple puree. Microwave on high until heated through, about 4 minutes. Serve hot.


~ Thankful ~

For all the memories,
the kisses and hugs
for inspiration and bare feet on the rug.
for sisters and brothers,
for fathers and mothers being there for one another.
letters from dear friends in the mail,
seeing the wag from my puppy dogs tail.
feeling the blue sky up above
finally understanding what it means to love.
cherish the things that you're thankful for
the people who love you, the ones you adore :)
~ for Devon (from mommy)


~ Pretty Kitty ~

Our newest blouse....BTW, Devon was such a wonderful model today! I love you, boo:)


~ One Of A Kind ~

I got these adorable buttons handmade on Etsy @ Primitive Pursuits. Check out her beautiful creations here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5069403
Our newest piece, the "Garden Party Dress" is one-of-a-kind ...so cute and ready to ship:)


~ Holiday Dress ~

Here's Devon in our Festive Floral dress, my favorite on her so far. It's perfect for the season, as it has that holiday feeling without being overtly "Christmas"


~ Fall in Love with Quarry ~

Make sure to check out my sister's new Etsy boutique, Quarry! Stocked full of beautiful handmade items that are created using new and vintage materials, so many are one of a kind. She also occasionally has vintage offerings which are handpicked with care. These are just a few of my favorites so far...make sure to stop by often as she will be adding many new unique pieces:)


~ Be Happy ~

It takes a BIG person to accept full responsibility for their own happiness.

It takes an even BIGGER person to accept full responsibility for their own unhappiness.

But it takes a spiritual GIANT, who upon realizing any degree of unhappiness, decides to be the change they seek - in spite of having to endure the "same old, same old" that may still linger on for awhile.


~ Floral Frocks ~

These are the first two samples for a large project that I'm working on for a customer in Singapore. I'll be slowing down significantly on my Etsy boutique for the next two months as I need extra sewing and shipping time to complete this order. I'm not normally a fan of using such "girly" and popular prints but I have to admit, Devon looks really cute in these!


~ Devon's Halloween ~

I think she ate some candle or something...
...meeting her new best friend...
...little bit of dancing...
..and LOTS of running around...