Thursday, December 6, 2007

What's your elf name?

Your Elf Name Is...

Flakey Sugar Butt

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

We had a great time with Big Daddy's family at Crooked River State Park this year. The kids love being with their cousins. I love the fact little man has boys to play with! He has decided he is playing football next year. Well, we will have to see. I taught my nieces to knit using the Knifty Knitter. It is a fabulous tool! They made scarves and J started a blanket! Bless her heart -that will take her a while to complete!!! I wish they lived closer, they are such sweet girls!

This is my favorite picture. Little Man tried so hard to be like his big cousins. Thankfully the big boys were really good to him. They did not pull his flags. They even let him pull a few of theirs. I fear as he gets older they will stop giving him a head start. It is hard being the youngest of 19 cousins!!!
This is Queen Bee with C. She loves her big cousins too!!

This was a super cute picture. The boys were watching the big boys play horse shoes. I guess they were too tired and decided to watch.

The girls were making name tags for the table. Princess enjoyed being with her big cousins. Notice the shirt Queen Bee has on. That is part of a fabulously cute outfit I made her!!! I have to get pics and post them. It truly is adorable if I may say so!

Have a great day! I have a few other things to post soon. Come back soon!

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See ya'll later!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Princess self portrait

Princess self portrait
Originally uploaded by georgiabelleboutique

Princess's self portrait in clay. I think these girls have made great images of themselves. It is like looking at a photograph :)

Queen Bee as a cheerleader

Queen Bee as a cheerleader
Originally uploaded by georgiabelleboutique

This is one of Queen Bee's self portraits in clay. Gee, it looks just like her. LOL

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Apron a Day keeps the dust bunnies away

Visit Daria over at Apron a Day. She has a great apron giveaway going on right now. The apron is from Carolyn's Kitchen. They also have great rubber gloves to match these fun aprons. Be sure to check out both blogs. You can post a comment to Apron A Day to enter the drawing.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another Fabulous Apronista Giveaway!

Another great giveaway from The Apronista. This week the giveaway is from Farm Chicks. What a great site. I would love to be a Farm Chick! I could easily live on a farm. I know, I know, it is hard work. But hey, so is everything else. Atleast on a farm you don't have to deal with traffic, congestion, and nieghbors who live 50 feet away!

I digress. Check out The Apronista and The Farm Chicks.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Check out this new blog by designer Megan of Creative Outlet Designs. This is such a great idea! Megan is so creative and talented! I wish I could make a "mini Me" out of paper and travel the world. Just think what you could save on air fare and hotels :) The bonus is she out to do good in the world. Now that is something to strive for.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Etsy SHop

Etsy shop is up!! Nothing on it yet :)
Check it out!!! GeorgiaBelleBoutique Yippee!

Another Apron Giveaway!

Apronista is giving away another apron! This one is from Sommer Designs. They are simply sophisticated! Check them out!!!

Etsy Shop

I decided to take the plunge and open an Etsy shop. I love my "normal" business but I need something to satisfy my creative side. I am hoping to have it open in the next day. Now just to figure out what to put in it....Little Man got his first call from a girl yesterday! It is too sweet. She is his "best friend not a girlfriend". He also asked me why can girls have girlfriends and boy can not have boyfriends???That is a thought....Oh well, I do not have an answer for him. I told them just call them friends, that it does not matter if they are boys or girls.

Yes, I did take a picture of his first call from a girl. Yes, I am a dork. No, I do not care. Yes, it will make an adorable scrapbook page!!!!!

Have a great evening!

Friday, November 2, 2007

A way to help

My talented friend Lisa Leonard is selling a gorgeous original piece of jewelry. $15.00 from each piece sold will go to help one of her friends who lost everything in the California fires. This is a great cause. Our prayers go out to Lisa's friend Kristie. Check out Lisa's blog for more info!
Here is the necklace :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Check out Apronista's apron giveway! These are the most wonderful aprons made by Heavenly Hostess! Perfect for the holidays. Plus you can enter to win one ;0) They are simply gorgeous. They are so exquisite, I am not sure I would want to get anything on it.

Halloween 2007

Halloween was fun and exciting we tricked and treated around Big Daddy's store. Little man started out as a mummy then decided he did not like being a mummy and changed to a baseball player.
Queen Bee was an angel - she did not like her wings. She transformed into a beautiful Princess!! Oh my!Princess was a rascally pirate. She even drew her skull and cross bones on her face by herself. Boo Hoo -she did not need her momma this year. **sniff sniff**
A trip to the Varsity and life was sweet and tasty on Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stars and Stripes

Here is my newest pair of mosiac jeans - these are more of a cropped-knee length pant than a regular pair of decorated jeans. Blame that on my daughter's long legs. You can also blame the seamstress who cut off too much fabric. LOL They still turned out to be super cute. I made the tee to match.
I am hoping to get the fall jeans made before Christmas. At this rate they are not going to happen!
Ignore the messy porch behind Princess. I gave up keeping it cleaned up. They have too much fun making it messy. No one goes out there except kids or the dogs and I could care less what my neighbors think!
Busy weekend here - like most weekends! I am just praying I can sleep past 7:00am. We will see!

Monday, October 15, 2007

What we have been up to...

Well, we have been crazy busy. That is usually the norm, but lately it seems a little crazier than usual!
First, Big Daddy opened his new store. A certain Supermarket chain store in the Southeast - started in Lakeland, Florida. Anyways, he FINALLY got the store opened! Here is a pic. Yep, that is our little family all dressed up! Everyone got new outfits for this occasion! It is a big deal for us and we had a great time. Everything went smoothly and all is good!

THEN -We have also been to Cagles Dairy Farm in Georgia. What a great place to go! We went with Queen Bee's Brownie Troop. We had a great time! I forgot how bad cows smell ;)

Plus I went with my girlfriend and her two girls, of course with my two girls, to a mother/ daughter "camping" weekend. We stayed in cabins and had real potties. We did have to cook outdoors. But since there is a fire ban in Georgia we had to use a propane grill. We hiked, and had all kinds of fun. I don't have a decent pic of that excitement. Sorry.

Today the kids were out of school so we baked. We have not had a day were we just did very little and baked. We needed that today. Here are some of the treats we made. We will be sharing these with teachers and friends! Yummy caramel apples and caramel-pecan-brownies. I also made my famous Crickets Brownies, but I did not get a picture of those. We made Pumpkin Pie cookies, but we still have to put the "filling" in those! I am also going to make some Sugared Pecans and Ginger Cookies tomorrow. Then the kids will help me assemble boxes and we will be done!
That is it for excitement. I did get in some great fabrics. I am hoping to finish up a couple big jobs this week so I can stop and create something fun with them!
I will post my Stars and Stripes mosiac jeans tomorrow. They are super cute!!!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Monogram on My Car

Isn't this the cutest thing ever! I just LOVE it! I started selling them this summer. You can also put these on anything! I have a different style on a large tin drink bucket. They come in different styles and colors. I just think it is SO unique!

That was shameless self promotion. But I really do love my car monogram. I haven't figured out the best way to market them. They are not cheap and I think that deters people from buying them. That is one marketing quandary I have yet to figure out!
It is raining and dreary today. I have a very long TO DO list!! I am running late on an order.
it is a little frustrating because I have not been able to get all the product in. It makes me want to open my own manufacturing plant!
I did receive some great Amy Butler fabric I ordered from I will snap a pic of the fabric to post. Princess wants some jeans and who knows what else made from it. I can't wait to start creating with this new fabric!!! I may stay up late to sew.
Have a great day

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Last post of the day -I promise. These are my first pair of mosiac jeans - I purchased the ebook from creative design outlet. Once I learned the technique they were pretty easy. Not as in didn't take any time easy, as in "AH-HA " that is how it is done. There is a trick to everything. I think once you figure out how to do something the degree of difficulty decreases.
Anyways, I made these for Princess - she LOVES mermaids!!!!
Speaking of which - if you want a fantastic artist, who specializes in mermaids, check out Wendy Prentice. I will add her link to the right -can't figure out how to add it to the post. Anyways, we purchased one of her prints for Princess. She loves it!
That is it for posts today!

Since I am digging up old pics, I found this great outfit I made the girls. The skort is really cute with hand appliqued flip flops. The tee has ribbon accent to match. I also made matching hair ribbons and crystal hair barrettes. Too bad they out grew these outfits!

This is a pair of jeans I made for Queen Bee a couple of years ago. They are just painted capris with a crochet fringe. I also added the crochet fringe around the bottom of the shirt to match. They actually held up well. I used fabric paint with some type of extender in it. I also added crystals. Although I had to go back and replace the crystals more than once :) Not too bad for my first attempt. I will get pics of my newest creations to post!

On anther note - thank you Lisa Leonard for your post!!! She is an amazing jewelry designer. I have one of her necklaces and it is the highlight of my collection. I always get compliments on it. If you get a chance, visit her blog. She is super sweet which is a bonus to her talent. **Seriously not trying to kiss up - that is really how I talk**

Thanks to Teri for her visit. I promise to make you smile as much as I can .Teri is my SLAH supplier. She helps give me my fix regularly. What would I do without my Southern Living at Home !!! I will figure out how to add her link to my list :)

Thanks for a great first day! Here's to many more great days!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A new day

I have wanted to start a blog for a long time. I spend enough time lurking on everyone's blogs. Since I am procrastinating, I thought this was a good time. This is a work in progress. I will treat it like everything else I have done, learn by trial and error.
First I will say, this is only the toe of my elephant. That is for you Terri!

I hope to post recent jobs, fun items I am creating, and in general tid-bits about me and my life.

To start - yes, I have a great husband who is extremely supportive of all my crazy adventures. I have 3 great kids - a daughter Princess, 9, and another daughter Queen Bee 7, and a son - future Seminole, who is 5. Ah -the joys of motherhood. That is a whole separate blog.*haha* We also have 2 dogs and a cat in our family. We would have more furry friends, but Big Daddy said no.

To my crafting adventures. I just finished a great pair of mosiac jeans. I think they turned out great. As soon as I figure out how to add pics - I will show you what I created for Princess. Queen Bee refuses to wear jeans, so I am making her a mosiac skirt set. She is very picky.

I own an embroidery business. I do alot of commercial jobs, schools, preschools, sports teams, etc. My favorite things to do are the "Boutique" items. I really try to offer unique items and make things different from what every other commercial place has to offer. I am the only employee so sometimes I run really late on deliveries, that or I don't get any sleep. LOL
I love my business but I really have to escape to sew or create sometimes. I need to creative outlet of sewing or painting, or doing something artsy.

I actually have a little real work to finish before I go to bed tonight.

Hope you come back to read more! Thanks for letting me share!!!