Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Twenty Hiney Bucks!!

Who doesn't like freebies? I am going to give away $20 to be used in my shop. It will be valid for up to $20 of free products in my shop, or $10 off of a purchase over $20. Will not count toward shipping.
What do I have available?

A wide variety of soaps.

How do you enter to win?

1st Entry: Go to my shop and post what you would like to get with your $20.

2nd entry: Blog about this giveaway.

3rd entry. Tweet about this giveaway, and post back here.

Please post each entry as a seperate comment. One comment will count as one entry.

When does the giveaway end? March 6th at 12 noon.

Who is eligible? Anyone, it's open worldwide.

Also get 10% off on orders less than $20 and get 20% off of purchases of $20 or more, put "blog" in message to seller.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Smurf Cake!!

Pastrystitches is gonna get a whippin! A vanilla frosting whippin!!! Congratulations!!
Hubby's Cake

Today is my hubby's birthday, and I made him a Blue Velvet cake from a Paula Dean recipe. It came out really well, but I call it a smuf cake..lol.

It's very similar to a standard red velvet, but the frosting is made from cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, coconut and pecans.

My 4 year old son kept saying "Daddy's birthday cake has a hole in it."...lol

Monday, February 16, 2009

Just a Little Green!

Well, I was feeling green yesterday, but I'm gonna show of some green items!!

These bookmarks from BookWormz are so neat! To secure your Bookwormz, just place the ribbon in your book, close your book, and then slip the elastic band over the button on the outside of your book.

This Wall-Mount Magnet Board from MooreMagnets is great for all ages. I even had a booth beside of her at a street festival.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My First Three Angels!

Some of you may know my story, but most of you don't. I have had 5 babies, but only have 2 here with me. So here are the stories of the first three.

Payton Ryleigh

Payton Ryleigh was my first daughter. I found out I was pregnant on February 18, two dayse before my husband's 25th birthday. I was so excited that I forgot his birthday, at least until his mom called. I told my husband that morning that we were going to have a daughter.

The first half of my pregnancy was normal, no problem. Well, besides the fact that I had to take my hubby to the hospital for labor pains, I swear I could have set a time to them. Well, 20 weeks along I wasn't feeling her move. My doctor would listen, and brush it off because she was hearing the heartbeat (great doctor right?). I asked again at 28 weeks, and she still would not do an ultrasound.
At 31 weeks I went for a check up, and she didn't measure me, but said all was fine. That night after the visit, I started hurting in my hip so bad I couldn't move. So I ended up in the ER, and was sent up to the labor and deliver Department. I kept joking with my hubby about them sending me to the L&D, I wasn't in labor. They measured me, and I measured the equivalent of a person at 41 weeks pregnant, a full 10 weeks farther along than I should have been. One of the other doctors from the OB/GYN office came in and did an ultrasound, and there was this tiny baby floating in a ton of amniotic fluid.

I was sent to a hospital an hour away by ambulance, not a fun ride. I spent 5 days in the hospital, and was told that my baby (I didn't know the sex yet) only had a 5% chance of survival. The doctors gave me the option to teminate, but to me that wasn't an option.

I went back to my ob back home, and she told me that if my baby hadn't moved by 36 weeks she would have ran test. WHAT!!!! I realised then she was insane, and transferred to the Maternal/Fetal Specialist an hour away. He convince me to have an amnio done. I found out the following Monday that I was going to have a girl. That Friday I went to a check up and they did an ultrasound, and found out the baby had died. I was put in the hospital that day and induced. She was stillborn at 2:10 am on September 30th 2000 at 36 weeks.

Kolby Greyson

We made the decision to try again after 3 months. I got pregnant in April of 2001. I decided to start out going to the specialist for my visits. I had ultrasounds about every 4 weeks. Everything seemed normal, until 31 weeks. The doctor noticed that Kolby was smaller than he should have been that far along. Kolby did kick and that was wonderful, since I never felt Payton move. I was sent to the hospital for testing, and Kolby wasn't responding. The only option I really had was to wait it out and see what happened.

At 36 weeks, the doctor decided to go ahead and induce. Kolby was born at 10:50pm on November 30th 2001. At that time the pediatric staff was there to tube him so he could breath. I didn't get to see him. After about 5 hours I was allowed to go to NICU to see him. Long story short, we had to make the decision to take him off of life support at 17 days old.

We were fortunate to have the Ronald McDonald House to stay in. They had the best staff.


In 2003 we decided to try for another baby. I found out i was pregnant February. On April 4th (mine and hubby's 5th anniversary) I knew something wasn't right. My ob got me in and did an ultrasound and we found out the baby had died. I had a D&C on April 12th.
I think I got depressed more after this loss than the first 2. I think I gave up hope of ever having a baby. My husband and I had talked about kids before we ever got married, and it was something we both wanted.
Good News

Well we never gave up. I got pregnant and found out on Easter of 2004. This pregnancy went well, and Brennan Grady was born on November 6th of 2004.
Again in 2005 we decided to try for one more and in August found out I was pregnant again, this time it was a girl. Iveigh Meadow was born on March 24th 2006.

We finally had 2 babies of our own.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Who Wants a Whippin?

First I would like to announce that Jody won the Lemon Verbena Giveaway!!! Congrats!!

Whipped Soap

This is one of my newest products, and I'm so excited!! This is a creamy soap that will give you loads of luscious bubbles. It will leave a clean, soft and moisturized feel to your skin. It can be made in any scent of choice, and I have 2oz and 4oz available.

Ok, here comes the fun part!!

I will give a 2oz whipped soap with every $10 or more order (before shipping) in your choice of scent! Just put "I want a whippin in ____________) put your choice of scent.

You also have a chance to win a 4oz whipped soap!
First entry: Go to my profile and list your favorite scent. This is the scent you will receive.

Second entry: List your favorite item from my shop!

Third entry: Blog about this giveaway and post a link in the comment section.

Five additional entries: Make a purchase and post your transaction number
(if you spend over $10 prior shipping and get a
free 2oz whipped soap)

Please post each entry as a seperate comment (use one comment for purchases).

When does it end? One my hubby's birthday Feb 20th

Who is eligible? This contest is open world wide.

Please be sure to leave some way to contact you. If you comment anonymously, please leave and email. Otherwise, how would I know who you are?

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Color is Valentines?

Well, if Valentine's Day was a color, it would have to be red!!

I've gotten away from featuring my followers, so I'm doing it again today.


I wish I knew about Kaboogie, (or the handmade movement) when my little ones were babies. I definately would have gotten a pair of Kaboogie's Suede Mary Janes!

Spool of Plenty has this adorable fabric cube for you favorite baby!!

From my othe etsy shop!

Yes, I have another etsy shop!! Koltons. I have this pink and red cupcake purse, great for putting small Valentine gifts into!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bath and Beauty Giveaway!!!

I have partnered with another Bath and Body Artisan on Artfire to do a joint giveaway!! Who is it? Rebecca from Soapdeli!!

What is Soapdeli giving?

Two Lemon Verbena Salt Soap Bars. They are perfect soap for dry or troubled skin. Great as a facial bar or all over, this bar contains both shea and cocoa butters as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. It also contains sea salt, known for it's healing properties. It leaves behind a bit of excess oil to smooth and rehydrate your skin. Leaves you feeling moisturized, not oily or greasy. Also makes a great shampoo bar.

Also a Lemon Verbena Honey and Goat Milk Lotion with Shea Butter and Aloe. It's a nice and thick lotion!!

What is Shine Your Hiney Soap giving?

A Lemon Verbena Hiney Bubbles Bubble Bath. Enjoy luscious bubbles while relaxing in the tub.

Also Lemon Verbena Soak Your Hiney Oatmeal Bath Salts so you can moisturize and relax your body while soaking.
This giveaway totals $32.00 in bath and body products!!!!!!
How do I enter?
First entry: Visit Soap Deli's studio, and comment on your favorite item from her shop.
Second entry: Visit Shine Your Hiney Soap Co.'s Studio, and comment on your favorite item
from my shop.
Third entry: Blog about this givaway and post the link.

Please comment seperately for each entry!!!

When does it end?

February 11th at Noon Eastern.

Please make sure I have a way to contact you. If you have a blog with either your email, etsy shop, or artfire studio, that will work. Otherwise leave your email with your comment.

Hmmm, What is that yellow stuff that's good on almost everything?

Ok, I'm a honey mustard freak, not much I don't like it on, but the only honey mustard I like is what you get in most restaurants. I've never been able to duplicate it, and I always got frustrated. Well, we had some leftover chicken tenders from eating out last night, and I forgot to ask for some honey mustard to bring home, so I got really desperate. I took regular yellow mustard out of the fridge, and mixed honey in it. Of course this had the mustard sourness, yuck. I thought, and thought on what could give it the creaminess, and soften the sourness. HMMMMM? Well, I had a light bulb go off...Mayo!!! So I mixed in mayo, and BINGO!!! Not an exact duplicate, but pretty darn close. Yay!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Birthday Quicky Post!!

Today is my birthday, so I'm not going to do a big blog post. Just remember that my birthday giveaway ends tomorrow at noon eastern.

Check out my favorite lotion, it is scented with Birthday (which is my favorite scent btw) and I thought it would be fitting.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Have You Ever Met a Guy Who Quilts?

Well this guy does, and he's doing a crazy Valentine Giveaway. Including wax tarts, a candle, dishtowel, and other goodies.

Go to his blog for all the details!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We have a winner!!!

The winner of the Pamper Your Hiney Giveaway was amanda sue!!! She will be receiving a Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion in Coconut!! Thank you for everyone who entered!!!

I have a Birthday giveaway with over $20 in products going on now!!!

For details go here!