Saturday, June 13, 2009

I've Got a New Name

My Thought Exactly will soon be known as The Chubby Dove. After much work, by people more techy than I, I have decided to change the name of my business. I will have to start a new blog and update my website and etsy store and all that jazz, but I really like the new name better.

The name "The Chubby Dove" is very special to me. My favorite aunt who was also a dear and loving friend passed away about a year ago after battling cancer. One of her little pet names she called her girls was "chubby dove". So, this name change is kinda in honor of her as well.

Things have been ultra crazy here. Today, my family and I returned from a week long vacation. I'm unpacking and doing laundry. Monday, I will start packing again for our move to NC at the end of the month. At some point very soon, I need to work on my new blog.

Hope you have a great weekend, friends.

Friday, June 5, 2009

June Giveaway Winner

Good morning. Here at my house, we are currently preparing for a wonderful week long vacation to St Augustine Beach, but first before I hit the sand, let me announce the winner of my June Giveaway.

Congratulations to Tina, the former owner of a milking cow.

Because I shall not be leaving my chair by the seashore for the next 7 days, I will be shipping out your prize to you on June 15th. I so hope to be going to the post office a slightly tanner version of myself. The monkeys are so excited to meet you and your family.

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Best Friends and Birthdays

My son's last day of 1st grade is tomorrow. He has a friend in his class who is very near and dear to his heart. She made him an award for 'being the best friend she ever had'. Well, of course I had to get a picture of the two of them together. And because we are moving at the end of the month, I also had to make her frame for it.

Saturday, a sweet little person in my life is turning the big 3! I made her this mirror that coordinates with the rest of room. She's a princess and every princess needs a mirror, right?

Lastly, I got an order the other day for two Elmo frames. Here's the first one... have til midnight Friday night to enter to win my June Giveaway. You must comment on THAT post to be entered.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Giveaway

Ok, in honor of my two most favorite little people, my boys, this month I am giving away this set of sock monkey magnets.

Tell me what your favorite childhood toy was or is (I know some of you still sleep with that teddy bear) and you will be entered to win automatically. I will announce the winner this Saturday morning, the 6th.

My favorite, if I had to narrow it down to one, was a stuffed Snoopy. A dog, who despite many a bath, always looked gray and drab, but I loved him just the same. I don't have him anymore because my mom probably threw him out when he became "furless".

Me, The Busy Bee

This has been a super busy time in our family. We will soon be relocating to NC and I have been busy packing and still trying to manage my business and my life. My studio will be the last room to get packed, so I have been working hard to get the rest of the house done while also house hunting, attending end of the school year functions, helping my sis in law who just had the most beautiful baby girl and taking care of the daily doings around here. Whew, I'm tired just typing it out...

Here's a little something I worked on last week. Monkeys and baseball was the order and I just went bananas when I finished this frame. I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, I will be announcing my GIVEAWAY for June, so you hafta check back.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

And The Crown Goes To...

A big thank you to everyone who entered to win the crown frame in my monthly giveaway. Your sweet comments were very much appreciated.

Drum roll, please...

And now the winner of the crown frame is SCREEDEN.


Have a great weekend, everybody. I'm looking forward to hanging with my guys this weekend and getting spoiled tomorrow. Woo!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If You Can Read This, Hug A Teacher

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and if you are a teacher or have ever been a teacher...BLESS YOUR HEART. I, myself, survived three years of teaching preschool long before I had my own kids and let me say, it's one tough job. I so appreciate my son's teachers and what they do and the sacrifices they make to teach him everything he needs to know in his little first grade world.

I wanted to do so much more than give them a handmade gift. How do you thank them enough for their time, effort, patience, strength, love and constant care? They truly are a blessing and I'm so thankful that our son had these teachers.

Because I know they must be counting down the days til the end of year as much as the students are, I thought these gifts would be most appropriate for the end of the year.

This first one is a frame celebrating summer and all the things we enjoy about it. Picnics, ice cream, grillin' out, lemonade, vacation, etc.

This photo/memo clip is going to the college student that helps the teachers out on occasion. Just a little something to say thank you. Maybe one day, she'll use it in her own classroom.

This last one is about the beach, baby. Sun and fun wrapped up in a little frame. It features a surfboard, swim trunks and a bathing suit.

Hope they like them!