Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My new past time

I like to feel like I am accomplishing something so somehow a couple of weeks ago I got it in my head that I could start my own little business. I brainstormed about different things that I could do. I love fashion and I L.O.V.E. accessories. They look good on everyone, they can be inexpensive and can totally change the look of an outfit. I started playing around with different ideas and decided on making fabric flowers that you can put in your hair. I wore them around and got tons of compliments so I decided to open my own little etsy shop. (see right sidebar) I am super excited and I am also thinking about selling them at some local festivals coming up. Let me know what you think!

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's all in the name

Long before Dan and I were even married we knew what we wanted to name our daughter if we ever had one. My great grandma's name was Stella and although I didn't know her I loved the name. I am very close with my Papa and that was his mom. It just so happens that our first born was a girl and we never second guessed our name choice. Stella's name fits her to a tea. Now when I was pregnant with Stella, before we knew what we were having we did the whole run around trying to find a boy name that we both like. We came across Carter and both of us really like it. So if Stella would have been a boy, she would have been Carter. When we found out we were having a boy the second time around we had a few names we like; Carter, Luke and Jude. We decided on Carter, we both really liked it and had liked it for a long time.

We aren't big into name meanings so it never occurred to me to look up what the name Carter meant. For some odd reason last week I thought to myself "I don't even know what Carter's name means" so I went online to find out. Before I tell you what it means, let me tell you what the rest of our names mean.

My name, Katie, means purity. Dan's name, Daniel, means God is my judge. And, Stella's name, means star or style. Do you know what Carter's name means? Transporter of materials or driver of cart? Are you serious? Poor guy, he by far and away got the short end of that stick. Sorry buddy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

..or maybe not

I think about dieting a lot. You always see these people and they say "I lost 50 pounds on weight watchers." The truth is, I can't do it. I can not diet. I like food and I like to eat food that tastes good. I can limit myself and I can cut out snacking, that's fine. But I can not handle some system telling me I need to count out every chip, do you know what that makes me want to do? Eat all the chips. That's just my random thought for today.

Monday, August 9, 2010

And the winner is.....

ABBIE! Abbie has won the modern simple round black bead and silver earrings. Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and thank you Elsy Bleu for being so generous and parterning with me for this giveaway. Abbie I will email you to get your info. Please check in on my blog for time to time, I hope to make giveaways a more regular occurence on here. It is so nice to be able to bless others.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Elsy Bleu Giveaway

Elsy Bleu is one of a kind jewelry, handmade by Melissa. She uses sterling silver and a variety of gorgeous beads to make these beautiful pieces. For this giveaway Melissa has been so kind and is going to let the winner chose the piece that she/he wishes.

In order to enter this giveaway you must follow three steps.
1) Become a follower of my blog.
2) Visit Melissa’s Etsy store Elsy Bleu at www.etsy.com/shop/elsybleu
3) Leave a comment under this post with your name, email address, and the name of the piece of jewelry you would like if you win. Following these steps will get you your first entry into the contest.

If you would like to enter more than once here are two additional ways to enter.
- Become a fan/friend of Elsy Bleu on facebook and then leave a comment on here saying that you are now a fan.
- Follow me on twitter (button located to the right) and then tweet about this giveaway. Then leave a comment with the link to the tweet.

So you can enter 3 different times! I will announce the winner on Monday, August 9th and contact the winner via email as well. Good luck!