Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Finding" more Yum-Yum's from Peekaboo Photography

How delicious is this skirt?  My girls absolutely LOVE their's!  This skirt offers oodles of twirling fun!!  It is packed with yards (literally) of fabric, making it extra full and fluffy.  This piece  is so easy to mix and match with so many different tops.  Works great with a solid tank and would look super cute with one of my "I'm a Fabulous Girl!" tanks (coming soon to my website!).

 Ahh, showing some sister love of their own in this pic.  How sweet!  These little girls are the daughters of the photograher who did this particular shoot, Katie Moss.  I think they've done this a time or two before, don't you?  What little naturals they are!
I personally love these little britches!  I think these little knickers are just the cutest ever and the perfect transition piece from Winter to Spring.  These look fantastic with so many tops that I offer:  the aqua tank, light pink tank, the short sleeve pink tee, the long sleeve light pink tee or even the pastel damask peasant top that I have.  You can check it out here:  Fabulous Damask Peasant Top 
Oh, and the little pocket on the bum?  my fave detail...Yum-Yum!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sister LOVE!

So here is to debuting my
 Lovebirds Knot Dress
 on my blog,
 with lots of sister LOVE. 
 I personally do not have any sisters.  I'm the baby of my family.
 I must admit that I've always relished in my birth order and place in the family...

 Daddy's girl to the hilt!
 Doted on like crazy by my mamma (we all were- she's a nurturer by nature, but I am the baby which had it's perks, I'm sure).
 I had two big brothers~great guys~ to look after me (just fought and fussed with them a bit).

 Once I "caught on" to what my birth order/gender meant as my place in the family I really did think I had it pretty darrrrn good!  That's because I did.  I didn't have to share all my "girl stuff" with anyone, didn't have to deal with any hand-me-downs, I always had my own room, etc.  Yep, I had it pretty darn good, don't you think?
 However, as a mamma of five girls, I can see what I in fact have missed out on!  Wow!  how cool would it be to have a sister or even sisters????!?!??  As I'm getting older (just a bit, mind you-wink, wink), I can really see and appreciate what a special relationship and bond that sisters have.
I swear, even though my older girls fuss with each other at times (as do my little girls) and I can't believe the things they say to each other in anger over something so utterly important as a hair straightener and the like, I don't think they could actually live without each other!  Do you know what I saying? They are so interesting to watch and so completely dependent upon each  other.
I've been so blessed with a large family and lots of babies, 5 of my 6 happen to be girls. I'm thankful that I get to witness all this Sister LOVE!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Let the RAVING begin!

Rave #1...So let the RAVING begin about Susan DeLoach Photography!  Here is a shot that we did at the very end of the shoot.  Just a little spur of the moment thing....I LOVE it!   Susan was such a good sport about it when I asked her to do it. I'm sure she was exhausted, too.  She is so easy to work with, which I  really appreciate.  I just wish all my girls would've been there with me at that time.  Susan really caught a great moment of us, don't you think?  So, now I think I will have to do this with each shoot for now on.  Mental note:  I need to take a look in the mirror first before getting in front of the camera.  Whew, I certainly could've used some "touching up"!   That's what I get for being a working girl these days, right?   I will really cherish this photo for years to come.  So "Thank You, Susan"!!

Rave #2...So this is a big weekend for me and Finds!  I'll be down in Savannah at the convention center at the Southern Women's Show.  If you live near, you gotta come down and check it all out.  I'll be in booth #946.  I'd love for you to stop by and say "hi".  Oh, click here, COUPONS, to go directly my Finds! page on their site and you can see my special coupons just for this show.  EnJOY!  There are some great pics there too once you click on the coupon links. 

Rave #3...Oh, and guess what?  My second oldest daughter, Whitney, it getting in on the Finds! action.
Yay!  She's joining me on Sat. at the show to help out and be with me. This will be her first time to join me as her work schedule has always interfered before.  It should be a good time with  her.  I LOVE being with my girls!  I've got to remember to take my camera and actually use it at this next show.  You see, what happens is I get so busy that I forget to take picutes of my booth,etc.  But I definitely want to get a pic of her down there with me.  I'm pretty sure I have one of Lauren with me at my last big show in Savannah.  That was her first time to do the Finds! thing with me.  I'll have to find that.
Rave #4...How about these "I'm a Fabulous Girl!" tees and tanks ?  Oh, I LOVE how great these turned out.  I'm so happy, happy about this.  These are my first screen printed pieces and I just love them.  What a grand statement they make.  I hope everyone else loves them as much as I do.  I especially hope that all the little girls will feel so good about themselves wearing them and just happy being themselves.  They will be available in sizes 2 thru Ladies!!  Isn't that fabulous news? Who would like one?  Maybe that would make a great giveaway....

Stay tuned for more great pics by Susan of Flock Together.  I must run now as my van is waiting to be loaded up for the big show.  Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wow, What a High!

So here is our first little model of the shoot...our Fabulous Miss M and her Fabulous mommy, Miss C.  There will be some great pics of her coming soon.  C let me in on a little secret...Miss M loves marshmallows!  done deal~I brought a whole bag for her.  Not that many were needed, but I was prepared if necessary!  I really think Susan got some super cute shots of her.
 Below are a few pics of our "hair station" and make shift changing room at the studio.  Oh, I should have snapped a shot of my oldest daughter, Lauren, doing hair.  Dang!  I didn't take as many pics as I had wanted to because I just got too busy.  Anyway, she was actually part of the shoot, too. She modeled my new Ladies Tee and a few of my Hostess Aprons.  I can't wait to see those shots either...I stayed back and gave her her space to do her  "thang" without mom looking over her shoulder.  Get this:  I thought that is what she would like...a little mommy space.  Turns out she was a little bummed that I wasn't right there like I was with my little girls!  Sometimes I just don't know what my girls want from me.  Being a mommy is the best, but man is it really hard at the same time, right?  Glad I finally got my Lauren in the mix here!  Okay, now I will re-focus:  It  got a little messy by the end of the shoot, but that's okay.  You can't tell from the pic directly below, but I had a friend and fellow crafter custom make some hair accessories just for my "Flock Together" line.  Oh, they were just perfect!  Her name is Joyce of Baby's Breath Handmade , that is her facebook link and here is where you can find her on ETSY.  Check out her work, she's so talented and puts out really high quality pieces.  Let me know how much you like them and I'll be sure to order more from her.  I'm sure she'd love that!

 Above is obviously a rack full of the Spring pieces...wish I was a photographer too so these little snap shots did my clothes justice.  Maybe you get the picture though...LOL!  I love corny jokes.  Yep!  The cornier, the better with me.  They are so my speed and make me laugh real, hearty belly laughs.
Oh, here is one of the headbands made by Joyce.  My little Miss Charlotte smiled perfectly here.  I hope she did this for Susan, too.

 A litte playtime towards the end of the shoot.  Here you can get a little peek of my first screen printed tee.  I have to say...not only do I love them, but I really do think they are worthy of being dubbed "Fabulous!"

Here's a gorgeous basket full of flowers I picked....yeah, right from the shelves of the store-ha! Aren't they pretty though? I love all of those colors. I know they looked great with the clothing.
 I've always been IN love with the colors and scents of Spring.  It's so happy and refreshing, don't you think?

Wow, it was a full day of fun and photos.  Here is a fun little pic of me, Susan (in the red, she's the photography genius), and Miss Iris (Susan's lovely assistant, a real Miss Helpy-Helperton!).  This shoot was a lot of work, but even more fun..I can hardly wait to get the proofs in my hot little hands.  I can't tell you how much fun it is to see my work (months and months of my work) all come together and then be photographed so beautifully by Susan with such darling and yes, FABULOUS, little girls donning them and doing them justice.  It just feels so right and makes me so HAPPY!  What a high that is for me!!

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