Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daisy Bug Designs Free Dress & Necklace Giveaway

The dress and necklace are just too cute! I had to share this (so I could have another entry) But you are welcome to enter for your little one, niece, God-daughter, or any little princess in your life.Of course if there isn't one, you're welcome to win it for my little princess (hee hee). It's on Facebook, here's the contest.

Here are the Rules:
FREE NECKLACE & DRESS One lucky person will win the necklace in the photo along with one of 3CutiePiesBowtique's NEW styles of dress...your fabric choice! To enter simply...

1. LIKE https:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daizy-Bugz-Designs/123744337677503
2. LIKE https://www.facebook.com/3CutiePiesBowtique
3. SHARE this post! (to share click on the blue SHARE link below)
4. Leave one COMMENT under this photo, saying you have completed all steps!

5. BONUS entry! Share this on twitter or your blog etc, or your fan page or personal facebook page. For each additional share you may leave one more comment per share! (So if you share 2x for example, then leave a comment 2x, as each comment is an additional entry)

Contest runs until midnight Saturday the 14th. Winner will be chosen by random.org and I will check that the post has been shared. Good luck!

Necklaces can be seen in my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DaizyBugz?ref=search_shop_redirect

Dresses can be seen in 3CutiePiesBowtique's Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/3cutiepiesbowtique

Monday, July 9, 2012

My Boudoir Experience (Update)

UPDATE: Long's decided to change their website and actually published different photos from my boudoir session. Unfortunately for me they are the ones where I am smiling, boo... hiss...

Anyway, if you want to get a look see here is the link

Finally! I'd like to talk about my boudoir photos that were taken by Linda of Long's Photography. They are local to Tallahassee and I have to say...AWESOME!

I found Long's on facebook and liked their page. Linda posted a model call, I emailed some pics and she chose me. I was so worried and stressed about my mommy parts, but too lazy to do anything about it in the ten days I had before the shoot. I almost rescheduled, but they were a Father's Day gift for Dez so I had to press on.

I have to say, I had a FANTASTIC time. Linda is so warm, made me laugh and very feel comfortable. It was like talking to a good friend except you're almost naked and they are making you contort your body like an audition for Cirque de Soleil.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thrifty Curtain Project

Dez rearranged the living room today and moved the tv by the window. So, I decided that the guests (that we never have) would really notice that we don't have any curtains and so I budgeted 0> for the two cheapest and most decent panels we could get for $45 or less. Yes I need two panels for one window, just because I'm broke doesn't mean i'm tacky. That's pretty much why our house isn't fixed up. Even budget projects take money.

For my price I had the options of Target and Walmart. Background info: I live in a college town so Goodwill hardly has anything and thrift stores are practically non-existent; also Walmart sucks big time. Anyway, off to Target I went with my 21 month old. There were two aisles with curtains, the one for people who can only afford solid colors and the one for people who can afford patterns. So they had a display with some decent solid panels for $15.99, but low and behold, they were out of any color that remotely matched my living room.


I just so happened to have checked Joann's on my phone and saw they were having a super sale on fabric AND found a 15% off coupon I could use on top of the sale.

To Joann's!

Kirin's Side Story: She hung in my arms like a limp rag doll then got down and made dirt angels on the floor in the store about three times. Mommy's cue to hurry.

...I found some $6.00 clearance home decor fabric that happened to match AND be half off AND had never even been cut AND turned out to be gorgeous once we opened the plastic.

 THEN, since the lady in front of me was obviously getting her own fat roll made from bolts of fabric I decided to look at the novelty fabric.
I have been wanting to get this Mud Pie dress for Kiwi which is on sale for $19.00 here, but the 4th is on Wednesday. So, I  bought these two fabrics to make a dress like this using this tutorial from Prudent Baby.

Those fabrics happened to be half off as well as did the matching thread for each project AND I got embroidery floss 3 for $.99 (x2) so that I can finish another project I have. When I got to the register I ended up getting a 20% overall discount so most of my items were 70% off and I got all of this, plus Skittles for Kiwi for $23!

I start my summer C term tomorrow but I will be completing both these projects this week and the dress before Wednesday so look out for another "Yes, I made it yesterday" post soon. Goodnight!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Made It Yesterday - July 4th One Shoulder Ruffled Dress


Like I mentioned before I wanted to get the Mudpie dress for Kiwi, but I ended up making one myself. We only got to go to Walmart in it because she and her dad fell asleep immediately after eating and didn't wake up until I could hear fireworks outside. She's such a little busy body.