Wednesday, June 30, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}

It's Wednesday!

And it's hot!

With the 4th just around the corner,
I guess it should be.

My littlest l.o.v.e.d. her very first pool time

Can't you tell by her smile?

It's times like this
when she'll bust out a loud
"happy, happy, haaaapppppy"

I also just love her very protective brothers
looking on,
encouraging her
to jump off the side.

She did after just two attempts ;)

This week for wildflower {wednesday}
become a new follower...

If you do,
if you leave a way for me to contact you,
(by commenting here or by using the contact link above)...

I'll email you a coupon code
that you can use on any purchase
from now until Saturday, July 3rd.

happy wednesday!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

he {loves} me...

Love one another and you will be happy.

It's as simple and as difficult as that.
~Michael Leunig

I recently made this necklace for a friend's daughter.

To give to her on her wedding day.

I just love it!

First initials of the bride and groom.

Perfect for an anniversary too!

Don't ya think?

Speaking of anniversaries...
mine is coming up very soon.


What advice do you give to newlyweds?

p.s. I've added this to my store.
You can find it here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

{mama bird}

Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come.
~chinese proverb~

Love these new little birds!

Perfectly sweet for a new mama.
(or soon-to-be mama)...

Hang a pink pearl for a girl
or a white, freshwater pearl for a boy!

Or how 'bout one to represent each kiddo?
Cute, cute.

Customized just for you.
And added to my store today.
You can find it here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

{roots and wings}

An Orphan'sWish

Have you done it?

It's easy.

Just leave a comment here.

And Stefanie will donate $1 to An Orphan's Wish.

I believe the total is somewhere around $1600
...last I checked.

I just added this to my store today.
You can find it here.

Until the "comment-a-thon" ends,
I will donate $10 from each sale.

I've been saving these sweet, little primitive hearts for something special.
What could be better?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}

Remember Stefanie?
From this post?
Well, she's at it again.
Bigger than ever.
Givin' in a HUGE way,
You really. just. need. to. read. it. for. yourself.

And best part.
YOU can help!
Yah, I'm talkin' to you ;)
All you need to do it leave a comment here.
She will give one dollar to An Orphan's Wish
for each comment that is left.
What a great way to give!
And easy too!

This week for Wildflower Wednesday,
all I'm asking
is for you to stop by Stefanie's blog
and leave her a comment.

And to make it just a little sweeter,
{if that's even possible}
from now until Monday, June 28th,
I will double my usual 10% donation to 20%
when you purchase one of the two necklaces
made to benefit
An Orphan's Wish.

Help spread the love.
Tell your friends...
blog it.
facebook it.
tweet it.

It will make your heart happy
to know that you made a difference

Happy Wednesday!
An Orphan'sWish

Friday, June 18, 2010

don't forget

Picture-less posts.
Boring, huh?
I think so too.

my computer will be back soon.
Very soon.

I've got some fun, new designs.
Just waiting to be revealed :)

But until then,
don't forget to enter the giveaway over at Kara's.
It ends tonight at midnight.
So c'mon.
Hustle on over ;)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}


Since the 'puter is still not up and running quite yet,
I've decided to let you in on the fun over at Kara's.

She's hosting a giveaway for me this week.
Just started yesterday.
But ends on Friday at midnight.

If you have never visited Kara's Party Ideas,
you are missing out.
Not kidding.

Greatest party ideas ever...
definitely something for everyone.

My most recent favorite is the
{Cookies and Milk Party}

oh, so sweet!

I'm trying to think of a reason to have a party just like it.

So, this week, for wildflower {wednesday},
check out the fun at Kara's.
Just click on her button above.

And while you're there, make sure to enter the giveaway.

Come back and leave me comment.
Tell me what your favorite party idea is.

I'm warning you though.
You'll be wanting to {PARTY}!
For sure ;)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The winners of this week's wildflower {wednesday} are...


from Sewn by the Heart

She left a comment and said the following:

I still remember my deep feelings of gratitude for our country several years ago. I had finished serving an LDS mission in Italy and was flying into New York. When I saw the American Flag, I broke down. I had no idea it would affect me so much. I remember those feelings every time I see a flag and place my hand over my heart. I'm proud to be an American!

My second winner this week, selected from my followers, is...


from The Story of Malia and Ava

Congratulations to both Susan and Cindy!

Send me an email letting me know which wording you would like on your patriotic necklace!

Since the 'puter is still in the shop,

I can't show pictures,

but I can tell you that each is the same as the one pictured above

with your choice of wording:

"stars and stripes"


"land that I love"

"land of the free"



Sunday, June 13, 2010

oh computers...

I have pictures of some new necklaces to post. You know, the ones I promised last Wednesday? Unfortunately, we have been plagued by some computer problems this weekend. Will get them up as soon as I can. Remember, you have until Monday at midnight to enter the giveaway. Just leave a comment on the Wildflower {Wednesday} post listed below. Happy Monday everyone!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions,
the spirit of men

and so it must be daily earned and refreshed~
else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots,

it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower~

Yes, it is Wednesday.
And I'm a bit late getting to the computer...

Summer around here means birthdays.
And the celebration began today.
Three of my five have their birthdays in the next 30 days.
It's another reason summer is l.o.v.e.d. around our neck of the woods.

And since we're talking birthdays,
America's is just around the bend too...

I have a few new designs to share in the coming days.
All celebrating freedom and the good 'ol USA.

Let's shake things up a bit this week
and change a few rules.

This week, to enter my wildflower {wednesday} giveaway,
leave me a comment on this post...

Tell me something you do to celebrate the 4th of July
tell me a freedom you are most grateful for.

One winner will be randomly selected from those who have left comments.
Another will be selected from my followers.

So, if you are a bit shy and don't want to leave a comment,
just become a follower :)
and you will automatically be entered in this week's wildflower {wednesday}.

Best part,
the winners (yes, there are two this week)
can choose from any of the necklaces I post about from now until Monday.
Of course, each celebrates America's birthday!

p.s. I will also be adding each to my store as well.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The winner of this week's wildflower {wednesday} is...


She wrote:

My favorite graduations have been the preschool and kindergarten ones!
I have 6 kiddos
the oldest is going to be a senior this fall
and the youngest will be starting kindergarten!
It was bitter sweet to see my youngest graduate preschool last week
I'm sure that I will be a total wreck this time next year!!
Congrats to all the grads!!

Congratulations Vicki!
Send me an email and I'll attach your gift certificate!

Monday, June 7, 2010

it's {official}

With the start of swim team today, summer is officially here.


These boys have waited a long time for this day to arrive.

Can't ya tell by their smiles?

I can :)

Don't forget, if you haven't entered my giveaway for a
Wheat and {Wildflowers} gift certificate...
you only have until midnight tonight.

You can enter by leaving a comment on the post below.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss~

It's a busy day here
with graduation and all.

So before the day gets away from me...

and cause I'm thinking of a bunch of other stuff today,

Let's give away another
Wheat and {Wildfowers} gift certificate...
good towards any purchase from my store.

to be entered in my wildflower {wednesday} giveaway.

Leave me a comment.

Tell me a favorite graduation memory...

And it doesn't necessarily have to be about your graduation
or a high school graduation either.

How 'bout your son or daughter's kindergarten graduation?
Aren't those the best?

Any kind of graduation memory of someone you love.
Easy enough?

And later,
I promise, I'll share mine.
Cause it really is my favorite :)

The first twenty people to comment will receive an extra entry.

C'mon, tell your friends to stop by for a visit.

And to say hello.

As always,
Followers-one extra entry
Copy my button to your blog-another extra entry
Blog or facebook about this giveaway-another extra entry

That's five possible entries.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, June 7th at midnight MST.

A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Tuesday!

Good luck.

And if you've won before, that's ok.

Enter again!

Thanks for sharing!
I love reading every single comment :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

wildflower {wednesday} winner

The winner of this week's wildflower {wednesday} is...


She wrote:

Time to build memories.
Because we all remember the family vacations we took as children.

Congratulations Sally!
Send me an email using the contact link on my site...
and I'll send you a $25.oo gift certificate
good towards any purchase from my store.

p.s. tomorrow is y'all like gift certificates?