Saturday, February 28, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Give-Away!!!

On my other blog I am doing a giveaway. Free hand embellished St. Patty's Day tee (baby thru girls sizes). Go to Comment on which one you like best. Subscripe to the blog and get three chances to win. A comment will enter you at one chance to win. Spread the word please!

Deadline to enter is Monday night @8:00 pm.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Post for Auntie Chris Ann

Here's the Keel's cheesin' it up. We love our outfit Auntie Chris Ann! Thanks!

Escape! She says!

KLOVE Scripture of the Day

Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
~ Luke 6:38, NLT

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Ugh. Why do I put off writing assignments til the last minute. This used to not be so bad, but now that I'm a mommy it is much more difficult to catch up on sleep.
I did it too myself. Such a bad habit.

Easter Baskets

I can make these any lots of colors to match your daughter's Easter dresses!!!
The inside of the baskets is padded and lined. Yay for no messy Easter grass! Unless you want it too, of course. ; )
I can't get this exact basket, but I can get various size, colors, and types of baskets. If you are interested or just have a question -e-mail me at:
to see more cute creations go to:
(order info there, too!)
New boy baskets coming in a couple days!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So Quick Update

God has totally provided for our financial needs. Chandler got a flexible second job, much like his teller job that he loves. We can't beat the money he will be making, and he will not need to work on the nights that I have night classes great, huh? We like to think so. God truly answers prayers. HE cares about our every need. I just need to remember that sometimes.

Kili pulled up on an end table in the living room for the first time today. I missed it b/c I was in class. Boo. I'll just pretend like next time is the first time, b/c well it is for me! ; )

I spent a lot of time working on her dedication dress and bows today. Fun! Fun! Nearly burnt the tip of my finger off with the hot glue gun that had been left on since last night. No fun!

Sounds like a few moms from Keels daycare are wanting to order bows and clothes. Yay!!!

I think I may have finally decided what I am majoring in-Fashion Merchandising. (I think my mom is afraid it is a phase. lol.) But it is a Family and Consumer Science degree, which I love. I have wanted to do something in that field as long as I can remember. I feel so at home there. But I do not want to teach. After substitute teaching toward the end of my pregnancy with Kili and taking Intro to Ed, I just know that I wouldn't enjoy it. I could do it yes, but I wouldn't enjoy it. I like to tutor students one on one. I did that for several years in high school. I really think I would probably get fired for saying something too honest to a student. Perhaps that could be taken as rude. ;) Causing a lawsuit. I can just see it now. Teacher fired for telling 8th grade student to quit acting like a ding dong middle schooler. I just have trouble suffering fools gladly-to use a figure of speech. Not meaning that students are fools, of course, because I am one. hehe!

So I maybe going against my traditional, get sure fire training for a sure fire job upbringing, but I am following my heart. I am following what I feel Led to do. Which is more important? Besides that I just emphasize the entreprenuerial side of this degree to my father and emphasize the fact that I could take a few more classes and get my teacher's licensure to my mom. Isn't it silly, I don't live in my parents home, they have never paid for any of my classes, yet I have to please them with my degree choice. No wonder I have ulcers. Just Kidding. I love you guys. You just want the best for me.

Anyway enough boring material to get anyone snoring. Promise I will get back in my old charming blogging self soon.

Okay so I just found something freakin' hilarious. Here's my blog from my summer after Sophomore year in high school: OMG!!!! Wayyyyyy to funny, but maybe that's because its me looking back at it. lol. I have grown up soooo much. From the looks of it does it look like I thought I would be where I am today?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

For Those Who Don't Know...

I have another blog @

I will be putting up much more stuff soon. I've ordered some stuff for boutiques, so I will be posting that as well. Love to have your input!!

I will be doing a giveaway very soon!!!

Encouraging Praise from KLOVE

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by His great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation.
~ 1 Peter 1:3, NLT

Friday, February 20, 2009

Last Thought Then I Have Got to Hit the Hay...

Chan and I have really been praying about financial matters. Finally, we gave it to God, not for the reasons we should have, but because we didn't know what else to do. We said it was just going to take an opportunity falling in our lap.

Today a man that works in Chan's building came up to him and ask if he would be interested in making some extra money. There is friend of his that owns a catering company and is very short handed right now. They would work with his work schedule, and he would start at 8 dollars an hour, which in our opinion is great. That is almost what he makes at the bank. This guy didn't even really know Chandler. Isn't it amazing how God can work when we just let HIM.

To top it off we filed taxes today. We should have a nice blessing bestowed upon our account soon. It was MUCH better than what we could have hoped for.

PRAISE GOD! HE will provide us with what we need!

Sick Baby

So Kili has been stuffed up and had a cough for going on three weeks. At first I just thought it was a cold, so I was trying not to be over paranoid and let it run its course. Well, about a week into it I called Kili's nurse at the doctor's office. She told me to give her .5 tsp. Dimatap or Triaminic cold and cough. So we've been doing this faithfully. Well, last Thursday her eye started swelling and had lots of gross sleepy in it. I wrote it off as allergies. By Saturday morning it was very apparently pink eye. We took her to the Pediatric walk-in and within few minutes dr. wrote her prescription for pink eye. They didn't really examine her just saw her eye and called it. Well the last few days she has just been getting remarkably worse. I started to worry about RSV. Then last night as Chandler and I were discussing whether to take her to the doctor, she starts throwing up. We are talking projectile puke. It went a good 2.5 feet and out her nose. She starts crying. I start crying. Not good. Obviously we decided to take her to the doctor tomorrow. I mean this child has not spit-up once in the last 3 months since her reflux medicine was switched. Anyway, I took her to the doctor today. They ran strep, flu, and rsv tests. All came back negative. They also did a white blood count, and it was high. So they gave her a shot of antibiotics, and said to take her to the pediatric walk-in if she doesn't start doing better tomorrow. But they don't know what is wrong. ERG!!! It's just frustrating. She has only been taking maybe 3-6 oz bottles a day. Eating absolutely NO baby food. Only have 2 really wet diapers. Getting Kili to eat has been a fight since day one. Everyone says, "Oh, they'll eat when they get hungry." With Kili this is not true. She just doesn't want to eat. I'm almost grateful for her swallowing issues, because sometimes I think the rice cereal we use to thicken her bottles is what sustains her. Anyway dehydration is a major concern.

I also feel like a horrible mother because all week I have been checking her temp. Thinking gee she feels hot. Everytime I would get 97.something. So I checked it today right before we left to go to the doctors office-97.3. We get there in a few minutes. They check it 101!!! She's been running an awful fever all week. And I remember the one time it said 99.5. Goodness I wonder what it actually was then. Awww! It just makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. Needless to say we went right out and bought a new thermometer.

So tonight we did-vapor bath, baby vicks, tylenol, and vicks humidifier. Poor baby! Hope she feels better tomorrow.

I am absolutely exhausted. The house is a wreck. Kili hasn't been sleeping much at night for about the past two weeks. I have soooo much homework I don't think there is anyway humanly possible to do it all. I just want to rest.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So I finally broke down and completely organized all my crafting/sewing goodies. It was a total disaster. Just try to imagine we live in a two bedroom, two bath apartment 900ish square feet. In our master suite we have a bed, two dressers, a desk, two bedside tables, and an at least 6 person dining table-aka the craft zone. This is not to mention all my craft organizer goodies. It sounds worse than what it is. Thankfully the room is really good sized. But needless to say we can't let it get too messy. Anyway I feel much better and can actually find things. So hopefully I will be posting my craft of the day tonight if I can finish it. A pair of ruffly capris for Kili.

On a side note-is the weather not AMAZING! I wish it would stay this way!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Church at Crossgate

So we finally made the move to really start trying out churches. Due to the suggestion of a friend's parent we went to Church at Crossgate. Boy did God speak His Plans through her mom. Without a shadow of a doubt we know after attending one service there that is where God is calling us to be right now. I cannot tell you what a good feeling that is. We having been searching hard for God. We know HE is here and with us. We just are needing to find His Plans in all of this current chaos.
The message was spoke directly to both Chandler's and my heart. We gained knowledge that we had been yearning for. Chandler absolutely L-O-V-E-S the church. What a blessing. He is really trying hard to learn what it means to be the spiritual leader of our family. We were hoping to find something similar to Men's Fraternity like they have at FBC Mena, lo and behold, they have the exact same program and it is offered at not one, but TWO times that would work for our family schedule. And let me tell you our schedule is so nuts right now that would have to be a GOD thing.
So with our most current prayer needs/concerns answered we are on to more. :) And this time we really expect to hear back. And I'm sure we will.

Happy Mondays!!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So far so good.

So my second class of the day was cancelled. I have a few seconds, and I would just like to post praise. God is REALLY answering my prayers. I am beyond greatful. So far this week is going great. Not saying things aren't happening, but we can deal with what is. I am finally starting to feel a little better, which is a praise worthy of shouting from the roof tops! We are not losing faith, with HIS help we can do this. With HIS guidance, we will get through this. Praise GOD!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Power of Positive Thinking

Trying to think positive thoughts for the week ahead. How I always dread Sunday nights.... ah..... Oh wait that is not positive....
GOD please take this week and bless it in ways that only you can. Show us YOURSELF in these blessings. Amen.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thankful, Thankful, Thankful

Today was such a great day!! I had energy unlike I have probably had since October. Can I tell you how great that is!! I am thankful, thankful, thankful for this wonderful unexpected blessing. We just went on a crazy buy Wal*Mart out of groceries spree. Good thing is I shouldn't have to go back for at least two weeks!! College was super long. I have so much homework I don't even want to think about. Tomorrow I have a drs. appt. in Mena. Hopefully, we will be able to come right back to Hot Springs after that because I have way too much to do this weekend. Makes me crazy thinking about it.

Kili decided to tell me "no" today. She has been saying a couple words for a while- dada, daddy, done, and something else that I can't recall right this second. Well then she has a couple things she says that are close to words or things she mumbles, but we don't think she really knows what she is saying yet because they don't make sense in what is going on. Anyway, you get me I'm sure. So she has been on this crazy spitting spree ever since my brother reinforced the skill a couple of weeks ago. It is very frustrating to get her to eat because no matter how hungry she is, she may or may not spit. It comes with no warning. Well, after not eating pretty much anything than milk for a couple days, we decided spitting or not she has to eat. So she hates having her mouth wiped and every time she spits we say,"No, no spitting." Then wipe her mouth extra good, which is necessary anyway at that point. We are hoping this will deter the behavior. Anyway I told her this today as I have many, many times in the last week. She looked at my very discerningly and in a direct baby voice said, "no". It was all I could do not to laugh. I know this will probably be the only time I will find this cute, so I am secretly enjoying it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ahh... The much forgotten paci

We usually only give Kili a paci at night. But I broke the rule and gave it to her. Yes!! What do I hear??? Silence, No crying baby! Ahh... I can now go potty alone!! And do a million and twenty other things I have to do!!

My Kili-bug

Let it be known that Kili has always been a fussy baby. And I am okay with that. That is part of who she is/how she reacts. I am ever so greatful for the long way we have come from literally crying all but fifteen minutes of the day. Much of it was caused by medical issues, which we have learned how to remedy. I don't want this to come across the wrong way because I love Kili with all of my being. She is the greatest blessing. I wouldn't want to imagine my life without her.

Lately I just feel completely pushed to my limits. I have been sick for so long. I almost never feel good. I can't get anything done. Being back in school is making it even harder. Kili will not eat anything while at daycare two days a week and it is a major battle to get her to eat at home. I have no idea, other than the good Lord's mercy, that this child keeps growing. If I step out of her sight for even a second she starts screaming. I have no clue what to do. At this rate I can't even go to the bathroom solo. I would love some ideas. I wear Kili some, but gee she is sooo heavy. And honestly I do not need the extra weight near my midsection for pain reasons. She is nearly 19 lbs. I would love suggestions. It breaks my heart to see my dear unhappy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

so I was fixing to post my patchwork bib

...but all of the sudden I have gotten really sick. I called the drs office b/c until i get all this pancreatitis junk straightened out I can't take very many things b/c they are unsure if I have ulcers, gallstones, and diabetes type 1. Nice, I have class tonight, which I missed last week due to the weather. They didn't close the college, and it was really bad and I was afraid to drive in it.
Anyway this professor is a stickler and has a 2 time absence policy. If you miss twice you must drop the class or a letter grade. Great I am stuck b/c I have to have the class hour wise for my scholarship funds to disburse, but I will need to make a good grade in there for to continue my scholarship. Pray he is merciful to me in my situation please.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Maribou Clips

Kili has pretty much just a mohawk of hair.
So I make special clippies to keep hers in.

Top view

Here are some pics of the maribou clips I make. They come in white, red, light sparkly pink, hot pink, turquoise, bright green(St. Patty's Day) and black.
They look great on crocheted hats, which I also carry!!
$5 - maribou on covered alligator clips
$6- maribou on no slippy clippies for fine/practical non-existent hair
$6- crochet hats

New Soft Shoes!!!!

So as promised here are pics of the cute shoes!!

(Okay so that inversed how I meant for the order of pics. Oh well)