Monday, August 29, 2011

Calling all etsy shop owners!

I am wanting to start a weekly interview with etsy shop owners. What I am thinking of doing is asking a few questions about you and your work, and spotlighting some of MY favorites out of your shop. All will be linked right back to your etsy shop :) If this is something some of my readers are interested please let me know, I am looking to start this ASAP! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My loves!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of my beautiful kiddos Hannah who is almost 13, Doc who is 7 and Maxwell who is 18 months! I am so blessed to have such amazing kids! I also want to brag on my amazing photographer, and a good friend! Alana Sheets! If you are in the Indy area, check out Alana Sheets Photography Her prices are amazing-ly cheap and she is just the best!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Love series)

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

I have to explain this picture! It is so amazing! In Germany, as couples cross the rhine, they take a lock, attach it the fence and throw the key in the rhine love and luck!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Etsy shop is BACK!!!!!!!!! With a coupon code!

I am back up and running! Took some time away so I could catch up!! Whew! In order to celbrate I am offering a code to my wonderful customers and fans! Simple~Go to FemmePetal shop away and at check out in the area for coupon code just enter summerlove and get FREE shipping no matter how many items! Even on custom Bridal orders! Have a question? Shoot me a convo on etsy. ENJOY!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Girls night

Some pics from a night with my friend Jessica.......yes we smuggled E. L. Fudge cookies in the bar........and we enjoyed them.....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I have to pay for my kids to ride the bus....

Source: via Sonya on Pinterest

Yes, you read that right. I have to pay $55.00 a month per kid JUST so they can go to school. First of all let me tell you how good Franklin Township School Systems use to be.

I live in a very nice community on the South East side of Indianapolis, Indiana.....its called Franklin Township. The school system use to be ridiculously good. I graduated from Franklin Central in 1998 and this is the school that my kids will be graduating from as well. We also pay the highest taxes in all communities in and surrounding Indianapolis. So why are we being charged for our children to ride the bus? Well one reason is they built a giant football stadium bigger than most college football stadiums that cost over 4 million. That was what started the debt. Also, there are no businessed in frnaklin township, its all residental, and schools.....lots of schools. When I attended FC there were 4 or 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. Now there are 7 or 8 elementary scchools, 2 intermediate school for 5th and 6th grade, 2 middle schools, 1 freshman accademy, and a high school. Ridiculous. Well as of this year they have closed a middle school, and 2 elementary schools (one of which my son attended) because they cant afford to pay all the teachers. ALso, they no longer provide transportation to and from school for our children.. The super intendant of FC (who is also on the busing board, which seems to me to be a conflict of interest) sold all of our busses to a transportation company for 1.00, yes a DOLLAR. So now in order for our kids to get to school we either have to pay 55.00 a month per kid, or drive them ourselves. NOW, me being a single mother of 3 kids and working a full time job PLUS a part time job....well that just isnt going to happen. Luckily the first 3 days of school I was on vacation from my full time job so I was able to take them.....and let me just say that it took 4 hours each day total. STUPID!!! I had a long talk with my don Doc's dad about me possibly switching schools and we both agreed that it just wouldnt be a good idea with everything he has already been through in the last year and half. So my kids will stay in this twisted school system and I will pay for the buses.

But my question is what do the moms do that dont have the money to pay for buses? Because there is no reduced rate for low income families. So do their kids just not go to school? If I didnt have the most awesome grandma to help me out there is no way I could afford to pay 250.00 (that is the price for 2 kids for 2 months which is the minimum you have to pay) In the end, my kids will go to school, and all will be ok. But this is flat out STUPID and I feel for all the families out there that cannot afford it. UGH!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dip Dye Hair Do

I have been obsessing over a new hair color for myself. I am a girl that cant stand to have the same hair color and I have been a blonde for over a year. My natural haircolor is dark brown, and I like the dark brown on me, but im affraid stress has caused lots of grey hairs and dwith it being dark, it is just too hard to keep up with!!! So......I found a way to incorporate bold color into my hair without doing the whole thing! So my colors of choice were pink and purple. The first pic I posted was my inspiration, and the rest....are me! :)

Source: None via Erin on Pinterest

Things I am crushing on

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Too good to be true?

I got a convo from a customer today who ordered my Carrie Necklace in Nautical.......saying that she would be wearing this necklace in a photo shoot for a bridal magazine in Austrailia!!!!!! How freaking awesome is that??? I am on cloud nine right now! My name and website will be featured in a magazine! Thats enough just to make me feel super important!!! I will share images once I get them, and also I will figure out a way to get a picture or something of the hard copy magazine once its in my hands! So exciting!!!! I love my customers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A song for my babies......

I love Sara Evans music, and today I heard a song by her that almost brought a tear to my eye. I am not a sensitive person, nor do I cry, ever. But when it comes to my children almost daily I think about how fast they have grown and how they are only going to be cuddly and little for so long. Hannah is 12, almost 13 and she is the best daughter I could ask for. Even when she is not so nice to her brother, she is a very caring and sweet girl. She helps me out so much! Doc, well I like to think of him as a little old man trapped in a boys body. He is the sweetest boy I have ever met. He is quirky and sometimes the things that come out of that childs mouth are just hilarious. And he is the biggest worry wart ever. My 7 year old, 82 year old. Maxwell is 17 months old and of course takes up most of my attention on a daily basis, but never the less, he loves me with all he has! Everyday when I come home from work he runs to me and hugs me and kisses me. He walks around the house and picks up everything and says "that mommys" I call him my little kola, because seriously he is always wrapped tightly to my waist. If I could super glue him to me, he would definatley be ok with that. Everyday my children amaze me. Everyday. I dont know what I would do if I couldnt be with them almost everyday. I love them with everything I have! So back to this song! I am going to share a few verses from it. This song is for my babies who will ALWAYS be my babies......

You'll Always Be My Baby

Sara Evans

There I was 10 years old

Waitin in my room for him to come home

And I just knew he'd be so mad

Though I begged my not to, she told my dad

There was no denying I let him down

But instead of being angry he put his arms around me and said.....

In the sunlight or the rain

Brightest nights or darkest days

I'll always feel the same way

Whatever road you may be on

Know you're never too far gone

My love is there wherever you may be
Just remember that you'll always be my baby

There I was 21

Oh, I was so ashamed of what I'd done

On a country road parked one night

Oh., it started out innocent

Crossed the line

There was no denying
I let god down

But instead of being angry

He let his love surround me and I heard......

In the sunlight or the rain

Brightest nights or darkest days

I;ll always feel the same way

Whatever road you may be on

Know youre never too far gone

My love is there wherever you may be

Just remember that you will always be my baby

There he is

My little man

i'm sure he'll get in trouble every now and then

And I pray to god that when he does

I;ll be just as understadning as my father was

So instead of being angry, I'm gonna throw my arms around him....

And I'll say in the sunlight or the rain

Brightest nights or darkest days I'll always feel the same way

Whatever road you may be on

Know you're never too far gone

My love is there wherever you may be

Just remember that you'll always be my baby

Be my baby