Wednesday, December 31, 2008

more beetle pics...

I had to share some additional Beetle pics! We spent quite a bit of time today cleaning it [inside and out] and showing Allie how to clean it. She did a great job!



Allie cleaning it

Allie driving it

New Beetle - Allie named it Jasper





Todays daisies [lime green and pink] - she has several colors to choose from
so that she can change them out with her mood! How fun!

Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

new beetle...

Today was a big day! We bought Allie her first car. It's a 2001 silver Beetle. She's so excited! What's not to love? It's so cute, gets great gas mileage, easy to handle, cute, it runs great, it only had 1 owner and he took really good care of it, has a built in vase for colorful daisies [we've already bought several different colors], it's cute, it's silver [so it will look clean even when it's not], the monogram for the back window is already on order [thanks Runae!], did I mention that it's really cute? What teenage girl wouldn't LOVE to have a cute little beetle?

We're going to wash, wax and clean the interior tomorrow, so I'll take some more pics to post.




Friday, December 26, 2008

new golf gear


Jeff's new Nike clubs and bag that he got for Christmas.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

camping on Christmas...

Allie, Kate and Sam are camping tonight in the back yard! The low is only supposed to be about 49, so it won't be too cold. ;D

UPDATE: They didn't camp out all night, but they did have a lot of fun!








Merry Christmas!!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family fun...

We had a great time taking pictures yesterday ;D

Me & Lisa exchanging gifts [it really was that funny!]

Mom, Me, Lisa & Dad

Me & Dylan

Allie & Dylan

Me & Allie

Me & Lisa

Mom & Lisa

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays

I love the holidays...and am so lucky to be able to travel to see my family. Allie and I drove to southern Indiana yesterday and are spending the next couple of days with my mom and dad. While we're here I'll be able to visit my grandpa, my sister, my nephew and some of my uncles, aunts and cousins.

Who will you be spending the holidays with?

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cleo pic...

Isn't she cute? She's stuffed herself in this box...she's always into something...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Jerri Ann's giving away 3 items today.


Click here to enter the contest ~ Mom~E~Centric Give Away



Prize #1 ~ Lisa from Lisa Leonard Designs is offering this Tiny Squares Necklace with up to 3 charms


Prize #2 ~ An adorable bow from My Sweety Room



Prize #3 ~ and…..Mom on the Rise will be giving one lucky winner a Simple Design for wordpress.



Have fun!



Monday, December 8, 2008

New Font Size for #99 Fun Font...

I just finished making a 1" version of my #99 Fun Font [uppercase is 2" high] ~ #92 Fun Font [uppercase is 1" high]! They're available now at AKDesigns Boutique.


Have fun shopping!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

12 Days of Christmas ~ Give Away - Day Six - Mom~E~Centric

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Jerri Ann's giving away 1 item today!

Click here to enter the contest ~ Mom~E~Centric Give Away

Prize #1 ~ Today’s winner gets a custom-made pendant made by Treasures Par Avion.

Have fun!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Jerri Ann's giving away 2 items today. I know, how did she get so many awesome sellers to give away their stuff???

Click here to enter the contest ~ Mom~E~Centric Give Away

Prize #1 ~ 1. Sudz N Bubbles will be giving the winner of Day Five an 8 ounce jar of African Shea Butter.

Prize #2 ~ Sunshine and Ravioli will be sending the winner these



Have fun!



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12 Days of Christmas ~Give Away ~DAY THREE ~

Day Three of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Jerri Ann's giving away 2 items today ~ Perform at Your Best Kit and an adorable personalized tennis towel from me [AKDesigns Boutique ;D]! Links to both are below, plus the link to enter the contest, so check it out!

Click here to enter the contest ~ Mom~E~Centric Give Away

Prize #1 ~ Perform at Your Best Kit by Plain White Press

Prize #2 ~ Personalized Tennis Towel from AKDesigns Boutique



Have fun!



Links to 250+ Alternatives to Big-Box Retailers


Just wanted to share a copy of a post from Megan Calhoun @ Twittermoms:


Links to 250+ Alternatives to Big-Box Retailers: Get the Widget!



This list of links comes from the TwitterMoms Holiday Catalog. You'll find literally hundreds of places to shop (and great gift ideas) here, for you and your readers. Shopping is easy -- just click any link to visit the site directly.


You can also freely copy this widget and post it online. If you're really handy with RSS, you can access the feed here.

Enjoy, and happy holidays!



She's referring to the widget that I have installed to the right of this post below "Support Moms This Holiday Season ~ Click on the links below to Shop!"


Have fun shopping!

Just Some Christmas Gift Ideas...

Just wanted to share a few Christmas gift ideas with you. You can find all the embroidery designs on my website ~ AKDesigns Boutique and the cute, linen cocktail napkins and towels are from All About Blanks.


#88 Applique Christmas Trees [stitched without applique fabric] and #130 Lara Font


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

12 Days of Christmas ~Give Away ~DAY TWO ~

Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric Give Away...

Jerri Ann's giving away 2 items today ~ One of a Kind Family Necklace and an awesome book! Links to both are below, plus the link to enter the contest, so check it out!

Click here to enter the contest ~ Mom~E~Centric Give Away

Prize #1 ~ Simag of Etsy

Prize #2 ~ "Sleep is for the Weak"



Have fun!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sale...

I just started a sale for 20% Off all Embroidery Designs
at
AKDesigns Boutique that will be valid until 12/31/08. 
Use discount code HOHOHO when checking out

Have fun shopping!


12 Days of Christmas ~Give Away ~DAY ONE ~

I wanted to let everyone know about a great Give Away that I'm participating in! It's the 12 Days of Christmas at Mom~E~Centric. Today is Day One and she's giving away a beautiful pair of earrings and a cute t-shirt! Links to all are below, so check it out!


Mom~E~Centric Give Away

Adorn Me Jewelry

Happy Panda Baby

Monday, November 10, 2008

500 Moms Launch World's First Tweetable Holiday Catalog

Social media moms band together to create a unique digital catalog with links to Twitter to maximize word-of-mouth distribution using specially formatted links that allow readers to share the catalog or particular listings instantly with their Twitter.com followers.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Applique Christmas Ornament...

AppliqueOrnament...is now posted for the free October design of the month at AKDesigns Boutique Yahoo Group ~ join today!
Once you join the group, click on this link to download it ~ Applique Christmas Ornament.
~ ~ ENJOY ~ ~

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Funkie Fresh Gloves...

Is your sewing room or office too cold for your hands? I just found the cutest Funkie fingerless [open finger] gloves at Funkie Fresh Custom Crochet on ETSY! I ordered them on the 20th and got them today on the 25th! It's only going to get colder, so you better order them now. ;D

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Gloves

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas Gifts ~ Buy HANDMADE!!

Just a quick note since everyone is starting to think of holiday gifts. I would like to encourage everyone to shop as much as possible on ETSY [awesome handmade items] or from WAHMs [work at home moms]. You should first try to support your local WAHMs, buy as many of your gifts from her as possible. This will keep more of your dollars in your community! If you don't know any or need something they don't offer search a few of the links below to find what you're looking for. Wouldn't it be nice to keep all of our money here in the US this holiday season? Plus, your friends and family will love knowing that your gift came from right here in the states!

Links to some of my favorite WAHMs!
ESTY
Wink elf
WAHMshoppes

Buy as much Made in USA, Handmade and Green products as you can this season ~ start your New Year's resolution now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vinyl Monograms

I LOVE vinyl monograms! I might even have to figure out how to start doing them myself I like them so much. My friend, Runae [Glam-R-Us Gifts], had made a monogram for my car and I love it, it really makes my car feel like it's mine. I know it's silly, but I really like it. She's in the process of making a monogram for my iPhone [she's using a design that I created, so it will be extra special!].


Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Product ~ Now offering Embird

How exciting...I'm now an authorized dealer for Embird Embroidery Software! I haven't added their products to my website yet, but am working on it. For now, you can check out their products at Embird.com [don't order there or you won't be able to get the discount ~ just let me know if you have any questions or want to place an order].

I'm offering 10% off all of their products for the next week as a "Kick-off" sale! By the way, I couldn't find it any cheaper anywhere online ~ let me know if you do!

Don't forget to stop by my new embroidery group on TwitterMoms ~ MonogramMoms

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms - UPDATE

Join my new Monogram Moms group on TwitterMoms. I'm sure this group will be a great place for all of us busy embroidery moms to keep in contact and get answers to things quickly when we need it [even if it's in the middle of the night!].

You don't have to Tweet to join Monogram Moms on TwitterMoms, but if you want to you can. Just go to Twitter.com and get an account set-up. Then, go to TwitterMoms and sign-up with them. THEN, go to MonogramMoms and join the group! It will be worth your time and you will be able to network with countless others from across the world!

Tweet with you soon!!


Friday, October 3, 2008

New Ribbon for Tennis & Golf Towels

The ribbon for my Tennis & Golf towels arrived the other day, so here are pictures of how all tennis & golf towels will be shipped out [1st pic]! I think they are just too cute! I am offering the "gift wrap" in the tennis cans [2nd pic] for an additional $2.50 as well. UPDATE-I'm sorry, the towels are no longer available for sale, but the embroidery designs are. Please e-mail me at angie@akdesignsboutique.com for more information.