Friday, April 1, 2011

because it's friiiiiday, you should...


bring out the sparkling apple cidar.
bake an extra batch of cupcakes.
add whip cream and sprinkles to your coffee.
put on your happy shoes.
(no. i refuse to sing rebecca black's song.)

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so did this week fly like a G6 for you like it did me?


i am in love with bows - especially huge ones...so i decided i'd make one myself.
i wish it was bigger. like hello kitty's. 
even so, i like it. it added a pop of color to the gloomy week, dontcha think?

recognize that pool in our yard?
oh, right. it's not a pool. it's our driveaway.
but you actually might recognize it. 
i take most of my outfit shots there. i definitely didn't take an outfit shot on this day.


new headband product headed over to AZ with me and eventually to the shop. holla!


i was a busy bee pretty much all day thursday working on this banner for my booth at CE.
praise the Lord for an amazing mom. i couldn't have finished it without her help.


and last but not least, never leave peyton alone.
you never know what state you'll find him in upon your return.

oh and hey, happy april!

it's a brand new month.
so be sure to show our new sponsors some loving 'cause you guys are good like that!

sorry i had no joke to surprise you with.
i think the only joke was the one on me was that it's already april.
anyone else got fooled with that one?

much love.
[happy friday, friend.]

p.s. btw don't miss out!
just a few more days to enter the AmandaLDesigns giveaway!

53 comments:

  1. two things:
    1. i wish my week flew by like g6 but alas, it did not.
    2. peyton is so cute-- totally looks like a hipster pup.. have you ever gone to that web site?

    happy friday!!

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  2. You bow is SO cute. I want one now :) You're so inspiring!

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  3. A)i like your bow. turned out way cute. i thought it was from etsy and you were promoting someone's shop. i'm cool with you making it though too.
    b) that's a great place to do shots. i mean photos, not like tequila. it's super pretty. and outdoorsy. someday i'll have more than a patio. someday i will have a whole woods. i'm excited.

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  4. Super cute bow!!!

    And yes... April completely took me by surprise.

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  5. Aww I love your bow! I always love the rare times when you have your hair up!

    I'm so excited for you to go to creative estates! Lots of pictures please! :D

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  6. I just posted about how much I want a big bow like this! Adorable!

     PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  7. I love bows to. huge ones, small ones... all of them :)
    have a nice weekend :)

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  8. i am a huge bow fan too. nice idea on the back!

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  9. The bow is cute! I wish I could learn to put my hair up and it be cute like that, usually I end up with a pony tail!
    Yes, the week flew by at super sonic speed just like the previous ones of 2011. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Love the bow, and Peyton is just adorable! :)

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  11. I loove your bow! It's so sweet!
    and Peyton... he's so cute doggy, I even started wishing I had a dog!
    happy friday!

    visit

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  12. peyton is soo cute! love that pic!

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  13. omg that pup is TOO CUTE! and i am loving the bow :) happppy Friday!!! xoxo jcd:: enter to win my jewelry giveaway !!

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  14. Thanks for the reminder to be happy it's Friday...all of your suggestions made me smile & I needed that. It's snowing and COLD here...no joke!
    Happy Friday to you :)

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  15. This week totally flew by!!! And it's April now! What happened to March? No complain here though, I'm ready for warmer weather!

    PS Peyton is so cute!!

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  16. yes, weeks fly by in the wink of an eye for me!

    yay for mom for helping you finish up that banner! i can't wait to see what you've done and can't wait to hear all of the fun stuff all of you CE ladies will be having next weekend!

    happy friday friend!

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  17. oh, btw...love the pic of peyton! i forgot to mention that and that's definitely something my girls would do!

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  18. It has been POURING here too! Love that little bow idea. It did brighten up your 'do. Though, your hair is very pretty by itself anyway. Have a great Friday and yes...April Fool's Day!

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  19. GIRL! You should sell those bows! Just sayin' I would buy one :) Happy FRIDAY. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Peyton is so adorable ;) At least i'm not the only one who takes funny pictures of their dog ;)

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  21. your pup is so cute! love that picture!

    looks like you've had a productive week. I'm sure you'll get everything done in time for your trip!

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  22. LOL! The picture of your dog is AWESOME! And p.s. LOVE the bow:)

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  23. goodness!! Peyton is so adorable!! I love all your pretty Much Love, Illy products along with your super amazing bow!! I love that!! I can't wait to see your banner, I am sure it is going to turn out beautiful!!
    Have a fantastic weekend Ilene + HAppy April!! :)
    xoxo

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  24. You look so darn cute in that first picture I had to feature it on my blog today. All credit to you, of course. But know that I am a fond follower of yours and that you are inspiring! Entry found here: http://sewmuchsunshine.blogspot.com/2011/04/four-favorites-friday-040111.html

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  25. HAHAHA oh my gosh the dog photo is adorable. He should be in your photos more often, such a model. haha. That bow in the hair is super cute. I love it.

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  26. Love all of the pics, they are so cute.

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  27. that bow is all kinds of fabulous. you should tell us all how you did it! :]

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  28. Cute bow, & LOVE the colorful new poppies!

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  29. I love that bow! I have a bow obsession too!! where did you get it?

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  30. Totally love that bow! I don't know if I could pull it off...you totally rock it though :)

    Happy weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  31. Super cute bow!! Can't wait to see the banner in person at creative estates :)

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  32. thats it, I am stealing your dog. you need to find a new b/c he's mine ;) loooove that bow too! HOLLA <2

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  33. that bow is 100% darling and I must have one too!

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  34. Boo to the rain, Yeah to the bow! and loving those headbands. Still trying to figure out which one to get.
    Have a great weekend friend
    amandalynnedesigns.com

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  35. Holy dang that bow is amazing my friend! The second I have long hair I will be tying a red gingham bow in my bun thanks to you!

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  36. Happy April to you too! :) I think I would like to go to your place and chill with Peyton. He looks like he's having too much fun. haha! ;)

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  37. oh my gosh - you are adorable! love your bow! so cute! And speaking of cute --- uh, PEYTON! haha. and I can't wait to see your banner!! Only a few more days friend!

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  38. 1. love the cute puppy pic. 2. love the bow! I am so copying you... hope that's ok :)

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  39. yeah, mother nature has been REAL funny with her jokes.. rain, snow.. she's a real prankster, that one.

    xoxo
    Christine
    www.aquietdetermination.blogspot.com

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  40. That bow is the CUTEST thing! Wow. I've never thought to wear a giant bow under a bun before. I may have to 'borrow' this idea.

    I can't wait to see all your new products and such. It will be amazing. And your dog is adorable! x

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  41. ha, funny post. you're funny. :)

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  42. i love this bow on you! i definitely need to start adding more bows to my hairstyles.

    cute & little

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  43. I love how you wore this bow! Happy weekend :)

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  44. You should put those bows in your shop!

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  45. LOVE your bow! It is absolutely adorable!

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  46. loving that big bow. coveting it, actually.

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  47. I love your blog. It is so lovely.

    P.S. We are having a giveaway over on my blog. I hope that you can come check it out.

    http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com

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  48. WOW do i love the big bow *underneath* the bun - how cute & different!!

    thanks for the idea :)

    ~kait
    faveprettythings.blogspot.com

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