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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May 14th

So...........  My birthday is COMING!!!  A lot of you know how much SheyB LOVES her birthday!!!  I turn 29 on May 14th!  Since it's my last year in my 20's why not start it off with a BANG!  The week of my birthday, May 10-14th this blog will be doing lots of fun things!!
Random discounts, giveaways, etc.  If you're willing to do a giveaway, please let me know ASAP!  This is going to be a HUGE event!  First come first serve, so email me ASAP.  Let's make my birthday week special for you and for ME!  ;)
My email:  shealynn AT gmail DOT com

Edited to add:  This event is FREE!  I would never ever charge anyone to host a giveaway that I am asking them to participate in.  That's just not right.  Just sayin'.  ;)


Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Cute Baby

Wow!!!  Thank you all SO much for the amazing comments re: my magazine feature!!  You all know how to make a girl happy!  60 comments?  THANK YOU!!!!

So, I did a photoshoot a while back, and JUST finished editing the photos.  I took way too long editing these due to my extremely busy schedule, so I know the mama will be very glad they're done. :)  I think they turned out pretty great, actually!  It always helps to have a super cutie subject too. :)

I couldn't choose between color or black and white... 
I like them both for different reasons.  
We'll see which one his mom picks.  

What a little cutie!!  This last picture is my favorite.  :)
Which one is yours?

This post is sponsored by:

Thursday, April 22, 2010


OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!  My feature is out!  I was asked about 6 weeks ago if I would be willing to be featured in an Australian fashion magazine called Frankie.  My answer?  LOL!  Definitely, of course, YES YES YES!  I was thrilled that the editor found me and wanted to feature me.  What a dream.  Dream come true.  haha.  So.  I have a Twitter friend that lives in Australia, and since Frankie is only available there, I can't get it here.  So my lovely Aussie mate bought me a few of the magazines and is sending them to me!  WOO HOO!  She even went the extra mile and took pictures of my feature so I could see it now instead of having to wait.  She is the nicest person evah!  :)  So... here is my feature...

Squeeeeeeeeeel!!!!  This is completely surreal.  Thank you Frankie for making my YEAR!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

:: Sponsor Giveaway :: The Rusted Chain

I am so happy about this giveaway!  Beki.  She is such an amazing person.  We have become very good friends through Twitter, and she and I talk on the phone at least 1 time a week.  I chat with her for at least an hour per conversation, but she's the type I could talk to all day and never run out of things to say.  Ever.  Love that about our friendship.  :)

Another thing about Beki?  Have you SEEN the jewelry she makes?!  Pure awesome!  I have a couple of her necklaces, and I love 'em.  Beki spends a lot of time making sure her products are tip top and they are, I can assure you.  Tested and approved over here, peeps.  ;)  Every necklace is awesome and you'll have a very hard time choosing for sure!!!

Beki recently made me the necklace below, and I am so glad I had her do it for me!!  I love it!  SO me.  :)

I am jonesing for the necklace below!!  She just got a new and EXCLUSIVE camera stamp!  Totally totally perfect!

So.  Guess what?  Beki is offering 1 lucky Sheyb reader a "You Design Your Own" necklace!  A*mazing!

Here is how to enter:

1. Go to Beki's store, The Rusted Chain.  Come back here leave a comment telling me your favorite(s) in her store.
2.  Go get to know Beki on her blog.  You won't be sorry you did!  Promise, and you can thank me later.
3.  Follow Beki on Twitter.  And Tweet about this giveaway.  Make sure you @therustedchain and @sheyb when doing so.
4.  Now this one is for me, cuz I need help.  So why not throw in an extra entry point?  :)  I am speaking on Saturday (yes!  THIS SATURDAY!  AHHH!) at a conference.  I am speaking about social media and business.  Basically how social media is used, how it works with owning a business, what do use, etc.  So.  Please leave me a comment with a question re: this topic.  Why?  It's just to help me write my speech.  I want to make sure I cover what people want to know.  I would REALLY appreciate it!!

Good Luck!

P.S.  Thank you all so much for the incredibly sweet comments left on the post below.  I love you all! xo


It's almost 2am.  I am completely exhausted, but I can't seem to turn off my mind.  I don't know really what I came to my blog for... I can't really seem to form real coherent thoughts.  But I wanted to write none the less.  I'm sitting in my bed with the fan on way too high which is making my eyes burn.  Which is making me more tired.  Does that ever happen to you?  I suppose I could turn the fan off, but that would require me to move.  And I don't feel like it.

Moving on.  haha.  My husband is working very late tonight.  He is currently still at the office working on some real important project.  I miss him so.  He has been working late *a lot* lately.  It's been really hard for me.  I am not clingy by any means, but it's still nice to have him home... sitting by me in the living room, or hearing him breathe as he lays next to me in bed {now.  get your mind out of the gutter. ;) }  Or listening to him with our girls - their squeals of delight as he plays whatever they want him to.  They have even painted his toe nails before.  What a good dad.
When dad isn't home, our family isn't whole.  He is the piece to our unfinished puzzle, and we are dying to complete this puzzle.  But, sometimes life gets crazy and we get busy.  With work.  He works so very hard, and it's such a great quality to have.  But at the same time, I wish him to be home.  Soon.  It's only for a time... RIGHT?!
There is a reason my turnaround time is so long.  There is a reason I keep very strict business hours.  Because I know my husband will need to work late sometimes... or a lot of the time.  I can't just work all the time and have them care for themselves. That would not be fair, they need mom.  So, I am here.  When they need me, or when they don't.  I'm watching.  Because one day... they'll be all grown up, and as a mother, there's nothing worse than missing something.  Every milestone is cherished, remembered, never ever forgotten.
I want my kids to learn a good work ethic from their dad.  Because I don't think there's a better example of that.  My dad would also be a good example of that as well.
I want my kids to learn balance from me.  I don't mean balancing and juggling life and all it's insane activities.  I mean balance as in... there is no harm in walking away for a bit.  For example.  I have set business hours for myself.  And I stop when the time has come.  It will all be there for me tomorrow.

It seems a child's life is fleeting.  Gone in a blink.  And I don't want to miss it for the world.  I look forward to the people they will become, the lives they will lead, the people they will love.  So much ahead, but still so much right here right now.

I know... totally a random post.  Just lots of things on my heart right now.   And the above is just a fraction.  But, I am nodding off as I type this.  Best be going now.  :)  I will be back with a giveaway later in the day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rap Stars

I have had a pretty crappy day.  Ending with my daycare woman telling me that Zoe is no longer allowed to come back because she's mad at me and thinks I lied and screwed her over, because Mike and I made the decision to take her out of daycare and put her in preschool starting next week.  Sigh.  Which in turn leaves me with 2 FULL days I need to work, but now can not.  Needless to say, I was extremely saddened, hurt, stressed and ticked off after this conversation with this woman.  While crying and drowning my sorrow in a little tub of Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, my friend Denise came to my rescue.  :)  Did you know that she and I are rappers?  Well, it's true.

Denise was talking about her memory and being old.  Which she isn't.  haha!  That is how our little rap got started.  OK... So, our Twitter rap went a little something like this - Break it down!  :)

@polkadotmoon Yo memory is Jello but so mello like a fellow that's yellow. HAAAAAAAAAA!!!

@sheyb like a mello yello PEEP! That I'ma gonna EAT!

@polkadotmoon You love em yellow peeps.they don't even say cheep cheep. Eating em makes me gag & weep. Then I wanna sleep in a jeep. HOLLA

@sheyb I would eat 'em in my sleep, in a jeep, even if they don't go PEEP. Hey, hey, ho, ho, can you say YELL-O ....PEEP. wurd.

@sheyb don't be sad, don't be blue, this gurl will get a laugh outta u! {who needs ice cream???} HEY!!

@polkadotmoon Yo! My name is Shey B. I have to go pee.Then come an find me.I'll be sippin gin n tea by the sea. Cuz I'm free! Holla back!

@sheyb too much shuga went thru my lips, straight to my hips and now I'm gonna dis.....DUNKIN' DONUTS that is. They want my dolla and I wanna holla. NO. but it just ain't so. wurd...

@polkadotmoon Yo! I'm the camera strap girl. And my hair don't curl. Ate so much ice cream i feel i gonna hurl. Goin crazy with a purl I'm in a funk so let's twirl. Me out! Holla!!!!! :)

@sheyb Holla to da dolla. bill that is. pdm out.

@polkadotmoon You're crazy in a town wit a clown wearin a frown lookin down on his gown sproutin nouns shootin rouns with no soun! Wurd up!

@sheyb Dis gurl go a runnin' cause she don't like no clown, with or without no frown, spurtin any kinda noun - SHE GO A RUNNIN! EEEKK! wurd

@polkadotmoon heya says the clown in a gown with a frown. Don't run little girl, I just shootin rouns of nouns with no souns to yaz.

@sheyb HOLLA FOR THE DOLLA on a street cornah yellin hey, ain't no clown gonna git me down, wearin no frown. babysittah. YO!

@polkadotmoon No going eeep says the clown. hop in my jeep wit yo peep and my sheep while we leap and go beap beap beap.

@sheyb now i ain't gonna sleep not cuz the sheep in my jeep or the yello peep, but the CLOWN - I go eeeeeek. wurd to the wise ole' owl.

@polkadotmoon we go up a hill it's steep and it's deep,but up ahead's that sittah sittin in a heep wait fo U to yell bleep bleep bleeeep! :)

@sheyb hey sittah ovr' there i ain't gonna stare or yell no more cause I just don't care. gotta bettah place to go so you and the clown can sit wit yo frown til all the world comes tumblin' down. we're outta here. wurd!

@polkadotmoon wurd to yo motha clown with a frown sittin with that sittah! Turnin my frown upside down and bustin this town! Peace!

Hilarity, I tell you!  Denise was successful in making me laugh  Not just laugh, but laugh so hard my stomach hurt, and my eyes watered.  The stress of 2 full days of not being able to work was momentarily forgotten and she was there to comfort me - through rapping.  Who said rap was a bad thing?  Well, not according to my fell rapper, PDM [polka dot moon/Denise] or myself, Shey to the B.  So yo!  Next time your friends are down, turn their frown upside down with a little rap. ;)


P.S.  Scroll down.  I have a favor in the post below.  :)

P.P.S.  The Winner of the Cocoa Dreamer Designs Giveaway is...... MICHELLE!  

Congrats!  Email me to claim your winnings!  Head on over to CDD today and pick out something totally awesome for yourself!!  You will not regret it!  I can promise that.

This post sponsored by Polka Dot Moon!!


Hello friends!!  Thanks for the lovely comments on the iSleeve!  You're all so nice.  Not to mention awesome!!  So.  Once again I have hit a wall.  I have no idea what to blog about - other than business stuff.  So I will start with that.  There is a new Couture available!  In my store now!

I adore this Couture!  It's so pretty!!!

I also have listed a new iSleeve!  Valentino style!!

I also have iPockets for cell phones now available too!!!  As always, if you want something custom, just let me know!  :)

You can request ruffles too.  :)  Email me!  All the above is available in my shop now.  Click here.  

OK, so will you help a girl out?  I need ideas on what to blog about!  HELP!  haha!  I have hit a rut and don't seem to know how to get out.  Seems like the busier I am the less brain space there is for an intelligent blog post.  So, how about this... You tell me what you are dying to read about? If you have questions, great!  Would love to answer them!  If you have an idea!  Leave it in the comments... pretty please.  Questions and ideas can be about whatever you want.  Seriously.  And, I'll be your best friend foreva for helping me!  ;)  Whenever I do this, it helps me so much, and so many idea begin to form.  That's what I love about you all!  You're all so inspiring!  So bring it on! :)

Have a great day!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hello iSleeve!

Got a new product to share really quick!  :)  Who has an iPad or is getting one?  My husband just got one, and I think I have finally decided that I want one... maybe I will get it today.  You think the Mac store will have one?  hehe.

Anyway!  I would like to introduce you to the newest *Shey*[B] product!  The iSleeve!  For now, I have it listed in Argyle, but as usual, I can make it in any fabric you want.  All iSleeves will be made with a minky lining that coordinates the fabric.  I will also be making an add on option called the "mini me" pocket.  The pocket will be for your iPhone or iTouch.  :)  They're for sale now in my shop, so get it while the gettin's good!  ha.  Again, if you want a different fabric, go ahead and shoot me an email with your request.

Also coming soon will be laptop sleeves, and iPhone/iTouch sleeves.  As well as point and shoot pouches too.  All in due time, peeps.

Also... not sure if I mentioned this here, but *Shey*[B] is being featured in an Australian FASHION MAGAZINE on April 21st!!  I am so excited!  :)  More details coming on that.

I was also asked to speak at a local conference about using social media to build your business.  That is on April 24th.  I am so nervous!!!!

How is your Friday?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Vlog With Jenn

So.  Jenn, the crazy hyper wonderful friend of mine, came over tonight and after much goofing around decided we should do a video blog.  Otherwise known as a vlog.  I haven't done one of these in at least 2 years.  The vlog is short, but sweet and fun.  :)  Hope you enjoy!

Fun, right?  I know we are totally silly!  But we have so much fun together!

Also.  I wanted to let you know how much my parents were touched by the lovely comments you left on my last post re: their 20th wedding anniversary.  Thank you so much for taking the time to leave them a little message.  It was truly touching to me to see how lovely you all are in wishing them a Happy Anniversary.  And, my mom emailed a sweet little message too:

To our wonderful daughter and all that left special posts wishing us a "Happy 20th Anniversary.  Thank you all so much!  May God bless you all richly.  May He also bless you all with wonderful spouses, many years of marriages, many children, many blessings and of course, many memories!  Thank you for adding to our special day!

God Bless you all and thank you darling daughter!  You are a gift!

Dad and Mom

Love you all!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

20 YEARS!!

I just had to stop in for a real fast celebratory post.

Today (yes, April Fools Day) is my parents 20th ANNIVERSARY!!!
My parents have been married for 20 years.
Say it with me TWENTY YEARS!
No, I am not younger than 20. haha! My dad adopted me when I was younger.
He has been in my life since I was 5.  He IS my dad.  I don't remember him as anyone other than my dad. :)  And oh do I love him.  And oh do I love my mom!

Mom.  Dad.  Thanks for being such a great marital example!  Mike and I strive to have a marriage as strong and fun as yours every day!!!  Here's to TWENTY more!  :)

Enjoy Savannah!

Love you!!

Friends... do me a big favor.  Leave a comment here for my parents.  They read my blog all the time.  Let's warm their hearts.  :)  Thanks!


:: Sponsor Giveaway :: Cocoa Dreamer Designs

Welcome our new sponsor Cocoa Dreamer Designs!!

Courtney makes some SUPER cute items.  I have an item from her and I LOVE IT!!!  You all need one!  :)  I use this one... to carry my tampons... What?  Can't you say tampons on a blog?  TAMPONS TAMPONS. Ok, I will stop now.  haha.  I have the one shown below...

But she makes things for moms on the go with their babies!  Or you can use a pouch for tampons like I do, or money, or whatever you want to put in a pouch... the possibilities are endless!  She also makes little baby snugglies, wash cloths and burp clothes!

Or... how about this beautiful tote??? It's just lovely.

Not only does Courtney work FULL time, but she has 2 kids and she has this business!  How amazing is she?  I think anyone who can do all that deserves an award of some type!

Courtney decided she wanted to give one of you a zippered pouch!!  So, that is what is up for grabs today!!!  And believe me... you need one, and you'll be so glad you have it!

Here is how to enter:

Go to Courtney's shop, Cocoa Dreamer Designs.  Come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item(s) is/are.

For extra entries:

Blog, Tweet and/or Facebook this giveaway
Follow Courtney on Twitter (you won't be sorry you did).
Make sure you check out Courtney's blog too!  

Purchase something from her shop before the giveaway is over.

Good Luck!!

If you would like to become a sponsor of Shey b, please email us at for inquiries or to sign up!