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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Winners and Prayers

Hey friends.  Happy Saturday to you.  I have some winners to announce, but I have a prayer request.  When I got this message from my friend I got teary eyed.  I am sure you all know who Erin of The Vintage Pearl is.  :)  She is such an amazing person.  Though I have never met her in person, I have been friends with her for almost 2 years.  She has help me a lot with my business, and as you know, her business is just booming.  I am so proud of her.  She has accomplished a lot.
Anyway.  I got a message from her this morning that her mom unexpectedly passed away yesterday morning.  I am so sad.  Losing a parent would be so hard.  I have cried for her, prayed for her, and sent messages to her letting her know she is in my thoughts and prayers.  Would you all mind going to her blog and leaving some love for her too?  Click here.  Let's show her lots of thoughts and love and lift her and her family (especially her dad) in prayers.  Thanks everyone!  Life is precious.

The winners are as follows.

Winner of the t-Shirts are:  Sydney & Jodi

Winner of the Couture is: Ashley!!

Hurray ladies!!  Email me your addresses!  :)

OK.  So regarding the t-shirts.  We are going to have them professionally printed.  So stay tuned for that!  :)  And the angel wing shirts... LOTS liked those.... haha!  The wings were printed on the back of my girls' shirts.  Someone had asked that.  IF you're interested in a wing shirt, let me know.  Depending on the amount of requests I might just list them in my store.  We will see, though.  There are a ton of other designs I want to try out too.  :)

I also listed some more new stuff! WOW!  ;)  Check it...

This Couture sold, but wanted to show you all anyway.  It was Twilight inspired.  haha.  Figured it was fitting since Eclipse comes out WEDNESDAY!!  Yep.  I am meeting some friends on Tuesday night for dinner and a seat at the midnight premiere!  :)

Navy Blue, White & Pink.  :)

And my newest favorite!  The Pleated Chain.  LOVING that green ruffle!!!

Yep!  All but the Couture are available in my store now!  :)  Click here.

OK.  I missed out on the aquarium with my hubby and girls today to catch up on orders, because I am behind.  Better get back to it!


Friday, June 25, 2010

New to *Shey*[B]!!

Hey everyone.  Stopping in at midnight after a VERY long day.  I might have stood in line for far too long to acquire a iPhone 4.  :)  But, enough about that... I want to show you a couple of new products.  I hope you'll be as excited about them as I am.  Cuz, they turned out fantastic.

Who has a point and shoot camera?  Well... how about a cute clutch to carry your point and shoot in?  You got it!!

I couldn't find my point and shoot camera, so it's not pictured with the clutch, but if you want one of these cuties for a PSP or a DS - well, those fit too... see Angelina's PSP below.  :)

I love this clutch.  It velcro's closed.  Super easy to just keep your camera in and when you need it it's there.  Of course, custom orders are welcome, so contact me for a custom fabric order.

Custom orders are also welcome for the next new product too.  Now, since the iPhone 4 is so new, there are no cases for it.  Until now that is.  Welcome the new Cell Phone Clutch!  How cute is this?!  But wait!  You do not have to have an iPhone to purchase!  Any cell phone fits.  :)

All you Ruffled L.C. Camera strap slipcover owners out there can match your cell phone clutch with your camera strap cover now!  Of course, like I said, custom fabric orders are definitely welcome!  What fabrics will you choose?

So, that's what's new!!!  Do you like?  They're in my store now - click here and here.  :)

Peace out homies!  

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - The Office

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

This was supposed to be posted on Monday. I am a total slacker!  ooopsie.  :)  I have been really busy, and part of that busyness is enjoying my little girls being home.  They returned last Friday.

I have decided that for me it's easier to keep with a theme for my Night Owls Tweet posts.  So this week the theme is tid bits of my office.  How crazy is it that this is already week 6 of doing this?  nuts!

A fraction of the orders sent in one day...

This shelf holds books I need to read ...

One of these days I will get my office all done.  But I do like the vintage things on this shelf.

Some of my current favorite fabrics.

This is the shelf that holds all of the books I have read.  I have read more than what is actually there.  I have sold some of the books and donated some to Mike's office's library.  :)  I have read almost 130 books in the last 1.5 years.  100 of those last year alone.

When I do decorate my office, it will be partly a New York theme.  :)  I will be going to New York at the beginning of August for a blog conference, and while I am there I plan on taking a lot of pictures to have printed/blown up for my office and my house.  I LOVE New York!  Oh and that picture is resting on my iPhone doc.  I play my music through my iPhone to the speakers.  And it charges my phone the whole time.  I love it.  That New York word art is from Red Letter Words.  Their shop is one of my favorites and is listed over there <----------------

And lastly.  Some orders ready to go to their new homes.  :)

Click here to see Kris' Night Owls Tweet post from last week.  Great pictures!!

How is everyone?  

I will be ending the giveaway for the Couture and the shirts tomorrow... so better hurry up.  IN the meantime I will be posting another giveaway here no later than tomorrow.  I am so so excited the owner of this company (who is also an AMAZING photographer) has offered to do a giveaway here.  Your mouths are going to drop.  Trust me.  ;)

Ta ta for now.  xo

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

First and foremost I want to thank my girls for a wonderful and memorable Father's Day.  You guys mean the world to me.  Breakfast was terrific, the bike ride was fun, the movie was funny and the massage was wonderful.

Being a "Daddy" is the single best experience in the world.  There is nothing like the feeling you get when you walk in the door and your kids coming running to meet you before your second foot even makes it across the threshold.  Watching the girls grow up and become little ladies is both rewarding and terrifying at the same time.  Every new experience they share with me makes so proud of them.  Hearing the excitement in their voices as they discover new things and the awe in the expressions as they unlock the mysteries of the world around them is what makes every day worth it.

With that comes the fear and questioning of "am I doing the right thing?", "am I teaching them the right lessons?" and "am I being a good father?".  I suppose all of these are common questions we all ask ourselves and it is days like today that put those fears aside.  Not that it is Father's Day, but more that today was no different than any other day (except maybe the fact I didn't have to make waffles for breakfast).

My children thought they were treating me "extra" special all weekend.  But what they don't realize is that this is how they treat me everyday.  This is how they make me feel every morning when I wake up.  Begging me to go for a bike ride, play with their dolls, go swimming and just spend every second with them let's me know they love me.  And, of course, I oblige, even if being the Prince means I am going to get eaten by a shark (yes that happened in the fairy tale today).

So thank you girls for not doing anything different today, but rather making me feel special and loved every other day of the year.

I love you,


Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day

I can't get enough of the umbrellas.  I know I posted it already, but  had to again.  I think I might have it printed and hang it up in my house somewhere.  It just makes me happy.  :)

Want to stop in and let you all know... this weekend only (starting now) I am offering 15% off your entire purchase for Father's Day.  Just enter FATHERSDAY at checkout.  ;)  Moms - go get yourself something special.... because why not?  Click here to head on over to my store.

My girls come home tonight!  Excited to hug and kiss their faces.

I got the prototypes back from the manufacturer.  They look GREAT!  It's a go!  I would say definitely by mid July my turnaround time will go down.  At least that is what I am hoping!  haha.  As always, I will let you know!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below this post to win a Couture or a t-shirt!

And... stay tuned sometime this weekend for a post written by my husband!!  Excited for that.

Have a great weekend, and dad's... Have a super great FATHER'S DAY!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

How about a Giveaway?

Haven't had a giveaway in a while!  Got a little burnt out after my birthday giveaway week.  :)

But, let's have one now, shall we?  What's up for grabs?  Hmmm...  Three things, my friends.  Three winners too.

First up... a Couture!

Next up.  I have 2 shirts to giveaway!  A size small and a size medium.  These shirts run big, so they really aren't true to the size they say they are.

Now.  A few weeks ago I splurged and got a Yudu Machine.  It's a screen printing machine, and it's so much fun once you get the hang of it.  :)  I made my girls each shirts that have wings on the back...

Anyway. I asked on Twitter if anyone would wear a *Shey*[B] shirt, and I got a ton of responses stating that YES!  They would wear it.  Photographers said they'd wear them on shoots, friends said they'd wear them whenever, etc etc.  So, here we are.  I made some *Shey*[B] shirts!  Want one?

The green one shows the front and the turquoise one is showing the back.  :)

I am going to make this simple for you.  All you have to do to win 1 of the 3 items is leave a comment.  Let me know if I should sell *Shey*[B] shirts in my store too would ya?  So 1 person will win the Couture and 2 people get a shirt.  Their choice... turquoise or green.

I will pick a winner sometime next week.

Ready?  Set?  GO! 

Good luck!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Vegas.

Another blog post!  I like it!  :)

I sat on my couch tonight and made myself edit pictures.  I am so consumed with orders that so many things, including my blog become an after thought.  I don't mean for it to be that way.  But it is what it is.  I am trying to be better about it.  My girls come back on Friday, so I won't have the time I have now.  I am trying to take advantage of that!

So... how about more pictures from Vegas?  :)

I loved the Venetian!  It was like I walked out of Vegas and into Italy.  

I about died over these umbrellas hanging in the mall of the Venetian.  
I just LOVED them!!!

Then there were the dolphins at The Mirage.  :)  I adore dolphins.  I mean.  How could you not?!

I want to swim with dolphins.  Maybe one day.  :)

The Mirage also has many other exotic animals.  Tigers, Alpacas, Lions, a panther and more!  So amazing to see these WHITE lions there.  Of course they also had white tigers there as well.  So baby tigers too.  So adorable.  Unfortunately all of the other animals besides the lions were too far away or behind something for me to get a picture.

And here is a ginormous bridge they are building over the Hoover Dam.  This bridge was just huge.  I can't even express the sheer bigness of it.

That's all for now!!

How is your week so far, my friends?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Behind the Scenes

I have been super busy.  How about you?  My kids come home THIS Friday!  Wow!  Where does the time go??  Seems like just yesterday I was flying them out to stay with my parents.  Then there was Vegas, and dinner with friends, and work and more work and work some more.  ;)

I thought it might be fun to see a little behind the scenes of *Shey*[B]... whatcha think?  I swear my office is never going to be complete because I haven't even finished decorating it yet... but one day, right?  It will likely be the day we move into a new house that I ever finish it.  haha.

Here is one of my cute assistants.  Say hello to Anne. :)  Her sister also works for me too.  But she is in FIJI at the moment on a missions trip.  No, I do not feel sorry for her.  FIJI?!  Hello!  Wish I was there!  haha!!  I love these girls!  They work very hard, and do all they can to make my life easier.  

So, that's a TEENY peek into my daily grind.  I think I will do a Behind The Scenes series, actually.  Whatcha think?

Here is a sneak of a *Shey*[B] photoshoot I did a couple of weeks ago.  As soon as I can find time to edit pictures I will show you more.  :)

Her eyes are STU*NNING!

More later!  Peace out.  ;)