Thursday, June 5, 2014

The journey continues...

NY NOW 2014
It's been 2 years since our last post!  Crazy!  Wow, does time go by fast!  Our last post was all about taking our first leap into the wholesale market.  What a crazy leap it was!  I don't even remember what that first booth looked like, but I remember it was an amazing experience!
We have now done several gift show, NY, Vegas, even Japan!  (above is our last booth at NY NOW in February)  We are so thankful for all the support we have received as this dream comes true!  We are gearing up again for NY NOW in August!  We thought it was the perfect time to get this blog going again and take you along for the ride!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NYIGF Here we come!!!!

I can't believe we're taking the leap, but here we go! My first thought was..."They said yes?" My second thought was "HOLY #@!# they said yes!" I'm super excited, but I have a ton of work to do and I'm not sure how to get it all done.
Here's a peak of what my booth looks like now...How will it look in January? Still asking myself that question!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's been a long time!

Wow, it has been a long time since I've posted anything...Life has been very busy! We have another beautiful little girl!
Phoebe Clinton Briggs, she was born on August 17th. 6lb 3oz, 20 inches...and a whole lot of sweet snuggly love!
Phoebe is now 3 months old and I think Ellie has started to understand she is here to stay! She loves her sister and it's amazing to watch the bond begin.
I love my family!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Backyard Fun!

water table...


I even got to cut bibs outside...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dresses, Dresses and MORE Dresses!

I'm beginning to think that making dresses is my new favorite thing. I just can't get enough of them...Here is the BEGINNING of my Spring/Summer line...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What do you do with those yucky bananas???

My mother is so sweet, she comes every Wednesday to watch Ellie so that I can catch up on orders. Every time she comes she brings Ellie a bunch of bananas. Ellie LOVES bananas, but I always seem to have one or two left the following week and my mom ALWAYS comes with more. So I decided to mash them up and try to make something other than banana bread. I looked through a few recipes and one from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook caught my eye, but I didn't have oat bran nor did I have enough here is what I did, believe it or not, they came out great! I just had to share...

Makes 12 Banana Oat Muffins

1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of Quaker oats ground in a food processor
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
About 2 1/2 or 3 whole RIPE bananas mashed
1/2 cup of fat-free milk
1/8 cup of pure maple syrup (I'm a sucker for the Vermont maple syrup)
1/8 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of veggie oil
and a hand full of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 400F. Lightly spray a muffin tin with the baking spray with flour.
In a bowl, stir together the oats you ground in your food processor(see picture), flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and set aside.
In another bowl, stir together the egg, banana, milk, maple syrup, honey and oil.
Then add it to your flour mixture, just until moist, it will be lumpy and thick kind of like a cookie batter, fold in your chocolate chips (see picture).
Divide into your muffin tin and bake for 12-15 ,minutes...take it out when the tops are golden brown and a knife our toothpick comes out clean.
YUMMY!!! You have a fun healthy breakfast or brunch muffin. Ellie and Gene could not get enough of them, and neither could my neighbor!!

I hope you like them too!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My sick little girl…

We made it almost 15 months before she got sick, poor little thing. I must say though with her cute little red cheeks and her runny nose I gave her whatever she wanted today, and so did Daisy (the dog)! She gave me all I wanted today too, lots of snuggles, attempted smiles behind the teary eyes and she even fell asleep in my arms, that hasn't happened for months. I didn't want to put her down, it was so yummy! Of course I want her to feel better, but there is something really sweet and endearing about a sick child.