Thursday, July 30, 2009

Face to face with our first 'time-out'....

Miss Kenzie had her first time out today.
Well, her first 'real' time out.
I tried twice in the past couple of months,
but struggled with how to make her sit there
and understand it.

Her doctor talked through it with me at her last appointment.
Gave me some good advice and suggestions
Everyday, I have hoped we maybe wouldn't have to
put these suggestions into action just yet.

Today, though... it became very clear that
a stern no, and then little taps on the hand
were no longer swaying her decisions.

The final warning came and went.
And time out started.
Ugh, I hate it.
I hate hearing her cry, seeing those tears
stream down her face.
Breaks my heart.
But I knew I had to be firm, I have to set limits.

After about the 8th time of putting her back on her mat
she got up for the final time...
"Kenzie Hope you are in time out, sit back down"
She sulked back over and sat down and didn't move
until I went over after her minute was up
went over why she had to sit there, and
asked her to please not do it again.
Asked her for a kiss, and play resumed.

Whew. I'm just happy it didn't take the whole day
as I had anticipated.

Don't get me wrong, I knew it wouldn't be easy,
but discipline is tough.
I much prefer loving on her, playing dress up, and play food with her.

I love you more than you may ever understand, Princess.
Let's try to keep the time-outs to a bare minimum.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Coming soon...

I have also just recently bought my domain
and started work on my own site through Big cartel....
I'm working slowly on adding pieces to my site,
as well as keeping my etsy shop up to date.
I'm super busy, but having the BEST time.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things that make my heart happy...

A silly girl...

A very patient dog.

& gorgeous flowers from my hubby today.

And a special few set aside for miss Kenzie.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My mom surprised me with...

this lovely yellow train case...

A very close resemblance to the one I featured in my previous post.
Same color, same brand.

My mother has had it stored away in her closet for many years,
and wasn't aware that I've been itching to have one
for months and months now...
but then saw my blog, and dug it out for me.

Thanks mom.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vintage Suitcases at jessjamesjake

At jessjamesjake you'll find lots of vintage pretties.
I stopped in because of Jess's vintage train and suitcases.

Aren't these lovely?

I think that last round suitcase has to be me top fave!

Jess also sells vintage clothing, accessories, and house wares.
And lives in New York with hubby James and her dog Jake
...hence her shop name :) Too cute.

For more check her out at
her etsy shop:

All pictures are copyright of jessjamesjake.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Days spent on the beach.

Florida Faves No.3

We spent a few lovely days on a secluded beautiful island
bathing in the sun, floating in the ocean, taking walks,
and searching for sand dollars.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Meet Chloe

...a new addition to the shop:

    My "Happy Birthday America" Sale 
is still running & going through July 8th.
   Free shipping to the US & Canada
   & 15% off everything in the shop :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

First Evening in PCB

Florida Faves No.2

We arrived to our hotel in Panama City Beach
sometime in the early evening,
and after checking in, we headed down the pier
to the 'private island' at our hotel.

This private spot was in the bay,
so even though the beach area was nice,
the water was another story...
filled with seaweed & kinda smelly.

Lime's on the pier, served food and drinks
and had live music in the late evening.

Sister & her Mikey.



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brand Spankin' New!

After vacation, it seems that it just always
takes a bit of time to get back in the groove of things.

But, I'm finally back in stride and am adding
2 new lovely additions to the shop today!

A beautiful vintage style buckle bracelet:

& a Necklace of beautiful vintage charms.