Friday, November 20, 2009


After my sister's professional engagement session, I had spotted
this garage spot I really liked, and had them pose for me, for just a few more.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stellajade's Cutie Patootie Headbands

This past weekend at the Farmer's Market.
I debuted my headband line.
I've been wanting to expand into this for so long.
Finally after almost a year, I've done it.
(now we'll see how long it takes to get my handbag line going,
I've at least got my sketches and my eye on some fabrics...)

Cutie Patooties.
Mostly it's my own design of a 4 petal flower.
But I'm also including bows and feathers.
And doing a few for Christmas
to have at the market next weekend.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My first gift this Christmas.

Megan was the one who made me more aware
of the desperate need for water, and introduced us to this organization.

4500 mothers bury their children every day
due to contaminated water.
This is an astounding, heartbreaking number.

For a fraction of what Americans 
spend during the holidays

 the whole world could be 
equipped with clean water.

All donations go directly to the non profit
charity:water, who will in turn take 100%
to clean water solutions in West Africa.

Just 10 dollars will give life-saving clean water 
to one African for 10 years.

For less than what we spend 
on a fast food meal for 2
We can change a life for 10 years!

$5000 drills a well for an entire village.
Let's join as a blogging community 
and build a well in Africa!

Make this your first gift this Christmas Season.

Julie said it best:
"$10 is hardly a sacrifice for me. 
But I know with all of my heart, that $10 will be
by far the best money that I will spend this Christmas season."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Texas State Fair Day 2. Part 1.

My family has a tradition of going to the fair.
Every year. Mom, dad, me and little sister Liz.
I think we've missed maybe a year of my 26 years.
And of course we've added our significant others
and now my little girl.

We  have always grabbed donuts and drinks before hand
And gather at the Lagoon as early as we can manage.
This year, that wasn't until almost noon
because of the dart insanity. And the UT OU game.
Fun Fun Fantastic Times.

"It's crazy in here"

In the hole.

Mashed in-between UT and OU fans

Kenzie was passed out in the next car in Opa's arms.

Finally at the Lagoon.
Way past donut and milk hour.

Knock Knock.

The little hands farm.

They pick up fruits, veggies, wool, feed the chickens etc.
Then they're given a play dollar when they 'sell' their findings at the market
and get to pick a little snack with the dollar. She got fruit snacks.


Cora's Playground Dedication.

This bit of picture sharing is way overdue.
very sorry.

Heather and I slept in the gorgeous playroom
during our stay at Megan's.

Packed seeds in adorable little pouches
sunday afternoon before the dedication.

341 balloons were passed out and released
Each one representing the number of days
of precious Cora's too short life.

Cupcakes and icepops were passed out
And everyone got to spend some time
chatting and hanging out on the playground.

The playground turned out to be more than
I think anyone could have ever dreamed.

And the sign.... so amazing.

The dedication was so bittersweet.
Perfect. &

Baby Janey all dressed her Cora dress
for dinner at Jess's Mom's house.

These ladies are amazing.
Jess and her family and the strongest, sweetest most welcoming people
I've met in my life.

The next day, we sadly had to leave
and head back to our own families.

But before we left Megan took us to Sugar Sisters
It was cute, yummy and fun to spend those last few minutes
chatting with the girls.