Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Misty's Mystical Jewelry

   Who doesn't love bling?? I LOVE me some bling! especially when it's cute, affordable and meaningful. That is exactly what I found at . I found an adorable pair if earrings that spoke to my heart and i knew they were meant for me....
These earrings are so special to me. They are teal. Teal is the color of the Ovarian Cancer awareness ribbon. for my friends you already know about Marla, for my fans, here is a short story. My stepdaughter Marla lost her life to ovarian cancer on October 12, 2008. Not only was she my stepdaughter she was my best friend, and I am forever changed for the better from having known her. I wear these earrings in honor of her. They are a beautiful symbol of remembrance and awareness.
   These earrings measure just one inch long, they have great detail without being big and clunky, they are an accessory not a fashion statement. These earrings cost me $7.00 shipped! Can you believe that? Such an awesome deal! And for every pair purchased $1.00 is donated to Saint Jude's Children Hospital.
they are made with  Czech glass faceted beads, Glass pearls and silver plated parts.
   There are a lot of things to find at Misty's shop, she can work wonders with wire! I have been lusting after this for a month now....Soon the precious will be mine
How awesome is this!! It's called the tree of life. It's a pendant that can be totally customized, you can pick the wire color and the color of the crystals to match birthstones. This is a beautiful necklace and a very popular item!
   Earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, even purses! At you are sure to find something perfect for you!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sweet Lil' Mama

For those of you who know me from my Facebook page you know that I am a HUGE fan of Sweet Lil' mama, Alex is the reason that I started Krafted by Kari. I am so happy that my very first review is going to be of a brand new item she is now carrying, still in the tester stage I am happy to announce the arrival of the Pillow Case Dress!!

This Is my darling 2 and a half year old Ruby, sporting a SLM original with a matching SLM rosette headband.! I am SO very impressed with the work, not only did Alex have the dress made and mailed in 2 days, the craftsmanship is awesome! Unlike traditional pillow case dresses, the straps are made from the material of the dress itself instead if ribbon. I like this idea because I find that tying and untying ribbon over and over again makes the ribbon look old, wrinkled and used, not to mention using a solid color for the straps takes away from the dress as a whole. Another thing about the straps I love is the fact that they are fixed to the dress, they won't slide off out if your little one tugs on it! I have a romper with loose ribbon straps and 3 times I've had to use a pencil to thread the ribbon back through.

here is a close up of the top quality stitching on the dress, it's very straight, very clean and I love the color!. Another awesome feature of this dress is the neckline, it's elastic! i love that feature because my daughter changes her clothes often and with traditional dresses I am worried that she will pop the stitches when trying to get her arms through the neck hole. With the elastic I don't have to worry about her mid day wardrobe changes. The great thing about a pillow case dress is that it grows with your daughter! Not only can it be worn year round (simply pair with leggings and a long sleeve shirt in the cold weather) thanks to the adjustable straps it can be worn as a shirt when it gets too short for a dress. Pillow Case dresses were so named because they used to be made from actual pillow cases is, the technique has evolved over the years and transformed into something awesome, With the millions of fabric choices, the possibilities are endless!

Ahh, the Rosette, who knew a scrap of material wrapped up into a flower could be so beautiful and popular! Rosettes are all the rage right now and you can see why! Babies, children, teens, and adults can ALL wear these cute little accessories. Alex has such an eye for these little beauties, her color combos and the bling she adds to them make them very unique. I was lucky enough to get this little bundle of awesomeness along with the dress, and they match perfectly! I was worried that Ruby may destroy the headband but it is very durable, unlike some Rosettes, Alex glues hers every inch of the way for added stability, then secures the back with coordinating felt. These rosettes can be attached to a variety of things, headbands, bobby pins, alligator clips, snap clips and even made into broaches!

   Overall I am so very impressed with everything about the dress and the headband. The colors are amazing, the craftsmanship is beautiful and durable. I am happy to be an owner of one of these cute dresses and I will be ordering more! I urge you to check out Sweet Lil'mama on facebook at  Not only does she make dresses, she also makes blankets, hair accessories, baby leg warmers, bow ties, and jewelery. You will always find something you HAVE to have, and you will NEVER be disappointed!

And so it begins

After much deliberation, I have decided that my opinion matters! That being said I will now be doing reviews of items I receive from other WAHM (Work At Home Moms). I am very excited about this new path I am taking. I receive so many items from other shop owners that I would like to showcase them, dedicate a little more than just a status update and a shout out too. For now the items that I review will be ones that I have paid for or have won from Facebook games..It is my hope that one day shops will send me items for the soul purpose of writing a review. I will ALWAYS be honest in my opinions and critiques, I will not play favorites. What you will get here is MY opinion, and like I said before..My opinion matters! lol