Friday, April 29, 2011

This is AMAZING!!!!

Okay, still REALLY busy, but hoping to finish up
my 26 Letters in 26 Days real soon.
In the meantime, my question is...

She's more athletic than the players, apparently!

Wow. Thanks for stopping by and
SORRY I've been so out of touch!
I really do have some exciting new products
and news to share!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some Days...

are like this! OMG, watch this video
and don't worry, it has a happy ending!

I've been incredibly busy...had to have 11 different
items ready for a promotion yesterday.
We have some brand-new things
for moms and for boys...will
be posting them soon for you to see!

My portfolio is also due at school.
I'm national board certified, but I
gotta prove I can teach **wink**.

I feel like the momma duck,
trying to keep it together!
OH and by the way,
M is for Momma Duck!

Monday, April 25, 2011

We Have a WINNER!!

I purposely did not advertise this giveaway much at all, in order to give some of my more loyal readers a chance to win. So without further ado, our koozie winner is JEN:

Jen said...
It's so hard to choose, because I like so many of your items! I'm going to say the sister and brother dress/onesie set is my favorite, although I'm really thinking I may need to get a koozie! :)

Wish granted, Jen!
Thanks to everyone for reading and taking the time to comment!

OH, PS - I have been a really busy bee lately and should have LOTS of pictures to show you real soon! Brand-new items for MOMS and little BOYS!! Wooo hoooo!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Toxic "Friends"

Did the title catch your attention?
Well good, but first, CLICK HERE to enter our
Monogrammed Water Bottle Giveaway!

I was thinking yesterday about how very blessed I am to have such great friends. (And NO, I wouldn't trip them if the zombies chased us, LOL!) My friends are people I can count on...people who are ALWAYS there with an ear to listen when I need to rant (who, me?) and a joke to make me laugh when I'm sad.

But it wasn't always that way.

Way back when our sons were little, I became friends with the mom of one of their playmates. She and I spent a lot of afternoons together, chatting while the boys played. At first it was fine, but as time went on, I realized that I always felt WORSE after spending an afternoon with her.
But no, it really wasn't like the picture above.
THAT would have been easy... she was way more subtle. She just slid in sly, snide little comments... little 'zingers' that made me feel bad and played over and over in my head, accompanied by little comebacks that I WISHED I'd said.
(Let me just interject that people who didn't know me then
are probably sitting there with their mouths hanging open
after reading that last paragraph. What can I say?
I was young and nonassertive. This would NOT happen to me now.)

Anyway, when my friend started needling our younger son (who was 5 years old at the time) under the guise of joking around, that was the beginning of the end for our "friendship". I'd like to tell you that I up and told her off. But I was young and gutless sweet, so I took a more cowardly route. I was never "home" when she called and I stopped returning her phone calls. She eventually got the hint and stopped calling. They moved away a few months later, and that was that.

Well, I promised you a more thought-provoking post and I hope this fit the bill. What about you? Anyone you've said GOOD RIDDANCE to?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Well, we all know there are not many words that start with X.
So how about these 2 pics?:
Yikes. Alright, off to bed. I'll try to do better next time.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


That's not today's letter...that's me snoring!! I know I promised you an intriguing post, but I'm exhausted and I'm hitting the hay!

Since we won BOTH of our categories in the Boutique Challenge Group's Mother's Day Challenge, (YAYYYYYYYYY it is SO EXCITING!) we need to have 11 different items prepared for Tuesday night's Comment Game. (I probably should explain that, but as I said, I'm TIRED, LOL.) In addition, we need another 6 different items for Thursday's Comment Game.

And tomorrow is school...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

C is for CUTE!

Isn't our new baby set that we made as a gift for a friend just the CUTEST thing?!
There's a monogrammed onesie, bib, burpie
and paci leash.
We think a set of four coordinating baby items
would be a great baby shower gift for a
family member or close friend.

This was truly a labor of love...
the little island and especially the little map took FOREVER.
For that reason, we'll be offering the set with matching designs...
in this case, it will be the pirate alphabet letter (like the 'O' on the onesie).
We also have these designs available:Whaddya think? Cute??
Thanks for stopping by.
And ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, for goodness sake! LOL
Pop in tomorrow for a more thought-provoking,
non-26 Letters in 26 Days post...

Friday, April 15, 2011


Don't forget to enter our monogrammed water/soda bottle giveaway!
CLICK HERE for how to enter!

And now, for our 26 Letters in 26 Days post...N!

Apparently, that's a Nielsen machine...
you know, the TV ratings people?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

D is for...

Before I explain that...I am so excited because the

starts today and I'm invited! Why should YOU care? LOL Because all 17 of the participating blogs are hosting giveaways! OH NOW you're interested, right?! Well, read all the way down and you'll find a link to the other 16 blogs and their awesome giveaways!

Okay, so the DRINK thing is MY giveaway!
I'm giving away one of THESE:to hold your DRINK (water bottle or soda bottle) in style!
Winner's choice of fabric and thread color...


1. "LIKE" my Facebook page, then come back and leave a comment on this post with your Facebook username.

2. Go browse through my Etsy store (don't forget page TWO!), then leave a comment on this post to tell me which is your favorite item of my 40+ items.

The winner will be chosen at midnight on April 24 via the random number generator. Remember, your comment must be on this blog post in order to win. I'll post the winner the next morning.

Here's the April Smiles link - please go visit everyone and tell them
Soggy Bottoms Baby Duds sent ya!
Good luck in the giveaways and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Today's 26 Letters in 26 Days post is K: for kids, kindergarten and Kong. Although I teach kindergarten, several years ago I created a program for 4th and 5th kids at our school called Achievers "R" Leaders (ARL). [I got the idea for my program from Jennifer in Ohio, who is a friend of my great friend, Darlene.]

Please allow me to shamelessly brag on my kiddos by posting this video. This is on local TV 3 times a day all week. I HATE cameras (my profile picture is my cat, Kong), so the making of this video was more than a tad painful for me. But I was SO PLEASED with how it turned out, because the producer really captured the essence of ARL.

Woo hooo! My kids ROCK!! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

G is for Grouchy

I'm so tired and crabby I can't even stand myself!
I'm off to bed and will be back,
hopefully tomorrow, with a better attitude.
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with a grouch!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Off to bed! Thanks for stopping by!

L is for LATE

Sorry I'm late...a day late and a dollar short, LOL! I am in a challenge at Boutique Challenge Group (I'll post the link at some point) and was up REALLY late getting that together. Our 26 Letters in 26 Days post today is all about the letter L.

L is also for LOVIE.
Check out our 4-Square Lovie...available in our Etsy store
and introductory priced! Obviously, this version would probably appeal to girls, but we have
LOTS of fabrics and could do a boys' verion as well.
Checkerboard design on the front, with adorable cotton monkey fabric
and satiny hot pink coordinating fabric...
And the plushest, cuddliest fabric EVER on the back!

Sadly, my spring break has drawn to an end
and it's off to work (school) I go. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


First, THANKS to everyone who entered my giveaway!!!! I think I'm getting addicted to the comments with suggestions for new items. There have been SO many great ones - some are things I've never even thought of!! I'm logging the suggestions into a file in case Blogger suddenly decides to crash permanently one day.
The random number generator picked comment #12, Susan S!
Susan, please email me so I can get started on your custom wine sleeve!!

Now, for everyone OTHER than Susan, don't lose heart...I'm participating in a blog party starting on Thursday and I'll be having another giveaway as part of that! Stay tuned and again, a HUGE thanks to all who entered.

I'm so glad you stopped by! Tomorrow is my "day off" from the 26 Letters in 26 Days post, so I'll be posting some ultra-cute baby items I just finished whipping up! See you soon!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

P is for...PRISON

This is my new home.

And I sure hope you'll visit me. I'm hoping Marlene will bake me some cute cupcakes that look like hamburgers.
Too bad they'll be too small for her to hide a file in...

What am I blathering on about? Well, if you've followed my blog for a while, you may remember my last almost-brush with the law. You would think I'd have learned better, but you would be wrong.

It all started innocently enough...a fellow teacher at my school asked if I could do some bibs and burpies for her relative. Monkeys on one set...that's all good.But for the other set, she asked me to recreate the NC State logo.
Well, hmmm, I could TRY and I sure do love a challenge. So I made this:
Came out pretty good, right? So what's the problem?
Well, after I was finished, I looked at the picture of the logo again and that's when I noticed that little dot at the bottom right.
Truly, I couldn't see it and maybe you can't, either.
It's THIS:
Hey, at least I'll get a snazzy new haircut.

And maybe make some new friends.
Thanks for stopping by!
And if I haven't been apprehended by late tonight,
I'll use the random number generator to choose a winner in our
Still time to enter!

Friday, April 8, 2011

W is for...

The winner will be chosen tomorrow,
so if you still haven't entered...go do it! LOL
To enter, "LIKE" our Facebook fan page, then
come back and leave a comment HERE.

If you don't do Facebook, just leave a comment HERE
to suggest a new product you'd love to see me create.

So today's 26 Letters in 26 Days post is all about W.
CLICK HERE if you missed the explanation. Hope you enjoy!

Glad you stopped by!