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Give-Away Extended
What Legos Do At Night
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Give-Away Extended

I decided to extend my Pumpkin Girl designs give-away through the weekend.  The new deadline is Sunday, December 4.  The winner gets to choose anything on our website, including the new items that I’ll be adding in the next few days.  More flowers, cute little felt appliques on hair clips and, if my supplies get here in time, bottle cap necklaces, key chains and magnets!

Details are here: Introducing Pumpkin Girl Designs


Pumpkin Girl Designs

Just in time for Cyber Monday, Pumpkin Girl and I have launched our new website. We are selling hand-crafted hair accessories…and more. It all started when I made Pumpkin Girl an elastic headband with silk flowers to match her ballet uniform leotard. Each level at her studio has a different color uniform, so while the girls are dressed exactly alike, they express their personality in their hair ornaments. They are allowed, and encouraged, to use a headband to keep the little wispy hairs off their face. And so an idea was formed and a business launched. We’ve got elastic headbands with three silk flowers like this one below, available in three colors of elastic and several flower choices. We’ve got flowers on clips in lots of different colors. Pumpkin Girl sticks them right next to her bun for class and tucked over her ear when her hair is down. We’ve even got some ribbon sculptures like this Nutcracker.

Within the week we’ll have the cutest little felt figures attached to snap clips. I can’t wait to share! And of course, you can’t have your own blog and your own internet business without having a give-away!! Go check out Pumpkin Girl Designs and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment and tell me which item we carry is your favorite. One lucky person will win the item of their choice! Follow the link to our Facebook page and “like” it, return here and tell me you did for an extra entry. Want more chances to win? Blog about our grand opening and leave me a link in the comments. Comments will close at 8 PM MST on Sunday, December 4. Winner will be announced on December 5.

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What Legos Do At Night

No doubt you’ve seen Lego mini-movies all over the web, but I think this one is my all-time favorite.  If you’re a “Les Miz” fan, you’ve got to check this out.  It’s one of my favorite Les Miz songs to sing.  I usually sing the part of Enjolras (he’s the brunette in the video with the red shirt and big sword).  I know I’m a girl, but I’m also part French and I’ve got leadership issues. As in, I’m always trying to be the one in charge.  And people actually follow me.  Scary.  The Mac and Cheese Chronicles, coming to a barricade near you.

So, with no further silliness…


I’ve been without internet access for almost two weeks now, since the base Temporary Lodging Facility(you us civilians call it a hotel) has a shocking lack of wifi.  Thanks to my friend Jenn, who let me sit in her backyard and use her wifi while she was out of town, I’m here to let you all know that our move has gone well so far.

The packers only took 2 days.  However, the movers took 14 hours, so the truck didn’t pull away from the house until 1:30 in the morning.  Good times.

Pumpkin Girl’s dance recital was a lot of fun and Phil and Boo had a grand time at Cub Scout camp.  Philip had his last day in uniform and we closed on our house.  Last night we sat along the Potomac and watched the fireworks, surrounded by good friends. This morning we said goodbye to our church family and the parish where our children received a total of 5 Sacraments.  The nice thing about Philip being in the choir was that we sung all of our favorite songs during mass.

Tomorrow we head out on a four day journey to our new home.

It’s  a surreal experience, saying good bye to friends and to the Army, but knowing we’re saying hello to our first home and civilian life.

I can hardly wait!

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