Steve and I are so excited to announce that the Mod Melter is finally here!!! It took a ton of blood, sweat and tears to get this awesome tool to market! The behind the scenes help from the whole team at Plaid has made this possible. We are so grateful to HSN who is sponsoring the LAUNCH! March 9th, I'll be live on HSN at 3PM EST. I have my outfit half picked out and still have some samples to make! I hope you can tune in and check out our new Mod Melter! xo Cathie
Steve and I are super excited to be attending CHA for our 10th YEAR! Holy Cow time flies when you are covered in glitter and Mod Podge. We are super excited for this show because we have new products that are launching and we will FINALLY have some big scoop for the Mod Melter!
If you are attending CHA, please pop by the Plaid booth and say hi! We will be doing Wish Jar "make and takes" all day long!
It was May 28th, 2014 and we got our second life changing call.... It was from our Agency. We were told that Miss S had a Big Sister and she needed a forever home. It was a tailspin of panic that set in, a flurry of calls to our family/friends and then a ton of tears. We said, "YES!" ~ and then the process of becoming a forever family for Miss D begun.
It would be 4 months before Miss D arrived at our home. 4 very long months. It was a roller-coaster ride (and one that is not for the faint of heart). I had many moments of anger and frustration while we waited for her arrival. We had many false starts and setbacks due to things that were beyond our control.
We squeezed in another crib!
We had just a few hours notice..... It was 2 days before her second birthday when the doorbell rang. It was Miss D in the arms of our adoption/social worker. She was beautiful. She was scared. She was ready. We were ready. I can't and won't go into the details of her condition upon arrival and the things that we discovered in the first week. I will say that it was sobering and something I never want to see again. So we will be the change.
The good news is that she was loved in her previous home.... no doubt about it....she was loved and cuddled. so she doesn't have attachment issues. She calls us Mommy and Daddy and has since day one. They were new words to her so it was a natural transition. Yesterday was the two-month anniversary of Miss D's arrival. She and Miss S. are more than sisters.... they are best friends and the good news is that have been united and will grow-up together and (fingers-crossed) be adopted together. She is adjusting to her new home.....and new adventures!!
She traveled with me on an airplane to a wedding in Texas
where she got to meet Foster Grandpa and Grandma (Cathie’s Parents) She also has a local Foster Grandma (Eddie’s
Mom) who spends time with both girls each Tuesday and Thursday plus
weekends.In November, her other
Foster Grandma (Cathie’s Mom) will arrive from Florida to meet her and see Miss S.She is getting very close
with her new Aunts and Uncles too.
She has attached to some toys.She especially loves her baby-doll and she pretends to feed
the doll and plays “mama” with the doll.She has made some friends.Her cousin Tucker and her are becoming very close and she is very social
with kids and adults.
We have done many things since she arrived and she has
bravely done so many firsts.... including taking a BATH. Yep - baths were a first for her!
went swimming in a roof top pool, she went on an airplane, she goes on the
swing and slides now, she has been to a kids party, she went to the zoo, she
went to a museum, she visited the fair and she has toured the trains at travel town.
Her vocabulary and memory is very advanced and she excels at
puzzles and games.She loves
reading books and singing songs.
She is a very bright, caring, giving and loving little
girl.She gives giant kisses and
hugs.I’m not sure how to describe
it but, it is like she has always been with us.She and Miss S are so amazing together.Last night Miss D taught Miss S how to
climb up the kitchen stair.It was
amazing to watch.
November we will be having a birthday party for both the girls. We
decided to wait until Miss D was settled to celebrate her 2nd.
We have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate. Hopefully if we can get their court schedules to line up both sister can be adopted on the same day!
I'm here. If you have questions send me a line! There are so many foster children who need forever families. I happy to share our story with you.
Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of www.mamiverse.com for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
I have posted a few times about the new Huggies diapers. I was sent sample to test out and we loved them and so did little Miss S. The Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers (only available at Costco) were leak proof and seemed super comfy for our little princess. We are using a size 3 for Miss S and they work great.
I am so thrilled (pinch pinch) to host a giveaway for one $50 Costco Cash Card, Of course, it would be wonderful for the winner to use that gift card to buy Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes (only available at Costco), but (s)he can really use that money on whatever (s)he wants!
The giveaway is super easy to enter, I have installed a Rafflecopter widget below and you have lots of opportunities to enter! Remember, anyone can enter (even if you don’t have a little one in diapers), so pass this along to your friends! It will count as an entry for you if you do!
Plus Up Your Care - try Huggies® Snug &Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes, only at Costco.
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We are so excited about our new DIY Jewelry line, Jewel Pop Shop! This line is exclusively at Michaels Craft Stores and is only available in a select amount of stores for the moment. (Fingers crossed it will be nation wide soon!!)
It’s a 1,2,3 program and all you need to know how to do is glue and jumpring!
1161 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714-1165
6001 Argyle Forrest Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244-6127
501 N Orlando Ave, Suite 135, Winter Park, FL 32789-7313
831 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207-1433
1940 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, GA 30253-5959
211 Robert C Daniel Jr Pkwy, Augusta, GA 30909-0800
2374 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451-9533
150 W Lowry Ln, Ste 170, Lexington, KY 40503-3008
555 Hubbard Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201-3810
12641 Ocean Gateway, Ste 200, Ocean City, MD 21842-9594
60 25th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5557
410 State Rte 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936-3552
11119 E 71st St S, Tulsa, OK 74133-2550
3759 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA 15146-2125
1645 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-6507
2901 E Hwy 114 Ste 100, Southlake, TX 76092-6694
20626 I-45 N, Spring, TX 77373-2925
1019 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598-4047
255 E Basse Rd, Ste 120, San Antonio, TX 78253
3565 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221-1301
Call Michaels Customer Service # if you want Jewel Pop in your local store.