surprises, giveaways, and craft parties!

how was everyone’s long weekend? one extra day feels SO incredible. the world definitely needs more 3 day weekends.
my sister is here for the summer! she goes to dental school in dallas and this is the only summer she’ll be able to come back.
her arrival yesterday was a complete surprise to my mom.  it was super cute.
my mom gets so excited when she comes home.  i used to surprise her when i went to school in austin, and now sandy constantly surprises her when she comes home unannounced!
a few more memorial day shots ๐Ÿ™‚
  buster is reflecting my exact feelings about visiting my parents.
Two more things!! Thursday is having a sponsor giveaway on her blog. Make sure you check it out!
I’ve got a couple items up for grabs! [yes, my name is mispelled…temporarily ๐Ÿ™‚ ]

And, as a member of Etsy Houston, I’d like to share with my fellow Houstonians information about

On June 18th at 8pm we’re having an Etsy Craft Party! ๐Ÿ™‚
[sponsored by Sew Crafty and Saint Arnold Brewing Company!]
I posted all the information on the Etsy Houston Blog – so please click on over there and check it out!
[and houstonians: please mention it on twitter, or your blog, or facebook!]



  1. Okay, I 'm not going to lie to you–I am commenting because I'm entering the thursday giveaway. BUT I have been to your blog many times and just never comment because I figure you have so many followers you wouldn't notice anyway. Hope you're doing well.

  2. Yay for surprise visits! I have yet to successfully surprise my parents, I'm not very good at hiding things ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. How cute is that series of photos with your sis n mom?! Soooo adorable. I love resting at my folks' house too – it's just the perfect, most comfortable place ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. jennifer – isn't it crazy? i was away for 4 years, i come back, and she goes away!
    hanna – we got that our whole lives! we're only 1.5 years apart.
    paige – haha you're silly. i try and respond to every comment i receive because i truly appreciate when i leave a comment and get a response ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for leaving one ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. cara – if i plan something too far ahead i'm the same why! it slips out all the time.
    kara – seriously! i was editing them and got a little teary at how sincerely excited my mom gets when we come visit ๐Ÿ™‚
    laura – thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ thursday is awesome!

  6. Looks like you had a great time!
    …love the funny faces XD

    BTW thanks! for adding my button *yay!*

  7. wonderful surprise to your mom..
    I am here from my girl thursday, I am happy to find your wonderful blog..:)

  8. Hey there! Just found you via Thursday's blog. Love the dinosaurs in your store! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I found you through Thursday's blog, and I must say, I'm glad I did! Thanks for the giveaway, and I'm adding you to my daily blog follow!

  10. annika – me, too!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    alycia – thank you!
    stacie – it was! and my mom is still enjoying it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    betsabe – hugs to you from texas ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I love long weekends too! That's great that your sister surprised your mom! Kind of sweet too ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Love your blog! And you have a very nice shop. I especially like the Mustachasaurus Brooch and the pouch in your giveway.

    Marie ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. jen – thank you! i love that bright!
    tyler – thanks for giving me the heads up!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    marie – well thanks! the shop is in need of an update! haha

  14. love da blogging. i'm sooo glad you informed about the craft party. i had no idea stuff like this happenned in town. wooohoo! hopefully i can totally go and craft for an evening with folk. ๐Ÿ™‚

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