Polka dots & Paisleys stopped taking personalized monogrammed orders on August 29th, 2009 until further notice.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


The winner is APRIL!!
Thanks for everyone who participated in my giveaway!!
Stay posted for more giveaways!

Monday, January 26, 2009


It's time for the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival!!!!!

WIN this Brown/Turquoise Paisley Jewelry Bag!

This jewelry bag is very small and flat. It measures 8 x 5 inches. It is perfect for travel and will fit easily in any travel bag!
TO ENTER: Just leave me a comment on this Post! You must leave a way for me to contact you, either through your blog, or leave me your e-mail address in your comment.
Contest is open to anyone in the United States. Shipping is FREE!!
Contest ends on Friday, January 30th at midnight C.S.T.
I will contact the winner on Saturday, January 31st. If the winner has not responded by Monday, February 2nd, a new winner will be chosen!
Click on this link to Bloggy Giveaways to enter some other awesome giveaways!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Insulated Lunch Bags and Polka dots!

Hey!! I was so excited to see that there are some NEW bags that I can order!! The company I order from just got them in yesterday and I had to share the pictures with you! The bible covers are already all sold out except for black and white. SO...if you want to buy any of these items I have pictured, e-mail me ASAP! It looks like they are going FAST!! If I get enough orders, I will send each of you a PayPal invoice (for discounted price) and we can order them before they sell out!

How adorable are these two styles of INSULATED LUNCH BAGS?!

Style # 1 - 1st picture measures 10.5w x 8h x 5d

Style # 2 - 2nd and 3rd pictures measure 12w x 10h x 4d

They come in Turquoise/brown, pink/brown, pink/black, black/white

Pay before I make the order: $16.00

Grand Polka dots Backpack - 13x11x5

Pay Before I order: $17.00

comes in all same colors listed above

Grand Polka dots Diaper Bag with Changing Pad

Same colors listed above

Pay Before I order: $18.00

Grand Polka dots Bible Cover
ONLY Black/White in stock to order!!

Grand Polka dot Tote
Pay Before I order: $15

Pictured below are some other bags I just thought I would share to see if anyone was interested. E-mail me if you would like any more info.

Polka dots large Tote (canvas)

Large Bucket Tote (canvas)



Large Polka Dot Shopping bag (canvas)



ALSO, Giraffe Print Purses I should be able to order within the next couple weeks. If you would like to know as soon as they are back in stock, send me your e-mail address and I will let you know!!


UPDATE: Thanks Hollie for writing me back again!!
I just got an e-mail from someone named Hollie and I cannot get the e-mail through to her account. SO, if you're Hollie, could you e-mail me again? I must have the wrong address. Thanks!:)
P.S. - Remember that there's a GIVEAWAY coming up soon!!
go to http://www.bloggygiveaways.com/ if you would like to do a giveaway of your own!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Luke Teutsch, Jessica's brother, wrote a song the day after she died. He wrote it on Friday evening, recorded it, and it was played during her funeral on Sunday.

I found Luke Teutsch's website...he has a band called Teutsch! On his playlist, the first song is the one he wrote for his sister Jessica: www.myspace.com/luketeutsch

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival SOON

There is this awesome site called Bloggy Giveaways that has giveaways every week all throughout the year. It helps promote online businesses. She has a HUGE giveway 4 times a year that anyone can sponsor a giveaway on their blog, even if you don't have a business. You just put a link on the post and you can do a giveaway however big or small. Last time I did a giveaway I had 300 people enter!!!! Talk about awesome! It was so finding new blogs and entering other awesome giveaways. AND I WON 2 of the giveaways!! I got a beautiful pair of earrings a fun Christmas surprise basket!!

So, it's time for another bloggy giveaway carnival starting next Monday! Go on over to her site and read the rules so you can participate! http://www.bloggygiveaways.com/

Friday, January 16, 2009

For Jessica...

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation - Saturday, 3-7PM at Hillcrest
Funeral - Sunday, 2PM at Faith Chapel, FBC Bossier

From our Church staff:
"You know our pastor's passion - to share the message of Christ with others. Instead of flowers, we have tentatively set up a fund in Jessica's name here at the church. Money given will go to share Christ with others. Once we have a more concrete direction for the funds, we will let you know."

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Please pray for our pastor and his family. Their oldest daughter, Jessica, died in a car accident this morning. She was my sister's age and in her life she was these things....she was incredible...she lived her life for Christ...she had a beautiful singing voice...she was sweet...she was peaceful...she was loved....she's now with her Lord singing and dancing with the angels.....

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'" Revelation 21:1-4

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting Married Soon??

Just thought I'd let you know that one of my really great friends, Maureen,...who is an amazing photographer...just started a new website and blog...and in honor of it, she's having an awesome ONE DAY SALE for weddings! So hurry up and go check it out! http://www.maureenwilkinson.com/blog/

And if you go to her website... I saw that my family has a couple pictures that made it to the photo gallery!! My hunk of a husband is on there as well as my sweet baby boy...and even my (used to be) pregnant belly. There's a couple pictures under "Family" section and one of our family in "Commercial" section.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Ribbon Keychains

I've kept meaning to post pictures of these Ribbon Keychains one of my customers ordered for Christmas gifts! I thought they turned out super cute and it gave me a chance to see how different my products look when I use my new camera!!:)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Out of Business??!!

As of now, on February 10th I will no longer be able to sell the baby items I have been selling...pacifier clips, burp cloths, etc.
I just found out about this law that has been passed and I thought I would cut and paste an entry from my friend Destiny's Blog...from Little Lambs and Lilies
Look out for National Bankruptcy Day on Feb. 10, 2009. That's what its being called because hundred and thousands of companies big and small will be affected or forced out of business due to this Crazy Law--the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Read more here.

It all started last year when we had that big lead scare in children's toys--that all came from China, by the way. So, now Congress is passing this law that prohibits the sale of ALL children's items intended for children 12 and under unless they have received a General Conformity Certificate (GCC). This mean that each product sold will have to go through a testing process that costs an insane amount of money for each product.
This CPSIA does not show favoritism to large or small companies. Even small business (like mine and so many of my friend's) will have to conform to this law. It is going to force WAHMs (work at home mom's) out of business. Let's just say that a mom has a business making custom clothing like dresses. She will have to have the dress tested (fabric, buttons, etc.) for a total of about $1, 400. And, from what I understand the test product will be destroyed. For a dress that retails for around $40-60 what good is that going to do? Then if she wants to change the color or fabric of the dress she'll have to go through the whole process again!
NOW--don't get me wrong....I'm all for protecting our children!!!! But, I think the law has been written poorly. But, why can't they go to the source of the problem (china)?? Instead it is taking away opportunity of American artisans/craftsman to pursue their passion.
A mother who desires to stay home with her children and at the same time work to earn a little extra income should have that right. Isn't it good to support handmade products once in awhile instead of the toys, clothing, art, etc that are mass produced?
Big companies will be able to afford to get the testing done and I'm not sure how they will be affected. (or will we be affected by their prices going up????? just a thought) But small companies and the wholesale companies they buy from will.
No more buying and selling toys, clothes, books "for children under 12" on ebay, etsy, etc....
As if our economy wasn't in enough trouble already, let's make it a little worse!!
(Can you tell I'm upset about this???)
By the way..there's a $100,000 fee if you are caught selling these items!!!!
Here are a few more links about this subject:
How can you help?