Friday, December 28, 2012


Our family on Christmas day.  Oh how I love them!!!! 
BTW baby sister was not very cooperative for pictures.  She was just over all the

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Have you guys seen my fb page yet?  It's a fun way to keep up with BOWquet :)
You can order bows from there as well as etsy.

Check out BOWquet on fb and become a follower for fun updates and the latest bows!

These cuties are all ready to ship and perfect for any occasion.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a coffee lover. :)  About 2 years ago, hubby gave me a keurig for my birthday.  I love it!

Last week a friend of mine introduced me to the most amazing home made coffee I've ever had.  Made using a French Press.  It is SO good!  I ended up going to her house twice in the same week and having a lot of that coffee.  Hubby saw how much I enjoyed it, so for Christmas, he bought me my own french press coffee maker. 

I took it to my sister's house on Christmas and she watched me as I prepared the coffee, saying that it's just too much 'work' to do it.  You should've seen her face when she took her first sip. lol  She LOVED it and is now wanting her very own. lol

Friday, December 21, 2012


Last night I got some much needed pampering :) My sister and I went to get our haircuts.  We tried a new salon and loved it!  It's been almost 2 years since my last haircut.  I love my new do!  I also got highlights for the first time.  I was nervous b/c hubby wasn't a fan of highlights, but he liked it :)
I chopped off over 10 inches that I will be donating.

Before and After

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

wordless wednesday

Aren't they so cute?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mantel overhaul

SO pinterest has been my inspiration lately.  BUT I gave my mantel a Christmas makeover and came up with everything all by MYSELF :) Total cost of my makeover $2!
I've always put a garland on my mantel with white christmas lights.. But this year, I not only wanted to add to it b/c it's kind of boring, but I'm in LOVE with everything Santa this year and wanted some reds and stuff. :)
SO here it is:

I had these 3 wine glasses from my halloween craft for my mantel.  I used it rightside up this time ;)  So I filled it with red shredded paper (bought at $1 tree).  I wrapped black ribbon around it and hot glued the ribbon together.  It's NOT glued onto the glass b/c I want to reuse the glasses for other projects.  I glued a rhinestone on there for the belt buckle and it looks like Santa's belly :) 

 I did the same thing with this vase I already had at home.  Don't you just LOVE reusing stuff you have at home?

 And there you have it!  Some life added to the garland.  I already had everything but the red paper at home, so I just bought 2 bags of that for a total of $2 :)  LOVE it! 

 A look at the entire mantel.  I just bought that Santa on sale and I LOVE him! :) The  2 stockings on the left were bought at Target for $1 each about 3 years ago.  I bought iron on letters from etsy.  The 2 pink tutu stockings I made last year for the girls.  I bought the pink stockings at Target for $1 each.  Then I hot glued tulle on there like a tutu and hot glued little rhinestones with the girls initials :)  

Up close of my wine glass santa

 up close of the vase

 My new Santa :)
 On my buffet table in my dining room I have 3 paintings, which I'll have to post later :).  I have my husband's Santa Claus print framed.  Then what you see here are each of my girls handprint Christmas trees.  I found this Santa for 60% off at Joann's, so I paid $5.  I thought this was the perfect spot for him.  I love his beard and he's just so cute. :) 

Monday, December 17, 2012

1 week

In 1 week my sweet baby girl will be having minor surgery.  She's had a lesion on her chin since September, and after several doctor's appts, dermatologist, biopsy, and plastic surgeon, it's finally time to remove it off her little face.  I'm SO excited to have her little face back to normal.  But I am freaking out!  I cried all morning after speaking to the doctor's office.  she'll be put under anesthesia, I will have to hand her over and wont' be there with her.  I can barely leave my kids with family, and now I'll be handing her over to a bunch of strangers to cut and slice her.  I KNOW she'll be ok, but I'm a mom.  And I am freaking out. I hate not being able to be there w/ her as she falls asleep with the anesthesia.  I get why I can't be there, I just hate that she won't have mommy holding her and instead she'll be around strangers. :(  I just hope they let me be there with her when she wakes up... For now I'll be on freak out mode until it's done!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New listings...

I have been busy making some new bows.  I've been listing them more on my facebook page instead of etsy.  

What do you guys think?

You can check out my facebook page for these and more!  I've been listing new ones daily and I also do special sales 2-3 nights a week. :)  Check us out here