Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nikon & Canon USB Stick Winners !

Finally a few minutes to make the draw for the Nikon and Canon USB Sticks. The last few weeks have been extra crazy with the notification of my daughter's last minute surgery and then her recovery  - any extra minute I had - for once, I used to just relax.

Thank you all for your continued support and patronage of Prairie Tots Boutique. It means the world to me... every sale, every share, referral etc continues to allow me to stay home and not only provide for my family but to continue to battle with my wee one and stand by her through her medical journey.

Rather than re-typing each name from the paper I recorded the names on as I saw the comments/shares, I have just taken pictures of the papers.. lol. Sorry for the "red neck" method and "chicken scratch" writing but it works.

There were 62 shares/comments that I came across.. I doubled checked and looks like I got everyone. The names are not listed in any particular order other than the order I saw them.

The numbers chosen via were #11 and #59. The corresponding names were Deryn Bothe whom preferred a Nikon and was listed as #11 and Jaimie Hutlet whom had no preference and either one would be fine was listed at #59.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and thank you all again for you sharing. I still have hundreds of dollars worth of  products to giveaway as a thanks and when time sees, fit I will be sure to offer them to you all for a chance to win. Hopefully I can get some post before Christmas.

WINNERS: Please contact me at within 48 hours to claim your winnings. If I have not heard from you by the evening of Nov 5, new winners will be drawn.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sweetest of Gestures

One day last week I was off to take my son to school, backing out of the driveway I noticed my steps full of packages, I had to stop and get them before we carried on to school - it was obvious what most of them were..... supplies, business cards, a Halloween costume etc but there was one package that caught my eye... a mystery package. It took every ounce of control in me not to open it while driving.......

I caved when we got to the school, I just could not wait any longer.

First I opened a sweet card with an additional message of amazing uplifting words in it.

The card read:

Lucky Me, Knowing You
 At just the right moment.....
at just
the perfect time...
just when
I really needed to know
there were still
caring and big-hearted people
in this world,
you came through.

So thankful for you.

I was already in tears before I read  the letter that was also in the card. It took me 4 tries before I read the entire message... I could not see through the tears. I think I scared my daughter... she had never seen me so emotional or cry so much.

I gained some control and opened the box.... oh my word.. the tears started to flow again..... no words needed to be spoken, the gift itself and the message it sent through my body -  powerful.

Enclosed in the box was a gorgeous art piece (shown below) ............ it came at the perfect time as my daughter has been recovering from surgery. I showed my little fighter what was in the box. All I said was "look at this" and instantly she replied, "mom, it is a trophy of me and you" For now the this is proudly displayed in my daughters room next to a maternity picture of her in my belly. It will eventually be displayed in the main part of my house for all to see. This piece will be treasured forever and the memories/message it holds - not only powerful but priceless.

This amazing gift came from a client., someone so very special in all aspects - I consider her a friend. A friend that is separated by distance but has come to be someone close to my heart. I hope to have the honor of meeting her one day in person.

Thank you "Gin" from the bottom of my heart ~ there are no words to describe how blessed and honored I feel to have you in my life - I am so glad our paths crossed... it was meant to be !!  There are no words adequate enough to describe how much I love and appreciate this gift, something my daughter and I will treasure always and forever and a constant reminder that no matter what we are faced with - LIFE IS WONDERFUL !

Across the miles, from me to you ~ BIG HUGS my friend !! xo

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Little Fighter ~ So Strong & Brave

Below I will share a few photos from my little ones most recent journey. I am not sharing because I want sympathy, that is the last thing I am looking for. 
I normally do not post or talk to much about my personal life and keep it as such.. personal. It is still a very sensitive subject for me to talk about my youngest daughter and her health battles but I have come to realize, that the little bits I do share not only helps others but is somewhat therapeutic for me. Beneath all the bad that life throws our way, there are still many reasons to smile and to be thankful for what we have been given even when the given may not be ideal or makes sense. No matter what.... Never Give Up and always, Love Your Life for it truly is a gift and very precious. Think twice the next time the thought of FML (eff my life) enters your head because you lost your cell phone, your broke a nail, did not get those new jeans you wanted, it's raining out or the dog chewed your shoe etc.. are those really a reasons to hate life?! If I had a dog, I would gladly give him my entire shoe closet, if that meant by daughter would be fine and not have  endured what she has thus far and what she has to in the future just to stay healthy. Life is what you make it, if you go through your day thinking it sucks, chances are it will and continue to suck until you change the way you look at it. Embrace it... good and bad.. I promise you, life will be so much better.. it may not always be easy but better it will be. LIFE IS GOOD.. SIMPLE AS THAT !

Lots of big hugs and kisses and I love you's and she is off, the strongest and bravest little being I have ever met and I have the extreme honor of being her mom. Behind those doors awaits a bright red Corvette Convertible (power wheels), she jumps in and drives herself to the OR. There are no tears shed... we feed from each others love, strength and trust, knowing that we will soon be hugging each other again. ..........the hours of waiting and pacing begin.

I finally got to hug and kiss her... I was a nervous wreck this time... 1.5-2 hours had past beyond the time I was told she would be out of the OR. I was so happy to finally see the surgeon walk through the door and heat the words, "she is fine"..... what a relief.
The surgery was successful but did not come without complications that have come to be expected. The skin on the "bad" side of her head is thin and disintegrates. The best way to describe it would be to put toilet paper in water and try to pick it up, that is what the skin it like. Yes, it not only makes closing incisions from surgery difficult but even get dressed on a daily basis ... if a shirt rubs to much on her head, it tears and bleeds and is very tender to a simple touch.

As always, she stole the hearts of all medical staff. She never once complained about pain other than her foot was sore. She stuck up her foot to every nurse that walked in and told them it was sore. They were amazed, she just had her head cut open and has not complained about any pain from the surgery other than a tender foot which had nothing at all to do with the days events. She smiled and greeted everyone that came to the room and talked away, she would even thank them for giving her medication and taking care of her. Nurses not even caring for her, came from all different wings just to say hi... I was told that she was not the average 2 year old and everyone had to see for their own eyes just how amazing she was. They all wanted her as a their patient and although happy when she was able to go home, they did not want to see her go.

Only hours after surgery and she was ready to conquer the day. It will take more than having her head cut open, skin grafts, anesthetic, morphine and a "helmet" to ruin her spirit and take away her smile. I am blessed with this smile on a daily basis - still dopy from the drugs and a face so swollen her eyes barely open, she smiles. It is contagious... we love smiles, smiles are good for the soul and something a simple as a smile can easily make or break your day.

This was one of her more challenging surgeries - procedure and recovery. She has never once complained about pain, the only thing she has struggled with it the itch from everything under the bandage healing and from not being able to take the bandage off to wash her hair, heat etc.  When we were finally leaving the hospital she looks at me, points to the bandage on her head and says, "Mom, do I really have to take this thing with me." ha ha.

She really pulled at my heart strings about 5 days after surgery, the itching was getting bad. She says, "mom, can you help me." Off course, I will also do anything in my power to help my children. She went on to say, "Can you please take this thing off my head". Well my heart shattered, something as easy as taking off a bandage yet I couldn't. I tried to explain to her that I was helping her by making sure she kept the bandage on and I was doing it to keep her healthy. We talked back and forth for a bit and she was ok. She hugged and thanked me and told me she loved me so much.

I stay pretty close to her to make sure she does not try to put her fingers under the bandage... I really do not want to have to restrict the use of her arms and put braces on them. She has tried on a few occasions... I cannot imagine.. if it was me, I think I would have ripped that off my head.

She will have the bandage on for several weeks. We go back to the hospital next week for a dressing change, she is really looking forward to having that off her head, even if it is for a few minutes and I am curious as to what it all looks like as well. I will then continue to do the dressing changes at home until she no longer has to have her head bandaged.

Her journey is far from over but she is so strong and I will continue to be by her side every step of the way. She has about 2.5 to 3 years left of surgeries just on her wee head.

Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers and kind messages... they really do mean so much and warm my heart. You all continue to bring my faith back in humanity... not everyone is heartless, selfish and bad. Genuine kind people still exist and I am so blessed to have some of the kindest people in my life. Sadly there are still heartless, negative downers.... to those people... you will not even get a reply from me. Life is way to precious to give you the time of day and I pray that you get the help you need because you really are missing out on so much by being so down and negative..... bucket dippers never get to far in life !

My concentration over the next few weeks will continue to be on my daughter and her recovery however I will be working on orders now that we are home. I will try to reply to all messages that I have received over the last week within 48-72 hours. If you have not heard from me, please send me a quick message at or use the contact tab NOT the message feature. The message feature on facebook is not reliable.... messages seem to appear and disappear if I get them at all.

Have a wonderful day and as always.. Make It Count !


Friday, October 12, 2012


My mornings are always crazy, all over the place getting the kids ready for school. This morning was extra crazy AND more stressful than most mornings. I was not awoken by my alarm clock but a phone call from my daughter's surgeons office. :-( Once my oldest was off to school, we went and waited at the pediatricians office for over 2 hours to get a pre-op assessment done to have her cleared for surgery and I have not stopped running since.............

My little fighter will be having a rushed surgery Monday morning, October 15 on her skull. Needless to say, I will not be around. I will be at her bedside until she is released from the hospital and I can bring her home. Her hospital stay is unknown at this time and will range from 2-4 days.

During the time she is in the hospital, I will not be near a computer and unable to answer e-mails, I will not be working on orders and packages will not be shipping.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. My daughter and her health will always take priority over work and anything else going on in life and I would like to think that anyone else in out situation would do the same thing.

Please pray for a successful surgery!

Much love,
Stacey xo

Monday, October 1, 2012

THANK YOU From the Bottom Of My Heart

Over the next several weeks I will periodically list a new item to giveaway. Some items I will have made and other are neat items I have come across that I wanted to share.

The purpose of this giveaway is a small way for me to thank you - ALL my wonderful fans/clients that have made Prairie Tots so wildly successful and growing everyday.

There really is nothing I could do or say that would be adequate enough to describe how truly thankful and grateful I am.

Yes my business helps support my family and although the money is nice - Prairie Tots Boutique and all your support allows to me stay home with my children. As many of you may already know, my youngest was born with a rare congenital disorder leaving her highly susceptible to cancer and I have had to accept the grim medical diagnosis that one day she will develop cancer. Each item purchased allows me to continue to stay home and spend as much time as I possibly can with my angel ~ and that in itself is priceless and no dollar value can be put on that.

I will not get log winded as the tears are already starting to flow -

From the deepest part of my being..... THANK YOU ALL so very much for your continued support and patronage.

There are no real rules for the giveaway - the only thing that I ask of you, although not mandatory to win,  is to share my page with your friends and/or on your business page. This will help me to continue to get Prairie Tots Boutique out there and keep me going strong. Your sharing and word-of-mouth is greatly appreciated.

I will post a picture of each item as they are available for your chance to win. Simply share that image - if you have shared please comment shared.

There will be no set time that each item will be listed until a winner is drawn. It will be a random draw and once a winner has been drawn via ~ I will post the winner on the blog and a link on my page letting you know a winner has been chosen. The winner will then have 24 hours to contact me or a new winner will be drawn.

* Any comments or questions regarding this celebration can be left on the blog.

** These mini giveaways are in NO WAY sponsored, administered or endorsed by facebook and is not associated with facebook at all. All participants are providing information to Prairie Tots Boutique and not to facebook. 

*** I kindly ask  that if you are just hanging around to see if you win and then "run" once you don't, please do not take part. Doing so is very disrespectful not only to myself but to my loyal fan and clients - thank you!

**** By taking part in these mini giveaways you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, please do not participate. 

The first items will be one Nikon and one Cannon mini camera USB stick. One winner will be chosen for each one. I thought these were the neatest and just had to share ~ I love mine.
Please comment on facebook under the picture with your preference - Nikon, Canon or Either.

Thank you all again and good luck ~ there are many many more items to be won.

As always have a blessed day and make each day count ~

Stacey xo

Monday, July 9, 2012

Canada Day

With all the changes on facebook, it has been hard to reach the fans that I did prior to the timeline takeover. They claim the more active you are on a page, you will receive updates on a regular basis. After experimenting, I found this was not the case. I know I do not see posts from pages I am active on daily and ones that I am rarely on, I see updates. I have also had friends and clients advise me that they do have not seen posts from me for a good couple weeks at a time. I also noticed that if I make a post, not related to my page, it gets seen 10x more than a post I make that is related to my page. I feel that facebook is purposely "hiding" our posts in an attempt to lure us into paying so our posts can be seen. This is very frustrating as a small business owner, however, there is not much we can do -  I am not going to loose any sleep over it.

Anyways ~ for those of you that saw the Canada Day Post and Share and did share, thank you so very much ! I did not reach the share goal I had set out for but as promised would still like to do something for those of you that did share. (I had a few clients advise me that the post was just showing up in their news feed on July 8)

The follow are the winners chosen via Please claim your winnings by e-mailing me at within 24 hours from the time of the post on July 9, 2012.

Winner #1 ~ a $25 gift certificate: Eileen Richardson (#5)
Winner #2 ~ a $15 gift certificate: Marlene Taylor Scott (#20)
Winner #3 ~ a set of three petite bloom headbands with hand sewn pearls on a skinny band (Value $15) Katie Element Photography (#9)
Winner #4 ~ a headband OR tie (Value $12): Lise Bacon (#25)

  1. Teresa Hall Maxon
  2. Teresa Hall Maxon
  3. Karla Rae Krekoski (twitter)
  4. Karla Rae Krekoski  (fb)
  5. Eileen Richardson
  6. Camera Creatures
  7. Ashley Shae honeyman
  8. Tania Moher
  9. Katie Element Photography
  10. Holly Mahon
  11. Andrea Ferguson
  12. Jaimie Hutlet
  13. Lisa Neilson
  14. Scattered Rings
  15. Amy Whittard
  16. Kayla Blanchette
  17. Maise Miller
  18. Kathy Kellum Taylor
  19. Lisa Wilson Pimentel
  20. Marlene Taylor Scott
  21. Natascha Renee Reimer
  22. Brandy Caple
  23. Fathima Shaara
  24. Caleigh McCreery
  25. Lisa Bacon


Monday, June 4, 2012


Now that was easy ~ the two lucky winners for the headbands posted on facebook are:

  1. Jennifer S
  2. Mallory B
  3. Dyan M
  4. Jerilyn S.
  5. Meshia D
  6. Sarah L.
  7. Heather M.
  8. Missy H.
  9. Jessica B
  10. Gina C
  11. Rina F
  12. Zach W.
  13. Jamie H
  14. Stormy 
  15. Erica W.
  16. Tasha E
  17. Kayla C
  18. Michelle P.
  19. Alisha S
  20. Stilena
  21. Sunny G
  22. Kim GB
  23. Peggy F
  24. Krista W
  25. Jessy T.
  26. Adrienne R
  27. Joanna B
  28. Jasmine T
  29. Val M
  30. Lisa N
  31. Linda D
  32. Jenn G
  33. Crystal A
  34. Samantha G
  35. Lynn R
  36. Janelle B
  37. Tracy P
  38. Jess W
  39. Sarah M
  40. Shawna M
  41. Courtney K
  42. Susan H
  43. Mandy M
  44. Skyla M
  45. Julie C
  46. Melissa H
  47. Hailey D
  48. Crystal M
  49. Tammy D
  50. Ashley M
Congratulations Adrienne R on winning the pink headband !

* Congratulations Erica W. on winning the chocolate headband !

Please e-mail me at within 24 hours with your shipping address or a new winner with be chosen ~

Thank you again ~ I hope to do this again soon !

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My "Famous" Oh So Yummy Smoothie

We just got back from a family bike ride and had one of my famous smoothies. We have them often, they are easy, healthy and oh so yummy, not to mentioned give you a punch of energy.
I thought I would share it with you all.

What you need:
  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  3. 2 cups of frozen berries (they have to be frozen as this is what makes it thick - we love to pick fresh fruit when in season and freeze them but you can also use frozen fruit from the market). We have used fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, melons, etc, etc. I have even used carrots which also adds a yummy flavor - ssshhhhh my family does not know ;-)
  4. 1/2 cup juice of your choice (peach adds a nice flavor, apple, orange etc) if the smoothy is too thick add a little more juice until the smoothy is at a consistency you prefer.
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until mixed well. VOILA ~ an oh so yummy smoothy that I am sure will become a family favorite of yours as well ! Even my son loves these and he is not one to eat fresh fruit at all.

Enjoy ~

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sharing the Love ~ Londyn Beanie Giveaway

Thank you all so much for sharing the love on facebook in honor of my daughter's benign biopsy results ! As you can imagine, as a parent waiting for these type of results is difficult to say the least. One would think that is gets easier considering this is not the first time we have waited for biopsy results and have cancer checkups every other month but it does not get easier and I am just as much of a nervous wreck each time around.

The following is the list of people that posted "shared" at the end of the list will be the screen print with the number chosen.

  1. J. Bunker
  2. J. Shepherd
  3. A. Whittard
  4. Too Cute to Be Used Resale
  5. J. Talbot
  6. C. Torres
  7. C. Beauparlant
  8. Sarah Lewis
  9. B. Simon
  10. J. White Dyck
  11. C. Struss
  12. C. McMahon
  13. D. Klassen
  14. A. Lassard
  15. K. Bremner
  16. E. Kaczkowski
  17. Lirome Creations
  18. R. Cattani
  19. M. Borkowska Lee
  20. J. Lambert
  21. Jenn Lambert Photography
  22. C. Meadows
  23. T. Lorencz
  24. Forever Princess by Kristen
  25. S. McKeage
  26. K. Robertson-Poirier
  27. J. Fulford
  28.  J. Toulany
  29. A. Johnson
  30. M. Lovelee
  31. Katie Ellement Photography
  32. Kayla Hall
  33. L. Serbinski
  34. N. Gerbrandt
  35. D. Swinemar
  36. S. Coates-Welsh
  37. Leanne Bennett
  38. J. Campione
  39. J. Mushaluk
  40. Carson Abbie Closet
  41. H. Stenberg
  42. L. Malley
  43. C. James
  44. F. Carreiro
  45. C. Thibeault
  46. A. Guyot
  47. N. Monkman
  48. A. Swinemar
  49. B. Merrill
  50. D. Dalesandro
  51. J. Plumer-Goldman
  52. K. Kurylo
  53. D. Carlotto
  54. A. Honeyman
 AND THE WINNER IS....................... 

#34 N. Gerbrandt ~ Congratulations !! 
Please e-mail me at and let me know the size and colors you would like for your hat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4000 FANS

Thank you all for your continued support, I have now reached 4000 fans.

Below are the list of names of the people and/or pages that shared my page to help me to get to 4000 as well as fan #4000. If you shared more than once (i.e personal page, business page, blog etc) your name with be entered according to the number of pages/sites you shared on.
  1. Kendra Monk
  2. Christie Anderson Meadows
  3. Dayna Cote Photography and Design
  4.  Sunny S-h
  5. Sunny S-H Photography
  6. Kaylee Kurylo
  7. Michelle Hasanovic
  8. Charlene Simundson
  9. Corey Jonasson
  10. Peggy Colon
  11. Keri Scurfield
  12. Stacey Coates- Welsh
  13.  Holly Mahon
  14. Kayla Blanchette
  15. Adrienne Rudolph
  16. Jamie Noordman
  17. Tammy Cannon
  18. Cindy Balkwill
  19. Rock That Shot Baby Props
  20. Christine Wheeler
  21. Christine Kaplar
  22. Jamie Pescitelli
  23. Shannon Allen
  24. Kristy Arbeau-Figler
  25. Sherry Anne
  26. Yesenia Tuckwiller
  27. Andrea Young
  28. Point of You Photography
  29. Jaimie Hutlet
  30. Tiffany Trump
  31. Gail Iris Gillingham Wylie
  32. Erica Wood
  33. Becca Aubertin FB Page
  34. Becca Aubertin ~ Blog
  35. Dayna Cote
  36. Rebecca Lopez 4000th FAN

 AND THE WINNER IS...............

#17 Tammy Cannon ~ Congratulations and thank you for sharing !
Please e-mail me to claim your $25 gift card to be used towards your purchase in my shop.

My next milestone goal is 5000 fans. I have big plans for this one... right now it looks like and estimated $500 in items and products from me. These with be items made my me, new items I will be adding to my product line, items I have ordered just for this milestone celebration and.... it is hard to say what else I may add. More information to be posted the closer I get to 5000 fans !

Have a blessed day ~

Saturday, April 7, 2012

APRIL ~ Love, Loss and Celebration !

April ... always my favorite month ~ Spring has arrived, no snow (usually) and everything is blooming AND it is my birthday month. This month is special to as we are now home from the hospital and my daughter's surgery went well. She will be home to celebrate with me. She did so well and is so strong and never lost her smile even with a head full of staples and sutures. After surgery and once we were settled in her room, the nurser had asked her if she wanted a princess sticker. The nurse named a few princess' and Miss. L said no to them all, so the nurse asked her which one she wanted and Londyn said, "Princess Shayna". The nurse looked confused and I teared up.. Shayna is my oldest daughter, her sister. They have such an amazing and close bond. It was a very special moment.

This year I will have a fundraiser/auction and donate the monies raised to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of my Dad. All items will be made by me and each one special to my dad and I. I was hoping to do it this month but it may happen in early May. I will keep you posted. Most items will be new items, made specially for this auction !!

I was also hoping to reach 5000 fans for my birthday but not sure that will happen as I have been a little quiet, so much going on and as always, work is keeping me busy. But once I do reach the 5000 fans... we will celebrate. Off course items from me including some new creations, a few special items I have ordered just for this and... hhhmmm we shall have to wait and see what else I can come up with. My brain is always on overdrive... so it is hard to say what I may come up with at 4am. :-)

I also hope to be able to have bi-weekly RTS (ready to ship) items to offer come May. The demand for my items has continued to remain very high, which affects my lead times and sometimes waiting is not always an option. These RTS items will eliminate the lead time wait and will be sent out immediately after payment.

I hope everyone has an awesome Spring!

Have a blessed day ~

I cannot take credit for making the below item, I thought it was neat and I had to share. (This is a great idea, I may just have to make one.. I love wood working too) My was my hero and first love.

Monday, March 26, 2012


I apologize in advance for not being a very good writer.. definitely not a strong quality of mine - I had to share the following.....

The other day I sat down with my baby girl.. I wanted to read her some of the sweet messages, thoughts and prayers we have received over the last few weeks... 150+ of them. Wow... I am so touched by all the love, there are no words adequate enough to describe how you have made me feel.

We would read a few messages and then look at "Princess pictures"... she loves to look at princess pictures (this is what she calls pictures of herself - too cute) So we would read some e-mails, look at some pictures, read e-mails, look at pictures etc. We came to one e-mail and it was talking about how beautiful and strong she was, she turns and looks at me and said, "that lady just said I was beautiful.....yes I am beautiful." (she looks back at the monitor, head tilted and nodding) and says, "I know I am beautiful, thank you Lady." Oh I had to was so sweet. I have to agree, she is beautiful..... inside and out. She has one of the sweetest, gentlest souls I have ever come across. I am so blessed to have her as my daughter and beyond honored to be her mother !
We continue to read your kind messages and look at pictures... as we were taking a picture break.... she turns to me and says, "mom let's read more love stories for me." I paused, looked at her wee face as my eyes started welling with tears (she just interpreted the messages as love stories for her - I was left speechless - I really had to hold back the tears)..... More "Love Stories" it was and we read each and everyone of them. I was not expecting a two year old to sit there through all of them but she did and she genuinely enjoyed it.
Your kindness not only touched me but it touched her as well... her eyes sparkled at each message read and off course she made other comments but the "love stories" and thanks lady comment really stuck.

From the bottom of my heart, from my family to you... thank you so very much for all your love, support and prayers. I will hold each message close to me this week as we are at the hospital. I am praying for a successful surgery and quick recovery. I will not leave her side until I can bring my baby home ~

Remember to always take a moment to enjoy the simple things in life and to give your loved ones an extra just because hugs and kiss !

Have a blessed week ~

Friday, March 16, 2012


Wow I cannot believe we are 3 months into 2012 and Spring is around the corner ! As usual I have been crazy busy and March has been no exception, if not a little busier as I prepare to take some time off at the end of the month.

I am pretty good at keeping my personal and business life very separate however as some of you know why I will be taking time off. I thought I owed it to all my fans and clients a brief explanation as to why. Not because I am being lazy or taking vacation, (oh how nice a vacation would be) etc. My 2 year old daughter will be having surgery (#2 of 16) as she continues her battle to stay cancer free, so I will be caring for her. It is quite possible she will require at least a week in the hospital post-op, so if you do not hear from me for a few days, I am at her bedside and will be there day and night until I can bring her home. I will try my best to get back to you all when I am at home and she is settled and comfortable.

I am hoping to get all orders out before her surgery and will try my best to do so as per conversations and apologize in advance if I have been a little tardy or if I am in the coming weeks. It drives me nuts but life happens and the health of my children will have to take priority and I think that would be the case for anyone, I hope you can all understand.

To those of you have already been sending me words of admiration, thoughts and prayers.. from the bottom of my heart ~ Thank You ! I have read each e-mail and may have not replied to all but appreciate each and every single word spoken.

I was hoping to release Prairie Tots new face in April and will do so as soon as I can as well as a few other things I have planned. Perhaps a little later than anticipated but will do so as soon as I am able to.

Thank you for your patronage and continued support !

Have a blessed day ~

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 2012 Giveaway for Photographers

This month I decided I wanted to say Thank You by giving away one "Eye" Love You Monster hat. I was inspired one evening to make it as I was relaxing with my kids watching Monster's Inc. ~ we all love that movie !
It just made me smile and I had to share and hope that the smiles will be contagious~ smiles are my favorite, they are so simple yet say so much and really do go a long way.
Thank you all so much for your continued support and for sharing the smiles ~

The names have been listed below in the ordered the shared comments were received.

Thank you again everyone for sharing - I hope to something like this again in the near future !
  1. Axsys Design - Biana
  2. Sweetpea Photos by Kelly Morin
  3. SicaBelle's Photography - Jessica
  4. K. Tobin Video -Karina
  5. Sunny S-H Photography - Sunny
  6. Annie Jane Photgraphy
  7. Unforgetable Memories Photography - Melissa
  8. Mandy Wark Photography - Mandy
  9. Michelle Hansen Photgraphy
  10. A to Z Seen Photography - Alicia
  11. Erin J. Leslie Photography
  12. Bonnie Herschmiller Photography
  13. Baby Envy Photography - Kimi
  14. MD Lynch Photography
  15. JAB Photgraphy
  16. Creations Dial par Lori
  17. Through My Eyes Photography
  18. Michelle Weaver Photography
  19. Simply That Photography - Erin
  20. Photography by Shelley Roy
  21. Southwind Photography - Tammy
  22. Marsie Leighs Photography
  23. Chaotic Perspectives
  24. Shutterbug Photography