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 ~