Catching up!

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Hello sweet friends! Hope the start of your week has been good thus far. This post is just a good ole' catch up of things that I've wanted to chat about and share.

Our days have been bundled up at home, sitting by a nice warm fire, and renting movies. Due to the extreme cold we are having, the children tend to go a bit stir crazzy inside the house every now and than, so my husband and I manage to get brave, throw on our winter coats and let the children take their new Christmas bicycles for a ride.

These are some darling shots of the kids on their bikes. 

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Vivi spots a friendly neighborhood kitty.

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 Hello sweet kitty!

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The kids have a ball on their bikes, but every now and than Daddy has to help out. :)

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 Riding off into the sunset……..Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

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This past weekend I had the fun opportunity to join my sweet friends Kris Hurst ( BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! It was Kris' b-day that day!)  and Marilyn (not pictured) for a shopping day at the Atlanta Gift Mart. 

It's overwhelming the amount of AMAZING vendors. Bethany Lowe, Cody Foster, MacKenzie Childs, and the list just goes on! We couldn't stop oohing and aaahing over the fabulous collections.

We definitely made a stop at Tinsel Trading. Kris, Me, and Marcia. 

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 After paying Marcia a visit we bee lined it to see Ashley Carter of Goldbug Studio

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I have been a HUGE fan of Ashley's work for years! She is such an inspiration to me. Her pieces are magical and whimsical and FULL of the most finest detail. I can stare at her ornate pieces in amaze and wonderment for hours. I met Ashley at the gift mart last year and we have since become great friends. She shares her journey how she got started in the industry, and always offers me terrific advice.  

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Ashley's studio was shot last year for Where Women Create and will be featured in one of this year's issues. Cant wait to see! Im even trying to talk Ashley into taking a mini vacation break from her studio to attend my event in Savannah and possibly be a vendor. Who knows???? A girl can dream…..We'll see! 😉

Now for a little shout out for my friend Cheryl of Back in the Day Bakery. She asked me to help spread the word that she will be on the Food Network Paula Deen show this Saturday 11:30am est time on an episode called "Brown Baggin' It"  Be sure to check it out. You'll get to see her in action making her famous cupcakes!

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I have some YUMMY show and tell goodies to share. These two lovely lovely ladies deserve some BIG KUDOS for both being so thoughtful and giving!

An adorable lamb baby planter filled with trim and floral millinery that was given to me by Kimberly Ryan.

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Darling as can be!!! Kimberly will also be teaching at Cassandra's VanCuren Marie Danse Des Fleurs event. So excited! Kimberly's work is stunning!!!!
  

This DARLING little mini candlelight ballerina box was hand crafted and sprinkled with fairy dust by Valarie Kraft. How SWEET is this???

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This piece sits in Miss Vivi's room. It's the perfect little night lite to use while she drifts off to sleep.

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Also in the package was mini gumball machines for the kids, Christmas candy, and vintage seam bind and rick rack that I cant wait to use!

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This last little treat in the package just tickled me. It's a vintage angel that looks like she is giggling. Vivi instantly claimed her.:)

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 Thanks so so much Kimberly and Valarie!!!! I loooove my gifts!!!!

Ok my friends…. off to finally catch up and see what's going on with YOU!

Have an inspiring creative filled week!!!!!

XOXO,

 

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Grant and Vivi look so cute on the new bikes! Love the lamps too! Soo cute!

Hi! I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I love all the pretties…especially that box lamp! What a neat idea!

Hi Jenn!! I have missed you :) So glad you are doing well. I love seeing the kids!! They look just adorable! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with friends too :) You got some wonderful gifts and they are all just perfect for you :):)
Hugs,
Amy

So happy to see your Post! You are really busy these days. And your Event sounds grand. I just know it will be incredible. Only the best when it comes to you! The kids look very happy on their bikes, what sweet pictures. Hugs & Kisses, Diane

hey baby girl,
aaww the kids look so sweet.
how fun was that market? so fun to see kris,love her.
i met marcia at rogers gardens last fall. so nice.
have a great week doll
oxoxo,
jessi

Your kid photos are beautiful!!
Your blog banner is fabulous- new year new look!
oxox Maija

I’ve heard that is one of the best gift marts to go to. Wish I’d gone!! Maybe next one… And I really want that sweater that Ashley is wearing!!! Silver glitter, oooh!
How sweet are those little ones on their bikes!?

The kids are adorable on the new bikes! Loved the puttin on the brakes for the kitty petting! Loved the photos at the Mart. I go on Monday in Dallas. Only been to the Atlanta one once YEARS ago. Cute goodies in your packages. Gotta love when the postman or UPS ring the bell!!!! Have a great week & stay WARM!
Charlene

Jenn, the gifts you recieved are adorable!! I would love to visit Tinsel Trading someday! Your little ones look sooo cute on their bikes!
Michelle

Love that Disney Princess bike, I want one!!!! Rachaelxo

hi Jenn, love the gifts from your friends…i LOVE that lacy edged bias trim…i had some and used it all up…i didn’t know what to call it to look for more, so i am really happy you posted it with the label on…now i know just what to look for…the atlanta gift mart looks like a truly amazing show!!! love the pics of Grant and ViVi, they look like they are having a great time!!!

Well this post is just chock full of goodness! The kids look so cute all bundled up. Stay warm down there! I think it has been warmer up here in CT.
Karla

So cold out??? I don’t even see snow on the ground??!! hee, hee- you’d never survive my west michigan winter! we’re not too far from lk michigan & last year had over 100 inches of snow!! Oh do I HATE the winter!! I’d love to be able to go out in the winter & not have to bundle up like a artic explorer!
Keep warm!! :)
your pal in Michigan who really IS freezing her tushie off!
~misschell (chinamommy)

Your children are adorable! I love the giggling angel and the pastel rick rack!
Blessings
Linda

Ahhh the kids looks so cute. Love the photos with the kitty! I LOVE cats. :) Your goodies look so wonderful. Hugs Cassandra

Hi Sweetness,
The kido’s look so darling on their new bikes
How fun to remember the days when my boys were on training wheels…we had a friendly neighborhood cat too that boys always got off their bikes to pet on our daily bike rides. Now they ride standing up and with no hands.
Hugs,
Suze

I am so glad you met Marcia, she is a sweetie also Rosemary her designer . I have sold to them for years. Its great to meet in person. Hope you had fun, It sounds like it. The little ones would need a sled up here in the midwest lol. I love the nightlight candle box. too cute

It HAS been cold here, hasn’t it!!! It’s supposed to be in the 60’s this weekend!!lol The kids are precious on their bikes…kids don’t care if it’s cold or hot as long as they are having fun. The Mart looks wonderful…can’t wait to go!!
hugs, Sherry

Jenn…..I LOVE the pictures of your babies on their bikes. Their knee pads had me laughing..love it!! I am so happy that Miss Viv liked the lamp and angel. You are such a sweetheart, and bring so much sunshine to my day.
xxoo Valarie

My little girl got pink retro trike for Christmas, but she’s not as bold on it yet as your two :o) Mind you, there is still on the ground here so not much chance to practice yet.
YOu get to visit the best places. I honestly don’t think the UK has any craft places half as good. Not fair. Do you know if the Paula Deen episode will be available on the net? She isn’t shown here. I only know of her because a friend sent me one of her magazines.
Now I’ve had a lovely dose of pink frou frou gorgeousness, I can go about my day :O)

Oh Jenn, how wonderful the Atlanta mart looks!! Grant and Vivi look adorable on their bikes, I love the shot of Vivi and the kitty :-) And what wonderful treasures you’ve shared~sweet eye candy indeed!! Stay warm (my boys are out sledding today)! xo, Jen

Precious children! I’m glad to see you and hubby take time to enjoy them, take it from me, they will be grown before you know it. Enjoy every minute you have with them!

Oh you’re so adorable!! Sound like your New Year is starting off amazing, from reading the previous blog post!! That’s great girl, love visiting your blog.. you knew what you were doing when you called it Sweet Eye Candy creations!! ox
-Breezy
The Pink Door

Hi Jenn,
Such cute pictures of your babies, so sweet. And I love the adorable picture of the bunny on the phone. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
Kathy

Hi Jenn, and Happy New Year!!
I just love the pic of the kids. I have been watching your children grow up though your blog and just wanted to tell you thank you for sharing your family with all of us. You have a beautiful family.

oh my goodness, the kids are just too cute!
I can’t wait to be in savannah with all these amazing women, including you!
xoxo, Tiffany

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