Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New Shop

Okay, so I found this super cool site through the super talented Rashida's blog. You can set up a shop for FREE!! Of course there's limitations and they do have other plans, but you should totally check it out. Good Stuff. I set up mine: Funkygoodstuff. Anyway..that's pretty much all I had to blog about for today, lol. Peace.

Friday, December 04, 2009

And the final winner.......

Ok, so I lied.....no pics..sorry. I just went ahead and did the random number generator thingy.

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And the 3rd comment was left by Aestraea!!! Shoot me an email with your addy, and I'll get this in the mail to you.

Thanks for playing along everybody! I've extended the free zippy pouch with an order of $25 or more sale until Dec.15. Hope everyone has a great holiday season! I'm off to finish working on Christmas gifts. :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Holiday Giveaway

and the winner of the pendant is.....xo.lisa.marie*!!!
Send me your addy and pendant choice to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com
Now...I've been completely swamped with orders, christmas gifts, and swaps...so I'm gonna make this the last giveaway. :( I'm hoping to be able to do these again from time to time though. So the last giveaway will be a mystery package! It will include several items from my shop. The prize will total at least $20 worth of goodies!! So, just leave me a comment and I'll pick a random winner(this time with pics)on Friday.
Have a great week! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #6

So, the time for holiday shopping is here....eeeekkkk!! I'm still not done...gotta get a move on, though. Right now is a great time to go get some stuff from etsy. There are so many awesome shops offering free shipping and holiday sales. Just search for etsyholidaysale or etsyfreeshipping and the participating shops will come up. I'm having an awesome sale at funkygoodstuff as well:
All orders of $25 or more placed Nov.27-30 will receive a FREE SHIPPING and a FREE ZIPPY POUCH with your choice of fabric!!!!!!!
Let me know in the message to seller at checkout which fabric you'd like for your free zippy, and shipping will be promptly refunded OR convo me and I'll set you up a custom listing. :)

Okay, now for the winner of the custom mini wallet......Brittney!!! Shoot me your addy and choice of fabric to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com and I'll get it out to you. :)

On to giveaway #6!!!! How about a scrabble tile pendant? I love these lil' things! They're perfect for stocking stuffers, teachers, etc. Simple and cute gifts. Just leave me a comment and I'll pick a random winner on Cyber Monday, and will have a new giveaway up. Winner gets to choose any pendant from my etsy. :)

As far as scrapy news, I'm so excited about starting my December Daily!! It's done and now I just gotta keep up, which is so hard for me to do during this busy time of year. I will do it, though. I must. :)

Well...hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the holiday season!! YAY!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #5

Hi, guys! So sorry about the delay. It's been a crazy day. Doctor appts+ immunizations= fussy kids. But I'm here and we just drew a name, and the winner for the custom crayon roll is Stacey!!! Shoot me an email with your addy and fabric choice to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com, and I'll get it out to you. :)

And we're off to giveaway #5, yay!! I was making these mini wallets for a few friends with gift cards inside for Christmas and I think they're just adorable, so I added some to my etsy. ;)

The random winner will get a custom mini wallet!!! All you gotta do is tell me what you're working on..whether it's making christmas gifts, cards, soaking up the holiday season, reading a book, whatever. I'll keep it open until Thursday night, 'cause I know it's a pretty busy week for everybody. I'll post the winner on Black Friday along with a new giveaway!

Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #4

and the winner chosen by my 2 year old, Cy,...is Dixie!! Shoot me your addy and choice of notebook to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com so I can get this out to you. :) Maybe I should take pics of the choosing process like I've seen other people do....but well...I just don't feel like it, lol. I just jot down everyone's name in a slip of paper and I let one of my kids pick one. That's my method. :)

Anyway, so on to Giveaway #4!!! Yay!!! Up for grabs is a crayon roll with your choice of fabric!

These would make great stocking stuffers or pair it up with a coloring book for a nice gift. To enter just leave a comment letting me know what's your fave thing in my etsy shop. I'll keep this open until Sunday night and on Monday I'll post the winner and a new giveaway. :)

I leave you with some layouts and a thankful mini from last week. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #3

Special thanks to everyone that helped spread the word of the giveaways.Much appreciated. :) And now the random winner of the zippy pouch is twinkles11!!! Shoot me your addy to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com and I'll get this out to you.

Next up on the giveaways is a cute moleskine notebook! It's perfect to carry in your purse or pocket to jot down notes.

Winner gets a choice of the matryoshka doll or the deer. So, leave me comment letting me know how you found my blog, and I'll enter your name for the giveaway. I'll keep it open until Thursday night. Check back Friday for a winner and another super cool giveaway! Happy Wednesday! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #2

One of the best selling items in my etsy are the zippy pouches, so that's what's up today. This cutie Lil' Bo Peep zipper pouch! Great to carry change, makeup, camera, other lil gadgets, etc. I'm gifting some of these to my nieces with lip glosses inside. Simple and sweet. So, anywho, all you have to do to enter the giveaway is tweet, facebook, blog, or post on an mb about my holiday giveaways. Let me know in the comments which you did. You get an entry for each one you did. I'll keep this open until Tuesday night. Check back Wed. for the winner and a new giveaway! Yay!! :)

The pear pincushion winner is.........

Janice!!! Shoot me an email to funkygoodstuff@yahoo.com so I can get this out to you. Oh, and the way I chose was I just asked Mars to pick a number 1-14. He picked 2and Janice was the 2nd comment. I'll be back tonight with another giveaway. I don't like pictureless posts so here'e some really simple picless layouts . Thanks guys! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


like a mad woman. I wanna get done with all these presents by the 2nd week of Dec. at least. Last year, my etsy did pretty good during the holidays....and I'm hoping to keep it stocked with cute lil' things ...and well since it is the season of giving I've decided to do some giveaways. I might do one or 2 a week for the next few weeks! If you win....then that's one present off your list..or you can just keep it for yourself. :) Anywho...today I'm gifting this pretty lil' red and aqua pear pincushion! The thing is...it's not perfect. It was my first ever and well....it was made a bit sloppy,but it's still pretty cute. All you have to do is tell me what's your fave color combo. Easy peasy. I'll keep this open until Sunday night. Check back on Monday for the winner, and if you don't win and want one...I have some in my etsy. ;)

And well...I gotta post some scrappy goodness as well. Just a few I made last weekend. :)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Quilt crazy!

So...now that the kids are well again...I've started making Christmas prezzies. I have a quite a few lists going. My list taker is stuffed, lol. I found these printables and am loving them: Mom's got a latte do today list and the gift list.
Some things I need to finish is this from a doll quilt swap that's due by the end of this month.

Liam's quilt in progress:

Fabrics chosen for niece's baby quilt:

I haven't been scrapping a lot but I intend to get some scrappiness going this weekend playing with my Nov. Its scraptacular kit. Here's 2 layouts that I made the last couple weeks:

Well...my dears, gotta go get and get busy sewing. See ya!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pic crazy!

Sometimes I feel absolutely horrible that my kids never had professional baby pics taken. Since Liam is my last baby....(keeping fingers crossed that birth control actually works this time) I've scheduled him for some baby pics. :) Meanwhile, I've been taking all kinds of pics at home.Now, I in no way shape or form consider myself a "photographer". I have a lil' Canon p&s that I love and that works for me right now. I bought some ADORABLE hats on etsy from a super talented lady, so I decided to snap some pics of my baby wearing them. I love them on him. :)

Now, I really need to stop wasting time blogging..reading blogs...playing on facebook..etc...I have Halloween costumes to finish and a mini quilt for a swap....can I get it all done in less than a week....sure hope so. I leave you with a layout I made with the Noel October 31st kit. Its a pic of Jace and Cy from a couple years ago. :)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Jake and Elyse's Monkey Birthday Party

Life's been pretty hectic since the baby's been boring. We're all trying to adjust to having a new member of the family. It' s been good but oh so tiring. Anyway, since Jake and Elyse both have August birthdays and I could barely walk in August, I decided to do it after the baby was born. So, today we had a lil' joint birthday party for them. I got lots of cute ideas thanks to Martha Stewart. Jakey turned 1 and Ellyse turned 2, so I appliqued some onesies with monkeys for them to wear. Aren't those monkey cakes the cutest? :)

I could not find a freeakin' monkey pinata, so I found this.....and I have no idea what it is but it's the closest thing I could find that kinda resembled one..so whatever. In this pic...Jakey and Elyse are wondering what the hell that is, lol. Too funny.

Cute and simple lil' favor bags filled with all sorts of goodies.

All in all, it was a good day...things ran smoothly and most importantly the kids had fun. :)

Friday, September 04, 2009

He's here....finally!

I went into labor Monday morning, and I didn't even know it, lol. I guess I was getting used to contractions and pain. I had an appointment Monday morning and mentioned to the doctor that I was having some pain. After being on the monitors for about 10 min. and getting checked...I was sent straight to the hospital for an emergency c-section. I was supposed to be taking my maternity pics that day....so was bummed about that, lol. Other than that, woohoo!!! So glad for the pregnancy to be over and to have my baby out and in my arms. So, for now I'm resting....drugged on wonderful pain medication...and enjoying my sweet lil' boy, Liam Rey Rodriguez. God is great, and life is good. :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hangin'in there....

still. They scheduled me for Sept 2nd...ughh...still another week and a half...I've been trying to stay a bit busy. Cleaning my craftroom, organizing scrap and sewing stuff. I'm trying to clear out some inventory from my etsy shop, so for any blog readers I'm having a 20% off sale (includes shipping). Use code "Blog" in message to seller at checkout. I'll promptly refund the discount via paypal or you can convo me for a custom listing with the sale price. :)

I was able to get some scrap time in this past week cropping at Noel Mignon. Here's a few of the challenges. Lots of fun and great prizes. The school kit debuts Monday, and I'm jumpin on it. I need to get 5 school albums going.....holy crap...5!!! That's insane, lol. Anyway, I'm off to do some more organizing. Peace. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Here he comes.....

I'm super excited and nervous about the new baby coming. I have an appt. Monday to give me the exact date....seems like it'll be next week sometime...yay!! I initially wanted a girl, so my only girl would have a playmate, but once we found out it was a boy...I wrapped my mind around that idea and loved the idea of having 4 boys....BUT now...hubby and a few others have said they think it's a girl....so we'll see. I'll have to get girl things, make a new quilt and baby album..but it doesn't matter as long as he/she is happy and healthy. :) Anyway, I had a baby shower last weekend with an animal theme. I think it turned out pretty cute. I made these cupcake toppers and favor boxes. I got the template for the favor boxes here.

I've also started on the baby's first year album. I'm using the Creative Cafe planner for it. I still need to add the months and stuff. I LOVE that it comes with with 4x6 photo slots so I can just add a couple pics a month and voila, yay!!

I knew I wasn't gonna want to scrap my baby shower pics, maybe just one....so I bought one of those $1 photo albums from Wal-Mart with the ugly paper cover and made a lil' mini album for all those pics. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

School's starting in about a week, so I made one of these for Jace's 1st grade teacher. Thought it'd be a neat lil' gift to start off the new year. I posted some in my etsy shop as well.

Well, that's all for now...I'm off to scrap and do some challenges for Noel Mignon's Summer Crop. Come join the fun if you get a chance. She also has some sneak peeks for the Sept. kit called Core Curriculum. I'm soo getting it. I'm a sucker for school kits. Anyway, I'm out. Peace and love. :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Enough Drama for the year....

What an exhausting, confusing, and absolutely crazy weekend we had. So, let me tell you about the drama. So..we're at the hospital...we're told that Jakey's x-rays show that he has an enlarged heart..an EKG is also done that comes up abnormal.....myocarditis is what they say. Three ER doctors decide that he needs to be in the ICU. We're told to make necessary arrangements...because the time we'll be there is uncertain....the next step is to take a biopsy of his heart. Depending of the severity medication will be required or even a heart transplant. To parents....that sounds EXTREMELY scary. The next day, the doctor in charge of the PED ICU comes in and tells us she saw the x-rays and agrees with the other doctors on the myocarditis. She then proceeds to question us on why we hadn't brought him sooner and how we could not have known that he had a weak heart. She really just left us feeling like the worst parents in the world. We spent hours thinking back and trying to see if maybe we did miss signs of something being amiss......but there was nothing.NOTHING.We requested for another cardiologist to see him before anything else was done. He came in...listened to his heart...touched his chest...checked the chambers of his heart and looked baffled....extremely confused. He tells us he NEEDS to see the x-rays and talk to the other doctor. Mars and I are wondering what is going on as we hear arguing, yes...arguing. After awhile, he comes in and tells us our baby's heart is fine. He doesn't know what the other doctors saw, but it may have been the thymus gland. Either way..his heart is fine....he doesn't have any fever...it may have been a simple stomach virus that he was too dehydated to fight off...but since he's been hydrated with the IV fluids and no longer has fever or looks ill...take your baby and GO HOME. We look at each other and are like ...what in the world??????? Sooo confused....How can 4 doctors have gotten it wrong?? 4 DOCTORS???? He walks out and in comes the horrible PED ICU doctor...tells us she's STILL going to put him on medication..and STILL going to run tests...and walks out. How can I trust anything they say now??? My mother instinct kicks in and I say I don't think so. I'm taking my baby home. She begins to argue and get loud. I tell the nurse to call security 'cause someone is gonna get knocked out...seriously. I proceed to take off all his monitors, IV...everything. She refuses to give us discharge papers, and we leave anyway. We monitor him on Sun. and he's doing absolutely fine. No fever...just back to normal. We took him to his reg. pediatrician today, so that he can examine him and to let him know what happened. He agrees with our decision and has recommended us to another cardiologist he trusts...just to make sure his heart is fine. Two things could've happened.....maybe a miracle happened....or maybe those doctors were all idiots and God sent the last cardiologist to us. Either way...we're so thankful. Thankful for prayers, thankful for HIS comfort, and thankful for HIS love. Extremely thankful.